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Thursday, 21 June 2018

An adult bouncy castle or a medieval adventure? All that in our new What's On!

22 June
The Monster
Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Mary Ann Street CF10 2EQ
Adult bouncy castle featuring a 300 metres obstacle course. Street food and cocktails and live entertainment are also on offer.
Cost: £23 (spectator : £3.04)
Time: 11 am - 11.30 pm

23 June
Joust! A Medieval Adventure
Cardiff Castle, Castle St CF10 3RB
A huge favourite with the crowds and a fantastic family day out! “The Knights of the Royal England” return for their 11th year at the Castle with a dazzling show and an epic display of jousting and horsemanship.
Cost: £13, student : £11.30
Time : 10 am - 5 pm

24 June
Stand Up in the Park
Sophia Gardens CF11 9XR, Cardiff
A night of stand-up, with proceeds going to Amnesty International. Featuring Clint Edwards, Mike Bubbins, Jethro Bradley and Jasper Blakeley as Kockov.
Cost: £14 - £16
Time: 8 am
25 June
The Sheepdogs at the Globe
The Globe Cardiff, 125 Albany Road CF24 3PE
The Sheepdogs became the first unsigned band to make the cover of Rolling Stones in 2011 and ever since have been gaining fans left, right and centre. Frontman Ewan Currie describes the band’s sound as retro, guitar-driven blues-rock. Their distinctive sound makes for both a memorable and unique live show.
Cost: £11
Time: 7.30 pm - 11pm

26 June
The Merchant of Venice
Sophia Gardens CF11 9XR, Cardiff
Shakespeare’s comedy of Love, Sex, Power and Revenge. Money! Portia has it, Bassanio wants it, Shylock loans it, Antonio borrows it. But what happens when the Merchant must sacrifice his own flesh for the friend he loves ?
Cost: £16; underage: £14
Time: 8 pm

27 June
Folk Night : Joe Kelly
The Gate Cardiff, Keppoch Street, Roath CF24 3JW
Apocalyptic folk-blues formed from spending years calling a dilapidated camper van home and playing hundreds of shows armed with just a beaten-up guitar, a stomping foot and a harmonica. An electrifying performer, don’t miss this!
Cost: £5
Time: 7.30 pm

28 June
Cardiff Castle Ghost Tours
Cardiff Castle, Castle St CF10 3RB
Explore the Castle’s history through tales of ghostly encounters from times gone past to the present day. This is a faithfully researched and delivered torch-lit tour of the Castle Apartments, to the very spots where inexplicable things have repeatedly been seen, heard and felt for generations. The ghost stories are told in the dark, revealing how at night this Castle takes on a wholly different, atmospheric, and downright eerie characters.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

A unique show that shouldn't be missed! The Rod Stewart Story

8 June
Some Guys Have All the Luck - The Rod Stewart Story
St David's Hall, The Hayes, CF10 1AH
A brand new theatre production celebrating the life and career of Rod Stewart, one of rock music's greatest icons. Starring Paul Metcalfe and featuring a fantastic live band with impeccable credits, the show takes the audience through Rod's incredible story, from his humble beginnings learning his trade in the r 'n b clubs of the 60's through to worldwide superstardom and record sales in excess of 250 million!
Cost: £23.50
Time: 7.30pm
9 June
Open Space - What's up Queers?
Atrium, University of South Wales - Cardiff Campus, 86-88 Adam Street, Cardiff, CF24 2FN
Hosted by the Queer Arts Collective
A day long event to continue the growing conversation around the representation of Queer arts and artists in Wales.
In a relaxed and informal setting meet and discuss all aspects of Queer creativity in Wales. Your chance to raise conversations, share practice, learn and laugh. This is for you if:
You are a LGBTQ+ identifying artist living or working in Wales…
You want to support the Queer Arts Scene in Wales.
You want to hear what people have got to say.
You have a topic you want to discuss.
Cost: Free
Time: 10 - 17.30

