Month: December 2014

Bryan Ferry offers more on Avonmore.

Smooth, suave, sophisticated and soulful……ladies and gentleman it’s the inimitable Bryan Ferry and his lustrous Avonmore album. The man who shot to fame via Roxy Music has taken his career in a number of directions but he is at his best when delivering cultured rhythms that he masters with ease. The beats direct their audience to Dance Away as a steady sonic spine is spaced out with those radiant riffs and trademark touches. Then our front those famous Ferry phonics rubberstamps the cummerbund qualities of this late night chill thrill. The production is never in doubt with a Ferry...

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South Wales are runners up in tennis County Cup.

South Wales men’s team has finished runners up in Division One of the tennis Winter County Cup competition. It is the highest finish by a South Wales team in the Aegon County Cup, which involves teams from throughout Britain. The team was captained by Chris Lewis (Neath), and comprised: Craig Evans (Glynneath), Matthew Story (Cardiff), Ricky Hernandez Tong (Pontyclun), Jordan Helyer (Barry), Luke Simeone (Swansea), Craig Ingham (Swansea) and Tiarnan Brady (Cardiff). “Every match finished in a 5-4 scoreline,” said Chris Lewis. “That tells you how close we were to actually winning the group but also how close we...

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CAST ALSO CONFIRMED FOR NEW PLAY ABOUT WELSH RUGBY LEGEND GARETH THOMAS THAT LOOKS AT THE MAN AND THE TOWN THAT MADE HIM – BRIDGEND National Theatre Wales and Out of Joint are pleased to announce the full tour of Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage – a new, verbatim play directed by Max Stafford-Clark, which will tour Wales and England in Spring 2015. “I was doing something nobody had done before, and if you’re the first to do something, you have to be prepared to take the sh*t for it.” On the eve of one of the most important games...

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Ton Pentre Junior Xmas Fayre

The Friends of Ton Pentre Junior School has a Xmas Fayre at the school on Friday, December 12, 5-7pm (or later). The event includes school stalls, crafts, gifts, prize stalls, food, photos, competitions plus Santa and his grotto. Admission is 50p. Call 01443...

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By Rob Jones The all consuming 4 CD Crystal Days (1979-1999) box set is a must for alternative rock fans and the contents exhibit many of the finest achievements of Echo and the Bunnymen. An evening with the classic band line up of McCulloch, Sergeant, Pattinson and the De Freitas at the long lost Top Rank on Queen Street, Cardiff still ranks as one of the most enjoyable gigs I have been fortunate enough to attend. However, it is now 2014 and a lot of water has passed under the bridge. Pete De Freitas sadly passed away in 1989...

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