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  • 25 Nov 2017 6:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Do you enjoy photography, or perhaps just being creative? 

    Send in your image now, and it will form part of a digital exhibition at our events in November 2017.

    Multilingual Swansea Snaps’

    Swansea has a rich variety of language communities, dialects, accents, alphabets and scripts ... how much of this can be captured in a photograph?  

    Send in a photograph that you think represents Swansea’s multilingual culture ... be as figurative or abstract as you like!  Find out more here: 

    http://www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/news/multilingualswanseasnaps-sendinyoursnow.php

    ‘Making Faces’

    What is a face? What does ‘beauty lost and found’ mean to you?  Are visibly different faces more interesting than conventional media images?  Do certain expressions delight you more?

    We invite you to draw, paint or photograph an amazing face and send it to us.  Find out more here: 

    http://www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/news/makingfaces-sendinyoursnow.php

    Please do feel free to forward this email on to anyone you feel may have an interest in participating.

    We look forward to seeing your images!

    The Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH),

    Swansea University

    Part of the 2017 Being Human UK Festival of the Humanities, 17-25 November 2017

    A ydych chi’n mwynhau ffotograffiaeth, neu bod yn greadigol efallai?

    Anfonwch eich delwedd nawr a bydd yn rhan o arddangosfa ddigidol yn ein digwyddiadau ym mis Tachwedd 2017.

    'Lluniau Abertawe Amlieithog'

    Mae gan Abertawe amrywiaeth gyfoethog o gymunedau ieithyddol, tafodieithoedd, acenion, gwyddorau a sgriptiau ... faint o hyn a allai gael ei ddal mewn ffotograff? 

    Anfonwch lun sydd, yn eich barn chi, yn cynrychioli

    diwylliant amlieithog Abertawe ... gallwch fod mor ffigurol neu haniaethol ag y dymunech!  Dysgwch ragor:   

    http://www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/news/multilingualswanseasnaps-sendinyoursnow.php

    'Tynnu Wynebau'

    Beth yw wyneb? Beth mae ‘harddwch wedi’i golli a’i ganfod’ yn ei olygu i chi?  A yw wynebau gwahanol yr olwg yn fwy diddorol na delweddau confensiynol ar y cyfryngau?  A yw rhai ystumiau’n eich plesio fwy na rhai eraill? 

    Rydym yn eich gwahodd i luniadu, paentio neu dynnu ffotograff o wyneb gwych.  Dysgwch ragor: 

    http://www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/news/makingfaces-sendinyoursnow.php

    Mae croeso i chi basio’r e-bost hwn ymlaen i unrhyw un a allai fod â diddordeb yn hyn.

    Edrychwn ymlaen at weld eich delweddau.

    Sefydliad Ymchwil y Celfyddydau a'r Dyniaethau,

    Prifysgol Abertawe

    Rhan o Ŵyl y Dyniaethau Bod yn Ddynol y DU 2017,

    17-25 Tachwedd 2017

  • 19 Oct 2017 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)





  • 17 Oct 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The doors of Vivian Hall Blackpill open at 10 am for a cup of something hot. Old, new and perspective members are welcome. Tea or coffee Free to Members Small charge to non-Members. Membership is just £8 per year so why not join

    The talk will start at 10.30 am and last about an hour.

    All Talks are with PA and Loop system and mostly illustrated

    Further information From Royston Kneath 01792 467688

    Programme 2017

    17th Oct            Edgar McCarthy 

    How we kept the Lights on

     21st Nov     AGM     

    Robert Cuthill

    19th Dec      Christmas Social.

  • 05 Oct 2017 7:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


  • 04 Oct 2017 6:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Historical Association Swansea Branch Outclass:        

    American History and Politics 1917 – 2017

    Dates:  Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm, 4 October 2017   10 sessions    Cost: £30
    Venue:  Forge Fach,
    Hebron Road, Clydach, SA6 5BX

    To book, contact Tutor Richard Lewis  richardlewis54@gmail.com  07713 186920

    Do you want to know more about the New Deal, the Cold War, Vietnam, Watergate, the War on Terror and the Trump Presidency? Then this is the course for you.

