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22/08/2019

By Melissa Compton. Peculiar Productions delivered a brilliant performance at The Gate, Cardiff, on the opening night of their new production, Terry Pratchett’s Men at Arms. Characterization was outstanding, with many character’s roles in the night beginning pre-show such as the crowd-pleasing clowns. The cast clearly loved the roles they played, excellent teamwork was also on display throughout the performance both during scenes and with changing sets. Men at Arms is set in the ‘Discworld’ (part of the Terry Pratchett…

20/08/2019

South Wales University, Cardiff Post grad singer songwriter Rebecca Hurn  is now a global award winning artist after receiving the ‘Best Singer-Songwriter’ -Folk Song category at the International Independent Music Awards held in New York on 22nd June 2019 for her song ‘Waves’.   Rebecca has largely flown under the radar in the music scene – her genre is probably best described as cross over between  Country / Folk / Americana /Pop   Other nominees in her category have large social media…

20/08/2019

A giant piece of street art has appeared in Cardiff city centre this week. Sully’s café on Quay Street has been transformed with the creation of a 30ft graffiti mural to celebrate the 2019 Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix (SGP) returning to Cardiff this September for the 19th year. Created by Prime Mural Arts, the dynamic street art took 72 hours and over 100 cans of aerosol to complete. Depicting two Speedway riders – current champion and British…

20/08/2019

The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is hitting UK and Irish shores this autumn with a brand-new collection of spectacular ocean-themed films. Visiting more than 35 locations, the event involves a selection of short films telling seafaring stories from both above and below the water’s surface. Witness mind-blowing marine life, wild adventures and stunning cinematography – all on the big screen! “From surfers to fisherman, and marine scientists to artists, these films feature fascinating characters who have dedicated their lives…

20/08/2019

A lawyer who specializes in Islamic law has been welcomed into Slater and Gordon’s family team. Aysha Chouhdary has recently been appointed as a family solicitor at the company’s Cardiff office. The 29-year-old, who features in Wales Online’s Young Lawyers to Watch list, has experience in all areas of family law including complicated matters involving children and is able to offer advice on Sharia law and Islamic rulings. She said: “I have always been aware that there is a Sharia…

20/08/2019

Tommy the springer spaniel who was found straying in Merthyr Tydfil back in June. Sadly no owner came forward to collect him, so he has come into the care of Hope Rescue in Llanharan.  As soon as he arrived it became very clear that Tommy was an elderly chap, with lots of lumps and bumps under his fur. On further examination at the vet he was diagnosed with heart and kidney disease, but due to his age the charity decided…

20/08/2019

  Time is running out for people to get behind Welsh sporting icons Jade Jones and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson who are competing for public votes after reaching the finals of this year’s 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards.    Flint’s Taekwondo golden girl, Jade Jones, and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson – one of Wales’ and Britain’s greatest Paralympic athletes, are amongst twelve top UK athletes competing in the Sporting Legend category of this year’s 25th Birthday National Lottery Awards.   The Sporting…

20/08/2019

  An increase in reports of toxic blue green algae in several locations across Wales and other parts of the UK this summer is prompting the British Veterinary Association (BVA) to urge pet owners to take extra precautions while walking their dogs in the vicinity of affected water bodies. The warning also comes on the heels of tragic news from North Carolina, US yesterday (12 August), where three dogs on a play date died just hours after swimming in an affected pond….

20/08/2019

Live painting: Sunday 25 August until Friday 30 August 2019 Mural on display: Friday 30 August until Friday 20 September 2019 British artist David Downes has been commissioned by ITV to create a large-scale public mural in Bournemouth ahead of the launch of their 2019 drama Sanditon in August 2019. Painting publicly for 5 days, Downes will recreate an illustrated version of the poster artwork for Sanditon, on a giant billboard in the UK’s coastal town, to reflect the seaside…

20/08/2019

  More than 60% of adults surveyed in South Wales during the school summer holidays are concerned children may become knife crime victims, reveals new research for Barnardo’s.   A YouGov poll of more than 100 adults in Newport reveals that 62% per cent of adults surveyed are worried children aged 10-18 may become victims of knife crime.   Similarly, 63% per cent of respondents surveyed believe children feel unsafe in their local area because of knife crime.   Almost…