Event - ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup
Location - Cardiff International White Water,
Date - 17 - 20 June 2013 (Practice
21 - 23 June 2013 (Competition)
Following on from the success of last year's competition, the Canoe
Slalom World Cup returns to the Cardiff
International White Water Centre again this
This top class competition sees the world's best canoeists go head
to head over the ferocious rapids and will test the very best as
they tackle a testing course of obstacles and gates.
Organised by International Canoe Federation, the Cardiff event is one of
several rounds as part of the World Cup Series with other events
taking part in Germany, Spain and Slovenia.
Tickets for the event are available from the
official website and if you find yourself inspired to give it a go you
can find out more about the venue at the Cardiff International
White Water website.
And just to whet you're appetite take a look at the 2012 promo
video - 2013 promises to be just as exciting.
Event - Doctor Who Experience Official
Location - Cardiff Bay
Date - 20 July 2012 (Tickets on sale from 14 June
Look carefully at any episode of Doctor Who
and the chances are that you will notice the odd Welsh location or
two. That's because the highly popular drama is filmed in
Wales, at the new BBC studios in Cardiff Bay and at various
locations around the country.
Not surprising therefore that a superb new visitor experience
for Doctor Who fans is due to open in Cardiff this summer. In
fact it's located right opposite the studios.
The Doctor Who Experience is the first ever interactive Doctor Who
exhibition that invites visitors to star in their very own Doctor
Who adventure. Arriving at the venue they will step through a crack
in time to become the Doctor's companion, taking on the challenge
of reuniting the Doctor with the TARDIS whilst fending off threats
from some of his most fearsome foes - entering a Dalek spaceship
and finding a way through a maze of Weeping Angels. Featuring a
replica of the Eleventh Doctor's TARDIS which visitors get to fly
themselves the interactive walk-through culminates in a stunning 3D
finale that sets the scene for fans entering the exhibition.
Tickets go on sale on 14 June with the attraction opening to the
public on 20 July 2012.
There'll be an
international flavour to Cardiff Bay this weekend (8-9 July) as it
hosts its annual Cardiff International Food & Drink
Festival. Taste buds will be tantalised by a huge array of
food and drink from all over the world including traditional
cheeses, sumptuous chocolates and specialist liqueurs.
There'll also be a Welsh flavour to proceedings with a Farmers'
Market selling the best local produce while there'll be plenty of
demonstrations, hands on workshops as well as music and
entertainment throughout the weekend to keep the entire family
The festival is centred on Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay and runs
from 8-10 July. More information is available on their
National Geographic know a thing or two about travelling
the world, so when they publish their list of the 10 Best Trips of
Summer 2011 the people tend to take notice.
That's why we were thrilled to see that on the list at number 6
was Cardiff. Now I know we are slightly biased but we've
known all along that Cardiff with it's mixture of modern facilities
alongside historic attractions is a great place to visit but it's
now great to see National Geographic agreeing with us.
Joining us on the list were the likes of Patagonia, Alaska and
Honduras.Here is what they've got to say about Cardiff:
Historically a city of castles and coal, Wales's capital is
emerging as a modern sports-entertainment destination. Summer
action centers on Cardiff Bay, once the world's largest
coal-exporting port, now a 500-acre freshwater lake with eight
miles of waterfront. Surrounding diversions, part of Europe's
largest waterfront development, include shopping and dining at
Mermaid Quay, rafting and kayaking at Cardiff International White
Water, and windsurfing and powerboating on the bay. Celebrate the
August bank holiday weekend (August 27-29) at the Cardiff Harbour
Festival featuring tall ships, free activities, and, new for 2011,
the Breitling Wingwalkers aerobatic formation team. From
Mermaid Quay, take an Aquabus or water taxi up the River Taff or
bike along the Taff Trail to Cardiff's compact city center.
Signature sites here include the free National Museum Cardiff
(closed Mondays), iconic Cardiff Castle (host of the Grand Medieval
Melee, August 13-14), the 150-store St. David's (named Global
Retail Leisure International's 2010 international shopping center
of the year), and Millennium Stadium, site of several London 2012
Olympic Games soccer matches.
See the full article and list
If you've been to Cardiff Bay recently you can't
fail to have noticed the landmark buildings of the Wales Millennium
Centre or the Senedd, home to Wales' National Assembly. But
did you also notice, sitting quietly on the eastern side of the bay
a tiny white church.
This is Cardiff's Norwegian Church, a legacy of the days when the
city's docks were one of the busiest in the world and frequented by
sailors from all over the globe, including Norway. It was
built in 1868 and as well as being a place of worship it also acted
as a sort of community centre for Scandinavian sea men where they
could meet up and socialise with their countrymen. It was at
this church that the famous children's author Roald Dahl, born in
Cardiff to Norwegian parents, was christened in 1916.
With the decline of Cardiff docks the church finally closed its
doors in 1974 and fell into disrepair. It was restored and
reopened as an arts centre and coffee shop in 1992.
The church has undergone further refurbishment work this year and
re-opened last week to coincide with the annual Norwegian Day
The church continues to be a arts centre and is open 7 days a week
with a varied programme of performances and exhibitios while the
newly extended coffee shop serves a range of mouth watering cakes
and dishes with a distinctive Norwegian flavour all whilst enjoying
the panoramic views across the bay.
Happy Birthday Techniquest. Cardiff's fantastic science
discovery centre is now 25 years old.
It's come along way since it's humble beginnings in a warehouse on
the site where the Wales Millennium Centre now stands. Still
in Cardiff Bay but now in it's own purpose built complex it is one
of the best hands on science centres in the country.
Take a look at this and see for yourself:
Take a look at what they're doing to celebrate their brithday on