May Regional Round-Up 2024

May Regional Round-Up 2024

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Community Led Sustainable Tourism Project

Published in March 2024, South West Wales Connected are now distributing this book with the support of GWR, TFW and tourism partners within the region. Can you help us get this into people’s hands? Explore South West Wales Without A Car! (working title!) will feature a suggested week-long itinerary for people to explore our fabulous region using public transport and active travel. Read More and Request Your Free Books

Did you know?

We host The Swansea Bay Foundation to support our local communities on behalf of our members. The SBF provides funding to groups and good causes that make a difference to people across Swansea, NPT, Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. Head to the website to find out more about applying for a grant. Or if you’d like to get involved, email hello@swanseabayfoundation.co.uk.

Free Mental Health Awareness Presentation

Mental health awareness is a topic that holds deep significance for Green Hat Consulting. They are genuinely passionate about initiating conversations on this critical subject. As part of commitment they are offering a free Mental Health Awareness Presentation to any Swansea business each month. If your company would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please drop their team an email at hands@greenhat-consulting.co.uk Read More

Did you attend our Green Economy Conference in November?

Our Event Report is now live! Take a peek here. You’ll also want to save the date of Tuesday 19th November 2024 for THIS year’s Green Economy Conference, returning to Swansea Arena, for a day of fantastic conversations and opportunities to connect, with the aim of working together towards a greener future! Book Now

4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Young People!

In our recent online monthly meetup all about Young People, with over 50 attendees, there was lots of insightful conversation on what more can be done to benefit and support young people in our region, and the opportunities available. This discussion emphasised the importance of engaging young people in South West Wales and ensuring their active participation within their communities. What would you add? Let us know. Read More

Invitation!

10am to Noon: Thursday 23rd May. To all members of 4theRegion – Lydia Fasham would like to invite you to join her as she goes and meet one of our newest members – Kaylie Bunce from Proud Mary Swansea on Wind Street. Read More

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

Careers at NPTC Group of Colleges

Would you like a rewarding career and to feel part of a family? Well, you can have all that and more at NPTC Group of Colleges. Here’s a list of their current vacancies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to change your future – Apply Now!

Green Business Loan Scheme

Whether you’re starting or continuing your business’s decarbonisation journey, the Development Bank of Wales’ Green Business Loan Scheme offers an incentivised funding package to support your business. Apply Now

Staff Recruitment at Swansea Building Society

The Society recognises that its staff are vital to its success. They’re always looking for talented professionals with the determination to help them succeed. From time to time, vacancies may arise in one of their branch offices (Swansea, Mumbles, Carmarthen and Cowbridge) or in one of their Head Office departments (Mortgage Underwriting, HR, Risk & Compliance, IT and Finance). Read More

Careers at JCP Solicitors

People are the core focus of JCP Solicitors’ business, along with commitment to specialism and desire to be the leading experts in our fields. They are a business that puts people, clients and community at the heart of their decision making processes. They aim to provide a happy, positive working environment. They celebrate the successes of others around them and support each other professionally and personally. Read More

Working for DVLA

The DVLA employ around 6,000 full-time and part-time staff. Keeping their employees happy and healthy is a priority of theirs and there are many benefits and rewards on offer. They have a variety of roles in many different business areas including operational and customer services, digital and technology, human resources, finance, communications, commercial, policy, and the drivers medical group. Read More

Careers at Day’s

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. Read More

People and Culture Co-ordinator

Cwmpas believes our economy and society should work differently, putting people and planet first. They are a co-operative and a development agency, working for economic and social change. They are looking for people who share their vision and values to join their team.  If you are interested, read on!

Be part of a successful organisation

Pembrokeshire College is a well established further education college, employing over 500+ highly qualified and dedicated staff. They pride themselves on delivering first class education and training to over 13,000 learners at a vibrant campus in a beautiful county. Their diverse job opportunities offer flexibility in developing a career in areas ranging from teaching, coaching and management through to human resources, finance and IT. Read More

Do You Want to Be Free to Do What You Want to Do?

How do you keep doing what you do best, hire the perfect applicant and even squeeze in some “me” time? You call Sunny, of course. Read More

Active Vacancies at The CAE

Discover a career where passion meets purpose. The CAE champion an inclusive environment, inviting you to grow, innovate, and make a meaningful impact. Explore their opportunities and become part of a team that’s making an impact in lives and shaping the future. Read More

It’s a kind of magic*

Coastal Housing Group employ almost 300 people across South West Wales and they trust every single one of them to know, and do, their work in the way that gets the best results for residents, the local community and the planet. If this sounds like something you’d like to be part of, come join #TeamCoastal. *This is an actual quote about Coastal’s workplace culture from an external company that had been working with them quite intensively for a few days. Read More

Jobs and Working at UWTSD

People are at the heart of everything UWTSD does. 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

Make 2024 the year you put your organisation on a sustainable footing

Do you want to help your organisation create a sustainable future? Improve service levels? Release productivity and financial efficiencies? Meet Net Zero targets? Gain a commercial advantage? Or simply make your corner of Wales a better place to live, work and play? If you answered yes to any of these questions, CEIC’s fully-funded training programme is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Apply Now

Commercial Cleaning Careers

Mrs Buckét are committed to their people and investing in their skills so they can be the best versions of themselves, and of Mrs Buckét. Take a look at their commercial cleaning careers. See their latest vacancies

Current Vacancies at Gower College Swansea

Your future starts here. Do you want to make a difference? Gower College Swansea’s mission is to inspire and support their learners to achieve their full potential through the delivery of the highest quality of education and training. By joining them at the College, you’ll become part of a team of highly committed and talented staff providing outstanding learning and training opportunities for young people, adults, and employers across South West Wales. Read More

Join Andrew Scott

Due to continued growth and renewed capacity at their new HQ in Swansea, Andrew Scott are currently recruiting for the following roles: Social Value Lead/Manager, BREEAM Coordinator, Senior Planner, and Bid Writer – Construction. For more information or to apply for one of these positions, please email your CV to careers@andrewscott.co.uk Read More

4 ways to make your supply chain sustainable

Whether driven by business opportunity, stakeholder pressure, or a desire to do the right thing, more and more businesses are striving to become sustainable. Here the Development Bank of Wales explains this means looking not only at your own operations, but also outside them, at your supply chains. 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

TENDERS & CONTRACTS

Dynamic Purchasing System for the Provision of Domiciliary Care and Support Services

Pembrokeshire County Council invite you to submit a bid to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of domiciliary care and support services. The Hywel Dda University Health Board may call off goods and services in quantities and at such frequency as it determines appropriate and as such, the approximate Hywel Dda University Health Board contract value has been included within this notice. Read More

Contract for the Milford Way Development Partnership

Swansea Council, as part of its More Homes Strategy, is seeking a development partner to develop two Housing Department owned sites (Milford A and Milford B) for residential use in the Penderry ward in Swansea, as part of the Penderry Regeneration Framework. The Council will retain freehold ownership of a minimum of 40% of the homes on these sites as affordable housing. Read More

Design, Supply and Install of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF)

CWM Environmental is seeking to procure a turnkey contract for the design, supply, construction, installation, testing and commissioning of a material recovery facility (MRF). The plant shall be capable of processing 20,000 tonnes per annum of kerbside collected dry mixed recyclables, and 6,000 tonnes per annum of commercial and industrial recyclables. Read More

Swansea Bay City Deal Digital Infrastructure Programme Better Broadband Infill Project

The Swansea Bay City Deal’s Digital Infrastructure Programme is exploring potential solutions to contract a commercial partner(s) to provide a minimum superfast, ideally ultrafast connection to premises in the Swansea Bay City Region (Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, and Neath Port Talbot). Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council seeks contractors to provide cleaning materials, JCB Teletruk (or equivalent) hire, an external insulation cladding and render system, reroofing, window and door renewal, sprinkler system installation, an insulated render system, re-roofing, window and door renewal, renewing rainwater goods, provision of photovoltaic and battery storage system, portable toilets, an 18 tonne GVW medium volume combination gulley tanker, and thin surfacing schemes.

Contract Notices for Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales seeks suitably qualified contractors to provide training for SAFFA warranted officers, and UXO surveying and risk mitigation services.

Contract Notices for Carmarthenshire Council

Carmarthenshire County Council is seeking to appoint a developer to deliver a residential scheme on land at Carmarthen West, and a development partner/operator for a wellness hotel in Llanelli.

Website Hosting, Support and Maintenance

The site is currently hosted by an external service provider with limited in house resource to ensure that the site remains functional and compliant. Pembrokeshire College requires the successful tenderer to host their website ensuring all sites are kept up to date with system updates and security checks as well as back-ups. Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea University

Swansea University is looking for suitably qualified contractors to provide occupational health physician services, and recruitment of mock jurors for a research study (TRUE project).

GDCG2324/35. Technical and Digital Elements for Courses for the Education Workforce

The National Centre for Welsh Learning wishes to go to tender for an appropriate service provider to provide technical and digital services for five new courses. The authoring element of these courses will be a further competition for those providers who are already on the Centre’s existing Education Workforce Framework. Read More

Social and Other Specific Services Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council is establishing framework agreements for temporary and longer term supported accommodation, temporary managed accommodation and Housing First, and for the provision for Credu training.

New social housing on the site of the former Brondeg House Special School

Swansea Council intends to construct new social housing consisting of flats and houses on the site of the former Brondeg House Special School, St Johns Road, Manselton, Swansea. These contracts are for roofing works, flooring works, internal plastering, screeding works, windows and doors, and the design, supply and installation of timber frame.

Contract for Design and Building Work for Swansea Amphitheatre

Swansea Council plan to refurbish and enhance the Swansea Amphitheatre which is located behind the LC,Oystermouth Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3ST, bringing it back to life, and complementing the other facilities in the area. Read More

DEVELOPMENT

The Future of Rail Innovation – The UK’s first net zero railway

Last month 4theRegion’s Zoe visited the Global Centre of Rail Excellence. The centre will be a purpose built site for world class research, testing and certification of rolling stock, infrastructure and innovative new rail technologies. More about the centre here

Plans to refurbish Pontardawe Arts Centre revealed

The plans to extend the popular Pontardawe Arts Centre will see the the upgrading of facilities at the building which is said to be of “architectural and cultural significance to the area,” with a new 70-seat cinema, alongside improvements to the café and bar, as well as a redesigned ticket office area, and various other cosmetic enhancements. The site is well known as a cultural hub in the Swansea Valley, with its traditional theatre that hosts a range of events. Read More

Investigation works set for city centre development site in Swansea

Early site investigation works are soon taking place as plans to transform the former St David’s Shopping Centre area in Swansea gather pace. The works will be undertaken by regeneration specialist Urban Splash as part of working up proposals for the site in partnership with experienced real estate company Milligan. Urban Splash is Swansea Council’s long-term regeneration partner for a number of sites in the city centre and on the waterfront. Read More

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

Tidal Turbine Successfully Trialled at Wales’ Marine Energy Test Area

The device is being developed by researchers at Swansea University led by Prof Ian Masters, who said “It is a real privilege to be testing tidal energy in a realistic tidal flow. META has enabled us to take our research out of the lab and into the real world. We have gathered valuable data which we’re going to share with the scientific community, providing the tidal energy community with data needed to move more quickly towards commercial viability.” Read More

Retailers and coffee shop operator wanted for Kingsway development

Retailers are wanted for a number of new units forming part of the 71/72 Kingsway development in Swansea city centre. Several retail units measuring between 500 square feet and 2,500 square feet will be located at street level, fronting onto The Kingsway. Operators are also wanted for a coffee shop inside the building, as well as for a rooftop space. Read More

Investment to Boost Neath Port Talbot’s Digital Connectivity Ambitions

The Swansea Bay City Deal’s Digital Infrastructure Programme is set to transform connectivity in Neath Port Talbot with a significant investment of approximately £505,000, part of the broader £1.7 million initiative spanning the region. The proposed plans are set to bring futureproofing connectivity to 68 public sector assets across the Swansea Bay City Deal region and 401 additional premises, driving economic growth and digital transformation. Read More

Images show how completed Kingsway development will look

With the development now close to completion, here are some images that show how the 71/72 Kingsway scheme will look when it’s up and running. The conceptual images show the outside of the finished development, as well as features like the building’s reception area, rooftop terrace and workspaces. Providing space for around 600 jobs, the 71/72 Kingsway scheme is being developed by Swansea Council and part-funded by the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Deal. Read More

Port of Milford Haven Earns Accreditation as a Great Place to Work-Certified Company

As the first Port Authority in Britain to secure this Certification, it is a significant achievement. Tom Sawyer, CEO at the Port of Milford Haven said: “Our team is operating the UK’s leading energy port, and it is of the utmost importance that we do that safely, responsibly and effectively. We’re striving for excellence and aim to provide a world class service to our customers as well as supporting sustainable coastal communities for the prosperity of future generations.” Read More

Improving mobile connectivity in Swansea city centre

An agreement between Swansea Council and Freshwave will see small cell technology installed on street lighting to help boost network capacity during busy times. The small cells also support the potential implementation of other technology to monitor things like smart bins and air pollution. The agreement aligns with the Swansea Bay City Deal Digital Infrastructure Programme’s goal to generate a regional economic boost of £318m in the coming years. Read More

BUSINESS NEWS

Inside huge new Japanese restaurant in Swansea city centre

An empty retail unit in a prime location in Swansea city centre has been transformed into a sleek and stylish new Japanese restaurant. Joyato, which business director Alice Yi said means “all-night lights,” is now open to the public and serves a wide range of authentic Japanese dishes including sushi, sashimi, and Japanese grill dishes for a set price. Read More

First look inside the new retro arcade which has opened in Swansea

Martin and Bethany Proctor have launched new business Retro Revolution at High Street Arcade in the city centre. There are hundreds of games across 21 stations, whilst there is also an air hockey table and table football set up. People are being challenged to come along and try and get their name on the scoreboard. In the coming weeks, there are plans to introduce full-sized game machines including Pac-Man, Frogger, Defender and Donkey Kong. Read More

New family-run restaurant serving delicious, authentic Sicilian cuisine in the heart of Swansea

When Tyrone Rees moved to Sicily aged 15 he felt was on a new planet. He now considers himself both Welsh and Italian and looks forward to welcoming new customers to his new Swansea restaurant. He said “We serve a range of authentic Italian and Sicilian dishes. Everything is home-made, we make our Bolognese, all our sauces, it’s all home-made. We’ve got pizza, pasta, risotto and steaks on the menu and it’s all traditional and authentic.” Read More

I tried the tiny but mind-blowing new restaurant hidden down an alleyway in a Welsh village

Carnivore is extremely unassuming from the outside, but this reviewer was blown away by its food and interior. The independent venture in Cwmgwrach, Neath Port Talbot sits in the former home of popular Bistro The Mine. The restaurant started life as a stockroom for the nearby Premier village shop in 2019 until owner Stuart James felt the unit was “wasted space” and wanted to turn it into something magnificent. Read More

Popular Swansea restaurant expands into new venue and serves ‘all you can eat’

The new Nishimura Uplands sports a sleek and stylish, contemporary Japanese design and seats 35 people. It takes its name from owner Frank Nishimura’s surname, which is a common surname in Japan and means “west village”, he said. “You don’t have to go to Japan, you just need to come here!” he joked. “We’ve got Japanese food, Japanese sake, Japanese whisky. Come and try our new restaurant, I’m very, very proud!” Read More

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

New Study to Explore Whether Omega-3 Supplements Can Boost Children’s Brain Development

Swansea University researchers are exploring the influence that omega-3 supplements can have on children’s behaviour, mood, and mental wellbeing, as part of a pioneering study with implications for health and education. Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and seafood are essential for proper brain function and development in children. As the body can’t reliably make these, they must be supplied through diet. Read More

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT

Neath Port Talbot’s Coastal Connections Project – Empowering People and Restoring Nature

Thanks to funding from the Welsh Government’s Coastal Capacities and Local Places for Nature schemes, Neath Port Talbot Council is announcing its newest project – Coastal Connections! The project is dedicated to connecting Neath Port Talbot’s communities to our local coastline, raising awareness of the amazing habitats and wildlife found on our shores, and inspiring people, groups, and businesses to take action for our seas. Read More

Swansea University Spin-out Bionema Wins King’s Award for Enterprise, for its Greene Way to Tackle Crop Pests

The accolade celebrates Bionema’s groundbreaking NemaTrident, a revolutionary eco-friendly biological solution for crop pest management. As a leader in biocontrol technology, Bionema is committed to reducing the reliance on pesticides and synthetic fertilisers in food production. Read More

Swansea City AFC Teams Up With Gavin Griffiths Group on Innovative Green Waste Recycling Initiative

Swansea City AFC has launched a new initiative with leading Swansea-based recycling firm, Gavin Griffith Group, to recycle grass cuttings from the Swansea.com Stadium, Fairwood Training Ground and Landore Academy. The green waste is being converted into high grade compost that can be reused by end users in the agricultural, gardening and landscaping sectors. Read More

Plan to create floating offshore wind energy hub at port

Driving through the port at Port Talbot you don’t see that many buildings or people. What you see is land – a lot of it – and there are some big ideas to match. Associated British Ports wants  Port Talbot to be at the forefront of a new floating offshore wind industry in Wales. Ideally it would like huge wind turbines, their moorings, and sub-structures manufactured and assembled at the port and then towed out to the Celtic Sea. Read More

Pembrokeshire embraces future with new e-bike scheme

The council has introduced a “pay as you go” e-bike service in Haverfordwest, Fishguard, Goodwick, and Tenby as part of a 12-month trial. The scheme, managed by Zeus Mobility, features the Zip bikes – electrically powered bicycles designed to make cycling less strenuous and more accessible to a broader demographic. Each location will start with 10 e-bikes, with plans to increase the fleet to 50 by summer. Read More

The novel new way of heating key Swansea buildings linked to an exciting development which is now being explored

A district heating network in Swansea using energy from a large data storage centre is set to be explored in detail. The data centre is one component of the £4 billion Blue Eden project. Data centres are facilities which house computing and networking equipment. They generate a lot of heat and consume a lot of electricity, partly to keep the equipment cool. District heating networks send waste heat from industrial buildings along pipes to homes and businesses. Read More

Big step forward for plans for turbines almost as tall as London’s The Shard in Wales

The proposed site which would hold up to 18 turbines, and be named Y Bryn wind-farm, sits on Welsh Government woodland estate managed by Natural Resources Wales – and would fall largely within Neath Port Talbot. The project proposes some of the tallest turbines in the UK, measuring between 206 to 230 metres, and up to 250 metres to tip, along with turbine foundations, external transformer housings, a control building, and battery/energy storage facility. Read More

Pembroke Power Station hydrogen fuel production hopes rise

A public consultation on plans to develop a green hydrogen production facility next to Pembroke Power Station has been launched. RWE Pembroke Green Hydrogen will facilitate the generation of green hydrogen. Green hydrogen is produced from water, using energy obtained from renewable sources. The hydrogen can then be used to decarbonise local industrial activities in South Wales, by displacing their current fossil fuel usage. Read More

Project aims to get organic Welsh vegetables into primary school meals

Working with partners that include Castell Howell, Farming Connect Horticulture as well as a host of enthusiastic growers, the Welsh Veg in Schools project from Food Sense Wales is helping to get more locally produced organic vegetables into school lunches. Welsh Veg in Schools is about redesigning supply chains to make them fairer and more resilient. Read More

VISITOR ECONOMY & TOURISM

Explore West Wales

Enjoy unlimited travel in West Wales between Carmarthen, Pembroke Dock, Milford Haven and Fishguard with the Transport for Wales Explore West Wales Day ticket. Buy tickets

Swansea Pride 2024: Parade time, road closures, events and everything you need to know

It’s time to get your glad rags on as one of Swansea’s most beloved festivals returns: Swansea Pride. Shops, salons and bars across the city will be decorated with flags and bright colours throughout the week, whilst hundreds of people are set to wear rainbow-coloured outfits and accessories as they walk along city centre streets as part of the festival’s Pride parade on Saturday, May 18. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s events

Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival returns this summer

A street food festival showcasing dishes from 25 different international caterers will be back in a Pembrokeshire seaside town this summer. The Pembrokeshire Street Food Festival returns to Tenby’s Saltern’s car park on the weekend of June 7-9. There will also be craft beer, fresh cocktails and soft drinks, market stalls and top-tier live entertainment on the brand-new stage as well as plenty of tables and seating areas. Read More

EDUCATION

Swansea Welcomes University Leaders From Across Europe to Major International Conference

University leaders from countries across Europe gathered in Swansea on 11-12 April for the annual conference of the European University Association. Swansea University hosted the event, which saw around 300 delegates discuss the challenges facing the sector in their respective nations and across Europe as a whole. The European University Association (EUA) represents more than 870 universities and national rectors’ conferences in 49 countries. Read More

10 A level students from one Welsh college get offers from Oxford and Cambridge

Two of the pupils from Gower College Swansea already have their A levels and have confirmed places at Oxford and Cambridge this in September. Eight others have offers if they get the A level grades they need this summer. Gower College said its 10 students came from eight different secondary schools in Swansea. All have places to read different subjects including medicine, veterinary science, education and Anglo Saxon. Read More

Leading Business leader appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor at UWTSD

Dr Debra Williams, one of the UK’s leading business leaders, has been appointed to the role of Pro Vice-Chancellor, Commercial and Business Relations, at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD). Dr Williams’ role will be to develop and lead the University’s commercial and business relations agenda and to provide strategic leadership in the development of regional, national, and international partnerships. Read More

Gower College Swansea Launches Campaign to Support Students During Exams and Assessments

Gower College Swansea has launched the Just BREATHE campaign to help students reduce stress and manage any anxiety they may have during the upcoming exam and assessment period. With students coming to the end of their studies, many feel under pressure to secure the required grades to get into college, university, or progress into the world of work. Read More

3D printing in schools

Project SIARC aims to inspire the future generation to safeguard the marine environment, by providing a range of interactive sessions with schoolchildren aged between 7 – 13. They are working with schools around Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries SAC to train in 3D printing technology and allow students to design and create 3D model exhibits of our flagship species, which will showcased at the National Botanic Garden of Wales on June 10th. Read SIARC’s 2023 report

UPCOMING EVENTS

Swansea Law Clinic – Student Adviser Appointments
Every Monday Morning (Term-time Only)
Swansea University or Online
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Make It Monday!
Every Monday 10:00 – 11:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Sow Far Sew Good Exhibition
Every Day Until 5 June 10:00 – 18:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Chai & Chat
Every Monday 12:30 14:30
Multicultural Hub, Swansea Grand Theatre
Hosted by Race Council Cymru
No Need to Register

