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Cardiff events preview, Saturday 19 May: Publish Cardiff, TEDxCanton, The Offline Project Launch

There are three MASSIVE events taking place today in Cardiff for the alternative arts scene – Publish Cardiff (full preview below courtesy of Ben Newman), TEDxCanton which is being organised by our very own Hana, and “friend-of-the-blog” Dan Tyte having a launch party for his new novel, The Offline Project. Hopefully we’ll see you at one of these things!!


Follow @TEDx_Canton for updates throughout the day! You’ve got @HeliaPhoenix doing the social updates, so gawd knows what will pop up on there.


We published an interview with author Dan Tyte yesterday on the site – be sure to pop along to The Offline Project launch party for his new novel at the Transport Club TONIGHT from 7-10pm; plus music from John Mouse, Adwaith and Simon Love and The Old Romantics.


Now, to the main event – a preview of the wonderful Publish Cardiff event at Little Man Coffee, 11am – 7pm. Take it away, Ben!

Publish Cardiff, NO LIVE SPORTS HERE

The forever hard working Publish Cardiff has arranged another series of talks following the group’s immensely popular events last year. Featuring 1-hour talks by industry experts and social stalwarts BRICKS Magazine, Polyester Zine, Gal-Dem, Cheer Up Luv, amongst others, the catalogue of speaking arrangements hopes to shed a light on magazine culture and the surrounding industry.

At its core, Publish Cardiff is a reaction against the lack of representation in the magazine industry. The group champion alternative education and support methods for creatives outside the London bubble, as well as shedding light on all degrees of societal inequality. The event is also a chance to network, communicate and share a drink or two with like-minded individuals.

The event opens with a talk by Polyester Zine editors Ione Gamble and Gina Tonic, who will discuss zine culture, the representation of marginalised bodies, as well as the feasibility of alternative publishing as a career. This talk is followed by Eliza Hatch, the creator of Cheer Up Luv, who retells the sociological normalisation of street harassment on women, as well as how Cheer Up Luv came to be.

Chief sub-editor of Gal-dem Kuba Shand-Baptiste will then provide an introduction to Gal-dem, as well as contextualising some of the challenges of working in media spaces. The talks themselves will end with Tori West of BRICKS magazine, which will be an unmissable primer on how to pitch, prepare and submit work to publications.

Afterwards, between 17:30 and 19:00, there will be an opportunity to have free drinks and a networking session, with tea and coffee provided throughout the day. Buy tickets for Publish Cardiff, or see a full timetable of the events below:

11:00 Polyester Zine Editors Ione Gamble and Gina Tonic

12:30 Creator of Cheer Up Luv, Eliza Hatch

14:30 Chief sub-editor of Gal-dem, Kuba Shand-Baptiste

16:00 How to Submit to Magazines by Tori West of BRICKS magazine

17:30 – 19:00 FREE drinks and networking session

The event will be taking place at Little Man Coffee, on Bridge Street (you know the place, near the Motorpoint, just opposite St. David’s, where all the cool kids skate).

More information, as well as pricing, can be found on the Publish Cardiff Eventbrite page. The networking session between 17:30 – 19:00 will be free, group and individual event tickets can be bought if you only want to attend one talk.


What’s on in Cardiff this weekend… 26/27/28 September 2014

September is always a super Brucey bonus time for events in the city. Need proof? See what’s coming up below. I’m exhausted just reading it. Have we missed anything? Let us know in the comments!


Friday 26 September – Empty Walls Launch and Exhibition opening

This year’s Empty Walls project will be launched on Friday night, alongside an exciting exhibition of urban art, from in-gallery murals to sketches, prints and live painting.

Come along to celebrate the opening of the exhibition and to start the project with a good ol’ knees up! Live music, cinema room, bar and bloody great art!

Empty Walls Launch and Exhibition opening Facebook event



Saturday 27 September – Block and Banquet Micro Festival

A whole load of stuff going on at the Spit & Sawdust Warehouse, Art Space, Cafe & Skatepark ….

– Outdoor courtyard. Outdoor wood fired pizza oven / Pop up Icecream van DJ booth / Red Bull mini drome / Rothfink modified VW Car display / Graffiti.
– Boutique cafe & craft beer bar. Home cooked / Organic meat / Locally sourced foods / Homemade cakes / Craft beer / Punch / Pop up stalls / Sneakers / Vintage / Streetwear / Deadstock sale / Free WiFi.
– Warehouse skatepark. Live music stage / Huge visual screen / All day Skateboard & BMX jam / Giveaways and prizes / Mini ramp jam / Best trick comp / Highest ollie comp /Highest bunnyhop comp / Warehouse party til late.
– Upstairs hidden gallery. Vintage skateboard display / Retro BMX display / Art / Skate photography / History of skateboarding in Wales micro cinema.

Block and Banquet Facebook event

Saturday 27 September – Global Parasite / 2 Sick Monkeys / 51st State (fixing the roof benefit gig)

Red and Black Umbrella are holding a benefit gig to fix the roof of their building in Splott.

More info about the event on their website


Sat 27 / Sun 28 September – Cardiff Country Fair 2014

Takes place in the castle on Saturday and Sunday.

Cardiff Country Fair 2014

Saturday 27 September – NoFit State Circus Guest show: EricTheFred

With 30 years of performing skills and experience, including Slava’s Snow Show, Chris Lynam brings to life, a brand new character, ErictheFred.

‘the most dangerously funny man on the planet’
Eddie Izzard

ErictheFred is a clown, but if you think you know clowns – think again. Here, the traditional art of clowning is taken to another wondrous level.

This is a curious and poignant story of an old trouper trying to come to terms with a fading career.

NoFit State, Four Elms Road, 8pm
Tickets: £10/£8 (available here)
EricTheFred Facebook event page here


Sunday 28 September – Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair

Join us at the City Hall for vintage fashion and homeware and of course the vintage beauty salon!

Lou Lou’s Vintage Facebook event


Sunday 28 September – Darkened Rooms presents Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton

Join Darkened Rooms for their latest screening, hip-hop documentary Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton…

6pm, Clwb Ifor Bach
Tickets £5.50
See Facebook event page for tickets and more info


Sunday 28 September – Street Food Cardiff Festival

11am – 4pm, High Street, Cardiff. Why come long? Because its’s the only place in the city that you can eat a selection of the finest street food. A fortnightly street food feast-ival of amazing independent traders serving from 11am – 5pm.

Street Food Cardiff Facebook event


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