Category Archives: Social Groups

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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Dunvant Unemployed and Social Centre

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: Dunvant Social Centre

Description: Dunvant Social Centre aims to provide an amenity for the people of Dunvant and its neighbourhood. It is a registered charity managed by a trustee management committee in accordance with the Charities Act 2006.

Services Offered: The hall is used by dancing clubs, keep fit and exercise clubs, slimming clubs, yoga, the horticultural club, the WI, for meetings, badminton, dog training, indoor bowling, table tennis and is popular for celebration and children's parties. Children's involvement includes Rugby Tots and The Swansea Rock Project. It has a stage and can easily accommodate a bouncing castle in the main hall. Regular clubs and activities are listed on the noticeboards.

Organisation/Service Address: Dunvant Social Centre, The Square, Dunvant
SA2 7TA

Is public access available at this address: Yes, but the hall is not manned and arrangement has to be made to open up

Facilities Available: The Dunvant Social club is a large community hall with a large downstairs hall, a separate kitchen area, toilets, stage, changing rooms and a separate upstairs room and toilet. It is fully centrally heated.
Table Tennis Tables, Full sized Badminton Court marked out. Nets etc provided. Users provide own bats, rackets, shuttles and table tennis balls

Contact Name: Christine Oliver
Position In Organisation: Booking Secretary

Contact Address: 30 Dol y Coed, Dunvant

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 551640
Contact Mobile Number: 7968238983
Contact Fax Number: 238983

Contact E-mail Address: alan.oliver4@ntlworld.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: large parking area in front and at the side of the hall

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

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Available daily from 9am to 11pm, but arrangement has to be made with booking secretary.
Regular users have keys

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English / Welsh by arrangement
Registered Charity Number: 505536

Membership Costs/Charges: Membership is £3 per person per year, but regular users can pay a corporate membership of £60 on an annual basis. Charges are £10 per hour non-member groups for the main hall, £8 per hour for members. Upstairs is £8 per hour for non-member groups upstairs, £7 members. There is a higher charge for larger commercial organisations. groups upstairs, £7 members. There is a higher charge for larger commercial organisations.

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Swansea Sci-Fi & Fantasy Book Club

Description: Welcome to Swansea Fantasy & Sci-Fi Book Club!

We read and discuss all forms of speculative fiction, primarily Fantasy and Sci-Fi genres with a bit of Horror, Medieval, Romance, etc. thrown in. The best thing about our club is that it is FREE and supports our local library. All attendees will require a library membership in order to use the service, but you're welcome to buy the books if you want to.

We meet every month to discuss our Book of the Month. Meet-up dates are flexible and will be decided amongst the members at the end of each meet-up. Please contact or pop into the library to find out when our next event will be.

The event takes place at: Townhill Library, The Phoenix Centre, Powys Ave, Townhill, Swansea SA1 6PH

The Library is easy to get to; it is on a major bus route, service numbers 12 & 13 from the Quadrant both stop within walking distance. There is also car-parking and disabled access.

There is a cafe available at the centre, but tea & coffee (and likely biscuits) will be provided.

You can also join our Facebook group to take part in voting which book we'll be reading and to discuss with fellow members:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/swanseabookclub/

All are welcome to join!

Services Offered: Book lending (library membership required) Discussion Refreshments

Organisation/Service Address: Townhill Library, The Phoenix Centre, Powys Ave, Townhill, Swansea SA1 6PH

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Toilets, Car-Park, Disabled Access

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/swanseabookclub/

Contact Name: April-Jane Rowan
Position In Organisation: Club Organiser

Contact E-mail Address: swanseabookclub@outlook.com

Status of organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening/Meeting Times: Meetings are at 11.00am on designated weekends decided in advance by the group at the end of each session.

