Red Route

Merthyr - Roath

Sat 29 - Sun 30 April

For the fourth year, Made in Spring is kicking off with the Red Route march.

Red Route is a very special 27 mile march, demonstrating the importance of art and culture to society, from Merthyr Tydfil's beautiful Redhouse to Made in Spring festival, Roath. Over two days we'll walk along the Taff Trail, sharing food, conversation, and especially art - with a number of commissioned artworks and performances along the way.

This year's Red Route artists include Nia Metcalfe, Kate Mercer, Cara Cullen, Dai Howell and Erin Rickard. We're also delighted to be have contributions from Eleanor Davis, Wesley Matsell, Barracwda and South Wales Miners' Library.

For information on times and locations join the Red Route Facebook event.

We'll be posting regular updates of the Red Route march on social media so you can join en route if you want to do a portion of the walk.

See the Red Route poster here

#redroute2017

Roath Brewary logoA very grateful thank you to Roath Brewery who will be providing liquid replenishments to greet our walkers as they arrive at the Street Garden.

"We want every beer to tell a story, and every label to be a little work of art."

Street Garden

Plasnewydd Rd, Roath

Sun 30 April | 11am - 4pm

Made in Spring's annual celebration of the season! Come to Plasnewydd Road for our traditional street fete, which this year is a garden party focused on all things natural, ecological and horticultural.We'll also be launching our new project, in partnership with Mackintosh and Plasnewydd Community Gardens and g39.

Select a category below to find out who will be celebrating spring with us...

Find the event on Facebook here

See the Made in Spring poster here

#madeinspring

Photograph credit: Paintings by Ellie Young, 'May King & Queen 2015'.

The May Queen: Megan Broadmeadow

Variegated Dressing

Who am I?

Megan is a Welsh visual artist who works with installations, sculpture, performance and Video.

What will I be doing at Made in Spring?

Live discreet performance as the May Queen.

What time will I be there?

11am - 4pm, 3 times over the day.  Each performance will last approximately 20 - 30 mins.

Where can you find me online?

Website www.meganbroadmeadow.com | Twitter @megbroadmeadow | Instagram @meganbroadmeadow

Jess Hopkins

Out of Place: art installation

Who am I?

Jess is an Urban Designer and Town Planner and is currently finishing a Masters by Research examining the role of art in fostering well-being and regeneration within communities in the UK. The research supports the work of madeinroath and the role art based practice can have in helping to build stronger relationships by improving our connection to an area and its physical environment.

What will I be doing at Made in Spring?

Following on from the madeinroath open air exhibition in Waterloo Gardens last October that visualised people’s memories of the nearby parks, Out of Place takes this material and places it in the trees on Plasnewydd Road. The community are invited to join in and donate or attach their own objects to the trees to celebrate our streets and outdoor spaces, and our connections to them.

What time will I be there?

The work will be up and open to the public between 11am - 4pm

Where can you find me online?

Email lovepenylan@gmail.com

Plasnewydd & Mackintosh Community Gardens

Plant & Seed Extravaganza

Who are we?

We are the volunteers running Plasnewydd and Mackintosh Community Gardens. Come and join us at the festival, or pop into one of the gardens and introduce yourself, both gardens will be open on the weekend and have lots of fun things going on.

We are will be working with madeinroath on the community gardens project being launched at Made in Spring.

What will we be doing at Made in Spring?

We are running a plant and seed extravaganza stall on the main street. People can make their own seed packet and choose seeds to fill it.

We will also have many garden grown plants for Sale.

What time will we be there?

11am - 4pm

Where can you find us online?

Facebook: Plasnewydd Community Garden | Mackintosh Community Garden

Debbie the madeinroath Ice Cream Van

Homemade Ice Cream

Who are we?

Debbie is madeinroath's ice cream van! She's a beauty, even if she is lacking in the engine department...

What will we be doing at Made in Spring?

We'll be fundraising for madeinroath with offers of homemade ice cream made by Pip, our very own CREATE coordinator.

What time will we be there?

11am - 4pm (or until the ice cream runs out!)

Where can you find us online?

Follow Debbie on the madeinroath Instagram page @madeinroath

AYTACRAYTA pinhole photography and design

Make a camera obscura creature or your own pinhole camera and watch the world upside down

Who are we?

AYTACRAYTA is the spell which brings the magic of camera obscura to life. It focuses mainly on the pinhole photography and making pinhole cameras. Camera obscura (‘dark chamber’) also known as a pinhole camera is an optical imaging device with a small hole made on one side of the box. The light which travels through the hole creates the picture on the opposite side inside of the box. The picture is upside down and sides are inverted. The 30th of April is also celebrated as the International day of pinhole photography. It is a good chance to start with making the pinhole cameras.

