Spit & Sawdust

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You can get in touch via hello@spitandsawdust.co.uk or 02920 494741

Our opening times are:
Mon – closed
Tue – skateboard lessons, contact to book.
Wed/Thur/Fri 5-10pm
Sat/Sun 10am-7pm*
last orders in the café 1 hour before closing

Skate park sessions:
Wed/Thur/Fri 5-10pm – open session

*Sat 10-11 Tips & Tricks
*Sat 11-12pm private hire for childrens parties
Sat 12-7pm – open session

*Sun 10am-12pm Under 10’s
Sun 12-7pm – open session

Skate board lessons:

Tuesdays – Beginner, Intermediate and private individual or group. Contact us to book.

Art Programme:

EVENT THIS SATURDAY 6/7/19 with Global Gardens.


Roughly two weeks after the summer solstice the Earth reaches its apsis Aphelion – the point when the sun is furthest from the Earth.

Spit & Sawdust and Global Gardens are celebrating this time with a day-long event that will include artworks by artists Johana Hartwig and Anthony Shapland, workshops, communal meals and actions.

A chance to pause and ponder the dark and light, day and night, the opposites, extremes, natural cycles, patterns and rhythms of our world.


Everyone is welcome to join us at any point throughout the day. It is not necessary to book, but an indication if you are coming would be appreciated so we can cater for everyone.
PLEASE NOTE: This event has two locations.


6am: Johana Hartwig dawn chorus audio installation, ‘As clear as the day is long’.
Continues throughout the day, this first hour is a chance to experience it in the quiet stillness of the morning while there is no other activity in the garden.

6.30-11am or so, Johana Hartwig ‘Days Eyes’.
‘Llygaid y dydd’ translates from Welsh as ‘Day eyes’. Day eyes or daisies make up around 10% of all flowering plants on earth. Tea and conversation around this flower.

7am: Communal Breakfast made by Global Gardens and Spit & Sawdust.

8.30-10.30am: Making and cooking together.
Join in preparing food that will be eaten throughout the day – the emphasis will be on foods that need the duration of the day to process such as pickling, marinating, stewing.

10.30am-1pm: Listen to an ant colony on the allotment with sound geographer Jonathan Prior.

11am – 1pm. Workshop led by Aurora Trinity Collective.
Houses for Animals / Shelters for circadian rhythms.
Share and learn skills in felting to make homes for wildlife.

11am – 4pm: Global Garden’s weekly gardening session.
Join Global Gardens and their regular volunteers tending to the herbs, vegetables and plants in the garden and take something harvested home with you. There will also be a range of herbs available for donation.

1pm: Shared Lunch made by Global Gardens, followed by dough making for the evening meal.

4.30pm: Walk to Spit & Sawdust from Global Gardens, with some watery pauses by Johana Hartwig, making contact with Roath brook, thinking about access points along the route.
The walk will take 1-1.5 hours.


6-9pm: Anthony Shapland ‘Between the Dog and the Wolf’
A collection of works and observations, influences and ideas around the shift from day to night. Between the Dog and the Wolf is more like a series of notes than a finished work, some of them recurring thoughts, others are tangents or dead-end sentences.

6.30-8pm: Shared Dinner made by Spit & Sawdust.



Global Gardens is located just off Whitchurch Road – turn down Sachville Avenue and take the first lane on the left. Follow the perimeter of the allotment until you reach a turning on the right. Turn right and follow the perimeter until you reach a gate on the right.
If you search GLOBAL GARDENS CARDIFF you will find a pinned location.
We encourage people to travel sustainably to the site – there is a bike park. There is also limited parking on site for those with limited accessibility.


With thanks to National Community Lottery Fund Wales and Oakdale Trust for funding.

Image credit Anthony Shapland