December Regional Roundup

We’ve kept up with the headlines from across South West Wales this month, to bring you the best regional news for Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea!  Our goal is to share good news, helping you think and speak more positively about what’s happening across our fantastic region!

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

EDUCATION

TENDERS

VISITOR ECONOMY

DEVELOPMENT

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

BUSINESS

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ECO

EVENTS

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

Artists’ call-out
Awel Aman Tawe are looking for a Textile Artist and a Social Practice Artist to lead on their arts and heritage project Ein Milltir Sgwâr – Our Square Mile. The closing date is 17th December 5pm. Email your application to Emily Hinshelwood: emily@awel.coop and cc it to taweguild@gmail.com and angie.dickinson@live.co.uk. Read More

‘Everyone Deserves a Christmas’
‘Everyone Deserves A Christmas’ has gone live with a video of their Christmas single ‘O Little Town Of Bethlehem’. The album ‘Christmas with the Pope’ is available to stream, download, or buy on CD from Derricks Music, Swansea. ‘Everyone Deserves a Christmas’ provides festive cheer for people who need a helping hand in the local community. This year the campaign aims to create 800 £50 food hampers. Read More

Dine & Do Good
The idea is really simple – invite customers to Dine & Do Good. Llamau are asking you – our local pubs, restaurants, cafes and takeaways – to add a voluntary £1 donation to customers’ bills. The optional donation makes a small difference to the total bill for customers, but collectively will make a huge difference to the lives of the young people Llamau support. Read More

Be a Llamau Secret Santa
Llamau want all the people they support to receive a gift they will love to open on Christmas Day. By becoming a Llamau Secret Santa, you can ensure that happens. £10 could pay for a stocking for two young people to open, £30 could pay for a warm jacket for a young person, £50 could pay for presents for a woman and her family who have suffered domestic abuse, and £100 could pay for five young people to enjoy Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Read More

2022 Charity Calendars Now Available
Brynymor Digital Press have released their 2022 charity calendar. Pick yours up today for just £5, a perfect gift ready for Christmas! All profits stay in Swansea to help support men, women and children with cancer, their family and friends, across South West Wales. Maggie’s provide advice, counselling and workshops at their centre on the grounds of Singleton Hospital. Donation to be made by cash at Brynymor Digital Press’ shop donation tin or through their JustGiving page.

Current Jobs at Gower College Swansea
Gower College Swansea’s mission is to inspire and support our learners to achieve their full potential through the delivery of the highest quality of education and training. Thanks to our highly committed and talented staff, we are able to provide outstanding learning and training opportunities for young people, adults and employers across South West Wales. Read More

Job Vacancies at NPTC Group of Colleges
NPTC Group of Colleges is a thriving Further Education College, employing nearly 900 professional and dedicated staff, on a full-time, part-time and sessional basis, across 9 campuses throughout Neath Port Talbot and Powys. Read More

Work with the National Botanic Garden of Wales
The Garden offers a range of job opportunities from horticulture and education to administration and catering. All types of job opportunities currently available at the National Botanic Garden of Wales will be listed here.

Job Opportunities at Llamau
If you’re looking to join a dynamic team that is working to end homelessness every single day, then come and join Llamau. Read More

Careers at JCP Solicitors
People are the core focus of JCP Solicitors, 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 our decision making processes. Read More

Senior Housing Officer
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Coastal Housing to join the community housing team as a Senior Housing Officer. The community housing teams have the day-to-day responsibility for ensuring that all applicants and residents of Coastal Housing Group receive an excellent service. Your role will be to deliver this excellent level of service alongside providing outstanding leadership and management of the Community Housing Officers. Read More

Open Consultations
You can find all of Natural Resources Wales’ consultations here.

TENDERS & CONTRACTS

The CAE Community Facilities Renovation and Refurbishment
The CAE wishes to contract a suitably qualified, experienced and resourced building contractor to undertake renovations and refurbishment of their building situated on 28 Oxford Street, Swansea. The work is to include the clearance of existing services and fittings and the fitting of new services. The scope of the project will also include some external works. Read More

Supply and Installation of Horizontal Baling Equipment
Pembrokeshire County Council is seeking a contractor to supply and install horizontal baling equipment. Read More

Cleaning Materials, Workwear, PPE Products (Covid Related)
Carmarthenshire County Council is commissioning the framework for the supply of cleaning materials, workwear and PPE products. Deadline 12th January 2022. On Thursday 9th December – 11am – 1pm Business Wales will be delivering a tender specific workshop that will offer support and guidance in developing your skills and knowledge for this tender. Read More

Tendering Opportunities from Swansea Council
Swansea Council is seeking contractors to provide vegetation management (weed control) on the public highway, management options for Swansea Bay Sports Park, initial market testing for the development of the Laboratory Building at Hafod Coperworks, supply and installation Of new playground equipment at Penlan North Community Centre, and plant hire and hired haulage.

