Tenth Sŵn Festival Hits Cardiff This Weekend

This weekend sees the Gwyl Sŵn Festival celebrate its 10th birthday with scores of gigs in a dozen and more venues in Cardiff between October 21-23. Since it was started by organisers BBC Radio 1 DJ and TV presenter Huw Stephens and music promoter John Rostron in 2007, Sŵn (Welsh for ‘Noise’) has been aContinue reading “Tenth Sŵn Festival Hits Cardiff This Weekend”

Laughter Lines: Sofie Hagen

Last year’s Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award Newcomer winner Sofie Hagen will kick off her first ever nationwide tour of her hotly anticipated show, Shimmer Shatter at Newport Riverfront on October 22. Following the success of her first show, Bubblewrap, she has also branched out to television and radio, among her writing and performing credits areContinue reading “Laughter Lines: Sofie Hagen”

Newport Playgoers Looking For Playwright Talent

Newport Playgoers’ (NPS) new playwriting programme, Scribes, is on the lookout for new play-writing talent. Dedicated to nurturing and developing aspiring and established playwrights in Wales, Scribes will endeavor to showcase work from playwrights wishing to develop their voices alongside the NPS season through a series of readings, scratch nights, workshops and writers’ events. ToContinue reading “Newport Playgoers Looking For Playwright Talent”

Five Great Comedy Acts To See In Autumn 2016

Andy Howells looks at five great comedy acts visiting South Wales during Autumn 2016. Sofie Hagen (Newport Riverfront, October 22)Sofie Hagen follows the success of her first show, Bubblewrap,  with Shimmer Shatter . Although Sofie’s assured, informed and deeply personal comedy has made her a star on stage in the UK, she has also branchedContinue reading “Five Great Comedy Acts To See In Autumn 2016”

Petula Clark To Tour With New Album, From Now On

Music icon, Petula Clark will return to Wales this autumn with a new UK tour accompaning her new album From Now On, which is due for release in September 2016. The album is a refreshing and inspiring collection of songs that draws upon various influences from Petula’s canvas and seven decade career.

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