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What’s on in Cardiff for Halloween 2016!

You guys! It’s (nearly) Halloween!!!!


Of all the excuses for dressing up throughout the year, this one is pretty much my favourite. Wanna be a Mexican Day of the Dead senorita? Or a unicorn? Or a lobster? Or a blood splattered Mrs Mia Wallace? Fine. What other holiday embraces all these dressing up options??

Anyway. Seems like I’m not the only one that likes it, as the following Halloween parties are being held all throughout the city!

Treat yo-self to a natty outfit and get thee to a knees up – we’ve got disco, Bowie tribute nights, death metal, storytelling nights, cocktail parties, trampoline park events – everything you need for a good night out!

What’s on in Cardiff for Halloween 2016

Friday 28 October

Day of The Dead Halloween Fiesta Cardiff (The Depot)


A halloween fiesta like no other! With carnival-esque pageantry, giant skull processions, acrobats, dancers and beautiful decorative art & costumes. Giant Skull processions around the venue, ‘The skulls’ dance troupe & acrobats, DJs all day accompanied by the live section, Pinatas, Free skull face painting, Confetti, co2 and light show

Venue: DEPOT, Dumballs Road, Cardiff

Please note: this event is not part of the Dia de los Muertos public holiday, which has significant religious meaning and many traditions that will not be happening at our show.

Day of The Dead Halloween Fiesta Cardiff FB event

Day of The Dead Halloween Fiesta Cardiff tickets


Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) Bowie Celebration! (Cardiff Speaker Hire)

After sell out shows at The Full Moon and Porter’s earlier this year and smashing it at Truefest last month, Let’s Dance: A Bowie Celebration are delighted to be gracing the stage in Cardiff once again to pay a Hallowe’en homage to he who can only be described as a most magnificent man, the late, great, David Bowie.

This event will be at Cardiff Speaker Hire, which is on Dumballs Rd, right by Depot.

It’s sure to be fabulous, featuring a fantastic array of Bowie’s greatest musical hits (not to mention the fantastic array of outfits) so put on your red shoes (if you don’t have red, any other colour will do) and come and join us for an absolute banger of a gig on the Friday before Halloween! Expect visuals and 2 hours of the best Bowie hits.

Scary Monsters fancy dress is compulsory. Tickets are £10, which includes a free spooky drink on entry.

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) Bowie Celebration FB event

Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) Bowie Celebration tickets


Cauldron of Regeneration – a Storytelling Workshop for Samhain (Chapter)

Christine Watkins and Cath Little are offering an exploration of stories of transformation, decay and release. The day will include performance, discussion and reflection on what the old stories mean to us, as tellers and as listeners. Open to anyone over 16. £35

Cauldron of Regeneration – a Storytelling Workshop for Samhain Facebook event


Saturday 29 October

Monster Ball (Cardiff Speaker Hire)

Blood Thirsty Bands, Vampire DJ Sets, Skull & Bones Bar, 2 Live Music Stages, Howling Open Mic, Creepy Cocktails & Craft Beers, Trick Or Treat Shots, Scary Hour Til 7, Best Costume Competition, Spooky Student Discounts, Ghoulish Gifts & Ghostly Activities, Classic Horror Movies, Smokey BBQ & Vegan Stall, Free Reserved Entry,

Monster Ball tickets

Monster Ball Facebook event


The Big Top presents: The Halloween Freakshow Spectacular

Bearded Ladies & Strong Gentlemen… Dog faced children of all ages… Step right up and be part of the greatest Halloween show on earth! It’s time to step out of the shadows with your two heads held high… and join us for this sideshow spectacular as we try and gather the largest collection of circus freaks and sideshow oddities ever seen on this side of the Severn Estuary! Making sure things get extra freaky on the dancefloor throughout the night will be the Gung-Ho Carny Collective bringing with them their usual special blend of party beats!!

Music: House/Funk/Disco/Hip-Hop
Date: Saturday 29th October
Time: 10 pm – 3 am
Entry: £5 (This will give you access to both The Big Top & 10 Feet Tall)
Guestlist: £3 until 11pm with name tagged on the event wall

Dress code: Circus Freaks & Sideshow Oddities

If Freaks don’t take your fancy then there’s always room at The Big Top for carnival queens, circus performers, mythical creatures and angry townspeople (who else is going to chase the freaks out of town with their pitchforks and torches!)


