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Craft Fair St James’ Church Hall, Walter Rd. 10am-2pm. Admission 30p; children free. 01792 473494. Glad Tidings for All: Seasonal Event Mt Zion Hall, Oystermouth Square, Mumbles. 10.30am-12.30pm. 01792 280319 (recorded message). www.mumbles-christadelphians.com Swansea Astronomical Society: ‘Christmas Lecture’ with Andy Lound


National Waterfront Museum. 11am. 01792 299311. www.swanastro.org.uk Taith Iaith: Welsh Learner Tour National Waterfront Museum. 11am. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Three Cliffs Bay & Pennard Cliffs (west) Guided Walk Join the National Trust Team for a 9km circular walk. 10am. £3 adults; £1.50 children. Booking essential. 01792 390636.


E-mail: gower.admin@nationaltrust.org.uk


SUNDAY 11TH DECEMBER Lady Gaga & Madonna Tribute Night Village Hotel, SA1. £32. (includes act, meal & disco). 01792 479941.


RSPB West Glamorgan Birdwatching Group: Morning Walk from Bryncoch to Longford.


Meet at Dyffryn Arms car park, Bryncoch. 10am. 01792 816250.


Rudolf, Carols & Santa!


National Waterfront Museum. 11.30am- 4.30pm. (screening of Raymond Briggs’ classic animation Father Christmas at 4pm). Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk Swansea Outdoor Group: Waterfront Winterland Nite


Meet at entrance to Waterfront Winterland. 7pm. 07926 165768. www.swanseaoutdoorgroup.org.uk


MONDAY 12TH DECEMBER Sketty & District Horticultural Society: Christmas Social St Paul’s Parish Centre, De-La-Beche Rd, Sketty. 7.30pm. 01792 232860.


TUESDAY 13TH DECEMBER Wild Quiz Night


Environment Centre, Pier St. 7.30pm. Free. 01792 635784/07967 127364.


WEDNESDAY 14TH DECEMBER Gary Owen: Free Folk


Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place. 7.30pm. £4. 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com National Trust Association Abertawe Centre: illustrated talk by Dr Gwyneth Davies on life in the Sudan - ‘Behind the Veil’ Sketty Parish Centre, De-La-Beche Rd, Sketty. 2.30pm. 01792 404345.


Swansea Bay Orienteering Club: Winter League 2 - Pembrey or Briton Ferry Woods For details: 01792 371450 or www.sboc.org.uk Swansea Floral Arrangement Society Demonstration: Winter Wonderland by Delyth Price St David’s Hall, City Centre. 2.30pm. 01792 464337. Visitors welcome. E-mail: swanseafloral@aol.com


Swansea Organic Gardening Group Meeting: Pot Luck Supper The Environment Centre, Pier St. 7pm. 01792 480200.


E-mail: info@environmentcentre.org.uk Tree Dressing at Kilvey Hill Kilvey Hill Community Woodland. 11.am- 3pm. Free. www.swansea.gov.uk/ natureconservationteam


THURSDAY 15TH DECEMBER DACE Lecture Series 3: Dylan Thomas: Wales and New York with lecturer Peter Thabit Jones


The Discovery Room, Swansea Central Library, Civic Centre, Oystermouth Rd. 6pm-7.45pm. Booking essential. 01792 602211/636464. Motown Diva Night


Village Hotel, SA1. £32. (includes act, meal & disco). 01792 479941.


FRIDAY 16TH DECEMBER BBC National Orchestra of Wales: Christmas Celebrations


Brangwyn Hall. 7.30pm. £12.50 - £15.50. 01792 475715. www.swansea.gov.uk/ brangwynhall


Lighthouse Theatre Ltd: ‘A Child’s Christmas’


Pennard Parish Hall. 7.30pm. £6. www.nightout.org.uk


Waterfront Nippers (aged 1½ to 5 yrs) National Waterfront Museum. 10.30am- 12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk


SATURDAY 17TH DECEMBER Handel's Messiah


Brangwyn Hall. 7.30pm. £12.50. 01792 637300. www.swansea.gov.uk/brangwynhall


SUNDAY 18TH DECEMBER Beyoncé & Rhianna Tribute Night Village Hotel, SA1. £32. (includes act, meal & disco). 01792 479941. Gallery Film Screening: It’s a Wonderful Life (U: 1946)


National Waterfront Museum. 2.30pm. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk RSPB West Glamorgan Birdwatching Group: Birdwatching


Wildlife Centre, Blackpill. 10am-1pm. 01269 822876.


