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HEIGHWAY PINBALL: THE PINBALL WIZARD OF MERTHYR TYDFIL | SOUTH WALES SECRET #66

HEIGHWAY PINBALL: THE PINBALL WIZARD OF MERTHYR TYDFIL | SOUTH WALES SECRET #66

SOUTH WALES SECRET #66 Heighway Pinball Founder of Heighway Pinball, the United Kingdom’s only pinball manufacturer, Andrew Heighway, the Pinball Wizard of Merthyr Tydfil, reveals the South Wales Secret. Andrew Heighway is a man with a passion for pinball, a pastime that in the age of apps still continues and is adapting to new opportunities. […]

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THE FOODIE’S GUIDE TO CARDIFF’S ARCADES | FOOD FEATURE

THE FOODIE’S GUIDE TO CARDIFF’S ARCADES | FOOD FEATURE

Cities are often affectionately given nicknames. Paris is the City Of Love, Los Angeles the City Of Angels, and London the Big Smoke. With the highest concentration of Victorian, Edwardian and contemporary shopping arcades in the UK, Cardiff is the City Of Arcades, and Portia Jones has provided a list of the best places to […]

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EXTREME SAILING SERIES | SPORTS FEATURE

EXTREME SAILING SERIES | SPORTS FEATURE

The tranquil waters of Cardiff Bay will soon be transformed into a racing arena, playing host to the Extreme Sailing Series this month. Returning to Cardiff for the fifth consecutive year, Act 3 will see some of the world’s elite sailors take to the waters for the thrilling competition. For those of you that are […]

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ASIAN BBQ SHREDDED BEEF BUNS & PURPLE MALIBU COLESLAW | RECIPE

ASIAN BBQ SHREDDED BEEF BUNS & PURPLE MALIBU COLESLAW | RECIPE

  Words MICHAEL BELL www.mikeyandthekitchen.wordpress.com @mikeyandthekitchen  Summer demands fuss free food with little prep and lots of flavour and nothing says summer more than meat in a bun and alcohol spiked accompaniments. INGREDIENTS FOR THE BEEF BUNS 400g braising steak 2 bell peppers 3 garlic cloves Handful of fresh thyme 1 carrot 1 red onion […]

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BILL BAILEY: LOOKING INTO LIMBO | COMEDY INTERVIEW

BILL BAILEY: LOOKING INTO LIMBO | COMEDY INTERVIEW

Marcus Hughes speaks with Bill Bailey about his latest live show, Limboland, examining life and its ability to fall short or, if we’re lucky, occasionally exceed our expectations. Flick through the channels on any given night of the week and you’re bound to land on several appearances from Bill Bailey. Whether a repeat from one […]

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GLASTONBURY BBC INTRODUCING WELSH ACTS | MUSIC FEATURE

GLASTONBURY BBC INTRODUCING WELSH ACTS | MUSIC FEATURE

At Glastonbury this year, three Welsh performers have been chosen to play on the BBC Introducing Stage, showcasing their talent to festival goers after having been discovered from BBC Introducing local shows. Judging from the successes of Ed Sheeran, The 1975, Florence and the Machine and George Ezra, to name a few, the Welsh bands XY&O, […]

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A GLOBAL GUIDE TO BARBECUING | FOOD FEATURE

A GLOBAL GUIDE TO BARBECUING | FOOD FEATURE

  Chelsea Brownhill takes us on an international tour around the world of barbecues. It’s hard to imagine a summer without the great British BBQ. Inviting all your friends and family over to eat mountains of food (and drink plenty of beer) because you witnessed a hint of sun, only to find it inevitably starts […]

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WELSH GAMES DEVELOPMENT SHOW | GAMES INTERVIEW

WELSH GAMES DEVELOPMENT SHOW | GAMES INTERVIEW

As the Welsh Games Development Show gears up for its fifth consecutive year, Liam Turner talks with the chaps behind the controls, Huw Marshall and Mark John, about what’s in store this time round. Why have you decided to move the show from Cardiff City Hall to the Tramshed? This year Tramshed has just opened, […]

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THE PROCLAIMERS | MUSIC INTERVIEWS

THE PROCLAIMERS | MUSIC INTERVIEWS

The Scottish duo’s back catalogue boasts years of experience, with their latest album Let’s Hear It for the Dogs staying true to form. Ffion Riordan-Jones caught up with one half of the twosome, Craig Reid, to find out more about what it is like to be a Proclaimer. What inspired Let’s Hear it for the Dogs? […]

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RICHARD PARKS | SPORT FEATURE

RICHARD PARKS | SPORT FEATURE

FROM RUGBY TO EVEREST Former Wales international rugby player and extreme environment athlete Richard Parks speaks with Amanda Hunt about determination, climbing Everest and adventure. Richard Parks played rugby intensely for a solid 13 years, becoming the 1001st player to represent Wales. Due to an injury he was forced into an early and unexpected retirement. Life […]

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