South West Wales News, Events & Opportunities

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

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

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

May Regional Roundup 2023

MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS

CEIC Spring Conference 2023- Circular Economy: Future Vision for Wales

Over 120 Environmental champions from South Wales heard from a range of leading experts on the Circular Economy at the Circular Economy Innovation Communities (CEIC) Spring Conference on 24th March 2023 at Swansea.com Stadium. They offered innovative solutions to the global challenges of climate change and sustainability. Read More

17-year-old and family open artisan bakery in Neath

Rosa’s Bakery is located in one of Coastal Housing’s new commercial properties and offers artisan bakes with a Romanian twist, cooked fresh on site. “This is a new business which had been in planning for quite some time. Our head baker – and business owner – Rosa is just 17 but she’s wanted to be a patisserie chef since the tender age of 12!” Chris Cundill, Rosa’s dad, said. Read More

Design Crafts lecturer at Swansea College Of Art wins 2 Major Eyewear Design Awards

Ffin Eyewear by UWTSD’s lecturer Anna Lewis won the ‘Best men’s sunglasses of the year’, ahead of major brands like Eyewear by David Beckham, Morel and JFrey,  and ‘New designer of the year 2023’ category at this year’s  ‘Love Eyewear’ awards at 100% Optical in London. Ffin was also shortlisted in categories for ‘Best women’s Sunglasses’ with established brands such as Woodys,  Scotch and Soda and Vava. Read More

Pembrokeshire Surf School collaborates with UWTSD Adventure Filmmaking to showcase their Company

The BA Adventure Filmmaking students were tasked with creating social media video content for the Pembrokeshire Outer Reef surf school in order to promote their products and services in Tenby and Saundersfoot. Lecturer Brett Aggersberg said that this opportunity for students is “a fantastic way to start their career in Adventure Filmmaking. This is a dynamic industry that is growing quickly.” Read More

Prestigious New Role for JCP Solicitors’ Director, Andrew Meech

A Director at one of Wales’ best known law firms, Andrew Meech, has been appointed Under Sheriff of West Glamorgan. Andrew, who is a Director and the Joint Head of Commercial Litigation at JCP Solicitors, will bring his considerable drive and enthusiasm, as well as his very strong ties to Welsh business to this post. The Office of High Sheriff is an independent, non-political, royal appointment post that dates back to Saxon times. Read More

ADS Wins Major Contract With Pobl

A Swansea-headquartered contractor has been appointed to provide all the servicing, maintenance, repair and installation of domestic heating in the West of Wales for a social housing provider. ADS founder Andrew D’Auria said: “I’m delighted that by winning these contracts we’ve been able to double our workforce of qualified engineers, apprentices and admin staff, creating job security and new job opportunities in Swansea and across the region.” Read More

JOBS & OPPORTUNITIES

Work with ADS!

Due to new work streams, ADS are expanding and have currently got vacancies in several departments. If you’d be interested in a career with a forward-looking family business, then get in touch. If you’re a qualified electrical engineer, gas service engineers, gas service and repair engineer, bathroom installer, business admin officer, or builder supervisor, send your CV to marketing@ads-wales.co.uk

Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

Workforce planning is now an integral part of progressive and successful businesses. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David understand everyday business challenges and have, in partnership with employers, created an industry led apprenticeship programme, combining daily on-the-job practices with excellent academic tuition. Email apprenticeships@uwtsd.ac.uk, phone 01267 676814, or click here to find out 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

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 currently available by clicking here.

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.

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. They are keen to recruit talented individuals who are passionate about helping them to deliver the highest standards of education and training to local people, communities and businesses. Read More

Pobl Group are difference makers

They work together as a team. They have great ideas, masses of experience and a huge passion for delivering a difference in people’s lives. Become a difference maker. Join the team

Join the Mrs Buckét team as a Mobile Cleaner! 

Benefit from flexible working, a competitive salary starting at £24,000, and career progression opportunities. Learn more about the role here.

