4theRegion Changemakers have launched a new collaboration to connect, champion and support creative talent in the city centre!  Swansea Creative Focus is kicking off with an Advent Calendar of daily stories about Creative Swansea.  You can catch the series on our social media, or see them all here:

A QUARTER OF A MILLION REASONS

Swansea Creative Focus Advent Calendar Day Nine: 09/12/2019 When Patrick Glavee arrived in Swansea from Ireland in 2017 he quickly found outlets for his creative talent. Using BA Graphic Design studies at he University of Wales Trinity St David as a springboard, he...

DIAMONDS

Swansea Creative Focus Advent Calendar Day Eight: 08/12/2019 For something to remain fresh and vibrant after sixty years is quite an achievement. Tonight at the Brangwyn Hall, the Swansea Philharmonic Choir will give their rendition of Bach’s B Minor Mass. It’s the...

OPENING DAY

Swansea Creative Focus Advent Calendar Day Seven: 07/12/2019 In the 108 years since the Glynn Vivian Gallery opened, it’s showcased the work of artists including Thomas Gainsborough, William Blake and Claude Monet as well as the cream of local talent. That tradition...

NO PLACE FOR DINOSAURS

Swansea Creative Focus Advent Calendar Day Six: 06/12/2019 For many of us, the focal point of Christmas lunch three weeks from now will be a lovingly roasted turkey. For Britain’s 600,000 vegans, though, it will be a different story. Over the past decade the number of...

INCLUDED

Swansea Creative Focus Advent Calendar Day Five: 05/12/2019 It matters how we treat our guests, as individuals and as a community. When they tell us they’ve been made to feel welcome, it’s something to be proud of. One in twenty Welsh residents and one in ten Swansea...

THAT’S THE WAY IT CRUMBLES

Swansea Creative Focus Advent Calendar Day Four: 04/12/2019 It may not quite have the cachet of Christmas Day or Valentines Day, but the fourth of December is National Cookie Day. This isn’t a long-standing tradition – it’s barely three decades old – but those of us...

HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO

Swansea Creative Focus Advent Calendar Day Three: 03/12/2019 Plastic was the mid-20th century’s miracle product. Inexpensive, strong, durable and malleable, with almost unlimited applications. Since the 1950s we’ve produced over 8 billion metric tonnes of it. And of...

A NEW KARDOMAH GANG

Swansea Creative Focus Advent Calendar Day Two: 02/12/2019 If you’re walking through Castle Square today you’ll pass between the Big Screen that delivers 21st century advertising and entertainment, and the building remains that offer multiple links to our cultural...

IN FOCUS

Swansea Creative Focus Advent Calendar Day One: 01/12/2019 What’s your vision for Swansea? A place of creativity? A place of beauty? A place of aspiration? That’s the city we know and love. It’s the city with the drive and accomplishment to step into the next decade...

Swansea Creative Focus Launches on High Street!

A new collaborative project by 4theRegion changemakers is launching on Swansea High Street this month.  Swansea Creative Focus is a collaboration by independent businesses, organisations and people, taking on the challenge of grassroots regeneration in Swansea City Centre.  The group’s aim is to support and develop the creative and cultural fabric of the city. This involves nurturing and championing creative businesses, entrepreneurs and projects; and opening up wider access to creativity, digital tech, arts, crafts & culture for all people, young and old, across the city.

Swansea Creative Quarter Cluster

Following our Creative Quarter Roundtable in September 2019, a group of 4theRegion Changemakers has been meeting on a weekly basis to take forward some of the ideas we discussed.  We know that creating a vibrant, creative, inclusive Swansea is key to achieving our economic and social goals for the region.

Roundtable Report – Swansea Creative Quarter 2019

The creative quarter round table meeting arises out of the Swansea City Centre Conference run by 4theRegion in April. The intention is to look at what else can be done to keep the momentum up on Swansea High Street. What can we, as business owners, organisations and passionate individuals do to improve the area, visually and socially, increase footfall and make it a destination for Swansea residents and visitors to the City.

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