words: IMOGEN LLEWELLYN
Tiger Tiger in Cardiff hosts Ladies Night (Thurs 28 June, 6pm. Tickets: £8). A fashion show with a difference, all proceeds go to Tŷ Hafan and The Velindre Cancer Centre. This night includes cocktails, cupcakes, canapés, goody bags, raffle and celebrity guests.
Wales’ leading international festival for storytelling, Beyond The Border (Fri 29-Sun 1 July. Tickets: £12.50-£100) takes place this weekend – the principal theme being the 200th anniversary of the classic Grimm Fairy Tales.
The Welsh Summer Country Fair and Food Festival (Sat 30 June-Sun 1 Jul, 10am-6pm. Tickets: Advance-£5, on Door-£6). Treat yourself to a relaxing day out at Fonmon Castle. Enjoy the unique fashion and jewellery collections as well as the exquisite produce from the artisan food hall.
Dance GB, takes place at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay (Thurs28-Sat 30 June. Tickets: £10-£28). This is a unique opportunity to see the collaboration of the National Dance Company Wales, Scottish Ballet and English National Ballet as they join forces for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Clwb Ifor Bach brings you Kate Nash (Sat 30 June, 7pm. Tickets: £15). British singer/songwriter, named best female artist at the 2008 Brits will be mounting another comeback attempt.
Cardiff Cycle Festival concludes this week with an all-day celebration at Cardiff City Hall (Sat 30 June). For the duration of the festival, there’s still an opportunity to discover Cardiff by bike on a cycle tour, as well as a city art trail showing at different venues throughout the city.
Mission Gallery in Swansea is showing the exhibition When The Moon Fell Out Of Orbit’ (Sat 2 June-Tues 15 July). Fern Thomas’s work explores transformation through object, text and sound.
Futureboogie’s Christophe is brought to Gwdihw (Sat 30 June, 8pm. Admission: £3). The finest sounds of funk, soul, boogie, disco and house are in the mix.
Rikard Laving: Caravan is at the Third Floor Gallery until Saturday. His exhibition documents his time in a caravan park. (Until Sun 1 July. Admission: free).
Lastly, expect fantastic cuisine, arts and crafts, jewelry, hand painting, Bollywood music and more at the Indian Mela, St.Davids Hall (Sat 30 June, 11am-4pm. Admission: Free).