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Limmy

The Glee Club

Limmy is perhaps best known for BBC Scotland’s Limmy’s Show, but when that came to an end, Limmy turned to Vine. With a lot of time on his hands, he spent most of 2013 on his phone, recording 6 second video after 6 second video. When Vine came to an end, Limmy had created over an hour’s worth of nightmarish nonsense, improvised characters, and the one with the spider crawling out his mouth.

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A Whitsun Week in Landsea Square

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Cardiff Bay

CraftFolk’s distinctive red and white stalls will frame all three sides of Landsea Square and continue backing on to the railings of the upper board walk overlooking Cardiff Bay. This unique outdoor free event is an ideal showcase for genuine artists and crafts people who are keeping traditional skills alive by producing and selling their own high quality work.

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The Volvo Ocean Race

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Cardiff Bay Barrage

For the first time in its history the Volvo Ocean Race fleet will stop in Cardiff, Wales on its race around the world. From 27 May to 10 June 2018 The Volvo Ocean Race festival site, called the Race Village, will be located on the scenic Cardiff Bay Barrage.

The two week free event will host a variety of entertainment and Volvo Ocean Race-themed attractions… So put it in your diary now, it’s going to be too good to miss!

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Music | Magic | Lights

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Tacoma Square, Mermaid Quay

We’re celebrating the Volvo Ocean Race in Cardiff Stopover with two weeks of entertainment at Mermaid Quay.

There will be a bandstand in Tacoma Square and lots of live music* to keep you entertained, magic* busking plus a sailing-theme light show every night at 9.30pm.

ALL FREE. *All music & magic subject to weather – watch our social media for updates.

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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Tenovus Singathon

Mermaid Quay

10+ choirs & soloists performing from 12noon to 8pm, raising money for the Tenovus Cancer Care charity. Acts will include Cardiff South and Cardiff North Sing With Us choirs, GLD School of Dance and Sing & Inspire.

All music performances subject to weather – watch our social media for updates.
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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: John Adams & friends

Mermaid Quay

Singer/songwriter John Adams draws influences from the likes of James Morrison, Sam Smith and James Blunt. With emotive and heartfelt narratives woven together as stories, John’s expressive and nuanced vocals compliment his acoustic approach and atmospheric piano accompaniments.

All music performances subject to weather – watch our social media for updates.
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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Mike Morgan

Mermaid Quay

Mike has been a professional musician for many years and plays in various bands. He makes his own instruments. A college lecturer for the last 10 years, he now teaches at a Steiner School in Cardiff. He plays acoustic music from the last 50 years including James Taylor and The Beatles.

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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Session

Mermaid Quay

Cameron and Ceri are the voices and lead musicians of the multi-award winning function and party band Session. As winners of Best Wedding Entertainment 2018 , Cameron and Ceri perform songs from the last six decades, delivered with a fresh and modern twist. Also Thursday 7 June (5pm – 7.30pm) 

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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Bay Rum Hounds

Mermaid Quay

Cardiff-based acoustic blues duo playing fun blues, R&R, gospel and ragtime on guitar and harmonica. Also Tuesday 5 June (4.30pm – 8pm) 

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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Nothing Too Heavy & Friends

Mermaid Quay

Enjoy the unique sound of Ellis Millard on vocals & ukulele, Peter Goss on cajun drum, joined by special guest guitarists, performing repertoire of classic to modern songs. Also Tuesday 5 Jun & Friday 8 June (12 noon – 8pm) 

All music performances subject to weather – watch our social media for updates.
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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Soho Sopranos

Mermaid Quay

Soho Sopranos comprises husband and wife saxophonists Ray and Claire Westlake. Occasionally Ray will feature his vintage alto and Claire will solo on the flute. They play a wide mix of music which tends to be jazz-centred but extends to rock, pop or classical music as the occasion demands. Also Sunday 10 June.

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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Alice Mee Bishop

Mermaid Quay

Alice has been singing for as long as she can remember. From the age of 11, she started training for a career in music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She attends the BRIT school and the RWCMD on the weekends. She loves singing pop, but her main repertoire is classical. Also Saturday 2 June. 

