Croeso i Abertawe Welcome to Swansea

Welcome to Swansea, our friendly, happy, City of Sanctuary; a diverse, culturally rich city by the sea with a unique combination of urban and rural settings at the centre of the south coast of Wales.  Our bid to be UK City of Culture 2021 stems from an enduring commitment to place culture at the heart of our regeneration and growth.

UK City of Culture 2021

UK City of Culture 2021

Introducing the City of Culture and why we feel this is Swansea’s time to shine.

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Our City

Our City

Discover Swansea, our culture, our pride and why “ambition is”…still “critical”

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Our People

Our People

Find out about the people that make this Ugly, Lovely town tick and the people behind the city’s current cultural revolution.

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To give Swansea the best chance of winning UK City of Culture 2021 we need everyone in this wonderful City to get behind our bid. Whether your are a business or individual there are lots of ways you can do this…


Our Culture

Our People

Discover the people that make our Ugly Lovely town tick, from musicians and creative artists to sporting heroes

Charles Uzzell Edwards

Charles Uzzell Edwards (Pure Evil). Artist. "I was the only…

Non Stanford

Non Stanford is a Welsh professional triathlete and the 2013…

Catrin Saran James

Catrin Saran James, Archivist and Artist. "Swansea has always inspired…

Jeff Towns

Jeff Towns, Swansea Book Seller, "The Dylan Thomas Guy" "My…

Jonathan Powell

Jonathan Powell, Director at Elysium Gallery. "I have been running…

Jane Simpson

Jane Simpson, Artist and Gallery owner. "As a kid growing…

Gemma Copp

Gemma Copp, Artist, Filmmaker, Performer. "As a child I grew…

Yasmin Warrey

Yasmin Warrey, The Young People’s Writing Squad, Swansea. Age 12.…

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