Articles from issue : September 2015

All things BOOKS

with Sarla Langdon

The Written World BEFORE TAKING A LOOK AT THE 2015 BOOKER PRIZE OFFERINGS, LET US ENJOY NOBEL LAUREATE TONI MORRISON’S IMPRESSIVE NEW OPUS: God Help the Child by Toni Morrison (Chatto & Windus £12.99) I have before me God Help

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BAY Travel

BAY Travel with Simon Fry

Paris with all the fun of the fair SIMON FRY DISCOVERS A MARVELLOUS, MODERN HOTEL IN AN HISTORIC PARIS QUARTER JUST A STONE’S THROW AWAY FROM AN AMAZING FUN FAIR MUSEUM Whilst in Paris researching its amazing La Traversée vintage

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BAYFilm reviews

BAYFilm reviews with Sofiane Ziad

The Cine Files Film review: Inside Out  Directors: Pete Docter and Ronnie del Carmen PIXAR RETURNS TO FORM WITH THIS EXPLO-RATION OF THE INNER WORKINGS OF OUR MINDS. Lurking in the minds of every human lie five fundamental emotions, according to

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THE HOLY CITY

With FATHER ANDREW

FATHER ANDREW returns after a couple of month’s absence from TheBAY. He’s been sorely missed and we are delighted to welcome him back. Here he starts his account of a recent visit to the Holy Land A pilgrim’s diary: 1.

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Death Certificates

with CHARLES WILSON-WATKINS, a researcher and family historian.

This month CHARLES looks at the information that can be obtained from a death certificate. If you need help in tracing your family history, do get in touch with CHARLES, he’d be delighted to help Death Certificates When I was

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A taste of the future…

Charles Fencott is a barber at 57 Barbers in Vivian Road, Sketty.

In June he attended the only barber exhibition to be held in the UK, Barber Connect, which was held at the Celtic Manor Hotel in Newport. A taste of the future… So Barber Connect was a great success, I was

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TheBAY Travel

TheBAY Travel with Liz Barry

CANAL DU MIDI Earlier this summer , courtesy of Brittany Ferries, LIZ BARRY set off with her camera, for the douth of France, to explore the Canal du Midi All photographs by Liz portrays the varied aspects of the Canal

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Surfing

 with Chris ‘Guts’ Griffiths

When we received the press release and invitation to visit Wales’ latest water attraction, the WaveGarden in Snowdonia, we knew we had the right men for the job in Chris ‘Guts’ Griffiths and his son Connor. After a couple of

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Album Choice

Listen out for Badger and Claire, presenters of the breakfast show on the wave

FRANK TURNER  ‘POSITIVE SONGS FOR NEGATIVE PEOPLE’ BADGER’S ALBUM CHOICE FOR SEPTEMBER IS BY ETON EDUCATED AND CONTEMPORARY OF PRINCE WILLIAM, FRANK TURNER Frank Turner – He’s described as lots of things, ‘Folk Punk Rocker’ – What? You just need

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Tales from a small workshop

With Daniel Hill 

Daniel Hill started making furniture for a living almost 10 years ago to the day and set up New Red Furniture at their Mumbles workshop in 2008. New Red Furniture specialise in high quality bespoke free-standing and fitted furniture in

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WHY BUY ART?

With DAVID ROE, DIRECTOR OF SWANSEA’S ATTIC GALLERY

WHY BUY ART? DAVID ROE, DIRECTOR OF SWANSEA’S ATTIC GALLERY, SAYS THAT A WALL WITHOUT PICTURES IS LIKE A BOOKCASE WITHOUT BOOKS. HERE HE EXPLAINS THE VALUE OF COLLECTING ART Picture this: you are redecorating your home, or have bought

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SPOTLIGHT ON LETTINGS

Advises lettings expert Hannah McCartan, McCartan Lettings, Killay

SPOTLIGHT ON LETTINGS Rent Smart Wales launches ahead of Landlord Licensing in October Advises lettings expert Hannah McCartan, McCartan Lettings, Killay ‘RENT SMART WALES’ HAS NOW BEEN LAUNCHED BY HOUSING MINISTER LESLEY GRIFFITHS AHEAD OF THE HOUSING (WALES) ACT 2014

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BAY Bugs

 with Dr Isabella Brey

The best of bugs The word ‘bug’ usually brings to mind one of four things: a recent unspeakable disease and the evil microorganism that caused it, an annoying problem that is slowing down the laptop, a secret service listening device,

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DIG IT

with Fulke Andel

Gardening Advice for the NEW (and not so new) Gardener During September, there’s not as much to do in the flower garden, other than dead-heading and weeding. However, if you have a fruit or vege-table patch, you should be busy

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Garden Birdwatch

with Amanda Skull        

Welcome to this month’s Bird Watch. I’m one of two volunteer Ambassadors for the British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Garden BirdWatch Scheme in South Wales. Each month I introduce you to a bird or other animal that you might see

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THREE EXECUTIVE PEDIGREE CATS

By John Morrissey SCP

THREE EXECUTIVE PEDIGREE CATS IN THIS MONTH’S EDITION LET’S MEET POSHER BREEDS OF MOGGIE (SORRY CATS), LOOKING AT A FEW DIFFERENT BREEDS EACH MONTH Although I am a cat lover I don’t have a pedigree cat! All eight of mine

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BAY Motors

BAY Motors with Simon Fry

A CAPITAL CROSSING A cavalcade of classic cars rally through Paris twice-yearly; SIMON FRY joined the procession in August’s LA TRAVERSEE A chap in my metro carriage wears distinctly old khaki; unless the French army is having a funding crisis,

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