What’s on this Bank Holiday?

Katherine PeachCommunity, Events

The August summer bank holiday is here and there are so many great events going on in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. For more upcoming events, head over to our What’s on Guide!

Cardiff Pride 2022

Join the Parade! Although a few hundred LGBT+ supporters have marched through the streets of Cardiff since 1985, the parade has grown enormously and has become an integral part since 2012 and has become Cardiff’s most colourful event. Our parade is inclusive and accessible for all, attracting people from all backgrounds. There are so many amazing events lined up for this Pride Cymru weekend!

DateSaturday 27th August – Sunday 28th August
TimeSee Pride Cymru Programme here
LocationCardiff City Hall Lawns

NoFitCircus: Sabotage

Another full-on, boisterous, and audaciously fierce performance with the NoFit State signature style.

SABOTAGE brings a darker, grittier, and more subversive edge to our trademark large scale contemporary circus spectacular. Back in the Big Top with incredible new acts, original music, new apparatus and a more theatrical feel, SABOTAGE challenges the status quo.
This is an energising, uplifting and socially relevant contemporary circus production. Our personal journeys bring us to this place. Our struggles, and privileges, have shaped that journey. And yet we find ourselves in the common meeting ground of the circus tent, with the common language of circus. SABOTAGE explores our separation, and our belonging. Saboteurs stand out. They stand up. They challenge the establishment. They are heard. SABOTAGE is grown up circus, that is not unsuitable for children.

Date12th August- 11th September
LocationSophia Gardens

Book your tickets here!

The Turner House Open Exhibition

The Turner House Open Exhibition is a major open-entry art exhibition celebrating the creative talent from those living in Penarth and surrounding areas. Throughout August & September The Turner House walls will be filled with work from Featuring works from over 80 local residents, selected by a panel of representatives from The National Museum of Wales and Penarth Town Council.

DateRunning until 11th September
LocationTurner House, Penarth

Drama Workshop at Memo Arts Centre

Approaches to Theatre is a practical exploration of Drama and the Performing Arts. Drama Practitioner Megan Mattravers will be leading the workshops. This is suitable for ages 11-18, no previous knowledge or experience is required. Do you want to learn about Acting, Directing and everything in between? Have you ever wondered how a play goes from page to stage? Do you want to learn about different styles of theatre?

DateSaturday 27th August
LocationMemo Arts Centre, Barry

The Lion King

A spectacular visual feast, this adaptation of Disney’s classic film transports audiences to a dazzling world that explodes with glorious colours, stunning effects and enchanting music. At its heart is the powerful and moving story of Simba – the epic adventure of his journey from wide-eyed cub to his destined role as King of the Pridelands.

DateRunning until the 27th August
Time2:30pm & 7:30pm
LocationWales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Book your tickets here!

Animation Workshop with Joanna Quinn

Join us at the Senedd on Monday 29 August for a guided workshop with award-winning animator, Joanna Quinn. Joanna is joining us for an action packed workshop where you can create your very own carnival walk cycle. Joanna will open the session by talking you through the basic principles of a walk cycle and showing you some examples. You will then split into two groups to start animating your carnival procession!

DateMonday 29th August
LocationThe Senedd, Cardiff

Cardiff Devils VS. Manchester Storm

Watch Cardiff Devils take on Manchester Storm in the Elite Ice Hockey League live in Ice Arena Wales.

DateSaturday 27th August
Location Ice Arena Wales, Olympian Drive, Cardiff

Book your space here!

The Billy Joel Songbook

The ultimate uptown experience returns to Cardiff in 2022!  Hugely acclaimed singer-songwriter and pianist Elio Pace is set to thrill audiences as he tours his smash-hit award-winning show The Billy Joel Songbook this autumn after a sell out tour across the UK in 2021.

DateSunday 28th August
LocationNew Theatre, Cardiff

Book your tickets here!

Outdoor Cinema: West Side Story

A special open-air cinema screening of Spielberg’s spectacular new version of West Side Story at Dyffryn Gardens. Bring a blanket or camping chair and watch West Side Story on a giant cinema screen under the stars!

DateFriday 26th August
LocationDyffryn Gardens

Book your tickets here!