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Sun, 18 Aug


Norwegian Church Arts Centre

The Church - With Ponty Presley

Up close and personal with this entertaining artist in a quirky venue.

The Church - With Ponty Presley
The Church - With Ponty Presley

Time & Location

18 Aug 2024, 14:30 – 18:00

Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Harbour Dr, Cardiff CF10 4PA, UK


About the event

Introducing this new concept in solo artist appreciation against a backdrop of a stunning venue in South Wales.

About the artist: 

Nathan Jones (Ponty Presley) has been doing his act for over 20 years. He is a true performer, a little bit cheeky, and will undoubtedly melt some hearts with his smouldering looks.

About The Venue:

The Norwegian Church was built in 1868 as a meeting place for Norwegian seafarers during the industrial revolution. Established in Cardiff Bay’s West Dock, the church was in a prime position and the congregation grew substantially with up to 90 Norwegian ships berthed in the docks at any one time. The church has since been relocated to its current position overlooking the waterfront of the Bay. The Church has a past steeped with history and remains a cherished landmark and important centre for the Nordic community in South Wales.

Why a Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay? When the coal trade expanded in South Wales in the 1860’s, Norwegian ships came in large numbers to Cardiff to carry the coal overseas. These coal miles also required large quantities of cheap timber, which were supplied from Scandinavian pine forests and transported to South Wales by Norwegian vessels.While your typical sailor was rumoured to have a girlfriend in every port, Norwegian sailors had instead a church in every port. These churches not only offered a place of worship, but also somewhere that the sailors could feel at home away from home. Norwegian seafarers were a familiar sight in Cardiff during the industrial revolution, and many decided to settle to run businesses associated with shipping, including Roald Dahl’s father Harald.

Whilst here, why not check out the many local restaurants in the area and make a day of it!

The Event:

The event will begin with music provided by Mama D, then two amazing sets from Nathan. Numbers are limited to ensure maximum 'Up Close & Personal' time with Nathan and of course space for dancing. Unlike other events, there will not be tea/coffee/cakes provided, but the bar/cafe will be open so that you can purchase your own snacks and refreshments.


Check this link for details of local parking spots! Of course you could also catch a train to Cardiff Bay.


  • Standard Ticket for one person




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