Vacancies at The Queens Hall Narberth

The Queens Hall Narberth are seeking to recruit an empathetic individual with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong understanding of the value of volunteering for both the individual and the organisation. They are also seeking to recruit an individual with good knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping procedures to support day-to-day transactions at The Queens Hall Narberth. Read More

Finance role opportunities

Arvato are a trusted partner to both the private and public sectors, with expertise in delivering award-winning customer services, business process outsourcing and public sector and citizen services. With over 50 years of experience, they design and deliver innovative, individual solutions for some of the world’s most respected brands and UK public sector organisations, through long-term partnerships. They are currently recruiting a Finance Team Lead and a Financial Analyst.

Be part of a successful organisation

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

Interested in joining the Gower Power Co-op Board?

Gower Power Co-op CIC is an organisation championing sustainability, well-known and well-loved throughout the region. As they move forward and their ambitions grow, they are keen to expand their board of directors. They are reaching out to people who share their vision of a fairer, greener economy, driven by the goal of well-being, in which people and nature are valued and supported. Is this you? Read More

Current Vacancies at Gower College Swansea

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

Vacancy | Skilled Grounds Person

Swansea City is seeking a skilled grounds person to join the club’s ground staff. A job description and details on how to apply can be found here.

John Weaver Contractors are recruiting experienced carpenters

John Weaver are directly recruiting carpenters, ideally with conversation experience. The award winning building contractor specialises in new build, refurbishment and conservation projects in Wales. To apply email contracts@johnweaver.co.uk 

Swyddog Cangen y Coleg Cymraeg

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David are proud of their dedicated and talented employees, and they are a team that works together to make a difference to the lives of their students and the communities they serve. They are now looking for a Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Branch Officer to join them permanently and full-time to work 37 hours a week. Read More

Gas & Heating Engineer

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 safe, open, trusting, and respectful, which they think is critical to encouraging innovative ideas and approaches. They employ almost 300 people across South West Wales, empowering and trusting each one to do their work that achieves the best results for their residents, local community, and the planet. Read More

Digital Degree Apprenticeships

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s digital apprenticeship programmes have been developed by the academic team, in collaboration with employers, meaning they are always relevant to industry. Email apprenticeships@uwtsd.ac.uk, phone 01267 676814, or click here to find out more.

Living at Home Current Vacancies

Are you a compassionate and skilled care professional looking for a fulfilling career? Look no further! Living at Home is hiring! Join the team

TENDERS & CONTRACTS

Contract Notices for Carmarthenshire Council

Carmarthenshire County Council is refreshing the Framework for Domiciliary Care service and seeking to procure providers to deliver high quality care and support to all eligible service users within Carmarthenshire. They also wish to establish a new Construction Professional Services Framework and appoint suitably qualified consultants to provide it with property-related project management and full design team services.

Contract Notices for Swansea Council

Swansea Council are looking for contractors to redevelop and regenerate Castle Square, carry out electrical works at Glais Primary School and Pentrechwyth Primary School, rewiring at Gendros Primary School and Clwyd Primary School, connections on the DNO cable network, tank and water system cleaning and disinfection, and painting and decorating works, expand the Flying Start childcare offer, and deliver an illuminated light trail experience in the Botanical Gardens.

Contract Notices for Pobl Group

Pobl Group wishes to appoint contractors to undertake fire compartmentation works, carry out monitoring and evaluation of its penderi energy project in Swansea, and supply vehicles. 

