The Weekend Ahead: January 11-13

January 11, 2013 No Comments »
An exhibition about the history of the Caerau Hillfort, the final weekend of the Artes Mundi exhibition, and Roath Real Food Market are all happening in Cardif this weekend.

An exhibition about the history of the Caerau Hillfort, the final weekend of the Artes Mundi exhibition, and Roath Real Food Market are all happening in Cardif this weekend.

Here’s our round-up of what’s happening in Cardiff over the next few days. We’re always looking for more to add to our list, so if you have an event you’d like us to includes, e-mail or tweet us @yourcardiff.


This weekend is your last chance to see the seven shortlisted entries for the Artes Mundi prize, which has been exhibited since October at the National Museum Cardiff. Mexican artist Teresa Margolles was named winner of the £40,000 prize back in November, with a work that examines the subject of death, including a section of a floor where one of her friends was found murdered, but you see work by all the shortlisted entrants. New to the prize this year is the audience choice award, where members of the public will have a chance to have their say on which work they like best. The results of this will also be announced this weekend. The exhibition is on until Sunday, and the museum is open 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Entry is free.

St Fagans National History Museum is hosting a special day of events about Caerau hillfort on Saturday. YourCardiff reported last year that Action in Caerau and Ely (ACE) had been been given £9,600 by the Heritage Lottery Fund to begin creating a heritage trail around the hillfort, which was the subject of an excavation by Channel 4’s Time Team in April 2012. St Fagans will be holding two sessions, between 12pm and 1pm, and 2pm and 3pm, where you can find out more about the little known Iron Age site.

Cardiff City play Ipswich at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday, and Cardiff Bus and the club are offering fans reduced fares and a dedicated shuttle bus for the game. Fans who produce their match or season ticket on Cardiff Bus services on Saturday will be able to buy a day ticket for £2.20 (saving £1.20). The reduced price will apply from three hours before kick off at 3pm. There will also be a Cardiff Bus shuttle service between stand C5 at Cardiff Bus Station and the ASDA Bus Stop on Leckiwth Road, and this will run every 15-20 minutes until half an hour before kick-off, and up to one hour after the final whistle has blown.

The Free For All Festival continues at The Full Moon and The Moon Club this weekend. The month-long programme of free gigs at the Womanby Street venues will host an album launch from No Choice on Friday night, as well as performances from This System Kills and Swinging Stylers. On Saturday night, the bill includes Afro Cluster – one of the highlights of Swn 2012 – and Cut Capers. On Sunday night, Godbomber, Gung Ho and Glasswatercage all take to the stage. For full details see The Moon Club’s website or the Free For All Festival’s Facebook page.

Roath Real Food Market will be in its regular slot at the Mackintosh Centre on Keppoch Street from 9.30am to 1pm on Saturday, and the St Mary Street Market will also be running from 11am to 5pm with vintage clothes, antiques, books, food, bric-a-brac, furniture and more.


Rules of Play’s monthly Boardgame Sunday returns to Chapter Arts Centre on Sunday night. Join them in the bar from 5.30pm.

Dante Quartet, one of Britain’s leading string quartets, is performing in the National Museum Cardiff on Sunday morning for its Cardiff Coffee Concert. They will perform Haydn’s “Dream” Quartet and the first quartet by Kodály. The performance will start at 11.30am with tickets costing £10 for adults and £6.60 concessions.

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

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