Happenings

What is Happenings I hear you ask? Happenings is the name we have for all the works, performances, exhibitions and projects which have specially commissioned for Made in Roath. 

It’s the most devise and wide ranging aspect of the festival encompassing everything from stage plays and interventions on the street to indoor picnic’s (weather permitting of course “hehe”) and the carving of a massive Welsh love spoon.

Happenings will also see a full moon space project, story telling and much, much more.

 Happenings has always been one of the most interesting aspects of the festival. If you’re wandering around Roath and you see something that you’re not sure of then there’s a good chance it falls into Happens category of the festival.

This year coordinator is the fabulous Clare Charles who has really done an epic job of bring together a wide ranging bundle of events. We have stuff ranging from a CatZebra by artist Richard Higlet on the 21st and 22nd of October at the Park end of Kelvin Road (this encourages all cats and their owners to come along and test some specially built cat crossings) to Read to Me by artist John Rowley which takes place on the 21st of October on Treharris Street. At this fascinating event John invites you to simply bring along any piece of literature for a private reading session lasting 20 minutes (people must sign up in advance by emailing clare@madeinroath.com).

There is also the epic In Honour of the Moon curated by Catherine Angle happening on Thursday the 19th of October at 8pm in Ysordi. This happening is an intimate dinner reception to celebrate Earth’s largest natural satellite, its folkloric traditions, it’s historical importance and the role in the universe. It promises to be an amazing night blending together science, magic and music. Again capacity is limited so please email inhonourofthemoon@gmail.com if you are interested.

To be honest there is so much happening in Happenings that I promise you will find something for everyone here. The full listing of events is below but for a colourful option just consult the website.

PASSCHENDAELE (All Day) 38: Juno Lounge, 13 OCT - 22

OFFERING (All Day) 46: Saint Edwards Church, 13 OCT - 22

PUNCTURED BICYCLE, ON A HILLSIDE DESOLATE 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 02: I Want to Ride My Bike - 15 Oct

A CURIOUS NATURE 10:30 am - 3:00 pm (22) 73: Roath Park Conservatory, 15 OCT - 22

NOT FROM AROUND HERE (JOURNEYS) 10:30 am - 4:00 pm (16) 68: 91 Ninian Road, 15 OCT - 16

INDOOR PICNIC 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 43: The Gate Arts Centre, 15 OCT 
‘THE LAST STRAW’ TREASURE HUNT AND QUIZ **DATE CHANGE** CLIVE WARD 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm 39: Waterloo Gardens Post Office, 15 OCT

BY MY SIDE, COME RAIN OR SHINE 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 51: Penylan Library and Community Centre, 15 OCT 
TEA ENCOUNTER TESSA WAITE 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm 08: Plasnewydd Community Garden, 15 OCT

A LONG TABLE OF CURIOSITIES: ANATOMICAL DRAWINGS AND SCULPTURES 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (22) 09: The Broadway Drawing School, 16 OCT - 22

CARDIFF PHILOSOPHY CAFE - WHAT IS COMMUNITY? 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm 17: The Gate Arts Centre, 17 OCT

PORTRAITS WITH WET PLATE COLLODION TINTYPE PHOTOGRAPHY 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm (20) 34: The Old Laundry, 19 OCT - 20

IN HONOUR OF THE MOON 8:00 pm 19 OCT

NOT FROM AROUND HERE (JOURNEYS) 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (22) 68: 91 Ninian Road, 20 OCT - 22

THE ACTUAL HISTORY MUSEUM PRESENTS ... 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm 34: The Old Laundry, 20 OCT

ROATH CRAFT MARKET - LOCAL HANDMADE CRAFTS ORGANISER: LINDA DITCHBURN 9:30 am - 1:00 pm 16: Mackintosh Sports Club, 21 OCT

CATZEBRA 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (22) 65: Park end of Kelvin Road, 21 OCT - 22

PORTRAITS WITH WET PLATE COLLODION TINTYPE PHOTOGRAPHY 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 61: 32 Kelvin Rd, 21 OCT

SLANT OF LIGHT 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (22) 61: 32 Kelvin Rd, 21 OCT - 22

RSPB BIG GARDEN BIOBLITZ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm 56: 29 Ninian Road, 21 OCT

COLLIDE-O-VISION - OBSERVATION OF BEAUTIFUL FORMS 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (22) 18: Garage at rear of 45 Princes Street, 21 OCT - 22

FFRWD 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (22) 25: 190 Albany Road, 21 OCT - 22

THE TEA STOP 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm (22) 64: 70 Ninian Road, 21 OCT - 22

ONE HOUR 12:00 pm 75: The Promenade, 21 OCT

READ TO ME 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm 14: 79 Treharris Street, 21 OCT

SYRIAN CHILDREN’S ART 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm (22) 21: St Martins Church in Roath, 21 OCT - 22

THE CHAMPION TREES OF ROATH PARK 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 73: Roath Park Conservatory, 21 OCT

THE ACTUAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF ROATH 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (22) 57: 14 Werfa Street, 21 OCT - 22

BLAS - STREETFOOD 'MADE IN ROATH' 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm 16: Mackintosh Sports Club, 21 OCT

GO! (A SERIES)
 8:00 pm 59: Spit and Sawdust, 21 OCT 


JOINING WORDS DINO ROVARETTI 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 70: White bridge, 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

15 MINUTE PORTRAITS AT ADNAN CONTINENTAL STORE ELLIE YOUNG 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm 35: Adnan Continental Store, 22 OCT


SCREENING OF ‘A PLASTIC OCEAN’ AND INTRODUCING ‘THE LAST STRAW’ ORGANISER: CLIVE WARD 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm 06: Inkspot, 22 OCT

RED OKTOBER JACOB WHITTAKER 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm 07: Punk Bikes, 22 OCT

Once again thanks for reading, see you in Roath.