Events in Swansea: museums

Swansea Museum

20 minutes walk from our Bed and Breakfast

http://www.swanseamuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events

 

 

Saturday 16th February to Sunday 26th May

Phytopia

Glyn Vivian Art Gallery - 25mins walk from our B&B

 

Rasheed Araeen Alois Auer Karl Blossfeldt Henry Bradbury Edward Chell Peter Fillingham Ori Gersht Joy Girvin Fay Godwin David Heinrich Hoppe Derek Jarman Paul de Monchaux Rosa Nguyen Pia Östlund Alicia Paz Siân Pile Marc Quinn Hilary Rosen Suzanne Treister Yu-Chen Wang

 

The ‘Tree of Life’ is present in many cultures and traditions and understood in a multitude of forms from the genealogical to evolutionary, and from cultural and political hierarchies to growth forms. Phytopia presents a number of works exhibited for the first time, with sculptural pieces by Derek Jarman and Paul de Monchaux and works by Rasheed Araeen alongside nineteenth century Nature Prints and works from the Glynn Vivian collection.

 

Exhibition includes film, photography, sculpture and painting.

 

Curated by Edward Chell.

 

10am - 5pm each day

FREE

 

 

Saturday 18th May

Doge: Prince or Prisoner

National waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our hotel

 

Dr John Law (Swansea University) presents a critique of the Doge – the duke – of Venice.

 

Who became in the early Middle Ages the head of the Republic. He appeared on the seals and coinage of the Republic, official, important documents were signed by him. He took a central place in the Republics’ secular and religious ceremonies. He received important ambassadors and heads of state.

 

In association with the Historical Association, Swansea Branch. These talks take place each 3rd Saturday of the Month.

 

Saturday 18th May

Wales on Wheels

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our B&B

 

Vehicles of all kinds gather on Museum Green and Dylan Thomas Square for a celebration of Wales on wheels.Weather dependent.

 

From motorcycles, buses and trucks, to the amazing Penydarren steam locomotive.

 

In partnership with Swansea Museum, Swansea Bus Museum & the R&RTHA.

 

11am - 4pm

FREE

 

Saturday 18th May

Full Steam Ahead

National waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our bed and breakfast

 

A rare opportunity to see our replica of the amazing Penydarren steam locomotive on the move as we fire her up and drive her down the track. Weather dependent

 

Of world importance, the original locomotive made the first recorded journey by steam on rails, and would initiate a revolution in transport in the nineteenth century.

 

12-3.30pm

FREE

 

Sunday 19th May

The Orpheus Singers

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Enjoy a rousing Sunday morning performance from The Orpheus Singers, on tour from Hadleigh Essex.

 

11.30am

FREE

 

Tuesday 21st May

Explore Books

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our bed and breakfast

 

Come along to discuss authors and books old and new. Different from a regular book club there is no need to have read the book in advance! The theme for Spring is Biographies.

 

10.30am

FREE

364 Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3UL

email: r.a.baber@talk21.com

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