Free Yoga & Relaxation for women
Every Monday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Daily Flying Display at the British Bird of Prey Centre
Every Day 14:30 – 15:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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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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Queertawe Movement Workshop
Every Monday 17:30 – 20:30
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Every Monday 18:00 – 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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The Arts Society West Wales: Drawn from Life: The Extraordinary Art and Life of Augustus John
14 May
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Basic Digital Skills (Learn My Way)
Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
Swansea MAD
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Business Growth & Innovation Forum – Carmarthenshire
14 May 09:15 – 14:30
Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, Carmarthen
Hosted by CEMET, Agor Innovations, Aim High Busnes and CEIC
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Pembrokeshire Local Food Partnership
14 May 10:00 – 12:30
St David’s
Hosted by PLANED
Email bwydfood@planed.org.uk to attend

Step into Spring
14 May 10:00 – 13:00
The Green Health Hub, Cynefin, Johnstown
Hosted by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
To book your free place, email beckybrandwoodcormack@smallwoods.org.uk

Candle Making Course
14 May 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Voter registration
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 – 14:00
Swansea MAD
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Hidden Stories / Digitising resources
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 – 14:00
Swansea MAD
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Community Yoga Class
Every Tuesday 12:00 – 12:50
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Tech Tuesdays
14 & 21 May 13:00 – 15:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Music Workshop: Introduction to Music Production
14 May 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea MAD
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Support for communities in research and evaluation – the role of HEIs
14 May 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
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Zumba
Every Tuesday 18:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Brewtime Men’s Club – Men’s Tai Chi with Mike Hart
Every Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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DCW webinar – A beginner’s guide to embracing artificial intelligence (AI)
15 May 10:00 – 11:30
Online
Delivered by Cwmpas
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Marina Litter Pick
15 May 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Kitchen Cosmetics Course
15 May 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Smart Energy
Every Wednesday 11:00 – 12:00
Swansea MAD
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Swansea Law Clinic – 30 Minute Initial Advice Appointments
Every Wednesday Afternoon
Online
Hosted by Swansea University
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Ladies Tai Chi with Mike Hart
Every Other Wednesaday 12:00 – 13:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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But what do I say? Creating effective marketing content (for beginners)
15 May 12:00 – 14:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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CEIC Lunch & Learn
15 May 13:00 – 13:30
Online
Hosted by CEIC Wales
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Swansea Crafties
Every Wednesday 13:00 – 15:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Campaigning and a History of Protest in Wales
15 May 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
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Virtual Reality and Metaverse
Every Wednesday 16:00 – 17:00
Swansea MAD
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Games Night @ HQ
15 May 17:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Access Pilates
Every Wednesday 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Life Drawing at elysium
15 May 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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The Admirable Crichton
15 May 19:00
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven
Presented by UWTSD Students
Email s.atkinson@uwtsd.ac.uk to attend

Visit Pembrokeshire Tourism Summit
16 May 10:00 – 15:30
Rhosygilwen
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Storenet/NiteNet radio Drop in with MRS Communications
16 May 11:00 – 18:00
Swansea BID Office
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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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Virtual Reality and Metaverse
Every Thursday 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
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Wales Virtual Networking
16 May 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Elysium Scribes
Every Thursday 13:00 – 14:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Regional Food!
16 May 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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Community Art Sessions
Every Thursday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Industry Open Afternoon
16 May 15:00 – 17:00
IQ Building, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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Narberth Youth Theatre
Every Thursday 17:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Legal Apprenticeship Drop-in Session
16 May 17:30 – 19:30
JCP Solicitors Head Office, Swansea Enterprise Park
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The Silly Cabaret “Its Giving Pride”
16 May 18:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Dance Class
Every Thursday 20:00 – 21:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Access Pilates
Every Friday 09:30
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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Historic Rail
17 May 11:00 – 13:00
Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust
Hosted by South West Wales Connected
Email eve@southwestwales.co to attend

Men’s Shed
Every Friday 11:45 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Creative Workshop: Introduction to Game Design
17 May 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
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Men’s Tai Chi Class
Every Friday 13:45 – 14:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Contemporary Dance Class
Every Friday 18:00 – 19:30
LC2 Swansea
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Swansea College of Art Summer Degree Show 2024
Opening Night: 17 May 18:00 – 21:00
Shows Open: 18 May – 8 June 10:00 – 16:00
Various Locations
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The Admirable Crichton
17 May 19:00
Y Stiwdio Fach, Yr Egin, Carmarthen
Presented by UWTSD Students
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Leo’s Diner: Pre-Pride Brunch
18 May 09:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Sow Far Sew Good Exhibition
18 May – 5 June 10:00 – 18:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Repair Cafe
18 May 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
18 May 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Museum Corner @ Swansea PRIDE
18 May 12:00 – 17:00
Brangwyn Hall, Swansea
Hosted by the National Waterfront Museum
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Mbira African Instrument Workshop
Every Saturday 13:00 – 14:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Creedence Clearwater Review
18 May 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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PYNK Pride Party 2024
18 May 20:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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ASMR Massage Therapy
Every Sunday 08:30 – 17:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Mini PRIDE
19 May 12:00 – 15:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Carmarthen Symphonic Band
19 May 13:00 – 15:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Local Food from Community Gardens – Getting Started
20 May 10:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Influential speakers – importance of the Welsh language in the EYCC sector
20 May 18:30 – 20:00
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
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Beyond Barriers: Empowering Business Startups
21 May 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Hosted by The CAE
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Music Workshop: Introduction to Drumming
21 May 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea MAD
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Metsaema + Dark And Twisties + James Morgan + Caleb Morris
21 May 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Bruce Dickinson
21 May 19:00
Swansea Arena
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International Symposium on Bilingual and L2 Processing in Adults and Children (ISBPAC) Conference 2024
22 – 24 May
Richard Price Building, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Life Drawing at elysium
22 May 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Heritage Landscape Tour
23 May 11:00 – 13:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Understanding Autism Workshop
23 May 12:00 – 14:00
Swansea BID Office
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Rent
23 May 14:30 & 19:30
The Patti Pavilion, Swansea
Performed by Level 4 Production, Gower College Swansea
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The Originals Only Open Mic
23 May 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Pembrokeshire Drop In Business Support
24 May 09:00 – 12:00
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
Hosted by FSB Wales
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3D Design Workshop
24 May 11:00 – 12:00
Swansea MAD
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Creative Workshop: Introduction to Photography
24 May 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
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Creative Workshop: Introduction to Film
24 May 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
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PRIDE Paint Along
24 May 19:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Small Miracles + Rainyday Rainbow + Truly Kaput & The Midnight Tremblers
24 May 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Mischievous Cow
25 May
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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EFT Tapping and Poetry Therapy Workshop
25 May 10:00 – 14:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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W. Y. Adams Colloquium. Sudan: Past and Present 2024
25 May 10:00 – 21:00
Egypt Centre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Monthly Family Mindfulness
25 May 11:00 – 12:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Sashiko Sewing Session
25 May 13:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Homeopathy for Mother and Baby
25 May 13:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Keep on Kicking – A Birthday Party for Anne, Diane & Richard
25 May 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Ultimate Dinosaurs
26 May 13:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Across the Dragon’s Back – with Prof Ben Garrod
26 May 15:30
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Climate Change and Local Food Production
27 May 10:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Music Workshop: Introduction to Song writing
28 May 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea MAD
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EYCC manager training session
29 May 10:00 – 11:10
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
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Marina Litter Pick
29 May 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Graffiti Art Workshops
29 May 10:30 & 14:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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CEIC Lunch & Learn
29 May 13:00 – 13:30
Online
Hosted by CEIC Wales
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Talisman Poetry Open Mic
29 May 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Strictly Come Dancing: The Professionals
29 May 19:30
Swansea Arena
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Summer Celebration
30 May 12:00 – 18:00
Ffos Las Racecourse
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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Wales Virtual Networking
30 May 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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TangleJack Album Launch: ‘The Ragged Edge’ plus special guest Sarah Passmore
30 May 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Swansea Area Business Networking
31 May 09:00 – 11:45
Towers Hotel & Spa, Swansea
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Creative Workshop: Introduction to 3D
31 May 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
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Record Fair
1 June
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Cycle Jumble @ Gower College Swansea
1 June 07:00 – 13:00
Gower College Swansea Sports Centre
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Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
1 June 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Get To Know Your Sewing Machine
1 June 13:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Sea Glass Workshop
1 June 13:30 – 16:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Cbeebies Prom
1 June 15:00
Swansea Arena
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Rediscover Your Innate Resilience
Six Week Course Every Monday from 3 June 11:00 – 12:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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The Benefits of Recruiting and Retaining Disabled Staff
3 June 14:00 – 15:30
Swansea BID Office
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Accelerator – 12-week programme
Starts 4 June 10:00 – 12:30
IQ Building, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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Business Funding Drop In
4 June 10:00 – 14:00
Drop In Session with the Development Bank of Wales and Swansea Council
Swansea BID Office
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Music Workshop: Introduction to Song writing
4 June 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea MAD
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Tycoch – Apprenticeship Open Event
5 June 15:30 – 19:30
Gower College Swansea Tycoch Campus
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Life Drawing at elysium
5 June 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Five Week Practical Beekeeping Course
Every Thursday for Five Weeks from 6 June 10:30 – 15:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Sharing Learning on Community Development from Emerging Economies
6 June 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
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Queens Hall Comedy Club
6 June 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Rogues’ Gallery Comedy Club w/ Rachel Fairburn + The Death Hilarious + more
6 June 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Creative Workshop: Introduction to Photography
7 June 12:00 – 13:00
Swansea MAD
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Vain + Zed Motel + Eaten By Lions + Red Red Red
7 June 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Open Mic Night
7 June 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Swansea SA1 Open Day
8 June 09:30 – 14:30
UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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Swansea SA1 PGCE Open Day
8 June 10:00 – 15:00
UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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Mending Sewcial
8 June 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Gŵyl Tawe
8 June 11:00 – 19:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Doom Over Swansea: Pantheïst, My Silent Wake and Support
8 June 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Strong Enough – Ultimate Tribute Concert to Cher
8 June 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Project SIARC 3D printing design showcase
10 June
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Understanding Addiction
Five Week Course Every Monday from 10 June 17:30 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Introduction to Leadership & Management
14 June 09:00 – 12:00
School of Management, Swansea University Bay Campus
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Navigating Uncertainty: A Guide to Risk Management for Charities
19 June 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by Bevan Buckland
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Community Resilience!
20 June 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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MathEd Cymru
29 June 09:30 – 16:00
Pembrokeshire College
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July Lunch
5 July 12:15 – 16:00
Swansea.com Stadium
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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It’s Your Carmarthenshire – 4theRegion Conference
11 July 09:30 – 14:30
Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, Carmarthen
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Circular Economy!
18 July 13:00 – 14:30
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Industry Open Afternoon
18 July 15:00 – 17:00
IQ Building, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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New IPM: Emerging Opportunities
2 September 09:00 – 4 September 17:00
The Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus
Hosted by Natural Products BioHUB
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It’s Your Neath Port Talbot – 4theRegion Conference
12 September 09:30 – 14:30
Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Transport!
19 September 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Buying Regional!
17 October 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Green Economy!
21 November 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Giving Back!
19 December 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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April Regional Round-Up 2024

April Regional Round-Up 2024

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Neath Port Talbot Food Partnership

We had a wonderful day at Glantawe Riverside Park’s Community Garden. Attendees enjoyed a tour of the community garden, a composting workshop, delicious homemade soup, and exchanged knowledge, tips and insight into other local community gardens with fellow growers, as part of the NPT Food Partnership. Read more about the Partnership

It’s Your Swansea

Last month we hosted our It’s Your Swansea Conference. Let’s have a look back on an incredible day showcasing everything that’s great about Swansea and hearing from some of the people, organisations and businesses who are making change happen.

Come along with Lydia from 4theRegion to meet some of our members 

Having recently opened their first office in the region, it was the perfect opportunity to find out more about Howden Insurance and why they’ve chosen to become a 4theRegion member! Lydia also visited longstanding member Village Hotel Club Swansea to see how they’ve put their stamp on their local branch with community involvement, regional employment, procurement, and efforts to be more sustainable. Take a look and why not consider joining us as Members too.

South West Wales Without A Car

Co-created with regional partners, this sustainable tourism guide features amazing regional destinations, together with travel information, encouraging more people to visit and explore South West Wales – without a car! Published in March 2024, we are now distributing this book with the support of GWR, TFW and tourism partners within the region.  Can you help us get this into people’s hands?  Would you like to receive a box of these sustainable tourism guidebooks? Click Here

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

What is equity investment?

Equity financing is raising capital from investors taking a stake in your business for cash. Unlike taking a loan there are no monthly repayments required. It can be used across the business lifecycle. It can provide seed finance to tech start-ups, growth capital for established businesses, and support management teams when buying a business. It is a versatile type of finance that can be used alongside loans. Find out more in this blog from the Development Bank of Wales

Freelance Community Projects + Networking Officer 

The Queens Hall Narberth is looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Wales-based freelancer to co-create a series of subsidised, volunteer-led arts and wellbeing activities and events with local community members. For the full project brief, email info@thequeenshall.org.uk 

Cwtsh Hostel Are Hiring!

Cwtsh Hostel is Wales’ leading Hostel/Hotel. Situated in the heart of Swansea City Centre. A thriving hub for tourism, promoting all the wonderful things to do in Swansea and the surrounding areas. Applicants must have a fun-loving personality and be eager to engage with customers. Applicants will be responsible for the running of the hostel overnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The ideal candidate will have hostelling and travel experience. Please apply here.

Careers at NPTC Group of Colleges

Would you like a rewarding career and to feel part of a family? Well, you can have all that and more at NPTC Group of Colleges. Here’s a list of their current vacancies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to change your future – Apply Now!

Careers at JCP Solicitors

People are the core focus of JCP Solicitors’ business, along with commitment to specialism and desire to be the leading experts in their fields. They are a business that puts people, clients and community at the heart of their decision making processes. They aim to provide a happy, positive working environment. All of their current vacancies will be listed here. They welcome any speculative applications.

Swansea University seeks volunteers to enhance healthcare education

Swansea University’s Public and Patient Involvement service is looking to recruit new Health Volunteers to help the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science produce the highest quality education for our future healthcare professionals. The Public and Patient Involvement service is made up of a group of Health Volunteers of all ages and from all backgrounds. Find out more

Be part of a successful organisation

Pembrokeshire College is a well established further education college, employing over 500+ highly qualified and dedicated staff. They pride themselves on delivering first class education and training to over 13,000 learners at a vibrant campus in a beautiful county. Their diverse job opportunities offer flexibility in developing a career in areas ranging from teaching, coaching and management through to human resources, finance and IT. Read More

Natural Resources Wales are recruiting!

Natural Resources Wales have a number of exciting opportunities between May and September for people to come and join their environmental monitoring teams across Wales and assist with their monitoring programmes this summer. Send your CV to debra.Davies@pertemps.co.uk 

Jobs and Working at UWTSD

People are at the heart of everything UWTSD does. 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

Audit/Accounts Opportunities – Experienced Practice Accountants

If you have 2+ years of audit and/or accounts experience, Bevan Buckland have the perfect opportunity and benefits package for you! As their team is at the core of their continuous growth and success, they offer great benefits to support their employees, including flexible working, fantastic study support packages, and ongoing access to growth and development opportunities beyond qualifying. Read More

Current Vacancies at Gower College Swansea

Your future starts here. Do you want to make a difference? Gower College Swansea’s mission is to inspire and support their learners to achieve their full potential through the delivery of the highest quality of education and training. By joining them at the College, you’ll become part of a team of highly committed and talented staff providing outstanding learning and training opportunities for young people, adults, and employers across South West Wales. Read More

Join CWM Environmental

Looking for a new job in Carmarthenshire and want to develop your career in a way that has a positive impact on the environment? Join CWM Environmental! They’re West Wales’ waste recycling and circular economy experts and have been working to make Carmarthenshire more sustainable for the last 30 years. Read what their team have to say and check out their latest vacancies here.

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

Careers at Day’s

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. Read More

Working for DVLA

The DVLA employ around 6,000 full-time and part-time staff. Keeping their employees happy and healthy is a priority of theirs and there are many benefits and rewards on offer. They have a variety of roles in many different business areas including operational and customer services, digital and technology, human resources, finance, communications, commercial, policy, and the drivers medical group. Read More

Careers at Castell Howell Foods Ltd

Established in 1988, Castell Howell now have over 650 employees and are one of the biggest employers in Carmarthenshire. From their HQ in Cross Hands and satellite depots in Porthmadog, St Martin’s, Hirwaun and Avonmouth, they deliver to both public and private sectors throughout Wales, the Border Counties and South West England. They pride themselves on being a Disability Confident Supplier. Read More

Effective cashflow management

Cash is the essential lifeblood of any business. SME Finance Partners approached the Development Bank of Wales, who them supported with a loan of £200,000, giving the business the breathing space to implement their plans. Chris Thomas, Finance Director at SME Finance Partners, gives his top tips on how businesses can effectively manage cash flow. Read More

TENDERS & CONTRACTS

Contract Notices for Pembrokeshire Council

Pembrokeshire Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced contractors to provide a wayfinding signature artwork in Haverfordwest Town Centre, heritage skills training, and domiciliary care and support services.

Laboratory Services Waste Sampling and Analysis Framework Agreement

Natural Resources Wales is looking to conduct pre-tender market engagement between 8th April and 13th April with contractors interested in providing laboratory analysis of solid and / or liquid waste samples. Read More

Community Based Services

This contract from Carmarthenshire Council is for community based services for individuals (including children services) with a learning disability, mental health, autism, substance misuse, ARBD, ABI, and complex needs and behaviours. Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea University

Swansea University wishes to appoint suitably qualified and experienced contractors to provide a payment gateway and e-store, and IP management software.

Control Room Simulation Software

Pembrokeshire College is looking for a software provider for a simulation control room software system. The software should enable learners to be trained as control room operators in the following sections; floating offshore wind, hydrogen plant, solar PV, wave / tidal / hydro, power stations, oil, gas (LNG), and food and drink controls. Read More

Contract Notices for Neath Port Talbot Council

The Council is looking for suitably qualified and experienced contractors to provide a project management and interpretive design consultancy service to deliver the Richard Burton Trails Project, and supply and install of bus shelters (including dismantling and disposal).

Substance Misuse Service (Integrated Children and Young People and Adult Services)

Dyfed Area Planning Board (APB) is preparing to tender for Dyfed Tier 2 Substance Misuse Service in the Hywel Dda University Health Board region. As part of the development of the specification for this service, Pembrokeshire Council are holding a virtual Engagement Event on 30th April for potential providers of this service. Read More

Contract Notices for Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales is looking to appoint suitably qualified and experienced contractors to support their statutory and advisory roles in the planning application and development plan processes, and collect hazardous waste.

Swansea Bay City Deal – Digital Infrastructure Programme Dark Fibre Phase 2

SBCD Digital Infrastructure Programme is seeking to procure the design, build, operation and maintenance of a new dark fibre network linking key public sector assets across Carmarthenshire. This network will enhance connectivity to the included public sector sites, expanding the footprint of any existing public sector owned dark fibre network as well as providing a wider footprint. Market engagement sessions will be held on 17th, 22nd and 23rd April. Read More

Service & Maintenance of Intruder Alarms

This contract is for the servicing and maintenance of the intruder alarm systems currently installed across all of Gower College Swansea campuses. Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council wishes to appoint contractors to provide furniture, windows, tarmacadam and aggregates, LoRaWAN and general IoT support and consultancy, roofing works, a prevention and early intervention service for people with vision impairment, external insulation cladding, render system, reroofing and window renewal, housing related support for people experiencing homelessness, heavy catering canteen equipment, and portable and VIP toilets.

UWTSD2324/209. Supply and Installation of Solar Panels

UWTSD wishes to appoint a contractor to provide a solar panel solution at the IQ Building in Swansea, and at Yr Egin Building in Carmarthen. As part of the solution it will be the responsibility of the contractor to determine the number and size of the PV modules and electrical configuration for each individual campus, since this will depend on roof geometry and other building services factors and the requirements of the District Network Operator (DNO). Read More

Contract for the Milford Way Development Partnership

Swansea Council, as part of its More Homes Strategy, is seeking a development partner to develop two Housing Department owned sites (Milford A and Milford B) for residential use in the Penderry ward in Swansea, as part of the Penderry Regeneration Framework. The Council will retain freehold ownership of a minimum of 40% of the homes on these sites as affordable housing. Read More

DEVELOPMENT

The £100m plan to transform Swansea’s High Street area

Swansea Council said the investment aimed to make the street better for businesses, people living there and visitors to the city. It said the work would build on other big projects that have already been done on High Street in recent years. These include the first part of Coastal Housing’s Urban Village development and upgrades around Swansea Railway Station. Read More

Plans revealed to build new hotel in Swansea city centre

Some of the world’s leading hotel developers and operators are being encouraged to invest in Swansea. The council is marketing an opportunity for a hotel operator to build and run a new hotel on land between Swansea Arena and the LC. It follows an expert study that identified the need for three new hotels in the city. If the plan goes ahead, the hotel would include a minimum of 120 bedrooms. Read More

The huge new building already forever changing Swansea’s skyline

The vision of Hacer Developments to create a 12-storey ‘living building’ joined onto the former Woolworths store in Oxford Street is coming to fruition. It will provide an educational facility, residential apartments, shops, offices, and a courtyard and will be green-minded with a bio-diverse look featuring living – or biophilic – walls and roofs along with rooftop solar panels, battery storage, and gardens. Read more about this and the other projects transforming the city centre.

