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How Jazz Came To Wales

 

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Links to further resources

link to website. http://www.smu.ac.uk/jazzheritage/index.php/home

Fisk Jubilee Singers  http://www.smu.ac.uk/jazzheritage/index.php/history/1899

Alan Plater  – Devil’s Music  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00fl777

http://www.smu.ac.uk/jazzheritage/index.php/in-print/56-wales-and-negro-minstrelsy

Some of Swansea’s bands and Orchestras, 1918-1926;  http://www.smu.ac.uk/jazzheritage/index.php/music/57-some-of-swanseas-jazz-bands-a-orchestras-1918-1926

http://www.smu.ac.uk/jazzheritage/images/stories/documents/JazzArchiveCollection.pdf

Academic papers and Presentations; http://www.smu.ac.uk/jazzheritage/index.php/in-print/36-in-print

The Collection Painting

28/05/2016 – All Day
Swansea Museum
Victoria Road, The Maritime Quarter
Swansea
Source: Swansea Museum Events

Make art from history!

22/05/2016 – All Day
Swansea Museum
Victoria Road, The Maritime Quarter
Swansea
Source: Swansea Museum Events

Michael Portillo meets John Dillwyn Llewellyn

GBRJ63dPassionate about trains, Michael Portillo has been taking to the railway tracks of Britain for the sixth series of Great British Railway Journeys, recently released on DVD.

Armed with his copy George Bradshaw’s famous railway handbook, he retraces four journeys that were first documented in the Victorian monthly guide, witnessing what’s changed and discovering how our love of the railways began.

His travels bring him to Swansea where he explores the life and passion of John Dillwyn Llewellyn, a prominent figure in Victorian society and co-founder of the Royal Institution of South Wales. John Dillwyn Llewellyn was a pioneer of technology, science and photography.

During his visit to Swansea, Portillo looks through Dillwyn Llewellyn’s photograph albums at Swansea Museum before setting off to Penllergare Valley Woods, where he recreated one Dillwyn Llewellyn’s shots of the waterfall.

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Besides discovering Dillwyn Llewellyn’s pioneering photography, during Series 6 Portillo also tries his hand at curling, visits the birthplace of golf, gives an old engine a fresh start in Derby, explores London’s Highgate Cemetery, takes a trip to Lindisfarne, learns of the miners who fuelled the Industrial Revolution, explores the treasures of the Bodleian Library… and much more!

Competition

The sixth series of Great British Railway Journeys is available now on DVD and we’ve got three sets to give away.

To be in with a chance of winning one of the DVD sets simply answer the question:

What visual art form did John Dillwyn Llewellyn pioneer?

Please enter your answer along with your contact details in the form below.

Competition terms and conditions
1. Competition is open to UK residents only, excluding employees of Swansea Museum.
2. To enter: complete the online entry form on www.swanseamuseum.co.uk including your answer and contact details.
3. Closing date for entries is 12.00 noon Monday 13th June 2016.
4. Winners will be selected at random. Winners will be notified by Friday 16th June 2016 via phone or email.
5. The promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
6. There are three prizes, and a winner will be selected for each prize of one DVD set of Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys Series 6.
7. The prize is not transferable and there is no cash alternative to the stated prize.
8. By entering the promotion you agree to receive communication regarding this promotion only. No further communication will be made with you once the promotion has closed unless otherwise requested.
9. No purchase necessary. To enter offline with the same chance of winning, send a stamped postcard with correct answer to the question, your name, address, phone number and email address to Portillo’s Railway Journeys Competition, Marketing Services, Cultural Services, City and County of Swansea, Room 153, Guildhall, Swansea, SA1 4PE to arrive no later than 12.00 noon on Monday 13th June 2016.
10. For a list of winners, please send a SAE to: Portillo’s Railway Journeys Competition, Marketing Services, Cultural Services, City and County of Swansea, Room 153, Guildhall, Swansea, SA1 4PE after Friday 17th June 2016.
11. The promoter reserves the right to terminate, amend or extend this promotion in wholly exceptional circumstances outside its control.
12. The promoter acknowledges that this promotion isn’t sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook and Twitter in any way.
13. The promoter is City and County of Swansea, Cultural Services, City and County of Swansea, Room 153, Guildhall, Swansea, SA1 4PE.

Make a ‘Star Wars’ Art Sculpture

01/05/2016 – All Day
Swansea Museum
Victoria Road, The Maritime Quarter
Swansea
Source: Swansea Museum Events

Free Art Workshop: Stained Glass Huda Awad

10/04/2016 – All Day
Swansea Museum
Victoria Road, The Maritime Quarter
Swansea
Source: Swansea Museum Events

Prehistoric Sculpture Workshop – for Adults

02/04/2016 – All Day
Swansea Museum
Victoria Road, The Maritime Quarter
Swansea
Source: Swansea Museum Events

Free Easter Activities at Swansea Museum!

Prehistoric Sculpture Workshop for Adults: Saturday 2 April, 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm

Study Palaeolithic and Neolithic art with Michelle Dawson. You will be introduced to some pre-historic artefacts, decorative techniques and the ancient use of red ochre pigment. Then respond by creating your own sculpture. You can experiment using air drying clay or try carving into thermalite blocks.

 

The Red Baron: Sunday 3 April, 1.30pm

Join our special screening of the classic film plotting the remarkable tale of the infamous German fighter pilot, Manfred von Richtofen, who served with the Imperial German Army Air Service during the First World War.

 

Family Egyptology Day: Saturday 9 April

Explore the world of ancient Egypt through our special Egyptology Day, featuring workshops on calligraphy, hieroglyphics, amulets and shabtis. Something for everyone!

 

Stained Glass Art Workshop: Sunday 10th April, 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 4pm

Free art workshop with a local stained glass artist Huda Awad – suitable for beginners.

 

South Wales Scribes Exhibition

20/02/2016 – 23/04/2016 – 12:00 am
Swansea Museum
Victoria Road, The Maritime Quarter
Swansea
Source: Swansea Museum Events