Swansea International Festival Llandeilo-born violin virtuoso Rakhi Singh and brilliant Polish-born accordionist Bartosz Glowacki, draw from an eclectic range of styles from baroqueto Bulgaria to Welsh folk to 20th century classical. The duo and guests weave a worldwide musical tapestry.
National Theatre Live The Threepenny Opera - As Live (15) Mack the Knife is back in town. A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre. London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…
Swansea International Festival Minima provide live musical accompaniment to The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney. Prepare to open your eyes and ears to a daring collision of image and sound as Minima’s unique sonic palette breathes new life into one of the great silent film classics. Their electrifying post-rock score captures the horror of the story but also finds pathos and romance, drawing us into the subterranean nightmare world of the hideously disfigured Phantom.
Led by Cuban flautist Jose Zalba-Smith, director of Tradicional Cubano who visited Taliesin in 2014, The Mañana Collective is a powerhouse of Latin rhythm, playing Cuban and Brazilian music together explosively. A volatile, love-loaded party bag around every corner, full of beans. An unstoppable expression of joy! Special guest tonight is former member of the Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra, Irakere and Afro-Cuban All Stars, Jose’s father: Javier Zalba.
If you are interested in the local foods produced in Wales and its border counties then the Mumbles Farmer Market is the place to be. The Market runs every second Saturday of the month selling local produce.
Swansea International Festival The new gold-standard of traditional Irish and American roots music, We Banjo 3 bring their unique fusion of traditional and contemporary music with a breathtaking command of fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo.
The Elis James & John Robins Experience - Live at Swansea Grand Theatre
Semyon Bychkov conducts a cast of young, up-and-coming talent including American soprano Corinne Winters in a new production of Mozart’s opera on the nature of love.
Kathryn Barker productions in association with London Classic Theatre The Collector is a compelling tale of murder, evil and betrayal set in occupied Iraq and born out of Henry Naylor's own experiences of a visit to Bagram Airbase in 2003. Relevant, political theatre, it was one of the most highly-acclaimed shows at the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, winning a prestigious Fringe First Award. Following a sold-out run at London’s Arcola Theatre, it now embarks on a National Tour.
The Uplands Markets is a monthly street markets selling a huge range of Welsh produce from beautiful hand-made items to delicious fresh food. It takes place 9AM - 1PM on the last SATURDAY of each month (with the odd exception) at Gwydr Square, Uplands, Swansea SA2 0HD.