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Tabernacle Morriston Choir

A mixed-voice choir regarded as the second oldest choir in Wales.

We sing a wide variety of music ranging from classical to modern.

Rehearsals take place in the Tabernacle Chapel Vestry, Woodfield Street, Morriston every Sunday, August and Bank Holidays excepted. New members are welcomed and there is no requirement to read music or audition for new members. You just join in the section where your voice feels comfortable. Currently, we are seeking male voices to join us but female voices will also be welcomed.

For further information why not have an informal chat with the choir secretary, David Morgans  on 07739 467 494 or  by email david.tabernaclechoir@gmail.com

Services Offered: Entertainment, musical education, spreading musical excellence to the wider world through concerts and appearances at numerous venues. Singing creates a feeling of well-being and is recognised as being good for your health.

Organisation/Service Address: Rehearsals:
Tabernacle Chapel Vestry, Woodfield Street, Morriston

Is public access available at this address: yes

Facilities Available: Large seating area with toilets and tea making facilities. Piano and access if required to the chapel organ.

Website: tabernacle morriston choir.org.uk

Contact Name: Mr David Morgans
Position In Organisation: Secretary
Contact Mobile Number: 07739 467 494

Contact Address: david.tabernaclechoir@gmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: On-street parking in surrounding streets

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Sundays 7.00pm to 9.00pm except August and Bank Holidays

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English & Welsh

Affiliations/Qualifications: Ty Cerdd

Registered Charity Number: 1116477

Membership Costs/Charges: £80.00 per year

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Paul Winkley (horticultural speaker)

Description: Horticultural speaker also travel talks .

Services Offered: Illustrated talks on the environment and horticulture for gardening clubs ladies institutes etc.

Facilities Available: All talks with photos , screen and power point features.

Contact Name: Paul Winkley.
Position In Organisation: Lecturer .

Contact Address: 55 , Cwmgelli Close , Treboeth , Swansea . SA5 9BZ.

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 792395

Contact E-mail Address: paul.winkley3@ntlworld.com

 

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Jenny Treasure’s Martial Arts Academy

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: Tae Kwon Do

Description: Jenny Treasure offers small group quality lessons that are beneficial to the youth of today. She teaches an interesting syllabus for families and also runs self defence courses. She is one of the first women to take up tae kwon do in Singapore in 1970 whilst serving with the Women's Royal Air Force. She is presently a 6th degree black belt master level with 30 years teaching and practitioner experience and had her own organisation in Belgium for over 20 years. She has also written a book on the subject which is autobiographical.

Services Offered: Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts and self defence courses for women and men

Organisation/Service Address: 257 Frampton Road, Gorseinon SA44LY

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Large Hall and Small hall for training

Website: www.treasure-tkd.co.uk

Contact Name: Jenny Treasure
Position In Organisation: Chief Instructor

Contact Address: Vivian Hall, Oystermouth Road, Blackpill, SA3

Contact Telephone Number: 01792511545
Contact Telephone Number: 01792511545

Contact E-mail Address: j_treasure@hotmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Side of Hall and On the street

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening/Meeting Times: Monday and Thursday, 5.30-7.30

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English, French, Dutch, Spanish

Affiliations/Qualifications: United Tae Kwon Do International, 3rd to 6th Dan. International Tae Kwon Do Organisation, lst KUP, TAGB, UK 1st to 2nd Dan

Company limited by guarantee Number: 08399500

Membership Costs/Charges: £40 PER YEAR

Publications Produced: A Book in hard back form and in digital. 'My story' by a female tae kwon do master', Jenny Treasure

Please add any other details: I want to encourage young people to take up my self defence courses to give them life skills.

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Treboeth History Society

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: No

Description: A community historical group open to all.

Services Offered: Monthly guest speakers followed by light refreshment.
Day trips to places of historical interest.
Tours of two/ three days to areas of historical/ cultural interest.

Organisation/Service Address: St. Albans Church Hall New Road off Llangyfelach Road Treboeth Swansea

Facilities Available: Light Refreshments Conveniences

Contact Name: Stephen James
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: 36 Castle Graig Morriston Swansea
SA6 8NW

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 798376
Contact Mobile Number: 07722563006

Contact E-mail Address: stephen590james@btinternet.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Unmade private road Street parking

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: First Thursday of every month commencing 2.00 pm

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English

Membership Costs/Charges: Annual membership currently £4.00 (subject to change). Entrance fee of £2.00 at each monthly talk. Day trips and tours are individual priced.

Publications Produced: Treboeth
Historical & Pictorial Record. Treboeth (DVD)
Historical & Pictorial Record

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Sew Swansea

Description: We provide group classes and one to one sessions held out our studio that are open to members of the public and booked via our website. We can be hired out, along with our sewing machines, to teach at community groups or other local organisations.

