events at Mermaid Quay

2015
August

23 July, 2015 to 20 August, 2015

The Big Talent - Flash Mobs and Mini Concerts

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Come and join the fun of the Quayside this summer with The Big Talent! There will be flash mobs and mini concerts on various Thursday afternoons during July and Augut. See dates below.

Thursday 13 August - Little Mermaid
Thursday 20 August - CATS

*subject to weather conditions*

23 August, 2015

Cancer Research Wales Charity Walk

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Come and show your support for the Cancer Research Wales Charity Walk as they pass through Mermaid Quay.

29 August, 2015 to 31 August, 2015

RNLI Weekend

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Visit Mermaid Quay from Saturday 29 August - Monday 31 August for a weekend of fun with RNLI.

 

2015
September

24 July, 2015 to 6 September, 2015

Cardiff Bay Beach

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Cardiff Bay Beach returns to Raold Dahl Plass with even more seaside attractions to entertain families throughout the school holidays including an urban beach, shallow water play area and new, exciting seaside rides.

For the more energetic, the beach will have goalposts and nets for soccer and volleyball tournaments. And if beach sports aren't your scene why not relax on a deckchair under the giant parasols.

Open from 10am every day, entry is free with additional charges for facilities on site.

12 September, 2015

Ar Waith Ar Daith at Wales Millenium Centre

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Wales Millennium Centre has launched an epic, five-month artistic journey across Wales, created by outdoor arts experts Walk the Plank.

Ar Waith Ar Daith is a Welsh journey of myth and magic, culminating in a spectacular performance outside Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff on Saturday 12 September 2015.
 

13 September, 2015

Noah's Ark Charity Family Fun Walk

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This year’s Noah's Ark Charity Family Fun 3k or 10k Walk will be on Sunday 13th September 2015, meeting at the Norwegian Church for registration from 9.30am.

Take part in the warm up demonstrated by Maria, Zumba instructor at 10.45am then the walk will commence at 11am from the Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay. Fancy dress is optional and the route is suitable for buggies, wheelchairs and dogs. 

Registration which is £5 per person includes a t-shirt and a bottle of water which will be supplied on the day to save incurring high postage charges.  By wearing your t-shirt you will be part of our team and help raise awareness for the Noah's Ark Charity.

All proceeds will help support the 100,000 sick babies & children in Wales who are in need of treatment every year.
£35 raised sponsorship could allow us to give one hours cardiology treatment for the young patient.
£50 sponsorship could allow us to give one hours hydrotherapy care for a child
£70 raised sponsorship could pay for one bed for one hour in the paediatric intensive care unit.

Money raised by sponsorship will help make a real difference to the 100,000 vulnerable babies and children in Wales each year that need specialist and often life-saving treatment at the Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital for Wales.  Should you want any more information regarding the charity please have a look at our website www.noahsarkcharity.org.

Please register today to make a difference! Register here.

19 September, 2015 to 20 September, 2015

RUGBY WORLD CUP

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Too big to miss!
The rugby world cup is in town – we’ll be celebrating the 9 nations playing at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium: Ireland, Canada, Uruguay, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Georgia, France and, of course, Wales.

Full details to be confirmed.

2015
October

3 October, 2015

Tenovus Singaton for Breast Cancer Awareness at Mermaid Quay

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Come down to Mermaid Quay to enjoy this great all day event featuring Tenovus Choirs performing on the Quayside in their "Breast Cancer Awareness Singathon"!

It'll be a fabulous day with loads of great music so join us on the Quayside and show your support!
 

24 October, 2015 to 1 November, 2015

Drawing Water: The Big Draw Art Festival at Mermaid Quay

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Come and join the fun at Mermaid Quay this October Half Term.
There will be a great Art Festival at Mermaid Quay with activities, workshops, crafts, entertainment, competitions and a treasure hunt - fun for all the family.

Full details to be confirmed. 

2015
November

24 October, 2015 to 1 November, 2015

Drawing Water: The Big Draw Art Festival at Mermaid Quay

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Come and join the fun at Mermaid Quay this October Half Term.
There will be a great Art Festival at Mermaid Quay with activities, workshops, crafts, entertainment, competitions and a treasure hunt - fun for all the family.

Full details to be confirmed. 

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2016
July

23 July, 2015 to 20 August, 2015

The Big Talent - Flash Mobs and Mini Concerts

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Come and join the fun of the Quayside this summer with The Big Talent! There will be flash mobs and mini concerts on various Thursday afternoons during July and Augut. See dates below.

Thursday 13 August - Little Mermaid
Thursday 20 August - CATS

*subject to weather conditions*

24 July, 2015 to 6 September, 2015

Cardiff Bay Beach

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Cardiff Bay Beach returns to Raold Dahl Plass with even more seaside attractions to entertain families throughout the school holidays including an urban beach, shallow water play area and new, exciting seaside rides.

