NEWS & FEATURES

Alt.Cardiff  is a digital magazine dedicated to going beyond the mainstream to provide local news on food, culture and events in the city.

The founders of Fluidity Freerun Academy on Cardiff's parkour community

Amelia Unity on breakdance culture and the bgirls who inspire her

Fluidity Freerun Academy

Fluidity Freerun Academy fight for funding to heat their premises

   Alt.Cardiff • 11 December 2018

Cardiff is home to one of the UK’s best parkour training facilities. But the local community of freerunners are struggling to keep the lights on. Fluidity Freerun Academy in Splott, Cardiff, is the UK’s biggest bespoke indoor freerunning park ...

Cardiff Skater Girls

Skater girls unite at Spit and Sawdust

   Alt.Cardiff • 19 November 2018

On 8 December the ladies of Prom Queen Social Club will take over Spit and Sawdust for festivities, good food and trying out new tricks. It’s a chance for Cardiff’s skater girls to own the night. Prom Queens was founded by DJ Kay Russant ...

Astronaut Steve Swanson

NASA astronaut Dr Steve Swanson to touch down in Wales

   Alt.Cardiff • 12 November 2018

Pint of Science and ISSET join forces to bring the International Space Station Commander to speak at Cardiff University. Dr Steve Swanson’s tour will touch down in Cardiff on 20 November. Formerly a software engineer, Steve will be travelling ...

Aber Falls Welsh Gin

Welsh Socials come to The Libertine

    Alt.Cardiff • 30 October 2018

Welsh Socials are coming to The Libertine. The third in a series of new language events aimed at locals will be held at the cocktail bar on Thursday 1 November. The decision to host the event runs alongside the bar’s commitment ...

Welsh Ice Cream

Cafés offer a new take on the classic ice cream sundae

    Alt.Cardiff • 22 October 2018

Science Cream and Coco Gelato are two independent cafés doing ice cream differently. You’ll find Science Cream tucked away in Castle Arcade. The independent ice cream parlour debuts a range of new seasonal flavours this week ...

Amelia Unity

Cardiff Character: Amelia Unity

   Alt.Cardiff • 27 November 2018

It’s an icy October night and the village of Tongwynlais is dark and silent. But set back from the main road, the village hall lights are warm, and a lively funk beat echoes from inside. Cardiff’s small community of breakdancers are here ...

Temple of Peace Cardiff

Wales for Peace uncovers stories from the past

   Alt.Cardiff • 13 November 2018

The Wales for Peace exhibition allows visitors to explore the impact Welsh communities have made towards campaigning against conflict. This Remembrance Day marks 100 years since World War One, but closer to home, it’s an important ...

Fancy DJ

Female DJs and MCs take the stage

    Alt.Cardiff • 6 November 2018

Cardiff collective Ladies of Rage push back at the city’s male-dominated music scene, as they prepare to showcase their skills at The Moon. Ladies of Rage is open to all women who write rap lyrics and mix tracks. It’s a growing movement ...

Cardiff Student

Voxpop: YouTube Influencers

    Alt.Cardiff • 29 October 2018

In light of the furore over YouTube’s recent global blackout, have we become too dependent on cat videos and vloggers? On the night of Tuesday 18th October, YouTube went down for over an hour, to the outrage of viewers worldwide...