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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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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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ALICE LOWE: KILLING FOR TWO | INTERVIEW

ALICE LOWE: KILLING FOR TWO | INTERVIEW

Buzz speaks with actress and writer Alice Lowe about her bold directorial debut, Prevenge, a satirical slasher about a pregnant woman driven to a killing spree by her foetus. Could you tell us what audiences can expect from Prevenge? It’s a very dark comedy, it’s a rollercoaster ride, it’s a revenge thriller. It’s also about […]

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KEN SKATES | POLITICS INTERVIEW

KEN SKATES | POLITICS INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks with the Cabinet Secretary for the Economy and Transport Ken Skates about boosting tourism and next year’s campaign, the Year of Legends. What’s planned for the Year of Legends? The Year of Legends is about bringing the past to life like never before, with cutting-edge innovation. It’s about creating and celebrating […]

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FATHER CHRISTMAS | INTERVIEW

FATHER CHRISTMAS | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks with Father Christmas about his thoughts on 2016, the impact it’s had on Christmas, and why we should be excited for the future. How’s 2016 been for you? It’s been swings and roundabouts really. Like most magical beings, I’ve been shocked by the year’s events. We’ve lost a lot of good […]

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DAVID HASSELHOFF: FROM KITT TO CARDIFF | INTERVIEW

DAVID HASSELHOFF: FROM KITT TO CARDIFF | INTERVIEW

Known for his roles in hit TV shows like Knight Rider and Baywatch, David Hasselhoff speaks about coming to Cardiff to play Captain Hook in the Peter Pan pantomime. What is it about the character Hook that appealed to you? This will be my seventh production of Peter Pan and I love playing Captain Hook. The very first […]

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SOUTH WALES SECRET: CATHY BOYCE | INTERVIEW

SOUTH WALES SECRET: CATHY BOYCE | INTERVIEW

Chapter’s Creative Producer, and one of the brains behind their new Peilot scheme, Cathy Boyce, reveals her South Wales Secret. Could you explain what Peilot is? Peilot is Chapter’s Associate Artist programme that will support six artists over three years to make new work, develop new audiences and make new connections at home and abroad. […]

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