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Swansea University

Festival Hub 2019

‘Rediscovering Swansea: From Land to Sea’

Join researchers from the Swansea University for a family-friendly series of events that will take you on adventures across land and sea. Get set to uncover fascinating facts and sinister secrets about life on board the Mary Rose, pirates in the Mediterranean and how to race a Tudor-themed self-propelled motor boat. On land, rediscover the copperworks at the Richard Burton Archives, or enter the ‘Chamber of Secrets’ if you dare.

 

November 2019

Rediscovering Swansea

November 14 - November 23
Singleton Campus Library, Swansea University
Swansea, Wales SA2 8PP United Kingdom
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This family-friendly exhibition is an opportunity to rediscover Swansea. Learn about the Vivian family, who came from Cornwall, and their life at in Singleton Abbey; find out about the copperworks at the heart of Swansea life; and celebrate Swansea University’s forthcoming centenary in 2020 with a glimpse at its history. This event is part of the 'Rediscovering Swansea: From Land to Sea' hub series organised by Swansea University. The exhibition is available to view 24 hours a day.

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Assassinations Past & Present

November 14, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cinema & Co, West Glamorgan House, 17 Castle St
Swansea, Wales SA1 1JF United Kingdom
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This interactive talk, quiz and readings will investigate secrecy and the use of assassination from Medieval to modern times. Together consider the methods deployed by assassins past and present, including red hot pokers and poisoned toothpaste! Suitable for ages 16+ (some strong language). This event is part of the 'Rediscovering Swansea: From Land to Sea' hub series, by Swansea University.

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Discover Your Creativity

November 15, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Rd
Swansea, Wales SA1 3RD United Kingdom
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Come along to this interactive writing workshop where you’ll have a chance to write poetry and prose on themes such as secrets, place and life in Swansea. Lines from individual works will be used to create a collage of what it means to both live and create in Swansea. Audience: adults who self-identify as having a disability or chronic health condition. This event is part of the 'Rediscovering Swansea: From Land to Sea' hub series, by Swansea University.

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Swansea’s Big Book Find

November 16 - November 23
Various locations Swansea, Wales SA1 1DW United Kingdom + Google Map

A family-friendly book hunt across the city of Swansea. In the run up to Swansea University’s 100th birthday, one hundred books will be hidden across the city where you’d least expect to find them! Finders, keepers! Each book will also contain a special message, and when they’re gone, they’re gone! This event is part of the 'Rediscovering Swansea: From Land to Sea' hub series organised by Swansea University.

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Aaarrtt on the High Seas

November 16, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5DZ United Kingdom + Google Map

All aboard for a fun-filled day of fantastical adventure on the high seas, celebrating the Glynn Vivian’s new exhibition 'The Mary Rose: People and Purpose'. Discover fascinating facts and sinister secrets about life on board this infamous ship in a series of workshops including animated theatre and creating your own Tudor play, digging for buried treasure, building a 3-Dimensional open world and designing and racing your own Tudor-themed self-propelled motor boats. You will need to keep your eyes peeled for…

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The Climate’s Hidden History

November 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Margram Building, Singleton Campus, Swansea University
Swansea, Wales SA2 8PP United Kingdom
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Come and discover the hidden secrets of the planet found in the depths of the ice fields, with Professor Siwan Davies, an international expert on Climate Change and Head of Swansea University’s Geography Department. After you’ve had a chance to see the evidence for climate change first hand in the laboratory, poet Grug Muse will lead a poetry workshop which will respond to these discoveries about the past and future of the Earth. Please note: this is a Welsh medium…

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Becoming Human: Pinocchio Retold

November 18, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Volcano Theatre, 27-29 High St
Swansea, Wales SA1 1LG United Kingdom
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'Becoming Human: Pinocchio Retold' tells the story of the world's most famous puppet, set against the demands and prerogatives of modern Western society. Following his footsteps from birth to adulthood, we are invited to see through his eyes what it means to become socialised. Though Pinocchio is shaped in mind and body to fit into society, as an individual he still struggles to find meaning, love, and identity. This tragicomedy takes an unflinching look at social values and structures, while…

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The Panic Room

November 19, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Swansea Museum, Victoria Rd SA1 1SN
Swansea, Wales SA1 1SN United Kingdom
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Life is lived through half-truths, entrapment, lies, decoding, escape and discovery of truths. The complex and unreliable code of the 'Werwolf child terrorists' and the work of Sherlock Holmes offer a unique insight into the human psyche. In a panel discussion, with simulated ‘panic room’, uncover the secret plans of Hitler’s Werwolf and the brilliance of Sherlock Holmes. Suitable for ages 16+ (strong language). This event is part of the 'Rediscovering Swansea: From Land to Sea' hub series, by Swansea…

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Now I Become Myself

November 20, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Hall, Bay Campus, Swansea University
Swansea, Wales SA1 8EN United Kingdom
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In this Annual Richard Burton Lecture, Welsh composer Rhian Samuel will talk about her life as a composer of classical music in the USA and the UK, from a time when women composers were an extreme rarity to today when they are much more prevalent. In what ways may this change have enriched our culture? She will be aided by Siân Dicker (soprano) and Kristal Tunnicliffe (piano), who will perform 'Cerddi Hynafol' (Ancient Songs), settings of three medieval Welsh texts…

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Enter the Chamber of Secrets

November 23, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Taliesin Create, Ground Floor, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University, Singleton Park
Swansea, Wales SA2 8PP United Kingdom
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Do you dare to enter the chamber of secrets? Come along for a family fun day, including: 14:00-15:00 – ‘Discovering Your Digital Story’ – create your own two minute digital narrative. 14:00-15:00 and 15:00-16:00 - 'Opening the Chamber of Secrets' – writing mystery and storytelling chains, with two master-narratives – ‘Secrets of the Sea’ and ‘The Buried Past’. 14:00-15:00 and 15:00-16:00 - 'The Secrets of Ancient Egypt' – discover mummification, the secrets of hieroglyphs, the ancient game of Senet and…

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