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Thursday, 6 December 2018

A traditional Welsh Christmas or one of the most popular musicals of all times? All in our new What's On!

7 December
Nosweithiau Nadolig | Christmas Nights
St Fagans National Museum of History, CF56 Cardiff
If you’re looking for a traditional Welsh Christmas to remember, why not grab a torch, wrap up warm and follow the star to St Fagans this year!
There’ll be unmissable performances of Wales ’unique Christmas traditions: the Mari Lwyd and The Hunting of the Wren. You’ll find logs on the fire, carols in the chapel, traditional Welsh Plygain singing in the church and a brass band on Gwalia Green.
Cost: £15 
Time: 18:00 - 21:00

8 December
Matilda, The Musical
Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, CF10 5AL Cardiff
We have secured a number of tickets for this show. Please look out for the flyers which will be sent next year. This event is only open to BAM Western Sports & Social Club Members.
Cost: £22.00 – £80.50 
Time: 19:30 - 22:00

9 December
Admiral Cardiff Santa & Elf Dash 2018
The Old Probate Building 49 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, CF5 2DQ Cardiff
HO HO HO! Now officially the biggest festive fun run in Wales!
Have fun this Christmas and go the extra mile by joining Welsh Hearts for a festive life-saving 5K dash!
Whether you walk our run, join in the fun with friends, family and work-mates to raise money for a great cause! 🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️
Cost: £10 
Time: 11:30 - 14:00

10 December
Forever George (A Tribute to George Michael by Dave Pearce)
The Paget Rooms Victoria Rd, CF64 3EG Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
Deputy Mayor's Fundraiser
10th December 7.30pm at the Paget Rooms, Penarth
Cost: £15 
Time: 19:30 - 23:00

11 November
The Sea - Exhibition Opening
The Gate, Keppoch Street, Roath, CF24 3JW Cardiff
An Open Exhibition that celebrates the beauty and importance of 'The Sea'.
Oh we do love to be beside the seaside! But we love it even more when it is taken care of.
We will be celebrating 'The Sea' exhibition by enjoying the variety of beautiful art produced by local and international artists, along with live music from Cardiff based folk band ‘Risorius’.
Cost: £4 
Time: 19:30 - 22:30

12 November
Insole Court Christmas Movie Night: It's a Wonderful Life
Insole Court, Fairwater Road, Llandaff, CF5 2LN Cardiff
Join us this December for a festive movie night!
Cost: £5.00 - £7.00 
Time: 19:00 - 22:00

13 November
Xmas Raffle Draw
County Conservative Club, 163 Caerphilly Road, Birchgrove, CF14 4QB Cardiff
Annual Xmas Raffle Draw
Raffle tickets MUST be purchased IN ADVANCE from behind the main bar.
Hundreds of prizes to be won ranging from fresh poultry, wine, spirits & more!
Cost: for more information, please contact them 
Time: 19:00

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Do you have loads of free time and no idea what to do? Check out our new What's On

30 November
Crumlin Community Christmas
Crumlin, Caerphilly, Cardiff
Our first community Christmas event for many years. LET'S GET FESTIVE! 🎄✨
Help us to bring Christmas back to Crumlin and support the local community. We will be having a light switch on. Join us in raising funds for the Crumlin Christmas Lights and visit our local businesses who will be participating in the event by having a festive themed activity or stall in their establishment. More details to follow. We aim to have a full fayre and more lights in surrounding towns within the ward for 2019.
Cost: free 
Time: 17:00

1 November
Ignition Saturdays tickets (over 18 only)
Myst lounge, 3 St Mary Street, Cardiff, CF10 1AT
It's finally here... our chance to see some of the biggest and baddest up and coming performers the Cardiff has to offer all under one roof!
Yes that's right, we are opening the floor up to anyone who would like to showcase their talents. Whether you are a singer/rapper/performer it doesn't matter, we want to see what you have to offer. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss!
Cost: £5 
Time: 10.00pm - 4.00am

