CREATE 2017

Good evening dear readers, I hope this evening finds you well. Tonight we are looking at the CREATE section of Made in Roath.

What is CREATE you ask? Well, do you remember when in primary school art lessons involved loads of fun stuff like painting, making and generally creating lots of mess? That is basically CREATE. It’s the workshop and making side of the festival. As you can imagine I flipping love CREATE and the work they do. 

 Over the last year CREATE have been running a series of workshops with local schools, charities and community groups doing creative and wonderfully messy crafts. They are one of the most active parts of Made in Roath and are generally going most of the year round.

During the festival week they will be transforming areas of Roath into workshop spaces allowing people to come along and play…. I mean make art work….. But it’s really fun art work (no offence to the not fun art work). CREATE is perfect for families and friends wishing to make.

They have a pretty busy week. Not counting all the workshops they are running CREATE also have some large scale events taking place. The first, on the opening day of the festival (15th Oct) is “By My Side, Come Rain or Shine”. Over the last six months Made in Roath has collaborated with artist James Cocks and community groups in Roath to design and make a series of flags representing the diverse nature of our community. These flags will be walked at the head of a gathering from Roath Park Rec to the Inkspot art space with cultural, music and tea stops along the way.

When we get to Inkspot (a festival hub this year) there will be food and entertainment. Join us to enjoy the opening nights celebration of music, “Congregation”, which is organised by Gareth Ziggy. It promises to be an evening of visual delights and sounds. I’m sure everyone who attended the opening night last year will remember the stunning performance and I certainly expect more of the same this year.

CREATE are also busy at our closed road event “Longer Tables” (21st) running a series of workshops up and down the street, plus on the closing day of the festival (22nd) they will be running the ever amazing “paint the park” event. This incredibly fun and amusing activity sees easels set up in Roath Park for the passing public to embrace their creative side and paint.

The CREATE coordinator is the brilliant Pip Tudor. You can check out all the CREATE events below or consult the website.

DRAMA WORKSHOP FOR 18+, EXPLORING THIS YEAR'S THEME OF 'LONGER TABLES' 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 17: The Gate Arts Centre - 17 OCT

THE TRINITY CENTRE SEWING AND CRAFT CLUB 10:00 pm - 12:00 pm 04: Trinity Centre/Trinity Methodist Church - 20 OCT

WILL YOU TAKE UP THE FABLAB CARDIFF SPEED CHALLENGE? 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 58: The Corner - 21 OCT

PUBLIC CHESS 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 51: Penylan Library and Community Centre - 21 OCT

AN INTRODUCTION TO FELTING JANINA KUCZYS 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 71: Bowling Pavilion - 21 OCT

SEEK NEW LANDSCAPES WITH NEW EYES: A WORKSHOP USING MUSIC LISTENING AND MAKING TO EXPLORE YOUR CREATIVE SELF 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 17: The Gate Arts Centre - 21 OCT

DAYDREAMS BY THE ART OF PLAY CAFE 10:30 am - 4:30 pm 51: Penylan Library and Community Centre - 21 OCT

FOOD 4 THOUGHT ~ YOU CAN HELP 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 17: The Gate Arts Centre - 21 OCT


DRAMA WORKSHOP FOR 11-18 YEAR OLDS. EXPLORING THIS YEAR'S THEME OF 'LONGER TABLES' 11:00 am - 1:00 pm 17: The Gate Arts Centre - 21 OCT

BIG DRAW WORKSHOP 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm 21: St Martins Church in Roath - 21 OCT

PAINT ROATH PARK 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (22) 57: 14 Werfa Street - 21/22 OCT

FOLDED BOOKS DROP-IN WORKSHOP 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 46: Saint Edwards Church - 21 OCT

WORKSHOP: DRAWING WITH COLLAGE 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 71: Bowling Pavilion - 21 OCT

PAINT THE PARK CREATE @ ROATH PARK 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 71: Bowling Pavilion - 22 OCT


SUN PRINTING CREATE @ ROATH PARK 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 71: Bowling Pavilion - 22 OCT

BUTTERFLY EFFECT KERRY WALLACE 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 71: Bowling Pavilion - 22 OCT

OWN YOUR OWN SPACE // PINHOLE UPCYCLING MAP AYTACRAYTA // PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY AND DESIGN 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 71: Bowling Pavilion - 22 OCT

POETRY TAKEAWAY LOCAL WRITERS 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 71: Bowling Pavilion - 22 OCT

MASK CARVING WORKSHOP BRIAN DENMAN 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 71: Bowling Pavilion - 22 OCT

EXPRESSIVE DRAWING SARAH FEATHERSTONE & GEORGINA PEACH 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 71: Bowling Pavilion - 22 OCT

Always thanks for reading and see you in Roath.