The Big Top presents: The Halloween Freakshow Spectacular Facebook event


Go Scare – Halloween Event (Go Air trampoline park)

Go Air Trampoline Park Cardiff are holding a super spooky night that will literally have you ‘jumping’ out of your skin! The 2-hour event will be taking place on Saturday 29th October, 5pm – 7pm and will include the following –

– Trick 4 treat (show the Go Air staff your best tricks onto our Foam Pit and you may be awarded with candy)
– Ghostly Go Air games to be played on the trampolines
– Live DJ playing all of your favourite funky tunes
– Best Halloween costume prizes
– A one-off Go Air Ghost Snapchat filter
– Dracula Dodgeball
– Smoke Machine

£12.50 per person (if you already have Go Air socks, please bring them with you)
Over 6’s only. To book, please call the park on 02920 099899

Go Scare – Halloween Event Facebook event


FHED Halloween Party Night Two (The Moon)

F H E D presents a god-awful amalgamation between a Halloween Show and Sam Wall Appreciation Night! £6 ADV // £7 OTD // £10 weekend ticket for Night one and two

Cancerous Womb / Verdelet / Agrona /Judas Cradle / Narayana / Anal Floss Is Boss

FHED Halloween Party Night Two Facebook events

FHED Halloween Party Night Two tickets


Tiki’La Day of the Dead Cocktail Party (Kemi’s)

Tickets are £12 and include a tapa and special cocktail upon arrival… We may even surprise you with a Mexican spirit taster.

Mezcal, Tequilla, Margarita’s, Day of the Dead cocktail specials and Mexican inspired tapas night!

Get your face paints out and come join us for an awesome “tiki-la takeover” Mexican Day of the Dead themed party.

Tiki’La Day of the Dead Cocktail Party Facebook event

Tiki’La Day of the Dead Cocktail Party tickets


Sunday 30 October

Abertoir International Horror Film Festival: Cardiff 2016  (Chapter)

Once again, Abertoir, Wales’ International Horror Festival, is uprooting from mid-Wales to take over Chapter Arts Centre’s Halloween line-up!

Best of all, if you want to come for the full day, these four films will only set you back £20! You’ll need to call up Chapter (029 2030 4400) for the full day pass, and all individual tickets are available on Chapter’s website.

2pm THE LOVE WITCH (15 adv) Anna Biller, USA 2016, 120 mins

4:30pm A DARK SONG (15adv) Liam Gavin, Ireland 2016, 100 mins

6:45pm BAD FILM CLUB: THE HOWLING II (18) Phillipe Mora, USA 1985, 91mins

9pm CARRIE (18) Brian De Palma, USA 1976, 108 mins

Abertoir Facebook event page

Abertoir tickets


The Shining in the Angel Hotel at Halloween (The Angel Hotel)

Some places are like people: some shine and some don’t.

Come and play with us: experience ‘the scariest moment in cinema history’ in Cardiff’s historic Angel Hotel on Halloween night. You’ll want to stay there forever … and ever … and ever …

Tickets on sale now at the Chapter Cinema box office.

The Shining in the Angel Hotel at Halloween Facebook event

The Shining in the Angel Hotel at Halloween tickets


Day of the Dead (Canary) Party (The Dead Canary)

Big Halloween party! Think punch pong, apple bobbing, music, fancy dress and partying ’til late. More info TBA.

Day of the Dead (Canary) Party Facebook event



Monday 31 October

Zombie Zombie / Hipicat / Totem Terrors / My Name Is Ian & more (The Moon)

The Moon Club, Womanby St, Cardiff CF10 1BR
Ages 18+
£8 adv / £10 doors


ZOMBIE ZOMBIE: Immense live act embracing their retro influences like THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP, sci-fi B MOVIES, ITALO DISCO, MEDITERRANEAN PROG ROCK – all done with a sense of humour. Playing with electronic music’s trippier origins, they breathe new life into these influences while mixing in DOUBLE DRUMMING and reverberating AFRICAN PERCUSSION, synth orchestration, KRAUTROCK, and ELECTRO bass. . Tribal, trance-like, danceable riffage!

Facebook event



Halloween Horror Quiz and An American Werewolf in London (Roath Park pub)

Halloween Special – Horror Movie Themed Pub Quiz (7pm) with special petrifying prizes followed by John Landis’ AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON (8.30pm)
Donations on the door in aid of the Trinity Centre.

