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What’s On in Swansea May/June 2010

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Contents

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Leisure Events

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Theatre, Arts & Crafts

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Diary of Events

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Jazz & Folk Music

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Art & Galleries

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Book Review

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Dining Out

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Wordsearch Competition

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Sport, Leisure & Recreation

What’s On in Swansea

Editor’s Letter So much is happening in Swansea this summer and we’re here to help you enjoy the best of it. What’s On has even more pages dedicated to arts, events, entertainment, dining out, shopping and leisure time and with a respectable 20,000 copies available in a host of outlets, you can readily keep up to date with all the best of local events. The Swansea Bay Summer Festival brings together many great outdoor and indoor events and activities. For full details log on to www. swanseabayfestival.com and enjoy the festivities! Locws International has commissioned a temporary new artwork for Swansea’s Civic Centre by Wales-based artist

Jackie Chettur. Inspired by the maritime history of Swansea, Jackie has researched elements of the journeys of Swansea’s ‘Cape Horners’ to create a visual installation on the seaward side of the Civic Centre. Using a diary by Benjamin Davies, an industrial worker sent off to Chile on one of Swansea’s copper barques, Jackie has brought to life his epic voyage. On display from 30th April to 23rd May. Escape Into The Park is Wales’ biggest annual dance event and will be held at Singleton Park, Swansea on 12th June. Attracting over 20,000 people every year, the event plays host to some of the hottest DJs and acts from all over the world. For more information, log on to www.escapefestival.com

This year’s South Wales Boat Show, the biggest marine event in Wales, is taking place in a new location - SA1, Swansea. Enjoy a range of family attractions, a multitude of chandlery stalls and hundreds of crafts from major and local manufacturers. This year the show welcomes a very special ‘family’ V.I.P. - Peppa Pig! The boat show runs from the 18th – 20th June. We have highlighted here just a few of the many events this May/June. Browse through this magazine for much much more.

Enjoy the Spring into Summer edition!

is published by: Sketty Publications, Elwyn House, 16 Coed Saeson Crescent, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9DG. Tel/Fax: 01792 299612. E-mail: whatson@skettypublications.co.uk Advertising & Editorial For details of advertising rates and features, telephone 01792 299612. E-mail: whatson@skettypublications.co.uk Editorial Deadline The copy deadline for the July 2010 edition is Friday 14th May and for August is Tuesday 15th June. Distribution 20,000 copies What’s On in Swansea is freely available in hundreds of established quality venues including Tourist Information Centres, Libraries, Council and Government Departments, Post Offices, Theatres, Museums & Galleries, Entertainment Centres, Sports & Leisure Centres, selected Restaurants & Hotels, Supermarkets, and established retail outlets throughout Swansea, Mumbles & Gower and within a 30-mile radius of Swansea. For further details please telephone 01792 299612. Disclaimer Whilst every effort is made to achieve accuracy, What’s On In Swansea is not responsible for errors or omissions. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written permission of the publishers. Front Cover: LC, Abertawe/Swansea Designed & produced by Accent ADC Ltd.


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Swansea Bay Summer Festival Swansea’s coastline, countryside and city provide the perfect backdrop for a wide variety of events throughout the year, especially between the busy periods of May and September (when hopefully the weather is a bit warmer!). As well as brochures being widely available across south Wales, the festival has a comprehensive and easy to use website www.swanseabayfestival.com. For those who regularly keep up to date via e-mail, there is also a fortnightly e-mail service you can subscribe to via the website. May and June are already set to be busy months. Kicking the Festival off in style will be Clyne in Bloom (1 – 31 May). For those who love the great outdoors, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy Clyne Gardens at their most beautiful, as the azaleas and rhododendrons are in full bloom. Music lovers can enjoy soulful jazz at the Admiral Mumbles Mostly Blues and Jazz Festival at the beginning of the month, whilst sea lovers can enjoy all things nautical at the annual Mumbles Navy Days towards the end of May. June sees a huge range of events including Hi-de-Hi! at Swansea’s Grand Theatre, Gower Walking Festival, National Transport of Wales, Escape Into The Park and South Wales Boat Show – something for all ages and interests! The summer wouldn’t be the same without some Outdoor Theatre and the classical tale of Great Expectations is in the grounds of Oystermouth Castle in June too. A must for those looking for something different to do. For a full range of all the events taking place in May and June, take a look at the events guide in the centre of this brochure. Events that are part of the Festival are clearly marked with the Festival logo.

Gwyl ˆ Haf Bae Abertawe Mae arfordir, cefn gwlad a dinas Abertawe’n gefndir perffaith ar gyfer amrywiaeth o ddigwyddiadau drwy gydol y flwyddyn. Rhwng cyfnodau prysur mis Mai a mis Medi (pan ddylai’r tywydd fod yn gynhesach). Yn ogystal â llyfrynnau sydd ar gael yn helaeth ar draws De Cymru, mae gan yr ymgyrch wefan gynhwysfawr sy’n hawdd ei defnyddio yn www. gwylbaeabertawe.com. I’r rhai sy’n cael y diweddaraf drwy e-bost, mae hefyd gwasanaeth e-bost pythefnosol y gallwch danysgrifio iddo drwy’r wefan. Mae mis Mai a mis Mehefin eisoes yn mynd i fod yn fisoedd prysur. Bydd Gerddi Clun yn eu Blodau yn dechrau’r Wyl ˆ mewn steil (1 – 31 Mai). I’r rhai sy’n dwlu ar yr awyr agored, dyma’r cyfle perffaith i fwynhau Gerddi’r Clun ar eu mwyaf prydferth, pan fydd yr aseleâu a’r rhododendronau yn eu blodau. Gall y rhai sy’n hoff o gerddoriaeth fwynhau jazz teimladwy yng Ngwyl ˆ Blws ˆ a Jazz yn Bennaf y Mwmbwls Admiral ar ddechrau’r mis, tra bod y rhai sy’n dwlu ar y môr yn gallu mwynhau pethau morol yn Niwrnodau Llynges blynyddol y Mwmbwls tua diwedd mis Mai. Ceir amrywiaeth enfawr o ddigwyddiadau ym mis Mehefin gan gynnwys Hi-de-Hi! yn Theatr y Grand, Abertawe, G wyl ˆ Gerdded G wyr, ˆ G wyl ˆ Drafnidiaeth Genedlaethol Cymru, Escape into the Park a Sioe Gychod De Cymru - rhywbeth i bob oed a diddordeb! Ni fyddai’r haf yr un peth heb ychydig o Theatr Awyr Agored a bydd stori glasurol Great Expectations yn nhiroedd Castell Ystumllwynarth ym mis Mehefin hefyd. Angenrheidiol i’r rhai sy’n chwilio am rywbeth gwahanol i’w wneud.

I weld amrywiaeth llawn yr holl ddigwyddiadau sy’n cael eu cynnal ym mis Mai a mis Mehefin, cymerwch gip ar y canllaw digwyddiadau yng nghanol y llyfryn hwn. Nodir digwyddiadau sy’n rhan o’r Wyl ˆ yn glir gyda logo’r Wyl. ˆ Ewch i www.gwylbaeabertawe.com i gael y diweddaraf am y digwyddiadau.

Visit the website, www.swanseabayfestival.com for the very latest event information. City and County of Swansea Dinas a Sir Abertawe


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Ideas to keep you busy this summer‌ As well as giving you lots of event information, the Festival can give you ideas for things to do whenever you have a spare morning or afternoon.

workout in the gym – the Active Swansea fitness centres across the City will have it all for you. Glynn Vivian Art Gallery There’s loads to see and do from live music, performance, talks and discussion to art and craft workshops for all ages and abilities.

Syniadau i’ch cadw’n brysur yn yr haf‌ Yn ogystal â rhoi llawer o wybodaeth i chi am ddigwyddiadau, gall yr Wyl ˆ roi syniadau i chi hefyd am bethau i’w gwneud pan fydd gennych fore neu brynhawn yn rhydd.

hyd, neu gadw’n heini yn y gampfa - bydd gan ganolfannau Abertawe Actif ar draws y ddinas bopeth ar eich cyfer.

Oriel Gelf Glynn Vivian Mae llawer i’w weld a’i Swansea Museum wneud o gerddoriaeth fyw, Amgueddfa Abertawe The oldest museum in perfformiadau, sgyrsiau a Mae’r amgueddfa hynaf Wales is centrally located thrafod i weithdai celf a chrefft yng Nghymru yng nghanol y and has a range of ddinas ac mae amrywiaeth ar gyfer pob oed a gallu. exhibitions throughout the o arddangosfeydd yno year. This summer, look out TrĂŞn Bach Bae Abertawe Swansea Bay Rider drwy gydol y flwyddyn. Yr for ‘Road Ahead’ and ‘Skin Dilynwch lwybr trĂŞn enwog Follow the route of the haf hwn, cadwch lygad am Deep’. y Mwmbwls o Blackpill i’r world famous Mumbles ‘Road Ahead’ a ‘Skin Deep’. Mwmbwls. Yn rhedeg bob train from Blackpill to National Waterfront Amgueddfa Genedlaethol dydd yn ystod penwythnos Mumbles. Running daily Museum y Glannau gwyl banc Calan Mai a Just a few yards away from during the May Day bank Mae’r lleoliad hynod hanner tymor y Sulgwyn a holiday weekend and Swansea Museum, you’ll hwn ychydig lathenni o phenwythnosau rhwng 12 find this remarkable venue Whitsun Half-Term, and Amgueddfa Abertawe Mehefin a 18 Gorffennaf. – learn about Wales’ story weekends from 12 June – Cewch ddysgu am hanes of industry and innovation 18 July. Llyn Cychod Singleton diwydiant a blaengaredd in fun and interactive ways. Hwyliwch ar y llyn mewn Singleton Boating Lake yng Nghymru mewn ffyrdd pedalo neu mwynhewch Glide around the lake on Plantasia rhyngweithiol, llawn hwyl. rownd o golff gwallgof. Ar a pedalo or enjoy a round A great venue to go to agor ar benwythnosau tan Plantasia of crazy golf. Open on throughout the year. Get 29 Mai a phob dydd wedyn Lleoliad gwych i fynd iddo weekends until 29 May up and close to creepy yn ystod mis Mehefin. drwy’r flwyddyn.Gallwch and then daily during June. crawlies with the popular ddod i gysylltiad agos a Animal Antics handling Cwrs Golff Heol Ashleigh phryfetach gyda sioeau Ashleigh Road Golf shows (1, 2 and 3 June Mwynhewch gĂŞm o golff trafod Animal Antics (1,2 a 3 Course Enjoy a game of and 10, 11 and 12 August at taro a phytio gyda’r teulu Mehefin a 10,11 a 12 Awst ar Pitch & Putt with all the various times of the day). cyfan. amserau amrywiol o’r dydd). family. Booking is essential. Am fwy o wybodaeth a Mae’n hanfodol cadw lle. For more information and syniadau, ewch i www. Active Swansea Abertawe Actif more ideas, check out gwylbaeabertawe.com Fitness classes, a game of www.swanseabayfestival. Dosbarthiadau ffitrwydd, Mwynhewch yr haf! f! badminton, swimming a gĂŞm o badminton, g com Have a great summer! r! few lengths or a hearty nofio ambell n City and County of Swansea Dinas a Sir Abertawe

For fun things to do along the promenade this summer and to receive money off attractions, activities and refreshments, pick up a copy of the new Swansea Prom brochure and discount book. Available from the Civic Centre and Mumbles/Swansea Tourist Information Centre or online at www.swanseaprom.com p

Am bethau hau difyr i’w gwneud ar hyd y promenâd yr haf hwn, p ac i gael bargeinion mewn atyniadau, gweithgareddau a bwytai, codwch gopi o lyfr disgownt a thaflen wybodaeth newydd Prom Abertawe. Ar gael o’r Ganolfan Ddinesig a b t Chanolfan Croeso’r Mwmbwls/Abertawe, neu ar-lein yn www.promabertawe.com City and County of Swansea Dinas a Sir Abertawe

Swansea Museum Amgueddfa Abertawe There are lots of exciting exhibitions and events to enjoy at Swansea Museum during May, June and July.

Mae llawer o ddigwyddiadau ac arddangosfeydd cyffrous i’w mwynhau yn Amgueddfa Abertawe ym mis Mai, MeheďŹ n a Gorffennaf.

Skin Deep explores skin decoration from 12,000BC, through Captain Cook’s voyages, right up to the present, through many countries and cultures.

Mae Skin Deep yn archwilio addurno’r croen o 12,000 CC, drwy fordeithiau Capten Cook, hyd at y presennol, drwy sawl gwlad a diwylliant.

In House Art showcases the diverse talents of Museum staff members, presenting art and photographic creativity together for the ďŹ rst time. From mid May to mid July. Our Classic Motorcycle Show returns on 27 June to Dylan Thomas Square, and until mid-summer we also have a look into the lives and inventions of Swansea scientists in our Science Exhibition & Super Sleuth Children’s Trail.

Mae Celf Fewnol yn arddangos doniau amrywiol aelodau staff yr Amgueddfa, gan gywyno creadigrwydd celf a ffotografďŹ g gyda’i gilydd am y tro cyntaf. O ganol mis Mai tan ganol mis Gorffennaf. Bydd ein Sioe Beiciau Modur Clasurol yn dychwelyd ar 27 MeheďŹ n i Sgwâr Dylan Thomas, a than ganol yr haf byddwn hefyd yn edrych ar fywydau dyfeisiadau gwyddonwyr Abertawe yn ein Arddangosfa Gwyddoniaeth a Thrywydd Siwper Dditectif y Plant.

☎ 01792 653763 •  www.swansea.gov.uk/swanseamuseum

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Swansea Angling Abertawe Gwyl ˆ Festival 2010 Genweirio 2010 Supported by Brynmill Angling Club and Mainwarings Angling Centre

Cefnogir gan Clwb Genweirio Brynmill a Chanolfan Genweirio Mainwarings

Junior Competition (Under 16) Half Round Pond, Saturday 17 July 2010. Entry: £2.00

Cystadleuaeth Iau (Dan 16 oed) Llyn Half Round, Dydd Sadwrn 17 Gorffennaf 2010. Ffi gystadlu: £2.00

Senior Competition Fendrod Lake, Sunday 18 July 2010. Entry: £4.00

Cystadleuaeth Hyn ˆ Lyn y Fendrod, Dydd Sul 18 Gorffennaf 2010. Ffi gystadlu: £4.00

Cash Prizes and Vouchers

Gwobrau ariannol a thalebau

Tickets available from Mainwarings Angling Centre, Sketty. 01792 202245

Tocynnau ar gael gan Mainwarings Angling Centre, Sgeti 01792 202245

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Heart of Wales Line VISIT THE UNSPOILED HEART OF WALES AS SPRING UNFURLS…! Our line can take you to so many unspoiled parts of central Wales. Places to ramble, birdwatch, explore towns and villages and enjoy fabulous local food. Visit www.heart-of-wales.co.uk to find out more, including our list of places to stay and things to do.

Rail and Roast + Jazz continues until May 2nd (and of course the great range of pubs and restaurants is available all year round). Note - the ‘free travel with a bus pass’ scheme has now ended. We await confirmation of future plans. But there are still great ways to travel and save: • If you have a Carmarthenshire CC bus pass, you get 50% off as far as Llandrindod, all year round; • Buy a Heart of Wales Line railcard for £5 and get a third off tickets on the line • See the Arriva website www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk for their current offers To check train times and fares call 08457 484950 or visit www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk – includes up to the minute train time information.


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After the amazing success of the last four years, the 5th South Wales Boat Show has now moved to SA1 Swansea, just off Junction 42 of the M4, on Friday 18th to Sunday 20th of June. The South Wales Boat Show will once again be another great family day out and cater for all types of watersports from fishing to sailing and surfing to powerboating. The family fun includes lots of attractions and things to do including ‘come and try a boat’ at the Prince of Wales dock, a giant shipwreck beach area supported by the RNLI beach safety team, family funfair, Real Radio Roadshow plus a whole host of other events. On Saturday & Sunday, everyone has another great chance to meet Peppa Pig on the Barker Leisure Stand. She will be appearing at regular intervals throughout the days.

www.southwalesboatshow.co.uk


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Cruise on the MV Julia The much eagerly awaited return of this new ferry service between Swansea and Cork comes on the back of a huge amount of interest and activity in the Port of Swansea itself, which has seen the City & County of Swansea, Associated British Ports, the local Tourist Association and the Welsh Assembly Government have teamed up to ensure the new service is well publicised both sides of the Irish Sea.

The first sailing out of the Port of Swansea for the Cork Swansea Cruise Ferry - the MV Julia is a landmark occasion for the City and County of Swansea and its partners.

Thanks to funding from the Welsh Assembly Government’s Strategic Regeneration Area scheme, Swansea Council and its partners have been able to improve the main arrival and departure points for visitors to the City. A major refurbishment of the terminal building by Associated British Ports as well as improved information provision and welcome signage has been introduced.

As Council Leader Chris Holley has commented, ‘As Swansea continues to embark on a period of investment in its aim to become a top European Waterfront City by 2020, this is a great opportunity to showcase how the Port of Swansea and its proximity to the City can appeal to the Irish market.’ Passengers sailing from Swansea will witness an extensive change in the City’s skyline over the next few years

and what better way to view these changes than on board this new cruise ferry service. In addition to the Ferry, the proposed Severn Link service is currently in dock and the multimillion pound refurbishment of the Saga Pearl cruise ship has highlighted how important this sector of the economy is to not only tourism, but local suppliers of goods and services as well as jobs for local people.


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LEISURE

Shopping and Fun

Grab a bite at one of our many family-friendly eateries, bistro restaurants or modern café-bars. Make a night of it and catch a film, take in a show or an exhibition. If that doesn’t tempt why not try out Swansea’s bustling pub and club scene. There’s plenty for the kids as well - Plantasia and Tenpin in Parc Tawe are a must as is Laserzone in Worcester Place (off Castle Street) and the LC.

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Swansea City Centre is changing. With its diverse se mix of old and new, it is ideal for all your retail and nd leisure needs. Whether you love to shop, visit the Market, dance the night away or take in a spot of culture – your City Centre has it all.

entice those looking for a more m unique purchase. The Kingsway swa wayy also boasts a superb range e of stylish independent stores. es. oon With new stores opening soon, including H&M there will be even more choice on offer. SWANSEA INDOOR MARKET

SHOPPING Shoppers will delight over the range and choice of the 280 shops on offer! Famous high street brands are available on Oxford Street and the Quadrant Shopping Centre while Plymouth Street, High Street, and the Arcades

Cheaper goods and a friendly service…come and explore the wonderful sights, colours and smells of Swansea Market where you’re sure to find everything you need from the freshest local produce, traditional Welsh cuisine, gifts, cards, flowers, clothes, confectionery and much more! Visit www. swanseaindoormarket.co.uk

He are some of the highlights Here for May/June. For other events in Swansea Bay and further info visit www.swanseabayfestival. vis com co

GETTING G HE HERE HER RE IS EASY

Public Transport Swansea Bus Station is changing, however bus services will continue to operate into and from within the City Centre. For the latest information visit www.swanseacitycentre.com/ busstation

Park Ride It’s so quick and easy to use Park Ride at Landore, Fforestfach and Fabian Way. It costs just £2.20 for all day parking and bus travel for up to four people. Visit www. swansea.gov.uk for details.

Car Parking With 8,580 spaces in 25 car parks either based within the City

• 4th May, Frank Vickery’s Loose Ends, Grand Theatre • 15th May, A Night at the Museum, National Waterfront Museum • 20th May-22nd May, Billy Elliott: The Musical, Grand Theatre • 29th May, Shooting Stars, National Waterfront Museum • 30th May, Swansea Live Music Festival, Lower Oxford Street and Castle Square • 31st May – 4th June, Industrial Rap, National Waterfront Museum • 9th -12th June, Hi-de-Hi!, Grand Theatre • 15th-19th June, Royal Ascot, showing on Big Screen, Castle Square • 19th June, The Storys, Grand Theatre • 25th June, The Best is Yet to Come, Grand Grand Theat Theatre

Centre or nearby, enjoy 1 hour FREE parking in NCP Car Parks on The Kingsway, Orchard Street & Salubrious Place (see posters in car park) while City Centre Council car parks are FREE every Sunday.

Shopmobility Swansea’s Shopmobility Centre in St David’s Shopping Centre hire electric scooters and powered or manual wheelchairs. Contact 01792 461785. FURTHER INFORMATION Visit the Tourist Information Centre on Plymouth Street or contact 01792 468321 Alternatively click on www.swanseacitycentre.com or e-mail citycentremanagement@ swansea.gov.uk


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Delights of

Gower

There’s so much to do on Gower – exploring the coastline and countryside, touring the taverns and hamlets, joining in local events or just relaxing on a sunny day and soaking up the views. The Gower Peninsula was selected as the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for its classic coastline (much of it is Heritage Coast) and its outstanding natural environment - 33% is National Nature Reserve or a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Peninsula’s richly varied natural environment is renowned for its heathland, limestone grassland, fresh- and salt-water marshes, dunes and oak woodlands. Its mixed geology has given rise to a wide variety of scenery in a relatively small landscape area. Dramatic limestone cliffs, interspersed with sandy beaches and rocky shores, dominate its southern coast. In the north, the coast is low-lying with extensive salt marshes and dune systems. There are at least 1,200 archaeological sites in the AONB of different periods and types, including caves, Iron Age forts, medieval castles, churches, a lighthouse

and nineteenth-century parks; 73 of these are of national importance, with 124 listed buildings. Gower has over 30 miles of beautiful coastline and 50 beaches, many with awards and Worm’s Head at Rhossili (the westernmost point of Gower) is a mile-long peninsula reputed to be the seventh most photographed sunset in the world. There’s a wide choice of accommodation on Gower for tourists and local people alike. Choose from modern boutique and country house hotels to those right next to the sea, rooms in country pubs and coaching inns, self-catering cottages, B&Bs and many wonderful camping and caravanning sites, which are dotted around the Gower coastline. One way of exploring Gower on foot is to join in with the Gower Walking Festival, organised by the Mumbles Tourist Association. The Festival’s continuing

popularity means that there are now 55 guided walks on the programme, spread out over sixteen days, around glorious Gower, Mumbles and other local settings. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Gower this summer – the glorious beaches, the tiny villages, the spectacular coastline; it really does have it all.


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Does your child love

The 2010 Gower Walking Festival

Acting, Singing, Dancing?

Tickets are going fast for the 2010 Gower Walking Festival, the biggest yet, and taking place between 5 and 21June. Organised by the not-for-profit Mumbles Tourist Association, there will be 55 guided walks on the programme, spread out over sixteen days in (hopefully) flaming June, around glorious Gower, Mumbles and other local settings.

And not just traditional walks such as the Gower Gallop, the six-stage Round Gower walks, and the walk right to the nose of the Worm’s Head, but walks with Apps! The Festival will kick off with Birds! an ornithological walk to listen to the Dawn Chorus, (an early start), and end with Bats!, an evening opportunity to enter the inaudible world of the bat in little-known Peel Wood, with Steve Lucas of the Bat Conservation Trust. In between, you can learn to Nordic Walk, one of the fastest growing exercise sports in Britain, have an Archaeological Walk around Llanmadoc, experience Coasteering and Bushcraft, discover Dylan Thomas and Old Swansea, improve your photography, link with literature, make a Rockpool Ramble and maybe even find love by going on the Speed-Dating Walk! There are guided walks for all, and many of the walks will suit families, especially the Mumbles Treasure Trail. Once again, there will be a Photography Competition with all walk participants eligible to enter. Gower Welsh Assembly member, Edwina Hart, will officially open the Festival with the ‘Bay Walk for the Visually Impaired’ at 2pm on Saturday 5 June, 2010, at Blackpill. To request or download a brochure, find out more, or book tickets, you can access the Mumbles Tourist Information Centre at www.mumblestic.co.uk, e-mail the Centre on info@ mumblestic.co.uk, or telephone 01792 361302. Most walks will cost £3 per person, and all must be pre-booked. And don’t forget, if you want to make a weekend or a week of it, the TIC can also help with information on accommodation.

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Act, sing, and dance at your local Stagecoach Here’s a way to spend weekends that’ll have 4-16 year olds buzzing. Enrol them in your local Stagecoach Theatre Arts School where they learn to act, sing and dance. The skills they learn aren’t just for the Stage. Our students grow in confidence and self-esteem... skills for life! There’s no audition - all they need is enthusiasm. For a prospectus and more details, call principal Luan Davies on

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‘What a marvelous show! The production was breathtaking, heartfelt and deeply moving. What a wonderful experience for the children to have!’

Stagecoach Theatre Arts School Swansea embarks upon its summer term with many exciting events already crammed into 2010! One such event was the winter spectacular called ‘The Home Front’. A musical story portraying the history and events of World War Two and its devastating effect on Swansea and south-west Wales. Louise Tudor Edmunds, mum of one of the younger cast members, seven-year-old Maddie, was hugely impressed:

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Luan Davies who runs the School with the help of her actor and writer husband Huw explained further: ‘We guarantee each student a speaking part and no child is left in the background – we believe each child has huge potential and deserves to shine in the limelight!’ Luan is also delighted by the amount of boys who have joined the Stage School over the past couple of years: ‘It’s fantastic to see so many boys with us at Stagecoach – it creates a wonderful learning environment for all the students and as a mum of three boys myself I couldn’t be more pleased!’

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Magic Mumbles

Mumbles is as popular today as it ever was. By the end d of the Victorian era, Mumbles, with its many attractions, including the skating rinks, fairground, pier, concerts, regattas, family-owned shops and its delightful scenery, had become a favourite destination of the times. Today the scenery has changed little and the many attractions of the village still pull in visitors from far and wide. As well as the wonderful views across Swansea Bay, Mumbles remains a vibrant and bustling destination for shoppers with its huge variety of exclusive and independently owned boutiques and for those who enjoy dining out. The famous pier still stretches out into the Bay and incorporates an ice skating rink, a private beach and many traditional ‘end of the pier’ attractions and amusements, whilst Oystermouth Castle is a reminder of times long past and is a pleasant spot for picnics.

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Mumbles Hill Nature Reserve is home to a diverse range of habitats and plant life, and a short climb to the top offers some of the best views in Swansea. Yachts, fishing boats and regattas are still in evidence too and the sweeping promenade makes for an ideal viewing platform. You can also enjoy many special festivals and events in Mumbles such as ‘The Admiral 2010 Mumbles Mostly Blues and Jazz Festival’ which takes place from 30th April until 3rd May and ‘Mumbles Navy Days’ being held on 29th - 31st May . You’ll find many delights hiding around every corner of Mumbles; make sure you visit soon. For all fashion followers, be sure to attend the forthcoming Fashion Show organised by Kiss Boutique, Mumbles on 12th May which will be held at the Mermaid Restaurant with proceeds in aid of Ty Hafan Cancer Hospice – see further details in their advert on this page. Also a welcome to Sue and Colin Davies, the new proprietors of the well-established Maureen Cottey Florist, Newton Road. They will be continuing to run the already successful and popular florists, as well as introducing new ranges of French-style furniture and much more. Look out for further updates in a forthcoming What’s On edition.


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Homes and Gardens Spring, with its pleasing daylight hues and longer evenings, is a great time to get the paint brush out and also to tidy up the sad winter neglected garden. The explosion of bright accent colours into our home will continue in 2010 with new colours entering the spectrum – yellows and lilacs in the lounge and black sanitaryware in the bathroom! The trend for patterned wallcoverings, and blinds will still remain strong, with even more exciting designs to choose from – floral, graphic and big and bold. Large colourful blooms are adorning everything from bed linen to kitchenware this season and are huge for wallpaper, soft furnishings and window fabrics.

More cautious homeowners can opt for the more natural look. Folk style will be a big trend so look for anything with a crafty feel especially if it includes a woodland or animal motif. Wood has made a big comeback for 2010 and think about other natural materials, too – stone, metals, linen and woven – and mix them up in a natural scheme. Homewares with a retro or vintage feel are still a popular choice and bold splashes of elegant muted shades will give your home a country house feel without looking like you’re showing off. In the garden, all weather wicker furniture will be a big trend, along with mixed materials think stainless steel with granite-topped tables. Edible plants and organics are set to remain the most requested plants from garden centres – manicured lawns are out and edible gardens are in! So make the most of your home and garden this spring!


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THE DYLAN THOMAS CENTRE

LIVE PERFORMANCES May Sat 1st Curtis Stigers Sun 9th The Wilders Thurs 13th & Fri 14th Unknown Pleasures Sat 22nd Liane Carroll Wed 26th - Sat 29th Elephant

Curtis Stigers shot to international fame in the early 1990s with his worldwide hits ‘I Wonder Why’ and ‘You’re All That Matters to Me’. Curtis makes his debut at Taliesin with a rare evening of song with solo acoustic guitar showcasing his instantly recognisable and celebrated voice. Wednesday 26th - Saturday 29th May Direct From New York

Elephant Elephant is a spectacularly visual, musical feast for all the family celebrating the universal themes of forgiveness and humanity. Performers from the UK and South Africa come together in a multi-talented company of actors, dancers, puppeteers, storytellers, and beautiful, enormous puppets. This show will make you laugh, cry, cheer and everything in between, it truly is unmissable! Also now on sale, Elephant- Family Craft Workshops, Saturday 8th & 15th May, call for details.

Tuesday 15th & Wednesday 16th June

Dangerous Liaisons A sumptuously mounted celebration of artful wickedness, betrayal, and sexual intrigue amongst depraved eighteenthcentury French aristocrats, Dangerous Liaisons offers audiences seductively decadent fun. Bringing to it the panache and flair which have long been associated with Mappa Mundi’s work, Dangerous Liaisons is sophisticated, witty, yet raucous; it is dark, sensual, and insightful. Most of all, it is very, very sexy. Saturday 19th June Direct From Las Vegas

Buddy Greco and Lezlie Anders Fever - The Music of Miss Peggy Lee Buddy Greco and Lezlie Anders, together with their musicians, celebrate the music of Peggy Lee in a spellbinding show that features all of Peggy’s worldwide hits - He’s a Tramp, Lover, I’m a woman, Fever, Big Spender and a host of other memorable tunes, many of which Peggy wrote herself. Buddy is the last living member of the elite Rat Pack, and it is an honour to welcome him to Swansea. For Taliesin’s full programme of events visit their website www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01792 60 20 60 and ask to be added to the mailing list.

Forthcoming Events

What’s On at THE DYLAN THOMAS CENTRE

Here is a selection of great events planned for the coming months:

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June Sun 13th Barbershopera II Tues 15th & Wed 16th Dangerous Liaisons (16+) Thurs 17th Meibion Dance Theatre Sat 19th Buddy Greco & Leslie Anders Thurs 24th & Fri 25th Primary Schools’ Dance Project Sat 26th David Copperfield Sun 27th The Phoenix

As we head towards summer and the days start to get longer, Taliesin Arts Centre has plenty of reasonably priced events and a couple of star names to put a spring in your step. This busy arts centre, based on Swansea’s university campus, is open to the public all year round presenting a diverse programme of cinema, live events and exhibitions.

Sat 1st May

SOMERSET PLACE, SWANSEA

CINEMA May Tues 4th Chloe (15) Wed 5th Shutter Island (15) Mon 10th Män som hatar kvinnor/The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (18) Mon 17th I Know You Know (15) Mon 24th Mugabe & the White African (12A) June Tues 1st Alice in Wonderland (PG) 4.30pm & 7.30pm Mon 7th Un Prophète/A Prophet (18) Tues 8th & Wed 9th A Single Man (12A) Thurs 10th Capitalism: A Love Story (12A) Fri 11th Män som hatar kvinnor/The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (18) Mon 14th The Ghost (15) 4.30pm & 7.30pm Mon 28th Nightwatching (18) Tues 29th & Wed 30th Robin Hood (cert TBC) All performances 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

ORIEL CERI RICHARDS GALLERY Until 8th May Adrian Paul Metcalfe 14th May – 12th June Western Elements 18th June - 17th July William Brown

01792 60 20 60 www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk Swansea University

Warm up for the World Cup n with a fabulous exhibition of photographs from Welsh Premier League grounds by Beth Mitchell, which runs from 18 May to 13 June. Beth writes: ‘The focus of the exhibition is on the Welsh Premier es League, exploring themes lt of community spirit, loyalty and the Welsh identity of people and landscapes. Football in Wales has a long tradition and a strong local flavour at each ground. Every club has its proud history, its own uniqueness and its own dedicated characters who travel relentlessly to stand in cold terraces with pie and Bovril in hand. Think flat caps, single figure entrance fees and grandchildren singing in the stands.’ Join us for the official opening on Saturday, 22 May.

8–16 May Swansea Bay Film Festival 27 May Patrick McGuinness and Richard Gwyn 4 June Blessing Nusariri and Ethel Kwabato www.dylan-thomas-books.com www.dylanthomas.com The Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR Tel: 01792 463980 • Fax: 01792 463993 Email: dylanthomas.lit@swansea.gov.uk

Following Beth Mitchell’s Follo exh exhibition, we’re delighted to display a selection of Gordon Stuart’s fine G portraits. As the Dylan Thomas Centre’s artist in residence throughout the t 1995 Year of Literature, Gordon drew L and painted many of the luminaries who visited during lumin thi this ti time, from Allen Ginsberg to Benjamin Zephaniah. The exhibition will showcase these and more recent work, and will be launched on Wednesday, 16 June. There are plenty of literary events going on throughout May and June, with the visit of Bulgarian-born novelist and travel writer Ilija Trojanow on 6 May, and a superb double bill at Poets in the Bookshop on 27 May, when Patrick McGuinness and Richard Gwyn both launch their new collections. There’s new work premiered by students from

the Swansea University Creative Writing MA at the Rough Diamonds events on 8 and 9 June, and from their colleagues on the Trinity University College Carmarthen programme on 20 May. On 4 June, we welcome two poets from Zimbabwe, Blessing Nusariri and Ethel Kwabato, who are on a tour sponsored by the British Council, Cinnamon Press and Academi, and on 11 June, David Woolley launches his latest collection from Headland Press, Pursued by a Bear. And don’t forget the Swansea Bay Film Festival, which runs from 8 -16 May. An exciting and varied selection of films originating from across the globe will screen for free between 10am and 5pm daily, with introductions and Q&A sessions by many of the film directors and producers featured in this year’s event. For listings, see www.swanseafilmfestival.com

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Swansea Grand Theatre ARTS WING Spring sees a variety of entertainment for everyone at Swansea Grand Theatre. For more information and full listings, please see our website www.swanseagrand.co.uk Children... get ready for The Chuckle Brothers, they return with a celebration of 21 years on 1st May. Comedy drama aplenty with Frank Vickery’s Loose Ends starring Frank Vickery and Di Botcher from 4th – 8th May and Hi-de-Hi! from 8th – 12th June starring Barry Howard (Hi-de Hi!), Peter Amory (Emmerdale), Damian Williams (Are you smarter than your 10 year old), Nikki Kelly (Hi-de-Hi!) and Abigail Finley (How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?) More drama with Fluellen Theatre Company’s Piaf by Pam Gems starring Sonia Beck and Kevin Johns from 1st – 5th June. Plenty of music for all tastes with indie comedy duo Die Roten Punkte (15+) on 11th May. If you are a fan of the Mighty Boosh or Flight of the Conchords, then you will love this! Spend One Night in Vegas on 27th May starring Martyn Lucas, dig out your flares with Dancing Queen on 17th and 18th June, The Storys perform their Final Show on 19th June and we transport you to

One Night at the Opera on 21st June. Lee ‘Memphis’ King recreates the essence of Elvis on 22nd June. Comedy artistes include Jim Davidson (16+) on 26th May and Roy Chubby Brown (16+) on 14th June. Dance extraordinaire Brendan Cole is live and unjudged on 29th May. The ultimate feel-good musical Popstar: An X-cellent Musical starring Sam Kane, John Altman, Antony Costa and Sarah Jane Buckley is with us from 12th – 15th May and Billy Elliot performed by The Sir Harry Secombe Trust is with us from 20th – 22nd May. Fans of musicals are in for a treat with Musicals in Motion on 16th June, when a huge cast is brought to you virtually. Bikes and pans at the ready when The Hairy Bikers cook up a storm on 10th May in their Big Night Out. Ladies get ready for The Dream Boys (16+), with us on 24th June and prepare to be dazzled with The Lady Boys of Bangkok (16+) when this fantastic party night returns on 29th June. For full listings or to book for any of these shows, please contact our Box Office on 01792 475715.

