Celebrating Kathleen Thomas – first woman to swim the Bristol Channel

NINETY YEARS AGO TODAY, a scrappy lady named Kathleen Thomas became the first person to swim the Bristol Channel between Wales and England. She set off from Penarth at 4.15am, and the crossing took her 7 hours and 20 minutes. Although the distance is 11 miles, it’s actually calculated to be 22.5 once you factor in… keep reading >>

Cardiff Castle – a whistle stop photo blog

Look up! Rob Khoo shows us around the beautiful interior of Cardiff Castle, the 2000 jewel in the heart of Cardiff. Rob Khoo is a bicycle obsessed chef and musician who lives in Canton. He has lived in Cardiff all his life and has no intention of moving away. See Rob Khoo’s photographs on Flickr ***… keep reading >>

Experience storytelling audio at St Fagans

St Fagans National Museum of Welsh History is one of the best days out you can have out around Cardiff. They’ve just launched a new app to help you make the most of your visit. We sent intrepid reporter and local boylesque star Ernie Sparkles along to try it out and report back to us…. keep reading >>

A Welsh retreat for writers

You’ve probably noticed that we’re big fans of writing over here at We Are Cardiff. We presume some of you are as well. You might even be writers, or just want time to spend on your writing. So … it’s not in Cardiff … but if you need an excuse to head into the incredible… keep reading >>

Thirteen years of NoFitState Circus – in photos

Photographer and performer Mark Robson has been documenting the life of local circus institution, NoFitState, for the past thirteen years. Now he’s running a Kickstarter to put the book together – and he needs your help to get them printed! Here he is, to explain his project. I first got involved with Nofit State Circus… keep reading >>

Learn mad skillz from your elders at Grandfest!

Ever wanted to learn how to bake bread from someone who has been doing it for over half a century? Or how about learning crochet from a total pro? Well this weekend you can! GrandFest Cymru is a free one day festival celebrating the heritage skills of talented older people. The family friendly event will take… keep reading >>

Cardiff heatwave: your best photos!

The weather has been CRAZY, right?? And you guys have been out and about, merrily snapping away. We have gathered some of our favourite ‘grams and stuck them here in this wee video. The weather has been so crazy ☀️ – you guys have been posting some lovely photos, so we've put together a little… keep reading >>

Cardiff: pirates, river monsters, and the Champions League

In my latest column for the ever-lovely Caught by the River about the Taff, I wrote about Cardiff’s very own afanc (river monster). I went on an amazing guided walk at Christmas, where tour guide Bill O’Keefe totally blew all of our minds with a selection of legendary stories about Cardiff, and made mention of… keep reading >>

UEFA Champions League 2017: an Italian-Spanish-Welsh Cardiff takeover

So, it’s the big comedown after the main event, the weather gods have finally let us have it after holding off all weekend, all the drains on my street are totally blocked. The city is slowly being returned to normal. Is anyone else sad it’s over?? Big ups to all the police and emergency services… keep reading >>

Zombies, killer swans and Welsh cwrw on the River Taff

The second part in my series of essays about the Taff is up on Caught By The River now: Zombies, killer swans and Welsh cwrw on the River Taff I’ve been doing lots of walking and lots of research for this series, and so there’s a lot of stuff I don’t get to publish on… keep reading >>