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COOL NEW CARDIFF BAR SOCIETY STANDARDREVEAL THEIR OPENING DATE

The opening date for a new industrial-styled bar and restaurant on Whitchurch Road has finally been revealed. The 100-cover venue will span two former shop units, and will open doors to the public for the first time on Friday 21st July.Work on the interior of the new bar is now well under way, using plenty […]

NEW YORK DINER – Opening July 4th

A brand new eatery based on the famous street diner culture of New York City will soon open in Cardiff, something never before seen in the city.   NYD New York Diner, located on the hotspot for international cuisine that is City Road, will offer beefy burgers, flame-cooked grills and the feel of an American […]

Dirty Martini is coming to Cardiff

Known for their bespoke range of martinis, signature cocktails and glamorous interiors – Dirty Martini is now set on joining the  capital’s booming nightlife scene in September 2016. Embarking on their first stage of national expansion, Dirty Martini has secured the former Maddison site on 71-72 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Excited to join the thriving community […]

Popular Oscars of Cowbridge has had a stylish new makeover

The busy restaurant and bar, which is owned by family-run hospitality group Town & Country, has had a stylish revamp courtesy of local design agency, Wonder.   The previous interior at Oscars included bright green walls, plain functional furniture and dated light fittings. Now, the 70-cover space boasts chic copper-cladding, cosy tan leather booths and […]

Olly Murs returns to Cardiff

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Olly’s last tour in 2015 was a triumph selling out all 27 dates including four shows at The O2, London. This summer Olly played a spellbinding set to a 65,000 Hyde Park crowd as special guest to Take That further confirming his reputation as one of the Britain’s very best live performers.   Olly Murs, one […]

LAURA MARLING TO HEADLINE GREEN MAN

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As our rolling Welsh hills are warmed up by the past week’s wonderful weather, it’s not long now ‘til we descend on the glorious Brecon Beacons for reclining in the rays and imbibing inspirational music from this year’s guests!   We’ve kept you waiting, but we think she’s worth the wait…We’re over the moon to […]

Dirty Martini is coming to Cardiff

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Known for their bespoke range of martinis, signature cocktails and glamorous interiors – Dirty Martini is now set on joining the  capital’s booming nightlife scene in September 2016. Embarking on their first stage of national expansion, Dirty Martini has secured the former Maddison site on 71-72 St Mary Street, Cardiff. Excited to join the thriving community […]

The Big Gig is Back

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Cardiff’s most credible music talent competition, ‘The Big Gig’ returns for a sixth year this summer as part of the cities Cardiff Festival, and 2016 looks set to be another hit for the Welsh talent search. Enter the competition NOW which has helped acts such as Rusty Shackle and Maddie Jones to become established on […]

Stadium to host Wales’ Semi Final Screening

Principality Stadium will host Cardiff’s fanzone for the screening of Wales’ semi-final match against Portugal on Wednesday 6 July. The Welsh Rugby Union has joined forces with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) and Cardiff Council to give fans the opportunity to watch the biggest match in the history of Welsh football for free on […]

The Big Gig is Back

Cardiff’s most credible music talent competition, ‘The Big Gig’ returns for a sixth year this summer as part of the cities Cardiff Festival, and 2016 looks set to be another hit for the Welsh talent search. Enter the competition NOW which has helped acts such as Rusty Shackle and Maddie Jones to become established on […]

Welsh homelessness charity Llamau to host celebrity auction event

To celebrate their 30th birthday, Wales’ leading homelessness charity Llamau, has organized a fun-filled celebrity auction, due to take place at the Principality Stadium on Monday, 16th May. Llamau, which means “steps” in Welsh, supports homeless young people and vulnerable women for whom the risk of becoming homeless is, or has already become, a frightening […]

MERMAID QUAY MUSIC FEST 2016

Turn up, tune in to Mermaid Quay’s third annual Music Fest this May Day Bank Holiday weekend at Mermaid Quay. The FREE 4 day festival starts on Friday 29 April and runs to Bank Holiday Monday 2 May, right on the waterfront, in the heart of Cardiff Bay. There will be four fabulous days of […]

