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27 – 29 July 2018
Oystermouth Castle Grounds

Free to all during the day, ticketing evening performancesTickets can be purchased below:

Combining food, music and games, the White Lady Family Summer Festival offers a weekend of entertainment for the whole family. There will be music and performances from popular bands and acts such as Abba’s Angels and The Curious on both Friday and Saturday evenings – plus more to be announced!

On Saturday 28 July, the afternoon will play host to the crazy “It’s a knockout!” competition. Based around the famous television show teams compete head to head on a variety of costume, relay and inflatable games.– so be sure to get your team in training! Sunday also features the newly introduced Tug of War competition as the  weekend will be rounded off with a grand finale on Sunday evening from the Festival Orchestra of Wales, featuring a Proms concert with music from some of your favourite films.

Local pubs; The Park, Mumbles Ale House and The Pilot will be running a beer tent, with Cheers Wine Merchants running a Gin Bar. Food stalls will also be available featuring local businesses such as Chai, Gower Ice Cream and Tuckers.

To sign up for ‘It’s a Knockout’ or  The Tug of War participants can either download the forms below and return them to mark.ramsey@mumbles.gov.uk or visit the Mumbles Community Council Offices

[ Tug of War – Sign up sheet  ]   [  IKO – Sign up sheet 2018 ] [ U18 – Consent Form ] 

  • U18 must have a consent form completed by a guardian


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Festival Programme 

Friday July 27th

6.45pm Site Opens

7.00pm Rumblestrutters

8.15pm ABBA’s Angels

 

Saturday July 28th

12:00pm Site Opens

12:30pm It’s a Knockout

5.45pm Site closes (for non-ticket holders)

6.45pm Site opens (ticket holders only – £10, concessions *£8 )

7:00pm Jango Haze

9:00pm The Curious

 

Sunday July 29th

11.45am Site Opens

12:00pm Tug of War

1:00pm Children’s stories with popular local author Spencer Davieson

3:00pm Tug of war

3.30pm City of Swansea Concert Band

5:00pm Dan Stockton

6.00pm Site Closes (for non-ticket holders)

6.45pm Site Opens (ticket holders only – £7, concessions *£5)

7.00pm Siwan Howells

7.45pm Festival Orchestra of Wales

Further updates will follow, stay tuned!

 

The White Lady Festival
White Lady Festival

Sculpture by the SeaSculpture on the Coast Project – Year of the Sea 2018

We are pleased to announce the start of our exciting new project – a special way-marking sculpture trail along the Gower Coastal Path. The sculpture trail will coincide with our annual Beach Sculpture Festival and will showcase contemporary Welsh arts in an adventurous, inspiring way. The project will give a distinctive cultural visual arts experience for all and encourage active lifestyles.

Five site specific way-marking sculptures in total are being created especially for the trail between Mumbles and Rhossili by our artists using concepts inspired by the 2018 theme Year of The Sea. The artists involved are Ami Marsden, Tina Cunningham and Sara Holden. The first sculpture of our special way-marking sculpture trail for the Gower Coastal path has been installed at Horton Beach, Gower – a Surf Arch designed and made by Sara Holden.

The special sculpture trail along the coastal path will educate, involve, inspire and motivate people of all ages, abilities and cultures from both the tourism and community sectors. The aim is to showcase the beauty and diversity of the Welsh coastal sea and landscapes by encouraging people to discover, view and explore Gower using the interconnecting coastal path with its stunning views and breath-taking proximity to the ocean. Through creating this special sculpture trail, we wish to bring visual arts into the public domain making it possible for everyone to have the opportunity to understand, enjoy, and actively engage with the arts. We anticipate that that this will be an exciting, interesting, thought provoking, adventurous project. As a major cultural feature in the Wales Tourist calendar, it will inspire visitors to visit beautiful Wales and take part in our fantastic open air event.

The project will incorporate educational, adventurous, fun and discovery aspects with a trail quiz that can be solved by following the sculpture trail map and revealing the secrets behind the artworks. This inspiring activity will give the opportunity for everyone to enjoy a healthy and fit lifestyle as they enjoy beautiful scenery and engage with culture and history along the trail. The sculptures will be placed on different places along the coastal path so people could follow the trail over several days if they wish, leisurely stopping off at various points to visit the many lovely Gower beaches or other scenic beauty spots. The trail will link in with our annual Beach Sculpture Festival which will be run for the fourteenth year in July 2018 at various beaches on Gower, including Bracelet Bay, Caswell, Oxwich and Port Eynon. As the project unfolds, we will be posting all new developments and details about the sculpture trail including designs and locations on our website www.artandeducationbythesea.co.uk

The sculpture trail will link in with our annual Festival –

WHAT: Beach Sculpture Festival 2018 / Gwyl Cerfluniau Traeth 2018

WHERE AND WHEN:

Wednesday, 25th July – Caswell Beach

Thursday, 26th July – Oxwich Beach

Friday, 27th July – Port Eynon Beach

Saturday, 28th July – Bracelet Bay

Sunday, 29th July – Blackpill Beach (by Lido)

TIMES: Between 10.00 am and 4.00p.m. FREE Drop in workshop (all ages and abilities welcome).

The project has been part funded via the Welsh Government’s Tourism Product Innovation Fund which aims to encourage new innovative product ideas working in partnership which will have a greater impact and attract more visitors

Mae’r prosiect wedi cael ei ariannu drwy Gronfa Arloesi Cynnyrch Twristiaeth Llywodraeth Cymru sy’n anelu at annog syniadau cynnyrch arloesol newydd trwy weithio mewn partneriaeth er mwyn cael mwy o effaith a denu mwy o ymwelwyr

Other sponsors include AONB, City and County of Swansea, Mumbles Community Council, Wales Coast Path / NRW and National Trust, UWTSD, SCVS, Beach House, Oxwich Bay Hotel, Castellamare and MDT. Project Photography by Phil Holden

All Press Enquiries to Sara Holden Tel: 01792 367571, sara@artandeducationbythesea.co.uk

Santander CyclesMumbles Community Council are proud to announce that the fantastic Santander Bike Scheme is coming to Mumbles and the Swansea Bay Area.

This forms a part of our strategy to improve the health and wellbeing of the community and visitors to our beautiful part of the world. In conjunction with this, the Bike Hubs will play a part in reducing congestion, encourage greater connectivity along the frontage of Swansea bay and showcase strong brand name support for the thriving Village of Mumbles.

With the improvements announced to Swansea City Centre and the Events Arena, Mumbles will play a huge part in supporting the development of the Swansea City Deal and maintain its role as a community that will never rest on its laurels.

Santander Cycles Swansea will launch on 5 July at Swansea University’s Fulton House Refectory on the Singleton Park Campus.

From 5 July, 50 bikes will be available for the whole community and visitors to the city to use. The hubs will be situated at the following locations across Swansea Bay:

Swansea University’s Singleton Park Campus
The Fabian Way Park and Ride
The Civic Centre
The National Waterfront Museum
Swansea University’s Bay Campus

A sixth hub in Mumbles will follow shortly and is due to be in place later this Summer.