Services Offered: Group classes in beginners sewing, beginners crochet, children's clothing, dressmaking.
Pattern drafting, 6 week or weekend courses.
Fortnightly Social Crafting events
Sewing Machine Surgery

For community groups, we offer one-off 2-3 hour sewing sessions to 12-week block bookings.

Please see our website for further information.

Organisation/Service Address: 217 High Street Swansea
SA1 1PE

Is public access available at this address: By appointment/pre-booking of a class or workshop

Facilities Available: Sewing Machines Sewing equipment - pins, scissors etc Crochet hooks Refreshments available at every class, free of charge.

Website:

www.sewswansea.co.uk

Contact Name: Tasha Middleton
Position In Organisation: Owner/Tutor

Contact E-mail Address: sewswansea@gmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Various pay and display carparks in the area

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Private (Profit)

Opening/Meeting Times: Classes are run Tuesday-Friday 7pm-9pm Saturdays 11am-4pm

All classes are subject to pre-booking via the website - we can not accept walk-ins.

To hire Sew Swansea to teach at your community/social group or for your organisation, please get in touch to discuss.

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English

Affiliations/Qualifications: Sew Swansea's tutor has qualifications in Fashion Design & Textiles, a Level 3 Training and Education Certificate, PL & PI insurance and a basic disclosure certificate.

Qualifications are not offered/available for the students.

Membership Costs/Charges: Workshop and class prices vary depending on length and topic but start from £5.00 for a social crafting (non-teaching) event to £150 for 6+ week courses.

For prices for external organisational hire, please contact us. Prices breaks are given when 6+ and 10+ weekly classes are booked.

Please add any other details: You can find us on;

Facebook www.facebook.com/sewswansea

Twitter https://twitter.com/sewswansea?lang=en

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/sewswansea/

Sew Swansea offer a wide range of sewing and crochet classes from beginners, basic machine use, to more complex topics such a pattern drafting, garment construction and dressmaking.

 

 

 

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National Trust – Abertawe Centre

A Voluntary Association of National Trust members to promote and prosper the work of the National Trust and to make membership more enjoyable by holding talks & social events. A varied programme of talks on heritage issues. In the summer we arrange two mid-week coach outings, two Sunday outings and a short break holiday going North and South in alternative years. We hold an annual Christmas lunch in November at a local venue and also a Spring lunch. Some of our members provide volunteer help at Pennard Car park twice a week through the summer and also work as stewards at Dinefwr. Indoor Meetings held in Sketty Parish Centre.

Description of Organisation: A Voluntary Association of National Trust members to promote and prosper the work of the National Trust and to make membership more enjoyable by holding talks & social events.

Website: www.ntswansea.org.uk

Contact Name: Mr Michael Simpson
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: 35 Westland Avenue,
West Cross,
SA3 5NR

Contact Telephone: 01792 404345

Contact E-mail: ma.simpson3@tiscali.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Ample parking usually parking

Opening Times: 7.30 pm 4th Wednesday of month October to April

Cost of Membership/Charges: £8 for an indiviual & £4 each extra member of the family at the same address

Cost of Membership/Charges: 3 newsletters per year

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City of Swansea Concert Band

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: CSCB

Description: Concert Band consisting of Woodwind, Brass & Percussion players .
Playing music of all genres open to all, no audition required.

Services Offered: Music rehearsal & performance by a Symphonic Concert Band, to the public at large.

Organisation/Service Address: Rehearsals at Argyle & Rhyddings Chapel Hall, Rhyddings Park Road, Uplands, Swansea.

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Rehearsal Room and Toilets facilities, Wheelchair access via side of Rhyddings terrace.

Website: http://swanseaconcertband.co.uk

Contact Name: John Price
Position In Organisation: Musical Director

Contact Address: 78 BOROUGH ROAD LOUGHOR SWANSEA
SA4 6RT

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 897075
Contact Mobile Number: 07522 346227

Contact E-mail Address: jsprice@sky.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: On road

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Monday 7.30-9.00 pm Wednesday 7.30 - 9.00 pm

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English

Membership Costs/Charges: £30 per annum

Please add any other details: No audition required, minimum standard probably Grade 5

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Celtic Mini Fencing Club

Description: Childrens fencing club - catering for children between the ages of 5 and 14.

Services Offered: We are a specialist fencing club, we cater ONLY for children. We teach children as young as 5 in special classes using either plastic swords or metal swords, depending on age and ability in SEPARATE classes.

Organisation/Service Address: Newton Village Hall - Caswell Road, Newton, Swansea; Baglan Community Centre - Baglan, Port Talbot; Llandarcy Accademy of Sport, Skewen, Neath

Is public access available at this address: yes

Facilities Available: Fencing lessons and fencing club FOR CHILDREN under 14.
Classes held at all 3 venues above.

