events at Mermaid Quay

2014
April

18 April, 2014 to 21 April, 2014

EASTER ON THE WATERFRONT

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Four days of fantastic free family fun on the quayside over the Easter Holiday weekend.

Starting at 12 noon each day from Good Friday 18 April through to Easter Monday 21 April.

Every day:

Meet the Easter Bunny (on the hour, every hour till 4pm)

PLUS

Take part in the Easter Egg Hunt with a lucky dip prize for everyone, plus the chance to win £40 to spend at GBK or wagamama.

On Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 April:

See the amazing 'Alf' - a multi-skilled, professional circus entertainer, performing incredible walkabout balloon modelling, close-up magic tricks and juggling.

 

2014
May

24 May, 2014 to 1 June, 2014

MERMAID QUAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Lots of live music on the waterfront plus a host of family fun including make & take workshops, street theatre and much more.

More details on the website soon.

25 May, 2014

SCOTT MATTHEWS AT THE GLEE CLUB

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Ivor Novello award-winning singer-song writer and mesmeric live performer Scott Matthews returns to Glee Club Cardiff on Sunday 25 May 2014.

Scott Matthews starts 2014 with a brand new self-produced album entitled Home Part 1, which was released in March. It is his fourth studio album.

Scott’s debut album, Passing Stranger, contained an eclectic mix of styles and featured the world renowned tabla player, Sukvinder Singh Namdari, who had played alongside such artists as Ry Cooder and Ravi Shankar. And it wasn't long before Scott was getting national airplay from the likes of Janice Long, Mark Radcliffe and Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2.
 
Scott's first single Elusive was released in September 2006. The single received much airplay from BBC Radio DJs Jo Whiley, Dermot O'Leary, and Zane Lowe. Lowe played Elusive once each night as his chosen 'Single of the Week'. Matthews also visited the station to perform Elusive and other songs from the album.
 
Scott has not only embarked on a number of sell-out headline tours, but has also been fortunate enough to tour with some of the world’s most respected artists, including, Foo Fighters, Snow Patrol, Rufus Wainwright, Tori Amos and Robert Plant.
 
“He’s fantastic...an absolute genius” – Janice Long BBC Radio 2
 
The show takes place at Glee Club Cardiff on Sunday 25th May. Tickets, priced £12.50, are available from www.glee.co.uk.

Door open 7pm. Age: 16+

2014
June

24 May, 2014 to 1 June, 2014

MERMAID QUAY MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Lots of live music on the waterfront plus a host of family fun including make & take workshops, street theatre and much more.

More details on the website soon.

2014
July

5 July, 2014

THE TENOVUS BIG SINGATHON

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Come along to Mermaid Quay on Saturday 5 July, to enjoy some incredible choir performances and support Tenovus - Wales' leading cancer charity - in their Big Singathon on the quayside (outside Terra Nova).

A great atmosphere is guaranteed with 18 different choirs performing throughout the day from 10.30am to 7.00pm.

 

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JOANNA JOYS CHOCOLATE EMPORIUM

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Indulge your sweet tooth at Joanna Joys Chocolate Emporium. Just opened on Bute Street in the heart of Mermaid Quay, the new Joanna Joys shop is a treasure trove of edible delights.

If you're looking for a gift or want to treat yourself, there's sure to be something suitable at Joanna Jpys. Check out the fantastic chocolate shoes and handbags, chocolate champagne bottles and dollipops, many handmade in Wales. Plus there's Joe's Ice Cream from Swansea, home made crepes and the chocolate fountains, plus slushies for the kids.

If the answer is chocolate, who cares about the question?

    GLEE CLUB VOTED BEST IN WALES & SOUTH WEST

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    The Glee Club at Mermaid Quay has recently been voted the best comedy venue in Wales and the South West. 

    Part of the prestigious Chortle Comedy Awards, which aims to profile the best in live comedy, the venue awards are voted for by both comedy fans and industry insiders, who are asked to pick their top three clubs across the UK.

    It is the ninth year the Cardiff venue has won the award, since the ceremony’s inauguration 14 years ago by leading comedy industry website www.chortle.co.uk.

    More than 9,000 people voted in the best venue category, which saw The Glee Club pick up an additional award for its Birmingham site in the Midlands and the East of England.

    Owner of the Glee Clubs Mark Tughan, who joined celebrities’ Joey Essex, Stewart Lee and Bobby Davro at the awards ceremony in London, said: “Once again I’ve been swept off my feet by the sheer weight of public support. Unlike other awards Chortle doesn’t ask respondents for their favourite comedy venue in each region, but their top three throughout the UK, which means both venues, are consistently being listed alongside some of the most established names in the industry.   

    “What makes it even better is that a lot of comedians also vote in these awards, which reaffirms my belief that not only have we created venues where audiences feel they can go to see the very best in live comedy, but also a place where comedians truly enjoy performing.

    “We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us and made this award possible. For our part we remain committed to bringing the best in live stand-up comedy from around the world here to Cardiff.”

    Other notable winners included Ed Gamble for Best Compere, Paul Sinha for Best Club Comic and Sara Pascoe for Breakthrough Act - all of whom have performed at the Glee Club during the past year.

