May Events

What's On This MayThis May capture the colour of Clyne in Bloom and enjoy award winning gardens, love literature at the Dylan Thomas Centre and meet some jungle favourites at Plantasia’s Animal Antics.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Artist in Residence: Zanne Andrea
May – June
Glynn Vivian offsite at YMCA
The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery ‘Artist in Residence’ programme is an opportunity for the community to interact, exchange and engage with an artist and to offer artists an opportunity for reflection, research and collaboration. FREE
Telephone 01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Daytripper DAYTRIPPER. Invitation to fall with Amy Sharrocks
Thursday 1 May, 7pm
Swansea Museum
In the run up to their collaboration for Museums at Night 2014, artist Any Sharrocks will be appearing at Swansea Museum to discuss DAYTRIPPER. Invitation to fall. Come along to hear the artist discuss her work and receive your invitations to fall. FREE
Telephone 01792 653763 | www.swanseamuseum.co.uk

Clyne Gardens Clyne In Bloom
Thursday 1 – Saturday 31 May
Clyne Gardens
Capture the colour of Clyne in Bloom.
 www.breatheswansea.com

Swansea Grand Theatre Sing-a-long Dirty Dancing
Thursday 1 May, 7.30pm
Grand Theatre
This fully interactive screening of the classic film means you too can have ‘The Time of your Life’.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

BBC National Orchestra of Wales BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Spring Serenade
Friday 2 May, 7.30pm
Grand Theatre
Andrew Kennedy and Tim Thorpe (Principal Horn of BBC National Orchestra of Wales) are on hand to serenade audiences with Britten’s magical evocation of twilight and nightfall.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Adult Class: Sashiko Stitchers with artist Julie Lewis
Saturday 3 May, 11am – 4pm
Glynn Vivian offsite at YMCA
Come and learn the basic skills of Sashiko, create motif samples and stitch a traditional pattern, using traditional materials and equipment. FREE
Telephone 01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Oystermouth Castle Arts and Crafts
Saturday 3 May, 11.30am – 4.30pm
Oystermouth Castle
Telephone 01792 361302 | www.oystermouthcastle.com

Oystermouth Castle Traditional Skills Day
Monday 5 May, 11am – 4pm
Oystermouth Castle
Dragonfly wood creations and Cwmtawel willow weaving.
Telephone 01792 361302 | www.oystermouthcastle.com

plant sales thumbnail Introduction to Composting
Wednesday 7 May, 10am – 1.30pm
Singleton Botanical Gardens
Everything you need to know about compost. Learn about the importance and reasons for composting, the principles of home composting and explore practical composting techniques.
www.growingthefuture.co.uk

Swansea Grand Theatre The Searchers in concert
Thursday 8 May, 7.30pm
Grand Theatre
The Searchers special ‘solo’ concert is a highly entertaining show and has been enthusiastically and warmly received throughout the world. Combined with anecdotes and reminiscences, this fully self-contained concert includes all their famous hits, plus many album recordings, B-sides and a selection of other collector and well known favourites.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Ben Norris Ben Norris
Thursday 8 May, 8pm
Arts Wing, Grand Theatre
After a fantastic time supporting Ed Byrne on his national tour Ben Norris is hitting the road on his own. Ben’s TV credits include, Mock The Week (BBC2), They Think It’s All Over (BBC1), and Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2).
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

A Grand Night For Singing A Grand Night for Singing
Friday 9 May, 7.15pm
Arts Wing, Grand Theatre
Following a successful debut concert in London, Michael Riseley and former member of Only Men Aloud, Peter James Horton, return home to Wales to perform a uniquely eclectic mix of popular songs, swing classics, traditional Welsh melodies and musical theatre favourites.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Jon Richardson Jon Richardson: Nidiot
Friday 9 May, 7.30pm
Grand Theatre
Jon Richardson is checking his tyre pressures, hoovering his floor mats and putting an emergency packed lunch in the boot of his car, ready to hit the road again with a brand new tour ‘Nidiot’. The perennial singleton and misanthrope is determined to become a more easygoing person for the sake of his friends and his future health.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Chuckle Brothers The Chuckle Brothers in a 2014 Space Oddity
Saturday 10 May, 2pm
Grand Theatre
An Out Of This World adventure with the Chuckle Brothers.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Dylan Thomas Centre Under Milk Wood Day – Fluellen Theatre Co. present: After the One Spring Day
Saturday 10 May, 1pm
Dylan Thomas Centre
Did Mr. Pugh ever poison his wife? Did Organ Morgan have a hand in one of the biggest hits of the 1960s? These and other questions are answered in a series of sketches specially written by playwrights including Ken Blakemore, Glynis Judge and Mike Witchell, as they ponder what might have happened to some of the residents of Llareggub after that One Spring Day.
Telephone 01792 463980 | www.dylanthomas.com

