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WELSH DIRECTORS PHILLIP ESCOTT AND CRAIG NEWMAN DISCUSS CRUEL SUMMER | FILM INTERVIEW

WELSH DIRECTORS PHILLIP ESCOTT AND CRAIG NEWMAN DISCUSS CRUEL SUMMER | FILM INTERVIEW

With so many film and television productions choosing this green land of ours, it goes without saying that Wales is becoming a TV and movie magnet. But, there is nothing more satisfying than watching a movie that has made by homegrown Welsh talent. Cruel Summer is a feature film that has been both written and directed […]

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DVS1 | CLUBS PREVIEW

Compound @ Jacob’s Market, Cardiff Fri 18 Nov More techno this month, with the second excursion from a recent addition to Cardiff’s nicely-rolling scene who made their opening statement last year in no uncertain terms, bringing over the Baron himself, UK techno godhead Dave Clarke. Their next headliner is of more recent vintage but perhaps […]

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LIGHT VS DARK EXHIBITION FEAT. JSTAR | CLUBS PREVIEW

LIGHT VS DARK EXHIBITION FEAT. JSTAR | CLUBS PREVIEW

The Boiler House, Cardiff Sat 19 Nov Celebrating 18 years behind a spray can, this is the launch night of the first solo show by Bryce Davies aka Peaceful Progress, one of Cardiff’s most prolific graffiti artists and a big part of the graffiti scene in Wales. Entry is free for those who want to […]

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THE CATHERINE TATE SHOW – LIVE | COMEDY PREVIEW

THE CATHERINE TATE SHOW – LIVE | COMEDY PREVIEW

In one of her first live performances since she was noticed by TV executives at her 2001 Edinburgh Fringe show, and her first tour ever, award winning comedian, actress and writer Catherine Tate will be performing in Cardiff this November as part of a 21 date tour around the UK. The Catherine Tate Show -Live […]

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FLAMINGODS | MUSIC INTERVIEW

FLAMINGODS | MUSIC INTERVIEW

“Most of the guys in the band are from Bahrain, which has a really sunny climate, so most of the year around, it’s really hot and sweaty, so there’s a hot and warm feeling,” starts Flamingods founding member Kamal Rasool when asked about the tropical sound to their music. “In terms of psychedelia, we all […]

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MORE MICHELIN STARS FOR WALES | FOOD FEATURE

MORE MICHELIN STARS FOR WALES | FOOD FEATURE

Charlotte Taylor takes a look at Wales’ new Michelin starred restaurants, improving Welsh cuisine’s international reputation. The release of a new Michelin Guide always causes something of a hullabaloo in the culinary world, and this year Wales has something to celebrate. In this year’s Michelin Guide, two more Welsh restaurants have been awarded a coveted […]

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NATIONAL THEATRE WALES: KULLY THIARAI | INTERVIEW

NATIONAL THEATRE WALES: KULLY THIARAI | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks with the new Artistic Director of National Theatre Wales, Kully Thiarai, about her recent appointment and her what she hopes to achieve with the organisation. How are you finding your appointment as the Artistic Director at National Theatre Wales? It has been an extraordinary and extremely busy few months with National […]

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NOVEMBER DVD | FILM REVIEWS

NOVEMBER DVD | FILM REVIEWS

This month’s DVD picks: LONG WAY NORTH**** PG (SODA Pictures) This French-Danish animation’s unique style is the first thing to draw you in, almost resembling Cold War propaganda posters. It tells the story of Sasha, a 15-year-old Russian aristocrat, who sets out to the North Pole to find her explorer grandfather, who mysteriously went missing. […]

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MESSIAEN FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

MESSIAEN FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

Olivier Messiaen once called his faith ‘the great drama’ of his life. It was the core of his whole existence, the internal reassurance which provided him with the endurance to suffer grief and the atrocities of war, and yet still see the hand of God in all things – the beauty of birds and colour […]

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EXPERIMENTICA: COMEBACK SPECIAL & KISSING THE SHOTGUN GOODNIGHT | STAGE REVIEW

EXPERIMENTICA: COMEBACK SPECIAL & KISSING THE SHOTGUN GOODNIGHT | STAGE REVIEW

Comeback Special 1 November Kissing The Shotgun Goodnight 2 November Chapter Arts It’s rare that one gets to see work of such vivid, searing intensity as the double header of Greg Wohead’s Comeback Special and Christopher Brett Bailey’s Kissing the Shotgun Goodnight in the same year, let alone the same week. Credit for that must […]