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What’s On Summer and Autumn Guide July-October 2012

On display to from Sat 13 Oct Sun 17 March! www.museumwales.ac.uk (029) 2057 3600

Welcome… to the National Waterfront Museum School’s out and the long summer stretch has arrived so what better time to visit your local national museum. In July, experience Urban Sports (Sun 29), where a talented trio will wow the crowds with their basketball, football freestyling and BMX biking skills. August will say hello to the popular Pirate Weekend (Sat 11 & Sun 12) with swashbuckling storytelling and real parrots. In September we’ll be celebrating a national treasure with a themed Roald Dahl event (Sat 8 & Sun 9) and don’t forget to put your name down for the Murder Mystery Evening (Fri 7) complete with hot buffet and glass of Pimms (only £29.50pp if you book before 17 Aug). Then in October we’ll be going Cartoon Crazy (Sat 27 & Sun 28) with a mix of activity to celebrate a brand new exhibition Animation Wales.

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New for

2012

Shabby Chic for Teens New upcycling workshops especially for teens. Aim to turn old junk into this season’s must-haves from t-shirts to pin boards. Starts Sat 28 July!

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Be prepared to navigate yourself around the galleries, solving the clues along the way! See reception for details on arrival.

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Daily

Exhibitions

Only one voucher per person, per visit. Expires 31-10-12

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10am-5p m

Just Bling?

Windsong

Sat 2 June - Sun 16 Sept (National project)

Sat 7 Jul - Sun 30 Sept

Sat 4 Aug - Sun 2 Sept (Swansea Project)

29 Sept - Sun 28 Oct A selection of cutting-edge work by MA students from Swansea Metropolitan University.

Daily, 10am-5pm Learning Through Culture and Creativity is a Waleswide project for young people funded by the Communities First Outcomes Fund. This exhibition showcases the lively and vibrant work produced by 18 projects, all with a different take on the Bling theme.

The Last Three Seine Net Fishing Boats Sat 7 - Sun 29 July Paintings by Carmarthenshire artist Dorothy Morris capturing a disappearing way of fishing on the Tywi estuary at Ferryside.

Games Sat 7 July - Sun 23 Sept Glass panels inspired by Games, submitted in competition by artists from across the UK. Working with Swansea Metropolitan University and the British Society of Master Glass Painters.

Free

Families

Adults

MA Architectural Glass

ANIMEIDDIO CYMRU / ANIMATION WALES

This beautiful Pilot boat from Barry will be fully rigged in the Main Hall. Find out about its working life and how its sleek style helped to develop the sport of sailing.

Sat 13 Oct - 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

Waun Wen School Museum Sat 8 Sept - Sun 11 Nov Pupils from Waun Wen Primary School have been working with the Museum's curators to research the history of their area. They will create their own museum using objects, information and interviews they have collected.

Hands-on

Talk

Booking required

Book on arrival

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July Sat 14 July

Sun 1 July

Welsh Tapestry & Tupperware Tea Party Following on from Adain Avion, a mobile art space created from the fuselage of a DC-9 aeroplane, celebrate the centenary of Melin Tregwynt woollen mill in Pembrokeshire. Bring along your own retro tapestry blankets and packed Tupperware for a picnic around the plane. www.adainavion.org 12-2pm

Every second Saturday of the month

Street Science: Energy Burn!

7-12 years

Find out how much energy you burn when you exercise and put yourself to the ultimate cycling test to secure a place on the Top Gear-inspired leader board. 12.30pm & 2.30pm

© Melin Tregwynt Archive

Sat 21 July

Dr Leighton James, Swansea University, discusses Napoleon’s disastrous attempt to invade Russia in 1812.

Sun 15 July

Sat 7 July

Sat 14 July

Make & Mend: Folk Art Picnic

Taith Iaith: Welsh Learner Tour

Using European folk art for inspiration, decorate vintage enamelware plates and mugs.

Add new words to your Welsh vocabulary and gain confidence with your conversation. Followed by a free cuppa. 11am

All materials supplied, £5pp (booking opens on Mon 4 June). 1.30pm Sat 14 July

Add your fishy art work to the net and discover more about seine fishing - a traditional method of catching fish using a vertical net with weights and buoys.

Flying the Flag

1pm-3.30pm Sun 15 July

Every second f Sunday o th n o the m

Museum Monthly Movies Chariots of Fire

Artist Study Day

(PG 1981)

Discover the Life on the Estuary exhibition with Dorothy Morris.

View the inspiring true story of Harold Abrahams, Eric Liddell and the team that brought Britain one of its greatest sports victories.

Includes a practical workshop with acrylics and a tour of the display.

© Dorothy Morris

Power Progressed – the potential of ‘Strong Steam’

From Zeus to Coubertin

£20pp (includes lunch), contact Stephen Jones stephen.jones@ice.org.uk to book.

11am Sat 21 - Fri 27 July

Sat 28 July

A conference organized by Newcomen Society, Amgeuddfa Cymru National Museum Wales and the Institute of Civil Engineers to celebrate the 300 year anniversary of the Newcomen engine.

Anti-Christ and Tsar

Caught in the Net

Sat 28 July

10am-4.30pm

age 7+

Make a kite to fly high on a blustery day and celebrate the summer’s sporting events by decorating it with flags from around the world. 12pm & 2pm Fri 27 July

Waterfront Nippers: Games & Sports Drop-in themed learn and play for under fives.

Sat 28 July

NEW

Summer for 2 Shabby Chic 012 for Teens Especially

for teens Join eco fashion designer Helen Stew for a summer of weekly workshops turning old junk into this season’s must-haves. For this session, bring along an old t-shirt or vest top. All other materials supplied.

1.30pm

10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm

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11am Sat 28 July

Ancient Greek Games On the heels of the London opening ceremony, have a go at ancient Greek sports including the oath to Zeus, discus throwing and poetry writing. Families can design their own mascot. 1pm-3.30pm Sun 29 July

Urban Sports Skills

Watch three record breaking guys demonstrate top class talent in football freestyling, basketball and BMX biking. Book your place onto one of the workshops to develop your own skills. 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3pm

2pm

11am-4pm

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A Swansea Classical Society talk by Martin Polley on the naming of the ancient Greek games.

Free

Families

Adults

Hands-on

Talk

Booking required

Book on arrival

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August Thurs 2 – Sat 4 Aug

Make a Medal

age 8+

Take inspiration from sports medals, ancient metalwork and shiny coins to design an embossed metal foil plaque in gold, silver or bronze. Thurs & Fri: 11.30am, 1pm & 3pm

Sun 12 Aug Especially for teens

Sat 4 Aug

Sat 11 Aug

Summer Shabby Chic for Teens

Taith Iaith: Welsh Learner Tour

In this session, make boho accessories perfect for your favourite maxi dress or beachwear.

11am

Get Knotted! Turn your hand to some tricky knots to make a colourful friendship bracelet.

Using a nail and a plastic cup, make a compass to find the buried treasure.

12pm-3.30pm

12.30pm & 2.30pm

Join Sally Pointer, ancient crafts expert, to work with metal foils to create a detailed embossed design for a keepsake box. All materials supplied, £3.50pp. 10.30am Sat 4 Aug

Using Africa’s landscape and warm colours for inspiration, make ethnic jewellery with wooden beads and broken jewellery.

Thurs 16 & Fri 17 Aug

Ma’ Bili’n Bwrw’r Bronco

age 11+

Sat 11 & Sun 12 Aug

7pm

Sat 11 Aug

Especially for teens

Summer Shabby Chic for Teens

All materials supplied, £5pp (booking opens on Mon 9 July). 1.30pm

1.30pm

11am-4pm

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Sat 18 Aug

A Guide to the Equation of Time

Summer Shabby Chic for Teens

12.30pm

Drop in and try out a 19thcentury replica rope making machine that twists long threads into a perfect twine.

In this session, cover wooden boards with vintage fabric to make a pin board for your room and turn an old tea cup into a super-cute pin cushion.

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2.30pm

Pirate Weekend We are going pirate crazy in a weekend full of treasure hunts, swashbuckling storytelling, dastardly face painting and real parrots.

Sat 18 Aug

Hear Brian Stokes from Swansea Astronomical Society explain why the sun is slow to a clock timer.

Rope Making

Sat 4 - Sun 12 Aug

12pm-3.30pm

Make & Mend: Summer Accessories

Every second Saturday of the month

Museum Monthly Movies Peter Pan (U 1953)

An outdoor theatre performance, Ma’ Bili’n Bwrw’r Bronco is a new Welsh-language adaptation of Grid Iron's play Decky Does a Bronco. A Wales Millennium Centre production with Theatr na n’Óg. £10/£8 via Taliesin Arts Centre (01792) 602060. Performance will take place at the Museum.

Sat 4 & Sun 5 Aug

Gold Silver Bronze Embossing

7-12 years

Street Science: Make a Compass

1.30pm

Sat: 1pm & 3pm

Sat 4 Aug

Sat 11 Aug

Every second f Sunday o th n o m the

Sat 18 Aug

What the Dickens? 200 years on, take a look at the creative life and works of Charles Dickens with actor and writer Peter Read. 11am

Sat 18 – Fri 24 Aug

Planetarium

age 7+

Shelter from the summer sun (or rain!) with a trip around the stars in this inflatable planetarium 40 minute show duration. 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3pm

Sun 19 Aug

Every second f Sunday o th n o the m

Museum Monthly Movies WALL-E (U 2008) Bank Holiday Treats

Join Swansea Astronomical Society to make the most of the summer sun and view it safely through a solar telescope.

Sat 25 – Mon 27 Aug

12pm-3pm

Talk

Drop in to make a surfyinspired bracelet or necklace to see out the last few days of the summer.

Mon 27 Aug

Constellation Cotton Bags

Hands-on

Beady Bracelets

12pm-3.30pm

Sat 18 & Sun 19 Aug

12pm-3.30pm

Adults

1.30pm

Summer Solargazing

For the little ones, make a sparkly rocket model or star picture (free).

Families

In this session, smash up old patterned crockery to create a mosaic mirror for your bedroom.

2.30pm

Sat 18 & Sun 19 Aug

Trace the summer star map onto your own cotton bags (£1.50 per bag).

Free

Especially for teens

The Last Day of Dolwyn (PG 1949) A Welshman who has done well in London returns home planning to flood the valley he grew up in - provoking fierce opposition. 2.30pm

Booking required

Book on arrival

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September

Sat 8 Sept

Fri 31 Aug

Sat 8 Sept

Waterfront Nippers: Stars & Planets

Taith Iaith: Welsh Learner Tour Add new words to your Welsh vocabulary and gain confidence with your conversation. Followed by a free cuppa.

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

Sat 1 & Sun 2 Sept

Model Rail Weekend Featuring model railway layouts, Ivor the Engine cartoon fun and handson kids activities. 11am-4pm Sat 1 Sept

Make & Mend: Indian Summer Using Asia - famed for producing vibrant textiles - as inspiration, use fabric paint, rubber stamps and print blocks to design a unique scarf.

Sat 8 & Sun 9 Sept

Murder Mystery Evening

Roald Dahl Weekend

rly Special ea bird price u o £29.50 if y re book befo Fri 17 Aug £35 after

Set in Miss Dixie’s speakeasy in Chicago in the era of gangsters and prohibition – is the rival gang after ‘the boss’ or is the murderer closer to home…?

Ticket includes a hot summer buffet and a glass of Pimms on arrival. 7pm

11.30am-4pm Sat 8 Sept

Street Science: George’s 7-12 Marvellous years Medicine Every

All materials supplied, £5pp (booking opens on Mon 6 Aug). 1.30pm

12.30pm & 2.30pm

War in the Early-Modern Period

When Sophie is taken from her orphanage bed, it is just the beginning of a thrilling adventure with The Big Friendly Giant.

second Saturday of the month

Dr Hugh Dunthorne will look at the perception of warfare through the art of the 16th and 17th centuries. 11am Sun 16 Sept

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Sun 9 Sept

Experience giant snozcumber silliness and magical medicine to celebrate Roald Dahl Day. Including revolting rhymes, kooky arts and film screenings.

Discover how colourful chemistry can help make George’s medicine truly marvellous.

Museum Monthly Movies The BFG (U 1989)

2.30pm

11am Fri 7 Sept

l Sat 15 Sept Roald Dalh Specia Images of

Museum Monthly Movies James and the Giant Peach (U 1996)

James, an orphan with terrible aunts for guardians, befriends human-like bugs who live inside a giant peach and take him on a magical journey to New York City. 2.30pm

Swans 100: celebrating 100 years of Swansea City Football Club Bring along your treasured Swansea memorabilia to share with the SCFC historical experts and enjoy a themed talk by Martin Johnes, Swansea University (11am). Make a supporter’s badge, take part in a table football challenge and record memories in the vox pop booth.