Provision of solar generated electrical energy at public buildings within the property portfolio

Pembrokeshire Council is seeking an organisation to supply and install a portfolio of PV systems on a power purchase agreement type arrangement on council owned buildings within Pembrokeshire. This will be at no cost to the council. The buildings will primarily be schools and leisure centres but other building types may be included in the portfolio. Read More

UWTSD2223/193a. External Platform Lifts at Alex Building, Swansea and CAWCS Building, Aberystwyth

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David wishes to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced consultants, to design, manufacture, supply, construct, install, and commission two new external platform lifts. The lifts at both the Alex Building, Swansea and CAWCS Building, Aberystwyth must be installed within the dimensions indicated by existing restrictions onsite. Read More

Student Transport

This tender is for the provision of student transport for Gower College Swansea home to college bespoke buses (Gorseinon Campus) and ad hoc hire of buses (all campuses). Read More

Managed Security Services Partner – Caredig Ltd

Caredig procured a new managed services partner in June 2021 and transitioned to the new service provision in April 2022 for the outsourced management and support of its IT infrastructure, while continuing to manage core applications in house. At the time of this procurement, Caredig was still in contract for the provision of managed security services and so was not in scope at this time, however the contract for this is due for renewal on 20th November 2023. Read More

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

You are invited to attend to gain information regarding Swansea Council’s aim to procure high-quality, 1 -1 communication support for people who are deaf or have dual sensory loss. Please register your interest by emailing liz.baglow@swansea.gov.uk by 12th May 2023. Please advise at the earliest opportunity if you require the services of a BSL interpreter. Event Date 22nd May 2023 11:00 – 13:00. This event will be delivered in person at Swansea Civic Centre. Read More

Contract Notices for Natural Resources Wales

Natural Resources Wales is awarding contracts for the purchase of 2 all terrain very low ground pressure multi-purpose tracked vehicles, sound monitoring equipment, and fencing in Pembrokeshire for the LIFE Quake Project.

Tender for the Supply of a Glovebox System

This procurement is to support the equipping requirements of the IMPACT building’s planned laboratory space within Swansea University Bay Campus, by seeking a suitable provider of a glovebox system. Read More

DEVELOPMENT

Former Swansea Debenhams Set to be Transformed

A landmark city centre building in Swansea is set to be brought back into use following its purchase. Cllr Rob Stewart, Swansea Council leader, said: “The former Debenhams unit is important to the ongoing regeneration of the city centre, and the council is very keen to see it brought back into retail use as soon as possible.” He said the council will also be able to look at how the building can be refurbished and adapted for future uses. Read More

Beginning delivery of the Celtic Freeport – just one of Rainbow Coalition’s 2023/24 priorities

Establishing a company and investment board to begin delivering the Celtic Freeport, which promises to create 16,000 jobs in South West Wales over the coming years, is one of a number of key priorities for Neath Port Talbot Council’s Rainbow Coalition for 2023/24. The Celtic Freeport comprising Port Talbot and Milford Haven docks will involve supplying huge floating offshore wind turbines for a site in the Celtic Sea as well as green energy research. Read More

Plans for shipping container and flats development in Swansea

A Swansea street where goods were once unloaded from the River Tawe could soon feature commercial units made from shipping containers and a block of flats. Housing association Coastal Housing Group wants to create a two-storey shipping container development on the corner of The Strand and Kings Lane. There would be affordable one and two-bed apartments in a six storey-block to the side along with ground floor commercial space. Read More

SWANSEA BAY CITY DEAL

Supply Chain Lead – Homes As Power Stations Project

Neath Port Talbot Council is seeking to recruit an experienced Supply Chain Development Lead with a proven track record of leading and supporting businesses to maximise funding opportunities to diversify, develop and grow. This post has been created to support the Homes As Power Stations project, a regional project led by Neath Port Talbot Council as part of the Swansea Bay City Deal. Read More

Homes as Power Stations

Homes as Power Stations will be launching its £5.75m Financial Incentive Fund. If you are a developer of housing, a registered social landlord, local authority or private Sector, register your interest at HAPS@npt.gov.uk. Find out more

BUSINESS NEWS

Serco’s Restart Scheme and One Stop partner up to fill crucial job vacancies for the national retailer

Hannah Monaghan, from Serco’s Restart Scheme Employer Engagement Team in Wales, and Campbell Hutchison, People Partner for One Stop, a convenience store with over 900 shops in the UK, have been working together to solve One Stop’s recruitment challenges. One Stop faced a number of challenges, especially in South Wales, where there were a significant number of vacancies in the market, but were unable to attract and retain good job candidates. Read More

