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THE WELSH ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS EXPLAINED | POLITICS FEATURE

THE WELSH ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS EXPLAINED | POLITICS FEATURE

The National Assembly Elections Explained The Welsh Assembly Elections mark the first time that all the major parties have come face to face after the General Election last year. This saw the Conservatives swoop to victory and gain a majority government. What a difference a year makes. Westminster politics have left the parties divided and global controversy […]

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YOUTH POVERTY IN SPLOTT | FEATURE

YOUTH POVERTY IN SPLOTT | FEATURE

What are Splott’s young people doing to fight against poverty? Two men in their early twenties sit in the café eating lunch. In between mouthfuls they talk animatedly, smiling and joking with one another. Whilst their behaviour may resemble that of many young people across Wales, it is hard to believe that their lives are […]

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BUSTED | MUSIC FEATURE

BUSTED | MUSIC FEATURE

The Busted boys James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson are back together once again. After 11 years of absence and with many reports that they will never reunite, they have finally decided to return bigger and better than ever. They set to take on a British Arena Tour, aptly named Pigs Can Fly. Standing […]

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10 YEARS OF THE SENEDD | FEATURE

10 YEARS OF THE SENEDD | FEATURE

2016 marks the tenth anniversary of the creation of the Senedd, meaning senate or parliament in Welsh. The building itself is one of the most environmentally friendly parliaments in the world, and it cost nearly 70 million pounds to create. In September of 1997, Wales came out and voted in favour of having a separate […]

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UBER AT LAST | FEATURES

UBER AT LAST | FEATURES

Driving for Uber Cardiff | Uber Opening Weekend Like many of us, I’ve been looking forward to Uber’s arrival in Cardiff for a while now. Rumours at the end of last year turned into announcements on twitter and news items on Wales Online, and this weekend Uber finally launches the app in Cardiff. From the […]

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BIG LOVE FESTIVAL | MUSIC FEATURE

BIG LOVE FESTIVAL | MUSIC FEATURE

Brand new and fiercely independent, Big Love joins the festival scene this May Bank Holiday, for a 3-day extravaganza. Big Love takes place in the magical Baskerville Hall in Hay-On-Wye. The huge country mansion and surrounding woodlands are transformed into a party palace, hand-crafted especially for the eccentric ravers amongst us. This small, but mighty […]

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FIONA STEWART | INTERVIEW

FIONA STEWART | INTERVIEW

Fiona Stewart, the Managing Director and owner of Green Man festival, speaks with Luke Owain Boult about challenges in the festival industry and what to expect from this year’s festival. What can we expect from Green Man this year? I’m really excited about James Blake, Belle and Sebastian and Warpaint – all talented, amazing acts […]

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AMELIA LILY | STAGE INTERVIEW

AMELIA LILY | STAGE INTERVIEW

Former X-Factor star Amelia Lily spoke with Ffion Riordan-Jones about coming to Cardiff playing a leading role in American Idiot: the Musical. How did you get the role of Whatsername? So basically I was on tour with Joseph and His Technicolour Dreamcoat, and I got a call from my agent explaining that American Idiot were auditioning. I went down […]

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RUFUS WAINWRIGHT | MUSIC INTERVIEW

RUFUS WAINWRIGHT | MUSIC INTERVIEW

One of the greatest vocalists of his generation and legendary songwriter Rufus Wainwright speaks with Chris Williams about Shakespeare, the Festival of Voice and creativity. “I think my mother took me to see Richard II when I was four, of course I don’t remember any of it”. Rufus Wainwright is something of a musical renaissance man. […]

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ALI CAMPBELL | MUSIC INTERVIEW

ALI CAMPBELL | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Founding member of UB40 and passionate reggae musician Ali Campbell speaks with Luke Owain Boult about the rift with former bandmates, touring the world and the international language of reggae. What do you think it is about UB40’s music that speaks to people and has spoken to people for such a long time? Well it’s […]

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