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Friday, 22 March 2019

Great movies and theatre shows! Check out our new What's On!

22nd March
Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Place, Cardiff bay
The unique harmonies of Sorela conduct a cabaret evening of Welsh comedy through song, including the ever-surprising singer-songwriter, Hywel Pitts – resurrecting an old favourite on the Welsh cabaret scene – and the endless eclectic talents of the Divas & Diceds.
Cost: £15

23rd March
Gwyn Roberts
The Albany Gallery, 74b Albany Road, Cardiff
Gwyn Roberts is one of Wales’ finest contemporary landscape artists and his work is admired by both critics and the public alike.
In this exhibition, Gwyn’s passion for the dramatic Welsh landscape, from the rugged coast of West Wales to the highest peaks of his native Snowdonia, continues to inspire his work.
Cost: free
Time: 10.00-17.00

24th March
Cardiff Comics Carnival
The Big Top at 10 Feet Tall, Church St., Cardiff
Roll up, roll up, for all the fun of the comics fair!
Small press comics/zines/illustration fair, showcasing some of the best creators from South Wales and beyond.
Cost: free
Time: 11.00-17.00

25th March
What men want
Vue Cinema - Stadium Plaza, Wood St, Cardiff
A female sports agent is constantly being undermined by her male colleagues, but gains an unexpected advantage over them when she develops the ability to hear their inner thoughts in this comedy, starring Taraji P Henson, Aldis Hodge, and Tracey Morgan.
Cost: £4
Time: 20.15

26th March
Five Feet Apart
Cineworld cinema - Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EN, Cardiff
Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) is every bit a seventeen-year-old...she's attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control – all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow patient named Will Newman (Cole Sprouse).
Cost: £5
Time: 14.20-17.00-19.40

27th March
Albert Herring
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, North Rd, Cardiff
Music by Benjamin Britten, Libretto by Eric Crozier, Martin Constantine director, David Jones conductor
It is May Day in Loxford and an unexpected appointment leads to young greengrocer Albert Herring’s disappearance – but how will the villagers react? Brilliantly scored for small chamber orchestra, Benjamin Britten’s love of parody and caricature is wonderfully captured in this comic opera.
Cost: £16
Time: 19.00-22.00

28th March
Brennan Reece brings Evermore to Exit 7
Motorpoint Arena, Mary Ann Street, Cardiff
Star of Live At The Apollo (BBC) and Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Brennan Reece returns with his third UK tour - Evermore. Brennan is a multi-award winning working class wordsmith (Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee and English Comedian of the Year Winner). A stand-up, a storyteller and self-confessed mummy’s boy. His boyish cheeks recently cropped up on Survival Of The Fittest (ITV), The Stand-up Sketch Show (ITV) Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and racking up over 6 million YouTube hits for his stint on Top Gear (BBC).
Cost: £10
Time: 19.00

Friday, 8 March 2019

A new heroine is on the scene: Captain Marvel comes to the cinemas!

Exhibition: Paul Eastwood, Dyfodiaith
Chapter gallery, Market Road, Cardiff
Imagine a strange isolated island, where the Brythonic Celtic language (Welsh, Cornish and Breton) has remained alive - evolving throughout the centuries into something strange and unfamiliar. Dyfodiaith is an audio-visual work that interrogates the cultural context of the Welsh language in relation to minority languages spoken worldwide, bilingual.
lism and common tongues. How will we speak to an unknown future? What will it look like?
Cost: Free
Time: 9/02-10/03: Tue, Wed, Sat, Sun: 12.00-18.00; Thu, Fri: 12.00-20.00

Six Nations: Scotland Vs Wales
Any good pub in Cardiff
Scotland will play host to Wales at the BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on Saturday 9th March, during the penultimate round of the 2019 Six Nations Championship.
Wales beat Scotland twice in 2018; firstly winning 34-7 during the Six Nations at the start of the year, and then winning 21-10 during the Autumn Internationals. Scotland and Wales have contested a total of 124 rugby test matches since their first meeting in 1883. Wales have won 72 of those matches, whilst Scotland have won 49. There have been three drawn matches between the two nations.
Cost: Free
Time: 14.15

