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US author Joshua Ferris is this year’s winner of the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize

American author Joshua Ferris has won the £30,000 Dylan Thomas Prize just two days before his 40th birthday – the cut-off point for eligible writers. Beating off competition from six other writers, he impressed judges with his novel – To Rise Again At A Decent Hour – about an insomniac dentist in the grips of a religious quandary. The annual …

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I’m A Celebrity: Two more contestants sign up for jungle life

The latest I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here contestants have been unveiled – as it has been confirmed television presenter Melanie Sykes and TOWIE’s Gemma Collins will be heading to the jungle. Melanie Skyes and Gemma Collins are heading to the jungle   The pair will be joining Hollyoaks actress Gemma Merna, but it has been reported that …

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Doctor Who director Douglas Mackinnon announces: ‘Next job, directing Sherlock’

Douglas Mackinnon took to Twitter to announce that his next job will be directing Sherlock. Next job, directing Sherlock. — Douglas Mackinnon (@drmuig) November 5, 2014 Scottish director Mackinnon was behind the camera for three of the 12 episodes of the eighth series of Doctor. He first joined the Doctor family in 2008 directing the two-parter Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky. …

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10 places to watch the rugby in Cardiff this weekend

Wales will play Australia at the Millennium Stadium this Saturday in the first autumn international of the November series, but you can watch all the sporting action on the big screen too. Here are 10 bars in Cardiff where you can tune in to the rugby and also enjoy a few drinks and some grub. Soda Bar 4-5 Mill Lane, …

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Arkham shows Gotham is struggling to work out its audience

VIEW GALLERY Firstly let me say that this episode, Arkham, was fine. Four episodes in and it delivered exactly what I’ve come to expect of Gotham. But I’m not so sure that’s such a good thing. I have two issues with Gotham. The first is that is it seems a little unsure of where it sits. By this I mean …

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Carolyn Hitt: Dylan Thomas’ music continues to capture hearts and minds 100 years after his birth

If Wales has finally given Dylan Thomas the recognition he deserves – peaking with last week’s wonderful 100th birthday Dylathon – America did not go gentle either. In New York on the day itself it was magical to hear Michael Sheen read Fern Hill on Fifth Avenue, against the suitably literary backdrop of Bauman’s Rare Books with its wood panelling …

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First look at Game of Thrones actor Jonathan Pryce filming new series

It’s the blockbusting US fantasy drama that has become infamous for its lashings of violence, sex and gore. But now a Welshman has been drafted in to clean up Game of Thrones and bring order to its capital city of King’s Landing. Ironically though, while award-winning North Wales actor Jonathan Pryce – exclusively pictured here in costume for the first …

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Caradog Prichard title named Greatest Welsh Novel

The Greatest Welsh Novel has been announced at a prestigious awards ceremony. After a search was launched for the title in January, Welsh language classic Un Nos Ola Leuad by Caradog Prichard has been chosen by a panel of literary experts and an online public poll of more than 1,400 readers of Wales Arts Review. Mari Prichard, daughter of Caradog …

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Record year for Welsh pubs as Michelin names 22 in its pubs guide

Peckish punters are spoilt for choice when it comes to top pub grub in Wales according to a top industry guide. A record equalling 22 establishments sitting to the west of Offa’s Dyke have been included in the 2015 Michelin Eating Out in Pubs Guide, with one new entry and plenty of old favourites making the grade. Rebecca Burr, editor …

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Artes Mundi 6: Karen Mirza and Brad Butler confront power and privilege

As you walk into the gallery at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff you are confronted by a glowing neon sign set in a red-curtained room which provocatively reads “You are the Prime Minister”. Underneath it, there are six school desks and on top of each rests a single piece of paper, which turns out to be a scholarship exam for …

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