Half Man Half Biscuit moshpits are something else. I mean, they don’t feature ‘moshing’ in any sense that implies either danger or acrobatics, but neither could it reasonably be called ‘dancing’ either. It’s a load of men – none of them look under 35 – gently knocking into each other to a soundtrack of loosely punky or rockabilly-ish guitar music
The sun shone for much of Green Man 2011, which was a welcome change to last year’s deluge. The signature sound was alt-folk with an American accent, and the predominant mood was laidback. Stephen Nottingham reviews this year's Green Man Festival
Despite its many indentikit festival qualities, the Big Chill remains as one of the best UK music festivals due to its smorgasbord of performing talent that has the capacity to please an ever greater variety of discerning music lovers.
SWICA reviewed at the Wales Millennium Centre
High-pitched, high-speed and constantly teasing comedy.
Its not often that a visit to the plush, welcoming interiors of the Welsh Millennium Centre leaves you feeling like you’ve been mercilessly dragged through a world of murderous gypsy clowns and mysterious magicians...
The world-renowned New Zealand Royal Ballet brings ballet slap-bang into the 20th century with their latest performance From Here To There.
[On]Stage was a one night creative showdown presenting two very different pieces by up-and-coming playwrights Natalie Stone and Anna Poole. Two plays, one premise: how our lives are affected by people who are outside them – off stage – albeit alive or dead.
Joanna Davies provides a personal refelction on the Welsh offering at this year's Venice Biennale
After 17 years, this production still pulses with life... And it is great to hear the much-travelled Nessun dorma again in its proper operatic context (where the words make sense!). Sung with great authority by Gwyn Hughes Jones, it’s worth the price of admission alone.