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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: The Maddi Band

Mermaid Quay

The Maddi Band was formed 6 years ago after the Marconi Beach Sound advertised for a singer. Maddi had just moved to Penarth, and they were an instrumental surf rock band, but they gradually found their own take on rock and roll. Their sound is very upbeat 60’s covers and the band loves to work with their audience! 

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Jon Moses

The Glee Club

Jon Moses was a finalist on ITV’s Superstar, which was Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber’s search for Jesus Christ Superstar. Jon performed for millions of viewers and had the pleasure of working with Mel C, Amanda Holden, Jason Donovan and Dawn French.

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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: John Adams & friends

Mermaid Quay

Singer/songwriter John Adams draws influences from the likes of James Morrison, Sam Smith and James Blunt. With emotive and heartfelt narratives woven together as stories, John’s expressive and nuanced vocals compliment his acoustic approach and atmospheric piano accompaniments.

All music performances subject to weather – watch our social media for updates.
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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Alice Mee Bishop

Mermaid Quay

Alice has been singing for as long as she can remember. From the age of 11, she started training for a career in music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She attends the BRIT school and the RWCMD on the weekends. She loves singing pop, but her main repertoire is classical. Also Saturday 2 June. 

All music performances subject to weather – watch our social media for updates.
Click on TAKE A LOOK for more details about MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS performances at Mermaid Quay.

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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Nothing Too Heavy & Friends

Mermaid Quay

Enjoy the unique sound of Ellis Millard on vocals & ukulele, Peter Goss on cajun drum, joined by special guest guitarists, performing repertoire of classic to modern songs. Also Thursday 31 May & Friday 8 June.

All music performances subject to weather – watch our social media for updates.
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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Bay Rum Hounds

Mermaid Quay

Cardiff-based acoustic blues duo playing fun blues, R&R, gospel and ragtime on guitar and harmonica. Also Wednesday 30 May. 

All music performances subject to weather – watch our social media for updates.
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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Charlotte Fahey

Mermaid Quay

18 year old musician/ songwriter from the Llynfi Valleys, Charlotte Fahey is passionate about music and art. She loves to perform on her own and with other musicians, and to composes her own music and art. A

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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Patsy Hunt

Mermaid Quay

Patsy’s easy listening vibe –keyboard, ukulele and singing – is perfect for the waterfront at Mermaid Quay. Music is something she has always loved. Patsy started playing the trumpet when she was 9 and has been in the Vale of Glamorgan Brass Band for over 10 years playing various instruments. 

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The Great Brains Speed Quiz

Salt & The Dock

Feeling “Brainy”? Enter The Great Brains Speed Quiz. Great prizes to be won including a night B&B for 2 in a Brains Inn (Salt) and a £30 Brains gift card (The Dock). Entry £1 per person, max 6 people per team. 50% of proceeds go to Tenovus Cancer Care. T&Cs apply, check in venue.

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alternative routes event

Alternative Routes

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The Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre

Dance & Design from Cardiff’s emerging artists.  National Dance Company Wales & Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama.NDCWales Dancers and RWCMD Designers come together to make four fresh dance works in which design is the beating heart. Alt Routes gives unique access to experience the NEW and the NOW, and reject the NORMAL  Alt Routes has helped launch the careers of choreographers and designers for over 10 years.

MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Session

Mermaid Quay

Cameron and Ceri are the voices and lead musicians of the multi-award winning function and party band Session. As winners of Best Wedding Entertainment 2018 , Cameron and Ceri perform songs from the last six decades, delivered with a fresh and modern twist. Also Tuesday 29 May. 

All music performances subject to weather – watch our social media for updates.
Click on TAKE A LOOK for more details about MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS performances at Mermaid Quay.

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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Nothing Too Heavy & Friends

Mermaid Quay

Enjoy the unique sound of Ellis Millard on vocals & ukulele, Peter Goss on cajun drum, joined by special guest guitarists, performing repertoire of classic to modern songs. Also Thursday 31 May & Tuesday 5 June. 

All music performances subject to weather – watch our social media for updates.
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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Live Music Now Cymru Take Over Day

Mermaid Quay

Welsh music charity Live Music Now Wales musicians will be performing the penultimate day of the two week festival. Musicians will include guitarist and singer/songwriter John Nicholas, percussion group Quartet 19 and Welsh chamber folk pioneers Vri.