Dylan Thomas Centre Film Showing: “Under the Cranes”
Saturday 10 May, 7.30pm
Dylan Thomas Centre
Join us for our annual celebration of Dylan Thomas’ ‘play for voices’, which this year will include a special showing of the film Under the Cranes.
Telephone 01792 463980 | www.dylanthomas.com

Dreamboats and Petticoats Dreamboats and Petticoats
Monday 12 – Saturday 17 May, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Grand Theatre
Inspired by the 6 smash hit multi-million selling albums of the same name, the West End sell out sensation Dreamboats and Petticoats features some of the greatest hit songs of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Archives Introduction to the Archives
Monday 12 May, 2pm
West Glamorgan Archive Service, Civic Centre
Learn how to use the archives with this free workshop. Booking is essential. FREE
Telephone 01792 636589 | westglam.archives@swansea.gov.uk

plant sales thumbnail Herbs for beginners
Tuesday 13 May, 10am – 1.30pm
Singleton Botanical Gardens
Learn how to grow fresh herbs. Plan your herb growing area and learn about some easy ways to grow herbs from scratch from both seeds or cuttings and take away useful tips on their culinary and other uses.
www.growingthefuture.co.uk

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Artist in Residence Open Studio
Tuesday 13 May, 4pm – 5pm
Glynn Vivian offsite at YMCA
Meet our Artist in Residence in her studio. FREE
Telephone 01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Artist in Residence Workshop
Tuesday 13 May, 5pm – 7pm
Glynn Vivian offsite at YMCA
Tutorials aimed at students and graduates. FREE
Telephone 01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Young Art Force
Tuesday 13 May, 10am – 1pm
Glynn Vivian offsite at YMCA
Are you aged 14 – 24 and currently not in employment, education or training? Want to have a voice and show your creativity? Join our Young Art Force and work on creative projects to gain Arts Award accreditation. FREE
Telephone 01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Black Kettle Collective
Tuesday 13 May, 5pm – 7pm
Glynn Vivian offsite at YMCA
Working with the Gallery’s Learning team, Black Kettle Collective engages with and responds to the Gallery’s programme of exhibitions, collections and activities, producing their own events for young audiences in Swansea. Open to anyone aged 14 – 24. FREE
Telephone 01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Swansea Grand Theatre Caitlin
Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 May, 1pm and 7.45pm
Arts Wing, Grand Theatre
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Dylan Thomas Centre On the Edge: The War is Dead Long Live the War
Wednesday 14 May, 7.30pm
Dylan Thomas Centre
To mark the centenary of the First World War – a revisit to the Blackwood poet’s 2004 play. Wilfred Owen meets a Young Gulf War soldier. From the team, Patrick Jones and Michael Kelligan, that produced Dandelion.
Telephone 01792 463980 | www.dylanthomas.com

Daytripper DAYTRIPPER | I want to fall
Saturday 17 May
Swansea Museum
Swansea Museum and Amy Sharrocks invite you to fall into the waters of Swansea, immerse yourself in the sea and share a group fall. FREE
Telephone 01792 653763 | www.swanseamuseum.co.uk

Swansea Grand Theatre Swansea Grand Theatre – Behind the Scenes Tours
Saturday 17 May, 10am
Grand Theatre
Take a Swansea Grand Theatre Tour and get an insight into the theatre’s history, shows and some of the stars who have performed on the legendary ‘Grand’ stage.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Saturday Family Workshops
Saturday 17 May, 10am – 1pm
Glynn Vivian offsite at YMCA
Contribute to a computer game based on Richard Glynn Vivian’s travels and collecting. Learn about the history of computer games and explore what goes into making one. In this project, participants will be designing and creating all the artwork that will be used to make a retro style game, including character design and animations, backgrounds, objects, sound effects and music, using a variety of materials and techniques. FREE
Telephone 01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Dylan Thomas Centre Return Journey Promenade Performance
Saturday 17 May, 10.30am
National Waterfront Museum to Cwmdonkin Park
A promenade production, in association with the Dylan Thomas Centre, through the streets of Swansea starting at the National Waterfront Museum and ending in Cwmdonkin Park. Relive the author’s journey through blitzed Swansea surrounded by the sights and sounds of the city.
Telephone 01792 463980 | www.dylanthomas.com

