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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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10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 12 – SUN 18 FEB

10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 12 – SUN 18 FEB

10 things for you to do this week in South Wales! Enjoy! Clara and the Kingdom of Sweets – Mon 12 Feb Based on the ballet classic The Nutcracker, Allegro Dance bring their Clara and the Kingdom of the Sweets to The Riverfront in Newport. The showcase celebrates delicacies from all over the world such […]

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DUBLIN CAROL | STAGE REVIEW

DUBLIN CAROL | STAGE REVIEW

DUBLIN CAROL | STAGE REVIEW **** Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, Mon 5 Feb Is there a bigger bummer than being alone at Christmas? Yeah. Being a drunk alone on Christmas. Wait… make that a triple: Being a drunk alone on Christmas who works in a funeral parlour. Dublin Carol isn’t your Yuletide-cup-of-cheer play. Conor McPherson’s unexpectedly […]

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FISH AT 85 | FOOD REVIEW

FISH AT 85 | FOOD REVIEW

Pontcanna Street, Cardiff 029 2023 5666 / www.fishat85.co.uk Food **** Atmosphere **** This former fish restaurant/mongers, trading as Fish At 85 since 2011, has been gutted of its centrepiece fish counter, prep room and various fishmongery items and been turned into a far more appealing place to eat. Having recently been taken over by infamous […]

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CERYS KNIGHTON – DRAWING BIPOLARITY | ART PREVIEW

CERYS KNIGHTON – DRAWING BIPOLARITY | ART PREVIEW

Insole Court, Cardiff Until Fri 16 Feb Cerys Knighton hopes to raise awareness of mental health via an artistic representation of her struggles with bipolar disorder, entitled Drawing Bipolarity. Discovering a distinct lack of work relating to manic-depressive illnesses, the medical humanities student decided to create her own visual journey, depicting her experience through the […]