From martial arts to dinosaurs – and a blast around the bay – here’s five peeks behind our week…
1. Discovering the ‘dino on the loose’
What’s that?! Dinosaurs in Cardiff! Have you spotted the unusual events taking place across the city over the last week? We’ve been working with National Museum Cardiff on a digital communications campaign to help launch its latest exhibition, Dinosaur Babies, by telling the story on social of a ‘dino on the loose’ around Cardiff. From a broken statue and smashed windows to a big pile of dinosaur poo and huge footprints in the grass outside the museum, we’ve reported the events via the Daily Draco, the Museum’s very own Jurassic newspaper.
If you’re heading to the Museum tomorrow to check out the exhibition and make sure you use the official Snapchat filter while you’re there. (For novices, just take a picture and swipe left to find the filter).
2. Mummy blogger adventures in Swansea Bay
This week’s glorious sunshine has left us feeling super summery, a feeling that was highlighted in the best way possible when we watched the brand new vlog from one of our favourite mummy bloggers, Lara Jarvis (aka Adventures of a Mum). Check out what Lara and her beautiful family got up to when we arranged for them to visit gorgeous Swansea Bay – from Mumbles ice cream, Langland Bay rock pooling and sandcastle escapades on Rhossili. With such beautiful weather for the duration of their visit, this family were really spoilt for choice.
3. Kidney Wales launches the return of Cardiff 10k
This year marks the 50th anniversary of leading Welsh health charity Kidney Wales, the organisers of the much-loved Cardiff 10K road race. The 10k is a staple event in Cardiff’s race calendar, which sees vital funds raised for some of the 10,000 patients across Wales that currently live with kidney disease, as well as other fantastic charities across the country.
And this year, in honour of the milestone, the race is set to be bigger and better than ever before, with the charity hoping to attract a record 6,500 entrants. We launched the sign up period for this year’s race on Thursday with an event at Run & Become specialist running store – keep your eyes peeled for plenty more information over the coming months ahead of race day on September 3rd, follow Cardiff 10k on Twitter here, and sign up for the race here! Go on, do it today!
4. Big Ideas Wales help make young entrepreneurs’ business dreams a reality
As part of our ongoing work with Big Ideas Wales, a strand of Welsh Government’s Business Wales Service, we’ve been shining a light on some of Wales’ most promising young entrepreneurs. These budding Bransons put the rest of us to shame with some unique business ideas and the drive to make these ideas a reality (with a little help from support services such as Big Ideas Wales along the way).
Take Daniel Huxtable, who turned his love of martial arts into an innovative business venture, creating bespoke martial arts equipment and apparel. Media loved this story, as we secured coverage for Daniel’s story on WalesOnline, the Western Mail and Business Quarter. You can read about Daniel’s business plans here.
5.Hold the front page for UWC Atlantic College
It takes something special to secure a magazine’s front cover, like the story of a college whose story we help tell.
Sadly, the plight of refugees is never far from the headline these days, but readers of June’s Independent Education Today are set to discover how UWC Atlantic College and its students are working to ensure those who arrive in Wales are met with comfort and understanding. A visit to the College also allowed the magazine’s editor to speak with UWC Atlantic College studentsto discover how a small college on the coast of South Wales is working to make education a force for peace. You can read the all five pages of the full story here.
With the glorious weather Cardiff has been enjoying this week, we simply had to get out in the sunshine and blow the desk dust away – literally. We enjoyed some well-deserved ‘team-time’ this week, hopping on board a speedboat for a famous ‘Bay Blast’ around Cardiff Bay before heading to Irie Shack to fill our faces with Caribbean delights. We had a blast! (Some puns are just too easy.)