Halloween Horror Quiz and An American Werewolf in London Facebook event



The Lost Boys: A Private Screaming (Penarth Pier Pavilion)

You are cordially invited to our haunting Halloween screening of The Lost Boys. The private showing will be held at the mystic Penarth Pavillion.

What better way to spend Hallows-eve than watching a spooky 80’s classic, surrounded my some fantatsic people (if we do say so ourselves), all in aid of a pretty fantastic charity!

Doors will open at 7.45pm with the screening starting at 8pm. A bar service will also be available.

Tickets: £10

And…. crucially, all ticket sales will be going directly to The Wallich charity as part of our #ClashOfTheCorporates battle

The Lost Boys: A Private Screaming Facebook event

The Lost Boys: A Private Screaming tickets

The Fest does Fright FEST! Glam Monday’s Halloween Special! (GLAM)

If you’re a student, you’ve probably already got yourself a ticket for this – Cardiff’s biggest Monday night is holding a super spooky & speical Halloween event this year!  The Fest does FRIGHT FEST! There’s no two ways about it, this will be THE BIGGEST Halloween event in Cardiff this year!

Expect: ❥ Insane Halloween Decor  ❥ Terrifying Halloween Performers  ❥ Giant Cobwebs  ❥ Spooky Halloween Inflatables  ❥ Thousands of Free Sweets  ❥ Cash Prize for Best Dressed  ❥ Sh*t Loads of Fake Blood & MORE!

Fright Fest Facebook event

Fright Fest tickets


CYNT Halloween w/ Monki (Clwb Ifor Bach)

This is a proper Halloween party. Haunted house décor, apple bobbing, jack-o-lanterns and one CYNT annual guest list space up for grabs to the best dressed! Monki will be headlining the show with all of the CYNT residents on support. We’ll have a few surprises for you inside Clwb Ifor Bach.

MONKI – An underground tastemaker for Radio 1 who’s been championing new electronic talen on her regular show. At just 21 years old she is a resident at Annie Mac’s critically acclaimed touring club night ‘AMP’ and a regular fixture behind the decks at clubs and festivals around the UK and Europe. Her box-fresh bass music inspired sets include everything from piano house to thumping sub bass to classics.

If you’ve seen her play before, you’ll be aware of the energy she can bring to a room, she has a real talent for bouncing between genres of house whilst keeping it all linked together and people fixed firmly to the dance floor

CYNT Facebook event

CYNT tickets



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 Horror Show

Bursting at the seams with timeless classics (Sweet Transvestite! Damn it Janet! Time Warp!) Richard O’Brien’s Rocky Horror Show is a non-stop party. Be warned, this show has rude parts!

19:30 – 23:00  |  New Theatre Cardiff, Park Place  | Book tickets for The Rocky Horror Show


Monday 8 Feb – Creative Cardiff Show and Tell

Creative Cardiff’s Show and Tell is a quarterly event that gives a platform to some of the exciting range of creative people and projects in the city. It will bring together Cardiff’s creative community, from emerging talent to old hand, to hear about their current projects and ambitions.

Each of the speakers will give a 10 minute lightening talk. And they’ll bring an object. The object might be the source of their inspiration, a tool of their trade or a comfort blanket. The speakers will share their work and explain the importance of the object they’ve brought along.


Anton Faulconbridge: Anton has worked in creative and interactive media since 1994, specialising in the development and delivery of multi-platform creative software products.

Claire Hill: Claire fell in love with making jewellery after taking an evening class and discovering the zen-like qualities of making after long days working as a director/producer in factual television. She’s also a co-founder of Dirty Protest Theatre and also co-runs the Push:Auto network for people who work across all aspects of broadcasting in Wales.

John Rostron: John is a key figure in Cardiff’s music scene, founding both the Sŵn festival and the Welsh Music Prize. John promotes live music in Cardiff through his company Sound Nation and is the current Vice-Chair of the Association of Independent Festivals.

18:00 – 19:30 | Porter’s, Bute Street, Cardiff, CF10 2FE | Book tickets for Show and Tell


Tuesday 9 Feb -The Devil Inside

A gritty, glittery, Faustian folktale, set firmly in the twenty-first century. Inspired by The Bottle Imp, a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson, this brand new opera echoes his most famous tale The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Two friends stumble upon a bottle that will change their lives, a bottle that can grant any wish. But there’s a catch and the bottle demands a payment…

This evening of magic and enchantment, with a touch of Tales of the Unexpected, will keep you guessing, and leave you thinking ‘be careful what you wish for’.