Brain Games
National Museum Cardiff
Your brain is amazing, all the things you know and sense about the world all come from your brain. Well done brain! To celebrate Brain Awareness Week the Museum is being taken over by Cardiff Neuroscience Division.
They will have loads of experiments and hands-on activities for you to do to learn more about the complex organ in your body. From how your brain tricks your eyes to making models of neurons – there might even be a giant inflatable bouncy brain to have a go in!
Cost: Free
Time: 11.00-16.00

Fighting with my family
Vue Cinema - Stadium Plaza, Wood St, Cardiff
A pair of siblings are offered the chance to represent their wrestling-mad family on the biggest stage of all: WWE. But how will they cope when the pressure kicks in? Based on the 2012 Channel 4 documentary, Fighting with My Family stars Florence Pugh, Dwayne Johnson, and Vince Vaughn.
Cost: £4
Time: 18.00 - 20.35

Captain Marvel
Cineworld cinema - Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EN, Cardiff
Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios' CAPTAIN MARVEL is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom.
Cost: £5
Time: from 11.00 to 21.30

How To Be Brave
Chapter Arts Centre, Market Rd, Cardiff
What could we achieve if only we harnessed the power of the stardust and supernovas within us?
This brand-new, one-woman play follows Katie’s journey as she rides her BMX around Newport to find what she’s really made of. By listening to the unheard voices of the city itself, she begins to question what the women who have gone before can teach her about how to be brave in this confusing, quick-changing world we live in.
Cost: £10-12
Time: 13/03 19.30, 14/03 19.30, 15/03 13.45-19.30,16/03 13.45-19.30

Vintage Fair - Cardiff
Organised by Cardiff Freshers 2018/2019 Event page:
The ever-popular Vintage Fair is back in Cardiff for ONE DAY ONLY! You will be able to casually browse our wide selection of vintage clothes, homeware and collectable items, and don't fret, it will all be suitable for those student budgets!
Cost: Free
Time: 11.30-16.30

Thursday, 21 February 2019

The biggest game Wales vs. England is this weekend and you can't miss it!

22 February
Tom Stoppard’s ‘Arcadia’
The Paget Rooms, Victoria Road, Penarth
Winner of the 1993 Laurence Olivier Award, Stoppard’s script is a sparky, intellectual masterpiece from one of the UK’s most talented playwrights. At Sidley Park in 1809, the house is rife with intrigue and happenings, as the infamous Lord Byron is staying with the Coverly family. Two centuries later, a group of academics convene at the same location to discuss the events that followed.
Cost: £9.00
Time: Feb 21-23rd, 19:30-22.00 (last entry 19.15)

23 February
Six Nations: Wales vs. England
Any good pub in Cardiff
Wales will face England at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 23rd February, during the third round of the 2019 Six Nations Championship. One of the fiercest and oldest rivalries in the competition, this match is sure to produce an epic contest.
Cost: Free
Time: 19.00

24 February
Welsh National Opera - Mozart - THE MAGIC FLUTE
Donald Gordon Theatre, Wales Millennium Centre, Bute Pl, Cardiff CF10 5AL
The mysterious Queen of the Night coaxes Tamino to rescue her beautiful daughter Pamina from the grip of the evil enchanter Sarastro. With a magic flute and a set of magic bells for protection, he sets off on his journey aided by Papageno, the bird-catcher. But as they overcome a series of challenges, it becomes apparent that all is not what it seems – will they complete their quest and find true love?
Cost: from £12.50
Time: 16.00

25 February
How to train your dragon: the hidden world
Stadium Plaza, Wood St, Cardiff CF10 1LA
Vue Cinema The adventures of Hiccup and Toothless continue in the third part of the beloved How to Train Your Dragon series. But when Toothless meets a new love interest and there’s a threat in the village, their friendship is tested like never before. A DreamWorks animation featuring Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Kristen Wiig and T.J. Miller.
Cost: £4.00
Time: 10:20, 12:05, 13:30, 15:55, 18:05

26 February
Cineworld cinema Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EN, Cardiff
From Unbreakable, Bruce Willis returns as David Dunn as does Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price, known also by his pseudonym Mr. Glass. Joining from Split are James McAvoy, reprising his role as Kevin Wendell Crumb and the multiple identities who reside within, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the only captive to survive an encounter with The Beast.
Cost: £5.00
Time: 11.00, 14.00, 17.00, 21.00

