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THE SPOOK SCHOOL | LIVE PREVIEW

THE SPOOK SCHOOL | LIVE PREVIEW

Le Public Space, Newport Fri 15 Dec The Spook School are at the forefront of the UK’s present-day queer punk scene. By breaking the boundaries of the gender binary, they are providing a call to arms to those who feel confined by societal constructs to do the same. It could be said that some pseudo-DIY […]

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MARILYN MANSON | LIVE PREVIEW

MARILYN MANSON | LIVE PREVIEW

Newport Centre Fri 8 Dec After a recent spell on the sidelines with an injury, caused by a falling stage prop, goth overlord Marilyn Manson will be back on top form when his Heaven Upside Down tour hits Newport Centre in December for a pre Christmas treat. After catching the eye of Trent Reznor  in the […]

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TINY REBEL CHRISTMAS PARTY | PREVIEW

TINY REBEL CHRISTMAS PARTY | PREVIEW

Tiny Rebel are an award-winning brewery in Newport, and they’re getting ready for an early Christmas party. Radio DJ Huw Stephens will be joining Tiny Rebel on Thurs 7 Dec for a DJ set from 9-11pm… and he’s ready to party! You’ll receive a free bottle of Tiny Rebel beer when you arrive (and considering […]

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NED BOULTING – BIKEOLOGY | COMEDY REVIEW

NED BOULTING – BIKEOLOGY | COMEDY REVIEW

**** Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport, Fri 17 Nov I begin to wonder, in the foyer of the Riverfront Arts Centre, what sort of show this will be, as I note the number of lycra-clad calves milling about in readiness for its start. A show called Bikeology presumably attracts Bikeologists – men and women for whom […]

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PERC: KOFI TARRIS | CLUBS PREVIEW

PERC: KOFI TARRIS | CLUBS PREVIEW

Perc @ venue TBC, Newport Sat 18 Nov Newport, musically speaking, has always punched above its weight. From Radiohead’s stop-off on the Kid A tent tour in 2000, Metallica’s visit 1988, Korn bringing a nu-metal travelling circus comprising of a pre-megafame Limp Bizkit and Korn with them on their Life Is Peachy tour in 1996, everyone […]

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SABA DOUGLAS-HAMILTON | INTERVIEW

SABA DOUGLAS-HAMILTON | INTERVIEW

Beth Cruse speaks with BBC wildlife presenter Saba Douglas-Hamilton about her conservation work, love of the natural world, and upcoming tour of the UK. Having been introduced to wild animals from just six weeks old, and working with them ever since, do you still find it surreal to be surrounded by such beautiful animals? Each […]

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VIC GODARD & SUBWAY SECT | LIVE PREVIEW

VIC GODARD & SUBWAY SECT | LIVE PREVIEW

Le Public Space, Newport Fri 13 Oct This month Vic Godard and his band Subway Sect will be bringing their unique blend of punk and traditionalism to Newport’s most exciting new venue, Le Public Space. Formed in 1976 at the advice of Sex Pistols manger Malcolm McLaren, Subway Sect are best known for touring with […]

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10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 2 – SUN 8 OCT

10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 2 – SUN 8 OCT

10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MONDAY 2 – 8 OCT Swansea International Festival – Until Sun 15 Oct This is truly a festival that highlights some of Wales’ most unique and independent music, comedy and art. Kicking off Swansea’s International Festival, the Swansea Fringe Festival will be held at some unique venues around […]

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BEST TAKEAWAYS IN SOUTH WALES | FOOD FEATURE

BEST TAKEAWAYS IN SOUTH WALES | FOOD FEATURE

It’s Friday night. It’s been a long week. You simply can’t be bothered to cook anything. Your partner is moaning they’re hungry… The answer is simple. Helen Payne investigates the best takeaways in South Wales. SUE’S CHINESE You may not have heard of it, but a little out of town in the well-to-do suburb of […]

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APOCALYPSO | FEATURE

APOCALYPSO | FEATURE

The Tin Shed Theatre Company are bringing an engaging and comedic horror to Newport this June, envisioning their own desolate vision of the future. Based in a ruined dystopian city, an unusual duo run the last bar on earth, and are all set to meet the man who is held accountable for the nearing of […]

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