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BALLET SEASON | STAGE PREVIEW

BALLET SEASON | STAGE PREVIEW

St David’s Hall, Cardiff Tues 19 Dec – Sun 31 Dec The Russian State Ballet of Siberia returns to St David’s Hall this December, to dazzle and delight audiences across another season of traditional ballet. For many, ballet season at St David’s Hall has become an integral part of their annual Christmas routine. Across two […]

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CARDIFF PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | LIVE REVIEW

CARDIFF PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | LIVE REVIEW   St. David’s Hall, Cardiff, Fri 8 Dec After a persistent period of proliferating popularity, the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra blessed the punters at St. David’s Hall with another A Night At The Movies performance of pure magic from the silver screen and in particular, from the wonderful head of […]

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THE DARKNESS: DAN HAWKINS | INTERVIEW

THE DARKNESS: DAN HAWKINS | INTERVIEW

The Darkness are currently full steam ahead. In the midst of a European tour, lead guitarist Dan Hawkins gave us the lowdown on what to expect from their new album, Pinewoord Smile; “the main difference is that we now have a lead drummer:  Rufus [Taylor – son of Queen drummer Roger Taylor]. He is amazing. […]

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KATE RUSBY | INTERVIEW

KATE RUSBY | INTERVIEW

With her regular Christmas tours now a part of the winter calendar for her fans, Sophie Williams caught up with singer/songwriter Kate Rusby to talk folk, festivities, and the future. “I just adore Christmas…I’m not somebody that wants to start it in October but when it comes around I’m like yeah, it’s time!” exclaims Kate […]

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STATUS QUO | LIVE REVIEW

STATUS QUO | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Wed 29 Nov Late 2016 saw the authors of numerous rock classics suffer the loss of an invaluable member, guitarist and close friend to sepsis, leaving a large void in the state of Status Quo. Listening to their audience, however, the group came to understand […]

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JON RONSON’S PSYCHOPATH NIGHT | LIVE REVIEW

JON RONSON’S PSYCHOPATH NIGHT | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Thurs 16 Nov Welsh journalist and best-selling author Jon Ronson has pretty much conquered all domains of the media. He has previously presented his societal discoveries in podcasts, documentaries and film, not to mention a number of successful books including The Men Who […]

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JON RONSON | INTERVIEW

JON RONSON | INTERVIEW

Cardiff’s very own Jon Ronson talks to Jaydon Martin about psychopaths and Trump, and why they’re not necessarily one and the same… Jon Ronson, author of such best-selling books as Them: Adventures with Extremists, The Men Who Stare at Goats and So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed is in a sunny mood as he picks up from New […]

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RAY MEARS | INTERVIEW

RAY MEARS | INTERVIEW

John McLoughlin chats to bushcraft expert Ray Mears about his new tour Born to Go Wild and the most pressing environmental issues. Bushcraft expert and woodlore god Ray Mears has graced television screens for two decades, bringing his unique brand of survivalist philosophy to the public. Despite the success of danger-dodging personalities like Bear Grylls […]

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FROM RUSSIA… WITH LOVE | STAGE FEATURE

FROM RUSSIA… WITH LOVE | STAGE FEATURE

Even those of us with little exposure to classical music will find something to set the soul on fire this October, as the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra tune up to write a love letter to Russia in their stand out concert – From Russia… With Love. This programme is part of a city-wide celebration remembering the […]

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SQUEEZE | LIVE REVIEW

SQUEEZE | LIVE REVIEW   St David’s Hall, Cardiff, Tue 10 Oct Timeless but never in step with fashion, perhaps one of the reasons Squeeze continue to pack out big old venues like St David’s Hall is the fact their music and style has never been framed by the eyeliner and padded shoulders or safety […]

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