19:30  |  Sherman Cymru, Senghennyd Road | Book tickets for The Devil Inside


Tuesday 9 Feb – Wonderbrass: ANNUAL MARDI GRAS with Barracwda

Mardi Gras is time to be bold. It’s time to be colorful. And it’s time to shake your festival shoes to Wonderbrass as they bring a bouncing night of internationlist world brass-jazz riot to headline our Mardi Brass! As perenial Gwdihw brass-blasting, heat-bringing, booty-shaking favourites, there’s no-one betterto bring the party to the Mardi Gras than the huge (literally, there’s dozens of them!) Wonderbrass, with the release of the “What The Actual Funk” EP!

They packed us out early doors when supporting Broken Brass Ensemble with a stunning set and we expect this to be another cracker, with Mardi Gras party tunes designed to get you shaking your tail, head and shoulder feathers about the room. As if that wasn’t enough, Barracwda will be bringing live Samba drumming to kick things off, and as it’s Shrove Tuesday, expect some free pancakes if you get in early!

WONDERBRASS – https://www.facebook.com/wonderbrasswales/
BARRACWDA – https://www.facebook.com/barracwda

20:00 |  Gwdihŵ Café Bar, 6 Guildford Crescent  |  £4/£3 adv  | Wonderbrass tickets


Friday 12 -14 Feb – From Now On Festival 2016

mark thomas shape records by adam chard

Now in its third year of sonic discovery, From Now On is here, to fill Chapter with adventurous, fresh and boundary pushing music!

This year’s line up: Julia Holter / Stealing Sheep / Meilyr Jones / Laura Cannell / Happy Meals / Laura J Martin / Bas Jan / Apostille / L’Ocelle Mare / Mark Lyken / Giant Swan / Threatmantics / Anna Homler & Steven Warwick: Breadwoman / Tim Parkinson: Time with People / H. Hawkline Gwaed Ar Y Sêr / Sweet Baboo: Synthfonia Cymru / Sleeper Society / CAM Sinema / Chapter Cinema / Club Foot Foot / Arc Vertiac.

Read our interview with Sparky Mark (yeah, I still call him that) from Shape Records from last year’s event

18.00 – 23.00  |  Chapter Arts Centre  |  From Now On Facebook event


Friday 12 Feb – Bullion Presents Break / Dead Mans Chest (Eveson) / Boston

If your idea of a good Valentine’s celebration is some chest-vibrating jungle / drum’n’bass, then get yourself to Clwb for Bullion: Break and Dead Mans Chest (aka Eveson) plus Cardiff local boy Boston will bring some serious Symmetry sounds.

Room two hosted by Switch – electro house music, all night long!

22.00 – 04.00  |  Clwb  |  Bullion Facebook event


Saturday 13 Feb – 6 Nations: Wales v Scotland

giant rugby ball

It’s rare we promote the mainstream sportz on this blog (especially as the game is sold out), but this game’s going to be a BIG ONE – so take this as a warning about getting into / out of / around town on Saturday if you’re planning a casual visit during the day …


Sunday 14 Feb – Cardiff’s Affordable Vintage Fair


If you’ve got shopping on your mind this Valentine’s Day, go vintage! Situated in Portland House – a historic banking hall near Cardiff Bay, it’s the perfect venue for Judy’s affordable vintage fair. Expect over 30 stalls packed with the finest vintage from 1940s onwards! Fashion, homewares, accessories and a full tea room for those feeling a tad peckish!

11.00 – 14.00  |  Entry £2, Under 12s free | Portland House, 113 – 116 Bute Street, CF10 5EQ | Vintage Fair Facebook event


That’s it for this week! Did we miss anything out? Let us know in the comments!

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What’s on in Cardiff! 3-7 February 2016

It might be cold and drizzly outside but somehow you Cardiffians are just gagging to get out and about, am I right? There are SO many events on this February, we thought we’d experiment and do a ‘what’s on’ style post for each week this month.

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.

Are you ready? Then let’s begin!