2 December
Love Cowbridge, Hate Litter - Litterpick
Cowbridge Town Hall, High Street, Cowbridge, CF71 7DD, Cardiff
Love Cowbridge, Hate Litter, supported by Keep Wales Tidy in the Vale of Glamorgan, are having their next monthly litter picking event. Meet by the town hall toilets just before 10. Kit provided but if you have your own, please bring it along.
Cost: free 
Time: 10:00 - 11:00

3 December
Cardiff Language Exchange
The BlaBla Language Exchange community offers free international language events. We operate with the goodwill and participation of our members, all volunteers to promote exchanges and meetings between local and expatriate in major cities around the world. Our events are all free and everyone is welcome. We advise you to follow us on our Facebook page to keep you informed of possible changes —
How does our events work? The concept is very simple and effective. We start the meetings with an English group, so that everyone can understand each other. Step by step, when participants join the event, we open different language groups. The aim is therefore to meet new people, to give a boost to our social lives, to allow the exchange of cultures and to promote the practice of foreign languages. Several good reasons to join our events
Cost: free 
Time: 19:00 - 22:00

4 December
Concert: Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group
Cardiff University School of Music, Corbett Rd, CF10 3EB Cardiff
Three Figures: Cardiff University Contemporary Music Group, Robert Fokkens (director)
The Contemporary Music Group explores vocal and instrumental music by three major figures in British music, Master of the Queen’s Music Judith Weir, Belize-born composer and song-writer Errollyn Wallen, and Wales-based flautist and composer Lynne Plowman.
Cost: from £5.50 
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

5 December
Winter gallery gift shop Christmas markets
Norwegian Church Arts Centre in Cardiff
Welcome, to the best place in Cardiff Bay to browse and buy unique, hand crafted products made in Wales A collaboration of Artists, Artisans, Crafters & Photographers from around South Wales offering their unique products at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay. Call 07432 159661 @thegallerygiftshopnorwegianchurch
Cost: free 
Time: 10:30am - 4:00pm

6 December
After Hours: Code Breakers
Techniquest, Techniquest, Stuart Street, CF10 5BW Cardiff
Cardiff’s Live Escape Room experience takes over Techniquest for one night only, courtesy of our friends at Breakout Cardiff.
🤚 Get hands-on with over 130 exhibits 🍺 Fully licensed bar 🍴 Food available 📣 + More to be announced shortly! ===AGE RESTRICTION=== 🔞 You must be 18 or over to attend After Hours.
Cost: Online: £11.00 + 77p booking fee On the day: £13.50 
Time: 18:30 - 22:00

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Paranormal investigation or a great Eight Waterfalls walk in our new What's On

23 November
Paranormal Investigation at Techniquest
Techniquest, Techniquest, Stuart Street, CF10 5BW Cardiff
Join the Dark Vale Investigators for an atmospheric night of intrigue as the lights at Techniquest go out.
Get hands-on with state-of-the-art equipment including night vision, full spectrum and structured light cameras as you lead a paranormal investigation.
Before starting your torch-lit search, learn about the true history of Cardiff’s Bay’s iconic waterside venue.
Cost: With donation*: £44 + £3.08 booking fee Without donation: £40 + £2.80 booking fee 
Time: 20:00 - 03:00

24 November
The Eight Waterfalls Walk
Wales Outdoors, The Gate, Keppoch Street, CF24 3JW Cardiff
Every time we list this it sells out fast! Andy will be leading this walk in the waterfalls area of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The walk is generally available to most levels of ability but be minded that it is 10 miles long and involves some rough ground. Walking kit is desired. We have had some young un's get round, the youngest being six years old. Some feel very tired at the end of this walk. Some not. We get to see eight waterfalls of note including two that you can walk behind.
Cost: £10 
Time: 10:00 - 16:00

25 November
Welsh Dragon 2018
Cardiff Bay Yacht Club, Ferry Road, CF11 0JL Cardiff
Welsh Dragon is back for another edition!
For some great team racing and fabulous socials, register as interested on this page for some of the latest updates and information over the coming months. If you have any questions please contact Michael (Mikey) at
Cost: for more information, please contact Michael 
Time: 16:00 - 19:00

