This morning at 8am, Adam, Simon and I drove around the icey Curran Road Industrial Estate trying to find the entrance to Radio Cardiff. We found it, eventually, and were interviewed by the lovely Jeremy Rees on his Soulful Saturday breakfast show. Radio Cardiff broadcasts on 98.7FM, or you can listen online here. Like all community radio stations, it runs on the energy and passion of volunteers, and therefore deserves all the respect you can give it.
Earlier this year, my friend Neil Cocker wrote a blog post called The Doers of Cardiff, featuring a number of lovely Cardiffites who busy themselves doing numerous things – often voluntarily – that contribute to local community and culture (in some way). It was a great post, though obviously sorely lacking in the presence of yours truly. Neil has clearly realised his error and written another blog post, with added Phoenix.
I’m just kidding, obviously. But Neil has written The Doers of Cardiff Part 2, and I am included this time (thank you, Neil!).
According to his website, Neil Cocker is MD of Dizzyjam and founder of NOCCI, co-organiser of TEDxCardiff and Ignite Cardiff, a creative industries consultant, a music industry survivor & mentor, and according to some friends, a “creative industries ninja” and “a good egg”.
He was also our very first We Are Cardiff story. He’s definitely a Doer himself, and also definitely a good egg. Check out his website here.
For those eager for some alternatives to the High Street when indulging in Christmas shopping … I wrote an article for the Guardian about Christmas markets in Cardiff and surrounding areas.
I mentioned briefly before the storytelling project I run here in Cardiff, called We Are Cardiff. We recently adopted a new photographer called Ffion Matthews, so today she, Adam and I went out on four photoshoots covering the breadth of Cardiff. We went to Roath, Canton, Riverside, Leckwith, and back to Canton, and photographed four wonderful people who have contributed stories for We Are Cardiff: Noreen, Katrina, Dan, and Verso. I don’t normally post photos on here, but I thought it might prettify the place up. So here are some shots – me photographing the photographers!
We Are Cardiff has turned out to be a pretty awesome project. So far we’ve published 19 stories from 19 very different Cardiffians (or former Cardiffians). Check out the We Are Cardiff website for the stories so far – and if you’re interested in taking part, there’s a section on how to do that there too.