The second week of Festival of Voice Wales has been an emotional rollercoaster for me. From deeply inspiring moments to discovering new things, Festival of Voice Wales 2018 has set the benchmark for the future. Inspiring, Raw and Beautiful: Festival of Voice Week 2. I can still recall Artistic Director Graeme Farrow’s inspiring speech at The Hub on opening night. His words have lingered in my mind over the past two weeks. Try something…

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  Last week Festival of Voice Wales  kicked off in Cardiff and it was an honour to have been invited to their opening night celebrations at Wales Millennium Centre on Thursday. I attended with a lovely friend and we had a really pleasant evening listening to several speeches and watching performances… Festival of Voice: Week 1 The opening night was really joyous, and I managed to learn a lot about the ever evolving Festival of…

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This week I was invited along to see a new all female production of The Hall by Claire Erasmus at Tramshed in Cardiff. The Hall is a story of three women united by their local community hall. We see them open up about their lives, have a giggle and to top it all off, they save the hall from closing down. I haven’t been to Tramshed before, so I was keen to see what kind…

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  This is the week it all begins; Festival of Voice Wales started on 5th June and runs until the 17th, and if you’re not sure what it’s all about then read on… I was first introduced to Festival of Voice during the summer of 2016, the year it all began. I remember feeling incredibly moved as I saw Charlotte Church perform on stage in The Last Mermaid. This year the festival has grown somewhat,…

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Today we were invited to review The Snail and the Whale live on stage at Sherman Theatre. Tall Stories are renowned for their gorgeous productions, and The Snail and the Whale is no exception. This particular Julia Donaldson’s book is one of my favourites, and we all know and love Axel Scheffler’s beautiful illustrations. The poetry within this book is magical, and it’s a joy to read to my children at bedtime. Tall Stories have taken this…

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*Thank you to CBB and St David’s Hall for tickets to the show. Last night Warren and I headed out to catch the Chicago Blues Brothers in concert at St David’s Hall, Cardiff. We had such a fantastic evening and I’m excited to share some thoughts I have about the show with you here on the blog today… I wasn’t sure what to expect from this show, having adored the movie since I first saw…

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Yesterday we had the pleasure of attending Sherman Theatre to see the first performance of Tom Thumb, brought to the stage by Lyngo and starring Patrick Lynch. This story tells a tale of a tiny boy called Tom, who overhears his parent’s plan to take the children to the forest and leave them there because of their poverty stricken life. Tom has other ideas though, and he won’t give up on returning home to be…

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Last night we had a family night at New Theatre to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – a stage show I’ve been so incredibly desperate to see! I couldn’t wait to see how Orbit Theatre would transfer the story to stage, and George was really interested in seeing how they’d move the car and make it fly. You should already know the story of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and if you don’t I don’t think…

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I’m so sorry I’ve been a bit lame with my theatre and film guides this year, I think the madness of moving to the city plus other commitments means I’ve been a bit all over the place. I promise to get back on top of these guides, as I think they’re very useful if you don’t have the time to scour the different sites to figure out what’s on… Cardiff Theatre and Film Events in…

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