26 November
Florence and the Machine in Cardiff
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Florence and the Machine announces UK arena tour and coming to Cardiff in November!
Cost: £97.50 
Time: 19:00 - 22:00

27 November
Age Connects Cardiff & Vale Christmas Fayre
Barry Library, Kings Square, CF634RW Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
Being held at Barry Arts Gallery (Library) wide range of attractive stores with bargains for all, grand prize draw with many prizes. Refreshments on sale. All proceeds Age Connect Cardiff & Vale senior Health Shop. Free Admission.
Cost: free 
Time: 10:00 - 12:00

28 November
Salsa Social & Dance Evening
Revolucion de Cuba Cardiff, The Friary, CF10 3FA Cardiff
From the 1st of August, we are offering FREE Weekly Salsa Social & Dance Evenings at Revolucion De Cuba, Cardiff. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, we have classes that fits everyone!
8pm: Introduction to Salsa class 9pm: Advanced Salsa class 10pm: Salsa Social (all welcome!)
Interested? Contact us today to book your first session! 02920 008 444
Cost: free 
Time: 20:30 - 23:59

29 November
Katie Melua | Cardiff
St David's Hall, The Hayes / Yr Aes, CF10 1AH Cardiff
With the Gori Women's Choir and special guest Keeva
Multi award-winning recording artist Katie Melua has announced an extensive European tour for winter 2018, including at date at the Hall!
Tickets are on sale now:
Cost: from £21.45 
Time: 19:00 - 22:00

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A great concert or wine, cheese and chocolate festival! Find out more in our new What's On!

16 November
Hospitality Cardiff
Tramshed Cardiff, Clare Road, CF11 6QP Cardiff
🔥 Hospitality are the biggest and best drum and bass promoters in the world. They've curated events all over the world, spanning the entirety of Europe and North America. This will be huge. 🔥
Cost: £9.07 – £20.41 
Time: 21:00 - 03:00

17 November
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival Cardiff
DEPOT, Dumballs Road, CF10 5FE Cardiff
Brought to you by the people that run The Great British Gin Festival and Rum & Reggae Festival…
🍷 The Wine, Cheese &
Chocolate Festival 🍷 Celebrating the very best in Artisan Suppliers! Join us for a day in Foodie Heaven, with wine quaffing, cheese gorging and chocolate worshipping 🧀🍫 Our top UK Specialists will also indulge you with tantalising talks & demos and with tasty stalls, with enough goodies to pack your pantries!
Cost: £9.60 – £35.22 
Time: 12:00 - 23:00

18 November
Sunday Sculpture Session - Penguin Family
Cardiff Pottery Workshops unit 15 Freemans parc, CF11 8EQ Cardiff
If you are looking to try you hand at some sculpture we have an excellent workshop for you. The Sunday Sculpture Sessions are designed to take you step by step through a project each week. Using a range of hand buildng techniques along with guidence from teaching artist Kelly Campbell on creating surface texture, proportion and troubleshooting. Each session is 3 hours long so you have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the workshop.
Cost: £37.27 
Time: 13:00 - 16:00

19 November
Open Doors Cardiff: Careers in Film
The Classroom CAVC City Centre Campus Dumballs Road Cardiff Wales CF10 5FE, Cardiff
Looking to embark your career in film? Open Doors aims to connect local talent with film opportunities. Come along and:
— Meet people from the film industry in your local area
— Hear their stories and get practical advice for getting started in the industry
— Network with industry professionals and your own creative peers...
Cost: £5 
Time: 18:00 - 20:00

20 November
Vegan / Veggie Nights with Herbivore
The Fig Tree Penarth, The Esplanade, CF64 3AU Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan
Simon Matthews — Herbivore Cooks as the Fig Tree goes Vegan and Vegetarian for two nights.
A mouthwatering 5 course menu written by Simon and prepared with the help of our team, will not leave you wanting anything except to come again the next night.
Cost: £32.50 
Time: 18:00 - 21:00