Andrew Scott completes employment site

Andrew Scott Ltd has successfully completed the construction of the Cross Hands East SES, a low carbon project for Carmarthenshire County Council, Welsh Government and supported by the Active Building Centre. The project consists of three buildings containing a 38,000sqft mix of offices, together with small and light industrial units. Read More

Historic building to be turned into affordable housing

A historic building dating back to the 1800s is set to be turned it into apartments. The Ty Mawr building in Pontardawe is believed to be the only remaining structure from the former tinplate works in the village. The building on Ynysderw Road, will be refurbished for use as affordable housing as part of the development led by local housing association Pobl, alongside TAD Builders Ltd. Read More

First look at historic Swansea building as covers come off for first time in two years

The wraps are starting to come off an historic Swansea building that’s being saved for future generations. The 138-year-old Palace Theatre building has been wrapped in protective covers for more than two years as the council continues to sensitively restore the structure. A restored entrance door is now visible along with glimpses of expertly refreshed stonework through the tall scaffolding that’ll come down in the coming weeks. Read More

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

New video shows city development nearing completion

The 71/72 Kingsway development is being part-funded by the £1.3bn Swansea Bay City Deal, with Bouygues UK leading on its construction. It will also benefit from cutting-edge digital connectivity. Once construction is finished, it will offer a flexible, state-of the-art work environment for businesses that provides space for 600 jobs in sectors like tech and digital. When up and running, it will be worth £32.6m a year to Swansea’s economy. Read More

Broadband help at hand in Swansea

Swansea communities and businesses looking to access better broadband can access support. A broadband engagement officer, funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal, is now in place at Swansea Council to give information on available options including broadband voucher schemes. The work forms part of the City Deal’s £175m digital infrastructure programme which aims to help achieve better broadband for everyone throughout South West Wales. Read More

BUSINESS NEWS

The people making a living in Swansea city centre’s coolest street

We’re proud to be alongside some wonderful businesses situated on High Street, who work so hard to help it flourish. Now dubbed ‘Swansea city centre’s coolest street’, meet the faces of the city’s creative hub. Have a read

Abandoned skyscraper restaurant with unrivalled views set to be brought back to life

The Grape and Olive, located on the top floor of Wales’s tallest residential building, the Meridian Tower in Swansea, is set to welcome back customers in May. Phil Lake, from Meridian Quay Ltd, explained “Brains surrendered the lease…and the restaurant is now available to anyone who is interested in taking over. It’s been empty for a year, which is crazy, because there is no view like it anywhere – probably in the UK. People love it and Swansea needs it.” Read More

New 150-cover bar and restaurant opens

On The Rocks is a 150-cover bar and restaurant with a 20-metre long dining terrace overlooking Swansea Bay. The £1m investment has been part-funded by a £470,000 loan from the Development Bank and a grant of £116,000 from Visit Wales. On the Rocks, located in the former rowing club, employs ten full-time and up to 40 part-time staff. It is the latest project by brothers Fred and Bert Bollom, who also own Mumbles Pier amusement arcade and Copperfish Bar. Read More

‘Once in a lifetime opportunity’ as historic pub goes up for sale after five decades in same family

The Dolphin Inn in Llanrhidian has been in the same family for 53 years, but has now gone up for sale for £500,000. It has full approved planning to create four en-suite bed and breakfast rooms, two camping pods to the rear, a coffee shop with a takeaway service, whilst retaining the much-loved bar area. Estate agent Dawsons, who are marketing the pub, said “This 18th century pub is one of the oldest public houses situated in Gower and has endless stories to tell.” Read More

First look inside the the 100% plant-based cafe which has opened in Swansea

Take a look inside a new restaurant in Swansea which has opened up with a menu which is 100% plant based. Harriet Eveleigh and Gavin Everett have taken over the running of No 18 Vegan Cafe Bar along Brynymor Road in Brynmill. Harriet Eveleigh said: “The response has been brilliant so far and people have really been enjoying our coffee and food, especially our Reuben sandwiches and breakfasts. We want to use as many local suppliers as possible.” Read More

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

Swansea University’s Oriel Science Celebrates Innovative Joint Social Prescribing Project

Oriel Science, Swansea University’s pioneering public exhibition centre, has been helping brain injury patients undergoing rehabilitation to improve their health and wellbeing through its first Social Prescribing project. The ten-week project, a collaboration with Swansea Bay UHB’s Regional Neuropsychology and Community Brain Injury Service, invited patients to several interactive sessions, from stimulating talks and creative activities to hands-on experiments. Read More

The city leisure centre that now has a swanky new look and its own sports barn after a huge investment

A Swansea leisure centre has been totally revamped with a £7.5 million investment. Cefn Hengoed Community School and Leisure Centre, operated by Freedom Leisure, has benefitted from a new indoor sports barn with 3G pitch suitable for a variety of sports. It also has a brand new gym with all new equipment, a new fitness studio with big screen, sound system and rainbow lighting, new changing rooms and a new reception area with café. Read More

Charity opens first multibank in Wales that will support 40,000 families in poverty this year

Cwtch Mawr is the third multibank in the UK. Cherrie Bija, chief executive of Faith in Families, said: “When people come together to support each other we all will have a better life. This big Welsh Hug can be transformational for Swansea and South Wales. From gifting children with brand-new football boots so that they can take part in their school team, to maternity packs for new Mums so they can have dignity going into hospital, these things really matter.” Read More

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT

Major boost for plans to create huge floating energy project in Port Talbot

Port Talbot could be transformed over the coming years into a location for the manufacturing and assembly of floating off-shore wind components for projects in the Celtic Sea, which could create as many as 10,000 jobs. It has the opportunity to create a “world-class manufacturing and supply chain hub in Port Talbot”, along with opportunities for wider green energy and industrial activity that could act as a catalyst for economic regeneration in South Wales. Read More

City Centre Business Goes Green With Solar Power

Ninety six solar panels have been installed on the rooftop of Cwtsh Hostel on Castle Street, helping the business cut its carbon footprint and save money on its energy bills. Since the panels went operational at the end of January, they’ve already generated over 1.2MW of green electricity. Cwtsh Hostel has also bought a high-tech battery to store the power generated, meaning they can sell excess energy to the grid and reinvest profits back into the business. Read More

Jet fuel facility plans approved in jobs boost for Port Talbot

Project Dragon will see the creation of a sustainable aviation fuel production facility based in Port Talbot. Once completed, developers say it could produce as much as 100 million litres of sustainable aviation fuel per year, by using an alcohol-to-jet facility to turn sustainably sourced ethanol into aviation fuel. It could also create over 150 full-time jobs in the area, including 85 jobs on the site, along with more business generated further down the supply chain.  Read More

Welsh Government’s £750,000 tidal lagoon challenge winners announced

The marine energy sector in Wales has moved on a step following the announcement of three successful applicants for tidal lagoon research projects. One of the winners, Swansea University project Director Dr David Clarke said “This is great news, the funding will support migration studies looking at movements of acoustically tagged Atlantic salmon, sea trout and twaite shad, enabling us to understand the risks of marine renewables to these species.” Read More

New solar farm to power 2,500 Pembrokeshire homes approved

The nine-megawatt solar farm at West Farm, Cosheston, near Pembroke Dock would contribute about 9,337,000 KWh of renewable electricity to the local area, which will typically produce enough green electricity a year to power about 2,500 homes. The proposed development is for a temporary 40-year timescale and will be fully reinstated at the end of its operational life. There will be no loss of agricultural land. Read More

Swansea renewable energy scheme to power thousands of homes

Proposals have been unveiled to develop a new renewable energy scheme in Swansea which will power up to 11,500 homes in South Wales each year. The plans for Parc Solar Caenewydd (PSC) in Gowerton, Swansea will support the continued operation of Penyfodau Fawr Farm and its popular farm shop.  They will give locals the opportunity to have a stake through a commitment to shared community ownership. Read More

Bouygues UK puts biodiversity and carbon reduction at forefront of Pentre Awel Project

Biodiversity at Pentre Awel is expected to increase by 137% thanks to the work of the scheme’s building contractor Bouygues UK, who have put carbon reduction, sustainability and the environment at the heart of everything it is doing. This has also resulted in a 18.4% reduction in carbon savings. Pentre Awel will bring together life science and business innovation, community healthcare and modern leisure facilities on 83-acres of land on the Llanelli coastline. Read More

Swansea University Supports Innovative Climate Change Education Programme

Swansea University has played a key role in helping Swansea become the first UK city to introduce ‘liquid trees’ to every primary school, educating pupils on climate change and creating a healthier learning environment. Funded and supported by Swansea Building Society as part of its commitment to social value and climate change education, Our Classroom Climate is designed to help students understand the science of climate change. Read More

Extra funding to explore floating offshore wind potential

Tom Sawyer, chief executive at the Port of Milford Haven, said: “This welcome support from Welsh Government will help the Port of Milford Haven in its mission to make sure Pembrokeshire remains in the driving seat of the energy transition. Offshore renewable energy offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring sustainable economic growth and rewarding careers for our current and future generations.” Read More

VISITOR ECONOMY & TOURISM

The Welsh location named one of the UK’s cheapest and most popular staycation trips

Swansea has been named one of the UK’s most popular and affordable staycation spot for this spring. The city beat other popular destinations like Poole and Weymouth. With an average of 27,100 Google searches each month and a whopping 622.4 million hashtag views on TikTok, Swansea came out on top. The study, carried out by credit card company Aqua, also found that Swansea had an average hotel price of £110.96 per night. Read More

JOPOFEST 2024: The 2-day festival at a stunning Welsh castle you can now buy tickets for

A beautiful Welsh castle will be the backdrop to a vibrant two-night country music festival, organisers have confirmed. Jopofest’s The Barndance Festival will be taking over stunning Weobley Castle with entertainment by talented local bands, cocktails galore and loads of dancing! Organisers say they’ve noticed country music has had a “surge in popularity” recently and they’re looking forward to putting on a huge country music party at the castle on May 4 and 5. Read More

EDUCATION

Brickwork student hailed Welsh champion

NPTC Group of Colleges’ brickwork apprentice has won a prestigious title and could now become the best in Britain. James Luc Martin, A Level 3 Brickwork apprentice from Neath College, became Senior Welsh Champion at The Guild of Bricklayers Welsh Section competition held at Coleg Gwent recently. James is in the third year of his apprenticeship with local business Watts Brickwork but attends college through work-based learning team, Pathways Training. Read More

Swansea Ranked 11th in the UK for Student Work Experience

With work-based learning becoming increasingly important, universities play a vital role in helping students to prepare for and gain meaningful work experience, ultimately developing their employability skills and bolstering their CVs. The RateMyPlacement rankings draw on feedback from students who have completed placements with employers, offering insights into how well their university encourages, supports, and prepares them for work experience. Read More

NPTC Group of Colleges encourages its students to be Net Zero

Net Zero is something we need to know about, to help work towards stopping carbon emissions and halt climate change, that’s why NPTC Group of Colleges teamed up with Inspiring Skills Wales’s Net Zero Skills Research to deliver the Net Zero Skills Symposium, to empower students by fostering a deep understanding of net zero initiatives in Neath Port Talbot and Wales and to inspire and equip them to actively contribute to a sustainable and net zero future.  Read More

Starling Bank Founder Anne Boden Inspires Future Generation of Female Entrepreneurs at Swansea University Event

In collaboration with Swansea University, Anne Boden and Starling Bank have created a series of enlightening case studies – spotlighting trailblazing women and offering invaluable lessons for students and the broader community. At the heart of the Founders of the Future event were discussions with female founders who shared their entrepreneurial journeys and deliberated on strategies to empower more women-led high-growth SMEs in the UK. Read More

Major Project Announced to Redevelop Iconic Fulton House

Fulton House building on Swansea University’s Singleton Park Campus is to be redeveloped and refurbished to restore the historic building as a vibrant social hub, reflecting its original purpose when opened in 1961. The ambitious project will strengthen the University’s reputation for student experience excellence by transforming the former College House into a welcoming, accessible, focal point at the heart of the campus for our community. Read More

UWTSD to host Careers Fair at Swansea connecting students with opportunities for growth

University of Wales Trinity Saint David is thrilled to announce its upcoming Careers Fair on April 25th at the Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea. Organised by UWTSD’s Careers Service, it is aimed at fostering connections between students, graduates, and colleges affiliated with UWTSD, and a diverse array of employers and volunteer organisations. The fair is open to students from all courses and campuses as well as alumni, and colleges linked to UWTSD. Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Swansea Law Clinic – Student Adviser Appointments
Every Monday Morning (Term-time Only)
Swansea University or Online
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Make It Monday! Weekly
Every Monday 10:00 – 11:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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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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Tech Tuesdays
9 April
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Basic Digital Skills (Learn My Way)
Every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at Multiple Times
SwanseaMAD
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Step into Spring
Every Tuesday 9 April – 14 May 10:00 – 13:00
The Green Health Hub, Cynefin, Johnstown
Hosted by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
To book your free place, email beckybrandwoodcormack@smallwoods.org.uk

The Arts Society West Wales: Sidney Poitier: Hollywood and Race
9 April 11:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Hidden Stories / Digitising resources
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 – 14:00
SwanseaMAD
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Voter registration
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 – 14:00
SwanseaMAD
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Community Yoga Class
Every Tuesday 12:00 – 12:50
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Women’s Outdoor Walking Group
Every Tuesday 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Supporting businesses in Neath Port Talbot and the region.
9 April 13:45 – 17:00
Margam Country Park, Port Talbot
Hosted by Neath Port Talbot Council
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Music Workshop: Introduction to Music Production
9 April 14:00 – 15:00
SwanseaMAD
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UWTSD Carmarthen Open Evening
9 April 16:00 – 18:00
UWTSD Carmarthen Campus
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Zumba
Every Tuesday 18:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Scale Digital Twin: Demonstration of 3D Scanning and Digital Visualisation
10 April 09:45 – 13:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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Brewtime Men’s Club – Men’s Tai Chi with Mike Hart
Every Wednesday 10:00 – 11:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Pembrokeshire Marine Code event – Shores
10 April 10:00 – 16:00
Coronation Hall, Dale
Hosted by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
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Personalised Learning for Professional Growth: UWTSD Webinar
10 April 12:00 – 12:30
Online
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Swansea Law Clinic – 30 Minute Initial Advice Appointments
Every Wednesday Afternoon
Online
Hosted by Swansea University
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An Economy for Communities and for Wales
10 April 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
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Virtual Reality and Metaverse
Every Wednesday 16:00 – 17:00
SwanseaMAD
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Access Pilates
Every Wednesday 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Narberth Writing Workshop
Every Wednesday 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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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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Virtual Reality and Metaverse
Every Thursday 12:00 – 13:00
SwanseaMAD
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Elysium Scribes
Every Thursday 13:00 – 14:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Community Art Sessions
Every Thursday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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UWTSD Swansea College of Art Open Evening
11 April 16:00 – 18:00
Alex Building, UWTSD Swansea College of Art
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UWTSD Swansea Open Evening
11 April 16:00 – 18:00
IQ Building, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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Live Music: Ellie Jones + Gary Phillips
11 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Dance Class
Every Thursday 20:00 – 21:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Access Pilates
Every Friday 09:30
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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Museum Little Mice
12 April 10:15 – 12:15
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Men’s Shed
Every Friday 11:45 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Creative Workshop: Introduction to Film
12 April 12:00 – 13:00
SwanseaMAD
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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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Contemporary Dance Class
Every Friday 18:00 – 19:30
LC2 Swansea
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Live Music: HWDU + MWN + People & Other Diseases + Ghosts No Horse Can Carry
12 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Martin Stephenson & The Daintees : ‘You Belong To Blue’ Tour 2024
12 April 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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FREE Pain Support Group
13 April 11:00 – 12:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Mbira African Instrument Workshop
Every Saturday 13:00 – 14:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Blink 182’s Greatest Hits LIVE
13 April 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Carmarthen Symphonic Band
14 April 13:00 – 15:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Quiet Hour at the Museum
14 April 15:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Candle Making Course
16 April 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Music Workshop: Introduction to Drumming
16 April 14:00 – 15:00
SwanseaMAD
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The History of Studio Ghibli with Dr Rayna Denison
16 April 18:00 – 20:30
Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus
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Perinatal Palliative Care Conference-Challenges We Face and The Way Forward
17 April 09:00 – 17:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Marina Litter Pick
17 April 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Developing Your Community Green Space
17 April 10:00 – 12:00
80A High Street, Clydach
Hosted by The Environment Centre
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Kitchen Cosmetics Course
17 April 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Digital Design toolbox: Making
17 April 11:00 – 14:30
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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Where do I start? Marketing & Social Media Marketing Tips & Tricks
17 April 12:00 – 14:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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Early Years Education and Care Online Open Evenings
17 April 18:00
Online
Hosted by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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Wales Virtual Networking
18 April 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Young People!
18 April 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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The Vagaries and Virtues of Asset Based Community Development
18 April 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
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Anti-Social After Work Drinks for Everyone
18 April 17:00 – 19:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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The Originals Only Open Mic
18 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Heritage Landscape Tour
19 April 11:00 – 13:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Creative Workshop: Introduction to 3D
19 April 12:00 – 13:00
SwanseaMAD
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Creative Workshop: Introduction to Metaverse
19 April 12:00 – 13:30
SwanseaMAD
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April Lunch
19 April 12:15 – 16:00
Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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Live Music: Monet + Epileptic Wizards + PaleGreenHouse + Afterglow
19 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Gower Constellations
20 April 09:30 – 16:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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IECHYD DA! – Welsh Beverages Showcase 2024
20 April 10:00 – 16:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Repair Cafe at The Environment Centre
20 April 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
20 April 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Live Music: Soft Hearted Scientists + Spencer Segelov & Great Paintings + Gated Estates
20 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Ceramica Botanica
20 – 21 April 10:00 – 17:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Candlelight Concert – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
20 April 18:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Ben Hemsley
20 April 18:00 – 23:00
Swansea Arena
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Candlelight Concert – A Tribute to Queen
20 April 20:30
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Earth Day – Seed Swap, Talk and more!
21 April 13:00 – 15:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Organising Your Community Green Space
22 April 10:00 – 16:00
80A High Street, Clydach
Hosted by The Environment Centre
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Queertawe Visual Art Workshop
22 April 17:30 – 20:30
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Tech Tuesdays
23 April
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Music Workshop: Introduction to Electric Keyboard
23 April 14:00 – 15:00
SwanseaMAD
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Machine Learning in Mental Health Research workshop
24 April 10:00
Awen Institute, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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MA/Prof Doc Children, Young People & Community Services Online Info Event
24 April 18:00 – 19:00
UWTSD Carmarthen Campus
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Talisman Poetry Open Mic
24 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Careers Fair
25 April 11:00 – 13:00 (Exhibitor set up from 09:30)
Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
Open to all students, graduates, and colleges linked to UWTSD
Organisations interested in attending as exhibitors should get in touch on m.cameron@uwtsd.ac.uk 

MQ and DATAMIND Data Science meeting April 2024
25 April 10:00 – 16:30
Awen Institute, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Electronic Music Open Mic w/ Movement81
25 April 19:30 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Pembrokeshire Drop In Business Support
26 April 09:00 – 12:00
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Creative Workshop: Introduction to Photography
26 April 12:00 – 13:00
SwanseaMAD
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Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Creativity and Innovation
26 April 13:00 – 15:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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A Taste of Wales – Spring Festival
27 – 28 April 10:00 – 17:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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HQ Urban Kitchen Saturday Sessions
27 April 13:00 – 16:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Laughter Yoga Class
27 April 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Troy The Band + Goat Major + The Rusty Nutz
27 April 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Pregnancy Hypnobirthing Classes
28 April 10:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath
28 April 14:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Music Workshop: Introduction to Song writing
30 April 14:00 – 15:00
SwanseaMAD
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Teacher Education – Online Open Evening
30 April 19:00 – 20:00
Online
Hosted by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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Introduction to the Research and Development Tax Credit Scheme
1 May 10:00 – 12:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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Marina Litter Pick
1 May 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Five Week Practical Beekeeping Course
Every Thursday from 2 May 10:00 – 15:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Sensory Wellbeing – 6 week course
Every Thursday from 2 May 19:00 – 20:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Live Music: John Mouse + The Bad Electric + Head Noise
2 May 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Simon Reeve – To The Ends Of The Earth
2 May 19:30
Swansea Arena
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Queens Hall Comedy Club
3 May 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Sow Far Sew Good Exhibition
4 – 17 May 10:00 – 17:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Come to Sing!
4 May 11:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
4 May 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Quiet Hour at the Museum
5 May 15:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Queertawe Movement Workshop
6 May 17:30 – 20:30
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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It’s Your Pembrokeshire – 4theRegion Conference
8 May 09:30 – 14:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Support for communities in research and evaluation – the role of HEIs
14 May 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
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But what do I say? Creating effective marketing content (for beginners)
15 May 12:00 – 14:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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Campaigning and a History of Protest in Wales
15 May 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Regional Food!
16 May 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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May Lunch
17 May 12:15 – 16:00
Tŷ Milford Waterfront Hotel, Milford Haven
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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Sharing Learning on Community Development from Emerging Economies
6 June 14:00 – 15:30
Online
Hosted by Social Care Wales
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Community Resilience!
20 June 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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MathEd Cymru
29 June 09:30 – 16:00
Pembrokeshire College
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It’s Your Carmarthenshire – 4theRegion Conference
11 July 09:30 – 14:30
Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, Carmarthen
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Circular Economy!
18 July 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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New IPM: Emerging Opportunities
2 September 09:00 – 4 September 17:00
The Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus
Hosted by Natural Products BioHUB
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It’s Your Neath Port Talbot – 4theRegion Conference
12 September 09:30 – 14:30
Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Transport!
19 September 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Buying Regional!
17 October 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Green Economy!
21 November 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Giving Back!
19 December 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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March Regional Round-Up 2024

March Regional Round-Up 2024

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

NPTC Group of Colleges Welcomes Timber Industry Experts

Carpentry and Joinery students from NPTC Group of Colleges were inspired by industry experts recently as the College hosted its first-ever CITB and IOC Timber Industry College Hub Event. The event aimed to showcase the various employment opportunities available from the UK and international timber supply chain to career paths in carpentry and joinery, shop fitting, restoration and design and manufacturing. Read More

Students celebrate fantastic Oxbridge offers

Ten A Level students from Gower College Swansea have been offered places at Oxford or Cambridge University. The College’s GCS Honours Coordinator, Dr Emma Smith, says “It’s especially pleasing that these students came to Gower College Swansea from eight different secondary schools, are heading to nine different Colleges and will read ten completely different subjects so there is a real variety and breadth of study here, which is always great to see.” Read More

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

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.

Offering rewarding career opportunities throughout Wales

Morganstone believe their workforce is their most valuable asset and the success and rapid growth of Morganstone is entirely due to the talent and dedication of the individuals who work there. They invest vast amounts of time and funding to ensure they attract the very best people. They then train them thoroughly to ensure their clients have access to the very best people with the ability to take their developments to the next level. Read More

Careers at NPTC Group of Colleges

Would you like a rewarding career and to feel part of a family? Well, you can have all that and more at NPTC Group of Colleges. Here’s a list of their current vacancies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to change your future – Apply Now!

Vacancies at The Queens Hall Narberth

Would you like to join the happy team at the Queens Hall Narberth? The Queens Hall was established in 1958. During the 1960s and 1970s, it gained a reputation amongst pop and rock fans for attracting some of the biggest names in the business who played to capacity audiences. Musicians such as Elton John and Status Quo, who have become household names. Since then the Hall has continued to promote international and local acts across the genres. Read More

Be part of a successful organisation

Pembrokeshire College is a well established further education college, employing over 500+ highly qualified and dedicated staff. They pride ourselves on delivering first class education and training to over 13,000 learners at a vibrant campus in a beautiful county. Their diverse job opportunities offer flexibility in developing a career in areas ranging from teaching, coaching and management through to human resources, finance and IT. Read More

Be part of the Caredig team!