Researchers Reveal How Foundational Economy Can Boost Welsh Prosperity

New research, involving Swansea University, examining how the foundational economy can be supported in Wales is helping to inform government policy for the future. The foundational economy provides everyday goods and services on which we all rely to ensure our health and wellbeing. Care and health services, food, housing, energy, construction, tourism and retailers on the high street are all examples of the foundational economy. Read More

I ate at Carmarthen’s new small plates restaurant and you won’t be able to keep me away

Carmarthen’s newest restaurant is located on Nott Square. The historic building has been a bar and/or restaurant before, and has closed for different reasons (expansion and Covid respectively) but it’s now taken on a new lease of life as Shikaku, an Asian fusion restaurant which is the brainchild of local man Ben James. Someone who loves food and loves Carmarthen thought it would be irresponsible not check it out. Read More

The man who has transformed a derelict garage into a vibrant new artisan coffee shop in Swansea

Crafty Smuggler Café sits at the end of a row of terraced houses and has been beautifully renovated from a derelict building which had previously been used for storage. Bam Day said the coffee roastery and shop is currently a one-man operation with him roasting the coffee he serves himself. “I love every part of the process. That is what I think is the unique selling point, I think I’m the only roaster in Swansea. It’s just a passion for me.” Read More

The couple who saw their farm shop burned to ashes but decided to fight back

Eighteen months ago, Hugh Scale watched from one side of the road as his 40 years of hard work went up in smoke on the other. His business, the Four Seasons farm shop on the outskirts of Tenby, was all but gone. His wife Jennette turned to him and said that was it, she’d had enough. But Hugh, a self-confessed workaholic who initially started the business as a side-line for the family farm, did what he’s always done: carry on working. Read More

The mum and daughter duo opening Swansea’s first frozen yoghurt cafe

A mother and daughter duo from Penllergaer are getting ready to open Swansea’s first frozen yoghurt café – and it will offer at least six flavours of the delicious dessert and more than 40 toppings. Katharine and Jess Partner first launched their business, FrozziYo, in one of the temporary retail units near Swansea Arena last year – and it’s been so popular that they’re now gearing up to open a permanent venue on College Street off Princess Way in the city centre. Read More

Stack’D burger restaurant opens on Milford Haven waterfront

Following the success of Sand & Stone Kitchen in Broad Haven, owners Will Nicholas, Lauren Batstone and Courtney Batstone have decided to open a second burger restaurant in Pembrokeshire. Stack’D by Sand & Stone has opened in Sovereign House on Milford Waterfront on March 25th. The new site means that the business now employs around 30 people throughout the three venues. The menu at Stack’D offers smashed burgers, loaded fries and sides. Read More

Pembrokeshire company launches world’s first ‘Fortified Spirit’ with award win

Portafortuna XO (meaning ‘Lucky Charm’) marries 2016 vintage port with 15-year-old XO Brandy, augmented with Cognac and a bespoke recipe of hand-crafted, natural flavours – dark chocolate, burnt orange, rich vanilla and black cherry. It’s the first brand in 300 years to create a new style of drink by blending, maturing and bottling the fortified wine of port with the distilled spirit of brandy, making the world’s first fortified spirit, ‘Spirito Fortificato’. Read More

Black Pool Mill restaurant, near Narberth, to open soon

A new heritage dining experience which has created 35 new jobs is due to open in Pembrokeshire  this month. Following significant investment, the mill, which is set within Minwear Woods and close to Bluestone National Park Resort, will open its doors to the public on Friday, May 12, following careful renovation of the Grade II listed building and surrounding grounds, bringing much of the original building features back to their former glory. Read More

HEALTH & LIFE SCIENCE

£900K Funding to Develop Bespoke VR Training for Future Health Professionals

The use of VR will allow Swansea University to enhance their blended learning approaches and train individuals and teams in an immersive, engaging, and flexible way. Offering the very latest in healthcare training and staying at the cutting edge of immersive education ensures the University maintains its international reputation for innovation and excellence as they train the next generation of health professionals. Read More