10 June
Cardiff Preloved Vintage Kilo
DEPOT, Dumballs Road, CF10 5FE Cardiff
Stock is replenished throughout the day, so our rails will always be FULLY stocked.
We source our stock from across the world and all the clothing we bring along is of Grade A quality.
You’ll find Mens & Womenswear plus Accessories:
Branded Sportswear, Jackets, Coats, Blazer, Jumpers, Dresses, Shoes, Converse, Boots, Handbags, Scarves, Hats, Tweed, Funky Pattern Shirts, Flannel Shirts, Windbreakers to name a few!
Cost: £1.50
Time: 10:00am til 16:00pm

11 June
Cardiff BookTalk: Brontë’s Wuthering Heights
Small Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Main Building, CF10 3AT
Like her intricate and avant-garde novel, Brontë fascinated and confounded many of her acquaintances and readers. Of her sister, Charlotte Brontë memorably wrote that an ‘interpreter ought always to have stood between her and the world.’ Since then, Brontë’s life and her novel have been subject to endless reinterpretation by writers, filmmakers and artists from across the world.
This BookTalk event will feature three expert speakers from nearby universities who will shed light on the life, literary work, and cultural legacy of the woman known as the ‘sphinx of our modern literature…whose riddle no amount of research will enable us to read.’
Cost: Free
Time: 18:30 - 20:30

12 June
Board Games at The Lansdowne
The Lansdowne Pub, 71 Beda Road, CF5 1LX
Come along to The Lansdowne Pub between 7-11pm for a massive selection of party games, 2 player games, strategy games, bluffing games, family games, traditional games and more, and ALL FOR FREE!
Our lovely teaching staff will be on hand to help you learn the ropes. Turning up alone? Don't worry at all — we'll set you up with a team and a game!
Cost: Free entry
Time: 18:30 - 22:30

13 June
The Fight for Trans Liberation
The Little Man Coffee Company, Ivor House, Bridge Street, CF10 2EE
NEW Socialist Review pamphlet launch with LGBT+ writer, socialist and trade union activist Laura Miles. Transphobia and homophobia are still rife in workplaces, schools and colleges, yet a new generation is growing up with more open attitudes to non-binary gender identities.
Trans people are fighting for their rights. However proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act which would allow trans people to self-declare their gender have reignited debates about trans rights and women’s oppression. Come and discuss the issues.
Cost: free
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

14 June
Tiny Rebel Jazz: Greg Cordez Quintet
Tiny Rebel, 25 Westgate St, CF10 1DD
Bassist Greg Cordez is treating us to a selection of recently recorded and some very new, unrecorded works with his quintet. New Zealand-born, Greg has built a name for himself amongst the UK jazz scene over the last 10 years from his base in Bristol, performing with players such as Michael Blake, Ian Ballamy, Jason Rebello and Tim Garland.
The next instalment of Echo Musics residency at Tiny Rebel Cardiff. Each month a different house band will perform a set of their own tunes before inviting guests to join in.
Cost: free
Times: starts 9pm

Thursday, 31 May 2018

A show full of magic and a great festival in Cardiff in our new What's On

1 June
Sherman Theatre, Senghennydd Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF24 4YE
Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table, this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. CBeebies star Patrick Lynch brings this classic story to life in a playful and fascinating show.
Cost: £9
Time: 1.30pm & 4.30pm

2 June
Depot in the castle
Cardiff Castle in Cardiff
After a successful depot in the park last year, Cardiff’s vehome grown summer festival is back in a stunning new location! Depot in the castle 2018 will be held at the stunning grounds of Cardiff Castle, right in the heart of the Welsh capital. This year features an incredible line-up of two sensational headliners . Get ready to jump with the Fratellis, and get your groove on with the legends Sister Sledge! There’s more live music with the return of The Hackney Colliery Band, and we’ll also have Fleetmac Wood who’ll be playing out those Fleetwood Mac hits plus a special guest TBA.
Brought to you by local venue depot, depot in the castle, is a fun family festival for everyone to enjoy, so expect: daisy’s dressing up box, plenty of glitters, and a host of kids activities throughout the day to keep the kids entertained.
We’ll also have hosting a mini Bingo Lingo rave, and of course, we’ll be bringing you an incredible line up of street food including British street food winner Brother Thai, Mr Croquewich, Ffwrnes pizza, The Pork Society, That Fish Guy and a whole lot more!
Cost: From £22
Time: All day