What will we be doing at Made in Spring?

Did you know you can make a camera obscura from almost any rubbish and watch the reality upside down? During the workshop, the kids will have an opportunity to make a camera obscura creatures from the cardboard boxes. They can decorate them from outside according to their fantasy, making the garden creatures which sees the world differently. By learning about the principle of the pinhole photography, they will watch the clouds on the ground and people walking near the sky. No chemicals nor photographic papers will be used, simply with the tracing paper inserted inside the camera and the black curtain covering the camera from outside, we will achieve the magic. If you are an adult and want to experiment with pinhole photography further or you are a skilled child you can bring any coffee tin, cardboard tin, coke can or box and make a camera with a photographic paper to experiment at home.

No special skills are necessary for making the pinhole camera, only your will and enthusiasm, patience and a bit of time.

What time will we be there?

11am - 4pm

Where can you find me online?

Website www.aytacrayta.com | Facebook aytacrayta | Instagram @aytacrayta

YMCA Housing Association

Banner Mural

Who are we?

Cardiff YMCA Housing Association is a charitable Housing Association and a Registered Social Landlord. We are registered with the Welsh Government and we directly manage board and lodge hostels in the Roath area of Cardiff.
At our hostels, we provide temporary accommodation for homeless people of both sexes, all ages and various backgrounds. We also provide support to our residents in their search for permanent accommodation as well as support for a range of other identified needs.
All of our work with young people and vulnerable adults is based on providing sound, clear and professional advice. All of our staff are trained to a high standard to deliver up to date and relevant advice and support to the people we support.

The Design for Life scheme, is part of the YMCA, was developed to enable residents to enhance their basic and general skills through a programme of accredited and non-accredited training, activities, information and advice, in order to improve employability and sustain self-sufficiency once residents move on into alternative accommodation.

What have we done for Made in Spring?

Design For Life is taking part in Made in Spring to help YMCA residents feel part of the community, build confidence and overcome anxiety in a difficult time. Residents from the YMCA collaborated with madeinroath to create the mural. The mural is of a picture taken in Roath Park, inspired by the paintings of David Hockney. The mural will be on display at Made in Spring.

Special Thank You to Plas Newydd Centre for letting us use the court yard to paint the mural.

Where can you find me online?

Website www.ymcacardiff.wales | Facebook  DFLCardiff

Roath Garden Kitchen Project

madeinroath Project

Information to come...

Global Gardens Project

Global Gardens Planter

Who are we?

Global Gardens is a community growing project celebrating ecological and cultural diversity. We are developing an organic kitchen garden in the Flaxland Allotment site and hold a monthly community supper at the Embassy Cafe on the last Tuesday of every month.

What will we be doing at Made in Spring?

Join us to plant up the Global Gardens mobile planter and sow some of your own seeds.

What time will we be there?

11am - 2pm seed sowing, 2pm - 4pm planting!

Where can you find us online?

Facebook: Global Gardens Project

ACE - Action in Caerau & Ely

The Pizza Forge

Who are we?

The Pizza Forge is a social enterprise set up by Action In Caerau & Ely (ACE) which aims to create better jobs locally, provide training and work experience opportunities and generate income to help it become self-sustaining.

We build outdoor pizza ovens and have been developing our menu to produce the tastiest wood-fired pizzas with quality ingredients. We have our regular pitch at Roath Farmers Market and worked on a number of community events and social initiatives. We are looking for further opportunities to present what The Pizza forge has to offer.

What will we be doing at Made in Spring?

We'll be making delicious pizzas from our handmade outdoor pizza oven. Join us to eat pizza and celebrate spring!

What time will we be there?

11am - 4pm

Where can you find us online?

Call 02920 003710 | Email pizzaforge@elycaerau.com | Website www.aceplace.org | Facebook thepizzaforge

Ellie Young

15 Minute Portraits

Who am I?

I am a painter from Cardiff who specialises in painting people.

What will I be doing at Made in Spring?

Painting portraits in 15-minute  sittings of anyone who wants one, and painting a portrait of the May Queen in all her splendour.

What time will I be there?

11am - 4pm

Where can you find me online?

Website www.ellieyoungart.com | Twitter @ellieyoungart | Instagram @ellieyoungart

Barracwda

Performance

Who are we?

Barracwda are an Afro-Brazilian Percussion group based in Roath injecting the rhythms and colour of carnival into Cardiff and beyond. They have recently returned from performing at Festival No. 6 and will be bringing their energetic mix of Rio samba, jungle, reggae and funk home for Global Home. Barracwda are an open community band and regularly open their doors to new members.

What will we be doing at Made in Spring?

We will be playing to welcome the Red Route walkers when they arrive at the Street Garden.What time will we be there?

Around 2pm.

Where can you find us online?

