Recently, I started blogging for Groupon, representing Cardiff in amongst their pack of UK city bloggers. Groupon is a website that offers spa days/meals/tickets to the ice hockey/abseiling/tea tasting/other such things for discounted prices, provided enough people buy each deal. It offers some pretty cheap offers, perfect for presents and treats, etc.
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hack/flash (the community art project I help run) will be operating a workshop at the Made In Roath festival this year.
Here’s some guff about the amazing Made In Roath festie….
October this year will see the follow up to last year’s hugely successful Made In Roath Arts Festival. The festival will be taking place on 15th-17th October 2010, in various locations around Roath, Cardiff.
A community-based project promising an exciting and eclectic mix of exhibitions, residencies, workshops, performances and more, Made in Roath aims to give local people the opportunity to view, enjoy and celebrate local arts.
And here’s what hack/flash will be doing there:
The Gate – Dance Studio
Saturday 16th October, 6pm- close
Sunday 17th October, all day (drop-in)
hack/flash wants to get everyday people involved with fun and collaborative art projects. They might want you to answer questions, or take photos, or write, or paint. You don’t need any ‘artistic ability’ at all – just an inquiring mind and a desire to have fun. Sometimes, they might just want you to make a mess… For our newest project hack/flash have teamed up with Made in Roath to celebrate the beautiful green lushness of Roath Park. What connects you to Roath’s famous green space? Maybe you had your first kiss there, or broke up, or made up – whatever your story, we want to hear it. And we want you to plot your memories and dreams and even your desires for the future of the park onto our great big map!
Check out the official Made In Roath website – and hopefully see you there
Back in August I went to Amsterdam for a long weekend with my cousin as prep for a travel piece for local Cardiff rag, Buzz Magazine.
Read my Amsterdam travel piece in the October 2010 Buzz Magazine (online)
Take a peeky at Amsterdam pics on my tumblr
Some of my good friends are putting on an event this Saturday in Cardiff city centre. I’m going along to volunteer my time serving meals between 12-2pm, so if you fancy some free grub – and a laugh at me in my pinny – make sure you come along.
On Saturday 9th October, shoppers in Cardiff City Centre will get more than they bargained for – a free, freshly cooked meal and some food for thought about making farming more sustainable. The event – ‘Feed Cardiff’ – is being organised by the Cardiff Food Alliance, a partnership between the Cardiff Transition Project and Cardiff Friends of the Earth.
Using fresh fruit and vegetables sourced from local farms and food outlets, 500 passers-by will be fed a nutritious meal made from ‘surplus’ food – items that are perfectly good to eat, but that are wasted because they do not have the right appearance to be sold in supermarkets.
Each year in the UK we throw away 8.3 million tonnes of edible food – if that food wasn’t wasted the carbon emissions saved would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the road. By putting the food to good use, ‘Feed Cardiff’ aims to raise awareness of the amount of edible food that is wasted every day, and to encourage people to waste less food themselves.
As well as providing a hot meal, Feed Cardiff will be promoting the Friends of the Earth campaign for a Sustainable Livestock Bill. This is a new law that will reduce the environmental impact of meat and dairy production, and move government subsidies away from intensive, factory farms and on to supporting more sustainable ways of farming.
This is a great event to help out with for anyone that wants to turn moaning about supermarkets and the food system in the UK into positive action. We need support from people that can cook and are prepared to go “food shopping” contacting food suppliers of all shapes and sizes and getting our hands on some surplus grub to cook.
Email email@example.com if you can help make this event happen