What’s on in Cardiff! HALF TERM EDITION! 15-21 February 2016

Oh holy moly, it’s HALF TERRRM! Ready?? There is SO much stuff going on. Gigs! Lectures about Victorian buildings! Clothing fairs where you can buy KILOS of vintage clothes! Dubstep! Techno! Go go go!

What’s on

Mon 15 Feb – Curry, Comedy, and Candidates. In Cardiff!

curry and spices

Hosted by Cardiff’s Green Party, this is their Cardiff and Vale fundraiser in Cardiff centre – enjoy a veggie curry feast with a belly full of laughs from quiz-master-comedian Dan Mitchell. Only £15, all welcome.

19.30 | Vegetarian Food Studio. Cardiff, 109 Penarth Road, CF11 6JT | Curry, Comedy, and Candidates Facebook event



£5 entry | 18+ show | The Moon Club, Womanby Street | Black Tambourines Facebook event


Tues 16 Feb – Juke Open Mic Night: Superheroes and Villains

superheroes and villains

It’s the first proper themed night for this Open Mic night – Superheroes and Villains. This isn’t limited to the sparky, comic book characters but can be interpreted in whatever way you want. Maybe think about the heroes and villains from the past like Dracula or Jack Sparrow, or you could think about real life people who you think fit these titles. Get out your capes and eye masks and celebrate the age old battle between good and evil!

19.00 | Little Man Coffee | Superheroes and Villains Facebook event  | Juke Open Mic WordPress


Tues 16 Feb – Half term tropical encounters at Cardiff Castle

William Burges and Lord Bute were fascinated by exotic animals which is why they feature in the decoration throughout the Castle. In this interactive session, there is the chance to see and hold live exotic animals such as snakes and lizards, a skunk and meerkats. Find out more about their natural behaviour and habitats through this fun presentation.

£3  |  10:00 |  Cardiff Castle | Half term tropical encounters Facebook event


Weds 17 – 18 Feb – Half term at Cardiff Castle – Warrior School!

An exclusive opportunity for children to learn how to sword fight under the expert tuition of The Warwick Warriors. This special sword school is held indoors in the atmospheric Undercroft.

Prices vary | 10:00 |  Cardiff Castle | Warrior School Facebook event



Beautiful music! Hosted by Sound Nation and Clwb Ifor Bach

19:30–22:30 | Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby Street | C DUNCAN Facebook event


Weds 17 Feb – Let Spin, by Jazz @ Dempseys

A very welcome return to Jazz @Dempsey’s for the terrifically distinctive and talented outfit LET SPIN: MOSS FREED on guitar, CHRIS WILLIAMS on alto sax, FINLAY PANTER on drums, and RUTH GOLLER on bass.

21.00 | Dempseys | Jazz @ Dempseys Facebook event


Thurs 18 Feb – Celt Tap Takeover and Meet The Brewer

Brewdog are psyched to be getting the guys from Celt down to showcase some of the fantastic beers they have to offer. Don’t miss out on the chance to talk everything beer with the guys from Celt!

15.00 | Brewdog Bar, Westgate Street | Celt Tap Facebook event


Thurs 18 Feb – Wine and Chocolate

The Apothecary Cardiff invite you to an intimate event that will share with you the joys and benefits of Chocolate (There are some, we promise!)

Guests will be provided with treats all through-out the evening, while also being entertained with a guest talk from Jacques, Chocolatier and creator of Coco Caravan – providing pairings of Chocolate and Wine. As well as a talk from Herbologist and Apothecary owner Michele Daramat on the benefits of good chocolate. Tickets are available instore.

19.00 | The Apothecary, 18 Llandaff Road, Cardiff | Wine and Chocolate Facebook event


Weds 18 Feb – Lecture: Cardiff’s Victorian Buildings

Cardiff is rich in 19th century architecture, and this lecture looks at buildings of all types throughout the city. It also looks at the architects themselves and explores the diversity of styles that characterise the period. Call 029 2087 8100 to book tickets.

