Swansea Grand Theatre

Just 10 minutes walk from our bed and breakfast

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

 

 

Saturday 29th September to Monday 29th October

Habitats#2

 

Elysium gallery artists Philip Cheater, Kathryn Anne-Trussler, Amy Goldring, Tom Morris, Eifion Sven-Myer & Ann Jordan have created a series of large artworks responding to the Brangwyn Hall Panels in Swansea.

 

Immersing themselves in the lush vegetation and varied habitats depicted in the panels, these new works will be accompanied by a series of etchings, lithographs & prints by Frank Brangwyn (1867 – 1956) loaned by the Goldmark Gallery made possible by the Taliesin Arts centre

 

Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th October

Abbey Players present Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

 

Take a magical journey with Abbey Players as they bring this fantastic, fun, family musical to life in the 50th anniversary year of the classic movie.

 

Join Inventor Caractacus Potts, his 2 children Jeremy and Jemima and, of course, Truly Scrumptious as they adventure in their flying car Chitty all the way to Vulgaria to rescue Grandpa, outwit the evil Baron and Baroness and save the children from the Childcatcher!!

With unforgettable songs from the Sherman Brothers (Mary Poppins) such as 'Hushabye Mountain', 'Chu-Chi face', 'Toot Sweets' and of course 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', plus the star of the show Chitty herself, this is one spectacle of a show you won't want to miss!

 

7.15pm each evening, Sat mat 2.15pm

 

 

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

 

 

Elsewhere in Swansea

 

 

 

Saturday 22nd September to Monday 3rd December

Remembering our Heroes / Somethings we forgot to Remember

Swansea Museum - 20mins walk from our B&B

 

Remembering our Heroes’ is an exhibition of eight panels giving an overview of some of the First World War heroes from Swansea and Neath Port Talbot who displayed exceptional bravery and were honored in return with medals. It includes case studies of particular soldiers, with panels entitled proud to serve; Lance Corporal William Fuller VC; Chief Petty Officer George Prowse VC DCM; 2nd Lieut Rupert Price Hallowes VC MC; Captain John Stanley Strange DSO MC; Captain H W Godfrey Jones MC; and John Oliver Watkins CdeG.

 

‘Some Things we forgot to Remember’ an exhibition of seven panels takes a different, somewhat anti-heroic, look at the First World War, from the perspective of women war workers, conscientious objectors, soldiers from other parts of the British Empire, Belgian refugees, war widows and subject peoples, in this case the Kurds, who did not have a voice at the peace conference.

 

Saturday 22nd September to Saturday 3rd November

Simon Periton: Your War, My Love

Galerie Simpson, High street - 25mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Galerie Simpson is honored to be supporting Marc Rees’s “Now the Hero” with Simon Periton’s exhibition “Your War, My Love” from the 1996 piece of the same name. As well as his incredible hand cut panel, Galerie Simpson will be exhibiting several reverse glass portraits of the artists grandfather in his First Word War uniform.

 

Simon (1964), studied at Central St Martin’s School of Art and has exhibited internationally. Commissions include public sculpture projects for firstsite, Colchester, Essex, Channel Four, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

 

Galerie Simpson, will also work off site with long term gallery collaborator Fiona Banner on a new wall piece in Swansea (placing tbc). Turner Prize nominated Banner will create something to complement her solo show “Buoys Boys” at the Mission Gallery. Simon is also exhibiting in “On Paper”, opening at the Glynn Vivian on the same evening.

 

Sunday 7th October to Sunday 18th November

A Spacewoman Dreams

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

 

Anna Barratt I Gemma Copp I Joan Jones

Room 9

This new film work by Swansea-based artists, Anna Barratt, Gemma Copp and Joan Jones, explores planetary and outer-planetary themes of loss, emptiness, futility and dislocation.

 

Creating a feeling of the impending extinction of human life, they trudge through eerily beautiful natural settings. Their costumes and gestures suggest a sense of abandonment and defiance, lending the idyllic scenery a foreboding bleakness. In increasingly turbulent times, politically, ecologically and psychologically, the work attempts to map out the experience of life lived on the very edge of existence.

 

Sunday 7th October to Sunday 11th November

On Paper

Glyn Vivian Art Gallery - 25mins walk from our Hotel

 

Room 3

Paper, often an overlooked support for drawings is the subject of this exhibition. From collage to sculpture, corrugated card to blotting paper, On Paper explores the work of celebrated 20th century and contemporary artists whose work demonstrates a range of approaches to work on paper and the use of paper as a sculptural medium.

