South West Wales News, Events & Opportunities

Each month, we pull together the region’s top headlines, and announcements from across our alliance, to create your Regional Round-up from 4theRegion.

From development and investment news to community projects, and business opportunities: we’ll make sure you’re in the know, so you can speak positively and confidently about what’s happening here in South West Wales.

Do you have an opportunity you’d like to share in our next round-up? Be sure to let us know!

August Regional Round-Up 2023

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

BID moves to new offices

Swansea BID are thrilled to announce they have moved to new offices on the lively and vibrant Wind Street, in a new deal with Coastal Housing’s commercial division. Their new central location, in the heart of the BID area, gives them better accessibility and ample space to serve BID members more effectively. Read More

Serco organise Wellbeing event in Swansea for Restart Scheme Participants

Designed to bring together Restart Scheme Participants with severe mental health barriers and those with complex needs and challenges, Partnership Coordinator Rhian Chilvers hosted a Restart Scheme Wellbeing Event recently, which saw over 40 Participants attend at the PeoplePlus office in Swansea. Read More

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

 Current Vacancies at Gower College Swansea

Looking for a fantastic opportunity to pass on your skills at Further Education level and inspire the next generation? Look no further! Here’s a list of Gower College Swansea’s current vacancies.

Job opportunities in the automotive industry

Whether you are looking to start your career or have a wealth of experience and knowledge in your chosen profession, Day’s Motor Group have a range of full time and part time job opportunities in the car industry to suit most, including Administration, Apprenticeship, Sales Executive and Mechanic roles. If you’re looking for a new and exciting opportunity, then why not take a look at the job vacancies they currently have available by clicking here.

Living at Home Current Vacancies

Why do you want to work in the care sector? Nothing is as satisfying as receiving a beaming smile and a thank you from a customer. Living at Home’s care professionals take pride in having a job that allows them to help people in need. Working in the care sector can lead to a rewarding career with many opportunities for development. With the right training and experience, you could work your way up to a managerial position. Read More

Job Opportunities and Working at Swansea University

Looking for a new job? Changing role? Interested in what Swansea University can offer you? A warm and welcoming University, they value people for their skills regardless of their background and are proudly named as a top employer in the annual Stonewall Equality Index. They know that people have commitments outside their job, so they provide a working environment that allows employees to achieve the right work/life balance. Read More

Communications Officer

The Environment Centre are looking for a positive, creative, and adaptable person to join their growing team. You’ll be willing to get stuck in with their grassroots environmental actions, documenting as they go and creating exciting and engaging ways to communicate their work and messages. Read More

Legal Cashier – Business Support – Swansea

An opportunity has arisen within JCP Solicitors’ busy accounts team within Business Support. This team is integral to the business, providing key account services across JCP. Reporting to the Finance Director, you will be part of a dynamic team. The successful candidate will have the ability to multitask and will have good interpersonal skills that will enable you to liaise with team members at all levels across the business. Read More

Financial support for businesses

Access to finance can be an important aspect to starting and growing your business. Swansea Council work closely alongside a range of partners to provide access to financial support. The availability of funding can change on a regular basis so continue to monitor this page for regular updates.

Be part of a successful organisation

The roots of Pembrokeshire College can be traced back to 1956 with the main campus being situated in Pembrokeshire’s county town of Haverfordwest. They believe they have a responsibility to provide first class education and training to ensure that Wales has a workforce ready and able to meet the economic demands of the future and to promote community engagement in skills. Read More

Jobs with Natural Resources Wales

View their current vacancies and apply to work for them.

Economic and Housing Growth Assessment for Swansea

Swansea Council’s Replacement Local Development Plan will provide a blueprint for development and help shape places in Swansea up to 2038. As part of this they are seeking the views of people and organisations on doing business in Swansea. Take the survey

Pentre Awel project keen to connect with local sub-contractors

Bouygues UK, the lead contractor building the landmark Pentre Awel development in Llanelli, is keen to speak to more local sub-contractors interested in working on the project. Pentre Awel, being delivered by Carmarthenshire Council and part funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal, is the largest regeneration scheme in South West Wales. It will bring together life science and business innovation, community healthcare and modern leisure facilities. Read More

Careers at NPTC Group of Colleges

NPTC Group of Colleges is a thriving Further Education College, employing nearly 900 professional and dedicated staff, on a full-time, part-time and sessional basis, across 9 campuses throughout Neath Port Talbot and Powys. They are keen to recruit talented individuals who are passionate about helping them to deliver the highest standards of education and training to local people, communities and businesses. Are you ready for an exciting career?

