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CERYS MATTHEWS | INTERVIEW

CERYS MATTHEWS | INTERVIEW

CERYS MATTHEWS | INTERVIEW   Mab Jones talks to Cerys Matthews about arts funding, poetry and creating a non-commercial festival.   I catch Cerys while she is in rehearsal at the National Theatre. Matthews is a busy woman these days, her broadcast work extending beyond radio into television and stage. However, despite the fact that […]

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BRIAN CONLEY | INTERVIEW

BRIAN CONLEY | INTERVIEW

BRIAN CONLEY | INTERVIEW   Phoebe Davies talks to the comedian, presenter,  singer and actor Brian Conley about taking on the role of history’s greatest showman, Phineas T Barnum, as the musical Barnum heads to the Wales Millennium Centre.   Did you know much about Phineas T. Barnum before taking on the role? Not really. All I […]

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RAILROAD BILL | INTERVIEW

RAILROAD BILL | INTERVIEW

RAILROAD BILL | INTERVIEW   Noel Gardner talks to Dan Nichols of the band Railroad Bill, who have been Cardiff scene favourites since the mid-80s and have a brand new album, launched in their home city this Friday.   You describe yourself as Britain’s longest running skiffle group. How easy is this fact to verify, […]

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JULIE FOWLIS | INTERVIEW

JULIE FOWLIS | INTERVIEW

JULIE FOWLIS | INTERVIEW   As the The Radio 2 Folk Awards, Wales Millennium Centre Charlie Piercey talks to folk star, and host of the awards, Julie Fowlis   The term folk is quite indistinct. What sort of music do the awards recognize? You are correct, I think the term ‘folk’ has evolved and become less […]

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ELEN CALDECOTT | INTERVIEW

ELEN CALDECOTT | INTERVIEW

ELEN CALDECOTT | INTERVIEW   As part of Cardiff Children’s Literature Festival, Bristol-based author Elen Caldecott, from Wrexham, will be talking books, writing and whipping up a storm of ideas at her Interactive Creative Writing workshop.   Your characters are mostly adventurers and do-ers – is this how you are? I do like to try […]

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EDWARD SCISSORHANDS | COMPETITION

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS  | COMPETITION

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS  | COMPETITION   Love, romance, monsters and scissors – the ballet re-invention of Tim Burton’s dark fairytale film Edward Scissorhands will be dancing onto the stage at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, this month. Created by choreographic heavy-weight Matthew Bourne (whose gender swapping production of Swan Lake became the longest running ballet on […]

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COMPETITIONS | DEC/JAN

COMPETITIONS | DEC/JAN FREE DINNER FOR TWO, BREWERY TOUR AND MINI KEG AT ZERODEGREES Esteemed microbrewers Zeroedegrees have teamed up with us to offer 10 lucky readers a meal for two worth up to £30, a brewery tour and two five-litre mini kegs filled with Zerodegrees’ own craft ales. The award-winning craft brewing institution, whose […]

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OFF PISTE CARDIFF’S WINTER FESTIVAL | LIVE PREVIEW + COMPETITION

OFF PISTE CARDIFF WINTER FESTIVAL | LIVE PREVIEW + COMPETITION   Some of us may have been dreaming of getting away this Christmas, letting fantasies of skiing down beautiful snowy slopes and tasty post ski-drinks fill your head. Then we look up the heftily priced plane tickets and down at our empty looking wallets and […]

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THOMASINA MIERS | INTERVIEW

THOMASINA MIERS | INTERVIEW   We talk to the Masterchef winner as she opens the doors to her Mexican restaurant, Wahaca, in Cardiff   London foodie staple Wahaca will be Filling the void of authentic Mexican Food in Cardiff as it opens its the doors to it’s newest restaurant this month. With big flavours and […]

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ANNIE MAC | CLUB PREVIEW + COMPETITION

ANNIE MAC | CLUBS PREVIEW + COMPETITION   Dublin-born superstar DJ Annie Mac brings her 2014 Annie Mac Presents (AMP) tour to Y Plas, Cardiff this Friday, for what promises to be an unforgettable night of electronic music. T he 36 year old BBC Radio 1 DJ’s career continues to reach new heights, recently presenting […]

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