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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – pitch perfect or total-vocal flop?

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ – pitch perfect or total-vocal flop?

Arts, Opinion, TV November 10, 2018 at 1:31 pm Comments

 Rami Malek gives a legendary performance in a film that doesn’t quite deserve it   If you’re a fan of Queen, you’ll probably have a good time with this movie. But you’re not going to findRead More

Doctor Who: ‘The Tsuranga Conundrum’ – a review

Doctor Who: ‘The Tsuranga Conundrum’ – a review

Arts, Opinion, TV November 6, 2018 at 5:20 pm Comments

Certainly not the worst episode, but by no means a good one. The Tsuranga Conundrum is average at best.   There are a lot of great moments, it’s just unfortunate they’re just buried under a lotRead More

‘Halloween 2018’ – a film review

‘Halloween 2018’ – a film review

Arts, Film, Opinion November 3, 2018 at 7:23 pm Comments

With Hallowe’en night officially over (I know, I’m devastated too), everyone’s already swapping their pumpkin and bat decorations to cut-outs of snowflakes and tiny Santas – and I for one am not having it. Hallowe’en isn’tRead More

Doctor Who: ‘Arachnids in the UK’ – A Review

Doctor Who: ‘Arachnids in the UK’ – A Review

Arts, Opinion, TV October 30, 2018 at 2:37 pm Comments

Mostly solid characterisation and a likeable TARDIS crew isn’t enough to save this script. Which somehow manages to overcomplicate the simplest of premises. Goes without saying given the title of the episode, but arachnophobes might wantRead More

‘Monkwood’ by Five Fathoms Deep – A Crisp Breeze on a Cool Autumn Afternoon

‘Monkwood’ by Five Fathoms Deep – A Crisp Breeze on a Cool Autumn Afternoon

Arts, Music, Opinion October 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm Comments

Sitting cross-legged atop a rugged hill, with the Cambrian Mountains on my back and Cardigan Bay gently pulsing back and forth in front of me, one can find themselves pacing back through their past, reading theRead More

Johnny English Strikes Again: why everyone needs a little bit of Bof in their life

Johnny English Strikes Again: why everyone needs a little bit of Bof in their life

Arts, Film, Opinion October 27, 2018 at 10:41 pm Comments

The greatest spy to ever live, bar Austin Powers, strikes once again in the cinema to make a great trilogy of slapstick, family-friendly films that everyone enjoys. Johnny English: Strikes Again is a great example ofRead More

Run For Your Wife – not for your life! A theatre review of the Arts Centre’s most recent performance

Run For Your Wife – not for your life! A theatre review of the Arts Centre’s most recent performance

Arts, Local, News, Opinion, Theatre October 27, 2018 at 1:45 pm Comments

Originally written by Ray Cooney in 1983, the play Run For Your Wife hit the Aber theatre scene via the hard work of Half-Light Productions. As soon as I sat down I was immediately dragged intoRead More

Far from foul and certainly fair – Macbeth review

Far from foul and certainly fair – Macbeth review

Arts, Local, Theatre October 25, 2018 at 3:03 pm Comments

What’s more to want on my Wednesday afternoon than treachery, murder and treason? Merely Theatre certainly provided all that and more with their stunning and emotional depiction of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’. I have to start off byRead More

A Review of Doctor Who: ‘Rosa’ (S11E3)

A Review of Doctor Who: ‘Rosa’ (S11E3)

Arts, Opinion, TV October 23, 2018 at 12:19 pm Comments

An emotionally resonant powerful story that’s as timely as ever, where its strengths far outweigh its flaws.   What more can I say? Rosa was great, and you should definitely watch it. This is going toRead More

Little Bird

Little Bird

Arts, ASM, Creative Writing October 21, 2018 at 3:00 pm Comments

I was on my way back from doing the groceries, when I first realized it was his voice. It was funny, really, that I should only recognize his voice now when I’d been hearing the dove’sRead More