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National Waterfront Museum

What’s On November 2013 – February 2014

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Zap! Buzz! Science Show with CBBC’s Fran Scott! Sat 22 February 1pm & 3pm

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Welcome… From Festive Fun Weekends to Doctor Who Christmas Shows, there’s something for everyone this season at the National Waterfront Museum. To tie in with the exhibition Power to the People: Generating Electricity in Wales (26 October – 30 March), visitors can enjoy some innovative electronic workshops including Crazy Circuits (9 & 10 November and 11 & 12 January), Make a Solar Cell (25 & 26 January), How to Make a Gherkin Glow (15 & 16 February) or

take part in a 60-Second Show & Tell (2 March). Choirs, owls and of course Santa will be making an appearance during the festive period, with a fun-packed weekend for families on 30 November & 1 December as well as a Vintage Christmas Fair on 7 December. To celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who, we will be showcasing a one-off Science Show (14 December) where visitors will travel back in time with CBBC’s science presenter

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Jon Chase and author Mark Brake as they explore the amazing world of aliens, time machines, cyborgs and Daleks. We will also have plenty to keep you entertained in the New Year with films and activities to mark Santes Dwynwen as well as Chinese New Year celebrations, book clubs, crafty workshops and much more. We hope you will join us! Look out for the green light bulb for events linked to the Power to the People exhibition!

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Visitor information

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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.

Facilities

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.

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

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National Waterfront Museum Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3RD Phone: (029) 2057 3600 or 0300 111 2 333 (charged at local rate).

• 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 • Picnic Room (available during school holidays only) • 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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November Mon 28 October – Sun 3 November, 12pm – 3.30pm

Sat 2 November, 10.30am

Sat 9 November, 11am

Cuppa Cymraeg

Walking Tour: Around the Marina

Weird Science 

Drop in to make silly putty and discover how things light up without light.

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

Wind Street © West Glamorgan Archive Service

Sat 2 November, 11am

Walking Tour: Lovely Ugly Town 



Join Museum favourite and Green Badge Guide Alun Jones for this interesting insight into the history of Swansea city centre. Walking rate: easy.

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Meeting point: Museum reception desk. Wear sturdy footwear and remember that conditions could be wet and slippery and the ground uneven. Taking part in this tour is at your own risk. We aim to run this tour in most weather conditions, but please call (029) 2057 3600 to check.





Join Museum favourite and Green Badge Guide Alun Jones for this interesting insight into the development of Swansea Marina. Walking rate: easy. Meeting point: Museum reception desk. Wear sturdy footwear and remember that conditions could be wet and slippery and the ground uneven. Taking part in this tour is at your own risk. We aim to run this tour in most weather conditions, but please call (029) 2057 3600 to check. Sat 9 & Sun 10 November Sat (11am, 1pm & 2.30pm) Sun (1pm & 2.30pm)

Crazy Circuits: Beeps & Buzzers! age 







8+

Make a working circuit board to take home using a cool kit, then test it out with the stylus to produce eight different electronic tones. £2.50 per child.

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Sun 10 November, 2pm

Sat 23 November, 11am

Fri 29 November, 7pm

Waterfront Book Club

Walking Tour: West of the City

Wine Tasting



This month’s book Seating Arrangements by Dylan Thomas Prize winner, Maggie Shipstead will give readers plenty of talking points to stimulate discussion. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a free cuppa included. Sat 16 November, 11am

A Swansea Squire: Music Making in 19th century Swansea 

A talk by John Hugh Thomas, conductor, choral trainer and broadcaster. Organized by the Historical Association. Sat 16 & Sun 17 November 1pm & 3pm

Street Science: Power Up! age 



7-12

An interactive workshop looking at the science of electricity and power with CBBC science presenter, Jon Chase. Sun 17 November, 2.30pm

Batteries Not Included (PG 1987)