Wed 5th May 2.00pm Bill Bennett Wed 12th May 7.15pm Rodney Bewes Three Men in a Boat Thurs 13th May 7.45pm Lucy Porter (16+) - Fool’s Gold Fri 28th May 7.00pm Spring Gala Supper Tues 18th, Wed 19th & Fri 21st May 7.15pm Gorseinon College - Starting Now Thurs 20th May 7.15 pm Gorseinon College - Once More Unto... Thurs 3rd - Sat 5th June 7.15pm Swansea Abbey Players Wed 16th June 7.15pm An American Songbook Wed 26th May & Wed 30th June 8.00pm Comedy Club (16+) Sat 29th May & Sat 26th Jun 12.30pm Lunchtime Theatre

EXHIBITIONS Mon 3rd – Fri 14th May Ian Evans Tues 4th – Fri 14th May Gorseinon College Mon 17th May – Fri 11th June Swansea Metropolitan University Tues 15th – Sat 26th June Harl Ilford Tues 15th June – Fri 3rd July Jackie Baker City and County of Swansea Dinas a Sir Abertawe


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Gower Chorale

Craft & Bead Centre

& The Festival Orchestra of Wales perform

Tickets: £10, under 12 years FREE Tel: 01792 404391 www.gowerchorale.co.uk

Te Deum – BIZET Gloria – POULENC Vesperae Solennes de Confessore

Saturday 1st May at 7.30pm

– MOZART

The Secret of Belonging

Avé Maria – LUKE SPENCER

by Antic Theatre £8, £7

Musical Director: Luke Spencer Leader: Mansel Hughes Soprano: Deryn Edwards Mezzo Soprano: Katherine Allen Tenor: William Helliwell Bass: Mark Williams

AT ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, OYSTERMOUTH, SWANSEA Saturday, 22nd May 2010 at 7.30pm

The Secret of Belonging is both a moving and comic bilingual play. It explores the life changing influence that the people and the place of Ystradgynlais had on Polish artist Josef Herman, who finds himself thrust into this small Welsh-speaking community. With live music by Andy Jones. Thursday 13th May at 8pm

The Wilders £10, Valleys Roots £1 off Wild by name, wild by nature, these hillbilly high energy musicians will be playing storming roots-ofcountry and old-time with rockabilly attitude that’s infectious and smileinducing. With a hard-rocking energy and a reputation for blowing the roof off, these guys from Kansas City must be seen to be believed! Thursday 3rd June at 2.30pm

Potted Pirates Adults £4, Children £6

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Thursday 17th June at 7pm

Phantom of the Opera accompanied

• Venue Decoration • Flowers • Crystal Bouquets

by Paul Shallcross Special Silent Film Screening, £5 Billed as one of Hollywood’s most lavish films of the 1920s, this visual extravaganza proves compelling viewing and is expertly accompanied by the talented pianist Paul Shallcross.

Bead weaving and jewellery making classes available Booking essential

NEW STOCK ARRIVING DAILY

Now open: 10am - 5pm Mon - Tues - Thurs - Fri 1pm - 6pm Wed 10am - 4pm Sat

Friday 25th June at 7.30pm

Romeo and Juliet by Miracle Theatre Company Open Air Performance at Craig Y Nos Country Park £7, £6 Romeo and Juliet, a story of young love: innocent, intense, intoxicating – and deadly. Miracle Theatre takes on Shakespeare’s timeless play adapting it with relish, passion and a sense of humour. Which is sure to charm audiences of all ages. Remember to check our website and facebook for information on the latest film screenings at our new 3D Digital Cinema.

www.thewelfare.co.uk Box Office: 01639 843163 or e-mail us at: the.welfare@powys.org.uk The Welfare, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais, Swansea SA9 1JJ

Mondays – Neath Working Mens Social Club, Wind Street, Neath SA11 3HA Thursdays – Cwmfelin Social Club, Courtney Street, Manselton, Swansea Stree St eet,, M eet ans nsselt elton, elto on, n, Sw Swa ans nsea ea SA5 A5 5 9N 9NR R

Wedding Services by Emma Arnold

NEW

This new production is a treat for the senses, it is sophisticated, witty, yet raucous; dark, sensual, and insightful. Mappa Mundi recreates in its own indomitable style the spectacle and squalor of French society at the moment it was to change forever.

Doors open 7.45pm Beginners class 8.15pm Freestyle and socialising until 10.45pm

Enchanting Designs

Saturday 12th June at 7.30pm

Dangerous Liaisons (16+) £7, £6

Some people go with friends looking to have a good laugh, others go on their own looking to meet new friends, some go to get fit and some go with a partner just because they want to learn to dance. Whatever your reason anyone over 18 is welcome at a Ceroc dance night.

NOW INTRODUCING

Please telephone for an appointment on 01792 208971 www.enchantingdesigns.co.uk

The new show by CBBC’s Dan and Jeff. This hilarious compressed caper packs pirates galore into one madcap hour. In search of talking parrots and mysterious buried treasure, they’re swapping wizards for walking the plank in this hilarious show for the whole family.

Want to have fun, meet new people and get fit all in one go? Well now is your chance to do just that. Ceroc – the biggest dance club in the world - is in Swansea & Neath every week.

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Inclusion in the Diary of Events is free. You may e-mail your events to whatson@sskettypublications.co o.uk or send by post to Sketty Publications. For the address, see page 1. The deadline for the July 2010 edition is 14 May and for August is 15 June. Please also log on to www.visitswanseabay.com or www.swansea.gov.uk for further information and other events. The following information is correct at the time of going to press. However, it is always advisable to telephone the event ahead of time for any update or changes to the original details. A Swansea Bay Summer Festival event

tourist information Swansea Tourist Information Centre Plymouth St., (rear of Grand Theatre). Mon-Sat: 9.30am-5.30pm. Sun 10am-4pm (from 25 May). 01792 468321. Mumbles Tourist Information Centre The Methodist Church, Oystermouth Square. Mon-Sat: 11am-4pm. 01792 361302. Killay Tourist and Information Centre 417 Gower Rd, Killay. Mon-Fri:10am1pm & 1.30pm-4.30pm; Sat:10am-1pm. 01792 208914.

theatres GRAND THEATRE Singleton Street, Swansea. 01792 475715. www.swanseagrand.co.uk * Selected concessions are available at some performances. Please enquire at time of booking. An Audience with the Chuckle Brothers 1 May. 2pm. £12.50. Frank Vickery: Loose Ends 4 - 8 May. 7.30pm; Sat 5pm & 8pm. £8.50-£13.50.* Bill Bennett: tribute to the stars of Las Vegas Arts Wing. 5 May. 2pm. £6. The Hairy Bikers’ Big Night Out 10 May. 7.30pm. £19.50 & £21.50. Die Roten Punkte (15+) 11 May. 7.30pm. £12.50.* Popstar! An X-cellent Musical 12 - 15 May. 7.30pm; Sat 5pm & 8pm. £8-£18.50.* Rodney Bewes: Three Men in a Boat Arts Wing. 12 May. 7.15pm. £8; £6.* Lucy Porter: Fool’s Gold (16+) Arts Wing. 13 May. 7.45pm. £12. Gorseinon College: Starting Now Arts Wing. 18, 19 & 21 May. 7.15pm. £8; £6.*

Gorseinon College: Once More Unto … Arts Wing. 20 May. 7.15pm. £8; £6.* The Sir Harry Secombe Trust presents Billy Elliot: The Musical 20 - 22 May. 7pm; Sat mat 2pm. £7.50£11.50.* Comedy Club (16+) Arts Wing. 26 May. 8pm. £7.50. Jim Davidson (16+) 26 May. 8pm. £18 & £20. One Night in Vegas 27 May. 7.30pm. £16.50-£19.50. Spring Gala Supper Arts Wing. 28 May. 7pm. £30. Lunchtime Theatre Arts Wing. 29 May. 12.30pm. £5; £4.* Brendan Cole: Live and Unjudged 29 May. 7.30pm. £18.50-£29.50. Piaf 1 - 5 June. 7.30pm; Thurs mat 2pm. £9-£14.* Swansea Abbey Players Arts Wing. 3 – 5 June. 7.15pm. £8; £6.* Hi-de-Hi! 8 - 12 June. 7.30pm; Wed and Sat mats 2pm. £8-£16.* Roy Chubby Brown is back in town … (16+) 14 June. 7.30pm. £20. We’ll Meet Again 15 June. 2.30pm. £12.* An American Songbook Arts Wing. 16 June. 7.15pm. £8; £6.* Musicals in Motion 16 June. 7.30pm. £15.50.* Dancing Queen 17 & 18 June. 17th@7.30pm; 18th@5.30pm & 8.30pm. £15.50-£21.50.* The Storys: The Final Show 19 June. 8pm. £15 & £17.50. A Night at the Opera 21 June. 7.30pm. £12-£18.* Lee ‘Memphis’ King: Live in Concert 22 June. 7.30pm. £16.50 & £17.50. Joe Longthorne 23 June. 7.30pm. £17-£20. The Dream Boys (16+) 24 June. 7.30pm. £20 & £25. The Best is Yet to Come 25 June. 7pm. £7 & £8. Lunchtime Theatre Arts Wing. 26 June. 12.30pm. £5; £4.*

The Lady Boys of Bangkok (16+) 29 June. 7.30pm. £11-£19. Comedy Club (16+) Arts Wing. 30 June. 8pm. £7.50.

TALIESIN ARTS CENTRE Swansea University. 01792 602060. www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk All performances 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

Curtis Stigers 1 May. Rotary Young Musician 2010 8 May. 7pm. The Wilders 9 May. The Elsinore Project 13 & 14 May. Liane Carroll 22 May. Elephant 26 – 29 May (Wed@10.30am; Thurs@10.30am & 6.30pm; Fri@7pm; Sat@2pm & 7pm). Barbershopera II 13 June. Mappa Mundi: Dangerous Liaisons (16+) 15 & 16 June. Meibion: Paranormal 17 June. Buddy Greco and Lezlie Anders 19 June. Primary Schools’ Dance Project 24 & 25 June. 7pm. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: David Copperfield 26 June. The Phoenix 27 June.

THE BRANGWYN HALL Guildhall, Swansea. 01792 635432 Box Office: 01792 475715 (unless otherwise stated) www.swansea.gov.uk/brangwynhall Morriston Orpheus Choir Annual Concert 1 May. 7pm. www.morristonorpheus.com BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Russian Romantics Brangwyn Hall. 19 June. 7.30pm. £11.50£14.50. BBC line 0800 052 1812.

The Bad Shepherds 13 May. 7.30pm. £15; £14 Valleys Roots. Dreadzone 14 May. 8pm. £14; £13 Valleys Roots. Circus: What’s the Colour of Money 4 June. 7.30pm. £4; £3 concs. Punchline Comedy Night 9 June. 8pm. £7 in advance; £9 on the day. Alice in Wonderland 26 June. 3pm. £5. Circus: Jaakko Tenhunen 30 June. 8pm. £4.

THE PRINCESS ROYAL THEATRE Civic Centre. Port Talbot 01639 763214 www.princessroyaltheatre.com Let’s Hang On 1 May. 7.30pm. £13; £12 concs. Port Talbot Little Theatre: The Vicar of Dibley 6 – 8 May. 7.30pm. £6 Circle. Reginald D Hunter 28 May. 8pm. £17. Roll Out the Barrel 2 June. 2pm. £6.50. Billy Elliot 21 - 26 June. 7pm plus Sat mat at 2.15pm. £10 (£8 concs on 21st & 26th only).

Jackie Baker 15 June – 3 July. White Room. Oakleigh House School Pop Art 29 June – 3 July. Level 2.

THE WELFARE HALL

Adrian Paul Metcalfe: Verrazzano’s Sea Until 8 May. Western Elements: the Landscape of Wales 14 May – 12 June. William Brown: From the End of the Pier 18 June – 17 July.

Brecon Road. Ystradgynlais 01639 843163. www.thewelfare.co.uk For all screening times, visit our website.

Avatar 3D 2 - 5 May. Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang 7 - 11 May. In 3D: How to Train your Dragon (PG) 28, 30, 31 May & 2, 3 June. Phantom of the Opera (1925 silent film) piano accompaniment by Paul Shallcross. 17 June. 7pm.

THE WELFARE HALL

ODEON

Brecon Road. Ystradgynlais 01639 843163. www.thewelfare.co.uk

Parc Tawe. Film details: 08712 244007. www.odeon.co.uk

Antic Theatre: The Secret of Belonging 1 May. 7.30pm. £8; £7. The Wilders 13 May. 8pm. £10; £9 Valley Roots. Potted Pirates 3 June. 2.30pm. £4 adult; £6 child. Mappa Mundi: Dangerous Liaisons (16+) 12 June. 7.30pm. £7; £6. Miracle Theatre: Romeo and Juliet 25 June. 7.30pm. £7; £6. Open air performance at Craig Y Nos Country Park.

cinemas TALIESIN ARTS CENTRE

Swansea University. 01792 602060. PONTARDAWE ARTS CENTRE www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk Screenings start at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Herbert St, Pontardawe. All performances 7.30pm unless Chloe (15) otherwise stated. 01792 863722. 4 May. Island (15) www.pontardaweartscentre.com Shutter 5 May. Gluscabi 7 May. 10am & 1.30pm. £3 (schools/home educators). Punchline Comedy Night 12 May. 8pm. £7 in advance; £9 on the day.

Mugabe and the White African (12A) 24 May. Alice in Wonderland (PG) 1 June. 4.30pm & 7.30pm. Un Prophète/A Prophet (18) 7 June. A Single Man (12A) 8 & 9 June. Capitalism: A Love Story (12A) 10 June. The Ghost (15) 14 June. 4.30pm & 7.30pm. Nightwatching (18) 28 June. Robin Hood (Cert tbc) 29 & 30 June.

Män som hatar kvinnor/The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (18) 10 May. Also 11 June. I Know You Know (15) 17 May.

VUE York Street. Film details: 08712 240240. www.myvue.com

museums, exhibitions & art GRAND THEATRE Singleton Street, Swansea. 01792 475715. www.swanseagrand.co.uk The Best of South Wales Photography Until 30 Apr. Levels 1 & 2. James Iles Until 1 May. White Room. Ian Evans 3 – 14 May. White Room. Gorseinon College 4 – 14 May. Levels 1 & 2. Swansea Metropolitan University 17 May – 11 June. Levels 1 & 2 and White Room. Harl Ilford 15 – 26 June. Levels 1 & 2.

ORIEL CERI RICHARDS GALLERY Taliesin Arts Centre Swansea University. Mon-Fri: 10am–6pm; Sat: 10am-1pm & 1.30pm-4pm. Please note: until 8pm on performance evenings. 01792 295526. www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk

NATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUM The Marina, Swansea. 10am–5pm. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk

Gus Payne Until 16 May. Beth Mitchell: Photographs 18 May – 13 June. Gordon Stuart: Portraits 15 June - 11 July.

GLYNN VIVIAN ART GALLERY Alexandra Road, Swansea. Tues – Sun: 10am–5pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays. Free. 01792 516900. www.glynnviviangallery.org New Work from Gallery S O Until 20 June. Craft Gallery. A Glimpse into the Archives: 75th Anniversary of the Welsh School of Architectural Glass 1 May – 20 June. Room 1.

CIVIC CENTRE Oystermouth Road, Swansea. 10am-5pm. Admission free. www.artacrossthecity.com Locws International Projects 2010: Jackie Chettur 30 Apr - 23 May. For details, contact 01792 468979. www.swanseabayfestival.com

MISSION GALLERY

Locws Schools: artwork by Swansea schools Until 23 May. ‘Future Foods’ Exhibition Until 1 June. Industrial Design Degree Show 5 - 20 June. Architectural Glass Design Degree Show 5 - 20 June.

Gloucester Place, Maritime Quarter. 11am-5pm. Admission free. 01792 652016. www.missiongallery.co.uk

SWANSEA MUSEUM

ATTIC GALLERY

Victoria Road, Swansea. Tues –Sun: 10am-5pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays. Free. 01792 653763. www.swansea.gov.uk/ swanseamuseum Anne Frank + You Until 4 May. Skin Deep: A History of Body Decoration Until 30 June. Science Exhibition & Super Sleuth Children’s Trail Until 4 July. In House Art 14 May - 18 July.

DYLAN THOMAS CENTRE Somerset Place, Swansea. Open all week: 10am–4.30pm. Admission free. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com Dylan Thomas: Man and Myth Permanent exhibition.

All Tied Up: an exhibition of scarves Until 15 May. Mission Photography Open 2010 29 May – 10 July.

festivals Swansea Bay Summer Festival May – September. See pages 2, 3 and 4 for further details. www.swanseabayfestival.com The Admiral 2010 Mumbles Mostly Blues & Jazz Festival Mumbles. 30 Apr - 3 May. Ticket hotline: 01792 361302. www.mumblesmostlyjazzandblues.co.uk Clyne in Bloom Clyne Gardens. 1 - 31 May. Mostly free with some events charging a nominal fee. 01792 401737. www.swanseabayfestival.com Swansea Bay Film Festival Dylan Thomas Centre. 8 - 16 May. www.swanseafilmfestival.com Port Talbot Community Festival 24 May - 6 June. Port Talbot town centre and The Princess Royal Theatre. Gower Walking Festival Gower Peninsula. 5 - 21 June. 01792 361302. www.visitmumbles.co.uk Gower Folk Festival Gower Heritage Centre. 11 - 13 June. 11am-11pm. £6.50 adult; £4.90 children/ concs. 01792 371206. www.gowerfolkfestival.co.uk National Transport Festival of Wales Landore Park & Ride Site. 20 June. 10.30am– 4pm. £3 adult; £1.50 child/OAP. 07814 958379. www.swanseabayfestival.com

library events All children should be accompanied by an adult at all events. For more details, please telephone the relevant library below or visit www.swansea.gov.uk/libraries

Pocketts Wharf Tower, Maritime CENTRAL LIBRARY. Quarter, Swansea. 01792 653387. Tues-Fri 10am-5.00pm; 01792 636464 CHILDREN’S EVENTS Sat 10am-4.30pm. ‘Pick Your Own’ Story Time (under 5s) www.atticgallery.co.uk Robert Harrison & Jonathan Taylor 8 - 29 May. Aneurin & Meirion Jones 5 – 26 June.

ORIEL LLIW GALLERY Pontardawe Arts Centre.Herbert Street. Pontardawe. 01792 863722. www.npt.gov.uk grid57: Alison Jones, Debbie Evans Quek, Jonathan Powell, Sharon Crew 28 Apr – 21 May. Tan Dance Oyster Project 2009 26 May - 11 June. More Art Galleries are featured on pages 42 - 44.

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May & 5, 12, 19 June. 10.30am–11am. Saturday Stories & Stuff (ages 5-8)* Every Sat. Story at 12:30pm, Stuff follows! *Some activities can be offered only until materials run out. 1 May: Build Rapunzel’s Tower at our fairytale story time; 8 May: Make a Felt Frog with ‘Freddy Frogface’; 15 May: Make Your Own Shining Armour with ‘The Adventures of King Arthur’; 22 May: Make Fabulous Flowers at our spring story time; 29 May: Make a ‘Pig-mobile’ with ‘Mercy Watson goes for a Ride’; 5 June: Join the Treasure Hunt at our pirate story time; 12 June: Create ‘Red Riding Hood’s Granny’ (or is it?) with Roald Dahl’s ‘Little Red Riding Hood’; 19 June: Craft a Colourful Spider with ‘Spinderella’. Nintendo Wii Games (ages 8-12) 1, 15, 22, 29 May & 5, 12, 19 June. 2pm–3.30pm. In the Music & DVD area.


