Jurassic star at Wales Comic Con

Into its second decade, Wales Comic Con is now an established fixture in the programme of events taking place at Glyndwr University and will draw an impressive array of media personalities to Wrexham at the end of April, with Richard Dean Anderson, Sam Neill, Kiefer Sutherland and Ron Perlman just some of the household names…

Dressing to impress at CosXPo 2019

A big hit when it was held at Reading University last year, CosXPo returns to the campus from 5-6 April this year with workshops, panels, cosplay lab, photo ops and the CosXPo championship. The championship will take place on Saturday, 6 April, and cosplayers will have the opportunity to show off their dazzling costumes and…

Motown classics on the road

Based on the autobiography of the record label’s founder Berry Gordy, Motown: The Musical premiered on Broadway in April 2013 and has been playing at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre since February 2016. Featuring classic hits by the likes of Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye, the production tells the story of the man who broke down barriers…

Portstock on Parade in June

Portstock Festival will return to Newport this summer following its successful launch last year. A one-day music event with a diverse selection of local food traders, stalls and workshops, the festival is organised by St David’s Hospice Care to raise funds for palliative treatment for people facing life-limiting illnesses. The hospice also provides care and…

Inside the world of Stanley Kubrick

Six days after screening the final cut of his last movie, Eyes Wide Shut, for family and stars of the film, one of the movie industry’s most acclaimed directors died in his sleep after suffering a heart attack. It was 20 years ago today that the curtain came down on the career of Stanley Kubrick,…

Applications open for 2020 Voice

The 2019 version of the hit ITV series The Voice is the eighth, with this year’s contestants about to embark on the ‘knockout stages’ having already survived producers’ auditions, blind auditions and the battle phase. Next up are the knockouts when judges Jennifer Hudson, Will.i.am, Sir Tom Jones and Olly Murs have to pick their…

Biggest indoor electronic music festival in Scotland

Scotland’s biggest indoor electronic music festival gets underway in Edinburgh in April, when Terminal V Festival returns to the Royal Highland Centre. Taking place on Saturday, 20 April 2019, the 11-hour music extravaganza will feature a carefully curated line-up of legends and emerging international acts over multiple indoor stages in the vast warehouse complex in…

Parade to mark St David’s Day

Today Wales celebrates its patron saint, St David, or Dewi Sant in Welsh, who was born between 462 and 515 AD on the south-west coast of Wales, near St Davids in Pembrokeshire. The day will be marked across the country with children dressing up in national costumes for St David’s Day concerts, while many towns…

Highland Games season kicks off in May

There are many ways in which Scottish culture differs from that of the rest of the British Isles, but perhaps nothing better sums up those differences than the Highland Games… Scotland’s way of celebrating its age-old artistic and athletic traditions. Some believe the games originated as a clan chieftain’s way of choosing his best bodyguards…

Swansea’s brand of air necessities

Mark the dates in your diaries, the Wales National Airshow returns to Swansea Bay from 6-7 July this year… with breathtaking aerobatic displays, state-of-the-art military aircraft and vintage planes soaring above the seafront. In 2018 the airshow had another brilliant year with hundreds of thousands of people descending on the city to enjoy the country’s…