We want it… we need it… and we can deliver it!

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

Who's backing the Swansea 2021 bid?

The #SwanseaIsCulture Digital Mosaic

We invited you to support our #SwanseaIsCulture photo booth for Wales’ largest ever digital mural and HUNDREDS of you took part. Take a look here…

Team Swansea 2021

Talking Culture

To celebrate our finalist bid to become UK City of Culture 2021 we will be making a series of films over the next few months to celebrate Swansea’s diverse and extensive cultural offering in the city and we’ll be asking the people of Swansea why and what they love about culture. More..

Swansea Tales

Swansea celebrities have been sharing their heartfelt, quirky and illuminating memories of their city to encourage people to go along to an emotive new exhibition at Volcano Theatre on High Street.  More…

Wynne Evans - Swansea? No Other City Can Go Compare

Our Cultural Pioneers

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.…

Erin Rickard

Erin Rickard, Artist and Arts Instigator. "My relationship with Swansea…

Mrs Uzo Iwobi OBE

Mrs Uzo Iwobi OBE, Chief Executive, Race Council Cymru. "Swansea…

Dave Cottle

Dave Cottle, Creative Director, Swansea International Jazz Festival. "I come…

Anne-Marie Rogan

Anne-Marie Rogan, Chief Executive, YMCA Swansea. "Swansea changed my life.…

Pierre Donahue

Pierre Donahue - Artistic Director, Do Not Go Gentle Festival.…

Lauren Heckler

Lauren Heckler, Lauren Heckler, Artist in Residence, The Elysium Gallery.…

Chris Griffiths

Chris Griffiths, European Surf Champion and Surfboard maker. "Swansea and…

Ify Iwobi

Ify Iwobi, Welsh Musician of the Year 2016 "I am…

Steven Stokes

Steven Stokes, Director, TEDxSwansea #Swansea2021 "Saturday's theme at TEDxSwansea was Evolve.…

Huw Williams

Huw Williams, Commercial Manager Creative Industries at Coastal Housing #Swansea2021 "I…

Lucy Beddall

Lucy Beddall, Project Officer UWTSD and Events Manager Urban Foundry. #Swansea2021…

Russell T Davies

Russell T Davies, Screenwriter and television producer whose work includes…

Alan Curtis

Alan Curtis, former Wales international footballer and Loan Player Manager…

Paul Davies

Paul Davies, Artistic Director, Volcano “I’m Welsh. I worked in…

Glenys Cour, Artist.

Glenys Cour, Artist. "In the 70's my husband and I…

Skin Phillips

Skin Phillips, team manager Adidas. "I really love the Gower…

Mal Pope

Mal Pope, Musician and Producer "I was a Swansea boy.…

Carrie Rhys-Davies

Carrie Rhys-Davies, Programme Manager, From the Station to the Sea…

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