Welsh homelessness charity Llamau to host celebrity auction event

To celebrate their 30th birthday, Wales’ leading homelessness charity Llamau, has organized a fun-filled celebrity auction, due to take place at the Principality Stadium on Monday, 16th May. Llamau, which means “steps” in Welsh, supports homeless young people and vulnerable women for whom the risk of becoming homeless is, or has already become, a frightening […]

25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Moments’ – Back on tour this Autumn

Back by huge popular demand, comedy legends Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer will be taking their critically acclaimed live show – ‘25 Years of Reeves & Mortimer: The Poignant Moments’ – back on tour this Autumn with 13 shows starting at Glasgow’s Clyde Auditorium on 29th November.   The tour will then travel to Newcastle, […]

MERMAID QUAY MUSIC FEST 2016

Turn up, tune in to Mermaid Quay’s third annual Music Fest this May Day Bank Holiday weekend at Mermaid Quay. The FREE 4 day festival starts on Friday 29 April and runs to Bank Holiday Monday 2 May, right on the waterfront, in the heart of Cardiff Bay. There will be four fabulous days of […]

Generation Vote for Welsh Students

With local government elections ahead plus the EU referendum, don’t miss your chance to have your say A generation of Welsh students are at risk of losing their right to vote in what could be the most important National Assembly for Wales election for young people yet. Introduction of the individual electoral registration will have […]

Generation Vote for Welsh Students

With local government elections ahead plus the EU referendum, don’t miss your chance to have your say A generation of Welsh students are at risk of losing their right to vote in what could be the most important National Assembly for Wales election for young people yet. Introduction of the individual electoral registration will have […]

This video will make you fall in love with Cardiff at Christmas

Cardiff has Recently been named as one of the best cities in the UK to spend the Christmas holiday this year, in a list compiled by TripAdvisor. This video made by Cardiff Met shows  why so many people fall in love with Cardiff at Christmas. From walking through the 130-acre Bute Park on a crisp December […]

Wiwo Noodle Bar in Cardiff crowned best takeaway in Wales

The inaugural British Takeaway Awards last night crowned Cardiff’s Wiwo Noodle bar as the best takeaway restaurant in Wales beating off competition from Indians, fish and chip shops and kebab houses. In a lavish ceremony at London’s Savoy Hotel, hosted by TV couple Tess Daly and Vernon Kay, the modern Chinese in Cathays came top […]

10 GREAT PLACES TO GET BREAKFAST IN CARDIFF

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Image Milk & Sugar Breakfast. The most important meal of the day.   The sweet aroma of coffee, a bowl of loaded porridge, gooey eggs and maybe a glass of Champagne if we’re lucky.  Ah yes.  Whether it be preparation for a home game during the 6 Nations, to nurse a hangover, or just because it’s […]

9 fun ways to get fit in January

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We are only one week into the new year and our resolutions, already most people are thinking how are they going to reach their goal to be healthy all…. year? Some people are hitting the gym – but if you’re anything like us, the gym can sometimes feel a little same old, same old more […]

Cardiff Christmas Jumper Guide

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The festive season has arrived once again. Now is the time to get into the spirit and buy a Christmas jumper. Hurry- they will fly off the shelves. Cardiff’s shops have a variety of jumpers for all tastes at various prices. The cheapest jumpers can be found at the Factory Shop, based on Queen Street. […]

10 things you need to know before you see The Force Awakens

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With only a week to go, excitement for the latest episode of the Star Wars saga has hit fever pitch. Before you head out to the cinema, here are 10 things you should know about the film. 1. It’s set 30 years after the end of Return of the Jedi We’re not getting another set […]

Five Minutes With WWE NXT – Bayley

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The WWE NXT UK tour arrives in to Cardiff this month and leading the rebellion is a diva and women’s champion Bayley. Earlier this year she made wrestling sports entertainment history with Sasha Banks by becoming the first divas to headline a WWE special event. We caught five minutes with her to ask her a […]

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10 GREAT PLACES TO GET BREAKFAST IN CARDIFF

Image Milk & Sugar Breakfast. The most important meal of the day.   The sweet aroma of coffee, a bowl of loaded porridge, gooey eggs and maybe a glass of Champagne if we’re lucky.  Ah yes.  Whether it be preparation for a home game during the 6 Nations, to nurse a hangover, or just because it’s […]

Can you find the Dead Canary Cardiff?

