If you’re looking for a wide variety of things to do this weekend, look no further than the borders of yon fair Cardiff. We’ve got Christmas markets! We’ve got techno! We’ve got plays! We’ve got literary events! We’ve got a Christmas cabaret! We’ve got grime!
So, that’s basically saying there’s a lot on this weekend. Have a great one, wherever you end up!
FRIDAY 28 NOVEMBER
28/11 – THE BOILER HOUSE OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY (The Boiler House, Papermill Road) 5pm
Get over to the Boiler House for the long awaited re-launch of the new The Boiler House Graffiti Project space! The crew have been toiling away for months preparing the space, and this event is a chance to come and see the freshest event space in Cardiff, enjoy some good beers, listen to good music and hang out with great people.
The Grand Opening features a sensory overload of an exhibition by the UK and NYC based Graffiti crew ILC. Featuring Dash, Shady, Crase, Nawt, Voms, Daps, Dak, and Best. MUSIC / DJs: Rich Roast (Born to Rock / Peaceful Progress); Dan Jose (Unity crew – London); Alex Kidd (We Run Tings)
The Boiler House is a not-for-profit community interest project. They host pop-up events and graffiti workshops for all ages.
28/11 – CARDIFF POETRY EXPERIMENT (Butetown History and Arts Centre), 7pm
Join Cardiff-based writers and artists on Nov. 28 at 7 pm at the Butetown History and Arts Centre for an evening of experimental poetry with readings from Wanda O’Connor and Andrew Duncan plus a performance of an avant-garde piece from composer-theorist-writer John Cage.
28/11 – MARY BIJOU’S NUT CRACKING CHRISTMAS CABARET (NoFit State, Four Elms Road)
See our post about this event from earlier this week for more info 🙂
Tickets £10.50 adv, for more see Mary Bijou Facebook event page
28/11 – PYRAMID SCHEME II (Printhaus Workshops, Canton) 7pm
Did you miss the massive literary / arts / music-fest that was PYRAMID SCHEME 1? Well, lucky for you, they’re doing another one!
PYRAMID SCHEME II – IT’S BACK // AND THIS TIME IT’S INDIFFERENT. NEW VENUE // SAME CHILL VIBE.
LITERARY LINE UP:
- RICHARD OWAIN ROBERTS // All The Places We Lived (Parthian, 2015)
- DAN TYTE // Half Plus Seven (Parthian, 2014) http://dantyte.com/
- HOLLY MüLLER // A novel, Krampus, coming soon. http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/holly-muller/
- JOAO MORAIS // Winner of the 2013 Terry Hetherington Award for Young Writers.
- ADAM CHRISTOPHER //
- MARC THOMAS //
- ZELL DELLO IOIO
- AND LIVE FROM MANCHESTER // CHRIS KILLEN //The Bird Room (Canongate, 2009) and In Real Life (2015) http://www.iamhavinganicetime.com/
LIVE MUSIC BY //
- ELLIE MAKES MUSIC https://soundcloud.com/elliemakesmusic
- JEMMA ROPER http://jemmaroper.bandcamp.com/releases
- DJs // ADAM CHRISTOPHER // (SEX DISCO); JEMMA ROPER // (VINYL VENDETTAS)
28/11 – PLASTICIAN (Boulevard presents; Buffalo) 10pm
Oh my days. This is one for the raving crew! If you’re after a night of sick grime’n’bass, get to Buffalo late Friday night.
More info including links to Plastician’s Rinse FM show on the Boulevard presents Plastician Facebook event page
28/11 – SURGEON (Holodeck; Clwb Ifor Bach) 10pm
If you prefer your beats to be 4/4 in nature and hard enough to drill through concrete, head to Clwb Ifor Bach for some pounding techno courtesy of long-standing Cardiff techno night, Holodeck. Okay, they may have had a bit of a hiatus, but they’re back, baby!
SATURDAY 29 NOVEMBER
29/11 – The Cardiff Christmas Bazaar (The Abacus) 11am – 6pm
On Saturday November 29th, in conjuction with Somewhereto_, ProMoCymru, and The Modern Alchemists, ON iiiT brings you The Cardiff Christmas Bazaar! A broad mix of Christmas market stalls full or art, crafts, gifts, cards, face painting, creative workshops and performances, this festival in a day is the ideal way to spend a Saturday, whether it’s for Christmas shopping or just a fun day out.
The Abacus, a fantastic space situated in the heart of Cardiff, less than 5 minutes from central station. This not-for-profit fundraising market is raising money for Y Care International ICS, giving young people skills, hands on experience and the opportunity to progress in life. Expect an array of arts, crafts, delights, gifts, workshops and performances. The perfect place to get presents and inspiration.
The Cardiff Christmas Bazaar
Saturday 29th November 11-6pm
The Abacus, Wood Street, CF10 1ER
Christmas Bazaar Facebook event page
29/11 – Jailhouse Pressure – The Prisoner Within (Butetown History and Arts Centre) 7.30pm
Bringing together members of the general public and people who have mental health problems with the aim of producing art exploring creative avenues.
More info including how to reserve seats at The Prisoner Within Facebook event page
29/11 – MARY BIJOU’S NUT CRACKING CHRISTMAS CABARET (NoFit State, Four Elms Road)
Tickets £10.50 adv, for more see Mary Bijou Facebook event page
SUNDAY 30 NOVEMBER
30/11 – Mind Christmas Crafternoon (The Four Bars at Dempseys) 1pm – 4pm
An afternoon of Christmas crafting to raise money for Mind. Come along and get creative and eat cake. £3 entry for crafters, £1 entry for non-crafters (those just coming for the cake!)
30/11 – Kula Christmas (Temple of Peace) 9.30am
If you’re after a day of spiritual wellness, get to the Temple of Peace on Sunday for an inspiring day of yoga, raising the vibration for peace on our beautiful planet. The day will consist of the following sessions: a balancing combination of yin and yang yoga, meditation and a blissful sound bath.
Sounds good right? More info at the Kula event page
Well, that’s about it. Apart from…
AND DON’T FORGET: STREET FEAST CARDIFF IS ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHTS AT THE DEPOT: the cheeky buggers at the Depot have started charging on the door, so get in before 7.30pm and save yourselves £2 entry. More information at the Street Feast Cardiff Facebook page
Also, if you’re looking for something to do on Monday night, may we recommend the following…
1/12 – Chapter Moviemaker (Chapter Arts Centre) 6pm
Chapter MovieMaker is a monthly event where we screen and chat about short films with the people who made them. Admission is free, but tickets still need to be collected from the box office at Chapter, and it’s often best to reserve/collect them early (Cinema 2 only has 57 seats).
More information at the Chapter Moviemaker December event page
That’s all for this week. Have a grand weekend all!
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