Festival of Voice Wales: A Celebration of the Arts.

Festival of Voice LUMP

*Thanks to WMC for tickets to performances at Festival of Voice.

 

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, but I adore the fact that Charlotte Church remains at the heart of it, with Utopia featuring in this year’s programme.

Festival of Voice Wales: A Celebration of the Arts

Festival of Voice kicked of on Tuesday with a preview of Lovecraft (Not the sex shop in Cardiff), a one woman show featuring comedy, music and science. Alongside this performance you can also catch Patti Smith, Laura Marling and plenty of local talent from music to performance and all that’s in between!

I’ve popped together a little list of all the events available, plus location and prices, below…

Lovecraft (Not the sex shop in Cardiff) – Ffresh – 5th-9th and 14th-16th June – £15 – times vary

Double Vision – WMC Rehearsal Room 3 – 7th-9th and 12th-17th June – £15 – times vary

Highway One – Enfyws Studio – 6th – 10th June – 8pm (5.30 10th june)

Voices of Protest: Billy Bragg – WMC – 7th June – £16-26.50

Refugee Food Stories – learn more here

Forget Me Not Chorus – Penarth Pavilion – various dates and times

Every Song I’ve Ever Written – various dates and times

LUMP: Laura Marling & Mark Lyndsey – WMC -8th June -8pm – £17.50-29.50

A Filetta – The Tabernacle – 8th June – 7pm – £20

Tell Your Own Story – Jacob’s Market – 9th June – 11am – Free (tickets need to be booked)

Tank and the Bangas – WMC – 8th June – 9pm – £14

Women & War: An Un-Silencing – 9th June – 3pm – £5-15

Angélique Kidjo’s Remain in Light – WMC – 9th June – 7pm – £17.50 – £24.50

Children of Zeus + Reykjavíkurdætur – WMC – 9th June – 7.30pm – £8

Laura Viers – St John’s Church – 9th June – 8pm – SOLD OUT

Dr Sally Austen in conversation with Bella Bathurst: Sound – Jacob’s Market – 10th June – 4pm- £6.50

Orphy Robinson presents Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks with Zara McFarlane – WMC – 10th June – 10pm – £8

Processions – find out more here!

Gruff Rhys and BBC National Orchestra of Wales – WMC – 10th June – 8pm – £17.50 – £29.50

Damp Sweats the House – Chapter – 10th June – 8pm – £12

Words and Music with Patti Smith – WMC – 12th June – 8pm – £25-40

Camille O’ Sullivan – WMC – 12th & 13th June – 9pm – £20

Susanne Sundfør & Novo Amore – New Theatre – 13th June – 8pm – £18

Ibibio Sound Machine – WMC – 13th June – 7pm – £13

English – find out more here!

The Gentle Good and The Mavron Quartet and Ivan Mould – WMC – 14th June – 7.30pm – £10

Rhondda Rips It Up! – New Theatre – 14th June – 7.30pm – £25

Passenger – WMC – 14th June – 8pm £17.50 – 29.50

Mouthpiece – Chapter – 14th June – 8pm – £14

Atlantic Arc Orchestra – find out more here!

Extinct – City Centre – 16th & 17th June – times vary – £5

Breakin’ the Rules: The Four Owls + More – Clwb Ifor Bach – 15th – 6.30pm – £5

Body Language with Jennifer Hartley – Jacob’s Market – 15th & 16th June – 2pm/11am – £10

Karine Polwart: Wind Resistance – RCMD – 15th – 17th June – various times – £20

The Tiger Lillies – Sherman Theatre – 15th June – 7pm – £20

Epilog – New Theatre – 15th June – 7.30pm – £20

Edrica – WMC – 15th June – 7.30pm – £12

Finery + Charlie Francis + Cotton Wolf – Chapter – 15th June – 9pm

Elvis Costello & The Imposters – WMC – 17th June – 7.30pm – £37.50- 66.50

Sex Ed Assembly – Chapter – 16th June – 2pm – £3

Utopia – WMC – 16th June – 6.30pm – £20

There are also several packages available to make it more affordable – Package 1, Package 2, Package 3, Package 4 – all cost £40!

There are lots of free events taking place at the Festival Hub, such as India Wales and Antioch Rig. There’s also a top secret mission that you can sign up to thansk to  Pop Up Bar Maquis, check out @DTAcardiff for more information!

Don’t forget to check out Gig Buddies, a new scheme to help anyone with a disability attend live music and arts by night. This seems like an awesome way to make live music and events more accessible!

Festival of Voice is set to be a corker of creativity this year. Have you purchased any tickets yet? Who are you desperate to see?

 

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