Wow! We’re 10!

This year we celebrated a decade of madeinroath festival! We were really excited to, once again, be sharing a brilliant programme of new work. There were exhibitions, treasure hunts, film, performance, workshops, sound work and everything in between. We snuck into parks, gardens, houses, halls, galleries and shops, transforming Roath into an extravaganza of creative encounter and activity.

For the last 12 months, we have been reflecting on all the wonderful relationships which we’ve been privileged to develop over the past decade; the support we have received from Roath, and the wider community, and the strength that comes from working together. We hope that you felt a part of this as you wandered through the Streets, being part of what’s special about Roath – the openness, creativity and community which makes this festival unique.

Thank you so much for joining us through the last 10 years. Your support, creativity, enthusiasm and willingness to take a chance (whether rain or shine!) has made the festival what it is.

We’re excited for what could happen in the next 10 years!

City Road Music

Resonance - a melting pot

As a part of madeinroath this year, Alfie Swan presents a compilation LP of original music inspired & guided by samples from records gathered through conversations with people working on City Road
You can pick up a free copy of the album & learn more about the project here:

1a Inverness Place

madeinroath have been resident at 1a Inverness Place – an empty shop just off Albany Road – since March 2018. This is the first time that madeinroath have had ‘official’ premises, and it has enabled us to consider new ways of working, and to offer artists the space to develop ideas within the context of a lively, vibrant and diverse community. 

Our Residencies​

Over the last six months, through our artist in residence programme, 1a has been transformed into a community hub, and also (temporarily) a museum, an indigo dying/textile studio, a tea room, a portrait studio, a sound recording booth and a workshop space for the PROCESSIONS project in July. 

Latest Residency
Richard Powell

We’re delighted to introduce our latest artist in residence at 1a: Richard Powell.

Working Practice

Out-of-studio experience.
A time-space for scrutiny, identification, clarity and position. ‘To find a form that accommodates the mess.’Not new fabrication, but, a making anew of what’s already occurred in making over long times. Material already near completion brought to site for the above purpose.

Read more…

Past Residencies

Click the artist names for more information on each residency.

Lucille Junkere

Tim Bromage

Thomas O’Sullivan

madeinroath PROCESSIONS

Made in Spring

1a and the 2018 Festival

In the run-up to, and during the festival, the focus at 1a was on printmaking. Cardiff based artist Shaun James used 1a to develop new work in collaboration with invited artists, which were then shown during the festival at The Gate. During festival week, Bristol-based artist and printmaker Alex Goodman ran community print sessions, inviting visitors to create their own text-based artwork as part of the festival. Visitors were invited to call in and try your hand at some traditional block printmaking, or simply pick up festival information – including a precious clue to finding the treasure in the first ever Rat Trap Treasure Hunt!

The residency programme at 1a will continue to offer artists the physical space to develop new work, as well as providing visitors with opportunities to engage in and share creative activities, from ink making to sound recording to tie-dying, screen printing and basket weaving. Most recently we have installed a community darkroom, which is ready for use upstairs.

Until March 2019, and hopefully for longer, you are invited to take part at 1a, and madeinroath will continue to seek out new ways for us to work with the place – and people – that we love.

To get involved, pop in or drop us a line at

The Brochures

You can download the brochures from the last 10 years of MiR Festival here (link coming soon!).

2018 Festival cover art by Daniel Pritchard

A massive thank you to our funders: