CULTURE

Now For More: Swansea’s mini weekender!

To all of you returning to Swansea: welcome back! And to all of you new starters, welcome to your charming home for the next academic...

Xtreme Radio #SSB18 Interviews

At this years Summer Ball, we got the chance to speak to some of your favourite artists. Check out the interviews below. Eleri Angharad &...

Is Uplands really as hip as it claims to be?

After being tagged in a WalesOnline article dubbing Uplands as ‘one of the hippest places in the country’ which was mainly due to a...

The Little Prince – a book to return to

The Little Prince – originally Le Petit Prince – was penned by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and was first published in 1943. Now, 75 years...

PRE-YEAR ABROAD NERVES and how to calm them

by Meryl Hanmer No matter how confident a person you are or how well prepared you feel, there will always be that niggling voice of...

A peek inside the Dylan Thomas Theatre

by Carys Svendsen Way back in September, I wrote a cultural guide of Swansea and mentioned the Dylan Thomas Theatre. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until February...

Swansea labelled “part of writing history” with Egypt centre discovery

By Alex Evans An exciting new discovery at Swansea University’s own Egypt Centre has been described as “part of writing history” by Egyptology students here...

World Poetry Day 2018

By: Emily Maybanks Today – 21st March 2018 – is World Poetry Day. Poetry is, of course, literary work in which the expression of feelings...

‘Research as Art’: A 2017 Review

By Carys Svendsen The ‘Research as Art’ competition is back once again and needs you! From personal memory, I recall one of the winners -...

Money For Nothing at Grand Theatre Swansea

By Nicola McAndrew Gather round Dire Straits fans, this one’s for you. Who here loves Dire Straits? Yes, an obviously rhetorical question. I can almost hear...

PREVIEW: The Embroidery Girl at Grand Theatre Swansea, 30th March ’18

After Swansea losing the ‘City of Culture 2021’ bid last year, it’s exciting to find that despite the loss, Swansea is still wealthy in...

SIT DOWN YOU’RE ROCKING THE THEATRE – Review: Guys and Dolls

by Molly Dowrick I had high expectations for this year's Swansea University's performing arts societies musical Guys and Dolls, and I was not disappointed! I...

Ogre The Edge – Doug Scott’s battle against nature

by Laurence Brown To celebrate the BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour coming to Llanelli at Ffwrnes Theatre on 22nd March, Laurence Brown recalls...

The Cherry Orchard at The Dylan Thomas Theatre

By Carys Svendsen ****/5 A great night out full of drama as well as a fair few laughs throughout the performance. If you’re a fan...

Guys and Dolls Interview with the Director (Jevan Cannon) and Assistant...

by Molly Dowrick Jevan Cannon began planning and preparing for this year's Performing Arts Societies musical Guys and Dolls last May! Setting out to create...

Preview: Guys & Dolls

Guys and Dolls is Frank Loesser’s toe-tapping musical comedy based on the stories and characters of Damon Runyon. This year, Swansea University’s Performing Arts...

A Christmas Carol @ The Grand Theatre

By Carys Svendsen & Laurence Brown ***/5 ‘You shall be visited by the ghost of reviews past, the ghost of reviews present and the ghost of...

Leviathan Review

By Carys Svendsen *****/5 “...to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath...

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography Review

By Carys Svendsen **/5 Jane Eyre is very much the marmite of the literature world. When Taliesin announced the show Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, I leapt...

Walking in a Swansea Wonderland

By Carys Svendsen It’s that time of the year again: Time for reluctantly accepting the freezing Welsh rain (and perhaps snow) in your warmest outfit...

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

By: Emily Maybanks Wednesday (15th November 2017) afternoon saw me – a twenty-something-year-old university student – sitting in the front row at Swansea Grand Theatre,...

A Written Tour of Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

by Carys Svendsen Picture the scene: it’s a typical Swansea day and you’re walking into town whilst horizontal rain is striking your already soaked and...

A Festival Fit for a Poet

By Nicola McAndrew If you’re a university student new to Swansea, or have lived here your whole life, you’ll know by now that this seaside...

Review: La Bohème @ Taliesin 8th October 2017

By Lizzie Findley Since La bohème’s operatic debut, there have been countless interpretations of Puccini’s masterpieces, and 2017 brings us the latest adaptation from the...

Emily talks about Il Divo

  Il Divo is a multi-national classical crossover group. There’s Sébastien Izambard who is a French singer-songwriter; Baritone, Carlos Marìn from Spain; Tenor, Urs Bühler...

Review: Sunset Boulevard at Swansea Grand Theatre

By Molly Dowrick "I am big. It's the pictures That got small" I've always been a bit of a theatre luvvie and I've always enjoyed musical theatre,...

Professor Elwen Evans QC Interview

SUTV's Carlos Tseng speaks with Professor Elwen Evans QC, Head of the College of Law at Swansea University
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Professor Richard B Davies interview

SUTV's Carlos Tseng speaks with Professor Richard B Davies, Vice Chancellor or Swansea University.