Grant Set to Boost Researcher’s Mission to Explore Nerve Damage in the Brain

Dr Roberto Angelini has become the latest academic at Swansea University to receive the prestigious Academy of Medical Science Springboard award. The Springboard grant will allow Dr Angelini to cultivate nerve cells and build a model for measuring signal transmission between them, and he hopes this study could provide important evidence to support new therapies to treat neurodegeneration. Read More

Cancer: New blood test could catch prostate cancer early

People who do not have symptoms for prostate cancer could get a life-saving diagnosis with a new test for sugars in blood. Research at Swansea University is looking into the blood of those with the disease to help develop a test for early detection. Prostate cancer affects one in eight men in the UK and diagnosis has tripled over the last three years. Read More

3D Printed Vegan Nose Developed by Scientists at Swansea University

This process offers a sustainable and personalisable option for patients, utilising plant based materials and human cells to 3D print artificial nose cartilage. The Scar Free Foundation first launched a three year £2.5 million-plus regenerative research program at Swansea University. Focused on developing 3D ‘bioprinted’ facial cartilage, a key aim of this programme was outlined as alleviating the physical and psychological burden of scarring.  Read More

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & ENVIRONMENT

“Real appetite for green energy production in Wales” says Nordic renewables giant

The Norwegian renewables giant behind plans for a green hydrogen energy plant at a former Royal Navy armaments depot in Pembrokeshire has said there is real appetite for green energy production in Wales. Statkraft says its planned plant at Trecwm would generate around three tonnes of green hydrogen daily – enough for a single bus to travel more than 40,000 miles or the equivalent of 350 journeys from Fishguard to Cardiff. Read More

New Milestone for Green Hydrogen Project at Baglan Energy Park South Wales

Protium, Fuel Cell Systems, Enapter and the University of South Wales have commenced operations to generate green hydrogen at Baglan Energy Park. Commissioning Pioneer One marks a significant milestone in building a network of hydrogen generating facilities for the UK’s green hydrogen infrastructure. As a fully-fledged operation Pioneer One will displace up to 111 tonnes of CO2 per year which is equivalent to offsetting 113 London to New York return flights. Read More

A £15m net zero carbon school is being created in Neath Port Talbot

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Rhosafan will be packed with energy efficient technology including a ground source heat pump system and photovoltaic panels plus the use of local supply chains and local materials. The use of carbon intensive materials will be discouraged where practicable in favour of natural and renewable materials and the use of recycled materials, where appropriate, will be encouraged. Read More

Two new community food hubs to launch in Pembrokeshire

The Wales Community Food Distribution Project, led by PLANED, facilitates volunteers and customers to link with local food producers and suppliers to purchase fresh, great value local food. Both food hubs will run weekly – FRAME Haverfordwest on a Wednesday from 12 to 2 pm, at the same location as the Community Fridge; and Pembrokeshire Refill in Pembroke Dock will run on Saturdays from 12 to 4 pm – offering fresh vegetables, fruit and salad to order. Read More

VISITOR ECONOMY & TOURISM

Inside the brilliant new entertainment centre in Llanelli with bowling, darts, UV pool and a diner

A new “family entertainment centre” has opened in Llanelli. Pinopolis is centred around four lanes of ‘Brunswick Spark’ bowling and is the only place in Wales to offer this US-originated immersive and dynamic bowling experience. The huge 17,000 square foot complex, located at the former CEM Day’s car showroom, also boasts a UV pool, augmented reality darts, a soft play area for children, an arcade area, a diner serving delicious street food and a funky bar. Read More

A cheese and cider festival is taking place in Gower this month

Not many things are better than sitting in the sunshine, pint in hand, spending time with your loved ones and listening to live music – and this month, people from across Swansea and Gower will be able to do just that, as the popular annual Gower Cheese and Cider Festival returns. The event, also known as the Gower Cider and Music Festival, will be taking over the grounds of the Gower Heritage Centre in Parkmill village from Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21. Read More

