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16/06/2015

With the British summer grass court now upon us, BNP Paribas, the world’s leading tennis partner, is excited to launch the “We Are Tennis Fan Academy”, captained by tennis legend John McEnroe. The Fan Academy is the world’s first dedicated school for tennis fans.  It aims to recruit and train tennis “super supporters” who will bring their passion to the various tournaments and competitions hosted by BNP Paribas.  The Fan Academy’s first rendezvous will be the Quarter Final of the Davis…

16/06/2015

St David’s Hall will be transformed into a Mexican dance hall on Wednesday 8 July as the Ballet Folklórico de México visits the UK for the first time in 20 years. It’s also a time for celebration too as it’s the Year of Mexico, and the group specifically asked if they could come to the Welsh capital! Plus, a Family Ticket for four people costs just £20!* The folkloric ballet ensemble based in Mexico City was first established in 1952, and…

16/06/2015

As part of its preparations for Bike Week 2015 (running 13 – 21 June), the national cycling charity, CTC has found that almost half of Britain’s commuters live within an ‘easily cycle-able’ distance from their place of work (0-5 miles away). If they aren’t already enjoying a ride to work, CTC’s survey responses suggest that millions of more commuters would feel much better for making the switch to cycling. The latest YouGov research found that almost half of Britain’s commuting…

16/06/2015

Diane Wehrle, Retail Insights Director at Springboard, gives key insights into these statistics: •   In May, footfall numbers in Wales were 4.3% lower than a year ago, down on the 3.6% rise in April 2015. •   This is the worst performance since January 2015 and significantly below the UK average of -1.0%.  Wehrle said: ‘’Footfall trends in Wales contrast with those for the UK with a downward trend across all of the three destination types.  Whilst footfall in…

16/06/2015

Women in South Wales are being invited to get on court for Tennis Tuesday – part of a drive to encourage more female players. Tennis Tuesday is part of a Britain-wide Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) initiative being trialled in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan by Tennis Wales. It involves women-only group tennis classes on a Tuesday evening in parks and clubs. Each session has a tactical theme and involves practice drills and some relaxed competition. Sessions are bookable online…

16/06/2015

Workplace dentistry is coming to Cardiff, with onsite Services arriving in Cardiff Gate Business park later this month, continuing their oral health tour which started in mid-April 2015 in London, targeting some of the highest profile businesses in the country. Onsite are organising all the tour logistics including the provision of a 53-foot transportable dental practice – whilst affiliated dental professionals will be providing free oral annual health checks, dental examinations, dental cleaning, assessment for the modern teeth straightening treatment Invisalign,…

16/06/2015

The first of 40 young people to receive Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries – paid vocational training placements in arts organisations around the UK – will be announced today, Tuesday 16 June 2015, by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme is developing talent and diversity in the arts by committing £430,000 directly to young people from lower income backgrounds. The programme is run by Jerwood Charitable Foundation with the support of Garfield Weston Foundation, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation…

15/06/2015

Dads can exchange their unwanted, best kept unworn ties for a free Italian craft beer at all Carluccio’s this Father’s Day (Sunday 21st June). For each ‘dodgy dad tie’ handed in throughout the day, Carluccio’s will be offering an ice cold, well deserved incentive: a complimentary Reale or Cortigiana beer (330ml) when dining.   Treat Dad this Father’s Day with an Italian handmade chocolate lolly. Each artisanal milk chocolate lolly is hand decorated with a charming face to put a…

15/06/2015

Three gives away phone chargers at Churchill Way bus stop Great news for hapless phone-owners – Three is dispensing free portable chargers via twitter-powered vending machines at Churchill Way, close to the rail station, from today. People can now play games, watch films, chat on the phone and text their mates while they wait without the worry of the dreaded low battery warning. The twitter-powered vending machine installed at Churchill Way surprised unsuspecting commuters today, when they received a text…

11/06/2015

The best street food show in the world just got better! The finest traders in Britain (and beyond) have been cooking up a storm to win the British Street Food Awards since 2010, but this year they’re being joined by live music curated by Universal Music, street food crazy golf, live reviews of the food pages from some of the best journalists in the country and the world’s first aroma DJ – at the British Street Food Festival.  The British Street…