27 February
Mary Poppins returns
The Riverfront - Kingsway, NP20 1HG Newport, Wales
Michael and his sister receive the surprise of a lifetime when Mary Poppins -- the beloved nanny from their childhood -- arrives to save the day and take the Banks family on a magical, fun-filled adventure.
Cost: £3.00
Time: 11.30 & 14.30

28 February
Wildlife Walks in Cardiff Bay!
Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve, Windsor Terrace, Cardiff
Discover the wildlife on your doorstep with our Wildlife Tours in Cardiff Bay!
Join Cardiff university scientists for a one hour walk around the Cardiff Bay Wetlands, learn about the incredible wildlfie and the research that happens in the bay! We'll supply you with binoculars and our wildlife expertise all you need to bring are some sensible walking shoes and maybe a raincoat or umbrella (It is Cardiff after all).
Cost: Free
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

29 February
Cardiff Science Festival
Scattered across Cardiff for you to discover for yourself
The aim of the festival is to celebrate how science, technology, engineering and maths effects our every day lives – exploring how a toaster works, how to scientifically brew the perfect cup of coffee or taking a closer look at some of Britain’s wildlife. The festival is taking over Wales’ capital city to inspire and educate.
Cost: Free
Time: (28 FEB -3 MAR) 09:00 - 22:00

Monday, 18 February 2019

Ghost stories and great films... All that in our new What's On!

15th February
St Fagans Museum Ghost Walk
St Fagans National Museum of History, St Fagans Cardiff
Explore St Fagans National Museum of History from a completely different angle. Hear true tales of ghostly encounters in the historic buildings of this park. Also, hear of Welsh superstitions about death, mourning, and ghosts, and discover why Wales could be the world’s most haunted country!
Suitability 13+ (Under 18s must be with an adult).
Cost: £ 16.00
Time: 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

16th February
Cardiff Viva! Vegan Festival
Cardiff City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Road, Cardiff CF10 3ND
The vegan festival is home to over 90 stalls each offering unique vegan delights. So whether you’re looking for outstanding ethical clothing or just some foodie inspiration, the festival will be a brilliant day out for all the family. Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to taste vegan food, explore cruelty-free clothing and cosmetics, and learn more about health and nutrition. From delicious pies from local caterer Mr Nice Pie, to hot street food traders Got No Beef Burgers, La Bonne Crepe and Mission Pizza, to gooey decadent chocolate brownies from Dark Matters.
Cost: £ 3.00
Time: 10.30 am to 17.00 pm

17th February
Art Brut at the Globe
The Globe Cardiff, 125 Albany Road, Cardiff
Art Brut, Berlin's best art rock band, are coming to Cardiff and it's set to be a big show!
Cost: £ 16.80
Time: 19.30-23.00

18th February
The Riverfront, Kingsway, NP20 1HG Newport, Wales
After marrying a successful Parisian man of letters known commonly as “Willy” (Dominic West), Sidonie - Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendour of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghost-write for him. She pens a semi - autobiographical novel, about a brazen country girl named Claudine, that becomes a bestseller and a cultural sensation. Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris, and their adventures go on to inspire additional Claudine novels...
Cost: £ 5.00
Time: 19.45 - 21.00

19th February
The LEGO Movie 2
Cineworld cinema, Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EN, Cardiff
The much-anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed, global box-office phenomenon that started it all, The LEGO Movie 2, reunites the heroes of Bricksburg in an all new action-packed adventure to save their beloved city. It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild. The battle to defeat them and restore harmony to the LEGO universe will take Emmet, Lucy, Batman and their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds...
Cost: £ 5.00
Time: 11.10 am, 13.50, 16.30, 17.30, 20.10 pm

20th February
Exhibition: Karl Davies, Peter Kettle, Euan Mcgregork
The Albany Gallery - 74b Albany Road Cardiff
This latest exhibition brings together three landscape artists Karl Davies, Peter Kettle FRSA RCA, and Euan McGregor PAI. From beautiful landscapes of Wales and Patagonia to modernist images of Barry Island’s colourful beach huts and ink and wash pictures of miners and farmers, there is certainly something to suit every taste.
Cost: Free
Time: Monday - Saturday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 11.00 am - 4.00 pm