Hidden bars hark back to the days of prohibition… when swigging back on anything remotely alcoholic was still totally illegal,  but the demand was still so high that establishments were driven underground to service the needs of the thirsty. These days we live in a very different era where your favorite cocktail are available in a can […]

Barley & Rye 

A new bar, which will serve over 80 beers from 20 countries worldwide, is set to open in the heart of Cardiff city centre on the 15th January.  Barley & Rye – Bier Bar and Kitchen will be situated at number 2 Greyfriars Road.  The venue will create up to 25 jobs and will have […]

Mary’s Premium Cocktail Nightspot opens in Cardiff

A brand new late night venue is to open on Friday 4th December in the form of Mary’s, a premium gay and late night bar. Whether you’re just calling in on a break, or taking an hour or two out from a busy shopping trip, Mary’s, on St Mary Street in Cardiff, will open from […]

Can you find the Dead Canary Cardiff?

Hidden bars hark back to the days of prohibition… when swigging back on anything remotely alcoholic was still totally illegal,  but the demand was still so high that establishments were driven underground to service the needs of the thirsty. These days we live in a very different era where your favorite cocktail are available in a can […]

Mary’s Premium Cocktail Nightspot opens in Cardiff

A brand new late night venue is to open on Friday 4th December in the form of Mary’s, a premium gay and late night bar. Whether you’re just calling in on a break, or taking an hour or two out from a busy shopping trip, Mary’s, on St Mary Street in Cardiff, will open from […]

Prohibition-themed bar rumoured to open in Cardiff

A bit of mystery is cool. And every city has its’ secrets right? And some secrets you just can’t keep to yourself. Cardiff’s first unmarked bar is about to very subtly open it’s doors on Dumballs Road. It not only lacks a name but it doesn’t even have a phone?!  The only entrance marker is […]

MERMAID QUAY MUSIC FEST 2016

Turn up, tune in to Mermaid Quay’s third annual Music Fest this May Day Bank Holiday weekend at Mermaid Quay. The FREE 4 day festival starts on Friday 29 April and runs to Bank Holiday Monday 2 May, right on the waterfront, in the heart of Cardiff Bay. There will be four fabulous days of […]

MERMAID QUAY MUSIC FEST 2016

Turn up, tune in to Mermaid Quay’s third annual Music Fest this May Day Bank Holiday weekend at Mermaid Quay. The FREE 4 day festival starts on Friday 29 April and runs to Bank Holiday Monday 2 May, right on the waterfront, in the heart of Cardiff Bay. There will be four fabulous days of […]

Beyonce Formation World Tour Comes To Cardiff

Queen Bey is back. On the eve of her Super Bowl halftime performance with Coldplay, The BeyHiv returns with her Southern-fried banger “Formation,”. The European leg of the tour will run from June 28th in Sunderland, at Stadium of Light. Additional European stadium dates include London, Manchester, Zurich, Amsterdam, Paris, Milan, Stockholm, Frankfurt and of […]

Nofit state circus celebrates 30 years

NoFit State Marks 30th Anniversary With New Archive Exhibition & Community Performances Across Cardiff In December  NoFit State Circus has announced the public opening of a brand new archive exhibition at the company’s Four Elms building in Cardiff from Saturday 12 – Monday 23 December to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Over the past year, a […]

Rouse Rengerts Molecular Madness

Good chefs aren’t staying static anymore, they’re floating around different restaurants, venues and events popping up suddenly and disappearing just as quickly. Rouse Rengert Cuisine nomadic menu has found temporary homes in a number of locations to present their exciting food  and it is finally arriving in Cardiff ready for Valentines. Charles Rouse has worked […]