Facebook Barracwda | Email barracwda@gmail.com 

Jason Cook

Flat porfRomance

Who am I?

Jason Cook is currently undertaking his second year of study within Cardiff School of Art and Design. Presently he is conducting an enquiry into the painter’s arsenal of materials. He is interested in work that lends itself to the context and aestheticism of minimalism and supporting movements. His work is created in conversation with subjects of mortality, materiality, class, and process. Currently looking for a place to situate himself within our post- art world.

What will I be doing at Made in Spring?

Jason’s current showing: 'Flat porfRomance' isolates him inside the simple abstract. The performance is open for interpretation, although it draws out themes found in the observation from the people within the working classes. He thinks of these people as the true idols in the world. With as much respect as possible from the artist, his performance elevates qualities like ambition, joy and passion that can be found within the repetition and the mundane. The artist finds these qualities in his production methods found within his past paintings where the concept is weighted over the physical manifestation.

What time will I be there?

11am - 4pm

Where can you find me online?

Website  www.jasoncooksart.co.uk/gallery  |  Twitter  @jasoncooksart

Elysia Hendricks

Sculptures based on the myth of Icarus

Who am I?

Elysia Hendricks is currently attending her second year of Fine Art at Cardiff Metropolitan, her practice features a heavy focus on metalwork with an emphasis on process and technique. The resulting work is a combination of industrial and natural forms that are largely left to the viewer to interpret.

What will I be doing at Made in Spring?

The pieces included in this exhibition garden are based loosely on the story of Icarus, reimagined in sculptural form.

What time will I be there?

11am - 4pm

Where can you find me online?

Instagram @Elysiahendricks

Keep Roath Tidy

Planter Activity

Who are we?

Roath is great... but it's full of rubbish. We could blame the usual suspects: students, seagulls and kebab shops...but they're not going away any time soon. Residents, the local authority and businesses need to work on solutions together. The group hold a weekly litter pick and engage with local stakeholders on a number of initiatives to keep it tidy!

What will we be doing at Made in Spring?

Before you green up, come and clean up!
Come help fill our planter and chat to us about our community litter picks, 'Thank You' project and what you can do to improve your street.

What time will we be there?

11am - 4pm

Where can you find us online?

Facebook: KeepRoathTidy | Twitter @KeepRoathTidy

Kitsch Kitchen

Cakes like your Grandma made

Who are we?

We’re a family run business that make all our own cakes to family recipes, and also serve all sorts of teas, filter coffee, sandwiches made to order and cold drinks.

What will we be doing at Made in Spring?

Kitsch Kitchen are returning with their cake & tea van. Come, take a seat and try one of our delicious homemade cakes baked fresh, our huge varieties of tea or a delicious sarnie.

What time will we be there?

11am - 4pm

Where can you find us online?

Website www.kitschkitchenvan.weebly.com | Twitter @kitschkitchen_ | Facebook emmaskitchkitchen

The Bicycle Pencil Factory

Pencil Making

Who are we and what will we be doing at Made in Spring?

The Pencil Factory gives you the opportunity to make your own pencil from start to finish, using a modified bicycle sidecar as a work bench. In a few minutes you can leave with a working pencil that you've hammered, drilled, sharpened and tested. It's a great method for all ages to learn about simple traditional hand-powered woodwork in a safe, fun way.

What time will I be there?

11am - 4pm

Where can you find me online?

Website www.PedalEmporium.co.uk | Facebook Bicycle Pencil Factory | Twitter @PedalEmporium

Howardian Studio 22 & Open Mic

Garden Stage

Who are we?

Howardian Studio 22 provides rehearsal, recording and tuition space for 10-25 year olds that helps them develop their musical skills.

What will we be doing at Made in Spring?

Our volunteers will be running the garden stage for young musicians and other performers to entertain at the street festival. In line with this year's natural theme, the stage will be completely acoustic this year. Musicians, singers, poets, yodellers - all are welcome!

Those interested in performing as part of the open mic just need to chat to the Studio 22 crew on the day.

What time will we be there?

11am - 4pm

Where can you find us online?

Website www.studio22.org.uk

Blas Roath

Before the Street Garden...

Before your day of gardening, creating and relaxing come join for Blas Roath!

Blas is a Streetfood evening with local venders, local producers and local ingredients bringing tasty food to go. Pizza, Spiced dishes, artisan burgers & hotdogs, grilled cheese, veggie and vegan options. Food vendors announced as the day nears. Local ales on the bar plus a few acoustic guitars and tunes.

When?

Saturday 29th April

What time?

4:30 - 9:30pm

Where?

Mackintosh Residents Community Centre, Keppoch St, CF24 3JW

Where can you find us online?

Facebook event here | Blas organised by @rcmamarkets.