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SECRET SPACES: NIGEL HODSON | FEATURE

SECRET SPACES: NIGEL HODSON | FEATURE

Cardiff-based photographer Nigel Hodson speaks with Buzz about being announced one of the world’s best photographers in the 2017 Sony World Photography Awards. How does it feel to be listed as one of the best photographers in the Open Wildlife category? This is the first real photography competition that I have entered and I came […]

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JOSEPH TOWNS | INTERVIEW

JOSEPH TOWNS | INTERVIEW

If you’re heading to a festival this year, keep an eye out for the Dylan Thomas BookBus, a second-hand book shop that tours the festival circuit. Luke Owain Boult speaks with one of the brains behind the operation Joseph Towns about the initiative. What is the general idea behind the BookBus? We like to describe […]

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DREAM THEATER: JAMES LABRIE | INTERVIEW

DREAM THEATER: JAMES LABRIE | INTERVIEW

Fedor Tot speaks with Dream Theater’s lead singer James LaBrie about their latest tour and album. Do you guys like touring Wales and the UK? Absolutely! As far as Wales, we haven’t been there in quite some time, so we’re actually looking forward to that. We’ve always had loyal fans in the UK for years […]

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TINARIWEN: DESERT ROCK | INTERVIEW

TINARIWEN: DESERT ROCK | INTERVIEW

Fedor Tot speaks with the internationally renowned Tuareg group Tinariwen about their record and the spirit of resistance. How would you describe the new album Elwan? Elwan, which means ‘elephants’, is a metaphor directed to those people of influence in our country’s geo-political stage. Artistically speaking, we’re very pleased with this new album, and it […]

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MARK LERUSTE | INTERVIEW

MARK LERUSTE | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks with Mark Leruste – speaking at TEDxCardiff – founder of The Unconventionalists podcast about life, the universe and everything. What inspired you to create The Unconventionalists podcast? Just after graduating, I found myself in Lithuania gate crashing an MTV party, trying to interview Supafly Inc. To my surprise, they said yes. I […]

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WILKO JOHNSON | INTERVIEW

WILKO JOHNSON | INTERVIEW

Gwyn Thomas De Chroustchoff speaks to British proto-punk hero, Game Of Thrones hatchet man and cheater of death Wilko Johnson. Sitting at his home in Southend, Wilko Johnson is coming to terms with everyday life. “I’m only really happy when I’m playing, the rest of the time I’m just sitting here,” he says. “I’m looking out […]

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REGINALD D HUNTER | INTERVIEW

REGINALD D HUNTER | INTERVIEW

“I think it’s a very difficult time to be in comedy right now,” Reginald begins when asked about comedy in the face of adversity. “Nobody knows quite what to say about these times. We live in times that are so politicised that if you take a stand on anything it’s going to piss people off. There […]

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GHOST | INTERVIEW

GHOST | INTERVIEW

Great Hall, Cardiff University Students Union Sat 25 Mar “Overall, it’s supposed to be a spectacle of joy: I want people to feel joyous.” This is not, perhaps, the description of a Ghost show that the uninitiated might expect to hear, given the Satanic Swedes’ diabolic aesthetic and lyrical subject matter (sample: “This chapel of […]

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LAWRENCE KENWRIGHT: THE EXCHANGE HOTEL | INTERVIEW

LAWRENCE KENWRIGHT: THE EXCHANGE HOTEL | INTERVIEW

Emma Clark speaks with Signature Living’s owner Lawrence Kenwright about renovating one of Cardiff’s most iconic buildings: the Coal Exchange. What sort of things are you doing to preserve the Coal Exchange’s ambience and the history? The Coal Exchange has all these little heads, artefacts, and dragons all over the place. We’ve taken a picture […]

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LISA PARRY: SECRET SPACES | FEATURE

LISA PARRY: SECRET SPACES | FEATURE

Cardiff-based playwright and poet Lisa Parry speaks with Buzz about her work and favourite Welsh secret. You have written plays for theatres in Wales, London and New York. Where do you get inspiration to write these plays from? It completely depends on the play. It can be a news article, a line from a book, […]

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