Nematode Application to Clearfell Sites 2022
Natural Resources Wales is seeking to award a framework to cover the whole of Wales to provide nematode application to clearfell sites. The work will be carried out in the forestry environment and will include the application of microscopic nematodes to clearfelled tree stumps on restock coupes in Wales, prior to restocking. Read More

Provision of Consultancy Services to Undertake a Review of Angels Invest Wales
The Development Bank of Wales is seeking to appoint a company to undertake a review and report on what has been achieved by Angels Invest Wales since its launch, as well as to make recommendations on future activity. Read More

Children and Young Peoples Overnight Short Break Service
Neath Port Talbot Council is currently looking to invite tender submissions for the provision of their overnight short break services for children and young people with disabilities, which we anticipate to be published around January 2022 for an August 2022 contract start. Read More

DEVELOPMENT

Swansea market unveils new indoor garden
A new indoor garden is open for visitors in Swansea Market in time for Christmas. It features more than 170 plants, tables and chairs for visitors to enjoy food and drink bought from market stalls. It has free public wi-fi, power charging facilities, recycling bins and a water station to refill water bottles. And for the first time, dog lovers are be able to bring their well-behaved pets to the market, and can enjoy a bowl of water at Swansea Jack’s kennel. Read More

New seafront homes and refurbished apartments scheme for Aberavon
Neath-based firms J.G. Hale Construction and timber frame construction specialist SO Modular are collaborating to build 55 new homes and refurbish 72 existing flats in Aberavon. The scheme will eventually provide 127 carbon-neutral homes for social housing provider, Tai Tarian, delivered across three phases, over three years. Read More

Caredig, the new name for Family Housing Association
Family Housing Association, an organisation that provides affordable rented housing and a range of support services to people in South and West Wales, has changed its name to Caredig. Caredig (pronounced Ca-rae-dig) means ‘Kind’ in Welsh, which reflects the organisation’s core purpose of creating better homes and services for communities, putting the delivery of person-centred services first. These are values which are very much aligned with those of 4theRegion. Read More

Swansea’s old Mamma Mia’s restaurant to be transformed into shops and offices with green rooftop meeting pods
A prominent Swansea city centre building which was once home to a popular Italian restaurant looks set to undergo a huge transformation. Planning documents submitted through Llanelli based Morganstone show the 1950s building will be transformed into retail units to the ground floor, with three storeys of offices above, including a roof terrace and three rooftop meeting pods and green infrastructure. Read More

Swansea Bay and West Wales Metro: what you need to know
Plans are afoot to revolutionise our region’s bus and rail network. We caught up with Transport for Wales Strategic Development Programme Manager Ben George to find out what’s in store. Imagine a future in which the South West Wales rail network is integrated with bus routes, ticketing and timetables, making it possible to seamlessly switch between train and bus to get to your destination. Read More

New look revealed for Swansea prom with hammocks and climbing walls
The detailed proposals for the new sea defences will help protect Mumbles for decades to come and will protect the community against flooding and rising tides. The scheme will protect homes and businesses, maintain sea views from the prom, widen the prom to create new space for pedestrians and cyclists, maintain most car parking in the area, protect existing trees and introduce more trees and greenery. Read More

First Look at Spectacular New Hotel Revealed
New computer-generated images have been unveiled giving the first look inside a new 100-bedroom hotel being built as part of the Milford Waterfront development in Milford Haven. Set to launch in Spring 2022, the new hotel will be managed and operated by the team responsible for the iconic Celtic Manor Resort. Read More

Work to begin on hi-tech tree-covered glass building on site of beloved old Oceana nightclub in Swansea
The construction work will transform the site of the former iconic nightclub into a hi-tech, tree-covered glass building. The development set for 71/72 The Kingsway will include 114,000 square feet of commercial floorspace with flexible co-working and office opportunities for tech, digital and creative sector businesses. Read More