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English

Membership Costs/Charges: FREE

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Dragon Arts and Learning Centre

Description: We are a not for profit charity and are socially inclusive providing art based therapy for all

Services Offered: Classes in: pottery, pyrography, creative textiles, upcycling & upholstery, guitar and drum lessons, crochet & knitting, stained glass, copper foiling and glass fusing, charcoal drawing, photography, access to computers. Please phone to find out what else we do

Organisation/Service Address: Dragon Arts and Learning, The Factory, Church Street, Pontardawe. SA8 4JB

Is public access available at this address: yes

Facilities Available: Computers, rooms available to Hire .etc

Contact Name: Jane Richards or Polly Stone
Position In Organisation: Trustee and CEO

Contact Address: Dragon Arts and Learning, The Factory, Church St., Pontardawe SA8 4JB

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 863641
Contact Mobile Number: 07717827271

Contact E-mail Address: dragonartsandlearning.jane@gmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: There is parking on the road outside and there is a car park at the rear of the building

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

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Monday 10.00-3.00 Wednesday 10.00-8.00 Thursday 10.00-5.00 we are hoping to be open 5 days a week in the near future.

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English
Registered Charity Number: 1162140

Membership Costs/Charges: £10.00 a year

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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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Swansea U3A

 

University of the Third Age

Description of Organisation:
The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

Members share their skills and life experiences: the learners teach and the teachers learn, and there is no distinction between them.

The U3A movement is supported by its national organisation, the Third Age Trust.

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Services Offered: Swansea U3A now has over 1500 members. We have weekly lectures and over 100 Learning Groups ranging from Anthropology to Youniverse Explorer.

We also hold social events including coffee mornings, outings, St. David’s day events, quizzes and Christmas lunches.

We use many venues for our different learning groups. For full details of all of our activities, please see our website at u3aswansea.org.uk
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Address:
U3A Swansea
PO BOX 779
Swansea
SA4 5BN
Phone Enquiries: - 07780 002262

Email: u3aswansea@me.com

Facilities Available: Various, depending on the venues that the individual groups are using.

Website: http://u3aswansea.org.uk

Contact Name: Sue Shannon-Jones
Position In Organisation: Chairman

Contact Address: U3A Swansea
PO BOX 779
Swansea
SA4 5BN

Contact Mobile Number: General enquiries - 07780 002262

Contact E-mail: Chair@u3aswansea.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Parking varies according to the venues that the groups use.

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available:

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Times vary according to the groups you are attending. See our Website for more information - u3aswansea.org.uk

What languages do you use within your organisation?: Mainly English but there are some Welsh Language groups.

Affiliations/Qualifications:No qualifications asked for, none awarded.

Charity Number: 1039347

Membership Costs/Charges: £10.00 Annual Membership.
Up to about £3 per group meeting depending upon the venue.
Weekly lectures are free.

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Mumbles Circle dance group

 Simple folk and choreographed dances from around the world to beautiful music. No experience needed; no partners needed. Further information from Penny 01792 366601.

7pm alternate Thursdays at West Cross Community Hall, Linden Av. SA3 5LE

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: Circle dancing

Description:

Simple folk and choreographed dances from around the world to beautiful music. No experience needed; no partners needed.

Services Offered: Group dance tuition in a friendly atmosphere.

West Cross Community Hall, Linden Av. SA3 5LE
Swansea

Contact Name: Penny Cross

Contact Address: 4 Hillcrest, Langland, Swansea SA3 4PW

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 366601
Contact Mobile Number: 07803133265

Contact E-mail Address: pennyguilbert@hotmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Street parking or limited parking at the community centre.

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

Status of organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening/Meeting Times: 7pm alternate Thursdays. Further information from Penny 01792 366601.

What languages do you use within your organisation?: english

Membership Costs/Charges: £3 per session

Further information from Penny 01792 366601.

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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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Swansea UFO Network

Description: Voluntary, non-profit group researching and investigating UFO sightings in the Swansea and South Wales area. Monthly meetings on the last Tuesday of each month at 8 pm - open to public - at the Welcome Inn, Llangyfelach (from January 2017 will be at the New Lodge, Alexandra Road, Gorseinon).

Services Offered: Speak to us about any sightings or experiences you have had, in confidence.

Organisation/Service Address: The Welcome Inn, Llangyfelach, Swansea, SA4 7HT. Moving to the New Lodge, Gorseinon from January 2017

Is public access available at this address: yes

Website: ww.sufon.co.uk

Contact Name: Emlyn Williams
Position In Organisation: Researcher

Contact Address: 19 Meadowcroft Close, Waunarlwydd, Swansea, SA5 4SD

Contact Mobile Number: 07954 806402

Contact E-mail Address: swanseaufonet@yahoo.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Yes - large car park

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

Status of organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening/Meeting Times: Last Tuesday of the month 8 pm

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English

Membership Costs/Charges: Free

Please add any other details: Facebook: Swansea UFO Network

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Swansea Bay Singleton Singers

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: Singleton Singers

Description: We are a ladies choir from Swansea that loves to sing for pleasure and also raise money for Singleton Hospital and other local charities.

Services Offered: We are available to book for weddings and other events. Please go to our website for further details at www.singletonsingers.co.uk

If you would like to join us, please go to our website and complete our enquiries form.

Website: www.singletonsingers.co.uk

Contact Name: Cathy James
Position In Organisation: PR & Publicity Officer
Contact Mobile Number: 07407239549

Contact E-mail Address: singletonsingers1@gmail.com

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: We practice on a Tuesday evening in the chapel at Singleton Hospital.

What languages do you use within your organisation?: Mainly English. We sing some songs in Welsh.
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Oystermouth Historical Association

Local History organisation covering Oystermouth (also known as Mumbles).

Description: The association was founded in 1985. It holds nine talks a year on a wide range of historical topics - some local some of more general interest. An outing to a local place of historical interest is organised in the summer. Everyone is welcome to come along to meetings which are held at the Ostreme Centre in Mumbles.
Chair: Nick Hughes
Vice-chair: Gary Gregor

Services Offered: Local history talks, exhibitions. Contact the secretary for further information.

Organisation / Service Address:
Ostreme Centre,
Newton Road,
Mumbles,
Swansea,
SA3 4BA

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Contact Name: Kate Jones
Position In Organisation: Secretary
Contact Telephone Number: 01792 361466

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Car park adjacent to Ostreme Centre

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

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

 

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50 and Fabulous

Any other names/acronyms which you are known by: Unity LGBT Centre

Description: Friendship and support group for lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people age 50 and over.

Services Offered: Advice, support, befriending and social activities

Organisation/Service Address: Unity LGBT Centre
71 High Street
Swansea
SA1 1LN

Is public access available at this address: YES

Website: www.unitygroup.wales

Contact Name: Andrew Davies
Position In Organisation: CEO

Contact Address: Unity LGBT Centre
71 High Street
Swansea
SA1 1LN

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 346299
Contact Mobile Number: 07833 904501
Contact Fax Number: 346299

Contact E-mail Address: andrew.davies@unitygroup.wales

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: Car Parks near by

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

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: Mon - Fri 10am - 9pm

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Breaking the Binary

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

Description: A project run by and for non-binary people from across the whole spectrum. We run a variety of events for non-binary people.

Services Offered: Weekly Support Groups on a Friday Evening; Fortnightly Socials on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month.

Organisation/Service Address: Unity LGBT Centre
71 High Street
Swansea
SA1 1LN

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Free Wifi
Computers
Gender neutral toilet

Contact Name: Sascha Amel-Kheir
Position In Organisation: Founder/General Administrator
Contact Telephone Number: 01792346299

Contact E-mail Address: sjkheir@unitygroup.wales

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?: No parking available

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

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening/Meeting Times: 10am - 9pm Monday to Friday 10am - 2pm Saturday

What languages do you use within your organisation?: English - Russian, Arabic, French and Italian available on request.
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Unity LGBT Centre

Any Other Names/Acronyms Which You Are Known By?: Unity Group Wales, Unity Identity Centre, Transgender in Wales, Swansea Bay Unity LGBT Project

Description of Organisation: We are an LGBT+(Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans) centre in the heart of Swansea. We run many groups for all identities within the LGBT+ community from our Ladies Night! group through to our No Going Back project for LGBT+ asylum seekers.

Our drop in service is from 10am-12pm for any information on what we do and what is available in the wider area. Feel free to drop in and see us.

Services Offered: Advice, Guidance, Signposting, Information, Free Sexual Health items, Training, Socials, Support.

