Monthly Archives: November 2014

Careers in Museums: Volunteering, Engagement, Participation and Learning Programmes, 19 November …

Enhance Your Employability! Don’t miss the upcoming masterclass

Focused on: Enhancing Employability – Career Development – Applying Education and Skills in the Work Place

‘Careers in Museums: Volunteering, Engagement, Participation and Learning Programmes’

Loveday Williams, Interpretation Officer of the National Waterfront Museum

Venue: ‘Faraday H’ Room, Swansea University

19 November 10 – 11am

The session will be informal and will offer a chance to pick the brains of an  experienced working professional and to ask questions and gain advice.

The session are open to all students and non-students. Places are limited.Reserve your space today:

Contact Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator:

Don’t miss our placement opportunities launching soon:

Please note: The original date and time for this session (August 18th at 2pm) has been changed to the above.

West Glamorgan Archives WW1 event, 10 November …

You are cordially invited to an event at the West Glamorgan Archive Service to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

An Afternoon of Talks, Monday 10 November, 1-4pm

At West Glamorgan Archives, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3SN. Find our location here

The talks:

1pm:     ‘J. M. Staniforth and the Cartooning the First World War Project’ by Rhianydd Biebrach

Cartooning the First World War is an online project which brings together all the wartime newspaper cartoons of Joseph Morewood Staniforth.

2pm:    ‘Saving our Welsh film heritage: two forgotten films from the First World War’ by Iola Baines and John Reed

This talk by staff of the National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales relates to two recently rediscovered films, the Hepworth Cinema Interviews of 1916 and The Life Story of David Lloyd George of 1918.

3pm:    ‘Swansea during the Great War’ by author Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis’s recently-published book Swansea in the Great War looks at how the outbreak of war in 1914 impacted on Swansea. In this talk, Bernard will speak about the research he undertook for the book and his findings.

Come and see our First World War exhibitions, including a display of original items from our Swansea War Library Collection.


Swansea Your Story Exhibitions

Swansea Your Story presents two exhibitions of Swansea photographs this month.

We open at 10 am at the Grand Theatre Arts Wing on Tuesday November 11. Swansea the Best Place is an exhibition of photographs celebrating the Swansea of Dylan Thomas. 1914 – 1953. This exhibition will run till November 28. Open daily,free entry

Then one week later on Tuesday November 17 at Swansea Civic Centre, Swansea a Town and City in Photographs. The exhibition shows photographs from the very earliest day of photography up to the present day 175 years. This exhibition will run with changing images until January 4th.

Both exhibitions are with thanks to the Big Lottery Fund and have been selected from the archive of Swansea your Story by its founder and coordinator Royton Kneath, Dip Local History.

Membership to Friends of Swansea Your Story is free or you can visit our facebook page and contribute photographs memories or just enjoy.

Without your support these events would not be possible.

Civic Poster 1 colour

Poster Dylan Exhibition Colour

Friends of Swansea your Story Membership Application

Royston Kneath Dip LH, Coordinator Swansea Your Story
01792 467688