Despite the failure of Swansea’s bid to become the UK City of culture in 2021 the city council and the Swansea 2021 bid team are determined to implement the programme of local, national and international events that were compiled in the bid.
The Swansea 2021 bid team includes Swansea Council, Welsh Government, Swansea University, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Authority, Museums Wales, Tidal Lagoon, creative professionals, businesses and arts and cultural leaders. All are working together to ensure the outcomes in the Swansea bid for the Swansea people and economy are as strong as possible.
The cultural heritage of Swansea and the Gower peninsula is displayed through an abundance of cultural centres and numerous annual events.
Some of these include
Glyn Vivian Art Gallery- Alexandra Rd – Swansea SA1 5DZ – 01792516900 – Visit the website
Swansea museum (The oldest museum in Wales) – Victoria Rd, Swansea SA1 1SN – 01792 653783 – Visit the website
The Dylan Thomas Centre – 6 Somerset Pl, Swansea SA1 1RR – 01792 463980 = Visit the website
The Grand Theatre – Singleton St, Swansea SA1 3QJ – 01792 475715 – Visit the website
Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts – is an annual arts festival that takes place in Swansea, Wales. The 2018 festival will be its 70th anniversary. Visit the website
The Gower Festival – is an annual music festival during the month of July in venues across the peninsula. The 2016 festival was its 40th anniversary. Visit the website
Watch this space for information on local, national and international future events.
An exciting and unique event is taking place in Swansea on the25th and 29th September 2018.
Some promotional video clips from the UKCity of Culture 2021 campaign