 

Featuring work by over 20 artists including Karla Black, Tim Davies, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cornelia Parker, James Richards and Bridget Riley.

 

An Arts Council Collection exhibition

 

Sunday 7th October to Sunday 18th November

Wakelin Award 2018: Richard Billingham

Glyn Vivian Art Gallery - 25mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Room 8

The Wakelin Award is given annually to a Welsh artist whose work is purchased for our permanent collection. This year’s selector is sculptor Laura Ford, who has chosen the work of Richard Billingham.

 

Richard Billingham lives in Swansea. He was the first recipient of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 1997 and was nominated for the Turner Prize, 2001. His work is held in many international public collections such as the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, Tate and the V&A, London.

 

He holds professorships at the University of Gloucestershire and Middlesex University.

 

The Award is administered and supported by the Friends of the Glynn Vivian, together with donations in memory of Richard and Rosemary Wakelin.

 

Tuesday & Wednesday 23rd/24th October

Macbeth - Director's Cut

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

 

Macbeth - Director’s Cut

A Radical Classic from Volcano

 

Directed by PAUL DAVIES Choreographed by CATHERINE BENNETT

 

For the second time in its career, Volcano re-invents Shakespeare’s pacy, eloquent tragedy; this time with a new generation of outstanding performers.

 

"Volcano by name, volcanic by nature, the Swansea company's psycho serial-killer drama smashes down theatre's fourth wall, [...] moving in and out of Shakespeare's script in a night of sound and fury signifying plenty."

 

This is an arresting, untraditional Shakespeare with powerful performances, striking design and sensory surprises! We have stripped back action and character to zoom in on the dynamics of the killer couple, tracking their murderous ambitions, escalating anxieties and disintegrating bonds against a backdrop of sensual pleasure and normalized violence. The setting walks an uneasy line between the regal and the domestic, exposing an austere brutality underpinning the noble pretensions of personal and political power. Expect a boisterous, playful Macbeth with ribald humour and a muscular undertow of menace. This production is ideal for anyone interested in both the play itself and in contemporary performance techniques.

 

"The extreme theatre of Brecht, agit-prop, Kneehigh and Ken Campbell, as well as Oliver Stone's swaggering 1995 movie Natural Born Killers, all come to mind in Volcano's Macbeth, shaking up Shakespeare with dark humour and theatrically anarchic relish."

 

www.volcanotheatre.co.uk

 

Running time: 1hr 20mins

 

Age guidance: 14

 

Tues 23 October 1.15pm and 7.30pm

 

Wed 24 October 11am

 

Thursday 25th October

Funny Girl – The Musical

Talieisn Arts Centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our hotel

 

Directed by: Michael Mayer

 

Starring: Sheridan Smith, Darius Campbell

 

Following it's  record-breaking,  sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, the critically-acclaimed musical   Funny Girl, features Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl    is semi-biographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice (a role made famous by Barbara Streisand on Broadway and  in  the 1968 film adaptation), and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.

 

Praised by critics as having “irresistible charm, wit and warmth” (Metro), and hailing Sheridan Smith as “the greatest star by far” (The Daily Telegraph),   Funny Girl    features a host of  iconic and  timeless musical numbers including “People,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “Don’t Rain On My Parade.”

 

Hilarious, glorious  and ‘exhilarating’ THE INDEPENDENT

 

‘Sheridan Smith is hilarious, glorious, touching. An unforgettable star turn’  THE TIMES

 

Running time: 3hrs (tbc)

 

Friday 26th October

Light Party

Salvation Army hall, Richardson Street - 10mins walk from our hotel

 

Join us for our Light Party on Friday 26th October, 6:30pm to 8pm at Swansea Citadel Salvation Army, 40 Richardson St, Swansea SA1 3TE.

 

Games, food, crafts and fun!

Ages 4-11

£1

 

Friday/Saturday 26th and 27th October

Speakeasy Festival

Brangwyn Hall - 2mins walk just behind our guesthouse

 

The UK’s First Prohibition Gin, Bourbon & Cocktail Festival is here – and we can’t wait to have a roaring good time!

 

The 1920’s era drinks festival, taking place at more than 40 secret locations UK wide, asks that you don your Gatsby inspired outfits and be prepared to be swept back 100 years to an era where mobsters mingled with movie stars, the liquor was wet, and the good times roared.