3 June
Steinway international piano series: paul lewis
Paul Lewis brings all his poetry and insight to music by Beethoven, Haydn and Brahms. As one of our most perceptive living pianists, Lewis understands the unspoken connections between great masterpieces. But his performances are always intensely personal too, and in this beautifully-chosen programme he contrasts Haydn’s rapid-fire wit with Brahms at his darkest and Beethoven at his most playful.
Cost: £16 - £20
Time: 11:00am til 1:00pm

4 June
Souljam - summer soulin'
Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff
Our last party of the student year marks what has been an unbelievable run of parties for us all over the UK and we can't wait to finish in true summer style with a night of feel good Funk, Soul & Disco!
Music Genres: Disco, Funk, Soul
Cost: $£8
Time: 11:00pm til 3:00am (last entry 1:00am)

5 June
Pitch Bar & Eatery, 3 Mill Lane, CF10 1FL
Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (AKA. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg.
Cost: £4.00
Time: 20:00
6 June
NoFit State Circus: LEXICON
A powerful performance as much as a wild celebration of the past, present and future of circus, LEXICON is a world inhabited by quiet misfits and furious poetry, a world of magic, laughter and lightness.
As you take your seats, enter an experience like no other.
Cost: £4 - £54
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

7 June
Festival of Voice
Wales Millennium Centre
Festival of Voice is about discovery through participation and immersion – about finding voices. Voice is something that transcends culture and language. It’s primal; it brings us together whether we’re happy or melancholy, and we have created the festival as a way of bottling that pure emotion. We’re bringing artists and audiences together to hear and be heard.
Cost: free
Times: 9pm

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Another bank holiday weekend full of great events! Check out our new What's On!

25 May
Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties
CHAPTER, Market Road, Canton
Written by Jen Silverman, Directed by Nancy Medina
Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty’s busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something. And Betty keeps using a small hand mirror to stare into parts of herself she’s never examined. Five different women named Betty collide at the intersection of anger, sex, and the “thea-tah.”
Cost: £13/£11 (Under 25s £6)
Time: 7:30pm, running time 1 hr 20 (no interval)

26 May
cory band and the wallace collection
royal welsh college of music and drama, Castle Grounds, CF10 3ER
The Cory Band returns to the Dora Stoutzker Hall for the 2018 Final of the RWCMD Cory Composition Prize, on an evening that celebrates new music for brass. As well as hearing the final shortlisted three entries, the winner of which will be decided by a panel of judges on the night, Cory will be joined by the Wallace Collection, fronted by trumpet virtuoso John Wallace, to perform Scottish composer Jay Capperauld's new piece As Above, So Below. It's always an exciting evening of thrills and spills, which will be enhanced by Cory's usual collection of World-class soloists, and its latest blockbusting concert repertoire.
Cost: £16, Under 18's £10
Time: 7:45pm til 10:30pm

27 May
Pizza & Prosecco Festival Cardiff Returns
DEPOT, Dumballs Road, CF10 5FE
The ultimate food pair party is coming to your city after a sold out 2017 tour across the UK.
Get your slice of fun while you sip on bubbles to a singalong sound track that's cheesier than your pizza topping.
Each ticket includes: entry & entertainment, a free Aperol Spritz, a prosecco bible and a slice of rustic pizza to get your taste buds going.
Singalong Classics, DJ's, Live singers and performers , 20 Types of Prosecco
Cost: £15.00
Time: 12:00 - 23:00

28 May

Volvo Ocean Race Cardiff Stopover
Cardiff Bay
This October, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet will set off from Alicante, Spain on a race around the world, visiting 12 cities touching six continents – and for the first time in its history the race will stop in Cardiff, Wales from 27 May to 10 June.
With a variety of entertainment, Volvo Ocean Race-themed attractions and food and drink stalls, the Race Village festival site is guaranteed to appeal to a variety of people looking for an exciting day out.
Cost: free entry
Time: 10am- 9.30pm

