Previous Buzz Issues

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It’s August and we have a look at all the best summer events with a look at the Brecon Jazze Festival (including interviews with Robert Galsper, Dr John, Julia Biel and GoGo Penguin) and the Velvet Coalmine Festival. WE also have a round-up of things to do on the August Bank Holiday. We have a look at all the Welsh talent heading to the Edinburgh festival and interview Brian Conley, Mark Lanegan and Lu Thoms (from Pride Cymru). Other highlights include an adventure to Flat Holm Island and ice cream that glows in the dark! As ever we have a whole host of competitions, so if you want free dvds, books, tickets or bottle of gin then take a peak.


JULY 2015

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It’s July and Buzz has a look at the barmy line-up of this year’s Blysh Festival, and take a peek at the laughs to be had at the Cardiff Comedy Festival. There’s interviews with the zoo loving Changing Rooms star Anna Ryder Richardson, the founder of the Welsh Proms, homeless photographer Andrew McNeill and ballet big name Carlos Acosta. We also travel around Wales and create Carnival costumes with SWICA.


JUNE 2015

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With the start of the summer Buzz goes all green. We have a interviews with allotmenteer Terry Walton, outdoor eating aficionado Genevieve Taylor and ethical food loving Antonio Carluccio. We also take a look at sustainable fashion and have a round up of this months green events.


MAY 2015

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It’s May which means festival season is just around the corner, so we’ve got our ultimate guide to the best festivals Wales has to offer this summer (including a special look at food festivals this month). We’ve also got some top words from comedian Milton Jones and TV Presenter/farm owner/festival thrower Kate Humble. As ever we have competitions and this month they include a free pair of tickets to Festival Number 6!

APRIL 2015

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Buzz brings some music nostalgia with the photographs of NME staff photographer Chalkie Davies, we interview indie band Belle And Sebastian, have a look at Seasick Steve’s Cardiff gig and talk to Mick Houghton about his Sandy Denny autobiography and his appearance at Laugharne Weekend. We get Caitlin Moran talking about well endowed characters, see what the comedians think of Machynlleth Comedy Festival and ask Gruff Rhys about his South Wales Secret. You can also win music and comedy tickets, and a bottle of vodka!

MARCH 2015

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It’s March and we have a look at the ballet version of Edward Scissorhands, talk to comedian Dylan Moran and speak with reggae legend Lee Scratch Perry. It’s also world book day so we talk to Before I Go To Sleep author SJ Watson, and local writers Jonathan Edwards, Richard Marggraf Turley, Wonny Lea and Rebecca F. John.


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FEB 2015

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We talk to Kingsman: The Secret Service star Taron Egerton about working with big Hollywood stars such as Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine. We also chat to comedians Omid Djalili and Josie Long. We also have our new love themed photoshoot with Mary Bijou Cabaret.


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DEC 2014 / JAN 2015 (FILM ISSUE)

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It’s Buzz’s annual double issue as we bring together the best of Dec and Jan. We’ve also got a welsh film special as we have a look at Rhys Ifans’ new film Dan Y Wenallt / Under Milk Wood, we talk to Celyn Jones about Set Fire To The Stars and take a peak at Laura Hoddock’s new film A Wonderful Christmas Time. On top of this we talk to directors and movie professionals. We also have a round-up of the best Christmas events and markets.


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This month we get hungry for information and nab foodie interviews with The Great British Bake Off‘s Paul Hollywood, Kate Humble and lots of South Wales food legends. We also list our favourite places to eat in South Wales.We’re more than just food though as we chat with the surreal Noel Fielding about hawks and Guardian journalist Rob Evans about the scandals of police spies


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We have a look at all the art festivals South Wales is hosting this month – including Cardiff Contemporary, Artes Mundi, Experimentica and the Family Arts Festival. We also have interviews with Al Murray, Ella Eyre, Caro Emerald and Tim Key.

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We eye up wales’ very own international gay and lesbian film festival: the Iris Prize. Now in it’s eighth year the line-up of screenings includes tales or replacing friend with robots, late right Viagra runs that go wrong, and call centers for the deaf. We also have an interview with the marvelous Michael Palin about bad decisions and recruiting film extras on the road,  talk to the quirky comedian Tony Law and find out about Axis Of Awesome’s Macklemore impression. You can also get your chops around our South Wales food festival guide.

