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Tuesday, 18 June 2019

The return of Dave Courtney


Have you ever heard of Dave Courtney?

He is the infamous ex-London gangster known all over the world! Perhaps you know him for his friendship with other well known hard men such as the Krays, Roy Shaw and Lenny McLean.

If you are familiar with who we are talking about you will also understand that his life story is not the
happiest.

Dave Courtney has been shot, stabbed, has his nose bitten off (after they sewed it back on) and
has had to kill to stay alive. He has been involved in debt collecting, minding clubs,
assault, contraband and murder (to name but a few things). Courtney was previously better
known as 'the yellow pages of the Underworld' and is sometimes referred to in the press as 'the
most feared man in Britain'.

Now, Dave Courtney lives in his castle in London and today is a best selling author.
He has had four number one bestsellers:

1. The Ride's Back On
2. Stop The Ride I Want to Get Off
3. Raving Lunacy
4. Dodgy Dave's Little Black Book

Dave has also produced, directed and starred in his own film “Hell To Pay”, which received a standing ovation at last years Cannes Film Festival. He now does a lot of work for good causes. He is the patron of Misunderstood, a children's ADHD charity in Rochester, Kent, he does work with the Prince's Trust and has helped raise funds for several other children's charities around the country.

Probably now you are thinking: “Oh my God! Why she is talking about this man?!”

The reason is: Dave Courtney is coming to Cardiff to have an audience!

You could meet him at Glamorgan Wanderers Rugby Football Club on Saturday 22nd June 2019 from 7:00pm until 12:00pm.

The schedule for the night is:
• 7pm Doors open with live Music/DJ and entertainment
• 8-9pm audience with Dave Courtney
• 9-10pm interval with food service and DJ / live Music
• 10-11pm audience with Dave Courtney
• 11-12pm DJ / Live Music

The minimum age is 18 years old and the ticket will be priced £15 each. They are available from this website: https://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Cardiff/Glamorgan-Wanderers-Rugby-Football-
Club/An-Audience-With-Dave-Courtney/13529416/#eventticketsbox .

So, don't wait! Buy the tickets and come to meet Dave Courtney!

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

March for Men


1 Marathon. 1 Cause: SAVE LIVES!

You might be thinking, “What? A marathon to save lives? How is this possible?!”.
Well yes. It is possible!

The name of this race is “March for Men” and it is a charity marathon to raise funds for Prostate Cancer. It is a family-friendly event where you can walk along Pontcanna Fields and have fun with your friends or your family while you are helping to fight cancer.

The purpose of the charity is to raise funds needed for vital research into the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, with the aim of saving men’s lives. To collect money the charity encourages walkers to back their campaign by completing a 2 km, 5 km or 10 km route around the park.

What you need to know:
  1. You can choose from a 2k, 5k or 10k route (the shortest distance is fully accessible for people using wheelchairs or with pushchairs)
  2. There is a registration fee of £10 and a suggested fundraising target of £50
  3. Children under 18 are free but have to be accompanied by a guardian over 18
  4. All routes will be signed and marshalled (no need for a map)

The marathon will take place at Pontcanna Fields on Sunday 16th June 2019, from 10:00am until 3:00pm. There isn't any age restrictions and dogs are welcome of course.

It is also the Father's day, so what are you waiting for?! Take the whole family and participate in the March for Men! Now we just have to hope the weather is good for our walkers and runners, else it will be a very muddy trek through the fields! We wish everyone participating the best of luck!



Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Take That at Cardiff Principality Stadium

Do you think that Cardiff Principality Stadium, the biggest stadium in Cardiff, is used only for
the football or rugby match? Absolutely not!


This stadium also known as the Millennium Stadium, hosts many other events and this weekend
nothing less than Take That are called to sing! Don't you know who Take That are?! Don't worry, I'm here to give you some more information about
them.

Take That are an English boy band that originated in Manchester in 1990; the original
members were Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams, Jason Orange and Howard Donald.
In 1996, while the group was completing their world tour, Robbie Williams left the band to
pursue a solo career, then Jason Orange also decided to break away from the group.



Take That are very popular all over the world because:
1. They have had more than 50 number one singles and 40 number one albums
2. They have received 8 Brit Awards, winning awards for Best British Group and Best British
Live Act
3. They have performed at 95 events and have 5 upcoming events
4. They have more than 47.000 people that follow them and 310.000 Spotify followers with
68% popularity

Ok, and now that you know who Take That are, you must be dying to know how you can see them.

Take That are performing their next concert right there in Cardiff, in the Millennium Stadium, on
Saturday 8th June from 5:30 pm until 10:30.

There are no age restrictions, so what are you waiting for?!

Tickets are available at Ticket Master: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/take-that-cardiff-08-06-
2019/event/3500553CB56574D4 , where you can choose the area of the stadium that you prefer and buy your ticket!

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Westlife at Motorpoint Arena Cardiff



Do you love concerts? Well, if so you should absolutely know that this weekend Westlife are performing their live concert here in Cardiff!

