Chris Williams

DRAG FOR AUTISM | STAGE REVIEW

DRAG FOR AUTISM | STAGE REVIEW

DRAG FOR AUTISM | STAGE REVIEW **** Mary’s, Cardiff. Fri 12 Jan On Friday at Mary’s in Cardiff a versatile group of drag performers turned out for charity – Drag for Autism was a drag night to raise awareness and funds for autism, The Autism Directory and The Welsh Autism Ball. The night was a […]

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5 OF THE BEST HAUNTED RESTAURANTS | FOOD FEATURE

5 OF THE BEST HAUNTED RESTAURANTS | FOOD FEATURE

Struggling for a date this Halloween? Not to worry! Dine at one of these haunted restaurants and you won’t be alone. Chris Williams rounds up the best haunts for a bite to eat. BASKERVILLE HALL Yes, the Baskerville Hall (allegedly) is in Clyro Court near Hay on Wye. The White Lady is regularly spotted in the […]

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IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

IRIS PRIZE FESTIVAL | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Chris Williams rounds up this year’s Iris Prize Festival, Cardiff’s celebration of international LGBT cinema. Ten years ago, when the Iris Prize Festival started it was a three-day festival; now in its 11th year, the Iris Prize is a six-day long, BAFTA recognised festival – meaning automatic BAFTA qualification for the 15 British films – […]

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NEIL SEDAKA | LIVE REVIEW

NEIL SEDAKA | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wed 20 Sept Neil Sedaka is like the cuddly grandad of classic American rock and pop, and a sell-out audience turned out to see him play St David’s Hall on the last date of his tour. One of the legendary Brill Building’s most famous composers, […]

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LUCY FUR – 101 LOOKS: MY BIG FAT SUMMER OF DRAG | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

LUCY FUR – 101 LOOKS: MY BIG FAT SUMMER OF DRAG | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Lucy Fur – one of the Dianas of the drag collective the International League of Dianas, co-host of Hey Mary, and general shouty Welsh drag artist – has recently been working on 101 Looks: My Big Fat Summer of Drag. Putting the artist in drag artist. Taking inspiration from television shows, films, people in the […]

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MARY’S PICTURE HOUSE | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

MARY’S PICTURE HOUSE | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Cinemas serve alcohol these days so why shouldn’t bars show films, even better when it’s for charity! Mary’s – on Cardiff’s St Mary’s Street – has just launched Mary’s Picture House, where they will be showing LGBT+ themed classic movies. Their first showing was the 1990 documentary – and essential viewing for anyone who considers themselves a fan […]

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BETSY | MUSIC INTERVIEW

BETSY | MUSIC INTERVIEW Betsy is a soul/pop artist from west Wales who’s threatening to become pretty big in 2017. Buzz spoke to her ahead of a brace of gigs in these parts Chances are you will have heard Betsy’s huge single, Lost And Found, when it garnered huge radio play; and you might have read that […]

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MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 3 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 3 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Following on from the first and second part in the series, Chris Williams speaks with more of Cardiff’s drag queens. What about female drag queens? We’re not talking about female cross-dressing here – that’s drag kings. Female drag queens have been around for a long time – but they are only becoming widely known about now. Known as […]

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CREATURE BATTLE LAB | GAME REVIEW

CREATURE BATTLE LAB | GAME REVIEW

At the end of last year, Bridgend-based games developers Dojo Arcade released their debut game Creature Battle Lab, a colourful and addictive game for iOS and Android devices. Imagine Robot Wars with cute and colourful creatures in place of robots fighting in arenas similar to The Crystal Maze’s zones; this is a bit like the […]

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MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 2 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

MEET THE QUEENS OF CARDIFF PART 2 | LGBTQ+ FEATURE

Following on from the first part in the series, Chris Williams speaks with the Cardiff drag queens who make up the Drag group the International League of Dianas; they also host Hey Mary, an alternative and queer/inclusive club night. Lucy Fur, 24 How long have you been doing drag? About four years, but only properly for about two and […]