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We make the most of the summer with out bank holiday round up, have some musical chats with the legend Burt Bacharach, the jazzy Gregory Porter and the former Feeder frontman Grant Nicholas. We also have lots of competitions and the best South Wales listings!

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JULY 2014

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We have a look at the weird, wonderful and raunchy line-up at this year’s Blysh Festival, go on an adventure with Rhys Darby from Flight Of The Conchords, talk to writer Jon Ronson about his experiences with the Papier Mâché headed musician Frank Sidebottom. As always we have all the South Wales listings and competitions.

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JUNE 2014

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Kings Of Leon head to Swansea, iconic photographer David Hun eyes up Aberystwyth’s international photography festival, the big and brash Brian Blessed tells us what he shouted at the Queen, adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes insists we call him ran and Welsh singer-songwriter Kizzy Crawford gives a song. On top of all this we have South Wales listings and competitions.

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MAY 2014

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It’s May and the variety of fantastic events this month has brought our festival guide around early this year, so prepare for a big round up of the best festivals inside, outside and far away from Wales. There are also some fantastic festival prizes to be won.

We have an interview with a man who is ever offering something new: Gruff Rhys. This time he has followed in his ancestor’s American-road-trip-footsteps and created a film/album/book/app/tour. We also talk to Life’s Too Short star Warwick Davis as his new venture, The Reduced Height Theatre Company, take their first show on tour.

As ever there is our listings of the best events South Wales has to offer in May, with a special look at the bank holiday weekends.

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APRIL 2014

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We Spring into step in our April issue. We have a fantastic three page interview with the deceptive Derren Brown, find out about Alan Davies’ new stand-up tour, have words with War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, find out about Maria Pask’s Manfinger and hear about Louise Osborn’s magical new show Maudie’s Room.

We also have a whole host of competitions for comedy tickets, and all the listings you could need!

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MARCH 2014

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Our March issue is full to the brim with film as we have interviews with two welsh filmmakers, creator of sci-fi thriller The Machine Caradog James and Svengali star Jonny Owen, and a look at some of the fantastic film festivals heading our way this month.

We also do some mystery solving with S4C’s new crime drama 35 Diwrnod, chit-chat with Tinie Tempah, learn about the brain with Ruby Wax, lie-in with Seann Walsh and break all the rules with Mark Thomas.

As ever we also have our listings: a comprehensive guide to what’s on in South Wales.

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FEB 2014


The first Buzz issue of 2014 brings with it a year’s worth of Dylan Thomas as we have a roundup of all the events taking place to celebrate a century since the great welsh poet’s birth.  As well as our poetic-love-fest  we have interview with Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh, Antarctic explorer Richard Parks, comedienne Jenny Eclair and BAFTA nominee Keiron Evans. On top of all that we have competitions for theatre tickets, free food, operas and DVDs galore!

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DEC 2013 / JAN 2014

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In our jolly festival issue Buzz wrangles an interview with Monty Python star Terry Jones, we have a chit-chat with comedian Julian Clary and quiz Downton Abbey’s new star Tom Cullen. We also look at what events are on for those who are fed up of hearing Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer and just want a different Christmas, festive escapes round Wales and who you should be watching in the new year.With twice as many listings as normal this is a Buzz issue not to skip.Merry Christmas!

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This month’s Buzz investigates brand new Welsh crime drama Y Gwyll / Hinterland, including our interrogation of leading man Richard Harrington. With their eminent return to Wales been having words with Stereophonics’ bassist and founding member Richard Jones, and we’ve also been speaking to Australian funny men Adam Hills and Steve Hughes. On top of interviews with comedians and musicians we’ve been talking to a man who has been both:  Ade Edmondson. Buzz Food looks at what’s new in the Cardiff foodie scene and give a five star review to a place that isn’t technically a restaurant. While in lifestyle we go jumping down waterfalls on a canyoning adventure, and are spreading the excitement further with a chance to win a canyoning trip yourself. We also have prizes of DVDs, stage tickets and a free meal if you fancy winning something calmer.

