Making Minds, Giving Voices: music and poetry event, raising awareness launches at Gwdihŵ in Cardiff


Mental health arts organisation re-launches music and poetry event at Cardiff City Centre venue. An event that provides a platform to up-and-coming musicians and spoken word artists in Cardiff, while raising awareness of mental health, is about to be relaunched.

Tuesday, April 7th marks the first edition of “Making Minds, Giving Voices” in its wonderful new home of Gwdihŵ Café Bar. Following three warmly embraced events at the North Star, in Cardiff, last year, “Making Minds, Giving Voices” takes pride of place in a new venue. The event is a unique evening, held every three months, that promotes expression through poetry, spoken word, comedy and music.

One featured musician, Tobias Robertson and one featured poet, Laz Lazarus will perform in April’s event, alongside ‘open mic’ acts of all types who attend on the evening. Together, they will create a varied, relaxed, entertaining and expressive atmosphere on the Gwdihŵ stage, in the midst of a supportive and relaxed environment.

Making Minds is an organisation that promotes mental health awareness through the arts and creativity in Wales.

The featured performers at our launch evening on Tuesday the 7th of April are:

Tobias Robertson

Tobias Robertson is a passionate folk/soul, acoustic artist from South Wales. In his five years of gigging throughout the UK, Tobias has landed himself prestigious slots at the Cavern Club Liverpool, Peterborough’s Willow Festival, Newport’s Fashion Wales Live, Exeter’s Phoenix Festival. Performing his early recordings and songs from his last release ‘Watcher.’

This year Tobias is tackling big local festivals including Tredfest, the Welsh Perry and Cider festival and The Big Cwtch in September. He is currently working on his new record. Come and witness this wonderful local talent, with a deeply resonant voice telling tales of experience.

Laz Lazarus

Some have called Laz Lazarus the ‘Prince of Darkness’ of the Cardiff spoken word scene. But there is both light and dark in his words, seemingly formed as he peers into the gaps formed by the fractures in our lives, sensing both the hope to find precious love and the lonely fear of never finding it that could awaken the monster within any of us.

All musicians, poets and comedians who are attending on the evening and are interested in performing at our open mic section, can put their name down when they turn up on the night or inform organisers beforehand by e-mailing [email protected] with your name and type of performance.

Event: Making Minds, Giving Voices

Date: Tuesday, April 7th

Venue: Gwdihŵ Café Bar,

6 Guildford Crescent, Cardiff, South Glamorgan CF10 2HJ

029 2039 7933

Doors: 7.30pm

Entry: FREE

Event page:

Making Minds:


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