21 November
Cardiff Super Smash Bros Weekly!
Talk And Surf Gaming Centre, 62 Tudor Street, CF11 6AJ Cardiff
Weekly competitive smash event! Pop down if you're a sm4sh or melee player looking to show everyone what you have! Ft. the best players in wales and a community like no other!
Cost: £3.50 = 1 game bracket £5.50 = both game brackets 
Time: 17:00 - 21:00

22 November
Lunchtime author talk with bestselling author Ben Aaronovitch
Octavo's Book Cafe & Wine Bar, West Bute Street, CF10 5LJ Cardiff
Join us for a lunchtime author event with bestselling author of the Rivers of London series, Ben Aaronovitch. The ticket price includes a signed copy of his latest book, Lies Sleeping.
Ben Aaronovitch was born in 1964. Discovering in his early twenties that he had precisely one talent, he took up screenwriting at which he was an overnight success. He wrote for Doctor Who, Casualty and the world’s cheapest ever SF soap opera Jupiter Moon. He then wrote for Virgin’s New Adventures until they pulped all his books. Then Ben entered a dark time illuminated only by an episode of Dark Knight, a book for Big Finish and the highly acclaimed but not-very-well-paying Blake’s 7 Audio dramas.
Cost: £12 
Time: 12:30 - 13:30

Thursday, 8 November 2018

A great dance party and one of the best musicals of all time, Wicked! All that in our What's On...

9 November
Festival of The Dead Cardiff - Tickets Selling Quickly!
The Great Hall, Cardiff SUPark Place, CF10 3QN Cardiff
Carnival pageantry, giant skull processions, acrobats, dancers and beautiful decorative art &costumes.
Festival of the Dead is a contemporary event infusing elements carnival, circus, theatre and unadulterated partying. 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.
Cost: to have more information, please see
Time: 22:00 - 03:00

10 November

The Cardiff 5k, 10k and kids 1.5k MoRun 2018
Castle St, CF10 1 Cardiff
MoRunning is back this November and we are proud to be coming back to Cardiff! Earlybird entries are still available so secure your place now before prices increase at the end of September! Brand new medals, more partners, great entry benefits and we are proud to continue our support for the Movember Foundation.
So to all you MoBro's and MoSista's, make sure you follow us on Facebook, keep an eye on the MoRunning website and as soon as early bird entries open get your entry secured! All our MoRuns have limited places so don't miss out!
Cost: free 
Time: 09:30 - 12:00

11 November

The Wizard, The Goat and the Man Who Won the War
Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, CF10 3ER Cardiff
Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, BAFTA-winning Richard Elfyn is back with this brilliant, humorous and richly theatrical portrayal of Britain’s Welsh wartime leader David Lloyd George.
Fresh from TV successes in Keeping Faith, The Crown and Byw Celwydd, Elfyn returns with the show which has packed theatres throughout Wales. Set in Antibes, France, on Lloyd George’s 50th wedding anniversary, the play moves from his imperfect past into dreams of further conquests, personal and political.
Cost: £15, £13 concessions, (Under 25s: Half price) 
Time: 14:00 - 16:00

12 November

Bute Pl, CF10 5AL Cardiff
An ingenious and witty re-imaging of the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the incredible untold story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two young women who first meet as sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West.
Cost: £20 — £59 
Time: 19:30 - 22:30

13 November

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms
Cineworld, Mary Ann St, Cardiff CF10 2EN
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift from her late mother. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer's (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. It's there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets.
Cost: £4.50 
Time: 12.15pm, 2.45pm, 5.15pm, 7.45pm

