TV’s Go Compario, otherwise known as classical singer and BBC Radio Wales presenter, Wynne Evans, has added his big voice to the campaign to make Swansea the UK City of Culture 2021.
Wynne took time out from the BBC studio to record a musical rallying cry for Swansea, where he has performed many times – at Swansea Grand Theatre and at the Brangwyn Hall. He followed his ditty up by saying: “We’re backing Swansea’s bid for the 2021 UK City of Culture. Come on Swansea!”
The singer is from a family of culture-lovers and performers. His brother Mark Llewelyn Evans is also a highly-regarded classical singer and his mother Elizabeth Evans MBE was a cornerstone of nearby Carmarthen’s cultural life, forming the Carmarthen Youth Opera and saving and redeveloping the Lyric Theatre.
Mal Pope from Swansea 2021 said: “We’re delighted that Wynne Evans, who is such a well-loved figure in the South West Wales arts scene, has added his support to Swansea’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid. Wynne’s whole family have done so much for the cultural landscape here and I know he sees the great potential value that a winning bid could bring to this part of the world.”
The video is part of a series of short films which can be viewed on the Swansea2021 Facebook page as well as the Swansea2021.co.uk website, showing both familiar faces and emerging voices from the arts scene lending their support for the Swansea City of Culture 2021 bid.
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