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Lleucu Siencyn: Why writing can free prisoners’ minds

Writing has always been associated with freedom. The development and mass production of the printing press in the 16th century helped form popular movements for democracy and radicalism. The ability to share ideas widely, quickly, often anonymously and without censorship – through pamphlets and mass publications – was at the heart of these movements. It’s possible to draw parallels with …

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Soap spoilers! Plots and pictures from next week’s soaps

EastEnders Ronnie is behaving even more erratically than usual as she plays Cupid for Roxy and Aleks, only to then fear she’s losing control of her sister. Lola is also feeling confused when her supposedly romantic trip to The Shard with Peter ends in a row and a charged moment between her and Jay. The two mixed-up Mitchell blondes then …

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Svengali star Jonny Owen lands E4 drama from This Is England writer

Svengali creator Jonny Owen will star in a new eight-part edgy youth drama, Glue for E4. The Merthryr-born actor, who said it was a “great part”, will appear opposite Rizzle Kicks’ Jordan Stephens, Submarine’s Yasmin Paige and Line of Duty’s Charlotte Spencer. Also signed up are Shallow Grave’s Kerry Fox and former EastEnders actress Kierston Waring. Glue looks at the …

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Review: Schubert’s ‘Unfinished Symphony’

Schubert famously enjoyed a glass of wine or two as a way of helping him compose his masterworks, while Sibelius ranks among one of the greatest drinkers of all time among composers. Perhaps Schubert was too busy drinking with friends to find the time to complete his Symphony No 8 (the “Unfinished”). Sibelius admitted to drinking copious amounts of whisky …

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Griff Rhys Jones is coming to Cardiff to sign his new book

Griff Rhys Jones will be in the Wellfield Bookshop, Roath, Cardiff, on Saturday, April 5, at 11am to talk about his journey and to sign copies of his new book Insufficiently Welsh. Griff has been searching for that Welsh part of himself that he has felt ever since being forced to sing in the choir in church and pack down …

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Mother’s Day: Looking for last minute presents for Mothering Sunday? We’ve got it sussed

We’ve been reminding you about Mother’s Day for weeks now. We even wrote a handy guide reminding you what day Mothering Sunday falls on this year. And we brought you a load of gift ideas. But here we are. Empty handed on Mother’s Day. Fear not! Here’s our handy guide on last minute shopping for Mother’s Day. She’ll never know …

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Review: Manic Street Preachers at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff

Eleven year-old me would be proud of the way I’ve stuck with this band. Heck, I’m proud of it. When James, Nicky, Sean and Richie told me “You Love Us” on Top of the Pops in early 1992, I must have subconsciously chosen to obey them from that point onwards, without question. Now, 22 years later I’m happily singing along …

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TV: Four to cwtch up for tonight

Alan Carr: Chatty Man Channel 4, 10pm The crown of TV’s current King of Chat Alan Carr is back with a new series. With Graham Norton on a break until next week, Carr is the undisputed king of the sofa for at least one week. And the emphasis is definitely on having a good time. Carr says: “My problem with …

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Porthcawl Jazz on the Sands 2014

Having been running for 12 years now, this year’s Porthcawl ‘ Jazz on the Sands ‘ will see some thousands of jazz enthusiasts travel down to listen to around 180 artists over 24 events in nine different venues. First set up in 2002, the festival originally focused on the best jazz talent from across South Wales and West England. These days, the …

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