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 events such as the Cardiff Food and Drink Festival. And that’s not all… from craft fairs to children’s workshops, you are sure to have a great day out!

Family Saturdays at WMC

- (11:00 - 16:00)
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.

Visit the Senedd

- (10:30 - 16:00)
The Senedd
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Did you know that the Senedd is open seven days a week between 10:30 – 16:00?

After making your way inside, staff are available to greet you and share the fascinating story of how the Senedd and the Assembly came to be.

Performances for the Curious

- (20:00 - 20:00)
Wales Millennium Centre
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Join us for a season of exciting, entertaining and compelling new work from the very best in contemporary theatre and performance. Expect a witty programme of comedy, cabaret, music, spoken word, scratch nights and pay what you feel evenings.

Immerse yourself in the intimacy of the Weston Studio theatre and kick-back with a cocktail in our cabaret venue, ffresh.

Our bar and kitchen is open from 6pm so grab a bite to eat and a drink before the shows start at 8pm.

Wales: A Story of Devolution

- (10:30 - 16:00)
The Senedd
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To mark 20 years of devolution in Wales, we have developed a timeline of key milestones of Wales’ journey to devolution and the key achievements over the past 20 years.

The timeline, which was curated in partnership with the Wales Governance Centre, can be seen around the funnel, the central focus of the Oriel.

Supper Clwb

- (19:30 - 19:30)
ffresh bar and kitchen
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Every Saturday night from 7.30pm, Supper Clwb presents the best cabaret (British burlesque, musical theatre, drag and stand-up comedy) in town, plus delicious plates of food, and drinks to die for.

Alun Saunders, Leroy Brito, The Cardiff Cabaret Club and David Mahoney will all be hosting regular nights.

Your £30 ticket includes a Bellini cocktail on arrival, an incredible live cabaret act, three small plates from our contemporary Welsh menu plus a dessert cocktail to finish the night off in style.

Bring your friends down to the best kept secret in the Bay.

Democracy in Action

- (13:30 - 18:00)
The Senedd
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Experience the Siambr from the Public Viewing Gallery – members of the public can watch Assembly Members on a Tuesday and Wednesday debate, scrutinise and make laws.

June dates:
4-5
11-12
18-19
25-26

Seats may be available on the day but it is advisable to book by contacting us.

South Wales Art Society 132nd Annual Exhibition

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The Senedd and Pierhead
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An opportunity to see the South Wales Art Society’s 132nd annual exhibition. Sponsored by Julie Morgan AM.

Ffresh Bar and Kitchen

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Wales Millennium Centre
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Pop into ffresh bar and kitchen and try our new contemporary menu made with the finest Welsh ingredients.

 

All our dishes are 100% gluten free, 50% vegan and vegetarian

 

SMALL PLATES, BIG SMILES

Our small plates are designed for sharing and trying new flavours and will make your taste buds sing, just like our performers on stage.

If you’re new to the concept, try our tasting menu, otherwise we recommend two to three small plates per person.

We’ve also paired a wine for each small plate. Order a flight of three wines paired for each of your dishes for just £9 (75ml)

 

SUNDAY LUNCH

Join us for a delicious Sunday lunch, complete with relaxing jazz ensembles. Choose a three-course lunch and you’ll receive a free bottle of wine.

There’s a choice of three roasts including a vegetarian option of Sicilian baked courgette. Prices per person are as follows:

One course £11.95

Two courses: £16.95

Three courses: £19.95

One Great Day

The Red Dragon Centre
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Roll up, Roll up… for a day of family fun at The Red Dragon Centre on Saturday 22 June in aid of ‘One Great Day!’

Join us between 12-4pm where we’ll be raising funds for Great Ormond Street and Ty Hafan and celebrating the opening weekend of ‘Toy Story 4’ with the chance to meet some familiar characters in the Centre! There will also be a free face painting station, colouring activities, and more.

Come along and show your support. Full details at www.thereddragoncentre.co.uk

Usual parking terms will apply

A Night at the Musicals

(19:30 - 21:30)
Wales Millennium Centre
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A Night at the Musicals features a star-studded line up of the West End and Broadway’s leading singers. Delivering a sophisticated take on the best-loved moments of musical theatre from Wicked to Les Miserables, Chicago to Phantom of the Opera and more.

In a night of unashamed showbiz glitz and glamour, this all-star cast joins forces with The Novello Orchestra. The Novello Orchestra’s trademark passion and charisma has made it one of the finest show orchestras in the UK.

 

A Night at the Musicals is conducted by David Mahoney. Stars include Danielle Hope (Wizard of Oz, Rock of Ages, winner of BBC’s Over The Rainbow), John Owen-Jones (Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Tiger Bay The Musical), Kerry Ellis (Les Misérables, Wicked), and David Thaxton (Phantom of the Opera, Only the Brave).

Karaoke Disco Night

- (21:00 - 01:00)
Salt, Mermaid Quay
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Democracy in Action

- (13:30 - 18:00)
The Senedd
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Experience the Siambr from the Public Viewing Gallery – members of the public can watch Assembly Members on a Tuesday and Wednesday debate, scrutinise and make laws.

