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LE PUBLIC SPACE | FOOD REVIEW

LE PUBLIC SPACE | FOOD REVIEW

14 High St, Newport. 01633 221477 / www.lepublicspace.co.uk Food *** Atmosphere ***** For the hungry gig-goers of Newport, one essential ingredient has been missing when visiting the city’s best music venue of the past few years: food! The welcome addition of a food menu to Le Public Space, settling well into its new home, means […]

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CRICKHOWELL WALKING FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

CRICKHOWELL WALKING FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

It’s time to get your boots on – Crickhowell’s Walking Festival is back for its annual tour around Crickhowell and the Black Mountains. Spanning over 9 days, an impressive 95 walks are available to fitness freaks and casual strollers alike, with distances ranging from two miles to 20. In order to help you choose, you […]

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JAMES RICHARDS – MUSIC FOR THE GIFT | ART PREVIEW

JAMES RICHARDS – MUSIC FOR THE GIFT | ART PREVIEW

Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff Weds 24 Feb – Sat 26 May Music for the Gift is James Richards’ contribution to Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice, commissioned by the Venice Biennale in 2017, which is now making its UK debut in Chapter Arts Centre. Most artists claim art has to be experienced to be truly appreciated, and […]

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VERB T & PITCH 92 | CLUBS PREVIEW

VERB T & PITCH 92 | CLUBS PREVIEW

The Queens Hall, Narberth Fri 23 Feb This New Year’s Day, as the Buzz Clubs page sprawled corpulently on its new DFS sofa, it reached for another leftover vol-au-vent from the previous night’s festivities and contemplated a few resolutions for 2018. One of them was to start throwing a light on some of the events […]

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DARK RIVER | FILM PREVIEW

DARK RIVER | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Clio Barnard (15, 98 mins) The latest film from writer/director Clio Barnard who brought us the excellent The Selfish Giant is another foray into well-observed British misery. Ruth Wilson stars as Alice, returning home to the farm she grew up on with her brother Joe, played by Adam Stanley. Abused by her father (Sean […]

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SWEET DAYS OF DISCIPLINE | BOOK REVIEW

SWEET DAYS OF DISCIPLINE | BOOK REVIEW

Fleur Jaeggy, Trans: Tim Parks (And Other Stories) Sometimes less really is more, and Fleur Jaeggy’s novel, Sweet Days of Discipline exemplifies this. Though it’s a considerably short piece by usual standards (weighing in at just 101 pages), the story is narrated extremely well within this space. The precision with which Jaeggy writes allows the story to be this […]

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GRAV: GARETH JOHN BALE | INTERVIEW

GRAV: GARETH JOHN BALE | INTERVIEW

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Thurs 22 Feb – Fri 23 Feb Torch Theatre Company’s one-man show exploring the life of Welsh rugby icon Ray Gravell returns to Sherman Theatre before it heads to New York and Off-Broadway in March. “It’s one of those things you don’t quite believe until it actually happens,” says actor Gareth John Bale, […]

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GLENN MAINWARING: WHO DARES WINS | INTERVIEW

GLENN MAINWARING: WHO DARES WINS | INTERVIEW

The new series of Channel 4’s hit reality show SAS: Who Dares Wins is available now on TV and All4 – Buzz caught up with Glenn Mainwaring, one of its stars, a Rhonda boy who endured a difficult time coming out in the Valleys but has since gone on to great success. What inspired you to […]

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SAXON | MUSIC INTERVIEW

SAXON | MUSIC INTERVIEW

British heavy metal legends Saxon are soon to embark on their latest UK tour, with 2018 looking to be a busy year for the heavy metal veterans. With a new album Thunderbolt also due out this month, frontman Biff Byford had just enough time for a brief chat. The first order of the day is to […]

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JAMES ‘FLEX’ LEWIS | INTERVIEW

JAMES ‘FLEX’ LEWIS | INTERVIEW

Fedor Tot speaks to Llanelli-born bodybuilder James ‘Flex’ Lewis, who recently equalled Arnold Schwarzenegger’s record of six Mr. Olympia titles, about his success and future plans. What does sort of mentality does it take to be a bodybuilder? This is a psychologist’s dream. I have a lot of friends from various types of sports, from […]

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