Welcome to our recap of the great artists who appeared on Digithon Music stage over the weekend including Georgia Ruth and Keys.
The crowdfunder, associated with Digithon Music, to raise the money for an emergency fund to help artists and freelancers who have been financially impacted by the cancellation of work is STILL LIVE. And You can donate here.
Ani Glass performs songs from her debut solo album, Mirrores.
Georgia Ruth performs “Cosmos” from her new album, Mai.
Martyn Joesph performs an exclusive set for Digithon, including his ode to the NHS.
Al Lewis performs songs from his new album in an exclusive set for Digithon.
Eleri Angharad sings songs from her debut album, Earthbound.
La Forme launch the new single and video for “Let Jenny Sleep”.
Goodparley presents an improvised soundscape with the words of poet Poppy Jennings.
Keys live in the 4pi dome at Cultvr Lab.
Mark Albrow Enjoy our late night gig with the soundscapes of north Wales artist Mark Albrow.
Cwmwl Tystion The Mountains of Wales is Part 1 of the Cwmwl Tystion / Witness Suite composed by Tomos Williams.
Darren Chetty reads his popular essay on Max Boyce’s Live at Treorchy album.
At Wales Arts Review we believe a healthy thriving creative culture is the backbone of any progressive society. It is clear now that in the wake of the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus, that many people who are vital contributors to the arts and culture of Wales will be taking significant financial hits as a result of necessary decisions taken to counteract the spread of the illness. Working as a freelancer in the arts is more often than not a precarious financial balancing act, particularly in Wales, and so Wales Arts Review is launching this crowdfunder in order to raise an emergency hardship fund for people struggling to make ends meet over the next few weeks due to the cancellation or postponement of projects brought about by Covid-19.
As the disruptions continue to intensify, it is important to remember many artists and workers in the creative industry are self-employed, and will be unable to collect an income as live events, workshops, and productions are cancelled or postponed indefinitely. At Wales Arts Review we have heard of many stories of people now being unable to pay rent or put food the table. We believe it is the responsibility of government, and in many cases the governing bodies of arts funding, to take a lead on these issues, and while we wait for that, Wales Arts Review wants to provide a space for the public to help alleviate some of the anxiety and hardship that is becoming widespread at the moment.