Cardiff weekend guide – We Are Cardiff picks!

What are YOU doing this weekend then, eh? We’ve got a couple of Cardiff picks for the weekend if you’re searching for inspiration. If there’s anything else on that we’ve missed, please comment below!

Cardiff Food Festival – Cardiff Bay, Friday Saturday and Sunday. GO EAT SOME CHEESE! Event info here

Roath Rec World XI exhibition ends this Sunday 13 July

dan green roath rec world xi exhibition

Cardiff photographer Dan Green has had a great exhibition of international footballers up in the Roath MADE gallery for the past couple of weeks. And when we say international, we mean the people who play Sunday leagues at Roath rec. They come from all over! It’s a great exhibition and MADE (formerly Milkwood) is a lovely venue, so make sure you go and see the exhibition before it ends this Sunday.

More info

Cardiff MADE gallery,
41 Lochaber St, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3LS

Remaining opening times of exhibition :
Friday 11th July – 10 am til 5pm
Saturday 12th July – 10 am til 5 pm [talk at 2pm]
Sunday 13th July – 11am til 4pm


Street Arty, Saturday 12 July, Mackintosh Club, Keppoch Street Roath   

street arty saturday 12 july 2014

If you’re after something to do on Saturday afternoon, get yourself over to the Mackintosh Centre on Keppoch Street (you know where I mean, opposite The Gate) where there will be food, vintage stalls and a £1 jumble for you to feast upon!

Street Arty is a carnival of flavour with long table outdoor dinning this neighbourhood yard party features the stars of Cardiff rising street food scene. Plus an array of vintage clothing stalls, £1 Jumble, DJs, Arts & Performance.

Street Food Line Up….. 

Dirty Bird – Fried Chicken
Chucks – BBQ Burgers
Bar 44 – Spanish Street Kitchen
Ffwrnes – Wood Fired Pizzas
Penylan Pantry – Scotch eggs / charcuterie / cheese board
Shabbanakle – Steam Punk Chai
Kimi – Organic Indian Street Food
Milgi – Mexican Vegetarian Tacos
Wild Fig – Ice Cream

Pipes artisan brewery
Milgi Margarita’s

Vintage… Vintage…Vintage… Mega Mega Mega £1 Jumble…. + Artists, Music and neighbourhood yard party..

Street Arty is a free event set in the grounds of Mackintosh Club, Roath, Cardiff just off City Road. A brand new event by the co-creators of Art Car Bootique Something Creatives. Looking for a pitch ?


Going out raving? Pubbing? Clubbing? Maybe a little bit of bubbling?

If you want to go and chew your face off all weekend, then there’s a great little festival happening in Pembrokeshire called Tribe Festival. Fingers crossed the weather holds!

If you’re out on Friday night, then The Lady Rave have got Sian Evans from Kosheen (I know! remember them??) playing at The Moon.

If you fancy going out on Saturday night, we suggest either Instructions & Blood Club at the Lansdowne or Twisted by Design at Dempseys.

Then on Sunday, OF COURSE, get yourself over to The Gower pub in Roath for Sweet Baboo’s show, part of a Mini UK ‘Test Pressings’ Tour celebrating the release of ‘The Marc Riley BBC Sessions’ in July 2014. The party also features:
Skittle alley
Beer garden
Record stall
World Cup Final


And then finally, on Monday night (and who said Mondays shouldn’t count as the weekend, eh?) git yoself some culture and head to Gwidihw at 7pm for a poetry reading, where Bill Trub will be reading from his debut book, All Men Are Afraid.

100 days in Cardiff – Cathedral Walk

We Are Cardiff contributor Jeremy Rees is recording his days in and around Cardiff with 100 photographs of local points of interest. We’ll be publishing some of them here on We Are Cardiff – and make sure you tune in to Jeremy as he presents the Saturday Soulful Breakfast on Radio Cardiff!

Cathedral Walk

Cathedral Walk

“This mural is really large – but is easily missed. It’s painted – rather incongruously – on a wall between The Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St David, and Minskys Showbar “providing live drag entertainment starring Tina Sparkle” (that’s Cardiff!) the mural is of a cliff with the sea crashing into it. Above the picture are the words ‘Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers’ who presumably occupied Minskys before Tina moved in. Quite what the picture depicted has to do with the Union is a mystery to me.”


Thanks Jeremy! Catch you next time…