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THE COMEDY OF ERRORS | STAGE PREVIEW

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS | STAGE PREVIEW

Oystermouth Castle, Swansea Wed 26 July One of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies comes to Oystermouth Castle this July. Presented by Illyria, a group of five actors who uniquely perform Shakespeare’s plays completely uncut, the play depicts two sets of identical twins, separated at birth. While the group adhere to Shakespeare’s text, they bravely update the setting […]

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I MIGHT WANT TO SMILE | ART PREVIEW

I MIGHT WANT TO SMILE | ART PREVIEW

Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea Until Fri 22 Dec When you imagine Dylan Thomas’ later life, it’s hard to see the humour and laughter of the young boy who attended Swansea Grammar School. This collection has been curated to show the humour of his work and make everyone laugh. It brings together pieces from the National […]

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SWANSEA VEGAN FESTIVAL | FOOD FEATURE

SWANSEA VEGAN FESTIVAL | FOOD FEATURE

Growing upon previous years, the Swansea Vegan Festival offers the chance to try out and learn about various elements of vegan living. In keeping with the principles of its founders, the event promises to inform and inspire the public about veganism, as well as offering plenty of vegan food. A full-on celebration of veganism, the […]

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JOSEF HERMAN (1911-2000): CONFLICT AND SANCTUARY | ART PREVIEW

JOSEF HERMAN (1911-2000): CONFLICT AND SANCTUARY | ART PREVIEW

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea Mon 8 May-Mon 28 Aug Throughout time, people have been fleeing conflict and war, and Wales has been a welcoming beacon. The realist painter Josef Herman was born into a poor Jewish family and with his father being a cobbler, the theme of manual labour always resonated with him. Leaving […]

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TROUBLEMAKERS FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

TROUBLEMAKERS FESTIVAL | PREVIEW

Various locations, High Street, Swansea Thurs 13-Sun 16 July The good folks behind Volcano have been tireless in their efforts to jazz Swansea up with forward-thinking theatre, provocative live action and informative talks and workshops. The Troublemakers Festival is perhaps their most ambitious gambit yet: located on Swansea’s High Street (as is their building, a […]

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SNEIJDER | CLUBS PREVIEW

SNEIJDER | CLUBS PREVIEW

Delusion @ Sin City, Swansea Sat 8 July Trance still does pretty brisk trade in Swansea, nearly 20 years after its commercial high water mark. Delusion’s last promotion, over the May bank holiday, took global trance favourite Ben Nicky into the city’s Scene club for two consecutive sold-out nights. Turned out that that was the […]

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AMELIE LENS | CLUBS PREVIEW

AMELIE LENS | CLUBS PREVIEW

Strictly Techno @ The Garage, Swansea Sat 1 July “Going out tonight Steve?” “Yeah, thinking about it.” “Oh right, where to?” “Night called Strictly Techno, at the Garage.” “Sounds good pal, what do they play?” “Errrrr.” Well, at least they cleared up any ambiguity as to what’s on offer – techno, and plenty of it. […]

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OUT OF ORDER | STAGE PREVIEW

OUT OF ORDER | STAGE PREVIEW

Swansea Grand Theatre Mon 3 – Sat 8 July If you’re looking for the perfect post-election antidote then Out of Order needs to be at the top of your theatre list this month. Ray Cooney’s 1990s farce is proof that jokes at the expense of elected officials never get old. Just as Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey’s antics […]

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JAMAICAN JILLS | FOOD REVIEW

JAMAICAN JILLS | FOOD REVIEW

City Gates, Wind Street, Swansea. 01792 476222 / www.jamaicanjills.com Food **** Atmosphere *** We get a warm Caribbean welcome stepping off Wind Street into the vibrant colours of Jamaican Jills. There’s yellow, green and orange everywhere, Bob Marley quotes on the walls, reggae through the speakers and I Am Bolt on constant loop on the many […]

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DORIAN SPENCER DAVIES | ART PREVIEW

DORIAN SPENCER DAVIES | ART PREVIEW

Ceri Richards Gallery, Swansea Until Sat 20 May The Ceri Richards Gallery in the Taliesin Arts Centre will be hosting an exhibition by Dorian Spencer Davies. Dorian is a Carmarthenshire born artist and studied Art at Dyfed College of Art from 1979-1983. His work has consisted of a mixture of illustration, graphics and paintings which […]

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