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WASTE NOT! WANT NOT! | ART PREVIEW

WASTE NOT! WANT NOT! | ART PREVIEW

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Until Mar 5 Recycling is without a doubt an important tool in the fight against humanity’s destruction of the Earth. Waste is not only a reckless use of our planet’s dwindling resources, but it also has a devastating impact on our wildlife, environment, and daily lives. Although some still refuse to […]

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NOWHERE LESS NOW: LINDSAY SEERS | ART PREVIEW

NOWHERE LESS NOW: LINDSAY SEERS | ART PREVIEW

Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea Until 19 March 2017 Inside the atrium of the Glynn Vivian gallery sits a leviathan. Once you go round the corner and approach the great grey mass, it becomes clear that this is not some beast from the depths but merely an upturned ship, albeit with some strange looking tentacles trapped […]

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BEANS ON TOAST | LIVE REVIEW

BEANS ON TOAST | LIVE REVIEW

The Garage, Swansea, Fri 9 Dec   Beans On Toast, real name Jay McAllister, returned to The Garage for his annual Swansea gig. I had barely stepped into the venue when I was greeted by Beans’ side man Bobby Banjo. A precedent to exactly how intimate this gig was going to be. The Garage itself […]

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THE WIZARD, THE GOAT, AND THE MAN WHO WON THE WAR | STAGE PREVIEW

THE WIZARD, THE GOAT, AND THE MAN WHO WON THE WAR | STAGE PREVIEW

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea Thurs 10 Nov Written and directed by David Britton, Richard Elfyn stars in this play about the extraordinary life of the Welsh politician David Lloyd George. With a title that plays on three nicknames given to Lloyd George by the press, The Wizard, The Goat, And The Man Who Won The […]

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MIRA ANDRES – THE BLACK CROWS OF BORTH | ART PREVIEW

MIRA ANDRES –  THE BLACK CROWS OF BORTH | ART PREVIEW

Elysium Gallery, Swansea Fri 21 Oct-Sat 19 Nov The coastal village of Borth, which lies in the shadow of Snowdonia National Park in Ceredigion, had a long and productive maritime history. On one side is the Irish Sea, on another, the marshlands of Cors Fochno. One person who is in touch with that ecosystem and […]

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GLYNN VIVIAN REOPENING – LEONARDO DA VINCI: TEN DRAWING FROM THE ROYAL COLLECTION | ART PREVIEW

GLYNN VIVIAN REOPENING – LEONARDO DA VINCI: TEN DRAWING FROM THE ROYAL COLLECTION  | ART PREVIEW

Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea Sat 15 Oct-Sun 8 Jan 2017 The time has finally arrived for not only the Welsh community, but also for the art community to drop their current commitments and rejoice as the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, nestled in the heart of the Welsh seaside city of Swansea, will be returned to […]

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GENERAL LEVY | CLUBS PREVIEW

GENERAL LEVY | CLUBS PREVIEW

Monkey Bar, Swansea Fri 7 Oct “This could turn Hare Krishna into a badboy.” General Levy should have a special place in the heart of Welsh ravers since his collaboration with M-Beat, Incredible, soundtracked that classic jungle scene from Human Traffic, shot in Cardiff’s now defunct Catapult Records. It’s seemingly Wales’ second city that is […]

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SWANSEA INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL | EVENT PREVIEW

Since its establishment as the Swansea Festival of Music & the Arts back in 1948, this festival has developed a reputation as one of the most distinguished festivals in Wales. Particularly impressive is its track record of commissioning Welsh composers and staging Welsh premieres of some of the 20th century’s greatest music. While early festivals […]

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BRITISH SCIENCE FESTIVAL | UPFRONT

The British Science Festival is Europe’s longest-standing national event which connects people with scientists, engineers, technologists and social scientists, and this year it’s coming to Swansea. Throughout the festival’s programme, scientific discussion is regularly framed by the context of associated social issues. One of the highlights of this year’s festival is sure to be its […]

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RICK EDWARDS | INTERVIEW

Where did the idea for {Science(ish)} come from? Well, I’d always wanted to make use of my science degree at some point. Shame to let four years of university and ten grand of debt go completely to waste. And both Michael (Brooks – my co-host, and brains of the operation) and I were doing guest […]

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