Issuu on Google+

National Waterfront Museum

What’s On March to June 2014

Star of BBC’s reality TV Show The Call Centre Sun 27 April 2.30pm

1

© Save Britain Money

www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333

Meet Nev Wilshire


National Waterfront Museum

Welcome… Nowhere celebrates springtime quite like the National Waterfront Museum. From Easter egg hunts to talks and walks and from street science to book swaps, Fairtrade festivals, films and crafts – discover this season at its very best at the city’s national museum. We are delighted to launch the Little Mice Club, a brand new event for 2014 running monthly from April. Ideal for those aged under five, the club will be joined by Morys

&RƬHH7LPHDW WKH:DWHUIURQW &DIH

the Museum Mouse and will include hands-on activities as well as bilingual songs and story time. We will also welcome Nev Wilshire, star of the BBC’s hit reality TV show, The Call Centre. Nev will give visitors a fascinating insight into his award-winning business success, which has led him to become the founder and CEO of the Save Britain Money group. Join Nev on Sunday 27 April at 2.30pm when you will have the

chance to buy a signed copy of his new book, Happy People Sell. There are lots of events planned to mark the centenary of the birth of Swansea born poet Dylan Thomas as well as all the regular, popular events you enjoy such as A Night at the Museum (Friday 16 May), Cuppa Cymraeg (monthly) and Waterfront Book Club (monthly). Look out for the Golden Egg highlighting our events for Easter! Enjoy a FREE cup of tea or mug of filter coffee with every main course ordered including cawl (excludes soup of the day). Complete this voucher to redeem.

Post code _______________________ Only one voucher per person, per visit, T&C apply. Offer expires Monday 30 June 2014.


F RY R

Visitor information

6KDUH\RXU H[SHULHQFH Like us on Facebook /waterfrontmuseum Follow us on Twitter @the_waterfront

EE ENT

Tell us what you think! Don’t forget to complete a Visitor Comment Form at reception to let us know how we are doing.

F RY R

EE ENT

Facilities • Gift shop • Cafe and children’s play area • Disabled access and parking • Wheelchairs available on request • Baby changing facilities • Changing Places toilet

Tell everyone on Trip Advisor

• Hearing loops available • Public lockers

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.

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

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

• 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

National Waterfront Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333 (local rate)

3


National Waterfront Museum

March Fri 28 February 10.30am – 12.30pm

St David’s Fun Time for Tots

Sat 8 March, 11am - 4pm under 5’s

Foncho’s Fairtrade Festival



Celebrate Fairtrade Fortnight in banana-tastic style. Featuring a pedal-powered smoothie making machine, a Banana Box art installation and children’s crafts. With Oxfam Swansea and Swansea Fairtrade Forum.

Join in a selection of crafts and Welsh songs and help us welcome a special visitor from Hana’s Helpline. With Menter Iaith Abertawe, Twf and Mudiad Meithrin. Sat 1 March, 10.30am

Cuppa Cymraeg A tour of the galleries aimed at Welsh learners, followed by a free cuppa. Sat 1 March, 11.30am – 4pm

St David’s Day Celebration 



From choirs and crafts to dragons and daffodils, the perfect way to celebrate Welsh culture. Sat 1 & Sun 2 March 12pm – 3.30pm

Giant Dragon Doodle 



Contribute to a giant Welsh dragon doodle using the huge Museum window as a canvas.

Sun 2 March 1.30pm & 3pm

Bois Goetre-Hen a’r Cylch Male Choir Join us for a rousing repertoire of Welsh favourites. Sun 2 March, 2.15pm

60 Second Show & Tell Watch our curators squirm as they explain an object without hesitation in just 60 seconds - and bring along your own favourite object for discussion. Sun 2 March, 3.30pm

St David’s Movie Valley of Song (U 1953)

Sat 15 & Sun 16 March Sat: 11am, 1pm & 2.30pm Sun: 1pm & 2.30pm

Crazy Circuits: Flashing Lights 





age 8+



Wire up your own circuit using a cool kit that flashes red and green lights in the shape of a face. £2.50 per child. Sun 9 March, 2pm

Waterfront Book Club 



This month’s read is Alison Moore’s debut novel The Lighthouse, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize and has quickly gathered praise for its tense

4 National Waterfront Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333 (local rate)


plot and exploration of loss. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a free cuppa.

Sat 15 March, 11am

Dylan Thomas’s Final Journey Sun 30 March, 12pm – 3pm A one-man show written and performed by Peter Read. Starting in his lovely, ugly, home town of Swansea, the play follows Dylan Thomas through some of the journeys he made, culminating in his final journey to New York in 1953 where he died. Organized by the Historical Association. Sat 15 March, 2pm

Dylan Thomas: A Solitary Mister

Paper flowers for Mum Sun 16 March 2.30pm

Monthly Movies Short Circuit (PG 1986) 

Sat 22 March, 12pm – 4pm

Super Science Saturday!



A talk by Peter Read exploring Dylan Thomas’s contribution to literature. Organized by the Historical Association.

Booking required

Families





An afternoon of hands-on activities and demonstrations including the science behind superhero powers. With Materials Live! Swansea University.

Adults

Talk

Sun 30 March, 12pm – 3pm

Paper Flowers for Mum 

Mother’s Day Special



Drop in to make your Mum a bunch of innovative paper flowers. Sun 30 March 1pm & 2.30pm

Only Boys Aloud

Mother’s Day Special

Bring along your Mum to hear these awarding-winning boys who just love to sing. Featuring a specially formed section of the choir from the Swansea, Neath, Maesteg and Cross Hands groups.

Hands on. All events are free unless this symbol is shown

5


National Waterfront Museum

Sun 6 April, 11am – 4pm

Wedding Fayre Browse quality hand-picked exhibitors and take a tour of a truly unique venue. Free entry, live entertainment and complimentary goody bags from Debenhams. With Eternity with Love Wedding Fayres.

Sat 12 – Thurs 17 April

Letterpress Print a Bookmark

April

Thrifty Kids: Maps, Books & Wallpaper 

Fri 4 April 10.30am – 12.30pm

Little Mice Club: Springtime

under 5’s

NEW for 2014



Sat 12 & Sun 13 April 11am – 4pm

Sat 5 April, 11am



Drop in with your little ones to play, make, sing, move and meet Morys the Museum Mouse. With a different theme each month, enjoy arts and crafts as well as bilingual songs and story time. With Menter Iaith Abertawe, Twf, Mudiad Meithrin and the Urdd. Sat 5 April, 10.30am

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







age

Make your own 7+ pretty butterfly or ugly bug framed picture inspired by the specimen drawers found in a natural history museum. £2.50 per child. Sat 5 April, 1.30pm

Lazy Crafternoons: Maps, Books & Wallpaper 







Taking inspiration from Victorian taxonomic insect collections, create a unique box frame artwork using die-cutting and decoupage along with vintage books, maps and wallpaper. £5pp

Book Swap Offload your unwanted books and find a different collection in exchange. Includes a children’s holiday section to find that perfect Easter read. All books should be in good, readable condition and a book for a book token system will be in place. CDs and vinyl can also be swapped. With Oxfam Swansea. Sat 12 & Sun 13 April 12pm, 1pm & 2pm

Storytelling & Sam Tân 

Sit back and listen to some classic children’s stories in the gallery – and look out for a special appearance from Sam Tân.

6 National Waterfront Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333 (local rate)


Sat 12 – Thurs 17 April 12pm – 3pm

Letterpress Print a Bookmark 

Fri 18 April, 12pm – 4pm

Sat 26 April, 11am

Easter Eggtravaganza

Total War, Nationalism and the Wars of Liberation, 1813-1814





Join our Swansea Jack and the Beanstalk themed day featuring quirky activities, golden eggs, beans and giants.



Drop in to make a bookmark on an 1812 printing press. Sun 13 April, 2.30pm

Monthly Movies Finding Neverland (PG 2004)



A talk by Dr Leighton James, Senior Lecturer in European History at Swansea University and author of Witnessing the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars in German Central Europe, 1792-1815. Organized by the Historical Association.

Sun 20 April, 2.30pm

Easter Movie Bambi (U 1942)





Sun 13 April, 2pm Mon 21 April, 2.30pm

Waterfront Book Club 

Easter Movie Hop (U 2011)



In The Testament of Mary, Colm Tóibín reimagines the story of Jesus from the point of view of his mother Mary in her recollections to the disciples years after his death. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a free cuppa.

Mon 21 – Sun 27 April 11am – 4pm

Many faces of Dylan Thomas





Watch a live art event where artists from across Wales will demonstrate their skills and expertise as they show their interpretations of the Dylan Thomas character.

