Articles in Category : Lifestyle & Leisure

March 2020

The Book Department

With Dr Alyson Hitch

This month we find out just what can be done about those huge environmental challenges facing the planet, meet the man who invented Pink Floyd, go behind the scenes with the world’s worst inventions, get ourselves tied up in knots

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March 2020

Mark’s highlights this spring

The Art Scene with Mark Rees

Calan Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea UniversitySaturday, April 4 Welsh folk supergroup Calan return to the Taliesin this April for what promises to be another high-octane night of folklore-infused foot-tapping tunes. The quintet sold out the Swansea University venue on their

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February 2020

Phuket

Through the viewfinder with Liz Barry

While most of us were caught up in the pre-Christmas shopping frenzy, Liz and her partner Gareth were sunning themselves in Thailand, where they went island-hopping. This month we focus on Phuket with its stunning white sand beaches and Buddhist

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February 2020

The Lighthouse

The Cine Files with Emlyn Roberts-Harry

Emlyn’s choice of film for February is probably not everyone’s cup of tea and has a cast of just three actors; two lighthouse keepers and a mermaid. The Lighthouse will be showing in Taliesin on 17 March 2020. Robert Eggers

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February 2020

Zanzibar

To the ends of the earth with Nick Smith

Recently Zanzibar has become one of those predictable bucket-list destinations tourists flock to for so-called ‘barefoot luxury’. But if you are prepared to look beyond the clichés of sea, sand and sun and step off the beaten path, you’ll find

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February 2020

Mumbles Railway Remembered

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

Charles is a researcher and family historian. If you have a question regarding your family history that you’d like to put to Charles, he can be contacted at: swanseafamilyhistory@yahoo.co.uk he’d be delighted to hear from you. This month Charles looks

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December 2019

History of Pantomime

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

As this month’s magazine is the Christmas edition I thought we should look at the history of pantomime and why children and adults alike, enjoy this very British festive fun. Pantomimes are usually based on well-known fairy tales. Included in

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