BBC National Orchestra of Wales at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Local March 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm Comments

Classical music is not always top of the agenda for a night out in Aberystwyth. Had you dismissed it out of hand, however, you would have missed the National Orchestra of Wales (NOW) performing to aRead More

Comedians: Stand Up And Be Counted!

Arts, Local March 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm Comments

IN RECENT years, live comedy acts have seen a major boost in popularity. Comedians who would have once played cramped, darkened rooms full or drunken revellers talking over the punch-lines can now sell out some ofRead More

Wallis Bird’s ‘Wallis Bird’

Music March 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm Comments

One of the first things that you notice about the self-titled third album of Irish singer-songwriter Wallis Bird is that it’s not quite like anything you’ve heard before. In the first thirty seconds, the false senseRead More

War Horse

Film February 23, 2012 at 9:00 am Comments

IT IS A WELL-KNOWN fact that honesty is often the best policy, so I would like to start this review by being honest:  I was sceptical about War Horse, even right up to the start of theRead More

Reginald D Hunter at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Arts, Theatre December 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm Comments

Reginald D Hunter is and isn’t what you would expect. His approach to stand-up is first to make himself and his audience comfortable. Relax, he told us, go to the bathroom if you want to. Don’tRead More

Curtain Call

Arts, Societies, Theatre December 5, 2011 at 9:00 am Comments

Curtain Call committee member Beth Garden, talks about being a Social Sec, her society’s plans for Christmas and how to get involved!   I am, and always have been, a walking contradiction. This article’s title isRead More

‘Ceremonials’ Florence + the Machine

Arts, Music December 5, 2011 at 9:00 am Comments

‘CEREMONIALS’ is the title of Florence + the Machine’s eagerly awaited second release. It comes two years and six singles after their remarkably successful first album ‘Lungs,’ and has created understandably high expectations for their follow-upRead More

Why rage against the chart?

Arts, Music December 5, 2011 at 9:00 am Comments

NOT since 2004’s re-release of the charity single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ has the Christmas number one chart spot not been all about The X Factor. Even when Rage Against The Machine took the crownRead More

Are The Wombles making a comeback?

Are The Wombles making a comeback?

Arts, Music December 5, 2011 at 9:00 am Comments

A FEW weeks ago I was given the chance to interview The Wombles about their upcoming Christmas single and album. No one’s heard much from them over the past few years and as they’re going toRead More

Scream… 4

Arts, Film December 5, 2011 at 9:00 am Comments

Now, I know what you’re thinking. “Oh, God, not another one of these crappy horror sequels…” And I don’t blame you. BUT this quadrilogy, much like its returning star, Courteney Cox Arquette, is only getting betterRead More