SWANSEA


Music & Performance
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NEW - Cinema/Theatre
To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Cinema”

What we do:
Do you love going to the cinema or the theatre, but would love company to go? If so, this group may be just the thing for you. 

How it would work is that if anyone sees a performance they want to see, then let us know through this page. The Day/Time/Venue will be posted and members can decide if they want to join in.

Each member would buy their own ticket and meet the group at the designated time and place. The usual is to book a matinee and follow up with tea and cake at a nearby cafĂ© – the purpose of course is to discuss the film/play, the cake is a bonus.

Films/plays of interest will be posted on the group page under 'My Groups' once I have the information. When someone lets me know they are going to which performance, I can update it on this page. This will be the main source of information so it is in members interest to keep an eye on that page.

Meeting Area: Various.   Meeting Day: Various.

Music Appreciation

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Music”

What we do:

The Nomads Group is still going strong after twenty one years. Once a month we visit each other's homes, the host having prepared a programme of music of his or her choice which, more often than not, suits all tastes. This can be anything from Shows to Shostakovich, Opera to Offenbach or Ballet to Borodin.

We start off with tea/coffee and whilst catching up with each other's news before the music starts when we comment on the particular pieces and their composers. We occasionally have a quiz or interposed question which really tests our knowledge (or lack of it) on different aspects of music. We have also used videos of orchestral concerts which have been very enjoyable.

Great friendships have lasted many years. New members have replaced those who have sadly passed away or become infirm and they, too, have become great friends.  We would like to thank all our members for their participation in making the group a joyful success.        

Meeting Area: Home Based   Meeting Day: Fridays AM.   

Pre-Concert Talks

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Concert”

What we do:

We are glad to say the BBC NOW Pre Concert Talks will be run by Swansea Festival of Music.

Works are chosen for discussion, AND LINKED TO Concerts.

Meeting Area: Swansea Centre   Meeting Day: Various.


NEW - Recorder

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “recorder”

What we do:

The new recorder group is just getting under way and very  quickly. We have 10  recorder players who have emerged with a good mix of the four recorder instruments  which means we will be able to enjoy a wide arrange  of music in time. In our new home we will spend some time doing some practice for a while as quite a lot of us will not have played since school days!.

Meeting Area: Mayals Common                   Meeting Day: Tuesdays PM.

Singing for Pleasure

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Singing”

What we do:

Our Singing Group goes from strength to strength and we now have 50 singers ion the books. With Ann as our permanent pianist our group has settled down to a average weekly attendance of between 30 and 35. 

Meeting Area: West Cross   Meeting Day: Fridays PM.

Strings for Starters

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Strings”

What we do:

This group is not running at the moment.

A new group for those wishing to learn either the guitar or ukulele.from scratch.  We will be developing accompaniments to a variety of songs. Get that guitar or ukulele down from the attic and join us.

Meeting Area: West Cross                        Meeting Day: Tuesdays AM.

Ukulele for Absolute Beginners
To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Absolute Beginners”

What we do:

The aim of the course is to introduce you to playing the Ukulele and learning rudimentary music.  Once you have reached the level of the Ukulele All - Comers group you will be able to join them and participate in the music they play which will enrich your playing skills and your enjoyment.  

 If you have any questions about the course please contact me via the Email link

Also, please don't worry if you can't make the first lesson or subsequent lessons as you will be able to catch up.

Meeting Area: Cwmbwrla      Meeting Day: Monday PM.

Ukulele for All-Comers
To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Ukulele”

What we do:

The All - Comers Ukulele Group has been established to facilitate anyone who wishes to join together with likeminded people in order to learn and play the Ukulele.

The aims of the group are;

  • Introduce absolute beginners to the Ukulele by teaching rudimentary music and playing skills.

  • Facilitate intermediate players who enjoy group playing, singing and performing.

  • Explore more advanced methods of playing both individually and as an ensemble.

Meeting Area: Cwmbwrla      Meeting Day: Thursday PM.

Ukulele Performance

To find out more about this Group, Email
With the subject as “Performance”
OR
For information about Gigs and Bookings,
Email with the subject as "Gigs"

What we do:

The focus of this group is on performance and, as the  Swansea U3A Ukulele Big Band, we are in great demand to play at a variety of venues including, this year  Mumbles Oyster Festival, the Gower Walking Festival set in the incredible sunken garden at Caswell, and the Caerleon Arts Festival. Significantly many of these bodies have asked us to play again and we are regularly invited to play by other U3A groups in South Wales.

We have now finished for the summer break but lessons will resume in September.

Meeting Area: Sketty Park       Meeting Day: Tuesdays PM.

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