Sophie Rees

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE ELECTRONIC EXTRAORDINAIRE | MUSIC INTERVIEW

JEAN-MICHEL JARRE ELECTRONIC EXTRAORDINAIRE | MUSIC INTERVIEW

Amanda Hunt speaks with legendary French composer and electronic music revolutionary Jean-Michel Jarre about his creative process and being a pioneering musician. How would you describe electronica and what does it mean to you? Electronic music is my life. I started creating and crafting it over four decades ago now and I’m so proud that […]

 Sophie Rees

WELSH WEEKENDERS | TRAVEL FEATURE

WELSH WEEKENDERS	| TRAVEL FEATURE

Need a short break to unwind? Jacob Mier suggests a few ideas perfect for a weekend escape. THE QUAY HOTEL & SPA Deganwy, Conwy 01492 564100 / www.quayhotel.co.uk Lying in the Creuddyn Peninsula alongside Llandudno and Rhos-On-Sea, Deganwy is a small town that features one of the few southwesterly facing beaches on the north Wales […]

 Sophie Rees

ISY SUTTIE | COMEDY INTERVIEW

“I wanted to write about a time in my life which was a bit difficult because I felt like all my friends were growing up without me, so I chose my late 20s and early 30s. It’s always better to write about times where things haven’t been simple,” explains Isy Suttie when asked about the […]

 Sophie Rees

BRITISH SCIENCE FESTIVAL | UPFRONT

The British Science Festival is Europe’s longest-standing national event which connects people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists, and this year it’s coming to Swansea. Throughout the festival’s programme, scientific discussion is regularly framed by the context of associated social issues. One of the highlights of this year’s festival is sure to be its […]

 Sophie Rees

STEVEN SPIELBERG AND THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT | FILM FEATURE

Jaydon Martin speaks with one of Hollywood’s most recognisable and versatile directors, Steven Spielberg about adapting one of Ronal Dahl’s most beloved books {The BFG}. Many directors have taken on the daunting task of putting Dahl’s work on the big screen w ith as many failures as successes. Dahl’s imagination and work has been ingrained […]

 Rhys Richards

WORLD BOG SNORKELLING CHAMPIONSHIPS | SPORT FEATURE

WORLD BOG SNORKELLING CHAMPIONSHIPS | SPORT FEATURE

Set in the picturesque Welsh town of Llanwrtyd Wells lies the infamous Waen Rhydd bog. The waters lay dank, dark and tantalise only the few crazy souls who once a year compete to swim through a 120-yard deep filled trench. Welcome to the wondrous world of Bog Snorkelling. Bog Snorkelling is one of those pastimes […]

 Buzz

THE FOODIE’S GUIDE TO CARDIFF’S ARCADES | FOOD FEATURE

THE FOODIE’S GUIDE TO CARDIFF’S ARCADES | FOOD FEATURE

Cities are often affectionately given nicknames. Paris is the City Of Love, Los Angeles the City Of Angels, and London the Big Smoke. With the highest concentration of Victorian, Edwardian and contemporary shopping arcades in the UK, Cardiff is the City Of Arcades, and Portia Jones has provided a list of the best places to […]

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A GLOBAL GUIDE TO BARBECUING | FOOD FEATURE

A GLOBAL GUIDE TO BARBECUING | FOOD FEATURE

  Chelsea Brownhill takes us on an international tour around the world of barbecues. It’s hard to imagine a summer without the great British BBQ. Inviting all your friends and family over to eat mountains of food (and drink plenty of beer) because you witnessed a hint of sun, only to find it inevitably starts […]

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RICHARD PARKS | SPORT FEATURE

RICHARD PARKS | SPORT FEATURE

FROM RUGBY TO EVEREST Former Wales international rugby player and extreme environment athlete Richard Parks speaks with Amanda Hunt about determination, climbing Everest and adventure. Richard Parks played rugby intensely for a solid 13 years, becoming the 1001st player to represent Wales. Due to an injury he was forced into an early and unexpected retirement. Life […]

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ROMEO AND JULIET | STAGE PREVIEW

ROMEO AND JULIET | STAGE PREVIEW

  Thompson’s Park, Cardiff Full tour throughout Wales, see here. For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo. The greatest love story ever told, with action from the outset, envy, comedy, murder, exile and the most famous balcony in the history of theatre. Romeo and Juliet, as performed […]