July dates:
2-3
9-10
16-17

Seats may be available on the day but it is advisable to book by contacting us.

Craft*folK On the Fringe in Landsea Square

- (10:00 - 17:30)
Landsea Square
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Set in the highly visual Landsea Square, this is the fourth of our events in Cardiff Bay for 2019. It’ll be the fifth year that we have organised the On the Fringe event which runs alongside the Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival in Roald Dahl Plass. Our distinctive red and white stalls will border all three sides of Landsea Square and continue backing onto the railings of the Upper Boardwalk.

We have a fantastic selection of art and crafts, together with some demonstrations and workshops suitable for all the family. A full list of all our stall holders, both in Landsea Square and Roald Dahl Plass can be found on our website at www.craftfolk.com. You can also sign up to receive our newsletter if you wish to receive information on where and when our events are taking place.

 

Cardiff Food & Drink Festival

- (12:00 - 19:00)
Roald Dahl Plass
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The city’s signature event for food lovers is celebrating its 20th anniversary in the Bay in 2019.

Taking place in Roald Dahl Plass, Cardiff Food & Drink Festival will showcase mouthwatering delights and dishes from local, national and international producers.

Soak up the vibrant atmosphere with live music on the water’s edge, stroll around the farmers’ market and street food piazza, and enjoy the sights, tastes and scents of summer.

Generations

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The Senedd
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This exhibition of photographs by Peter Britton shows family life across South Wales. Using large format photography, and a formal photographic style, familes are portrayed in the most natural manner to show how close a familial bond can be.

Sponsored by Andrew RT Davies AM.

A Postcard from Wales

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The Senedd
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This selection from 30,000 children’s A4 landscape artworks, inspired by Wales, is being exhibited as a joint art installation in the Senedd to highlight the importance of the arts as part of Welsh identity and its role in bringing people together. The project is organised by Steven Knapik MBE.

Voices and Images of the South Wales Jewish Community

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The Senedd
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This exhibition by the Jewish History Association of South Wales celebrates the heritage of South Wales’ Jewish communities, showcasing the achievements of the HLF funded community heritage project.

Sponsored by Mohammad Asghar AM.

Karaoke Disco Night – Bandeoke Special

(21:00 - 23:00)
Salt, Mermaid Quay
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Schooners from Brittany in Cardiff Docks

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The Pierhead
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Whilst working in the offices of his family’s fishing trawler firm, the young Jack K Neale could see elegant Breton sailing boats entering and leaving Cardiff West Bute Dock, and took to photographing them regularly. These black and white photographs tell their story.

Sponsored by Adam Price AM.

Craft*folK August Bank Holiday in Landsea Square

- (10:00 - 17:30)
Landsea Square
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Craft*folK returns to Landsea Square over the August Bank Holiday with the last of our scheduled events in Cardiff Bay for this year. Our distinctive red and white stalls will border all three sides of Landsea Square and continue backing onto the railings of the Upper Boardwalk.

We will have a fantastic selection of arts and crafts, traditional hot Welsh cakes, cinnamon coated nuts and chocolate brownies with mouth-watering hot chocolate sauce to tempt you. Demonstration stalls and children’s workshops will also feature where you can see our talented crafts people at work. The RSPB will be joining us too, so you can learn all about their work.

A full list of our exhibitors can be viewed at www.craftfolk.com. You can also subscribe to our newsletter if you wish to receive information about our events.

Many Voices, One Nation

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The Senedd
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Many Voices, One Nation is an exhibition exploring the hopes and aspirations for the future of Wales. Commissioned by the National Assembly for Wales in partnership with Ffotogallery, it forms part of the programme of events and activities throughout 2019 to mark the first 20 years of devolution in Wales.

Democracy in Action

- (13:30 - 18:00)
The Senedd
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Experience the Siambr from the Public Viewing Gallery – members of the public can watch Assembly Members on a Tuesday and Wednesday debate, scrutinise and make laws.

September dates:
17-18
24-25

Seats may be available on the day but it is advisable to book by contacting us.

Democracy in Action

- (13:30 - 18:00)
The Senedd
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Experience the Siambr from the Public Viewing Gallery – members of the public can  watch Assembly Members on a Tuesday and Wednesday debate, scrutinise and make laws.

October dates:
1-2
8-9
15-16
22-23

Seats may be available on the day but it is advisable to book by contacting us.

Democracy in Action

- (13:30 - 18:00)
The Senedd
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Experience the Siambr from the Public Viewing Gallery – members of the public can  watch Assembly Members on a Tuesday and Wednesday debate, scrutinise and make laws.

November dates:
5-6
12-13
19-20
26-27

Seats may be available on the day but it is advisable to book by contacting us.

Democracy in Action

- (13:30 - 18:00)
The Senedd
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Experience the Siambr from the Public Viewing Gallery – members of the public can watch Assembly Members on a Tuesday and Wednesday debate, scrutinise and make laws.

December dates:
3-4
10-11

Seats may be available on the day but it is advisable to book by contacting us.