The Week That Was #356

1. Celebrating Welsh language music

Today we’re celebrating the eighth annual Welsh Language Music Day – Dydd Miwsig Cymru with more gigs than ever before happening across Wales. The day celebrates the diverse and vibrant Welsh language music scene, showcasing the talents of artists across all genres and aims to encourage more people to learn the language.


This year we launched the Sound of Miwsig – Yr artistiaid sydd am wneud tonnau yn 2023 – the first annual poll of the artists making waves in Welsh language miwsig in 2023, voted for by industry experts. Lloyd, Dom James, DON were crowned the first Sound of Miwsig winners 2023. Media coverage has been coming in across the UK, from BBC Radio 4’s World at One to BBC Radio 5’s Adrian Chiles show and lots more in between.

2. Plant a Tree in 23 with Scott Quinnell

Want a British Lion legend to plant a tree for you? That’s exactly what you can do, thanks to our work with Woodland Trust and Welsh Government. Scott Quinnell stars in our latest film for campaign, planting a tree every time someone like you clicks to help to the climate.  Everyone in Wales has the opportunity to have a tree planted on their behalf, free of charge, to help combat the effects of climate change as part of a Welsh Government tree giveaway. The My Tree Our Forest scheme is open to anyone with a Welsh postcode, and takes only 30 seconds to fill in the simple online form. Read more on Wales Online. (PS We can’t guarantee Scott will plant your tree, but we can guarantee the tree will do good for Wales regardless!)

3. Gallery start-up shaking up the north Wales art scene

A contemporary art gallery is set to launch in a forgotten Colwyn Bay department store thanks to British Business Bank funding.  And this week, we shared their exciting plans with Welsh media. Rob Bebbington came up with the idea for ink.Gallery after feeling inspired by the sense of community in the world of street art. Featuring in the gallery’s first exhibition is Kitsune Jolene, a street artist whose mural on a wall in Belfast is in the running for a worldwide street art award. As well as a gallery space, ink.Gallery will play host to a permanent coffee shop, film screenings, live music performances, an art supply shop and workshops, all open to the local Colwyn Bay community. So far coverage has appeared in the North Wales Pioneer and Wales 247.

4. Bisley bags Google with launch of new service

When a client launches a new service and one of the first clients they land is Google, we’d say that’s a pretty successful launch. That’s what happened to Bisley, the office furniture manufacturer who recently launched a new bespoke service for commercial clients with specific requirements, or a unique vision, to create an entirely bespoke workplace solution. Since the launch the Newport-based firm has started work developing ideas for the Googleplex HQ in California and we’ve been sharing the news with the media, generating coverage in Insider, Office Equipment News, Workplace 360 and Big Furniture Group to date. 

5. Talking medical education with Aesthetic Medicine

This week the new issue of Aesthetic Medicine landed featuring a four-page interview with our client Professor Steve Davies, who founded medical online learning platform, Learna. In the piece Steve discusses his journey into online learning, furthering aesthetics education and the future of the sector. Read Steve’s interview on pages 16 – 20 of the digital issue here.