Bringing you a full whack of festival goodness, Undeb celebrate all that is Cardiff. Theatre, Bands, Poetry, Photography and Live Art combine in this epic celebration of our beloved Capital.

Four arenas take over the Cardiff Arts Institute, simultaneously playing host to exciting events!

We can’t promise you mud but feel free to bring along your wellies and face paints…



What is Cardiff’s identity?
What does it mean to you?
If you had to sum Cardiff up in one object or place, photo or word, memory or street, what would it be?

4 writers to each create ‘a monologue for Cardiff’ – the twist being that they’ll have only 4 hours in which to create and rehearse it, and that the pieces will be inspired & provoked by the objects, photos, words and places that you the audience bring along.

Whether it be a pebble from Penarth beach or a bag of chips from Caroline Street. The winding arcades of St. Mary Street or the expanses of Bute Park. The mighty castle walls or the Millennium Stadium at capacity on international day.

So bring your slice of Cardiff along to Undeb’s Cardiff Identity Festival on June 20th and see it get woven into 6 pieces of bespoke theatre, created before your very eyes. An intimate, custom-made and fleeting theatre experience.

Featuring some of Wales’ most exciting playwrights and actors, paired up for one night only, curated by True/Fiction Theatre’s Matthew Bulgo, the writers are:

-Tracy Harris
-Alan Harris
-Kit Lambert
-Branwen Davies


Plus a selection of plays from Undeb Theatre celebrating Cardiff including work from their collaboration with National Theatre Wales.


Exclusive set from Jak Poore

Bands T.B.C


In a special collaboration with Undeb and Jam Bones, Cardiff’s most irreverent literature and music event Balloon will be doing stuff with words. For the first hour, Balloon present Bright Young Things: three soon to be huge young writers all publishing their first books. Featuring Susie Wild, Tyler Keevil and James Smythe all will be reading from their debut works and hanging around to chat and that. Later on Balloon team up with Jam Bones for a special micro-fiction Cardiff ’55 slam.

Collect your postcard at the event and do us a short story of exactly 55 words and if we pull you out of the hat you can stun us all with your literary cojones. Overall winners will be treated with prizes from Parthian of books and ebooks. That’s right ebooks. On memory sticks. The future.

If that’s not enough, come to Balloon’s Harder Better Faster Rhondda night at Clwb Ifor Bach on Thursday 17th June and you get all this a quid cheaper as well!

Meanwhile, get a closer look at those Bright Young Things here:


Jam Bones is the Diff-born spoken word collective that aims to encourage local talent while bringing the best in UK performance poetry to Wales

AND – details of our next event, if ppl come along they receive £1 off entry to the CIF!!



Cardiff Graffiti Artist R-MER is bringing down himself and 2 other local graf artists to paint live during the day. Plus live acoustic music outside.


Curated by Dan Green and Big Little City

Amazing exhibition and live photo booth photography…oh yeah!

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