As Swansea waits to hear on our City of Culture 2021 bid, the Festival is bringing together some of the biggest and brightest talent from across the world of music and the arts in a two week celebration of culture from 29 September to 15 October 2017.
There will be concerts in the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea University Great Hall and the National Waterfront Museum; theatre and dance productions in association with The Grand and Taliesin and contemporary art exhibitions at the Mission and Galerie Simpson.
Children and young people feature strongly in this year’s programming with a schools education project on The Bells of Santiago, a dedicated Primary Schools Music Festival, and the annual favourite BBC NOW family concert. Together with line up of live music and events at Morriston Hospital, this year’s Festival truly has something for everyone.
Throughout the Festival there is a wealth of Welsh bred and International talent.
On the Centenary of the Russian Revolution, St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra comes to Swansea to perform; The Dunvant and Morriston RFC Male Choirs join forces for a memorable evening; BBC NOW also perform a second concert –conducted by Tecwyn Evans and featuring harpist Catrin Finch.
This is just a taster of what is on offer during the Swansea International Festival – for the full line-up of all the events and to book tickets online, take a look at the website!
Swansea Big Weekend
This year the Festival begins a little earlier when, in association with Swansea Big Weekend, the Swansea Fringe Festival is re-instated after an absence of 20 years. Over three days (29, 30 September and 1 October) Swansea’s High Street will be alive with comedy, bands, poetry and performance.
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