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.

Contemporary Pottery Exhibition: Margaret & David Frith

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Craft in the Bay
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Makers Guild Wales members and world renowned ceramicists David and Margaret Frith bring their stunning new collection to Craft in the Bay in 2019 thanks to Ruthin Crafts Centre.
‘David and Margaret have been making beautiful pots together for over fifty years: two of the few ceramic artists who have spent their lives earning a living from making pots. Hard work and commitment underlie this unique partnership. Their pots are firmly located in the contemporary but express the legacy of diverse traditions. This exhibition celebrates their life’s work to date.’

Photography courtesy of Stephen Heaton

Craft demo: Pottery with Daniel Boyle

(13:00 - 16:30)
Craft in the Bay
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Makers Guild Wales member Daniel Boyle will be in the gallery at Craft in the Bay to demonstrate some of the skills he applies in creating his fabulous pots. A free event – all our welcome to come and meet Daniel, ask questions and perhaps be inspired to take up pottery yourself!

Art exhibition: Trees that make…

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Craft in the Bay
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Celebrating craft inspired and made from trees! Nine artists exhibiting recent artworks inspired by and made with different elements of trees. Visitors will be in awe of the creativity and craftsmanship when visiting the gallery. Bark, trunks, branches, leaves, thorns – whether printed, carved, constructed, woven – all the artists showing such individual creativity and skill.

Artists include Sasha Kingston, Jane Bevan, Claire Cawte, Hannah Firmin, Jane Crisp, Kathleen Littler, Philippine Sowerby, Julian Meredith, Susie Vaughan

Exhibition showing at the Makers Guild Wales gallery, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff.

Curated by Philippine Sowerby & Charlotte Kingston

A Makers Guild Wales initiated exhibition.

Bookbinding workshop

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A chance to create a beautiful A5 (portrait format) book with hardback covers and a decorative stitched spine. We’ll be making a slection of good quality papers, with a mixture of white and colours, and then stitching the open spine with a combination of coloured tapes and threads.Bookbinder Carole King has been working using paint and printmaking with stitch, collage and combinations of techniques to convey her ideas.

Crafty Leaves workshop with Jenny Kenna

(11:00 - 13:00)
Craft in the Bay
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Author, actor and artist Jenny Kenna will be running this fun drop-in workshop for young people as part of our tree-themed exhibition Trees that make… at Craft in the Bay this May. A fantastic workshop that encourages youngsters to learn about the different leaf shapes, colours, patterns and the names of the trees whilst creating their own leaf design collage!

Craft demo: basketry with Susie Vaughan

(13:00 - 16:30)
Craft in the Bay
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Susie Vaughan – Makers Guild Wales member and exhibitor in Trees that make…  will be demonstrating her skillful weaving techniques in strips of bark and hedgerow materials. You’ll be able to ask Susie questions about her work and see how she creates her three dimensional basket forms with these natural materials. Susie’s hand made baskets and felt work can be seen and purchased from Craft in the Bay.

Meet the Maker: craft event

(14:30 - 16:00)
Craft in the Bay
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Textile artist and member of the Makers Guild Wale, Alison Moger, talks about her contemporary textile designs. Alison creates charming narratives in fabric and stitch, inspired by community and family life. Quirky humour comes through in her framed textiles, many of which can be seen and purchased from the Makers Guild gallery, Craft in the Bay.

Hey Clay – pottery fun for all!

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Craft in the Bay
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A great opportunity to be creative with clay in our weekend of pottery workshops at Craft in the Bay as part of the national Hey Clay events in the UK this May. Members of the Makers Guild Wales will show you how to make pots, sculptures and decorations in clay using techniques of hand building, throwing and sculpting. Potters Louise Hall, Paul Taylor, Neill Curran and Helen Higgins will share their passion for this incredible material with you – you’ll soon catch the pottery bug! Suitable for all ages and abilities. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Aprons available. A donation of £5/head is welcomed to help with material costs and firings.