First design proposals revealed for city centre local services hub
Proposed designs have been unveiled for a new central Swansea location for the city’s main library and other key services. Translucent cladding could be backlit to act as a beacon to help attract visitors. There are proposals to have a green wall and planting on a roof area. Inside, the library would act as a “spine” and there’d be a feature grand central staircase. Read More

The future of Swansea’s Wind Street: Fly-through video
Swansea Council has revealed what Wind Street is expected to look like as it undergoes a major revamp, via a virtual fly-through video. The footage shows a “modern welcoming Wind Street” with outdoor seating areas, vast greenery, performance areas and lighting as part of the £3m upgrade. The popular party street is hoped to be turned into a family-friendly area that will attract visitors throughout the day, rather than mostly just in the evenings. Read More

Successful CRF Projects in South West Wales
Earlier in the year, local authorities across the UK were invited to submit proposals for projects to be funded by the Community Renewal Fund.  We’ve been waiting with fingers crossed for the successful projects to be announced. Here are the projects in our region (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Swansea and Neath Port Talbot) that have received a combined £10m funding from the UK Community Renewal Fund! Read More

The multi-million pound new projects which will help Neath Port Talbot meet the challenges of the post-Covid era
New and refurbished schools, the major redevelopment of Neath’s town centre, the building of a self powering technology centre to attract new jobs and investment and the nearly completed Plaza Cinema project in Port Talbot. Read More

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

First look inside Swansea Arena in Copr Bay
Seats are being put in place within the venue’s auditorium as work continues on the city’s new Copr Bay district. Behind-the-scenes snaps also give people a look at other new developments of the £135m district ranging from the 1.1-acre coastal park along with a new café and restaurant. People have been able to see the work along with a series of pictures of the decorative ceilings within the arena. Read More

BUSINESS NEWS

New project set to support locals back into the job market
Landsker Business Solutions Ltd. is helping local people to develop their career prospects and get back into work with its new project, Routes. Routes aims to support those aged 25 and over to raise their skills and make steps towards employment. The end goal is to help build a thriving and prosperous economy to improve the lives of people and communities across the nation by tackling poverty and ensuring equal opportunities for all. Read More

Teenage entrepreneur who supplies nutritious meals to top Welsh sports stars opens his own ‘lean’ café
Whilst many of the 19-year old’s friends were going off to university, Ioan was suppling some of Wales’ biggest sporting names with nutritious meal plans as well as employing 12 members of staff who prepare the 600 food orders a week at Robert Davies Gym in Llanelli. And it’s been such a success that Ioan has now taken the business to new heights and has just opened his own café, Lean Kitchen Café, at his base at the gym. Read More

Debenhams building in Carmarthen brought back to life in time for Christmas six months after closing
The former Debenhams store in Carmarthen has been transformed into a space for pop-up local businesses in the run-up to Christmas, bringing the largest retail unit in the town back to life. The former Debenhams unit, along with number one Stepney Street in Llanelli, have been offered to small local businesses as a chance to “display and sell their goods amongst big high street chains”. Crucially, spaces are free of charge. Read More

Swansea Council helps young people kick-start their careers
Hundreds of people are gaining valuable experience in the workplace thanks to two Swansea Council initiatives that help them find work. As part of the council’s economic recovery plan and in response to the impact of the pandemic, the council is now offering more than 300 paid work placement opportunities to unemployed people through Workways+ and fellow employment scheme Kickstart. Read More

We are a Living Wage Employer
4theRegion are proud to be living wage employers as we firmly believe everyone regardless of role should be paid fairly for the work they do! Find out how you can take the steps for your business and become a living wage employer here.

A new pub is opening on the old Mumbles Mile
A pub owner is bucking the trend by throwing open its doors on the old Mumbles Mile. Louise Price is turning back the clock at the Western Lane site by giving the venue its original name of Waterloo Stores. The pub, which was first given a licence back in 1896, will be more than just a place to have a pint as people will also be able to relax with a coffee there during the day. Read More

Award-winning chicken wing cook opens cheese toastie shop weeks after having the idea
Stinky Boys has been opened in Swansea’s Castle Arcade by Ryan Jenkins, the entrepreneur best known for edgy chicken wing business Hot Damn. Ryan decided to keep things simple with the menu at Stinky Boys, with just two sandwiches on offer initially. He said “I’m a big fan of less is more. So we’re gonna do this real short menu with a house grilled cheese. We’ll also do a Stinky Boy, which is our signature, and then we’re going to start chucking on specials.” Read More

