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Paul Heaton’s ‘The 8th’ – Barbican, London, 6th July 2012

August 8, 2012

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Here’s a review originally published on Louder Than War. “What did you make of that then?” asks Paul Heaton. It’s the first night of the tour for his soul opera ‘The 8th’, following a brief run at the Manchester International Festival last summer. The show is many things. The seven deadly sins expressed through song, […]

This is what they’re like – Dexys, Parc & Dare Theatre, 04/05/2012

May 7, 2012

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Kevin Rowland knows how to test the devotion of his fans. Situated in the heart of the Rhondda Valley, Treorchy’s Parc & Dare Theatre isn’t the most like;y venue with which to kick off a UK tour. Regardless of where you’re travelling from, it’ll take you a long time to get there. There’s already a […]

Simon Munnery review – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

March 1, 2012

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A review originally published on Plastik   “Every show needs a structure” says Simon Munnery. He’s pointing at the flimsy, six foot high cardboard arch standing beside him. The audience laughs. Already well into the eighty-odd minutes of the act, it’s the only thing approaching a discernible structure we’ve seen so far. By his own […]

“I don’t want to expand my audience… I want to refine it” – an interview with Kristin Hersh

November 22, 2011

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This post originally appeared on the ITV Wales blog   It’s hard to think of another band quite like Throwing Muses. Fronted by guitarist/singer Kristin Hersh, the Boston quartet released a series of brilliantly mercurial albums from 1986 onwards. The lineup went through a few changes, most notably with guitarist Tanya Donelly leaving in 1991. Today, the […]

Rugby! Pictures! Video! Excitable tweets!

October 16, 2011

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I’ve been using Storify to document the run up to the Wales/France semi final at ITV Wales… View “Huge anticipation for Wales vs France ” on Storify

Whitchurch residents call for Cardiff Council to rethink plan to build houses on ‘community’ site

July 7, 2011

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Around forty people lobbied Cardiff Council’s Planning Committee this week, at the site of proposed residential development in Whitchurch. The council wants to build houses on the site of the former Heol Don Resource Centre. Six options have been presented, each containing upto 18 residential units – homes of varying size. Residents say that with […]

‘Stiffs’ – Call centres, Cardiff, and talking monkeys

June 2, 2011

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Here’s a little radio feature I put together. Talking to the creators of ‘Stiffs’, a comic set in South Wales. It also includes appearances from the undead.