Events

Talks, workshops, guided tours, film showings and more you’ll find plenty of events to keep you inspired at Swansea Museum.

Workshops: All workshops are FREE unless othewise stated children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Workshops run between 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm and are drop in unless otherwise stated.

For further details please contact the museum.

8th September – John Tucker and Gerald Gabb – Talk

 

8th September –

Adventures in the book trade / Anturiaethau yn y fasnach lyfrau

Jeff Towns

A rambling account of approaching fifty years of buying and selling used books in and around Swansea and beyond.  

Atgofion amrywiol am bron i hanner cant o flynyddoedd o brynu a gwerthu llyfrau ail-law yn Abertawe a thu hwnt.

Thursday 8 September / Iau 8 Medi 2016  7:30pm

In Swansea Museum / Yn Amgueddfa Abertawe

 10th and 11th September – British Science Festival Workshop

 

From Sunday 18th September

 

Sunday 18th September: ‘Songs from the Collection’ – Showcasing records from Jazz Heritage Wales –

A rare opportunity to hear Sue Essex, former AM, and Professor Jen Wilson in conversation, playing women Jazz greats, such as Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Ottilie Patterson, Kathy Stobart and Cleo Laine.

Sunday 25th September: ‘Slave Songs and Spirituals’ – Songs from the Fisk Jubilee Singers Song Book sung by Yr Aderyn Du, The Blackbirds of Brynmill.

Listen to the songs of this Choir of former slaves which came to Swansea a century ago, and hear about the origins of Jazz.

All events will be at 2.00 pm in Swansea Museum.

These special events boost the ‘How Jazz Came to Wales’ Exhibition, new from Jazz Heritage Wales, and on in Swansea Museum till the 2nd October. Discover the rich cultural diversity and heritage of Jazz in Wales..the history of how jazz came to our music halls, theatres chapels..the pioneers..the politics..the social history. HOW and WHY did Swansea abolitionists run safe houses for fleeing slaves on the banks of the Ohio. WHEN did freed slaves sing here?

12th October – Swansea Festival – Concert at Collections Centre

22nd  October – Book Fair

26th October – Workshop Origami Pigeon

28th October – Museums at Night

29th October – Treasures of Swansea Bay Workshop

December 4th and 5th – Christmas Craft fair.