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DADDY’S HOME 2 | FILM PREVIEW

DADDY’S HOME 2 | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Sean Anders (12A 117mins) Daddy’s Home was a middling success a few years back, pairing Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell after their successful comedy outing The Other Guys. Whilst not exactly ground breaking, Daddy’s Home was a pleasant enough time-waster but hardly worthy of a follow-up. Here’s the sequel though with some brave and potentially […]

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THE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

THE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

The Italian Film Festival Cardiff (IFFC) returns this year boasting twelve feature films, including seven UK premieres, curated by artistic directors Luisa Pèrcopo and Luca Paci. The festival takes place between Wed 22 Nov and Sun 26 November at Chapter Arts Centre. This year the festival will present a catalogue of films that provide “a […]

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CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS | LIVE PREVIEW

CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS | LIVE PREVIEW

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Mon 20 Nov Californian singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet first rose to notoriety in the mid-1980s when he joined LA country rockers Green On Red for their second album, Gas Food Lodging. Having struck out on his own as a solo artist from 1990 onwards, Prophet has continued a successful career as a […]

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JON RONSON | INTERVIEW

JON RONSON | INTERVIEW

Cardiff’s very own Jon Ronson talks to Jaydon Martin about psychopaths and Trump, and why they’re not necessarily one and the same… Jon Ronson, author of such best-selling books as Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is in a sunny mood as he picks up from New […]

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INGRID GOES WEST | FILM PREVIEW

INGRID GOES WEST | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Matt Spicer (15 98 mins) The permanently sardonic Aubrey Plaza is on excellent form in this blackly comic tale of a social media stalker that has plenty to say about our Instagram obsessions. We are introduced to Ingrid (Plaza), a sociopath who stalks people online and turns up to a ‘friend’s’ wedding day […]

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THE SURREALIST MURMURATION | ART PREVIEW

THE SURREALIST MURMURATION | ART PREVIEW

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Until Sat 25 Nov It’s necessary that ‘surrealist’ and ‘murmuration’ are depicted to understand the relevance behind this exhibition by John Richardson and John Welson. A surrealist image attempts to uncover a hidden reality, unveiling some sort of marvellous, unknown phenomenon. Surrealism is an adventure and is not restricted to visuals; it […]

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THE POTTING SHED CAFÉ | FOOD REVIEW

THE POTTING SHED CAFÉ | FOOD REVIEW

  Insole Court, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, Cardiff. 029 2116 7920 / www.insolecourt.org Food **** Atmosphere *** Insole Court is now open to the public and in the safe hands of The Insole Court Trust. After years of campaigning and the local community pledging to save the historic mansion and gardens, the whole of the building […]

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HAPPY MONDAYS: BEZ | INTERVIEW

HAPPY MONDAYS: BEZ | INTERVIEW

The world’s most famous maracas player talks to Ben Newman about the values of nostalgia raving, life in a reunited Happy Mondays and raving it up. “If anyone told me thirty years ago we’d still be out on the road, selling out shows, rock and rolling and still pulling off the same dance moves I […]

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REAL ALE WOBBLE | PREVIEW

REAL ALE WOBBLE | PREVIEW

The ‘wobble’ is a routed cycling course for both fun riders and intermediate bikers, with marked checkpoints where participants can trade beer tokens for locally brewed ale. This non-competitive event marks the beginning of the 10-day Mid-Wales Beer Festival, celebrating excellent local real ales, ciders, food and live music. Located in the heart of Mid-Wales, […]

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RAT TRAP EXHIBITION | ART PREVIEW

RAT TRAP EXHIBITION | ART PREVIEW

Cathays Conservative Club, Cardiff Tues 17 Nov Rat Trap is an exhibition of some of the best work from both graduates and final year students studying fine art, graphic communication or illustration at Cardiff’s School of Art and Design. Students are encouraged to enter a maximum of two pieces into the collective, and from there […]