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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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KEITH ALLEN: GASLIGHT | STAGE INTERVIEW

KEITH ALLEN: GASLIGHT | STAGE INTERVIEW

Gaslight, written by Patrick Hamilton in 1928 about a married couple in Victorian England, is, as the name now suggests, entirely centred around the notion of “gaslighting” but is actually cited as the origin of the term describing the then unnamed form of psychological abuse. But what exactly does it mean to gaslight someone?  “When […]

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MEILYR JONES | INTERVIEW

MEILYR JONES | INTERVIEW

The Gate, Cardiff Fri 3 Mar Meilyr Jones was the influential name on everybody’s lips in 2016 and as we shift into the new year it’s clear the impact he had then hasn’t faded in the slightest. It was his debut solo album, 2013, that caught the attention of critics and music lovers in Wales […]

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PAUL FOOT INTERVIEW | BUZZ TV

Buzz TV spoke to the ‘Liberace of nihilism’ Paul Foot about his approach to stand-up, surrealist comedy, his influences and a ketchup stain on his trousers. Interviewed by Fedor Tot.

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MARK THOMAS | INTERVIEW

MARK THOMAS | INTERVIEW

Political satirist and comedian Mark Thomas speaks with Emily Garside about his new tour the Red Shed, the miners’ strike, and the EU. Your shows, both stand up and the more theatrical, are all very distinct, how do you go about creating a show?  Each show is based on actual events, but rather than just […]

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CERYS MATTHEWS: SECRET SPACES | FEATURE

CERYS MATTHEWS: SECRET SPACES | FEATURE

Cantre’r Gwaelod Welsh singer, founding member of Catatonia and Year Of Legends ambassador Cerys Matthews tells Buzz about her favourite Welsh secret. You’re listed as one of the real-life legends of Wales. How has being Welsh influenced your work? Over and over and over again, it’s quite hard. What I can say is that all […]

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THE HANDSOME FAMILY | INTERVIEW

THE HANDSOME FAMILY | INTERVIEW

Zoe Brookes speaks with alternative country duo The Handsome Family’s Rennie Sparks about True Detective, writing music with her husband, and Donald Trump. When did you and Brett first meet, and when did you start writing music together? We met in college, in New York. I think it was 1986 – and from the day […]

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PAUL FOOT | INTERVIEW

PAUL FOOT | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks with surreal comedy master Paul Foot about his latest tour, where he gets his ideas from, and surrealism. “I saw a piglet, and I thought it was a pity she were a piglet and not a person. People have slightly better lives than piglets do. All that mud. I can’t bear […]

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