Working in housing is not just about providing homes. Caredig are a collective team that work together to provide a service to residents. Their job roles vary from customer service, finance assistants, kitchen fitters, carpenters, communications, care and support workers and so much more! Read More

A guide to small business loans

Starting and growing a business can require a lot of investment, and it’s not always possible to fund this yourself. Small business loans are a common source of funding to help businesses get off the ground, manage cash flow, or expand. The Development Bank of Wales supports small businesses with micro loans from £1,000 to £50,000, with flexible repayments and no early repayment fees. Learn More

Jobs and Working at UWTSD

People are at the heart of everything UWTSD does. 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

Volunteer for Age Cymru West Glamorgan

Join Age Cymru West Glamorgan’s friendly and passionate team of volunteers and help us to answer every call, and support everyone to age well and love later life. Enquire Now

Careers at JCP Solicitors

People are the core focus of JCP Solicitors’ business, along with commitment to specialism and desire to be the leading experts in their fields. They are a business that puts people, clients and community at the heart of their decision making processes. They aim to provide a happy, positive working environment. They celebrate the successes of others around them and support each other professionally and personally. All of their current vacancies will be listed here.

Current Vacancies at Gower College Swansea

Your future starts here. Do you want to make a difference? Gower College Swansea’s mission is to inspire and support their learners to achieve their full potential through the delivery of the highest quality of education and training. By joining them at the College, you’ll become part of a team of highly committed and talented staff providing outstanding learning and training opportunities for young people, adults, and employers across South West Wales. Read More

Careers at Day’s

Whether you are looking to start your career or have a wealth of experience and knowledge in your chosen profession, Day’s Motors 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. Read More

Join #TeamCoastal

Coastal are a team in the truest sense of the word. They value relationships highly, so they invest in them daily. As a result, their workplace culture is open, trusting and respectful. It’s also safe, which they think is pretty critical to encouraging new ideas and approaches. If this sounds like something you’d like to be part of, come join #TeamCoastal. 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

Working for DVLA

The DVLA employ around 6,000 full-time and part-time staff. Keeping their employees happy and healthy is a priority of theirs and there are many benefits and rewards on offer. They have a variety of roles in many different business areas including operational and customer services, digital and technology, human resources, finance, communications, commercial, policy, and the drivers medical group. Read More

Commercial Cleaning Careers

Mrs Buckét committed to their people and investing in their skills so they can be the best versions of themselves, and of Mrs Buckét. Take a look at their commercial cleaning careers. See their latest vacancies.

Free short courses at Gower College Swansea

Gower College Swansea is leading two new initiatives to boost the employability for those aged 19 or over and living or working in Swansea. Multiply and Skills for Swansea give you the opportunity to enhance your skills for free and open doors to new opportunities. From mastering numeracy and the digital world, to improving your customer service training, or diving into environmental and risk management topics, there’s something for everyone!

Opportunity for Swansea Businesses to Drive Innovation through ‘Circular Economy’ Thinking

With a recent report from The Circular Economy Foundation in conjunction with Deloitte suggesting that awareness of the circular economy entered the mainstream in 2023, businesses across Swansea Bay are being urged to take up the opportunity to put their organisations on a more sustainable footing by joining a fully-funded CEIC programme delivered in conjunction with Swansea University. Read More

TENDERS & CONTRACTS

Dynamic Purchasing System for the Provision of Domiciliary Care and Support Services

Pembrokeshire County Council invite you to submit a bid to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of domiciliary care and support services. The Hywel Dda University Health Board may call off goods and services in quantities and at such frequency as it determines appropriate and as such, the approximate Hywel Dda University Health Board contract value has been included within this notice. Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council is seeking suitably qualified contractors to provide electrical rewiring at Gendros Primary, and tarmacadam and aggregates.

Carmarthenshire Property Works Framework

Carmarthenshire County Council wishes to appoint suitably qualified contractors to deliver responsive maintenance (including emergency works ordered during normal working hours and out of working hours), planned works, adaptation works, call handling to include out of hours, void property works, technical inspections and trade specific works, required for the delivery of property related services within its Housing and Non-Housing Divisions. Read More

Disability Framework for Specialist Residential and Supported Living

Neath Port Talbot Council as lead authority will be shortly procuring on behalf of the West Glamorgan partnership a disability framework for specialist residential and supported living and are looking to attract high quality residential and supported living providers for a place on the framework. A market engagement event has been arranged for 28th March. Read More

Service & Maintenance of Intruder Alarms

This contract is for the servicing and maintenance of the intruder alarm systems currently installed across all of Gower College Swansea campuses. Read More

Contract Notices for Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales seeks suitably qualified contractors to to develop a hydro-electricity proposal, and supply of the services to operate, transport and store their South Wales Pisten Bulley Wetland Harvester machine.

Swansea Bay Sports Park (SBSP) Feasibility Study

Swansea University and Swansea Council are committed to working in partnership to provide the infrastructure for the future with a specific focus on the development of Swansea Bay Sports Park. This project is centred on the commissioning and delivery of a feasibility study and options appraisal that will lay the foundations for a major collaborative investment programme over the next decade. Read More

Marine Energy Test Area (META) Provision of 3rd Party and Public Liability Insurance Cover

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) are looking for an insurance broker to find suitable marine liability insurance of no less than £5,000,000 to cover third party and public liability risk associated with its position as test site operator for META. They are looking initially for a 1 year policy. For the successful proposal PCF will pay broker fees, premium fees and taxes. The price for these separate elements must be made clear in the quote. Read More

Contract Notices for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is seeking external support on their Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter (REC) agenda, and website design and implementation for the Creative West Wales network.

Evaluation of ‘Boosting the Social Economy in Carmarthenshire’

Cwmpas wishes to appoint an external contractor to provide an independent evaluation of the ‘Boosting the Social Economy in Carmarthenshire’ project delivery. Cwmpas wishes to engage a trusted and reliable contractor who has the capacity, resources, and range of skills to meet the requirements of this work. It is anticipated that the contract will commence in April 2024 and will be completed by 6th December 2024. Read More

Fire Suppression MRFs

CWM Environmental Ltd requires a contractor to provide a fire suppression system for its MRF facilities at its Nantycaws site. The contract price is to include the costs of supply, building, transport, testing and commissioning. CWM Environmental Ltd will arrange to engage in a new supply and service contract for the life of the warranty plus an extension of three years, for the avoidance of doubt, four years from the service contract start. Read More

Ice Cream Concession at Lower Town and Newgale

Pembrokeshire County Council is looking for tenderers to provide an ice cream facility at car parks within Pembrokeshire. Read More

Working with Nature

The Countryside & Wildlife Team of Neath Port Talbot Council is seeking to appoint the services of contractors to help to engage local people with local places for nature, particularly local nature reserves, and carry out site and habitat management works across 20 sites in Neath Port Talbot as part of the ‘Working with Nature’ regional project.

South West Wales Regional Contractors Framework 2024

Carmarthenshire Council, in association with Ceredigion Council, Neath Port Talbot Council, Pembrokeshire Council and Swansea Council will be undertaking a procurement exercise to establish a framework agreement for use by public and voluntary sector organisations based (or operating) in the counties of Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Powys and Swansea for the provision of construction-related works. Read More

Neath Port Talbot and Swansea Substance Use Alliance

The Area Planning Board, a strategic partnership across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot committed to tackling and reducing the harms associated with substance use, has taken the decision to embark on a programme of transformation to improve service provision. They welcome providers of substance use services to attend face-to-face workshops on 26th March and 16th April at HQ Urban Kitchen. If you would like to attend, please email l.cooper-smith@npt.gov.uk Read More

DEVELOPMENT

New future for former Swansea department store is approved

Plans to convert a former department store into an arts centre have been given the go-ahead by Swansea Council in a decision described as “brilliant news” by the man behind the project. Dan Staveley, the founder and director of Elysium gallery and studios, said: “We’re over the moon, really. It confirms the support for the project and moves it forward.” Read More

Swansea signs off residential scheme

The final residential phase of a development of almost 300 homes at a former quarry site has been backed. Swansea Council’s planning committee approved plans for the development of the old Cwmrhydyceirw quarry for housing. Of the 19 properties there would be four, three-bed houses, five two-bedded homes, six two-bedroom flats and four one-bed flats. The applicant has indicated that this phase would be 100% affordable with Coastal Housing Group.  Read More

Swansea park to get historic and inspiring new name in time for International Women’s Day

Councillors will be asked to formally name the new coastal park next to Swansea Arena in honour of accomplished Victorian novelist, businesswomen and philanthropist Amy Dillwyn. She wrote six novels on themes including feminism and social reform and, following her father’s death, personally managed the family’s spelter works in Llansamlet. Subject to approval, the park will be officially called the Amy Dillwyn Park in time for International Women’s Day. Read More

Boost for Swansea affordable homes

An affordable homes scheme in Swansea has received a boost after being recommended for approval. Pentrechwyth Road Ltd and Caredig Housing Association will construct 34 properties at Pentrechwyth Road, Bonymaen. The development would comprise five pairs of semi-detached houses and twenty four flats in two, three-storey blocks. Read More

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

Pentre Awel project marks pivotal milestone with topping out ceremony

Bouygues UK and Carmarthenshire Council welcomed visitors to the official ‘topping out’ ceremony of the prestigious Pentre Awel site as the final steel structure has been completed. The multi-million-pound development brings together life science and business innovation, community healthcare and leisure facilities at the 83-acre Delta Lakes site. Part-funded by the Swansea Bay City Deal (£40m), it is the largest regeneration scheme in South West Wales. Read More

Swansea high-tech office development in SA1 will be completed in June

The Innovation Matrix, as it is known, is being built by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David at its waterfront campus. It will be occupied mainly by companies which develop or are highly dependent on digital technology, and health-related businesses. These companies will also be expected to liaise closely with the university and benefit the regional economy. The building is being funded by the Swansea City Deal. Read More

Take a look at one of the renovated Hangar Annexes, Catalina House in Pembroke Port

As part of the Pembroke Dock Marine project, Catalina House is one of four Grade II listed annexes being renovated into a flexible modern workspace. The refurbished properties are available and are ideal for the renewable energy industry. This two-storey building is adjacent to the Western Sunderland Hangar, and is being rebuilt to offer office and light workshop spaces. Read More

BUSINESS NEWS

Main Stage cabaret bar confirms new venue in Swansea

The development of a long-awaited LGBTQ+ drag bar in Swansea city centre has taken a huge leap forward. For several months Martin Jones and Marc Scofield viewed countless venues but couldn’t find any that matched what they were looking for – until now. They have now signed the lease for an empty unit in Castle Street, just up from Wind Street, and have started transforming a former Chinese coffee shop into a glitzy and glamorous bar. Read More

I ate at the most exciting new restaurant in Wales and every mouthful was a celebration

Jonathan Woolway’s dream was to create his own restaurant in his hometown. After 16 years in London working at one of the world’s most prestigious restaurant groups, The Shed in Swansea’s SA1 is now open for business. And if you’re wondering if he’ll absorb the local food scene as he promised, take one look at the menu. Cockle croquettes, squash and laverbread soup, potted crab, Welsh rarebit, bara brith and heritage Teifi cheese, Welsh cakes and whiskey. Read More

Swansea nightclub re-opens for first time in four years following £1.3m refurb

Former student bar-club Rebound, also known as Tooters and Diva’s, at Swansea University’s Singleton Campus was a must-visit for hundreds of students for decades until its shock closure in February 2020. After four years and more than a year of planning, building, and refurbishment works the club has now re-opened. The newly-named Cove nightclub launched on February 2 and will now be open on select nights each week throughout university term time. Read More

MamGu Welshcakes opens cafe in St Davids Cathedral refectory

A local company that specialises in putting a modern twist on a beloved Welsh classic has opened a new café in one of Pembrokeshire’s most important historic buildings. MamGu Welshcakes started out at food fairs and markets in 2016 and is known for its innovative take on the tasty treat, producing Welshcakes in such flavours as orange and cranberry, rhubarb and custard and even El Mexicana savoury Welshcakes. Read More

Former MasterChef contestant to open new deli in Swansea

Christos Georgakis said: “I love to work with seasonal and local produce and having lived here for 28 years I know the produce we have here is amazing. It’s going to have cheeses, salamis, and will be what a proper deli should be. I’m really looking forward. I have a kitchen about 10 minutes from the premises which will be the HQ and we’re going to produce everything there. We’re also going to serve a lot of the farmers’ market dishes which are popular.” Read More

Pembrokeshire chef Matt Powell of Annwn shares joy at Green Star

Matt Powell uses many foraged and home-grown ingredients in his dishes in his acclaimed establishment in a former bank in Narberth’s Market Square. Its 10-course winter menu – featuring delicacies such as Kilpaison oyster puree, mallard and chocolate cockle shells – is served up for £130 per person. Michelin Green Stars recognise restaurants that are leading the way when it comes to sustainable practices coupled with culinary excellence. Read More

Haverfordwest Golf Club new restaurant and bar

The Flat Iron Grill has been opened by Allan Owston, who has been a chef at various locations in Pembrokeshire over the past few years. He said “The menu at the Flat Iron Grill is a treasure trove of dishes, each with a unique twist. Here, it’s all about celebrating the best of what’s local, transforming quality ingredients into satisfying meals that feel like a hug on a plate. Think classic favourites reimagined with a bit of flair – that’s our specialty.” Read More

Much-loved Japanese restaurant reopens in Pembrokeshire town

The couple behind two award-winning restaurants in Pembrokeshire have taken over a third top-rated eating establishment. Fans of Japanese food were sad to see the closure of Umi in Tenby’s High Street in January, but Lok and Jen Cheung said they are ‘beyond excited’ to announce the grand re-opening, and told customers: “Get ready for a culinary voyage that will transport you straight to the vibrant streets of Japan!” Read More

The stylish new Mumbles restaurant with probably the best views in the city

Managing director of The Secret Hospitality Group, Ryan Hole, said: “Really excited to share that we have now completed the refurbishment of the old Castellamare restaurant and are ready to introduce Rok Mumbles. The concept is simple – brilliant and often unique produce, cooked by chefs of a really high calibre who have designed a menu which allows you to eat with freedom. I really hope you like it! Read More

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

Swansea University Receives Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Work of World-Leading Databank

Swansea University has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize in recognition of the contribution for harnessing public data to improve population health and wellbeing through its world-renowned SAIL Databank based at Population Data Science. Healthcare professionals and data scientists are now able to carry out robust research using SAIL’s comprehensive data about the Welsh and UK population data. Read More

Experts Continue Working to Help Shape a Healthier Way of Life Across Wales

The importance of physical activity for all ages has been highlighted by researchers at Swansea University. As part of Welsh Institute of Physical Activity, Health and Sport (WIPAHS), researchers at Swansea University have been using their expertise to examine a wide range of issues and their findings are now set to shape how leaders can help people in Wales to live healthier lives. Read More

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT

Crown Estate claims 5,300 new jobs could be created with new offshore wind farms

The Celtic Sea Blueprint has determined the supply chain and infrastructure requirements for three new wind farms in the Celtic Sea. The Crown Estate commissioned research claims that up to 5,300 new jobs and up to £1.4bn could be generated for the UK economy by galvanising the supply chain and infrastructure opportunities arising from the development of new floating wind farms off the coast of South Wales and the South West of England. Read More

Three Welsh Companies Selected for ORE Catapult’s First Floating Offshore Wind F4OR Programme in Wales

Ledwood Mechanical Engineering, Mainstay Marine Solutions and CELSA Steel UK have been named as the three Welsh companies selected to take part in the first F4OR programme in Wales. F4OR Wales will be delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, in partnership with Floventis Energy, the developer of Llŷr 1 and 2 in the Celtic Sea and is specifically designed to support local companies bidding for work in the floating offshore wind industry. Read More

New seaweed processing facility to be built on Welsh coast

The facility at St Davids will begin construction this year and will produce a plant biostimulant  using seaweed harvested from Câr Y Môr’s sustainable ocean farms. Seaweed biostimulants contain substances which are mostly organic, but with trace levels of inorganic nutrient elements. Natural biostimulants are increasingly being explored as an alternative to synthetic fertilisers and pesticides because they can help to keep the land nourished and balanced. Read More

Major peatland site restored in Neath Port Talbot

A large area of peatland, equivalent in size to 70 rugby pitches, has been successfully restored in Glyncorrwg. Peatlands play a crucial role in environmental protection and combating climate change. In good condition, they can act as giant sponges, absorbing and storing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. They also provide a home to endangered plants and animals, help prevent flooding and can help reduce the spread of mountain wildfires. Read More

National Grid proposes new Welsh substation ‘to connect green energy’

The proposed substation near Llandyfaelog in Carmarthenshire is part of National Grid’s major programme of works across Wales to meet the growing demand for electricity and connect new green sources of electricity generation. It will help regional businesses grow and support the Welsh and UK Government’s net zero targets. Read More

Scientists Point the Way to Advance Conservation and Restoration of Essential Marine Life

Seagrasses play a vital role storing carbon, enhancing biodiversity, filtering water, and reducing coastal erosion. Despite their ecological significance, they have faced widespread decline. Renewed initiatives are underway to revive them, but substantial knowledge gaps hinder progress. Led by Dr Richard Unsworth of Swansea University and Dr Lina Mtwana Nordlund of Uppsala University, 35 scientists have come together to help prioritise urgent research needs. Read More

These homes will be so energy efficient they don’t need a gas supply

A development of more than 120 new homes is to be built in Carmarthen – but none of them will have a gas supply – the current strategy being to utilise air source heat pumps and solar panels across the scheme. Read More

Public hire E-Bikes touted for Tenby

Could Tenby and other coastal areas across Pembrokeshire soon present E-Bikes for public hire to get around the locality? It is expected that a trial will commence in early 2024. The E-Bikes are managed through Zeus Scooters, and will be available to use on a ‘pay as you go’ basis. The E-Bikes operate on a battery-charged basis and the Council will be seeking a third party provider to maintain the bikes throughout the course of the trial period. Read More

Over 1,200 children learn about local production of pancake ingredients in successful two-day Food Story event

Over 1,200 children from across Pembrokeshire, aged from five to 16, learnt how the ingredients for pancakes are produced locally during a highly successful ‘Food Story / Stori Bwyd’ event. Children got the opportunity to mix pancake batter and eat pancakes with locally produced toppings with the assistance of chefs from Castell Howell. Read More

Plan to capture, ship and bury power station’s CO2

Pembroke power station has the capacity to generate enough electricity from burning gas to power four million homes, but is one of Wales’ biggest emitters of CO2. Richard Little, Director of the Pembroke Net Zero Centre, said ”We need to build something that allows it to still operate at times when it’s needed without impacting the climate.” RWE’s answer is carbon capture and storage. Read More

TfW pilot to offer free travel to staff working at Welsh health board

Mark Jacobs, Contracts and Performance Manager for TrawsCymru, said: “We’re really pleased to be supporting Hywel Dda University Health Board by providing its hospital staff with free travel this March. This is a fantastic example of where public transport can provide meaningful change in supporting the health board’s ambitions to reduce congestion in its car parks and encourage its staff to make more sustainable travel choices by giving the bus a go.” Read More

Better Scrap Metal for a Greener Economy: Swansea Expertise at Heart of New UN-Backed Research Centre

Better quality scrap metal is crucial in cutting the carbon emissions that are produced in mining and manufacturing metals from scratch. Swansea University expertise in improving recycling by boosting the quality of scrap metal will be at the heart of a new centre, backed by the UN, which will research how we can reuse precious resources – from metals to minerals – more widely. Read More

Oyster restoration project set to enrich the Haven Waterway

It is expected that up to 200,000 native oyster spat may be produced. Native British oyster populations have declined dramatically, with significant implications for the health of our marine environment. As well as being filter feeders that actively purify the surrounding water, oysters also store carbon, and their reefs also play an important role in fostering biodiversity by providing food, shelter, and protection for a wide variety of marine life. Read More

VISITOR ECONOMY & TOURISM

Plaque unveiled to honour Jemima Nicholas, who repelled a French invasion of Wales

Wales’ 15th Purple Plaque is to be unveiled to honour the woman who faced down 1,200 French troops in Fishguard in February 1797 – the last invasion on British soil. While local militia and volunteer troops awaited reinforcements from Milford Haven and Haverfordwest, 47-year-old cobbler Jemima Nicholas led a band of women on Strumble Head and rounded up a dozen French revolutionary troops armed only with a pitchfork and her sheer courage. Read More

Stunning Welsh beauty spot re-opens after major works

Located on the edge of Waterfall Country in the Bannau Brycheiniog, the waterfall at Aberdulais is the only accessible one in the area. The River Dulais, flowing through a rocky gorge, is a powerful force when in full flow and a haven for wildlife and birds with dippers and herons regularly spotted. The waterfall and tinworks at the site will also open, with the tinworks having undergone lengthy conservation work. Read More

Swansea’s free ride buses set to return this year

Swansea’s pioneering free buses initiative is to get a £400,000 boost in the coming year. The hugely-popular boost for families and businesses alike has been a feature of school holidays in the city over the last three years. Read More

Foodie firms encouraged to sign up for Carmarthen Food Festival

Carmarthen is preparing for the first dedicated food festival in the town centre for several years. Food producers are now able to book stalls at the event, which will take place on June 8. Carmarthen Bid manager Elin Jones said “It will be an exciting day full of local food, drink and craft, with a huge emphasis on local producers and welsh produce in general. There are so many superb producers in Carmarthen town itself, so it’s a real chance to showcase these.”Read More

EDUCATION

Professor Awarded £2.2m to Explore a Digital Future for All

Professor Matt Jones of Swansea University’s Computational Foundry has been awarded a prestigious personal five-year Fellowship by EPSRC to pursue an adventurous and ambitious AI research agenda. While many people say they feel worried and helpless when thinking about the impact of artificial intelligence on their everyday lives and livelihoods, Professor Jones’ Fellowship seeks to design inclusive and empowering interactive AI systems for everyone. Read More

Neath Port Talbot Council and Swansea University Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Neath Port Talbot Council and Swansea University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help them collaborate on vital areas of common interest such as working effectively with industry and supporting the development of vital skills for the region. The aim of the collaboration is to help both organisations explore working with other organisations to promote the health and wellbeing of local people. Read More

Gold LEAF Awards for Four University Labs

Swansea University is committed to reducing carbon emissions across its operations. One way to do this is to engage with LEAF, which encourages sustainable practice within labs. Senior Technician Ben Harris said “Getting a Gold LEAF award has been a really useful exercise, not only has it made our lab users more aware of the practices that make our daily actions more sustainable, but it has brought up some interesting discussions around what we can do next.” Read More

Archaeologist Howard Carter’s Artwork Now on Display at the Egypt Centre

A rare painting by Howard Carter, the renowned archaeologist who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun, has gone on display at Swansea University’s Egypt Centre. Undoubtedly Howard Carter is one of the most famous names associated with the exploration of ancient Egypt so this is a huge coup for the museum. The painting is rarely displayed anywhere outside the EES’s headquarters in London and this is the first time it has been sent on loan to Wales. Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Swansea Law Clinic – Student Adviser Appointments
Every Monday Morning (Term-time Only)
Swansea University or Online
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Free Yoga & Relaxation for women
Every Monday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Swansea University Personal Injury Clinic
11 March 15:00 – 17:00
Swansea University
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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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Tycoch – Full-Time Open Evening
11 March 17:30 – 19:30
Tycoch Campus, Gower College Swansea
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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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Tech Tuesdays
12 March
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Candle Making Course
12 March 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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The Arts Society West Wales: The Arts and Crafts of Kashmir
12 March 11:00
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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Women’s Outdoor Walking Group
Every Tuesday 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Taijiwuxigong for health
Every Tuesday 14:00 – 15:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Llwyn y Bryn – Full-Time Open Evening
12 March 17:30 – 19:30
Llwyn y Bryn Campus, Gower College Swansea
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Zumba
Every Tuesday 18:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Marine Energy Wales Annual Conference 2024
13 March 08:00 – 14 March 16:00
Swansea Arena
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British Sign Language Course
13 March 09:30 – 15:30
Swansea BID Office, Wind Street, Swansea
To book your place, email andrew@swanseabid.co.uk

Kitchen Cosmetics Course
13 March 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Swansea Law Clinic – 30 Minute Initial Advice Appointments
Every Wednesday Afternoon
Online
Hosted by Swansea University
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Swansea Crafties
Every Wednesday 13:00 – 15:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Let’s Talk Business Social Enterprises
13 March 14:00 – 18:00
Plaza Port Talbot
Hosted by Neath Port Talbot Council
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Access Pilates
Every Wednesday 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Life Drawing at elysium
13 & 20 March 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Finding Your Innate Resilience – women only
Every Thursday 10:30 – 12:00
Online
Hosted by The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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FEEL better, LIVE better
Every Thursday 11:00 – 12:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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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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Elysium Scribes
Every Thursday 13:00 – 14:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Community Art Sessions
Every Thursday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Pregnancy Relaxation Sessions
Every Thursday 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Suntou Susso plus special guest Setondji Spirit
14 March 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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Dance Class
Every Thursday 20:00 – 21:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Access Pilates
Every Friday 09:30
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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Men’s Shed
Every Friday 11:45 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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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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Contemporary Dance Class
Every Friday 18:00 – 19:30
LC2 Swansea
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BINGO LINGO – Paddy’s Day Special
15 March 18:00 – 23:00
Swansea Arena
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JOSH ACE | BABY SCHILLACI | RUDI
15 March 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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The Connections LIVE
15 March 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Record Fair
16 March
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Repair Cafe at The Environment Centre
16 March 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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FREE Pain Support Group
16 March 11:00 – 12:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Family Mindfulness
16 March 11:00 – 12:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Art for all workshops!
16 March 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Mbira African Instrument Workshop
Every Saturday 13:00 – 14:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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OMD
16 March 19:00
Swansea Arena
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34 ****ing Years – Cai Bosch, Lou Dog and Tim combs Birthday Ripper
16 March 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Galley & Bar, Swansea
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Ginger Plays Wildhearts
16 March 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Pregnancy Hypnobirthing Classes
17 March 10:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Feldenkrais ‘Awareness Through Movement’ classes
17 March 10:45 – 11:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Quiet Hour at the Museum
17 March 15:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Weekly Group Meditation
Every Sunday 19:15 – 20:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Introduction to Welsh Language
18 March 13:00 – 14:00
South West Wales Connected Office, Swansea Railway Station
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Sensory Wellbeing – 6 week course
Intro 18 March 13:00 – 14:30
Continuing on Thursdays from 15 April or 2 May 19:00 – 20:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Caffi Cymraeg
19 March 10:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Charity Cyberwatch: Safeguarding Against Fraud and Cybersecurity Risks
19 March 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by Bevan Buckland
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Introduction to Psychotherapy
19 March 13:30 – 15:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Pembrokeshire ‘Living Coast’ 2024
19 March 19:00
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven
Hosted by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
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Managing Sickness Absence & Return to Work Conversations
20 March 09:00 – 11:00
Online
Hosted by RCS Wales
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Marina Litter Pick
20 March 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Pentre Awel Llanelli – Site Visit & Presentation
20 March 16:00 – 19:00
Bouygues Site Office, Delta Lakes, Llanelli
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Early Years Education and Care Online Open Evenings
20 March 18:00 – 19:00
Online
Hosted by University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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The Science of Psychedelics with Dr David Luke
20 March 18:00 – 20:30
Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus
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NEXUS – A story of hope in our troubled times (Performance and Q&A)
20 March 19:30 – 21:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Performed by Carl Gough
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Rheoli Absenoldeb Salwch a Sgyrsiau Dychwelyd i’r Gwaith
21 March 10:00 – 12:00
Online
Hosted by RCS Wales
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Heritage Landscape Tour
21 March 11:00 – 13:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Construction!
21 March 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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Wales Virtual Networking
21 March 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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The Originals Only Open Mic
21 March 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Romesh Ranganathan: Hustle
21 March 20:00
Swansea Arena
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Swansea Area Business Networking
22 March 09:00 – 11:30
Penderyn Swansea Copperworks Distillery
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Pembrokeshire Drop In Business Support
22 March 09:00 – 12:00
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Pembrokeshire Four Seasons Business Lunch
22 March 12:30 – 16:00
Tenby Golf Club
Hosted by Ashmole & Company, JCP Solicitors, Thomas Carroll and the Development Bank of Wales
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Massage Your Mate
22 March 13:00 – 15:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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MeatLoud: The Ultimate Tribute to MeatLoaf
22 March 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Vegetarian and Vegan Spring Banquet
22 March 19:00 – 22:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Live Music: Adfeilion + Celavi + Catherine Elms – FREE FRIDAYS!
22 March 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Monthly Drop-in
23 March
Green Health Hub, Cynefin, Johnstown
Hosted by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Coed Lleol and Carmarthenshire Council
To book your place, email beckybrandwoodcormack@smallwoods.org.uk

NO WORD Call Out for Art Practitioners
23 March 10:00 – 12:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath
23 March 11:00 – 13:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Yscolan – Ceri Rhys Matthews’ Welsh Folk Tune School
23 March 11:00 – 13:0
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Exploring Systemic Constellations
23 March 11:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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10cc
23 March 19:30
Swansea Arena
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8 BEAT DEEP | Drum n Bass Jungle Hip Hop
23 March 20:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Tywi Valley Vintage Crank Up
24 March 10:00 – 15:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Pregnancy Hypnobirthing Classes
24 March 10:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Easter Movie – Wonka (PG 2023)
24 March 14:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Music of the Movies: Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones and Beyond
24 March 15:00
Swansea Arena
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Make & Take – Crazy Caterpillars
25 – 27 March 12:30 – 15:30
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Talisman Poetry Open Mic
27 March 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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‘Mostly Jazz Thursdays’ feat Gypsy Jacques
28 March 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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The Big Museum Easter Trail
29 March – 1 April 10:00 – 15:30
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Easter Eggstravaganza
29 March 12:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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UB40 SHOW with JHONNY 2 BAD
29 March 20:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Live Music/Cerddoriaeth yn fyw: The Shunkos + Lacross Club + Lurcher + Dead Noize
30 March 21:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Full Circle – Spring Wellbeing Day
31 March 10:00 – 17:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Jesus Christ Superstar
2 – 6 April 19:30
3 & 6 April 14:30
Swansea Arena
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ALT Conference – Swansea 2024
11 April 09:30 – 12 April 16:30
Richard Price Building, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Young People!
18 April 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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April Lunch
19 April 12:15 – 16:00
Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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Intellectual Property: Protecting Your Creativity and Innovation
26 April 13:00 – 15:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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Introduction to the Research and Development Tax Credit Scheme
1 May 10:00 – 14:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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It’s Your Pembrokeshire – 4theRegion Conference
8 May 09:30 – 14:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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But what do I say? Creating effective marketing content (for beginners)
15 May 10:00 – 12:00
ATiC Research Centre, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Regional Food!
16 May 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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May Lunch
17 May 12:15 – 16:00
Tŷ Milford Waterfront Hotel, Milford Haven
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Community Resilience!
20 June 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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It’s Your Carmarthenshire – 4theRegion Conference
11 July 09:30 – 14:30
Canolfan S4C Yr Egin, Carmarthen
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Circular Economy!
18 July 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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New IPM: Emerging Opportunities
2 September 09:00 – 4 September 17:00
The Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus
Hosted by Natural Products BioHUB
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It’s Your Neath Port Talbot – 4theRegion Conference
12 September 09:30 – 14:30
Blanco’s Hotel, Port Talbot
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Transport!
19 September 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Buying Regional!
17 October 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Green Economy!
21 November 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Giving Back!
19 December 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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February Regional Round-Up 2024

February Regional Round-Up 2024

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

YEAR OF OPPORTUNITIES
At our first Meetup of 2024, we heard about development opportunities, careers and training opportunities, opportunities for young people, and opportunities for communities.  People spoke of their excitement about what’s happening in our region, and shared their #opportunities with our engaged cross-sector network.  ICYMI: you can catch up on the January meetup here, and register for the February meetup here!

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

National Apprenticeship Week Wales 2024

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2024. This week is a celebration that brings together businesses and apprentices to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses, and the wider economy. Read More

Cartref Creative – A New Network for Creatives

Cartref Creative held its first event on Wednesday the 24th of January at the HQ Urban Kitchen in Swansea. Cartref Creative is a new network for creatives that was born out of conversations at the 4theRegion conference in 2023. The network is a home for creatives that aims to create spaces – both digital and physical – where creatives across the region can meet, socialise, learn and collaborate. Read More

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

Attraction Manager

This is an outstanding career opportunity with a market leader committed to providing a diverse and meaningful range of leisure and culture related activities for the local communities in which Plantasia Tropical Zoo serves. The role of Attraction Manager is an important position to be able to continue the success that Plantasia has achieved in recent years. Read More

Be part of a successful organisation

Pembrokeshire College is a well established further education college, employing over 500+ highly qualified and dedicated staff. They pride ourselves on delivering first class education and training to over 13,000 learners at a vibrant campus in a beautiful county. Their diverse job opportunities offer flexibility in developing a career in areas ranging from teaching, coaching and management through to human resources, finance and IT. Read More

Job opportunities with abg Windows & Doors Specialists

Since 1991, our members abg Windows & Doors have been serving the construction, architectural and local building industries with the highest level of environmentally conscious doors, windows and facades. Send your CV to nigel@ab.glass  to learn more about their current opportunities.

Jobs and Working at UWTSD

People are at the heart of everything UWTSD does. 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

Become a Volunteer

Interested in joining Age Cymru West Glamorgan’s friendly and passionate team of volunteers but not sure which role would suit you best, or would like to find out more? Complete the form in the link and tell them a little bit about yourself. A member of their team will get back in touch with you. Find out more about their current roles here.

Work With RCS Wales – Staff Vacancies

RCS Wales’ employees are their most valued asset. They invest in staff health and wellbeing, as recognised by their Gold Small Workplace Health Award. Their flexible working practices allow staff to maintain a healthy work-life balance. They’re recruiting for a number of exciting new roles to support delivery of their In-Work Support Service in North Wales, Dyfed and Swansea Bay. Read More

Careers at NPTC Group of Colleges

Attention job seekers! Are you ready for a new challenge? Are you looking to take the first step of your career? Or are you a talented professional looking to take your career to the next level? Look no further! Take the leap and join NPTC Group of Colleges’ team of high achievers. Apply now and let your career soar!

Careers at Castell Howell Foods Ltd

Established in 1988, Castell Howell Foods now have over 650 employees and are one of the biggest employers in Carmarthenshire. From their HQ in Cross Hands and satellite depots in Porthmadog, St Martin’s, Hirwaun and Avonmouth, they deliver to both public and private sectors throughout Wales, the Border Counties and South West England. Read More

Join #TeamCoastal

Coastal Housing are a very different type of company and one that people love being part of. Coastal are a team in the truest sense of the word. They value relationships highly, so they invest in them daily. As a result, their workplace culture is open, trusting and respectful. It’s also safe, which they think is pretty critical to encouraging new ideas and approaches. If this sounds like something you’d like to be part of, come join #TeamCoastal. Read More

For business. For Wales.

The Development Bank of Wales offers sustainable and effective business finance for companies based in Wales, or relocating to Wales, bringing ambitions to life and fuelling possibilities for people, businesses and communities in Wales. Apply Now

RDM Electrical and Mechanical Services is seeking a Mechanical Estimator 

RDM have an opening for a mechanical estimator to join their growing organisation on a permanent contract basis, located at their Swansea office. If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion and desire to contribute to the positive reputation of their business, they would love to hear from you. Read More

Industrial Year Science Student Placement

The science centre overlooks the Botanic Garden and contains a fully equipped molecular lab, library and herbarium. During the placement, based in the National Botanic Garden of Wales’ Science Department, you will work to contribute to their research aims. Your main responsibilities will include undertaking a research project, seed collecting and processing, and public engagement. Read More

Seasonal Greenkeeper

Join the great team of committed and skilled greenskeeepers at Fairwood Park Golf Club, situated on the glorious Gower Peninsula. This is a full-time role on a seasonal basis with employment from April 1st to September 2024. You’ll be an enthusiastic team worker who enjoys physical outdoor work in a varied role. Interested applicants should send a covering email and CV to: Rhodri Evans, Managing Director, Fairwood Park Golf Club rhodri@fairwoodpark.wales

Head of Business Development

The Business Growth and Consultancy directorate aims to ensure the future sustainability of Cwmpas through securing continuation and new income, testing new services and products, and delivering a range of high-quality products and consultancy services. As Head of Business Development, you will lead the development and implementation of the Cwmpas Funding Strategy, to secure sufficient income to underpin delivery of the Cwmpas organisational strategy. Read More

Join The Team at Swansea Building Society

Swansea Building Society recognises that its staff are vital to its success. They’re always looking for talented professionals with the determination to help them succeed. From time to time, vacancies may arise in one of their branch offices (Swansea, Mumbles, Carmarthen and Cowbridge) or in one of their Head Office departments (Mortgage Underwriting, HR, Risk & Compliance, IT and Finance). Read More

Current Vacancies at Gower College Swansea

Your future starts here. Do you want to make a difference? Gower College Swansea’s mission is to inspire and support their learners to achieve their full potential through the delivery of the highest quality of education and training. By joining them at the College, you’ll become part of a team of highly committed and talented staff providing outstanding learning and training opportunities for young people, adults, and employers across South West Wales. Read More

Trustee Opportunities

Forest School Swansea Neath Port Talbot was set up in 2001 to provide Forest School opportunities for children and young people across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. They are seeking several new Trustees who are passionate, motivated, with values that align with their own, and the time and commitment to help the charity grow. You will be joining a friendly, dynamic Board of Trustees helping to bring the natural world closer to children and young people.  Read More

Job Opportunities at Gavin Griffiths Group

Gavin Griffiths Group were saddened to hear of the announcement by Tata Steel that almost 3,000 jobs will go this year at its Port Talbot steelworks. If you are one of those people then please get in touch. They would like to try and help if we can, particularly at this uncertain time. If you would like more information or would like to arrange to visit the site for an informal interview, please contact rhys@griffiths-group.co.uk or call 01792 795829. 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

Working for DVLA

The DVLA employ around 6,000 full-time and part-time staff. Keeping their employees happy and healthy is a priority of theirs and there are many benefits and rewards on offer. They have a variety of roles in many different business areas including operational and customer services, digital and technology, human resources, finance, communications, commercial, policy, and the drivers medical group. Read More

Make 2024 the year you put your organisation on a sustainable footing

Do you want to help your organisation create a sustainable future? Improve service levels? Release productivity and financial efficiencies? Meet Net Zero targets? Gain a commercial advantage? Or simply make your corner of Wales a better place to live, work and play? If you answered yes to any of these questions, CEIC’s fully-funded training programme is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Read More

Trainee Solicitor Opportunities – All Offices

Trainee solicitor applications are now open and JCP Solicitors are recruiting for 2024, 2025 and 2026. They are accepting both LPC and SQE students for this intake but you must have completed or be due to complete your LPC or SQE 1 & 2 before your potential training contract start date. All applicants are asked to save the date for shortlisted candidates to attend a brief interview on Wednesday 3 July 2024 and also their Assessment Day, taking place Wednesday 10 July 2024. Read More

Train of Thought

South West Wales Connected have teamed up with Sevenside Community Rail Partnership to create an anthology of poems on themes of railway journeys, trains, travel, people and places between Pembrokeshire and Taunton. The deadline for submission for submission is 5pm on Sunday 17 March via email to TrainsOfThought@southwestwales.co. To get involved, or ask questions please contact Eve on 07970 348680 or email eve@southwestwales.co.

What is Crowdfund Swansea?

Spacehive a (community fundraising platform) together with Crowdfund Swansea is a platform where ideas can be shared, communities empowered, and funds raised to take projects forward for the benefit of local communities. Crowdfunding can be a great way to fundraise with your networks, friends and family and makes it easier to reach people outside your network. Read More

TENDERS & CONTRACTS

Contract Notices for Swansea University

Swansea University has a requirement for graduate gowns and photography, LED lighting, and multimodal and multisensory research systems.

Research into and Options Appraisal on Second Homes and Short-term Holiday Lets in Carmarthenshire

Carmarthenshire County Council are inviting tenders for a consultant to undertake research into second homes and short-term holiday lets in Carmarthenshire and to prepare an options appraisal on future policy approaches. Read More

Contract Notices for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced marketing company/consultant to deliver a defined brand development and marketing service for the PACE Cymru regional projects, and an e-sports partnership opportunity in relation to “Gaming Heroes” project.

CWM Environmental Limited – Proposed Materials Recovery Facility

This contract is for the design and construction of a new MRF building, external storage bays and associated works. Read More

Training for SAFFA warranted officers FWA 2024 – 2028

Natural Resources Wales needs a framework in place so that they can arrange the annual refresher sessions for SAFFA (Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries) warranted officers. The framework will also need to have a provision for the full training course, which is necessary for any new recruits to Natural Resources Wales. Officers require a full Salmon & Freshwater Fisheries Act 1975 warrant to undertake High Impact Fisheries Enforcement work. Read More

Dynamic Purchasing System for the Provision of Domiciliary Care and Support Services

Pembrokeshire County Council invite you to submit a bid to join a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of domiciliary care and support services. The Hywel Dda University Health Board may call off goods and services in quantities and at such frequency as it determines appropriate and as such, the approximate Hywel Dda University Health Board contract value has been included within this notice. Read More

Regeneration of Green Spaces, Penderry, Swansea SPF23-037

Pobl Group wishes to appoint a contractor to undertake the design and work for the regeneration of green spaces at Penderry, Swansea. This project is partly funded by Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) SPF23-037 in conjunction with Swansea Council and external partners. The project will commence in March and must be completed by December 31st 2024. The Group would also like to invite potential suppliers to a supplier day and walk / view of the sites. Read More

Provision of a feasibility study for a Neath Museum

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council has recently secured funding via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (SPF) to engage an experienced museum and heritage consultant to undertake a feasibility study of a new museum provision for Neath. Read More

Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council is seeking suitably qualified and experienced contractors to provide unpaid carers hub services, water main repairs, voice entry systems, a communication support service for people who are deaf or have dual sensory loss, street trading pitches, a Singleton Park feasibility study, a multi-disciplinary team for Scheduled Monument sites, and water injection dredging at Swansea Marina.

DEVELOPMENT

Dozens of dockside flats and townhouses to be built at Swansea’s SA1

A dockside development of 108 flats and townhouses which might one day have a canal running through it has been given the go-ahead. A Pobl Group spokesman said: “Including 69 homes for social rent, alongside 39 townhouses for outright sale and shared ownership, the new development underscores Pobl Group’s commitment to providing much-needed affordable homes and essential social rented accommodation in Swansea city centre.” Read More

Carmarthenshire residential scheme drawn up

Plans have been drawn up by Derwen Road Ltd in association with Coastal Housing for a residential development in a Carmarthenshire village. A statement by Asbri Planning on behalf of the applicants said: “The proposal will provide 20 homes in a sustainable location, fulfilling a housing allocation and making use of brownfield land. It will lead to the creation of a high-quality and attractive place to live, and will contribute to creating a distinct sense of place.” Read More

Pontardawe arts centre major upgrade plans revealed including new cinema for the town

Having hosted regular cinema showings, Pontardawe Arts Centre has identified that there is a significant opportunity to now expand its film offer to include ‘first release’ blockbusters as well as art house movies within a new dedicated cinema space. Works to Pontardawe Art Centre are to build a new cinema extension, as well as works to reconfigure the ground floor bar and café spaces to improve the operation of the centre. Read More

Iconic Swansea building to reopen as food hall, bar and music venue

A former music hall and cinema is due to reopen in May following an £8m-plus transformation. The Albert Hall will include a food hall with 8 independent stalls, a bar, performance area and stage, private dining rooms, karaoke, and a children’s play centre. There’ll be 18 first floor offices, with 13 units above geared towards health and lifestyle services. Above that will be 10 serviced accommodation units, a rooftop garden, a work space area and a gym. Read More

Three historic Swansea buildings to be turned into public venues

Oystermouth Castle will benefit where the redesign and relocation of existing facilities resulting in the accommodation of more visitors and the creation of more exhibition space. The Unitarian Church in High Street will receive funding to develop a sustainable use of the building reflecting the needs of the community. Also in line for a cash injection is The York Place Baptist Church in the city centre where restoration and reconfiguration works will take place. Read More

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

Plans to boost mobile coverage in Carmarthenshire’s worst served areas

The Shared Rural Network is set to improve 4G coverage so that customers from all mobile networks benefit. This will allow a larger proportion of local communities to connect to superfast broadband. Carmarthenshire has significantly larger rural areas than other counties in the Swansea Bay City Deal region, and the topology of the land means that adding new infrastructure can add numerous complexities to what are already difficult projects. Read More

New technology to make city centre better connected

The technology will be put in place on lampposts and other street furniture in Swansea to benefit businesses, shoppers and visitors. It’s aimed at helping improve mobile coverage and data speeds in the city centre. It could also support smart bins to reduce litter and sensors to monitor air pollution. This supports the Swansea Bay City Deal Digital Infrastructure Programme’s ambition to attract a regional economic boost of £318 million in the coming years. Read More

Laydown Space Development

Works are underway to create an additional laydown space by early 2024, as part of the Swansea Bay City Deal-backed Pembroke Dock Marine project. The additional space is being generated through clearance and levelling works and the demolition of a building. The new flat and open laydown area will allow the floating offshore wind industry and its supply chain to store and manoeuvre large devices, vessels and infrastructure. Read More

BUSINESS NEWS

Huge Welsh indoor market named best in the UK

Swansea Market was given the accolade by the National Association of British Market Authorities. It’s the third time the market has won the award having won title in 2015 and 2020. The market was praised for championing local entrepreneurs, its commitment to development, and its marketing activity. The unique indoor market is steeped in history and some interesting characters,  including an international DJ now turned fishmonger, spend their days there. Read More

The acclaimed chef set to bring mouth-watering breakfasts, delicious small plates and wines to city street

A highly acclaimed award winning chef is opening a new restaurant in one of Swansea’s trendiest foodie suburbs. While the menu at Bartram’s on Eversley Road has yet to be confirmed, for breakfast and brunch you’ll find dishes including a traditional breakfast, shakshouka eggs, smashed avocado on sourdough, Italian eggs with tomato salsa and parma ham, and “Bartram’s Banging Bagels” with toppings such as shredded duck, sausage, bacon, egg or chorizo. Read More

Ammanford man opens Level256 80s themed bar in Swansea

20 year old Sam Evans was inspired to create the bar, taking over the former rugby shop on Caer Street, opposite Castle Square, by his own love of the 80s and gaming. “I’ve always loved 80s music, and thought there needed to be the place for 80s music in Swansea.” He said “So I opened one up!” There is a diverse cocktail menu with each cocktail named after an 80s theme such as Beetle’s Juice (a sour melon flavour) and Gintendo (a gin and Archers Schnapps mix). Read More

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

The game-changing tactile maps made for people with visual impairments

A recent pilot project in collaboration with the Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, has looked at new ways of engaging people with visual impairments by exploring the use of 3D printing and tactile maps to support independent travel and navigation in Wales. The use of tactile maps could enable vital input from people with visual impairments when it comes to designing active travel routes. Read More

“We recreated the deepest sections of your lung in a laboratory to understand how polluted air can affect your health”

Researchers at Swansea University Medical School are trying to replicate the layer of cells known as the alveolar epithelium, which lines the deepest part of your lungs where oxygen enters your bloodstream and carbon dioxide leaves as you breathe in and out. They can grow single layers of cells that look very much like the alveolar epithelium of healthy humans, and then expose them to various pollutants to investigate what effect they may have. Read More

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT

UWTSD earns coveted ‘1st Class’ sustainability ranking in prestigious People & Planet University League

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has been recognised with a ‘1st Class’ award in the 2023 People & Planet University League, underscoring its unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship, ethical practices, and sustainability initiatives, which you can read more about here. The People & Planet University League is renowned as an authoritative environmental ranking of all UK universities.

