History Day at Swansea Museum Saturday 26th September 2015


Sat 26th September

10:00am – 4:30pm

Jointly organised by the Royal Institution of South Wales and the Swansea Branch of the Historical Association.

The day will include a talk by John Ashley on one of the Connected Communities Projects the White Rock Digital Trails Project (more info on the project here.)

A note on the website warns; ‘You can attend the whole day or whichever part appeals to you, but please note that if at any time the room reaches capacity, it’s first come, first served – and be warned, it was popular last year !’

More info here.


Connected Communities Festival – Short Film Now Available

I am delighted to update everyone that a short film documenting the AHRC Connected Communities Festival that took place at the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks on June 25th is now available to view here.

Made by our colleagues at the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University and contributed to by the Connected Communities team and community partners, the documentary discusses the many community research projects that the Connected Communities project supports and how we collaboratively continue to research and celebrate the heritage and history of the Swansea Valley.

The film also showcases the diverse range of community-focused and led activities, projects and future initiatives that will take place at the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks as the site enters into a new phase of development focused on creating a vibrant, multi-purpose place for work, education, leisure, and commercial activity in and around this hugely important industrial heritage site. For further information on the exciting developments at the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks please visit the website here.

Glynn Vivian Off Site Summer Activities

Glynn Vivian Offsite New Summer Activities

While the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is undergoing redevelopment, the offsite exhibitions and activities continue at the YMCA, Swansea and at various venues in the city centre.
See the summer 2015 programme of events and workshops. All events are free, everyone welcome.

Young Art Force
Are you aged 14 – 24 and currently not in employment, education or training? Want to have a voice and show your creativity?

Join our Young Art Force and work on a fortnight long creative project. Each project is led by the young people’s interests, working towards Arts Award and Agored Cymru accreditation.

The next project takes place Monday 10 – Friday 21 August, 10am – 3pm, with artists Anna Barratt, Arwen Roberts and Dan McCabe at YMCA, The Kingsway, Swansea.

All materials and equipment provided. New beginners welcome.

Call 01792 516900 or email Daniel.McCabe@swansea.gov.uk to find out more and book a place.

Art With Friends

Join the summer holiday workshops with artist Rebecca Rendell on Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19 or Thursday 20 August, 11am – 4pm at YMCA Theatre, The Kingsway, Swansea.
Learn about Wales and South America through Richard Glynn Vivian’s journeys and other artists who have crossed the continent in these fun, hands on workshops.
Please bring a packed lunch for all day workshops.

Ages 5-12 years. All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
All activities are free. Booking essential call 01792 516900 or book on-line.