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A THEATRICAL TOUR OF FLAT HOLM ISLAND | FEATURE

A THEATRICAL TOUR OF FLAT HOLM ISLAND | FEATURE

Stephen Springate travels to Flat Holm Island to find out more about its history with the help of a theatrical troupe to bring it all to life. As everyone begins to gather on the pontoon at Mermaid Quay for the white-knuckle RIB boat trip over to Flat Holm, the drama seems to already have started. […]

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GETAWAY GUIDE: HISTORY AND CULTURE | FEATURE

GETAWAY GUIDE: HISTORY AND CULTURE | FEATURE

The summer sun’s high in the sky and calling you to come out to play. We’ve come up with a handy guide to help you discover Wales and make the most of the weather. HISTORY AND CULTURE Compiled by JASON MACHLAB CAERLEON Newport An Iron Age turned Roman fortress turned Norman stronghold, seized during the […]

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THE LOST CITY OF TRELLECH: STUART WILSON | Q+A

THE LOST CITY OF TRELLECH: STUART WILSON | Q+A

Lauren Phillimore speaks with Stuart Wilson, a Monmouthshire archaeologist who unearthed a lost city near the English border. How did you get into archaeology? I’ve always lived in Monmouth and have always been passionate about history. When I was young I had a keen interest in field walking which led to archaeology. I joined the […]

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SECOND-HAND TIME | BOOK REVIEW

SECOND-HAND TIME | BOOK REVIEW

Svetlana Alexievich (Fitzcarraldo Editions) In what is considered to be the magnum opus from the Belarusian writer, and winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, Svetlana Alexievich, she weaves together a rich tapestry of Russian voices and thoughts during the breakup of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, and the subsequent emergence of a […]

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THE ROMANS RETURN | FEATURE

THE ROMANS RETURN | FEATURE

The Romans return to their previous settlement in the heart of Cardiff city centre for a weekend jam packed with activities straight from the days of the Roman Empire. Cardiff Castle will be transformed into a Roman fort for guests to roam (no pun intended) and explore. Soldiers will be performing stage drills and in […]

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BRITAIN FROM ABOVE | ART FEATURE

BRITAIN FROM ABOVE | ART FEATURE

Britain From Above is a unique exhibition from The Aerofilms Collection that has captured the time between 1919 and 2006 and condensed it to over one million aerial photographs, allowing attendees to see snippets of time throughout history. The story of Aerofilms Ltd began in London, fascinated with advances in aeroplane engineering, veterans of the […]