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Cardiff: The Star Behind the Screen – Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who and More

6 December 2023
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

Have you had the chance to visit Cardiff? Do you know what’s even cooler? This year we are celebrating the 60th anniversary of “Doctor Who”! Can you believe it? This show has brought us time-traveling and alien-battling adventures for six decades and many of them took place right here in Cardiff. How awesome is that? It’s a privilege to be part of a city that has such a rich history in TV.

Doctor Who: Cardiff’s Timeless Buddy

So, let’s dive into the “Doctor Who” and Cardiff saga. They’re like the best of friends. When the show rebooted back in 2005, Cardiff became its home base for all those space-time shenanigans. The 60th-anniversary celebration at Cardiff Bay? Absolutely out of this world—think lights, cameras, and a whole lot of action. Places like Cardiff Castle and St. Fagans aren’t just must-visit spots for history buffs; they’re iconic locations for “Doctor Who” fans from all over the world​​​​.

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Cardiff University: More Than Just Lectures

While Cardiff is famous for “Doctor Who,” did you know that Cardiff University has its own claim to fame? That’s right, “Sherlock” was actually filmed in some of the lecture halls here! Just imagine that you could be sitting in the same spot where some of the most mind-bending scenes were shot. It’s almost like being part of the show (minus the crime-solving bit, of course). And let’s be real, finals week can sometimes feel like a mystery in itself, right?

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Cardiff’s Film Scene—We’re in the Mix

Cardiff’s got a role in pretty much every genre you can think of. Remember “Sex Education”? Those awkward yet hilarious scenes were shot in places we pass by every day. And then there are the magical realms of “His Dark Materials” and “A Discovery of Witches,” turning our familiar streets into something straight out of a fantasy novel​​​​​​.

Everyday Cardiff: A Movie Buff’s Dream

Being in Cardiff feels like living on a movie set. One day you’re walking past a film crew setting up a dramatic scene, the next day you’re grabbing lunch where your favorite TV characters had their big moment. For movie buffs like me, it’s pretty surreal. And even if you’re not into shows and movies, there’s something special about seeing your city on the big screen.

Why This Matters to Us

This cinematic vibe of Cardiff adds a unique flavor to our student life. It’s not just about attending university; it’s about being part of a city that’s alive with stories and creativity. Whether you’re studying in the library or exploring the city, there’s always a sense of being part of something bigger – like you’re a character in Cardiff’s ongoing story.

Join the Cardiff Story:

Thinking about university choices or planning a city break? Cardiff offers more than just academic excellence or tourist attractions. It’s a chance to immerse yourself in a city that’s at the heart of some of the coolest TV shows. Come and experience Cardiff; you might just find yourself walking in the footsteps of time lords, detectives, and maybe even start your own adventure.