Elvis Costello Headlines 2018 Festival Of Voice Programme

Two world-class Grammy Award-winning artists, Elvis Costello and Angelique Kidjo have been announced as joining Patti Smith, Gruff Rhys, Passenger and Billy Bragg as headline music acts at this year’s Festival of Voice Festival.  The Festival of Voice, which takes place between 7-17 June, in venues across Cardiff, will close on June 17 with aContinue reading “Elvis Costello Headlines 2018 Festival Of Voice Programme”

Only Men Aloud Star Supports South Wales Music Competition

Founder of the Novello Orchestra and member of Only Men Aloud, David Mahoney, is encouraging young musicians to get involved with the South Glamorgan Festival for Young Musicians 2018. The festival, held annually in Cardiff, offers performance and competition opportunities to young musicians from South Wales up to the age of 23. This year theContinue reading “Only Men Aloud Star Supports South Wales Music Competition”

Talking Theatre: Julie Benson Discusses Reality Theatre’s Hate Crime Awareness Drama

This Saturday (October 14)  Newport’s only pub theatre group, Reality Theatre will present a new hard-hitting play to launch The Crush Hate Crime Festival, a one-day event of drama, music and talks launching National Hate Crime Awareness Week. The play, A Little Bit of Banter was commissioned by Gwent Police and is written by localContinue reading “Talking Theatre: Julie Benson Discusses Reality Theatre’s Hate Crime Awareness Drama”

R17 Patron Marks Russian Revolution Centenary With Unique Wales Event

One of the world’s most sought-after conductors, Valery Gergiev, visited Wales on Tuesday October 10 as part of the commemorative arts season: R17.  The artistic and general director of the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg delivered an exclusive masterclass to String students at Cardiff’s Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, and they watched asContinue reading “R17 Patron Marks Russian Revolution Centenary With Unique Wales Event”

Eight R17 Festival Concerts To See At Cardiff’s St David’s Hall

Cardiff’s St David’s Hall will commence a diverse programme of eight concerts celebrating the great Russian composers to commemorate the prestigious R17 Festival from October 12. 2017 is the centenary of the Russian Revolution, and the city-wide festival will capture the social and cultural explosion of the era as well as its historic connections withContinue reading “Eight R17 Festival Concerts To See At Cardiff’s St David’s Hall”

Festival To Raise Awareness of Hate Crime Via Music, Drama and Talks

National Hate Crime Awareness Week commences this Saturday (October 14) in Newport when The Crush Hate Crime Festival, an all-day festival of live bands, acoustic acts, guest speakers and a hard-hitting play takes place in two of the city’s venues. In Warehouse 54 from 2pm, Newport’s pub theatre group, Reality Theatre will present the hard-hittingContinue reading “Festival To Raise Awareness of Hate Crime Via Music, Drama and Talks”

5 Places To Visit At Tiny Rebel Newport Food And Drink Festival

The Tiny Rebel Newport Food and Drink Festival returns to Newport City Centre on Saturday 7 October 2017. The food festival once again features the Teenchef competitions and there will be demonstrations from local chefs in two locations in the City Centre. RACHEL HOWELLS looks at 5 places to visit during the event. Parc PantryContinue reading “5 Places To Visit At Tiny Rebel Newport Food And Drink Festival”

Plenty of Rhythm As Shows Line-Up For 2017 Cardiff Dance Festival

The biennial Cardiff Dance Festival will take place this year between November 8 and 19. Over the twelve days there will be a variety of works being performed by artists and companies from across Wales, the UK and further afield. Performances will take place at Chapter Arts Centre, the Dance House and Wales Millennium Centre.Continue reading “Plenty of Rhythm As Shows Line-Up For 2017 Cardiff Dance Festival”

Two Weekends of Music Festivals Coming To Abertillery

Bands and fans from across the UK will be gathering at the Dolls House, Abertillery for two weekends of rock and punk music in the coming weeks, with all proceeds in aid of the Velindre Cancer Centre Stepping Stones Appeal. Both events are organised by the local Rock & Roll Circus team. First up isContinue reading “Two Weekends of Music Festivals Coming To Abertillery”

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