Monday 17 January 2011


Candy Jar has recently completed work on a documentary about its current office building - a former NatWest bank building on Bute Street in Cardiff.

This not-for-profit film was inspired by the many stories that have been associated with this magnificent structure, which was built in the 1930s and now serves as a venue for events and provides office space for local businesses.

In the film, interviewees give a fascinating insight into how the building has affected their lives - including former bank staff and customers. Candy Jar Director, Shaun Russell, was proud to have been part of this project: "It was fascinating to learn about the history of not just the building, but also Cardiff Bay – or Tiger Bay as it used to be known. The Bay has always been a lively, colourful and interesting part of Cardiff, and it's important to record those personal accounts of our heritage before they're lost forever."

With an imposing banking hall inspired by neo-classical Greek design, the former NatWest Bank has stood the test of time over the years and the owner is currently working to restore the building to its former glory.

Candy Jar would like to thank Butetown History and Arts Centre for providing photographs to be used in the film.

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