There are seven days in a week and six weeks until October the 15th, which means there is just 42 days left until Made in Roath 2017 begins. This year’s festival is taking place between the 15th and the 22nd of October and will be the 9th year that your favourite community art and culture Roath based festival has spread out into the homes and streets of Roath (and occasionally, technically Cathay’s but “shhh”). The world has changed a lot in the last nine years, the festival along with it. We have grown from exhibitions in peoples homes over a few days to a week long festival of art, music, poetry, stage, film, pottery, photography, installations, happenings and things I don’t even know how to describe. This years festival will be no different, you will see this for yourselves in just 42 days. One thing to definitely look out for is this years street fete taking place on October 21st with the theme of “longer tables”. This will once again be the centre point of art, amusement and creativity. We’ll be posting more information about the festival in the coming days but your blogger chose this 42 day marker to begin the countdown to Made in Roath 2017. But why 42 you may ask, is it for some sort of cleaver and soon to be revealed reason which has some sort of very witty purpose in this years festival. (42 gazebos possible?) Nope, I’m afraid not. Is 42 a hidden easter egg like clue to some Roath wide art event? Nah. Or is it 42 because your blogger is a massive geek who processes a singular determination to work in references to Hitch Hikers Guide, Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter at any possible opportunity… It doesn’t take a fool of a took to work out which.