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CAFFI SÏO | FOOD REVIEW

CAFFI SÏO | FOOD REVIEW

Chapter Culture Café, Craft In The Bay, Cardiff Bay Food **** Atmosphere **** Buzz was invited to sample the new menu for the exciting launch of Caffi Sïo in Cardiff Bay. This is Chapter’s new venture and the driving force of this is Laurentiu Florea, their director of food and beverages. The menu is very […]

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THE HOPKINS CONUNDRUM | BOOK REVIEW

THE HOPKINS CONUNDRUM | BOOK REVIEW

Simon Edge (Lightning Books) One of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s most famous poems is The Wreck of the Deutschland and it’s from this that Simon Edge has taken his inspiration. Edge cleverly weaves three narratives together to form the novel. One part of the plot involves the tale of the 19th century nuns involved in the shipwreck; another […]

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JUBORAJ LAKESIDE | FOOD REVIEW

JUBORAJ LAKESIDE | FOOD REVIEW

Lakeside Road West, Cardiff. 029 2045 5123 / www.juborajgroup.com Food ***    Atmosphere **** The Juboraj Restaurant Group count among their curry houses some of the oldest Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants in Wales, with their beautiful Lakeside building arguably being the most attractive of the lot. Nestled between the Roath Park Lake and the Roath Pleasure […]

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LETTERS FROM KLARA | BOOK REVIEW

LETTERS FROM KLARA | BOOK REVIEW

Tove Jansson (Sort Of Books) To note that Tove Jansson is best known as creator of the Moomins is an understatement. It all but swallows the rest of her work, which included a parallel painting career and several books written for the adult market – such as this short story collection, freshly translated into English […]

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JAMAICAN JILLS | FOOD REVIEW

JAMAICAN JILLS | FOOD REVIEW

City Gates, Wind Street, Swansea. 01792 476222 / www.jamaicanjills.com Food **** Atmosphere *** We get a warm Caribbean welcome stepping off Wind Street into the vibrant colours of Jamaican Jills. There’s yellow, green and orange everywhere, Bob Marley quotes on the walls, reggae through the speakers and I Am Bolt on constant loop on the many […]

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JUNE SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

JUNE SINGLES | MUSIC REVIEW

CLÈMENTINE MARCH *** Les Étoiles À Ma Porte EP (Water Baby/Freaksville) Some pleasant hopscotching here, across musical styles and goegraphical boundaries. French Londoner March’s time spent in Brazil has lent her songs a louche warmth, a playful cool that tickles even as the title track moves from glassy Pink Floydisms to chugging Stereolab rock. Repeated […]

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JUNE ALBUMS | MUSIC REVIEW

JUNE ALBUMS | MUSIC REVIEW

ALISON MOYET **** Other (Cooking Vinyl) Since Yazoo broke up in the early 1980s, Alison Moyet has gone on to sell millions of albums. Moyet has a voice that has a timeless appeal, with vulnerability that also packs a mighty bluesy punch – much like Nina Simone and Ella Fitzgerald at their best. Other is a […]

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BEING SIMON HAINES | BOOK REVIEW

BEING SIMON HAINES | BOOK REVIEW

Tom Vaughan MacAulay (Red Door Publishing) The fast-paced and cut-throat working environment of the city is at the heart of Being Simon Haines, which as the title suggests follows the life of the main character. With the verdict of a campaign he has been working on for London law company Fiennes & Plunkett looming, the […]

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WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

WE’VE BEEN WATCHING | FEATURE

RICK AND MORTY AdultSwim (available on AdultSwim.com) How did you spend April Fool’s Day? Cling filming a toilet seat? Placing fake vomit on the carpet? Well if you’re Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland you released the brand-new episode of Rick and Morty, The Rickshank Redemption and aired it on a continuous loop for the day. The […]

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SORRY TO DISRUPT THE PEACE | BOOK REVIEW

SORRY TO DISRUPT THE PEACE | BOOK REVIEW

Patty Yumi Cottrell (And Other Stories) A striking debut, Sorry To Disrupt The Peace provides a unique and intriguing angle by delving into the complex subject matter of suicide, as a mix of emotions are explored in this dark, deep and at times humorous novel. The story is narrated by Helen Moran, the main character who […]

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