Swansea Fringe Festival highlight review – Swansea Laptop Orchestra

By Tom Emlyn September’s Swansea Fringe Festival was a remarkable affair – a 3-day extravaganza that filled the High Street with music, poetry and comedy....

I Don’t Really Understand Surrealist Comedy: Swansea Fringe Giant Seagull Comedy...

By Rory James My relationship with comedy has always been a bit strange to say the least. That’s not to say that I don’t like...

A World of Welsh Whisky: Swansea Fringe Festival

By Heather Dimmer As part of the Swansea Fringe weekend, I attended a whisky tasting session at the Tech Hub in the Urban Village, just...

Review: Agatha Christie’s A Murder is Announced

By Ben Larwood & Carys Svendsen ‘The question is: who is going to be murdered?’ As an Agatha Christie newcomer who’s only watched the Doctor Who...

World Teachers Day 2017

Emily Maybanks celebrates World Teachers Day 2017 and recalls the teachers and experiences that have made a difference to her life.

A Freshers’ Guide to Culture in Swansea

by Carys Svendsen So you’ve arrived at Swansea and you’re craving a need for a culture adventure but wondering where to go. Fear not, for...

Review: Abba Forever

By Carys Svendsen Now I know what you’re thinking: how could there possibly be a review for a tribute act for one of the most...

Swansea Science Festival

By Heather Dimmer This year’s annual Swansea Science Festival at the Waterfront Museum played host to more than forty exhibits over seven exhibition zones, with...

Swansea Fringe: The Preview Review

By Rory James The Swansea Fringe Festival cometh, and it promises to showcase talented performers, poets, musicians and comedians, all from the local area. The...

Eid Mubarak!: Eid Celebrations at Swansea University

By Rory James On Friday 1st September, Muslims around the world celebrated “Eid Ul Adha”, the “Sacrifice Feast”, which is one of the holiest events...

Preview: ABBA Forever @ Swansea Grand Theatre, 7th September

By Carys Svendsen ABBA – Forever, presented by Sweeney Entertainments, is one of the UK’s leading International tribute shows. It’s enjoyed by  theatre audiences from...

Wolf Alice interview

Xtreme radio's Alex Evans speaks to Theo Ellis and Joff Oddie from Wolf Alice ahead of their show at the Muni Arts Centre. Alex: How...

Bug Week Invades Oriel Science during May Half-Term, Monday 29th May...

Get up close to cockroaches, giant millipedes, stick insects, maggots and more during Oriel Science’s Bug Week from Monday 29th May to Friday 2nd...

Launch of Gorffennol, the Swansea University History Department Student Journal

By Amy Megson Thursday, 25 May, is the launch of the History Department’s student-led journal, Gorffennol. We would like to welcome students and staff, from...

Gym Gym (Gymdeithas Gymraeg)

by Rebecca Martin, translated by Meg McNab  Ar y 25ain o Fawrth, 2017, fe wnaeth Y Gymdeithas Gymraeg cynnal digwyddiad a oedd yn gwbl newydd...

So, I Joined a Sorority…

By Shannon Jones We’ve all heard the stereotypes of the sorority girl: the pretty, popular, stuck-up girls that aren’t too sharp when it comes to...

Mis Mawrth Unwaith Eto

By Meg McNab Chwifiwch hwyl fawr i Chwefror, mae’r gwanwyn wedi dod. Byddwn yn gweld y diwedd o’r gaeaf a’i thywydd erchyll. Fe fydd hi...

Twin Town

There are many options available to me to introduce you to a true part of Welsh heritage, some you will know (you can’t avoid...

Traveling in Style with Brendan Sheerin

By Sarah Harris The red cards are poised, the Segways are on standby and our favourite tour guide is back in business. Brendan Sheerin is pinning...

Debating and Feminist Society Collide!

The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day. This day commemorates a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women....

Cinderella

By Zoe Stabler All of the performing arts societies collaborated together for a performance of the much loved ‘Cinderella’ performed in February in the Taliesin....

The Greatest Super Bowl Ever: Tom Brady, Hamilton, Gaga and a...

Another year; another Super Bowl. The grandiose event that showcases the American love for spectacle. Arguably, the biggest sporting event in the U.S., if...

Going Dutch – My Adventures in the land of the bikes,...

By Lauren Putt It’s hard to believe that over a year ago I was getting ready to embark on my third year abroad in Nijmegen,...

christmas in copenhagen

By Nathan Lloyd The semester is nearly done and things are beginning to feel a bit more festive. Parties have become a little more mulled...

Taliesin Arts Centre

Taliesin Arts Centre is your on campus arts hub, providing a range of films, live performances and live stream broadcasts to suit everyone. Live music...

New societies for 2016

By Hazel Stabler Fresher’s fayre is over, the tent has been brought down, and lectures have begun. And yet, the time for joining new societies...

MIKAH MEYER ON HIS WORLD RECORD AND HAPPINESS

By Tim Morizet This week I had the pleasure to talk with self-confessed travel maniac Mikah Meyer, who some of you probably recognise from his...