Tues 26 June
words: HELEN CAMERON
If your midweek evenings are starting to slip into predictability, Gwdihŵ’s brand new craft nights could well prove the inspiration you need to try something a little new.
A quirky little nightclub and bar in the heart of Cardiff, Gwdihw becomes your setting for a night of cake and crafts on Tues 26 June. Sounding a bit tame to you? Well fear not, this is no craft fair that granny use to drag you along to, but rather a lively vintage arts and crafts event with plenty of homemade cake, fancy dress and indie pop tunes to keep you entertained through the evening.
Your tea party host is no Mad Hatter, but Cardiff’s very own textile enthusiasts Lucy Lilley, Jennifer Geddes and Kelly Gillespie. “We all love craft, and wanted to meet others while learning new skills, but we also wanted to do something a little more lively than your usual craft group – less tea more Long Island Iced Tea,” explains Jennifer. Textile artist Lucy Lilley will also be on hand throughout the evening to guide you through the art of bunting, with all materials being provided as part of entry. “We’re hoping to do other themed craft events if this one is a success,” continues Jennifer. “We might do a 60s-themed night next and make dream catchers and headbands.”
Not only do you get to have your cake and eat it, but you’ll also receive exclusive tea and cake offers at the bar and Craft Collective be displaying the loveable classic Breakfast At Tiffany’s on their big screen and letting you relax into the indie pop tunes of artists such as Belle & Sebastian. It really is a top night out for those who love a good craft-sesh, a nice wedge of cake, and a little vintage décor for good measure.