14 November

Hula hoop class
Cardiff and Vale College International, City Centre Campus, Dumballs Road, CF10 5FE Cardiff
Come and join Cardiff Lifestyle Finalist Elliecoptor to learn the basic hula hoop moves, new tricks, get pointers on things you are already working on, have a play and have fun! The class is suitable for absolute beginners to advanced. If you think you can't hoop, you can! You just need the right sized hoop and some encouragement! There is a car park at the back of the college which is also free to use.
Cost: £6 
Time: 19:00 - 20:00

15 November
Cardiff Christmas Markets 2018
The Cardiff Christmas Market will return to the pedestrian streets of Cardiff City Centre in St John Street, Working Street, Hills Street, Trinity Street and the Hayes from Thursday 15 November to Sunday 23 December 2018.
With over 20 years experience in running true art and craft events, including the Christmas Market, plans are already taking shape to ensure that this year we will again have an eclectic mix of both returning and new exhibitors as this is the essence of what makes our market so special.
Cost: free 
Time: 12:00 - 22:00

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Brazil is coming to Cardiff! Get ready for a proper Rio carnival

2 November
Rio Carnival Fiesta - Cardiff 
From the streets of Rio de Janeiro to the arenas of the United Kingdom. We bring you a taste of Rio Carnival. Dance all night to the sweet sounds of samba, rock and pop music while dancers, drummers and miniature carnival processions move through the audience. Immerse yourself in our own little piece of Brazil with a rainbow of colourful costumes and decorations.
Cost: for more information, see the Facebook page
Time: 22:00 - 03:00

3 November
Tredegar House Food and Craft Market 
Tredegar House, Tredegar House, NP10 8YW Newport, Wales 
Food and Craft Stalls by local artisan makers and producers.
Cost: free
Time: 10:00 - 16:00

4 November
Fireworks Display 
Vale Resort, Hensol Park, CF72 8JY Pontyclun 
We're back with a bang! Be prepared to be dazzled by our spectacular fireworks display illuminating the skies around the Vale of Glamorgan. There'll be plenty of oooh's and ahhh's along with sparkling lights across the resort, with fun for all the family. Hot dogs, burgers, soup, candy floss and popcorn available on the evening
Cost: Family tickets: £27 (2 adults & 2 children*) - Adults: £10
Time: 17:30 - 19:30

5 November
Watch Dance Class 
Cardiff Dance House, CF10 4PH Cardiff 
DCWales open the doors to company class with Watch Dance Class. Get a unique behind-the-scenes look at how the our dancers prepare just hours before a show. You can observe, sketch, record and photograph the ballet or contemporary class, giving you a glimpse into NDCWales life. Perfect for dance students, artists, photographers and anyone interested in peeking behind the curtain. Watch Dance Class is free to attend runs from 12.45 – 2pm
Cost: free
Time:12:45 - 14:00

6 November
Blues v Uruguay 
Cardiff Arms Park, CF10 1 Cardiff 
Blues host Uruguay a bonus during the Autumn Internationals…
Cost: from £ 22
Time: 17:00 - 19:00

7 November

Queen Extravaganza UK Tour 2018
 St David's Hall, The Hayes / Yr Aes, CF10 1AH 
Cardiff With the country currently in the grips of Queen fever once again — fans of their music will no doubt be thrilled to learn that there will be another chance to hear Queen’s greatest hits performed live when the Queen Extravaganza, the ‘official’ tribute band hand-picked by Roger Taylor and Brian May, returns to the UK for a further series of shows in 2018.
Cost: £30.50
Time: 20:00 -

8 November
Global Health Pole social PASSION®
63-65 City Road, CF24 3BL
Cardiff Global Health gives Pole a go! As part of a collaboration with Cardiff University Aerial Fitness, Cardiff SFGH will be hosting an introductory pole taster lesson as part of a fun, active and unique social ✨ it will cost £3 and all profits will go to Huggard, a local homelessness charity! YOU MUST BOOK ON BY BUYING A TICKET HERE OTHERWISE YOU MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO DO THE CLASS (for insurance purposes):
Cost: £3
Time: 18:55 - 20:00

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Halloween is coming to Cardiff! Check out our new What's On for some great ideas.