29 May
Cardiff Film and TV Networking
Pitch Bar & Eatery, 3 Mill Lane, CF10 1FL
The third of our film and television networking events is here! anyone who has attended before will know what to expect — a busy night full of people from all areas and skill levels of the film and television industry, giving you a great chance to network and make some important new contacts.
At previous events we've had directors, writers, actors, animators, set designers, make up artists, composers, and just about any other role you can name. So why not grab a ticket now (it's free!) and we'll see you there.
Cost: free entry
Time: 6:30 PM - 10 PM

30 May
Games Wales Meetup for May
Tiny Rebel Cardiff, 25 Westgate St, CF10 1DD
Our usual monthly meet-up in Cardiff will be upstairs at Tiny Rebel Cardiff. We’ll have the usual chat about gaming and if you have anything you want to show, bring it along too! There'll be opportunities to network and meet new people in and around the local industry.
See you there!
Cost: free entry
Time: 6:30pm - 10:30pm

31 May
Nils Lofgren LIVE
Gwdihw, 6 Guildford Crescent, CF10 2HJ
Celebrating his 50th year of touring professionally, Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame E Street Band Member and solo artist Nils Lofgren makes his first return to the UK in three years for a 15 city tour.
He is accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Greg Varlotta for his solo shows.
Cost: from £34.50
Times: 8pm - 11pm

Saturday, 19 May 2018

Comedy evening or a jazz concert? Check out our new What's On!

18 May
The Drones Comedy Club
CHAPTER, Market Road, Canton
Clint Edwards brings you the best from up-and-coming stand-ups, as seen on Rob Brydon’s ‘Identity Crisis’, on the first and third Friday of the month. One of The Big Issue’s ‘Top Ten Things to Do in Cardiff.’
Cost: £3.50 on the door
Time: doors 8:30pm, show from 9:00pm

19 May
Cardiff Mini-Con 8
NosDa Hostel & Bar, 53-59 Despenser St, CF11 6AG
Cardiff Mini-Con is a FREE event that will showcase the very best in independent artists, writers and musicians from South Wales and will offer a unique opportunity for creators and fans alike to meet in a relaxed environment.
Exhibitors will be appearing throughout the day with a large selection of works available to discover, showcasing the future of Wales’ growing influence within the comic and pop culture scene.
Cost: free entry
Time: 1pm - 6pm

20 May
Ford Fanatics’ South Wales Classic Car Show
Cardiff City Stadium, CF11 8 Cardiff
South Wales classic car show hosted by South Wales classic car club Ford Fanatics.
Wide variety of vehicles on display with trade stands and children attractions.
Cost: free entry
Time: 9am - 6pm

21 May
CHAPTER, Market Road, Canton
Italy 2017/112mins/15
Dir: Paolo Virzì
With: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland
A couple go on the run from their children to embark on an unforgettable journey in their faithful old camper van.
Cost: £7.20, concession £5.10
Time: 6pm

22 May
Capital City Jazz Orchestra with Gareth Lockrane
St David's Hall, The Hayes, CF10 1AH
Join the Capital City Jazz Orchestra for another exciting night of Big Band music, this time with Stellar Flute player Gareth Lockrane.
Gareth started playing at the age of 10 and after raiding his dad's record collection discovered jazz at 14. Early influences included Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Bill Evans and Stan Getz on the jazz side whilst also being transfixed by the great blues-rock guitarists of the 60s and 70s.
In 1994 he enrolled on the jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music in London where teachers included Stan Sulzmann, Martin Speake, and Eddie Parker and he has gone on to become one of the most respected Jazz musicians of his generation.
Cost: Adult £14, Students/under 16s £7, Seniors/Disabled £12
Time: 8 pm

