By Alex Evans
After 20 years, the cast and director of cult Swansea film Twin Town reunited in Singleton Park to celebrate its anniversary.
The event put on by local independent cinema, Cinema & Co was attended by 3000 people. The night included live music and a Q & A with the director Kevin Allen and the cast. The event was much more popular than expected which meant that the event had to be moved from the beach into Singleton Park.
Despite the poor weather trying its best to spoil the event the attendees fought through it with thousands of ponchos on display. The atmosphere was great with the audience quoting almost the entire film and singing along to the soundtrack. There were many T-shirts on display with memorable lines from the film being sold out of a caravan on site.
The timing of this event was particularly timely as Swansea launches its bid to be the 2021 UK city of culture and what better way to show the culture of Swansea than showing the biggest film to come out of Swansea. Despite showing a very rough version of Swansea the film has become a cultural icon and being at this showing the cultural impact that the film had on the residents of Swansea is undeniable.
The response to this event shows that 20 years on that Twin Town is still relevant and has an enduring quality that hopefully will be kept in the sequel Tin Town which begins production soon.