Swansea bakery sells ‘best doughnuts ever’ with chocolate orange and strawberry cheesecake flavours
Tucked away on the otherwise regular Duke Street of Swansea is a small shop with a colourful storefront and an even more colourful inside, called Crazy Baker. Inside the store is a wonderland of gourmet sweet treats, sandwiches and vegan foods in all sorts of colours and flavours; all the brainchild of owner Giovanni and his son. Read More

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

Triple awards success for University diabetes expert
Dr Becky Thomas, who is senior research officer and informatics lead with the Diabetes Research Group based at Swansea University Medical School, was honoured for her willingness to go above and beyond in supporting and educating people living with diabetes. Read More

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT

Port makes further commitment to carbon reduction with investment in fleet of electric commercial vehicles
Seven new, electric commercial vehicles are now in service at the Port of Milford Haven as part of the organisation’s commitment to reducing its carbon emissions. Supplied by Sinclair Van Centre Swansea, the Volkswagen Transporter vans are being used across the Port’s estate in Milford Haven and Pembroke Dock. Read More

Wales’ bathing waters deliver 100% compliance record for fourth year running
Of the 105 bathing waters sampled by Natural Resources Wales, 85 achieved the highest classification of excellent, 14 good and six sufficient ensuring that Wales’ coastlines continue to meet some of the most stringent water quality standards in Europe. A classification of excellent water quality is one of the main requirements for applying for a Blue Flag award for 2021. Read More

Offshore Wind farm plan floated for Port Talbot
Associated British Ports owns five ports in the south of Wales but said that the deeper waters off the shore of Port Talbot would make it the best choice for such a scheme. The plan also involves filling in parts of the current port in order to allow for the manufacture and assembly of the wind farms. Read More

Trail hunting is banned on National Resources Wales owned land
Natural Resources Wales has banned trail hunting on its land after a senior huntsman was convicted of using the sport as a “smokescreen” for illegal fox hunting. The Welsh Government-sponsored body, which manages large swathes of countryside and forest, follows in the footsteps of the National Trust, whose members voted to impose a ban in late October. Read More

Work begins on the redevelopment of Pembroke Port to harness opportunities from renewables
Part of the £60 million Pembroke Dock Marine project, the redevelopment will create a world-class energy and engineering centre of excellence and act as a focal point for capturing the economic value from wind, wave and tidal renewable energy projects. The first phase of works is the renovation of the four Grade II listed Hangar Annexes attached to the historic Sunderland Hangars at Pembroke Port to create flexible modern workspaces and a workshop. Read More

One of Wales’ largest hospitals is now being powered by a huge solar farm
The £5.9m development, at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, is the first in the UK to be directly wired to an acute hospital. Commissioning work on the 10,000-panel solar farm at Brynwhillach Farm was completed in October. The 4MW farm will supply about a quarter of Morriston’s power, cutting the electricity bill by approximately £500,000 a year and significantly reducing carbon emissions. Read More

Sustrans Cymru to deliver e-bike and e-cargo bike loan schemes in Swansea
E-Move, a pilot scheme to help people swap their cars for an electric bike, is being rolled out in Swansea.  Electric batteries assist pedalling, boosting speed up to 15.5mph. They can help people tackle hilly terrain, carry children and other loads, and go for longer distance cycling cycle trips. The scheme is run by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans. Electric-cargo bikes will be available for free to businesses and community organisations in Swansea. Read More

Citizens’ climate change pledges to inspire others to take action
People and organisations who want to help Swansea tackle the climate emergency can now publicly express their aims on a new web page. Swansea Council’s online Climate Pledge Wall allows individuals and groups take a swift and simple step to tell others how they’re helping the planet. Read More

Transport schemes in Swansea to focus on pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers
Council chiefs want to encourage these modes of transport in and out of the city centre, particular as the indoor arena and other large-scale regeneration schemes head towards completion. Drivers won’t be forgotten, but Swansea Council are keen that fewer journeys are made by car. Read More

A new Welsh Super Hero is born
Deep in the former coal valleys of South Wales, forged by the finest young minds in the country, a powerful new creature has emerged: Dipsy, the Eco-Cat! She went to COP26, furious with the lack of progress on tackling climate change, carrying a sackful of messages from Welsh school children. How did this happen? Read More

