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

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

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

Swansea and the Great War

01/01/2016 – 01/01/2017 – 12:00 am
Swansea Museum
Victoria Road, The Maritime Quarter
Swansea
Source: Swansea Museum Events

Saving Treasures, Telling Stories – The Lost Treasures of Swansea Bay

On Saturday, Glamorgan Young Archaeologist Club (YAC)  let us take over their monthly session to discover some of the fantastic artefacts that have been found over the years on Swansea Bay.

With help from staff from Swansea Museum, National Museum Wales, the Portable Antiquities Scheme, Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust and local detectorists we saw stone age axes, bronze age chisels, roman chariot fixings and medieval pilgrim badges to name but a few!

The young people got the chance to ask lots of questions, both to the archaeologists and to the finders about the objects and they got to handle and explore the finds too!

They plotted the finds on maps and recorded some of them in the style of a Portable Antiquities record.

YAC members are now going to put their minds to how best we can tell the stories of these objects in new displays for our Archaeology gallery in 2016.

 

‘Saving Treasures, Telling Stories – The Lost Treasures of Swansea Bay’ is a HLF funded project co-ordinated by National Museum Wales, the Portable Antiquities Scheme and The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales. It will help Swansea Museum to acquire and safeguard items of portable heritage with special significance to Swansea Bay for the people of Swansea. It will also enable the museum to work with local communities to engage with and explore these treasures and to find out more about their Swansea Bay!

 

Keep up with the latest news on the project via #losttreasuresswanseabay on Twitter and keep checking this blog.

A European Traveller to Wales

Dr Jörg Bernig at Swansea Museum

7pm on 24th November 2016

The Euro Visions of Wales exhibition at Swansea Museum welcomes award-winning German writer Jorg Bernig

Jörg Bernig, award-winning German poet and novelist, will discuss how he has transformed his experiences travelling and living in Wales over some 25 years into poems, novels and short stories. His 2007 novel Neither High nor Low Tide (Weder Ebbe noch Flut) is partly set in Swansea, where he worked in the early 1990s and which he counts as the place which inspired him to begin writing. Jörg grew up in the former German Democratic Republic where he worked as a miner, farmhand, and conscripted soldier. After the collapse of the communist East German state, he taught in Wales and Scotland, studied for a number of university degrees in Germany, and published poetry, fiction, and history. Jörg Bernig now lives with his wife and two daughters near Dresden. In 2013 he was elected to the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.

 

ALL WELCOME. The reading and discussion will be in English with brief German interludes.
In collaboration with Think German Wales and co-sponsored by the German Embassy and the AHRC.