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Dracula Untold star Luke Evans gets his teeth into another big role

Welsh actor Luke Evans has joined an all-star cast of a new film adaptation of JG Ballard’s High Rise, which will be directed by Doctor Who’s Ben Wheatley. High-Rise centres on a new residential tower built on the cusp of Thatcher’s England, at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to …

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LOOK: 10 fun places to stay near the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

If you’re planning a visit to this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, need to stay somewhere and are looking for something a little different, then we may have just the thing for you. Fancy a night in a castle, a police station, Mongolian yurt or a boutique hotel? Or maybe you’d rather step back in time with a (fully modernised) …

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Are a new breed of stars emulating the awe-striking presence of Dolly Parton and her divas?

They don’t come any bigger than Dolly Parton. And I’m not just making a rather obvious reference to her other sizeable talents. When the country singer who has transcended herself in so many ways arrives in Cardiff she’ll bring with her an enigmatic presence that has loomed large for decades, a true star whose legacy is enshrined in the legend …

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Story of forgotten 19th century poet cut off in prime by breast cancer told in powerful new photo exhibition

Described as a ‘lost heroine of the Victorian age’ Margaret Sandbach was a 19th century poet who survived breast cancer and a mastectomy in an age before anaesthetic. This weekend a new photographic exhibition by Manuel Vason celebrates her life. Darren Devine reports. Nature, mythology and death were the preoccupations that dominated her work. And in a life that saw …

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‘I only called for tickets but ended up starring in War Horse’

One of the stars of the hit production War Horse has revealed he only landed his role when he tried to get tickets for his parents during the show’s run in Wales. Matt Addis was hoping to take his mum and dad – Lesley and John – to see the play during its Cardiff stint. Because tickets were hard to …

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Cardiff chef’s idea – try cooking chicken in a dishwasher?

dishwasher chicken

An award winning chef has developed his own answer to fears of washing raw chicken – he’s serving up breasts fully cooked in a dishwasher. Dishwasher chicken is heading for the summer menu at Moksh, the popular Cardiff Bay restaurant which specialises in Indian cuisine with a technological twist. Stephen Gomes is already known locally as Heston Blumen-”dhal” – for …

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‘I was a bit of a novelty’

Cooking with parents and grandparents was an entertaining pastime for many of us in our childhood. Often we’d wind up icing buns or making treats with melted chocolate, getting more of it on our clothes than in the pastel-coloured bun cases. But for Luke Thomas, starting cooking aged three wasn’t just a chance to lick the bowl. It was an …

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The big Frozen quiz: How much do you really know about the Disney smash hit?

Frozen is the Disney movie that’s been seen around the world – and sparked a million family singalongs. But do you know your Anna and Elsa from your Sven and Olaf? We’ve put this tough quiz together to see exactly how much of the movie has wormed its way into your subconsciousness as you watched it for the umpteenth time …

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Review: War Horse at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

War Horse tells the story of Albert Narracott, whose beloved horse Joey is sold to the cavalry at the outbreak of World War I. Although, at 16, Albert (played by Lee Armstrong) is too young to enlist, he lies about his age and joins the army, determined to find his horse and bring him home. The intricate puppets (by Handspring …

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Missing Game of Thrones already? 10 to watch while waiting for series five

If you’ve been so devoted to Game of Thrones that you haven’t so much as looked at another TV series, then it’s time to fill the void while you wait for series five. Need we tell you that it’s not due to air until at least late March 2015? Anyway, enough of the brutal reminder, we’ve rounded up ten telly …

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