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Chapters (ages 8-12) 2, 16, 30 May & 13, 27 June. 11.30am–12noon. Nintendo Wii Games (ages 12-16) 2, 30 May & 13, 27 June. 2pm–3.30pm. In the Discovery Room. English and Welsh Baby Rhyme Times (under 5s) 5 May & 2 June. 10am–10.30am. Homework Club 5, 12, 19, 26 May & 9, 16, 23, 30 June. 3.30pm–5pm. Toddler Story Time (under 5s) 6, 13, 20, 27 May & 3, 10, 17, 24 June. 2pm–2.30pm. Story Time (ages 5-8) 6, 13, 20, 27 May & 3, 10, 17, 24 June. 4pm–4.30pm. Baby Rhyme Times (under 5s) 5, 12, 19, 26 May & 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June. 10am–10.30am & 2pm–2.30pm. Toddler Fancy Dress Story Time (under 5s) 14, 21, 28 May & 4, 18, 25 June. 11am–12noon. Reading Group (ages 8-12) 21 May & 18 June. 4pm–5pm. Please contact the library in advance to find out what we’re reading next. What Shall I Read Next? Reading Advice (Baby–Teen) 22 May & 19 June. All day. Teen Reading Group (ages 13-16) 22 May & 18 June. 4pm–5pm. Please contact the library in advance to find out what we’re reading next. Mermaid Story Time & Craft (ages 5-8) 2 June. 11am-12noon. Pirate Story Time & Craft (ages 5-8) 3 June. 11am-12noon. Nintendo Wii Games 4 June. 2pm–3.30pm. In the Music & DVD area. National Bookstart Day: Seaside stories and activities (under 5s) 11 June. 10am-12noon.

ADULT EVENTS Yoga 4, 11, 18, 25 May & 1 June. 12.15pm– 1.15pm. Pre-booking essential for 6week course. Pilates 6, 13, 20, 27 May & 3, 10 June. 4.30pm– 5.15pm & 5.15pm–6pm. Pre-booking essential for 6-week course. Quiet Study: drop in to the Discovery Room 7, 14, 21, 28 May & 4, 11, 18, 25 June. 8.30am–10.30am; 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 May & 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27 June. 10am–12.30pm. Mother & New Baby Group (run by NHS) 7, 14, 21, 28 May. 4, 11, 18, 25 June. 11am–1pm. RNID Hearing Loss Group 7 May & 4 June. 3pm–5pm. Golden Years (a coffee and chat for the over 50s) 13 May & 17 June. 2pm–3.30pm.

Monthly Local Studies Talk 15 May: ‘The Kilvrough Estate’ by David Morgan; 12 June: ‘Down the Memory Lanes of My Hafod’ by Felicity Kilpatrick. 2pm. In the Discovery Room, Free. DACE Lecture Series: ‘The Novel before the Novel’ by Professor John Morgan 20 May. 2pm–4pm. Book in advance. 01792 602211. Adult Learners’ Week (15 – 22 May): Online Information Taster Sessions 21 May. 9am–11am & 3pm–5pm. Booking required. 01792 636464. DACE Lecture Series: ‘The History of English Poetry in a Word’ by Glyn Pursglove 25 June. 3.30pm–5.30pm. Book in advance. 01792 602211.

BRYNHYFRYD 01792 650953 Now open & newly refurbished I Spy a Story Time 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May & 5, 12, 19, 26 June. 11am–11.30am. Adult Reading Group 4 May & 1 June. 10am–11am. Teddy and Baby Bounce 4, 18 May & 1, 15, 29 June. 10am–10.30am. MP Surgery 21 May & 18 June. 3pm–4.30pm.

CLYDACH 01792 843300 Adult Reading Group 1 May & 5 June. 10.30am-12.30pm. Rhyme Time 5, 12, 19, 26 May & 9, 16, 23, 30 June. 2.15pm-2.45pm. Homework Club 5, 12, 19, 26 May & 9, 16, 23, 30 June. 3.30pm-5pm. Stories @ ¼ to 4 5, 12, 19, 26 May & 9, 16, 23, 30 June. 3.45pm. Spin a Yarn: knit, crochet, stitch and chat 7, 14, 21, 28 May & 4, 11, 18, 25 June. 10.30am-12noon. Family History Group 12 May & 16 June. 10.30am-12noon. Adult Writing Group Alternate Thursdays. 10.30am-12.30pm. Please call library for details. Careers Wales West Please phone 01792 644444 for a Tuesday appointment.

GORSEINON 01792 516780 A Good Yarn in the Morning: Knitting Group 4, 18 May & 1, 15, 29 June. 10.30am. Knit, chat, swap ideas and learn new skills. Under 5s’ Rhyme Time 4, 11, 18, 25 May & 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June. 2pm. Family Food Festival 14 May. 10am–8pm. Adult Learners’ Week (15 – 22 May): Digital Downloads Surgery 21 May. 2pm–4pm. Booking required. For help with downloading photos and files.

Clwb 8-12(yrs) 27 May & 29 June. 4pm. National Family Week (31 May – 6 June): Toy Day - Play with puzzles & games! 2 June. 10am–4pm. National Family Week (31 May – 6 June): Family Story Time 4 June. 10.30am. Wise Up to Waste Week (21 – 26 June) All week. Wise Up to Waste Week display.

GOWERTON 01792 873572 Knit and Natter Group 4, 18 May & 8, 22 June. 10am–11am. Homework Club 4, 11, 18, 25 May & 8, 15, 22, 29 June. 3.30pm–4.30pm. Story Time (under 5s) 6, 13, 20, 27 May & 10, 24 June. 2.30pm–3pm. Baby Boogie 7, 14, 21, 28 May & 4, 18, 25 June. 10am–10.30am. Little Lambs Knitting Group (ages 8+) 10, 24 May & 7, 21 June. 3.30pm–4.30pm. Adult Learners’ Week (15 – 22 May): Local and Family History Surgery 18 May. 10am–1pm. National Family Week (31 May-6 June): Family Games Day 3 June. All day. Craft Session 2 June. 2pm–3pm. All ages welcome.

KILLAY 01792 516820 Reading Group 10 May & 7 June. 2pm-3pm; 12 May & 9 June. 6pm–7pm. Young Persons Reading Group 13 May & 3 June. 4pm–5pm. Crime Club Reading Group 13 May & 11 June. 2pm–3pm. Half-term Beach Bonanza! - Stories & Crafts Date TBC. 10.30am. Speed Dating 11 June. 7pm (ages 20–35); 18 June. 7pm (ages 35–50). Booking essential. £3 fee payable in advance (includes light refreshments).

LLANSAMLET 01792 771652 Family History Group 4, 11, 18, 25 May & 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June. 2.30pm. Contact Library to join waiting list. Knitting Club 5, 12, 19, 26 May & 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June. 2.30pm. Beginners welcome. Maisy Day: Story & Activities 14 May. 3.45pm–4.30pm. Jigsaw Club 21 May & 18 June. 2.30pm. Come along and swap! Craft Club (ages 6+) 4 June. 3pm–3.45pm. Ticket only.

MORRISTON 01792 516770 Local Councillor Surgery 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May & 5, 12, 19, 26 June. 10am–12noon.

Signed Story Time 1 May. 2.30pm–3.30pm. Shaw Trust 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28 May & 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 June. 12noon-4pm. Book in advance. Careers Wales: Careers Advice 5, 12, 19, 26, May & 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June. 9am–5pm; 6, 13, 20, 27 May & 3, 10, 17, 24 June. 2pm–5pm. Book in advance. ‘Knit & Stitch’ 10, 17, 24 May & 7, 14, 21, 28 June. 10am–12.30pm. Adult Learners’ Week (15 – 22 May): Cake Decorating Taster Session 17 May. 11am. National Family Week (31 May – 6 June): Story Time & Craft 29 May. 2.30pm-3.30pm. ‘Cuppa with a Copper’ 7 June. 2pm–3.30pm. Father’s Day Card Making 19 June. 2.30pm–3.30pm. Wimbledon: Strawberries and Cream Tea 28 June. 11am.

OYSTERMOUTH 01792 368380 Homework Club 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27 May & 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 June. 3.30pm–6pm. Rhyme Time 5, 12, 19, 26 May & 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June. 11am–11.30am & 2.30pm–3pm. Adult Learners’ Week (15 – 22 May): Local History Research Drop In Surgery 20 May. 10.30am–11.30am. Story Time 4 June. 10.30am–11.30am. Wise up to Waste Week (21 – 26 June): Recycle! All week. Bring in your mobile phones, ink cartridges, etc. for recycling.

PENLAN 01792 584674 Chatterbugs Junior Reading Group (ages 8-12) 5 May & 9 June. 3.30pm–4.30pm. Twinklies Bounce and Rhyme Time 10 May & 7 June. 1.15pm–2pm. Adult Learners’ Week (15 – 22 May): Digital Photography Taster (DACE) 21 May. 10am–1pm. Book in advance. 01792 295691. Wicked Wednesday: Fun & Games 2 June. 2pm–3pm. Fun for Father’s Day: Craft session 19 June. 2pm–3pm.

PENNARD 01792 233277 Knitting Group 5, 12, 26 May & 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June. 10am–11am. Rhyme Time 14, 21, 28 May & 11, 18, 25 June. 9.15am–9.45am. Reading Group 14 May & 11 June. 10.15am–11.15am.

Story Time 14, 21, 28 May & 11, 18, 25 June. 11.30am– 12.30pm. Adult Learners’ Week (15 – 22 May): Learn to Knit with Pennard Library Knitting Group 19 May. 10am–11am. Neighbourhood Policing Surgery 20 May. 10am–12noon. ‘Animal Magic!’: Stories, information, & crafts about pets 4 June. 10.30am–12noon.

PONTARDDULAIS 01792 882822 Homework Club 5, 12, 19, 26 May & 9, 16, 23, 30 June. 3.30pm–5pm. Bont Book Club 10 May & 7 June. 11am–12noon. Wiggle & Jiggle Rhyme Times (under 5s) 10, 17 May & 7, 14, 21 June. 2pm–2.30pm. Creative Writing Group 17 May & 21 June. 11am–12.30pm. Adult Learners’ Week (15 – 22 May): Local History Talk on ‘Farms of the Pontarddulais Area’ 18 May. 11am–12noon. Booking essential. Adult Learners’ Week (15 – 22 May): Revamp and re-use: Don’t bin it, use it! 21 May. 10am–12noon. Free. Booking essential. Siglo a Wiglo: Welsh Rhyme Time with Menter Iaith 24 May & 28 June. 2pm-2.30pm. ‘What’s Cool 2 Eat and What’s Not!’ 1 June. 11am–12noon. Nintendo Wii Tournament (ages 8+) 3 June. Time tbc. National Insect Week: ‘There’s a Buzz in the Bont!’- Crafty bug competition 21 – 26 June.

ST THOMAS 01792 655570 Careers Wales 6, 13, 20, 27 May & 3, 10, 17, 24 June. 9.30am–12noon. Please contact Careers Wales for appointments. Book Club 7 May & 11 June. 10.30am–11.30am. Baby Rhyme Times 10, 24 May & 7, 21 June. 2.15pm–2.45pm. ‘Cuppa with a Copper’ Please contact library for day and times. Adult Learners’ Week (15 – 22 May): Essential IT Skills (DACE) 21 May. 10am–1pm. Booking required. 01792 295691. Environment Day Crafts (3+) 3 June. 2.30pm–3.30pm. Father’s Day Crafts 17 June. 3.30pm–4.30pm.

SKETTY 01792 202024 Rhyme Time 4, 18 May & 1, 15 June. 10.30am–11am. ‘Make a break’ for Sketty Library 5, 12, 19, 26 May & 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 June. 11am–12noon. Light refreshments will be available.

Peter Black AM Surgery 7 May. 4.30pm–5.30pm. Knitting Group 7, 14, 21, 28 May & 4, 11, 18, 25 June. 5pm–7pm. Reading Group 11, 25 May & 8, 22 June. 10.30am– 11.30am. Fairtrade Stall 12 May. 11am–12.30pm. Local Councillors’ Surgery 22 May & 26 June. 11am–12noon. Ocean’s Day Children’s Craft 2 June. 11am

TOWNHILL 01792 512370 Coffee Morning 7, 14, 21, 28 May & 4, 11, 18, 25 June. 10am–12noon. National Puffin Share-a-Story Day 7 May. 10.30am–11am. Rhyme Time 14, 21, 28 May & 4, 11, 18, 25 June. 10.30am-11am. Homework Club 7, 14, 21, 28 May & 4, 11, 18, 25 June. 4pm–5.30pm. Knitty Kitty Knitting Group 7, 14, 21, 28 May & 4, 11, 18, 25 June. 4pm-5pm Adult Learners’ Week (15 – 22 May): Tasters 15 - 22 May. Tbc. National Family Week (31 May – 6 June): ‘Ready, steady, grow!’ 3 June. 2.30pm–3.30pm. ‘Cuppa with a Copper’ 7 June. 2pm-3pm. National Men’s Health Week Event (14 – 20 June) 18 June. 2pm-4.30pm. Father’s Day Craft 17 June. 4.30pm–5.30pm. Nintendo Wii Tennis Competition: Wimbledon-themed fun! 21 - 24 June. 4.30pm–5.30pm.

daily listings SATURDAY 1ST MAY Dawn Chorus WWT National Wetland Centre Wales, Llanelli. 6am. £15 adults; £10 children (inc. full cooked breakfast). 01554 741087. wwt.org.uk Sketty Local Produce and Craft Market Bishop Gore School Canteen, De-LaBeche Rd, Sketty. 9.30am-12.30pm. 01792 850162. Record Fair Ostreme Centre, Oystermouth. 10am-4pm. Free admission. 01792 360551. Gener8: a free monthly club for budding engineers National Waterfront Museum. Until 2 May. 1.30pm. Ages 7-12 years. Booking required. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk

Clyne in Bloom: Guided Tour of the Gardens Clyne Gardens. 2pm-4pm. £1.50 adults; 50p children. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Down to Earth: Organic gardening Bishopston, Gower. 01792 346566. www.downtoearthproject.org.uk

SUNDAY 2ND MAY Wildlife Trust Local Group: Dawn Chorus Gelli Hir Wood Nature Reserve. 5.30am. Booking essential. 01792 635784/07967 127364. Practical Screenprinting Swansea Print Workshop, Clarence St. 10.30am-4pm for 2 weeks. Pre-booking essential. Charge applies. 01792 602211. Tunes@2: Brecon Male Choir National Waterfront Museum. 2pm. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Waterfront Debate: Future Foods and GM Technology National Waterfront Museum. 2.30pm. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Clyne in Bloom: Band Concert Clyne Gardens. 3pm-5pm. Free. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Clyne in Bloom: Story Time/Arts and Crafts Clyne Gardens. 3pm-5pm. Free. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Fortress Wales 2010: re-enactment and military vehicle show Margam Castle, Margam, Port Talbot. Until 3 May. £7 adults; £5 children/ OAPs; £23 family (2+3). 01639 881635.

MONDAY 3RD MAY Flea Market Port Eynon Village Hall. 10.30am12.30pm. Admission 20p. 01792 390419. The Amigos Mumbles Jazz Festival, Mumbles. 01792 361302.

WEDNESDAY 5TH MAY Clyne in Bloom: Bird and Wildlife Walks Clyne Gardens. 10am–12noon. £1.50 adults; 50p children. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Clyne in Bloom: Guided Tour of the Gardens Clyne Gardens. 2pm-4pm. £1.50 adult; 50p children. 01792 205327. www. breatheswansea.com Swansea Bay Orienteering Club Mumbles Hill. 6pm. Free. 01792 371450. www.sboc.org.uk Swansea Organic Group: Plant and Seedling Swap Environment Centre, Pier St. 7pm.

THURSDAY 6TH MAY Oystermouth Country Market (ex W.I. Market) Victoria Hall, Dunns Lane, Oystermouth. Also on 13, 20, 27 May. 10am-11.30am. 01792 367646.

Ilija Trojanow Dylan Thomas Centre. 7.30pm. In association with Swansea University’s German Dept. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com Mon Ami: a club for those over 30 and single Swansea Yacht Club. Inaugural meeting. 8pm. Reserve your place on 07563771300. www.monamiuk.co.uk

SATURDAY 8TH MAY Mumbles Local Produce Market The Dairy Car Park, Oystermouth Square, Oystermouth. 9am-1pm. 01792 361012. Nimble Fingers Craft Fayres Victoria Hall, Oystermouth. 10am4.30pm. 01792 232644 or 07790 298913. Clyne in Bloom: Guided Tour of the Gardens Clyne Gardens. 2pm-4pm. £1.50 adults; 50p children. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Down to Earth: Earth Oven Construction Bishopston, Gower. 01792 346566. www.downtoearthproject.org.uk

SUNDAY 9TH MAY Pennard Local Produce Market Pennard Community Centre, Pennard. 9.30am-12.30pm. 01792 232093. Swansea Outdoor Group: Cribarth Ridge Meet at St Helen’s beach car park. 9.30am. 07971 239948. Clyne in Bloom: Band Concert Clyne Gardens. 3pm-5pm. Free. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Clyne in Bloom: Story Time/Arts and Crafts Clyne Gardens. 3pm-5pm. Free. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com The Amigos Uplands Tavern, Uplands. 01792 458242.

MONDAY 10TH MAY Public Lecture Series: Foreign Correspondence in the Digital Age Wallace Building, Swansea University. 6pm (light refreshments from 5.15pm). 01792 295190. Sketty & District Horticultural Society: Right Places, Right Plants; also a Plant Sale St Paul’s Parish Centre, De-La-Beche Rd, Sketty. 7.30pm. 01792 232860.

TUESDAY 11TH MAY Tree Climbing Adventures with Nepalese Vultures Environment Centre, Pier St. 7.30pm. 01792 635784/07967 127364. www. swanseabayfestival.com LC Swansea Bay 5k Blackpill Lido. 6pm (under 12s); 6.30pm (under 15s); 7pm (main 5k race). 07860 460532. www.swanseabay5k.com

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THURSDAY 13TH MAY The Spring into Summer Party Swansea Museum. 7pm. Free. 01792 232282. www.swansea.gov.uk/swanseamuseum Mon Ami: a club for those over 30 and single Swansea Yacht Club. Also subsequent Thursdays. Details on 07563 771300. www.monamiuk.co.uk Mad Dog Comedy @ The Vault Under No Sign Bar, Wind St. 8.30pm. £6. 07774 930076.

