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LOW: ALAN SPARHAWK | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Alan Sparhawk, one of the founder members of Minnesota rock group Low, talks to Ben Gallivan ahead of their debut Cardiff gig, next week at the Tramshed.   Buzz: Hi Alan – whereabouts are you speaking to me from? Are you in Denmark for the Heartland festival yet [editor’s note – the interview was conducted […]

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THE BFG: STEVEN SPIELBERG | INTERVIEW & COMPETITION

THE BFG: STEVEN SPIELBERG | INTERVIEW & COMPETITION

One of Hollywood’s most recognisable and versatile directors, Steven Spielberg, has taken on the responsibility of adapting one of Ronal Dahl’s most beloved books ‘The BFG’. A magical story of innocent friendship that blossoms between a big floppy eared giant and orphan yearning for something more in her life. Many directors have taken on the […]

 Natalie Powell

HIJINX: CLARE WILLIAMS | STAGE INTERVIEW

HIJINX: CLARE WILLIAMS | STAGE INTERVIEW

Clare Williams, the Chief Executive of Hijinx Theatre and winner of an Art and Business Cymru award, speaks with Luke Owain Boult about providing opportunities for people with learning disabilities, and what society can do to be more inclusive. Could you explain to us what Hijinx does? Hijinx is an inclusive theatre company based in […]

 Natalie Powell

WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR | BOOK FEATURE

WALES BOOK OF THE YEAR | BOOK FEATURE

Celebrating the written word has become a popular pastime as the abundance of literary awards would suggest, and it’s no different in Wales with the winners of the annual Wales Book of the Year award announced this month. Considering the strong calibre of Welsh writers past and present, our strong literary heritage includes Dylan Thomas […]

 Natalie Powell

HOT 8 BRASS BAND: BENNIE PETE | INTERVIEW

HOT 8 BRASS BAND: BENNIE PETE | INTERVIEW

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Britain’s brass bands were a mainstay in coal-mining/industrial communities,  but they are fading, as depicted in the 1996 film Brassed Off. There still are military, village and church bands including the Salvation Army. Over in the US, brass bands are still booming, enjoying prominence  with school concert and marching […]

 Natalie Powell

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING: MICHAEL SPEARMAN | MUSIC INTERVIEW

EVERYTHING EVERYTHING: MICHAEL SPEARMAN | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Everything Everything’s unique blend of alternative, electronic, math and indie has earned them critical acclaim and a host of nominations for the Mercury Prize and Ivor Novello Awards. Drummer Michael Spearman speaks to Marcus Hughes about their busy summer of festival gigs and writing. I’ve heard you’re in the middle of writing the next album. […]

 Natalie Powell

KAISER CHIEFS: PEANUT | MUSIC INTERVIEW

KAISER CHIEFS: PEANUT | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Having sold over 1 million singles and toured the world, Kaiser Chiefs will be performing with Everything Everything and Dizzee Rascal in Cardiff. Keyboard player Nick ‘Peanut’ Bairnes speaks with Luke Owain Boult about their upcoming gig and latest album. “It’s different,” starts Peanut when asked about their new album Stay Together. “We’ve taken a […]

 Natalie Powell

FAYE CHAMBERLAIN | ART INTERVIEW

FAYE CHAMBERLAIN | ART INTERVIEW

Rachael Hutchings speaks with the Football Association of Wales artist in residence Faye Chamberlain about her work during the historical campaign. With the rush of Euro 2016, Wales’s football supporters have been getting increasingly excited about the prospects of their beloved team after a near 60-year dry spell from this level of competition. No less […]

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VENICE BIENNALE: WALES REPRESENTATIVE JAMES RICHARDS | ART FEATURE

VENICE BIENNALE: WALES REPRESENTATIVE JAMES RICHARDS | ART FEATURE

From May to November 2017, the Cardiff artist James Richards will be representing Wales and creating pieces at the arts organisation Venice Biennale. The event that runs every two years showcases talent from around the world and it is the 8th year that Wales has been included since their introduction in 2003. Richards is widely […]

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PHILIP MORGAN: BLACK COFFEE BLUES | ART INTERVIEW

PHILIP MORGAN: BLACK COFFEE BLUES | ART INTERVIEW

PHILIP MORGAN: BLACK COFFEE BLUES Little Man Coffee, Cardiff Fri 8 July – Fri 5 Aug Cardiff born, Philip Morgan, does extremely cool illustrations. Cooler still is the fact that he is self-taught; he started drawing at a young age and his part time hobby has turned into a great career working for Urban Outfitters, […]

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