Address: Unity LGBT Centre/Unity Identity Centre,
71 High Street,
Swansea,
SA1 1LN

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Facilities Available: Toilet,
Free wifi,
Tea/Coffee
Community space
Donated clothes/items for those in need

Website: www.unitygroup.wales

Contact Name: Carly Stewart
Position In Organisation: Centre Manager

Contact Address: Unity Group Wales,
71 High Street
Swansea,
SA1 1LN

Contact Telephone: 01792 346299
Contact Mobile: 01792 520111

Contact E-mail: info@unitygroup.wales

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?:
The Centre itself has no parking but there is pay and display parking available nearby. We advise using public transport where possible as we are opposite the train station and the number 4 bus route stops directly outside the centre.

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

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening Times: 10am-9pm Monday-Friday 10am-2pm Saturday Closed Sunday

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation?: English. Welsh, French, Arabic, Russian on request

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Free Membership

Please Add Any Other Details: We run:

Ladies Night! - for Lesbian, Bi and Trans women.
Mens Night! - for Gay, Bi and Trans Men.
Breaking The Binary - for Non-Binary identifying individuals.
Trans Brunch Club - Third Saturday of every month.
Partners, Parents, Family & Friends of Trans Individuals - Second Sunday of every month.
Life Gets Better Together - Group for everyone LGBT+ to socialise.
Rainbow Wellbeing - A mental wellbeing group for LGBT+ people.
No Going Back Swansea - For LGBT+ asylum seekers.
The Friday Matinee - A get together to watch films.
Age With Pride - Over 50+'s LGBT+ group.

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Action Bikes Cycling Club

Any Other Names/Acronyms Which You Are Known By?: ABCC

Description of Organisation: Action Bikes Cycling Club is a community based cycling community. It is open to all cyclists with enthusiasm to ride. There are regular weekday evening and weekend rides suitable for all abilities

Services Offered: Support, advice, company, cycling routes.

Address: C/O Action Bikes Cycling Club
5 St Davids Close,
SA1 3LG Swansea,
United Kingdom.

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Facilities Available: N/A

Website: www.facebook.com/actionbikescyclingclub

Contact Name: Richard Smith
Position In Organisation: Chair

Contact Address: C/O Action Bikes Cycling Club
5 St Davids Close,
SA1 3LG Swansea,
United Kingdom.

Contact Telephone: 01792 464640

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Pay and Display Parking is available near by

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

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity
What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? English
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Dunvant Horticultural Society

Description: The aim of the Dunvant Horticultural Society is to fulfil the needs of local people interested in acquiring knowledge of plant cultivation and care and give members the opportunity to see and learn what type of plants and vegetables etc., can be cultivated in their gardens.

Services Offered: Monthly talks, weekly saturday morning society shop and organised trips to gardens and horticultural shows.

Is public access available at this address: no

Website: www.dunvanthorticulturalsociety.co.uk

Contact Name: John Roach
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: Dunvant Horticultural Society, Fairwood View, Howells Road, Swansea, SA27RR

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 204290

Contact E-mail Address: dunvant.hort.soc@gmail.com

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Monthly talks - 2nd tuesday of each month 7.30-9.30pm at Dunvant Community Centre.

What languages do you use within your organisation? English

Affiliations/Qualifications: Royal Horticultural Society The National Dahlia Society The British Fuchsia Society

Membership Costs / Charges: £2 per year

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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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Bishopston Men’s Society

Description: A social group that meets on the first and third Wednesday, September to April. To promote the education, recreation, welfare of its members and contribute to the cultural needs of Bishopston.

Services Offered: Stimulating talks, presentation and practical application of many subjects. Social events, parties, dinners. Outings Newsletter

Organisation / Service Address: BMS c/o Ted Howell
9 Brandy Cove Road
Bishopston
Swansea
SA3 3HB

Is public access available at this address: With permission

Facilities Available: The meetings are held in St Teilo's Church Hall, The Glebe, Bishopston. Refreshments are served after the talk.

Website: www.bishopstonmenssociety.webs.com

Contact Name: Ted Howell
Position In Organisation: Treasurer/Membership

Contact Address: Ted Howell
9 Brandy Cove Road
Bishopston
Swansea
SA3 3HB

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 233998

Contact E-mail Address: tbms@live.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Small car park by the side and rear of the Hall.

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

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: First and third Wednesday from September to April. Meetings start at 7.30pm.

