Articles from issue : November 2021

Following your dreams

Hinds' sights with Liz Hinds

‘You’ve got to have a dream, if you don’t have a dream, how you gonna have a dream come true?’  I noticed Husband wince as I flung out my arms in true diva style, my voice at full volume. I

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Antibiotic Overuse

Bay Cluster Network with Reem El-Sharkawi

November sees the celebration of world Antimicrobial awareness week (18th-24th November). This week is celebrated annually and aims to increase awareness of the global pandemic of antimicrobial resistance. The campaign encourages best practices among health care professionals, the general public

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Culinary Causerie

with Lesley Williams

The Ivy Last month we joined friends and family for the wedding of a great friend, which was held north of Cardiff. After partying until the wee small hours and waking late we checked out of our hotel and headed

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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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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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Garddfach Honey

Editor's Choice #2

We hear a lot in the press about processed and ultra processed foods, and how they are not good for us if eaten in large quantities. I have for some time avoided processed foods as much as possible and really

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November Wines

Wine recommendations with Antoinette Milne from Wine for Life Learning

November is here. It’s the pre-Christmas season and the anticipation is palpable. We’ve got a luxurious line-up featuring a savoury Fino Sherry En Rama, a terrifically tasty sparkling, a richly textured white and a boldly brazen red to begin the

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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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Taliesin returns

The Art Scene with Mark Rees

Slowly but surely, the world – or the arts world, at least – has returned to some kind of normality, and the Taliesin Arts Centre is the latest of Swansea’s much-missed auditoriums to once more throw open its doors to

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Mercedes Benz E-Class

Motoring with Liam Bird

In little more than eight years’ time, the powers that be have decreed that the likes of you and me won’t be allowed to buy a car that runs on petrol, or diesel, alone. Just five years after that, they’re

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