SATURDAY 15TH MAY Penclawdd Local Produce and Craft Market Penclawdd Community Centre, Penclawdd. 9.30am-12.30pm. 01792 850162. Family Workday with Compost Conundrums Swansea Community Farm. 9.30am3.30pm. £2. 01792 578384. www.swanseacommunityfarm.org.uk Welsh Historic Gardens Trust: Penllergare – a paradise almost lost Civic Centre, Oystermouth Rd. 10am5pm. p Charge applies. 01554 770997. Clyne in Bloom: Guided Tour of the Gardens Clyne Gardens. 2pm-4pm. £1.50 adults; 50p children. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com A Night at the Museum! National Waterfront Museum. 6pm. £2 pp. Booking required. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Gwalia Singers Sketty Methodist Church, Dillwyn Rd, Sketty. 7.30pm. £6.50 adults; £4 children in education. Tickets: 01792 280209 (answerphone) or at the door. Welsh Duathlon Championships/FRF Mazda Gower Multisport Festival Gower Peninsula. www.gowertriathlon.co.uk/ Oystermouth Historical Association: Field trip to Brecon Meet at Ostreme Centre, Oystermouth. 9am. Booking required: 01792 520540. Low Tide Day: Mud Safari WWT National Wetland Centre Wales, Llanelli. Also 16 May. Time tbc. Booking essential. £5 adults; children free. Not suitable for young children; no unaccompanied children. 01554 741087. wwt.org.uk

SUNDAY 16TH MAY Clyne in Bloom: Band Concert Clyne Gardens. 3pm-5pm. Free. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Clyne in Bloom: Story Time/Arts and Crafts Clyne Gardens. 3pm-5pm. Free. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Clyne in Bloom: Rare Plant Sale Clyne Gardens. 10am-5pm. Free admission. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Skin Deep Family Workshop Swansea Museum. 10.30am-4pm on a drop in basis. Free. 01792 653763. www.swansea. gov.uk/swanseamuseum

TUESDAY 18TH MAY Straw Bale Building Course Swansea Community Farm. Until 21 May. 10am-4pm each day. £50. 01792 578384. www.swanseacommunityfarm.org.uk

WEDNESDAY 19TH MAY Clyne in Bloom: Bird and Wildlife Walks Clyne Gardens. 10am-5pm. £1.50 adults; 50p children. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Clyne in Bloom: Guided Tour of the Gardens Clyne Gardens. 2pm-4pm. £1.50 adults; 50p children. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Adult Learners’ Week workshops National Waterfront Museum. Until 21 May. 19th: How to care for clothes and textiles; 20th: Mend a pot!; 21st: How to store old photos and books. 2pm. Free. Booking required. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Swansea Bay Orienteering Club Cefn Bryn East (Summer League Event 2). 01792 371450. www.sboc.org.uk

THURSDAY 20TH MAY DACE Lectures (Swansea University): The Novel before the Novel Discovery Room, Central Library, Civic Centre. 2pm-4pm. £5. Book in advance on 01792 602211. Shadow Plays: Trinity University College Carmarthen Creative Writing MA Launch Dylan Thomas Centre. 7pm. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com Oystermouth Historical Association: Recent Excavations in the Swansea Area Ostreme Centre, Oystermouth. 7.40pm. 01792 520540.

FRIDAY 21ST MAY 24-hour Biodiversity Blitz Bishop’s Wood Nature Reserve & Centre. Until 22 May. 01792 635784/07967 127364. www.swanseabayfestival.com The Amigos NRG Café Bar & Bistro, Neath. 01639 644888. Down to Earth: Renewable Technology - solar Bishopston, Gower. 01792 346566. www.downtoearthproject.org.uk

SATURDAY 22ND MAY Family and Local History Research Fair National Waterfront Museum. 10am4pm. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk

Book, Art & Craft Fair Canolfan Gorseinon Centre, Millers Drive. 01792 616704/897657. International Biodiversity Day: Plant a seed! National Waterfront Museum. 1pm4pm. p Free. 01792 638950. Clyne in Bloom: Guided Tour of the Gardens Clyne Gardens. 2pm-4pm. £1.50 adults; 50p children. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Beth Mitchell: Exhibition Launch Dylan Thomas Centre. 2.30pm. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com The Gower Chorale and The Festival Orchestra of Wales All Saints’ Church, Oystermouth. 7.30pm. £10; under 12s free. Tickets: 01792 404391.

SUNDAY 23RD MAY Swansea Outdoor Group: Burry Green Circular Meet at St Helen’s beach car park. 9.30am. 07817 063899. Clyne in Bloom: Band Concert Clyne Gardens. 3pm-5pm. Free. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Clyne in Bloom: Story Time/Arts and Crafts Clyne Gardens. 3pm-5pm. Free. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com

MONDAY 24TH MAY Canu gyda Babi: a Welsh sing-a-long National Waterfront Museum. 10.30am. Aged 0-3 years. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk

WEDNESDAY 26TH MAY Clyne in Bloom - Bird and Wildlife Walks Clyne Gardens. 10am–12noon. £1.50 adults; 50p children. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Clyne in Bloom: Guided Tour of the Gardens Clyne Gardens. 2pm-4pm. £1.50 adults; 50p children. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Dylan Thomas Society: Gwen Watkins in conversation with Jeff Towns Dylan Thomas Centre. 7pm. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com Science Café Dylan Thomas Centre. 7.30pm. Free. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com Swansea Outdoor Group: Clyne History and Woodland Meet at the Woodman Inn, Blackpill. 7.30pm. 01792 296219. Swansea Bay Orienteering Club Cefn Bryn West (Summer League Event 3). 01792 371450. www.sboc.org.uk

THURSDAY 27TH MAY Poets in the Bookshop: Patrick McGuinness and Richard Gwyn Dylan Thomas Centre. 7.30pm. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com Carol Kibble: ‘Wildlife in Pastels’Workshop WWT National Wetland Centre Wales, Llanelli. Also 28 May. 10am-3pm. Booking essential. £30 pp (includes lunch & tuition). 01554 741087. wwt.org.uk

FRIDAY 28TH MAY Waterfront Nippers: Farm animals theme National Waterfront Museum. 10.30am & 1.30pm. Under 5 years of age. Free. Booking open 3 May. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk

SATURDAY 29TH MAY Llangennith Local Produce Market Parish Hall, Llangennith. 9.30am-1pm. 01792 386262. Nimble Fingers Craft Fayres Victoria Hall, Oystermouth. Until 31 May. 10am4.30pm. 01792 232644 or 07790 298913. Swansea Bay Rider Land train Various venues. Daily until 6 June. 10am4.30pm. Weekends: 12 June-18 July. 01792 635411. www.swanseaprom.com Taith Iaith: Welsh language tour National Waterfront Museum. 10.30am. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Circus Skills Workshops Gower Heritage Centre. 11am–4pm. Normal entry fee applies. 01792 371206. www.gowerheritagecentre.co.uk Shooting Stars Workshop National Waterfront Museum. 11.30am, 1pm & 3.30pm. Aged 5-11 years of age. Free. Booking required. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Duckling Days WWT National Wetland Centre Wales, Llanelli. Until 6 June. Tours at 12noon, 2pm & 3pm. Book on arrival. 01554 741087. wwt.org.uk Clyne in Bloom: Guided Tour of the Gardens Clyne Gardens. 2pm-4pm. £1.50 adults; 50p children. 01792 205327. www. breatheswansea.com The Gwalia Singers Annual Concert City Temple, Dyfatty, Swansea. 7pm. Tickets at the door: £7.50. Mumbles Navy Days Swansea Bay. Until 31 May. Free. 01792 363598. www.mumbles.gov.uk/navydays Down to Earth: Green Woodwork Bishopston, Gower. Until 30 May. 01792 346566. www.downtoearthproject.org.uk

SUNDAY 30TH MAY National Trust: 9x9x9 Pennard Cliffs and Pwll Du Rhossili Visitor Centre. 10am-2.30pm. Advance booking required. 01792 390636. www.nationaltrust.org.uk Funky Photograms Workshop National Waterfront Museum. 11.30am, 1pm & 3.30pm. Aged 5-11 years old. Free. Booking required. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Sunday Talk: Early Photographic Techniques National Waterfront Museum. 2.30pm. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Clyne in Bloom: Band Concert Clyne Gardens. 3pm-5pm. Free. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Clyne in Bloom: Story Time/Arts & Crafts Clyne Gardens. 3pm-5pm. Free. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com

MONDAY 31ST MAY Play Scheme Swansea Community Farm. Until 1 June. 10am-3pm. £1 per day. 01792 578384. www.swanseacommunityfarm.org.uk

Industrial Rap Workshop National Waterfront Museum. Until 4 June. 1pm & 3pm. Aged 6-12 years old. Free. Booking required. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Margam Family Fun Day and the National Family Week Pic-nic Day Margam Castle, Margam, Port Talbot. 01639 881635.

TUESDAY 1ST JUNE Junior Park Rangers: Wildlife Trail Brynmill Park. 10.30am–12noon. Free. Please book in advance. 01792 635485. www.swansea.gov.uk/jpr Flea Market Port Eynon Village Hall. 10.30am12.30pm. Admission 20p. 01792 390419. Plantasia: Animal Antics Scales and Tales Plantasia. Until 3 June. 01792 474555. www.plantasia.org Down to Earth: Therapeutic Use of Outdoors Bishopston, Gower. 01792 346566. www.downtoearthproject.org.uk

WEDNESDAY 2ND JUNE Oystermouth Music Society: Eleri Darkins All Saints’ Church, Oystermouth. 1pm. Adults £5; children & students free. 01792 403687. Swansea Bay Orienteering Club Lower Swansea Valley (Summer League Event 4). 01792 371450. www.sboc.org.uk

THURSDAY 3RD JUNE Oystermouth Country Market (ex W.I. Market) Victoria Hall, Dunns Lane, Oystermouth. Also on 10, 17, 24 June. 10am-11.30am. 01792 367646. Junior Park Rangers: Fun and Games Brynmill Park. 10.30am–12noon. Free. Please book in advance. 01792 635485. www.swansea.gov.uk/jpr Samba Drumming Margam Castle, Margam, Port Talbot. 11am-4pm. Free. Car parking £3.50. 01639 881635.

FRIDAY 4TH JUNE Zimbabwean Poets: Blessing Nusariri and Ethel Kwabato Dylan Thomas Centre. 7.30pm. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com

SATURDAY 5TH JUNE Sketty Local Produce and Craft Market Bishop Gore School Canteen, De-LaBeche Rd, Sketty. 9.30am-12.30pm. 01792 850162. Summer Fayre Victoria Hall, Dunns Lane, Oystermouth. 10am-4pm. Janet Bligh Painting Day: Mixing Greens WWT National Wetland Centre Wales, Llanelli. 10am-4.30pm. £25 (includes lunch & tuiton). 01554 741087. wwt.org.uk Gener8: a free monthly club for budding engineers National Waterfront Museum. Until 6 June. 1.30pm. Aged 7-12 years old. Free. Booking required. 01792 638950. www. museumwales.ac.uk

Margam Kite Festival: The Kite Festival of Wales Margam Castle, Margam, Port Talbot. Until 6 June. 01639 881635. Down to Earth: Straw Bale Building Bishopston, Gower. Until 6 June. 01792 346566. www.downtoearthproject.org.uk

SUNDAY 6TH JUNE Tunes@2: Fiddlebox National Waterfront Museum. 2pm. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Swansea Outdoor Group: Trig Points of Gower Meet at King Arthur’s, Reynoldston. 10.45am. 07833 152390. Margam Model Boat Club Margam Castle, Margam, Port Talbot. 01639 881635.

MONDAY 7TH JUNE Tea Dance Sketty Methodist Church Hall, Dillwyn Rd, Sketty. 2pm. £2.50. Tickets: 01792 280209 (answerphone) or at the door.

TUESDAY 8TH JUNE LC Swansea Bay 5k Blackpill Lido. 6pm (under 12s); 6.30pm (under 15s); 7pm (main 5k race). 07860 460532. www.swanseabay5k.com Rockpool Revelations Environment Centre, Pier St., Swansea. 7.30pm. 01792 635784/07967 127364. www.swanseabayfestival.com Rough Diamonds #1: Swansea University’s MA Creative Writing students Dylan Thomas Centre. 7.30pm. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com

WEDNESDAY 9TH JUNE Oystermouth Music Society: James Lisney All Saints’ Church, Oystermouth. 1pm. Adults £5; children & students free. 01792 403687. Swansea Floral Arrangement Society: Ready, Steady, Arrange St David’s Hall (near Shopmobility), City Centre. 2.30pm. 01792 464337. Junior Park Rangers: Sport and Games Brynmill Park. 4.30pm-6pm. Free. Please book in advance. 01792 635485. www.swansea.gov.uk/jpr Rough Diamonds #2: Swansea University’s MA Creative Writing students Dylan Thomas Centre. 7.30pm. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com Swansea Outdoor Group: Gower Gallop Meeting Location: contact 01792 296219. Swansea Bay Orienteering Club Penllergaer (Summer League Event 5). 01792 371450. www.sboc.org.uk

THURSDAY 10TH JUNE Mad Dog Comedy @ The Vault Under No Sign Bar, Wind St. 8.30pm. £6. 07774 930076.

FRIDAY 11TH JUNE Pursued by a Bear: David Woolley book launch Dylan Thomas Centre. 7pm. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com

SATURDAY 12TH JUNE Mumbles Local Produce Market The Dairy Car Park, Oystermouth Square, Oystermouth. 9am-1pm. 01792 361012. Nimble Fingers Craft Fayres Victoria Hall, Oystermouth. 10am-4.30pm. 01792 232644 or 07790 298913. Record Fair Ostreme Centre, Oystermouth. 10am-4pm. Free admission. 01792 360551. Escape to the Farm Swansea Community Farm. 10am-4pm. Free. 01792 578384. www.swanseacommunityfarm.org.uk Discover Nature on Cadle Heath Swansea Community Farm. 12noon. 01792 635784. www.swanseabayfestival.com Escape Into The Park Singleton Park. £41.50. 08448 472505. www.escapefestival.com Swansea Outdoor Group: The 17th Gower Gallop Challenge Choice of walks (30, 20 or 12.5 miles). Proceeds raised will go to local charities. For information, contact 07926 165768 or for an entry form, visit www. swanseaoutgroupgroup.org.uk

SUNDAY 13TH JUNE Pennard Local Produce Market Pennard Community Centre, Pennard. 9.30am-12.30pm. 01792 232093. Penydarren: Watch her go! National Waterfront Museum. 12noon3.30pm. Free. Weather dependent. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Swansea Bay Seashore Safari The Promenade (by the Civic Centre). 12.30pm. 01792 635784/07967 127364. www.swanseabayfestival.com

MONDAY 14TH JUNE Sketty & District Horticultural Society: Swansea Canal St Paul’s Parish Centre, De-La-Beche Rd, Sketty. 7.30pm. 01792 232860.

TUESDAY 15TH JUNE Uncle Sam’s American Circus Margam Castle, Margam, Port Talbot. Until 19 June. Tickets available at the on site Box Office from 14 June. 01639 881635.

WEDNESDAY 16TH JUNE Oystermouth Music Society: Kathryn Price & Charles Matthews All Saints’ Church, Oystermouth. 1pm. Adults £5; children & students free. 01792 403687. Outdoor Theatre: Great Expectations Oystermouth Castle. Until 17 June. Gates open at 6.30pm. £8.50 std/ £6.50 concs in advance; £10 std/£8 concs on the night. 01792 475715. www.swanseabayfestival.com Gordon Stuart: Exhibition launch Dylan Thomas Centre. 7pm. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com Swansea Little Theatre presents The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer Dylan Thomas Theatre. Until 19 June. 7.30pm. £8.50/£7 concs. 01792 473238. www.dylanthomastheatre.org.uk

FRIDAY 18TH JUNE South Wales Boat Show SA1 Swansea Waterfront. Until 20 June. 07796 457307. www.southwalesboatshow.co.uk

The Gower Coastal Challenge Rhossili Car Park. Until 20 June. Starts 7pm. Event only: £75 pp. 020 7025 2426. www.breakthrough.org.uk/treks Swansea Bay Orienteering Club Craig Fawr, Margam (Summer League Event 6). 01792 371450. www.sboc.org.uk

SATURDAY 19TH JUNE Penclawdd Local Produce and Craft Market Penclawdd Community Centre, Penclawdd. 9.30am-12.30pm. 01792 850162. Family Workday Swansea Community Farm. 9.30am3.30pm. £2. 01792 578384. www.swanseacommunityfarm.org.uk ‘Under Milk Wood’ Vehicle Run Bracelet Bay. 10.30am. Free. 07814 958379. www.swanseabayfestival.com Coracle Fishing Weekend Gower Heritage Centre. Until 20 June. 11am–3pm. 01792 371206. www.gowerheritagecentre.co.uk Brynmill Fun Day Brynmill Park. Free. 01792 205327. www.breatheswansea.com Swansea Bay Orienteering Club Merthyr Mawr, Porthcawl (Welsh League). 01792 371450. www.sboc.org.uk Down to Earth: Cleft Oak Fencing Bishopston, Gower. 01792 346566. www.downtoearthproject.org.uk

SUNDAY 20TH JUNE Head Off Stress Quaker House, Page St. 2.30pm-6pm. Free. 01792 602211 (DACE) or 01792 233580. Swansea Bay Orienteering Club Club Relay Competition. 01792 371450. www.sboc.org.uk

MONDAY 21ST JUNE Songs we Remember: a sing-a-long Sketty Methodist Church Hall, Dillwyn Rd, Sketty. 7pm. Free. Wise up to Waste Week Various venues, Until 26 June. Free. 01792 635600. www.swansea.gov.uk/recycling

WEDNESDAY 23RD JUNE Oystermouth Music Society: Frank Wibaut All Saints’ Church, Oystermouth. 1pm. Adults £5; children & students free. 01792 403687. Swansea Outdoor Group: Tennis Tournament Langland Tennis Courts. 7pm. 07817 063899. PINK at the Liberty Liberty Stadium. £45 plus booking fees. 0870 400004. www.liberty-stadium.com

THURSDAY 24TH JUNE Fashion Show with Bon Marche Swansea Metropolitan University (Townhill Campus). 7.30pm. £7. 01792 280209 (answerphone).

FRIDAY 25TH JUNE Waterfront Nippers: Sailing boats theme National Waterfront Museum. 10.30am & 1.30pm. Under 5 years of age. Free. Booking opens 31 May. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk


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38 DACE Lectures (Swansea University): The History of English Poetry in a Word Discovery Room, Central Library, Civic Centre. 3.30pm-5.30pm. £5. Book in advance on 01792 602211.

