Month: April 2015

Headteacher leaves Rhigos for Ho Chi Minh.

Rhigos Primary Headteacher, Sarah Curran has been appointed by an international school in Ho Chi Minh City to be a leader of its Early Years Department – and will connect children in Wales and Vietnam as a result. Sarah has been the Headteacher of the small village primary school in Rhigos, Rhondda Cynon Taff for five years. She will swap the 70 children school with its 3 teachers, for the British International School of Vietnam which has 150 teachers and 1,800 students. Sarah’s move will help Rhigos Primary School expand on the successful international links it has already forged....

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Gretchen Peters +Support.

@ The Gate, Cardiff Tuesday 30th July 2015 || Doors: 7.30pm £20 adv.stbf || Reserved Seating Online Tickets: The Gate || gigantic Golden Globe and two-time Grammy nominee, country and folk songstress Gretchen Peters announces this Cambridge Folk Festival warm-up concert at The Gate in Cardiff. Since the release of her “career album” (NPR), 2012’s Hello Cruel World, she has been in near-constant motion, touring prolifically throughout the past two years. 2014 saw her both headline her own sold-out tours, support country and folk legends Guy Clark, Arlo Guthrie and John Prine (duetting with the latter at several shows), whilst...

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Themes for a great City: Simple Minds live in Cardiff.

By Rob Jones Of the galaxy of gigs that one has attended there are also reams of regrets about key concerts that were never experienced-and, Simple Minds at their 1981 creative peak is one that got away! Unfortunately, the current incarnation of these one time electro rock pioneers does not make amends for those yesteryear desires. There are strong feelings amongst the punters at the Motorpoint Arena as to what periods of the Simple Minds career would bring the most joy and the earlier the better is the prominent thread. However, what followed were several peaks and far too...

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Back to Nature with The Charlatans.

By Rob Jones The Charlatans return with their best work for some time and the eleven tunes of ‘Modern Nature’ (BMG Records). This heavily funk and soul infused collection displays a famed indie edge and the recognisable Tim Burgess vocals ice the goods. However, this set is more Sly Stone meets The Rolling Stones cruising along with the sunroof down on a Californian highway. A strong selection of songs is stamped with mellifluous magic and it is impossible to step away from this record without feeling uplifted. The Charlatans are an experienced band who has suffered their fair share...

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by Rob Jones The Fall lit up The Globe in Cardiff with their below 2013 live date. The band returned with the uncompromising juggernaut of six track EP The Remainderer on the sublime Cherry Red Records. Our memories of the majesty of Mark E Smith and his marauders is charted here, and the good news is that The Fall are back at the Globe on Sunday, May 31, 7.30pm! Tickets are on sale via or One would not expect to report about the jovial presence of Mark E. Smith. However, The Globe in Cardiff witnessed The Fall leader...

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