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

- (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.

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.

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.

The big Spring maze

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The Red Dragon Centre
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It’s time for some big maze fun at The Red Dragon Centre this Easter. Grab the whole family and get lost inside our free indoor Spring maze between Saturday 13th – Sunday 28th April.

Open daily 10.30am-4pm, there will also be a chance to hunt for Easter clues and win a family day out for four at The Red Dragon Centre.

Whilst you are here, why not make a day of it at one of our epic leisure destinations from ten pin bowling to the cinema. Or grab a bite to eat at one of our many restaurants. Pizza? Noodles? A sweet treat?

Usual parking terms will apply.

Karaoke Disco Night

- (21:00 - 01:00)
Salt, Mermaid Quay
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Wahala Comedy Clash

The Glee, Mermaid Quay
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Europe’s most successful urban comedy event returns to this great city by popular demand. The only comedy show where comedians battle live on stage. Featuring heavyweights Kojo, Kat MTV, Instagram sensation Dizzle plus more.

Gary Delaney

The Glee, Mermaid Quay
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Due to exceptional demand and an array of sold out dates all over the UK, Britain’s leading one-liner comic extends his brand new 2018 tour with even more dates for 2019, returning to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly crafted gaggery. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary’s shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this highly acclaimed show. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

Micky P Kerr

The Glee, Mermaid Quay
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Leeds-based comedian and social commentator, Micky P Kerr is a breath of fresh air on the live comedy circuit. Fusing together music, spoken word and comedy, with his tongue often planted firmly in his cheek, Kerr has been described as the bastard spawn of John Cooper Clarke.

Ivo Graham

The Glee, Mermaid Quay
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Ivo Graham’s gauche charm and crafty, self-aware wit has proved a hit with audiences of all age, and led to appearances on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, BBC3’s Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live, Comedy Central’s Live at the Comedy Store, and various shows on BBC Radio 4, Five Live, and XFM.

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.

 

The Gilded Merkin

The Glee, Mermaid Quay
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The Gilded Merkin is one of the UK’s biggest Burlesque shows, a big budget extravaganza, featuring only the very best international burlesque and cabaret acts, handpicked by the lady behind the Merkin, Scarlett Daggers.

Karaoke Disco Night

- (21:00 - 01:00)
Salt, Mermaid Quay
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Supper Clwb

- (19:30 - 19:30)
Ffresh, Wales Millennium Centre
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Join us for the best kept secret in the Bay!

 

Every Saturday night from 7.30pm, Supper Clwb presents the best cabaret (burlesque, music, drag and comedy) in town, plus delicious plates of food and drinks to die for.

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 off the night.

Gary Meikle

The Glee, Mermaid Quay
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Scottish comedy award winner & viral sensation Gary Meikle is back with a bang and new brows. After racking up over 100 million views with a rant about his daughters eyebrows woman all over the world have ditched the classic ‘Does my bum look big in this?’ and replaced it with ‘Do you like my eyebrows?’

Karaoke Disco Night

- (21:00 - 01:00)
Salt, Mermaid Quay
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Karaoke Disco Night – Bandeoke Special

(21:00 - 23:00)
Salt, Mermaid Quay
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