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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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A DARKER THREAD | ART PREVIEW

A DARKER THREAD | ART PREVIEW

Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen Until Fri 21 Oct Wales has a rich history and tradition of creating textiles for both practical and decorative uses. From the early settlers, creating everything from hand-knitted blankets and hand-stitched quilts, to commercial bedding made on looms, these pieces have helped create a visual identity for Welsh history and establish cultural […]

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OCEANS: SURFACE/BELOW | ART PREVIEW

OCEANS: SURFACE/BELOW | ART PREVIEW

Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen Until Sat 8 July Oceans: Surface/Below presents work from the United States-based artists Pam Longobardi and Diana Heise. The exhibition will display work from both artists who use environmental mapping to display the effects of plastic contamination on industrial fishing and habitat degradation within the world’s oceans – an insightful experience that helps […]

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ALASDAIR ROBERTS TRIO | LIVE PREVIEW

ALASDAIR ROBERTS TRIO | LIVE PREVIEW

The Parrot, Carmarthen, Fri 17 Mar; Noah’s Yard, Swansea, Sun 19; Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Sat 25 Splendid Scottish folk balladeer Alasdair Roberts returns to Wales this month, part of a UK wide tour to promote his new album Pangs, released on Drag City. It features 10 new songs recorded by the power trio of […]

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ANGELS OF WASHING LINES | ART PREVIEW

ANGELS OF WASHING LINES | ART PREVIEW

  Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen Sat 18 Mar – Sat 13 May David Jones promises that there are no hidden messages to his work, but when you see his work showcased they are elaborate examples of his imagination. His latest work, Angels on Washing Lines, is to be exhibited at Carmarthen’s Oriel Myrddin later this month, […]

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THE WARREN | FOOD REVIEW

THE WARREN | FOOD REVIEW

Mansel Street, Carmarthen 01267 236079 / warrenmanselst.co.uk Food **** Atmosphere **** A great restaurant in the centre of Carmarthen town that delivers a tasty, clean and healthy dinner. Anyone who knows Carmarthen will be aware how often restaurants open and close, who knows why, maybe the tax man could tell us. So we’re all crossing our […]

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ANNE-MIE MELIS: A NEW NICHE FOR NATURE | ART PREVIEW

ANNE-MIE MELIS: A NEW NICHE FOR NATURE | ART PREVIEW

Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen Sat 6 Aug – Sat 15 Oct This is the final installation in a four-part series, which has been exploring different types of flora, in particular, the types of flora that grow where water meets land. Anne-Mid Melis drew inspiration from the River Towy and the riparian zone, which is the area […]

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GOLDEN TANKS / WICKED SNAKES / PILLARS | LIVE REVIEW

GOLDEN TANKS / WICKED SNAKES / PILLARS | LIVE REVIEW   The Parrot, Carmarthen, Thurs 6 Feb I decided to brace the unforgiving weather which Wales continually dishes out in order to witness yet another stirling lineup provided by Before The End Promotions. After unfortunately missing openers These Hands of Mine, Devon-based outfit Pillars opened […]

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DOOMED FROM DAY ONE + GRIEVER + SET TO BREAK | LIVE REVIEW

DOOMED FROM DAY ONE + GRIEVER + SET TO BREAK | LIVE REVIEW   The Parrot, Carmarthen, Fri 15 Nov Before The End Promotions continue to make a habit of excelling in their exhibitions, as Doomed From Day One headline yet another night of chaos at The Parrot in Carmarthen. Openers, Bridgend five-piece Set To […]