    More than ever it's important to have an understanding of how the American system works and of the narrative of its history. A number of vital themes will be addressed, such as the nature of the Constitution, the effectiveness of Congressional power, Presidential authority, the impact of the Supreme Court, and the struggle for Human Rights. Particular emphasis will be given to more recent developments and the current situation. Is the American system broken? There is much here to debate!

    1

    04.10.17

    An analysis of the U.S. Constitution

    Is it workable?

    2

    11.10.17

    How effectively has the Supreme Court protected the rights of American citizens?

    Has it become politicised? Ten significant Supreme Court cases.

    3

    18.10.17

    Red and Blue America

    A study of elections during the period 1917 – 2017.

    Why did Trump win in 2016?

    4

    25.10.17

    The role of the U.S. in world affairs 1917 – 2017

    Is there an American vision?

    5

    01.11.17

    Civil Rights

    How far were full Civil Rights achieved during this period?

    Are racial divisions widening?

    6

    08.11.17

    Democrats and Republicans

    The evolution of political parties.

    Can American politics still be viewed within this Party prism?

    7

    15.11.17

    Key developments from the New Deal, McCarthyism and

    The Great Society to Watergate. The 1930s – 1974.

    8

    22.11.17

    The rise and fall of the Imperial Presidency, from Truman to Carter

    Does the Trump Presidency reflect aspects of this?

    9

    29.11.17

    To what extent was the Reagan Presidency a turning point in

    U.S. domestic and global affairs?

    10

    06.12.17

    The Presidencies of George HW Bush, Clinton, George W Bush and Obama 1989 – 2017

  • 03 Oct 2017 2:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Historical Association Swansea Branch Outclass:   

    History of Art in Wales from the Renaissance to the Present (1500 – 2017)

    Dates:     Tuesdays,  2 – 4 pm, from 3 October 2017     10 sessions       Cost: £30
    Venue:     Swansea Waterfront Museum, Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3RD

    To book, contact Tutor Richard Lewis  richardlewis54@gmail.com  07713 186920

    This course should appeal to all with an interest in the Art which is linked to Wales. It will involve a chronological investigation, emphasising the richness and diversity of our visual culture. This vibrant artistic and architectural heritage will be studied within the historical context of the times, and will cover a range of works from the Renaissance to the present day. Themes such as patronage, the influence of artisan artists, the growing National awareness, and the effects of industrialisation will be covered, as well as much else. Particular prominence will be given to key artists and artistic movements. We hope to link the lectures to a number of visits, so that the Art will be more fully appreciated.

    1

    03.10.17

    A Cultural Awakening. A Welsh Renaissance. 1490s – 1640
    War and Reconstruction: 1640s to the Georgians.

    2

    10.10.17

    The Idea of Landscape

    Topographical views, visiting artists, early Industrial scenes.

    Richard Wilson and British Landscape Art

    Italian influences – Wilson, Thomas Jones and Penry Williams

    3

    17.10.17

    Artists and the Middle Class. Piety and Portraiture.

    New patrons, intellectual trends.

    4

    24.10.17

    The Idea of Wales: 1820s – 1900

    Llanover Hall Circle, the Eisteddfod movement,

    Betws-y-Coed colony, Cornwallis West.

    A new generation of landscape painters. Clarence Whaite,

    David Cox, and others. Charles Mansel Lewis and Herkomer.

    5

    07.11.17 
    (no session
    on 31.10 )

    Significance of Cardiff: 1860 – 1914

    Bute and Burges - the Pre Raphaelite Gothic. Civic celebration. The Davies sisters. Cardiff School of Painters.

    6

    14.11.17

    Art and Industrialisation

    A social awareness. The political dimension: 1840 – 1914.

    A Celtic Heritage. National reawakening.

    7

    21.11.17

    The Swansea School of Art

    Early Modernism: Gwen John, James Dickson Innes,

    Evan Walters, Augustus John, Christopher Williams,

    Frank Brangwyn, and others.

    Welsh Art and the First World War.

    8

    28.11.17

    The Inter War Years. Individual visions.

    Ceri Richards, Cedric Morris, David Jones, Archie Griffiths, and Vincent Evans.

    Welsh Art and the Depression.

    Modernism in the 1930s.

    9

    05.12.17

    War Art. Welsh Art and the British State.

    Koppel, Herman and Zobole.

