Glynn Vivian Summer Activities

Glynn Vivian Offsite Activities This Summer
Come and enjoy the free family workshops, films and artist talks with Glynn Vivian Offsite this summer at the YMCA.
The Glynn Vivian Young People’s Group for 15-21 year olds continue to screen their selection of ’12 films to watch before you grow old’ on Tuesday 30 July from 2.00pm at the YMCA Swansea, as they present the classic Back To The Future Trilogy. No booking required, free popcorn.

Children’s Workshops
Visit the YMCA for family activities this August. Create a pug dog puppet, build futuristic gadgets from recycled materials or design your very own travel diary inspired by Richard Glynn Vivian journeys across the world. Workshops take place Tuesday 6 – Thursday 8 August, 11am – 4pm. Booking essential.

Art historian Barry Plummer will be looking at the tradition of figurative art and the Gallery collection in our Community Café on Thursday 15 August from 5.30pm at the YMCA.

The current Artist in Residence, Gemma Copp, will be at the YMCA on Friday 16 August at 12pm to talk about her recent projects and her practice.
Head down to the Civic Centre, Swansea to see artworks created by members of the Glynn Vivian 55+ adult art class, inspired by the Gallery’s collection. Free exhibition continues until Monday 19 August.
For a full programme of Glynn Vivian Offsite activities, call 01792 516900 or visit our website, to download a brochure. All events are free, everyone welcome.

Amman Valley Railway Society Meetings

MEETINGS Thursday 25th July 1130hrs with Linda Maclellan at the Black Mountain Centre (SA18 1BU) re ‘A Celebration Event – A Walk Back to Yesterday’ scheduled for September.

Do take time visit the exotic warehouse ‘Enterprise House’ in Llansamlet SA7 9FH, now open Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays – with more days soon to be added -from 1000 hrs. Free parking. 01792 447854

Swansea a town and city in photographs talk / autumn lineup

This Month Royston Kneath Project Coordinator will be giving the Local Studies talk at the Discovery Room at Swansea Central Library at 2 pm

The talk will explain and update the Swansea Your Story project.

Thanks to a Heritage lottery Grant Swansea Your Story celebrates the 175 anniversary of the birth of photography with a major exhibition at the Grand Theatres Arts Wing opening on Tuesday Evening 21st of January.

The exhibit will then be open daily till the 8th of February 2014.

Future workshops and talks by Swansea Your Story are now being planned for the autumn.

The new dates for the autumn are:

September 22

October 20

November 24

All workshops are from 11 – 4 with a talk on a subject to be arranged at 2pm.

Everyone welcome.

Please show your support by joining Swansea Your Story – free membership – contact

Maesydderwen School Project community workshop

A community workshop took place at Maesydderwen School on June 13th that brought together local people, the school children and Swansea University students and academics to learn about the mining history of the area.

Local miners discussed their recollections of the local mining industry and took questions from the school children. The workshop made for a very engaging afternoon that enabled the community to come together to share their memories and stories.

You can view a South Wales Evening Post Article on the workshop here:

Daniel James Project: Premier at Mynyddbach Chapel

The premier of the animated film that tells the story of Daniel James life was shown for the first time at Mynyddbach Chapel last Wednesday evening (10.7.13.)

The local community turned out in great numbers to celebrate the completion and viewing of the animation. The audience also heared readings of James’ poetry by the local school children from Ysgol Gyfun Bryn Tawe Comprehensive School, Ysgol Gynradd Tirdeunaw Primary School and Ysgol Gynradd Gwyrosydd Primary School.

Swansea University student researchers, Bev Rogers, Teresa Hillier and Catrin Haines-Davies, gave a talk on the research they have gathered that has been translated into materials for film by the participating school children in animation workshops.

The evening was a fantastic sucess and we would very much like to thank everyone involved!

Please follow the project developments here:

You can view the BBC news item that covered the premier here:

And the South Wales Evening post article here: