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.

Griffith John/China Season Talks
Saturday 29th April 2017
10.30am – 12.15pm

SPEAKERS
Ena Niedergang
Jenny Childs

‘Revolution! The Impact on Griffith John’s Missionaries’
In 1911, Bernard and Kate Upward were working in Hankou, Central China,
for the respected Swansea missionary, Griffith John, when they and their
colleagues were overtaken by the outbreak of the Xinhai Revolution. Obliged
by the authorities to move back into the British Concession area of the city,
they were (literally) caught in the crossfire between the opposing armies. This
talk looks at Bernard Upward’s detailed diary of the missionaries’ experiences
during the uprising – particularly the surgical and medical treatment they
provided to combatants and civilians alike and the vital, if unpleasant service
of burying the dead. His writings, together with the photographs he took,
provide a vivid first-hand account of events, from someone whose position
brought him into close contact with the authorities, soldiers, merchants and
the ordinary people of the region.
Jenny Childs
(10.30 – 11.15am)

 

‘WALES-CHINA –  250 YEARS OF HISTORY’
The historical links between Wales and China extends to over 250 years. The
history between these two ancient nations and cultures is both varied and, in
many cases, has proved to be significant to the evolution of the two ‘Dragon
Nations’. Such a contribution towards this history included that made by
missionaries, the military, coalminers, governors, opium traders and a
clockmaker and on and on. The links with China are amazing! In terms of
setting out this history it was important to record people, events, plaques,
memorials and gravestones, items in museums, art galleries, libraries, and
stately homes etc. It was also important to record the history of Wales-China
in literature, poetry, diaries, and newspapers. What about the houses whose
owners had links with China or houses with ‘Chinoiserie’? The names of
shops also proved intriguing as they sold Chinese items. Indeed, there is an
urgency to save this rich history between Wales and China – it was vital to
bring all this knowledge together before it became lost or forgotten. This
presentation highlights the historical links between two ancient nations and
cultures.
Ena Niedergang
(11.30 – 12.15pm)

 

 

Saturday 6 May 2017, 11am – 4pm

Wales on Wheels

Swansea Museum

01792 653763 swanseamuseum.co.uk

 

Saturday 6 May 2017

Swansea Festival of Stitch Workshop

Swansea Museum

Tickets: £25

07715 711798, robi.thomas@btinternet.com

 

Saturday 13 May 2017

Young Archaeologists Club

Swansea Museum

01792 653763 swanseamuseum.co.uk

 

Saturday 10 June 2017

Young Archaeologists Club

Swansea Museum

01792 653763 swanseamuseum.co.uk

 

Sunday 11 June 2017, 11am – 5pm

Swansea Museum Motorcycle Show

Swansea Museum

01792 653763 swanseamuseum.co.uk

 

Saturday 17 June 2017

Swansea Festival of Stitch Workshop

Swansea Museum

Tickets: £25

07715 711798, robi.thomas@btinternet.com