Golden Egg Trail 

See if you can spot the 12 golden eggs nestled amongst the objects in the galleries and solve the Jack and the Beanstalk riddle.

Families

Nev Wilshire Happy People Selll



Mon 14 – Sun 27 April 11am – 4pm

Booking required

Sun 27 April, 2.30pm

Thurs 24 – Sat 26 April 11.30am, 1pm & 3pm

April Showers Science age 





7+

Discover why it rains so much in Wales and find out how to make a cloud in a jam jar.

Adults

Talk



Join Nev Wilshire for a fascinating insight into his award-winning business success and being a familiar face to millions of viewers as Nev, star of BBC’s The Call Centre. Nev’s path to business success started in his home town of Swansea and led him to become the founder and CEO of the Save Britain Money group. He is now an ambassador for new industries and innovations in Wales. You can also buy Nev’s book – Happy People Sell – from the Museum shop and have it signed by Nev himself from 3.30pm onwards.

Hands on. All events are free unless this symbol is shown

7


National Waterfront Museum

Sat 3 May, 10am – 4pm

Merry May’s Vintage & Handmade Emporium Nostalgic loveliness and ontrend items with fashion and accessories from the 1930s to 80s, together with a generous helping of handmade vintageinspired items made by talented local folk. With Smock Vintage.

May Fri 2 May, 10.30am – 12.30pm under

Sat 10 May, 11am & 2pm

Little Mice Club: Music

Join folk musician Helen Adam to celebrate Calan Mai and fill the Museum with the sound of music. Helen will lead an informal workshop to teach a few Welsh dance tunes, so dust off your guitars, flutes, squeeze boxes and fiddles and bring them along with you.



Learn a Welsh Tune

5’s

NEW for 2014



Drop in with your little ones to play, make, sing, move and meet Morys the Museum Mouse. With a different theme each month, enjoy arts and crafts as well as bilingual songs and story time.With Menter Iaith Abertawe, Twf, Mudiad Meithrin and the Urdd.

Don’t miss Vintage-style teas available in the cafe. Sat 3 May, 10am –4.30pm

Sat 3 May, 10.30 am

Cuppa Cymraeg A tour of the galleries aimed at Welsh learners followed by a free cuppa. 8

Mon 5 May, 2pm

Bank Holiday Movie Mary Poppins (U 1964) 

Sat 10 May, 1pm – 4pm

Calan Mai Celebrate Calan Mai with live Welsh music from bands and performers from across Wales. Plus children’s activities and the chance to try out clog dancing. With Trac Cymru: Music Traditions Wales.

National Waterfront Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333 (local rate)


Sun 11 May, 2pm

Fri 16 May, 6pm

Waterfront Book Club

A Night at the Museum







First published under the pen name Robert Galbraith, The Cuckoo’s Calling was revealed to have been written by J. K. Rowling. This beautifully woven crime novel follows private investigator Cormoran Strike as he is persuaded to reexamine the alleged suicide of a famous supermodel. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a free cuppa included.







Enjoy a rare chance to be at the Museum after hours. Make a Mini Pocket Minion and a pair of despicable goggles, take part in wacky science and a family trail. Finish the evening by watching a 3D screening of Despicable Me (U 2010). Tickets £3.50pp (those under 3 years go free) available from the Museum shop or contact (029) 2057 3600.

Thurs 15 May, 4pm

River Tawe Cruise 



Enjoy a historical cruise along the River Tawe with the Swansea Community Boat Trust. This trip and talk will allow passengers to follow the route many thousands of seagoing ships took in bygone centuries to load coal and copper during the industrial revolution. Meeting point: at the Swansea Community Boat moored behind the National Waterfront Museum. Weather dependent / pay bar available on-board.

Booking required

Families

Sat 17 & 31 May, Sun 1 June, 10.30am

Dylan Thomas’s Return Journey Lighthouse Theatre present this promenade production inspired by Dylan Thomas’s masterpiece. Starts at National Waterfront Museum / ends at Cwmdonkin Park. Wet weather venue supplied. With the Dylan Thomas Centre and DT100 www.dylanthomas100.org Tickets £9/£7 available from www.dylanthomas.com or the Dylan Thomas Centre (01792) 463980.

Sat 17 May, 11am – 4pm

Wales on Wheels Sat 17 May, 11am

Wales and the Grand Tour 

Talk by Professor Maurice Whitehead, Department of History and Classics at Swansea University. Organized by the Historical Association.