Dylan Thomas Centre Guided Tour – Dylan’s Swansea
Sunday 18 May, 10.30am
Dylan Thomas Centre
Fluellen Theatre Co.’s lively and entertaining performance-based guided tour of Dylan’s central Swansea starts from the Dylan Thomas Centre and includes Dylan Thomas Square, The Three Lamps, the site of the Kardomah, Castle Square and ends in the No Sign Wine Bar.
Telephone 01792 463980 | www.dylanthomas.com

Waterfront Museum logo Dylan Thomas in New York: Lecture and Book Launch
Sunday 18 May, 6pm
National Waterfront Museum
Join Swansea poet Peter Thabit Jones for an evening to celebrate Thomas’s time in New York and to launch his new book Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village, written with Thomas’s daughter Aeronwy Thomas. Following the lecture there’s an opportunity to buy a signed copy of the book.
Telephone 029 2057 3600

Swansea Grand Theatre Frank Vickery’s Family Planning
Tuesday 20 – Saturday 24 May, 2pm and 7.30pm
Grand Theatre
It’s the one play of Frank Vickery’s stable of 30 odd that guarantees you side-splitting laughter from the curtain right up to the final bow…
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Teenager running Children’s Fun Run
Tuesday 20 May, 6pm
Swansea Prom
Children’s fun runs, entry just £1.50! Everyone gets a goody bag including a free water pass to the LC.

Dylan Thomas Centre Rough Diamonds
Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 May, 7.30pm
Dylan Thomas Centre
Telephone 01792 463980 | www.dylanthomas.com

Dylan Thomas Centre Writers Day
Thursday 22 May, 9.30am
Dylan Thomas Centre
Telephone 01792 463980 | www.dylanthomas.com

Swansea Grand Theatre Ben Hart: The Outsider
Thursday 22 May, 7.45pm
Arts Wing, Grand Theatre
Having spent his life using magic to solve impossible problems, award-winning magician Ben Hart turns his attention to himself. Be amazed by his magic, impressed by his skill and moved by how the owner of such a brilliant mind can still be so in need of a cup of tea and a cuddle…
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Oystermouth Castle Marvellous Mumbles
Friday 23 – Monday 26 May
Oystermouth Castle
Telephone 01792 361302 | www.oystermouthcastle.co.uk

Swansea Grand Theatre Swansea Grand Theatre – Behind the Scenes Tours
Saturday 24 May, 10am
Grand Theatre
Take a Swansea Grand Theatre Tour and get an insight into the theatre’s history, shows and some of the stars who have performed on the legendary ‘Grand’ stage.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Saturday Family Workshops
Saturday 24 May, 10am – 1pm
Glynn Vivian offsite at YMCA
Contribute to a computer game based on Richard Glynn Vivian’s travels and collecting. Learn about the history of computer games and explore what goes into making one. In this project, participants will be designing and creating all the artwork that will be used to make a retro style game, including character design and animations, backgrounds, objects, sound effects and music, using a variety of materials and techniques. FREE
Telephone 01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Walking Llanelli Ramblers Festival of Walks
Saturday 24 – Monday 26 May
Various routes
2014 will see the 19th annual Festival of Walks, themed on Dylan Thomas’ Wales, the places that he lived, worked and played in such as Swansea, New Quay, Laugharne, Tenby and Llangain. Walks range from easy, suitable for all the family, to the more challenging. Distances are from 3 – 12 miles.
Telephone 01554 741306 / 01554 773597

Rhossili Beach, Gower Extraordinary Little Cough
Monday 26 May, 4pm
National Trust Visitor Centre, Rhossili
Swansea’s Lighthouse Theatre bring their unique story-telling style to the National Trust by recreating the experience of Dylan on a walk along the cliffs to the Coastguard Lookout.
Telephone 01792 390636

