pray, tell us, where must we go to see you perform?
ble wyt ti'n perfformio, gwed?
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Thursday 12th Sept - 9pm - Mr Vavelsky - Kraków, Poland
Saturday 21st Sept - 4pm - Gwaelod y Garth Inn Sausage and Cider Festival
Saturday 21st Sept - 9pm - Ocean Arts Cardiff
Thursday 3rd October - Ocean Arts, Cardiff
GIGS Y GORFFENNOL (Ers mis Ebrill, pan adeiladwyd y safle hon!)
PAST GIGS (as of April when I made this site! )
Wednesday 11th April 2018 - SIRENS, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Tickets are free to book. There will be an opportunity to "pay what feels good" at the end of the show.
Age guidance: +16 // Running Time: approximately 1 hour including an interval
Leeway Productions presents a beautiful evening of song championing the female voice.
This is a celebration of new writing. A celebration of brand new collaborations and ideas. A celebration of many of the artists Leeway have been working with over the past few months.
Bring your sketch pad. Bring your pencils or chalks. We invite you to respond to what you hear as the evening unfolds.
(drawing and sketching not compulsory but encouraged)
Sunday 22nd April 2018 - EXPRESS YOURSELF, Le Pub, Newport
An Express Yourself Special featuring Francesca's Word Salad, Gareth Clark and Dino Rovaretti, Marega, Christopher Young, Justin Teddy Cliffe and more.
All proceeds will be donated to Marie Curie via Pete's Flatbeer Fundraisers set up by our dear friend Ri Richards.
Here is the reason why...
"On 15th August 2016, my husband Pete Alner was diagnosed with primary lung cancer and a secondary brain tumour. Pete died at The Marie Curie Hospice, Cardiff and the Vale (formerly Holme Towers, Penarth.)
Pete and I had been together, inseparable, for 32 years. He was a great guy - he loved Rugby... more rugby, walking the hills and coasts of South Wales, music (particularly The Divine Comedy), art, theatre, and - best of all - a pint of Real Ale, poured flat just as it should be!
To try and salvage something positive from what is a truly terrible situation, a few of Pete's family and friends have come together to form a small fundraising group- Pete's Flatbeer Fundraisers 2017.
Sunday 29th April 2018 - Mayday Venezuela Fundraiser, Andrew Buchan, Cardiff
May 1st is International Workers Day. Join us for a fundraiser in solidarity with the people of Venezuela.
The Venezuela Crisis has seen the people take to the streets!
Join us for an evening of cultural revolution with...
+ DJ Grooveslave on the decks from 5pm!
+ The band My Name is Ian
+ Spoken word with Adrian Jones
+ Singer-songwriter Viv Hinds-Payne
+ Vinna Bee, solo folktronica set
+ Francesca's Word Salad, anti-folk
Free entry/ donations please!
Sat 6th June 2018 - Lansdowne Beer Festival - Canton, Cardiff
Fri 6th July 2018 - The Moon - Cardiff
MIKE DENNIS / FRANCESCA’S WORD SALAD / GINGER MOUSH / SOPHIE CRABTREE
Bar opens 5pm / live acts from 7.30pm
Venue & access info: http://www.themooncardiff.com/about-contact
Sunday 8th July 2018 - Please Mind Your Head VIII, Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
After a year off Please Mind Your Head VIII is back
A fundraiser for Headway Cardiff hosted by Justin Evans
Burning Ferns. Mike Dennis, Vega Bodegas
Dirty Alex, Dharma Violets, Young Black Americans
Francesca's Word Salad, Gindrinker
* MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED *
Matt Hillard will be speaking about Headway Cardiff
There will be a raffle and anything that can be donated would be much appreciated
Saturday 21st July 2018 - Canton Beer Fest, Chapter Arts, Cardiff
FREE - I'm on at 4.30pm
Having had such a good time in the snow back in March, several of Canton's finest establishments are once again pulling together to celebrate the best the neighbourhood has to offer. Canton Beer Festival Mk 2 is a two-day collaborative event, co-hosted by Chapter, St. Canna's Ale House, The Lansdowne Pub, Pipes Beer, and new addition The Bone Yard. Each venue will have a unique set of summer beers for you to sample, as well as great entertainment and activities.
Friday 10th August 2018 - Le Pub, Newport
Saturday 22nd September 2018 - Ocean Arts 1st Birthday - Ocean Arts, Cardiff
Ocean Arts will be one on 22nd of September, so we're celebrating with music all day.
There will be pop up food and a bar all day too.
Tuesday 25th September 2018 - SECRET GIG TBC - Cardiff
Saturday 29th September 2018 - Andrew Buchan Bar - 8pm - FREE
I'm playing my very own headline show at The Andrew Buchan and it's FREE ENTRY!
Saturday 13th October 2018 - Vegan Beer Festival - Cardiff - 12pm-11pm - £7/5
The first ever vegan beer festival in Wales will feature beers, ciders, wines, spirits, a selection of great food, live music and more.
Stalls will include Pipes artisan brewery from Cardiff, Bang-On brewery from Bridgend, Mad Dog Brewing Company from Monmouthshire, Those Vegan Pizza Guys, Vegangela Rose Cakes including her famous savoury pastries and CaribSwede Vegan Bakery with hot Caribbean food and Swedish bakes. More announcements of stalls will follow.
Pontypridd brewery Bragdy Twt Lol can't make it the festival but their beers can. We have a stall selling them.
