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MARK THOMAS | INTERVIEW

MARK THOMAS | INTERVIEW

Political satirist and comedian Mark Thomas speaks with Emily Garside about his new tour the Red Shed, the miners’ strike, and the EU. Your shows, both stand up and the more theatrical, are all very distinct, how do you go about creating a show?  Each show is based on actual events, but rather than just […]

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MUSIC NEWS EXTRA | MUSIC FEATURE

MUSIC NEWS EXTRA | MUSIC FEATURE

Central Cardiff alehouse and music venue Dempseys is to close on Sun 12 Feb for a comprehensive redevelopment which will include a name change, refit and shift of focus. Its owners, local brewery Brains, have suggested it will reopen in early summer, still as a pub of some kind; rumours of a sports bar/restaurant combo […]

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POWER IN THE LAND | ART PREVIEW

POWER IN THE LAND | ART PREVIEW

POWER IN THE LAND / PŴER YN Y TIR Bay Art, Cardiff Sat 18 Feb – Sat 18 Mar Our choice of energy speaks volumes about us. Over a year after the closure of the final nuclear power station in Wales, a dialogue is finally being formed about the history of nuclear energy in Britain. […]

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SUBMERGE PRESENTS CONTACT | CLUBS PREVIEW

SUBMERGE PRESENTS CONTACT | CLUBS PREVIEW

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Fri 17 Feb After three years running nights in Cardiff that feature high quality headliners big and small from the world of dubstep and grime, Submerge deserve a lot of credit. Their first party of 2017 brings together three DJs for their most daring event yet – also a link-up with […]

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CURADO BAR | FOOD REVIEW

CURADO BAR | FOOD REVIEW

Curado Bar, Spanish Bar & Deli Westgate Street, Cardiff.  029 2034 4336 / facebook.com/curadobar Food ***** Atmosphere ***** Following in the success of Ultracomida in Aberystwyth and Narberth, the owners behind this brilliant Spanish bar/deli have recently opened the doors in Cardiff city centre in the old Burger King site – indeed, the area is […]

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TELLING TALES – ANNA NOEL | ART PREVIEW

TELLING TALES – ANNA NOEL | ART PREVIEW

Craft in the Bay, Cardiff Sat 21 Jan – Sun 5 Mar Anna Noel is inspired by childhood make believe, fables, and fairy tales, which flows into her work to produce curious yet nostalgic pieces that are truly unique. Noel was born in Swansea, where she still lives and works after studying Ceramics at the […]

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DRAG: CARDIFF AND QUEENS | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

DRAG: CARDIFF AND QUEENS | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Never before has drag been so popular and visible. No-one can argue that the upsurge in popularity is not largely due the massive success of the TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race. Yes drag has been around for a long, long time, and it’s even been on prime-time television in some form for a while, but Drag Race […]

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HEY MARY | CLUBS PREVIEW

HEY MARY | CLUBS PREVIEW

The Big Top, Cardiff Fri 3 Feb + Fri 3 Mar Hey Mary is an alternative, inclusive, queer, DIY clubnight and drag show launched last spring as an attempt to plug the gap left by party institution Hell’s Bent. It has succeeded in providing a showcase for Cardiff’s burgeoning alt-drag scene and has simultaneously created […]

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THE HASHERY | FOOD REVIEW

THE HASHERY | FOOD REVIEW

High Street, Cardiff. 029 2022 8513 / www.thehashery.co.uk Food: **** Atmosphere: **** There is something oddly uplifting about the Hashery, an independent new restaurant on Cardiff’s chain-heavy High Street, injecting a little bit more personality into an area that, if it were a person, would be the clone of a chartered accountant called Clarence. Adding […]

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POETRY: PING GANG CHENG | ART PREVIEW

POETRY: PING GANG CHENG | ART PREVIEW

Boundary Art, Cardiff Thu 12 Jan – Sun 12 Mar Cardiff Bay’s Boundary Art was opened to embrace and harness the fusion between Western and Chinese Cultures, believing there should be “no boundaries but only differences between the two cultures.” Wanting to be the bridge between the two, it aims to bring in art and […]

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