Free and Cheap Things To Do In Cardiff: 2-8 August

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This week, there’s one particular big event that’s entirely free: the National Eisteddfod, right here in Cardiff Bay, for the first time in a decade.

If the Eisteddfod’s not quite your cup of tea, never fear because we’ve found you some alternative events as well as our Eisteddfod recommendations. [link]


31 July – 5 Aug – National Museum Cardiff – Free

Yes, we mentioned this last week. If you’re reading this article soon after its publication, you still have time to check out the takeover. Here’s a reminder:
The Sprout is working in collaboration with the activists at the National Museum Cardiff youth forum, who are going to takeover the museum’s maritime exhibit. The model seas will be covered by a flood of plastic waste to highlight the problem of plastic pollution in our oceans. The jellyfish will be replaced with plastic bags, the sea turtle will be painfully reunited with the netting that led to its demise, and the whale’s gaping maw will suck up a whole host of refuse. To see the week long spectacle in person, head on down to the Museum. More information about the exhibit is on their website.

Cylch Meithrin Grangetown a’r Bae yn cyflwyno Gwyl i’r Teulu

Friday 3 Aug 15:45-21:00 – Tramshed Cardiff – £5.50 under 18s

A family festival with cake, pizza, glow-sticks, dancing and of course music. It’s Welsh language based, and proceeds from entry go to the Welsh-language Grangetown nursery Cylch Meithrin Grangetown a’r Bae. Tickets on Eventbrite.

Booksale Fundraiser

Saturday 4 Aug 11:00-17:00 – Cardiff MADE

Cardiff MADE, an art gallery in Roath, is trying to raise some funds by flogging some cheap books donated to them by friends of the gallery. Go along and get some bargains.

Learn to Play Dungeons and Dragons

Tuesday 7 Aug – The Gate

DnD may have a reputation as being the nerdiest thing you could possibly do with your life, but at the same time you never know- you might just fall in love. A set of rules and a good Dungeon Master make for a deep, engrossing story. Local board games shop Rules of Play are on hand to introduce you into this famous world of swords and sorcery. Further info on the board game bar and its activities available on Rules of Play’s Facebook.

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