Hello #OACommunity, how are you today?
I am glad you have enjoyed last week’s posts about music therapy. I am really passionate about it, so I am so happy that you have shown lot of interest!
This week I would like to focus on some of the events we host at Ocean Arts Cardiff, starting with Ocean Mic.
Ocean Mic is the Open Mic we host here at OAC.
For the ones who are not familiar with Open Mic: It is a live show where artists (amateurs or professionals) try out their material (songs, poems, jokes…) in front of an audience. You can see one of our previous one here!
I used to attend a lot of Open Mics around Cardiff and have many fond memories of them. With Ocean Mic, I wanted to offer the same to our community. As you have maybe read before or seen in our video, I created OAC as a place where community and arts can be brought together. Well, I thought that an Open Mic was one of the best ways to create such experiences. I met so many people through Open Mics that I felt it was a good way for people to get to know each other. I also think it is important to offer a stage for new artists where they can share their passions and get themselves out there.
I have had so many amazing moments during the previous Ocean Mics, especially because of how great the performers were. But if I had to choose my favourite one it would definitely be watching the first Open Miccers realising their dream and enjoying performing at OAC.
Last month was awesome, we had 15 performers to squish in from 7 – 10pm! And our last month’s guest was Anne-Marie Sanderson and she offered us a beautiful performance! Tomorrow Open Mic will be hosted by Jonathan Powell Field and I have to admit that I can’t wait! So I guess I’ll see you tomorrow at 7?