The glorious new cycle route for all the family in Wales that takes you past beach, bay, woods and hills

In Swansea we have some of the best off-road cycling in the country and it’s getting even better with the investment that’s going in to expand it further. And, thanks to a recent extension, there is a brilliant route we just have to tell you about (if you haven’t discovered it already). Read More

You can now explore Swansea’s grim, gruesome and debauched side on a new walking tour

A new walking tour promises to teach people about the city’s darkest secrets of ‘murder, superstitions, debauchery and ghosts that lurk in every alleyway’. Swansea In Gloom has been established by HQ Urban Kitchen Cafe, which spotted an opportunity to tell people all about tales from the city’s history which many will never have heard before, giving a new perspective to buildings and locations they walk past every day. Read More

Medieval marketplace, puppet parade, choirs and folk music at St Davids Pilgrim Fayre

The Pilgrims’ Fayre on May 29 in St Davids Bishop’s Palace boasts an exciting family-friendly programme of performance, song, guided walks, a medieval marketplace, traditional skills demos, and film screenings. It marks the Ancient Connections project coming to a close and the launch of the Wexford-Pembrokeshire Pilgrim Way, with a celebration of communities past and present and the historic and future links between North Wexford and North Pembrokeshire. Read More

EDUCATION

From Tackling Youth Crime to Building New Community Links – Experts Examine How Physical Activity Changes Lives

Experts at the Welsh Institute of Physical Activity, Health and Sport (WIPAHS), examined four programmes which supported almost 4,000 young people across Wales to see how they could be optimised to help reduce young people’s involvement in crime. Among their findings was the need for forces to share best practices and improve communication about lessons they have learned by offering physical activities. Read More

UWTSD Swansea Triathlon 2023

Excitement is building ahead of the UWTSD Swansea Triathlon with staff and students in training for the event to be held in the city on 28th May 2023. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is continuing its partnership with Activity Wales Events (AWE) this year to provide opportunities for students from a range of disciplines to be actively involved in the preparation for one of the city’s premier sporting events. Read More

Swansea Named the Safest Student City in Wales

The independent Complete University Guide has released its latest Crime Safety tables, delving into publicly available data. The results showed a positive picture for Swansea, ranking 6th, making it the safest place in Wales and top 10 for cities in England and Wales. Those heading to Swansea for university can have a great mix of that city experience while being reassured that their safety is being looked after. Read More

UWTSD Academy of Sport celebrates first Presentation Evening

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Sports Clubs celebrated success at their inaugural awards night. Since the launch of the Academy of Sport at the beginning of the Academic year, and working in partnership with the UWTSD Student Union, they are now participating in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions, league and cups which has led to the formation of several new student sports clubs for teams and individual sportspeople. Read More

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tiny Tiger’s Kung Fu
Every Monday 09:45 – 10:45
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Free Yoga & Relaxation for women
Every Monday 14:00 – 15:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Self Help Book Club!
Every Monday 16:00 – 17:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Kung Fu Wales (Little Dragons)
Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 17:00 – 18:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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VIP Class Acts
Every Monday 17:00 – 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Kung Fu Wales
Every Monday 18:30 – 20:15
Every Tuesday & Wednesday 18:30 – 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Community Yoga Class
Every Tuesday 12:00 – 12:50
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Women’s Outdoor Walking Group
Every Tuesday 13:15
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Choirs For Good
Every Tuesday 17:45 – 18:45
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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BUTI MVMNT
Every Tuesday 18:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Zumba
Every Tuesday 18:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Swansea Crafties
Every Wednesday 13:00 – 15:00
elysium, Swansea
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The Big Clean Up
10 May 14:00 – 15:00
Swansea University Bay Campus (Meet at on the boardwalk behind the Great Hall)
Singleton Beach (Meet at The Secret Bar and Kitchen)
Swansea University Singleton Park Campus(Meet at the gates behind Taliesin Arts Centre)
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Access Pilates
Every Wednesday 18:00 – 18:55
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Life Drawing at elysium
Every Wednesday 18:30 – 20:30
elysium, Swansea
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Swansea In Gloom Walking Tour
10 May 19:30 – 21:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Catalyst business networking – THE local independent not for profit event
11 May 07:00 – 09:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Social value and circular economy: impact on communities in Wales
11 May 11:30 – 12:30
Online
Hosted by CEIC
This is also a joint talk from Graham Hirst from Ministry of Furniture
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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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3rd ANNUAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION PGR SYMPOSIUM
11 May 12:00 – 17:30
The Mall, Taliesin Create, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Tyfu Tawe
Every Thursday 13:00 – 13:30
Swansea University Bay Campus
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Community Together Creative Writing Workshops
Every Thursday 13:30 – 15:00
elysium, Swansea
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The ‘Finance’ Series Season 1: Setting up Business Banking
11 May 15:00 – 17:00
Old Glan Afan School, Port Talbot
To book a place call 01639 340889 or email thebusinesscommunity@vivaporttalbot.com

