Free and Cheap Things to Do in Cardiff 23-30 August

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Tis the time to be loud and proud! Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend hits Cardiff this week. If it’s not your scene, don’t worry! There’s loads of other stuff going on in Wales’ 24-hour party city.

Pride Cymru’s Big Weekend 2018

24-26 Aug – City Hall lawns – £7 per day

A celebration of alternative sexual and gender identities. And what a celebration it is! Cardiff’s famous Bingo Lingo event will be taking over for a couple of hours on top of hordes of amazing bands all booked. I think the appearances of Cher and Amy Winehouse on the setlists might be tribute acts, though… More info on Pride’s website.

Pride Cymru’s Pride Parade 2018

25 Aug 11am-12:30pm – Cardiff City Centre – Free

“Last year’s parade had over 7000 participants stretching over a mile long through the streets of Cardiff, we’re confident that this year will be bigger, brighter and louder!” This free event complements the Big Weekend and harks back to the origins of the international pride movement as a protest against the repression of LGBT people worldwide. More information including the route here.

The Big Queer Picnic 2018

Aug 25 1pm-5pm – Sophia Gardens – Free

Many LGBT activists aren’t too keen on the mainstream pride parade, feeling that it has become commercialised and warped the original intentions of the pride movement. If you want a more chilled event with a picnic and probably a few people strumming guitars and getting to know each other, this will be the better choice for you. Check it out on Facebook.

If you have any questions about LGBT issues, why not take a look at our LGBT info page?

Jedi Summer School at No Fit State

27-31 Aug 9am-5:30pm – Four Elms – Sold Out!

No Fit State is a community circus, where ordinary people can learn to become talented acrobats. “Whether it’s walking the tightwire, getting on a trapeze, or dabbling with acrobatics – we promise you’ll have fun, learn how to do some pretty cool tricks and develop your creativity in a non-competitive friendly/supportive environment.” Unfortunately, the tickets for this popular course are sold out, but try ringing the venue to see if anyone drops out ahead of time.

Apply for the No Fit State Youth Bursary

Another bit of exciting news from the No Fit State Circus is that they are now accepting applications for their 2018-19 Youth Bursary. Apply here.

Barry Island Open Air Cinema

25 and 26 Aug- Barry Island – Free

Admiral are sponsoring an open air cinema at Barry Island. You can watch ET and The Greatest Showman starting from 8.30pm both nights. More info on Facebook.

That ought to be enough to tide you over til school’s back on the menu! Hope you have a great week. Much love from the Sprout.

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