The Sites & Delights Of Cardiff City



As our 'Cariad Dementia Cafe' and 'Friendship Group' CST sessions are held in Cardiff and the Vale Of Glamorgan, this session focuses on Cardiff City. It aims to prompt recollection and discussion with images and sounds that are held in long-term memory.


(This session presents the ideal opportunity for people to contribute their own 'Guest Blog' based on where their CST activities are based?)



INTRODUCTIONS


We started the session by asking members;


- What is your favourite place in the city and why?

- Have you a favourite bar or restaurant?

- Have you a favourite park or view?

'How did you end up living in this neck of the woods?




Have members look at the 'Mind The Diff' Cardiff Underground Poster from

http://www.ilovesthediff.com/ and identify the nearest station to their home and other points of interest.


(HD copy for printing here - https://djleekee.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/cardiff-underground-map/cardiffunderground-1410k/ )





Also, ask members to identify the correct film names from this 'Taffywood Library'.


Both of the above pictures are on display in the 'Saint David's 2 Shopping Centre'.




PICTURE & MUSIC QUIZ



We then moved on to our 'Pictures & Music Quiz'...




1. In which church would you find Jacob Epstein’s statue ‘Christ In Majesty’?




2. Who is the lighthouse monument in Roath Park dedicated to?


Interesting fact: His ill fated 1910-13 expedition to The Antarctic was on board The Terra Nova’


Another interesting fact. Did you know the island in Roath Park lake is dedicated to Jimi Hendrix? He once swam over to the island!




3. What was the 150ft tower in Whitchurch Hospital used for?




4. In which park would you find a statue dedicated to 'Billy The Seal'?




5. Which hospital in South Cardiff used to be a ship?




6. Where would you find Wales National War Memorial?




7. In which year were the keys to Cardiff Castle given to the City of Cardiff by the 4th Marquis Of Bute?


* Video keys being given to the City * - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACBF3gMGMAM




8. SONG. ‘Pie Jesu’, Charlotte Church - https://youtu.be/X0XIIEbb6gc


What was she described as having?


Interesting fact. Jonathan Ross discovered her when her mother appeared on his show!




9. Thinking of Cardiff Castle, how many creatures (statues) are there on 'Animal Wall' and can you name any of them?




10. What was the name of the canal which used to run through The Hayes to the docks? -




11. Can you name any of the seven Arcades in Cardiff? -




12. TRUE OR FALSE. The 'Alliance' sculpture outside 'St David's Shopping Centre' is also an 'organic clock'?




13. What year was the Cardiff Bay Barrage completed? -




14. What do locals call the ‘Wales Millennium Centre’ (it resembles a particular animal)? -




15. Which famous author was Christened in the ‘Norwegian Church’?

Name some of his books?




16. SONG. PURE IMAGINATION, 'WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIYNk4ARUR8


Who was singing this song?




17. What is the name of the Welsh Assembly Government building?




18. Who is the First Minister currently?




19. Which Cardiff record shop, established in 1894, is recognised as the oldest record shop in the world?




20. Which bitter named after a religious man does Cardiff Brains Brewery make?




21. What is the maximum seating capacity of Wales Millennium Stadium?




22. Where was the world’s first ever £1m deal sealed in 1904 and what was it for?




23. SONG. ‘DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER’, SHIRLEY BASSEY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwbEuzJCnqI


Shirley is best known as being the girl from where?




24. Which father and daughter starred in the 1959 movie ‘Tiger Bay’ (Horst Buchhol is pictured here)?




25. Where is 'The Vulcan Inn' currently being rebuilt?




26. What is the name of the old grocer's shop there?




27. How much is it to get in the 'National Museum Of Wales'?




28. ‘Chapter Arts Centre’ was previously known as what?




29. Which type of show might you see in the 'New Theatre' every Christmas time?




30. Cardiff Christmas lights - How many days are there to Christmas?




31. SONG. 'DELILAH', TOM JONES - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo2O5E9Ea9Y


How old is Tom Jones? 




32. How long is the Taff Trail and where does it start?




33. What year did Cardiff host ‘Rugby World Cup’ games?




34. What is the nickname for the Cardiff City Football Club?




35. Which sports stadium has daffodils on its gates and on its seats?




36. Which of Doctor Who's arch enemies signposted the way to the Cardiff Bay 'Doctor Who Experience'?




37. Who is the current Doctor Who?




38. With which TV sci fi programme is 'Ianto's Shine' associated with?




39. SONG. ‘You Drive Me Crazy’, Shakin’ Stephens - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ySZ8UMrMMU


Can you name any of his four UK number 1 hits?




40. SONG. ‘Cardiff Born, Cardiff Bred’, Frank Hennessy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfokdMzUtvE


What famous pies are made in Cardiff?




41. What stations do Cardiff to London trains arrrive at?




42. SONG. 'We'll Gather Lilacs', Catherine Jenkins - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-qY04s4Jnc


Who wrote this song? There is a statue dedicated to him outside the Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre.