Hydrogen vehicle trials have begun

The trial will showcase First Hydrogen’s FCEV advantage over battery electric vehicles in range (630 km/400 mile), payload towing and fast refuelling capabilities. The vehicle is the first-of-its kind to be deployed in Wales. The trials are supported by green hydrogen producer, Protium Green Solutions and hydrogen services company, Hyppo Hydrogen Solutions, which will help develop a hydrogen ecosystem to support Wales & West Utilities’ operations. Read More

Swansea’s first ever ‘one planet development’ has been given the green light

The couple who will live there described the land as a grower’s dream. Trevor and Bettina Davies began work on their market garden venture – The Rowan Tree – on a field west of Ilston, Gower, in 2020, while living off-site. The land is owned by the Ecological Land Cooperative, which applied to Swansea Council for planning consent under the Welsh Government’s one planet development policy. This policy encourages low-impact living, both in terms of the homes people can build and the land-based activities they scale up to meet most of their needs. Read More

Former primary school renovated into Net Zero centre

The Cwmgors Primary School building, which closed in 2015, will soon re-open its doors as a Net Zero Community Hub. Awel Aman Tawe has been developing its plans for the facility, now known as Hwb y Gors, since acquiring it in 2018. It will offer a community and enterprise space, co-working studios, educational facilities and a community café. Also operating from the facility is a community electric transport scheme. Read More

UWTSD launch Green Health Hub in Cynefin

UWTSD has been working in partnership with Coed Lleol – Small Woods Wales over a number of years supporting the development of the Cynefin site to become a Green Health Hub, for the benefit of people across Carmarthenshire. The aim is to promote community mental health and wellbeing through access to local green spaces. It will work with several partners to run activities promoting wellbeing, social bonding, and knowledge of the natural world. Read More

Syndicated ESG facility awarded to Bluestone Resorts in Wales

It’s Barclays’ second sustainability-linked financing to Bluestone and the largest ever strategic funding deal for the Development Bank of Wales. It will enable Bluestone Resorts, which operates Bluestone National Park Resort in Pembrokeshire, to continue with a major sustainable investment programme, including the development of the resort and a 5-hectare solar farm which is expected to provide up to 30% of Bluestone’s annual electricity usage. Read More

Llanelli primary school launches community food share scheme

Pupils, teachers and staff at a Llanelli school have opened a brand new food share programme known as Bocs Bwyd (Food Box). The school garden at Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant is supporting pupils in their understanding and knowledge of healthy and nutritional food. The scheme will include produce from their garden which will be available to the local community. Castell Howell will be generously supporting them by donating food on a weekly basis. Read More

VISITOR ECONOMY & TOURISM

Plans for huge hotel and leisure complex announced for run-down country estate with 10-bed manor house

Plans for a 295-bed hotel and leisure complex have been submitted to Neath Port Talbot Council on the site of a Grade II listed country house and estate. The Rheola Estate in the Neath Valley was built in the early 19th century and includes a former manor house, stables and gardens on 41 hectares of land. The country manor was almost certainly designed by John Nash, who was appointed by King George IV to extend and transform Buckingham Palace. Read More

Watch: The Mona Lisa has appeared in a Welsh town

It’s the most famous painting on the planet. Now, a version of Leonardo da Vinci’s Renaissance masterpiece, currently housed in the Louvre in Paris, has appeared in the street art capital of Wales, Port Talbot. The artwork has a sign that reads ‘The Louvre – Port Talbot Version’. One of Wales’ leading street artists Steve ‘Jenks’ Jenkins created the mural – and he admits it was the most difficult painting he’s attempted. Read More

Swansea’s Waterfront Winterland Big Wheel is moving to an exciting new location within weeks

Everyone loves the view from Swansea Waterfront Winterland’s beloved Big Wheel attraction. But what if we ‘see’ those views and raise you to the vista from Mumbles Pier? Interested? If you are, then your wish is about to come true as the Big Wheel is set to have a new home at Mumbles Pier. Studt’s Fun Fair. Read More

Bannau Brycheiniog listed one of the best places in the world to visit in 2024

Bannau Brycheiniog, which stretches from Carmarthenshire to the English border, has been named as one of the top places in the world to visit. The New York Times publishes an annual list of the 52 best places to visit in the world. Coming in at number 18 on the list, the national park was praised the national park’s decision to scrap its English name – Brecon Beacons – and officially call it by its Welsh name only – Bannau Brycheiniog. Read More

Tenby Steampunk Festival features a Peacock Parade and teapot racing

One of the very few Steampunk festivals in Wales is on its way to Pembrokeshire. Steampunk is a style that focuses on industrialism from the Victorian era – mostly steam-powered inventions – and sci-fi. The three-day event will run from Friday March 22 to Sunday March 24. If you’d like to find out more – and start to create a costume fit to grace the Peacock Parade – there will be a workshop at Augustus Place Community Hall on Saturday February 24. Read More

BBC National Orchestra of Wales to perform St David’s Day celebration in Swansea

Brangwyn Hall will host the BBC NOW St David’s Day Stravaganza on Thursday, February 29. The night promises to be a big one for Swansea and Brangwyn Hall, the concert will be headlined by virtuoso saxophonist Jess Gillam who will perform the UK premiere of Karl Jenkins’s saxophone concerto, Stravaganza.  Conducted by Nil Venditti , BBC NOW will be joined on stage by the BBC National Chorus of Wales and the National Youth Choir of Wales. Read More

Enjoy pirates, dragons and dark sky spectacles this half term

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority’s three visitor attractions will all be hosting a variety of half term fun this February, offering family-friendly experiences and a flavour of the area’s culture and heritage. Read More

Swansea Street Food Festival is coming back and it’s going to be bigger than ever

One of Swansea’s most popular foodie events, the Swansea Street Food Festival, is set to return this spring – and it will be bigger than ever, organisers say. The family-friendly festival will be returning to Museum Park on Easter weekend, Friday, March 29, to Monday, April 1, and will have 30+ street food traders offering tantalising dishes from around the world, including India, Vietnam, Thailand, Morocco, Mexico, Afghanistan, the Caribbean, and Uzbekistan. Read More

EDUCATION

StreetSnap: First-Of-Its-Kind App Launches to Build Community Resilience to Hate

Leading social scientist from Swansea University, Dr Lella Nouri and her team, have developed a new app which revolutionises the way communities can track and report hate graffiti, all with the aim of understanding tensions within a community, and building intervention programmes to eradicate the issues. StreetSnap will be available for use in local authorities across Wales and England. Read More

Earth’s earliest creatures dated from Welsh rocks

Welsh rocks have revealed details about some of Earth’s earliest creatures. Fossils first discovered in Carmarthenshire in the 1970s revealed traces of organisms that have now been dated to 564 million years ago. The ancient disc-shaped invertebrates probably lived in shallow waters along the coast of volcanic islands. Researchers say the organisms – too primitive to be described as animals – are “completely unlike any other forms of life”. Read More

From the Street to the Boardroom: New Course to Teach Business Skills to Disadvantaged

Swansea University is set to run a unique new course aimed at getting the best out of disadvantaged people and inspire them to take a different path in life. The university has teamed up with Bristol-based initiative Street2Boardroom for the five-week course called Enterprise and Creativity: Entrepreneurship in Practice which launches this autumn.  It aims to not only provide the learners with new skills and knowledge but also to give them first-hand experience of university life. Read More

UWTSD Set Design & Production students awarded the King’s Award for Voluntary Service

Students from the BA Set Design & Production course at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have been awarded the King’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of their project work and volunteering with Carmarthen and District Youth Opera. They have been collaborating with the Youth Opera by designing iconic pieces of scenery such as the dragon, called Elizabeth, for ‘Shrek’ last year, and the car for this year’s production of ‘Our House.’ Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mixing Magic
Every Day Until 11 February 10:00 – 16:00
Oriel Science, Swansea
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Finding Your Innate Resilience – women only
Every Monday 11:00 – 12:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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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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Sing Together Community Singing Group
Every Monday 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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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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Women’s Outdoor Walking Group
Every Tuesday 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Taijiwuxigong for health
Every Tuesday 14:00 – 15:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Zumba
Every Tuesday 18:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Embrace 2024
7 February 09:30 – 14:00
The Orangery, Margam Country Park, Port Talbot
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Your path to career success: Apprenticeships demystified
7 February 10:00 – 10:30
Online
Hosted by Gower College Swansea
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Marina Litter Pick
7 February 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Energy Awareness Hub – Switched On
Every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 – 16:00
The Environment Centre
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Fuelling the future: Gas Engineering apprenticeships Q&A
7 February 10:30 – 11:30
Online
Hosted by Gower College Swansea
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Swansea Crafties
Every Wednesday 13:00 – 15:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Tycoch – Apprenticeship Open Evening
7 February 15:30 – 19:30
Gower College Swansea Tycoch Campus
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Employer Expo
7 February 16:30 – 18:30
UWTSD IQ Campus, Swansea
Email apprenticeships@uwtsd.ac.uk or e.hunt@uwtsd.ac.uk to attend

Access Pilates
Every Wednesday 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Life Drawing at elysium
7, 14 & 21 February 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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FILM NIGHT: Symbiotic Earth (tickets on the door, by donation)
7 February 18:30 – 21:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Designing the future: Exploring User Centred Design apprenticeships
8 February 11:00 – 11:30
Online
Hosted by Gower College 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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Connecting lives, building futures: Gower College Swansea’s Community Development apprenticeship
8 February 13:00 – 13:30
Online
Hosted by Gower College Swansea
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Wales Virtual Networking
8 February 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Warm Hub Space
8 February 14:00
Swansea Multicultural Hub
Hosted by Race Council Cymru
Email moomal@racecouncilcymru.org.uk to reserve your space

Balancing the books: A guide to business introduction and basic bookkeeping
8 February 14:00 – 14:30
Online
Hosted by Gower College Swansea
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Navigating the Digital Landscape: Unveiling two pathways to boost business through advanced digital skills
8 February 14:00 – 14:30
Online
Hosted by Gower College Swansea
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Community Art Sessions
Every Thursday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Future-proof your school: Funded Teaching Assistant apprenticeships
8 February 16:00 – 16:30
Online
Hosted by Gower College Swansea
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Pregnancy Relaxation Sessions
Every Thursday 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Rediscover Your Innate Resilience
Every Thursday 19:00 – 20:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Live Comedy: The Ministry Of Absurdism – Crime Night
8 February 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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Coffee Shop Sessions
9 February
Swansea Arena
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Access Pilates
Every Friday 09:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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The Queens Hall Food & Craft Fair
Every Friday 10:00 – 15:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Men’s Shed
Every Friday 11:45 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Men’s Tai Chi Class
Every Friday 13:45 – 14:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Unlocking your potential: A guide through our Information, Advice and Guidance development pathways
9 February 14:00 – 14:30
Online
Hosted by Gower College Swansea
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Embrace You! Women’s Wellbeing Group
Every Friday 15:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Contemporary Dance Class
Every Friday 18:00 – 19:30
LC2 Swansea
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Well-Being, Psychic and Craft Fayre
10 February
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Yoga for children with additional needs
10 February 10:00 – 10:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Drop In Darning Winter Woolies Workshop
10 February 10:00 – 14:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Family Yoga
10 February 11:00 – 12:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Art for all workshops!
Every Saturday 11:00 – 13:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Home Ed
10 February 12:15 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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SPOKEN WORD & MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA
10 February 18:00 – 21:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Live Music: Dark & Twisties + Hawk Howard + Honey Rich + Laila Woodward
10 February 19:00 – 23:30
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Crystals for opening the Heart and Self-Love
11 February
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Year of the Dragon Celebration!
11 February 11:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Crystals For Self- Love And Harmonious Relationships
11 February 17:00 – 19:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Weekly Group Meditation
Every Sunday 19:15 – 20:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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The Rock Orchestra By Candlelight
11 February 19:30
Swansea Arena
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Half Term Fun at the Botanic Garden
12 – 16 February 11:00 – 15:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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The Arts Society West Wales: Bach and Handel – Separated at Birth
13 February 11:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Make & Take – Chinese Dragon Stick Puppets
13 – 15 February 12:30 – 15:30
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Swansea In Gloom Walking Tours
13 February 19:30 – 22:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Welsh Dark Sky Week: Faulkes Telescope
14 February 10:00 – 10:30
Oriel Science, Swansea
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Our House
14 – 17 February 19:30
17 February 14:30
The Lyric Theatre, Carmarthen
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Half Term Movie – Wish Dragon (PG 2021)
15 February 11:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Creative Region!
15 February 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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The Silly Cabaret ‘Its giving valentines’
15 February 18:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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This Flight Tonight – The Songs of Joni Mitchell
16 February 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Ginger plays The Wildhearts
16 February 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Mischievous Cow
17 February
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Repair Cafe at The Environment Centre
17 February 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Drag Queen Story Hour UK
17 February 11:00 & 13:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath
17 February 14:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Vanilla, Lacross Club, Yaki Dah, Ethan Jones and The Cosmic Chaos and HKH
17 February 20:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Indie Bangers – Club Night
17 February 21:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Move Naturally with the Feldenkrais Method
18 February 10:30 – 12:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Feldenkrais ‘Awareness Through Movement’ classes
18 February 10:45 – 11:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Quiet Hour at the Museum
18 February 15:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Castell Howell Food Service Show
20 – 21 February
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
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Changes to Felling Licences
20 February 10:00
Online
Hosted by Natural Resources Wales
To book your place email deddfcoedwigaeth@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

Caffi Cymraeg
20 February 10:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Marina Litter Pick
21 February 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Breathe, Release, Grow
21 February 11:15 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Crowdfund Swansea – Launch
21 February 12:00 -13:00
Online
Hosted by Spacehive
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MA/Prof Doc Children, Young People & Community Services Online Info Event
21 February 18:00 – 19:00
UWTSD Carmarthen Campus
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Wales Virtual Networking
22 February 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Changes to Felling Licences
22 February 14:00
Online
Hosted by Natural Resources Wales
To book your place email deddfcoedwigaeth@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

Coffee Shop Sessions
23 February
Swansea Arena
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Pembrokeshire Drop In Business Support
23 February 09:00 – 12:00
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Heritage Landscape Tour
23 February 11:00 – 13:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Mercer + SPWCI + Crime Scene
23 February 19:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Narberth Seed Swap
24 February 10:00 – 13:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Antiques Weekend
24 – 25 February 10:00 – 16:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Family Mindfulness
24 February 11:00 – 12:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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The Swansea Arena House Party
24 February 17:00 – 23:55
Swansea Arena
Hosted by Elysium Gallery & Bar
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ITT Future You Event
27 February 09:30 – 15:30
Swansea Arena
Hosted by University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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Seaweed and Shellfish Aquaculture Workshop
28 February
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
Hosted by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
Contact donna.page@pembrokeshire.gov.uk for more information – Booking is essential

Talisman Poetry Open Mic
28 February 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Cân i Gymru 2024 Launch: A Coffee Shop Session Special
29 February 18:00 – 20:00
Swansea Arena
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Changes to Felling Licences
1 March 10:00
Online
Hosted by Natural Resources Wales
To book your place email deddfcoedwigaeth@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

St David’s Day Mini Party!
1 March 10:15 – 12:15
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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St David’s Day Celebration
1 March 12:15 – 16:00
Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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CAWL MAWR
1 March 13:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Gong Bath
1 March 18:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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St David’s Day Feast
1 March 18:00 – 21:30
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Live Music: Slipped Disc and Nookie
1 March 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Yoga for children with additional needs
2 March 10:00 – 10:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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UWTSD Carmarthen Applicant/Open Day
2 March 10:00 – 15:00
UWTSD Carmarthen Campus
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St David’s Day Food & Craft Weekend
2 – 3 March 10:00 – 16:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Transforming Health With Crystal Therapy
2 March 10:30 – 12:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Come to Sing!
2 March 11:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Family Yoga
2 March 11:00 – 12:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Argentine Tango in a Day Course: Workshops and Practilonga
2 March 11:00 – 17:00
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Home Ed
2 March 12:15 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Make & Take – Dragon and Daffodil Masks
2 March 12:30 – 15:30
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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The Phoenix Choir of Wales
2 March 13:15
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Tom Allen: Completely
2 March 20:00
Swansea Arena
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St David’s Day Party
3 March 12:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Good Vibrations
3 March 14:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Leigh Francis – My First Time Tour
3 March 19:30
Swansea Arena
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Queen Extravaganza
4 March 19:30
Swansea Arena
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High Fade plus special guests Kinky Wizzards
5 March 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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The Swansea Start-Up Expo
6 March
Daytime Event 14:00 – 17:00
Evening Event 17:00 – 20:00
Hosted by 4theRegion, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea Council, Gower College Swansea and Swansea University
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Swansea Conference #ItsYourSwansea2024
7 March 09:00
Swansea Arena
Hosted by 4theRegion
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Construction!
21 March 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Young People!
18 April 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Regional Food!
16 May 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Community Resilience!
20 June 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Circular Economy!
18 July 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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New IPM: Emerging Opportunities
2 September 09:00 – 4 September 17:00
The Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus
Hosted by Natural Products BioHUB
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Transport!
19 September 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Buying Regional!
17 October 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Green Economy!
21 November 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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4theRegion Monthly Meetup – Giving Back!
19 December 13:00 – 14:30
Online
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January Regional Round-Up 2024

January Regional Round-Up 2024

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Come along with Lydia Fasham

Facilitating connections, old and new, is at the heart of everything 4theRegion do across South West Wales. Follow along with Lydia Fasham, as she visits Morgans Hotel, and introduces Cllr Aled Vaughan Owen to the team at Solar Wheel. We love bringing together key voices from different areas across the region and sparking conversations and connections! Interested in joining the conversation? Become a member!

2B Enterprising delivers its 1000th activity session of The Bumbles of Honeywood Programme

The session was delivered in Welsh to Ysgol Gymraeg Dihewyd by Education Team Member Gemma Pugh. The Bumbles of Honeywood programme brings educational enterprise to life through unique partnerships and covers key life skills, Enterprise and employability, Health and wellbeing, Global citizenship and the importance of environmental responsibility and being sustainable in all aspects of work and life. For more information visit www.2benterprising.co.uk 

4theRegion Meet and Mingle at Penderyn Distillery

4theRegion members were invited to tour the new Penderyn Distillery at the Hafod Copperworks in Landore, with a members meet and mingle event taking place after. Here are some highlights from the networking event!

Community Energy Brings £2.7m Funds for Swansea Projects

Swansea community energy company Gower Power has secured a 5MW solar farm at Brynwhilach, near Morriston. The purchase will enable the co-operative to distribute £2.7m to local projects over the next 23 years. They’re over the moon to report that as their Share Offer closed, they successfully raised £595,105! Not only have they shot past their initially target of £385,000, but they’ve exceeded their stretch target. Read More

We caught up with our members Castell Howell

We recently caught up with Ambassador Members, Castell Howell, who gave us a behind-the-scenes tour of their Cross Hands HQ and warehouse distribution centre. We spoke to CSR Manager, Ed Morgan, on the importance of local food supply to Castell Howell’s 6,000 customers, why collaborating with regional businesses, farmers and suppliers is crucial to benefit the local economy and consumers, and the value of being a 4theRegion Member in achieving this. Watch Now

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

Neath Port Talbot Food Partnership is launching a support scheme for community food growing projects across the county

Local groups and organisations can apply for up to £2,000 to develop community growing spaces and deliver community growing activities. And even better, there’s a budget to support knowledge sharing, training, advice, help and practical support for new and existing community growing projects. The overall goal is to get more people involved in growing healthy food in nature-friendly ways this coming spring. To find out more or apply now, click 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

Funded R&D for businesses in Wales

Funding is available for businesses in Neath Port Talbot, Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Powys, Caerphilly and the Vale of Glamorgan. CEMET have been successful in securing funding to run a project which will support start-ups, micro companies, SMEs and social enterprises through a bespoke 6-8 week fully funded programme. There will be an online briefing event on the 24th of January where businesses can find out more information on this opportunity.

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.

Micro loans

Expand your business, boost cash flow or buy new equipment with a micro loan for the Development Bank of Wales. Get support with loans between £1K to £50K. Their online application form is quick, and you can apply in 10 minutes. Find out more about the Development Bank of Wales’ micro loans.

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

Become a Trustee

Age Cymru West Glamorgan are looking for individuals to help drive the strategic direction for the organisation in promoting wellbeing, helping people age well and live independently. Find out more and download an application pack here.

