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The Man Engine to make appearance in Cardiff Bay this weekend

The Man Engine will be part of the Cardiff celebrations at the Volvo Ocean Race this Saturday.

The international event, which is due to leave the city on Sunday 10th June, has attracted thousands of visitors to Cardiff Bay during its historic first visit to the city.

Over the past two weeks more than 30,000 people have travelled to the Volvo Race Village, based across the barrage, and learned more about the round the world race, which sees a fleet of seven boats travelling 45,000 nautical miles from Alicante to the Netherlands.

The Man Engine in Pontypridd earlier this year. Photo – Robin Drayton

Earlier this year, The Man Engine toured the UK, bypassing Cardiff on its way to Swansea and Pontypridd.

The Man Engine, an amazing mechanical puppet, honours the history and the stories of all of the Welsh miners over the centuries and will be one of the evening highlights at the Cardiff Stopover.

The free show in Cardiff Bay this weekend starts at 6.15pm in the Boat Yard.