Spotlight on Roath

albany pub

The Albany pub – one of Roath’s landmarks

Now, Cardiff is a beautiful and varied city, with many neighbourhoods that people are very proud of. We’ve featured over 100 Cardiffians on this site since it launched nearly four years ago, and the Roath/Penylan area has been our most fertile in terms of participants for the project. Now, I’m not going to get into listing reasons why Roath is better than everywhere else, if only because the city’s Roath versus Canton east/west divide issue nearly brought people to blows at our film premiere at Chapter last year … but there’s no denying it’s a lively part of the city with a hell of a lot going on.

Roath also has a pretty special blog that covers local news, events and features local people. The RoathCardiff hyperlocal blog does great work in galvanising the local community, and was rewarded for its hard work when it won the TalkTalk Digital Heroes awards (presented at the House of Commons! Fancy, eh?). The folk who run RoathCardiff have also helped out with We Are Cardiff before (big thanks Matt!), so by way of a thank you, I thought I’d dedicate a post to the wonder of the RoathCardiff blog.

If you live in the local area, is a pretty ace source of information about news, happenings, and events around there. It’s also really easy to contact the blog’s admin team to get involved, or get your news on there to spread it to local people.

Here’s what they say about themselves…

“The RoathCardiff website is a place for local news, views and events from this wonderful area of the Welsh capital.

We will be sharing when Roath makes the news, what residents of Roath are up to and interesting events going on in and around the area. We’ll also have some local history and nice pictures for good measure.
If you’ve got something you’d like to see on the site just get in touch and we’ll do our best to feature it.
We also tweet from @RoathCardiff, where we pump out a vast amount of information about the local area and what people are up to. We suggest following us for updates.”

To give you an idea of the sorts of things they cover, check out the last few news stories posted on the site:

Feb 1, 2014 Mackintosh Lawn Tennis Club’s men are team of the year

Jan 27, 2014 Changes to Claude Place Albany Road junction

Jan 20, 2014Sherman Theatre Spring Season

They’ve even got a local history section on their website, for those of you interested in finding out about the area

Roath Park’s old refreshment house – a bit different from the ice cream vans of today!

You can watch the video of what RoathCardiff is, and why it’s so great below.


– on the RoathCardiff blog

@RoathCardiff twitter

RoathCardiff  on Facebook

Want to check out all the We Are Cardiff Roath entries? Browse the We Are Cardiff Roath archive

All photos were nabbed totally without permission from

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