Careers at JCP Solicitors

People are the core focus of JCP Solicitors’ business, along with commitment to specialism and desire to be the leading experts in their fields. They are a business that puts people, clients and community at the heart of their decision making processes. They aim to provide a happy, positive working environment. They celebrate the successes of others around them and support each other professionally and personally. Read More

Service and Support Desk Administrator

Based in arvato’s Shared Service Centre as part of the Customer Contact and Support Services team they’ll keep you busy, with a demanding and fulfilling role. If you like helping people and are driven by quality customer service, this could be for you. Whilst you will need a degree of initiative, there are questions to ask and information screens to navigate, so you’ll be the type of person who works well in a structured environment and as part of a team. Read More

Be part of a successful organisation

Pembrokeshire College is a well established Further Education College, and is one of the largest workplaces in the County employing over 500+ highly qualified and dedicated staff. They pride ourselves on delivering first class education and training to over 13,000 learners at a vibrant campus in a beautiful county. Read More

Appointment of a Non-Executive PCF Director and Chair of Marine Energy Wales

Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) is seeking a Non-Executive Director to become part of the Board of a growing Community Interest Company. The Directors will drive the next phase of the organisation’s development, both within and outside Pembrokeshire, by maximising opportunities in relation to sustainable coastal management; marine renewables; sustainable recreation and social prescribing; climate change; aquaculture and stakeholder engagement. Read More

Work with the National Botanic Garden of Wales

All job opportunities currently available at the National Botanic Garden of Wales will be listed here.

Current Vacancies at Gower College Swansea

Your future starts here. Do you want to make a difference? Gower College Swansea’s mission is to inspire and support their learners to achieve their full potential through the delivery of the highest quality of education and training. By joining them at the College, you’ll become part of a team of highly committed and talented staff providing outstanding learning and training opportunities for young people, adults, and employers across South West Wales. Read More

Working for DVLA

The DVLA employ around 6,000 full-time and part-time staff. Keeping their employees happy and healthy is a priority of theirs and there are many benefits and rewards on offer. They have a variety of roles in many different business areas including operational and customer services, digital and technology, human resources, finance, communications, commercial, policy, and the drivers medical group. Read More

Careers at Day’s

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 people, 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.

Careers at NPTC Group of Colleges

Attention job seekers! Are you ready for a new challenge? Are you looking to take the first step of your career? Or are you a talented professional looking to take your career to the next level? Look no further! Take the leap and join NPTC Group of Colleges’ team of high achievers. Apply now and let your career soar!

New funding to help Swansea businesses build a cleaner future

Swansea Bay Region-based businesses and third-sector organisations can access fully-funded support designed to help them drive innovation and boost sustainability, thanks to new funding secured by Circular Economy Innovation Communities (CEIC). The Clean Growth Programme is fully funded for eligible organisations and gives participants the tools they need to develop their circular economy understanding. Read More

TENDERS & CONTRACTS

Contract Notices for Pembrokeshire Council

Pembrokeshire Council seek suitably qualified contractors to provide domiciliary care and support services, and service automatic and sliding doors.

Sub-Contract Opportunities with Kier Construction

Kier Construction has opportunities to provide all management, supervision, labour, plant, fuel and materials to properly carry out and complete the tarmacadam asphalt, landscaping and associated works at the Innovation Matrix, UWTSD.

Contract Notices for Neath Port Talbot Council

Neath Port Talbot Council is seeking to appoint suitably qualified and experienced contractors to provide a supported living service for people with mental health needs, a cost consultancy framework for NPTCBC grant applications, a parent peer advocacy and support service, and an ambitious project of re-greening the space under the M4 motorway in Port Talbot.

Contract Notices for Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales seeks suitably qualified contractors to evaluate the Natur am Byth programme, and provide accreditation services.

Provision of Furniture for Swansea Council Properties

Swansea Council are seeking potential suppliers for the provision of furniture for Swansea Council properties. Read More

Contract Notices for Carmarthenshire Council

Carmarthenshire Council is seeking suitably qualified contractors to provide VAWDASV support, design a high quality adventure golf course to add to the existing visitor offer at Pendine, and collect, treat, recover and dispose of street sweepings and gully waste.

Supplier Event – Temporary and Longer Term Supported Accommodation, Temporary Supported Managed Accommodation, and Housing First Framework for people experiencing homelessness in Swansea

Swansea Council is hosting a market engagement event for providers interested in delivering accommodation and support for people experiencing homelessness. Date/Time: 18th January 2024 at 2:00 – 4:00pm. Location: Virtual (MS Teams). Please register your interest by emailing sarah.vye@swansea.gov.uk by the 12th January to enable a TEAM’s invite link to be sent to you. Read More

Contract Notices for Pobl Group

Pobl Group intends to establish a contract with suitably qualified and experienced suppliers for the provision of internal audit services, and responsive repairs and voids including out of hours works.

Refresh of Framework Agreement for Provision of Domiciliary Care and Respite at Home Services for Older People and Younger Adults with Physical Disabilities and/or Sensory Impairment

Swansea Council are refreshing an established framework agreement for the provision of domiciliary care and respite at home services for older people and younger adults with physical disabilities and/or sensory impairment. Please note: Existing framework service providers are not required to submit a tender. Read More

Contract Notices for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David

UWTSD wishes to appoint a creative agency to provide online content production services for Yr Egin, and provide The National Centre for Learning Welsh with digital and physical resources for a programme to ensure everyone working in the health and care sector has a ‘politeness level’ of Welsh by 2027.

Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council wishes to appoint suitably qualified contractors to provide stage maintenance for the Grand Theatre and Brangwyn Hall, lamppost banners, a Visit Swansea Bay website, corporate and protective clothing, a multi-disciplinary team for Hendrefoilan House, therapies and assessments, and the hire, purchase and repair of small tools and plant.

DEVELOPMENT

Council wins major All-Wales award for successful Plaza re-development project

Neath Port Talbot Council’s successful conversion of the Grade II listed Plaza Cinema building into a community hub, business centre and gym run by the YMCA (The New Plaza ) has won a top award. The project to provide a new Port Talbot town centre role for the spectacular art-deco former cinema has won Project of the Year in the annual CLAW (Consortium of Local Authorities in Wales) Awards. Read More

Art centre plans for Wales’ oldest department store

The privately-owned former JT Morgan store on Belle Vue Way, Swansea, closed in 2008 and the doors have remained locked since. Now the team behind the Elysium gallery and studios want to relocate there from four buildings they occupy on High Street, Orchard Street, Mansel Street and College Street. The plan is to create 63 studios and a gallery and an education centre. Read More

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

New images show inside Swansea Kingsway building

These new photos take you inside the major new office development taking shape at the former Oceana nightclub site in Swansea city centre. The photos show some of the rooms that will soon be transformed into office spaces. Developed by Swansea Council, the 71/72 Kingsway scheme will provide space for 600 jobs in sectors like tech, digital and the creative industries. Led by Bouygues UK, construction is anticipated for completion in early 2024. Read More

City Deal make significant progress during 2023 to further improve South West Wales

The Swansea Bay City Deal has celebrated success throughout 2023 with key milestones being achieved and delivery accelerating across South West Wales, through its portfolio of nine headline projects and programmes. Estimated to attract up to £1.3 billion of investment by 2033 the Swansea Bay City Deal is a unique portfolio of projects funded by the Welsh Government and UK Government, the public sector, and the private sector. Read More

BUSINESS NEWS

I went to Swansea’s new café where a bowl of cereal is £6 and I didn’t need to eat for the rest of the day

Wales’ first “cereal café” is now open in Swansea – and it serves massive bowls of cereals from around the world, topped with sweet treats like marshmallows, brownies and chocolate sauce! Bowlz, the new sister business to Mazza Treatz sweet shop on High Street, also serves soft-serve ice cream, ‘Blizzards’ (a type of thick milkshake crammed with your choice of blitzed-up filling), waffles and crepes, milkshakes, freakshakes, and hot and cold drinks. Read More

The Olympic BMX rider who has opened a new coffee shop in one of Swansea’s trendiest communities

Going from competing as a BMX rider to opening a coffee shop might not be the most common career jump, but Olympic rider James Jones is doing just that. True Deli Coffee & Co., situated in the heart of Swansea’s stylish Uplands area which proves popular with both students and locals, will specialise in “delicious toasted sandwiches” and coffee. Read More

The converted horsebox sauna in Pembrokeshire you can have delivered to your house

If you’re looking for a treat or fancy warming up your bones in a sauna, a new Welsh business might have the answer. They can even come direct to your door! Logi Saunas, which is run by Pembrokeshire businessman Tim Hawkes, has created a gorgeous sauna from a converted horsebox. The name “Logi Saunas,” inspired by the old Norse word “logi”, embodying the personification of fire, perfectly captures the warmth and vitality associated with saunas. Read More

First look inside new Swansea restaurant Raj Kitchen as it takes on former Pizza Express site

The unit in Castle Square, which most recently operated as Castle Spice, is now Raj Kitchen. The venue is owned by Raj Chowdhury who has more than 25 years experience as a chef. Raj wants to give his customers a real taste of traditional Indian dishes while also introducing them to dishes they may not have come across before. “I want to do something a bit different,” he said. “The momo, for example, is a Nepal dish that no-one else does in Swansea.” Read More

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

Swansea University Opens Specialist Rare Disease Research Node as Part of £14m Investment

The UK Rare Disease Research Platform has been established with a £14m investment over five years by the MRC and NIHCR. Swansea University is now operating one of the platform’s 11 specialist nodes based at universities across the UK offering different specialities. The Swansea node’s goal is 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

New Research Shows Exercise Can Reduce the Risk of Stroke After Menopause

Regular exercise could reduce the risk of stroke in post-menopausal women, according to new research partly undertaken at Swansea University Medical School. The pilot study, which will now be followed by a more extensive, longer-term trial, suggested that the greatest benefits were to those women who exercised during or shortly after the menopause rather than many years later. Read More

Study Reveals How Swansea’s ‘Warm Hubs’ Make Striking Impact on Social Connections and Wellbeing

The ‘warm hubs’, known as Swansea Spaces, are community organisations and public spaces that opened their doors to offer a warm place to sit, a hot drink and local support. Researchers at Swansea University found they had a profound impact in building social connections and reducing feelings of loneliness. They also went beyond their primary purpose, extending or enhancing services for those in need, and were universally regarded as safe and inclusive. Read More

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT

Swansea University Ranked Highly for Environmental and Social Impact

Swansea University ranks among the top UK universities for environmental and ethical issues, according to the new league table compiled by People & Planet, once again being rated a ‘first-class’ institution, ranking 8th of all 151 UK universities assessed. And that’s not all! In the 2024 QS Sustainability Rankings, the University is ranked 80th for its environmental and social impact globally out of 1,403 institutions, and 23rd in the UK.

Valleys Transport Goes Electric!

A local community transport organisation is celebrating a successful funding bid to bring its fleet into the 21st Century. DANSA has secured Welsh Government funding of £468,000 which will enable it install two EV charging points in the Dulais Valley, to buy two electric MPVs and two fully accessible electric minibuses, as well as creating solar panels and battery storage and an electric food vehicle able to deliver nutritious meals throughout the area. Read More

UWTSD collaborates with world leading innovative digital technology companies to help cities achieve net zero at COP 28

Staff and students from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David have been collaborating with one of the world’s most advance providers of specialist simulators and leading provider of integrated digital twin, data visualisation and analysis tools Augment City in Oslo. The aim is to support cities, nationally and internationally, on their net zero carbon journey. Read More

Pembrokeshire solar farm plans would power 2,500 homes

The plans for a nine-megawatt solar farm at West Farm, Cosheston, near Pembroke Dock have been made by James Wallwork of One Plant Developments Limited on land adjoining an existing solar farm. The proposed development is for a temporary 40-year timescale and will be fully reinstated at the end of it operational life. There will be no loss of agricultural land. Read More

New Funding for Research Project Investigating How AI Could Fight Coastal Flooding

Swansea University research into how AI could be used to help tackle coastal flooding has just secured a major funding boost. The 36-month interdisciplinary project, which will see academics from the Faculty of Science and Engineering working together, has been awarded a grant of £307,445 from the Leverhulme Trust. Coastal and estuarine flooding will affect at least 15% of the global population and cost approximately £50bn annually by 2050. Read More

Detailed Plans Unveiled by the Crown Estate for Offshore Wind Leasing Round 5

The Crown Estate has unveiled further details for Round 5 of its offshore wind leasing competition, offering the opportunity for three commercial-scale floating wind projects to be developed in the Celtic Sea, off the coast of South Wales and South West England. The projects have the potential to deliver enough clean, renewable energy for more than four million homes and have been described as some of the biggest floating wind farms in the world. Read More

New green jet fuel plant set to create ‘several hundred jobs’ in Port Talbot takes step forward

Plans have been submitted to Neath Port Talbot Council for the creation of a major new industrial facility. It would use an alcohol-to-jet facility to turn sustainably sourced ethanol into up to 100 million litres of aviation fuel a year. Project Dragon is expected to create over 150 full-time jobs in the area, including 85 jobs on site, along with more business created further down the supply chain. Read More

Experts Join International Team Researching How to Convert CO2 into Renewable Fuels

Swansea University is a partner in a new international collaboration aimed at investigating possible ways to convert the carbon dioxide emitted by industries into renewable fuels. Dr Mariolino Carta, the PI from Swansea University, will lead the synthesis work package, looking for new polymers and additives to improve the membrane performance, both from the carbon capture and the catalysis points of view.  Read More

Healthcare products manufacturer launches eco-friendly shampoo cap

A Swansea-based company, which specialises in creating eco-friendly hygiene products for the healthcare and personal care sectors, has launched the “world’s first” 100 per cent biodegradable shampoo cap. The product from Waterless will provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional non-recyclable shampoo caps. Shampoo caps are commonly used in healthcare settings for bed-bound or mobility-impaired people for hair washing. Read More

Innovative offshore wave power scheme granted extension

The company behind an innovative wave power project off the has been granted a further extension to allow the project to be completed. Green energy company Bombora has announced it will build and test a 1.5 megawatt wave energy converter off the Pembrokeshire coast. The cigar-shaped mWave equipment is 60 metres long and sits on the seabed where it can access 80% of the wave’s energy without being exposed to its destructive power. Read More

Onshore wind farm development set to progress

An onshore wind farm development, with turbines reaching up to 500-foot high, to provide green energy for Pembrokeshire’s Dragon LNG site, is set to move forward. Milford Energy Ltd is seeking planning permission for an onshore wind farm and associated equipment, infrastructure and ancillary works. Proposed is a development with a minimum generation capacity of at least 10MW, although this will depend on the precise wind turbine model selected. Read More

Freedom Leisure’s Welsh Leisure Centres Make Huge Strides Towards Greater Energy Efficiency

Freedom Leisure has embraced its commitment to protect the environment with a range of innovative measures to reduce energy consumption resulting in a massive saving in energy use equivalent to running a medium sized leisure centre with a swimming pool for 4 years. In the process, reducing carbon emissions by 395 tonnes, the equivalent of driving a car around the circumference of the earth 58 times! Read More

VISITOR ECONOMY & TOURISM

An ‘alcohol-free’ rave is being planned in Swansea for January

Management at a popular independent bar-club in Swansea are organising an “alcohol free rave” for over 18s so that people who are sober, pregnant, taking part in Dry January, or who abstain from drinking alcohol for any reason can have a great night out “minus the hangover, guilt or temptation”. Greg Pickin, owner of Heaven on Wind Street, said he doesn’t want anyone to ever feel that they have “barriers” preventing them from enjoying a night out at the bar. Read More

The place in Wales named the UK’s best ‘tiny tourist attraction’

Pint-sized cinema, La Charrette, was listed by The Times as a top attraction in Britain. The fascinating venue is located in Parkmill, Gower, and is recognised by the British Film Institute as Wales’ smallest cinema. The wacky movie house was built in the 1950s by Gwyn Phillips for Gorseinon. Mr Phillips was a film projectionist and electrician who resolved to build his own cinema when he couldn’t get into his local one to see Tarzan. Read More

Community Led Sustainable Tourism Project

The Community Led Sustainable Tourism Project aims to promote sustainable tourism in South West Wales by simplifying travel options, creating enticing sustainable tourism journeys, and empowering local communities. Through partnerships, collaborative efforts, and the production of a comprehensive guide, this project from South West Wales Connected will make it easy and inviting for visitors to explore the region without relying on cars. Read More

Disused Cardi Bach railway line could become new walking and cycling route

Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire County Councils have organised an engagement event about transforming the disused Cardi Bach railway line into a new walking and cycling route. Both local authorities have been collaborating with Sustrans Cymru, the charity making it easier for everyone to walk, wheel, and cycle, to study the disused route with the aim of building a new, shared-use walking and cycling path. Read More

Pembrokeshire’s Annwn recognised as one of world’s best restaurants

Narberth restaurant Annwn has received the latest in a string of accolades: inclusion on the prestigious worldwide restaurant selection, La Liste. Annwn’s chef patron Matt Powell said“I was just looking through the list on Thursday morning when it came out. I wasn’t expecting to be on it at all, and then all of a sudden there we were. It was mind blowing really.” Read More

EDUCATION

Dragons Den style pitching event for Pentre Awel project

Five local schools in Llanelli – Bryngwyn School, Coedcae School, Ysgol Pen Rhos, St John Lloyd RC Comprehensive and Ysgol Y Strade – took part in the event held by Carmarthenshire County Council and Bouygues UK, aimed at empowering learners to discover careers in construction and design, a culmination of a 12-week learning and mentoring programme based around the world of building and construction. Read More

School pupils open community shop in shipping container

Pupils at Dylan Thomas Community School in Swansea are the driving force behind a new community shop that has opened in a shipping container on school grounds. The school has joined the Big Bocs Bwyd initiative – a network of “pay as you feel” shops that are starting to open in schools across Wales. The idea is to make healthy food available to families on a budget to help tackle food poverty.  Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Finding Your Innate Resilience – women only
Every Monday 11:00 – 12:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Daily Flying Display at the British Bird of Prey Centre at 1pm
Every Day 13:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Monday at the Museum
Every Monday 13:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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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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Sing Together Community Singing Group
Every Monday 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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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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Six
9 – 14 January
Swansea Arena
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Community Yoga Class
Every Tuesday 12:00 – 12:50
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Women’s Outdoor Walking Group
Every Tuesday 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Zumba
Every Tuesday 18:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Rhod Gilbert – Work in Progress 2
9 January 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Marina Litter Pick
10 January 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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ARRIVAL – MA Degree Show + Postgraduate Open Day
10 January 10:00 – 15:00
Swansea College of Art, UWTSD
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Welly Wednesday
Every Wednesday 11:00 – 12:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Warm Hub
Every Wednesday 11:00 – 15:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Welly Wednesday
Every Wednesday 13:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Basic Hand Sewing Sessions with Deby McCloy
10 January 17:30 – 20:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Access Pilates
Every Wednesday 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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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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Wales Virtual Networking
11 January 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Community Art Sessions
Every Thursday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Rediscover Your Innate Resilience
Every Thursday 19:00 – 20:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Burlesque Chair Dancing Lessons
Every Thursday 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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It doesn’t have to cost the Earth, conversations on sustainable living
12 January 10:30 – 13:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Willow Weaving
Every Thursday 10:30 – 13:30
Crymlyn Bog Natural Resources Wales Centre
Hosted by Race Council Cymru
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Access Pilates
Every Friday 09:30
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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Men’s Shed
Every Friday 11:45 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Sunshine Kitchen Afrikoko
Every Friday 12:30 – 15:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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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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Live Music: The Night School + Cocaine Yoga + Akimbo + Ffredi Blino
12 January 19:00 – 13 January 01:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Candle Making Course
13 January 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Drop In Darning Woolies Workshop
13 – 31 January 10:00 – 14:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Live Music: The Ripping Cones + Redneck Ritual + Scott Mackay
13 January 19:00 – 23:55
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Kitchen Cosmetics Course
14 January 10:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Quiet Hour at the Museum
14 January 15:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Taijiwuxigong for health
Every Tuesday from 16 January 14:00 – 15:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Open Evening
16 January 16:30 – 19:30
Afan College, NPTC Group of Colleges
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A Taste of France
10 week course starting 16 January 17:30 – 20:30
Tycoch Campus, Gower College Swansea
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Open Evening
17 January 16:30 – 19:30
Neath College, NPTC Group of Colleges
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New Recycling Rules for Welsh Businesses An Intro & Q&A
17 January 18:30 – 19:45
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Swansea In Gloom Walking Tour
18 January 19:30 – 22:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Aquarian Party 2024
19 January 21:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Live Music: TCC Present Wild Eyed, Wicked & Oblivious + Paul Edwards Band + Tarun Rathod + more tbc
19 January 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra & Sound Bath
20 January 14:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre, Swansea
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Cacao, Crystals and New Year Manifestations
21 January 17:30 – 19:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre, Swansea
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Rodeo and the Juliets Charity Fundraiser
21 January 18:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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One Stop Info Shop Museum Takeover
22 January 11:00 – 14:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Hip Hop Cymru Exhibition
24 – 27 January
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Marina Litter Pick
24 January 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Levelling Up With CEMET
24 January 11:00 – 12:00
Online
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Wales Virtual Networking
25 January 13:00 – 14:0
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Coffee Shop Session
26 January
Swansea Arena
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Pembrokeshire Drop In Business Support
26 January 09:00 – 12:00
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
Hosted by FSB Wales
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The Will Barnes Quartet featuring live visuals from Erin Hughes
26 January 19:00 – 27 January 01:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Holocaust Memorial Day Gallery Screening – The Silent Village (U) 1943
27 January 13:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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The Allergies (DJ Set) + Skunkadelic & The Digital Kid + DJ Chronic
27 January 19:00 – 28 January 01:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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The Science of ADHD: Navigating Neurodiversity in a Neurotypical World
31 January 18:00 – 20:00
Swansea University Bay Campus
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Talisman Poetry Open Mic
31 January 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium Gallery & Bar, Swansea
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Extra Time at the National Waterfront Museum
1 February
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Swansea In Gloom Walking Tour
1 February 19:30 – 22:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Season Launch
2 February 12:15 – 16:00
Village Hotel Swansea
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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Ragsy – 10th Year Anniversary Concert
2 February 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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2nd Welsh Tango Showcase: Workshops and Milonga
3 February 14:00 -23:00
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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The Music Of Zimmer Vs Williams
4 February 15:00
Swansea Arena
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Jack Whitehall: Settle Down
5 February 20:00
Swansea Arena
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Swansea Conference #ItsYourSwansea2024
7 March 09:00
Swansea Arena
Hosted by 4theRegion
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December Regional Round-Up 2023

December Regional Round-Up 2023

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

Gower College Swansea Leads the Way with Exclusive User Centred Design Apprenticeship

Gower College Swansea becomes the first and exclusive provider of the User Centred Design fully-funded apprenticeship in Wales. Accredited by Agored Cymru, it is available at Levels 2, 3, and 4, and offered as a degree by the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. This pathway has been developed in close collaboration with industry experts and leaders. To learn more about User Centred Design, please visit the website here, email hello@gcs.ac.uk or call 01792 284400.