Sat 8 & Sun 9 Sept

Fri 28 Sept

Waterfront Nippers: Roald Dahl Drop-in themed learn and play for under fives. 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm Sat 29 & Sun 30 Sept

The Vintage & Handmade Popup Emporium Delve into Swansea’s ultimate treasure trove and you’ll be sure to find a gem or two. Live music, a fashion show and creative taster workshops also feature. 10am-4pm

Printing Demonstration Celebrating European Heritage Days, join Steph Mastoris, Head of Museum, for a printing demo using an 1812 Stanhope press. 12pm & 2pm

© South Wales Evening Post

And, from 2.30pm, we'll be joined by Welsh football legend, John Hartson who will give a special talk about football in Wales. 11am-4pm

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Free

Families

Adults

Hands-on

Talk

Booking required

Book on arrival

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October Sat 6 & Sun 7 Oct

Sat 13 Oct

Sat 13 Oct

Big Draw Art Attack

Taith Iaith: Welsh Learner Tour

Tales of the Sea

Team up with artist Carlos Pinatti to create an imaginative art attack inspired by books, words and language.

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

11am-3.30pm

11am

Sat 6 & Sun 7 Oct

Sat 13 Oct

Book Swap

Master Mariner, Shop-Owner & Philanthropist

Offload your unwanted books and find a new collection in exchange. All books should be in readable condition and a book for book token system will be in place. CDs and vinyl can also be swapped. 11am-4pm

Join Dr David Jenkins, Senior Curator, as he unfolds the life and career of Sir William Reardon Smith. 10.30am Sat 13 Oct

Sat 6 Oct

Make & Mend: Artic Chill Come along to upcycle jumpers to create mittens, wrist and leg warmers.

Investment in Swansea Shipping 1824-1903

All materials supplied, £5pp (booking opens on Mon 3 Sept).

Find out why investment in shipping changed during the 19th and early 20th centuries with research student Richard Haines.

1.30pm

12pm

10

Discover aspects of maritime Wales during the second half of the 18th century through the experiences of the inhabitants of the Vale of Glamorgan. 2.30pm Sat 13 Oct

Every

second 7-12 years Saturday

Street of the month Science: Lego Animation

Wed 17 Oct

Sat 20 Oct

Sat 27 Oct – Fri 2 Nov

Cartoons in Concert

Black History Celebration Day

Flick Books

Wales' forgotten cartoon star - Jerry The Troublesome Tyke - is returning to the limelight - 90 or so years after he disappeared from the cinema screen.

A day packed with arts, crafts and performances from around the world.

See digitally remastered episodes of the early work complete with a brand new score by Welsh BAFTA winning composer John Rea, which will be heard live for the first time at the Museum.

Fri 26 Oct

CSI Swansea!

Waterfront Nippers: Yucky History Play

Contact the Grand Theatre Box Office on (01792) 475715 to book. Booking opens Monday 23 July.

It is Halloween and the Museum is helping Crime Scene Investigators solve a crime. Try out some realistic techniques to examine the evidence and narrow down the suspects.

10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm

11am-4pm

Create your own flick book to create moving images. 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3pm Weds 31 Oct

Drop-in themed learn and play for under fives.

7pm

This futuristic workshop combines science and animation with a robotic Lego challenge.

7pm

12.30pm & 2.30pm

Dandiya Dancing Evening

Sat 27 & Sun 28 Oct

Join in the festivities with Indian Kathak Dance professional, Sarita Sood.

Cartoon Crazy

Sat 3 & Sun 4 Nov

Enjoy screenings of classic Welsh animations.

£2 (adults) £1 (children)

12pm-3pm

Diwali Decorations

7pm-10pm

Sat 27 & Sun 28 Oct

Sat 20 Oct

Sand Animation

Sun 14 Oct

Every second f Sunday o th n o the m

Museum Monthly Movies The Princess and the Goblin

Fri 19 Oct

(U 1992)

Constructing the Third Crusade

Enjoy this animated fantasy co-produced by S4C, which tells the story of a young princess on a quest to defeat troublesome goblins.

Professor Edbury examines the Third Crusade, famous for its larger-than-life characters, Richard the Lionheart and Saladin.

2.30pm

11am

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Free

age 8+

Animediddio Cymru / Animation Wales

Watch Gerald Conn, awardwinning animator from Gritty Realism, perform this amazing sand-on-glass animation method.

Drop in to make a decoration in celebration of Diwali - the Hindu festival of lights. 12pm-3pm

10.30am-4pm

Families

Adults

Hands-on

Talk

Booking required

Book on arrival

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Useful info • Gift shop

Group visits

• Waterfront Crêperie and children’s play area

Pre-booked groups benefit from

• Disabled access and parking

• Free guided tour

• Wheelchairs available on request

• 10% off in cafe (£5pp min spend)

• Baby changing facilities and buggy park

• 10% off the gift shop (£5pp min spend)

• Hearing loops available

• Complimentary refreshments for coach driver

• Changing Places toilet

Find us! Located in Swansea’s Maritime Quarter, only a five-minute walk from the city centre.

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