Adults

Talk

Vehicles of all kinds gather around the Museum for a celebration of rolling Wales. This year will include some vehicles from the First World War such as a horse-drawn ambulance.

Hands on. All events are free unless this symbol is shown

9


National Waterfront Museum

Wed 21 May, 6pm

River Tawe Cruise 



See page 9 for details. Fri 23 May, 7pm

Wine Tasting Evening Sat 17 May

May

Penydarren Steam Loco

Sat 17 May, 11am – 4pm

Sun 18 May, 2.30pm

Warhorses

Monthly Movies Turbo (U 2013, 3D)

Join Yeoman Living History to discover more about the life of the Territorial Cavalrymen in this engaging, informative and memorable display including encampment, handling collection and real warhorses.





age 7-12



Investigate rocket propulsion then step back and watch them go! Sat 17 May, 12pm – 3.30pm

Penydarren Steam Loco Admire our working replica of the world’s first steam locomotive as we fire her up and drive her down the track. Weather dependent. 10





Half Term

Sat 24 – Mon 26 May 12pm – 3pm

The Big Art Build 

Sun 18 May, 6pm

Sat 17 May 11.30am, 1pm & 3pm

Street Science: Rocket Cars





Get into the summer spirit with wines from sunny Australia accompanied by regional music and location maps. Tickets £15/£12.50 concessions available from the Museum shop or contact (029) 2057 3600.

Dylan Thomas in New York: Lecture & Book Launch 

Join Swansea poet Peter Thabit Jones for an evening to celebrate Thomas’s time in New York and to launch his new book Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village, written with Thomas’s daughter Aeronwy Thomas. Starting with a lecture at 6pm, followed by an opportunity to buy a signed copy of the book.



Drop in and contribute to a colourful design using paints, textiles and recycled materials in response to Craig Fisher’s artwork. Led by Locws International: Art Across the City 2014. Half Term

Tues 27 – Sat 31 May 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3pm

Scrappy Sock Puppets 





Make a characterful puppet from a sock.

National Waterfront Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333 (local rate)


© West Glamorgan Archive Service

Sat 14 June, 11am

Walking Tour: Lovely Ugly Town

June

(see page 12 for details)

Fri 6 June 10.30am – 12.30pm

Half Term

Fri 30 – Sun 1 June 12pm – 3pm

Little Mice Club: Weather

Comforts for the Troops

NEW for 2014





Throughout the Great War, women were encouraged to knit and sew items to send in comfort parcels to the troops abroad. Find out what went into these parcels, try on some replica items and have a go at working an antique sock knitting machine or sewing machine.

Booking required

Families

Sat 7 June, 10.30am under 5’s

Drop in with your little ones to play, make, sing, move and meet Morys the Museum Mouse. With a different theme each month, enjoy arts and crafts as well as bilingual songs and story time. With Menter Iaith Abertawe, Twf, Mudiad Meithrin and the Urdd.

Adults

Talk

Cuppa Cymraeg A tour of the galleries aimed at Welsh learners followed by a free cuppa. Sat 7 June, 11am

Thrifty Kids: Bunting 



age 7+



Rummage through the fabric collection and choose your favourite prints to make cool bunting for a party or to decorate your bedroom. £2.50 per child.

Hands on. All events are free unless this symbol is shown

11


National Waterfront Museum

June

Sat 14 June, 11am at the bittersweet love affair between a visiting photographer and a farmer’s wife in a quiet Irish town, in his 2009 novel Love and Summer. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with a free cuppa. Sun 8 June, 2.30pm

Monthly Movies Spy Kids (U 2001) 

Sat 7 June, 1.30pm

Sat 14 & Sun 15 June

Lazy Crafternoons: 1pm & 3pm Summer Decorations Street Science: Slime, Snot, Smells     Make beautiful upcycled & Pongs! age Father’s decorations to add vintage charm to your summer parties. Using quirky vintage fabric and ribbon, choose between making traditional bunting or a fabric flower garland adorned with buttons. £5pp Sun 8 June, 2pm

Waterfront Book Club 



Master storyteller William Trevor looks

12







7-12

Day Special

Find out about what reactions cause smelly gasses and make slime to take home. Sat 14 June, 3pm

Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir Father’s Enjoy an afternoon Day performance from the Special 60-strong Wycombe Orpheus Male Voice Choir on tour from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.

