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DIY GUIDE: WRITING | FEATURE

DIY GUIDE: WRITING | FEATURE

This month, as part of our 25th anniversary festivities, we’re celebrating the creative spirit in all its aspects and are hosting a series of talks and workshops on the meaning of creativity and how to best get involved in the creative arts. With this mood of inspiration in mind, we’ve put together this guide to […]

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THE SECRET SCRIPTURE | FILM PREVIEW

THE SECRET SCRIPTURE | FILM PREVIEW

** Dir: Jim Sheridan (12A, 108 mins) A period romance adapted from Sebastian Barry’s critically acclaimed novel, The Secret Scripture promises much but ends up rather unsatisfying. Vanessa Redgrave plays Rose McNulty, who has been confined to an insane asylum for four decades after discretions made by her younger self, Rooney Mara, in wartime Ireland. She […]

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CARDIFF DATE IDEAS | FOOD FEATURE

CARDIFF DATE IDEAS | FOOD FEATURE

Picture the scene. You meet a charming prospective mate. You’re smitten. You ask them out. They agree. One problem: you’re a shell of a human being and don’t want them to realise this until at least the fourth date. Nathan Roach lends a hand to help you trick your date into thinking you’re actually more […]

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WARD THOMAS | LIVE PREVIEW

WARD THOMAS | LIVE PREVIEW

Tramshed, Cardiff Wed 17 May Twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy Ward Thomas, from rural Hampshire, are stopping off in Cardiff this month with an array of cool country numbers. These two were first turned to this genre after a friend played them The Dixie Chicks at a young age. From then on they began writing […]

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THE VIEW | INTERVIEW

THE VIEW | INTERVIEW

Moments after the birth of his baby girl Kyle Falconer, the lead singer of The View, talks about their upcoming tour, reflections on the past, and looking ahead to the future. “Oh, I’m over the moon!” starts Kyle. “I’ve just registered our baby five minutes ago. I’m just so dazed and tired, but happy!” Celebrating […]

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EXIT_INTERNATIONAL | LIVE PREVIEW

EXIT_INTERNATIONAL | LIVE PREVIEW

Le Pub, Newport Sat 13 May South Wales three-piece Exit_International split up in 2015, in advance of lead vocalist Scott Lee Andrews moving to Australia with his wife. As such, it was logical to assume that that was that for their sassy, noisy rock – save for the ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’ principle, […]

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MURMURATIONS | ART PREVIEW

MURMURATIONS | ART PREVIEW

Craft In The Bay, Cardiff Sat 13 May – Sun 9 July Located opposite the Welsh Millennium Centre, the centre prides itself on being the regional heart of Craft and Applied Art in Wales. Craft in the Bay will host an exhibition which combines pieces from five visual artists: Emma Prentice, Michal Iwanowski, Prue Thimbleby, […]

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IMELDA MAY | INTERVIEW

IMELDA MAY | INTERVIEW

John-Paul Davies speaks to Dublin’s reigning queen about abdicating the rockabilly throne. Imelda May is getting ready to go on tour. She’s about to share with the world her most intimate and personal album yet. But to make Life. Love. Flesh. Blood. May needed to move away from her rockabilly roots. “It’s not a matter of losing rockabilly, […]

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MAARJA NUUT | LIVE PREVIEW

MAARJA NUUT | LIVE PREVIEW

Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama, Cardiff Fri 12 May When you Google the country Estonia, their main contribution to singing at first seems to be as 2001’s Eurovision Song Contest winner, but that should be changing with musician Maarja Nuut gaining more worldwide recognition. The singer, who’s been called the ‘Baltic Björk’, had […]

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MAY ALBUMS | MUSIC REVIEW

MAY ALBUMS | MUSIC REVIEW

ALICE COLTRANE *** Turiyasangitananda (Luaka Bop) Worthwhile archival work from Luaka Bop, who serve up a selection of tracks from Alice Coltrane’s devotional music tapes of the 80s and 90s – which were only really available to members of her California Ashram. There’s plenty of swirling synth, eastern percussion and peppy devotional chanting. Perhaps too […]