    Post War Dynamism. A new wave of Modernism.

    Brenda Chamberlain, John Elwyn, Kyffin Williams and others.

    10

    12.12.17

    Modernism: the 56 Group Wales.

    Contemporary Welsh Art

  • 02 Oct 2017 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Strings of Song
    A celebration of the poetry of Vernon Watkins in reflection and response.
    Monday 2nd October – 7:30pm
    Taliesin Arts Centre, Singleton Campus, 
    Swansea University, SA2 8PP

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Vernon Watkins, Swansea University’s Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers, has invited five award-winning Welsh poets to write a response to Watkins’s work. 

    Chaired by Professor of English and holder of the Emyr Humphreys Chair of Welsh Writing in English at Swansea University, M. Wynn Thomas, poets Rhian Edwards, Menna Elfyn, Paul Henry, Robert Minhinnick and Jonathan Edwards read and discuss the poetry of ‘Swansea’s other poet’ before sharing their own new work. Presented in association with Literature Wales, Research Institute for Arts & Humanities, CREW

    In support of this event the exhibition; Vernon Watkins 1906-1967: Poet of Gower, in partnership with Jeff Towns, Honorary Fellow of Swansea University, and Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore, includes a group of early manuscript poems, original letters, rare editions of his books, ephemera and photographs of Vernon and his family. 

    The exhibition runs from Saturday 30th September to Tuesday 3rd October, Swansea University, Singleton campus main library. Presented in association with Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore and Research Institute for Arts & Humanities.

    FREE ADMISSION - TICKET REQUIRED Tel: 01792 60 20 60
    www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk

    Llinynnau Cerdd

    Dathliad o farddoniaeth Vernon Watkins: myfyrio ac ymateb
    Dydd Llun 2 Hydref – 7:30pm
    Canolfan Celfyddydau Taliesin, Campws Singleton,
    Prifysgol Abertawe, SA2 8PP

    I nodi 50 o flynyddoedd ers marwolaeth Vernon Watkins, mae Athro Creadigrwydd Prifysgol Abertawe, Owen Sheers, wedi gwahodd pum bardd nodedig o Gymru i ysgrifennu darn sy’n ymateb i waith Watkins.

    Dan Gadeiryddiaeth M. Wynn Thomas, yr Athro Saesneg a deiliad Cadair Llên Saesneg Cymru Emyr Humphreys ym Mhrifysgol Abertawe, bydd y beirdd Rhian Edwards, Menna Elfyn, Paul Henry, Robert Minhinnick a Jonathan Edwards yn darllen a thrafod barddoniaeth ‘bardd arall Abertawe’ cyn rhannu eu gwaith newydd eu hunain. Cyflwynir ar y cyd â Llenyddiaeth Cymru, Sefydliad Ymchwil y Celfyddydau a’r Dyniaethau, CRE

    I gefnogi’r digwyddiad hwn, mae’r arddangosfa; Vernon Watkins 1906-1967: Bardd Gŵyr, mewn partneriaeth â Jeff Towns, Cymrawd er Anrhydedd o Brifysgol Abertawe, a Siop Lyfrau Symudol Dylan, yn cynnwys grŵp o gerddi llawysgrif cynnar, llythyrau gwreiddiol, argraffiadau prin o’i lyfrau, effemera a ffotograffau o Vernon a’i deulu. 

    Bydd yr arddangosfa i’w gweld ym mhrif lyfrgell Campws Singleton, Prifysgol Abertawe o ddydd Sadwrn 30 Medi tan ddydd Mawrth 3 Hydref. Cyflwynir ar y cyd â Siop Lyfrau Symudol Dylan â Sefydliad Ymchwil y Celfyddydau a’r Dyniaethau 

    MYNEDIAD AM DDIM - BYDD ANGEN TOCYN Ffôn: 01792 60 20 60
    www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk

  • 30 Sep 2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Living history in the Garden 

    The amazing history of Middleton Hall is coming back to the future at the

     National Botanic Garden of Wales thanks to world-famous re-enactment experts Sealed Knot.

    “Sir Henry Vaughan’s company of foote” is coming to Carmarthenshire over the weekend of September 30thand October 1st to bring to life the history of the civil war in Wales.

