Remember glamorous Lancashire clairvoyant Clinton Baptiste on Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights? What were all that about? About to visit Cardiff as part of an extensive UK tour, that’s what, with the character having taken on a life of its own – recently in the podcast ‘medium’ and now once again in the live setting. Carl Marsh hopped on the psychic hotline.
Rhondda gallery the Workers has assembled a challenging bill of photographic exhibitions for October, including Dale Evans' look at gay subcultures, Lorna Cabble's homage to burlesque and Mohamed Hassan's show Self Wort
Including pioneers of Detroit techno, 2-tone and progressive rock - those'd be Kevin Saunderson, The Specials and Yes - plus newcomers to the trip-hop and gothic metal subgenres, namely Tirzah and Unto Others.
Close friends get to call this folk-rocking troubadour Sam Newton Battenberg Faulkner, and while Buzz’s Carl Marsh can’t quite claim that status, he had a perfectly pleasant chat with the man you and I call Newton Faulkner ahead of his three Welsh dates in October.
From a post-Atwood dystopian novel, to a snazzy hardback history of wildlife photography, to the latest from TV's Richard Osman, to some brief thoughts on spaghetti, to comedian Phil Wang on racial identity... we get this week's books column.
Adam Woodyatt has been the concrete holding Albert Square together, playing the only character to feature in EastEnders since its 1985 launch, but for the mo he’s bailed on Ian Beale, instead hitting up Cardiff’s New Theatre in an adaption of Peter James’ novel Looking Good Dead. Carl Marsh lends an ear.
The Wales Millennium Centre has collaborated with Hamed Amiri and his family to bring their extraordinary story, The Boy With Two Hearts, to the stage, and it’s one which could inspire viewers and give insight into one family’s struggle for freedom and safety.
Karla Brading talks with Catherine Fisher about her new evocative, blood-fizzling release The Red Gloves And Other Stories, where two stepbrothers share one nightmare, red gloves reach for your throat, a stranger asks to swap lives with you… and who is the ghost in the rain?