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World Cup Comes to Cardiff

Just weeks before they compete at the London 2012 Olympics, the world's best canoeists descend on Cardiff for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup.

Held from 8-10 June at the Cardiff International White Water Centre, professional paddlers from all corners of the World will battle a 300 metre course of ferocious rapids, hidden obstacles and 25 gates in a competition to get home in the fastest time. It will be an adrenalin fuelled race of speed and skill.

And when the professionals have gone home why not have a go on the rapids yourself. Don't worry, they'll be toned down a couple of notches for you as the flow of water is controlled depending on the expertise of those taking part.

It's not just canoeing either. The centre offers a whole host of white water activities including the ever popular white water rafting and river boarding, where the brave (or foolish) descend the rapids clinging on to nothing more than a float while getting tossed from side to side. It actually looks quite good fun!

For more information on the World Cup visit the ICF website

For more information on Cardiff International White Water, visit their website

Wales Will Rock You

The brilliant Wales Millennium Centre launches it's latest big name musical tonight as We Will Rock You comes to Cardiff Bay.

After playing to packed audiences in London for 9 years the show based on the music of rock band Queen finally hits the road and first stop is Cardiff.  The show will run at the centre until 17 April.

The Wales Millennium Centre is no stranger to hosting big productions and have in the past put on musicals such as Les Miserables, Mary Poppins, Mama Mia and the Sound of Music.  And never ones to miss an opportunity, take a look at how the brilliant marketing team at the centre announced the Sound of Music on the streets of Cardiff 2 years ago.  I wonder what they'll come up with this year.