There is still fun to be had in Cardiff this year
It's hard to believe we're already two thirds of the way through the year; 2016 has flown by! However, don't let the fact that shops have started stocking their Christmas gear get you down; Cardiff still has plenty of events on offer before the year winds down, and today we're going to highlight the ones we're most excited about!
Street Food Circus – 18 August-25 September
If you haven’t visited the Street Food Circus yet, you’re missing out on some of the best food Cardiff has to offer. The Food Circus takes place in Sophia Gardens next to Cardiff Castle and is open from 6pm-11pm on Thursdays and Fridays, 2pm-11pm Saturdays, and 12pm-6pm Sundays.
Whether you fancy a grilled cheese from Mr Croquewich, a delicious pizza from Dusty Knuckle, or just want to explore and try something new, you’re sure to find something to suit your tastes.
Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected – 17 & 18 September
To celebrate Roald Dahl’s centenary birthday, Cardiff is going to be transformed into a scene straight out of one of his books. While what’s actually going to happen to the city is relatively hush-hush, it has been noted that a large number of actors and entertainers have been hired for the event, so expect something wacky and magical.
The event will included readings from unknown readers in unusual locations, and a pyjama picnic in Bute Park on the Sunday. This is definitely this year’s not-to-be-missed event!
Comic Con Cymru: Capitol Takeover – 24 & 25 September
Comic Con has been a popular event in Cardiff for years, and this year Comic Con Cymru will be taking over the Capitol shopping centre with all things geeky.
The weekend will include autograph sessions, vintage 16mm movie screenings, and more. Guests that will be appearing include Ross O’Hennessy who played the Lord of Bones in Games of Thrones and Tony Philpott the puppeteer who controlled Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi.
It’s sure to be a fun event for people who like to be a bit geeky.
Hallowe’en Underground Cinema – 22, 23 & 24 October
Things will get a bit spooky around Halloween, with Cardiff Castle hosting underground film screenings, so you can be immersed in the creep factor.
The films being shown include Labyrinth, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Lost Boys, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Even if you aren’t a huge fan of scary films, there’s something for you to watch and celebrate Halloween in the best possible way.
Peter Pan & Mary Poppins – 10-14 January
Rounding off the year has to be a show, and Cardiff has some brilliant shows on offer.
This year’s pantomime in the New Theatre is Peter Pan starring David Hasslehoff as Captain Hook! If you’re looking to prepare for Christmas with something light-hearted and silly, this is for you.
The Christmas show at the Wales Millennium Centre is Mary Poppins, the award-winning musical by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, it’s bound to help you have a jolly holiday.
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