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LEGALLY BLONDE | STAGE REVIEW

LEGALLY BLONDE | STAGE REVIEW

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL | STAGE REVIEW **** The New Theatre, Cardiff, Mon 20 Nov. Legally Blonde is seen by most as a bit of a bubble-gum musical: very pink, overblown, full of attitude and plenty of pop. This new touring production doesn’t quite hit the highs of the previous West End run or UK […]

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CLOD ENSEMBLE: UNDER GLASS | ART PREVIEW

CLOD ENSEMBLE: UNDER GLASS | ART PREVIEW

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Wed 22 – Sun 25 Nov For over two decades, Clod Ensemble has brought to the world ‘interdisciplinary performance.’ In short, the theatre company seeks to work at the intersection of form and discipline; weaving and twisting the spheres of acting, dance, music, science, and medicine into something new. Upon the […]

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STEVE LAMACQ – GOING DEAF FOR A LIVING | COMEDY REVIEW

STEVE LAMACQ – GOING DEAF FOR A LIVING | COMEDY REVIEW

STEVE LAMACQ – GOING DEAF FOR A LIVING | COMEDY REVIEW *** Glee Club, Cardiff, Thur 16 Nov According to Steve Lamacq, there exist three ‘i’s in the world of the music fandom: infatuation, in which you love a band; infuriation, when you wonder why the rest of the world hasn’t heard of them; and […]

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TIGER BAY: THE MUSICAL | STAGE REVIEW

TIGER BAY: THE MUSICAL | STAGE REVIEW

TIGER BAY: THE MUSICAL | STAGE REVIEW **** Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wed 15 Nov Many who came to the world premiere of Tiger Bay: The Musical were probably born after most of the docks and the titular area were demolished and “cleaned up,” in an attempt to show to the world a new face […]

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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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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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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 […]

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