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STONE SOUR | PHOTOGRAPHY

STONE SOUR | PHOTOGRAPHY

Buzz went along to see Stone Sour at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena earlier this month. photos RAYMOND BANNISTER 

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DOCK OF THE BAY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL | CLUBS PREVIEW

DOCK OF THE BAY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL | CLUBS PREVIEW

Penarth Soul Club @ Portland House, Cardiff Bay Fri 15 Dec Soul music has always had a presence in Tiger Bay, the historic forebearer to what’s now the regenerated Cardiff Bay area. More recently (since 2014, actually) it’s found a home over the water in Penarth at venues like the historic Paget Rooms and the […]

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CARDIFF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL LAUNCH 2018 | FEATURE

CARDIFF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE FESTIVAL LAUNCH 2018 | FEATURE

Fuel your budding bookworm’s imagination this Christmas. Cardiff’s sixth Children’s Literature Festival is off to a racing start this December with British Olympic cyclist Sir Chris Hoy set to kick-start the event with the introduction of his new children’s book, Flying Fergus 7: The Wreck It Race. Along with his co-author Joanna Nadin and Illustrator […]

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THE DARKNESS: DAN HAWKINS | INTERVIEW

THE DARKNESS: DAN HAWKINS | INTERVIEW

The Darkness are currently full steam ahead. In the midst of a European tour, lead guitarist Dan Hawkins gave us the lowdown on what to expect from their new album, Pinewoord Smile; “the main difference is that we now have a lead drummer:  Rufus [Taylor – son of Queen drummer Roger Taylor]. He is amazing. […]

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CHRISTMAS CAROLS | FEATURE

CHRISTMAS CAROLS | FEATURE

Who doesn’t love Christmas carols during the festive season? Whether they are in the middle of town or at your front door, it certainly brings the warmth of Christmas to bear. This year there are opportunities galore for you to get out and carol to your heart’s content. The best of the lot is the […]

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JOOLS HOLLAND AND JOSE FELICIANO | INTERVIEW

JOOLS HOLLAND AND JOSE FELICIANO | INTERVIEW

Ahead of their joint UK tour, Ben Newman had a chat with Jools Holland and legendary Puerto Rican guitarist José Feliciano about the wonders of collaboration and the power of music to cross bridges… “There’s no stress” says Jools, reflecting on his collaboration with musical hero José Feliciano. “Truth is, when we start playing together, […]

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GRACE PETRIE | INTERVIEW

GRACE PETRIE | INTERVIEW

One of the UK’s leading folk singers at the moment, and also one it’s most politically active, Grace Petrie has been tirelessly touring the UK for many years. Now she’s bringing her festive tour, ‘Lefty Christmas’ to Wales this December. Megan Potterton had a chat with the singer. “I feel like one of the luckiest […]

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THE CHIMES: JUDITH ROBERTS | INTERVIEW

THE CHIMES: JUDITH ROBERTS | INTERVIEW

Elizabeth Szymczak speaks to The Chimes director Judith Roberts about the adaption of the Dickens classic, as well as the experience of inviting members of the homeless community to join the production. How did this production of The Chimes come about? I’ve known the writer [David Willis] for many years, and this is a piece he’d been […]

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5 OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS | FOOD FEATURE

5 OF THE BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS | FOOD FEATURE

With mulled wine flowing aplenty and the hunt for unique gifts starting anew, Rhonda Lee Reali checks out some of the best Christmas Markets in Wales. NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN OF WALES’ WINTER WONDERLAND If you’re looking for something quirkier from your Christmas fair this festive season, look no further. Combining startling light shows, a wonderful […]

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KATE RUSBY | INTERVIEW

KATE RUSBY | INTERVIEW

With her regular Christmas tours now a part of the winter calendar for her fans, Sophie Williams caught up with singer/songwriter Kate Rusby to talk folk, festivities, and the future. “I just adore Christmas…I’m not somebody that wants to start it in October but when it comes around I’m like yeah, it’s time!” exclaims Kate […]