What’s on in Splott this May

Hopefully that big yellow ball in the sky will be back, bringing with it some decent temperatures!

Weather aside, as we move into May, let’s have a look at what Splott has to offer in the month ahead.

Friday 10th May – Quiz

Splott Community Volunteers is running a Quiz and Curry fundraising evening on Friday the 10th May. Doors open at 6.30pm, the quiz will begin at 7pm and should be done by 9pm. Entry to the quiz is £5 which will also get you a bowl of curry. There will be prizes for the winners and a raffle on the night.

Email info@splottcommunityvolunteers.co.uk for more information or to book a table.

Tuesday 14th May – Mind Cardiff event

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week in May and Mind Cardiff Caerdydd has organised an event at The Old Splott Library on Singleton Road:

Saturday 18th May – Car Boot Sale

Splott Community Volunteers is running a series of car boot sales over the summer with the first of them on Saturday the 18th May. The boot sale will run between 9am and 12noon and stalls are still available for £10 per car. Spaces are limited and booking is essential, so please email info@splottcommunityvolunteers.co.uk for more information.

Wednesday 22nd May – Seedling Swap

Splo-down Food Cooperative is having its annual Seedling Swap with StarGarAllot Community Garden on the 22nd May at the Splo-Down unit at the back of the STAR Centre (Marion Street). The Big #SploGrow!

As you’re starting seeds for this year plant some extras to take to the swap, and find some other exciting options at the event!

Saturday 25th May – Learn to Crochet

For this Share It Saturday at Railway Gardens, Sara will be showing you how to crochet with material strips torn from old t-shirts and other recycled materials. Have you always wanted to learn this crafty skill? Come and give it a go in a friendly small group!


£2/ person, tea, coffee and biscuits included. Book your space here.

Saturday 25th May – Odissi Dance

Classically trained dancer, Maanasa Visweswaran, will perform and lead a session on this expressive dance from 2-4pm at Oasis, 69b Splott Road.

All ticket sales will support Oasis. Book here.

Adult tickets are £5, children’s tickets are £2.

Tuesday 28th May – Community Gathering in Tremorfa

From 12noon – 3pm, CCHA (Cardiff Community Housing Association) will be holding a community gathering in Tremorfa, in Runway Road park, to help people better understand the recent changes to waste / recycling.

Friday 31st May – Community Jobs Fair

From 11am to 3.30pm at Railway Gardens, there will be a local jobs fair and community fun day, run by Cardiff Council’s Into Work team.

Friday 31st May – Honduras Supper Club

Global Eats is a riot of flavours inspired by the rich cultural heritage of asylum seekers who visit Oasis. They endeavour to foster a cultural exchange with the wider community through the universal language of food by catering events and developing relationships through pop-ups, supper clubs and their beloved food truck. This month, we are getting a taste of Honduran food with Alis, Global Eats’ catering manager.

Your support allows the charity and food initiative to keep going, providing opportunities for people seeking sanctuary to volunteer and work.

You can find the menu for the evening below:

Tickets are £30 and includes 3 courses and a welcome drink*. There will also be live music for the evening!

When: 31st May, 19:00

Where: Oasis, 69b Splott Road, Cardiff CF24 2BW

Follow on social media for updates at @global.eats.by.oasis.

To book, click here.

Railway Gardens

There’s so much going on at Railway Gardens this month, and on a regular basis. Check out the poster below for the full list:

Weekly activities

Let’s have a gander at the regular list of things going on…


Join Splott Community Volunteers from 10am to 12 noon for a cuppa and a cake on Menory Mondays. Residents get together to share memories of old Splott (who knew that Rolfe’s the Florist used to be a pet food store with bird seed being served iin paper bags from a wooden drawer in a cabinet? Well it was!)


Every Tuesday morning in term time, a community group at St Philip’s Church on Tweedsmuir Road in Tremorfa provides free coffee and cake and the chance to chat.

At 1.30 on Tuesdays at Railway Gardens there’s Baby & Parent Support Group for free. Pop along and meet other parents and other babies! Find them at the top of Adeline Street off Railway Street.

Do you have a handy skill to share? Pop along to the GoodShed at Railway Gardens between 2pm and 4pm to build stuff and drink tea!


Join Splott Community Volunteers for Knit and Natter between 10am and 12 noon for a cuppa and a cake and learn some new knitting skills while having a chat. Refreshments provided for free. Also, once a month, there will be a mobile wool and embroidery shop, Wool on Wheels, joining them.

Forces of Nature after school nature club for children runs at Railway Gardens from 3.15pm to 4.30pm. Find out more here. No need to book though -just pop along (and there’s a free snack for kids).

Splo-Down, a food cooperative operating from a container at the back of the old STAR Leisure Centre on Splott Road offer great quality and value for money bags of fresh veg for affordable prices between 5pm and 7pm. Pay what you can. More information here.

You can also pop along to Railway Gardens for Natter with Neighbours at 10.30am.


For £4 at the Splott Community Volunteers’ Breakfast Club you can get a hot cooked breakfast and a bag of 10 items from their food pantry, including a fridge item, freezer item and tinned goods, fried goods and fresh fruit & veg. Find them at the back of the old STAR Leisure Centre on Splott Road, entry opposite A1 Tyres on Railway Street.

Breakfast Club runs from 8.30am to 10.30am. Find out more here.

There are two coll activities at Railway Gardens on a Thursday morning: Tai Chi at 10am and Creative Writing at 10.30am. Find out more here.


Digital skills at Splott Community Volunteers runs from 10am to 12 noon and is open to all, regardless of abilities. Come in for a cuppa and a cake and get help from the Cardiff Council digital skills team.

If I’ve missed anything, do let me know. I’d love to update this article with other cool stuff going on.