Creative Cardiff's 'Show & Tell' is a quarterly event that gives a platform to the exciting range of creative people and projects in the city. It brings together Cardiff’s creative community, from emerging talent to old hands, to hear about their current projects and ambitions.

Each of the speakers will give a 10-minute lightning talk. And they'll bring an object. The object might be the source of their inspiration, a tool of their trade or a comfort blanket.

The speakers will share their work and explain the importance of the object they've brought along. 

  • Matt Callanan 

Matt Callanan is a former worldwide DJ and music producer turned filmmaker. He is also the founder of kindness project We Make Good Happen. After a decade long career touring the world and producing music, Matt took his creative skills to the BBC in London where he worked with a number of youth, education and comedy brands for five years.

On returning to Cardiff he set up video production agency The Makers, which has resulted in working with a number of brands and companies around the world producing video content, short docs and branded films. He has filmed in the slums of Africa, on top of volcanoes in Indonesia and with special forces teams in Hong Kong, 

The Makers is an imaginative and forward thinking video production company based in Cardiff. With over nearly a decade of professional film production, The Makers have amassed an extensive and diverse collection of films. As well as filming a documentary with George Clooney they have mastered the area of corporate films working with clients such as Jagermeister, SunLife, WWF, Fairtrade, Cardiff University and Peroni.

  • Rhiannon White 

Rhiannon White is a Cardiff-based theatre maker working in the UK and internationally. She is co-founder and co-artistic director of Common Wealth - an award winning site specific theatre company who are currently part of Peilot, Chapter Arts Associate Artist Scheme.

She has previously worked with National Theatre Wales, The National Theatre, BBC and Contact.

A Clore fellow and recipient of Creative Wales Award; Rhiannon has recently joined the panel for the Inquiry Into the Future of Civil Society. 

  • Michael Garvey

Michael Garvey is the Director of the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales. Since joining BBC NOW in December 2013, Michael has led the Orchestra through a series of ground-breaking projects bringing their work to an ever wider audience.

In 2015, BBC NOW’s landmark tour of South America, saw their musicians deliver a music residency across the Welsh colony of Patagonia, including taking the Orchestra’s innovative work with special schools out of the UK for the first time, before continuing on for concert performances in several South American cities. BBC NOW gave the first-ever ‘Relaxed Prom’ at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017 building on years of extensive community engagement work that sees the orchestra deliver regularly for primary and special schools across Wales. The Prom has recently been nominated for an RPS award.

Michael has extended the orchestra’s reputation as the UK’s foremost soundtrack orchestra and in 2015 BBC NOW toured the UK for the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular arena tour – BBC NOW being affectionately known as the Doctor Who house band ! The orchestra can also be heard on BBC dramas such as War & Peace, The Man in the Orange Shirt, Crimson Field and the Natural History programme Hidden Kingdoms.

In October 2016 Michael appointed Xian Zhang to be the orchestra’s Principal Guest Conductor, the first time a women has held a titled position with any BBC orchestra.

He is currently leading BBC NOW’s strategy to fulfil the orchestra’s dual role of being both the National Orchestra of Wales as well as a BBC broadcast orchestra – serving and growing audiences in both areas and bringing the very highest quality music and musicians to the whole of Wales. Michael is a finalist in the Public and Third Sector category of the Institute of Directors, Wales, Director of the Year awards.

Prior to BBC NOW, Michael was Chief Executive of the Academy of Ancient Music. Establishing AAM Records, the Academy’s own record label, he also secured a role for the AAM as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant celebrations, which saw the orchestra, perform live to millions across the globe. Michael was general manager at the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment before heading to the AAM, and has previously worked at Arts Council England and Classic FM.


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