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Samba in the city!

Samadrome 2005 - fp resizedThe fourth Welsh Encontro took place in Cardiff over May bank holiday weekend, showcasing hundreds of samba performers, hosted by Cardiff’s very own community band, Samba Galêz. Were you lucky enough to attend any of the workshops or events? If so, we’d love to see your pictures and hear your comments here.

Find out a bit more about Samba Galêz and how you can get involved by watching a short video here.

Splott Railway Bridge makeover: love it or hate it?

David Morris - fp resizedSplott Road Railway Bridge has had a makeover, courtesy of Welsh artist, Andrew Smith. The bridge has not been painted for many years and was in a dilapidated state, giving a poor impression of Splott Road and the surrounding area. Local resident, David Morris has been in touch with MyCardiff to tell us a bit about the history of the bridge and to say that he welcomes the splash of colour at the gateway to Splott. But what do you think of it? Have your say here.

Judgement Day for The Globe

Jimi A The Globe - fp resizedThe Globe live music venue will be opening their doors again tonight. For good! The future of the 350 capacity venue situated on Albany Road, Roath, has been on Cardiff music-lovers’ minds since December 2009 when it was announced that the venue could lose its licence due to noise complaints made by local residents to Cardiff County Council. Read the full story and hear exclusive interviews here.

Quantity over quality for GPs in Cardiff?

The increase in Cardiff’s population means that doctors are taking on more patients leaving some GPs struggling to keep their waiting lists down. Out of 49 GP practices in Cardiff, 29 have a minimum of 6500 registered, with three under 2500 in Cardiff. Read more

Fear of future floods in Cardiff

IMG_377830 YEARS AGO Cardiff experienced its most extreme flooding caused by high tides and the overflow of the River Ely and Taff, it destroyed homes and businesses and killed two people. Since then defences have been put in place like the Cardiff Bay Barrage, which was primarily built to make a freshwater lake, but has also provided a barrier against high tides. Read more

Roath Finds calm in the Oasis

IMG_3778THE Oasis Centre located on The Parade in Roath, is a volunteer run drop-in centre aimed mainly at refugees and asylum seekers living in Cardiff. Click here to find out more about what’s on offer.

Grangetown Highlights

If you missed the Grangetown Communities First meeting last week never fear- read highlights here.


They’ve had their say, now you have yours…

Ballot boxElection fever is gripping the UK and we’ve asked some friends of myCardiff to say what they most want to see from the new government. But now we need your views too. So see what’s being said, then stick your oar in to the debate. Read more.

Eddie Izzard at the ATRiuM!

Eddie_Izzard - resized fpBritish comedian and ‘Marathon Man’ Eddie Izzard was at the ATRiuM on the morning of Monday 26th April. He even popped over to The Vulcan and signed their petition!

Does Cardiff have the X-Factor?

Yesterday the people of Cardiff amassed at the Cardiff City stadium to have their opportunity to prove they have the X-Factor. Read More

Kooki shop moves from Adamsdown to city centre

Chris from Kooki Two BitChris Evans together with his partner Hana Crisiant eighteen months ago opened a little shop in Adamsdown with original, customized and vintage clothing called Kooki Two Bit. Now they are moving into town. Kooki Two Bit reopens on June 4th at Looby Loo’s Boutique in High St Arcade. Watch an interview with the shop owner Chris Evans.

Digging deep for Heroes

The VulcanRegulars at Cardiff’s oldest pub raise a staggering £770 for the charity Help for Heroes after the nine-year-old daughter of two regulars organises a special quiz and raffle. Read more.

Test your Cardiff knowledge

quiz 5Do you know your Cardiff landmarks? If so then head to our newest photo quiz. Read more for more details.

Home-town heroes play sell out charity show at Fuel

There’s an electric atmosphere at Fuel for the triumphant return of Cardiff’s Tigertailz.

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Bocking Down the Bay

Thanks to the Welsh Bockers, Cardiff Bay has come on leaps and bounds.  Check out their gravity defying antics here.

Come join us, come join us!

Matt SilvaRumney RFC are out to discover the new Shane Williams with a summer recruitment drive aimed at capturing the best players in the locality. Head coach Matt Silva is already plotting. Read more.

Meet the team

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The MyCardiff team are a varied group with interests ranging from photography to martial arts, from sport to boxing. Read more to find out a bit more about us…