Month: September 2013

NATIONAL THEATRE WALES TO STAGE FIRST PLAY BY RACHEL TREZISE

DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR WRITES AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PLAY TONYPANDEMONIUM   During its centenary year, the Park & Dare Theatre will play host to the first play from Dylan Thomas Prize-winning author Rachel Trezise – Tonypandemonium, a raucous, raunchy, hilarious, heartbreaking and autobiographical account of a daughter’s fraught, decade-spanning relationship with her beautiful, fun-loving and alcoholic mother. Three young actresses from local comprehensive schools will perform the role of the daughter, Danielle – Tamarra Brabon, Molly Elson and Sarah Williams. The lines between stage and auditorium will be blurred as the Tonypandemonium spills into the stalls. “You just know it’s going...

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Croatia vs Britain

Tomorrow it’s the Davis Cup World Group Play off. Running until the 15th of September, the Davis Cup this year features our best British team. If we win, we’ll make it into the World Group for the 2014 Davis Cup – and we really, really want to do this. During the 13-15 September there will be various Davis Cup matches going on, including the semis for the 2013 Davis Cup, which will feature the number one in the world player Novak Djokovic playing for Serbia against Canada. Sadly, we don’t have the luxury of playing Croatia at home and the team will be playing at Stadion Stella Maris in Croatia. And the team is made up of our very own Wimbledon champ Andy Murray, along with Dan Evans, Colin Fleming, James Ward and the captain (who isn’t playing) Leon Smith. For any tennis fans, it’s already well known that this is a biggie for the British team. Great Britain last played in the World Group way back in 2008, which means for five long years they’ve been out of the top 16 teams. This is not a situation we want to continue. Leon Smith has been quoted as saying: “We are delighted to be sending our strongest possible team to Umag in what will be a very tough tie. Croatia are former winners of the Davis Cup and currently...

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Martha Reeves & The Vandellas + Support

@ The Globe, Cardiff Tuesday 10th December // 7.30pm £20 adv.stbf // Standing // 14+ Online Tickets: fatsoma // seetickets // gigantic // ents24 // ticketline Paper Tickets: Spillers Records // Mojo King // Diverse Music  Alongside her original Motown compatriots The Vandellas, superstar Martha Reeves heads to The Globe in Cardiff!! Initially bringing audiences to their feet at Detroit’s the legendary 20 Grand Nightclub, Martha Reeves was scouted by famed A&R Director William ‘Mickey’ Stevenson, and quickly became an integral player at Motown Records headquarters. Having backed Marvin Gaye on his first three releases, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas soon emerged with Come and Get These Memories, followed by an enviable string of hits: Heatwave, Quicksand, In My Lonely Room, Nowhere to Run, My Baby Loves Me, Love Makes Me Do Foolish Things,  I’m Ready For Love, Jimmy Mack, and of course the definitive anthem Dancing In The Streets. After leaving Motown in 1972, Martha continued to expand her musical horizons, establishing herself as a songwriter with few limitations. Rock, jazz, country, gospel, blues and classical were several of the genres she turned her hand to. Her singing companions have included everyone from James Brown to Bruce Springsteen to opera diva Beverly Sills and gospel king Rance Allen. The last decade has seen her release her Lost and Found collection, which included the rare Smokey Robinson-penned Spellbound and...

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Wales to host touchtennis event

Wales is to host its first Babolat Masters Series touchtennis event in Penarth on 15 September. The singles tournament is looking to involve male and female players from across the United Kingdom, and has already attracted several renowned touchtennis competitors. Rashid Ahmad, who invented the game in 2002, has already signed up, as well as others in the top ten rankings, such as Adam Hassan and Elliott Mould. Anyone can enter for a fee of £12 at www.touchetennis.com  – you can instantly get a world ranking and manage your own profile. The prize fund consists of £400 as well...

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Players from across Wales share honours at tennis championships.

Players from all over Wales were among the winners at the annual Welsh tennis championships, held in Cardiff. Some 250 players, ranging from under-8 to adult, took part in the prestigious event, hosted by Cardiff Lawn Tennis Club. In all there were more than 540 matches played and 26 titles decided. “This is one of the highlights of the Welsh tennis calendar,” said Tennis Wales chief executive, Peter Drew. “It brings together many of our most talented players, and I’m especially pleased that the titles have been shared so widely around the country – it shows the talent is...

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