SATURDAY 26TH JUNE Llangennith Local Produce Market Parish Hall, Llangennith. 9.30am-1pm. 01792 386262. Craft Fair St James’ Church Hall, Walter Rd, Swansea. 10am-2pm. Admission: 50p adults; children free. 01792 473494. Taith Iaith: Welsh language tour National Waterfront Museum. 10.30am. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Swansea Pride Singleton Park. 1pm–9pm. £5 in advance, £10 on the day. www.swanseabayfestival.com Swansea Bay Craft Fair National Waterfront Museum. Also 27 June. 10am-4pm. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Pontarddulais & Hendy Carnival Leaves Hendy at 2pm, arrives Coedbach Park at 3pm. 01792 883337. Mumbles Mile Triathlon Mumbles. 07854 239632. www.mumblestri.com

SUNDAY 27TH JUNE National Trust: 9x9x9 Whiteford Burrows NNR Rhossili Visitor Centre. 10am-1pm. Advance booking required. 01792 390636. www.nationaltrust.org.uk Swansea Junior Bike Ride Singleton Park. 2pm–4pm. 01792 469400. www.swanseabayfestival.com Classic Motorcycle Show Swansea Museum. Free. 01792 653763. www.swansea.gov.uk/swanseamuseum

MONDAY 28TH JUNE Canu gyda Babi: a Welsh sing-a-long National Waterfront Museum. 10.30am. Aged 0-3 years. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk

TUESDAY 29TH JUNE Down to Earth: Cob (earth) Building Bishopston, Gower. Until 30 June. 01792 346566. www.downtoearthproject.org.uk

WEDNESDAY 30TH JUNE Oystermouth Music Society: Milos Milivojevic All Saints’ Church, Oystermouth. 1pm. Adults £5; children & students free. 01792 403687. Swansea Bay Orienteering Club Mountain Bike Orienteering, Pembrey Forest. 01792 371450. www.sboc.org.uk

sport LC Oystermouth Road, Swansea. 01792 466500. www.thelcswansea.com Adrenaline Nights Every Fri-Sun from 6pm. Extra waves and board rider sessions. £4. Booking essential.

Morning Safari Every Sat & Sun. 9am-11am. Animal floats & jungle music. Booking essential.

ACTIVE SWANSEA

www.activeswansea.com Get Active Children: Whitsun holiday activities Penlan Leisure Centre: free swimming, bounce and messy fun, soccer challenge – 01792 588079; Pentrehafod Sports Centre: free swimming during public swimming times – 01792 650484; Morriston Leisure Centre: holiday fun club, new climbing wall, free swimming - 01792 797082; Cefn Hengoed Leisure Centre: free swimming - 01792 798484; Penyrheol Leisure Centre: swimming lessons, adventure sports, holiday club – 01792 897039; Bishopston Sports Centre: dance sessions, holiday fun club, football and tennis courses – 01792 235040; Swansea Tennis Centre: mini tennis tournaments – 01792 650484.

clubs & meetings Abertawe Photographic Society Every Tue. (except July, Aug & Bank Holidays). Dyfatty (Greenhill) Community Centre. 01792 416768. Amnesty International: Swansea Group First Tues. (except Aug.). Committee Room 4, Guildhall. 7.30pm. 01792 472231. Antiques Club for Derwen Fawr, Blackpill & Mayals Every first Tue. Vivian Hall, Blackpill. 01792 551640. Belly Dance Class Every Thurs. Pontarddulais Rugby Club. 7pm-8pm. 07977 288686. Belly and Flamenco Dance Class Every Sun. Mond, Clydach. 7pm-8pm. 07977 288686. Belmont Male Singers Every Tue. & Thur. St John’s Church, Odo St., Hafod. 6.45pm-8.30pm. 01792 547578. Blackpill Bridge Club Every Wed. afternoon. Vivian Hall, Blackpill. 01792 206736. Blaze Youth Club (Year 6 & up) Every Fri. (term time). Calvary Chapel, Ysgol St., Port Tennant. 6.30pm-8pm. 01792 641601. Boobuccino: breast-feeding support group Every other Wed. Costa Coffee, Fforestfach. 7pm-8pm. Charlotteagibbs@aol.com Calvary Chapel, Swansea Every Sun. 11am & every Wed. 7pm. Ysgol St., Port Tennant. 01792 641601. www.calvarychapelswansea.co.uk Canu Gyda Babi: a free monthly sing-along for those aged 0-3 years National Waterfront Museum. 01792 638950. Ceroc: modern jive dancing Every Thurs. Cwmfelin Social Club. Beginners 8.15pm. 07880 635363. www.cerocsouthwales.com

Circle Dancing Every second Thur. Norton Church Hall. 01792 850993. City of Swansea Pipe Band Every Wed. Pontybrenin English School, Gorseinon. 01269 593868. Civic Society Every other month. Guildhall. 01792 203574/207110. Civil Service Retirement Fellowship Last Fri. (except Aug.). Vestry Hall, St Mary’s Church, City Centre, Swansea. 2pm. 01792 851125. Classic & Vintage Car Club: Swansea Historic Vehicle Register Every third Mon. Dunvant Rugby Football Club. 8pm. 01792 363830. Classical Ballet Academy: Russian ballet training classes for children & adults 218 Oxford St. 07884 424916. irenierogers@gmail.com Colours of Brazil Salsa Classes Every Mon. Que Pasa, Wind St. 07870 248827. Comedy Club (16+) Every fourth Wed. Arts Wing, Grand Theatre. 01792 475715. Cor Tabernacle Treforys/Tabernacle Morriston Choir: Rehearsals Every Sun. Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston. 01792 206989. Creative Sewing: Up cycle, transform your old fabrics Every Thur. 2pm-5pm. Tabernacle Church Hall, Mumbles. 07732 320717. Cwmtawe Sub-aqua Club Every Thur. Pontardawe Swimming Pool. 07818 083269. Dance Design: contemporary dance Mon. – Welfare Hall, Loughor; Tues. - The Bryn Lliw, Grovesend; Thurs. – Casllwchwr Primary School, Loughor. 07969 238780. Diabetes UK First Wed. (except July, Aug. & Jan.). Western Residences, Sketty Lane. 01792 403902. Digital Photographic Group Every second Wed. Main Lecture Theatre, Swansea Metropolitan University, Townhill Campus. 01792 467688. Dragon Arts and Learning Centre Every Tue. - Printmaking; every Tue. & Thur. - Black & White Photography; every Wed. - Digital Photography; every Thur. - Arts & Crafts. 54 Morfa Rd, Swansea. 01792 467940. Drawing and Watercolour Class Every Wed. Swansea Grand Theatre. 2pm-4.15pm. All levels welcome. 01792 642164. Drop-in Meditation Classes Dharmavajra Buddhist Centre, Uplands. 01792 458245. Dunvant Horticultural Society Second Tue. Dunvant Community Centre. 7.30pm. 01792 201364. Dunvant Male Choir/Cor Meibion Dyfnant Every Mon. & Thur. Olchfa School, Sketty. 7pm-9pm. 01792 873438.

Dyslexia Association of West Wales (Registered charity) Meet at irregular intervals & at different venues. Aim is to help parents, teachers and adults. 07702 665799. www.wwda.co.uk Egyptian Belly Dance Class Every Mon.: YMCA, Swansea (intermediates @ 5.45pm; beginners & improvers @ 7.10pm); every Wed.: Coelbren Welfare Hall, Upper Swansea Valley (beginners & improvers @ 7pm). 01639 700519. Embroiderers’ Guild Every Fri. (in term time). Bryn House, Uplands. 01792 207216. Enjoy-a-Ball Sports Coaching for children Ages 3 to 9. 07733 233796. nicola.york@ enjoy-a-ball.com/www.enjoy-a-ball.com Exercise for the Older Adult Every Mon. Sketty Park Community Centre. 07711 513326. Feel Good Yoga for Everyone Every Tue. Llewelyn Hall, Swansea Rd, Penllergaer. 7.15pm-8.45pm. helenayogawales@btinternet.com Fibromyalgia Support Club Every first Tue. Swansea Resource Centre, Llansamlet. 01639 681468. Five Rhythms Dance Every Mon. Quaker Meeting House, Page St. 01267 223086. French and Spanish for Children (411yrs of age) 01792 402079. Friends of Care and Repair Social Group Every second Tue. Sketty Park Community Centre. 01792 414053. Friends of Swansea Grand Theatre Every first Wed. (except Dec. & Jan). Arts Wing, Grand Theatre. Free talk, coffee, biscuits, etc. 7.30pm. Fr.R.Us over 50s’ Social Club Wed. eve. Salisbury Club, Walter Rd. 01792 475411. Fun & Fitness for the Over 50s Every Tue. Pennard Parish Hall. 2pm-4pm. 01792 406424. Gener8: a free monthly club for budding engineers 7-12 year olds (must be accompanied by an adult). Booking recommended. 01792 638950. Delivered by XL Wales. Glamorgan Family History Society Every second Mon. Committee Room 2, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Rd. 01792 234158. Gower & Loughor Estuary Lions Club Every first Tue. 7.30pm. Canolfan Gorseinon Centre, Millers Drive. 01792 874040. Gower Chorale Every Tues. Victoria Hall, Oystermouth. 7pm. 01792 207950. www.gower-chorale.co.uk Gwalia Singers Male Voice Choir: Rehearsals Every Tue. Swansea Yacht & Sub Aqua Club, Swansea Marina. 7.15pm. 01792 203392. Historical Association: Swansea Branch Contact: c.l.vivian@swansea.ac.uk or davval@ntlworld.com or visit www.history.org.uk Holibods™ for babies and pre-school children (ages 3mths – 4yrs) For Actibods, Artibods and Messibods, telephone 01792 781830/07868 715820. Booking essential. www.holibods.co.uk

Humbrella Community Choir Every Mon. St David’s Church, Woodfield St. Morriston. 7.30pm-9.30pm. 01792 540820. stuartjones@ntlworld.com Jamba Drama (ages walking to 4) Every Mon: Ostreme Centre, Mumbles; every Mon. Ystradgynlais Welfare Hall (1.30pm-2.15pm); every Wed: Pontardawe Arts Centre. Free trial session. Booking essential. 07782 378927. Junkbox Poetry Group Every first and second Thur. Dylan Thomas Centre. 7.30pm. 07968 620272. Leap Frogs: pre-school gymnastics (1½-5 year olds) Classes in Bishopston and Gorseinon. 07919 096779. E-mail: leapfrogsgymnastics@hotmail.co.uk Learning in Swansea Swansea Lifelong Learning. Classes in art, craft, calligraphy, cookery and much more. 01792 470171/648081. Life Drawing Classes Every Mon. & Thur. Swansea Print Workshop, Clarence St. For Mon: 01792 299965; for Thur: 01792 791435. Literate Beginnings Baby & Toddler Groups Every Thur. am. Snuggle Bugs Baby Massage @ Mumbles; every Mon. Babylove Sign Language & Music Classes @ The LC. 01792 404085. literatebeginnings@live.co.uk. Llwchwr Art Group Every first Tue. Institute, Lime St., Gorseinon. 01792 233392. Mind Body Slim Every Mon. Machynys Peninsula Golf & Country Club, Llanelli. 9.15am-11am. 01792 526110. To reserve a place for a 10-week course, contact www.yogawales.co.uk Monday Club Brynmill Community Centre. 2pm4.30pm. 01792 523669. Morriston Camera Club Every Fri. (except July & Aug.). St David’s Church, Woodfield St., Morriston. 01792 843918. Morriston Ladies’ Choir Every Wed. Tabernacle Chapel, Morriston. 01792 202480. Mumbles & West Cross Photographic Society Every Wed. (except July & Aug). Old Fire Station, Fairwood Rd, West Cross. 01792 794633. Murton Community Choir Alternate Sat. Bishopston Community Hall, Murton Green. 10.30am. 01792 234711. Natural Therapy Centre & Academy Every Mon. Spiritual Healing Clinic. Catherine St. 01792 466467. New Modern Jive Every Mon. The Mond Social Club, Clydach. 8pm. Beginners & intermediate classes. 07891 724158. Over 50s’ Coffee Morning Every Tue. Footlights Bar, Grand Theatre. 11am. 01792 477936. Parkinson’s Disease Society: Swansea Branch Last Wed. of the month. Friends Meeting House, Page St. 1.30pm. 08442 253714. Pilates Every Tue. YMCA. 7.15pm. Every Wed. Sketty Baptist Church, off Carnglas Rd. 6pm. 01792 201843.

Pontarddulais Male Choir Every Mon. & Wed. Pontarddulais Primary School. 7pm-9pm. 01792 884279. Port Talbot Little Theatre Every Fri. Old Vicarage Theatre Workshop, Theodore Road. 7.30pm. 01639 884705. www.ptit.org.uk Rhydyfro Gardening Club Every second Thur. (except Aug). Alltycham & Rhydyfro Community Hall, Pontardawe. 01792 865577. Rotary Club of Mumbles Mon. Norton House Hotel, Norton. 6pm-7pm. Rotary Club of Swansea Mon. Sketty Hall, Sketty. 6.15pm. Rotary Club of Swansea St Mary’s Thur. Sketty Hall, Sketty. 6pm. 01792 234082. Samurai Olympic Judo Club Tue. & Thur. evenings. Gwent Boxing Club: opposite Phoenix Centre, Townhill. Juniors and Seniors. 01792 527284. Scottish Country Dancing Every Wed. Rhyddings Scout Hall, Bryn Road. 01792 299443. Simply Social – for new friends! Every Wed. The Bay View, 400 Oystermouth Rd. 8pm. 07857 335668. www.simplysocialsouthwales.co.uk Singleton Singers Ladies’ Choir Every Mon. The Chapel, Singleton Hospital. 7.30pm-9pm. 01792 418140. Social Friends Club Every Thur. From 6 May. Swansea Yacht Club. 8pm. 07563 771300. www. monamiuk.co.uk Swansea Accordion Orchestra Every Wed. Hafod Brotherhood Hall, Odo St., Hafod. 01792 538430. Swansea Amateur Fencing Club Every Mon. and Thur. Cefn Coed Hospital Leisure Room. 01792 519406/ 369539. Swansea and District Horticultural Society Every second Mon. St Paul’s Parish Centre, De La Beche Rd, Sketty. 7.30pm. 01792 232860. Swansea and District Organic Gardening Group Every second Wed. Environment Centre, Pier St. 01792 869098. Swansea and District Writers’ Circle Every first Wed. Dragon Hotel, Kingsway. 01792 204537. Swansea Art Society (est.1886) Tue. & Fri afternoons. 01792 892165. Swansea Bay Breathe Easy: A British Lung Foundation Support Group Every first Tue. Holy Trinity Church, Sketty Park. 2pm. www.lunguk.org Swansea Bay Orienteering Club Every Wed. + some weekends. Various venues. 01792 371450. www.sboc.org.uk Swansea Camera Club Every Mon. (except Bank Holidays and Aug). Dynevor Centre for Art, Design & Media. 01792 368240. www.swanseacameraclub.co.uk Swansea Classical Guitar Circle Every Wed. Sketty Park Community Hall. 7pm. 01792 202576. Swansea Excelsior Ladies’ Choir Every Mon. during term time. Sketty Primary School, Tycoch. 7pm-9pm. 01792 893747.

Swansea Faiths Forum Meets regularly. All faiths and beliefs welcome. 01792 457880. Swansea Floral Arrangement Society Every second Wed. (except Aug). St David’s Hall (near Shopmobility), City Centre. 2.30pm. 01792 464337 or email: swanseafloral@aol.com Swansea Green Party Every first Tue. Environment Centre, Pier St. 7.30pm. 01792 529425. Swansea Hard of Hearing Group Every first Fri. Discovery Room, Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre. 3pm. 01639 642289. Swansea Harriers Every Tue. & Thur. plus training nights throughout the week. 01792 792301. www.swanseaharriers.co.uk Swansea Jazzland Every Wed. St James’ Social Club, Uplands. 01792 466535. Swansea Jazz Society Every Thur. Mumbles Conservative Club, Oystermouth. 01792 772776. Swansea Male Choir: rehearsals Every Mon. & Fri. St John’s Road, Manselton. 7pm-8.30pm. 01792 428704. Swansea Outdoor Group (YHA affiliated) Meet midweek (evenings) and weekends. 01792 290675/470886. www.swanseaoutdoorgroup.org.uk Swansea Philatelic Society Alternate Thurs. (Sept to May); every third Thurs. (June to Aug.). 7.30pm. 01792 428825. Swansea Philharmonic Choir Every Thur. Bishop Gore School, Sketty. 7pm. 01792 894211. www.swansea-phil-choir.ik.com Swansea Probus Club: for retired business/professional men Every other Tue. Dunvant Rugby Club. 10 for 10.30am. 01792 232114. Swansea Quilters Every 3rd Sat. (usually). Linden Christian Centre, West Cross. 10am-4pm. 01792 405364/232958. Swansea Rhythm School: community percussion group (ages 11-17) Every fourth Sat. YMCA, Kingsway. 07882 906934/07792 379917. www.rhythmschool.org Swansea Salsa: Beginners’Latin Dance Class Every Tue. YMCA, Kingsway. 8pm. 07984 742754. Swansea Salsa: Rhumba Rumba Every Tue. Monkey, Castle St. 07792 379917. swanseasalsa@nicholadavies.plus.com Swansea Scrabble Club Every Wed. The Vivian Hall, Blackpill. 01792 207618. Swansea Sea Cadets: Training Ship Ajax Every Mon. and Thur. Pilot House Wharf, Maritime Quarter. 6pm-9.15pm. Junior Section 10 – 12; Senior Section 12 – 18. 01792 650763. Swansea Sub-Aqua Club Every Wed. Clubhouse, Pockett’s Wharf, Marina. www.bsac99.org.uk Swansea Valley Gardening Club Every fourth Fri. (except July, Aug & Dec). Clydach Community Centre. 7pm. 01792 843548. Swansea Wheelers Cycling Club www.swanseawheelers.org

Swansea 30th Townhill Cubs Every Thur. Townhill Scout Hall (nr. Phoenix Centre). 01792 534911/ 414271. Tae Kwon Do Every Mon. & Fri. Vivian Hall, Blackpill. Adults & children. 01792 511545. www.treasure-tkd.be Tai Chi Every Tue. West Cross Community Centre. 01792 361823. Tai Chi & Qi Gong Every Mon., Tues., & Wed. Uplands and Portmead. 01792 519349. Tai Chi (Llonydd Classical Tai Chi) Every Sat. am. Gorseinon Institute. 01792 896327. Taith Iaith: a free Welsh language tour of the galleries for Welsh learners Monthly. National Waterfront museum. 01792 638950. Tawe Trekkers Walking Club Swansea-based Ramblers’ Assoc. for younger (18-40) walkers. 07766 652837. Torch Trust for the Blind: Christian fellowship for the Visually Impaired Second Sat. of the month (except June & Aug). Pantygwydr Church Hall, Uplands. 01792 429047. University of the Third Age Every Wed. Swansea University. 2.30pm. 01792 405920. Upper Killay Chess Club Every Wed. Recreation Hall. 01792 523894. Upper Killay Horticultural Society Last Mon. Upper Killay Community Hall. 7.30pm. 01792 201848. Waterfront Nippers for Under 5s Monthly. National Waterfront Museum. Pre-booking essential. 01792 638950. Welsh Woodcrafts Association: wood turning, carving and cabinet making Every Tue. & Thur. Welfare Hall, Loughor. 01792 416474. Wesley Club Ladies’ Meeting Every Mon. (in term time). Sketty Methodist Church Hall, Sketty. 7pm. 01792 207245. Wildlife Trust Local Group Every second Tue. (except July & Aug). Environment Centre, Pier St. 7.30pm. Also summer field visits. 01792 635784/07967 127364. Working Lunch (Wales) Ltd Every last Fri. St Helen’s Cricket & Rugby Club. 01874 712000. www.workinglunchwales.co.uk Yoga Abertawe Ioga Every Mon. Upper Killay. 7.30pm; every Wed. Penyrheol. 7.15pm; every Thur. Pontarddulais. 7.15pm; every Fri. Dunvant. 5.30pm; every Sun. Penlan. 7.15pm. 01792 896171 or iogatawe@ gmail.com Yoga for Everyone Every Mon. St James’ Church, Uplands, 7pm; every Wed: Newton Village Hall, 1.30pm; every Thur: Tabernacle Arts Centre, Oystermouth, 9.45am. 01792 526825. Yu-Gi-Oh! Card Tournament Every Mon. Rhyddings Hotel, Brynmill. 5.30pm. 07779 968168.


