Florence leaves the ‘wedmin’ to talk about playing an on-stage beauty and an on-screen psychopath
Film / Horror / Theatre

Florence leaves the ‘wedmin’ to talk about playing an on-stage beauty and an on-screen psychopath

Florence Cady is a rising star of stage and screen. She was one of the leads in the successful UK tour of Ruth Rendell’s Gallowglass, and stars in a new horror feature, Crucible of the Vampire. She kindly took time out [in July 2018] from her ‘wedmin’ (wedding admin, apparently – what a great word!) … Continue reading

Swansea jazz festival triumphs again (with or without Herbie)
Funk / Jazz / Music / R&B / Soul / Wales

Swansea jazz festival triumphs again (with or without Herbie)

When James Taylor introduced his Quartet’s version of the theme from Blow-Up at Swansea International Jazz Festival last night [Sunday June 17, 2018], he told the audience it was written by Herbie Hancock. “And,” he announced, gesturing to the wings, “he’s here tonight!” For a split second, you sensed some people believed it – because … Continue reading

Meet Mhairi Calvey – the in-demand actress, whose career started, age 5, eating donuts with Mel Gibson!
Film / Horror / modelling / Romance / Science fiction / Television / Theatre

Meet Mhairi Calvey – the in-demand actress, whose career started, age 5, eating donuts with Mel Gibson!

From the role of Young Murron in Mel Gibson’s Oscar-winning Braveheart to in-demand lead in a huge range of features and shorts, Mhairi Calvey‘s career has come a long way in the last 25 years. As an actor, she has some exciting feature films on the way, and is also writing and directing her own … Continue reading

From ballet in Finland to acting in LA – Sanna’s eventful past and exciting future
Dance / Film / modelling / Music

From ballet in Finland to acting in LA – Sanna’s eventful past and exciting future

Much-travelled and multi-talented Sanna Kaappola has performed around the world – as a ballet dancer, model and yoga teacher. Now she is a long way from her Finnish home – in Los Angeles (via New York and many other places), developing her acting skills. While she’s not working, she’s likely to be in the gym … Continue reading

Big bands, acid jazz, funk, soul and more at Swansea International Jazz Festival
Funk / Jazz / Music / R&B / Soul / Wales

Big bands, acid jazz, funk, soul and more at Swansea International Jazz Festival

Whether you’re a fan of the big band sound, acid jazz, funk or soul, you’re in for a treat at the fifth annual Swansea international Jazz Festival, which takes place in the city’s maritime quarter, 14 – 17 June. With ticketed shows, free events and workshops, the festival takes place at 15 venues. Festival organiser, … Continue reading