Way back in 1991, and frustrated with a lack of information of what’s on, where to go, and where things were happening in Cardiff, Buzz Magazine was born. After a few months of plotting, planning, name changing, knocking on doors, drumming up support, and of course, a few halves of cider and black, it quickly became the must-have what’s on guide for anyone wanting to know what’s going on in the city, and it has kept growing ever since.
Over the decades, Buzz has held firm and innovated in an ever-changing landscape. It’s now regarded as the go-to publication for coverage of art, clubs, music, theatre, comedy, sport, books, events, food & drink, the environment, well-being and lifestyle and all manner of other nooks, crannies and curiosities all across Wales. From a humble local what’s on guide, Buzz has flourished into a vibrant cross media platform full of reviews, interviews, features, columns and commentary, cosmopolitan in outlook, but always with a Welsh focus.
OUR WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE
Supporting young people is very important to us and throughout our history we have provided work experience opportunities and bespoke community workshops. However, in 2020 and in light of the impact COVID 19 has had on our creative community, we decided to refocus our efforts and launched BUZZ CULTURE, our brand new learning experience for young people from less advantaged and underrepresented backgrounds.
OUR AMAZING TEAM
Emma, a native Barry girl and proud has for the last 30 years steered the buzz ship through rocky/smooth and ultimately changing times! Currently navigating the next phase of the buzz adventure, when not on deck, she can be found mudlarking or watching movies24.
Noel has, for longer than he is willing to tell you, compiled Welsh events of all sizes into the Buzz listings section, although of late that has been put on the backburner. However, he also has the music and book reviews section, proofreading and various other odd jobs to tide him over.
Jamie hails from beautiful Pembrokeshire and is a new member of the team. Jamie’s role is to promote the work of all of Buzz’s services and he fancies himself as a bit of a journo sometimes too. When not generating a marketing buzz, Jamie can be found ‘carrying on’ onstage in his one-man show Oh Hello!
Adam’s current focus is getting the new platform and the Buzz Culture learning experience off the ground. He also supports the wider Buzz team as and when needed. When he’s not doing that, he can usually be found tinkering in the recording studio.
Born in Stoke. Nurtured and damaged in the Army. He likes to say yes to lots of content for Buzz, then forgets he only has so many hours in the day! Nevertheless, confirmed recipients of his questioning include Geraint Thomas, The League of Gentlemen, Bananarama, Lucy Worsley, Ranulph Fiennes, Elvis Costello and William Shatner.
Vicky’s video skills have taken her around the world, behind many scenes and to an amount of events she has lost count of! Here to show what Wales really has to offer, Vicky believes that if Attenborough or Louis Theroux had a long lost child, she could be it.