Decorating Supervisor

This role is for a Decorating Supervisor to join and manage Coastal Housing’s highly motivated and successful in-house Decorating Team who are doing such a good job they currently achieve a 94% customer satisfaction score! As such you must be a qualified decorator to apply. You’ll be managing a team of skilled painter decorators to deliver an excellent decorating service, so you’ll need to be a natural leader with the skills to motivate and inspire others. Read More

Foster Innovate Inspire

ITeC Digital Training are a Swansea based IT training provider. Their goal is to provide a unique environment to foster lifelong learning, innovation and to inspire the next generation of the IT/ digital workforce. Apprentices are our future workforce, Managers, Directors and are key to our economy and prosperous future. They gain valuable skills and knowledge to support businesses across Wales. Read More

Young entrepreneurs

Working with 18-30 year olds with a business in Wales to help them grow. The Development Bank of Wales has supported over 100 young people in the last financial year, and you could be next. Read More

Creatively Ageing – Arts Competition

The Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) are collaborating with the British Society of Gerontology on its annual competition focusing on the arts. The theme of the competition is “Creatively Ageing”, with the aim to raise awareness of the arts and how it can benefit health and wellbeing. The competition closes at midnight on 18 August 2023. Read More

Vacancies at Bevan Buckland

Bevan Buckland are passionate about recruiting the best and providing a fantastic working environment. They are always looking for talented and ambitious people to join their ever expanding firm. See their current opportunities here.

Jobs and Working at UWTSD

People are at the heart of everything UWTSD do. They are proud of their dedicated and talented employees and they work together as a team to make a difference to the lives of their students and the communities they serve. ‘Transforming education, transforming lives’ is their mission. If you would like to join them on this journey and make a difference too, then they would love to hear from you. Read More

ITEC, 250 Carmarthen Road

A small selection of refurbished office suites available to let on flexible all inclusive terms with car parking, ideally situated to the fringe of Swansea City Centre. The property is prominently located to the North of the City of Swansea, on the A483 Carmarthen Road which is one of the main arterial routes leading into the City. Read More

TENDERS & CONTRACTS

HR Performance System PMR

The Development Bank of Wales is carrying out a procurement via Sell2Wales to procure a PMR System. The system must be agile and flexible with the ability to grow with the Development Bank’s increasing headcount and with the ability to adapt to the changing requirements of the Development Bank of Wales. Read More

Supplier Event: 1 -1 Communication Support for People who are Deaf or have Dual Sensory Impairment

You are invited to attend to gain information regarding Swansea Council’s aim to procure high-quality, 1 -1 communication support for people who are deaf or have dual sensory loss. Please register your interest by emailing lisa.banks@swansea.gov.uk by 24th August. Please advise at the earliest opportunity if you require the services of a BSL Interpreter. This event will be delivered in person at Swansea Civic Centre on 4th September from 14.00. Read More

Contract Notices for Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales are seeking suitably qualified contractors who can provide two drivers to operate a wetland harvester (PistenBully) and attachments, NRWAS organics instrumentation, and print and production, graphic design, brand development, event management and editorial services.

Carmarthenshire Property Works Framework

Please Note – This is a Prior Information Notice and not an invitation to tender. Carmarthenshire Council wishes to appoint suitably qualified contractors for the delivery of property related works. The Council is commissioning a new Property Works Framework to provide property maintenance, disabled adaptations, building improvements, mechanical, electrical, and other associated works required for its housing and non-housing property portfolio. Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council is seeking suitably qualified contractors to provide young person housing related support, window cleaning at independent living schemes, signs and nameplates, renewables and associated works at Sketty Park, the collection and reprocessing of street sweeping and gulley waste, renewal of windows and doors, reroofing and chimney removal and renewables at Woodside Crescent, Brynteg and Players Avenue, Christmas lights, and Oracle Fusion support.

