“Made in Roath is back for its fifth festival that brings artists and the local community together in a wide array of exciting and thought-provoking ways. On the streets, in venues that aren’t usually associated with arts activity and even in artists’ homes, Made in Roath (MiR) is always full of surprises and celebratory moments, accessible but never dumbed-down or banal and definitely lively.
“For a week Roath will be buzzing with workshops, exhibitions, events, performances, mini festivals, walks and talks. Local residents get an opportunity to meet each other and get stuck in to all that’s on offer. They are joined by increasing numbers of visitors, attracted in from further afield by the sheer fizz emanating from this Cardiff suburb. Oh and there’s usually excellent cake involved somewhere too.”
Roathbud: Film Discoveries
Wed 23rd Oct, 7pm – 8:20pm
is a MadeinRoath’s hugely popular short film night, this time hosted at g39 by Roath filmmaker Tom Betts
Roathbud is an exciting pop-up cinema event. Join Tom and g39 for a packed programme of comedies, dramas, musicals, documentaries and genre-defying oddities, all made by filmmakers who live in, have lived in, visited or heard of Roath. Or who might like it if they came. As ever, there will be a packed and eclectic programme of short films with an emphasis on local works and undiscovered gems.
Free, all welcome. Wrap up warm!
We Are Cardiff: Portrait of a city
Wed 23rd Oct, 8:30pm – 9:20pm
This documentary film is about everything that happens in our city of Cardiff over the course of a year, made with love by its residents. We Are Cardiff is a project that was set up in 2010 to give voice to the residents of Cardiff to speak their minds about their city. It began as a blog – winner of Best Blog in the Wales Blog Awards! – and then became a film. We Are Cardiff: Portrait of a City
is a documentary about what it’s like to live for a year in our fair city. It features live music, local history, incredible scenery, roller derby, burlesque performers, great food and much more.
Free, all welcome. Wrap up warm!
Director: David Madoc Roberts
Producer: Helia Phoenix
E.T. – A cycle-in movie screening
Thu 24th Oct, Doors – 5.40, Film 6-8pm. Tickets £5 / £3
A special screening of Steven Spielberg’s classic film about a boy, an alien, and amazing things happening to cyclists. There’ll be free popcorn for those arriving by bike, but non-cyclists are most definitely welcome too. Tickets can be booked in advance on the link below. Wrap up warm!
Meet at g39, Oxford St, CF24 3DT at 8pm
Back by popular demand after its first incarnation last year, the MiR Nocturnal Walk features snippets of work from across the festival’s diverse programme, as well as specially commissioned work for the walk itself. Following the Darkened Rooms screening of ET, the walk begins at g39 and will take you on a tour of the underbelly of Roath, through dimly lit lanes and alleyways, under the cloak of darkness, encountering illuminating and intriguing artworks along the way. The nocturnal trail finishes up at Milgi’s Warehouse des Refusee for hot mulled cider and a good old knees-up-cum-wrap-party for Made in Roath 2013.
Dress up warm and bring a brolly and torches, candles or lanterns. A separate map of events for the Nocturnal Walk will be available to download from the Made in Roath website, and at the event.