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What’s on

1 – 20 Feb: Henry VI

Following the success of last year’s all-female production of Richard III, Wales Millennium Centre are collaborating with Omidaze (Oh My Days!) once more; this time on an all-female production of Shakespeare’s Henry VI (The Wars of the Roses).

Exploring notions of power, leadership and trust, director Yvonne Murphy’s new production abridges the three classic history plays into one hard-hitting instalment, focussing on the personal journey of Henry’s rise to power.

Performed in the Centre’s roof void, this usually unseen part of the building will be transformed into an immersive performance space, offering an opportunity to see the Centre from a new perspective. With an inspired soundtrack, aerial circus, original costumes and imaginative set designs, audiences can expect a captivating and fully immersive experience as they are guided around the space, following the action as it takes place around them. Henry VI Tickets £12: Age Guidance: 9+ (No Under 2s)

Thursday 4 Feb – The Lonely Crowd Winter Readings: Cardiff


A winter’s evening of readings from the new Cardiff literary journal, The Lonely Crowd. Featuring Tom Vowler, Rhian Elizabeth, Jane Roberts, Christina Thatcher, Kate Hamer, Zoe Ranson and Susmita Bhattacharya. Hosted by Lonely Crowd editor John Lavin.

Thursday 4 Feb – British Animation Awards: Public Choice Screenings: Program 1

The BAA Public Choice Screenings are your chance to vote for winners in the British Animation Awards! This year, Cardiff Animation Nights and the University of South Wales have teamed up to bring the BAA Public Choice Screenings to Cardiff.

There will be three programs of animated short films, commercials and music videos, screened on three Thursday nights in February in the Ground Floor Theatre at the ATRiuM, Cardiff. Come along and watch some of the best of British animation from the last two years and vote for your favourites!

19.00, Atrium, Cardiff  |  British Animation Awards: Public Choice Screenings: Program 1 Facebook event

Thursday 4 Feb -Harry Potter Book Night

Calling all wizards and witches in Cardiff and beyond! Celebrate Harry Potter for A NIGHT OF SPELLS! There will be quizzes, treasure hunts and great prizes to be won! Fancy dress is encouraged and all are welcome – witches, wizards, and muggles! There will be activities for all ages – kids, tweens and teens and beyond.

Free entry | 17.30 – 20.30, Waterstones Cardiff, The Hayes | Harry Potter Book Night event page | Harry Potter Facebook event

Friday 5 Feb – Soul In The City #3

The best of Motown, Northern Soul, Stax and more all on vinyl. Tickets on the door on the night!

20.30, St Joseph’s Social Club, Whitchurch Road |  Soul In The City #3 Facebook event

Friday 5 Feb – Vaults D&B Presents LTJ Bukem

If you’re looking for a rave up, The Vaults is your place! They’re kicking off the year off in fine style with drum and bass legend, LTJ Bukem. Since 2012 The Vaults has brought you the creme of the drum and bass crop for a monthly night of unequaled fun with the scenes biggest headliners.

Support in the main bank Vault come from Ransom, Kooley, Apollo, Lubi J, Speedo and Tribe One.

In Vault Two is Neil Young & Friends with Submerge taking care of the banking hall.

Check out this LTJ Buken mix on the Tom Ravenscroft 6 Music show

22.00, The Vaults, 113 – 116 Bute Street |  LTJ Bukem Facebook event page  | LTJ Bukem tickets £13



Arts and culture are facing a potential funding crisis and we would like to raise our voice.

Culture makes life worth living. And Cardiff a city worth living in. Cardiff Council want to cut £700,000 from the arts budget. Which threatens the future of culture in the city.

As Europe’s youngest capital city, Cardiff enjoys national arts organisations and institutions including two symphony orchestras, the National Museum, the Welsh National Opera, Wales Millennium Centre, National Theatre Wales, National Dance Company Wales, St David’s Hall; and high profile events such as Artes Mundi, Cardiff Singer of the World, and Cardiff Contemporary. Not to mention countless grassroots and community arts projects.

This kind of activity keeps the city alive, and demonstrates how much it values creativity. It provides rich ground for new ideas and innovation, grassroots engagement and renewal. This is what attracts both people and investment. Where would a city be without this?

Our burgeoning reputation for arts and culture, built over many years, impacts on education, social services, employment, community cohesion, criminal justice, tourism, refugee agencies, youth services, the third age, library services and more.

