The 2019 Swansea Fringe isn't far away - let's take a look at what's in store with this week's guest blog from Joe Bayliss, one of the masterminds behind the festival! Across our 50 years as a city, there have been several incarnations of the Swansea Fringe Festival. In the 1980s it was a staple … [Read more...] about Be part of the Swansea Fringe Launch Party
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CHILDREN aiming to be a prince or princess for a day can have their very own castle to match if they head along to Oystermouth Castle later this month. Young visitors have the chance to come along as their favourite fairy-tale character at the special event on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26 that … [Read more...] about Calling all Princes and Princesses!
YOUNGSTERS aiming to be a bit crafty this summer can roll back the centuries at drop-in crafty workshops at Oystermouth Castle this month. Every Wednesday in August, children will get the chance to make their own medieval crowns, tiaras, badges or bookmarks inspired by the place from where the … [Read more...] about Medieval merriment in store at Oystermouth Castle
POETRY activities, themed crafts and cake will be among the fun in a family-friendly birthday bash for Swansea’s most famous son. To mark what would’ve been Dylan Thomas’ 104th birthday, an afternoon of free, tutor-led activities has been organised for the city’s Dylan Thomas Exhibition between … [Read more...] about Dylan’s Big Birthday Bash!
18 & 19 August | National Waterfront Museum On our busiest weekend we are so lucky to be have a wonderful group of Makers and Traders for our Market at the National Waterfront Museum, all with distinct Welsh flavour. Willow Moon Cottage: www.facebook.com/Willowmoon.Cottage.Crafts/ make … [Read more...] about Makers and Traders Market
Shop of Skills 18th and 19th August | Marquee in Princess Way, Swansea Our Shop of Skills is a chance to learn a new stitch skill in a two-hour lesson with a talented tutor and all for ‘free’. There is no charge for the lesson or materials and the tutor will guide three learners through the whole … [Read more...] about Little Shop of Skills
Our exhibitions are the cornerstone of Swansea Festival of Stitch where the talents of our local stitchers are available for everyone to see. The local groups, Swansea Quilters, Baywood Quilters, Itchyfingers Textile Group, Stitches Coven, Wednesday Stitchers, Swansea Embroidery and Textile Group … [Read more...] about Get prepared for something entirely different
Well, it is safe to say that summertime has definitely arrived in Swansea Bay! After a scorching Wales Airshow on the weekend, and with the long-range forecast anticipating the sunshine to stay, there is plenty to look forward to this July in Swansea Bay! Outdoor Theatre in association with … [Read more...] about Enjoy Swansea Bay this July!
The Masterclasses are a key part of the Festival, we have brought to Swansea some of the finest tutors in the textile field to Swansea Museum, every day from 10th - 24th August. Classes run from 10am - 4pm, cost £30 a day and you will be guaranteed an amazing day learning new skills and meeting … [Read more...] about More stitching threads come together…
The Festival is only a few weeks away with Exhibitions, Masterclasses and the very popular Shop of Skills ready and waiting. We are also expanding and introducing additional and new elements to our event. New - Shop of Skills for Children We have eight sessions over … [Read more...] about New stitching projects expand the Festival