01/10/2018

“I’m lazy in every way apart from writing songs. I think I’m looking for the song that loves me back …” Ian McCulloch // Mojo August 2018 Bands rarely ever arrive as the full package. Some manage to achieve that status through a lot of effort and a bit of luck; often though, there’s a magical element that sits just out of reach. Echo & the Bunnymen were the full package – maybe the first band of my youth to…

17/06/2018

Rebecca returns with her latest installation in her dog walking series: when to allow your pet off the lead   Deep breath now, this topic can be a hot one! I am on a dog-related Facebook group that won’t even allow discussions on the matter as it is guaranteed to cause arguments.   When should your dog be allowed off lead?   Having worked as a dog walker, managing groups of dogs, many different breeds, temperaments and training levels for…

04/02/2017

Dr Sarah Curran, Reader and Principal Lecturer in Podiatry at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Cardiff School of Health Sciences, has been awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy. Dr Curran is the first podiatry lecturer in the country to win the prestigious award. Dr Sarah Curran The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, funded by the Higher Education Funding Councils for England and Wales and the Department for the Economy (DfE) Northern Ireland, recognises and rewards excellent learning and teaching. …

29/01/2017

Official figures show it would take the average Brit between seven and 29 years to be able to put down a 10% deposit on a house in their city Londoners need to save for the longest amount of time to buy a home, while people in Edinburgh should be able to get on the property ladder more quickly Piggyback Property offers an alternative way to benefit from the property market, even for those who cannot afford to buy outright January…

24/01/2017

A local Llandaff North Scout Group are currently fighting to keep their hall from being sold – a feat that will not earn them a badge but a home for their treasured community. Scouts provides many services and activities for young people in Cardiff, from survival and camping skills to First Aid. But lately this group in particular has been channeling their energy into fundraising quizzes and bake sales in order to raise funds for their beloved hall. 04/06/2016 Pics…

18/01/2017

St David’s Hall Wednesday 15 February 1pm & 4pm CALLING all budding gardeners – Mr Bloom’s Nursery Live is coming to St David’s Hall for two shows next month! Mr Bloom and the Veggies are the familiar faces of CBeebies, and now your tiny tots can see them onstage at 1pm and 4pm on Wednesday 15 February. Everyone at the Nursery is working hard for a very special occasion – a member of the Royal Family is visiting! Yet, Mr…

18/01/2017

Mr Bloom comes to town … CBeebies popular Mr Bloom is coming to town with his family of Veggies in a new stage show, Mr Bloom’s Nursery – Live, which will delight young audiences who want to meet their favourite veggies and join in their new adventure. The award-winning Mr Bloom’s Nursery evolved from an interactive street theatre piece called The Vegetable Nannies, created by actor Ben Faulks. In 2009 Faulks approached the BBC with his ideas and the show…

18/01/2017

WHAT: Viva! Vegan Festival  www.viva.org.uk/cardiff WHERE: Cardiff City Hall, Gorsedd Gardens Road, Cardiff CF10 3ND WHEN: Saturday, 4 February 2017 – 10.30am to 5pm HOW MUCH?: Only £2 – kids go free! CONTACT: 0117 944 1000  Everything you ever wanted to know about going, being or staying vegan (or moving in that direction) will be on tap at the Cardiff Viva! Vegan Festival. Organised by charity Viva!, entry is just £2 (under 16s free); a whole range of delicious food…

11/12/2016

La Fille Mal Gardée, The Nutcracker & Swan Lake St David’s Hall Tues 20 Dec – Mon 2 Jan 2pm, 5.30pm & 7pm (Excluding 25 & 26 December and 1 January) WHAT better way is there to get in the Christmas spirit than to enjoy a world class ballet with your loved ones at St David’s Hall? We’ve got the festive season all wrapped up with three magical productions from the prestigious Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia. Our…

11/12/2016

Oakfield Primary School attends Kellogg’s Breakfast Club awards at Westminster Houses of Parliament to collect national trophy A primary school in Cardiff has won ‘Best Breakfast Club in Wales’ and received £1,500 in prize money for their breakfast club. Oakfield Primary School’s breakfast club came top of the class for providing a healthy and creative approach to breakfast for their attendees and ensure each child feels involved and able to participate in activities. The winning school bagged £1,500 prize money…