Culture is all around us from the moment we wake to the moment we sleep. If the next generation of designers, makers, musicians, artists, writers, actors, dancers are placed in an environment that does not encourage them, what kind of Cardiff will we live in? Wales prides itself on its cultural heritage. We need to ensure that our future heritage is as strong.

Join us on Saturday 6th outside the National Museum to call upon the Council to cancel arts cuts and to celebrate Cardiff WITH culture. Bring your banners, signs, instruments, energy. We will end outside the Central Library.

Meet 14.00 outside the National Museum, Cathays Park  |  March for Culture Facebook page

Saturday 6 Feb – Open Studios at the Boneyard and Printhaus

Residents at The Bone Yard will be opening their doors alongside the PrintHaus for the first of their 2016 Openhaus! Our residents have a wide variety of skills from art therapists to jewellers; there will also be a pop up vegetarian and vegan brunch from Commune with their orange container becoming our on-site cafe for the day. So come and have a chat, take a peek at the artists’ workshops, see how they work and buy directly from the makers themselves!

10.00 – 14.00 | The Printhaus / The Bone Yard, Llandaf Road Industrial Estate (Rear of Romilly Crescent, CF11 9NL)  |  Open Studios Facebook event

Saturday 6 Feb – Kitty Daisy & Lewis / Barns Courtney

Kentish Town siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are a group of highly talented and original musicians who play more or less anything they can lay their hands on. Their musical references and skills are rooted in the old tradition where songs and music are handed down, played and enjoyed at gatherings of family and friends. From a very young age Kitty, Daisy and Lewis’ performances have been blowing away and inspiring audiences, building up an impressive fan base from the likes of Amy Winehouse, Chris Martin and Eagles Of Death Metal to Dustin Hoffman and Ewan McGregor. They have had worldwide success with sold out tours and have opened for Coldplay, Razorlight, Richard Hawley, Jools Holland among others.

£12 | 20.00 | 18+ | Tickets: http://bit.ly/1dVr2mR  | Kitty Daisy Lewis Facebook event page

Sunday 7 Feb – The First General Auction of Cardiff’s Newest Auction House

You are invited to the Capital’s Newest Auction House’s First General Auction on February 7 2016! General Auctions every Sunday, Auction starts at 10.00, Viewing on Saturday 9.00 – 17.00 and Sunday from 9.00.

Antique and Household Furniture, Art and Collectables, Jewellery, Books, Garden Furniture, and other Miscellaneous Items.

Antique and Fine Art Auctions the first and third Friday of the month. Auction starts at 18.00, Viewing from 9.00 Friday. House Clearances undertaken, Professional Valuations by appointment.

9.00, Unit 7 Clydesmuir Industrial Estate, Clydesmuir Rd, Cardiff CF24 2QS   |  www.cardiffcityauctions.com |  Cardiff City Auctions Facebook event page

Sunday 7 Feb – Charity Quiz Night

Penylan Pantry are having a charity quiz! They would like to invite you all to a charity quiz night at the Pantry on 7 February from 18.00. The charity they are supporting is the Welsh Refugee Council.

There will be running a pop-up bar stocked with local craft beer, organic wine, soft drinks and they will be making a seasonal cocktail. They will also be making a pantry winter stew to buy on the night.
The prize for winning the quiz is the GLORY! All ticket proceeds will go to charity. £3 per ticket (or more if you’re feeling generous!) Book your ticket online and pay in cash on the night. Limited availability!

18:00–20:30 | Penylan Pantry, 72 Kimberley Road, CF23 5DN | Quiz night tickets | Quiz night Facebook event

Sunday 7 Feb – Something DIFFerent: Stories of science

Storytelling is one of the oldest and most powerful means of human communication. Stories fuel our imagination and inspire our curiosity. Storyteller Christine Watkins joins forces with Cardiff University’s Prof Mike Edmunds and Dr Edward Gomez, to share with us some of science’s stories. In one hour they are going to travel through the galaxy, help Kepler find a wife and look at how science and scientists ask and answer questions.

The Institute of Physics is very excited to present this unique collaborative event in the cosy Gwdihw Cafe Bar in Cardiff. Entry is free but they ask that if you’re planning on joining that you register with their EventBrite page.

18:30 | Gwdihŵ Café Bar, 6 Guildford Crescent, CF10 2HJ | Stories of Science Facebook event


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Creative Cardiff introduces Show and Tell: Monday 19 October


You are invited to Creative Cardiff’s first Show and Tell party, at Porter’s on 19 October!

