ARTIST OF THE MONTH - CATRIN LEIGHTON
Meet Catrin Leighton, a face you may recognise from our two-minute glamping holiday video (conveniently seen here). Catrin has the ideal combination of being high on talent but low on ego. She’ll do anything to get the audience laughing or crying and she’ll do it well. And although she didn’t get to dress up in 3D for our video, she happily agreed to be our Artist of the Month for February. Watch her space - she’s definitely an ‘up-and-comer’.
Where do you live now and what do you ‘do’?
Right now I live in Cardiff and I’m studying my 3rd year of a BA hons Theatre and Drama through the medium of Welsh. I’m also working as a tour guide for the Millennium Stadium.
Which living person do you most admire and why?
I admire my tutor for my last course Paula, she has such an eye for theatre. Just a genius.
What was your most embarrassing moment?
I was working in a café in Newport Pembrokeshire when I was about 14/15 and some of the other girls who were working there were talking about the lead singer of Feeder and how he was having lunch in our café at the table by the window. Now, I wasn’t really into music and had no idea who this person was so I told them to just go and ask, and they wouldn’t, so I boldly strutted over and asked the man at the table “Are you the lead singer of Feeder?” and he said “No.” That was fine and I walked away, but as I was walking I heard the words “I am though!” but I was already walking away and was too mortified to turn round. I had actually asked the lead singer of Feeder’s brother if he was the lead singer of Feeder. Embarrassing but I still couldn’t pick him out of a crowd, and I still haven’t bothered to find out his actual name.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
I’d like to say Helena Bonham Carter…or Jennifer Saunders, but I’d probably be closer with Dawn French or Miranda Hart.
What would be your fancy dress costume of choice?
Well it would have to be a one-piece, I do like a good onesie, and tassels, tassels are good. BUT having said that I’ve always wanted to dress up as something 3D like an Airport of the Eiffel Tower.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
Probably musicals, anything I can sing along to and I’m there.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“Literally” and not even in its correct context, which is worse.
What is the worst job you’ve done?
Well I used to work in a burger van, I actually quite enjoyed myself but my friend Edward called me white trash once.
What album are you listening to now?
I’ve just discovered ‘The Asteroids Galaxy Tour’.
I’ve been Skiing a few times and I always absolutely love it, but I went to Amsterdam last year and that was also really fun, oh and Scotland for the Fringe Festival, that was great and a kind of ‘fly off the seat of your pants’ type of holiday.
Berlin! I’ve been before for a weekend with University but I’m going again in Easter time. Also I’m hoping to do a Ski season in Canada this winter.
Beach bum, culture vulture or adrenalin junkie?
All of those rolled into one, everything in moderation.
What’s your best piece of travel advice?
If your accommodation falls through, there are always people willing to put you up if you put an ad on Gumtree.
Which is your favourite country and why?
Well I haven’t been to many but Scotland is up there, and so is Amsterdam, and good old Cardiff has never let me down.
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