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ROYAL WELSH WINTER FAIR | FOOD FEATURE

ROYAL WELSH WINTER FAIR | FOOD FEATURE

The Royal Welsh Winter Fair arrives for its two-day annual festivities on Mon 27 and Tues 28 Nov this year. Joe Prescott takes a look ahead. The Royal Welsh Showground is the venue for this year’s fair, the annual festive primestock market nearing an impressive 30-year tenure, and a sure-fire way to get your Christmas […]

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CYNAN JONES | BOOK INTERVIEW

CYNAN JONES | BOOK INTERVIEW

Welsh writer Cynan Jones came out on top at the Short Story Prize Awards in London, winning the competition with The Edge of The Shoal, the story of a man lost at sea, and the difficulties he faces as a storm hits. Beth Cruse caught up with the author. Would you say your novel discusses […]

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CLOD ENSEMBLE: UNDER GLASS | ART PREVIEW

CLOD ENSEMBLE: UNDER GLASS | ART PREVIEW

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Wed 22 – Sun 25 Nov For over two decades, Clod Ensemble has brought to the world ‘interdisciplinary performance.’ In short, the theatre company seeks to work at the intersection of form and discipline; weaving and twisting the spheres of acting, dance, music, science, and medicine into something new. Upon the […]

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BATTLE OF THE SEXES | FILM PREVIEW

BATTLE OF THE SEXES | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (12A, 121 mins) A gender clash on the tennis court from 1973 proves remarkably timely and entertaining in 2017 with Steve Carell and Emma Stone effortlessly rallying against one another with crowd pleasing effect. Billie Jean King (Stone), tennis grand slam champion back in the seventies is challenged by […]

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DADDY’S HOME 2 | FILM PREVIEW

DADDY’S HOME 2 | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Sean Anders (12A 117mins) Daddy’s Home was a middling success a few years back, pairing Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell after their successful comedy outing The Other Guys. Whilst not exactly ground breaking, Daddy’s Home was a pleasant enough time-waster but hardly worthy of a follow-up. Here’s the sequel though with some brave and potentially […]

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THE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

THE ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

The Italian Film Festival Cardiff (IFFC) returns this year boasting twelve feature films, including seven UK premieres, curated by artistic directors Luisa Pèrcopo and Luca Paci. The festival takes place between Wed 22 Nov and Sun 26 November at Chapter Arts Centre. This year the festival will present a catalogue of films that provide “a […]

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CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS | LIVE PREVIEW

CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS | LIVE PREVIEW

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff Mon 20 Nov Californian singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet first rose to notoriety in the mid-1980s when he joined LA country rockers Green On Red for their second album, Gas Food Lodging. Having struck out on his own as a solo artist from 1990 onwards, Prophet has continued a successful career as a […]

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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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INGRID GOES WEST | FILM PREVIEW

INGRID GOES WEST | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Matt Spicer (15 98 mins) The permanently sardonic Aubrey Plaza is on excellent form in this blackly comic tale of a social media stalker that has plenty to say about our Instagram obsessions. We are introduced to Ingrid (Plaza), a sociopath who stalks people online and turns up to a ‘friend’s’ wedding day […]

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THE SURREALIST MURMURATION | ART PREVIEW

THE SURREALIST MURMURATION | ART PREVIEW

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Until Sat 25 Nov It’s necessary that ‘surrealist’ and ‘murmuration’ are depicted to understand the relevance behind this exhibition by John Richardson and John Welson. A surrealist image attempts to uncover a hidden reality, unveiling some sort of marvellous, unknown phenomenon. Surrealism is an adventure and is not restricted to visuals; it […]

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