Library Evening and Weekend Staffing

For the academic years 23-24 and 24-25 UWTSD’s Library and Learning Resources service seeks to appoint an external agency to provide appropriate individuals to undertake the required duties to cover evening, weekend, designated Bank Holiday, Open Days/Events and vacation period opening hours. This tender is to provide appropriate staffing cover for two years, with a further optional extension for 1 year (3 years total). Read More

Skate and Street Sports Consultancy and Project Management

Swansea Council seeks a suitably experienced skate, street and wheeled sports consultant / project manager to ascertain the full extent of the services to be completed within the agreed budget envelop and inform the investment strategy. This review will work in line with local demand, based upon proportionate consultation with key stakeholders, user groups and the local communities, building on the initial review, and market testing exercise. Read More

Transforming Tyisha

Carmarthenshire Council wishes to appoint a development partner to drive forward the regeneration of Tyisha, Llanelli. The development partner will deliver sustainable, high quality, mixed use housing-led developments that consider the character of the area and help the area thrive through housing, employment, and environmental improvements. The developments will aim to become a prosperous gateway connecting Pentre Awel and Llanelli town centre. Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea University

Swansea University are seeking suitably qualified companies to provide a multi-electrode array (MEA) system for measuring cellular electrical activity, an XRF analyser device, and marketing and student recruitment services in the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia and South East Asia.

Advertising Opportunity in Swansea Councils Suppliers Guide

Swansea Council is seeking to establish market options for the advertising opportunity within Swansea Council’s Suppliers Guide. Swansea Council’s Commercial Services are supporting the future plan in forging more links with the business community and highlighting the opportunities to local businesses in view of meeting a sustainable economy regionally. Interested parties, please email commercial@swansea.gov.uk by Friday 11th August 2023. Read More

Contract Notices for Carmarthenshire Council

Carmarthenshire Council wishes to appoint suitably qualified contractors on a framework basis to provide food waste caddy liners for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion, and cleaning services.

Grounds and Gardens Maintenance Services

Hywel Dda University Health Board has a requirement for the provision of grounds and gardens maintenance services across the HDUHB estate including acute, community and primary care sites across Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. Read More

Contract Notices for Pembrokeshire Council

Pembrokeshire County Council invite you to submit bids to provide domiciliary care and support services, operate and manage a new Henry Tudor visitor attraction, and provide support to prevent and relieve rough sleeping for people who are street homeless and people at risk of rough sleeping.

Contract for Meanwhile Spaces Project UK Government Shared Prosperity Fund South West Wales

Swansea Council is seeking experienced external support to deliver a ‘meanwhile spaces’ project up to mid November 2024. This project will complement the major regeneration programme underway in Swansea City Centre, including the new Copr Bay development with Swansea Arena, and deliver against the actions in the Swansea Economic Recovery Action Plan, to utilise vacant spaces for meanwhile uses, facilitate pop up activities and support business startups. Read More

Pentre Awel Speculative Sub-Contract Opportunities

Bouygues UK is constructing 5 distinct buildings comprising a wet sports facility, dry sports facility and health building – all fully constructed with a level of fixed FF&E. They are seeking sub-contractors to provide bird netting, blinds, gates and fencing, secondary steel, road surfacing, and external doors.

Contract Notices for Neath Port Talbot Council

Neath Port Talbot Council invite tenders from suitable and experienced bidders for a resident and visitor attitude research exercise, and a Port Talbot multi-storey car park ‘living wall’.

DEVELOPMENT

Plans for 160 homes on old colliery site in the works

Plans for the development of a massive new housing estate in the Swansea Valley could be submitted later this year. The site of the former Tirbach Washery, in Ystalyfera has been eyed up by developers. The site in could soon see the construction of 160 new residential dwellings by developers at Hansak Ltd if given the go-ahead by council bosses. Our members Asbri Planning were commissioned by Hansak to undertake a pre-application consultation. Read More

Inside Swansea’s Singleton Park landmark Swiss Cottage and the exciting new plans for its future

It’s arguably the most admired landmark of any park in Swansea. The beautiful Swiss Cottage, built in the 1800s in the middle of Singleton Park, is often a talking point for those who pass by on daily strolls, dog walks or runs. Now Michael Border, director of Tifa Property, plans for the cottage and surrounding area to form “the epicentre for social activities within the park”, while giving people a natural meeting point and a location for wider activities and events. Read More

