Monday 7th Nov
Jon Stewart (10am Book now)
Jon’s first success was as guitarist in the 90s band Sleeper which had several hit singles from three albums and featured on the soundtrack to the iconic film Trainspotting. Jon writes a column for Guitarist magazine and was Music Supervisor on the Joe Meek Biopic ‘Telstar’.
John Rostron (11am Book now)
John is an independent creative producer. He co-founded Cardiff’s award-winning multi-venue new music Swn Festival with BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens, with whom he also co-founded the Welsh Music Prize. John books and promotes concerts in Cardiff and also curates and produces the free multi-arts Llawn Festival in Llandudno. He is currently Vice-Chair of the Association of Independent Festivals, and a National Advisor to the Arts Council of Wales.
Gordon Mac (11.45am Book now)
The ‘Godfather of Dance Music’, Gordon Mac is a highly innovative and successful entrepreneur. He was the first person to succeed in taking a pirate radio station to legalisation in the UK, the youngest ever Managing Director of a radio station (1985-1997) and is renowned for creating the Kiss FM brand, Britain’s first dance music station.
In 1998 The Radio Academy awarded Gordon the John Peel Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio. He also hosted a weekly radio show on Choice FM, set up Z bar and Restaurant and became Station Manager at Colourful Radio in 2008. In July 2015 Mi-Soul went live on DAB and its audience is growing daily. Gordon Mac continues draws in huge crowds DJing at venues across UK and Europe.
Josh Divney (12.30 Book now)
Josh describes himself as “A video and radio producer, specialising in all things YouTube.” He is a producer on morning YouTube show Cereal Time and a presenter on children’s’ radio station Fun Kids Radio.
Claire Bennett (1pm Book now)
Claire is a core writer on the BBC’s daytime series Doctors, for which she received nominations for Best Episode at the British Soap Awards three years running). She has also written for other shows such as Holby City. For radio, Claire wrote he unique Love Chat – a one-minute soap for BBC Radio 2, and several original Afternoon Plays and serials for Radio 4.
Rachel Agnew (1pm Book now)
Rachel is Head of Media at the Rainforest Foundation, and NGO which aims to tackle deforestation locally and globally. Locally, it helps forest communities to gain land rights, challenge logging companies, manage their forests and protect their environment. Globally, it campaigns to influence national and international laws to protect rainforests and their inhabitants. Rachel has worked as a journalist in the UK and New Zealand before taking on her current role.
David Durant and Debbie Hyde (1.45pm Book now)
David and Debbie run the It’s all Good radio show which show focuses on individuals, companies and organisations who have good at the heart of them. It identifies and shines the spotlight on pioneers and new business models which challenge the norm and who are changing the way we live and work for the better. The aim of the show is to provide a much needed media platform to unite together like minded individuals, companies and organisations who are a force for good to help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable economy.
Gabby Chelmicka (2.30pm Book now)
Gabby has spent over 20 years working in the music business and has been on the road with Bryan Ferry, managed the live event elements of the 1996 Brit Awards – infamous in live TV broadcast history for the controversial moment when Jarvis Cocker stormed the stage during Michael Jackson’s performance, and been Robbie Williams’s personal manager. In 2015 she was production co-ordinator for Banksy’s Dismaland.
Panel Discussion (3.15pm Book now)
Can The Media really do good? What are the ethics of encouraging activism through campaigns? Rachel Agnew and Debbie Hyde will discuss at this event chaired by environmental journalist Malcolm Bradbrook.