LACED 2 at the Boiler House – this Sunday!

IMG_0404 LACED is all about bringing together people with a shared love for the ‘sneaker game’ and all that it represents. This Sunday, the Boiler House graffiti project plays host to the second of these special very special events, from 12pm until late.
Whether you’re into trainers or not, get down there and check out the amazing line up of music, shops and food.
Expect sneaker stalls, competitions, clothing, live graffiti, breakdancing and music.
There will also be:
  •  a pop-up barbers shop from Sleep When You’re Dead offering fresh cuts to all for a discounted price, and Captain Cats beard oil helping tame the wildest of facial fuzz;
  • the cool guys at Punk Bikes, who will be bringing along a range of their wares, and also running a sprints competition for anyone to try;
  • silent film screening of ‘Style Wars’ by OnerSigns;
  • tasty grub will be coming from Pieminister, Dirty South BBQ and Bake my Day cake specialists and vegan fare; and
  • an on site bar selling Pipes ales, Red Stripe, processo by the bottle, shorts and soft drinks for children.

As well as all of that, Cardiff Geek Party will be bringing a load of old Sega and Nintendo consoles, and they’ll be running competitions and bringing back a whole load of nostalgia through the day.
So dust off your freshest kicks, rock that Kangol hat, bring along the kids and join LACED events for the coolest Sunday ever!

Check out their Facebook event  for more info!

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The Homeless Period in Cardiff – Eagle Eye Vintage need your donations

Cardiff based second-hand and vintage outlet Eagle Eye Vintage (EEV) have recently launched an appeal for Cardiff people to donate sanitary products for local homeless ladies.

Owner Linzie Elliott has put a suitcase in EEV, asking people to donate sanitary goods which can be given to homeless women as part of The Homeless Period campaign.

What’s that, you say? Watch this video on YouTube, and it will tell you …

Linzie says:

“I read about the Homeless Period on the Vice website and it really struck a cord with me. Couldn’t believe it had never crossed my mind before and felt really cross with myself! So decided that I’d try and help in some way. Having a period is rubbish enough, I can’t imagine how hard it would be on the streets.”

To this end, if you find yourself in town with a couple of pounds spare, why not buy some sanitary products and drop them into EEV, who will distribute them to women’s shelters in Cardiff.

Eagle Eye Vintage is based in the Castle Emporium, Womanby Street. Linzie will be dropping off the first batch next week, but wants to extend the operation. Please support your local women’s shelters, and also local independent businesses!

A sign that says there's never a good time to have your period but this has to be the worst

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