Friday 26th of October

The Neon: Black Magic Burlesque
The Neon, Clarence Place, Newport, Wales
Enter an after dark world of sights and sounds, as The NEON in assoc. with Cardiff Cabaret Club — shows and classes. invites you on a trip to the darkside with a Halloween Burlesque extravaganza THE BLACK MAGIC BURLESQUE.
Presenting a evening of Tricks and Treats, glitz and glamour Featuring some of the UK's finest Burlesque and Cabaret talent, from Variety acts to Circus, to Comedy to Striptease stars with an emphasis on the classic art of Tease. With performances that take the classic roots of Burlesque and Old school «hollywood noir» and updates it to the modern day.
Cost: £12
Time: 19:30 - 01:00

Saturday 27th of October

The Halloween Ball
Winter Gardens Pavilion, Weston-super-Mare, Royal Parade, BS23 1AJ Weston-super-Mare
You are cordially invited to join the Shuffle family for our very special `Halloween Ball`
Here at Shuffle HQ we have been hatching a plan for some time now to bring you an occasion that you will not forget. Our Utopian synergy of House Music, party and people! This is by far our most exciting project to date and great care has been taken to ensure all of the right elements come together for your enjoyment.
Cost: £22.25 (ticket to book on line)
Time: 20:00 - 02:00

Sunday 28th of October

1st Jumble Sale - The Laundry
The Laundry, Llandaff Road Industrial Estate, CF11 9NL Cardiff
The Laundry is hosting its first ever Jumble Sale at the downstairs studio (in front of Bone Yard, Canton).
We are 5 female sellers, bringing items collected throught the years from vintage shops, high street and European high-end brands, all at popular prices. There will be something for everybody + everything must go.
UPDATE 1: Bubblewrap Collective will have a stall with old and new vinyl… audiophiles rejoice!
IMPORTANT: Please bring cash on the day…
Cost: free 
Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Monday 29th of October

Autumn Apprentice Trail

Dyffryn Gardens, Dyffryn House, CF5 6SU Cardiff
Have you got what it takes to be a Dyffryn gardener? Have a go at some autumnal garden jobs this half term and see if you can keep up. We've got 5 tasks for you to complete: help our gardeners to rake up piles of beautiful autumnal leaves (and jump in if no one's watching) and identify some trees by their bark and shape. We'll keep you busy all day, just don't forget your wellies!
This event is free but admission fees apply. No booking necessary.
Cost: free with admission fees 
Time: 10:00 - 15:00

Tuesday 30th of October

Pumpkin Carving
Dyffryn Gardens, Dyffryn House, CF5 6SU Cardiff
Get creative and create your very own pumpkin ready for Halloween this autumn. We will have stencils, carving sets and helpers on hand to get you started. £4 per pumpkin, normal admission prices also apply. No pre-booking necessary.
Cost: £4 per pumpkin, normal admission prices also apply 
Time: 11:00 - 15:00

Wednesday 31th of October

Grown up trick or Treat Night - Pudding night!

Wsm Heritage, 3-6 Wadham Street, BS23 1JY Weston-super-Mare
Now, I love a good trick or treat dress up effort. And Halloween is definitely geared towards the kids! But us grown ups have a sweet tooth too so I thought I would do a Halloween midweek Pudding Night!
You will get a small savoury main dish and then you can help yourself to a selection of different mini desserts until you can't take anymore! And as it's halloween, we will be channelling our inner Augustus Gloop! Complimentary coffees if you get into the Halloween spirit ;)
Cost: £20 
Time: 19:00 - 23:00

Thursday 1st of November

An Autumn Evening of Music at Canton Uniting Church, Cardiff

Canton Uniting Church, Cf5 1LQ Cardiff
Borders Ensemble would like to invite you to a concert of music for clarinet, cello and piano. The programme will be as follows: Ludvig Van Beethoven; Paul Juon; Frederic Chopin...
Cost: £10 on the door or £5 for students 
Time: 19:30 - 21:00