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Jazzland St James Club St James Crescent, Uplands, Swansea SA1 6DR Tel: 01792 380615 / 07802 912789 www.swanseajazzland.co.uk With the summer fast approaching and temperatures rising, hopefully Californian-based guitarist Fabian Fernandez will feel at home in our Swansea sunshine! The Fabian Fernandez Trio should at last play in Swansea having had to cancel the January date due to the snow. Fabian, along with Marcus Horn (drums) and Ralph Graessler (bass) were flying in from Germany and couldn’t get to Wales on that occasion. Trumpeter Bryan Corbett is a graduate of the Royal Northern College. As a child, he was principle trumpet with the National Children’s Wind Orchestra and the International Youth Wind Orchestra. More recently, he has performed as guest soloist with the BBC Concert Orchestra. Jazzwise Magazine listed Bryan in 2008 as ‘Jazz artist to watch out for’. Drummer Clark Tracey is the son of legendary pianist Stan Tracey and we welcome his new all star Clark Tracey Sextet: Paul Jordanous (trumpet & flugel), Piers Green (Saxes), Lewis Wright (vibes), Ryan Trebilcock (bass) and Kit Downes (piano). The band is on a UK tour and we can expect some fireworks from this line-up! Considered as one of the finest jazz vocalists the UK has ever produced, Tina May has been recognised for her vocal art on more than one occasion. She was selected Number One Vocalist and the Critic’s Choice at the 1998 BT Jazz Awards and was voted Critic’s Number One choice for the 1995 British Jazz Vocalist Award. She was also the recipient of London’s Outstanding Young Musician Award in 1993. Tina’s jazz journey started while she was at Cardiff University and has been extensively lauded for her vocal art. She has performed all over the world and is an acclaimed

recording artist. Lewis Clement hails from Swansea and is in his final year of studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire. The Lewis Clement Band is made up of fellow conservatoire students. The Beats and Pieces Big Band was formed at the beginning of 2008 as a 14-piece ensemble for the performance of distinctive contemporary jazz. The musicians featured are all Manchester-based players who have previously performed with each other in a variety of different contexts, and who share a need and a desire for such an ensemble in order to focus their large-ensemble playing in a way which embraces their broad musical influences. In addition to the jazz canon, these also include the music of groups such as Polar Bear, Acoustic Ladyland and Led Bib; of groundbreaking larger ensembles such as Colin Towns’ Mask Orchestra, the Maria Schneider Orchestra and the Matthew Herbert Big Band; and of revolutionary popular artists such as the Beatles, Radiohead and Björk. Tenor saxophonist Martin Williams is a member of the BBC Big Band and recently played at Swansea Jazzland with the Laurence Cottle Big Band. He is a regular performer with all the leading UK jazz ensembles and recorded with many. For one evening only, he is featured as a soloist. Not to be missed! In just a decade of professional work, award-winning jazz vocalist, Georgia Mancio, has established herself as one of the UK’s most important new artists. Georgia debuts at Swansea Jazzland as part of a nineteen-day national tour celebrating her third album, Silhouette

Jazz at the M.C.C

Every Wednesday 8.30 pm - 11pm (doors open 7.30pm) (Roomspin Records). Tim Lapthorn (piano), Julie Walkington (bass), Dave Ohm (drums) provide the accompaniment. Michael Garrick has been at the forefront of British Jazz for over 40 years. Nominated for the 2005 BBC Jazz Awards, Garrick appeared at the Barbican in February 2005, restoring his classic 60s pieces Dusk Fire and Black Marigolds for the public as big band arrangements. Starting out with his own college groups in the late 50s, Michael established himself with high calibre contemporaries including alto player Joe Harriott, trumpeter Shake Keane and bassist Coleridge Goode. Our monthly sitters-in evening takes place on the last Tuesday of the month. Come along and join in playing some jazz. The event is free and supported by Arts Council Wales. May 5th Fabian Fernandez Band 12th Bryan Corbett with the Dave Cottle Trio 19th Clark Tracey Sextet 25th Monthly Jazz Jam Session 26th Tina May with the Dave Cottle Trio June 2nd Lewis Clement Band 9th Beats and Pieces Big Band 16th Martin Williams with Dave Cottle Trio 23rd Georgia Mancio and her band 29th Monthly Jazz Jam Session 30th Michael Garrick Trio

Heading into summer, we hope to see some rain-free Thursday nights for a change! One man who will be glad is Keith Little who has thankfully recovered from a nasty spell of ill-health that forced him to cancel a number of gigs including some charity led. Of course, we were first in the queue and the band will be ‘jumping & jiving’ as usual.

Our monthly Big Band nights continue with Steve Price fronting P.A.’s Big Band promising a full LatinAmerican programme and John Jenkins leading Morriston Big Band with Jeff Hopkins and Irene Blower on vocals (she’s the blonde one) both bands deserving your attention, each being unique in it’s arrangements and programme content.

We also have a return visit from Tudor Thomas & The Rhythm Kings; the drum-free group who fought through the appalling weather in December to fulfil our booking and deserve a ‘good house’.

For more information, telephone Derrick G Warren, Hon Administrator on 01792 772776

May 6th Memphis Seven 13th Liberty St Jazz 20th P.A.’s Big Band 27th Keith Little Band June 3rd Memphis Seven 10th Rhythm Kings 17th Liberty St Jazz 24th Morriston Big Band

scene Folk with Cas Smith

Spring has arrived and along with it a diverse selection of gigs in venues around the area starting on May 1st with Maypole Dancing and an open air stage in Herbert Street, Pontardawe. Swansea favourites The Amigos will be at The Uplands Tavern on May 9th and at NRG Neath on May 21st. Pontardawe Arts Centre have Adrian Edmondson’s band The Bad Shepherds on May 13th for an evening of Celtically-challenged punk songs alongside jigs and reels. They are supported by Ella Edmondson and Moongazer. The hugely successful Acoustic Meeting Ground themed sessions continue and on May 25th the ‘Guitar Special’ features a rare performance from guitar maestro John James with support from Gypsy Swing duo Jeremy Young & Ian Charles. The theme for June 22nd is under discussion. These evenings are hosted by Bear Bones. Breathtaking and wickedly inventive Belshazzar’s Feast will be at The Halfpenny Folk Club at The Greyhound, Oldwalls on May 16th and on June 27th, String Button Band bring their blend of Old Timey American, traditional songs, tunes & ballads plus a little Music Hall. The Valley Folk Club at the Ivy Bush, Pontardawe welcomes stunning voices and fine musicianship from Clio Trio on May 21st featuring Welsh, French and English material. On June 18th renowned singer-songwriter Reg Meuros is the guest. The Gower Folk Festival at The Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill is happening from 11th - 13th June and with a typically exciting line-up it has to be one of the highlights of the year. As always, they introduce us to young emerging acts as well as entrenched favourites. Headliners this year include return visits from Spiers & Boden, Calan, Bill Caddick and Karen Tweed and a warm welcome awaits the astounding

young band, Kerfuffle. There is a stunning array of top notch artists from many countries filling the rest of the extensive bill, and dance is safely in the hands of The Angles, Climax Ceilidh Band and old favourites Celtic Sound. Much more information can be found on www.gowerfolkfestival.co.uk Encouraging learners, ‘Music In Wales’ welcomes all levels (free) at The National Waterfront Museum at 10.30am on June 26th. If you would like your folk event to be included on this page or updates and information about other folk events in the area including regular singers nights, please contact me on 01792 863940 or e-mail: cas@casbar.co.uk


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Mission Gallery Bethan Mitchell @ Dylan Thomas Centre

All Tied Up - an exhibition of scarves A Ruthin Craft Centre Exhibition curated by Gregory Parsons

Until15 May 2010

The works of African artists @ New Gallery

The Art Portfolio

Pebbles by Sue McDonagh @ Rhossili Gallery

Harl Ilford @ Grand Theatre Arts Wing

Graham Hurd-Wood @ Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery

Find a selection of the latest must have creative works of art. In the Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery from 14th May to 12th June, ‘Western Elements‘ introduce four Pembrokeshire artists. Steve Robinson is a contemporary glass artist, Adam Buick is a ceramicist and Grahame Hurd-Wood and Linda Norris are both painters. In The Grand Theatre Arts Wing until May 14th, Ian Evans exhibits work with African, Aboriginal and local influences alongside Gorseinon College showcasing their BTEC Diploma and Art and Design Foundation course. From May 17th to June 11th, Swansea Metropolitan University final year students from Graphic Design, Illustration and Surface Pattern Design and Textiles will show cutting edge work. From June 15th to 26th, Harl Ilford engages people with paintings which are like picture puzzles followed by photographs of flora and fauna by Jackie Baker until July 13th. Mission Gallery will introduce an exhibition of scarves until May 15th. ‘All Tied Up’ brings together makers who excel in the craft of weaving. From May 29th -July 10th The Mission Photography Open 2010 will feature photography relating to current artistic, social, and cultural concerns. Elysium Gallery is moving to 96/97 Mansel Street,(date to be confirmed), at which there will be an opening event, called ‘After the End’. Coastal Galleries welcome popular artist and presenter Rolf Harris on June 13th to open his exhibition of originals and prints, by invite only. They will also be introducing striking local landscape painter Sue Davis. In Dylan Thomas Centre until May 16th Gus Payne and Mike Jenkins will show their work followed by ‘Images from the Welsh Premier League’ by Bethan Mitchell from May 18th until

June13th exploring the community spirit. On June 15th to July 11th, peruse the finely captured Portraits and Pencil sketches from Gordon Stuart. In Attic Gallery from 8th May to 29th May, Robert Harrison and Jonathan Taylor will compare their different approaches to the landscape of south Wales and Gower. From June 5th to 26th, Aneurin and Meirion Jones will exhibit for the first time together. Aneurin is best known for his timeless depiction of west Wales farmers while his son, Meirion Jones, is inspired by Dyfed. Cake present beautiful floral paintings by Ceri Williams alongside bold limited edition prints by Michelle Scragg. Oyster Gallery introduce the whimsical work of lighthouses, shacks and boats in watercolour and ink by Gary Walton, while Sarah Jack creates emotional, amusing but also haunting interpretations of countryside cottages, mills and outbuildings with textured surfaces. Rhossili Gallery is exhibiting collections from local and international artists, from the contemporary to the traditional. The summer highlights include seascape original paintings from Jonathan Shaw and beautiful, vibrant pastels by Sue McDonagh. At Mumbles Fine Art Gallery, look out for new work by Ron Banning’s daughter Arwen of children on the beach amongst other scenes. Glynn Vivian Art Gallery celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Welsh School of Architectural Glass from May 1st to June 20th with an archival exhibition including artifacts from the process of stained glass making. Until June 20th, London’s Gallery S O will show a range of contemporary studio jewellery and applied art by leading makers from Britain and Europe. The Craftsman Gallery show a diverse range of landscapes in oil by Gordon Stuart including Mumbles Head and Caswell and vibrant limited edition prints of local scenes, some with a modern twist by Michelle Scragg. New Gallery house the popular artist and demonstrator Arnold Lowrey with his vivid landscapes and popular DVDs. Amongst other artists in the gallery, watercolorist Roger Dunstan shows his delightful watercolours of the local area. Ocean Gallery introduce new limited editions by John Peeler and exciting fresh photography from Clive Jenkins, Nigel Williams and Peter Price. Mumbles Road Gallery continue to showcase popular local artists.

Scarves can be an art form in their own right, produced as they are in a multitude of materials, designs and methods of construction. All Tied Up brings together a group of makers who excel in the craft of weaving; some of the most exciting and talented contemporary exponents, in a tradition that spans centuries.

Mission Photography Open 2010 29 May - 10 July 2010 Fishing Boats, Swansea Marina by Jonathan Taylor @ Attic Gallery

Mission Gallery is pleased to announce the 2010 Photography Open. The exhibition aims to feature a wide range of high quality, contemporary photography by both established and emerging artists which encompasses a broad range of approaches and relates to current artistic, social, and cultural concerns. For further information and an entry form, please contact Mission Gallery. Mission Gallery is a contemporary visual art and craft gallery situated in the heart of Swansea’s Maritime Quarter. This exciting space features a changing display of craft, applied art and design by established and emerging designers and makers. We specialise in showcasing and selling a comprehensive selection of innovative and individual work, including beautiful and collectable glass, ceramics, jewellery, metal and textiles. The Gallery’s exhibition space hosts an exciting programme of contemporary visual art and craft.


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We are so lucky to have a number of talented writers on our doorstep in Swansea, and none more so than Stevie Davies, the Director of Creative Writing at Swansea University. Stevie has won numerous awards for her writing and been longlisted for both the Booker and Orange Prizes. Her latest novel, INTO SUEZ, is a compelling human and political drama in which Nia, the daughter of an RAF Sergeant killed during the Suez Crisis, makes an emotional return journey to Egypt in the present day. Davies skilfully sets Nia’s story alongside that of her mother Ailsa, an intelligent woman intel whose determination who to experience her e time tim in Suez with an o open mind and heart hea has devastating consequences for con herself and her family. he Beautifully observed Be characterisation ch and a an engrossing plot p make Into Suez a highly satisfying read. New out in hardback at our special price of £9.99. REMARKABLE CREATURES by Tracy Chevalier is the latest est novel from the author of The Girl with the Pearl Earring. Chevalier alier bases her book around the life of Mary Anning, whosee fossil discoveries of the early nineteenth h century provoked challenging questions about thee origins of mankind, decades before the writings of Charles Darwin. In a male-dominated society, Mary is denied the recognition she deserves, and her friendship with Elizabeth Philpot treads a delicate balance between

sisterhood and rivalry. This is sure to be a hugely popular summer read, and a good choice to keep adults occupied on the beach while the little ones are off doing some fossilhunting of their own! Now in paperback at £7.99. ONE DAY by David Nicholls lls is the latest offering from the writer of Starter For Ten, en, and another quirky love story with spot-on political al and cultural references to keep a knowing smile on your face through twenty years of romantic ups and downs downs. Our unlikely pair, Emma and Dexter, fall into bed together at their graduation, stay friends afterwards, and meet up one day each successive year as they negotiate their twenties and thirties. With some great characters whose actions will leave you amused, delighted, and infuriated, this talented storyteller reminds us that life just never turns out as we imagine… A great read in paperback at our price of £6.99! Now for some ideas for younger readers. You may well have caught the new film version of Cressida Cowell’s HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON, but don’t let the fantastic books (8 in all) on which the film is based pass you by! This hilarious and hugely imaginative adventure of Hiccup the Viking and his pet dragon Toothless, is liberally illustrated with anarchic drawings, maps and notes which will really appeal to reluctant as well as more confident readers. Ideal for 7-11 year olds to

read independently, or a great read-aloud story for all the family. Its irreverent, Blackadderish humour will have everyone in stitches. And for car journeys, there’ss also an audiobook availablee read by the lovely David Tennant! Paperback £5.99, Audio CD £13.99. And finally, for very small children enjoying a trip to the beach, TODDLE WADDLE is a charming new picture book boo from Gruffalo author and friend to au Cover to Cover, Julia Co Donaldson. This D time, she’s teamed ti up with illustrator u Nick Sharratt, N whose bright, w cheerful pictures young cchildren love. ‘Hurry scurry, flip flop, toddle waddle’ - Donaldson’s trademark rhythmic prose brings a walk to the seaside to life in a way which will delight babies and toddlers. Picture Paperback £5.99. Remember we have plenty more fantastic summer reads in stock to suit all tastes and are always happy to recommend a title just for you!


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Dining Out... Coffee Connoisseurs

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FA I R Y HI L L RESTAURANT • ROOMS • RELAXATION

• Fairyhill - a magical name for a magical place: a charming eighteenth-century house set in twenty-four acres of parkland, tucked away secretly at the heart of the glorious Gower peninsula.

The wonders of coffee culture gains strength all the time and Swansea is blessed with some exceptional coffee shops and bars to accommodate the growing needs of the coffee connoisseur. Coffee making is even spilling over in to the realms of ‘creative art’! There is an increasing trend to create wonderful patterns on top of our lattes and cappuccinos and these patterns, or latte art, are produced by the way the velvety textured milk is poured into the rich brown crema of the coffee. The Caffe Culture exhibition (23rd to 25th June, Olympia, London) hosts The Latte Art Championship – entrants are challenged to make patterns on two macchiatos, two cappuccinos (all just by how the milk is poured), and two signature patterns, where tools can be used to etch patterns if the barista desires - all in eight minutes!

Whether you prefer a strong espresso or a frothy latte, a vanilla-flavoured coffee or one blended with cream and poured over ice, today’s coffee shops offer a full and tempting range. For the socially responsible drinkers, the growth in Fairtrade and organic blends has given us even more choice – and now you can get art on the top too! Coffee art by Dani @ Castellamare

With eight luxurious en suite bedrooms, Fairyhill is the ultimate sanctuary for a little rest and relaxation • The award-winning restaurant at Fairyhill has a reputation for excellence with food-lovers who keep returning to savour the inspiring menus and imaginative use of local produce.

Open for lunch and dinner everyday. Lunch from £15.95 Dinner from £35 • The wine selection includes everything you’d expect from the Fairyhill brand: an established reputation for offering a fine range of world-class wines.

Fairyhill - quite simply fantastic food, great atmosphere, peaceful surroundings and a fabulous welcome! FAIRYHILL HOTEL AND RESTAURANT • REYNOLDSTON • GOWER • SWANSEA • SA3 1BS T: 01792 390139 • E: postbox@fairyhill.net • W: www.fairyhill.netION


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Join the Joiners’

Beer Festival!

The Joiners Arms in Bishopston, Gower, is a place where you can enjoy sizzling food and home-brewed beers. It is one of the oldest pubs in the UK, dating back over 200 years, has the smallest brewery in Wales in its garage and produces some award-winning real ales. Ian and Kath at The Joiners are committed to the work of the Campaign for Real Ale and to supporting the brewing and drinking of real ales. Over the coming Spring Bank Holiday weekend, from Friday 28th to Monday 31st , Ian is staging a Beer Festival with a rousing line-up of entertainment and plenty of extra real ales on tap. The weekend kicks off on Friday with the sounds of Dai Rees whilst on Sunday, the ever-popular Dave Cottle Trio, who have built up a great reputation as the resident trio at Swansea Jazzland, take to stage with their mix of class jazz. Rounding off the Bank Holiday weekend, on Monday 31st May with a special afternoon show at 3.30pm are the Amigos. The Amigos’ repertoire includes over 500 tunes and songs varying from Gypsy Jazz, Trad Gypsy and Hot Club Jazz to Hungarian, Yiddish, Russian, Musette, Latin, Spanish, Tex-Mex, Samba, Rumba, Calypso and Celtic. There’s the usual full menu of sizzling dishes and hearty snacks will be available from 12noon-2.30pm and from 6pm-8.30pm. Make sure you join in the celebrations, toast the real ales and home-brewed beers and raise your glasses to all the bands, musicians and, of course, your hosts.

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Famous

FISH & CHIPS

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WEST CROSS, SWANSEA

• Dick Barton’s is a family-run traditional fish and chip shop. • Famous as a Mumbles landmark for over 60 years. • Sit in or takeaway and enjoy the best in delicious, fresh cooked food. • A friendly team await you!

Open 12noon - 2pm & 5pm - 9pm 6 days a week. Also open Sundays 4pm - 8pm during the summer season (weather permitting)

Tel: 01792 404793

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Maes-Yr-Haf Restaurant with Rooms

NORTON HOUSE

Parkmill, Gower, Swansea, SA3 2EH Tel: 01792 371000 • www. maes-yr-haf.com

Maes-Yr-Haf is situated in the village of Parkmill, a well-known location, in the heart of the Gower Peninsula, a place of outstanding natural beauty. It is positioned directly on the South Gower Road, which provides access to the Gower beaches and attractions, and is at the gateway to a public footpath to the renowned Three Cliffs Bay.

Our restaurant’s emphasis is on the use of the best quality, fresh produce. Almost everything served is made in our kitchen, including home-made bread and pasta. Our dishes change seasonally with specials taking advantage of not-to-bemissed opportunities from local suppliers of seafood, meats and game under the direction of Head chef Christos Georgakis.

Hotel and Restaurant Now under new ownership Dine in the warm, elegant and welcoming atmosphere for every occasion... Consultant Chef Chris Keenan has joined the team at Norton House

SET MENU - 2 courses £14.95, 3 courses £17.95.

Lunch and dinner served daily (menus available), children welcome

Served 12.00 till 2.30pm Tuesday till Saturday & 7.00 till 9.30pm Tuesday till Thursday.

Afternoon teas and early evening meals

à LA CARTE - Served 7.00 till 9.30 Friday and Saturday. SUNDAY LUNCH - 2 courses £14.95, 3 courses £17.95. Two sittings from 12.00 till 1.00 and 2.30 till 3.30pm.

Double room bed and breakfast from £98

GALLINI’S

TRADITIONAL ITALIAN & FISH DISHES A SPECIALITY

Choice of special lunchtime or à la carte menu: evening à la carte menu; also blackboard specials. Fully licensed bar Bookings now taken for Easter. CAFE AIDA COFFEE LOUNGE Tapas menu available. Coffee and desserts served throughout the day. Open Mon 10.30am - 5.30pm Tues-Thurs 10.30am - 10.30pm Fri & Sat 10.30am - 12.30am. Closed Sun

À La Carte Restaurant Open: 12noon - 2.30pm & 6pm - 12midnight Mon - Sat (Last Orders 9.30pm) Closed Sunday For reservations and further details contact. Angelina or Guiseppe on 01792 456285 or

visit www.gallinis-restaurant.co.uk Disabled friendly access with service in our downstairs restaurant.

Unit 3, Fishmarket Quay, Swansea Marina

Private functions for any occasion

An ideal venue for weekday lunches, Sunday lunch. private dinners, parties, conferences, anniversaries, business breakfasts, special occasions

For further details and reservations contact: Norton House Hotel and Restaurant, Norton Road, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 5TQ Tel: 01792 404891 • Fax: 01792 403210 Email: enquiries@nortonhousehotel.co.uk www.nortonhousehotel.co.uk


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Once the Haunt of Smugglers! The West Cross Inn is back in the hands of Len and Lavinia Morgans, who had previously been at the helm for over 17 years. One of the first tasks on their return was to embark on various refurbishments. The function room, with its panoramic sea views, is the ideal venue for special occasions. The West Cross Inn has an interesting history. It was the first port of call for many when Sunday drinking was barred – which was the case for everyone except for people who had travelled three miles or more! The Inn was situated just far enough from Swansea to be beyond three miles and proved to be a very popular watering hole, much to the consternation of the locals! It’s beautiful seafront location and excellent Sunday lunches and bar meals make it equally popular today! Once the haunt of smugglers when it was an eighteenthcentury hostelry called the Currant Tree, today it is full of families, friends and visitors. It is a popular stopping off point for cyclists, skaters and walkers on the promenade. Fish dishes feature widely on the menu and offer excellent value; book a table with a sea view to really make the most

of your dining out occasion and order ‘Jaws’, otherwise known as a very large piece of freshly battered and cooked cod – it’s one of the Inn’s original dishes and still as good as ever. Len and Lavinia have plans to host a beer festival during the summer and regular live music evenings, the details of which are due to be announced shortly.

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Sample a new dining experience in the comfort of our conservatory restaurant with panoramic sea views.

• Fresh fish a speciality • Sunday Lunch • Newly refurbished function room. Bookings now taken for private parties.

Contemporary Indian Cuisine

In the heart of Sketty... 40-seater restaurant Takeaway and Delivery available Outdoor catering undertaken Discount available for business functions

8 Dillwyn Road, Sketty, Swansea SA2 9AE Open Tuesday to Sunday 5.30pm - 11.00pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.

Tel: 01792 203526

Visit Gower • 16th Century Inn • High standard 4-star rated accommodation... additional 20 en suite bedrooms.

First Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

• Food served all day • Extensive menu, real ale • Great location • Beer garden

Llangennith, Gower, Swansea

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PORK • Pork Steaks in Chinese Sauce • Sweet & Sour Pork Steaks • Lemony Garlic Pork Steaks • Chinese Spare Ribs • Sweet Spiced Pork Steak • Pork Steaks in Garlic & Herbs • Pork Steaks in a Thai Marinade • Pork Steaks in Italian Sauce • Pork Steaks in Smoky BBQ Sauce • Pork Steaks in Mexican Sauce • Smoky BBQ Spare Ribs • Pork Steaks in Garlic & Butter • Award-Winning Pork Steaks in Lime & Sweet Chilli • Pork Steaks in a Cajun Sauce • Pork Steaks in Orange & Basil • Hot & Spicey Pork Steaks • Caribbean Pork Steaks • Piri Piri Pork Steaks • Hot and Spicey Spare Ribs 10 CHICKEN o varie0t+ies f s • Chicken Tandoori man ausage • Chicken Tikka Masala hayveof which w • Lemony Garlic Chicken awardson • Chicken in Garlic Butter • Balti Chicken • Sweet Thai Chicken • Chicken Tikka Skewers • Hot & Spicy Chicken • Spicy Chicken Wings • Chicken in Orange and Basil • Piri Piri Chicken • Chicken Tikka • Smokey BBQ Chicken • Thai Chicken • Peking Chicken • Herby Chicken • Chicken Tikka Skewers • Chicken Tandoori Skewers • Italian Chicken Breasts • Red Thai Chicken Breasts • Chicken in Lime & Sweet Chilli

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Cook’s Cupboard • Kitchen utensils • Quality Butcher’s Trolleys • Culinary Gifts including Oyster Knives, Pepper Mills, Victorinox and Global Knives • Jelly moulds and much, much more... If it’s not in the shop we may be able to order it. Personal service assured by the Friendly Proprietor Open Mon - Sat 10.00am - 5.00pm Closed Wednesdays. Open Sunday on Mumbles Special Event days. 64A Newton Road, Mumbles, Swansea SA3 4BE Tel: 01792 367667

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BEEFBURGERS & GRILLS • Award-Winning Beef Burgers • Award-Winning Peppered Beef Burgers • Award-Winning Porkburgers & Apricot • Award-Winning Moroccan Lamb Burgers • Award-Winning Lamb with Honey • Award-Winning Pork Burgers with Lime & Sweet Chilli • Minted Lamb Burgers • Chilli Beef Burgers • Bacon Burgers • Chicken, Lime & Sweet Chilli • Lamb & Yoghurt Grills • Garlic Lamb Burgers • Greek Lamb Burgers • Vegeburgers

Try our Madhuban Indian and Thai Curry Sauces which are highly rated in the Good Curry Guide and exclusive to us.

• Peppered Beef Steaks • Beef Kebab Grillsticks • Madras Beefsteak • Mixed Meat Kebab The range includes: Thai Green • Beef Steaks in a Mexican Sauce Curry, Thai Red Curry, Tikka Masala, • Beef Steaks in a Chilli Marinade Hot Madras, Korma, Jalfrezi, Boona, • French Mustard Beef Steaks Balti and Mint Raita. • Beef Steaks in Balti Sauce • Award-Winning Sirloin Steak with French Mustard & Peppers

“QUALITY ISN’T EXPENSIVE...IT’S PRICELESS”

Howard d Thom mass & So on High Class Butcher & Delicatessen 1-2 Frogmore Avenue, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 9DJ

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01792 367723

The ever-popular Castellamare has added to its many wonderful facilities by opening a new ‘Meeting Room’, which is located on the upper floor of the restaurant. It offers spectacular sea views, is Wi-Fi connected and has recently been tastefully refurbished with many of the windows now floor to ceiling. With an easy to reach location, ample parking, fabulous views and excellent service, this new meeting space is an ideal location for conferences, exhibitions and business gettogethers whilst also offering great Italian food and hospitality. You can combine a leisurely à la carte lunch with a formal meeting or coffee and a light snack in the café bar with a business exhibition. Castellamare offers a popular mix of Neopolitan and British dishes using fresh, local produce such as Celtic Pride beef and locally caught fish.

The 120-seater à la carte Italian restaurant features a menu of pasta, meat, fish and poultry dishes, whilst the superb family Café Bar, which can cater for 200 people, offers a flexible menu which is ideal for all ages and tastes – choose from pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads and a children’s menu. The outside seating area perches over Bracelet Bay and is a relaxing spot on sunny summer days – perfect for sipping an Italian beer or a glass of Chianti whilst the children can be kept fully amused in the large outdoor playground.

Castellamare is perfect for friends, family and business associates and you won’t find a better location!

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THE BAY VIEW BAR & THAI DINING

A Walk in the Park May/June Wordsearch Competition

SKY SPORTS @ THE BAY VIEW Authentic Thai cuisine served 7 days a week • Lunchtime menu only £5.95 • 20% off takeaway orders • Sunday buffet - all you can eat £8.95 12noon - 9pm Book a table, an area or the whole pub for your parties or special occasions Finger buffet & set menus available

400 Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3UL 01792 652610 • info@bayviewbar.co.uk

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Gold Star

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Quality properties in and around the south and west Wales area. • New properties in Gower and Mumbles required • Low commission rate For enquiries please contact us at Unit 9, Castleton Walk, Newton Road, Mumbles, Swansea, SA3 4AX Tel: 01792 360555 • email: enquiries@goldstarlettings.co.uk www.goldstarholidaylettings.co.uk

TOWY VALLEY VINTAGE CLUB SHOW COTHIBRIDGE SHOW FIELD SA327NG ( A40 CARMARTHEN - LLANDEILO, 6 MILES FROM CARMARTHEN)

JUNE 26TH & 27TH ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY: TO INCLUDE • VARIETY OF VINTAGE CARS, MOTORBIKES, TRACTORS & STATIONARY ENGINES • AUTOJUMBLE • MODEL ENGINE DISPLAYS • BOOTSALE • CHILDREN’S FAIR AND BOUNCY CASTLE ANY ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT: MRS.GAYNOR THOMAS TEL: 07815758692 • EMAIL:gaynor1957@googlemail.com

To advertise, contact 01792 299612 or e-mail: whatson@ skettypublications. co.uk

• Open to the public - membership not required • Undercover, floodlit range • Professional, family and beginners welcome...lessons available • Golf course green fees: 1 Round £5, 2 rounds £7: £1 discount for under 16s • Golf range £3.50 per basket of balls • Hire clubs available for both course and range • 9-hole practice putting green and mini-golf • Discount Golf shop • 30-peg coarse fishing lakes: £7 per day, £4 after 4pm • Discount for children & OAPs (own tackle required) • Ample FREE car parking

Our new Conservatory is now open for your added dining comfort! OPENING HOURS Golf Range: 9am-9pm Mon - Fri 9am-7pm Sat - Sun Golf Course: 7am until 1 hour before dusk Fishing: From 7am. Open 7 days a week

Visit us at: Victoria Road, Gowerton (Nr Swansea Sound) Tel: 01792 875188 Fax: 01792 874288

Why not round d off ff the h game with a freshly cooked meal at

MOTHER’S KITCHEN THEME DINER OPEN: 8.30am Mon-Fri 8am Sat/Sun Meals served until 2.30pm 7 days a week

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Junior Surfing Academy aims at building new and improving existing skills. Learn to surf through our surf contest training courses, improve your ocean confidence with our surfing environment sessions that encompasses water safety, basic lifeguard skills, surfers’ code of conduct and surf equipment. Our courses are aimed at producing confident individuals who will learn to have fun, respect and be safe in the ocean.. a life skill for those living near the ocean or those that want to join the surfing lifestyle!

Junior Surfing Classes: On school days, from Monday to Friday, we meet at 16.00 - 17.30 and 17.30 - 18.00. Also classes are held throughout the day on Saturday and Sundays. This block of four sessions costs £30 and includes all equipment and coaching. During school holidays, we run our famous junior surfing academy at Caswell Beach, Swansea from Monday to Friday. We meet at 09.15 and finish 15.30. All equipment is included and the day costs £30: or 5 days £120. (Flexibility! can be booked individually throughout holidays or in a block).


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ShapeCYMRU was established in 2005 by Dr Stephen Bassett, a doctor with 20 years clinical experience, who personally provides a range of cutting-edge cosmetic medical procedures. We have invested in the latest training, technologies and techniques. We are the only UK cosmetic clinic to offer eMatrix, a skin resurfacing treatment for lines and wrinkles, and one of the newest treatments for acne scarring. Dr Bassett has lectured internationally on eMatrix – ShapeCYMRU is the UK’s premiere eMatrix clinic. We have pioneered the use of eMatrix for acne scarring, and found that eMatrix is as effective for this problem, with virtually no down-time. ShapeCYMRU is the first clinic in Wales to offer a liquid facelift with Novabel, a deep volumiser which can be administered without anaesthetic creams or injections, and which produces no down-time. Novabel is a treatment for deep tear-troughs which cause dark, hollow eyes, and for recreating the lost volume over cheekbones which occurs with ageing. Dr Bassett was one of the first four physicians in the UK selected to inject Novabel, by the producers, Merz. Dr Bassett also has expertise in treating smokers’ lines with Belotero, another Merz product which can be administered with no anaesthetic injections. Dr Bassett is a Luminary for Syneron, and was the only UK physician at the Harley Street launch of

Velashape, a state-of-the art body contouring technology. ShapeCYMRU is the first and only Welsh cosmetic clinic to offer Velashape. He has lectured on Velashape at several major international conferences, and established its usefulness in neck-lifts. We hope to be the first European clinic to offer VelaNext this year. We are also developing the combined use of Velashape and Dermaroller for stretch-marks. ShapeCYMRU provides a full range of facial rejuvenation treatments for lines and wrinkles, which include medical peels, medical microdermabrasion and Refirme ST radio-frequency/infra-red skin tightening. Having trained with Dr Jean Carruthers, among others, Dr Bassett is now the medical director of the Aesthetic Training Academy, providing training courses for doctors and dentists in cosmetic medicine. He writes regularly for BodyLanguage and the Consulting Room on law and safety in cosmetic medicine, having qualified as a barrister in 2005. ShapeCYMRU aims to use the best technology to deliver easy, elegant and effective treatments in the relaxing atmosphere of the Lazy Frog Flotation Centre. We work closely with the Lazy Frog to ensure that your experience is relaxing and transforming.

LINES & WRINKLES LIQUID FACELIFT WITH NOVABEL LASER-LIKE SKIN REJUVENATION - UK’s FIRST & ONLY

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Swansea Grand Theatre Tel: 01792 475715 Visit: www.swanseagrand.co.uk Sat 1st May 2.00pm

Wed 26th May 8.00pm

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Jim Davidson

An Audience with The Chuckle Brothers

Outrageous and shockingly funny £18.00 & £20.00

£12.50 Tues 4th - Sat 8th May 7.30pm, Sat 5.00pm & 8.00pm

Dancing Queen

Thurs 27th May 7.30pm

Loose Ends

One Night in Vegas

Written by Frank Vickery starring Frank Vickery and Di Botcher £8.50 - £13.50*

£16.50 - £19.50

£19.50 & £21.50

Live and Unjudged Full on, high energy, dance dynamite £18.50 - £29.50

Button Eye Productions, Paul Lucas Productions and Richard Jordan Productions Ltd present

Fluellen Theatre Company in association with Swansea Grand Theatre presents

Tues 11th May 7.30pm

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PopStar! An X-cellent Musical Amazing celebrity cast! £8.00 - £18.50* The Sir Harry Secombe Trust presents a Youth Musical Theatre Presentation

Billy Elliot Life, laughter, dancing and unforgettable music £7.50 - £11.50*

Joe Longthorne

By Pam Gems starring Sonia Beck as Piaf £9.00 - £14.00*

The Robot/Lion Tour Pitch-perfect pop parody £12.50*

www.NationalConcertOrchestra.co.uk

Wed 23rd Jun 7.30pm

Piaf

Die Roten Punkte

London Festival opera presents

Mon 21st Jun 7.30pm

Passion, drama and humour £12.00 - £18.00*

Brendan Cole

The Hairy Bikers’ Big Night Out

Calling all super troopers and dancing queens £15.50 - £21.50*

A Night at the Opera

Sat 29th May 7.30pm

Mon 10th May 7.30pm

Thurs 20th - Sat 22nd May 7.00pm, Sat Mat 2.00pm

Thurs 17th & Fri 18th Jun Thurs 7.30pm, Fri 5.30pm & 8.30pm

Tues 8th - Sat 12th June 7.30pm, Wed & Sat Mats 2.00pm

Hi-de-Hi!

£17.00 - £20.00

Thurs 24th Jun 7.30pm

16+

The Dream Boys UK Theatre Show £20.00 & £25.00 Tues 29th Jun 7.30pm

16+

The Lady Boys of Bangkok

Hello campers! £8.00 - £16.00*

Fantasy and Feathers £11.00 - £19.00 * Selected Concessions Available

ARTS WING

Wed 16th Jun 7.30pm

Musicals in Motion

Please see page 28 for full listings.

£15.50*

City and County of Swansea • Dinas a Sir Abertawe

What On  

Guide to events in Swansea in May + June 2010

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