Articles in Category : Lifestyle & Leisure

Winter 2021

Christmas in Goa

To the ends of the earth with Nick Smith

If you’ve ever wanted to get away from it all for the yuletide and do something a little less conventional, then you’re not alone. A few years ago Bay’s Nick Smith decided it was high time to break the mould,

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Winter 2021

We are family

Hinds' sights with Liz Hinds

We’ve all been there – trying to please everyone in the family, and Christmas is a time that is often fraught with family related problems. This month Liz Hinds looks at family dynamics and how even biblical family relationships were

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Winter 2021

Sarn Helen circular

Walk of the month with Ian Bateman

Ian’s last walk for 2021 follows in the foot-steps of legions of Roman centurions and starts in waterfall country at Ystradfellte. It is one to blow the Christmas cobwebs away, but, be warned it can be a bit wild and

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Winter 2021

The Book Department

With Dr Alyson Hitch

This month we delve into the world of Victorian stereoscopic (or 3-D) photography, venture into the Antarctic wastelands with explorer Ernest Shackleton, find out all about turtles and squirrels, and take a look at the science behind all those doom-laden

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Winter 2021

Boiling Point

The cine files with Emlyn Roberts-Harry

The dinner shift in a very fancy restaurant, in the run-up to Christmas. The busiest time of the year, and the head chef’s personal life is in meltdown, having spent the last two months living out of a suitcase. The

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November 2021

The Book Department with Dr Alyson Hitch

This month we take a nostalgic railway journey down ‘memory line’, discover the truth behind the Frankenstein myth, meet the maths genius who invented the modern world, go behind the scenes of the deepfake, and visit two Big Apples either side of the Atlantic.

Book of the month ‘Railways: A History in Drawings’ by Christopher Valkoinen, published by Thames & Hudson, £50.00, hb If you’re from Swansea and you’re interested in the history of the railway, and you’re sent a book to review covering

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November 2021

Bali and the temple journey of doom

Tucked away in the vast expanse of Indonesia's 17,000 islands, Bali is one of those places that's on everyone's bucket list, even if we're not exactly sure why. Bay's Nick Smith hires a car to tour the island and comes face-to-face with an altogether unexpected adventure

Tucked away in the vast expanse of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands, Bali is one of those places that’s on everyone’s bucket list, even if we’re not exactly sure why. Bay’s Nick Smith hires a car to tour the island and comes

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November 2021

Dune

The Cine Files with Emlyn Roberts-Harry

For a long time, Dune has been considered one of those unadaptable novels, too intricate and dense with jargon and detail to work as a film, not that it’s stopped people from trying. Alejandro Jodorowsky tried in the ’70s but

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