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ALEXANDER O’NEAL | LIVE PREVIEW

ALEXANDER O’NEAL | LIVE PREVIEW

Grand Theatre, Swansea Thurs 27 Apr The stage is set: Chilled wine, a crackling fire and you’re with that special someone. So who’s delicious sounds are spinning on the stereo, One Direction’s? Don’t think so. It’s got to be Alexander O’Neal, honey. The Mississippi-bred r’n’b vocalist who once sold out six straight nights at Wembley […]

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5 PLACES TO GET SOZZLED IN THE SPRING | FOOD FEATURE

5 PLACES TO GET SOZZLED IN THE SPRING | FOOD FEATURE

From Cardiff to Llanelli, and Swansea to the Gower, Ruth Seavers gets into the spirit of the spring and finds the best places in South Wales for a tipple. Remember to drink responsibly. Not that you will. We have to say that. Just don’t be an idiot. NO SIGN WINE BAR Swansea’s oldest pub, where […]

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HELEN DENNIS: EPHEMERAL COAST | ART PREVIEW

HELEN DENNIS: EPHEMERAL COAST | ART PREVIEW

Elysium Gallery, Swansea Fri 7 Apr – Sat 6 May 6 After her successful exhibition at Swansea’s Mission Gallery at the end of 2016, Helen Dennis returns to the city, this time to the Elysium Gallery. The earlier exhibition was informed by the artist’s love of Swansea bay, its swaying tides and rolling beaches, and […]

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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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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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SMOKEY BUBBLIN B | CLUBS PREVIEW

SMOKEY BUBBLIN B | CLUBS PREVIEW

Rhigol @ The Scene, Swansea    Fri 10 Mar The second Welsh-monikered promoter this issue, and no Clwb Ifor Bach in sight! Rhigol (groove) is a regular party for Swansea’s lovers of house, garage, disco and the deeper sides of dance music. Previous guests include some of South Wales’ hardest working house heads, including veteran DJs, […]

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HARK | LIVE MUSIC PREVIEW

HARK | LIVE MUSIC PREVIEW

The Scene Club, Swansea Sat 4 Mar If Swansea doesn’t have exclusive, empirical claim to be Hark’s home city, there’s still none more apt to host the launch gig for the quartet’s second album, Machinations. The band’s singer and guitarist Jimbob Isaac grew up there, formed his first band of note – Taint, a mighty […]

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THE END IS BY YUR | ART PREVIEW

THE END IS BY YUR | ART PREVIEW

Elysium Gallery, Swansea Sat 4 – Sat 25 Mar The End is By Yur is a month-long exhibition that explores the notion of the afterlife. The group accepts many submissions, that are open to everyone anyone. The event dives deep into the ideas of heaven and hell, while being shamelessly playful in their blasphemy. This collection […]

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DAVID HOCKNEY: ORIGINAL PRINTS | ART PREVIEW

DAVID HOCKNEY: ORIGINAL PRINTS | ART PREVIEW

Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea Fri 24 Feb – Sat 1 Apr Without question, David Hockney has been one of the most prolific and experimental artists of the 20th century. Over the course of his career, his work as a painter, set designer, draughtsman and photographer has been well documented, but somehow his work as a […]

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WASTE NOT! WANT NOT! | ART PREVIEW

WASTE NOT! WANT NOT! | ART PREVIEW

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Until Mar 5 Recycling is without a doubt an important tool in the fight against humanity’s destruction of the Earth. Waste is not only a reckless use of our planet’s dwindling resources, but it also has a devastating impact on our wildlife, environment, and daily lives. Although some still refuse to […]

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