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MARCOS MORAU: P.A.R.A.D.E. | INTERVIEW

MARCOS MORAU: P.A.R.A.D.E. | INTERVIEW

Luke Owain Boult speaks to the Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau about his role in the upcoming P.A.R.A.D.E. dance double bill as part of the R17 celebrations. What can we expect from Tundra? Tundra is a powerful work about the power of communication, cooperation and listening between dancers. This may just be a superficial interpretation, although […]

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KÖLSCH | CLUBS PREVIEW

KÖLSCH | CLUBS PREVIEW

Shangri-La @ The Vaults, Cardiff Bay Fri 29 Sept The Vaults is the most headily intense venue for a night out in the Welsh capital, but by god, is it a sweatbox when it gets going. After being brought into use by the Backroom team back in 2009, numerous promoters have made its walls shake. […]

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STUDENT GUIDE: SHOPPING AND FASHION | FEATURE

STUDENT GUIDE: SHOPPING AND FASHION | FEATURE

SHOPPING AND FASHION Selected by HANNAH SILVEY and HELEN PAYNE ST DAVID’S Now in most cities you have a large shopping centre and we don’t want to toot our own horns, but we think Cardiff is one of the best. It’s huge for one and the shops are different sizes, meaning there are the usual […]

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RECIPE: SPICED RICE | FOOD FEATURE

RECIPE: SPICED RICE | FOOD FEATURE

Sweet, spicy and sumptuous, this spiced rice is a perfect side dish to barbequed meat if you’re looking for an alternative to the usual potato salad. And, if like me, you hate waste, this recipe can be adjusted to transform leftover rice into a filling and healthy lunch to take to work the next day. […]

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SONGHOY BLUES | LIVE PREVIEW

SONGHOY BLUES | LIVE PREVIEW

Tramshed, Cardiff Sat 23 Sept Forced from his native Timbuktu by a jihadist group who banned the most important elements of rock’n’roll, namely cigarettes, alcohol and music, guitarist Garba Touré relocated to Mali’s capital Bamako in 2012 and along with fellow (but unrelated) Tourés Allou and Ouma formed Songhoy Blues, purveyors of the finest desert […]

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NORTH SEA RADIO ORCHESTRA | LIVE PREVIEW

NORTH SEA RADIO ORCHESTRA | LIVE PREVIEW

Acapela, Pentyrch, Cardiff Sat 23 Sept While London’s North Sea Radio Orchestra are at root a classical music ensemble, there are many other styles within their orbit: pop, folk and avant-garde rock most prominently. Reading this, someone unfamiliar with the group might expect the results to be a watering down of the orchestral element, along […]

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THE GOLDEN DRAGON | STAGE PREVIEW

THE GOLDEN DRAGON | STAGE PREVIEW

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Fri 22 Sept Music Theatre Wales’ latest production is two tales in one. You know the one about the Ant and the Grasshopper? Aesop’s story of a lazy grasshopper who doesn’t save food for winter, and is then turned away by the sensible, industrious ant, is contorted to form a messed-up version […]

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STUDENT GUIDE: DAYS OUT | FEATURE

STUDENT GUIDE: DAYS OUT | FEATURE

DAYS OUT Selected by DAFYDD HAINE CARDIFF BAY Before the millennium, much of what is now Cardiff Bay was derelict or unused land, remnants of the industrial hub of Tiger Bay. Since then, the area has been extensively re-developed for public use, with spacious plazas stretching out along the barrage to Penarth headland, and plenty […]

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THE BRASS BEETLE | FOOD REVIEW

THE BRASS BEETLE | FOOD REVIEW

11 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff. 029 2062 3956 / www.facebook.com/thebrassbeetle Food: **** Atmosphere: **** Ah, the joys of serendipity. Had it not been for a recent visit to craft beer and vinyl shop Pop ‘N’ Hops (for another Buzz feature), I would never have stumbled upon its stylish new near-neighbour. Like Ffwrnes and Dusty Knuckle, the Brass […]

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BORG/MCENROE | FILM PREVIEW

BORG/MCENROE | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Janus Metz (15, 100 mins) The epic battle between tennis giants Bjorn Borg and John ‘you cannot be serious’ McEnroe is given cinematic centre court in Janus Metz’s snapshot of the two players. Borg, played by Sverrir Gudnason, is placid, controlled, and dubbed a machine by his arch-rival the volatile McEnroe, played with […]

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