18.00 | Cardiff Castle | Cardiff’s Victorian Buildings lecture Facebook event




From humble origins in Detroit, raised on a healthy diet of Motown, Jazz and early Hip Hop – Terrel Wallace (aka Tall Black Guy aka Yusef Rumperfield) has become a standard bearer for the current hip hop beats scene. Through a steady stream of productions filled with incredibly clever sample flips and deft production chops, he has won fans across the world, including Gilles Peterson, Lefto, Anthony Valadez, Jazzy Jeff, Questlove and countless others. With the tangible beginnings of worldwide recognition, Tall Black Guy has established himself to be one of the most influential producers working today. He’s had releases with Gilles Peterson’s label Brownswood Recordings, bstrd boots, First Word Records, Roy Ayer’s label Ubiquity Records and his own imprint Tall Black Guy Productions (TBGP).

21.00 | Gwdihw Cafe Bar, Guildford Crescent | Modula Beats tickets


Sat 20 Feb – Cardiff Anarchist Bookfair 2016 Ffair Lyfrau Anarchaidd


Bookfairs are the anarchist movement’s shop window and main gathering space outside protests. Just like last year, there will be three workshop spaces for talks and discussions, and a main hall of stalls, plus creche, bar, cafe and more. In the evening there will be a benefit gig and social. If you’d like to host a talk or workshop, or have a stall, please get in touch: cardiffanarchistbookfair@riseup.net

10.00 | Cathays Community Centre, 36 Community Centre | Cardiff Anarchist Bookfair 2016 Facebook event


Sat 20 Feb -Right Hand Left Hand – Album Release Show w/ Wylderness & Roundheels

Feb 20th sees Right Hand Left Hand finally release their 2nd album!

Right Hand Left Hand

Album Pre-order

£6 | 10.30 | Clwb Ifor Bach, Womanby Street | RHLH Facebook event


Sat 20 Feb – Apex Cardiff Launch Party w/ Skream

If you like your beats heavy and space aged, check out the Apex Cardiff Launch! Held at the Tramshed Cardiff there’s also an Official After Party at Cube w/ Deep Inside

Tramshed 20.00 – 00.00: Skream (3 hours) / Apex Collective

After party at Cube 23.00 – 04.00: Special guest + Apex and Deep Inside Residents

£8 earlybirds – http://bit.ly/apexcardiff | Limited £15 tickets w/ Official After Party | 20.00 | Tramshed, Clare Road | Apex Facebook event


Sat 20 Feb – Cellar Door Black and White Ball

Cellar Door are BACK! This is set to be the craziest Cellar Door yet… This will not be the typical place for an all night rave, but trust us, when we get our hands on it with full Cellar Door production values, this night will be something very special!

Rockin until 5am, (YES 5am!) we bring the most incredible lighting production ever installed into any of our events… You will be dancing here, there and everywhere 😉 Wear white or black to enhance the vibe, but dress code is not essential…

This event is for 500 people who should find their way to St Mary’s St on the night of the event. At 9pm, we shall announce the location on our pages and Twitter. It is as simple as that…

Tweet us: cellardoorCDF
FB: cellardoorCDF
Email: info@cellardoorcardiff.comTo be held at a Secret Cardiff Central Location (announced 9pm on night)

22:00 – 5:00 | SECRET LOCATION! | Cellar Door Tickets


Sunday 21 Feb – Cardiff Vintage Kilo Sale

CARDIFF’S FIRST VINTAGE CLOTHING KILO SALE!! Thousands and thousands of kilos of vintage clothes will be making their way to the Tramshed on Sunday 21st February. including:

– Faux fur jackets
– Sheepskin coats
– Piles of knitwear
– branded sports jackets
– Dresses from all eras
– Denim jeans & jackets
– Shirts (A variety of Styles and brands)
– Bomber & suede jackets
– &&& much, much more


– handbags & rucksacks
– hats & caps
– trainers & shoes
– & loads more

The concept is simple:

1. Grab a bag on entry
2. Fill it as you browse
3. Bring it to the checkout when you’re done and we’ll weigh it.
4. You pay just £15 per kilo!

We’re bringing literally tons of clothing to the Tramshed (5 mins from central station) with styles to suit all. The kilo sale is the perfect way to completely change your wardrobe without the need of a bank loan.

£2 | 11.00 – 17.00 | Tramshed Cardiff, Clare Road | Vintage Sale Facebook event


Sunday 21 Feb – Absolutely Fabulous Vegan Fair, Wales

This is set to be a fun filled, family friendly day out!

£1 entry, kids free | 11.00 – 16.00 | The Paget Rooms, Victoria Road, Penarth | Vegan Fayre Facebook event


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