Barry’s Brainy Beauty | Vale | The Star

Massive congratulations to local lass Darcey Coria who has become the first woman of colour to scoop the much-coveted Miss Wales crown – a feat of equality never achieved in its 70-year history.

Twitchy Curtains | Vale | The Star

Phew, I thought the Covid had caught up with me but it was just that flaming Flu that made me miss some of our town’s top Easter delights – not least the ‘Twitchy Curtains Tour.

Come Get Me Cadstock | Vale | The Star

Well, what a super start to the Spring, the sun was shining, the Covid-19 chaos was cooling. And then came the confirmation that our cracking Cadstock was ready to rock again.

Stand Up To Racism | Vale | The Star

Sunday saw me board the battle bus to take a trip with like-minded locals to represent our diverse town at the Stand Up to Racism March in Cardiff.

Stand With Ukraine | Vale | The Star

Say what you like about beautiful Barry…and I know there’s many a tasty tale to tell about our often turbulent town. But one thing that remains staunchly standard is our cracking community spirit especially when we dig deep not just for those at home but those in far flung countries too.

LGBTQymru Magazine| Issue 5 | February 2022

Check out Issue Five of Wales first-ever, free, fully-bilingual, online queer, quarterly magazine - written by the Qommunity, with the Qommunity, for the Qommunity

Eunice Batters Barry|Vale|The Star

Well, I don’t know about you but I’ve just about got over the triple wild whammy of three stonking storms back to back wreaking havoc on my home, and my heart rate. The bizarrely named Dudley, Eunice, and Franklin sent straight from Mother Nature complete with gale force winds had our town trembling as we tried to stay standing from the onslaught.

Memo Movie Magic|Vale |The Star

I recently took a little Friday night trip to our much-loved Memo to watch the brilliant Belfast on the silver screen…with about five other people. Surely such a marvellous movie should have seen a more than small crowd but we Barrians just don’t seem to strongly support Barry’s only surviving cinema experience.

A Load of Rubbish| Vale | The Star

I’m wrestling with the Recycling this week, and I mean that quite literally – the struggle with the Vale Council’s regime is real.

Lights For Lily Anne And Ashling | Wales | Sue’s View

It may not be all men, but it’s certainly all women, as we, once again, gather in groups, clutching candles, deeply distressed that another solitary sister has died from male violence.

Cash In The Attic|Wales| My Corona Virus Diary

Well, I've finally jumped on the Coronacoaster craze of searching for that goldmine cash in the attic. I’m leaving no stone unturned as I swiftly sell my style to the Barry Massive to help the humanitarian crisis. #StandWithUkraine

Amazing Amy | London| Arts Review

Well, what a super start to 2022 with dash to no Lockdown London to see the latest Amy Winehouse Exhibition - an intimate collection called ‘Beyond the Stage.

Toodles 2021 | Vale | The Star

Well, that was mostly a yawn of a year wasn’t it? Another totally tragic twelve months living the semi-Lockdown life, again – with two no fun New Year’s Eves acting as boring bookends to the latest ride on the Coronacoaster.

Go Get the Jab | Vale | The Star

Resilient residents, while you wait with bated breath to find out if we are limping into another long, lonely, Lockdown, with Christmas cancelled at two minutes notice, please go get that jab.

Crafty Chrimbo Vibes | Wales | Sue’s View

Feeling the festive spirit this week as I dust down my racy red Barrybados jumper all ready for the start of the yuletide social scene. Mind you, I’m also trying to ignore the Marvel villain sounding Omicron that Covid-19 has kindly coughed up just in time for Christmas…that’s another story.

LGBTQymru Magazine| Issue 4| November 2021

Check out Issue Four of Wales first-ever, free, fully-bilingual, online queer magazine - written by the Qommunity, with the Qommunity, for the Qommunity here.

LGBTQymru Magazine| Issue 3| August 2021

Read Issue Three of Wales first-ever, free, fully-bilingual, online queer magazine - written by the Qommunity, with the Qommunity, for the Qommunity here.

LGBTQymru Magazine| Issue 2 | May 2021

Read the second issue of our first-ever, free, fully-bilingual, online queer magazine - written by the Qommunity, with the Qommunity, for the Qommunity.

LGBTQymru Magazine| Issue 1 | February 2021

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