Events in Swansea: museums

Swansea Museum

20 minutes walk from our Bed and Breakfast

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

 

 

 

Saturday 7th July to sunday 9th September

N.S. Harsha – Facing

Glyn Vivian Art Gallery - 25mins walk from our Bed and breakfast

 

Artes Mundi & Glynn Vivian partnership

 

N.S. Harsha is one of India’s leading artists and this is the largest exhibition of his work in the UK, including the premiere of a work directly from the Sydney Biennale 2018 and another work specially conceived for the Glynn Vivian. Harsha won the Artes Mundi prize in 2008.

 

Harsha’s work encompasses themes of both the local and the global, drawing together details of everyday life in his native India with world events and images we see on the news. His work mixes the local with the universal and draws our attention to the whimsical and the absurd as much as the tragic and to the internationally significant.

 

Harsha works in painting, sculpture and installation, but is also inspired by a socially engaged practice, drawing communities into his work which echoes his generosity and spirit allowing the viewer to look at the world around them in a playful way.

 

Part of the India Wales joint initiative between Wales Arts International and the British Council

 

Generously supported by Mollart Engineering Limited

 

 

Saturday 11th to Friday 17th August

National Bible Exhibition

Ostreme Centre, Castle Avenue, Mumbles - 10mins drive or a short bus ride from our hotel

 

Widely considered to be the best-selling book of all time, the Bible is a collection of sacred texts and scriptures that Jews and Christians consider to be a product of divine inspiration, and a record of the relationship between God and humans.

 

This National Bible Exhibition illustrates this book’s place in history and how it has survived through the ages. This Exhibition will also investigate the links between this sacred text and past events, as well as its predictions of the future; and the meanings behind this unique book’s message.

 

With an optional audio guide and touch screens, exhibition trails for older children and hands-on activities for younger children, the Bible Exhibition aims to ensure the book is made accessible to all.

 

The National Bible Exhibition is arranged by the Christadelphians #bible4wales

 

10am - 6pm

FREE

 

 

Monday to Thursday, 13th - 16th August

Pirate Science

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our hotel

 

Join award winning CBBC’s science communicator Jon Chase for hands-on experiments and demos to uncover a pirate’s science secrets!

 

Age 7+.

 

11.30am - 3pm

FREE

 

Booking required - (029) 2057 3600

 

Wednesday to Saturday 22nd to 25th August

Pirate Decoders

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Craft activety drop in event

 

Make a clever dial decoder to uncover Pirate fact from Pirate fiction!

 

12.30 - 3.30

FREE

 

Saturday and Sunday, 18th & 19th August

Festival of Stitch: Makers and Traders Market

National waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Gorgeous textile goods from some of the finest Welsh makers, along with traders selling fabrics, felt, fleece and fibres, and other stitch essentials.

 

Free Entry

 

Saturday 18th August

Killing Dreams: The 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King and Robert F Kennedy

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Join Dr Stephen McVeigh for his fascinating insight into this tragic period in modern American History. Organised by Historical Association Swansea Branch.

 

The talk will explore a range of themes including the specific circumstances of their killings, the place of assassination in American political discourse as well as locating these events in the broader context of 1968, a traumatic and pivotal year for the United States.

 

12-1pm

FREE

 

Saturday 18th August

Garden Gathering

national Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our hotel

 

Get hands on in our new GRAFT garden, sowing some seeds and toasting marshmallow

 

12 -3pm

FREE

 

 

 

 

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