March 30th – April 3rd
Next week residents and visitors to Roath will be able to take part in Made in Spring, an artist led event spanning various venues in the neighbourhood to celebrate the arrival of spring and also to introduce new projects for its much larger sister organisation Made in Roath in October 2012.
Events in March and early April will include a film screening of the feature length Secrecy made by local film maker Tom Betts at Roath’s new contemporary gallery g39 (recently relocated from Wyndham Arcade in the city centre) on Friday March 30th at 8pm.
Saturday March 31st
ShoReel a mini film festival will take place at the Sho Gallery on Inverness Place between 10am – 5pm and will include a return of the popular Roathbud project from Made in Roath, a showcase of short locally made or local interest films.
ShoReel will also host the launch of Made in Roath project ‘Life in Roath’ an artist led initiative inviting people to contribute to the making of a film about the area.
At 1pm The Gate Arts Centre will be hosting a charity auction of a painting by internationally established artist and Roath resident Sue Williams, the painting has been donated by the artist to raise funds for Made in Roath and all proceeds will be split between Made in Roath, the artist and Cardiff MIND.
Sunday April 1st 2pm – 6pm
Roath Village Fiesta
Milkwood Gallery and Angus Street will be hosting a free family friendly artist-run street party to celebrate the arrival of spring.
There will be stalls running arts & crafts workshops, artist led fairground games, raffle, lucky dip, a Spring Bake Off, tea & cake and lots more.
Milkwood Gallery director and Made in Roath coordinator Helen Gubb says ‘Made in Spring is a wonderful opportunity for members of the community and visitors to Roath to come along and get involved in the arts, as well as celebrating the arrival of the sunshine and the end of Winter. Cardiff based artists, organisations and businesses will be setting up stalls with all sorts of exciting things for people to take part in, it’s going to be a really fun family orientated day for everybody – and it’s all free!’
Exhibits in the main gallery spaces will include a giant knitting nancy made by Carmarthen based artist Louise Bird which invites visitors to take part in the actual making of the artwork.
Cardiff based design studio Space Buro will be presenting an exhibition of prints based on rare stamps. Enthusiasts are invited to bring in their own collections to share with the public and there will be a letter writing project alongside the exhibition.
Roath based installation artist Helen Clifford will be exhibiting an entire room carpeted with daffodils.
The RNIB Ramblers will be organising a walk with a local historian through Cathays Cemetery and the Roath locale for visually impaired walkers, who will arrive at Milkwood in time for tea & cake at 3pm.
There will be a site specific installation in Roath Park Flower Gardens by environmental artist Helen Malia throughout the day.
On Sunday evening the festival moves to Milgi on City Rd where the yurt will be hosting a free Made in Spring music showcase of local talent including the Rum Puppets, Gaudy Orde, Calum Ross, and the Fflip Fflops 8pm – 11pm.
On Tuesday April 3rd a new exhibition will be opening at Waterloo Gardens Teahouse. Full of Lovely Treasures is the work of Zolibeau, two Cardiff based textile artists who have transformed fabrics and accessories that they have rescued from landfill.