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GRAV: GARETH JOHN BALE | INTERVIEW

GRAV: GARETH JOHN BALE | INTERVIEW

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Thurs 22 Feb – Fri 23 Feb Torch Theatre Company’s one-man show exploring the life of Welsh rugby icon Ray Gravell returns to Sherman Theatre before it heads to New York and Off-Broadway in March. “It’s one of those things you don’t quite believe until it actually happens,” says actor Gareth John Bale, […]

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SAXON | MUSIC INTERVIEW

SAXON | MUSIC INTERVIEW

British heavy metal legends Saxon are soon to embark on their latest UK tour, with 2018 looking to be a busy year for the heavy metal veterans. With a new album Thunderbolt also due out this month, frontman Biff Byford had just enough time for a brief chat. The first order of the day is to […]

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JAMES ‘FLEX’ LEWIS | INTERVIEW

JAMES ‘FLEX’ LEWIS | INTERVIEW

Fedor Tot speaks to Llanelli-born bodybuilder James ‘Flex’ Lewis, who recently equalled Arnold Schwarzenegger’s record of six Mr. Olympia titles, about his success and future plans. What does sort of mentality does it take to be a bodybuilder? This is a psychologist’s dream. I have a lot of friends from various types of sports, from […]

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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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5 OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS WITH A HIT OF SPICE | FOOD FEATURE

5 OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS WITH A HIT OF SPICE | FOOD FEATURE

When Christmas has been and gone but steely skies and soggy feet persist, a helping of zingy goodness is just the thing to banish those February blues. Lisbeth Burich counts down the restaurants that will transport you to far hotter places. CHAI STREET With three venues across Cardiff and a fourth opening in Roath, this […]

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JOHN SELWAY | INTERVIEW WITH BIOGRAPHER JON GOWER

JOHN SELWAY | INTERVIEW WITH BIOGRAPHER JON GOWER

Ahead of Jon Gower’s latest book release, Katy Westaway sat down with the author to discuss his celebration of visionary artist John Selway. Jon explores his extraordinarily ordinary life in a new biography entitled Vigilant Imagination: Encounters with John Selway, written before John’s passing in 2017. Despite his artistic skill the artist chose to stay […]

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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VALENTINE’S DAY IN WALES | FEATURE

ULTIMATE GUIDE TO VALENTINE’S DAY IN WALES | FEATURE

V-day looms and there’s no escaping it, but before you utter an exasperated sigh you should check these alternative romantic ideas compiled by Lisbeth Burich. With so much on offer throughout the country, the annual celebration of love could extend far beyond the tired old chocolate-and-roses cliché. LEARN A NEW SKILL Become a chocolatier for […]

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RECIPE: STUFFED JACKETS | FOOD FEATURE

RECIPE: STUFFED JACKETS | FOOD FEATURE

Combining typical jacket potato toppings with the potato itself only heightens the consoling pleasure of this classic mid-week meal. Serves 2. Ingredients 2 medium/large potatoes 75g cheddar, grated 100g smoked bacon, chopped 1 tomato, finely chopped 1-2 tsp of mustard powder 2tbsp of milk Salt and pepper Method Preheat the oven to 190°C/ 375°F/ Gas […]

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LOUDER IS NOT ALWAYS CLEARER | FEATURE

LOUDER IS NOT ALWAYS CLEARER | FEATURE

Jonny Cotsen, the star of a new play about living as a deaf person in a hearing world, talks to Fedor Tot about the show’s long gestation and how he hopes to avoid being skinned alive. Louder is Not Always Clearer presents a unique challenge to theatrical audiences, asking us the question: what is it like […]

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SIX NATIONS PREVIEW | SPORTS FEATURE

SIX NATIONS PREVIEW | SPORTS FEATURE

Wales come into this year’s Six Nations Championship with little to no hope, but don’t let that put you off. Fans will still flock from all over the country, Cardiff will still be buzzing and the Principality Stadium is guaranteed to be electric. After a generally disappointing set of autumn internationals, the Welsh squad, who […]

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