Boo To Vue

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Time to boycott Carmarthen’s Vue Cinema.  They already have local cinema-goers over a barrel with their high ticket prices.  This week’s Carmarthen Journal revealed that it costs twice as much for family of four to visit their venue in St Catherine’s Walk as it does to visit picture houses in the same chain in Swansea and Cardiff.  It is such a shame that we don’t have very local competition to drive down prices but the Odean in Llanelli is only just down the road – and the seats there are so much more comfortable too.

Best Newcomer . . . And It Could Be Steven!

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Many congratulations to Steven Roberts for picking up a nomination for Best Newcomer at this year’s British Pantomime Awards.  And sponsored by Carmarthen’s own Vocalzone too (well, it was invented here back in the 1920s)! We will find out at the end of April whether he takes away the title for his terrific performance as Aladdin at the Theatre Royal in Norwich.  Long may the magic carpet ride continue!!

Llandeilo LitFest 2019

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Delighted to be part of the third Llandeilo LitFest in April and helping to put the focus on horror on one of our first sessions on the Friday night.  I will be chairing a discussion with some of the finest gory storytellers from our part of the world – Matthew G Rees, Carly Holmes (pictured here) and Sally Spedding.  On Saturday I will once again be leading a storytelling walk around the town featuring some of the stranger stories from Llandeilo’s past – and believe me there are plenty of them!  More details on the festival website llandeilolitfest.org.