Swansea Grand Theatre

Just 10 minutes walk from our bed and breakfast

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

 

Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th May

Madagascar The Musical

 

Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score.

 

Join  Alex  the  Lion (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry),  Marty  the  Zebra,  Melman  the  Giraffe,  Gloria  the  hip  hip  Hippo  and,  of  course,  those  hilarious,  plotting  penguins  as  they  bound  onto  your  stage  in  the  musical  adventure  of  a  lifetime.  

 

Based  on  the  smash  DreamWorks  animated  motion  picture,  Madagascar  -  A  Musical  Adventure  follows  all  of  your  favourite  crack-a-lackin'  friends  as  they  escape  from  their  home  in  New  York's  Central  Park  Zoo  and  find  themselves  on  an  unexpected  journey  to  the  madcap  world  of  King  Julien's  Madagascar.

 

Alex  the  lion  is  the  king  of  the  urban  jungle,  the  main  attraction  at  New  York's  Central  Park  Zoo.  He  and  his  best  friends  -  Marty  the  zebra,  Melman  the  giraffe  and  Gloria  the  hippo  -  have  spent  their  whole  lives  in  blissful  captivity  before  an  admiring  public  and  with  regular  meals  provided  for  them.  Not  content  to  leave  well  enough  alone,  Marty  lets  his  curiosity  get  the  better  of  him  and  makes  his  escape  -  with  the  help  of  some  prodigious  penguins  -  to  explore  the  world.

 

Filled  with  outlandish  characters,  adventure  galore  and  an  upbeat  score,  Madagascar  will  leave  audiences  with  no  choice  but  to Move It, Move It.

 

6.30pm each evening. Mats - Wed 1.30pm, Thu 1.30pm (Relaxed Performance) & Sat 1.30pm

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

Wednesday/Thursday, 22nd & 23rd May

Decades Of Broadway

 

Gower College Performing Arts Students.

 

Decades of Broadway is an exciting variety of work to showcase the talents of our second year Performing Arts students. This will show the most loved and longest running shows of Broadway and beyond. Our students will celebrate cherished musicals and plays by performing excerpts from the very best that theatre has to offer. This is a chance to see the stars of tomorrow showcase their vast and varied talents in a wide variety of styles. We will span Broadway from the 1930's to present day - come along for this incredible ride!

 

Elsewhere in Swansea

Tuesday 21st & Wednesday 22nd May

Pint of Science Festival

Various venues across the city all within walking distance of our B&B

 

Following the sell-out success of 2018, the Pint of Science festival is back in Swansea for 2019! On the 20-22 May, scientists in over 300 cities and 24 countries will be showing off their research in local bars and pubs. 3 nights, 4 themes, 12 events. Can we create artificial humans? Is blocking out the sun a good idea? What does where you live tell us about who you are? What is a supercomputer, anyway? And, yes, there will be plenty of discussion about poo. There really is something for everyone…we’ll even throw in some audience prizes.

 

Come and join the conversation- this is your chance to pick the brains of your local scientists, where no question is too silly. Hop on over to Pint of Science for further information and to snap up your tickets before they’re all gone.

 

Tuesday 21st May

Holy Lands

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our B&B

 

Dir: Amanda Sthers

 

Belgium, Israel 2019 1hr 40mins

 

Tom Hollander, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, James Caan

 

Harry Rosenmerck, an Ashkenazi Jewish American cardiologist, left everything to become a pig farmer in the Holy Land, including his estranged son David, a successful gay playwright, his daughter Annabelle, who is still studying at age 30, and their mother, his ex-wife who decides to revisit their love story after finding out she is terminally ill.

 

“This is my most personal film and it’s the one that made me the proudest because it’s sincere. It reflects my own flaws and vulnerability” Filmmaker Amanda Sthers in VARIETY

 

Audio description available

 

Two screenings: 4.45pm (with open caption subtitles) & 7.30pm

 

Wednesday 22nd May

Wild Rose

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our B&B

 

Dir: Tom Harper

 

UK 2019 1hr 40mins

 

Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo

 

Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville.

 

Directed by Tom Harper, Wild Rose is an uplifting story with an original soundtrack about family, dreams and reality.

 

“The film [is] bright and heart-breaking all at the same time” MIRROR

 

Audio description available

 

Two screenings: 4.45pm (with open caption subtitles) & 7.30pm

 

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

 

Friday 24th May

The Little Prince

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our guesthouse

 

Brand new show from Luca Silvestrini’s Protein

 

The Little Prince

 

Based on the world-famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince is brought to life using Protein’s award-winning mix of dance, humour and spoken word, inviting us to look at the world through one’s heart and to reconnect with our inner child.

 

The Little Prince leaves behind his own tiny asteroid and beloved rose and journeys through the universe, coming face to face with the baffling world of grown-ups! Once on planet Earth, he is welcomed by a mysterious snake and a truly wise fox before encountering the lone pilot. Together they discover the power and beauty of friendship and the complexity of love. Suitable for children young and old.

 

“Charming, imaginative and playful.” THE STAGE

 

 

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!

 

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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