Rhossili Beach, Gower Reminiscences of Childhood
Monday 26 May, 7.30pm
Rhossili Village Hall
Lighthouse Theatre presents Adrian Metcalfe in an hour-long, solo performance during which he draws on his own childhood in Swansea, entwining it with material from ‘The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog’, ‘Quite Early One Morning’, ‘The Collected Poems’ and ‘Return Journey’ creating a delightful, haunting exploration of Dylan Thomas’ work.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Black Kettle Collective
Tuesday 27 May, 5pm – 7pm
Glynn Vivian offsite at YMCA
Working with the Gallery’s Learning team, Black Kettle Collective engages with and responds to the Gallery’s programme of exhibitions, collections and activities, producing their own events for young audiences in Swansea. Open to anyone aged 14 – 24. FREE
Telephone 01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Young Art Force
Tuesday 27 May, 10am – 1pm
Glynn Vivian offsite at YMCA
Are you aged 14 – 24 and currently not in employment, education or training? Want to have a voice and show your creativity? Join our Young Art Force and work on creative projects to gain Arts Award accreditation. FREE
Telephone 01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Swansea Grand Theatre Pop Factor
Tuesday 27 May, 6pm
Grand Theatre
This electric show pays tribute to all your favourite songs and stars from the charts, placing you in the heart of your very own pop concert!
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Exploring Opera with Swansea City Opera
Tuesday 27 May, 11am – 4pm
Glynn Vivian offsite at YMCA
Join Swansea City Opera for an ‘introduction to opera’ and a day of vocal and performance workshops. There is also the opportunity to see the 2014 ‘Marriage of Figaro’ tour at the Taliesin Theatre at a concessionary rate. FREE
Telephone 01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Oystermouth Castle Arts and Crafts
Tuesday 27 May, 11.30am – 4.30pm
Oystermouth Castle
Telephone 01792 361302 | www.oystermouthcastle.com

Plantasia Animal Antics: Scales and Tales
Tuesday 27, Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 May, 10.30am, 12pm, 2pm and 3.15pm
Plantasia
Telephone 01792 474555 | www.plantasia.org

Dylan Thomas Centre Science Cafe
Wednesday 28 May, 7.30pm
Dylan Thomas Centre
Each month a leading expert in their field give a brief introductory talk followed by a friendly informal chat. You can sit back, relax with a drink in your hand and listen, or get involved in the discussion and debate. FREE
Telephone 01792 463980 | www.dylanthomas.com

Swansea Grand Theatre Comedy Club
Wednesday 28 May, 8pm
Arts Wing, Grand Theatre
Swansea Grand Theatre hosts a regular Comedy Club, featuring some of the best acts on the circuit.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Swansea Grand Theatre Golden Years Tea Dance
Thursday 29 May, 1.30pm
Arts Wing, Grand Theatre
Enjoy social dancing? Then trip the light fantastic and join us for a special afternoon of social sequence and ballroom dancing.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Oystermouth Castle Arts and Crafts
Thursday 29 May, 11.30am – 4.30pm
Oystermouth Castle
Telephone 01792 361302 | www.oystermouthcastle.com

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery Artist Talks: Andreas Rüthi
Thursday 29 May, 5.30pm
Glynn Vivian offsite at YMCA
Swiss painter Andreas Rüthi will talk about his work and the European tradition of still life painting, in relation to modernism and more recent critical writing on still life. FREE
Telephone 01792 516900 | www.glynnviviangallery.org

Swansea Grand Theatre An afternoon with Kev Johns and guests
Friday 30 May, 2pm
Arts Wing, Grand Theatre
Join Kev, his guests and his alter ego, the hilarious Gladys Heavens, for another great afternoon of music, song and sheer fun! Kev will once more be joined by some of the region’s outstanding young musical theatre performers; the stars of tomorrow!
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

BBC National Orchestra of Wales BBC National Orchestra: Mahler’s Fourth Symphony
Friday 30 May, 7.30pm
Grand Theatre
Described as “a work for children and those who will become children”, Mahler’s song-like Fourth Symphony culminates in a representation of a child’s view of Heaven for soprano, sung here by Ailish Tynan.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Dylan Thomas Centre Return Journey Promenade Performance
Saturday 31 May, 10.30am
National Waterfront Museum to Cwmdonkin Park
A promenade production, in association with the Dylan Thomas Centre, through the streets of Swansea starting at the National Waterfront Museum and ending in Cwmdonkin Park. Relive the author’s journey through blitzed Swansea surrounded by the sights and sounds of the city.
Telephone 01792 463980 | www.dylanthomas.com

Swansea Grand Theatre Jackson live in concert
Saturday 31 May, 7.30pm
Grand Theatre
Jackson Live in Concert sees long-time fan and hugely talented Ben recreate the Michael Jackson experience with his stunning rendition of all his favourite songs.
Telephone 01792 475715 | www.swanseagrand.co.uk

Do you need assistance when attending leisure or cultural venues and events? If you receive a disability related benefit, you may be able to apply for a Plus One card. This offers free or discounted access for the carer, friend or personal assistant attending with you. For information about where and how to apply, visit www.swansea.gov.uk/plusone

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