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

Working for DVLA

The DVLA employ around 6,000 full-time and part-time staff. Keeping their employees happy and healthy is a priority of theirs and there are many benefits and rewards on offer. They have a variety of roles in many different business areas including operational and customer services, digital and technology, human resources, finance, communications, commercial, policy, and the drivers medical group. Read More

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

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 people. 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.

For business. For Wales.

The Development Bank of Wales offer sustainable and effective finance for companies based in Wales, or relocating to Wales. With a range of services, including business loans and equity finance, they strive to help businesses reach their potential and thrive. Find out more, here.

Careers at NPTC Group of Colleges

Would you like a rewarding career and to feel part of a family? Well, you can have all that and more at NPTC Group of Colleges. Here’s a list of their current vacancies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to change your future – Apply Now!

Hutchinson Thomas are hiring! Commercial Property Solicitor

Hutchinson Thomas Solicitors is a leading and dynamic law firm with a reputation for delivering exceptional legal services to a diverse client base. Their commitment to excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction sets them apart in the legal industry. As they continue to expand their practice, they are seeking a talented and experienced Commercial Property Solicitor to join their team. Read More

Current opportunities at Gower College Swansea

The College have a number of vacancies currently open, ranging from project managers to tutor/assessors and lecturers. Find out more about the opportunities available here.

Audit/Accounts Opportunities – Swansea and Cowbridge

If you have audit and/or accounts experience at any level and are currently working towards your ACCA/ACA qualification, Bevan Buckland have the perfect opportunity and benefits package for you! As their team is at the core of their continuous growth and success they offer great benefits including flexible working, fantastic study support packages as well as ongoing access to growth and development opportunities beyond qualifying. 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

Public Liaison Officer

Are you a Public Liaison Officer looking for your next permanent role?  If this is you then please read on as Griffiths may just have the role for you. They are currently looking for a Public Liaison Officer to join their Team at their offices in Llanddewi Velfrey. This will be working on the A40 Llanddewi Velfrey to Redstone Cross project for the Welsh government. Read More

Be part of a successful organisation

Pembrokeshire College is a well established Further Education College, and is one of the largest workplaces in the County employing over 500+ highly qualified and dedicated staff. They pride ourselves on delivering first class education and training to over 13,000 learners at a vibrant campus in a beautiful county. Read More

Careers at Castell Howell Foods Ltd

Established in 1988, Castell Howell now have over 650 employees and are one of the biggest employers in Carmarthenshire. From their HQ in Cross Hands and satellite depots in Porthmadog, St Martin’s, Hirwaun and Avonmouth, they deliver to both public and private sectors throughout Wales, the Border Counties and South West England. We pride ourselves on being a Disability Confident Supplier. Read More

Future proof your business and join CEIC’s Circular Economy Innovation Network programme

What will your reasons for implementing change be? Learn to apply circular economy principles to your business with CEIC’s fully-funded programme. New programme starting in January 2024. Apply today

TENDERS & CONTRACTS

Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council is seeking to enter into contracts for the review of the local library function, a new ICT data system for the Social Services Commissioning Team, local bus services, the supply, installation and configuration of education data centre server hardware and ancillary equipment, civil engineering works for the Engineering Division of the Highways Department, a Swansea climate change adaptation and mitigation strategy, and general building works.

Contract Notices for Carmarthenshire Council

Carmarthenshire Council is seeking suitably qualified contractors to provide better play opportunities for children/young people within vulnerable communities, and develop a range of private real estate sub-funds for the Wales Pension Partnership.

Contract Notices for Swansea University

Swansea University has tenders for a robotic gantry system, and automatic nucleic acid extraction equipment.

Contract Notices for Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales is seeking suitably qualified contractors to provide chemical spraying, (supply and apply), cleaning and respacing, DSE assessments and the provision of specialist kit, and mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control automation services.

Supplier Event – Temporary and Longer Term Supported Accommodation, Temporary Supported Managed Accommodation, and Housing First Framework for people experiencing homelessness in Swansea

Swansea Council is hosting a market engagement event for providers interested in delivering accommodation and support for people experiencing homelessness on 18th January 2024 at 2:00 – 4:00pm. Please register your interest by emailing sarah.vye@swansea.gov.uk by 12th January to enable a TEAM’s invite link to be sent to you. Read More

Alterations, Improvement and Repairs for Digital Learning Centre at Pembrokeshire College

Pembrokeshire College is seeking a contractor to carry out alterations, improvements and repairs to the Digital Learning Centre, and convert the existing strength and conditioning gym into a high end digital renewable training centre. The project will involve alterations to existing rooms to free up space to relocate the strength and conditioning gym. Read More

Ecological Survey in relation to the Cynefin Green Health Hub

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced provider to conduct an ecological survey. The field study ecological assessment is to begin after the 1st April 2024 and the report to be completed by 31st May. Read More

DEVELOPMENT

Pobl Group announces new housing development at former Neath Working Men’s Club

Pobl Group, in collaboration with Castell Group and Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, is excited to announce a new housing development. The project involves the demolition of the former Neath Working Men’s Club and the construction of 36 new homes, consisting of 32 one-bedroom apartments and 4 two-bedroom apartments. All units will be designated for Social Rent. Read More

People have started digging holes in Swansea’s Castle Square and this is why

If you’ve passed by Castle Square in Swansea city centre recently you’ve probably noticed some work taking place. Workers in orange hi-vis jackets have even been digging holes there. They are carrying out the first steps towards transforming the landmark. The contractors working on behalf of the city council have begun ground condition tests to better understand what’s beneath the site’s surface, looking at elements such as services, soil and water conditions. Read More

Affordable homes plan for town dubbed ‘one of UK’s best places to live’

Narberth was featured in The Sunday Times 2023 Best Places to Live Guide, where it was described as having “a town centre that punches far above its weight”. Agent Asbri Planning Ltd, in a supporting statement, said: “Approximately half of the homes proposed will be for social rent or offered for sale as part of a discounted home ownership scheme for local people who want to buy their own home but cannot afford the high cost of houses in Narberth.” Read More

New project to bring empty Swansea units back into use

Creative regeneration agency Urban Foundry will deliver the ‘Meanwhile Spaces’ project in partnership with Swansea Council. Opportunities will be provided for new independent businesses as part of the project, as well as local food and craft producers, social enterprises and pop-up arts and cultural activities. Read More

Mumbles’ new seawall aimed at protecting the village for generations to come is now taking shape

The work had reached a new milestone with the first large-scale concrete panels – designed as part of a Swansea University project – in place. They will protect the community for many decades to come and – thanks to the attractively textured finish – encourage biodiversity. Complex surface structures enable diverse marine and coastal species to settle. In time, the panels will be colonised by seaweeds, barnacles and other creatures. Read More

Commercial and apartments building in Swansea lined up

The project is a continuation of the wider regeneration scheme within the Coastal Housing Urban Village development. Lined up is a six-storey building comprising commercial spaces at ground floor with five upper levels of residential totalling 15 apartments with rooftop plant space. The ground floor space would consist of kiosk units which are also planned at upper-level. Read More

Progress on former chapel conversion in to affordable homes and community space

The project will see a transformation of the former Brynmyrnach chapel in Hermon after it was forced to close in 2022 due to roof deterioration. The local Perthyn Project coordinator Cris Tomos of PLANED said: “It is so important that local communities have a chance to retain and use local assets for community initiatives such as the scheme at the old chapel in Hermon and to ensure community assets are retain for future generations.” Read More

Pictures show the ongoing transformation of Swansea’s old Woolworths building

Developers say the project will become the “heart and lungs” of Swansea city centre. It will provide an educational facility, residential apartments, shops, offices, and a courtyard, and will feature biophilic walls and roofs, rooftop solar panels, battery storage, and gardens. There will be an urban farm-style greenhouse set over four floors. Plants and vegetables will be grown in water and nourished by waste pumped from fish tanks at the bottom of the building. Read More

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

Bouygues UK recruits locals as community ambassadors for its Pentre Awel Project

Three Llanelli residents have signed up to become Bouygues UK Community Ambassadors for its Pentre Awel construction project and it’s hoped that more local people will join the scheme. The Ambassadors will play an important role in liaising and communicating with the local community who live and work around the project, keeping them up to date on the different stages of the build, the project progress, as well as any issues or concerns. Read More

Secretary Clinton celebrates City Deal’s 5G innovation fund award of £1.5 million to Swansea University to develop world-first “living lab”

The Digital Infrastructure Programme’s grant funding will heavily support what is set to be a world-first research and innovation environment that harnesses 5G infrastructure to improve health and wellbeing and will create a “living laboratory” in the Swansea Bay City Region. Secretary Hillary Clinton applauded the landmark announcement, which took place at the Leadership for Future Generations event at Swansea University. Read More

Round two of multi-million pound Port Talbot Waterfront Property Development Fund launched

Neath Port Talbot Council is inviting expressions of interest for the second round of funding from the Property Development Fund (PDF) focusing on the dynamic Port Talbot Waterfront area, which takes in Harbourside, Baglan Energy Park and Baglan Industrial Estate. The PDF is a strategic initiative aimed at boosting development by providing financial support for the construction or refurbishment of high-quality buildings for industrial and commercial use. Read More

BUSINESS NEWS

World champion pizza chef to open Pembroke restaurant

Giovanni Recchia won at the Pizza World Championships in Italy at the beginning of this year and he is now officially one of the best pizza makers in the world. “My mentality is, my pizza – for me it’s amazing, for my customers it’s amazing but my mentality is to test myself,” said Giovanni. He says that the secret to a good pizza is the dough and that he likes to think of the pizza as the plate, creating the taste of well-known meals through what he adds to the base. Read More

The chef opening Wales’ most exciting new restaurant after leaving one of the world’s most famous

Swansea-born chef, Jonathan Woolway, has worked for the past 16 years in one of London’s most highly regarded restaurants, St John, which pioneered the nose-to-tail philosophy of cooking. What’s made him come back to Swansea and take up residence at The Shed? It’s an easy question for the 43-year-old, who grew up in Gorseinon and talks lovingly about growing up watching his mum and nan cook at home. Read More

New cocktail and karaoke bar to open in Swansea’s Wind Street

Filling the empty unit which previously housed BrewDog, which closed down earlier this year and, before that American-themed bar Bucket List, Bella will have bars on both its ground-floor and upstairs levels serving a wide range of cocktails, many of which will be of a “new concept”. Plus, upstairs at the venue – Aca-Bella – there will be a stage area with a screen showing the lyrics to all the songs playing during karaoke sessions. Read More

Cattle & Co is the latest new name to take over the old Juniper Place and Old Havana venues

A spokesperson from Cattle & Co said “Our whole team is very excited to open at the former Juniper Place. It’s such a beautiful building and provides us with a large capacity restaurant all on one floor. The location is fantastic and directly opposite Winter Wonderland and the new Swansea Arena. With a separate restaurant area upstairs, large outdoor terrace and planning for the roof top, we can’t wait to put our own stamp on the flagship building.” Read More

App Download Reminder with Christmas Fast-Approaching

Access to offers in shops and restaurants in Swansea city centre and information about what’s on there are among the features of a free new app that Swansea residents are being reminded to install. Created and run by Swansea BID and funded by Swansea Council, the progressive web app now includes 26 offers, a list of many forthcoming events, a searchable directory of city centre businesses, a dining out section and information about council-run car parks. Read More

Someone is being offered the chance to take over this prime Mumbles building with a huge horse mural on the side

The chance has come up to take over a popular former bar and restaurant premises in a prime Mumbles location. Independent bar and kitchen, The Dark Horse, suddenly closed in September earlier this year. It was a popular haunt for locals and visitors looking to enjoy food or a drink, and was ranked number 120 of 389 restaurants in Swansea on TripAdvisor. It is an eye catching building, thanks to the impressive mural of a horse adorning its walls. Read More

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

Charter to Develop Healthcare Innovation in Wales

AstraZeneca, the Welsh Government, Swansea University and Life Sciences Hub Wales have pledged to work together to develop new ways of diagnosing and treating illnesses and achieving what matters most to patients and service users. This approach will integrate policy aims across health and the economy helping to prioritise the introduction of innovative healthcare medicines and technologies, on the basis of value created for people and communities. Read More

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT

Making (energy from) waves

We have a first class floating offshore wind industry ready to go. It offers a once in a generation opportunity to build a new pioneering industry. Unlike traditional offshore wind turbines, floating turbines sit on large floating steel structures tethered to the seabed. This allows the turbines to be placed further out at sea in locations with higher winds, such as Pembrokeshire. Read more about this and other forms of marine energy in the region.

Huge battery factory, solar farm and electric car charging hub for Swansea takes big step forward

A £4bn renewable energy project could see the creation of a green energy transport hub, a high-tech battery making facility and expanded solar farms. Speaking at our Green Economy Conference, Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart said “The land agreements are a big step forward for the project…a scheme that’s potentially a game-changer for Swansea as we look to create a more prosperous and sustainable city for our children and generations to come.” Read More

Solar farm extension and new battery gives Morriston Hospital even more power and savings

A giant battery which can store the sun’s power to use after dark is set to take Morriston Hospital’s trail-blazing solar farm to the next level. The solar farm – which was the first of its kind in the UK to directly power a hospital – is having a 1MW extension and a special battery which will be able to store any excess solar power generated on the brightest days, for use after the sun sets. Read More

Hydrogen bus trial on the cards for Swansea

A key aspect of the £4bn renewable energy project is the expansion of the Fabian Way park and ride site to create a green energy transport hub to potentially include a hydrogen manufacturing station for hydrogen-powered transport. It is hoped that Swansea will be part of the Welsh Government’s hydrogen bus trial. Not only will they run on cleaner fuel, they will actually have the ability to clean the air as they go through communities. Read More

Port Talbot alcohol-to-jet fuel facility plans lodged

Plans to produce a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility in South West Wales have been submitted, with more than 150 jobs expected to be created. It will produce about 100 million litres of sustainable aviation fuel per year. The SAF produced will replace about 1 per cent of the fossil jet fuel used in the UK. Compared to fossil jet fuel, SAF reduces greenhouse gases by more than 70 per cent across the life cycle. Read More

Plans for market garden near National Botanic Garden of Wales approved

The plans will see the infrastructure of a market garden which would be called ‘Farming with Fungi’ and will test the effects of mycorrhizal fungi in ‘crop rotation versus no crop rotation’ or horticultural crops. It will also trial recycled carbon dioxide pumped into a productive polytunnel. The produce grown will serve the Caffi Botanica in the Botanic Gardens as well as residents of the local villages as part of a community supported agriculture scheme. Read More

Final Branding Revealed for Swansea Project Zero

Final designs have been revealed for the branding of a project aimed at helping Swansea tackle climate change. The Swansea Project Zero branding has been developed by Agi Olah, a graphic design student at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Unveiled at our Green Economy Conference, the branding will now be used as part of projects members of a Climate Change and Nature Action Signatories Group become involved with. Read More

Innovative Pembrokeshire net zero project gains momentum

The MUST project promises numerous environmental benefits, including the complete elimination of CO2 emissions from Dragon LNG’s regasification process. This is achievable through the innovative use of residual process heat from RWE’s Pembroke Power Station generators. Another significant aspect of the project is establishing a route to export CO2 from a potential carbon capture plant at Pembroke Power Station. Read More

VISITOR ECONOMY & TOURISM

Christmas drive-in cinema returns to Carmarthen and it’s bigger and better than last year

This year, Street Food Cinema is bringing the film extravaganza back but with more films and more screenings. As well as the movies on offer, people can expect a flurry of Christmas extras to get them in the festive mood, including lights, snow, and food delivered straight to your window as you sit back and relax in your own car. You’ll be able to order an array of different street food on your phone, including cinema popcorn, retro sweet boxes and ice cream. Read More

EDUCATION

Swansea University: Rare Egyptian artefacts come to Wales

Swansea University’s Egypt Centre will host 800 items in a collection on loan from Harrogate Museum for three years. The university’s experts will analyse the objects, in the hope of improving understanding of antiquity. The artefacts range from 1,400 to 7,000 years old, and come from across the ancient Egyptian world. Despite their disparate origins, they were all linked by the Egyptians’ desire for their names to be recalled by future generations. Read More

Medals at WorldSkills UK National Finals

Eleven students represented NPTC Group of Colleges, across six skills areas – and they returned with medals. The finalists were amongst the highest performers in the UK in their respective disciplines following a series of regional qualifiers and they represented the best of the best in the UK. Read More

STEM initiative called SPARC launched in Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire College and Pembrokeshire County Council have joined forces with Floventis Energy, RWE Renewables, Blue Gem Wind, Port of Milford Haven and Ledwood Engineering to create a new careers initiative. Called SPARC, the initiative will help to inspire a new and more diverse workforce in Pembrokeshire and beyond, developing STEM skills and inspiring more girls to enter STEM-based industries. Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

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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Sing Together Community Singing Group
Every Monday 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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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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Singleton Beach Clean
5 December 13:00 – 15:00
Fulton House, 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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Zumba
Every Tuesday 18:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Employer Breakfast Meeting
6 December 09:00 – 11:00
Swansea University Bay Campus
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Clean Growth Innovation Community Insight Webinar
6 December 10:00 – 11:00
Online
Hosted by CEIC
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Warm Hub
6, 13 & 20 December 11:00 – 15:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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BetVictor Snooker Shoot Out
6 – 9 December 13:00 & 19:00
Swansea Arena
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Bay Beach Clean
6 December 13:00 – 15:00
Swansea University Bay Campus
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Swansea Crafties
Every Wednesday in December 13:00 – 15:00
Elysium, Swansea
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UWTSD’s Careers Service – Meet the Employer event
6 December 13:00 – 16:00
IQ Building, UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus
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Holistic Careers Adviser
Every Wednesday 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Access Pilates
Every Wednesday 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Life Drawing at elysium
6, 13 & 20 December 18:30 – 21:00
Elysium, Swansea
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Extra Time at the National Waterfront Museum
7 December
National Waterfront Museum, 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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Community Art Sessions
Every Thursday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Design Swansea #59 – Christmas Design Quiz & Social
7 December 18:30 – 20:30
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
Supported by Waters Creative, 4theRegion, Swansea College of Art, Gower College Swansea, Swansea University and others
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Kill For A Seat Comedy
7 December 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Rediscover Your Innate Resilience
Every Thursday 19:00 – 20:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Burlesque Chair Dancing Lessons
Every Thursday 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Swansea In Gloom Walking Tours
7 December 19:30 – 22:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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The Giant Seagull Comedy Club Christmas Special feat. Kris Davies + MC Anita Shaw + amazing support!
7 December 19:30 – 23:00
Elysium, Swansea
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Access Pilates
Every Friday 09:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Christmas Wreath Course
8 December 10:00 – 13:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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The Queens Hall Food & Craft Market
Every Friday 10:00 – 15:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Museum Little Mice Christmas Special!
8 December 10:15 – 12:15
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Men’s Shed
Every Friday 11:45 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Men’s Tai Chi Class
Every Friday 13:45 – 14:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Festive Afternoon Tea
8, 15 & 22 December 14:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Embrace You! Women’s Wellbeing Group
Every Friday 15:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Christmas Films at QH: ELF
8 December 17:00
Queens Hall, Narberth
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Record Fair
9 December
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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UWTSD Swansea College of Art Open Day
9 December 09:30 – 14:30
Alex Building, UWTSD Swansea College of Art
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UWTSD Swansea SA1 Open Day
9 December 10:00 – 15:00
UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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UWTSD Swansea SA1 PGCE Open Day
9 December 10:00 – 15:00
UWTSD SA1 Waterfront Campus, Swansea
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Winter Vintage and Makers Market
9 & 10 December 10:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Live Music: The Brackish + New Wolves + tbc
9 December 19:00 – 10 December 01:00
Elysium, Swansea
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Slipped Disco – Christmas Disco Bonanza!
9 December 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Elf Trail with Louby Lou Storytelling
10 December 11:00 – 12:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Clean Growth Innovation Community Insight Event
12 December 09:30 – 10:30
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Caffi Cymraeg
12 December 10:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Tyfu Tawe/Gardening Sessions
12 December 13:00 – 13:30
Penmaen Building, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Marina Litter Pick
13 December 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Crymlyn Burrows Conservation Volunteering
13 December 13:00 – 16:00
Crymlyn Burrows Site of Special Scientific Interest, Swansea University Bay Campus
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SpongeBob Musical
13 December 19:00
Theatr Einon, Gower College Swansea
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Restored Landscape Tour
14 December 11:00 – 13:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Wales Virtual Networking: Christmas Connections & Festive Quiz
14 December 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Human Rights & Social Justice – The Inaugural Annual Lecture
14 December 13:30 – 18:30
Richard Price Building, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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SpongeBob Musical
14 December 19:00
Theatr Einon, Gower College Swansea
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Grant Sharkey
14 December 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium, Swansea
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Pembrokeshire Drop In Business Support
15 December 09:00 – 12:00
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Live Music: Spencer Segelov & Great Paintings + Gated Estates + Boatbar To Hamburg
15 December 19:00 – 16 December 01:00
Elysium, Swansea
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Repair Cafe
16 December 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Come to Sing!
16 December 11:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Santa Grotto and Disco
16 December 17:30 – 19:00
Gower College Swansea Sports Centre
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Stickman, Money, Bad Shout & Rainyday Rainbow
16 December 19:00 – 17 December 01:00
Elysium, Swansea
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Elf Trail with Louby Lou Storytelling
17 December 11:00 – 12:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Elf Trail with Louby Lou Storytelling
17 December 13:00 – 14:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Quiet Hour at the Museum
17 December 15:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Jack Whitehall: Settle Down
20 December 20:00
Swansea Arena
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Towards Net Zero: Carbon Reduction & Energy Savings Training Course for SMEs
21 December 09:00 – 16:30
Location TBC
Hosted by Business Swansea
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Gryff 21st Birthday Bash – Mohamed Errebbaa & Tagna Groove Band
21 December 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Live Music: The Swansea Songwriter Sessions Originals Only Open Mic
21 December 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium, Swansea
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Swansea In Gloom Walking Tours
21 December 19:30 – 22:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Gryff 21st Birthday Bash – VICETRACK | SONIX | UNITE-A | Over 18s
21 December 21:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Bingo Lingo – Step Into Christmas
22 December 18:00 – 23:00
Swansea Arena
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Future Blood live at elysium!
22 December 19:00 – 23 December 01:00
Elysium, Swansea
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Nearly Elton – The Ultimate Tribute Show to Elton John
22 December 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Talisman Poetry Open Mic
27 December 19:00 – 23:00
Elysium, Swansea
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Singleton Beach Clean
2 January 2024 13:00 – 15:00
Fulton House, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Bay Beach Clean
3 January 13:00 – 15:00
Swansea University Bay Campus
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Extra Time at the National Waterfront Museum
4 January
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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6 Week FREE Argentine Tango Beginners Course
Every Monday from 8 January 19:30 – 22:00 for 6 weeks
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Swansea Conference #ItsYourSwansea2024
7 March 09:00
Swansea Arena
Hosted by 4theRegion
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