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20/02/2019

AFTER 15 YEARS BEN ELTON ANNOUNCES RETURN TO STAND UP COMEDY WITH 2019 UK TOUR. More than 30 years ago, Ben Elton exploded into the national consciousness hosting Channel 4’s ground breaking Saturday Live. Now, after a 15 year absence, the Godfather of modern stand-up returns to the medium he did so much to define. Back on the road with an all new stand-up show, Ben promises to try and make sense of a world which appears to have gone stark…

19/02/2019

Wow!! Derren Litten’s iconic tv series ‘Benidorm’ has a new home, the classic theatre stage! Opening the show at Newcastle theatre royal in 2018, it’s had rave reviews and we were extremely excited to see it here at Cardiff times. It had that recognisable British humour that we all know and love and it was incredible to see the original TV show cast members involved. From the fabulously camp Kenneth (Tony Maudsley) to the swinging larger than life character Jaqueline…

19/02/2019

  In light of Child Mental Health Week, education expert, former primary school teacher and lead resource creator of Planbee Becky Cranham has some great ideas to help teachers look after their pupils’ mental health. It’s widely known that children who feel nurtured and safe will not only learn better but feel better too, but it’s sometimes easy to overlook as teachers grapple with the every-day demands of the primary school classroom. 1. Getting to know every child in the…

19/02/2019

Edinburgh  comedy award winner John Robins brings Hot  Shame to St David’s Hall for the very first time on Tuesday 26 November! Following the smash-hit success of The Darkness of Robins and rave reviews for his radio show with Welsh comic Elis James, John returns with his soul-bearing, self-lacerating, piping hot shame. Expect more hilarious humour from our bleakest moments! Support comes from John’s friend, ‘The Lovely’ Robin Allender – Finalist in the 2017 So You Think You’re Funny competition!…

19/02/2019

After a meteoric rise in 2018, hilarious Scouse comedian Paul Smith returns to St David’s Hall with his second show Following on Saturday 14 September. Over the last 12 months alone, Paul has rapidly established himself as one of the UK’s biggest selling stand-ups on the circuit by winning Liverpool’s New Comedian of the Year competition and headlining an unforgettable gig at the M&S Bank Arena. Paul is a familiar face as the resident compere at the Hot Water comedy…

19/02/2019

Will the true price of convenience stop Britons from damaging the Blue Planet?  Brits spend a staggering £65 billion per year on takeaway convenience purchases in single-use plastic packaging, despite admitting they feel responsible for educating future generations on single-use plastic reduction However one in 10 Brits even admit they are not bothered about the environmental damage of single-use plastic products 17% of all beach litter from the UK is packaging from on-the-go food and drink A third of Brits…

19/02/2019

Apply Now! Register online for one of the audition days, turn up in person or send in your own video audition via the website or Whatsapp! The UK’s favourite singing show, The X Factor, is back and on the lookout for the next big breakout music stars with the audition team back on the road, scouring the country for budding hopefuls to take part in series 16 of the hit music show. It couldn’t be simpler to apply. The audition…

19/02/2019

Three Cardiff-based charities will get a slice of the pie this month after nextbikers across the UK raised almost £900 through the bike share firm’s annual charity campaign. In the run up to Christmas, nextbike halved the price of its annual subscription to just £30. And for every subscription sold, £15 was then donated to the charity of the customer’s choice. The organisations – bereavement charity 2 Wish Upon a Star, animal rescue centre ARC and cancer support charity Maggie’s…

19/02/2019

A community bus driver has been recognised for his services to the people of the Brecon Beacons after winning a shopping centre’s first award. Lyndon Price took the Beacon of Brecon award – the first in a year-long series from Bethel Square – after coming top of a public vote. Lyndon was nominated for driving the ‘Dial a Ride Brecon Beacons’ bus and the superb service he provides to those who may not be able to venture outside their homes….

19/02/2019

Revo, the organisation that represents the retail community, has launched a new competition to find budding entrepreneurs in retail Winners will be given free space at St David’s Dewi Sant; business support and help marketing their concept No restrictions on entering, welcoming pop-ups and online-only stores wanting to experiment with physical retail Landsec is taking part in a major campaign to find the next generation of retail talent by offering free space and marketing support to stand-out retail concepts at…