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 Voice. With plans to expand and be recognised alongside Edinburgh Festival, Festival of Voice is a Welsh force not to be reckoned with. Artistic Director Graeme Farrow delivered his speech with passion and energy, and I fell in love with his (and his team’s) vision of the future.
New for Festival of Voice 2018 is The Hub, a lively meeting place where you can hang out and play giant scrabble, enjoy free live entertainment or simply hang out with your friends…
There’s also a lovely food festival area to the side of WMC with lots of tasty things on offer, and as I’ve mentioned in my previous post, there’s a fantastic scheme called Gig Buddies and a secret bar thanks to @DTACardiff.
We were extremely lucky to have the chance to see Laura Marling last week. Her new collaboration with Mike Lindsay is called LUMP, and it was a feast for the musical soul.
Mike Lindsay was fantastic upon the stage, bopping around whilst creating unusual sounds and creating gorgeous music with Laura Marling and their band. Warren and I thought this performance was wonderful; it had a 70’s rock-star vibe throughout and Laura Marling was akin to an angel as she performed in front of a very excitable crowd.
I loved their chemistry on stage and I would urge you to purchase their album and catch them in a performance near you! It really is something else…
We missed out on a few other wonderful bits and bobs due to our weekend at Beyond the Border (a storytelling festival), but week two looks to be a very entertaining one!
Have you booked to see any performances yet?