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10 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK | MON 28 SEPT-SUN 4 OCT

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06.10.13 - Cardiff Half Marathon - © Huw Evans Agency

Cardiff Half Marathon – Huw Evans Agency

Find out what’s on in South Wales this week

The multi-award winning blockbuster musical is back as Willy Russell’s legendary musical Blood Brothers returns (The New Theatre, Cardiff, Mon 28 Sept – Sat 10 Oct, Mon-Thurs 7:30 pm and 2:30pm, tickets from £12). Blood Brothers is the emotional story of twins who are separated at birth, but are reunited in the future with life-changing consequences.

The Octopus Project is making a splash in Cardiff Motorpoint arena this September (Cardiff Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wed 30 Sept, tickets £8.80). Set to be a night filled with joyous party music, The Octopus Project has earned a reputation for extremely fun, extremely loud live shows.

Eyes will be on Wales as the fourth of eight matches being held at the Millennium Stadium for the Rugby World Cup kicks off with Wales v Fiji (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Thurs Oct 1, tickets available online). 

Grab your running shoes and join in the fun in the Cardiff Half Marathon this week (Cardiff Castle, Thurs 1 Oct, tickets start at £25). Competitors are set to race right through Cardiff city centre past some iconic locations, with beautiful scenery and historic buildings.

Put your morals aside and join Full Moon this Thursday with its return of the world’s most offensive card game, The Full Moon Against Humanity: Pigs In Blankets (Full Moon, Womanby Street, Cardiff, Thurs 1 Oct, admission £1). This night offers plenty of prizes and beer to be won for the people who play their cards right.

If you’re looking for a warm up this autumn, Ben Pearce is performing a special gig (CYNT, Buffalo Bar, Cardiff, Fri 2 Oct, tickets from £6) following the launch of his brand new tongue in cheek event and mixtape series The Sextape Series last year. A night full of disco infused mixtapes is sure to make a perfect Friday.

Neath is starting October with a celebration of local produce and Neath’s historic market town (Neath town Centre, Friday 2-Sun 4 Oct, admission free). There will be lots going on for all the family including cookery demonstrations, children’s activities and live music.

“London’s best kept secret” CubAfrobeat will be performing in the Chapter Arts Centre (Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, Fri Oct 2, tickets Adults £8/Seniors £5/Students and under 18s free) this Friday, with a musical mash up performance brought to you by the Cardiff University School of Music.

The Newport Food Festival is kicking off this week (Newport City Centre, Sat 3 Oct, admission free). A fun filled day of chef demonstrations, street theatre, live music and activities throughout the day for all the family.

Britain’s Got Talent finalists Côr Glanaethwy are coming home to Cardiff (Motor Point Arena, Cardiff, Sat 3 Oct, tickets from £19.25) continuing their UK tour. Their performances have been described as “completely magical” and the school has since been hugely successful nationally and internationally.

words CHELSEA BROWNHILL

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