I’m trying my upmost to rekindle my wonder for exploring places, its difficult when you’re in a place where you’ve lived for almost half your life. But don’t assume by any means that I dislike Cardiff, perhaps there are a few things I would like to improve (*ahem*public transport*ahem*), but on the whole there have been many exciting and fun things happening round here recently.
The Empty Walls Project, occuring between September and October, brightened Cardiff streets with an array of various pieces from local to international street artists. At the same time the Cardiff Contemporary festival featured a wide range of exhibitions, events and activities open for all to experience. One of my favourites being the zine library next door to The Abacus gallery.
Chapter Arts made great use of Castell Coch for a fun screening of James Whale’s Frankensten accompanied by homemade pizza and the occasional sprinkle of rain.
If you wander down Dumballs road on a Friday or Saturday evening, look for a big yellow door (most likely with a long queue outside it), there you will find the Depot. The Depot is home to Street Feast Cardiff till the 20th of December, where you have a chance to enjoy such things such as a hot dog with coca cola fried onions, creme brulee or spicy pad-thai fries.
I will finish with a mention of local places that I have visited and loved; Science Cream for their vegan pumpkin flavoured ice cream, the new location of Waterloo Tea in Wyndham Arcade, Wahaca’s beautiful Mexican food and The Abacus for hosting the Christmas Bazaar – which I participated selling at (and also for The Abacus being a consistently interesting gallery to visit).
Mural by Philip Morgan
Cardiff Contemporary’s selection of zines
Mural by Ekstraternek
Mural by Hyuro
Castell Coch for a screening of Frankenstein
Ready to watch Frankenstein at Castell Coch
Mmmm, pumpkin flavour ice cream
Street Feast Cardiff at the Depot
A birthday painting I made, featuring one of the best films Japanese horror Hausu
A Sunday afternoon in Wyndham Aracde
Chocolate chilli cake and Peach blossom tea in Waterloo tea
Getting my work ready for The Abacus’ Christmas Bazaar
An abstract pastel painting I created
Tiny version of my Iceland Mural
My stall up and ready to sell
Alex from Stitch City’s stall