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New Exhibition Features the Pubs of Cardiff – Past and Present


The landmark pubs of Cardiff were featured in a new exhibition of artworks which launched last weekend.

Works by artist Christopher Langley featuring past and present pubs such as The Cow & Snuffers, The Vulcan, The Golden Cross, and The White Swan Hotel will be on display at Insole Court, Llandaff, will be on display from Saturday May 13th.

The solo exhibition of 12 framed prints, three original paintings, and 20 unframed prints will last for six weeks.

Artist Chris is now hoping people in South Wales will contact him with their memories of the pubs featured in the exhibition.

He said:

“I’m creating a series of works called Cardiff Pubs – Past Present.

“My aim is to tell the story of the pubs of the city in a historical and cultural context. So, it would be wonderful to find out more about their interesting histories or stories attached to them.

“I’d love people to come along to the exhibition at Insole Court and look at the prints and paintings. I hope it will inspire them to remember their great stories about the pubs.

“Cardiff’s pubs have been at the heart of the city’s life for centuries. As many pubs are closing or facing an uncertain future, it’s important that their role is recognised and documented.”

Did you know…?

  • The Cow & Snuffers was originally called The Red Cow
  • Cardiff band The Future of the Left recorded their video for their single The Hope That House Built at The Vulcan
  • In 1849, The Golden Cross was called The Shields and Newcastle Tavern

Anyone with interesting information about the pubs featured in the exhibition can email Chris on [email protected].

Chris’ work has been on display in several public places across Wales, including at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport where he is one of the artists in residence. His work has also been the subject of two previous solo exhibitions.

Inspired by Wales – its people, its buildings, and its landscape – Chris has sold works to private and business clients across the UK and internationally. He is available for private commissions.

For further information please contact Christopher Langley on 07792 295502. Chris is available for interview/filming.

If you’d like to partner with him to collect the stories about the pubs shown in his work to use in a feature, please let him know.