23 May
NosDa Open Mic - with Alex Davies
Porter's Cardiff, Harlech Court, Bute Terrace, CF10 2FE Cardiff
NosDa Open Night — Now EVERY Wednesday! May 23rd we're glad to welcome Alex Davies to host for the first time! A regular on the local gigging scene, Alex has also played Ski Resorts throughout Europe on more winter seasons than I'm sure he can remember!
Sign up for Open Mic is from 7.30, with music from 8pm. All performers get a free drink, and it's free entry of course!
Cost: free entry
Time: 7:30pm - 11:30pm

24 May
All my friends & Juxtaposed present The Blood Choir
Gwdihw, 6 Guildford Crescent, CF10 2HJ
The Blood Choir is a unique amalgam of elements: visceral rock, Norwegian style ambience, noise-pop, and emotive singer-songwriter.
Veering between these extremes with grace & confidence, they remind of the likes of The Cure, Martin Grech & Radiohead with their magnetic intensity.
They join us on their 'Houses' of the Sun' tour, along with Garden Party Pills, A Bit of Nicholas Cage.
Music Genres: Pop, Rock
Cost: £5/3adv
Times: 7:30pm til 11:00pm

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

A historic tour around Cardiff in our new What's On!

Cardifferent historic pub tour
THE ANGEL HOTEL, Castle St, Cardiff CF10 1SZ
Cardifferent Historic Pub Tour- Discover Wales' beautiful capital city in the comfort of her taverns, listen to her stories and walk her streets.
We invite you to discover the historical, religious and cultural life of the city, where you will be entertained and personally guided by our professional actor duo who will dramatically bring the city's story alive.
Cost: £15
Time: 6:30pm til 9:00pm

Huw Warren: do not go gentle
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ER
Swansea-born composer Huw Warren presents his jazz suite ‘Do not go Gentle’ based on the poetry of Dylan Thomas. Commissioned by Brecon Jazz Festival for the Dylan Thomas centenary year, the work is the result of Warren’s lifelong interest in Thomas’ poetry and reflects the inherent musicality of the words. Huw Warren will be supported by the talented jazz musicians of the Royal Welsh College.
Cost: £12, £10 concessions
Time: 7:30pm til 10:30pm

Roman Weekend
Cardiff Castle / Castell Caerdydd, Castle St, CF10 3RB Cardiff
Soldiers in full authentic costume take over the Castle grounds with an impressive display of their military prowess, with drills and demonstrations of their sophisticated weaponry. Chariot racing for children, themed activities and your chance to Have-a-Go at launching siege weapons are all part of the weekend action.
Cost (Event only): Adult £6.50, Senior £5.50, Child £4.50
Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Gwd mondays: Caterpillar Comedy
Gwdihw Cafe Bar, 6 Guildford Cres, Cardiff CF10 2HJ
Our ever popular stand-up open-mic night, Caterpillar Comedy brings together raw new talent & Cardiff's finest!
At the head of each is the brilliantly unassuming James Dunn, chairing and sharing his endearing points of view shot through with “a comedic wisdom beyond his years” in between our fresh open mic slots, giving first-timers and those with minimal experience a warm and welcoming environment to develop their act.
Cost: Free Entry, 50% off drinks
Time: 19:30 - 23:00

Everyman Presents: Girlfriends (Musical)
Chapter, Market Road, Canton, CF5 1QE Cardiff
Girlfriends is set during the Second World War at the height of the Blitz and follows recruits of the Women's Auxiliary Air force (WAAF).
Its 1941 and the chances are that only 1 in 5 Bomber Command Aircrew will complete 30 tours of duty. This inspiring and powerful musical shines a light on the pressures, expectations, and dilemmas women faced supporting the war effort and how women rose to the challenge with courage, stoicism, comradery and inner strength.
Cost: Adult £12.00, Students/Seniors/Disabled/under 16s £10.00,
Doors: 7:30 pm

New Friends: Louis Baker
Porter's Cardiff, Harlech Court, Bute Terrace, CF10 2FE Cardiff
Headlining our May edition will be singer songwriter Louis Baker. A native of New Zealand, Louis has gathered a loyal following across the world thanks to his heartfelt lyrics and soulful voice. He has gathered over 9 million Spotify streams independently and has played festivals across the world including Field Day and The Great Escape.
Cost: free entry
Time: 8pm-11pm