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This month’s Buzz if full of funny with a comedy roundup that includes interviews with Reginald D. Hunter, Gina Yashere and Daniel Sloss. Not just restricted to comedy we’ve also gone wild with an interview with bushcraft legend Ray Mears, and rebellious vocalist Alison Moyet. We get a good dose of music with both the Sŵn Festival and WOMEX, and our book section gets a revamp that includes new literary events section Lit. There are also some amazing prizes in our competitions pages this month. You can win an array of music and comedy tickets, or even a free hot air balloon ride.

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This month’s Buzz is a feast of festivals as we have a look at South Wales’s upcoming food festivals. We have a round up of this year’s Iris Prize as well as an interview with Welsh film-maker Jay Bedwani. Other exciting content includes words of wisdom from Jedward, a Tudor takeover and a look at what Sir David Attenborough is up to in Cardiff. There’s also a chance to win a free bottle of gin.

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AUGUST 2013Aug FC 2013

This month we’re planning on making the most of all the fantastic festivals taking place around South Wales. Between Green Man, Croissant Neuf and Brecon Jazz, there’s more than enough live entertainment to keep you and your little ones entertained throughout the summer holidays. In this month’s issue we also cover the World Bog Snorkeling Championship alongside interviews with Sweet Baboo and film-makers Brynach Day and Jamie Adams.

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JULY 2013

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Cheeky chappy Alan Davies adorns the front cover of our July issue which contains coverage of the fantastic Brecon Jazz Festival, Cardiff Comedy Festival and a heap more great stuff; including live music, stage and art previews, comprehensive listings, and a feature on glamping in Glamorgan. What are you waiting for, click on Alan’s face now!

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JUNE 2013June FC

At this time of year, we can’t help but get excited by the summer festival season, and in our 15-page guide to the best festivals around, you’ll find something for every taste – whether inside Wales or somewhere a little warmer on the continent. We also interview up-and-coming Welsh author Owen Martell and go behind the scenes of the excellent Hinterland series which is set for release on our TV screens later this year.

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MAY 2013

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The striking image on May’s front cover can be seen in Diffusion, a month-long festival of photography which is debuting in Cardiff and the surrounding area for 2013. The established likes of Hay and the Vale Of Glamorgan Festival are again present, and Gruff Rhys talks about his conceptual show with Neon Neon, Praxis Makes Perfect

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APRIL 2013

There’s plenty going on this April and we’ve crammed as much of it in this issue as possible. We have an interview with Eddie Izzard and previews of NoFit State’s Bianco, Machynlleth Comedy Festival and Troyfest. We have a chat with Ffion Jones, the first female brewer at Brains, and get our hands dirty when have a go at foraging and bushcraft.

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MARCH 2013

This month’s issue is packed with visceral delights; From Matthew Bourne’s stunning Sleeping Beauty, to the ever enlightening WOW Film Festival, we’re excited about the cinematic and theatrical treats the month ahead has in store. As part of our WOW Film Festival coverage we also have an interview with Ken Loach to enjoy alongside coverage of the best in Welsh Fashion and an enlightening article about Handball in South Wales.

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Kicking off the year as we mean to go on, this month we’ve got an exclusive interview with the Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones. We also have a natter with Craig Charles and get the lowdown on the New Theatre’s forthcoming production of Birdsong.

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DEC 2012/JAN 2013

Crickey, it’s almost Christmas! Luckily there’s plenty to get you in the festive spirit over December and January and with our comprehensive two-month listings, you won’t miss a beat .

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November already! How did that happen? Luckily for us, November brings with it not just an abundance of cold rain, but an eclectic arrange of events and activities. Soundtrack leads the way with four days of film and music, whilst the events calendar is once again packed with great live music and fantastic art exhibitions.

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It’s all about comedy in South Wales this month. Comedy Port has once again drawn together a fantastic selection of established and emerging comedians at the Riverfront Theatre, and if you can’t make it to Newport, there’s plenty to see elsewhere with the likes of Greg Davies, Mark Watson and Kevin Bridges showing off their comedy talent.