Creative Cardiff is delighted to welcome the following speakers:

Sarah Cole, a production and site manager who is working on the Roald Dahl centenary celebrations next year in a co-production between Wales Millennium Centre and National Theatre Wales.

Hilary Wagstaff, a dolls’ dressmaker for Blythe dolls.

Peter Rogers, a graphic novelist and creative producer at the award winning Bait Studio.

Creative Cardiff’s ‘Show and Tell’ is a quarterly event that gives a platform to some of the exciting range of creative people and projects in the city. It will bring together Cardiff’s creative community, from emerging talent to old hand, to hear about their current projects and ambitions.

What is Creative Cardiff?:

Creative Cardiff is a new city-wide network which connects people working in any creative organisation, business or job. By encouraging people to work together we believe that we can make Cardiff the most creative place it can be.

Event Details: Creative Cardiff:  Show & Tell #1

Monday 19 October
Porter’s, Bute Street,
Cardiff, CF10 2FE

Are you ready for the biggest thing Cardiff Bay has ever seen? Ar Waith Ar Daith hits Saturday 12 September …

A year in the planning, nine months in the making, Wales Millennium Centre will birth their phantasmagoria of a tenth birthday delight this Saturday: Ar Waith Ar Daith, a Welsh journey of myth and magic – a spectacular highlight of their tenth anniversary programme created by world renowned outdoor arts company Walk the Plank.

The Ar Waith Ar Daith event will take place in Roald Dahl Plass on Saturday 12 September at 7.30pm. Audiences are advised to arrive early to secure a good vantage position to watch the show, and to dress appropriately for an outdoor show. The event is free to attend and suitable for all ages.


Taking place on an immense scale in Roald Dahl Plass on 12 September 2015, Ar Waith Ar Daith will present a breathtaking display of procession, dance, aerial artistry, projection, storytelling, music and pyrotechnics.

Free to attend and suitable for all the family, this unforgettable event – the largest outdoor production to take place in Wales this year – will bring together over 700 participants from across the country. 

Lured by the magical powers of Ceridwen the enchantress, a flotilla of boats from the Welsh Sea Rowing Association – some from as far away as Porthmadog – will complete their odyssey in Cardiff Bay, joining children and young people from Caernarfon, Mid Wales and the Valleys. The role of Ceridwen will be performed by the incredible Shân Cothi and will feature a new choral composition from Bafta award-winning composer John Rea, performed by Sinfonia Cymru and featuring spoken word performance from school children from Cardiff and Harlech.


(Jon Rea with the Sinfonia Cymru)

With the age-old tale of the birth of Taliesin at its heart, this incredible performance will see Wales Millennium Centre itself transformed through collective imagination as Ceridwen works her magic, mixing the poetic inspiration, the Awen, of contemporary Wales with the talents of dancers, musicians and singers.

Graeme Farrow, Artistic Director at Wales Millennium Centre says:

“Ar Waith Ar Daith far exceeds anything, by way of scale, that we have ever commissioned here at Wales Millennium the Centre. It has been fantastic to work with outdoor arts experts, Walk the Plank throughout the year-long planning and creation process. One of our key ambitions here at Wales Millennium Centre is to inspire the whole of Wales and to facilitate the burgeoning creativity of our nation. Ar Waith Ar Daith has embraced this fully, working closely with Welsh artists and communities and expertly weaving this creativity and inspiration into the finale performance. I am extremely excited for September 12 for what will no doubt remain a landmark event in the Centre’s history for decades to come.”


Over the past six months, the creative team involved in the event have been gathering gifts from across Wales – paying tribute to the riches of the seas around North Wales, the mineral wealth of South Wales, and capturing stories and inspiration from across the land – through a series of outdoor arts training schools offered to Welsh creative practitioners. These gifts will form an integral and visually stunning element of the performance.

The Ar Waith Ar Daith event will take place in Roald Dahl Plass on Saturday 12 September at 7.30pm. Audiences are advised to arrive early to secure a good vantage position to watch the show, and to dress appropriately for an outdoor show. The event is free to attend and suitable for all ages.

Find out more about Ar Waith Ar Daith at www.arwaithardaith.com, via the Ar Waith Ar Daith Facebook event page and on the hashtag #awen2015



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