Discover the edge of the city centre in this fascinating stroll that takes you up to St Helens and back along the promenade immersing you in Swansea’s historic past. Walking rate: easy. Meeting point: Museum reception desk. Wear sturdy footwear and remember that conditions could be wet and slippery and the ground uneven. Taking part in this tour is at your own risk. We aim to run this tour in most weather conditions, but please call (029) 2057 3600 to check. Sat 23 & Sun 24 November 10am – 4pm

Green Fayre Ideas, gifts and advice for a truly green Christmas. Organized by the Environment Centre. Fri 29 November – Sun 1 December, 10am – 4pm Unique hand-crafted glasswork, designed and created by students from Swansea Metropolitan University.



Sat 30 November – Sun 1 December, 12pm – 4pm

Festive Fun Weekend 

Enjoy stories with Santa, create a Christmas card, meet owls from the Welsh Hawking Centre and hear some festive tunes. Sat 30 November 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Swansea Accordion Orchestra Shelter from the cold and hear this orchestra fill the Museum with festive classics.

Enjoy this 80’s feel good classic. Families



Festive Glass Fair



Booking required



Get into the festive spirit with a special selection of wines from Portugal. Accompanied by regional music and location maps. Tickets £12.50pp / £10 concessions at Museum shop or call (029) 2057 3600.

Adults

Talk

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Sat 7 December, 1pm & 2.30pm

South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus

December Sun 1 December 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Ospreys Supporters Choir Join us for a rousing repertoire of seasonal favourites. Sun 1 December, 3pm

The Snowman (U 1982) & The Snowman and The Snowdog (U 2012) 

Cwtch up each Sunday in December for our festive film programme. 6

Sat 7 December, 10.30am

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

Sat 7 December 1pm & 2.30pm

South Wales Gay Men’s Chorus Join these guys who just love to sing for a selection of festive songs to get your feet tapping! Sat 7 December, 2pm

Sat 7 December 10am – 4pm

Vintage Christmas Fair Rich in vintage loveliness and steeped in handmade beauties, find the perfect one-off gift.

Comets, Signposts in History 

Join author Andrew Lound as he gives Swansea Astronomical Society’s Christmas lecture as the Comet ISON graces our winter skies.

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Sun 8 December, 2pm

Waterfront Book Club 



This month’s book, Missing the Midnight by Jane Gardam, will introduce 12 cautionary tales set around the Christmas period. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a free cuppa included.

Fri 13 December 10.30am – 12.30pm

Festive Fun Time for Tots

Sun 8 December, 2.30pm

The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D (PG 1993) 

Cwtch up each Sunday in December for our festive film programme. Thurs 12 December, 7pm

Museum Christmas Quiz Night 





Gather your friends and get competitive with rounds of music, photos, mystery objects and a blind taste test! Ticket includes a free glass of mulled wine and nibbles. A pay bar will be available. Tickets £3.50pp at Museum shop or call (029) 2057 3600.

Booking required

Families





Sat 21 December, 11am

Glad Tidings: the history of the Christmas card 

Featuring story time with Siôn Corn, festive arts, singing and a visit from some magical elves. With Menter Iaith Abertawe, Twf and Mudiad Meithrin. Sat 14 December, 2pm

This illustrated talk by Steph Mastoris, Head of the Museum, will outline the history and technical developments of the Christmas card in the UK. Organized by the Historical Association.

Dr Who Science Show

Sun 22 December, 2.30pm

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of this iconic series, drop in to uncover scientific facts from fiction in this interactive stage show. With science rapper Jon Chase and author Mark Brake.

It’s a Wonderful Life (U 1946)

Sun 15 December, 2pm

Fri 27 – Tues 31 December & Thurs 2 – Sun 5 January 12.30pm – 3.30pm

A Christmas Carol (PG 2010) & The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (PG 2011) Adults

Talk

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

Spinning Calendars 



Drop in to make a cool calendar from an old CD just in time for the New Year.