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Food glorious food! It’s food festivals galore this month and we can’t wait to get stuck in to all that South Wales has to offer.

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Stuff the Olympics, it’s the World Alternative Games we’re concerned about here in Wales…

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JULY 2012

The summer sun may not have caught up with us, but that hasn’t stopped us looking forward to another month of fantastic events across South Wales. Delve in to this month’s issue to discover what’s going on…

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JUNE 2012

Get out into the great outdoors this summer and soak up the festival atmosphere with our guide to the best festivals. We’ve also got a guide to the best luxury camping in Wales for a cosy night under canvas, and a highlights package for the best adventure activities in South Wales. We also interview the wonderfully talented Jodie Marie as her career goes from strength to strength.

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MAY 2012

It’s a veritable feast of arts, culture and entertainment this month, and here’s hoping the weather’s ikind for the Hay Festival, Enjoy 2012 and How The Light Gets In. We’ve also got a guide to surfing in South Wales and a range of luxury getaways to explore. We also interview the beautiful Alexandra Burke ahead of her appearance at Enjoy in Llanelli.

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APRIL 2012

Comedy fans are in for a treat this month with our cover star Rhod Gilbert performing at the Wales Millennium Centre and the fantastic Machnylleth Comedy Festival once again kicking off for another joyous weekend of comic entertainment. Also, check out our comprehensive listings for all the forthcoming South Wales-based events in the month ahead.

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MARCH 2012

We’ve certainly got rugby fever in the Buzz office, and this month we’ve got an interview with rugby legend Shane Williams, plus a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Scrum V. We’ve got plenty more features besides with all the usual previews, reviews and comprehensive listings for the month ahead. Get stuck in.

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Buzz is back and bounding into 2012 with another mag jam-packed with interviews, features and previews. As well as all the best of stage, clubs, art and live music taking place around South Wales this month, we’ve also managed to collar comedian Chris Addison for a chat and we also spoke to Cerys Matthews ahead of her one-off performance in Cardiff this February.

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DEC/JAN 2011/12

Our winter double edition arrives packed full with festive-tidings  and Christmas cheer. We’ve rounded-up the best pantos of the season, reviewed the fantastic cultural year that was 2011, and looking ahead to 2012, it would seem that there’s just as much to get excited about in the next 12 months. Merry Christmas one and all.

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The Soundtrack International Festival of Music and Film returns this month with a fantastic blend of music, documentary, film, and Q&A sessions. Also this month we’re in conversation with Bill Bailey and we profile the stunning Cirque Eloize.

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We’re 20 years old! Wow, how did that happen? As well as a look back at our past 20 years, we’ve got a Swn preview, ice hockey feature, an interview with Katherine Jenkins and much much more besides.

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September 2011

September is going to be great! Check out this month’s issue of Buzz for all the best bits.

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It’s festival season in Wales this August and we at Buzz couldn’t be more excited about it. Brecon Jazz is set to deliver another sterling lineup, while Green Man, Merthyr Rock and the Watusi Festival will also be pleasing the ears of music lovers from across Wales and the UK. For the thirst amongst us, the International Cider And Perry Festival may well tickle your fancy, too. Plenty to get stuck into this month then!

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JULY 2011

The Wanted adorn this month’s cover, but don’t be put off, there’s plenty of exciting content to get your teeth into. We preview this month’s Cardiff Comedy Festival, Ponty’s Big weekend and Wales Millennium Centre’s annual Blysh Festival. We also chat to Richard Herring and try our hand at Bike Polo.

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JUNE 2011

This month Buzz checks out some of the best festivals from around the UK and Europe. We also interview Dom Joly about his latest exploits and take to the atheltics track for a high jump masterclass ahead of June’s Welsh Athletics Championship.

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MAY 2011

It’s May, the sun is out (hopefully for good), the royal wedding is over and the literarty are out in force at this year’s Hay Festival. We pick out the best of this year’s Hay Highlights, chat to Lang Lang, challenge ourselves to an afternoon of coasteering  and get to grips with Leia Lingerie.

