Fri 4 May. 10.30-11.30am. St Edward’s. Free Taster Hour Creative Writing Poetry Workshop. The beginning of a 10 week course 10.30-12.30 Fridays (£125, conc. £105).
Fri 4 May. 1.15pm. Eglwys Dewi Sant. Organ Recital: Meirion Wynn Jones (Carmarthen).
Sat 5 May. 2pm. St Edward’s. Ukelele Nights Afternoon Tea and Concert. In aid of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.
8-9 May. Llangasty Retreat House. Residential Retreat: “The Mind in the Heart” The Paschal Mystery: Incarnation, Passion, Resurrection, the Gift of the Spirit. Led by Ven Martin Williams. £90.
Wed 9 May. 7pm. Llandaff Cathedral. Organ Recital by Stephen Moore (Director of Music). Admission free; retiring collection.
Wed 9 May. 7pm. City URC, Windsor Place. CACEC Lecture: Exporting Faith. “Welsh Emigrants take their Chapels to the New World” with Bill Jones (Emeritus Professor in Modern Welsh History, Cardiff University). Advanced tickets £5 from Churches Together Bookshop.
Fri 11 May. 1.15-1.45pm. St John’s (town). Organ Recital by Tom Mohan (The Dutch Church, London). Admission free; retiring collection.
Sat 12 May. 2.30pm. St Illtud’s Church, Llantwit Major. Illustrated Lecture by John Morgans and Peter Noble, based on their book on Welsh Church History ‘Our Holy Ground’. Admission free.
Sat 12 May. 3pm-5pm. Roath Church House. Christian Aid Afternoon Tea. Tickets £5. Raffle.
Sun 13 May. 8pm. St Edward’s. Opera Mint Wales Concert.
Mon 14 May. 10am-4pm. Llangasty Retreat House. Drop-in Day with Eucharist at 12 noon. An opportunity to pause for prayer and personal reflection – come for all or part of the day. Bring your own lunch. Coffee/tea provided. No charge, but donations welcome. 01874-658250 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thur 17 May. 7.30pm. Llandaff Cathedral. The Sixteen Choral Pilgrimage. Performing the sacred and secular works of 16th century composers William Cornysh (both father and son) and 20th century master of the voice, Benjamin Britten. Tickets £15, £20, £25 01904-651485.
Fri 18 May. 1.15pm. Eglwys Dewi Sant. Organ Recital: Elin Rees (Bury Parish Church).
Sat 19 May. 7.30pm. St Margaret’s. Spectrum Singers fundraising concert in aid of St Margaret’s organ. Join organist David Hutchings and his chamber choir Spectrum Singers in a concert of choral music from around the US and UK. ‘United’ marries the works of contemporary American and British composers in a concert programme that promises to shower the audience in a confetti of musical styles from sacred, folk, jazz, spirituals and pop, including a Beach Boys and Beatles medley. Entrance to the concert is free with a retiring collection in aid of the organ fund.
Sat 19 May. 7.30pm. Llandaff Cathedral. Brass Band arrangement of Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis, with Tredegar Band. Tickets £12 (conc. £10) from eventbrite.
Sun 20 May. 3-5pm. St Edward’s. Cardiff Friendly Strings, the string ensemble for adults grade 1-5. £3 per session (please bring string instrument & music stand). Details email@example.com
25 May-3 June. Llangasty Retreat House. Residential Retreat: Hay Festival Houseparty. Stays from a single night available. From £41 per person B&B per night.
Sat 26 May. 10am-12pm. St Michael’s, Gelligaer St. Circle Dancing with Archdeacon Peggy.
Sat 26 May. 11am. St Edward’s. Coffee Concert: Chris Roberts (classical guitar). A varied programme of J.S. Bach, Francisco Tarregá, Joel Jarventausta, Peter Mawell-Davies, and William Walton. £3 & Donations to “Making Music Changing Lives” Welcome.
Sat 26 May. 7.30pm. St Edward’s. Spring Concert: Pavane Early Music Consort. A programme of Renaissance and Baroque music, and preview some instrumental dances from their upcoming collaboration with Opera in Situ presenting Purcell's 'The Fairy Queen'.
Wed 30 May. 1.05pm. Beulah URC, Rhiwbina. Lunchtime Recital: Blackweir Brass. Tickets £5 on the door..