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credit: Henry Burrows

credit: Henry Burrows

Clean Cut Kid and Callum Beattie at Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – Mon 16th 

Having only recently released their debut album Felt earlier this year, the Liverpool band are now touring with singer-songwriter Callum Beattie. They’ve already supported the likes of Michael Kiwanuka and The Courteeners; Clean Cut Kid know how to put on a good show.

Cost: £10

Jazz Jam at Porters, Cardiff – Thurs 19th

The popular student hang-out spot returns with its ‘Jazz Jam’, hosted by some of Cardiff’s most talent jazz musicians. An evening of organised music will turn into a free-for-all during the second set where guests are welcome to get up on stage. What can beat jazz music and a pint on a Thursday night?


Bin Laden: The One Man show at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff –  Thurs 19th

This 60-minute play presents an intriguing story of the ‘world’s most notorious terrorist’ Osama Bin Laden, in a sensitive yet thought-provoking way. Performed gracefully by Knaïve Theatre, the performance will be sure to provoke debate and discussion.

Cost: £13/£15

From Russia…With Love at St Davids Hall, Cardiff – Fri 20th

Enjoy your evening in style with Cardiff’s Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra is proud to present the BBC Young Musician of the Year Martin James Bartlett as soloist as they join in celebrating the outstanding work of Rachmaninov and Stravinsky.

Cost: £6.50-£23.50

Festival of the Dead, Y PLAS, Cardiff – Fri 20th

The Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos is coming to Cardiff. Infusing carnival and circus with DJ’s and dancing, is there a better way to spend your Friday night? Acrobats, face painting and skull processions will be on show, over 18s only.

Cost: £15.90

Into The Ark at Tramshed, Cardiff – Sat 21st

The Voice finalists will bring their soulful acoustics to the Cardiff venue for the first time this year, along with special guests. The Blackwood pair are set to showcase their newest single Underneath the Sun along with loads more of their most successful hits. Grab your ticket for only a tenner!

Cost: £10

Castell Coch Ghost Hunt, Cardiff – Sat 21st

Dating back to the 19th Century, Castell Coch has tons of history and remains one of the most iconic landmarks in South Wales today. Having been reported on numerous occasions for ghost sightings, the castle is giving you the opportunity to investigate its byzantine corridors with some fancy high-tech equipment, just in time for Halloween. Over 18s only.

Cost: Contact for tickets

Swansea German Beer Fest at Brangwyn Hall – Sat 21st

The famous Oktoberfest returns to Swansea for the 4th time running. A range of beers are available along with live music, food, games and much more.

Cost: £12

Oktoberfest at DEPOT, Cardiff – Sat 21st

With authentic beers straight from the heart of Munich, full venue dressing and German catering from a range of vendors – you’ll feel like you’re at the real thing! Oh yeah, just remember to dress up.

Cost: £12.50 (prices may vary)

SŴN Festival Discovery Day, Cardiff – Sat 21st – Sun 22nd October

The alternative Welsh music festival returns to Cardiff for its 11th year, continuing to celebrate talented up and coming local musicians and bands in a range of different locations over the weekend. SŴN’s ‘Discovery Day’ will be showcasing the likes of Alice Jemima, Campfire Social and loads more.

Cost: £33

words Beth Cruse

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