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CRAIG DAVID | PHOTOGRAPHY

CRAIG DAVID | PHOTOGRAPHY

Nathan Roach covers Craig David’s concert in Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena on Thurs 16 March. photographer NATHAN ROACH

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WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

RUBBER Canal+ (available on Amazon Prime) Robert is a murderous car tyre. With aesthetically pleasing Hannibal-like camera shots, and satirically funny character lines, this movie looks like it should be an indie masterpiece. One main character, Lieutenant Chad, explains to the audience the ideas behind ‘no reason’, and then precedes to do not-quite-random actions. ‘No […]

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PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT | LIVE REVIEW

PETER HOOK AND THE LIGHT | LIVE REVIEW   Tramshed, Cardiff, Fri 17 Mar Peter Hook has been busy since his departure from New Order in 2007. Spending his time between musical projects and writing tell-all books about his time in Joy Division and New Order, as well as extensive touring. Since performing Unknown Pleasures […]

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VOIGTMANN | CLUBS PREVIEW

VOIGTMANN | CLUBS PREVIEW

  Platform @ The Scene Club, Swansea Sat 25 Mar Alongside Isis Salvaterra, DJ and producer Claus Voigtmann founded the Toi.Toi.Musik brand of London warehouse parties in 2010, and it’s become respected for the integrity with which they’re organised and run, not to mention the quality of the music therein – often house and techno […]

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LAWRENCE KENWRIGHT: THE EXCHANGE HOTEL | INTERVIEW

LAWRENCE KENWRIGHT: THE EXCHANGE HOTEL | INTERVIEW

Emma Clark speaks with Signature Living’s owner Lawrence Kenwright about renovating one of Cardiff’s most iconic buildings: the Coal Exchange. What sort of things are you doing to preserve the Coal Exchange’s ambience and the history? The Coal Exchange has all these little heads, artefacts, and dragons all over the place. We’ve taken a picture […]

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JOSEPH VAN PEARCE AND THE PROPHECY OF THE DRAGON’S HEAD MEDALLION | BOOK REVIEW

JOSEPH VAN PEARCE AND THE PROPHECY OF THE DRAGON’S HEAD MEDALLION | BOOK REVIEW

C.C. Brampton (Brampton Publishers Ltd) This fantasy novel is definitely aimed at the younger generation. This judgment is not based off the age of Joseph (the main character who is 15), or off the assumption that fantasy novels are childish (if you haven’t watched/read Game of Thrones, you’ve probably heard of it and that is […]

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THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON | STAGE PREVIEW

THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON | STAGE PREVIEW

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Fri 24 + Sat 25 Mar Acclaimed and innovative theatre practitioner Robert Lepage’s work is performed the world over, but rarely comes to Wales, but this is an opportunity to see his work The Far Side of the Moon, performed by Yves Jacques. Lepage is one of Canada’s most acclaimed theatre […]

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JAMES ARTHUR | LIVE REVIEW

JAMES ARTHUR | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Sat 18 Mar The Phoenix that is James Arthur has most definitely risen from the ashes that became of his career in 2014. Performing in Cardiff last Saturday, he proved that he is flying higher than before, to an audience that clearly loved and understood […]

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THE XX | LIVE REVIEW

THE XX | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Fri 17 Mar Four and a half years ago, just a day after releasing their sophomore album Coexist, The xx played to a sold-out Coal Exchange prior to embarking on a huge European tour. Whilst their appearance in the Welsh capital may have been a surprise […]

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CHALI 2NA & KRAFTY KUTS | LIVE REVIEW

CHALI 2NA & KRAFTY KUTS | LIVE REVIEW   Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thurs 16 Mar   By hosting a diverse range of artists in an intimate setting, Clwb Ifor Bach has easily become one of my favourite venues in Cardiff. Supporting Chali 2na and Krafty Kuts were Dirty Alex, a Cardiff-born collective who combine […]