Snippets for March

Our monthly look at events and happenings plus other interesting bits and bobs

FRIENDS OF THE CITY OF SWANSEA BOTANICAL GARDEN

APPEAL FOR NEW ENTRANCE GATES

Last month we told you about the appeal to raise funds for new gates to the Botanical Gardens in Singleton Park. The appeal is getting a good response, but many people are asking how they can donate if they can’t go on-line. To donate by cheque please make it out to FCSBC and send to FCSBC, The Nursery, Singleton Park, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 9DU.

You can also pledge online at www.spacehive.com/gateway


DIANE POWELL

ALONG THE WAY

Local poet Diane Powell has recently published her 6th book of poems, titled Along the Way. Diane writes for pleasure and says ‘I try to paint a picture in words and hope that people enjoy them’. Along the Way is available to purchase from Cover to Cover in Mumbles priced £5.99. Here is an extract…

Along the Way

Photographs can bring back

a hundred memories,

people and places, landscapes and scenery.

A click of the camera

Looking up, down, behind, before,

poetic images lingering in the air

like a favourite song.


DINOMANIA

TOUR 2020

Dinomania comes to the LC on 7 March. Suitable for all ages, but it is mildly scary. Ranger Chris and his gang show how dinosaurs lived and what they ate. You will even see eggs hatch. Look out for Spinosaurus, Triceratops, Brachiosaurus, Utah Raptor and T Rex.

Tickets priced at £11.50 – booking is essential at http://www.dino4hire.co.uk/events/dinomania-swansea.php


SWANSEA – SALUTE TO A CITY

FLYING THE FLAG!

If there’s one thing our read-ers across our proud city can do . . . and with some gusto it is have a party. There have never been any half measures. With the city in its 50th year flag-bedecked Miers Street, Port Tennant, was just one of countless locations that was determined to celebrate the Investiture of the Prince of Wales in style as this colourful image shows. The picture is one of more than 300 in the book, Swansea – Salute to a city, the latest 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 of a great gift which offers 50 years of city life in its 176 pages visit www.bryngoldbooks.com or phone 01639 643961.


ABERTAWE FESTIVAL

YOUNG MUSICIANS

The Gala Concert following the Abertawe Festival for Young Musicians will take place in the Taliesin on 15 March at 15.00. It will feature performers chosen by the adjudicators during the festival.

Tickets are priced at £7.00 with under 19s getting free entry.


ORIEL RHOSYN

EXHIBITION

Oriel Rhosyn in Ystradgynlais plays host to Swansea based artist Matt Steele from Sunday 8 March. Matt lives in Sketty and is a speed boat pilot working in Cardiff.

He studied Fine Art at Carmarthen College of Art in 1998, and graduated from Swansea University with a BA (hons) in 2001. He went on to study a Visual Communication master’s degree in 2002. Matt has exhibited at The Nick Holly Gallery, The Albany Gallery Cardiff, Aberglasney Gardens and The Lion Gallery.

Oriel Rhosyn, 22 Commercial Street, Ystradgynlais SA9 1HD

www.orielrhosyn.co.uk


MUMBLES TWINNING

SOCIAL EVENING

Mumbles Twinning is having a social evening of wine, pâte and quizzes at Norton Village Hall on Friday 24 April at 19.00 for 19.30.

Tickets are £8 to include a glass of wine.

Telephone: 01792 204967.


EASTER

CHURCH WALKS

On Sunday April 5 there will be a Palm Sunday walk of witness with the Churches Together. All denominations are welcome to join in. Meet outside Mumbles Baptist Church at 12 noon the walk will continue down Newton Road and along Mumbles Road to All Saints Church where refreshments will be served.

On Friday April 10 Mumbles Churches Together will hold a Good Friday service on the green at the bottom of Newton Road at 11.00, all are welcome to join in.


PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION

NATIONAL TRUST VISITOR CENTRE

There will be an exhibition of photography by Jo Evans at the National Trust Visitor Centre in Rhossili from 27 April to 29 May.


UPPER KILLAY MARKET

DIARY DATES

The Upper Killay market runs every 3rd Saturday of the month with the next market on March 21.

It’s located at the Upper Killay Community hall and runs from 12:30 until 15.30. Lots of produce and crafts on offer.


PETTIFOR TRUST

MUTT STRUTT

 Join in a 5-mile circular walk in aid of the Pettifor Trust on 29 March. Meet at 10.30 at the car park

in Alderwood Road, West Cross and set off towards the Mumbles Lifeboat Station, up through the Mumbles Nature Reserve, into the grounds of Oystermouth Castle and back to West Cross.

A donation of £5 – £10 would be appreciated.


ST JAMES CHURCH UPLANDS

PUBLIC CONSULTATION EVENT

St James’ Church in Uplands are holding a public consultation about potential plans to re-order the Church, Parish Centre and Churchyard. Come and hear about the plans to provide facilities that better serve the Community in Uplands. The Church wants to know what you think about the plans and what you might like to see provided.

Drop in to the Parish Centre for a coffee and a chat on Sat 14 March between 10 & 16.00.


SWANSEA CLASSICAL GUITAR CIRCLE

GARY RYAN RECITAL

The Circle is delighted that the outstanding guitarist Gary Ryan will make a return visit to Sketty Park Community Centre, SA2 8HE (junction of Parkway and Heather Crescent) on Friday 20th March at 19.30.

Gary has a reputation both as a virtuoso player and as a most engaging host at his recitals. He is also well known to radio listeners and as a member of the trio “Six Hands” (with John Williams and the jazz guitarist John Etheridge). As well as being an outstanding ex-ponent of classical music Gary has written numerous compositions in a range of other styles.

More information is available at garyryan.co.uk and at swanseaguitars.co.uk

 

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