The Rainbow Fair has been a part of the Patronal Festival at Llandaff Cathedral for many years, taking place on the Green in the heart of Llandaff village. Organised by the Llandaff Cathedral Social Committee, it is run along traditional lines, inviting community and church groups to participate by hosting a stall, game or activity. All the proceeds go to local organisations or charities. The traditional activities always prove popular, from the coconut shy and “Splat the Rat” to face painting, a tombola, donkey rides organised by the Llandaff Society, a variety of refreshments, a licenced summer drinks stall and, this year, a fancy dress competition for the “Best Dressed Owner and Dog”. To register for this novelty dog show please contact Sue Valenton on 07804 640152.
The Fair is also a place to showcase the talents of our local children. Pupils from the four local primary schools and Sunday School are invited to take place in a poster competition to advertise the event and prizes awarded for the most original and colourful entries. One of the highlights of the evening is a display by the members of the Llandaff City C/W Primary School folk dancing group and in recent years, we have been very fortunate to have the support of the Caledonian Scottish Dancers who get us all up and dancing, accompanied by Simon and Sarah, two members of the ceilidh band Uisge ContraBand.
This year, the Rainbow Fair takes place from 6:00 to 8:00pm on Friday 30th June. So please come along and join the fun.
from Llandaff Cathedral Choir sang at the UEFA Champions League dinner in Cardiff Castle. The boys had the opportunity to perform with internationally renowned soprano Katherine Jenkins and Only Men Aloud to a packed room of UEFA officials, representatives from both Real Madrid and Juventus, politicians and other dignitaries.
The boys had a long day of rehearsals and sound checks with their fellow artists, performing Amazing Grace with Katherine Jenkins and the UEFA Champions League Anthem with all other performers. They had a brief taste of the ‘celebrity’ lifestyle, emerging from the Castle late at night to a throng of photographers, although their feet were kept firmly grounded with the dressing room being located in the castle dungeons!
The boys had the opportunity to have their photograph taken with the Champions League Trophy and to meet and work with some fantastic musicians in an atmosphere very different to that of the cathedral!A wonderful time was had by all with the boys flying the flag for the musicianship and professionalism of Cathedral Choristers.