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What’s On in Swansea Nov/Dec 2011


04 24 Contents 01-11 40, 41, 45, 48,


54, 65 & 66 12-16 17


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What a glorious Indian summer we had! Now the darker winter nights are upon us, the pitch black skies form the perfect backdrop for sparklers and rockets. The safest way to enjoy Bonfi re Night is at an organised display; further details of this year’s spectacular fi reworks displays can be found throughout the magazine: also why not check out our panto planner for details of some of the many pantomimes being staged this festive season.


You know Christmas is on its way when Santa arrives in Swansea for the Christmas Parade! Join Santa as he leads a procession of decorated fl oats from the Dylan Thomas Centre to the Guildhall, turning on the


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Editor’s Letter


Christmas lights, on Sunday 20 November.


The Wave and Swansea Sound radio stations feature their Christmas charity and appeals, see page 25 for more details on how to get involved!


Waterfront Winterland opens its snow-covered gateway on 18 November until 8 January 2012 in Museum Park. Swansea’s premier Christmas attraction features fantastic ice rinks, a family funfair, Santa’s Grotto and much much more to keep the family entertained over the school holiday.


There are plenty of seasonal concerts and events over the next two months with everything


from brass bands to carols by candlelight. The Brangwyn Hall has an impressive line- up of events on their website www.swansea.gov.uk/ brangwynhall


Make sure you read every page of this edition of What’s On as we’ve pulled out all the stops to bring you, our readers, some of the best prizes to date.


Finally, we would like to wish all our advertisers and readers a very Merry Christmas. We’ll be back in Jan/Feb to bring you all the latest events and happenings.


Nadolig Llawen! VIEW THE MAGAZINE AT www.visitswanseabay.com/events Events Competitions


Theatre, Concerts & Cinema Panto


Arts, Galleries & Exhibitions Music & Entertainment Leisure


Book Review Sport


40-53, 80 & Lifestyle Inside Back Cover


Dining Out Listings


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