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FREE FIRE | FILM PREVIEW

FREE FIRE | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Ben Wheatley (15, 91 mins) Ben Wheatley, the director of off kilter but entertaining curios Kill List and Sightseers and less successful art house indulgences A Field in England and High Rise, returns with his most mainstream film to date. Essentially a shoot-em-up in a warehouse, this has a stellar cast, 70s fashion and dark comedy, […]

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JANE FITZ | CLUBS PREVIEW

JANE FITZ | CLUBS PREVIEW

Intrinsic @ Undertone, Cardiff Sat 25 Mar Jane Fitz seemed to emerge in the dance music press as a hyped DJ just a few years ago, but she’s actually been DJing and running nights since she set up the Peg parties in the late 90s, and has played records from New York to Bulgaria, Detroit […]

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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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VOIGTMANN | CLUBS PREVIEW

VOIGTMANN | CLUBS PREVIEW

  Platform @ The Scene Club, Swansea Sat 25 Mar Alongside Isis Salvaterra, DJ and producer Claus Voigtmann founded the Toi.Toi.Musik brand of London warehouse parties in 2010, and it’s become respected for the integrity with which they’re organised and run, not to mention the quality of the music therein – often house and techno […]

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THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON | STAGE PREVIEW

THE FAR SIDE OF THE MOON | STAGE PREVIEW

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Fri 24 + Sat 25 Mar Acclaimed and innovative theatre practitioner Robert Lepage’s work is performed the world over, but rarely comes to Wales, but this is an opportunity to see his work The Far Side of the Moon, performed by Yves Jacques. Lepage is one of Canada’s most acclaimed theatre […]

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EVITA | STAGE PREVIEW

EVITA | STAGE PREVIEW

New Theatre, Cardiff Mon 20 – Sat 25 Mar The award-winning Evita is coming to Cardiff! The story of Eva Peron, the wife of a former Argentine dictator, is told by Evita as the audience follows their journey from rags to riches. ‘The Spiritual Leader of the Nation’ earns her way to her iconic status in the […]

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ALASDAIR ROBERTS TRIO | LIVE PREVIEW

ALASDAIR ROBERTS TRIO | LIVE PREVIEW

The Parrot, Carmarthen, Fri 17 Mar; Noah’s Yard, Swansea, Sun 19; Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Sat 25 Splendid Scottish folk balladeer Alasdair Roberts returns to Wales this month, part of a UK wide tour to promote his new album Pangs, released on Drag City. It features 10 new songs recorded by the power trio of […]

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PERSONAL SHOPPER | FILM PREVIEW

PERSONAL SHOPPER | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir:  Olivier Assayas (15, 105 mins) An unconventional ghost story that examines spiritual crisis, Assayas’ film reunites him with emo-queen Kristen Stewart after the excellent Clouds of Sils Maria. Stewart plays a personal shopper to a celebrity, travelling from fashion house to fashion house to pick out expensive clothes for her boss to wear. […]

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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST | FILM PREVIEW

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Bill Condon (PG, 123 mins) After the box office bonanzas that greeted its live action remakes of Cinderella and The Jungle Book, Disney continues to plunder its back catalogue for remakes. The 1991 animated classic was nominated for an Oscar for best film, had superb tunes and charm to boot, this looks set to […]

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ANGELS OF WASHING LINES | ART PREVIEW

ANGELS OF WASHING LINES | ART PREVIEW

  Oriel Myrddin, Carmarthen Sat 18 Mar – Sat 13 May David Jones promises that there are no hidden messages to his work, but when you see his work showcased they are elaborate examples of his imagination. His latest work, Angels on Washing Lines, is to be exhibited at Carmarthen’s Oriel Myrddin later this month, […]

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