2018 interviews

Our Best 2018 Interviews

Here’s a selection of our top interviews of 2018. Click on the red to read or listen.

Top 2018 Interviews:

John Freeman

John Freeman recently received the Roland Mathias Prize for Poetry at the Wales Book of the Year Awards for his tenth collection, What Possessed Me (Worple Press).

Owen Sheers

Upon the much-awaited publication of this deeply personal work, Owen Sheers speaks with Craig Austin about his poetic portrait of recovery, resistance and renewal.

Pussy Riot

Ahead of Pussy Riot’s UK Riot Days tour, Cerith Mathias spoke to Maria Alyokhina, a central member of the collective to discuss the show, their recent protests and her advice to First Minister Carwyn Jones on feminism.

Georgia Fearn

Kevin McGrath conducts an interview with 17-year-old alt. pop chanteuse Georgia Fearn who has been earning rave reviews and acclaim. 


Gwenno Saunders is a sound artist, DJ, radio presenter and singer from Cardiff. Her most recent album, the beautiful and haunting Le Kov, is a bold artistic statement performed entirely in Cornish, the language handed down to her by her parents. Craig Austin travelled to Cornwall to speak with Gwenno in advance of her show at Falmouth University, and to witness a performance of Le Kov in its spiritual home.

The Davies Brothers

Wales Arts Review spoke with the writing duo about how they work together, re-imagining Sherlock Holmes for a modern audience, and the different crafts of writing for the page and writing for screen.

Caroline Finn

Gary Raymond talks to Caroline Finn about the resurrection of her solo show Bernadette, which forms part of the National Dance Company Wales Roots tour which kicks off in Cardiff on November 5th.

Kathryn Allen Hurni

A new body of work called Witness by the 2017 ESPY International Photography award winner Kathryn Allen Hurni goes display at Swansea’s Elysium Gallery from Friday, November 2 with portraiture as the focus. It’s the first time Kathryn has exhibited at the Elysium Gallery (and the UK as a whole). Hurni was the winner of the Elysium gallery led ESPY Photo award which has been running biennially since 2013. Her work was chosen from over 300 international photographers. 

Ian McCulloch

ICONIC indie band Echo & The Bunnymen are back sounding like they never before and will be playing Cardiff’s St David’s Hall on Monday 15 October. Their new album – The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon– sees the Liverpool legends reinterpreting 13 of their most beloved songs from their back catalogue with ‘strings and things’. Neil Collins chats with singer Ian McCulloch about his latest masterpiece and four decades of the Bunnymen, plus his mutual respect for the Manics and his thoughts on Noel Gallagher’s comments about Liverpool FC fans…