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Cardiff’s Lord Mayor Helps Spread Christmas Cheer
The Rt.Hon. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Cllr Dan De’Ath will open “Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical’’ when it opens on Thursday 21, November at the Motorpoint Arena.

The Lord Mayor will open the show by reading a few pages of the iconic children’s book onstage, in front of thousands of visitors.

The Lord Mayor said: “I am thrilled to have been asked to open the show and as a parent who has read the book many times to my children, I am honoured to be part of such a significant Christmas tale which is popular with families the world over.”

The Lord Mayor is also holding a charity rave to celebrate Fair Saturday, a global movement founded in Bilbao that celebrates the power of the arts, culture and heritage to change the world. 

All profits from the event, which is being promoted by The DEPOT, will go to the Lord Mayor's two chosen charities, Welsh Women's Aid and BAWSO. 

The rave which will take place in the Old Library on The Hayes on November 30th, will include DJ sets from: stalwart of the Cardiff dance-music scene, Craig Bartlett; Esyllt of long running club-night Dirty Pop; Nick Saunders founder of club night Shangri-la; Cardiif-based collective, Ladies of Rage, and a special guest spot from the man with the gold chains, the Lord Mayor himself. 

Lord Mayor, Dan De'Ath: "I said when I became Lord Mayor that I wanted to do things a bit differently, and I think I can safely say that this is the first time any Mayor of Cardiff has hosted a rave. 

"Music's always been a big part of my life, so to be able to use it as a means to raise funds for two charities, who do some really important work to help women facing incredibly difficult and distressing circumstances is fantastic. 

"It's going to be a real party - Cardiff's such a creative city and there's going to be lots going to mark the city's first involvement with the Fair Saturday movement so I'm hoping we're going to see lots of people out, enjoying some of the fantastic events and rounding things off with a night dancing for some great causes." 

Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical runs from November 20th -24th. For tickets please visit

Tickets for the Lord Mayors rave cost £10 and are available at: