News From Heart N Soul

The Fish Police are back with their brand new single Cactus taken from the upcoming EP ‘Edge Myself to the Middle’!

The Independent has described it as: “Joyful in its simplicity, a funk guitar line, glitching synth and 808 drums sitting under frontman Dean Rodney Jr.’s matter-of-fact, resolute vocals suffused with positivity.”Read the full review and listen to the track here!

The band are launching the new EP at South by Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas! But they need your need help to get there, you can support this adventure by donating here!

Make sure you follow The Fish Police on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram because next week they’ll be releasing the next single and music video!

Heart n Soul at South by Southwest

Heart n Soul will be hosting a discussion at SXSW called Exploring Music Through The Lens of Neurodiversity on 14 March.

It will feature Dean & Charles from The Fish Police, Heart n Soul’s Artistic Director Mark Williams and artist Robyn Steward.

They will be looking at different ways of seeing the world as musicians and how they collaborate together as artists with and without learning disabilities.

Our Own Thing

It was amazing to see so many talented young from Do Your Own Thing people making music and art at LSO St Luke’s last Friday! Thanks to everyone involved in performing, watching and supporting – you helped make Our Own Thing a night to remember!
 Check out photos of the night here and keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as there will be a video of the event soon! 


Too Hot for Candy have just finished filming their new video for a SoundLab project they’ve been working on with Grace Savage, more will be revealed in April!
 Have you visited our SoundLab website recently? Over the last three years we have explored how digital music making technologies can be used to help people with learning disabilities make the music they want to make. Visit the website to find out how you can share, learn and play!


Join us every week from Thursday 22 February until Thursday 29 March for the new season of Allsorts! This year we start with The Season of Choice and will have more variety than ever, ranging from beatboxing to Strictly Come Dancing!
 Find out more about the programme on our website.

Do Your Own Thing

Don’t forget that Do Your Own Thing returns on Saturday 17 February in it’s new home at The Albany, where we’ll be making more art and music! To find out more about Do Your Own Thing, visit the webpage here.


Heart n Soul Choir

It’s the final Heart n Soul choir session todaybefore Allsorts starts again, check out future dates on the website. Don’t forget you can see them perform tonight at our Deptford Club Night at Buster Mantis! Heart n Soul’s Club DJs will also be there playing tunes for you to dance to, we can’t wait to see you there!

Spaceheads and Rucksack Cinema

Spaceheads is a duo that graft the sound of technology. They generate a fusion of jazz, funk, dance, electro and indie to create an inimitable sound of their own.

Andy Diagram has played trumpet through loopers and effects with various bands from the bright leftfield pop indie heroes ‘James’ to the darker abstract sounds of Pere Ubu’s David Thomas. He has taken the sound of the trumpet into the heart of alternative music (recently integrated a mobile phone to transform a single horn into the full sound of widescreen cinematic brass!) Richard Harrison‘s unusual drum beats and percussive trickery utilses tin cans, bottles, sheets of metal and a pair of squeaky toy pigs.
This performance follows hot on the heels of the release of their new 13-track ‘A New World In Our Hearts’ from their 13th album, which is inspired by peoples’ struggle for a better world.
The Spaceheads’ experience is accompanied by Rucksack Cinema with live mixing of video images. Enjoy b&w films of steam trains, 1920s space films, clips from classic movies combined with images of the universe, spinning stars and psychedelic swirls from floor to ceiling…
 Welsh anarcho punx, Mwstard hail from Pembrokeshire and are supporting Spaceheads at the next TRANSIT. Describing themselves as “DIY Pre-post punk kift disco band” they have new material to share with their fans. This will be your only chance of seeing them and their funky projections in West Wales this year – so don’t miss it!

Dydd Miwsig Cymru (Welsh Language Music Day)

Mae’r diwrnod yn dathlu pob math o fiwsig Cymraeg ac mae’n hawdd ymuno a dod o hyd i rhywbeth y byddwch chi’n ei garu. Daw miwsig i fywyd pan fyddwch chi’n ei brofi’n fyw ac mae digwyddiadau rhad ac am ddim wedi’u hanelu at bobl sy’n mynd i gigiau, rhieni a phlant, pobl ifanc, myfyrwyr a busnesau yn digwydd dros y wlad wedi’u trefnu gan hyrwyddwyr gan gynnwysSŵn, BBC Gorwelion, Forté Project a Chlwb Ifor Bach.

Os hoffech chi wrando o ddiogelwch eich ffôn clyfar – neu eich bod yn fusnes fyddai’n hoffi chwarae mwy o gerddoriaeth Gymraeg i’w staff neu gwsmeriaid – mae chwe rhestr chwaraewedi’u creu gan DJ Gareth Potter gan gynnwys Acwstig, Electronig, O Gwmpas y Tân, Dim Brys, Codi Chwys, a Sêr y Sîn i’w chwarae ar Spotify, Apple Music a Deezer, ac ar gael yn hawdd drwy sganio Côd Shazam gyda chamera eich ffôn.

