WOW!!! What a night, thanks to everyone that came and made it wicked – keep your eyes peeled for the next Afiach, such a great time – can’t wait for the next one!!!! 51st State and Radio Rhydd both played amazing and energetic sets and got everyone dancing, moshing and sweaty… before that Rob Nichols formely of Inconsiderate Parking and Efa Supertramp both played acoustic sets and WUW finished the night off with an awesome 2 hour set of drum’n’bass …… here are some pictures from the evening, all photos taken by Carl Thomas, feel free to use them but credit the photographer !
The event was held at the Wells Hotel, an art and living space run by an art collective. Everyone showed great respect for the self-run space and thank you so much for that. The positive attitudes and mutual respect is exactly what you need for these kinds of spaces to work.Before the event Colour Doomed , Zly , Ripe and Sophie Barras came to paint murals in the outdoor area, as well as artists like Jacqueline Jones, Lembo , Mr Kobo and Elen Mai Wyn Jones showing their work inside.
As well as the art there were zines, old and new which seem to have inspired loads of the people that came to make their own. They are really the coolest form of media – do it yourself, say what you want, make weird art…
THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT CAME OR CONTRIBUTED IN ANY SHAPE OR FORM !!!!
DIOLCH I PAWB AM NOSON AFIACH WYCH !!!!
Our official launch is going to be on Saturday the 20th of October, and boy do we have some awesome stuff lined up!!!!
Where do we start???
In true creative DIY style, we want to involve as many people as we can with this project. We want Cardiff to be a place musicians, artists and activists visit from other cities from across Europe and remember !! So for our launch night we have an eclectic mix of live music, an art exhibition and a radical zine stall lined up ! There will also be food and refreshments available for donations, to help us pay the travelling bands!!
The launch starts at 3pm…. Donations on the door (suggested £3-6)
drum n bass from north wales
welsh mash up drum n bass electro cool
energetic bilingual anarcho band from north wales http://soundcloud.com/radio-rhydd-1
Philisophical Anarch-OM punk
acoustic punk folk www.soundcloud.com/efasupertramp
beautiful frontwoman of Miacca with her acoustic tunes
& more to be confirmed
POETRY FROM MAB JONES
AN ART EXHIBITION WITH WORK by:
ELEN MAI WYN JONES
if you would like your art to be shown, please send me a message.
AND AS IF THAT WASN’T ENOUGH…
Radical Zine stall “Fanzine Ynfytyn”, Pat from legendary band Datblygu is going to reprint their old zines and they will be on sale here. We will also have copies feminist zine FFWFF and the back catalog of FUCK OFF FACEBOOK, and issue 6 will be launched at this event. As well as loads of other new and old stuff.
WE WILL HAVE VEGAN FOOD FOR DONATIONS FROM 3:00pm so come along early.
ALSO REFRESHMENTS AND A RAFFLE (We have to pay the travelling bands somehow!!)