Mamod Traction Engine Gathering

- 07/09/2014

For anyone interested in steam on the 14th of September, the Cathays Community Centre will be putting on a small gathering of model, live steam road locomotives.

Anyone is welcome to come along and watch or to bring down their own traction engine of sizes under 1″ scale.

Time: 12:00                    Entry for spectators and locomotive owners is free


If you wish to run a locomotive on the day please get in touch to make it easier for us to space people out (contact at


Joint Trip with Dalton Street Day Centre

- 03/09/2014

On Thursday 28th of August, we marked what will hopefully turn into a long partnership with Dalton Street Day Centre through a day trip to Porthcawl.

The 15 people involved first met up at (a very rainy) Dalton Street Centre, before heading off down the M4 towards Porthcawl. Alan was right in being optimistic about the weather, as the sun was shining and the sky was blue throughout our time in Porthcawl. Everyone decided on what they wanted to do, with groups separating to visit the museum, check out the shops in town, or walk along the promenade to Rest Bay. 

After meeting back up at the bus we returned to Cathays Community Centre, where everyone was served tea and cakes courtesy of the Embassy Café. Dylan then presented his Social History Project to the group, before everyone started returning home.

We at Cathays Community Centre would like to thank all the staff at Dalton Street Centre, as well as the Volunteers who set up the café and served the group upon their return, and Dylan for his presentation. We look forward to the next trip! 


Fair / Play Fundraiser August 25th

- 27/08/2014

Last Monday (25th of August) Cathays Community Centre hosted the Fair / Play fundraiser event in aid of Oxfam and Under Construction Youth Music Project.

Despite the awful weather, there was a good turnout with people of all ages turning up throughout the day. There were 3 raffles, with a huge amount of prizes handed out.

Entertainment included a freestyle football and basketball showcase, cupcake decorating, make your own glitter tattoos, and a ‘totsplay’ workshop for kids.

The main hall was full of stalls, with Lush Cardiff, The Body Shop, and Lilibuts Jewellery amongst the Stall holders. The Café was open and serving snacks and drinks, whilst KL Canolog and a cake and candy cart provided delicious food.
The Reception of the main hall played host to live music, both electric and acoustic. Bryony Sier, Brother Listen, and Stiph Richard provided thoroughly enjoyable sets throughout the day.

Thanks to everyone who provided entertainment, food, and stalls, as well as a big thank you of course to the Oxjam staff! Finally, a massive thanks to everyone who braved the weather and came along to raise money for good causes, we hope you all enjoyed!


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