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ONES TO WATCH: MUSIC | FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: MUSIC | FEATURE

Ones To Watch: Music Complied by Various ADWAITH One of several, mostly pretty young, Carmarthenshire bands who’ve released singles on the Libertino label, for this observer’s money Adwaith – ‘reaction’ in Welsh – are the most interesting of them. A trio of Gwenllian Anthony, Heledd Owen and Hollie Singer, the two Adwaith songs released back […]

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ONES TO WATCH: ART | FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: ART | FEATURE

Ones to Watch: Art Compiled by Megan Potterton Artes Mundi 8 Artes Mundi is an internationally-focused arts organisation which holds Wales’ biggest contemporary art exhibition in Cardiff every two years since 2002. The biannual exhibition is set to make a return to the capital city in 2018 with its eighth instalment. Shortlisted artists whose work […]

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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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PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY | INTERVIEW

PHILL JUPITUS: JUPLICITY | INTERVIEW

Never one to take the easy option or settle for simplicity, Phill Jupitus has spent over 30 years entertaining the nation whilst rarely doing the same thing twice. Most will know him from his stint as a team captain on Never Mind the Buzzcocks or his excellent (albeit acrimoniously ending) 6 Music radio show. In fact, […]

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ABERGAVENNY CHRISTMAS FAIR | FOOD FEATURE

ABERGAVENNY CHRISTMAS FAIR | FOOD FEATURE

The largest and longest-running Welsh food festival is hosting another Christmas-themed fair, as Jake Young looks ahead to what’s on offer. Still stocking up for Christmas and preparing festivities? If you’re not sure where to even begin, look no further, as the annual Abergavenny Christmas Fair has you covered. The acclaimed festival was started by […]

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