Race for the One Planet Standard
Swansea Council is seeking to be the first Welsh council to receive accreditation for the work it’s doing to reduce its overall ecological footprint. As well as decarbonisation, this covers buildings, travel, land use and waste as well as biodiversity and the impact on natural resources. Read More

Fishpond Power – Margam Country Park Turbine Restoration Creates Renewable Energy Source
The historic turbine house located in Margam Country Park has been restored to once again provide electricity for the Margam Estate. The Turbine house was built in 1891 for Emily Charlotte Talbot, who commissioned the development of a hydro-electric scheme powered by a nearby fishpond. The original turbine generated enough electricity to power 400 lamps. It is thought Margam Castle was the second domestic dwelling to have electricity in Britain. Read More

Swansea Recycling Firm That Worked on Llangennech Railway Crash Site Clean-Up Wins Growing Business Award
Swansea-based Gavin Griffiths Recycling has scooped a prestigious Growing Business Award 2021 – B2B Business of The Year – at a glittering ceremony in London. Part of the Gavin Griffiths Group, the firm, which has its headquarters in Llangyfelach and expanded this year into a site in Carmarthen, was praised by judges for its “innovative approach to waste management, recycling and aiming for zero landfill,” as well as its “fantastic community engagement.” Read More

The 100% Recyclable Meat Tray – New Packaging Does Away With Throwaway Absorbent Pads
A Swansea researcher has invented a new type of plastic packaging for raw meat which avoids the need for non-recyclable pads inside the trays to soak up the juices, meaning the whole of the packaging tray can now be recycled. The new packaging is already in use in mainstream UK retailers, helping to increase recyclability of more than 800,000 tonnes per year of food plastic packaging generated by UK supermarkets. Read More

National Botanic Garden of Wales wins international award
The Regency Restoration project is this year’s Institution of Civil Engineers People’s Choice. The award recognises civil engineering projects that have made a positive impact on their local communities. The project, which took five years to complete at a cost of more than £7m, is the largest of its kind undertaken in Wales and includes two new lakes, bridges, dams, cascades, a waterfall and an extensive network of paths, all set in 300 acres of wooded parkland. Read More

New maps reveal huge potential for future cycling routes in Swansea
Swansea’s network of cycle and shared-use paths could grow exponentially. The council has consulted on a draft active travel network map for the county, which could lead to more space being dedicated to cyclists and walkers. From Pontarddulais in the north, Mumbles in the south, Birchgrove in the east and Llanrhidian in the west, a spider’s web of dotted orange and blue lines appear on the map indicating potential future routes. Read More

VISITOR ECONOMY & TOURISM

Your ultimate guide to Christmas in Swansea
Unlike 2020, there’s tonnes to do for Christmas 2021 in Swansea. This year we are certainly not out of the woods in terms of the pandemic, but we do currently have far more freedoms, so it’s probably time to start enjoying them. Here’s a guide to what we can look forward to in the city ahead of the big day.

West End sensation Jersey Boys confirmed for Swansea Arena in new announcement
Swansea Arena has announced an award-winning West End musical will be hitting its stage late next year. It was announced today that the Internationally acclaimed stage sensation, Jersey Boys, will be running from Tuesday, November 29, until Saturday, December 3, 2022, the first West End musical to be confirmed for the new venue, which is yet to open. Read More

The Welsh park named one of the best in the UK
Margam Country Park was ranked among the best in the country after environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy asked the public to weigh in with their People’s Choice vote, which came after the park was once again the recipient of a prestigious Green Flag. Tens of thousands voted the park into the country’s top ten. Read More

Paul Weller to play gig at Swansea’s Singleton Park in summer 2022
The Modfather will return to Wales on 31 July 2022 for a massive outdoor show. The show follows the release of his 16th solo album, Fat Pop (Volume 1) which includes all of his era-defining work in the 1970s and ‘80s with The Jam and The Style Council. The show at Swansea’s Singleton Park will feature work across his prolific career as well as his new material. Read More

RuPaul’s Drag Race announces three Welsh dates on 2022 tour
Popular BBC Three show RuPaul’s Drag Race is going on tour again for the latest series, and comes to Swansea Arena on Friday, September 23 2022. All 12 queens from series three, including Welsh drag queen Victoria Scone, will be performing their drag acts in this new tour. Read More