Burlesque Chair Dancing Lessons
Every Thursday 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Mike and The Mechanics Refueled!
11 May 19:30
Swansea Arena
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4 Week FREE Argentine Tango Beginner’s Course
Every Thursday 20:00 – 23:00
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Access Pilates
Every Friday morning
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Exploring Learning and Teaching Spaces Twalk
12 May 09:50 – 11:00
Swansea University Bay Campus
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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 – Mr Urdd
12 May 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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Embrace You! Women’s Wellbeing Group
Every Friday 15:00 – 16:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Gower Constellations
13 May 09:30 – 16:30
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Waterfront Vintage and Makers Market
13 – 14 May 10:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Swansea Comic And Gaming Convention
13 – 14 May 10:00 – 18:00
Swansea Arena
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Wales on Wheels
13 May 11:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Sound Journey (soundbath)
13 May 18:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Eurovision Final Watch Party
13 May 19:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Gambling & Gaming Harm Prevention: City & Guilds Accredited – FREE COURSE
15 May 10:00 – 12:00
Hosted by SCVS
Online
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Pembrokeshire Marine Code event – ‘Storytelling & Sense of Place’
15 May 14:00
Oriel y Parc Gallery & Visitor Centre, St Davids
Hosted by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum
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FREE Monday Argentine Tango Classes in Swansea
15 May 19:30 – 22:30
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Facilitation Skills
16 May 09:30 – 16:00
Face to face – Venue to be confirmed
Hosted by SCVS
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Five Week Practical Beekeeping Course
Every Tuesday from 16 May 10:00 – 15:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Swansea Marina Litter Pick
17 May 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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The Protection of Vulnerable People at Sea
17 May 12:00 – 18 May 17:00
Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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PGCE Welsh-medium Open Day
17 May 13:00 – 16:00
Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Catalyst business networking – THE local independent not for profit event
18 May 07:00 – 09:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Drop-in sessions with your Local Area Coordinator
18 May 10:00 – 13:00
208 High Street, Swansea
Hosted by Switched On and The Environment Centre
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Wales Virtual Networking
18 May 13:00 – 14:00
Online
Hosted by FSB Wales
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The ‘Finance’ Series Season 2: A Quick Guide to Cashflow Forecasts
18 May 15:00 – 17:00
Old Glan Afan School, Port Talbot
To book a place call 01639 340889 or email thebusinesscommunity@vivaporttalbot.com