21st February
Comedy at the Castle
Cardiff Castle, Castle Street, Cardiff
A night of comedy in Cardiff Castle’s 15th Century Undercroft presented by Little Wander, creators of the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.
Lineup: Jonny & the Baptists, Evelyn Mok, Frank Foucault and Stuart Law
Cost: £ 12.00
Time: 6.30 pm - 10.30 pm

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Great parties and another rugby match! Fingers crossed for Wales

8th of February
Bassline presents DJ Limited
Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 1BR
Bassline Presents DJ Limited
Music Genres: Drum n Bass
Cost: £6.50
Time: 11pm - 4am

9th of February
Six Nations: Italy Vs Wales
Any good pub in Cardiff
Italy will welcome Wales to the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday 9th February, during the second round of the 2019 Six Nations Championship.
Cost: Free
Time: 4.45pm

10th of February

Paul Eastwood: Dyfodiaith – Singing to an unknown future
CHAPTER, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE
Imagine a strange isolated island, where the Brythonic Celtic language (Welsh, Cornish and Breton) has remained alive - evolving throughout the centuries into something strange and unfamiliar.
Dyfodiaith is an audio-visual work that interrogates the cultural context of the Welsh language in relation to minority languages spoken worldwide, bilingualism and common tongues. How will we speak to an unknown future? What will it look like?
Cost: Free
Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

11th of February

The Amazons
Clwb Ifor Bach, 11 Womanby Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 1BR
The Amazons are a blistering, melodic rock quartet from Reading. Fusing the sheer force of Nineties punk and grunge (Nirvana and Rage Against The Machine) with the melodic sensibilities of more contemporary acts like Bombay Bicycle Club and Tame Impala, The Amazons are beauty and aggression wrapped together harmony.
Cost: £17.50

12th of February

Alita: Battle Angel
Cineworld cinema, Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EN, Cardiff
From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.
Cost: £5
Time: 1.40pm , 4.30pm, 7.20pm

13th of February
Just A Few Words - Stammer Mouth
Porter's Cardiff, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FE
Just a few words to say how you feel. Shouldnt take long. Except, this is a one-man play with a stammer, and Stammer Mouths speech is lost as a nagging pile of thoughts wont stop interrupting him This may take a while. Winner of the TicketSource Festival Favourite Award at Cardiff Fringe 2018, Just A Few Words is a darkly comic grapple with the awkward task of expression, inviting you into the mind of a person who stammers.
Cost: £10
Time: 7.30pm
14th of February

REPCO: look_out
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ER
The sound of distorted landscapes, echoes of distant memories, the strange feeling that you’ve been here before…
Cost: Free
Venue: Linbury Gallery

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Six Nations starts this Friday, get ready for the first match France vs Wales

1st February
Six Nations France vs. Wales
Any good pub in Cardiff
Wales head to Paris for their first game of the Six Nations 2019! Can Wales pull off an away win against the unpredictable French?
Cost: Free
Time: 7.00pm

2nd February
A Night At The Musicals
St Andrew and St Teilo Church, Woodville Rd, Cardiff, CF24 4DX
A One Night Musical performance at the Church of St Teilo and St Andrew, conducted by Mr Andrew Hopkins along with his fabulous Orchestra.
The show includes special guest stars from the West End combined with local talent from across the UK.
Cost: £13.50
Time: 7.30pm - 10.00pm

3rd February
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing
National Museum, Cathays Park, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 3NP
To mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, we will be displaying twelve of his greatest drawings as part of #Leonardo500 – a national celebration of this extraordinary artist.
Cost: Free
Time: 10.00am - 5.00pm

4th February
The Small Space In The City
Cornerstone, Cardiff, Charles Street, Cardiff, CF10 2SF
This is your chance to see World-Class Magic in the Welsh Capital. Direct from the Award-Winning Magic Circle Magicians of Barry's 'The Small Space Theatre', you'll be able to see up-close what it is that's made The World's Smallest Magic Theatre such a hit. From incredible sleight of hand and card gambling to amazing feats of memory and mind-reading, this full 90 minute show is both funny and extraordinary.
Cost: £15

