As the first blog for the Made in Roath festival I intended to cover a few art exhibitions and conduct some street interviews to get the community's thoughts on the wealth and breadth of events going on. Unfortunately, as those of you out and about on the 15th might have noticed, Cardiff gurgled under a sheet of torrential rain for most of the morning and afternoon. As a result, my art adventure ended up being a one-woman washout.
I did manage to snap a few pictures of street art from Fatcap Studios before the weather got too bad. While I did not find anyone to interview (understandably so with a risk of ruining artwork due to rain) this event is being hosted for the entire week of the festival, so do drop by and take a look around if you're in the area.
Here's a taster of the kinds of things you'll encounter:
|The opening of the play.|
I enjoyed every moment of this one man play, which followed the story of Conrad Kordover - a man with odd habits and unconventional beliefs. A murder is involved, and I shall say no more than that. (Just in case spoilers!)
|The (very dramatic!) Rachel Helena Walsh |
and actor Ben Tinniswood
He first encountered the play about ten years ago when Vincent Cassar - the writer and his good friend - presented it to him. He immediately wanted to take on the role but was regrettably told that he was 'too young and too good-looking' to pull it off. Apparently he's old enough now... though I (wisely) make no comment about the rest.
That's it from me tonight, I'm afraid!
Good night, tight sleeping and bedbugs and things.