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.

  • Minty

Minty runs a weekly podcast which promotes and provides information about Cardiff’s live music scene. 

Minty’s Gig Guide To Cardiff, which has been running since October 2016, has featured the likes of artists Feeder to CJ Ramone, BETSY to Maximo Park, Wolf Alice to The Wurzels - all of whom have all taken part and talked about their shows.

Minty also presents a weekly gig guide slot to Wales on Bethan Elfyn’s BBC Radio Wales Saturday night show.

In November 2017, Minty launched a hand-drawn map of all of Cardiff’s live music venues in protest to the closure of Dempsey’s and played an integral part in the Save Womanby Street campaign.

  • Emma Peddie, BBC Sustainable Production Advisor

Following a long career as a wildlife TV producer, production, Emma now works in sustainability at BBC Bristol, supporting TV production teams to consider climate change and other environmental issues as part of their working practices. She is a BBC Academy trainer in Carbon Literacy (see Cooler Projects) and part of the BBC team that delivers our partnership working with the BAFTA Albert Consortium – a group of broadcasters and production companies that is the leading think-tank on sustainability for film and television in the UK and beyond. This group works to raise the profile of sustainability in the TV industry, championing sustainable production techniques and freely providing the tools, guidance and direction needed to reduce the impact of moving-image media production on the environment.


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