Port of Cardiff prepares for start of 2019 Cruise Season

Cotton Fingers

Welsh writer Rachel Trezise’s coming of age story takes its audience on a life changing journey

National Teatre Wales’ Cotton Fingers, written by award-winning writer Rachel Trezise at the time of the historic referendum of the 8th amendment in Ireland, will be perform in Cardiff this June. Amy Molloy will perform in this bold, one-woman show about cycles of secrecy

and the power

The CMV operated cruise vessel Marco Polo will be making several calls to Cardiff over the summer.

ABP South Wales is preparing for a busy 2019 cruise season at the Port of Cardiff, following a popular programme of passenger vessel calls in 2018. Marco Polo, owned and operated by Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV), will kick off the season when she calls at the port on Monday 22nd April. Between May and June 2019, three

cruise calls and over 2000 passengers will utilise port facilities and services provided by ABP South Wales at the Port of Cardiff. The Port of Cardiff already has several bookings for cruise calls during the 2020 season, where passengers will either visit Wales as part of their cruise itineraries, or embark on cruise voyages from the port.

young women hold over their futures, directed by Julia Tomas. Aoife is hungry and in need of something to do. Cillian makes a mean cheese toastie. As Aoife’s boredom and hunger are satisfied by half an hour in Cillian’s bed, her life changes forever. Smart and funny, Aoife knows there’s more out there for her. She just doesn’t know what it is yet.

As social and political upheaval grips the country she loves, can Aoife regain control over her future? Cotton Fingers will be

performed at the

Sherman Teatre, Cardiff from Wednesday 5th until Saturday 8th June 2019 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are now on sale for this timely, politically charged and vividly written show made by an exceptionally talented, all- female creative team. Visit www.shermantheatre. or call the Box Office on 029 2064 6900. Age guidance 14+

A quarter of Millennials still live with their parents and half have never changed a lightbult

It is by no means a secret that getting on the property ladder today is more challenging than it was forty, twenty, even ten years ago, and according to some millennials, it may never even happen!, surveyed over 2,000 people across the country and discovered that just a quarter (25%) of millennials currently own or have shared ownership of a property. The average millennial believes that the deposit on a property would cost them £28,035 and only a third (35%) believe that it would take them less than 5 years to save for it. Indeed, with the average millennial expecting to then pay £542.90 per month on a mortgage, as many as 1 in 4 (24%) fear they will never be able to afford to own a property. A third (30%) of Brits believe that it is harder for millennials to buy property now than it was 10 years ago and 1 in 10 (12%) think it is something that only the older generation can afford. The research has discovered that millennials are twice as likely to need a loan than those aged over 45 years old (28% vs. 15%) and are three times as likely to need financial support from relatives (25% vs. 7%). Incredibly, while a half (48%) of millennials choose to rent, there are many who are still living with their parents (23%) in an effort to save money. However, it is still far from free, with the average millennial paying their parents £280.90 per month compared to the £513.80 they’re paying their landlord for a rented property. Home responsibilities Granted, saving for a deposit is made easier by staying at home for longer, but does it result in millennials becoming less equipped to manage their own home? The research discovered that just 2 out of 5 (42%) millennials are responsible for their home

maintenance, with a fifth (22%) admitting they still rely solely on their parents help. With circumstances leading a fifth (22%) of millennials to lean heavily on their parents and landlords for life skills around the home, the research has revealed just how reliant they have become. Extraordinarily, a half of millennials admit that they have never changed a lightbulb (50%), ironed their clothes (48%) or cleaned the toilet (47%). A tenth (8%) admit they have actually paid someone to unblock the toilet, while 1 in 20 (5%) confess they’ve paid someone to change a lightbulb. The research found that 2 out of 5 (40%) millennials hate washing the dishes so much that they would happily pay someone, with the average willing to part with £9.20 to avoid doing it themselves. It turns out that ironing is even more of a chore than cleaning the dishes, with half (48%) of millennials willing to pay for someone else to do it at a cost of £9.80! A third of millennials admitted they’ve never used a hammer (30%) or screwdriver (29%), and the majority (52%) would pay someone £14.20 to build their flatpack furniture for them. Convenience services Convenience services mean that we now have a wealth of products at our fingertips; however, the research has found that millennials welcome the opportunity to stay at home in their comfort zone. A third (34%) of millennials say they wouldn’t be able to live without takeaway delivery or next day delivery services (29%), with a quarter (26%) saying they need food delivery apps in their lives. A fifth (18%) of millennials believe that convenience services have caused them to spend more money and become lazier (17%). Despite this, almost half (45%) wish their local corner shop offered delivery and a third (34%) would love a ripe avocado delivery

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service. Incredibly, two out of five (38%) wish there was a toilet paper delivery service and would be willing to pay almost £10 (£9.35) for the privilege. With the internet playing a huge role in our home lives, over two-thirds (69%) of millennials say they would be willing to pay for same day internet repair. It has also been discovered that one-third (32%) of millennials would pay someone an average of £9.30 to be their Netflix consultant, allowing them to choose what shows they watch. Environment There is an increasing pressure and expectation to protect the environment, and there is a tendency to assume that millennials are more open to taking measures to do so. However, the research has revealed that just a third (34%) of millennials think it’s very important to protect the environment, compared to half (53%) of those over 45 years old. A third (31%) of those over 45 years old feel they do everything they can within their means to protect the environment, compared to just 1 in 6 (17%) millennials, and this is reflected in their behaviour. While three-quarters (75%) of those over 45 years old actively recycle and use reusable shopping bags (74%), less than half (46%) of millennials take the same care. Indeed, it is actually the older generation who are happy to walk short journeys (64% vs. 38%) and take public transport (41% vs. 31%). Millennials are far less likely to refrain from using single use plastics (28% vs. 43%), but they are as likely to carry a water bottle (35% vs. 34%). Despite the average Brit saying that they are willing to pay up to 12% more for environmentally friendly products, a third (32%) of millennials say they would only consider environmentally friendly options if they were cheaper.

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