Swansea Grand Theatre

Just 10 minutes walk from our bed and breakfast

http://www.swansea.gov.uk/grandtheatrewhatson

 

Wednesday and Thursday 19th/20th June

Rhod Gilbert: The Book Of John

 

It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show! 16+

 

Proudly presented by Blue Jeans Management.

In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod. Almost all of it s**t.

And just when he thought he’d hit rock bottom, he met a bloke…called John.

This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense.

As seen on ‘Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience’, ‘Would I Lie To You?’, ‘Taskmaster’, ‘Qi’, ‘The Apprentice: You’re Fired’, ‘Live At The Apollo’, ‘Have I Got News for You?’, and much more…

 

Friday 21st June

The Roy Orbison Story

 

He's the man with the sunglasses and the black suit who delivered some of the world's darkest and most emotional ballads, yet Texas-born Roy Orbison remains one of the most distinctive looking, and sounding performers in modern music. The one and only Barry Steele takes on the role in The Roy Orbison Story. He comes with great credentials and a genuine admiration for the Big O. Now he is set to put the rock back into 'Roy Orbison' as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in 'The Roy Orbison Story' In Concert.

Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold 60s hits and 80s contemporary genius as the Roy Orbison Story celebrates the musical legacy of The Big O. The production also features original material written but never sung by Roy Orbison and showcases elements of the orchestration new albums alongside chart busting hits originally made famous by Jerry Lee Lewis, Procol Harum, Del Shannon, Chris Isaak, The Spencer Davis Group and a stunningly brilliant accolade as the whole cast comes together to pay homage to the original super group 'The Traveling Wilburys.'

Barry Steele has been stunning audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of the legendary Roy Orbison, winning rave reviews across the globe. His vocal talents are quite simply 'True Identikit Brilliance.'

 

Saturday 22nd June

Illegal Eagles

Swansea Grand Theatre - 10mins walk from our guesthouse

 

The Eagles tribute returns in 2019 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship.

 

This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim are due in no small part to their extraordinary mastery of the Eagles' distinctive sound.

 

Featuring the very best from the Eagles' repertoire including Hotel California, Take it to the Limit, Life in the Fast Lane, Take It Easy, Lyin' Eyes, Desperado and plenty more!

 

'Amazing Musicianship & Vocals' - NME

 

Grand Theatre Arts Wings (10mins walk from our B&B) 

 

 

 

 

Elsewhere in Swansea

 

Friday 24th May to Saturday 22nd June

Mohamed Hassan

Elysium Gallery and Bar, 210 High Street - 25mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Mohamed Hassan – Souls

 

Preview Friday May 24th, 7pm

 

Exhibition continues until Saturday June 22nd

 

Gallery open Tues -Sat, 12 – 7pm

 

Originally from Alexandria, Mohamed Hassan has been living and working in Pembrokeshire, in west Wales in the UK since 2007, graduating with a first class honours degree in Photography from Carmarthen School of Art in 2016. Since then he has continued to photograph the human condition both in the studio environment and from real life scenes.

 

The images in this exhibition pay tribute to life in his home country, Egypt where he spent March 2017 in Cairo exhibiting his solo show ‘Witnessing Wales’.

 

‘During this period, my first visit to Egypt since graduating, I began to see my home surroundings through fresh eyes – re-evaluating the environment and people and recognising them as valuable subject matter that could provide a strong and reflective body of work.

 

My aim in this series of images is to transform humble scenes and the real people of Egypt into captivating photographs’.

 

www.mohamedhassanphotography.com

 

Friday 24th May to  Saturday 22nd June

Reflections on identity following brain injury

Elysium Gallery and Bar, 210 High Street - 25mins walk from our hotel

 

Photographs by survivors of brain injury

 

Preview Friday May 24th, 7pm

 

Exhibition continues until Saturday June 22nd

 

Gallery open Tues -Sat, 12 – 7pm

 

Project manager: Emma Brunton (brain injury survivor) in collaboration with the brain injury service (Swansea Bay UHB), Lee Aspland (Photgrapher), the Health and Well-being Academy (Swansea University)

 

The aim of the exhibition is to make visible some of the hidden challenges people experience following brain injury. Brain Injury can affect every aspect of a person’s life and fundamentally affect their sense of identity. Survivors typically struggle with the question ‘who I am now’. The exhibition attempts to convey conceptually difficult psychological constructs as people experience life post brain injury. The exhibition includes representations of the self before the injury, immediately after and several years down the line. The work displayed attempts to convey people’s experiences using photographs taken by survivors following brain injury, through our use of filters, colour and sizing of photographs. We hope that our exhibition raises awareness of the full emotional impact of this hidden disability.

