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Ad and Wal Hain: A love story of duty, values and sacrifice

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Love, affection, and the ties that bind are characteristically strong beyond all imagination. But there are some love stories where the testing times and constant strain pushes love’s very boundaries to the limit. Bringing up a young family and keeping a household together can make or break a marriage, but for Adelaine and Walter Hain, the usual concerns of daily …

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Review: Cate Le Bon, The Gate Arts Centre, Cardiff

This sold-out gig in the intimate and rather plush surroundings of The Gate Arts Centre, a  former church in Roath, was Cate Le Bon’s first on home-soil since the Carmarthenshire- born songstress decamped to sunnier climes to record her third album in Los Angeles last year. With the record garnering rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic there was …

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Strictly Come Dancing star Anton du Beke brings new show to Cardiff

It’s just a few weeks since the glitzy grand final of Strictly Come Dancing, but there’s been no time for charismatic performer Anton du Beke to put his feet up. For he’s on a UK tour which has taken him from Southampton to Liverpool and now he’s heading to Cardiff with the show called Ballroom to Broadway. “There was a …

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Review: Fiddler On The Roof at the New Theatre, Cardiff

Tradition… One little word that provides the basis for this popular stage musical, which has become something of a tradition itself since premiering in 1964. And while it may be Israeli actor Chaim Topol who is renowned for playing leading man Tevye in both film and stage versions, Starsky And Hutch actor Paul Michael Glaser certainly gives him a run …

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Welsh movie Benny and Jolene wows top London film festival

The world premiere of a Welsh filmed and directed comedy drama had film festival fans in awe. Benny and Jolene, directed by Porthcawl’s Jamie Adams was chosen as the headline movie of the Loco Comedy Film Festival at the BFI on London’s South Bank. It stars Submarine actor Craig Roberts from Maes-y-Cwmmer, Charlotte Ritchie from top comedy show Fresh Meat …

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Singing star Laura Mvula to perform at Brecon Jazz 2014

Singing star Laura Mvula will help celebrate the 30th birthday of Brecon Jazz this summer. The Mercury Prize nominee will be making her debut at the international festival as it marks its milestone during a three-day extravaganza from August 8 to 10. While the full programme is due to be announced on February 26 – two days before tickets for …

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New film warning of the dangers of meow meow will be shown in South Wales

Torchwood star Gareth David-Lloyd appears in a new film warning of the dangers of drugs like mephedrone. The Good Drug Dealer, also starring actor Darren Evans, is a 60-minute film focusing on the impact of drugs like meow meow across Wales. It is directed by Peter Watkins-Hughes who was also behind the 2009 YouTube hit ‘Cow’ which highlighted the dangers …

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Oscars 2014: The nominations for the 86th Academy Awards

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave leads the UK charge for Oscar glory after picking up a handful of nominations including best actor, best director and best picture. The film, which has already garnered 10 Bafta nominations, was crowned best movie drama at the Golden Globes earlier this week. Its stars, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender, were nominated for best …

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Bag a bargain from the art gallery holding a January sale

January is traditionally a great time to pick up a bargain, but amid the clamour and excitement of the sales, one thing that very rarely gets discounted is art. A gallery in Cardiff is bucking the trend this year by offering its first ever sale. Running from January 2 to 31, the stock room sale at Fountain Fine Art will …

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Review: Corina Pavlova and The Lion’s Roar at Sherman Cymru

Keeping little ones entertained is no easy feat, particularly in the run up to Christmas when excitement levels reach an all-time high. But Sherman Cymru’s beautifully-crafted seasonal offering for the youngest of theatre goers manages to capture their imaginations for an hour or so at least. And while they’re being thoroughly entertained, they’re also subconsciously learning about accepting a new …

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