Sunday, 21 July 2013

IWA: The Second City of Wales? Swansea and its Identity

On Tuesday 30th July, the Dylan Thomas Centre will be hosting an event organised by the Institute of Welsh Affairs to celebrate and explore our wonderful city of Swansea. With the recent news that announced the creation of Wales’s first ‘city region’, comprised of the Swansea Bay area, and the fact that Swansea is a strong contender for the 2017 City of Culture, it is fitting that the IWA are dedicating an evening to discussing Swansea’s exciting future. One of Swansea’s most celebrated sons, the poet Nigel Jenkins, will be leading the conversation, along with IWA’s director, Lee Waters. The evening will also be the official launch of the photograph exhibition that features in the recent IWA publication, 25/25 Vision: Welsh Horizons Across 50 Years. This book contains essays and accompanying black and white photographs of 25 of Wales’s leading writers in both the political and cultural spheres (including some familiar faces from CREW). The essays in the collection are well worth a read; the writers were invited to reflect on their own experience of Wales, and to look ahead to a Wales they want to see in the near future.

To top it all, the evening also includes Welsh folk music, thanks to a Swansea-based mother and daughter folk-duo, DnA, who will be performing songs from their latest album.

Further details can be found at the IWA website

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