MERMAID QUAY MUSIC FEST 2016

Turn up, tune in to Mermaid Quay’s third annual Music Fest this May Day Bank Holiday weekend at Mermaid Quay. The FREE 4 day festival starts on Friday 29 April and runs to Bank Holiday Monday 2 May, right on the waterfront, in the heart of Cardiff Bay. There will be four fabulous days of […]

Nofit state circus celebrates 30 years

NoFit State Marks 30th Anniversary With New Archive Exhibition & Community Performances Across Cardiff In December  NoFit State Circus has announced the public opening of a brand new archive exhibition at the company’s Four Elms building in Cardiff from Saturday 12 – Monday 23 December to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Over the past year, a […]

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

Growing up I had always enjoyed going to the theatre during the festive season, however now having a 6 year child who has sensitive hearing we haven’t ventured to the theatre before but my 4 year old son desperately wanted to see “the Lion the witch and wardrobe” at the Sherman theatre so off we […]

Big ‘switch on’ at Principality Stadium

The new Principality Stadium signage will be lit up for the first time tomorrow evening, at a special event to launch a 10-year investment in Welsh rugby by Principality Building Society. The external signage was erected earlier this week on the eastern side of the building, above gate three on Cardiff’s Westgate Street, ahead of […]

Wiwo Noodle Bar in Cardiff crowned best takeaway in Wales

The inaugural British Takeaway Awards last night crowned Cardiff’s Wiwo Noodle bar as the best takeaway restaurant in Wales beating off competition from Indians, fish and chip shops and kebab houses. In a lavish ceremony at London’s Savoy Hotel, hosted by TV couple Tess Daly and Vernon Kay, the modern Chinese in Cathays came top […]

This video will make you fall in love with Cardiff at Christmas

Cardiff has Recently been named as one of the best cities in the UK to spend the Christmas holiday this year, in a list compiled by TripAdvisor. This video made by Cardiff Met shows  why so many people fall in love with Cardiff at Christmas. From walking through the 130-acre Bute Park on a crisp December […]

Generation Vote for Welsh Students

With local government elections ahead plus the EU referendum, don’t miss your chance to have your say A generation of Welsh students are at risk of losing their right to vote in what could be the most important National Assembly for Wales election for young people yet. Introduction of the individual electoral registration will have […]

10 GREAT PLACES TO GET BREAKFAST IN CARDIFF

Image Milk & Sugar Breakfast. The most important meal of the day.   The sweet aroma of coffee, a bowl of loaded porridge, gooey eggs and maybe a glass of Champagne if we’re lucky.  Ah yes.  Whether it be preparation for a home game during the 6 Nations, to nurse a hangover, or just because it’s […]

9 fun ways to get fit in January

We are only one week into the new year and our resolutions, already most people are thinking how are they going to reach their goal to be healthy all…. year? Some people are hitting the gym – but if you’re anything like us, the gym can sometimes feel a little same old, same old more […]

10 things you need to know before you see The Force Awakens

With only a week to go, excitement for the latest episode of the Star Wars saga has hit fever pitch. Before you head out to the cinema, here are 10 things you should know about the film. 1. It’s set 30 years after the end of Return of the Jedi We’re not getting another set […]

Firework Displays In Cardiff

The fun doesn’t stop with Halloween, there’s still more to celebrate – Guy Fawkes Night on the 5 November. Stay safe, make sure you wrap up and don’t miss out this Bonfire Night. Across Cardiff there will be lots of bonfires and firework displays taking place, which are great fun for the whole family so […]

Five Minutes With WWE NXT – Bayley

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The WWE NXT UK tour arrives in to Cardiff this month and leading the rebellion is a diva and women’s champion Bayley. Earlier this year she made wrestling sports entertainment history with Sasha Banks by becoming the first divas to headline a WWE special event. We caught five minutes with her to ask her a […]