For the more energetic, the beach will have goalposts and nets for soccer and volleyball tournaments. And if beach sports aren't your scene why not relax on a deckchair under the giant parasols.

Open from 10am every day, entry is free with additional charges for facilities on site.

news & offers

NEW SUMMER SPECIAL AT GBK

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The new summer special at GBK is the ever so tasty NOLA Rolla.

Available at GBK Mermaid Quay from 22 July for 8 weeks until 15 September, the NOLA Rolla is inspired by the Deep South flavours of New Orleans and Louisiana. It's a slow sunset combination of 6oz beef, Cajun relish, crispy bacon, gorgonzola, chive & truffle mayo, onion jam and dill pickle in a brioche bun.

Available on its own or bundled up with fries and a shake.

Y'all hungry?

    WIN A DAY IN THE BAY WITH FGW'S ESCAPE MAGAZINE

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    Enter Mermaid Quay's competition in this season's edition of First Great Western's Escape magazine for your chance to win a fabulous day out for 2 at Mermaid Quay!

    This amazing prize package lets you and a friend or partner experience just some of what’s on offer:

    - A fabulous trip around Cardiff Bay on the Aquabus with unique views of Cardiff and Cardiff Bay from the water.
    - A bottle of champagne at Mermaid Quay’s sumptuous, glitzy champagne bar, the VIP Piano Lounge.
    - Eat out in style at San Martino, one of Mermaid Quay’s fantastic Italian restaurants, with authentic dining and picturesque waterfront views over the Bay.
    - Laugh the night away at Wales’ premier comedy venue, The Glee Club.
    - Unwind with a one-night stay at Holiday Inn Express Cardiff Bay.

    To enter just pick up a copy of Escape magazine on any First Great Western train.

    Terms & Conditions Apply:

    Competition closes 9 October 2015. Winner and guest must be over 18. Prize must be taken by 31 March 2016. Prize not valid during December 2015. No cash alternative. Prize subject to availability and individual terms & conditions.  Please check with each supplier.

    Aquabus: To be used before 31 March 2016.

    VIP Piano Lounge: To be used before 31 March 2016.

    San Martino: Meal for 2 to value of £50; A La Carte menu only; food and drinks included; cannot be used on key calender dates (bank holidays etc., or during the month of December); To be used before 31 March 2016.

    The Glee Club: Valid for any "Best In Live Stand Up Comedy" shows on Friday or Saturday nights or "Comedy Carousel" shows on Thursday nights; not valid during month of December; To be used before 31 March 2016.

    Holiday Inn: Subject to availability; Not valid during times when major events are on in Cardiff; To be used before 31 March 2016.

     

     

     

      COOL OFF AT COFFEE MANIA

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      Feeling the heat?

      Don't worry, Coffee Mania have a range of refreshing new iced teas, ice blended frappes and fruit coolers to enjoy in the sun.

      With tempting flavours such as Treat yourself to a watermelon iced green tea, jasmine and lime or cucumber and mint, you won't be able to stay away!

        KEN PICTON CELEBRATES IN STYLE

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        Multi-award winner Ken Picton, celebrated 25 years of his Cardiff salon this week with a lavish Champagne soiree and award event.

        The salon team was joined by VIP guests from the likes of L'Oreal Professionnel, ghd, Kerastase, as well as press, friends and family.

        Ken paid tribute to his team for their help and sopport in building the business and maintaining ther reputation as Wales' leasding destination salon.

        Congratulations Ken, and we hope the next 25 years is just as successful. 

        wagamama launches a fresh new menu

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        wagamama at Mermaid Quay is excited to reveal a new menu offering shoppers something delicious to enjoy. With fresh juices for those on the go, steamed buns and gyozas for the peckish and innovative new mains to satisfy hungry shoppers after a day of retail therapy.

        The chefs at wagamama have worked together to create unique flavour combinations. The newly designed menu brings the recipes’ fresh ingredients to life with tasting notes and images to guide you as you choose your perfect dish. Especially helpful if you are new to Asian cuisine and fancy giving it a whirl!

        An exciting addition is the new omakase section, meaning ‘to entrust the chef’ and includes a selection of innovative dishes specially chosen by wagamama’s expert chefs. Warm coconut seafood broth, marinated beef in a fragrant massaman curry sauce and tasty yakitori duck with zesty flavours are just some of the dishes to be enjoyed.

        What’s more, there is now the option to customise your dish, so for those who like it hot why not add an extra chili or two? wagamama fans need not fear, classic favourites such as katsu curry and prawn firecracker will remain firmly on the menu alongside other much-loved dishes. And if you fancy something to drink, wagamama are delighted to welcome a new range of Asian beers to the restaurant; Lucky Buddha, Hitachino Nest Beer and Singha.

        View the new menu here.