May Lunch
19 May 12:15 – 15:30
Blancos Hotel Hotel Bar and Restaurant, Port Talbot
Hosted by Swansea Bay Business Club
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Swansea College of Art UWTSD: Summer Show 2023 Opening Night
19 May 18:00 – 21:00
Swansea College of Art, University of Wales Trinity Saint David
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Limehouse Lizzy 2023
19 May 19:30
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Repair Cafe (no need to book)
20 May 10:30 – 13:30
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Come to Sing!
20 May 11:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Tune School with Cery Rhys Matthews
20 May 11:00 – 13:00
elysium, Swansea
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Swansea In Gloom Walking Tour
20 May 12:00 – 13:30
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Workshop with Sama Fabian
20 May 16:00 – 18:00
The Swansea Wellbeing Centre
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Dance, Dance 2! Festival Edition
20 May 21:00
The Queens Hall, Narberth
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Welsh Tango All Day Spring Showcase: Workshops, Picnic and Live Music Milonga
21 May 10:30 – 19:30
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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WONDERFEST!
21 May 11:00 – 16:00
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Dave Gorman: Powerpoint to the People
21 May 19:30
Swansea Arena
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UWTSD Apprenticeships Roadshow Week
22 – 26 May
You name the time and the place and they will come to you! They will be visiting Pembroke, Haverfordwest, Carmarthen, Llanelli, Neath Port Talbot, Bridgend, and Cardiff
To make an appointment email e.hunt@uwtsd.ac.uk 

FREE Monday Argentine Tango Classes in Swansea
22 May 19:30 – 22:30
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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The Community Business Network: Supporting NPT Businesses to Develop & Grow
24 May 08:00 – 10:30
Old Glan Afan School, Port Talbot
To book a place call 01639 340889 or email thebusinesscommunity@vivaporttalbot.com

Yoga with Anna
24 May 09:00 – 10:00
elysium, Swansea
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The Green Recovery – A Toolkit for Organisations
24 May 10:30 – 13:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
Hosted by SCVS
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Enterprise Meet & Mingle
24 May 14:00
Hosted by Swansea University
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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Talisman Poetry Open Mic
24 May 19:00 – 23:00
elysium, Swansea
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Swansea In Gloom Walking Tour
24 May 19:30 – 21:00
HQ Urban Kitchen, Swansea
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The ‘Finance’ Series Season 3: The Funding Fair
25 May 10:30 – 16:00
Old Glan Afan School, Port Talbot
To book a place call 01639 340889 or email thebusinesscommunity@vivaporttalbot.com

‘Salt’: Catrin Kean in conversation with Alan Bilton
25 May 19:00 – 20:00
Mumbles Tabernacle Church
Hosted by Swansea University
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Pembroke Drop In Business Support
26 May 09:00 – 12:00
Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock
Hosted by FSB Wales
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Swansea QueerCon 2023
27 May 12:00 – 23:30
elysium, Swansea
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Jack Whitehall: Settle Down
27 May 15:00 & 19:30
Swansea Arena
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Towards Net Zero: Carbon Reduction & Energy Savings Training Course for SME
30 May 09:00 – 16:30
Online
Hosted by Business Swansea
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Print-Tastic Make & Take
30 May – 2 June 12:30 – 15:30
National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
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Swansea Marina Litter Pick
31 May 10:00 – 12:00
The Environment Centre, Swansea
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Catalyst business networking – THE local independent not for profit event
1 June 07:00 – 09:00
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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‘Vulcana’: Rebecca F. John in conversation with Elaine Canning
1 June 19:00 – 20:00
Taliesin Create, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Ceramica Botanica
3 – 4 June 10:00 – 17:30
National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne
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Tune School with Cery Rhys Matthews
3 June 11:00 – 13:00
elysium, Swansea
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Welsh Tango Summer Masquerade Milonga
3 June 20:00 – 23:30
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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FREE Monday Argentine Tango Classes in Swansea
5 June 19:30 – 22:30
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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Invitation to Business Breakfast Club: Digital Apprenticeship
15 June 08:30 – 10:30
IQ Building, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Swansea
To book email apprenticeships@uwtsd.ac.uk 

The time is now: Designing and implementing a circular future in Wales
4 July 09:30 – 15:45
Cardiff City Stadium
Hosted by CEIC
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Swansea University: NEW IPM 2023 – One Health
5 September 09:00 – 7 September 17:00
Hosted by Natural Products BioHUB
Swansea University Singleton Park Campus
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