Swansea’s Waterfront Winterland: Pictures, what’s there, and how much it all costs
Museum Park has been transformed with funfair rides and games, an ice skating rink, and the ever popular Alpine Village – offering up a whole array of festive food and drink option. Swansea’s Waterfront Winterland will be open until January 3 next year. Read More

Road rainbows will add colour to city’s inclusive Wind Street
The multi-coloured designs will span a newly-laid road being installed as part of the street’s Swansea Council-driven regeneration. One has already been installed – two more will follow. Swansea is a welcoming and diverse city. Wind Street will further add to its appeal – and the colourful areas of rainbow road will strengthen this message. They will reflect the positive messages associated with designs used by those celebrating LGBTQ+ life. Read More

IRONMAN announces Swansea as new host city for IRONMAN 70.3 TRIATHLON
IRONMAN has announced that it will add a brand-new event to its 2022 global race calendar. The inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Swansea triathlon will take place on Sunday, August 7, 2022. Athletes will take on a 1.2-mile (1.9km) swim at the Prince of Wales Dock before cycling a one-loop 56-mile (90km) bike course. Lastly, athletes will take on a 13.1-mile (21.1km) two loop run course which takes them from the city centre , out past the new eye-catching gold-coloured Swansea Arena, towards Mumbles before heading back towards the finish line at the Marina. Read More

A real-life Squid Game is taking place in Swansea, without all the horrible bits obviously
Inspired by the show, Venue No 1 in Swansea will be allowing players to experience the high stakes games for themselves in a special theatrical event. It will see contestants compete in six games to avoid being eliminated, but thankfully, unlike the show, elimination is only to the ‘Blood Bar’ where players can grab a drink before the next event. Read More

Swansea Christmas Market 2021: What’s there to buy, eat and drink
A range of talented crafters, traders and delicious street food vendors are lining Oxford Street and offering a selection of unique gifts, treats and decorations. You’ll find jewellery, home décor, intricate handcrafted glass and ceramics, and personalised gifts, along with fine cheese, wine and homemade chocolates. Some chalets will host a selection of new traders and crafters each week, so there’s always something different to see. Read More

EDUCATION

Investors bring enterprise to life through The Bumbles of Honeywood Programme for primary schools
Primary school children throughout the UK are being inspired to develop their enterprise skills with the help of a syndicate of 15 business angels who have completed a £400,000 investment in 2B Enterprising headquartered in Swansea. Established by multi award-winning enterprise educator Sue Poole, 2B Enterprising has created and introduced the Bumbles of Honeywood as an enterprise skills programme specifically for children aged 5 to 7 years old. Read More

UWTSD Honorary Fellow hosts UK book launch at Lampeter Campus
Having come to Lampeter as a student in 1983, Pamela Petro decided return to launch her new book ‘The Long Field – A Memoir, Wales, and the Presence of Absence’. The book burrows deep into the Welsh countryside to tell how this small country became a big part of an American writer’s life. Read More

Shaping the future of professional and executive education
After an ambitious refurbishment project, which received 65% funding from Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme, Sketty Hall has been transformed into a modern teaching space with social areas, a coffee bar and library. The campus will now be home to a wide range of professional business and management courses, higher level qualifications and degree apprenticeships. Read More

UWTSD re launches their #Whereisyourmate campaign
The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is proud to relaunch their #WhereisyourMate campaign. The aim is to raise awareness and to encourage students and young people in Swansea to have a buddy system so that they go home with the people that they came out with, and also encourage them to have a specific meeting point if somebody goes missing and to keep a friend’s contact number on paper just in case their mobile phone runs out of charge. Read More

City exhibition showcases how youngsters want to Be Seen
A unique exhibition featuring virtual reality artwork created by young people to express their feelings about their mental health has been held in Swansea. The event is the latest phase of a Swansea University project which explores how young people post, share and view images online to express their narratives and state of mind. Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Christmas Trail
Every Day in December 10:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Baby & Me
Mondays 10:00 – 11:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Social Media Basics – SFBW (Webinar)
7 December 10:00 – 12:00
Online
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The Power of Networks for Better Leadership Skills
7 December 10:30 – 11:30
Online
Hosted by Chambers Wales
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Community Yoga Class
Tuesdays 12:00 – 12:50
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Work Smarter, Work Safer (5+ Employees) – SFBW (Webinar)
7 December 13:00 – 15:00
Online
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Women’s Outdoor Walking Group
Tuesdays 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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New Year, New Start, New Biz
7 December 16:00 – 17:30
Online
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Choirs For Good
7 December 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Research & Planning your Marketing activity
8 December 09:30 – 12:30
Online
Email southwales@businesswales.org.uk to receive the joining link and instructions