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

Bird’s eye image shows office 71/72 Kingsway progress

Four storeys above street level have now been constructed. Developed by Swansea Council, Bouygues UK are main contractors for the scheme, which will include unique internal and external public spaces with a reception area, balconies, a green rooftop terrace, atriums, dedicated event areas, meeting spaces and food, beverage and retail outlets. The 71/72 Kingsway scheme is being part-funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal. Read More

New figures show Swansea Arena first year success

Developed by Swansea Council as part of the city’s Copr Bay district, the arena is run by Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG). Over 241,000 people enjoyed ticketed events, conferences, exhibitions, banquets, graduations and creative learning events at the venue up to March 2023. The arena development is part-funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal. Read More

Swansea Bay City Deal Portfolio Annual Report

The Annual Report which details the City Deal’s fantastic achievements over the last 12 months is now available. Find out more

More than 200 contracts awarded to Welsh firms as part of £1.25bn city deal

The deal is a 15-year investment in nine projects in the Region, which are expected to create over 9,600 jobs – mainly in low-carbon energy, advanced manufacturing, life sciences and wellbeing. Around half the £1.25bn is to come from the private sector, with the remainder from the Welsh and UK Governments, participating councils, health boards and universities. Read More

Llanelli’s Pentre Awel project takes shape with first steel structure

The first steel structure for the landmark Pentre Awel project in Llanelli is in place. It will bring together life science and business innovation, community healthcare and modern leisure facilities at the 83-acre Delta Lakes site. It is part-funded, to the tune of £40 million, by the Swansea Bay City Deal. Bouygues UK is committed to using local subcontractors to provide employment, training and skills opportunities to local people and underrepresented groups. Read More

BUSINESS NEWS

Swansea Co-op that mysteriously never opened becomes home to one of Wales’ biggest independent coffee roasters

Coaltown Coffee is opening an espresso bar in part of a building which has been described by local residents as a “white elephant” after a pub was knocked down and a supermarket due to take its place never opened. The roastery behind the new espresso bar was originally founded to bring employment to post-industrial towns and Pontarddulais. Read More

The father-daughter run market stall selling filled bread bowls in the shape of bowler hats

When Clayton Worth happened upon a second-hand bread maker in a charity shop, never did he think it would fuel the start of what is now a budding bread business in Swansea’s Indoor Market called Bowla – whose product is a world first. After a slight miscalculation in his dough his bread ended up being the shape of a top hat. This mishap became the first ever Bowla roll – and started something that would eventually feed the people of Swansea en masse. Read More

Discover Môr Ffres: North Pembrokeshire’s new chip shop sensation

Môr Ffres (“Fresh Sea” in Welsh) is the brainchild of chef Paul Thomas, who has made it his mission to create a community-led chip shop in Dinas Cross that warmly welcomes one and all. Paul shares his vision for Môr Ffres “Nothing quite beats the joy of indulging in a sumptuous fish and chips meal on a Friday night, especially during the glorious summer months, whether it’s by the beach or in the park. Our ultimate goal is to support and satisfy our local people.” Read More

Record Growth for Carmarthenshire Food Company

Castell Howell Foods, which employs 750 people, has reported results featuring a rise in profits, as trade recovered fully following the effects of the pandemic. Pre-tax profit for the group increased from £8.6m to £13.7m despite the impact of food inflation, supply chain disruption and increasing energy and wage costs. Turnover rose 50 per cent to £166m from £111.5 in 2021. Its highest previous sales level was £143.1m in 2019. Read More

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

A new charity is launching in the city and county of Swansea

We are very excited to help launch the foundation, in partnership with 12 leading local businesses. The Swansea Bay Foundation aims to strengthen local places and improve lives, by providing grants and donations to groups and good causes that make a real difference to people across Swansea. It’s a way for successful local businesses to give something back to our communities, and maximise the positive impact of those donations by working together. Read More

University Chosen for Specialist Base as Part of £14m Investment in Rare Disease Research

The UK Rare Disease Research Platform has been established by the Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health and Care Research.  Swansea has been chosen as one of the platform’s 11 specialist nodes based at universities across the UK offering different specialities. It’s to bring mass spectrometry-based lipidomic science into the arena of rare disease research to enable earlier diagnosis, intervention and improved clinical outcomes. Read More

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT

Neath Port Talbot Food Partnership

The Neath Port Talbot Food Partnership will bring together people, businesses and organisations with an interest in local food, to collaborate, connect and strengthen NPT’s food system and local food economy. Together, we will agree on a set of shared values and priorities, and deliver projects that promote healthy, local and sustainable food. The Food Partnership will also provide support and funding for local food initiatives. Read More

