Month: November 2015

Rhondda Rotary Carol Service

Rhondda Rotary will be holding its Carol Service on Wednesday 9th December at Treherbert Methodist Church, Dunraven Street commencing at 6 pm. Please come along and join Rotarians and Church members in celebrating...

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Happy Mondays make for a happy Sunday.

Article by Rob Jones Photographs by Andrew Millwater and Rob Jones The Happy Mondays got the punters in early at Cardiff University as it was rumoured that they would perform at 8.30pm. However, that band did not appear until over an hour later. Nonetheless, even though there was a support act it was not from that direction that the entertainment came–but, it was from the faces and fashions that made up the audience.  This was a bonanza of the beautiful, the breathtaking, the battered, the bruised and the bizarre-and, it made for an excellent spectacle! The main attraction arrived...

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THE WORLD OF ERIC.

By Rob Jones Wreckless Eric is the ultimate rock raconteur! Since his 1977 arrival as one of the original Stiff Records brethren this cult king has adroitly reported upon the detail, despair, disappointments and delights of everyday life (whether in the guise of a performer or punter). These observations make for some sumptuous stories littered with witty, wise and wistful wordplay. His new amERICa album on Fire Records has a sonic survivor once again offering everything plus the kitchen sink-and, as a result the gripping drama and infectious grooves haul an attentive audience in to its wondrous web. Eric...

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Who’s Who.

by Rob Jones A Day with Dr Who’s Matthew Doman. Saturday 28th November 10-4pm. Venue: HEROES ALIENS AND MONSTERS 87 Tylacelyn Road, Penygraig, Tonypandy, CF40 1LA Matthew will be there all day Saturday talking to the fans and signing autographs from 10am onwards. Matt has portrayed numerous monsters on the show including Daleks, Cyberleaders, Judoons, as well as playing Matt Smiths Doctor in stunt scenes etc. Matthew has also starred in the Sarah Jane Adventures, Casualty as well as films including Kerb Crawlers. Matt has also appeared in the BBC Proms as various Dr Who monsters and other...

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Tony Van Frater RIP.

by Rob Jones The Cockney Rejects have suffered the sad loss of integral band member Tony Van Frater. This tearful occasion has resulted in the Cockney Rejects cancelling their November dates and that included a Friday, November 27 show at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff. The band’s Facebook page reads: Dear friends and supporters worldwide, most of you are probably aware of the tragic circumstances of this past week in which we lost our beloved brother and friend Tony Van Frater. Due to this catastrophic event we have no option other than to cancel the forthcoming UK tour forthwith as...

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