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Sat 25 January 12pm – 4pm

January Sat 4 January, 10.30am

Cuppa Cymraeg A tour of the galleries aimed at Welsh learners followed by a free cuppa. Sat 11 & Sun 12 January Sat (11am, 1pm & 2.30pm) Sun (1pm & 2.30pm)

Crazy Circuits: Stop Thief! age 







8+

Using a circuit board kit, make a light-activated burglar alarm to stop a robber in their tracks. £2.50 per child.

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Santes Dwynwen Saturday

Sat 11 & Sun 12 January 1pm – 3.30pm

Fri 17 January, 7pm

Mari Llwyd

Join the Swansea Astronomical Society for a stargazing evening while the skies are at their darkest. Discover how to use a telescope and watch 3D films that will launch you to the stars and back.



Find out about this unusual ancient Welsh winter custom that includes a horse’s skull. Sun 12 January, 2pm

Waterfront Book Club 



This month’s book, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, explores a glorious spiritual adventure. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a free cuppa included.

Stargazing Evening

Fri 17 January, 7pm

SPACE STATION 3D (U 2002) Enjoy this technically dazzling IMAX 3D film.

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Sat 18 January 1pm – 6.30pm

TEDx Talks 

Fri 17 January, 8pm

SPACE JUNK 3D (U 2012) Experience mind-boggling collisions and soar the stunning depths of a meteor crater for a view of our increasingly crowded orbits. Sat 18 January, 11am

South Wales Miners in the Tunnelling Companies during the Great War 

A talk by Dr Richie Wood paying tribute to a select group of miners who were engaged in underground warfare. Organized by the Historical Association. Sat 18 & Sun 19 January 1pm & 3pm age Street 7-12 Science: Buzz Wire Game 







Experience an afternoon of TEDx with eight live and two pre-recoded talks covering topics from music and science to technology and sport. Tickets £5pp at Museum shop or call (029) 2057 3600. Sun 19 January, 2pm

Life of Pi (PG 2012) Immerse yourself in this spectacular 3D film by Oscarwinning director Ang Lee.





Celebrate our Welsh patron saint of lovers with a romantic day full of love spoons, love tokens, live folk music from Olion Byw and clog dancing. With TRAC: Music Traditions Wales, Menter Iaith Abertawe, Twf and Mudiad Meithrin.

Love Swansea Glass Sale Browse delicate work by students of Swansea Metropolitan University’s School of Glass. Ideal shopping for all budgets inspired by Santes Dwynwen, Wales’s patron saint of lovers.

Sat 25 & Sun 26 January 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Make a Solar Cell 





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Convert sunlight 7+ into electricity by making a dye sensitized solar cell from every-day materials then test it out to see how much power it has converted.



Families

Santes Dwynwen Saturday

Sat 25 & Sun 26 January 10am – 4pm

Make your own buzz wire game in this electricity themed workshop.

Booking required

Sat 25 January 12pm – 4pm

Adults

Talk

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February Sat 1 February 10.30am

Sun 9 February 1pm – 3.30pm

Cuppa Cymraeg

Sketch Up! 

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

Drop in and work with our artists to create freestyle drawings inspired by the Graham Sutherland exhibition. Sun 9 February, 2pm

Racing Stripes (U 2005)  Sun 2 February 11am – 4.30pm

Chinese New Year Celebration

Linked to the Chinese year of the horse, watch this quirky film about an abandoned zebra who grows up believing he is a racehorse.



Welcome the year of the horse with a packed day of music, performances, crafts and a superb Chinese dragon display. With Swansea Chinese Community Centre. Sun 9 February, 2pm

Graham Sutherland: From Darkness into Light – Mining, Metals and Machines

Waterfront Book Club



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The Science of Sex 





This month’s read is The Rebecca Rioter by Swansea novelist and important lesbian figure, Amy Dillwyn. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a free cuppa included.





