Patterns of Cardiff, January 2016: a photo essay by Adam Chard

Designer / photographer / zombie lover Adam Chard is actually one of the co-founders of this site. Yes! Way back in 2010, on a quiet Friday afternoon, he and I hatched a plan to change Cardiff, the only way we knew how: BY THE POWER OF BLOGGING! Many of the wonderful portraits of Cardiffians that exist on this blog … Continue reading Patterns of Cardiff, January 2016: a photo essay by Adam Chard

Green Man headliners announced! PJ Harvey, Ryan Adams and Future Islands bring the party!

Great news, party people – the Green Man headliners have been announced for the 15th birthday, and they are looking GOOD! This year we celebrate Green Man on 17 – 20 August, and check out the headliners – and these are three acts you can ONLY SEE at Green Man this year – they aren’t playing any other UK … Continue reading Green Man headliners announced! PJ Harvey, Ryan Adams and Future Islands bring the party!

“Cardiff has a heart and a bruised beauty which makes it a wonderful place to be” – Richard

I guess Cardiff has always felt like a city that I always knew through association. Kind of a like a friend of a friend. I come from Cornwall and have always felt a bond and a close affinity with my group of friends. We aren’t a big bunch, but we are a tight bunch, friends … Continue reading “Cardiff has a heart and a bruised beauty which makes it a wonderful place to be” – Richard

“Adamsdown is my favourite” – Ellie

I went to Aberystwyth University and had a few friends that moved to Cardiff when they graduated. A few of us hung around Aber for a bit not knowing what we should do and then decided we would all just move to Cardiff. I’ve lived in Riverside then Roath and now settled in Adamsdown. Adamsdown … Continue reading “Adamsdown is my favourite” – Ellie

“Cardiff – I wouldn’t change you for the world” – Adam

Dear Cardiff, We see each other every day, but after a lifetime of acquaintance and a decade of cohabiting I thought it was time I told you what you mean to me. I’d like to think we had something special, but I know that I am but one of many for you. While you have … Continue reading “Cardiff – I wouldn’t change you for the world” – Adam

Welcome bloggers of the world to Cardiff for #Traverse16!

There’s a pretty big blogging conference taking place in Cardiff this weekend, put together by the Traverse organisation. Welcoming bloggers from all over the place, and with a pretty impressive range of speakers, it’s pretty fab they’re having 2016’s event here in our fair city! So, welcome, #Traverse16 bloggers! I thought I’d put together a quick … Continue reading Welcome bloggers of the world to Cardiff for #Traverse16!

What’s on in Cardiff! 8-14 February 2016

Part two in our series of ‘what’s on’ posts for each week in Feb. If you like them, make sure to comment and we’ll do more. If you hate them, comment, and we won’t do more. If you’re indifferent, say nothing, and we’ll meh along with you. Here we go! What’s on in Cardiff this week Monday 8-13 Feb – The Rocky … Continue reading What’s on in Cardiff! 8-14 February 2016

Why I set up the We Are Cardiff Press

Today Hana Johnson – the director of our sister project, the We Are Cardiff Press – tells us why she decided to get into publishing. The Press’s debut book, The 42b, is available for pre-order now, and its official launch party is on 5 November. You can read a preview chapter from the book online … Continue reading Why I set up the We Are Cardiff Press

The first Welsh Hula Hoop Convention! Jacob’s Antiques, 6 April 2015

Cardiff. It’s a great city. And it’s only gone and got itself the first ever Welsh Hula Hoop Convention (the fabulously named WHoopC!)! For hula enthusiasts or total beginners, get yourselves along to Jacob’s Market on Bank Holiday Monday (6 April 2015) where you can spend the day learning all manner of impressive hooping moves … Continue reading The first Welsh Hula Hoop Convention! Jacob’s Antiques, 6 April 2015

Cardiff: my personal geography, by Gwion Thorpe

In Cardiff, home is… Canton with the wife, kids and the coolest 3-legged dog in Wales. Favourite Cardiff eatery Hangfire Smokehouse at The Lansdowne Ideal first date in Cardiff? Fry up at Saffron, boating on Roath Lake, watch Wales beat England (again!) at the stadium, pints at Tap House, curry at Purple Poppadom, early night … Continue reading Cardiff: my personal geography, by Gwion Thorpe