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So our bold and brilliant Barry Pride could be back on the Rainbow cards according to the little bird who tweeted in my ear earlier this week.
Well, I’ve just about recovered from a wild weekend baking at a packed and perfect Cadstock with the Barry Massive, and quite a few fans from Wales and wider. Picture Credit: Martin Gibson
Well, what do you reckon to all this fancy talk of us having our very own little Marina then - how posh is that!
Calling all Burger Van owners, coffee and cake makers, Ice Cream Truck experts, Face Painters, and seasoned Festival sellers - Cadstock needs you!
Well, what do you reckon to all this wild and wanton ‘Wilding’ that’s literally springing up, and then some, all over Barry, and beyond.
With just a few week to go, Cadstock, Barry’s only free, for all, family friendly Festival has released their much-anticipated commemorative T-Shirts.
Call me controversial but I think the luscious lights under the once dark, dank, and quite frankly depressing, Hood Road tunnel are absolutely fabulous.
Cadstock, Barry’s only free, for all, family friendly Festival has announced its final line-up for the much-anticipated 2022 event.
Well knock me down with a feather. Or more of a bulldozer actually, as we finally see my old secondary school, a testament to that marvellously monstrous 70’s architecture, demolished.
Cadstock, Barry’s only free, for all, family friendly Festival has announced its line-up for the much-anticipated 2022 event. Looking good, with lots of local talent, check out the running order here:
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.
Well, Election Day is finally here and we can all get our X firmly placed into that big black Ballot Box.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
I’m wrestling with the Recycling this week, and I mean that quite literally – the struggle with the Vale Council’s regime is real.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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