Website: www.celticminifencingclub.co.uk

Contact Name: Steve Dignam
Position In Organisation: Head Coach

Contact Address: 7 Pencaerfenni Court, Crofty,
Swansea
SA4 3SL

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 676075
Contact Mobile Number: 07588551663

Contact E-mail Address: steve@celticminifencingclub.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Yes - FREE parking at Swansea and Neath addresses, on street parking available at Baglan site.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times:
Tuesday 5:30 - 6:30 BAGLAN
Tuesday 5:00 - 6:30 NEWTON
Wednesday 5:30 - 7:00 NEWTON
Wednesday 7:00 - 9:00 NEWTON
Thursday 6:00 - 7:30 Llandarcy Academy of Sport

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English

Affiliations/Qualifications: BFA registered and qualified coaches, coaches on the BFA coaching register.

Membership Costs/Charges: Various: between £5 and £10 per week depending on nature of classes and equipment provided.

Publications Produced:
e.g. newsletters, directories, leaflets, etc

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Wing Chun Kung Fu Society

Any Other Names/Acronyms Which You Are Known By? Swansea Wing Chun Society

Description of Organisation: Certified Ip Man Wing Chun, 3rd Generation, taught by Sifu Stuart Mackinnon. Classes in central Swansea, Port Talbot, Pontardawe and Loughor / Gorseinon

Services Offered: Wing Chun Kung Fu, practical self defence suitable for all over the age of 12.

Address: 13a Cambrian Place

Public Access At This Address: No

Website: www.swanseawingchun.org.uk

Contact Name: Stuart Mackinnon
Position In Organisation: Coach / Director

Contact Address: 46 Pengry Road
Loughor
Swansea
SA46PN

Contact Telephone: 07703 575732
Contact Mobile: 07703 575732

Contact E-mail: swanseawingchun@yahoo.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Yes

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available:
Access with assistance

Status Of Organisation: Private (Profit)

Opening Times: Classes at:

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? English

Affiliations/Qualifications:Qualified instructors under Master Li Yun Tung. Insured under Amateur Martial Association

Cost of Membership/Charges:
First class free, £7 thereafter / £6 students

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The Phoenix Choir

Description: We are a modern Male Voice Choir based in Swansea who love to sing popular music as well as the more traditional Male Voice Choir repertoire. As well as singing the kinds of song you would expect such as Gwahoddiad, Men of Harlech and Myfanwy, you can also hear us performing pieces such as Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now', Bonnie Tyler's 'Total Eclipse of the Heart' and Robbie Williams' 'Angels'.

Services Offered: The Phoenix Choir can be booked to perform at Weddings, Birthday and Anniversary celebrations and any other occasion that requires an exciting male voice sound! If you would like to join this amazing choir, why not pop along to one of rehearsals (every Wednesday between 7:00pm and 9:15pm) and find your voice!

Organisation / Service Address: We rehearse every Wednesday at the Penlan Methodist Church, Heol Gwyrosydd, Swansea SA5 7AJ

Is public access available at this address: Public Access is permitted

Website: www.thephoenixchoir.co.uk

Contact Name: Reg Pinder
Position In Organisation: Recruitment Officer

Contact E-mail Address: regpinder@msn.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? The Penlan Methodist Church has an enclosed car park

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Wednesdays between 7:00pm and 9:15pm except August and Bank Holiday weeks.

What languages do you use within your organisation? English/Welsh

Membership Costs / Charges: £90 per annum

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Friends of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery

At present the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is closed for refurbishment but is still operating an “Offsite” programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops and other events in various locations in Swansea.

The Friends are actively supporting the Gallery during the closure period and are also busy running its own programme of events.

If you share in this ‘passion for art’, why not join the Friends and enjoy this exciting period when the totally refurbished Glynn Vivian Art Gallery reopens.

If you would like any further information on the Friends, please visit the website

www.friendsoftheglynnvivian.com or you can contact us on Twitter @FriendsGlynnViv

Description of Organisation: The Friends are a group of like-minded people who support the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery by raising funds to purchase artworks for the collection and also by supporting art education within the community.

Website: www.friendsoftheglynnvivian.com

Contact Name: Mr Malcolm Hill
Position In Organisation: Honorary Treasurer

Contact Address: 1 Kestrel Close,
Leiros Parc
Rhyddings
Neath

SA10 8DX

Contact Telephone: 01639 794480

Contact E-mail: m.hill23@ntlworld.com

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users with assistance

Status of Organisation: Charity

Opening Times: At present the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is closed for refurbishment but is still operating an “Offsite” programme of exhibitions, talks, workshops and other events in various locations in Swansea.

Affiliations/Qualifications :The Friends of the Glynn Vivian are members of the British Association of Friends of Museums (BAFM).

