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Cats and Cats and Cats
We also have Richard Owain Roberts who blogs HERE and Effort who you can listen to HERE.
Richard interviewed Chris Killen for the Guardian site before the last Balloon. We then asked him to read at the next Balloon. And now he’s been interviewed himself on the Guardian site!
Interesting reading, check it out HERE.
The latest in Balloon’s 2011 series of events. More great music and top class prose. Not as scary as the last one.
Cats & Cats & Cats
This is what The Joy Collective said about them in 2009.
‘What place do bands like Cats & Cats & Cats spring from? Hard to believe there was a [...]
Richard Owain Roberts interviews Chris Killen for the Guardian website before Chris performs at Balloon. Read it HERE.
Here’s what’s in store for you if you’re coming to our show with Gathered In Song on 13th Feb. Enjoy.
[ 13/02/2011; ] On Sunday 13th February, Balloon and Gathered In Song present a sort of Valentine’s celebration featuring two amazing bands from across the water, both playing as duos, one solo set from a local boy and readings from a Canadian and Mancunian that have both moved to Wales! This take place at Newport’s wonderful Le [...]
I guess our events are usually the ‘stroll up on the night and see what’s happening’ kind. We like this and love having different audiences for our shows. Our next one is a bit of a departure though, Simone Felice is pretty well known. His band’s last album cropped in a loads [...]
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After the success of our Jam Bones/Balloon 55 Ficto Slam at the recent Undeb festival, the Balloon Summerslam BBQ on Tuesday 20th July at GWDIHW will be the first to feature our Postcard Lottery – your chance to join our invited readers on stage and flex some literary muscle. Grrrr.
I know, to [...]
That’s right, South Wales Central AM Leanne Wood has written to the Rhonnda Leader praising our showcase of Rhondda talent.
Repeat it in the Rhondda? Hmmm, we’ll give that some thought.
Statement from Simone’s website:
I’m alive. Got my breast-bone sawed in two and my lungs collapsed and the main valve of my heart replaced by a carbon device that ticks like a pocket watch to the beat of my blood for the rest of my days, but I’m alive. Strange days indeed. What a wild [...]
Here is the full goings on for Sunday 20th June.
Undeb Theatre: CARDIFF IDENTITY FESTIVAL
Bringing you a full whack of festival goodness, Undeb celebrate all that is Cardiff. Theatre, Bands, Poetry, Photography and Live Art combine in this epic celebration of our beloved Capital.
Four arenas take over the Cardiff Arts Institute, simultaneously playing host to [...]
The following has been posted on Simone Felice’s website. I’ve since heard that the operation went well and he should make a full recovery. Obviously this put’s out August 19th date in some doubt but the most important thing is that Simone gets better.
Hello our beloved friends and fans,
We must tell you all, [...]
Undeb presents Cardiff Identity Festival on Sunday 20th June. They’ve asked us to curate part of the literary proceedings with Jam Bones. We said yes because we’re nice like that. The idea is to get Parthian’s Bright Young Things to read for us and then plan something a bit different for the [...]
Newport’s free magazine, Voice has featured our Rhondda event in their music section. It’s in the form of an interview with Rachel Trezise, Samuel Bees, Jimmy Watkins and Scott from The Broken Vinyl Club. Here it is in all it’s glory. If that’s too small for you to read, click the link [...]