5th February
Cineworld cinema, Mary Ann Street, CF10 2EN, Cardiff
VICE explores the epic story about how a bureaucratic Washington insider quietly became the most powerful man in the world as Vice-President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.
Cost: £5
Time: 2.40pm , 5.40pm, 8.40pm

6th February
Space Cadette - Laurie Black
Porter's Cardiff, Bute Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 2FE
Attention space cadettes! Now recruiting new society members to move to the moon. Join alien babe cabaret queen Laurie Black and her synthesiser-spaceship on the journey of a lifetime. Limited space available on ship. Winner of Best Emerging Artist and Weekly Best Music at Adelaide Fringe 2018: expect original songs and quirky covers. Let's get outta here! "A badass who will mesmerise you with her enchanting voice" - Weekend Notes "A triumph of contemporary cabaret" - Kryztoff "Amanda Palmer better watch her back" - Broadway Baby
Cost: £10
Time: 7.30pm

7th February
Gridding Up Exhibition
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, North Rd, Cardiff CF10 3ER
Painted in just four days, these works by our second year Design for Performance students and Scenic Art students are scaled up from small images using traditional methods of ‘gridding up’.
Cost: Free
Venue: Linbury Gallery

Thursday, 24 January 2019

An avalanche of great music and films! Our new What's On is here

25 January
Ronnie Spector and The Ronettes
Tramshed, Clare Rd, Cardiff, CF11 6QP
Ronnie has proven to be the ultimate rock n’ roll survivor and an artist whose voice defines an entire era of pop music. Her style and sound have influenced everyone from Joey Ramone and Bruce Springsteen to Amy Winehouse and The Raveonettes. As the lead singer of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Ronettes, she pioneered a female daringness and performance style that did not previously exist
Cost: £30
Time: 22:00 - 3.00am

26 January
Undertone (10 feet tall), 11A _ 12 Church Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BG
Real Connections are created on the Dance Floor by Staying True to our Underground E L E M E N T S of Deep Tech, Tribal House and Progressive Electronic Grooves.
Our Carefully selected Headline Acts and Residents will heighten your Senses and Transport your Mind and Body on a level of Pure Liberation and Togetherness.
What Colour are your Stripes....
Cost: £5
Time: 20.00

27 January
Life Is Beautiful
Penarth Pier Pavilion, The Esplanade, Penarth, South Glamorgan, CF64 3AU
Italian comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni, who co-wrote the film with Vincenzo Cerami. Benigni plays Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian bookshop owner, who employs his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp. The film was partially inspired by the book In the End, I Beat Hitler by Rubino Romeo Salmonì and by Benigni's father, who spent two years in a German labour camp during World War II.
Cost: £7.50
Time: 19.30

28 January

Rachel Maclean
CHAPTER, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, Wales, UK, CF5 1QE
Referencing the Italian folk-tale The Adventures of Pinocchio, ‘Spite Your Face’ (2017) advances a powerful social critique, exploring underlying fears and desires that characterise the contemporary zeitgeist. Set across two worlds – with a glittering, materialistic and celebrity-obsessed upper world, and a dark, dank and impoverished lower world – the lure of wealth and adoration entices a destitute young boy into the shimmering riches of the kingdom above.
Cost: Free

29 January
Mary, Queen Of Scots
Cineworld cinema, Mary Ann St, Cardiff CF10 2EN
'Mary, Queen of Scots' explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I.
Cost: £5
Time: 14.00 , 15.00, 19.50

30 January
Cardiff Indoor Flea Market
Unit 2, Clydesmuir Road Industrial Estate, Tremorfa, Cardiff, CF24 2QS
An indoor flea market every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday that offers up everything from antiques to vinyl records.
Cost: Free
Time: 9.00 - 17.00

31 January
Sherman Cymru, Senghennydd Road, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF24 4YE
Woof is about two men in love. Two men who are writing their own rules on what it means to be in a relationship. After a whirlwind year together pressures begin to build from people around them, threatening to destroy the bond they’ve built. Can they form their own path in a world that is all too ready to pave that route for them?
Cost: £16
Time: 7.30pm