Good morning Cardiff!
Spring is here…
Yes, spring is officially here. Well, sort of… In fact, it’s caused a surprising amount of argument over the years. The Met Office may class the first day of spring as March 1, but traditionally, spring starts on the night of March 20 / 21. According to space.com, spring (or if you’re into the lingo, the vernal equinox) will make its earliest arrival since 1896. According to folklore, the position of the sun and the planets during the equinox means miraculous feats of balance can occur. You may laugh, but this explains the bizarre images of precariously balanced eggs and brooms popping up on YouTube. Rather like this one…
And if you can tear yourself away from all that egg balancing, why not pop along to Chapter Arts Centre this evening for the opening night of A View from the Bridge? Set in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge in 1950s New York, the first play in Chapter’s “banned theatre” season documents the lives of Italian migrant dock workers. When it was first published, Arthur Miller’s play was refused a performing licence due to its controversial themes of sexual obsession and supposed homosexuality. The performance will start at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10.
Singing, dancing and ribaldry…
Also opening today is As You Like It, at New Theatre. As one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, expect the usual mixture of love struck heroes, cross-dressing heroines, riotous jesters and even the odd shepherdess. The performance promises to be “funny, festive and romantic”. Tickets start from £9.50.
Are you sitting comfortably?
If that doesn't tickle your fancy, then head along to Milgi Lounge for a spot of supper and storytelling. City Road’s quirky café / bar will be hosting an evening of stories and music in its atmospheric yurt. If there are any budding storytellers or musicians out there, pop along early and chat to the hosts to secure yourself a spot. And even better, admission is free. If you’ve never been to Milgi before, here’s what it’s all about…
What else can we tell you about…? Ah, yes!
Up close and personal
If you’re like us and can’t get enough of Cardiff blogs, check out Cardiff Arcades Project. This photo blog by Amy Davies really caught our eye. Winner of best photo blog in the Wales blog awards 2011, this blog gets up close and personal with the city’s historic arcades. See the shops and boutiques as you’ve never seen them before.
That’s all for now folks.
Have a good day!