Salvation Army Christmas Concert Brangwyn Hall. 6.30pm. £3. 01792 475715. www.swansea.gov.uk/brangwynhall Swansea Outdoor Group: Bethlehem Christmas Walk


Meet at Old Swansea Baths car park. 9.30am. 01792 547030. www.swanseaoutdoorgroup. org.uk


WEDNESDAY 21ST DECEMBER Boogie Night


Village Hotel, SA1. £32. (includes act, meal & disco). 01792 479941. Christmas by Candlelight


Brangwyn Hall. 7.30pm. £11.50; £9.50 concs (unreserved). 01792 637300. www.swansea.gov.uk/brangwynhall


FRIDAY 23RD DECEMBER


Dunvant Male Choir 23rd Annual Christmas Concert with guest artistes: The Ariosa Singers, Oystermouth


Brangwyn Hall. 7.30pm. £12; £10; £6. Tickets from 01792 522144/873965. www.swansea.gov.uk/brangwynhall


TUESDAY 27TH DECEMBER Time Capsules & Calendars Until 31 Dec. National Waterfront Museum. 12noon-3.30pm. Free. 01792 638950. www.museumwales.ac.uk


Festivals Dylan Thomas Festival


27 Oct – 9 Nov. Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place. For details: 01792 463980. www.dylanthomas.com Waterfront Winterland


From 18 Nov until 8 Jan. Museum Park. 01792 637300. www.swanseachristmas.com


Leisure Centres


ACTIVE SWANSEA www.activeswansea.com


Swimming pools, gyms and a wide choice of fitness classes for adults and children. For more information on all courses and classes, visit the website or contact your local centre: Bishopston Sports Centre: 01792 235040; Cefn Hengoed Leisure Centre: 01792 798484;


Morriston Leisure Centre: 01792 797082; Penlan Leisure Centre: 01792 588079; Pentrehafod Sports Centre: 01792 650484; Penyrheol Leisure Centre: 01792 897039.


LC Oystermouth Road, Swansea. 01792


466500. www.thelcswansea.com Christmas Splash


5-24 Dec. All swimming activities will have a festive twist.


Adrenaline Nights


Every Fri & Sat. 6pm-8pm. Extra waves and board rider sessions. £4. Booking essential. Morning Safari


Every Sat & Sun. 9am-11am. Animal floats & jungle music. Booking essential. Kids Go Free Sunday!


Every Sunday 5pm-8pm. 1 child swims FREE with every 1 paying adult.


Library Events


For more details of ‘What’s On’ in your local Library, please telephone the Libraries below or visit www.swansea. gov.uk/libraries. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all events.


Central 01792 636464 What’s On In Swansea Magazine | 73 CHILDREN


Vote for your favourite children’s book! Visit Swansea Central Library during Libraries Fortnight and cast a vote. 1 - 13 Nov.


Baby Rhyme Time (under 5s) 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov & 7, 14, 21, Dec. 10am–10.30am & 2pm–2.30pm. English & Welsh Rhyme Time (under 5s) 2 Nov & 7 Oct. 10am–10.30am.


Libraries Fortnight Story Times (under 5s) 2pm–2.30pm. 3 Nov: Join us for the story of some surprising visitors in ‘Did You See Them Too?’ 10 Nov: Find out what makes Bear so itchy at our ‘Itchy Bear’ story time. Story Time (ages 5-8)


3, 10, 17, 24 Nov & 1, 8, 15, 22 Dec. 4pm. Welsh Rhyme Time hosted by TWF (under 5s) 4 Nov & 2 Dec. 10am–10.30am. Saturday Stories & Stuff (ages 5-8) Every Sat Story at 2pm, Stuff follows! Some activities can be offered only until materials run out. 5 Nov: There’s a bit of a BOOM with ‘The Firework Display’ story; 12 Nov: Make a pop-up book to celebrate the Libraries Fortnight; 19 Nov: Make Batman with ‘The Man behind the Mask’; 26 Nov: Create a caterpillar at our ‘Creepy Crawly’ story time; 3 Dec: ‘Terrible Troll’ collage with ‘There’s a Troll at the Bottom of Our Street’; 10 Dec: Get in the Christmas spirit; make an ornament for your Christmas tree; 17 Dec: All that glitters with festive tales. Nintendo Wii (ages 8-12)


5, 12, 19, 26 Nov & 3, 10, 17 Dec. 2pm–3.30pm. Story Time (under 5s) 6, 20 Nov & 4, 18 Dec. 11.30am. Nintendo Wii (ages 12-16) 6, 20 Nov & 4, 18 Dec. 2pm–3.30pm. Pre-school ‘Fancy Dress’ Story Time (under 5s)


17, 24 Nov & 1, 8, 15, 22 Dec. 2pm. Reading Group (ages 8-12) 18 Nov & 16 Dec. 4pm-5pm.


ADULTS Yoga


1, 8, 15, 22 Nov. 12noon–1pm. Pre-booking essential for 6-week courses. Booking in person only at the ground floor customer service desk. BBC First Click – Beginners’ Computer Course


1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29 Nov & 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20 Dec. 3.30pm-5.30pm. Booking essential. Please contact the library for more information. Welsh Learners Book Group 3 Nov & 1 Dec. 1.30pm–2.30pm. Mother & New Baby Group (run by NHS Health Visitors)


4, 11, 18, 25 Nov & 2, 9, 16 Dec. 10.30am– 12.30pm. Free. New members welcome. Swansea Association for Independent Living (SAIL) Meeting


10 Nov & 8 Dec. 1.15pm–3.15pm. New members welcome. Golden Years for the Over 50s 17 Nov & 15 Dec. 3.30pm–5.30pm. Different themes. Have a coffee and a chat.


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