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Cardiff Food and Drink Festival
A new festival website will host recipes, music, and an online market place where visitors can order a range of premium quality local and international food and drink – things like delicious cakes, marinades, flavoured oils, preserves, speciality gins and cider, and more – directly from the people who make them.
Join in with the special edition of The Big Walk and be #TogetherInSpirit2020. To take part you will need to walk 26 miles in the month of July. You can complete the walk at your pace – whether you challenge yourself to walk the miles in one day or gradually throughout the month.
ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA
RWCMD’s annual AmserJazzTime Festival, presented online for the first time, once again offers a feast of young talent from the College performing alongside guest artists. This year features pioneering Dutch band Tin Men and the Telephone, You can also hear Welsh band Duski.
If your education has been put on hold or you want to learn something new, we’ve got just the thing. Cardiff University are launching a free virtual CPD Summer School programme. You can register for sessions in Copywriting, Dementia Communication, Journalism in Numbers, Wellbeing and much more.
WELSH RUGBY UNION
Rugby fever in Lockdown? The WRU website has plenty to keep you going until the real games begin again. Keep in the know with regular status updates, listen to podcasts recorded by players and coaches, take part in polls and even watch repeats of legendary games!
THE COCONUT TREE
Your favourite Sri Lankan restaurant is now OPEN for takeaway and delivery. The menu is made up of smaller tapas-style dishes cooked fresh to order – delicious!
If you’re a cricket fan, be sure to keep up to date with Glamorgan Cricket’s news, YouTube and social media channels. Whether you want to Get Fit with Glam and exercise alongside the players, take part in a #WelshCricketBakeOff competition or download some activity packs to keep the kids occupied, they’ve got it covered. #GoGlam!
Concert plans ruined? We have something that may cheer you up. Cardiff Castle’s security guard, Jodie Daniels has been performing lockdown gigs whilst on his nightshift. Sit back, relax and listen to his singing on YouTube and pretend you’re at a real gig. Have you toured the Castle previously? Look out for any rooms you recognise!
MUSEUM OF CARDIFF
Celebrate VE Day at home!
The Museum of Cardiff has collected personal stories and objects related to the Victory in Europe celebrations. Listen to three people of Cardiff recall their memories of the time and view items inside the museum digitally.
Finding home schooling difficult? Why not download one of Cardiff Blues’ Educational Resource Packs to make learning more exciting.
The resource centre has a number of activities to keep young supporters entertained and engaged, all in one place! It also includes links to colouring books and puzzles for some rewarding downtime.
Although closed for dining and delivery, The Botanist continue to share their delicious recipes across their social media channels for you to try at home!
Which will you try first? Bread and Butter Pudding, Scotch Egg, Cookie Dough, Baked Camembert or just one of the Botanist’s famous cocktails? The restaurant also have Instagram Live performances of the artists for you to listen along to whilst enjoying your dish.
Are you missing your fix of award-winning pies and sides from Cardiff’s Pieminister? Could you do with some of the ultimate in comfort food to lighten the lockdown blues? If you answered yes to either (probably both) of these questions, then click below to get a dozen delicious pies delivered straight to your door.
Oven on 180°, check out @visitcardiff for 25 mins while you wait, then tuck in.
WHITTARD OF CHELSEA
If you’re anything like us, then tea and coffee breaks have become a crucial respite during the rigours of lockdown. Good news everybody, Whittard of Chelsea are still delivering! Treat yourself, or someone else, with one of their luxury hampers or gift boxes filled with goodies.
We should probably mention that they do amazing hot chocolate as well. Yum.
WELSH NATIONAL OPERA
Come and play Opera with WNO! Join in the interactive family show especially made to keep the little ones entertained during lockdown. Each episode launches weekly, every Saturday at 10am.
You’ve asked… and Brains have delivered! They have teamed up with BuzzBooze to deliver their wonderful beers to your front door! With a number of delivery locations in and around Cardiff we hope you enjoy Brains beers safely!
THE COCONUT TREE
Missing indulging in dishes from your favourite Sri Lankan restaurant? Now you can treat yourself to a Veggie Kotthu at home!
WELSH MINING EXPERIENCE
Welsh Mining Experience at the Rhondda Heritage Park is currently closed, but why not cheer up your day and check out the video of the site? See how coal mining kept the valleys alive until coal production stopped in 1983.
200 DEGREES COFFEE
If you’re still craving coffee from your favourite roaster, buy online now from 200degs.com shop to enjoy from the comfort of your own home!
Boulders is closed for climbing, but you can still enjoy their café and retail shop. The café will soon be open for drive-by-food collection and deliveries. The retail shop is open 10:00-17:00 and you can shop a limited range of their products online!
The Devils are running regular competitions on their social media platforms. Feeling lucky? Why not enter a raffle to win a ‘game worn’ jersey? Head to their Twitter account for more information…
Don’t panic – you can still get your fresh fruit, vegetables and meat from Ashton Fishmongers, JT Morgan Butchers, Blackmore Butchers and Sullivan’s Fruit & Veg straight to your door. Follow them on Twitter to stay up to date.
Please see the current opening hours of each individual store below:
- JT Morgan Butchers (Mon-Sat)
- Blackmore Butchers (Mon-Sat)
- E. Ashton (Fishmongers) (Mon-Sat)
- Sullivans Fruit & Veg (Delivery 7 days)
- A Griffiths Butchers (Delivery Friday Only)
- Clancys (Friday Delivery Online)
- Naked Vegan (Delivery Mon-Sat)
MUSEUM OF CARDIFF
Explore a virtual tour of the Museum of Cardiff via their social media accounts. Discover a new part of the museum every day by following them on twitter! Perfect for home-schoooling.
Play BINGO LINGO at home! Tune into the @BINGOLINGOUK Facebook page every Friday for their virtual pub quiz.
LOVING WELSH FOOD
Is a loved one’s birthday coming up? Not a clue what to get them? Treat them to the gift of a full belly with a Loving Welsh Food tour for a later date!
NATIONAL MUSEUM & ST FAGANS
In need of a history fix? You can explore the museum’s collections digitally, access learning resources (ideal for home schooling!) and online articles…
ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC & DRAMA
You can still marvel at the musical talents on offer at the college, relax with their virtual concerts and more online!
Don’t try this at home!
Viewers can tune in to ‘How To’s’ and live demonstrations – with options to make your own lava lamp and even defy the laws of gravity. Share your own experiments using the hashtag #TQatHome.
Check out the Royal Mint Kids Club, with educational tools and games featuring iconic children’s characters. A fun way to help educate and entertain children learning from home!
WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE
The WMC are regularly streaming some fantastic theatre productions to keep you entertained during lockdown. From Disney on Stage for the kids, to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera for you! Follow them on twitter for more information.
THE IVY CARDIFF
Cocktail connoisseur? Have a go at making your own at home! Make sure you’re following The Ivy social channels for all of their famous cocktail recipes, keep up to date with #AtHomeWithTheIvy