Articles from issue : July 2021

The Art Scene

With Mark Rees

To say that we’ve been somewhat deprived of the arts for the last year and a bit would be the understatement of the century. In recent times however, things have slowly but surely been returning to some semblance of normality,

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Auto News…

With Liam Bird

One in four drivers are now more nervous behind the wheel following a year of lockdowns Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of drivers say they now feel more nervous about driving than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic started.

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Dig it

Gardening advice for the new (and not so new) gardener with Fulke Andel

This is often one of the hottest months of the year and a great time to sit out and enjoy your garden. Well that’s the kiss of death now! Keep plants looking good by regularly dead-heading, and you’ll enjoy a

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In the Heights

The Cine Files with Emlyn Roberts-Harry

“Washington Heights. Say it, so it doesn’t disappear!” In The Heights opens with main character Usnavi telling the story of his hometown to a group of children, a very fitting beginning for a film all about the importance and value

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Competition Time

With Dewkes of Mumbles

Win a hamper of goodies to the value of £50 for your pet Bay has teamed up with Dewkes of Mumbles to bring you a competition to win a hamper of goodies for your pet. Dewkes is named after owner

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Portraits by Simon Goss

Article by Sarah Jackman

Simon Goss is a figurative artist and portrait painter based in Swansea. He has been working in figurative art for 30 years, building a large body of work, mainly of life drawings from the nude, many of which were drawn

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Battle of Gower

Family History with Charles Wilson-Watkins

Driving from Fforestfach to Gorseinon you pass by the site of a battle that took place in the 12th century and left more than 500 men dead. Charles Wilson Watkins has been looking into the history of this battle of

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The book department

With Dr Alyson Hitch

This month we see Europe through the lens of a fine art photographer, find out if computers will send us to prison, take a literary trip to the Côte d’Azur and debunk a few myths about foxes… BOOK OF THE

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Herbs to help your meditation practise

With the Herbal Clinic - Swansea

Whether it is traditional meditation, tai chi, qigong or yoga; a practise that involves a regular period of relaxed focus benefits health enormously. Research has demonstrated the positive effects of meditation; one recent study found that the practise resulted in

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Menopause Management

Bay Cluster Network with Reem El-Sharkawi

Dr Lamah El-Sharkawi is a GP in Uplands and Mumbles Surgery and her sister Reem El-Sharkawi is a GP Pharmacist, both are part of the Bay Cluster Network. Following on from last month’s article, this month we will talk about

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Porsche 911 (992) Carreras Manual

Motoring with Liam Bird

The familiarity is instant, you simply couldn’t be in anything else. As soon as you’ve lowered yourself into the tombstone seats, tilted them accordingly – to provide just the right amount of under thigh support – and pulled the thick-rimmed

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Culinary Causerie

With Lesley Williams

The River House Oh, the joy in being able to get dressed up and have a date night. So many celebrations have gone uncelebrated, birthdays and wedding anniversaries that have all been marked with a cursory nod to the occasion.

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Greek Souvlaki

Summer Recipe with Chef Christos

We are in the middle of summer and it is time to get your barbecue up and running and ready for Greek souvlaki. Meat or vegetable skewers cooked on a charcoal barbecue will achieve a smoky flavour with a crispy

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All about the pink!

Wine recomendations with Antoinette Milne

  It’s July and the outdoors is THE place to be. Although we happily drink rose wine throughout the year, summer is when it arguably takes centre stage. We’ve got an exciting Welsh Rose Petal Gin to start, a Rose

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