Wyburn and Wayne


Nathan Wyburn and Wayne Courtney are two of the cities premiere socialites, giving you their take on what’s hot in and around Cardiff!

Wyburn and Wayne

Wayne: What an incredible month it’s been! I’m really sad but relieved to put together my last Roath Bake Off and what a way to go out! It was by far the most successful one yet with amazing cakes and great performances throughout the day, especially Lorraine Bowen singing her Crumble Song. A day I’ll never forget.

Wyburn: Yes this years Bake Off was amazing, I loved being part of it. After all that hard work, it was nice to get away and relax for a few days in Devon.

Wayne: Well, we relaxed for about ten minutes, then hit all the bars in Croyde & Barnstable! I needed a holiday to get over it Wybz.

Wyburn: True! As soon as we returned to Cardiff we went cocktail tasting in one of our favourite bars, Artigiano. I even had a go of making a Pornstar Martini, which I remember you drinking lots of!

Wayne: Yes! Pornstar Martinis, tasty and strong, just how I like them. A highlight for you this month must have been meeting your idol Anastacia in Birmingham. She put on such a good show.

Wyburn: OMG, she was amazing and super nice, she loved the portrait I made of her using sushi (her favourite dish.) And, wow! what an incredible show, the little lady with the big voice as they say!!

waw1Wayne: Meeting UB40 was a real treat for me. Their show at the Motorpoint Arena was fantastic and meeting them the following day at St David’s hotel was just great. Lovely down to earth guys.

Wyburn: Speaking of St David’s Hotel, how amazing was it to zip wire off their roof and across the bay, raising money for Princes Gate Trust? So scary but exciting!! It was great to meet Ian Gough and some of the Osprey rugby team too at the event too.

Wayne: I loved that so much and also the rainbow run we did on Barry Beach for Ty Hafen… that was so much fun too. What a mess we were in by the end of the run.

Wyburn: I was finding paint on me for days!! We got to strut our stuff on the catwalk this month at the Pride Cymru wedding fayre, at Cardiff’s Marriott Hotel. Loved the suits we wore for Moss Bros.

Wayne: Yes I loved the suits, you were way more comfortable on the catwalk than me though! Not to waw2forget the lovely night we had at Cameo Wellfield Road celebrating Bullies Out 10th birthday! Such a great charity doing great things. Can’t wait to do some fundraising for them this August, it’s gonna be an outrageous event!

Wyburn: I’ve been busier than ever with my art. I was honoured to have my work projected onto famous buildings throughout the UK to celebrate 40 years of The Princes Trust. Also, a special portrait I made was presented to HRH Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace Garden party by Dame Joan Collins! Insane!

Wayne: I loved the pizza art you made of James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers for Base & Barley. Incredible!! And as we are on the subject of pizza, how good was the pizza at zero Degrees?

Wyburn: So good! I really enjoyed our afternoon there! Our host Mario showed us how the beer was brewed and we got to sample every beer, do you remember Waynie?

waw3Wayne: Yes I remember! Although it was a blur by the end of the afternoon. But I do remember how amazing the food was too. Good ale & good food is always a winner. Just after that we had the pleasure of watching Dancing In The Street at the New Theatre, one of my favourite shows in a very long time!

Wyburn: We were asked to host the Dahlia Dance School Summer Show again this year. Such a talented bunch of dancers. Although I think we were busting some great moves backstage too!

Wayne: A dancer I am not!! Although we got to dance the night away for our friends birthday on board the Aquabus in Cardiff bay. Now that was a great party. Such a fun way to celebrate on board a boat with a bar. It really has been a busy month. And so much planned already for June.

Cardiffian Of The Month:

Name: Gareth Jones
Fave place to eat in Cardiff: Caban at Number 40 Clifton Street (award winning veggie food)
Fave bar in Cardiff: Mochyn Du.
Cardiff in 3 words: growing, supportive and inspiring.
Fave Cardiffian: anyone who volunteers in their community.