Free and Cheap things to do in Cardiff: 21-27 March

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Your regular Free and Cheap events-elf is away this week- but never fear. For he delivers from the great beyond!

Is it just me or does March seem longer than February? No, wait. It’s not me. It literally is longer than February. Funny how that works.

THURSDAY 21 MARCH

Last chance to catch the Valleys- themed exhibition at the Senedd, in which Crosskeys College students ask: “What makes you proud to be Welsh?” Click here for more info.

It’s also Open Space night at the Cardiff Central Library. This event is a cross over with Where I’m Coming From, the regular open mic night for BAME creatives. More info on Sprout events here.

In the evening you can head along to Fuel Rock Club on Womanby St at 8:30pm Friday for Funny Fuel comedy night, this time with Sam Lloyd, a legend of the local comedy circuit. Facebook event.

There’s another comedy night, which I love the sound of, at the Wales Millennium Centre. Blah Blah Blah is going to pit stand up comedians against slam poets. It’s like the ultimate hipster battle. Not free, though, at £12 entry. How else will those slam poets afford their avocado on toast?

There’s even a comedy event at the Castle that day, also £12. 

FRIDAY 22 MARCH

Sorry but this is not actually Cardiff Students’ Union.

It’s the craziest time of the year over at Cardiff University. Students will be starting off on their annual Jailbreak event, where they have to beg, hustle and hitch-hike their way to… well, anywhere that’s not Cardiff, basically. Some people rustle the money together for a bus to Wexford, whereas some call in some favours and sleep on a beach in Cyprus before heading back to Blighty in time for the deadline. Facebook / CardiffStudents.

Strictly Come Dancesport is also on at Cardiff Uni, from 7 til 10pm. Should be a good show.

SATURDAY 23 MARCH

Spit and Sawdust are once again holding a girls’ night. So ladies, if you’ve ever fancied skating, as in on boards rather than ice, this is the place to go. It’s £5 to get in and there’s some of Cardiff’s best DJs playing too. Looks awesome, but, I’m sorry to say, I most definitely will not be seeing you there. Get tickets: Facebook / Eventbrite.

Two Cardiff choirs, Technicolor and Sororitas, are joining together for one night only at Cardiff Metropolitan University for a party that stretches through the night. They will be singing to raise money for Rainbow Railroad, a charity which helps LGBT people escape violence across the world. Currently sold out but keep an eye for more tickets on Facebook.

Mary Bijou is back at the Wales Millennium Centre. We reviewed her show back in 2018. Definitely worth a watch. Get your tickets!

SUNDAY 24 MARCH

Get some doggos into your day!!! Over 40 dogs are doing a sponsored mass walk in the park this Sunday morning, and they need some volunteers to help the event run smoothly. Hopefully you won’t have to pick up any doo-doos. Facebook / CardiffStudents.

Just like last week, we’ve got a classical concert in a Church lined up for your Sunday. This one is in St Margaret’s. St Anne’s Orchestra “recycles 18th century music with a 20th century twist.” The concert is free and starts at 7:30pm. Check it out on Facebook.

There’s also Rave 4 Refugees, which seems to be on all day or all night or maybe both. A party in aid of raising money to support refugees in need- just £2.50 to get in. Facebook / CardiffStudents.

WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH

If you want to spend your Wednesday night being a policy wonk, here’s your chance. The Welsh Centre for International Affairs, headquartered at Cardiff’s Temple of Peace, is holding a talk which looks at “Wales in a post Brexit world”. Scary to think that when this comes around, we will be just TWO DAYS AWAY from the official date of Britain leaving the EU. Will the country even still be here? More info on Facebook and Eventbrite.

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