    The year is 1642 and the country has been plunged into a civil war involving the Parliamentarians (Roundheads) led by Oliver Cromwell and the Royalists (Cavaliers) led by the King.

    Up to this point, South Wales has been on the side of the Royalists but many local landowners had sympathy towards the Parliamentarian cause and could be persuaded to switch sides.

    Henry Middleton, son and nephew of two of the founders of the East India Company, is at home in Middleton Hall on the estate created by his family’s new-found wealth.  Henry is a merchant, landowner, magistrate and High Sheriff of Carmarthenshire, but he’s also ‘new money’ and the crucial question is: which side is he on?

    Various characters will help bring this fascinating period in our history to life and visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in 17th century life. Costumed actors will be on hand to regale you with stories of the lives of local people, and their thoughts and feelings about the Civil War that was tearing the country apart. Witness at first hand, local soldiers practising their musketry skills.

    Visitors will also have the opportunity to find out what life was like for children during this period and youngsters can try their hand at traditional games and toys. There will be lots to see and do for the whole family.

    Admission to the Garden is £10.50 (including Gift Aid) for adults and £4.95 for children over five.  Entry is FREE for Garden members and parking is free for all.

    For more info, head to the Garden’s website https://botanicgarden.wales/  or call 01558 667149 or email info@gardenofwales.org.uk

     

    Middleton yn y 17eg Ganrif

    Mae hanes anhygoel Neuadd Middleton yn dod yn ôl i fyw yng Ngardd Fotaneg Genedlaethol Cymru, diolch i’r arbenigwyr ail-greu byd-enwog, y Sealed Knot.

    Dewch i weld milwyr Syr Henry Vaughan yn Sir Gaerfyrddin dros benwythnos Medi 30ain a Hydref 1af, er mwyn dod â hanes y rhyfel cartref yng Nghymru i fyw.

    Y flwyddyn yw 1642 ac mae’r wlad mewn rhyfel sifil sy’n cynnwys y Seneddwyr (Pennau Mawr) dan arweiniad Oliver Cromwell a’r Brenhinwyr (Cafaliriaid) dan arweiniad y Brenin.

    Hyd at hyn, mae De Cymru wedi bod ar ochr y Brenhinwyr ond roedd gan lawer o dirfeddianwyr lleol gydymdeimlad tuag at achos y Seneddwyr a gellid eu hannog i newid ochr.

    Mae Henry Middleton, mab a nai dau o sylfaenwyr Cwmni Dwyrain India, cartref yn Neuadd Middleton ar yr ystâd a grëwyd gan gyfoeth newydd ei deulu.  Mae Henry yn fasnachwr, tirfeddiannwr, ynad ac Uchel-Siryf Sir Gaerfyrddin, ond mae hefyd yn ‘arian newydd’ a’r cwestiwn hanfodol yw: pa ochr y mae arno?

    Bydd amrywiaeth o gymeriadau yn helpu i ddod â’r cyfnod diddorol hwn yn ein hanes i fywyd a chaiff ymwelwyr y cyfle i gael gwir brofiad o fywyd yn y 17eg ganrif.  Bydd actorion mewn gwisg wrth law i ddod â hanesion i chi o fywydau pobl leol, a’u syniadau a’u teimladau am y Rhyfel Cartref a oedd yn rhwygo’r wlad ar wahân.  Gwyliwch filwyr lleol yn ymarfer eu sgiliau yn uniongyrchol.

    Bydd ymwelwyr hefyd yn cael cyfle i ddarganfod pa fywyd yr oedd plant yn eu hoffi yn ystod y cyfnod hwn, a gall pobl ifainc roi cynnig ar gemau a theganau traddodiadol.  Bydd llawer i’r weld a’i wneud i’r teulu cyfan.

    Mae mynediad i’r Ardd yn £10.50 (gan gynnwys Cymorth Rhodd) i oedolion a £4.95 i blant dros bum mlwydd oed.  Mae mynediad AM DDIM i aelodau’r Ardd a pharcio am ddim i bawb.

    Am fwy o wybodaeth, ewch i wefan yr Ardd https://garddfotaneg.cymru/ neu ffoniwch 01558 667149 neu e-bostiwch info@gardenofwales.org.uk

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