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SWEET DAYS OF DISCIPLINE | BOOK REVIEW

SWEET DAYS OF DISCIPLINE | BOOK REVIEW

Fleur Jaeggy, Trans: Tim Parks (And Other Stories) Sometimes less really is more, and Fleur Jaeggy’s novel, Sweet Days of Discipline exemplifies this. Though it’s a considerably short piece by usual standards (weighing in at just 101 pages), the story is narrated extremely well within this space. The precision with which Jaeggy writes allows the story to be this […]

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MANU DELAGO | INTERVIEW

MANU DELAGO | INTERVIEW Ben Gallivan talks to the Austrian experimental musician, Hang player and Björk collaborator ahead of his Cardiff date this month.   Buzz: The last time you played in Cardiff was with your touring band, Handmade. This time you’ll be performing with a chamber orchestra. Will this signify a major shift in […]

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GRAV: GARETH JOHN BALE | INTERVIEW

GRAV: GARETH JOHN BALE | INTERVIEW

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Thurs 22 Feb – Fri 23 Feb Torch Theatre Company’s one-man show exploring the life of Welsh rugby icon Ray Gravell returns to Sherman Theatre before it heads to New York and Off-Broadway in March. “It’s one of those things you don’t quite believe until it actually happens,” says actor Gareth John Bale, […]

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GLENN MAINWARING: WHO DARES WINS | INTERVIEW

GLENN MAINWARING: WHO DARES WINS | INTERVIEW

The new series of Channel 4’s hit reality show SAS: Who Dares Wins is available now on TV and All4 – Buzz caught up with Glenn Mainwaring, one of its stars, a Rhonda boy who endured a difficult time coming out in the Valleys but has since gone on to great success. What inspired you to […]

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LADY BIRD | FILM REVIEW

LADY BIRD | FILM REVIEW

LADY BIRD | FILM REVIEW **** Dir: Greta Gerwig Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laure Metcalfe, Tracy Letts (15, 1hr 34 mins) Indie darling actress Greta Gerwig, superb in films like Mistress America, Frances Ha and 20th Century Women, goes behind the camera to write and direct this brilliantly observed coming-of-age story . Saoirse Ronan plays Christine, […]

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THE SHAPE OF WATER | FILM REVIEW

THE SHAPE OF WATER | FILM REVIEW

THE SHAPE OF WATER | FILM REVIEW **** Dir: Guillermo Del Toro Starring: Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon (15, 2hrs 3 mins) Guillermo Del Toro, fantasy director extraordinaire, returns with his best work since Pan’s Labyrinth, with this Cold War-era fishy love story. Sally Hawkins plays a mute worker at a secretive government facility […]

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SAXON | MUSIC INTERVIEW

SAXON | MUSIC INTERVIEW

British heavy metal legends Saxon are soon to embark on their latest UK tour, with 2018 looking to be a busy year for the heavy metal veterans. With a new album Thunderbolt also due out this month, frontman Biff Byford had just enough time for a brief chat. The first order of the day is to […]

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JAMES ‘FLEX’ LEWIS | INTERVIEW

JAMES ‘FLEX’ LEWIS | INTERVIEW

Fedor Tot speaks to Llanelli-born bodybuilder James ‘Flex’ Lewis, who recently equalled Arnold Schwarzenegger’s record of six Mr. Olympia titles, about his success and future plans. What does sort of mentality does it take to be a bodybuilder? This is a psychologist’s dream. I have a lot of friends from various types of sports, from […]

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MARTIN AND ELIZA CARTHY | LIVE PREVIEW

MARTIN AND ELIZA CARTHY | LIVE PREVIEW

Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan, Tue 21 Feb; Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells, Wed 22 Feb Legendary ballad singer and guitarist Martin Carthy and his two-times Mercury nominee daughter Eliza perform material from their first joint album, 2014’s Moral Of The Elephant. Martin has more than 40 albums under his belt, and his settings of traditional songs […]

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THE FINE ART OF PUNK AND NEW WAVE | MUSIC FEATURE

THE FINE ART OF PUNK AND NEW WAVE | MUSIC FEATURE

The grit and glory of punk comes to Cardiff, via a BMW showroom. Ben Woolhead finds out how, and why. Following in the footsteps of the bands and artists it celebrates, The Fine Art of Punk & New Wave is all set to go on tour around the country next month. Not that the exhibition – […]