Articles in Category : Lifestyle & Leisure

August 2019

Dylan’s Swansea

The Art Scene with Mark Rees

Dylan Thomas, in one of his more oft-quoted moments, once described his hometown as “an ugly, lovely town … crawling, sprawling … by the side of a long and splendid curving shore.” In 2014, the year of the bard’s centenary,

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July 2019

Toy Story 4

The Cine Files with Emlyn Roberts-Harry

It’s hard to believe that we’ve known Woody and his gang for almost 25 years, and in Toy Story 4 we are reunited with some of our favourite characters. It’s the perfect family film. It would be completely fair to

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July 2019

No place like home

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

Wales can sometimes feel like the wettest place on earth, with weeks on end of grey skies and raindrops 24/7; with winters that force you to semi-hibernate for months on end. The surf too can be frustrating, with all the

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July 2019

“Old Nick” the Swansea Devil

The Art Scene with Mark Rees

Swansea’s most notorious, and some might say diabolical, folkloric figurine has a new home.  The Swansea Devil, a three-foot tall “cursed” sculpture which, according to local legend at least, is responsible for destroying a church, now resides at Swansea Museum.

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July 2019

Friends

Hinds' Sights with Liz Hinds

How many really close friends do each of us have? I don’t mean Facebook friends, but real friends – the ones that you meet up with in real life, share experiences with, laugh and cry with. This month Liz looks

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June 2019

The Written World

With Sarla Langdon

This month, each of the books selected presents new insights into familiar subjects from as literary an endeavour as choosing poems for a new anthology; as identifying the missing third ingredient in successful cooking, to a historian’s view of a

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June 2019

Fitting In

Hinds' Sights with Liz Hinds

Do you ever feel like you are just not quite one of the crowd? Liz Hinds has felt like this at times in her life, so knows how dispiriting it can be to feel unloved and on the outside Three

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June 2019

Early Bird

Surfing with Chris 'Guts' Griffiths

  I’ve always loved this time of year. The early summer waves still have a bit of winter power left in them but without the stormy winds and weather, meaning epic conditions for surfing. The sea temp is on the

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