If you have never heard of this group I will explain to you who they are:

Westlife are a four-piece Irish vocal group composed of Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Nicky Byrne and Kian Egan. They have had 14 #1 singles grace the UK charts to date, which puts them third behind only Elvis and The Beatles. Westlife is the only group to have their first 7 singles debut at #1 on the UK charts and they have proven successful everywhere around the world except in the United States, where they have a sparse fanbase in spite of their A&R manager, Simon Cowell's fame.

This vocal group is very popular in UK and there are some statistics about them:
  1. They have 22 upcoming events throughout the UK;
  2. They have already done 24 previous events since the beginning of the year;
  3. They did 9 events last year;
  4. Nowadays they have more than 12.000 people that tracking them;
  5. Further they have also just under 500.000 people that follow them in Spotify (a famous music App) with 74% of popularity.
If you are interested to find out more information about Westlife you should go to their personal website so you can get to know them a little more. This is their official page: http://www.westlife.com/splash/

Luckily for you the vocal group do their next live concert right here in Cardiff! The concert will be held at Motorpoint Arena on Saturday 1st June 2019 from 6.30 pm until 11.00 pm.
What are you waiting for? Buy the tickets!
There are no age restrictions because the group is suitable for everyone and if you would like to attend the concert, please visit this website https://www.skiddle.com/ where you can purchase tickets online every day and all hours.

Do you live far from Cardiff but you would like to see the concert? No problem!
There are a lot of hotel near the Motorpoint Arena, you could compare every available hotel near the Arena so you can find the best price for you.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival


For this late May bank holiday why not get out of Cardiff and discover more of picturesque South Wales?

The bustling market town of Cowbridge is situated at the heart of the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan surrounded by stunning countryside and dramatic coastline. Situated a short drive from Cardiff, Cowbridge offers a contrast to the city with a variety of fantastic independent shops along the historic high street and in the delightful surrounding lanes – tasty and local foodie treats, the best in fashion, gifts and design, great restaurants – all contributing to Cowbridge being described as the ‘Bond Street’ of South Wales.

Throughout the year, Cowbridge offers a schedule of special events celebrating all aspects of the town including the glitzy Fashion Week and the children’s favourite, Reindeer Day. The award winning Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival, sees the town at its most vibrant. It is a weekend of culinary excellence and all round family entertainment. 

The festival will be on 26th/27th May 2019 (Bank Holiday Sunday and Monday). 

Festival opening hours across all festival sites are 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th May 2019. 


Ticket Prices are £5 per day or £8 for the weekend. Tickets will be available on the day of the festival from the booths adjacent to the Festival sites on North Road from 9.15am. Tickets will also be available online at Eventhalo.com. You can also buy your tickets in advance from Bar 44, The Noble Grape and No.39 on Cowbridge High Street. 

You can get to Cowbridge on the X2 bus service, which will be operating between Cardiff, Porthcawl, Bridgend and Cowbridge. 

You can find lots more information on their website: https://cowbridgefoodanddrink.org/ including the (mouth-watering) list of exhibitors, or check out Cardiff Life’s article in their May 2019 issue. The festival has loads more to see and do besides the food stalls including live demonstrations, discounts from local Cowbridge traders and craft and local artwork stalls. This is a great opportunity to sample some traditional Welsh and British food; whether it's scotch eggs, pork pies, or fudge. 

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Cardiff Spring Festival 2019


Cardiff Sprint Festival is back in the City Center from Saturday 11 to Thursday 23 May. You'll spot the festivals wooden stalls located in Working Street and the Hayes, here you'll find a wide variety of makers with the best of their artwork, craft work, wine, liqueurs, and delicious chocolate brownies. Some of the makers will be demonstrating their work and Matthew Jones from www.matthewjonesceramics.com will also be there, if you wish to try your hand at throwing a pot!

The stalls are open 10am to 5.30pm every day, apart from Sundays when they are open from 10am to 5pm. As not everyone is taking part for the full event it's worth going to their website for full details of all the exhibitors: http://www.craftfolk.com/Craftfolk%20May%20Events.htm

Friday, 10 May 2019

Car Free Day 2019 - are you ready to experience a day without 4 wheels?

What is Car Free Day?

On Sunday 12th May 2019, 10am-4pm at Cardiff City Centre, join us for Car Free Day. A child friendly, family fun day out where you can experience the city centre in a completely new way, without cars.
The day will be marked with a bike ride across the city centre as well as a range of other fun activities to encourage people to opt for greener and healthier modes of transport more regularly, from Skateboarding have-a-go workshops brought to you by ‘Spit & Sawdust’ & Circus Workshops by ‘Organised Kaos’ to a walking tour by local historian and celebrated author ‘Peter Finch’, there is something for anyone. Please see the full list of activities and events taking place at the bottom of this page.
You are invited to enjoy our free fun events including sports activities, demonstrations, live music, street entertainment, walkabout shows, creative craft-making, dancing and our Bike Parade in the afternoon!
Please note that all Car Free Day activities will be running along the Easterly side of the castle and Kingsway.