Where to wine and dine this Beaujolais Day

Winter is upon us which means it’s that time of year again! Beaujolais Nouveau Day is traditionally celebrated on the third Thursday of November when the new wine from the region’s first harvest is uncorked. The red wine is fresh and fruity with berry tones, served slightly chilled to bring out the flavours. Bars and […]

Review: 42nd Street

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The glitz and glamour of Broadway comes to Cardiff with a brand-new production of 42nd Street “Come and meet those dancing feet…” is a tantalising invitation to the stage show that encompasses the finest tap dancing and more broadly, the spirit of Broadway itself. 42nd Street is a classic showbiz musical that gives a […]

In It Together Festival – Margam Park: Day 1

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]What a wonderful weekend for a festival in sunny South Wales and Margam Park is hosting this offering from In It Together. After party boppers Vengaboys opened proceedings on the Parc Stage, next up was Toploader; the long-time performers drew a small crowd of engagement. The white locks of Joseph Washbourn come alongside a familiar […]

Review: Sherlock Holmes The Valley of Fear

The famous detective takes centre stage at Cardiff’s New Theatre Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s literary work has been adapted for the stage by Nick Lane. He brings together a small cast of five, courtesy of Blackeyed Theatre, for a murder mystery featuring the dynamic duo of Holmes and Watson. Opening with eerie music and the […]

Colourful artwork pops up in Penarth thanks to the creativity of primary school pupils!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Four telecom units are undergoing a unique makeover as part of a local police scheme There is no doubt that graffiti is a talented yet contentious artform – this is exactly why South Wales police have initiated such a project. In a bid to discourage children from vandalising public spaces, this scheme has wholeheartedly […]

Review: Titanic the Musical

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Grammy award winning musical docks at Cardiff’s New Theatre on its 10th anniversary tour Based on the most notorious ship in history, Titanic the Musical follows the journey of the ill-fated maiden voyage (spoiler alert: it sinks) and the stories of the passengers aboard. Premiering on Broadway in 1997, composer Maury Yeston spoke of […]

Review: The Bodyguard

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Cardiff gets a dose of Whitney Houston on the third UK tour of the award-winning musical The Bodyguard already has numerous accolades and an esteemed following but to the first-time viewer, it is surprising just how brilliantly triumphant this musical is. The announcement in the auditorium at the start: “please refrain from singing along” […]

Review: Jersey Boys

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The multi award-winning musical featuring the untold story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons comes to Cardiff Jersey Boys has been a huge success since its inception in 2005; needless to say, its stint in Cardiff as part of a UK wide tour was eagerly anticipated. The music of The Four Seasons is […]

Review: Dada Masilo’s The Sacrifice

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Wales Millennium Centre hosts ‘exhilarating’ ballet adaptation Dance Consortium presents Dada Masilo’s latest work inspired by Pina Bausch’s The Rite of Spring. The South African native has honed in on the culture of Botswana in this re-telling of the somewhat controversial Stravinsky ballet. Renowned for combining different dance forms, Masilo has brought a unique […]

Review – Rambert Dance in Peaky Blinders: The Redemption of Thomas Shelby

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre hosts Rambert’s Peaky Blinders spectacular during its UK tour, on the back of its London premier and sold-out Birmingham shows. Fans of the hit TV show will delight in seeing it brought to life by none other than Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight. This is no ordinary show however; it […]