Bwyta Bwyd Bombai (3B’s)
16 High Street Arcade | Arcade, Cardiff CF10 1BB
Why not try new street food with some friends?
Bwyta Bwyd Bombai (3B’s) - which simply means Eating Bombai(y) food - strives to bring the best of Bombai(y) Street food to Cardiff . Authentic and delicious street snacks and mini meals brought to you for a taste experience of its kind. A very interesting fact about street food is that it entices most of your senses i.e the sense of touch, smell, sight and taste. We too give you an opportunity to entice your senses and encourage you to eat your meals without the aid of cutlery.
Cost: inexpensive Indian and Asian dishes
Times: 10:00 - 19:30

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

An amazing concert at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama full of great music! You can't miss that...

4 May
Atmospheres 2018
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff
Join us for a weekend of new and original music, showcasing an eclectic mix of world premieres, ranging from concert music, with and without electronics and synchronised film, to immersive sonic, visual and physical performance experiences, and a game soundtrack, where the game is played and the music performed in real time in front of the audience.
All produced by composers from the Royal Welsh College.
Cost: free entry, some events require entries
Time: 19:45 - 21:30

5 May
Farmers Market
Kings Road Yard, 183A Kings Road, Pontcanna, CF11 9DF Cardiff
Kings Road Yard hosts Pontcanna Farmers Market with fresh local produce and Pontcanna Brocante — Vintage Flea Market. It also houses a very friendly community of artists and small creative businesses such as Lufkin Coffee Roasters or the well established Pipes Artisan Brewery.
Cost: free entry
Time: 10 - 1:30pm

6 May
Cardiff 5k
Cardiff 5K - Race For Victory, Whitchurch
Race Start Time is 7pm.
There will be also live music, a wide range of global street foods, a street party and a parade.
Come and join the race (enrol online at or cheer on our runners on their way to the finish line!
Cost: Free entry
Time: 7pm

7 May
Welsh Banquet
Cardiff Castle / Castell Caerdydd, Castle St, CF10 3RB
Join us for a relaxed and informal evening where you can enjoy the best of Welsh entertainment, Welsh food and the warmest of welcomes from your hosts, who will entertain you with a selection of traditional and contemporary songs in both English and Welsh.
This is a great night including mead-tasting on arrival, a 3 course meal, half a bottle of wine per person (or soft drinks) and all the entertainment.
Cost: £46.50 per person
Time: 6.30-10.30pm

8 May
Weedeater / ASG / Lacertilia / The Necromancers
Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, CF10 1BR Cardiff
Those infamous sludge outlaws WEEDEATER finally return to the UK for a super-rare exclusive performance in Wales.
Special-Guest Support from North North Carolina's riff-fueled, distortion-driven, fast-fuzzy mega-force ASG.
Additional support from local heavy rockers with psychedelic tendencies LACERTILIA and psychedelic, progressive occult rockers THE NECROMANCERS.
Cost: £15.00 Adv. £18.00 OTD
Doors: 18:30

9 May
Social Salsa Dance Evening
Revolucion de Cuba Cardiff, The Friary, CF10 3FA Cardiff
Social dancing from 9pm onwards with resident Dj Roger Dodger Music requests can be made through out the night.
The evening will end att the usual time of 1am, looking forward to seeing you all on the dance floor!
Cost: free entry
Time: 20:30

10 May
Ivo Graham - Educated Guess
Glee Club Cardiff, Bute St, Mermaid Quay, CF10 5BZ Cardiff
After an eventful year off (got a new laptop, etc.), the boy's back in town, with resolutions galore but less courage in his convictions than ever. How much has Ivo learnt? And what good has it done him?
"Sharp punchlines, topper gags and the unmistakable sense of a young comic finding another gear” - Scotsman
"Honed to within a whisker of perfection... a joyous show" - Evening Standard
Cost: for £11
Times: 19:30 - 22:30