It’s Begun: Festival of Voice Wales Week One.

 

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?

 

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