All music performances subject to weather – watch our social media for updates.
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MUSIC | MAGIC | LIGHTS: Soho Sopranos

Mermaid Quay

Soho Sopranos comprises husband and wife saxophonists Ray and Claire Westlake. Occasionally Ray will feature his vintage alto and Claire will solo on the flute. They play a wide mix of music which tends to be jazz-centred but extends to rock, pop or classical music as the occasion demands. Also Friday 1 June. 

All music performances subject to weather – watch our social media for updates.
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Belly

The Glee Club

After amicably exiting Throwing Muses and The Breeders, Tanya Donelly formed Belly with brothers Tom and Chris Gorman, and were joined by Gail Greenwood. Belly released two albums ~ the first being Star, which earned the band two Grammy nominations and sold two million copies worldwide ~ and the second album being King, produced by the legendary Glyn Johns.

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Opera a tavola

Opera Emporia at Carluccio’s Mermaid Quay

Carluccio’s Mermaid Quay

Enjoy A very special evening of food, wine & Italian opera at Carluccio’s in Mermaid Quay.  Start with Prosecco and tempting canapes, before sitting down to a specially selected 3-course dinner while Carluccio’s much loved opera group creates the perfect atmosphere.   Dinner & opera for £40*  * Ts&Cs Offer excludes other drinks.

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Craftfolk Craft Market

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Tacoma Square

Check out the eclectic selection of handmade crafts at this new market at Mermaid Quay.  Organised by CraftFolk, the red and white stalls will fill Tacoma Square with the work of genuine artists and crafts people who are keeping traditional skills alive, producing and selling their own high quality products.

Benjamin Zephaniah

The Glee Club

He befriended Nelson Mandela, fought in the 1980s race riots and recorded radical and relevant reggae music with Bob Marley’s former band. Benjamin Zephaniah was unable to read and write at school but became one of Britain’s most remarkable poets. And now he’s back with his first tour in eight years, to coincide with his remarkable autobiography,

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The Great Brains Speed Quiz

Salt & The Dock

Feeling “Brainy”? Enter The Great Brains Speed Quiz. Great prizes to be won including a night B&B for 2 in a Brains Inn (Salt) and a £30 Brains gift card (The Dock). Entry £1 per person, max 6 people per team. 50% of proceeds go to Tenovus Cancer Care. T&Cs apply, check in venue.

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On the Fringe in Landsea Square

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Cardiff Bay

CraftFolk’s distinctive red and white stalls will frame all three sides of Landsea Square and continue backing on to the railings of the upper board walk overlooking Cardiff Bay. This unique outdoor free event is an ideal showcase for genuine artists and crafts people who are keeping traditional skills alive by producing and selling their own high quality work.

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Cardiff International Food and Drink Festival 2018

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Roald Dahl Plass

The city’s original celebration of home grown produce and irresistible street food returns to Cardiff Bay with over 100 local, national and international producers.

Explore the host of stalls in the Street Food Piazza, Producers Fayre and Farmers’ Market. Sample a vast array of mouth-watering produce from local, national and international food and drink producers and discover tastes from across the globe.

The festival takes place in Roald Dahl Plass, 6 – 8 July 2018.

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bruno mars tribute

MARS LIVE – A Tribute To Bruno Mars

The Exchange Hotel

Performing live at the prestigious Exchange Hotel, fronted by the incredibly multi-talented Glenn Owen. He looks, sounds, and moves just like the man himself. This highly entertaining and energetic show features a full live band that even moves and dresses like Bruno Mars’ famous live band, ‘The Hooligans’.
Featuring all of Mars’ greatest hits including ‘24k Magic’, ‘Locked Out Of Heaven’, ‘When I Was Your Man’, ‘Just The Way You Are’, and of course the massive hit ‘Uptown Funk’.

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Craftfolk Craft Market

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Tacoma Square

Check out the eclectic selection of handmade crafts at this new market at Mermaid Quay.  Organised by CraftFolk, the red and white stalls will fill Tacoma Square with the work of genuine artists and crafts people who are keeping traditional skills alive, producing and selling their own high quality products.

