Swansea City FC head to Chicago for preseason!
Swansea City to spend part of pre-season in Chicago. The two-week pre-season training trip runs from 6-20 July and will include two games in the second week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Blaine, Minnesota, (fingers crossed for a game in Chicago).
Chivas vs. Swansea City FC
Wednesday July 16th
One Brewers Way
Minnesota United FC vs. Swansea City FC
Saturday, July 19th
National Sports Center Stadium
1700 105th Ave NE
Only Men Aloud @ Ravinia Festival
Friday, August 29, 4:00pm
418 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL
Since winning BBC television’s Last Choir Standing competition in 2008, Only Men Aloud has topped England’s classical charts, won a Classical Brit award and performed during the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games. The group has now become an eight-voice ensemble as it mounts its first world tour this year!
Futher details at: http://www.ravinia.org/ShowDetails/?show=807
The Chicago Cardiff City Supporters Club home is AJ Hudsons on the corner of Ashland & Grace for games throughout the season. Join Cardiff Bluebirds on Facebook and keep and eye on the ‘Events’ for when they’ll be getting together next.
Chicago Swansea City Supporters Club
The Chicago Swansea City Supporters Club (CSCSC) home is The Globe Pub on Irving Park for games throughout the season. Join CSCSC on Facebook and keep and eye on the ‘Events’ for when they’ll be getting together next.
Looking for a professional photographer or a limo to O’Hare or Midway? Look no further than Llanbradach’s/Chicago’s own Brian Geen.
Brian has been a professional photographer since 1988 and has photographed well over a thousand weddings both here and in the UK. Take a peek at his work at: Brian Geen Photography
Call to set up an appointment at 773 858 6226 or e mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for limousine service contact Your Limousine and ask for Brian.
The Tafia on BBC America!!
A big Diolch yn Fawr to ‘Mind The Gap‘ at BBC America for the British Expat of the Month interview. Click below for the full article.
British Expat of the Month: Dave Parry of Chicago Tafia
Wales, Wales, Wales!!!
Our home pub for the 2014 Six Nations is going to be Temple Bar on 3001 North Ashland Avenue – No cover charge apparently!!!
Saturday February 1st, 8:30am
Wales v Italy
Saturday February 8th, 8:30am
Ireland v Wales
Friday February 21st, 2:00pm
Wales v France
Sunday March 9th, 9:00am
England v Wales
Saturday March 15th, 9:45am
Wales v Scotland
Other Chicago area pubs showing the Six Nations:
Fado Irish Pub
100 West Grand Avenue, Chicago
1934 West Irving Park, Chicago
A new Welsh(ish) brewpub just a hour an a half over the border in Elkhart, Indiana. We are planning a field trip over the borber soon if anyone is up for a drive!
317 N Main
Phone: 574 293 0506
Caerphilly Cheese from Wisconsin?
Handcrafted British Tribute Cheeses from Harmony Specialty Dairy Foods in Stratford, Wisconsin include: Abergele, Caerphilly, Kidwelly, Cheshire & Double Gloucester style cheese. Prices are fairly reasonable and they are damn nice!
For further details visit: http://www.harmonyspecialty.com/products.html
Welsh Style Cider from Indiana?
Having a party for St. David’s Day this year? Welsh it up a bit with this damn fine Welsh style cider from Madison, Indiana. The current owners grandfather Gale Thomas began making “cider” in his youth during prohibition in the 1930′s! It was made in barrels, from craggy old cider apples, sold and drunk quickly. This tradition has passed to the third generation of his family.
At $6.99 for a litre bottle the price isn’t bad either!
For more info visit: http://www.thomasfamilywinery.us/cider