Welsh holiday resort paves the way by turning nappies into paths in world first

Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire has become the first company in the world to utilise nappy recycling technology in the construction of infrastructure for its new Platinum Lodges, using 60,000 disposable nappies. With an accumulation of up to half a million nappies each year, the resort decided to explore ways to recover the usable fibres from nappies and put them back into the resort as part of its commitment to a circular economy. Read More

Statkraft Granted Planning Permission for Pioneering Swansea Electricity Grid Scheme

Even when there is enough renewable energy to meet the demands of homes and businesses in Wales, National Grid ESO sometimes need to pause wind and solar farms, and turn fossil fuel power stations back on, just to provide stability to the electricity network. They have identified Swansea as an area which requires grid stabilisation. This new Greener Grid Park will provide that in a clean, green way, helping to make fossil fuels a thing of the past. Read More

Marine energy sector in Wales reports ‘record-breaking’ year as investment tops £100m

The marine energy sector in Wales saw a ‘record-breaking’ £103.4m in investment and spending during the 22/23 financial year. The figure, published in the latest annual state of the sector report for Marine Energy Wales, was four times larger than any previous year and attributed to the recent surge in infrastructure projects around marine energy in Wales. Read More

Four areas chosen for floating offshore wind farm in the Celtic Sea

The Crown Estate has revealed four areas outlined for development of 4GW floating offshore wind farms in the Celtic Sea. The programme is intended to provide enough renewable energy by 2035 to power four million homes, with the Celtic Sea having the potential for an additional 20GW by 2045. Up to 10,000 jobs could be created from floating wind farm development in the Celtic Sea, with assembly work at Welsh ports and supply chain activities. Read More

Blue Gem Wind successfully completes surveys for 100MW Erebus test and demo project

Blue Gem Wind has announced the successful completion of offshore geotechnical and metocean surveys for the highly anticipated 100MW Erebus Test & Demonstration Project. The campaign, led by Fugro, involved comprehensive data acquisition using cutting-edge techniques to inform the project’s design and construction phases. Read More

Over £3m funding for Port of Milford Haven and Car Y Mor, St Davids

The Port of Milford Haven has been awarded £2.6m to deliver a suite of interlinked, major regeneration works at Milford Fish Docks. This will boost capability to sustainably land, process and add value to produce for local, regional and international markets. Car y Mor has received £1.1m to expand seaweed production facilities by developing a seaweed processing unit with storage, equipment, shop and an educational hub.Read More

Welsh fire service to use wastewater to tackle fires

In a first for Wales, in partnership with Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and Natural Resources Wales, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service is trialling the use of UV tertiary treated effluent water at fire incidents as an alternative to drinking water. While water is an essential element of the response work by fire and rescue crews, the large amount of water required can occasionally cause issues for communities, such as low water pressure and dirty water. Read More

VISITOR ECONOMY & TOURISM

Free bus services

The hugely-popular free bus offer in Swansea is back for the summer holidays. All journeys must start before 7.00pm. The free buses offer applies every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from Friday 28 July to Monday 28 August. Read More

Welsh beach named among best in world

While Wales’s coastline is no secret to those who live there, one part keeps getting worldwide recognition. Previously named the best beach in the UK (on more than one occasion) and in Europe, Rhossili Bay beach has now been named by a travel company among the top 50 in the world. Global travel site Big 7 Travel has released its annual guide of the best beaches, from the stunning turquoise waters of Turks and Caicos to the black sand beach in Iceland. Read More

Walking in South West Wales

South West Wales is a beautiful region with picturesque sites that can be accessed easily by rail. We have partnered with Ramblers Cymru to deliver walks each station across our region has to offer. Our partners have submitted walks from and around train stations across our region. Browse here to find your perfect day out – without a car – in South West Wales!

