Pubocalypse 6

Continuing from Pubocalypses 1-5, an ongoing record of Cardiff’s ever-shrinking social sphere… BASE + BARLEY Queen Street Opened in March 2016, shut by the November: you had to move fast …

Metro-Going-Nowhere

A recent report by global data-crunchers INRIX revealed that Cardiff has the worst traffic congestion of any UK city outside of peak hours. Those who have the dubious honour of …

The lakes of Cardiff

Being a sea-level city, Cardiff has no natural lakes. But a strange, recurring impulse to compensate for that absence means there are plenty of artificial ones. This could be seen …

Cyncoed Campus

I had to be there. Even though ceaseless drenching rain was washing in from the west, wild horses wouldn’t have stopped me going to the first Welsh Premier League (WPL) game in Cardiff for 10 …

Van and Bryn

As a birthday treat my partner took me to the Van Morrison concert at the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC) on Tuesday, one of a number of enticing musical delights taking place …

Dear Phil

Dear Phil Will you spare me a few minutes of your valuable time? I know you’re a busy guy and can’t have much room in your diary what with all …

Pubocalypse 5

It’s been a while since my last round-up of Cardiff’s disappearing pubs… BACCHUS Park Place This distinguished 1874 house, all honeyed orange brick, gothic touches and decorative bargeboards, was only …