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National Waterfront Museum

What’s On Winter Guide

November 2012-February 2013

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Winter is coming, the nights are drawing in, but the National Waterfront Museum is packed with imaginative and exciting events for everyone to enjoy. Animation is a major theme this season, with a six-month exhibition on display from Sat 13 Oct to Sun 17 March. Look out for themed family events as well as talks and presentations.

All you need is access to a Smartphone, iPod touch or tablet device plus an active twitter account. Be prepared to navigate your way around the galleries to solve the clues. See reception on arrival for details.

December promises to get everyone in the festive mood with an amazing life-size animatronic polar bear that will wow crowds on Sat 8 Dec as part of Festive Fun Day. Stargazing will be a focus in the New Year with the chance to see the delights of the dark night sky on Fri 18 Jan. During the same evening, prepare to be totally overwhelmed by SPACE STATION, the first IMAX 3D movie allowing viewers to travel 220 miles above earth at 17,500 mph - one most definitely not to be missed!

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Exhibitions Look out for this badge, it highlights all events linked to Animation Wales.

Animeiddio Cymru – Animation Wales

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Hurrah for the Dredge! The Jeffreys Mollusca Collection Sat 15 Dec-Sun 7 April

Newport Medieval Ship Sat 17 Nov-Sun 16 Dec

Until Sun 17 March Join characters from nearly 90 years of Welsh animation to discover the techniques used to make still images come to life. This hands-on display is a partner to exhibitions at National Museum Cardiff and online at www.museumwales.ac.uk

Richard & Rosemary Wakelin Purchase Award

The Newport ship, 100 years older than the Mary Rose, was discovered during the building of the Riverfront Theatre on the banks of the River Usk in Newport. This travelling exhibition tells the story of the ship and her discovery.

John Gwyn Jeffreys, a Swansea lawyer, was one of the 19th century's greatest naturalists. His research into British molluscs and the collection of shells he built up is still the standard reference for scientists. Discover his life and work in this exhibition from Amgueddfa Cymru’s Biodiversity Department.

Sun 4 Nov-Sun 9 Dec This award is given to a Welsh artist whose work is purchased for the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery's permanent collection. As the gallery is currently closed for a major refurbishment the exhibition of this year's recipient will be held in the Museum.

Christmas Display by Ysgol Pen Y Bryn Sat 24 Nov-Sun 6 Jan Quirky puppet carol singers fill a Victorian street scene in an ambitious model built by the pupils of Ysgol Pen y Bryn.

Waterfront Winterland Fri 16 Nov-Sun 6 Jan Waterfront Winterland returns with ice skating on the Admiral Rink, Chiquito’s Big Wheel, festive food and Santa’s Grotto. Part of a Swansea Christmas. (01792) 637300 www.swanseachristmas.com

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November Sat 3 Nov

Sat 10 Nov

Sat 10 Nov

Make & Mend Cosy Winter Warmers

Street Science: Kaleidoscopes

Letterpress Printing

Use a traditional Victorian nipping press to create hand-printed Christmas cards embellished with rubber stamping.

Design and make hot water bottle covers from woolly jumpers and draught excluders from up-cycled fabric.

10.30am & 2pm

All materials supplied, ÂŁ5pp (booking opens Mon 8 Oct)

Sat 3 & Sun 4 Nov

Stop Frame: Bodymation

age 8+

Using body movements, take photos of your actions to turn into a stop frame animation. 11.30am & 2.30pm

Sat 3 & Sun 4 Nov

Diwali Decorations Drop in and create a beautiful decoration to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. 12pm-3pm

age 7-12

Create your own kaleidoscope with coloured pieces that make patterns when you rotate it.

1.30pm

12.30pm & 2.30pm

Sun 11 Nov

Museum Monthly Movies Under Milk Wood (U 1992)

Sat 10 Nov

Taith Iaith: Welsh Learner’s Tour Add new words to your vocabulary and gain confidence with your conversation followed by a free cuppa. 10.30am Sat 10 Nov

Songs of our Country Join musician Helen Adam for a friendly session to learn and play Welsh traditional tunes.

This delightful animation narrated by Richard Burton, tells the peculiar story of a day in the life of a Welsh fishing village. 2.30pm Sun 11 Nov

Meet the Producer: Under Milk Wood Join producer Robin Lyons who will share his experiences of creating the 50-minute fully animated version of this Dylan Thomas classic. 2.30pm

2pm-3.30pm

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Sat 17 Nov

Sat 24 & Sun 25 Nov

Fri 30 Nov

Living at the Edge

Green Fair

A talk by Swansea University’s Prof David Howell about the Celtic land wars of 19th-century Britain.

Plenty of ideas, advice and gifts on offer for a green Christmas.

Waterfront Nippers: Cartoons

11am

Fri 30 Nov-Sun 2 Dec

Sat 17 Nov

Festive Glass Fair

Family & Local History Fair Meet societies and groups who can help answer family and local history questions or inspire you to take your first steps.

10am-4pm

Drop in themed learn and play for those aged under five. 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm

Browse through items ranging from small decorations to larger handcrafted work. All products are designed and made by students at the Welsh School of Architectural Glass.

Fri 30 Nov

10am-4pm

£10/£8 concessions

10am-4pm

Festive Wine Tasting Featuring wines of LanguedocRoussillon with regional music and location maps. 7pm

Sat 17 & Sun 18 Nov

Stop Frame: Claymation Create your own cartoon character using clay before animating it using the same method as Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit.

age 7+

11.30am & 2.30pm

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December Sun 2 Dec

Sat 8 Dec

Festive Film

Street Science: Festive Fun 7-12

The Golden Compass (PG, 2007) In a parallel universe, young Lyra Belacqua joins forces with a majestic armoured polar bear as she journeys far north to save her best friend.

Sat 1 Dec

Make & Mend Festive Tea Light Glasses Bring festive cheer into your home as we jazz up plain old glasses into candle holders. All materials supplied, £5pp (booking opens Mon 5 Nov) 1.30pm

12pm-3.30pm

2pm

Sat 8 Dec

Sat 8 Dec

Setting Sail for the Stars

Taith Iaith: Welsh Learner’s Tour Add new words to your vocabulary and gain confidence with your conversation followed by a free cuppa. 10.30am

Sat 1 Dec

Felt Bead Workshop

A fun look at how years the things we love about the festive season come to life through science.

Sat 8 Dec

Festive Fun Day

Join staff from the National Wool Museum to create chunky felted beads for a necklace, bracelet or festive bauble.

Be amazed by a life-size animatronic polar bear and his North Pole Inuit guide. Children’s crafts, carols around the tree and a visit from Santa also feature.

11am (adults) 2pm (families, age 8+)

11.30am-4pm

Join author Andrew Loud for an insight into the new possibilities for space travel. 2pm Sun 9 Dec

3D Pop Up Christmas Cards Visit the activity station to make a pop up card. 12pm-3pm Sun 9 Dec

Hand Bell Carols Traditional carols brought to life by hand bell ringing from Sketty 44th Club Scout group. 1.15pm

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Sun 9 Dec

Tues 11 Dec

Sat 15 Dec

Festive Film

From Silent Night to Slade

The History of Protest through the Christmas Card

A Child’s Christmas in Wales (U 2009)

Join us on a tuneful tale of how technology has transformed the way we make, record and modify sound. To book a place visit http://itwalesbcsxmaslectu re.eventbrite.com

Cwtch up with this animation of a Dylan Thomas classic including an introduction from the film’s BAFTA award-winning producer, Michael Jeffrey. 2pm (English) 3pm (Welsh) Sun 9 Dec

Meet the Producer A Child’s Christmas in Wales Meet BAFTA award-winning producer Michael Jeffrey from Brave New World Productions and hear about the making of the film from its opening sequence on Swansea Bay to winning awards.

7pm

Mon 10 Dec

r Museum NEW fo 2012 Christmas Quiz Night

Gather your friends and colleagues and get competitive with music, photos, general knowledge, mystery objects and even smells! Tickets: £3.50 in advance, £5 on the night (includes a glass of mulled wine and nibbles). A pay bar is also available. 7pm Sat 15 Dec

Featuring story time with Santa, crafts, Welsh sing-a-longs and a visit from magical elves. 10.30am-12.30pm

11am

Free

Families

Adults

Hands-on

Festive Film Muppets Christmas Carol (U 1992) Watch the Muppet characters tell their version of the classic festive tale. 2.30pm Sun 16 Dec

Festive Films The Snowman (U 1982) & Father Christmas (U 1991) A double bill of Raymond Briggs’ animated classics.

A talk by Swansea University’s Dr John Law about how artists of the late medieval and renaissance Italy and those of the Burgundian Netherlands represented the nativity.

Christmas Toddler Party

12.30pm Sat 15 Dec

Thurs 13 Dec

Christmas in the Renaissance

2pm

A talk by Mr Llew Smith, former MP for Blaenau Gwent and owner of the world’s largest collection of political Christmas cards.

3pm (26 minutes per film)

Fri 21 Dec

Waterfront Nippers: Festive Fun Drop in themed learn and play for those aged under five. 10.30am & 1.30pm

Talk

Booking required

Animation

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January Sun 23 Dec

Sat 12 Jan

Fri 18 Jan

Festive Film

Taith Iaith: Welsh Learner’s Tour

Stargazing Evening

Miracle on 34th Street (U 1947) Relax and enjoy a charming Oscar-winning Christmas classic.

Add new words to your vocabulary and gain confidence with your conversation followed by a free cuppa.

2.30pm

10.30am

Thurs 27 – Mon 31 Dec

Sat 12 & Sun 13 Jan

3D Perpetual Calendars

2D Cut Out Animation

Drop in to create a 3D box calendar.

Create a wildlifeinspired character using collage materials then bring it to life through animation.

1pm-3.30pm

7pm

age 7+

11.30am & 2.30pm Sat 5 Jan

Make & Mend Feed the Birds Make yummy delights for our feathered friends such as fat balls, peanut strings and edible wreaths. All materials supplied, £5pp (booking opens Mon 3 Dec) 1.30pm

Learn how to use a telescope and stargaze with Swansea Astronomical Society when the skies are at their darkest. Children’s crafts and a 3D film will also feature.

Fri 18 Jan

SPACE STATION 3D (U 2002) The first cinematic journey to the International Space Station (ISS), where audiences can experience for themselves life in zero gravity aboard the new station. 8pm

Sun 13 Jan

Museum Monthly Movies Fantastic Mr Fox (PG 2009) See how this urban fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Sat 19 Jan

Sir William Jones in West Wales A talk by Swansea University’s Professor Mike Franklin about Sir William Jones, one of the greatest intellectual navigators of all time. 11am

2.30pm

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Sat 19 Jan

Fri 25 Jan

Sun 27 Jan

Turnip Starfish Animation

Waterfront Nippers: Love & Santes Dwynwen

Jerry The Tyke: Talk & Screenings

Join award-winning Turnip Starfish to produce your own animation. Explore motion techniques used in animations such as Wallace and Gromit or 2D tricks as in South Park. 11am (age 10-13 years) 2pm (age 13+) Sat 19 & Sun 20 Jan

Street Science: How does age 3D work? 7-12 Using 3D techniques make your own stereoscope toy.

Drop in themed learn and play for those aged under five. 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm Sat 26 Jan

Santes Dwynwen Saturday Celebrate the Welsh patron saint of lovers with a romantic day of love spoons, storytelling and music from harpist and singer Georgina Ruth Williams.

Jerry The Troublesome Tyke, the mischievous dog created in the 1920s by Cardiff-born animator Sid Griffiths, is brought to life on the big screen to keyboard accompaniment by silent film pianist Paul Shallcross. Paul will then join Iola Baines and John Reed from the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales to tell the story of Jerry’s discovery and restoration. 2pm

12pm-4pm

12.30pm & 2.30pm

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Sun 20 Jan

3D Film UP (U 2009) Immerse yourself in a whole new dimension of family entertainment and enjoy the 3D experience with this uplifting adventure. 2.30pm

Free

Families

Adults

Hands-on

Talk

Booking required

Animation

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February Sat 2 Feb

Sat 9 Feb

Sun 10 Feb

Make & Mend Cards & Envelopes

Taith Iaith: Welsh Learner’s Tour

Chinese New Year

Add new words to your vocabulary and gain confidence with your conversation - followed by a free cuppa.

Join us to celebrate Chinese New Year featuring live music, performances, crafts and a dragon dance display.

10.30am

11am-4.30pm

Sat 9 Feb

Sun 10 Feb

Street Science: Snail Science

Museum Monthly Movies Mulan (U 1998)

Create pretty stationery from retro wallpaper, books or newspapers before decorating with rubber stamps and junk jewellery. All materials supplied, £5pp (booking opens Mon 7 Jan) 1.30pm Sun 3 Feb

Igam Ogam: Meet the Creator

See snail specimens in fine detail using a microscope and have a go at making a helix structure decoration like those found in snail shells. 12.30pm-3.30pm

2.30pm

Sat 9 & Sun 10 Feb

Mon 11 - Fri 15 Feb

Reptile Visit

Zoetropes Discover the basics of the timeless technique that animates a 12 frame repeating action.

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Igam Ogam, the successful cave girl stop-motion series is a firm TV favourite with kids. Watch the series and meet the show’s creator, Andrew Offiler, as he talks about how it was devised and brought to life for the small screen. 2pm

A story of a young Chinese maiden who finds out that her weakened father is to be called up to the army.

11.30am & 2.30pm Celebrating the Chinese year of the snake, see a selection of exotic, living reptiles and discover fascinating facts about how they live. 1-3pm

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Half Term age 7+

Half Term

Mon 11 Fri 15 Feb

Thaumotropes & Phenakistoscopes Easier to make than pronounce! Visit the activity station and have a go at creating these early animation toys. 12pm-3.30pm

Sat 16 & Sun 17 Feb

Sun 17 Feb

Turnip Half Starfish Term Animation

SuperTed: Meet the Writer

Explore stop motion and 2D animation before you design and animate your own character with sound effects.

Robin Lyons Half is one of the Term country’s most respected animators. Join him to hear his insights into writing the world-famous SuperTed series along with cartoon screenings and the secrets behind its production.

11am & 2pm

Sat 16 Feb

Aspects of defence in Wales during the 14th century

Sun 17 Feb

Rastamouse: Meet the Half Producer Term

Fri 22 Feb

A talk by Dr John Alban, County Archivist of Norfolk and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia.

Join award-winning producer Greg Boardman for a screening of the hit TV show and to share his insights into the appeal of the laid back vibe of the reggaelovin' mouse.

Drop in themed learn and play for those aged under five.

11am

3pm

2pm

Waterfront Nippers: Welsh Traditions 10.30am & 1.30pm Sat 2 & Sun 3 March

Half Term

St David’s Day Weekend

Sat 16 & Sun 17 Feb

Turnip Starfish Animation

© The Rastamouse Company Ltd

Have a go at using rigs and high tech equipment with industry professionals Turnip Starfish.

Celebrate the patron saint of Wales with a weekend of all things Welsh.

11am-4pm

11am-4pm

Free

Families

Adults

Hands-on

Talk

Booking required

Animation

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