Monthly Archives: March 2016

Art @ the Hafod (and White Rock) on Flickr …

A fantastic series of photo albums and galleries have been made available online that showcase highlights from the ‘Being Human Festival’ that took place in the summer of 2015.

The series of events that led by Swansea University had a theme of ‘Heritage, Health and Wellbeing’ and involved an exploration of wellbeing and heritage through public-facing activities (debate, poetry, dramatic performance, art and enterprise) supported by the Connected Communities project at a variety of venues including the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks, Clyne Farm Centre, the National Waterfront Museum and the University’s Singleton campus.

The photo albums include the ‘Art @ the Hafod’ event at the Hafod-Morfa and White Rock Copperworks here:

and Windsongs of the Blessed Bay that took place at Clyne Farm here:

For more information on the festival click here:

and for a follow-up interview on the Swansea University events please click here:

Swansea Canal Artist-in-Residence, YMCA 23 March …

The Swansea Canal Artist-in-Residence, Cheon Pyo Lee, will be giving a presentation on the third floor of the YMCA, 1 Kingsway, Swansea SA1 5JQ on THURSDAY, MARCH 24TH, at 5.30 pm. He will give an illustrated talk about his plans for several projects inspired by his six month stay with us.

Cheon was born in Korea, grew up in Paraguay and is now based in New York. His stay in Swansea has been sponsored by the Arts Council of Wales, Glandwr Cymru and ADDO.

Please do your best to support this internationally acclaimed artist.
Martin Davies, Secretary, The Swansea Canal Society | Cymdeithas Camlas Abertawe

Save Swansea Museum petition …

Swansea Museum is under threat, it’s budget to be cut by at least 50% next year. It is a wonderfully rich treasury of our heritage, as well as being a very active force in education, culture and tourism.

Swansea is Wales’s second city. Its fine 175 year old museum cannot be allowed to perish.

A petition has been set up on the 38 Degrees site:….

Shaping the Nation – Maps – Aberystwyth 27 May …

Shaping the Nation – The National Library of Wales, 27.05.16, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

A day symposium to explore the role of maps in creating nations and national identity. Speakers representing Queen’s University Belfast, The Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, National Library of Wales and Scotland, Aberystwyth University. An event held in conjunction with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.


Island Farm and the Great German POW Escape, talk at NWM 17 March

Island Farm and the Great German POW Escape

National Waterfront Museum, Thursday 17 March at 2pm. Admission free.

The story of the biggest escape of German prisoners from a British prison camp, Island Farm in Bridgend, during the Second World War: a story of incompetence which makes Dad’s Army seem to be an effective and efficient fighting force.

With Historian Mike Clubb and in partnership with Swansea U3A.