A percentage of ticket sales will be going to FAUNA Wildlife Rescue and they will also have a stall with Cardiff Animal Rights.
It should be a great day of drinking vegan beer, eating vegan food and supporting worthwhile animal causes.
Wednesday 5th December 2018 - Cosmo & Word Salad Present: The Snowflakes Christmas Ball
"Coddled" Cosmo and Francesca "Whinging" Word Salad present:
The Snowflakes Christmas Ball.
We invite all snowflakes to join us and our special guests for a really shit night of Christmas related music, poetry, stories and games, endless rounds of oppression Olympics and absolutely no fun at all.
**Bring a wrapped 'SHITERET SANTA' gift with you, the shitter the better, to participate in our Christmas themed 'Shiterotica' Game.**
Thursday 17th January 2019 - Winter Warmers
MVE Collective - These guys caught our attention last month when they did a massive takeover at a pre-party show before a Bump & Grind. Performances will be from 3 of this groups lineup, Dom James, Anwar Siziba & Cai Ham as well as Don The Prod on the decks.
Francesca's Word Salad - "Musicial comedy / storytelling / anti-folk / what's my genre? Please tell me..." Very excited to see what Francesca has to offer after high praise from fellow artists on the scene.
The Honest Poet - Chepstow based self styled "poetical soul'ness vibes an that", should be an excellent start to the night!
Friday 22nd Feb 2019 - Creative Mornings Cardiff - Jacob's Market
with guest speaker Harry Hambley, a 20-year-old illustrator and global Instagram star from Llandaff, Cardiff,
better known by his social media pseudonym, Ketnipz.
FREE (Please register for tickets)
Part of a series on Symmetry
8:30am - 10:00am UTC.
Hosted at Off Track Coffee
Wednesday 13th March 2019 - Porters, Cardiff (Free) - 8.00pm
Forté Project // Prosiect Forté present
Asha Jane Music,
Francesca's Word Salad
Porter's Cardiff and the Forté Project present free shows in Cardiff featuring former and current Forté Project acts as well as other rising stars in South Wales.
Saturday 16th March 2019 - The Cottage (Free) 8.30pm
Splott City Rockers present an evening of quality folk-punk-comedy featuring:
FRANCESCA'S WORD SALAD
Francesca's Word Salad is a Welsh-speaking, Cardiff based singer-songwriter, freshly back home in Wales after her recent tour of the US from Seattle to New Orleans. Original folk/ anti-folk / indiepop containing a mixture of macabre ballads, pathetic stalkery and unrequited love songs, reverse mermaids and zombie firefighters.
“..a folksinger of our times with \u0001\u0001a veritable hive of bees in his bonnet.” (Edinburgh Fringe review). An activist as well as a singer-songwriter, his energetic shows fuse sharp comedy with ruthless social satire and high octane passion. Over the years of criss-crossing the country with just a beat-up guitar, he has forged a position as\u0001 a unique chronicler of the underbelly of UK life.
"Local musicians playing local music for local people in your local boozer - better than a kick in the head!"
Saturday 13th April 2019 - Record Store Day - Diverse Records, Newport
For the second year, Diverse will be curating a free entry music and literature event across 5 venues with dozens of acts, mainly from around Wales.
The shop will open at 9.30am for all your limited edition vinyl needs. We'll be open until 4pm and then heading down town for our musical festivities.
The first wave of these acts announced are, in alphabetical order - Adwaith, Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Eitha Da, Emily Gwyrdd, Francesca's Word Salad, Gemini Anderson, The Hard Aches, Joe Kelly, Los Blancos, Oxygen Thief, Rainbow Maniac, Red Telephone & Richard Milward.
These will play across Le Pub, McCann's Rock N Ale Bar, Slipping Jimmy's Bar&Grill, Ye Olde Murenger House and Tiny Rebel Newport from around 4.30pm on Saturday 13th April.
Everything is free entry.
Saturday 4th May 2019 - Globetrotters Bar Presents: Francesca's Word Salad & Jeff Japers
We are very excited to announce that Francesca's Word Salad and Jeff Japers will be performing
at Globetrotters Bar: Live Music and Party Venue on May 4th for a night of comedy and music!
Tickets are £3 online and £4 on the door.
Performances from 9pm.
Doors from 7pm.
Tuesday 18th June 2019 - St Canna's Ale House (TAFWYL)
Wednesday 26th June - 7pm - Blue Honey Local
Jog On May! General Election Now! Party At Blue Honey LocalMay has finally decided to leg it and we don't know which member of The Addam's Family will replace her. We need a general election but until then we need reasons to be cheerful. Come down to Blue Honey Local's garden for a yurt-load of good stuff. Francesca's Word Salad and Cosmo will be bathing us in musical goodness and afterwards we'll have a fine selection of spoken word and poetry from Dee Dickens and Taz.
Momentum WLG and Women's Strike Cymru are coming together to host this evening of collective joy and everyone is welcome to join us. Heard about our groups and want to know more and get involved? Come for a drink and say hi.
Saturday 13th July - 7pm - Pi & Hash Confidential - The Flute and Tankard
Saturday 20th July 2019 - 2pm - Newport Big Splash
Saturday 20th July 2019 - 9pm - St Canna's Ale House
Thursday 1st Aug - Gentileza, Duke St Arcade, Cardiff
Saturday 24th Aug - 4pm - Hub Festival, Cardiff
Saturday 24th Aug - 2pm - Virgin Money Lounge
Saturday 21st Sept - 2pm - Cider and Sausage Festival