Porthcawl Jazz Festival director inducted as Master of The Worshipful Livery …

The director of the Porthcawl Jazz Festival Wayne Warlow has been inducted as the new Master of The Worshipful Livery Company of Wales.

The organisation supports the advancement of the arts, science and technology in Wales and is founded on the traditions of the Livery Companies of London on which it is modelled.

The 73-year-old was installed at a ceremony at The City Hall in Cardiff on Saturday.

This year, retiring Master, Windsor Coles OBE installed his successor Mr Warlow– a father of four who lives in Porthcawl with his wife Eve – at the historic venue in the Welsh capital.

This was then followed by a procession through the city to St John the Baptist Church for a service and blessing.

“Raising funds through events and donations, the guild is able to help young people of Wales achieve their goals and ambitions,” said Wayne, who has had a long and distinguished career in film, radio and TV as a musical director.

“Through its awards and sponsorships, many young people are encouraged to follow their dreams and build on their talents.”

Formerly know as the Welsh Livery Guild, until it was awarded a Royal Charter in 2012, the company was formed in 1993 and has a number of fundraising activities lined up in the coming months.

Next up is a Dylan Thomas evening at Sketty Hall in Swansea on Monday, October 27 – the 100th anniversary of the birth of the poet.

“It will be a special evening,” said Wayne, who was actually brought up in Pontypridd and whose mum, the opera singer Brenda Buffett-Warlow taught Sir Tom Jones to sing.

“Sketty Hall is about half mile from the house Dylan Thomas was born in.

“They’ve got an incredible chef who will be serving up a Welsh dinner menu of salmon, lava bread, and cockles.

“This will be followed by an evening of poetry, prose, music and anecdotes.

“Then on November 13 we have a talk at St David’s Hotel in Cardiff from former Lord Mayor of London, Sir Gavyn Arthur on the advent of the First World War.

“This will be especially timely as it comes two days after Remembrance Day.”

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