The We Are Cardiff stage at Swn Festival 2012: presenting Laurence Made Me Cry

Not sure if we mentioned it or not, (have we? HAVE WE?) but we’re curating a stage at this year’s Cardiff-based musical cornucopia – SWN FESTIVAL! In the run up to the festival, we’re going to be running short profiles on each of the lovely people performing on our stage. Today, we’d like to introduce … Continue reading The We Are Cardiff stage at Swn Festival 2012: presenting Laurence Made Me Cry

We Are Cardiff at Swn Festival 2012

Can it be true? Yes – that’s right – we’ve only gone and got ourselves a stage at this year’s Sŵn Festival! Sŵn is a multi-venue musical takeover that happens in Cardiff over four days every October. It’s always an absolute riot, and we’re chuffed to bits to be curating a stage this year. As … Continue reading We Are Cardiff at Swn Festival 2012

A guide to local Christmas shopping in Cardiff

Cardiff is a hot bed of creative craft folks and entrepreneurs who are making their hobbies their day job. Why not keep it local year and get your Christmas shopping from local friendly makers and creators. The lovely Twin Made have created a handy guide and list of local markets to help you Sleigh your … Continue reading A guide to local Christmas shopping in Cardiff

Women of Wales in music: Chloe Jackson-Nott investigates

Photojournalist Chloe Jackson-Nott recently completed a project on women in music in Wales, about the lack of women in the industry and how we can address it. Take it away, Chloe! *** My photography mainly focuses on music. There aren’t many female music photographers around, so within my work I wanted to photograph and talk … Continue reading Women of Wales in music: Chloe Jackson-Nott investigates

Cardiff Book Festival 2016 – our picks, full line up and ticket information

The Cardiff Book Festival programme has been announced! A weekend of bookish delights and literary indulgence await, featuring literary heroes like Miranda Sawyer and Deborah Moggach. Whoop! The festival takes place over the last weekend of October (from Friday 28 to Sunday 30 October) in various venues across Cardiff – more details at the bottom … Continue reading Cardiff Book Festival 2016 – our picks, full line up and ticket information

The 42b book launch party!

So, last night, we had a launch party for the first book to be released on the We Are Cardiff Press: The 42b! The party was held at one of our favourite Cardiff drinking haunts, Porter’s, and we would like to thank our acts (Winter Coat and Waves of Newport), as well as Sam Bees and Rachael Helena … Continue reading The 42b book launch party!

Launch party details unveiled for ‘The 42b’, We Are Cardiff Press debut book!

Following the news of our first publication, ‘The 42b’, we’re happy to announce we’ll be holding the launch party at the fabulous PORTER’S! It’s one of our favourite night time haunts in the city, and we’re over the moon to be launching our FIRST BOOK there! PARTY DETAILS: 19.30 – 21.30, Thursday 5 November, Porter’s, Cardiff –  part of … Continue reading Launch party details unveiled for ‘The 42b’, We Are Cardiff Press debut book!

We Are … Changing!

We Are Cardiff is five years old. Can you believe it?? In that time, we’ve published over 400 articles, racked up nearly 300,000 views and we have 30,000 followers on social media. The Guardian chose us as one of the best city blogs in the world. We won the People’s Choice Award at the Wales Blog Awards. We made … Continue reading We Are … Changing!

Independent Venue Week – Cardiff, 25 – 31 January 2015

Support your local independent venues! As part of the national Independent Venue Week project, two of Cardiff’s best watering / dancing / music holes are putting on some special nights. Don’t miss out! Clwb Ifor Bach The mighty mighty Welsh Club has a load of great events on to celebrate! TUESDAY 27 JANUARY Imperial Music proudly presents … Continue reading Independent Venue Week – Cardiff, 25 – 31 January 2015

Our Cardiff geography – Baby Queens

In today’s personal geography, the Baby Queens step up to answer my questions! Listen while you read: Baby Queens Soundcloud   Q. Introduce us to your group Estelle: Hello! Baby Queens is two cousins, Ruth and Monique, two sisters, Cara and Estelle, and our good friend Vanity.   Q. How did you (the group or individual) … Continue reading Our Cardiff geography – Baby Queens

From Now On Festival – review and interview with Shape Records

So, at the weekend I went along to From Now On Festival, a two day event held over in Chapter Arts Centre and curated by Mark Thomas from Shape Records. Mark is one of those people who I’ve known for years, and has fingers in pretty much all local musical pies. He runs a label, … Continue reading From Now On Festival – review and interview with Shape Records

We Are Cardiff – watch our film – online!

Well hello there neighbours! Happy new year. Why not celebrate by watching the film we made about Cardiff last year? We Are Cardiff – Portrait of a City is NOW AVAILABLE TO WATCH ONLINE! Check it out: See how the film was put together on the blog: We Are Cardiff – Portrait of a City … Continue reading We Are Cardiff – watch our film – online!