 

The exhibition will be broadly divided into three sections:

 

Reflections on identity before brain injury

Reflections on identify immediately after brain injury

Reflections on identify long term

This is the first exhibition of our YOURSPACE series of activities. YOURSPACE (in partnership with local community groups) will be a dedicated gallery for showing work, learning new skills and social development. With the support of elysium gallery, this space will be led by the Swansea community. Aimed at community groups who create artwork as a developmental resource, the space will be an outlet for artists and groups on the fringe and champion the creative and independent sectors of Swansea. The space will become a focal point for community creative growth and a place that encourages and celebrates artistic and skills achievement.

 

Friday 24th May to Saturday 22nd June

Shelly Hopkins

Elysium Gallery and Bar, 210 High Street - 25mins walk from our hotel

 

Shelly Hopkins

 

The Art of borrowing, Tempting but Inconclusive.

 

Preview Friday May 24th, 7pm

 

Exhibition continues until Saturday June 22nd

 

Gallery open Tues -Sat, 12 – 7pm

 

Incorporating photographic portraiture with a range of installational elements, Shelly Hopkins’ practice explores aspects of human behaviour and intellect, and this current work focuses on the subject of ‘gossip’. In the post-truth world of identity theft, social media shaming and false news, Hopkins reminds us of the legacy of gossip. By taking the 18th Century London publication, and purveyor par excellence of gossip and scandal, The Female Tatler, as her starting point, Hopkins draws on the mythical status of its mischievous author – Phoebe Crackenthorpe – and with projection and moving image, creates a complex fiction in an interesting interplay between the historical and the contemporary.

 

Will the real Phoebe Crackenthorpe please stand up?

 

Muffled voices become a fraction clearer, louder, bigger, better, bolder, slow shuttering in time, or what that might feel like.

 

Voice one: It has come to my attention that a small gentleman with a big bank balance and an even bigger opinion of his own worth, assumes his secrets are only his own, Mr Christopher Coppywife, solicitor in Chancery, is certainly the most accomplished of cavaliers, he is equally divided between beau, trollop and business: each giving strenuous application to the other.

 

You meet him plentifully dirty, loaded with bills, answers, pleas, demurrers and exceptions. He’s a perfect squirrel in the law, skips from Westminster to Temple, to the rolls, to the register just as he skips in and out of the lady’s bedrooms, one his wife, the other his whore.

 

Artist and post-graduate Shelly Hopkins, alluring portraiture is created by using expired film as elements of risk, she attempts to create imagery that depicts transformative effects of light and colour by using her practiced technique of multi-layering scratches from the surface of the negative with digital abstract markings. She applies the strengths of her medium to achieve expressive and curious photography. Through her work, Hopkins attempts to provoke an inarticulable beyond.

 

Hopkins art work has been shown in exhibitions in South Wales and London, including ‘Common Nocturne’ and ‘Visio’ at the Exist Skate Park and Elysium Gallery Swansea, and as part of a graduate show at the Copeland Gallery, London. Work has also been featured in Source Magazine Graduate Website Gallery and as part of Lens Culture Website Gallery Portrait Awards.

 

www.shellyatseven.com

 

 

Wednesday 19th June

Tea Dance

Brangwyn Hall - 2mins walk just behind our hotel

 

2pm

Why not indulge your twinkling toes and join Phillip & Gaynor Evans at the Brangwyn tea dance? Phillip & Gaynor are professional dancers based at the established dance school 'Dance Kingdom' in Llanelli and currently compete as professionals for Wales. They are former Amateur Welsh National Ballroom & Latin champions, British Open Modern Sequence finalists, Latin Sequence Vice champions and more recently UK Closed Professional 10 dance finalists. Tickets: £7 per person (Price includes tea and cake!)

 

Wednesday 19th June

Swansea University Choral Society

The Great Hall, Swansea University, Bay Campus - 10mins drive from our B&B

 

Swansea University Choral Society

As part of SWANSEA BAY CHORAL FESTIVAL

 

2-3.30pm

 

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem

Elin Manahan Thomas - soprano

Robert Davies - baritone

Galya Kolarova - piano

Jâms Coleman - piano

Ian Rutt - conductor

 

The Swansea University Choral Society are joined by alumni and members of staff, to perform the Requiem in the composer’s own version with piano duo rather than orchestra.

