Opinion

Katie Brown’s cultural top 5

Katie Brown’s cultural top 5
June 18, 2012 1 Comment »

For the last year, Katie Brown has been blogging on all things cultural in and around Cardiff. Katie Brown: On Culture has taken the MA student to venues, performances, screenings and events right across the city. But as she prepares ... Read More »

Cellar Door Cardiff review

Cellar Door Cardiff review
June 14, 2012 64 Comments »

New Cardiff club night Cellar Door was launched at The Vaults in Bute Street last month. yourCardiff guest blogger Chris Sutherwood was at the most recent night, and explains why it is helping to revive Cardiff’s dance scene. Sat June ... Read More »

Literary Cardiff, by Katie Brown

Literary Cardiff, by Katie Brown
June 7, 2012 No Comments »

In the third of her ‘farewell posts’, Cardiff culture blogger Katie Brown talks about literary events in the city. While my last two posts have been very performance arts orientated, my first love is literature. Luckily, Cardiff provides just as ... Read More »

GUEST BLOG: How the local elections looked to a passer-by

May 8, 2012 1 Comment »

Last week’s local elections saw the Liberal Democrat and Plaid Cymru coalition swept from power in Cardiff and replaced by a new Labour administration. The election campaign was fierce at times, yet turn out on May 3 was just 34 ... Read More »

GUEST BLOG: ‘Stag and hen parties harm our city’

GUEST BLOG: ‘Stag and hen parties harm our city’
April 10, 2012 5 Comments »

  Last week, The Stag Company wrote a blog post on why Cardiff shouldn’t be ashamed of its reputation as a “stag do party city”. The firm, which organises tailor-made stag parties for grooms-to-be, admitted stag and hen parties suffer ... Read More »

GUEST BLOG: ‘Pontcanna Fields are the centre of city life, 365 days a year’

GUEST BLOG: ‘Pontcanna Fields are the centre of city life, 365 days a year’
March 26, 2012 1 Comment »

Cardiff Council has nominated four Cardiff recreation grounds for Royal protection under the Queen Elizabeth Fields II Challenge. If the nominations are approved by the charity Fields in Trust, Rumney Recreation Ground, Roath Recreation Ground, Pontcanna Fields, and Wilson Road ... Read More »

GUEST BLOG: ‘Rumney Rec is at the heart of the community – it deserves Royal approval’

GUEST BLOG: ‘Rumney Rec is at the heart of the community – it deserves Royal approval’
March 23, 2012 3 Comments »

Cardiff Council has nominated four Cardiff recreation grounds for Royal protection under the Queen Elizabeth Fields II Challenge. If the nominations are approved by the charity Fields in Trust, Rumney Recreation Ground, Roath Recreation Ground, Pontcanna Fields, and Wilson Road ... Read More »

Great pictures, shame about the presentation

September 7, 2011 No Comments »

Every year, my partner and I try to visit the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition. The pictures are always inspiring, even if you’re not especially a wildlife fan. Actually, the categories are broader than the term ‘Wildlife’ suggests and ... Read More »

Baycar, bag charge and free prescriptions: The law of unintended consequences

Baycar, bag charge and free prescriptions: The law of unintended consequences
September 6, 2011 4 Comments »

The actions of governments and other authorities always have unintended consequences. Sometimes these are beneficial, but they can often be detrimental to the general good. This will be the case when an incentive is created that encourages unwanted actions. Let’s ... Read More »

Could the Pied Piper of Hamelin solve Cardiff’s rat problem?

August 16, 2011 No Comments »

Well, I thought after seeing that headline “PLAGUE OF RATS HITS CITY”. Only one thing for it. So I picked up the phone. “Guten tag, mayor’s office, Hamelin Town. Ja mein Herr, I gettim now.” “Blimey,” said the mayor. “You ... Read More »