Fairy tales, ghost stories and legends of monsters, we’ve been using stories to frighten one another for millennia. Tales like that of Ancient Greece and the Minotaur, the mythical creature (part man and part bull), to more recent stories, like Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, draw on our fear of … [Read more...] about Don’t disturb The White Lady!
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
Yesterday we dropped into ‘Holiday Memory’ Puppets and Theatres Family Workshop at the Dylan Thomas Centre. Inspired by Dylan Thomas’ radio broadcast, ‘Holiday Memory’, there was lots of crafty fun going on, making puppets and theatres based on traditional seaside themes… For more information … [Read more...] about That’s the way to do it!
There were plenty of #GoodVibes at Oystermouth Castle over the weekend! Hundreds of visitors headed to Dungeons and Dragons family fun day on Saturday to meet the baby dragons, listen to traditional dragon tales from the Dragon Lady and her Squire, and take part in the colourful dragon … [Read more...] about Dragons in the Castle!
RAINBOW FEVER is heating up in Swansea ahead of Swansea Pride Week and the main Swansea Pride Celebration at Saturday 4th May!! Yes its just a few days to go until Swansea Pride in all its glittering rainbow glory arrives in Swansea… and the plans are storming ahead to create the most … [Read more...] about May the fourth be with you…
THOUSANDS of visitors are set to storm Swansea’s Oystermouth Castle as it throws open its gates for the 2019 season. Swansea Council and the Friends of Oystermouth Castle run the attraction, which overlooks Mumbles and Swansea Bay. It will be open to the public from 11am-5pm Tuesday-Sunday … [Read more...] about Ancient history set to come alive again at historic castle
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
STATE-OF-THE-ART hydrogen technology and sci-fi Transformers star Bumblebee will be hoping to transform perceptions about clean air in our communities later this month. Visitors will also get the chance to use a bit of pedal power to create their own smoothie at the second annual Clean Air … [Read more...] about Transforming perceptions of Clean Air tech