43. SONG. ‘Road Rage’, Catatonia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_bL0EqlDEk


What motorway goes to London from Cardiff?




44. SONG. ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’, Bonnie Tyler - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOxhH8N3Bo 


When was the last total eclipse in the UK?




45. 'Welsh National Anthem' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41BGsTsidwk


Which two of the above are national emblems of Wales?






ANSWERS



1. LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL



2. CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT



3. WATER STORAGE FOR THE HOSPITAL



4. VICTORIA PARK



5. ROYAL HAMADRYAD HOSPITAL



6. CATHAYS PARK



7. 1947



8. THE VOICE OF AN ANGEL



9. 15

Original nine - hyena, wolf, baboons, seal, bear, lioness, lynx, and 2 different lions (1890)

Further six animals added in 1931; the pelican, ant-eater, raccoons, leopard, beaver and vulture.



10. GLAMORGANSHIRE CANAL



11. CASTLE, HIGH STREET, DUKE STREET, ROYAL, MORGAN, WYNDHAM AND DOMINIONS



12. TRUE

"'Alliance's' arrow and hoop seem to balance in the air. The hoop, filled with a phosphorescent liquid, is partially submerged below the pavement, with a mechanism programmed to make it rise and fall with the Bristol Channel tides."



13. COMPLETED IN 1999. OPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 2001



14. THE ARMADILLO



15. ROALD DAHL


1943 – The Gremlins

1961 – James and the Giant Peach

1964 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

1966 – The Magic Finger

1970 – Fantastic Mr Fox

1972 – Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

1975 – Danny, the Champion of the World

1978 – The Enormous Crocodile

1980 – The Twits

1981 – George’s Marvellous Medicine

1982 – The BFG

1983 – The Witches

1985 – The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

1988 – Matilda

1990 – Esio Trot

1991 – The Vicar of Nibbleswicke (Posthumously)

1991 – The Minpins (Posthumously)



16. GENE WILDER



17. THE SENYDD



18. MARK DRAKEFORD



19. SPILLERS RECORDS



20. REVEREND JAMES



21. 74,500



22. COAL EXCHANGE, MOUNT STUART SQUARE, CARDIFF



23. TIGER BAY



24. JOHN & HAYLEY MILLS



25. ST FAGANS NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY



26. GWALIA STORES



27. ALL MUSEUMS IN WALES ARE FREE ENTRY



28. CANTON HIGH SCHOOL



29. PANTOMIME



30. 101 DAYS



31. 80 YEARS (BORN 7TH JUNE 1940)



32. 55 MILES BETWEEN CARDIFF BAY OVAL BASIN AND BRECON



33. 2015



34. 'THE BLUEBIRDS'



35. THE SWALEC CRICKET STADIUM IN SOPHIA GARDENS



36. DALEK



37. JODIE WHITTAKER



38. TORCHWOOD



39. 'THIS OLE HOUSE', 1981; 'GREEN DOOR', 1981; 'OH JULIE', 1982 & 'MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE', 1985


40. CLARKES PIES



41. PADDINGTON



42. IVOR NOVELLO



43. M4



44. 11 MINS PAST 11, AUGUST 11, 1999



45. THE LEEK & THE DAFFODIL (LEEKS WERE AROUND LONG BEFORE THE DAFFODIL!)





ACTIVITY


Make some paper daffodils. Here's a video on how to do this ...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8HX-O-vUuU



You Might Also Like:
About Me

Simon O’Donovan MBE has worked in NHS Wales for most of his adult life, supporting people with dementia, their carers and families and developing and improving services to benefit this client group. 

He recently retired from working as a Community Mental Health Nurse within a Young Onset Dementia Service and continues to contribute to weekly CST 'Friendship Group' sessions as a volunteer co-facilitator.

 

He has been keeping a weekly 'Young Dementia CST Blog' to share and archive tried and tested activities resources, with the ultimate aim of providing an 'off the shelf' resource library of weekly themed CST sessions which can be used on rotation throughout the year. 

 

The main aim of this website is to share experience and resources freely, in order that others can dip in and out and use some or all of the materials provided in their own CST work. Thus it is hoped, facilitating and supporting the provision of uplifting and enjoyable sessions that optimise people with dementia's quality of life.

This site is not owned by or affiliated to any organisation. It’s a personal commitment, a not for profit exchange of ideas and a resource library which aims to enable more widespread use of CST approaches for people with dementia. 

To this end, 'Guest Blogs' are VERY welcome, but bearing in mind that no images of clients are to be used without their express written informed consent.

Please note that some images are reproduced on this blog from the internet under the 'fair use copyright' principle, in that they will only be used for educational purposes with disability groups and in no way will be linked to profit making activities.

 

Free Subscribe

Simon O'Donovan. Proudly created with Wix.com  2019