The Swansea £5 Feast is coming with 20 street food traders serving taster dishes and entry is free

The Swansea £5 Feast is returning to the city in September with more than 20 street food traders, each serving £5 taster dishes alongside their usual main menu. Among the cuisines available that festival-goers will be able to try: Italian, Indian, Moroccan, Thai, Greek, Spanish, Mexican and Afghan, as well as fried chicken, bao buns, hot dogs, mac & cheese, philly cheesesteak, loaded fries, burgers, churros, doughnuts, gelato, crêpes, waffles and cakes. Read More

The Pembrokeshire hotel with bedrooms designed to make you feel like you’re in Asia

Originally called The Woodridge Hotel, the hotel has re-branded as The Imperial Dragon Hotel and is run by partners Jenny Camilo and Lok Cheung. Jenny is from the Philippines and Lok is from China and they wanted guests at their hotel to experience visiting Asia. Three rooms have undergone transformations to represent different countries in Asia including, China, Thailand and Japan. A room based on the Philippines is next on the list. Read More

Llangwm Literary Festival showcases the riches of Pembrokeshire

The Llangwmlitfest has inspired a lot of people to unlock the riches of memory and put pen to paper. This year is no exception. The festival organisers are delighted to be showcasing a book written by villager, Kevin Evans, and illustrated by the renowned Fran Evans (no relation). Kevin’s book ‘My River’ is a collection of stories starting with Kevin’s childhood on the Cleddau. The Llangwm Literary Festival takes place between August 11 and 13. Read More

Have a roarsome time at Pembrokeshire Torch Theatre with Dinosaur Adventure Live!

Experience the thrill of meeting real-life-like dinosaurs and feel the thunderous roar of a T-Rex up close. Learn about their history and even feed them! But be careful – you might end up on the menu! Dinosaur Adventure Live, an hour long show that has been 65 million years in the making… Are you ready for the adventure? DINOSAUR ADVENTURE LIVE will visit the Torch Theatre on August 25. Read More

Mumbles Pier to host a variety of fun events to keep the kids entertained this summer

The summer holidays are here, and many parents will know the worry of keeping their children occupied and happy. That’s where Mumbles Pier comes in! Whether you’ve got a budding artist, a princess enthusiast, or perhaps even a future sailor, there’s a whole host of exciting activities and events planned this summer, to keep both kids and adults entertained. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect over the upcoming months.

How to safely see baby seals on the Welsh coast in August and what you must not do

We are so blessed to have some incredible wildlife. And one of the most enthralling to see are wild seals, especially after they have just had their pups. Pembrokeshire is home to two types of seal – the Atlantic grey and the Common or Harbour. There are a couple of times a year you are more likely to see them on beaches. They come to moult in the winter and early spring and come to pup in the autumn. From mid August till November you can spot them. Read More

Outdoor theatre is set to return to Swansea next week

Shakespeare comedy Twelfth Night is due to play in the grounds of Oystermouth Castle on Wednesday, August 9. The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, adapted from stories by Beatrix Potter, will be performed at the same venue the following day. Outdoor theatre attendees can make use of the local businesses or pack a picnic for the shows. Read More

5 great days out around our rail network this summer

Are you staycationing this summer? Then here are 5 great day trips to enjoy by your own, or with friends and family.

EDUCATION

Swansea University’s Oriel Science Unveils Spectacular New Exhibition: Imaging

Visitors can explore over 40 fascinating new exhibits at Oriel Science’s Swansea city centre venue, open from 10 am to 4 pm on weekends and during school holidays. The new exhibition boasts an array of extraordinary highlights, from imaging the immense size of a megalodon shark to interacting with artefacts from the historic warship, the Mary Rose, an exceptional glimpse into the distant stars and galaxies, a model heart pump and much more. Read More

First Cohorts of Welsh Ambulance Service Senior Paramedics graduate from UWTSD

The Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust recently introduced a new role of Senior Paramedic, specifically focused on the frontline clinical leadership of its Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians, and UWTSD’s Wales Academy for Professional Practice and Applied Research (WAPPAR) devised a leadership development programme to support it. Read More

Universities Win £15m for New Railway Research Innovation Centre at the Global Centre of Rail Excellence in South Wales

