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PHOTOS – Squatters take over Canton Police Station

I can never make my mind up whether things of this nature are news-worthy due to the act of perpetuating the people who carry out these actions. (I suppose graffiti has been of a similar vein over the years but without any major axe to grind – but perceptions can change!) For the last few […]

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STREET ART – Lembo hits Riverside

After many of Lembo’s colourful pussy cats popped up around Roath, Cathays and even one near Radyr – they have now taken a well deserved trip to the western side of Cardiff and brightened up the Riverside area of the city. A boring green facility box located next to the old Wells public house has […]

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VIDEO – Fighting in Canton

Wales had beaten Scotland in the latest clash in the Six Nations tournament held in Edinburgh – and Cardiff City weren’t even playing football this weekend… but this didnt stop a clash outside The Goscombe in Canton, Cardiff. Everyone seemed to join in… including the girls! Not a single piece of daffodil headwear to be […]

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CANTON-Local ‘Mr Dog’ joins Twitter

Ever walked along the streets of Canton just before the old St David’s Hospital? Well recently you may have noticed a random tennis ball lying all alone in the road or lingering on the pavement!? Well it (lovingly) belongs to a guard dog from M & R Decorating Supplies based on Cowbridge Road West next […]

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GRAF-‘Enta’ legal art opposite Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

There is a small legal wall featuring various pieces of art opposite Chapter Arts Centre in Canton, Cardiff. It’s essentially a small wall at the side of someone’s house who have allowed artwork to be displayed there. The first piece sprung up back in December in 2010 and was of a cute little chav girl […]

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GRAFITTI-New tag appearing in Cardiff

Wandering between the City Centre and Pontcanton I noticed some new grafitti tags springing up in Canton and Riverside. Attempting to be more colourful than the usual tags and sprayed in some prominent positions too.

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CARDIFF Celebrates The Royal Wedding

We were all granted an extra day’s Bank Holiday for the Royal Wedding between Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton taking place on Friday 29th April, 2011. It was widely reported that outside London the highest number of street parties being organised was right here in Cardiff (Cardiff Council reported that 54 streets had […]

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4am Project 2011

Many people may not be aware what the 4am Project actually is and it’s a quite a hard one to describe. It’s the brain child of Karen Strunks who thought it would be a good idea to get people from all around the world to capture their own local area at the ‘magical’ time of […]

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Chapter at 40-Scrabble Sunday

  “On Friday 15 April 1971, at precisely 3.45pm, the first ever Chapter board meeting was held and our constitution was signed. During the coming 12 months we’re programming a series of special events to celebrate 40 years at the forefront of the European cultural scene; 40 years of creating and presenting groundbreaking, internationally acclaimed […]

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PHOTOS-Graffiti around Cardiff, January 2011.

A quick walk around Canton and my first bike ride up the Taff Trail to reveal some new graffiti for 2011. I found some really cracking pieces and also some more mundane tags! First up some stick-up from D-Fault just off Queen Street in the City Centre.

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Cardiff sense of humour reflected in shop names and graffiti.

Cardiffian’s are well known for their sense of humour and irony and this has been reflected in the names of some shops in The City. Below are a few recent ones that i’ve manage to capture on my travels! First up is the Dental Practice on Woodville Road, Cathays.

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Almost a hatrick at The Romilly pub quiz! #Quizgate

After previous wins at The Romilly Quiz in PontCanton, Cardiff – we opted to venture there once again and try our hand at walking away with some more money this time. The team was assembled, with Ian Watts, Lee Smith, Dan Austin and Jane Roberts all on tip-top form providing answers from their indepth knowledge […]

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Graffiti-Art or vandalism?

Growing up in Cardiff over the last 30 years I have seen many changes in the City but none have been more prevalent than the huge increase in graffiti – especially over the last couple of years. I will use the term graffiti with the official definition of that being the name for images or […]

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My Top Ten pubs in Cardiff (Pt1)

I have been venturing to the many pubs of Cardiff for twenty whole years now and decided it was time to list my current favourite pubs, mainly in Cardiff West whilst trying not to cover the City Centre scene too much. I’ll try and unearth a few relatively unknown pubs and some others that serve […]

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