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Cardiff Ukulele Festival

13:00 – 14:00


St David’s Hall

We will be showcasing a wide range of ukulele talent from across the UK with a selection of stage performances from ukulele bands and soloists.

There will also stalls selling ukuleles and a collection for a charity organisation. Cardiff Ukulele Nights hold a very popular ukulele or jam session every Monday in pubs in and around Cardiff. We use a series of songbooks with chord tabulature to make it easy for musical novices to join in. Experienced ukulele players are on hand to help and assist newcomers. These sessions are held between 8.30 and 10.30pm at the Butchers Arms in Canton and at the Wolfs Castle in Llanishen. Free admission. For more information on ukulele Nights please go to: www.ukenights.co.ukFind out more at Visit Cardiff: http://www.visitcardiff.com/     Sunday 17 April 2016Tour De Gwent Sportive08:00 – 17:00With a choice of 3 route distances of 20.5, 37.5 and 77 miles, this is a great event for cyclists of all abilities. Start one of three circular routes from Caerleon Cricket Pavilion between 8.00am and 11.00am, the challenge is to complete your chosen course within 10 hours and arrive back at the ‘Finish Village’ at Caerleon Cricket Pavilion in time to enjoy the BBQ, refreshments, entertainment and stalls. Please note: This events is in Newport and it is NOT a closed road event so participants must be mindful of traffic and pedestrians. The minimum age is 16 on the day of the event, and all participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The entry fee is £50.00 (non-refundable) and includes the following:     your exclusive event cycling ‘sport cut’ jersey    motorcycle and volunteer marshals along the route    route maps and directions    water and feeding stations    finish BBQ and Special Finish Village Festival, live music, licensed bar, family activities and much more. More information can be found on the official Tour Website

Thursday 5 May 2016

Wine Tasting – Virgin Wines

18:00 – 20:30

Come along and enjoy a Virgin Wines event. Grab a glass (yours to keep!). Size up our wine list; the fun begins here! Our wine range is now yours to freely explore. Each table is themed, so go forth and sip! Rub shoulders with our winemakers, producers, wine buyers and staff from Virgin HQ. Mingle with wine-loving friends. Make a few new ones. Try before you buy! Create a case of your favourite wines – just taste, tick off, and mark down how many bottles you want. Order your favourite wines on the night and we’ll take the ticket price off your case, AND throw in a FREE Bottle. So the event is FREE and you get some FREE wine to take home with you that evening! Location: Hilton Cardiff, Kingsway, Cardiff. CF10 3HH Tickets: £15

Saturday 14 May 2016

The Romans Return

14 May — 15 May

10:00 – 16:00

Cardiff Castle

The might of the Roman army returns to the Castle where they established a fort over 2,000 years ago. In full authentic costume, the soldiers will stage drills, displays and be on the look-out for recruits to join the kids’ army and enter the gladiator arena.

Special Event Ticket: Adults: £6; Seniors: £5; Children: £4; Castle Key Holders: Adults: £4; Seniors: £3; Children: £2 Small charge for additional activities. Please note this ticket does not include entry to the Castle Apartments, Keep, Firing Line or an Audio Guide.Call 029 2087 8100 or visit our Ticket Office to book your tickets

Tuesday 17 May 2016

ThirtyFifty Wine Tasting Evening

19:00 – 21:00

Come along and enjoy evening wine tasting. Our Cardiff wine tasting evenings are both refreshing and fun, but also easy for budding wine enthusiasts to get a solid grounding that will help navigate the world of wine with greater confidence. Great value and good fun covering the basics of wine and wine tasting with 7 wines to taste and antipasti/charcuterie platters.     How to taste wine like a professional!    What to look for in wine and how to recognise key components – tannins, acidity, sugar, alcohol.    How to evaluate quality with our one second trick for valuing a bottle of wine.    How wines age and when is the best time to drink them before they go past their peak.    Tips on buying, storing and serving wine and food & wine matching. For more information or to book click here Location: Le Monde Restaurant, 60 – 62 St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1FE, Wales





Half Term – A Dinosaur Encounter

10:00 – 16:00

Cardiff Castle

Are you ready to meet the dinosaurs and their ancestors? Are you ready to meet the dinosaurs and their ancestors? Take a close look at the dinosaur models, their bones and eggs and see the animals that were living at that time but are still alive today, including cockroaches, scorpions, lizards and snakes.  Then meet a walking, growling T-Rex – one of the most feared dinosaurs that roamed the earth – an encounter like no other. Tickets: £4 per person in addition to normal admission or a valid Castle Key. Limited availability – please book in advance