 

Follow in the footsteps of Al Capone as prohibition fever sweeps the country, and savour the very finest giggle-water including world Gins, Bourbons, American IPA’s and more, and when ordering at the bar be sure to keep your voice low and ‘speak easy’.

 

This really is the cats pyjama’s so grab your tickets which will include your password – you’ll need this to get through the door, where you’ll be greeted with a free Tom Collins cocktail.

 

So come on Snorky, will you be joining us?

 

What does the event include?

 

Live 1920’s swing entertainment

 

American food stand serving Chicago style pick me up’s to refuel when your half sea’s over

 

Huge selection of world & American gins, bourbons, American IPA’s

 

World famous Speakeasy cocktails

 

What do tickets include?

 

A branded Speakeasy glass to keep

 

Branded wristband

 

FREE Tom Collins cocktail

 

Friday 26th October

The Wizard, the Goat and the Man who won the War

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

 

Theatr Cadair presents

 

The Wizard, the Goat and the Man who won the War

 

Written and Directed by D.J. Britton

 

Performed by Richard Elfyn

 

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, D.J.Britton and Richard Elfyn’s much acclaimed powerful portrayal of the great Welsh statesman Lloyd George, is back, fiercer and funnier than ever.  How could a Welsh-speaking chapel boy become the steely statesman who saw Britain through the Great War? How could the champion of nonconformist Christianity become a womaniser living a double life? How could this protector of the poor risk so much in the pursuit of wealth?

With mystery, charm, poetry and much humour, this speculative drama follows Lloyd George’s imagination through his imperfect past into dreams of further conquests.

 

‘The most stunning evening of theatre I can remember in ages. A remarkable text and a superlative performance. Rarely does one see acting of that flawless quality.’ AUDIENCE MEMBER

 

Friday 26th October

Caribbean Night at Cafe Play by Night

Cafe play by Night, Mumbles - 10mins drive from our Bed and breakfast

 

Caribbean Night in Mumbles by Jamaican Jill’s Uplands at Cafe Play by Night

 

£20 advance purchase £25 at the door

2 Course Meal

Steel Band Entertainment & More!

DJ

 

Tickets: Available from Jamaican Jill’s & Cafe Play

 

Doors open at 7:30pm Show Starts at 8:30pm. DJ till late

 

Cafe Play at the old Bentley’s Night Club in Mumbles

 

Tel (01792) 363482 or (01792) 517762

 

Reservations@jamaicanjills.com

 

Two Course Menu Options

Starters

Vegetable Patty

Salt fish fritters

Reggae Beef

 

Mains

Jerk chicken

Curried Coat

5 Bean Curry

 

All served with rice and peas, fresh salad and fried ripe plantain

 

Sunday 28th October

Concert: Ralph McTell

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

 

One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, is now celebrating more than 50 years on the road. Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is primarily a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant.

 

Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album ‘Eight Frames a Second’ and in 1974 the release of ‘Streets of London’ earned him an Ivor Novello Award.

 

In 2002 he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

 

Saturday 16th February 2019

Swansea TangoPuro Workshop and Welsh Valentine Ball

Room B, Fulton House, Singleton Campus, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our B&B

 

We are delighted to be bringing internationally renowned Argentine Tango teachers and performers Alejandro Angelica and Ornella Tirrito to Swansea for a very special workshop.

 

The workshop will run from 4-7pm, followed by Valentine Milonga Ball until 23:30pm (we hope to announce a band or guest DJs in the near future)

 

Location: Room B, Fulton House, Singleton Campus, Swansea University (the Room has a large, beautifully sprung, wooden floor)

Price: Workshop and Dancing/Milonga £30 (Ball) only £15).

 

You will need to have some experience of dancing Tango to take part in this workshop, if you are unsure please message us and we are happy to advise you.

Spaces for the workshop will be limited to 15 leaders and 15 followers, so please book your place by sending us a message on Facebook or emailing: urbantangonights@gmail.com

 

Alejandro and Ornella are multi-talented dancers, choreographers, researchers and founders of the tango system Tangopuro®. You can read more on the Tangopuro website: http://www.tangopuro.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arts, Theatre and Cinnema

364 Oystermouth Road, Swansea, SA1 3UL

email: r.a.baber@talk21.com

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Phone Hotel on: 01792 651380