Buzz is South Wales’ leading free monthly entertainment magazine, and has been for 21 years. Covering Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, the Valleys, Gwent and West Glamorgan, Buzz is the definitive guide to what’s on and happening in art, theatre, music, clubs, fashion and sport.
25,000 copies of Buzz are distributed every month to all key information centres, hotels, clubs, bars, restaurants, museums, theatres, galleries, record stores and universities.
Buzz online is the web side of buzz magazine. It features anything that was too late to make it into the magazine, as well as more comment and review on South Wales culture from our team of bloggers.
Distribution is mapped out in the sidebar. A list of everywhere we distribute to can be found here.
Emma started Buzz 20 years ago, and after raising the magazine to the upper echelons where it now resides, she can be found on a daily basis faffing about with her chickens, dog, allotment and ducks. In between planting tomatoes and dog-walking, she maintains the overall running of the magazine and develops the Buzz media training.
Heather started at Buzz in the summer of 2013 and is now responsible for making sure each issue of Buzz is filled with exciting and new content that shows just what South Wales has to offer. New to the job Heather is hoping to fill the former Editor’s (Gareth Ludkin) shoes and, though she’s excited to get stuck in, she isn’t planning on challenging Gareth for his gravy wrestling medal.
Music/Listings Editor: Noel Gardner
Noel is the Listings Editor at Buzz which involves collating all the events happening in South Wales each month and shuffling them about until they turn up at the back of the magazine. He’s also the Music Editor which involves giving CDs to writers to review, and upcoming gigs to writers to preview, and crossing his fingers that they write something like he would have written.
Ryan has been raving and writing for Buzz since 2003, although of late the raving has taken a back burner in favour of nappies and early nights. He is also the editor of CLIC, the online magazine for young people in Wales. When real life isn’t getting in the way he’s looking for representation for his first novel, Anatomy Of A Boiler Room.
Dave is a sports writer from Swansea. In 2008 he penned the sports autobiography There’s only two Tony Cotteys, which was one of The Times’ five cricket books of the year. In 2010, he led a sports literacy project which resulted in a published book, Believing is Achieving. Married to Debbie with daughters Georgia and Olivia, he believes that Wales will one day play in a World Cup final (rugby) and will finally reach a major tournament (football). He is extremely optimistic.
More commonly known as TC, Teresa keeps the purse strings nice and tight on the Buzz accounts – there’ll be no duck houses or second homes on TC’s watch! Oh, and for all you slackers out there not paying your invoices on time. TC’s got a handbag full of bricks and she knows how to use it. You’ve been warned! TC is also a massive fan of mead.
Food Writer: Ruth Joseph
Ruth has been an invaluable member of our team for a long time. Her cheap, healthy and endlessly intriguing recipes are always a delight to read. Much like her recent book Warm Bagels And Apple Strudle. Click here for more from Ruth.
Film Writer: Keiron Self
Actor, raconteur and dedicated pun machine, Keiron can be found casting his eyes over the best films of the month and keeping us on our toes as to what to watch or not watch as the case may be.
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Jake has been a regular contributor to Buzz magazine for many years. A talent with a camera in his hands, Jake’s pictures regularly feature in Buzz. From the fashion pages to the food pages, Jake has helped us out in almost every department. A great help and a great photographer. Find out a little more about his work and recruit his services here.
A knowledgable and talented photographer, Aga Tomaszek has contributed to our fashion pages with some imaginative and innovative photos. Working in the South Wales region, she has a wealth of experience in wedding, portrait and event photography. To find out a little more about her fantastic photography, click here.
Both Chris and Tom are students at Cardiff University and their talent and passion for photography is clear to see. Both have contributed on various occassion to buzz magazine. From our student guide to the magazine, you’re more than likely to have come across one or two snaps from Tom and Chris. Find more from them both here.
HannahMarie has been contributing to Buzz for over a year now, her work progressing with every shoot. With a devoted base in fashion imagery, Hannah works incredibly hard to consistently produce great photos at a high standard. She also juggles her freelance commissions with a final year of university and a job. Working with a quirky and original style, Hannah is adaptable to shoot any range of photographs, contact her for more information at email@example.com