To celebrate Swansea’s bid to become UK City Of Culture 2021, we’d love to hear your memories of Swansea and culture in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s etc – Did you have a favourite film, band, poet, music, club, theatre, pantomime, youth club or sport or hobbie?
Tell us just one memory which particularly stands out for you…..
Send us a short memory of a moment in time in Swansea – if you can send us a photo of you from this time we’d love to see one!
The best stories and memories will be shared on this page!
Watch these Swansea Tales from Jack Jones (Trampolene), Swansea City and Wales Legend Alan Curtis, Musician and producer Mal Pope and West End Star Ria Jones.
Swansea celebrities have been sharing their heartfelt, quirky and illuminating memories of their city to encourage people to go along to this emotive new exhibition.
I was at the last game in the Vetch!”
I got these at Mettoys Fforestfach Swansea”
“My first visit to Swansea Grand Theatre was when my Mum took me to see ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ when I was 9 months old and I am told that I sat on her lap and was completely mesmerised by what I saw and so my love of the theatre had started.
I was lucky that my parents encouraged me to see many different types of theatre productions as possible and also supported me when I started attending dance and drama lessons at The Grand Theatre and I subsequently appeared in amateur and professional shows there along with plays at other venues in Swansea with West Glamorgan Youth Theatre.
I’m now privileged to be studying dance at Performers College in Essex and know that I am there due to the wonderful opportunities given to me by the culture of Swansea and I am extremely proud to tell people about my home City.”
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