October’s drawing closer which means another month of fabulous and unique events will be taking place in our wonderful capital city. We’ve rounded up our top 10; a real range of events for you to browse so that there really is something for everyone to enjoy. So get ahead, plan your favourite outings and start looking forward to October!
Pink Afternoon Tea for Breast Cancer Awareness – 1st to 31st October
Laguna Kitchen and Bar at the Park Plaza hotel are creating a Pink Afternoon Tea which will be served throughout the month. This unique afternoon tea will feature a range of delicious pink pastries, assorted sandwiches and traditional scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Donating 10% of every sale to Breast Cancer Care Cymru, this is a great opportunity to enjoy a lovely treat whilst also supporting a deserving charity. To book in your afternoon tea, contact the restaurant today: https://www.lagunakitchenandbar.com/pink-afternoon-tea/.
Ocean Film Festival World Tour – 2nd October
Fascinated by the ocean and all that lives within it? The annual film tour is back in Cardiff, bringing us an intriguing collection of short films celebrating divers, paddlers, surfers and oceanographers who live to love marine life. For more information and to purchase your tickets to this novel evening out, visit: http://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/whats-on/ocean-film-festival-world-tour/.
Cardifferent Historic Pub Tour – 4th October
Fancy a unique journey around the capital, celebrating Cardiff’s people, streets and stories? This tour allows you to discover the historical, religious and cultural life of the city, whilst enjoying the great selection of pubs strewn throughout the city. For tickets and additional dates, see: https://www.cardifferenttours.co.uk/
Cardiff Lunch and Landmarks Tour – 6th October
Recently moved to Cardiff and looking to learn more about the historical city whilst enjoying some local delicacies? Or simply fancy trying a range of Welsh foods you haven’t experienced before? Then this is the tour for you. Offering samples of tea, cakes, Welsh cheeses, Cawl and Welsh beers among other delicious items, this tour also informs you about the architecture and history of our capital city, giving you an even greater appreciation of this great place that you’re living in! Visit http://www.visitcardiff.com/event/cardiff-lunch-landmarks/2018-10-06/ to find out more.
Rob Brydon’s first stand-up tour – 8th to 10th October
One of Wales’ most well-known comedians, Rob Brydon (Uncle Bryn from Gavin and Stacey) is embarking on his first comedy tour, which is coming to Cardiff’s Millennium Centre between 8th and 10th October. Treat yourself to a fabulous evening of fun and laughter by visiting https://www.wmc.org.uk/.
Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival – 9th to 14th October
This festival, spanning 6 days, celebrates the best of LGBT+ filmmaking by showcasing films from across a range of different countries. With Q&A’s with filmmakers, talks about the industry and the main awards ceremony, you can experience so much at this festival – it’s definitely one to watch out for! For tickets and more event information, visit: https://www.irisprize.org/.
Prosecco Festival – 12th and 13th October
Featuring over 30 types of Prosecco, Cava and cocktails, this festival is one that fizz-lovers will not want to miss out on. Sip on sophisticated drinks whilst soaking up the live entertainment and Italian street food. Go on, treat yourself! Get your tickets before they’re all gone at: https://www.proseccofestival.co.uk/.
Zumba Guinness World Record Challenge – 13th to 14th October
Wales’ leading cancer charity, Tenovus Cancer Care need your help to smash a Guinness World Record with their 24 hour Zumba Challenge this October. Don’t worry if you can’t sweat it out for the full 24 hours – you can book into two hour slots throughout the day and night so you can do as much as you want. Sign up, raise some money for the charity in Breast Cancer month and try to get in the record books at the same time! For more information about signing up, visit: https://www.tenovuscancercare.org.uk/zumba24.
London Philharmonic Orchestra – 16th October
Enjoy an incredible evening of classical music when London Philharmonic Orchestra come to Cardiff on 16th October. Bringing the iconic pieces of Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Glinka to life, as well as adding their own touches to them, this event in St David’s Hall is definitely a special one to attend. Tickets range in price and can be purchased at: http://www.stdavidshallcardiff.co.uk/whats-on/international-concert-series-2018-19/london-philharmonic-orchestra/.
Halloween Week at Cardiff Castle – 30th October to 1st November
Over the Halloween period, Cardiff Castle are showing all your favourite horror films in their 15th Century Undercroft. If you’re a big fan of freaky films, this is a series of events you should check out – you just can’t get this atmosphere anywhere else. Films include Nightmare on Elm Street and Pan’s Labyrinth, but for the full list and to buy tickets, visit: https://www.cardiffcastle.com/whats-on/2018/10/30/halloween-cinema/ .