Cost of Membership/Charges: Annual Membership costs £15 per person or £20 for two people living at the same address

Publications Produced: The Friends produce a Newsletter three times a year consisting of news, art reviews and other information concerning both the Gallery and the Friends. To celebrate their 50th Anniversary in 2008 the Friends produced a publication "A Passion for Art", a history of the Friends written by Kirstine Brander Dunthorne, which is available by mail order from the contact details below or by visiting the Friends website.

As a Friend you are able to attend regular lectures and are invited to exhibition previews at the Gallery. You are also entitled to a 10% discount on purchases made at the Gallery shop. Also all Friends receive a Newsletter three times a year.

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Bonymaen RFC

Description:
# Rugby Mini's (age 5-11) and juniors 9 (age 12-16)

# Youth Rugby

# Senior Rugby
- 1st Team
- 2nd Team

Everyone welcome to join and support a club in its 100th year. Events through out the year.

Services Offered: Rugby Training Parties

Organisation / Service Address: Parc Mawr,
Cefn Hengoed Rd,
Swansea,
W Glam
SA1 7JF

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Meeting Rooms, Main Hall, Bar, Lounge, and Rugby Fields

Contact Name: Gareth Lewis
Position In Organisation: Chairman

Contact Address: Parc Mawr,
Cefn Hengoed Rd,
Swansea,
W Glam
SA1 7JF

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 652859

Contact E-mail: bo33y80@googlemail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Ample parking available

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access without assistance

Status of organisation: Private (Profit)
Opening / Meeting Times: TBC

Affiliations/Qualifications: Level 1 Referee's
Level 1 coach's
Level 2 coach's

 

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South West Wales Classical Association

Description: We are a community group committed to bringing ancient Greek and Roman cultures, history and languages to Swansea. We organise regular talks, events, trips, and Latin and Roman school courses.

Services Offered: Talks, events, workshops, trips, Latin and Roman/Greek classes

Organisation / Service Address: Evelien Bracke
Department of History and Classics
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Website: www.swwclassicalassociation.weebly.com

Contact Name: Evelien Bracke
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Organisation / Service Address: Evelien Bracke
Department of History and Classics
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP

Contact Telephone Number: 01792602974

Contact E-mail Address: e.bracke@swansea.ac.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
n/a

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: n/a

Affiliations/Qualifications: Classical Association

Registered Charity Number: 313371

Membership Costs / Charges: £5 for adults
£3 for anyone in fulltime education

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Swansea YMCA

Our Objectives:
•To be at the heart of the community.

•To create a hub of interaction for all groups within the area.

•To encourage participation in arts, well-being, lifelong learning, sports, leisure and general community life for everyone.

•An inclusive and comprehensive facility which can accommodate every level of ability.

•A vibrant and inspirational piece of architecture which celebrates community.

•A supportive environment that cares for the most vulnerable at the centre of the community and helps integrate and include at every level.

•Bringing people together by maximising existing facilities and continuously improving and meeting community need.

Description of Organisation: Swansea YMCA is a locally based charity which is passionate about helping young people and the community to build a brighter future. We provide a diverse range of sports, educational and social support services for people of all ages to get the most out of life.

Services Offered: We provide over 30 activities per week ranging from ballet, music tuition, graffiti workshops to martial arts. Our support services include training and employment programmes for young people not in education, employment or training and an economic inactivity project supporting the Black Minority Ethnic community.

Organisation / Service Address: 1 The Kingsway,
Swansea.
West Glamorgan.
SA1 5JQ

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available:
- Room, Office and Theatre hire, available for community meetings or lectures
- Fitness & Gym Facilities, including Gym instruction. Zumba, Insanity, Spinning and Yoga classes also available!
- We have our own state of the art Recording Studio, as well as our own Victorian Theatre, Llewelyn Hall
- Youth Clubs available: Y-HUB, LGBT (Good Vibes) club
- Drop in and Support services include training and employment programmes for young people not in education, employment or training and an economic inactivity project supporting the Black Minority Ethnic community

For more information on our facilities, you can get in touch with us through either two ways - by telephone at 01792 652032 or via e-mail at info@swanseaymca.org.uk.

Website: http://www.swanseaymca.org.uk

Contact Name: Marketing Team
Position In Organisation: Marketing and PR, Advertising

Contact Address: 1 The Kingsway,
Swansea,
West Glamorgan.
SA1 5JQ

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 652032

Contact E-mail Address: marketing@swanseaymca.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Swansea YMCA has its own car park, just behind our substantial Grade II listed building. Parking for Blue Badge holders also available.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Access with assistance

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Monday 6:30 am – 9:00 pm

Charity Number: No. 250990

Company limited by guarantee Number: No.3426094

Membership Costs / Charges: To find out more about Membership costs, please visit our website;

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