 

The result is a ravishingly intimate work which gives a new perspective on Brahms’ great masterpiece. The vocal soloists are the internationally-renowned singers Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) and Robert Davies (baritone).

 

Book tickets online on https://bit.ly/2Wv1hkp or call the box office on 01792 60 49 00.

 

Saturday 22nd June

Classical Midsummer Music Spectacular

National Botanic Gardens, Carmarthenshire - 30mins drive from our B&B

 

We are very proud and honoured to have international singing star Dr Julie Yuan-Ru Hsieh with us for this year’s Wildflower Weekend Midsummer Concert.

 

The Taiwanese soprano will be joining Symphonica Tywi for our classical midsummer music spectacular on Saturday June 22.

 

The concert starts at 7.30pm and the 55-piece orchestra will play until dusk.

 

Some of the highlights on this year’s programme are: Walk to the Paradise Garden by Delius; Tchaikovsky’s Waltz of the Flowers; Overture to The Wasps by Ralph Vaughan Williams; Jurassic Park by John Williams; Song to the Moon by Dvorak; and Out of Africa by John Barry

 

Midsummer Concert tickets are £15 (£13 for Garden members) and are available by calling 01558 667149.

 

Saturday 22nd June

Rhydian

Brangwyn Hall - 2mins walk just behind our bed and breakfast

 

Award winning, double platinum selling vocalist Rhydian is joined this year by renowned harpist Claire Jones. Friends for many years, the pair have achieved chart topping success and legions of fans across the globe.

 

Claire has been the official Royal harpist for 4 years and Rhydian works closely with Prince Charles as an ambassador of the Princes Trust. They are thrilled to be bringing their show to the Brangwyn Hall Swansea this year.

 

Not only will you get to hear Rhydian and Claire at their best but for one night only they will be joined by Britain’s Got Talent finalist and Golden Buzzer winner Gruffydd Wyn, whose natural tenor voice has touched millions of fans.

 

The concert will include an eclectic mix of music and their talent will be sure to leave you wanting more.

 

Saturday 22nd June

Sinfonia Cymru & Kabantu 

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea university - 25mins walk or a short drive from our hotel

 

Sinfonia Cymru & Kabantu: 'Close to Folk'

 

Blurring boundaries and borders, inspired by the music and poetry of Wales and the UK.

 

World music collective Kabantu joins forces with innovative Welsh chamber orchestra Sinfonia Cymru to blur the boundaries between genres, taking inspiration from the music and poetry of Wales and the rest of the UK. Featuring brand new music, written and devised by the players from both ensembles, including new versions of the songs Sospan Fach, Suo Gan and Dafydd y Garreg Wen, Close to Folk is a stunning celebration of people and culture.

 

The two ensembles forge in this collaboration to unravel new marriages of music from around the globe, celebrating the space where different cultures meet. This is autonomous music, bridging orchestral and traditional folk music with an open book of genres and countries. An egalitarian, collaborative and creative process, bypassing the conductor and composer to give the music back to the musicians, this new sound world defies genre and embraces sheer joy in music from all over the globe.

 

Tickets: £12-£14 https://bit.ly/2PhiSdh 01792 60 20 60

 

 

Friday 12th July

The Big Vegan Banquet with Dirty Vegan TV star Matt Pritchard

Brangwyn Hall - 2mins walk just behind our bed and breakfast

 

JR Events & Catering are proud to present "The Big Vegan Banquet" with Dirty Vegan TV star Matt Pritchard!

 

TICKETS: http://www.jr-events.co.uk/vegan-banquet-info/4594562603

 

Event to include:

* Beer or glass of fizz on arrival

* 3 course Vegan banquet

* Live band

* DJ until late

 

Matt will be taking to the stage with anecdotes, stories and tales from behind the scenes of his journey from Dirty Sanchez to Dirty Vegan!

 

Wednesday 21st August

Gangsta Granny - Outdoor Theatre

Oystermouth Castle, Oystermouth - 10mins drive from out bed and breakfast

 

The stunning grounds of Oystermouth Castle will once again play host to Outdoor Theatre this August, one of the most popular events of the year, with 2 spectacular performances! One of which will be David Walliams's fabulous Gangsta Granny!

 

3pm

 

Sunday 22nd September

Street Beach Party - Swansea

Swansea University - 25mins walk from our B&B

 

Join this event for more details.

 

The holiday season isn't over yet, have the best start to University with a pop up beach street party with live music, alcohol, hot tubs & tonnes of sand!

 

This is one event not to be missed! - Nothing like this in Swansea!

 

BYO alcohol.

Strictly 18+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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