Saturday 18 June 2016

Joust!18 June — 19 June

Cardiff CastleJ

oust! at Cardiff Castle this summer All the pomp and pageantry of a medieval joust complete with fanfares, parades, galloping horses, stunts, falls and fights. ‘The Knights of Royal England’ put on a spectacular show, plus storytelling, a dragon parade and combat displays throughout the day. Be part of the spectacle and come in costume.





Friday 24 June 2016

Welsh Folk Dance Festival- Gŵyl Ifan

24 June — 25 June

20:00 – 01:00

Join our annual festival, Gŵyl Ifan for a evening of energetic and fun welsh folk dancing.

Gŵyl Ifan, is a Welsh Folk Dance Festival held annually to celebrate mid-summer and as part of the celebrations, a Twmpath (or Ceilidh) will be held on Friday 24th June in the Angel Hotel in Cardiff city centre.


Tickets: £8.00 on the door or £7.00 if bought beforehand





Friday 1 July 2016

The 83rd British Final Festival of One-Act Plays

1 July — 2 July

19:00 – 22:00


Sherman Cymru

The prestigious 83rd British Final of One-Act Plays only comes to each country once every four years.

The prestigious 83rd British Final of One-Act Plays only comes to each country once every four years. The last time it was in Cardiff, it was won by Castaway Theatre Group from Aberystwyth who were awarded the winner’s trophy, the Howard de Walden cup, for their production of ‘After Liverpool’.


Each year the United Kingdom Community Drama Festivals Federation (UKCKFF) promotes a series of One-Act Play Festivals in which theatre groups from the four corners of the UK compete to represent their own country at the British Final. These groups in communities throughout the UK read, cast, rehearse, produce, direct and perform one-act plays. Behind the scenes members put other valued skills to use in the areas of costume, hair and makeup, set designing, set building, set dressing, lighting, sound and stage managing.


These One-Act Festivals provide a unique opportunity for amateur theatre companies to appear in new and varying venues before widely differing audiences and receive professional constructive advice from the internationally recognised body of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GoDA).


The plays will commence each evening at 7pm with Wales & Northern Ireland on the Friday and Scotland and England on the Saturday




Friday 8 July 2016

Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival

8 July — 10 July


Roald Dahl Plass

The Cardiff International Food & Drink Festival returns to Cardiff Bay as part of the Cardiff Festival 2016




Saturday 30 July 2016

Palestine Youth Orchestra

17:00 – 18:00


St David’s Hall


Nai Barghouti – vocalist

Sian Edwards – conductor




In 2013 the Palestine Strings performed at the Proms to a sell-out audience and unanimous acclaim in the British press. Now its sister ensemble the Palestine Youth Orchestra brings a musical programme featuring Arabic songs from Egypt and Lebanon alongside contemporary British music, Beethoven and Mussorgsky’s much loved musical interpretation of an art gallery. Young musicians and soloists from Palestine are joined by students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Guildhall School of Music and Drama conducted by British conductor Sian Edwards and joined by the young Palestinian vocalist Nai Barghouti. Equally at home with Western and Arabic repertoire, the PYO maintains a unique position amongst youth orchestras internationally.





Saturday 13 August 2016

Grand Medieval Mêlée

13 August — 14 August


Cardiff Castle

Soak up the sights and sounds of life centuries ago at this magnificent medieval tournament. Taking centre stage are the bravest knights in the land – the superstars of their day – armed and ready to do battle until there’s just one man standing. With fascinating demonstrations of falconry, plus medieval games and family activities, everyone will have the chance to play their part in this special tournament




Saturday 26 November 2016

Ceilidh: Thingumijigs

19:30 – 19:30

Winter Ceilidh with Thingumijigs

Get into the Christmas spirit with an evening of superbly danceable traditional music with leading local Ceilidh Band Thingumijigs. Suitable for all ages and abilities; come on your own, with friends or with family, and let premier caller Pat Smith guide you through an eclectic mix of jigs, reels and polkas.


Pricing is as follows:

£8.50, £6.50 (concession) , £2.50 (under 11)











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