Join Funny Women Finalist Rosie Wilby for her awardwinning show investigating the science of attraction, sexual chemistry and sexual identity – a sell-out at Cambridge Science Festival for two consecutive years. Tickets £5pp available from Museum shop or call (029) 2057 3600. Sat 15 February, 11am

Thrifty Kids: Button Crafts 

Sat 8 February, 11am

Join us for a tour of the works on show as well as a deeper insight into Graham Sutherland himself. Led by curator and lecturer Sally Moss.

Fri 14 February, 7pm



age 7+



Rummage in our button box to decorate a photo frame and make a bunch of flowers with fabric petals. £2.50 per child. Sat 15 February, 11am

Get off my land! Aeneas Tacticus and the city-state in 4th century BC Greece 

A talk by Nick Barley, author of How to Survive Under Siege. Organized by the Historical Association.

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Sat 15 & Sun 16 February 1pm & 3pm age Street 7-12 Science: How to Make a Gherkin Glow!







You will not believe your eyes as you watch this experiment, which passes electricity through a pickle!

Half Term

Half term

Sat 22 February, 1pm & 3pm

Zap! Buzz! Science Show

age 5+

Drop in and join Fran Scott, resident scientist on CBBC’s Absolute Genius with Dick & Dom, as she reveals the shocking link between electricity and explosions.

Sat 15 February, 2pm

Fri 28 February 10.30am – 12.30pm

St David’s Fun Time for Tots 



Drop in to enjoy arts and crafts, Welsh songs and welcome visitors from Hana’s Helpline. With Menter Iaith Abertawe, Twf and Mudiad Meithrin.

March

LGBT Month Talk: Amy Dillwyn: loving women in a man’s world 

A talk by Dr Kirsti Bohata of Swansea University about the cigar-smoking, straighttalking, Amy Dillwyn and self-styled ‘man of business.’ Sat 15 February, 1.30pm

Buttons & Trimmings Upcycling Workshop 







Make a door-hanging or a padded lavender heart to fill your room with a gorgeous scent. £5 per person. Sun 16 February, 2.30pm

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (PG 1995) Booking required

Families

Half term

Sat 22 – Wed 26 February 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Three cool things to make with a paper clip   Drop in to make innovative crafts including a spinning helicopter or magnetic fishing game. Half term

Mon 24 – Wed 26 February 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Lemon Clocks 







age 7+

Design a clock face, attach a working mechanism, power it up using a lemon and then take it home to impress your friends. £2 per child. Adults

Talk

Sat 1 March, 12pm – 4.30pm

St David’s Day Party 



From crafts to choirs to dragons to daffodils, a great way to celebrate Welsh culture. Sun 2 March, 2pm

60-Second Show & Tell Watch our curators squirm as they try to explain an object without hesitation in just one minute!

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Daily 10am to 5pm

Exhibitions Red Wall Gallery

Sat 7 December – Sun 23 March

Feeding a steel furnace, Swansea, 1942 by Graham Sutherland Private Collection © The Estate of Graham Sutherland

Graham Sutherland: From Darkness into Light – Mining, Metal and Machines Graham Sutherland worked as an official war artist during the Second World War and sketched many industrial sites in south Wales, Devon and Cornwall. This is a rare opportunity to see more than 60 sketchbook drawings from a private collection. A touring exhibition funded by Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Cornwall. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Weston Hall

26 October – 30 March

Power to the People: Generating Electricity in Wales

Touring Exhibitions programme Available online or call (029) 2057 3600 for a copy.

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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.

White Wall Gallery

Sat 23 November – Sun 5 January

A Christmas Carol An exhibition by Ysgol Pen y Bryn showcasing pupils’ creativity with an animated version of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, narrated especially for the school by actor Brian Blessed. Colonnade Gallery

Sat 25 January – Sun 11 May

Love Swansea Glass The return of our popular celebration of love and romance in the form of fragile glass hearts just in time for Santes Dwynwen and St Valentine’s Day.

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