Welcome to the
madeinroath festival 2017

We hope that our website helps you to enjoy this year’s festival, seeing some of the exceptional work that’s been produced this year - from our commissioned programme of Happenings, through to our ever popular Open Houses and Studios, and everything in between!

The theme of this year’s festival is ‘When you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher wall’ and as we organise madeinroath, we’re reminded time and again of how lucky we are to be able to live and work in such a rich, welcoming creative and inspiring community as Roath.

Every year we’re surprised and glad that more and more people want to participate, offering their homes, shops, gardens, energy and talents to help create the festival. We hope that as you wander around Roath, you’ll have an eye to chancing upon something new or intriguing.

We’re constantly surprised by the creativity and ingenuity of the festival’s contributors, and we’re sure you will be too.

All of the events listed on our website are up to date, however, if you want to keep track of any updates or corrections to the content in your brochure, please check out our updates page.

Festival Categories & Projects

Our events are split into the categories and projects below. Click on an image for details.

Open Houses & Studios

Image: Mari Gordon

Spoken Word

Image: Ekphrastic Challenge


Image: The Roath Hop


Image: Anna Polya


Image: Annette Marie Townsend


Image: Jessica Wright

Digital Arts

Image: Roathbud

Roath Community Garden Project

Image: madeinroath

By My Side, Come Rain or Shine Project

Image: madeinroath

explore the festival!

Browse our event calendar to find out 'whats on' on the days you're exploring Roath,
or check out our venue map and plan your journey through the festival!

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Events Calendar
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Events Map

the brochure

You can pick up our festival brochure in multiple locations around Roath and Cardiff, including The Gate Arts Centre, the shops on Albany Road, Chapter Arts Centre, Penylan Library, as well as all of this year's festival locations.

If you'd rather download it, just click here.

Check out the madeinroath blog for behind the scenes stories, in-depth discussions, and interviews with artists, makers and performers. Plus the strange, amusing and enlightening tales that accompany the creation of every madeinroath event.

Written by Dai Howell & festival guests.

A massive thank you to our funders: