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What’s On July – October 2013

17 – 29 August Jolly good fun inspired by the 1930s to 1950s

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Sat 10 & Sun 11 August

Pirate Weekend

This season’s events and exhibitions promises to keep you and the whole family entertained with a selection of book clubs, films, historical talks, hands-on science as well as some traditional British nostalgia and crafts, trips and music inspired by Welsh canals. Back by popular demand is Pirate Weekend (Sat 10 & Sun 11 August) and to tie in with the canals theme, families can get to grips with

bridge, lock and aqueduct making from Thurs 25 to Sun 28 July. A special trip for adults onboard the Black Prince is also scheduled for 29 August and 5 & 12 September – one not to be missed! We do hope you enjoy your visit to the Museum and become fascinated by over 300 years of Welsh industry and innovation through our imaginative events and exhibitions programme.

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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.

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Enjoy a FREE Welsh cake or slice of Bara Brith with any coffee purchased. Offer valid until 31-10-13. Complete this voucher to redeem.

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Find us!

Situated just a stone’s throw away from the stunning Swansea Bay coastline and just a five minute walk from the city centre, the Museum is ideally placed in the Maritime Quarter – full of quaint, interesting and historic places to see and visit. Download the Marina Trail leaflet from www.museumwales.ac.uk to help you plan your day out.

By bus

For the latest information and nearest stops visit http://www.travelinecymru.info/

By road

From outside Swansea, exit the M4 at junction 42 and

follow the brown signs. From inside Swansea, the Museum is located on Oystermouth Road next to the LC. For satellite navigation, use SA1 3ST.

By rail

Swansea is served by mainline services to London Paddington. There are also links with Carmarthen and west Wales and stations in mid Wales via the Heart of Wales line. National Waterfront Museum Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3RD Phone: (029) 2057 3600 or 0300 111 2 333 (charged at local rate).

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Facilities

• Gift shop • Cafe and children’s play area • Disabled access and parking • Wheelchairs available on request • Baby changing facilities • Changing Places toilet • Hearing loops available • Public lockers • Free access to WiFi • Pay and display car park (next to the LC on Oystermouth Road).

Group visits

Perfectly located to offer you and your group a great day out. Pre-booked groups benefit from: • Free guided tour • 10% off in the cafe (£5pp min spend) • 10% off in the gift shop (£5pp min spend) • Complimentary refreshments for coach driver. Details correct at time of printing. Please check www.museumwales.ac.uk before making a special journey. Design gilladvertising.com

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July Cuppa Cymraeg A tour of the galleries aimed at Welsh learners followed by a free cuppa. Sat 6 July, 11am

Josef Herman: Llafur – Imaging the Labourer Dr Ceri Thomas explores selected art works by Josef Herman.

Sat 13 & Sun 14 July 11am – 4pm

Dance Days

Watch world class international and UK acts perform alongside local groups in Swansea’s annual dance festival. Visit www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk for more details.

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Sat 6 July, 10.30am

Sat 6 & Sun 7 July 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Spinning Helicopters & Catapult Planes Make innovative paper flying models to whizz across the Main Hall. Wed 10 July 10.30am – 12.30pm

Summer Fun Time for Tots Enjoy a fun-packed morning of crafts, Welsh songs and a special visit from Dewin the Wizard.

Fri 19 July 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Waterfront Nippers: On Holiday! Drop in learn and play for under fives in an inspiring setting. Sat 20 July 11am

Images of War in Early Modern Europe A talk by Dr Hugh Dunthorne. Organized by the Historical Association.

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Don’t forget to see the Robin Goch! One of the earliest examples of aircraft in the UK.

Sat 20 July 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Street Science: Flight

age 7-12

What goes up must come down, but how do flying things stay up for so long? Join science presenter Jon Chase to investigate the science behind flight. Sun 21 July, 2pm

Museum Monthly Movies: Amelia (PG:2009) A must-see biographical film that tells the story of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart. Thurs 25 – Sun 28 July 11.30am – 3.30pm

Bridges, Locks & Aqueducts

Be inspired by the Welsh Canals exhibition and make a bridge, lock or aqueduct from a big pile of K’Nex.

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August Sat 3 – Sun 11 August 12.30pm-3.30pm

Rope Machine

Try out a replica 19th-century rope-making machine that twists long threads into a perfect twine.

Thurs 1 – Sun 4 August 11.30am, 1pm & 2.30pm

Decorate a Spoon

age 7+

Inspired by the colourful Roses and Castles tradition that decorates canal boats, paint your own wooden spoon to take home. Sat 3 August, 10.30am

Cuppa Cymraeg

A tour of the galleries aimed at Welsh learners followed by a free cuppa. Sat 3 August, 11am – 4pm

crafts to complement the Welsh Canals exhibition. Sat 3 August, 11am

The Swansea Canal Author Stephen Hughes will delve into the intriguing history of the Swansea Canal. Sat 3 August, 2pm

The Glamorganshire Canal

Sat 3 August, 1.30pm

Shabby Chic for Teens: Button Accessories

Join eco fashion designer Helen Stew for a series of upcycling workshops for teenagers turning old junk into on-trend accessories. Make gorgeous bright necklaces, earrings, corsages and even shoe clips from a selection of vintage buttons.

Author Stephen Rowson will look back at the fascinating history of the Glamorganshire Canal.

Canal Day

Enjoy a mix of talks, family activities, live music and Booking required

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Adults

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Sat 10 & Sun 11 August 11am – 4pm

Sat 17 & Sun 18 August 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm

Pirate Weekend

Ripping Yarns & Daring Adventures

Go pirate crazy in a weekend full of treasure hunts, swashbuckling storytelling, dastardly face painting, knotty fun and real parrots.

Sat 10 August, 1.30pm

Shabby Chic for Teens: Make Up Bags & Mirrors Transform vintage fabric and oil cloth into super cute make-up bags with fabric covered hand mirrors to match.

Enjoy tales of daring fun and mischief from the days when the summer holidays were one big adventure. Sat 17 August, 1.30pm

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Shabby Chic for Teens: Scrapbooks & Boxes Create quirky scrap books to store your craft ideas and transform shoe boxes to make vintage-inspired bedroom storage.

Sat 17 & Sun 18 August 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Street Science: Morse Code

age 7-12

Find out the secrets of one of the most cryptic and important code systems invented.

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Sat 17 August, 11am

The Medieval Cult of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Sat 17 – Sun 18 & Thurs 22 – Mon 26 August 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Siren Sisters

This titillating trio will have you tapping your toes and humming along to the nostalgic tunes of yesteryear.

Spinning Tops, Parachutes and Planes © DragonFly Jen Photography

A talk by Cadw’s Richard Turner. Organized by the Historical Association.

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Sat 17 August 1pm & 2.30pm

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Have a go at making an old fashioned toy – choose from a model plane, a working parachute (complete with toy soldier) or a colorful spinning top.

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Sat 17 & Sun 18 August 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Put Yourself in the Postcard

Using cool museum technology, transport yourself into a nostalgic holiday image before turning it into a postcard to send to someone special. British Nostalgia

Sun 18 August, 2.30pm

Museum Monthly Movies: The Railway Children (U:1970) This delightful film adaptation of E. Nesbit’s children’s adventure follows the fortunes of a group of Edwardian children whose father is wrongly jailed for treason.

Thurs 29 August, 6pm

Black Prince Boat Trip

Enjoy an evening cruise along the River Tawe with the Swansea Community

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Mon 26 August, 2.30pm

Bank Holiday Movie Swallows and Amazons (U:1974)

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Sat 24 August, 10am – 4pm

Kitchen Table Crafts & Vintage Market

Browse beautiful handmade pieces created by local sellers as well as vintage one-offs.

Booking required

Families

A classic adventure based on the Arthur Ransome book which recounts the adventures of two groups of children on the waters of the Lake District in the 1920s. Adults

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Boat Trust in a historical trip to complement the Welsh Canal exhibition. Meeting point: at the Black Prince, moored behind the National Waterfront Museum. Weather dependent – pay bar available.

Fri 30 August 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Waterfront Nippers: On the Water Drop in learn and play for under fives in an inspiring setting. Sat 31 August – Sun 1 September 11am-4pm

Model Rail Weekend Featuring model railway layouts, stalls and activities for children.

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September Sat 7 & Sun 8 September 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Josef Herman: People in Pastels

A family workshop where you will learn how to draw hands, joints and heads of the human form, inspired by artist Josef Herman.

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Thurs 5 & Thurs 12 September, 6pm

Sat 7 September 11am – 3.30pm

Enjoy an evening cruise along the River Tawe with the Swansea Community Boat Trust in a historical trip to complement the Welsh Canal exhibition. Meeting point: at the Black Prince, moored behind the National Waterfront Museum. Weather dependent – pay bar available.

Join Carolyn Davies to view Herman’s Llafur – Imaging the Labourer exhibition and discover the artist’s way of working as an expressionist. It is designed for those with an interest in art and developing their skills.

Black Prince Boat Trip

Sat 7 September, 10.30am

Cuppa Cymraeg

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Josef Herman Study Day

Sat 14 & Sun 15 September, 11.30am – 4pm

Sat 14 September 2.30pm

Museum Monthly Movies: Danny the Champion of the World (U:1989) Escape to a world where the happy life of nine-year-old Danny is turned into a grand adventure. Sat 14 & Sun 15 September 12pm & 2pm

Roald Dahl Weekend

Open House: Object in Focus

Enjoy a weekend of splendiferous silliness and Matilda mayhem to celebrate Roald Dahl Day. Experience revolting rhymes, kooky crafts and film screenings.

Celebrating European Heritage Days, join us for a deeper insight into one of the large objects on display in our gallery.

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Sun 15 September 2pm

Sat 21 September 11am

Waterfront Book Club

The Campden Wonder of 1662

Sat 21 September 3pm

Join our Waterfront Book Club where the month’s book, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, will introduce us to the world of Roald Dahl’s fiction for adults. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a free cuppa included.

Talk by Professor Jackie Eales (President of the Historical Association) about William Harrison who disappeared from the market town of Chipping Campden.

Join us for a brief encounter with one of Ystradgynlais’s favourite sons – the Polish artist Josef Herman – in a unique performance commissioned by the Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru.

Joe Bach: A Monologue by Lighthouse Theatre

Sat 21 September 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Street Science: Periscopes

age 7-12

Spy on your friends by making a nifty periscope that lets you see above walls and around corners using mirrors to bend light.

Sun 15 September 2.30pm

Museum Monthly Movies: Matilda (PG:1996) Uncover the extraordinary world of amazingly intelligent Matilda Wormwood as she discovers how to unleash her telekinetic powers.

Booking required

Families

Fri 27 September 7pm

Museum Quiz Night Gather your friends and colleagues and get competitive with music, mystery objects, photos and general knowledge rounds.

Adults

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Talk

Fri 27 September 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Waterfront Nippers: Roald Dahl Drop in learn and play for under fives in an inspiring setting.

£3.50pp (ticket includes a free glass of wine and table nibbles).

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Sat 12 October 11.30am – 3.30pm

Big Draw: Doodlemania! Using the huge windows in the museum as a canvass, join us to scribble, write, draw and doodle. With Turnip Starfish and The Big Draw.

October Cuppa Cymraeg

School tell the story of the remarkable 100-year history of Swansea City Football Club.

out more about doing local history. Organized by the Historical Association.

A tour of the galleries aimed at Welsh learners followed by a free cuppa.

Fri 11 October 7pm – 10pm

Sat 12 & Sun 13 October 11am – 4pm

Sat 5 October, 10.30am

Sat 5 & Sun 6 October 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Three cool things to make with a rubber band Stretch it, bend it, flick it – create innovative crafts, including a wind up butterfly and a bobbin car. Sun 6 October, 2pm & 3pm

Who We Are

25 young performers from Stagecoach Theatre Arts 10

Dandiya Dancing The Dussehra Hindu festival signifies the triumph of good over evil and is celebrated with a circle stick dance – join the festivities with Indian Kathak Dance professional, Sarita Sood. £2 adults / £1 children.

Book Swap

Offload your unwanted books and find a different collection in exchange. All books should be in readable condition and a token system will be in place. CDs and vinyl can also be swapped. In partnership with Oxfam Cymru.

Sat 12 October 11am – 4pm

Local History Live A packed day of talks, presentations and information to help you find

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Sun 13 October, 2pm

Waterfront Book Club Celebrating Black History month, the month’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a universal tale of prejudice, deep inequalities and humanity. Sat 19 October, 11am

Warfare in the Age of the Crusades Join Professor John France who will discuss the contrasting methods of fighting by Crusaders and Saracens in the Middle Ages. Organized by the Historical Association. Sat 19 October 11am – 4pm

Black History Month Celebration A packed day of art, crafts and performances from around the world. . Sun 20 October, 2pm

the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. Fri 25 October 10.30am – 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Waterfront Nippers: Machines Drop in learn and play for under fives in an inspiring setting.

Half term

Sat 26 & Sun 27 October 12pm – 3.30pm

Diwali Decorations Make beautiful Rangoli patterns using colourful powders and learn about the different symbols.

Half term

Sun 27 October, 2pm

3D Movie Hugo (U: 2011)

Enjoy this beautifully shot 3D adventure from acclaimed director Martin Scorsese. Half term

Mon 28 October – Sun 3 November 12pm – 3.30pm

Weird Science Working with Swansea University’s Materials Live team, make some silly putty and discover how things light up without light.

Museum Monthly Movies: To Kill a Mockingbird (12:1962)

Half term

Thurs 31 October, 6pm

Spooky Night @ the Museum

Join us after dark and discover creepy goings on inside the Museum. Take part in spooky activities then finish the evening by watching Monsters Inc 3D in our unusual gallery setting. Scary costumes welcome, only £2pp.

A beautiful and deeply affecting adaptation of

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Adults

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Daily 10am to 5pm

Exhibitions 13 April – 22 September

6 July – 13 October

A celebration of Welsh working people through the art of the Polish artist Josef Herman, who settled as a refugee in Ystradgynlais during the Second World War. A touring exhibition from the Josef Herman Art Foundation Cymru.

A new exhibition looking at how canals in Wales developed, grew and changed over 200 years. Find out where, why and how these waterways changed from the motorways of the Industrial Revolution to the nature reserves and leisure facilities of today.

Josef Herman: Llafur – Imaging the Labourer

30 June – 8 September

Water under the Bridge – Welsh Canals

Water under the Bridge – Welsh Canals

Private Collections

21 September – 27 October

After an acclaimed display at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, this beautiful show of glass panels brings the work of women who specialise in architectural glasswork from across the world to Swansea.

Inspiring work from newlygraduated students at Swansea Metropolitan University.

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6 July – 13 October

MA Architectural Glass

26 October – 30 March 2014

Power to the People – Generating Electricity in Wales

Every time you switch on a light you are tapping into a vast national grid of cables, transformers and power stations. Where does our electricity come from? How does it reach our homes, work places and schools? Can Wales create enough energy to keep the lights on in the future? Questions and answers in this illuminating exhibition.

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National Waterfront Museum What's On July - September 2013