Walking Tour: Lovely Ugly Town 



A fascinating and unexpected insight into the history of Swansea city centre led by John Ashley, local historian and author of Ashley’s Walks around Swansea and Gower. Walking Rating: easy Meeting point: Museum reception desk. Please come prepared for the outdoors. Wear sturdy footwear and remember that conditions could be wet and slippery and the ground uneven. Taking part in the tour is at your own risk. We will aim to run this tour in most weather conditions but if unsure contact (029) 2057 3600.

Sun 15 June, 11am – 4pm

Welsh Coach Rally

Father’s Day Special

Visit the first Welsh Coach Rally taking place in the Museum grounds displaying the latest types of touring coaches along with classic vehicles from days gone by. Part of the Swansea Festival of Transport.

National Waterfront Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333 (local rate)


Sat 21 June, 11am

Sun 15 June 12pm – 3.30pm

Buffalo Bill in Swansea

Father’s Day Special

Penydarren Steam Loco



Admire our working replica of the world’s first steam locomotive as we fire her up and drive her down the track. Weather dependent.

Talk by John Ashley about the fascinating story of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, one of the greatest Victorian and Edwardian travelling shows and its visit to Swansea in 1903. Organized by the Historical Association.

Sun 15 June, 2.30pm

Father’s Day Film The Italian Job Father’s (U 1969) Day

Sat 21 & Sun 22 June 2pm – 6pm

Special

Lazy Afternoon Jazz Fri 20 & Sat 21 June, 7pm



Summer Evening Jazz on the Waterfront Don’t miss these laid back evening performances as the sun goes down. Kicking off with the ever popular Alan Barnes/Bruce Adams Quintet. For more details and tickets visit www.sijf.co.uk Sat 21 June, 11am

Jazz Workshop 

Join this free festival workshop. For more details and booking visit www.sijf.co.uk

Families

Sun 22 June, 11am

Walking Tour: Along the Front 



A walk and talk taking in 300 years of the Swansea bay waterfront led by John Ashley, local historian and author of Ashley’s Walks around Swansea and Gower. Walking Rating: easy Meeting point: Museum reception desk.

Adults

© City and County of Swansea

Sat 28 June, 11am

Enjoy an afternoon of jazz performances in the Ocean Room overlooking Swansea Marina. For more details and tickets visit www.sijf.co.uk



Booking required

We will aim to run this tour in most weather conditions but if unsure contact (029) 2057 3600.

Talk

Walking Tour: Kilvey Hill 



Climb Kilvey Hill for unparalleled views of the historic city and Swansea Bay with John Ashley, local historian and author of Ashley’s Walks around Swansea and Gower. Walking Rating: rugged and uphill. Meeting point: White Rock car park. We will aim to run this tour in most weather conditions but if unsure contact (029) 2057 3600.

Hands on. All events are free unless this symbol is shown

13


National Waterfront Museum

Exhibitions

Daily 10am to 5pm 14 June – 28 September

“Are we there yet?” Family Holidays in a Caravan Relive holiday memories inspired by our 1950s caravan, built in Cardiff and used by the same family for 60 years. From picnics prepared in the tiny kitchen, through to seats that doubled as beds to the activities that kept you amused when it rained, this will bring it all back. All the fun without the traffic jams!

Until 23 March

Until 30 March

Graham Sutherland From Darkness into Light – Mining, Metal and Machines

Power to the People: Generating Electricity in Wales

During the Second World War Graham Sutherland was an Official War Artist commissioned to record industries working for the war effort – including Cornish tin mines and steel manufacture in south Wales. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see 60 sketchbook drawings from a private collection. A touring exhibition organised by Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance, Cornwall. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Questions and answers in this illuminating exhibition. 25 January – 11 May

Love Swansea Glass Enjoy a beautiful display of delicate hearts, poetic lines and stunning colours. Organised by students at the School of Glass, University of Wales Trinity St David. 12 April – 1 June

Locws International: Art Across The City 2014

by Locws International to produce exciting and challenging contemporary artworks for installation in public spaces around Swansea. Craig Fisher will create a new work in the Museum in response to the impact of the First World War on the people of Wales. 26 May – 29 June

BA Architectural Glass Students graduating this year from the School of Glass at the University of Wales Trinity St David present their best works before embarking on their professional careers.

Artists from across Europe have been commissioned

14 National Waterfront Museum www.museumwales.ac.uk 0300 111 2 333 (local rate)


What's On | National Waterfront Museum