Snippets September 2019

COVER TO COVER AMERICA, AERONWY AND ME

In April 2008, Swansea poet Peter Thabit Jones and Aeronwy Thomas (right), the daughter of Dylan Thomas, crossed America, from New York to California,on the Dylan Thomas Tribute Tour of America. The tour was organised by Stanley H. Barkan, their American publisher and a poet, in conjunction with Vince Clemente, American poet and critic. As a result of one of their events in Manhattan, Catrin Brace of the Welsh Government in New York commissioned them to write the first-ever Dylan Thomas Walking Tour of Greenwich Village, New York.

Peter will be appearing in the Mumbles Tabernacle on Friday 13 September at 19.30 to talk about his book America, Aeronwy and Me. Tickets are available from Cover To Cover priced £5.


LIBRARY EVENTS DIARY DATES

There are many clubs and groups that meet at our libraries every week. Here we highlight some of the events that take place in Killay but, check with your local library for their listings.

Killay Library Knit & Stitch group meet every Friday from 10.30 to 12.00. Everyone is welcome to go along and join in with the chatter while you craft.

Chess club meet every Saturday from 10.30 to 12.00. It’s an informal group but only open to over 16s who have experience. No absolute beginners please.

Scrabble club meet every Monday from 14.00 to 16.00. This is a very popular club so registration is essential.

Contact Killay library on 01792 516820 for further information.


SEAFOOD COOKERY DEMONSTRATION SWANSEA MARKET

Swansea Bay Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) will be hosting Seafood Cookery Demonstrations in Swansea Market from 9 -13th September between 12.00 and 14.00.

Each day, one of five local chefs will prepare canapés, a starter and a main course using locally sourced ingredients. The audience will be able to sample each dish and free recipe cards will be available.


SWANSEA VINTAGE & MAKERS’ MARKET NATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUM

This is the perfect event for lovers of anything vintage and retro. This indoor market will take place on 8 September at the National Waterfront Museum and it is a FREE event. There will be lots of stalls selling items from the 1930s to the 1980s along with a variety of crafts.


A CELEBRATION OF ROALD DAHL NATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUM

If you are a fan of Roald Dahl, you will want to make sure that you go to the Waterfront Museum on Saturday 14 September from 12.00 to 16.00, where there will be a celebration of splendiferous silliness. It will be a day of arts and crafts, tall tales and gloriumptious gobblefunk!

Entry is FREE.


THE TYCOCH THURSDAY CLUB DATES FOR OCTOBER

The club welcomes men and women to come and listen to entertaining and very often amusing talks on a variety of subjects, with entertaining discussion with the speaker afterwards. The venue is the hall of Tycoch Community Church in Carnglas Road Tycoch/Sketty and starts at 19.30 pm every Thursday. Tea and coffee will be served afterwards. All are welcome to come along for a couple of hours of entertainment.

03 October – World Maps with Tim Fernside

10 October – China with Tim Douglas Jones

17 October – Joan of Arc with Colin James

24 October – Apollo 13 a successful failure Jo Scott


SKETTY COMMUNITY MARKET ST PAUL’S PARISH CENTRE

Sketty Market is now selling Little Valley Bakery artisan bread, Gower vegetables and local honey produce including soaps and beeswax wraps for food. A local beekeeper will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about beekeeping.  There will be demonstrations how to make walking sticks and leather belts. Other stalls include chocolates, jams and chutneys, jewellery, cards, Asian take away and lots more. Bacon butties are available for £3 and tea/coffee 50p.

Held on 1st Saturday of every month, the September market will be on 7 September

9.30 – 12.30 at St Paul’s Parish Centre, De la Beche Road, Sketty SA2 9AR


SWANSEA INTERNATIONAL WINE FAIR NATIONAL WATERFRONT MUSEUM

Swansea’s biggest wine tasting comes to the National Waterfront Museum on Saturday 21 September from 18.30 to 22.00. Tickets are all inclusive and cost just £15 – with no other charges and are available from www.swanseawinefair.co.uk or from ND John Wine, 90 Walter Road, Swansea SA1 4QF.

With hundreds of wines to taste from some of the most prestigious wineries from around the world, local and international breweries and distilleries will be showcasing their produce.

Exhibitors include: Bollinger, Moet & Chandon, Taittinger, Veuve Clicquot, Pommery, Cloudy Bay, Gower Brewery, Penderyn, and Whitley Neill.


SWANSEA – SALUTE TO A CITY A NOSTALGIC TRIBUTE

As Swansea’s 50 years as a city celebrations continue, the latest compilation of pictures from David Roberts brings a real nostalgic flavour to the party. Swansea – Salute to a city, is due for publication shortly and carries a compendium of interesting images reflecting just how the city has changed since achieving its much sought-after elevation back in July 1969.

It really is hard to recall some of the changes that the pictures in the book reflect. There’s no doubt that Swansea – Salute to a city makes an excellent addition to the now 22 book long series and is sure to be a hit as a gift for the upcoming Christmas season.

The picture above is a reflection of the days when Swansea was one of the world’s toy-making hotspots. It was taken on the day when the real life Chitty Chitty Bang Bang rolled into the Mettoy Factory at Fforestfach where its Corgi Toys division manufactured the model of the vehicle. Some of the managers and staff are seen gathered around the iconic vehicle that filled the dreams of countless city kids at the time.

This memory jerker is one of more than 300 nostalgic images in Swansea – Salute to a city, the latest book by David Roberts. It captures many fantastic glimpses of Swansea in the past as well as offering candid shots of the social side of all our lives down the last half a century. For details on how to obtain a copy visit www.bryngoldbooks.com or phone 01639 643961.


IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE PACKAGE-FREE FOOD + MORE

There’s a new shop opened on Eversley Road that is redressing the balance when it comes to excess packaging. Owner Russell Storer has already got a huge range of dried goods available to purchase – pasta, rice, flour, herbs and spices, grains and cereals, nuts and seeds, oils and vinegars. Plus, a range of personal hygiene items like shampoo and conditioner.

Just take your containers and bags along, they will be weighed and then the cost will be calculated less the weight of the container. No extra packaging, just straight into your storage jars. New products are being added every week so keep a look out on the website – www.balancetheworld.co.uk

For opening hours go to Facebook.com/balancetheworld.co.uk

Balance 63 Eversley Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 9DE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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