Events in Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay boasts an array of events for everyone to enjoy. Visit the iconic Wales Millennium Centre and take in a world class show, or enjoy our annual Cardiff events such as the Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival, Cardiff Harbour Festival and the
Wales Rally GB. And that’s not all… look at our quarterly events listing to find out what’s on in Cardiff Bay on a daily basis – from craft fairs to children’s workshops, you are sure to have a great day out!

Family Saturdays at WMC

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Glanfa, Wales Millennium Centre
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Let your imagination run wild every weekend with our Family Saturdays. Every Saturday, we’ll have craft workshops for you and your little ones. Come along and explore your creative flair! From cress planting and woolly octopuses to envelope cities, Saturdays at the Centre are perfect for keeping little hands busy.

With Other Eyes – exhibition

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Craft in the Bay
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With Other Eyes brings together a diverse range of international artists and makers, who include photography as an element in their work and who, through this engagement, contribute to the on-going discourse on photographic representation in the applied arts.

The exhibition illustrates the maker’s individual approach to photography, examining the union between making and the photographic image in its widest sense. The selected artists work in very different scales, ranging from jewellery to large-scale installation, and all artists work in metal. For some makers, photography occupies a central role in their practice, while for others it is a parallel medium, exhibited alongside the work or a hidden research tool providing the ‘other eye’ that embodies the photo object into the work.

Curated by Beate Gegenwart and produced by Gregory Parsons

A Ruthin Craft Centre touring exhibition

Chinese New Year

The Red Dragon Centre
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On Saturday 2nd February, The Red Dragon Centre will be celebrating the Year of the Pig with a special afternoon of free and traditional Chinese New Year activities.

Between 12-4pm, friends from the Cardiff Confucius Institute will be hosting a collection free workshops including lantern making, paper cutting and calligraphy. There will also be a chance to get up close to a theatrical Chinese Lion at 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Fancy a bite to eat? Why not treat yourself to the full Chinese New Year experience and enjoy a tasty bite to eat at Oriental Garden?

Usual parking terms apply.

Paper Sculpture Workshop

(10:30 - 16:30)
Craft in the Bay
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Saturday 2nd February, 10:30 – 16:30  £80

Artist Danielle Sullivan will show you how to create floral sculptures using the pages and structure of reclaimed books. She will teach you skills in folding and joining the paper to create your own three dimensional designs to take home – techniques that you can apply again to further projects.

Pottery workshop

(10:30 - 16:30)
Craft in the Bay
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Saturday 2nd February, 10:30 – 16:30 £80

Makers Guild member and potter Paul Taylor will show you how to create intricate patterns in clay using various textured surfaces. Learning slab building techniques you can design and make sculptural vessels – they can be left at the gallery to be fired when dry and given a glaze if desired. Please allow three weeks before collecting your fired work from the gallery.  Paul’s sculptural vessels can be seen in the gallery at Craft in the Bay. This workshop is suitable for beginners and those who want to explore slab building within their pottery practice.

 

 

Craft Fayre

- (10:30 - 16:00)
Norwegian Church
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The Norwegian Church Arts Centre will be playing host to a collaboration of artists, artisans, crafters and photographers from around South Wales, who will be showcasing their unique products. Email ben@scenthrapy.com or call 07432 159661 for further details.

Gallery Gift Shop

- (10:30 - 16:00)
Norwegian Church
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The Norwegian Church Arts Centre will be playing host to a collaboration of artists, artisans, crafters and photographers from around South Wales, who will be showcasing their unique products. Email ben@scenthrapy.com or call 07432 159661 for further details.

 

An Evening with John Owen-Jones

(19:00 - 22:00)
Norwegian Church
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Don’t miss John Owen-Jones perform in an intimate show at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre. The West End legend will launch his fifth studio album, Spotlight, featuring his unique take on tracks from musicals and more, with music performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

At just 26, John became the youngest actor ever to play the role of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables in the West End, and was the first British actor to play the role both in the West End and on Broadway. John has also played the role of The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera nearly 2,000 times – more than any other actor in the history of the West End production – and released four albums: John Owen-Jones, Unmasked, Rise, and Bring Him Home.

Steve Knightley Concert

(19:00 - 22:00)
Norwegian Church
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As a long-serving troubadour of the folk and acoustic music scene, master songwriter and storyteller Steve Knightley has spent much of his life on the road, collecting songs, stories, anecdotes and observations – with the odd disaster along the way.

Best known for his work with the award-winning acoustic roots group Show of Hands, Steve has performed in venues from the Albert Hole in Brighton to the Albert Hall in London. His impressive back catalogue of songs are modern classics, still filling the folk clubs and festival fields, and forever influencing the next generation of folk artists.

Tickets £18, plus £1.80 booking fee.