I was born in Cardiff and although I have lived elsewhere for short term contracts, there has never been a good enough reason for me to live somewhere else permanently. I like my city! So there would have to be a good reason to leave.
I have lived in Roath a few times, Cathays, Splott, Heath, Cardiff Central, Pen-y-Lan and Grangetown. I think Pen-y-Lan was my favourite, a great location, but that also has some of the best memories for the time of life and good parties in that house!
I currently work as a aerialist, acrobat, actor, director and choreographer. I spend a lot of time training and researching in this area, and that takes up a lot of my time. As well as working freelance, I’m Artistic Director for Crashmat Collective.
My favourite thing to do in Cardiff is going to live events. There are so many live music nights, theatre, and so on. Lose yourself in the city and experience as much live culture as possible!
Paul Evans has over 20 years experience as a gymnast, performing with the Welsh Gymnastics Squad and achieving many competitive accolades. After completing his BA in Drama, Paul trained with NoFit State as an apprentice on their Tabu tour. Paul is a multi skilled performer and teacher specialising in aerial, acrobatics and acting. Paul also works as a director and aerial choreographer, creating individual routines and whole shows. He is Creative Director of Crashmat Collective and is currently performing in Mary Bijou Cabaret and Social Club show, Hitch. Catch Mary Bijou on Facebook or Twitter @themarybijou. Paul currently lives in Heath.
Mary Bijou’s show Hitch premieres in their purpose-built Spiegeltent in Cardiff Bay outside the Wales Millennium Centre between 31 July and 4 August 2013.