Experience Festival of Voice for £10 or under
#FoV2018 is underway with still a whole week of the festival to go! There are loads of different ways you can enjoy and take part in this exciting international arts festival without breaking the bank! Check out our round up of free events and performances, as well as those priced under £5 and under £10 coming up this week.
Here’s the low-down on everything you can see and do on a budget.
FREE FESTIVAL FUN
Wales Millennium Centre
7 – 17 June
Open Mon – Thurs 12 - 9pm and Fri + Sat 12 - 10pm
A space for all your downtime needs. Incredible local street food from Refugee Food Stories as well as other tasty delights including Pizza, Pasta, Kebabs, gin and great coffee. Pop-up live music, DJs, opportunities to learn more about voice and music plus a curated exhibition from Simon Bray – Photographs from Wales and Rajasthan.
#MAQUIS POP-UP BAR
7 – 17 June
Open daily 5pm – 12.30am
A strictly secret pop up bar brimming with contraband and classic spirits to strengthen your courage and put fire in your belly for the challenge ahead. Through the evening, Radio Barkas will be sending coded messages via vintage vinyl records to the front-line to warn our Comrades of any impending danger.
Attendance must be pre-arranged via email or telephone 07763509591 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The #Maquis will then contact you with further instructions on how to access their secret meeting point. The meetings will be small as to keep the mission under the radar, so early correspondence is advisable. Communication lines are now open. Will you join the #Maquis?
#Mysongmystory Exhibition and Concert Series
8 – 17 June
The Forget-Me-Not Chorus is an inspirational charity using the power of song to bring joy to people with dementia and their families. A moving and life affirming exhibition of photography, poetry and song with concerts throughout the week with professional musicians from WNO and RWCMD.
INDIA – WALES
The Dome at The Hub
16 + 17 June
FREE BUT TICKETED
A collaboration Jodpur RIFF Festival, Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival and Festival of Voice. Celebrating the music and storytelling of Rajasthan and Wales.
KADAR KHAN LANGA - 11am + 5.30pm
SUN DIAL - 1.30pm + 7.30pm
HANDS OF TIME - 3.30pm
OASIS LANGUAGE CAFE
12 June – 12pm - 2pm
14 June – 12pm - 2pm
Join refugees and asylum seekers at our language cafes and learn a few words from across the world. The Oasis trailer will be open, serving fresh mint and sage tea.
14 June 7pm
Nuala Honan is an Australian-born dynamo artist, with all the taught energy of a caged musical lioness. She brings a fresh and captivating intimacy with the warming breath of a bubbling country heart.
RAISING VOICE CHOIR
15 June, 3pm
Rising Voices is a weekly singing group for people in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction, their families and carers and those who work or volunteer in treatment services. Led by choir leader and singer, Isolde Freeth-Hale. Join us in song, hear some of our members stories and learn what a difference song can make to a life.
THE ADVENTURE BUREAU
15 June, 5pm
Here to create a brand new hilarious adventure inspired by your suggestions. Katie and Simon expert improvisers invite the audience to share their ideas by drawing them, writing them or yelling them, then act out a totally improvised story complete with a soundtrack and songs created live in front of your very ears and eyes!
15 June, 7pm
Reeps One's work is the product of a highly intimate, lifelong relationship with the human voice. The London born musician and artist has been obsessively experimenting with innovative vocal practices alongside the creative representation of physics and sound since the age of 18. Dedicated to depicting his findings in an explicit and tangible way, Yeff’s vocal performances are increasingly accompanied by potent, aesthetically arresting visual displays.
OLIVIA PREYE SINGING WORKSHOP
16 June, 3pm
A fun, interactive, vocal workshop for everyone who loves to sing. No experience needed! If you sing in the shower - this workshop is for you. Come and sing songs from around the world, have a sound bath, write your own sea shanty, harmonise with others, use your body as a percussion instrument, make weird and wonderful noises with your voice.
16 June, 6pm
Join our in-house performers in showcasing your musical knowledge, inspirations and maybe even your vocal abilities…
16 June, 9pm
Lori Campbell is a dynamic and impulsive live performer. Weaving her versatile voice, her ramblings and her bluesy – folk, guitar pickings she creates an intimate space drawing you in and inviting you to share in the experience.
CYMATIC VISUALISER WORKSHOP
17 June, 3pm
Learn how the Large Cymatics Visualiser works and provide the opportunity for participants to play with the audio video sculpture. Touch the water that the sound travels through, play with non newtonian fluid and create your own sounds as they are played through the sculpture. Hands on, fun and messy.
17 June, 5pm
Psycho Betty is a four-piece that was born when two UK folk singer-songwriters were booked to play at a Noise night in Tokyo. Melodic vocals are woven through layers of atmospheric and sometimes discordant, arhythmic sound textures created on eclectic guitar, mandolin, accordion and drums, which range from light and airy to heavy and head-banging.
17 June, 7pm
Mike Dennis is a classically-trained violinist whose boyhood love of Run DMC, Beastie Boys, and Gangstarr led him to create a unique kind of string-heavy hip hop music he half-seriously refers to as “Violinica”. Performing using Jess (violin), a loop pedal and a cajon, Mike builds up layers of dense harmony and embellishes with thoughtful, energetic rhymes.
FESTIVAL EXPERIENCES FOR £5 + UNDER
BREAKIN’ THE RULES
Featuring: The Four Owls, Free Wize Men, DJ Jaffa, Levi+, Eädyth, Asha Jane & Wonky Tree
15 June, 6.30pm
Clwb Ifor Bach
Breakin’ the Bay, now in its 12th year, is a hip-hop dance event bringing together elements of urban culture, showcasing graffiti, emceeing, dance and music all under one roof. This year we present a night of some of the UK’s finest musicians.
15 – 17 June
A dark twist in a ‘what if’ scenario based on the increasing use of technology in our everyday lives. Extinct is a roaming experience that plays out on the streets of Cardiff and is a mixture of game and theatrical happenings.
SEX ED ASSEMBLY
Chapter, 16 June 2pm
Bedfellows Sex Ed Assembly is a 2-hour participatory forum. We don’t tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, biphobia. We believe in intersectional, trans-inclusive feminist practices. Join us at Festival of Voice and let's talk about sex.
TOP TICKETS FOR £10 + UNDER
THE GENTLE GOOD AND THE MAVRON QUARTET + IVAN MOULT
Wales Millennium Centre (Weston Studio)
14 June 7.30pm
Cardiff based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Gareth Bonello aka The Gentle Good (winner of the Welsh Music Prize 2017) enchants audiences and collaborates with the Mavron Quartet for this stunning performance.
FINERY + CHARLIE FRANCIS + COTTON WOLF
15 June 9pm
Dark industrial electronica merged with some of south Wales’ finest vocalists.
BODY LANGUAGE WITH JENIFER HARTLEY
In partnership with The Open University in Wales
Jacob’s Antique Market
15 June 2pm / 16 June 11am
This workshop aims to highlight the different forms of communication on a conscious and sub-conscious level. It will bring awareness to our own body language and facial expressions when communicating, and how we recognise body language traits of others.
Ticket discounts are also available on all Festival of Voice tickets (subject to availability) for Disabled, Students, Over 60s, Unwaged and Under 26s.