Mike Smith

Mike Smith is one of Wales’ most respected arts writers and broadcasters. He reviews and writes on opera, theatre, contemporary dance, ballet, comedy and music of all types in Wales and further afield for a variety of publications, principally the Western Mail, and online sites. He also writes for Welsh National Opera and Welsh Development Agency publications. Based in Cardiff, Mike also regularly features on BBC Wales and ITV Wales programmes, radio discussions and news features discussing the arts and in his capacity as one of Wales’ leading travel writers. He also contributes to a number of business journals having worked as the Business Editor of the Western Mail and edited a number of business journals. A former senior assistant editor of Wales on Sunday and Communications Manager of Western Mail & Echo Ltd, Trinity Mirror’s Cardiff publishing centre, he is also involved in media training and development work with arts organisations, businesses and the voluntary sector. Mike can be contacted at mike@mediasmith.co.uk