Blackwood Basement Open Day

The Basement (information and support project for young people in Caerphilly Borough and part of the youth service) is hosting an open day

There will be the opportunity to meet the Basement team and take a look around the centre, and gain a better understanding of what the Basement offers. There will also be refereshments on offer and activities to participate in.

There will also be the opportunity to meet special guest, Scott McGlynn (author of ‘OUT’, social blogger, celebrity interviewer and LGBT role model) who will be taking part in a question and answer session at 6pm.

‘You can even get a cheeky selfie!!’

For more information.

Wedding Fayre

Getting married? Then, how about this Wedding Fayre at Caerphilly Castle!

“Relax while speaking to some of Wales’ leading suppliers. Some suppliers will offer ‘on the day’ discounts, so remember to bring your purse as you won’t want to miss out on saving a few £££ 

Doors open between 11am and 4pm. 

FREE Entry – Family and Friends welcome

FREE goody bag for Brides”

Why I started The Big Phill

So here is the story why I started The Big Phill – Caerphilly …

When I first saw Caerphilly Castle (all lit up at 2am in a taxi), I remember just thinking ‘Wow!”

The next day, in my jaded state (no, I wasn’t hungover because I was 19 and still superhuman), I looked at it again and couldn’t believe how beautiful it was, especially as I could now see the stunning countryside surrounding it.

So, several years and many visits later (visits which included a trip to The Checkmate, getting lost at The Big Cheese, meeting the in-laws and unsuccessfully trying to swim the moat), I finally moved here!

I still loved the castle but, more than that, I loved the character of the people. Everyone was always so friendly and it seemed like a great place to raise a family.

The only thing that surprised me was how hard it was to find out what was going on. I joined loads of FB groups, followed loads of pages but, to be honest, most of the events I found out about were through word of mouth; I knew I wasn’t hearing about everything.

The final straw came when The Tempest was on at the castle but no one I knew, knew anything about it.

It was then, whilst I was standing in the kitchen making dinner, that I thought to myself ‘Right don’t just moan about it, do something! ‘ And that is when I started The Big Phill!

So, here I am a few months later and with the help of all my wonderful followers, some lovely friends and a very patient husband; I’m starting to make a difference. … Starting to show how awesome Caerphilly is and starting to help people find the events that are right for them.

I’ve got a long way to go still but, as they say, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step… 🙂