City of Imagination with Larysa

  • 1.5 Hours
  • 3-15
  • Every day at 11am except for Saturdays

Tour Highlights

City of imagination is the ultimate love story between people and place.

Long before Larysa arrived in Cardiff, the city had unknowingly captured her imagination in books, films, television, music, and poetry. As you walk between the iconic landmarks of Cardiff Bay, stories of adventure, sci-fi, and romance come to life.

Starting at Wales Millenium Centre and looping back around via Roath Lock Television Studios, you will visit sites dedicated to the memories of musician Ivor Novello, author Roald Dahl, and adventurer Robert Falcon Scott. You will also discover the places of fiction that have become familiar through Torchwood and Doctor Who. As your imagination is ignited, you will be introduced to the past and possible future of Wales through the amazing architecture of Cardiff Bay. The Pierhead building reminds us that this part of the city was once the maritime epicentre of industrialisation whilst the Senedd, the Welsh Parliament, symbolises the movement towards future thinking and sustainability.

Bravery, friendship, and hope frame this walking tour, with plenty of humour and some mischievous gargoyles added in for luck.

Starts at the Water tower outside WMC (The Torchwood Tower) and ends at the same place, CF10 5AN Meet by the benches.

Line drawing of a smiling woman named Larysa with glasses, wearing a layered necklace and a jacket adorned with a flower pin.

Meet your guide

I founded Film4Teens, the Ukrainian Film School for young people in Wales who are displaced by the war. I wanted to use my expertise in film making to help participants express their feelings and experiences in a supportive and creative way.



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Tour revenue will be invested in providing support for our tour guides, who have all been affected by homelessness. If you can donate, any extra amount will be greatly appreciated and very helpful.