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APRIL 2011

This month see’s Michael Sheen’s triumphant return to Port Talbot as The Passion reaches it’s highly anticipated climax. Also in the mag this month you can enjoy an interview with poet and author, Owen Sheers, a trip to the golden Gower in our travel section, a celebration of Chapter Arts Centre’s 40 years in the business and much more besides. Pick up a copy today or check out our digital edition.

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MARCH 2011

March sees the launch of a whole host of cinematic treats with strong Welsh connections. Patagonia, Submarine and Ironclad are all hitting the big screen this month and with the WOW film festival also taking place this month there’s plenty of opportunity to escape from all the drizzly wet weather. We also preview the NDCW Spring Tour, chat to Wales Manager Gary Speed and try our hand at track cycling.

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Buzz is back in 2011 with a cracking issue filled to the brim with top quality features. We preview Spamalot, chat with Ely’s very own Shaky Stevens and shoot the breeze with Phill Jupitus as well as much more.

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In a bumper Christmas edition we’ve got a fantastic winter fashion shoot, a review of 2010, a look ahead to the arts in 2011 and a great sports section sees buzz try out bouldering and white water rafting.

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It’s a comedy special this month. We’ve got a preview of the hit musical Mamma Mia, an entertaining interview with the effervesent Josie Long and a sack full of competitions.

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SWN Festival preview, a guide to the Iris Prize, an interview with Mark Gatiss and your chance to win GB Rally Wales tickets

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It’s all about The Ryder Cup this month, and we also have an interview with Micky Flanagan and a chance to win tickets to Swn.

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Susie Wild gets shown the ropes over at NoFit State Circus, plus we preview Brecon Jazz Festival, Green Man and lots more.

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JULY 2010

The Welsh Proms make the cover. Meanwhile, Blysh brings a circus of strange delights to the Wales Millennium Centre, and we chat with Jo Caulfield ahead of her Cardiff Comedy Festival appearance.

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JUNE 2010

Featuring a big guide to this summer’s festival, a cheeky tete-a-tete with rascally soul pensioner Al Green and the only comprehensive listings guide for South Wales this June.

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MAY 2010

May is our annual film issue, featuring previews of all this summer’s blockbusters. Plus interviews with rising star Iwan Rheon, Beth Jeans Houghton and Rachel Trezise.

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APRIL 2010

April’s issue is a huge comedy special, featuring interviews with Paul Merton, Reginald D Hunter, Katy Brand and more.

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MARCH 2010

Michael Ball loves dressing up in women’s clothing, in case you were wondering. Plus Katherine Jenkins, Justin Kerrigan and National Theatre Wales.

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Lostprophets take us through their new album and Ryan Jones faces up to the Six Nations, plus interviews with Marina And The Diamonds and Massive Attack, a smouldering burlesque shoot and your monthly listings guide to South Wales.


James Cameron’s epic Avatar is launching Cardiff’s brand new IMAX this winter, while John Barrowman gets to the point as Robin Hood. Plus we round-up the best of 2009 and look ahead to 2010 in our review of the year.

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Bill Bailey’s harping on about orchestras in this month’s issue, while Gruff from the Furries talks about his Spaghetti Western Seperado!. Feeling particularly chatty this month, we also thought we’d have a natter with Rhod Gilbert and Gary Numan.

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David Gest introduces us to his new stage show, which features sex-crazed nuns, Irish midgets and Michael Jackson (although not all at the same time). Plus: Swn festival, Bonnie Tyler and the acclaimed ballet Dorian Gray.

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Is that Elvis on the cover of Buzz? Well, not quite, it’s someone that looks a lot like him. Find more of them inside plus Michael McIntyre, Tim Minchin and a little bit of Vegas


August’s Buzz comes complete with U2, Green Man Festival and an education special feature.


Looking forward to summer? Well here’s the summeriest issue of anything you’ll ever see. Plus we give you 50 things to occupy yourself with.


Sugababes, festival guide and credit crunch fashion.  You know you want to, so click on the cover and peruse away!

MAY 09

They’re blue, they’re men – it’s the Blue Man Group

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Is that a huge joint on the cover of Buzz? Yes it is

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Oh Dylan, why must you always be so unhappy?

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