Events in Swansea: museums

Swansea Museum

20 minutes walk from our Bed and Breakfast

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

 

 

 

Sunday 15th April to sunday 30th September

Pirates: The Truth Behind the Tales

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

 

As Wales celebrates its Year of the Sea, discover the truth behind the swashbuckling legends in a fun and factfilled exhibition explaining the history of pirates, privateers and buccaneers throughout the world. Discover tales of treachery, treason and treasure through the ages, learn what it was really like to be a pirate and find out which were criminals and which ones acted within the law.

 

 

Saturday 16th June

Writing History in Medieval Durham, 995-1130

National waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Join Dr Charlie Rozier for this fascinating talk tracing the history of St Cuthbert’s cult and community through successive generations from seventh-century Lindisfarne to early twelfth-century Durham.

 

In 1083, the new Norman Bishop of Durham, William of Saint-Calais, removed the community of secular priests who then cared for the body and cult of St Cuthbert, and replaced them with a priory, staffed by Benedictine monks.

 

Exploring the historical works that were produced by these communities and their relevance today.

 

11am FREE

 

Organised by Historical Association Swansea Branch.

 

Saturday 16th June

Swansea International Jazz Festival: South Wales Schools Big Band

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

 

Sit back and enjoy a free concert with young musicians from the South Wales Schools Big Band.

 

1.30pm

FREE

 

Saturday 16th June

Swansea International Jazz Festival: RWCMD Big Band Concert with guest Iain Ballamy

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

 

Some of the finest young musicians in Wales currently studying at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama will be performing some new Big Band music composed by saxophonist Iain Ballamy.

 

3pm

FREE

 

Tuesday 19th June

Explore Books

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Come along to discuss authors and books old and new.  Different from a regular book club there is no need to haveread the book in advance! June’s theme is Books set in Africa / African authors.

 

With set themes and authors this is a chance to discover different books that you might be inspired to go on and read.

 

10.30am

FREE

 

Saturday 23rd June

Historical Association Swansea Branch: Outreach Classes Information Day

National waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Find out about the informal history classes the branch runs, come and meet the tutors and experience a taster of their upcoming courses.

 

10am - 4pm

FREE

 

Saturday/Sunday, 23rd & 24th June

Summer Solstice Make and Take

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

 

Hooray! It’s officially summer! Come and celebrate by making a sunny craft to take home.

 

12.30 - 3.30

FREE

 

Tuesday 26th June

Explore Books

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

 

Come along to discuss authors and books old and new.  Different from a regular book club there is no need to haveread the book in advance! June’s theme is Books set in Africa / African authors.

 

With set themes and authors this is a chance to discover different books that you might be inspired to go on and read.

 

10.30am

FREE

 

Wednesday 27th June

Oriel Science Café

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

 

Join us each month as we invite a leading expert in their field to give an introductory talk followed by friendly informal discussion.

 

Sit back and listen or get involved in the discussion and debate.

 

7.30pm

FREE

 

Friday 29th June

Explore Classic Films: Some Like it Hot (PG, 1959)

National Waterfront Museum - 20mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Explore Classic Film screenings are held on the last Friday of the month and feature an introduction to the social and cultural context of each film.

 

When two male musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

 

1.30pm

FREE

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