October 23, 2018

Visit to Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Cardiff Central is very privileged to be home to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. The college, based on the edge of Bute Park, trains hundreds of students every year in performing arts disciplines including music, acting, design and management. I visited the college to meet new Principal Prof Helena Gaunt, along with a number of senior staff …

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March 20, 2018

Cardiff Music City Strategy – Survey Live Now:

After being declared the UK’s first ‘music city’, Cardiff Council have launched their consultation on the city’s music strategy. The music strategy will place ‘music at the heart of Cardiff’s future’, to deliver a healthy ecosystem by working with the whole music sector. I urge as many people as possible to complete the survey, as it will help to develop and protect a …

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January 12, 2018

Cardiff Music Awards

2017 was a great year for music in Cardiff, with landmark achievements for local acts, and the successful Save Womanby Street campaign that I was proud to support. The Cardiff Music Awards will celebrate the many aspects of Cardiff’s fantastic music scene, and you can nominate in 20 different categories for your favourite artist, venue, promoter and more by clicking here. …

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July 6, 2017

Backing Musicians and Live Performers Post-Brexit

This week in Parliament I joined the Musicians’ Union, Equity and Creative Unions campaign to back performers to get the best possible deal from Brexit. Musicians and actors are concerned that the Brexit process may lead to the introduction of individual member state work permits and/or visas for British performers touring and working across Europe. Most professional musicians, actors and …

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