Welcome to the latest edition of the Cardiffian’s Daily Briefing! This is our weekend offering. Here are a few ideas how to spend your weekend and a few dates for your diary.
Grand Slam day?
Today is a big day for Welsh rugby fans as Wales take on France at the Millennium Stadium at 14.45pm. Here at the Cardiffian we wish the Welsh team luck at their chance to win the Grand Slam.
Tickets for the game were sold out well in advance but if you don’t fancy watching the big game at home, Cardiff Council and the WRU have teamed together to bring an official supporters village to King Edward VII Avenue in the Civic Centre.
All three of today’s games will be shown on the big screen. Gates will open at 11:30 and the Italy Scotland game will be shown at 12.30pm, followed by the Welsh game, which in turn will be followed by the England Ireland match.
There will be food and beverage served on site and free entertainment. This will be the perfect atmospheric surrounding to watch the game and somewhere where fans can come together to show their support for the Welsh team.
Celebrate St Patrick's Day in style
Today, is a big day for another reason. As one of the Cardiffian’s Irish contingent, I would like to say Happy St Patrick’s day to all of the Irish in Cardiff. Everyone now seems to celebrate this Saint’s day and Cardiff is no exception.
To celebrate this night in style with traditional folk music, a jig, a pint of the black stuff, a hat and of course great craic, head to a selection of the city’s Irish bars. O Neill’s on St Mary Street has held a week’s worth of activities. On the same street, Kitty Flynn’s will offer traditional music, as well as Dempsey’s Irish Bar on Castle Street.
For those who are not interested in today’s rugby and who love a little bit of artistry, Prefab Clothing on Albany Road are holding a junk to jewellery workshop today between 12 and 4pm. As part of Climate Week the store will be running a workshop where you can turn your junk into jewellery.
People are urged to come along to sift through the junk box in the store to create a new ultimate accessory. You can even take some of your old jewellery to put in the box or to revitalise. The workshop is available to anyone and no booking is required. You can take your new item of jewellery away for just £2.50. The proceeds will go to Cardiff YMCA.
Here’s a date for your diary. For those of you who like crafts and cakes, why not try both at the same time. Emma Jane’s Cupcake Kitchen on Crwys Road has teamed together with Crafty Cakes Cardiff for the first time to offer an Easter treat.
For a mere £15, in the quaint surroundings of the Cupcake Kitchen, people can socialise, eat cakes and drink tea or coffee while producing an Easter garland. The event will take place on Wednesday April 4 between 6.30pm and 9.00pm. For information contact Emma Jane on email@example.com or telephone 07515369443 or Becca on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07843442273.
For photography lovers, Cardiff based freelance photographer Dan Green is holding an exhibition in the foyer of the Cardiff University School of Optometry and Vision Sciences on Maindy Road.
Dan Green visited Ghana with the Safe Foundation charity in January 2010 as a volunteer to help build a school in the Asawasi region of Kumasi, the country’s second largest city.He took photographs of the people and communities he experienced. It is a free exhibition and will be held in the building for three months.
We hope all this keeps you going until Monday, when we’ll be back with some more of Cardiff’s best. Got an event you want to plug? Or have you written a blog about Cardiff? Give us a shout email@example.com or tweet us @cardiffian_news. As always, we’re all ears.