The Great Brains Speed Quiz

Salt & The Dock

Feeling “Brainy”? Enter The Great Brains Speed Quiz. Great prizes to be won including a night B&B for 2 in a Brains Inn (Salt) and a £30 Brains gift card (The Dock). Entry £1 per person, max 6 people per team. 50% of proceeds go to Tenovus Cancer Care. T&Cs apply, check in venue.

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eisteddfod

National Eisteddfod

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Cardiff Bay

A unique experience for everyone. With over 1,000 different events taking place during the week, there’s something for everyone. Over 100 stalls & stands of all shapes & sizes showcasing the best Welsh products & all kinds of gifts. Enjoy live performances on the Open Air Stage or see the competitions in the Wales Millennium Centre. There’s a visual arts exhibition in the Senedd, a special centre – Shwmae Caerdydd – in the Pierhead for anyone interested in learning Welsh & loads more.

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Latrice Royale

The Glee Club

Come and join Latrice Royale for her one woman show in Birmingham. Her full show of singing and storytelling, assisted by her fiance Christopher, This show has been a total SELL OUT in the US and finally is coming to the UK!

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Craftfolk Craft Market

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Tacoma Square

Check out the eclectic selection of handmade crafts at this new market at Mermaid Quay.  Organised by CraftFolk, the red and white stalls will fill Tacoma Square with the work of genuine artists and crafts people who are keeping traditional skills alive, producing and selling their own high quality products.

August Bank Holiday weekend in Landsea Square

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Cardiff Bay

CraftFolk’s distinctive red and white stalls will frame all three sides of Landsea Square and continue backing on to the railings of the upper board walk overlooking Cardiff Bay. This unique outdoor free event is an ideal showcase for genuine artists and crafts people who are keeping traditional skills alive by producing and selling their own high quality work.

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The Great Brains Speed Quiz

Salt & The Dock

Feeling “Brainy”? Enter The Great Brains Speed Quiz. Great prizes to be won including a night B&B for 2 in a Brains Inn (Salt) and a £30 Brains gift card (The Dock). Entry £1 per person, max 6 people per team. 50% of proceeds go to Tenovus Cancer Care. T&Cs apply, check in venue.

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UK Rescue Organisation Challenge

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Roald Dahl Plass

Rescue teams from across the UK & beyond will compete in the challenge which includes vehicle extraction, trauma care, urban search & rescue, rope rescue & water rescue, sharing techniques & best practice.

Fascinating to watch + there will be public participation & fun activities in the Safety Village.

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The Great Brains Speed Quiz

Salt & The Dock

Feeling “Brainy”? Enter The Great Brains Speed Quiz. Great prizes to be won including a night B&B for 2 in a Brains Inn (Salt) and a £30 Brains gift card (The Dock). Entry £1 per person, max 6 people per team. 50% of proceeds go to Tenovus Cancer Care. T&Cs apply, check in venue.

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Mothership

The Glee Club

Led Zeppelin tribute MOTHERSHIP – described in Classic Rock Magazine as “the most authentic-sounding Zep tribute in the UK” – present a brand new show celebrating the music of the greatest rock band in history. Join us to celebrate more than two hours of live classic Zeppelin – complete with spectacular laser and multi-media support. Kashmir, Achilles Last Stand, No Quarter, Black Dog… expect all the classics, but expect the unexpected, too! A show not to be missed for any Zeppelin fan.

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Gary Delaney

The Glee Club

One of Britain’s leading one-liner comics returns 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, his brand new tour for 2018. Please note Coolio will not be appearing.

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The Great Brains Speed Quiz

Salt & The Dock

Feeling “Brainy”? Enter The Great Brains Speed Quiz. Great prizes to be won including a night B&B for 2 in a Brains Inn (Salt) and a £30 Brains gift card (The Dock). Entry £1 per person, max 6 people per team. 50% of proceeds go to Tenovus Cancer Care. T&Cs apply, check in venue.

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The Great Brains Speed Quiz

Salt & The Dock

Feeling “Brainy”? Enter The Great Brains Speed Quiz. Great prizes to be won including a night B&B for 2 in a Brains Inn (Salt) and a £30 Brains gift card (The Dock). Entry £1 per person, max 6 people per team. 50% of proceeds go to Tenovus Cancer Care. T&Cs apply, check in venue.

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