Start UP to Scale Up: A growth programme for StartUp Businesses. Cohort 33, Phase II
8 December 09:30 – 13:00
Online
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Websites – SFBW (Webinar)
8 December 10:00 – 12:00
Online
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Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership: Introduction and Opportunities
8 December 11:00 – 12:00
Online
Hosted by Chambers Wales
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Suicide Prevention- Strategies for the Workplace
8 December 12:30 – 13:30
Online
Hosted by Wellbeing through Work
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Selling Online (E-commerce) Advanced – SFBW (Webinar)
8 December 13:00 – 15:00
Online
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LGBTQ Yoga and Movement Class
8 December 19:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Understanding Exporting – Virtual/Online
9 December 09:30 – 13:00
Online
Hosted by Chambers Wales
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Advanced Digital Marketing – SFBW (Webinar)
9 December 10:00 – 12:00
Online
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Chamber Customs: Brexit, what Brexit?
9 December 11:00 – 12:00
Online
Hosted by Chambers Wales
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Walking for Wellbeing
Thursdays 12:00
Meet on the sea well opposite the kiosk at the Secret Cafe, Swansea
Hosted by The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Free Homeopathic Clinic
Thursdays 12:30 – 17:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Stress Management Course
Thursdays 14:30 – 15:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Chamber Business Awards 2021
9 December 16:00 – 17:00
Online
Hosted by Chambers Wales
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Mindful Wreath Making Workshop
9 December 18:00 – 20:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Handstands and Core
Thursdays 19:00 – 20:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Welcome to Menopause
Fridays 11:00 – 12:15 in person at The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
Fridays 19:00 – 20:15 Online (with a 3 hour in person workshop on Saturday)
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Men’s Shed
Fridays 11:45 – 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Wales Virtual Networking
10 December 12:00 – 13:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Returning to Work after Covid-19 – Managing the long-term effects
10 December 13:30 – 14:30
Online
Hosted by Wellbeing through Work
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Men’s Tai Chi Class
Fridays 13:45 – 14:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Embrace You! Women’s Wellbeing Group
Fridays 15:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience
10 December 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Starting and running your own business – Core module
11 December 09:30 – 12:30
Online
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Swansea Winter Vintage & Makers Market
11 & 12 December 10:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Film on Sunday: THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON
12 December 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Members Christmas Social
13 December 17:00
4theRegion Office, Swansea Train Station
Hosted by 4theRegion
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Delivering Online Courses & Virtual Services – SFBW (Webinar)
14 December 10:00 – 12:00
Online
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Chamber Customs: Full on Brexit!
14 December 14:00 – 15:00
Online
Hosted by Chambers Wales
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Choirs For Good
14 December 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Social Media Basics – SFBW (Webinar)
15 December 10:00 – 12:00
Online
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Stress Management in the Workplace
15 December 12:30 – 13:30
Online
Hosted by Wellbeing through Work
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Running your Business Online: Where to Start – SFBW (Webinar)
15 December 13:00 – 15:00
Online
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Bouygues Virtual Meet the Buyer – Opportunities on 71/72 Kingsway
16 December 09:00 – 14:00
Online
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Starting and running your own business – Core module
16 December 09:30 – 12:30
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Advanced Social Media – SFBW (Webinar)
16 December 10:00 – 12:00
Online
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Christmas Market 2021
16 December 10:00 – 20:00
17 December 10:00 – 20:00
18 December 10:00 – 14:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Get Found Online – SEO – SFBW (Webinar)
16 December 13:00 – 15:00
Online
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Special Xmas Soundbath
18 December 18:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Supple spine, easy neck: gentle movement for a healthy spine
19 December 10:30 – 11:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Sunshine Lotus Yoga
19 December 13:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Running your Business Online: Where to Start – SFBW (Webinar)
21 December 10:00 – 12:00
Online
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Boxing Day Bash 2021
26 December 20:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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