The investment will enable the University of Birmingham, working with Swansea and Cardiff Universities, to establish a new Centre of Excellence for Railway Testing, Validation and Customer Experience at the Global Centre of Rail Excellence, currently under construction. This will provide purpose-built facilities alongside major railway industrial expertise to support railway innovation, research and development, in collaboration with leading industry partners. Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Summer Holiday Passport Trail
Every Day Until 3 September 10:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Doggy Day
Every Monday & Friday 10:00 – 18:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales
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Free Yoga & Relaxation for women
Every Monday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Self Help Book Club!
Every Monday 16:00 – 17:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Kung Fu Wales (Little Dragons)
Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 17:00 – 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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VIP Class Acts
Every Monday 17:00 – 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Kung Fu Wales
Every Monday 18:30 – 20:15
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 18:30 – 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Community Yoga Class
Every Tuesday 12:00 – 12:50
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Go WILD in the Garden this Summer – Campfire and den building
Every Tuesday in August 12:00 – 15:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Tyfu Tawe
8 August 13:00 – 13:30
Penmaen Building, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Women’s Outdoor Walking Group
Every Tuesday 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Property Works Framework Engagement Event
8 August 14:00 – 18:00
Aberduar Vestry, Llanybydder
Hosted by Carmarthenshire County Council
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Property Works Framework Engagement Event
8 August 14:00 – 18:00
Cwmaman Community Centre, Ammanford
Hosted by Carmarthenshire County Council
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Choirs For Good
Every Tuesday 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Zumba
Every Tuesday 18:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Swansea In Gloom Walking Tour
8 August 19:30 – 21:30
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Swansea Marina Litter Pick
9 August 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Go WILD in the Garden this Summer – Pond dipping
Every Wednesday in August 11:00 – 12:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Swansea Crafties
Every Wednesday 13:00 – 15:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Go WILD in the Garden this Summer – River dipping
Every Wednesday in August 14:00 – 15:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Garden Taster Sessions – Drop in Volunteering
9 August 14:30 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Access Pilates
Every Wednesday 18:00 – 18:55
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Life Drawing at elysium
9, 16, 23 August 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Extra Time at the National Waterfront Museum
10, 17, 24, 31 August & 7 September
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Catalyst business networking – THE local independent not for profit event
10 August 07:00 – 09:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Draw and Explore Workshops
10, 17, 19, 24, 26, 31 August & 2, 9, 16, 23 September
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Walking for Wellbeing
Every Thursday 12:00
Sea wall opposite The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen, Swansea
Hosted by The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Go WILD in the Garden this Summer – Fun with Gruffalo
Every Thursday in August 12:00 – 15:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Big Build Challenge
Every Thursday in August 12:30 – 15:30
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Wales Virtual Networking
10 August 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Property Works Framework Engagement Event
10 August 14:00 – 18:00
Cawdor Hall, Newcastle Emlyn
Hosted by Carmarthenshire County Council
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Property Works Framework Engagement Event
10 August 14:00 – 18:00
The Gate Gallery, St Clears
Hosted by Carmarthenshire County Council
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Nearly New Sale
10 August 18:00 – 21:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Live Music: Maya Kally + Daisy + Danny Sioned
10 August 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Burlesque Chair Dancing Lessons
Every Thursday 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Access Pilates
Every Friday Morning
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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The Queens Hall Food & Craft Market
Every Friday 10:00 – 15:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Property Works Framework Engagement Event
11 August 10:00 – 16:00
St James Village Hall, Cwmann
Hosted by Carmarthenshire County Council
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Go WILD in the Garden this Summer – Join the team at Tadorna Wildlife Hub
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday Until September 3rd 11:00 – 16:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Men’s Shed
Every Friday 11:45 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Make & Take – Summer Windmills
11 – 12 & 18 – 19 August 12:30 – 15:30
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Delivered by UWTSD Illustration Students
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Talk – Our Resident Swifts
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday Until September 3rd 13:00 – 13:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales
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Men’s Tai Chi Class
Every Friday 13:45 – 14:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Embrace You! Women’s Wellbeing Group
Every Friday 15:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Narberth Cheese Festival 2023
12 August 10:00 – 17:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
12 August 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Pirate Party
13 August 12:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Sixth IEEE International Conference on Computing, Electronics and Communications Engineering 2023
14 – 16 August
University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea
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Community Impact Initiative – Sustaining a Legacy Project
14 August 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Tasty treats in store with Zoo Brew
14 August 10:00 – 15:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Startup success Swansea: The secrets of getting it right first time!
15 August 13:30 – 17:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Property Works Framework Engagement Event
