The Weekend Ahead: November 9-11

November 9, 2012 No Comments »

It’s Remembrance Sunday this weekend, with several events happening across the city where you can mark the day and pay your respects.

Elsewhere, Britain’s Got Talent are in town looking for new contestants, and there’s also craft markets, food markets, a Cardiff Devils game and more. Whatever you do, have a great weekend.


The first of the weekend’s Remembrance events is the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama’s Remembrance Concert this evening from 7.15pm. The RWCMD Brass Band will play a concert of “wartime brass classics”, including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and Eric Coates’ Dambusters March. Tickets for the concert in the Dora Stoutzker Hall will cost £10, or £8 for concessions. More details here.


The autumn international series begins this weekend when Wales play Argentina at the Millennium Stadium. Kick off is at 2.30pm. If you’re heading into the city centre, we’ve got all the travel advice you need here.

St Fagans National History museum will mark Remembrance Day on Saturday with its annual service at its Newbridge war memorial. Pay your respects at the service between 10.50am and 11.20am.

The autumn colours this year have been beautiful, so why not learn how to capture them at their best with a one day autumn photography workshop at Bute Park’s education centre on Saturday. Designed for people with intermediate photographic skills as well as covering basics such as aperture, shutter speeds and composition, the workshop will run from 9.30am to 3.30pm and cost £35. Anyone wanting to take part will need to bring their own camera. Call 029 2044 5911 for more details.

The weekly Roath Real Food Market, held at the Mackintosh Centre on Keppoch Street, will run from 9.30am to 1pm.

Britain’s Got Talent comes to Cardiff this weekend, with auditions being held in the Swalec Stadium on Saturday and Sunday. If you haven’t already registered for an audition but want to take part, arrive at 9am, 1pm or 4pm on Saturday, November 10, or Sunday, November 11.


Wales’ national Remembrance service takes place on Sunday morning in Cardiff. Detachments from the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Air Force, the Wales University Royal Navy Unit, the Army’s University Officer Training Corps and the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets will march from King Edward VII Avenue to the Welsh National War Memorial in Alexandra Gardens, Cathays Park, where they will arrive by 10.40am and form up around the memorial. The Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Welsh will then perform until the service begins shortly before 11am, led by Cardiff Council’s honorary chaplain, Reverend Stewart Lisk. At 10.59am a bugler will sound the Last Post, followed by gunfire at 11am to mark the start of the two minutes’ silence. Wreaths will be laid by the First Minister Carwyn Jones and leader of Cardiff Council Heather Joyce. Any members of the public who would like to lay a wreath can do so before or after the service. After the service, participants and guests will gather outside City Hall to watch the march past and salute taken by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Derrick Morgan.

Roath’s Milkwood Gallery will hold a contemporary craft and vintage market from 11am until 4pm on Sunday. Stalls at the Lochaber Street gallery will include handmade and upcycled goods. There will also be tea and cake and a raffle. Entry is free.

This week sees the return of the monthly “Second Sunday Writing Session” at Chapter, between 10am and 2pm. New and experienced writers are invited to write new material under the guidance of creative writing teacher Briony Goffin. The session costs £35 and you can book by e-mailing

Gamers Rules of Play will host their regular Boardgaming Sunday event at Chapter from 5.30pm on Sunday night. Bring your own board game or choose one from their demo library.

Stuck for something to fill your Sunday evening before heading back to work on Monday? Head down to the ice arena in Cardiff Bay to watch Cardiff Devils play Fife Flyers at 6pm. Adult tickets cost £17, concessions £11 and children £6 and can be bought here.

Riverside Market will be on Fitzhamon Embankment from 10am to 2pm.

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