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JAMES RICHARDS – MUSIC FOR THE GIFT | ART PREVIEW

JAMES RICHARDS – MUSIC FOR THE GIFT | ART PREVIEW

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Weds 24 Feb – Sat 26 May Music for the Gift is James Richards’ contribution to Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice, commissioned by the Venice Biennale in 2017, which is now making its UK debut in Chapter Arts Centre. Most artists claim art has to be experienced to be truly appreciated, and […]

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC | STAGE REVIEW

THE SOUND OF MUSIC | STAGE REVIEW

THE SOUND OF MUSIC | STAGE REVIEW *** New Theatre, Cardiff, Wed 14 Mar As the last few people sit down in the packed audience, a Gregorian chant fills the New Theatre with spirituality. The curtains open and we are welcomed by the beautiful voices of the nuns of the convent. Later, the first appearance […]

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GRAV: GARETH JOHN BALE | INTERVIEW

GRAV: GARETH JOHN BALE | INTERVIEW

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Thurs 22 Feb – Fri 23 Feb Torch Theatre Company’s one-man show exploring the life of Welsh rugby icon Ray Gravell returns to Sherman Theatre before it heads to New York and Off-Broadway in March. “It’s one of those things you don’t quite believe until it actually happens,” says actor Gareth John Bale, […]

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SAXON | MUSIC INTERVIEW

SAXON | MUSIC INTERVIEW

British heavy metal legends Saxon are soon to embark on their latest UK tour, with 2018 looking to be a busy year for the heavy metal veterans. With a new album Thunderbolt also due out this month, frontman Biff Byford had just enough time for a brief chat. The first order of the day is to […]

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THE FINE ART OF PUNK AND NEW WAVE | MUSIC FEATURE

THE FINE ART OF PUNK AND NEW WAVE | MUSIC FEATURE

The grit and glory of punk comes to Cardiff, via a BMW showroom. Ben Woolhead finds out how, and why. Following in the footsteps of the bands and artists it celebrates, The Fine Art of Punk & New Wave is all set to go on tour around the country next month. Not that the exhibition – […]

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PAUL WELLER | LIVE PREVIEW

PAUL WELLER | LIVE PREVIEW

PAUL WELLER Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Wed 21 Feb The Modfather returns to Cardiff this month as part of his A Kind Revolution tour. Paul Weller has made the capital a regular stop on his huge international tours for decades and over that time his shows have always struck a good balance between his treasured oldies […]

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BOWLING FOR SOUP | INTERVIEW

BOWLING FOR SOUP | INTERVIEW

BOWLING FOR SOUP | INTERVIEW Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick warns Buzz that he’s feeling a bit fragile as he picks up from his home in Denton, Texas. “My wife and I had a little bit of a party last night,” he says, “so I apologise if I seem a little tired.” But although […]

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THE NIGHT WATCH | STAGE REVIEW

THE NIGHT WATCH | STAGE REVIEW

THE NIGHT WATCH | STAGE REVIEW **** Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff, Thurs 8 Feb Booker-shortlisted novelist Sarah Waters creates gritty yet opulent period fiction that cries out for the theatre treatment, and here is a fine example – a wistful, sensual, and somewhat chaotic production  of The Night Watch staged by the […]

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TERRA FIRMA | STAGE REVIEW

TERRA FIRMA | STAGE REVIEW

TERRA FIMRA | STAGE REVIEW Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, Thu 8 Feb. **** National Dance Company Wales began its 2018 spring tour, Terra Firma, at the Sherman theatre premiering Atalaÿ, and a significantly changed company of dancers. Rehearsal director Lee Johnston has worked incredibly hard to re-stage three other works in the repertoire whilst Atalaÿ was […]

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MARK THOMAS | COMEDY INTERVIEW

MARK THOMAS | COMEDY INTERVIEW

One of Britain’s most prolific comedians is touring again this February with Showtime from the Frontline, about the difficulties of setting up a comedy club in a Palestinian refugee camp. As Fedor Tot finds out, it’s not easy… Mark Thomas is perhaps too politically furious and polemical to earn much currency in the mainstream of […]

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