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STRATTON | FILM PREVIEW

STRATTON | FILM PREVIEW

** Dir: Simon West (15, 95 mins) Duncan Falconer’s series of novels about SBS hardass Stratton are brought to the screen by hack action director Simon West, who gave us the riotous Con Air, the dubious Tomb Raider and the execrable Expendables 2. Superman’s Henry Cavill was initially cast but replaced by the strangely always employed […]

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WIN FREE TICKETS TO DEPOT IN THE PARK | COMPETITION

WIN FREE TICKETS TO DEPOT IN THE PARK | COMPETITION

On 5th August, Depot in the Park is bringing a day full of live music, street food and family fun to the grounds of the SSE SWALEC in Sophia Gardens. Featuring live music acts such as hip-hop legends The Sugar Hill Gang, The Mariachis, DJ Greg Wilson and pop five-piece The Limited, the line-up alone […]

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JUNIOR BILL | LIVE PREVIEW

JUNIOR BILL | LIVE PREVIEW

Cathays Community Centre, Cardiff Thurs 27 July The essence of Junior Bill is an amalgam of world and period influences: reggae beats, 80s punk delivery, Portuguese rap, great guitar work and electronic elements, often shared in the space of one track. Listening to each track of theirs is a genuine discovery, and through the sheer […]

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10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 24 – SUN 30 JULY

10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 24 – SUN 30 JULY

Grease – Mon 24 – Fri 28 July The West End production of the classic musical, starring boy-band The Wanted’s Tom Parker as Danny Zuko and BBC’s Over The Rainbow winner Danielle Hope as Sandy, comes to Wales Millennium Centre. With all the loved songs and characters, this is bound to be a treat for […]

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SONJA MOONEAR | CLUBS PREVIEW

SONJA MOONEAR | CLUBS PREVIEW

Delete @ Gwdihw, Cardiff Sun 30 July When writing about music, beware the danger of getting caught up in the moment. A lag of days, or even weeks, between you hitting ‘send’ and your verbiage being distributed to the wider world may make it seem outdated and irrelevant. A common blooper is when a review […]

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CARDIFF GUITAR FESTIVAL | MUSIC PREVIEW

CARDIFF GUITAR FESTIVAL | MUSIC PREVIEW

The best way to improve one’s talents and skills is to learn from the best, and this month’s Cardiff Guitar Festival provides the opportunity to watch and learn from some of Britain’s finest and accomplished players. A Festival Pass for advanced player provides access to three days of workshops, lunchtime concerts and a masterclass from […]

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY | STAGE PREVIEW

THE ADDAMS FAMILY | STAGE PREVIEW

Having debuted in America in 2009, the musical comedy The Addams Family is finally being produced in the UK, and will arrive in Cardiff at the beginning of August. The story focuses on the now grown up Wednesday Addams, having fallen in love with a sweet young “normal” American boy. With his family set to meet […]

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2017 ADRIAN FLUX BRITISH FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX | SPORTS PREVIEW

2017 ADRIAN FLUX BRITISH FIM SPEEDWAY GRAND PRIX | SPORTS PREVIEW

For the 17th year in a row, the Speedway Grand Prix comes to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The Grand Prix’s strong history with Cardiff guarantees a well-handled event, further solidified by the stadium’s recent deal to host the Grand Prix until 2021 at the earliest. The heavy numbers game involved in preparing the stadium […]

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MARTIN CREED: TALK AND SONGS | LIVE PREVIEW

MARTIN CREED: TALK AND SONGS | LIVE PREVIEW

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Sat 22 July Few musicians can claim to have had their work performed the length and breadth of the land in quite the way that Martin Creed can. The Wakefield-born, Glaswegian-raised artist’s snappily named piece All The Bells In A Country Rung As Quickly And Loudly As Possible For Three Minutes marked […]

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SEAFOOD SHACK | FOOD REVIEW

SEAFOOD SHACK | FOOD REVIEW

High Street, Cardiff. 029 2167 5746 / www.seafood-shack.co.uk Food **** Atmosphere ***** Despite taking inspiration from the American-style food shacks in Florida and California, Seafood Shack does its best to show off the seafood that plays such an important part in Wales’ national cuisine, and is shamefully underrepresented in the Welsh capital. Situated in the […]

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