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Green green grass of CVMK

A sunny day in The ‘Diff and what better than to paint a huge bit of street art on Grangetown’s 300 foot long graffiti wall! Oh yes purlease! On the first day it was unclear who was collaborating on this piece but a bright green wash had been applied to the wall and extended rollers […]

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OLD CARDIFF – ‘Centreplan70′ retro plans for the City

A major overhaul of Cardiff City centre was planned back in 1970 with the catchy title of ‘Centreplan 70′ Conceived back in the late sixties, the aim of Centreplan 70 was to redevelop the city centre by bringing new roads, pedestrian walkways, an art centre and the idea of an indoor shopping centre amongst many […]

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Photomarathon 2014 – The trail of thoughts!

After 9 years of watching everyone else take part in this Cardiff-based photography competition it was with great trepidation that I decided to put myself forward and enter it as it celebrates it’s tenth anniversary. From humble beginnings this photography contest has grown and now attracts hundreds of entrants from across the whole of the […]

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Photomarathon 2014 – My entry no 370

1. Photomarathon 2014: Me, Myself and I? 2. Photomarathon 2014: Street level 3. Photomarathon 2014: Camouflage 4. Photomarathon 2014: Ten 5. Photomarathon 2014: We’re all in this together 6. Photomarathon 2014: Attention to detail 7. Photomarathon 2014: Control 8. Photomarathon 2014: Crossed wires 9. Photomarathon 2014: The dying of the light 10. Photomarathon 2014: Stacked […]

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GiffGaff advert featuring The Astroid Boys

Mobile phone service provider GiffGaff have began their latest advertising campaign featuring an unsigned band from Cardiff. The campaign’s slogan is “Members not customers,” and “all the boss.” #alltheboss Taking part in the latest adverts are a host of people including The Astroid Boys, Trinity Warriors, a group of Coasteerers and Cardiff University Gaming Society […]

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STREET ART – ‘Tan out’ by Squid

In March amid the latest protest walks and the latest going ons at Cardiff City Football club – local artist, Squid, painted this amazing piece featuring a gorilla type character with a minature Vincent Tan figure in his hands.   The previous piece can be viewed in all it’s glory by clicking the link below:- […]

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STREET ART – Phil Morgan ‘Made in Roath’

The first Empty Walls festival was held throughout the Cathays and Roath parts of Cardiff in 2013. The event attracted 12 local and international artists to transform the Capital’s streets to bring colour, culture and vibrancy to the city. A whole range of artists painted the City including Phlegm, Colour Doomed, Run, 3Dom and Helen […]

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VIDEO – Turna Phrase ft Nordic – Doden

Local artist Turner Phrase has released his latest track ‘Doden’ – featuring the Swedish talents of Nordic. Filmed by Ryan Mcgrath the video is set across some fantastic Welsh landscapes including mountain tops, the coastline and even Cardiff’s Queen Street. The video was shot on a Canon 700d and a Nexus 700 with one of […]

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CCFC – Protest march videos

Cardiff City fans have marched the streets in their thousands to call for a restoration of the club’s blue identity before the Liverpool game this weekend. #CardiffCity fans ahead of the Keep Cardiff Blue march in #Canton. #Bluebirds pic.twitter.com/ZvbInoENAN — Jonathan Walters (@Jon__Walters) March 22, 2014 An estimated 3,000 fans gathered near the Admiral Napier […]

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CCFC STREET ART – Anti Vincent Tan graffiti

What great timing for some topical street art to appear in Sevenoaks Park just days before a protest march of Cardiff City fans is planned – the art illustrates how some fans are feeling since the current owner took over at Cardiff City Football Club. Just a short distance from the Cardiff City Stadium – […]

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DR WHO – Filming in Bute Park

The familiar bright yellow signs emblazoned with the terms ‘LSW’ and ‘LOC2′ led me to Cardiff’s Bute Park. These signs pop up rather sporadically around Cardiff but signify a location shoot for Dr Who around the capital city. Broadcast vehicles, cherry pickers and marquees were all situated just infront of the Royal Welsh College of […]

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STREET ART – Giant Pencils by HB

Quietly lurking on telegraph poles and walls amongst a Cardiff back lane are some giant pencils. (what else did you expect?) Dotted around the lanes off City Road are the latest creation from local artist ‘HB.’ Here she has created 3ft high pencils in black and white, complete with a signature of ‘Hb’ lying amongst […]

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STREET ART – Lembo pussy poster in Riverside

Set in the Riverside area of Cardiff this is the latest addition from Lembo – a 3ft pussycat brightening up a rather decaying phonebox. Sitting rather proudly on Clare Street the pussy now has the name of ‘Bili’ which is sprawled above. The pussy is coloured orange and pink and stares into the nearby hairdressers. […]

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STREET ART – “Rodney you plonker”

Most people probably walk straight past this bit of stencil work on the lanes off City Road, Cardiff. But sitting at low level is this two colour stencil featuring Del Boy from tv’s Only Fools and Horses and his famous line “Rodney you plonker”

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STREET ART – Stand-up by Colour Doomed

Needing no introduction another striking piece by local artist Colour Doomed features in the alleys off Northcote Lanes in Roath, Cardiff Featuring a really colourful skeleton singing his heart out into a mic. Strikingly warm colours enhanced by the strong low Winter sunshine – really love that drip effect onto the floor too.

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