Dyma DJ Radio 1 a llysgennad Dydd Miwsig Cymru Huw Stephens yn esbonio pam dylech chi cymryd rhan mewn Dydd Miwsig Cymru.

Byddem wrth ein bodd os hoffech chi cymryd rhan – am fwy o wybodaeth, plîs ymatebwch i ni drwy e-bost, neu ffoniwch ar 02920 455 182. Ymunwch â Dydd Miwsig Cymru trwy ddefnyddio #DyddMiwsigCymru, neu ar Facebook, Twitter, ac Instagram.

Lawrlwytha pecyn digidol Dydd Miwsig Cymru

The day celebrates all forms of Welsh Language music and it’s easy to tune in and discover something you’ll love.  Music comes to life when it’s experienced live and free events aimed at gig goers, parents and children, young people, students and businesses are happening all across the country organised by promoters including Sŵn, BBC Horizons, Forté Project and Clwb Ifor Bach.

If you want to listen from the safety of your smartphone – or you’re a business that would like to play more Welsh language music to its staff or customers- there are six playlists curated by DJ Gareth Potter including Acoustic, Electronica, Campfire Sing Song, Chill Out, Workout andLegends to play on Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer, easily available by scanning a Shazam Code with a phone camera.

Here is Radio 1 DJ and Dydd Miwsig Cymru ambassador Huw Stephens explaining why you should get involved on February 9th.

We’d love for you to take part – if you’d like more information, get back to us by emailing or giving us a call on 02920 455 182″>02920 455 182. Keep up with Dydd Miwsig Cymru through using #DyddMiwsigCymru, or get involved on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Download a Welsh Language Music Day digital pack

Mid Wales Opera @ The Riverfront Newport

On Friday 16 March, Mid Wales Opera will be presenting a BSL-interpreted performance of Eugene Onegin at The Riverfront.




Although complemented by Tchaikovsky’s breathtaking music, the story of Eugene Onegin stands on its own as a thrilling piece of theatre: Pushkin’s compelling and heartbreaking tale is a stunning exploration of love, death, life and convention. You can find out more about the production here:

This BSL performance will be MWO’s second – having presented a BSL-interpreted performance of Handel’s Semele in Cardiff last year – and will be signed by Julie Doyle.

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Relaxed Concert

Sunday 2nd July 2017

St.David’s Hall, Cardiff

Popular orchestral classics and music from TV and film – perfect for all the family. Suitable for those with autism, learning disabilities, along with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and partially sighted.

Tel: 0800 052 1812 

Baluji Shrivastav

New Album – the Best of Baluji Shrivastav

BalujiSitar maestro Baluji Shrivastrav has launched a compilation album celebrating an extraordinary musical career, featuring the Inner Vision Orchestra who Disability Arts Cymru and UCAN brought to Wales a couple of years ago.

Baluji has been campaigning for a long time for blind musicians to be treated as equally as their sighted peers. To raise awareness Baluji and the Inner Vision Orchestra have formed a partnership with Rich Mix Studios in East London. Between 11am and 4pm on fortnightly Mondays starting the 13th March and running for a year, the Inner Vision Orchestra will be at Rich Mix rehearsing and developing new projects and everyone, blind or sighted, is invited to watch proceedings taking place.

Inner Vision Orchestra is playing at various venues this year for more information please visit



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Razmataz Night Club at The Tivoli

FLVCFriday 12th February 2016 – 7pm till late

The night club experience for adults with learning/physical difficulties.

£5 per person / Support £1 per person

Every 2nd Friday of the month.

Exclusive use of Tivoli Night Club, Brunswick Road, Buckley  CH7 2EF

7pm till 10pm with the option to stay later if you want to.

You do not need to be a Tandem Cymru member to access this event.

Proof of age might be asked for.  ID proof of all support required.


Spring into the New Year with The Riverfront

Riverfront Following a momentous 2015, which saw them achieve record-breaking attendance figures and form a major part of Newport Live, they begin 2016 with a jam-packed season of events, performances, cinema screenings and workshops.

But let’s hold our horses for a moment – have you sorted out all your Christmas shopping yet? Newport Live can offer you a range of ideal Christmas presents for all the family:

From chuckles with the hilarious Debra Stephenson for the comedy queen in your life, to the heart-warming tale of rugby legend Ray Grav Gravell – a perfect present for Dads and Grandads – The Riverfront has got some cracking Christmas pressies lined up. There’s even something for the li’l ‘uns in the form of the colourful and kooky Shiny – a unique participatory performance where all that glitters unfolds before your very eyes.

2016 is also set to be a great year in the music stakes. With top-class tribute acts such as Whitney: Queen of the Night, Frankie Valli celebrators The Sherry Babys and the utterly brilliant A Night of Queen – The Bohemians  rocking the Springtime stage, as well as the return of classical music favourites Sinfonia Cymru, there truly is something to cater to everyone’s musical taste.

For more information please see the new Spring brochure here.