        Great offers at Salt

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        Visit Salt for these great new offers:

        Tapas Tuesdays
        Choose any of the tapas deals and add a glass of house wine for only £1!

        Thursday Burger Bonanza
        Choose one of our delicious burgers and one of our famous cocktails for just £9!

        New Spring Set Menu at Strada

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        Strada have launched a fabulous new Spring set menu.

        With 2 courses for £9.95 or 3 courses for £11.90 there's no excuse not to try it!

        View the menu below.

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        GBK launches new Spring/Summer menu

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        Summer is in the air (and on your plate) with the new Spring/Summer menu from Gourmet Burger Kitchen at Mermaid Quay.

        Marvel at the tastiness of the Bacon Pesterella. Go east with the exotic Lamb Ma Goa. And get the beers in with a cooler than cool new selection of brews. Available now at GBK, Mermaid Quay.

        View the menu and the new Junior menu here.

        CARLUCCIO’S OPENS ITS DOORS IN MERMAID QUAY, CARDIFF BAY

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        Carluccio’s is now open in Mermaid Quay, after a very successful and fun launch night with Antonio Carluccio himself.

        The second to launch in the capital of Wales, the new restaurant and foodshop brings the very best and true flavours of Italy to Cardiff Bay, just minutes from the city centre.

        Serving freshly prepared Italian food and drink all day every day, Carluccio’s at Mermaid Quay has whatever you fancy, whenever you fancy it. From breakfast and brunches through to leisurely lunches, the new restaurant offers a modern approach to dining while staying true to its Mediterranean roots and recreating a busy, Milanese ambiance at Cardiff Bay.

        THE CAFFÈ AND RESTAURANT
        From communal tables creating a lively atmosphere to an outdoor seating area for waterfront views, this Carluccio’s has something for everyone. With minimum fuss and maximum flavour being the bread and butter of Antonio Carluccio’s recipes and seasonal menus, the dishes are classic Italian with a contemporary twist.

        Starting with breakfast, from Carluccio’s Breakfast Magnifica (a choice of free range eggs with grilled smoky pancetta, sausage, sautéed mushrooms and toasted Italian bread, coffee or tea and a fresh juice) and Panettone (toasted slices of Italian fruit bread served with butter) to proper Italian coffees from one of Carluccio’s exclusive blends, Napoli or Milano, the genuine connections with Italy are shared seven days a week.

        For sharing, there are a variety of small plates including Polpette (beef meatballs in tomato sauce) and Caprese Bites (skewers of Buffalo mozzarella and cherry tomatoes drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil), and for friends and families that like to graze in the sunshine there is the magnificent Grandioso, with everything from Milano and Ventricina salami and pancetta wrapped prawns to homemade focaccia and bruschettine. The Trio di Pasta offers a sharing selection of any three of the handmade pastas on the menu for only £22 – choices include the Lobster Spaghetti (lobster tossed in spaghetti with crab, fresh tomato, basil and chilli), Penne Giardiniera (Pugliese penne with courgette, chilli and fried spinach balls with Italian cheese balls) and Ravioli (homemade delicate ravioli filled with spinach and ricotta, served in the traditional way with butter and sage).

        Other dishes include seasonal soups, fresh salads, fish and meat options, including the Tagliata di Manzo (sliced chargrilled rump steak, served with rocket leaves and shaved Parmesan, rosemary potatoes and tarragon mayonnaise) for two. A set menu is available and priced at only £10.99 for two courses with favourites such as Bruschetta and Milanese di Pollo (flattened chicken breast, bread-crumbed and fried with rocket and baby gem).

        To finish, there is an extensive dessert menu that includes Tiramisù ai Frutti Di Bosco (homemade fruity tiramisu of mascarpone cream with light sponge, mixed berries and raspberry coulis), artisanal Italian gelato and refreshing sorbets.

        Matching good food with good drink, enjoy craft beers, carefully selected Italian wines or an aperitivo, such as Peroni or Campari. The seasonal cocktail list is perfect for after-work drinks and escaping the hustle and bustle of city life, while the new brunch cocktails, including the Prosecco ‘Mimosa’ (a chilled bottle of Santa Sara Prosecco with sparkling orange on the side to individually mix), are the ideal pairings for a leisurely weekend brunch.

        THE FOODSHOP
        From lemon oils to chilli pesto, squid ink pasta to dried porcini mushrooms, honey cantucci to cappuccino truffles, as well as shelves of Italian wines, look no further than Carluccio’s foodshop. Jam-packed with specialist artisan products, packed to perfection and sourced from all over Italy, the store is not only great for gifts, but also a pit-stop for those heading home and searching for the perfect duo of pasta and sauce.

        Last but not least, the homemade Carluccio’s picnic hampers are not to be overlooked, available to pre-order and collect in the restaurant. Keep an eye out in-store or on Carluccio’s website for more information about the events that take place at Mermaid Quay.