15 August 14:00 – 18:00
Memorial Hall, Laugharne
Hosted by Carmarthenshire County Council
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FREE Rap & Melodies Workshop
17 August 17:00 – 19:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Live Music: Gypsy Jacques
17 August 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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YMCA Beach Day
18 August 10:00 – 16:00
Beachfront, Swansea Civic Centre
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The Proclaimers
18 August 19:30
Swansea Arena
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Live Music: Stickman + King Goon + Nine Lives
18 August 19:30 – 19 August 01:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Free Heritage Walking Tour
19 August 10:30
Meet under the clock in Stepney Road, Burry Port
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Repair Cafe
19 August 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Come to Sing!
19 August 11:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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The Art of Welsh
19 August 13:00 – 15:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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FREE Funky Crafting Workshop
19 August 16:00 – 20:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Yoga at the Botanic Garden
20 August 10:30 – 11:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Summer Sports Camp for Kids
21 August 08:30 – 13:00
Gower College Swansea Sports Centre, Sketty
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Swansea Marina Litter Pick
23 August 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Talisman Poetry Open Mic
23 August 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Wales Virtual Networking
24 August 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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FREE Comic Book / Zine / Illustration Workshop PART 1
24 August 17:00 – 19:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Pembrokeshire Drop In Business Support
25 August 09:00 – 12:00
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Jurassic Live
25 – 26 August 12:00 & 17:00
Swansea Arena
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Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
26 August 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Saturday Life drawing Class
26 August 13:00 – 15:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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THE SLAG FAMILY PRESENTS: DANGER MONEY
26 August 14:00 – 19:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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FREE Songwriting Workshop
26 August 16:00 – 18:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Quiet Hour at the Museum
27 August 15:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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UWTSD Hospitality & Events Assessment Day
29 August 09:30 – 14:00
UWTSD IQ Building, SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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UWTSD Hospitality & Tourism Information Day!
29 August 09:30 – 14:30
UWTSD IQ Building, SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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Free Heritage Walking Tour
30 August 10:30
Meet under the clock in Stepney Road, Burry Port
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Yoga & Meditation with Anna
30 August 18:00 – 19:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Speak Easy Welsh Cafe
30 August 18:30 – 19:30
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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FREE Comic Book / Zine / Illustration Workshop PART 2
31 August 17:00 – 19:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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An evening with Ray Jones
31 August 19:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Translations
31 August 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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YMCA Beach Day
1 September 10:00 – 16:00
Beachfront, The Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen, Swansea
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BIBBA Conference 2023 – Supporting Practical Beekeeping
1 September 12:00 – 3 September 16:00
University of Wales Trinity Saint David Carmarthen Campus
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UK TRE Community September Meeting
4 September 10:00 – 17:30
Swansea University Bay Campus
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Swansea University: NEW IPM 2023 – One Health
5 September 09:00 – 7 September 17:00
Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
Hosted by Natural Products BioHUB
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NPT Food Partnership – Initial Discussion
6 September 18:30 – 20:00
Online
Hosted by 4theRegion
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Regional Green Economy Roundtable: Materials
20 September 10:00 – 11:30
Online
Hosted by 4theRegion
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Free Heritage Walking Tour
21 September 10:30
Meet under the clock in Stepney Road, Burry Port
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Regional Green Economy Roundtable: Buildings
27 September 10:00 – 11:30
Online
Hosted by 4theRegion
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Neath Food and Drink Festival
6 – 7 October
Neath
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Regional Green Economy Roundtable: Transport
11 October 10:00 – 11:30
Online
Hosted by 4theRegion
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Regional Green Economy Roundtable: Innovation
18 October 10:00 – 11:30
Online
Hosted by 4theRegion
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October Lunch
20 October 12:15 – 15:30
The Halliwell Conference Centre, Carmarthen
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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Regional Green Economy Roundtable: Nature & Biodiversity
25 October 10:00 – 11:30
Online
Hosted by 4theRegion
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Regional Green Economy Roundtable: Food
1 November 10:00 – 11:30
Online
Hosted by 4theRegion
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November Breakfast with Bank of England
10 November 08:00 – 10:00
Village Hotel, Swansea
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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Beaujolais Day
16 November 12:00 – 19:00
Swansea Arena
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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Green Economy Conference
22 November
Swansea Arena
Hosted by 4theRegion
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Christmas Lunch
1 December 12:15 – 16:30
Delta Hotels by Marriott, Swansea
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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Swansea Conference #ItsYourSwansea2024
7 March 2024 09:00
Swansea Arena
Hosted by 4theRegion
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