    To find out more about the Glee Club and to see the latest line ups click through to our website.

     

      GBK OFFER FOR LONDON MARATHON RUNNERS

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      Completing a marathon is a major achievement. If you need even more incentive to go for that medal, then GBK have a reward waiting for you!

      They're offering a FREE burger to anyone who finishes the 2014 London Marathon. Just head for GBK wearing your medal and you'll be rewarded with a burger of your choice and a mini bottle of Prosecco to help toast your awesome achievement.

      And if your weary supporters are dining with you, they too will receive a complimentary mini bottle of Prosecco when they order a main from the menu. So that's bubbly and celebrations for all.

      This offer runs from 13 - 15 April, so feel free to turn up and in need of a burger fix either after the race or hobble in a day or two later.

      You'll need your medal to qualify for this offer though, so keep it close!

        APRIL LIVE MUSIC AT SALT

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        On Friday 18 April, there's live music from Latin Perspective at Salt.

        Entry is free and Salt is open until 2am.

        There's also 2-4-1 on cocktails, so a great night is guaranteed.

         

          JUNIOR MENU AT GBK

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          The Junior menu at GBK is perfect for little people with big appetites.

          Recommended for children under 12, there's a great choice of either beef, chicken, veggie or fish burger plus a side and a drink for £6.95.

          Add a sweet for just £1 extra - choose from Greek yoghurt & honey ice cream, frozen strawberry yoghurt or Madagascan vanilla ice cream.

            TOP GUN MASCOT NAMING COMPETITION

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            Throughout April, Top Gun Fish and Chip Restaurant at Mermaid Quay are running a competition for local primary schools in the area. The competition has previously been run in Top Gun’s two other premises. The schools that have been selected to take part have been asked to name the new Top Gun mascot which was designed by Mumph Multimedia. The mascot follows the tradition of the previous two lighthouses, however the new mascot features a mermaid, primarily because it is located at Mermaid Quay.

            The competition, which is free to enter, has two prizes.  The winning student will win a birthday party for 20 children in the new Top Gun Restaurant at Mermaid Quay and the school will win £500 to spend where deemed necessary.

            The entry form has been designed to be cut when completed, so that Top Gun only receive the suggested mascot names. The other section is to be retained by the school to identify the children’s names. The winner of the competition will be asked to attend the mascot launch and be photographed with a teacher or representative from the school when the prizes will be handed out.

            The entry forms should be completed and returned to Top Gun by 9th May. The winner will then be selected and will be contacted directly to arrange a photo call.

            Healthy Eating and Sustainable Sources

            Top Gun uses a palm oil, which is a non hydrogenated fat, and thick cut their chips so that the surface area is greater, therefore reducing the amount of fat absorbed during cooking. Fish is high in Omega 3. Top Gun offer a full Gluten Free range including fish, chips and sausages. Red Tractor approved chickens, sustainably sourced fish and British grown potatoes.

              STRADA NOW OPEN FOR BREAKFAST

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              Strada at Mermaid Quay is now open for breakfast from 8am to 12 noon all week.

              Enjoy a delicious range of breakfast dishes from classic Eggs Benedict to Strada's signature Avocado Smash!

              There's something for everyone, including breakfast for bambinos. The breakfast menu is packed full of innovative and fresh Italian specialities from top quality ingredients - all eggs at Strada are free range.

              They also serve Musetti Italian coffee and a selection of exciting new juice cocktails to pick you up for the day ahead.

                SMILES DENTAL APRIL OFFER

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                A great offer from Smiles Dental - book your Invisalign/Orthodontic treatment at Smiles during April and receive a FREE Home Whitening Kit worth £200 on completion of your treatment.

                  EASTER ON THE WATERFRONT

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                  Four days of fantastic free family fun at Mermaid Quay for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

                  From Good Friday 18 April through to Easter Monday 21 April, starting at 12 noon each day, the entertainment includes the Easter Bunny and an Easter Egg Hunt, with a lucky dip prize for everyone who takes part. All completed entry forms will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win £40 to spend at GBK or wagamama.

                  On Saturday 19 and Easter Sunday 20 April, come along and be amazed by the 'five foot of fun' that is Alf - a multi-skilled, professional circus entertainer, as he performs his walkabout balloon modelling, close-up magic and juggling.

                   

                    WELSH HEARTS 5K EASTER BUNNY FUN RUN

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                    Join hundreds of other bunnies and furry creatures for the Welsh Hearts 5k Easter Bunny Run around Cardiff Bay.

                    An exciting and fun morning to help keep those hearts beating faster with this great fundraising event which will bring the whole community together to help save Welsh lives.

                    Join the Mad Hatter who will lead you on the 5k run - walk, hop, jog or cycle as you chase his carrot around Cardiff Bay with your speed enhancing bunny ears!

                    Meet the Easter Bunny plus there's prizes for the best fancy dress and an Easter Bonnet Competition.

                    Meet at The Oval Basin, Cardiff Bay in front of the Wales Millennium Centre. Registration from 9.15am. Warm Up at 10.45am. Race starts at 11am.

                    Entry £5 per person. Register on line at: www.welshhearts.org/bunnyrun.org

                    A great family Easter Fun Run for all the hearts of Wales!