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POETRY TO WRITE HOME ABOUT

LANDEG WHITE AND JENI WILLIAMS Various venues Tue 6 Oct – Fri 9 Oct It is often said that experiences make a writer and that would certainly explain Landeg White’s success. The Welsh born poet has worked in a steel band in the West Indies and at universities in Malawi, Sierra Leone and Portugal, where […]

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WOW: THAT’S WHAT I CALL A GAY BAR

WOW BAR & LOUNGE LAUNCH PARTY 4 Churchill Way, Cardiff, CF10 2DW Well, it has been a long time coming. After 12 years or so since its inception back in the late 90s, when Wow Bar took the Cardiff gay scene by storm, Wow is back and promises to deliver over and above the successes […]

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BACK TO THE FUTURE

PREVIEW: TIM FREEMAN TIME + PLACE THE COSMIC DISTANCE LADDER St David’s Hall, Cardiff Sun 4 Oct – Mon 2 Nov South Wales has never just been about the Welsh. Romans, Vikings and Normans all once inhabited this historically diverse region, and while most people would forgive you for not considering their former presence in […]

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BLOGGING FROM A BLACKBOARD

CARDIFF’S FESTIVAL OF CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY Chapter Arts Centre, Canton Thurs 22-Sat 24 Oct May You Live In Interesting Times is the somewhat puzzling name of Cardiff’s annual festival of creative technology, which this year explores how participation is increasingly the driving force behind digital content. The festival, which lasts 3 days and is centred round […]

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GULLIVER

The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Fri 2 and Sat 3 Oct Gulliver’s Travels, a classic of English literature that has never been out of print, has been given a dramatic makeover almost 300 years after it was first published. Written by Jonathon Swift, the novel is a satire on human nature presented through the travels of […]

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OCTOBER ISSUE OUT NOW:

Featuing David Gest, Swn festival, Bonnie Tyler, the Dorian Gray ballet & more.

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MARTYN JOSEPH

St Donats Arts Centre, Llantwit Major Sat 3 Oct It’s about 40 years since Martyn Joseph’s first performances in the local Eisteddfodau, and the veteran folk rocker is set to return to South Wales once again. With 30 albums and a string of top 40 singles under his belt, the Penarth born singer can pull […]

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STAGE PREVIEW: THE PRODUCERS

New Theatre, Cardiff Tue 20 Oct-Sat 24 Oct What with all his heinous war-mongering and grotesque crimes against humanity, Adolf Hitler is not primarily recalled as a source of great mirth. Yet the Nazi lunatic has been the subject of some memorable lampoons over the years, often by satirists seeking to test the boundaries of […]

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37 HIPPIES & A CYCLE-POWERED CINEMA

COED HILLS AUTUMN EQUINOX EXTRAVAGANZA Fri 25 – Sun 27 Sep (dates updated) Coed Hills Rural Artspace will be throwing its Autumn Equinox Extravaganza later this month, which promises art, entertainment, debate and an abundance of facial hair. Featuring singer Sheila Chandra and lots of groovy bands, DJs, comedy, theatre, a circus and, yes, a […]

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TINCHY STRYDER INTERVIEW

words: Megan Campbell “It’s nuts,” is Tinchy Stryder’s official verdict on the astronomical success he’s been enjoying of late. The 22-year-old grime star is reflecting on an astonishing year and his imminent autumn tour; with single {Take Me Back} hitting number three in January and subsequent release {Number One} reaching – yes! – number one […]