What languages do you use within your organisation? English

Membership Costs / Charges: Membership Fee: £15 per year Membership Year September to April.

Publications Produced: Newsletter

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Swansea Organic Gardening Club

Contact Name: Jayne Vickrage
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: 22 Cilmaegwyn Road, SA84QL

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 869 098

Contact E-mail Address: jvickrage@yahoo.co.uk

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Second Wednesday of the month 7pm at the Environment Centre (Except June July and August) but please always contact the Secretary for Calendar of events if it is first contact in case of any changes. We do arrange garden visits etc at other times and places.

Membership Costs / Charges: £5 per year

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Friends of the Young Disabled

Description of Organisation:
FOYD is a Swansea based charity, established in 1985, which provides a centre for young disabled people and children to meet and use its facilities to promote learning opportunities, engage in social activities and have fun. We provide a number of rooms and facilities including a main hall, computer room, sensory room and many more - see the website for more details.

Services Offered: Helping disabled people and their carers to live as full and enriching a life as possible through the provision of training and recreation at a central resource centre in the City and County of Swansea.

Organisation / Service Address: Friends of the Young Disabled
Gordon Moore Centre
300 Carmarthen Road
Cwmbwrla
Swansea
SA5 8NJ

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Main Hall for social or sporting activities with adjoining Snack Bar, Pool and children's play room with trampoline.
Kitchen
Dual purpose classroom or dining room
Sensory Room - to chill out.
Workshop
Computer Room with several computers and internet access
Meeting room
Arts and crafts room
Lounge and library suitable for small meetings in comfort
Garden
Large car park

Website: www.foyd.org.uk

Contact Name: Malcolm Connor
Position In Organisation: Trustee

Contact Address: 89 Colbourne Terrace
Waun Wen
Swansea
SA1 6FP

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 417526

Contact E-mail Address: foyd.swansea@gmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Large car park at rear of premises. Access at rear of Health Centre
Limited Disabled spaces

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

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Various - depending on group activities

Affiliations/Qualifications: SCVS

Registered Charity Number: 516616

Membership Costs / Charges: Varies with activities and individual groups

Publications Produced: Newsletter

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The African Community Centre

Examples of services offered:

  • 1-2-1 Counselling, Group Counselling, Sewing, Arts Therapy, Yoga and Jewelry  classes  for female Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Homeopathy for Male and Female Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • English Classes for Male Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • English classes for beginner and intermediate female Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Youth Forum for young people from Asylum and Refugee families and young people of African and Afro-Caribbean heritage
  • Parent and Toddler Group for male and female parents, and children from 0-5 years

Description: African Community Centre Wales is committed to breaking down barriers, promoting participation and community cohesion. ACC vision is of a society where African and African Caribbean Community members are fully included, where their well-being is a priority and where justice is promoted.

Organisation / Service Address: The African Community Centre
94 Walter Road
Swansea
SA1 5QE

Is public access available at this address: Yes

Facilities Available: Disabled and pram access at rear of building, on-site car park, disabled toilet on bottom floor, reception and waiting area, tea/coffee availability

Website: www.africancommunitycentre.org.uk

Contact Name: Isioma Ikediashi
Position In Organisation: Centre Manager

Contact Address: 94 Walter Road
SA1 5QE

Contact Telephone Number: 01792 470298

Contact E-mail Address: isioma.ikediashi@africancommunitycentre.org.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Parking at rear of building

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

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Open daily at 9:30am until 5:00pm

What languages do you use within your organisation? Spainish, Hausa, Yoruba, Arabic, Igbo and Swahili
Registered Charity Number: 1124327

Company limited by guarantee Number: 06331619

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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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Sunday Assembly Swansea

Description: Sunday Assembly Swansea is one of a network of godless congregations that meet locally to hear great talks, sing songs and celebrate life!

Is public access available at this address: Public access for Sunday service.

Website: www.facebook.com/sundayassemblyswansea

Contact Name: Chris Dean
Position In Organisation: Co-founder

Contact Address: Sunday Assembly Swansea,
C/o Dyfatty and Greenhill Community Centre,
Chapel Street,
Swansea
SA1 1NB

Contact E-mail Address: sundayassemblyswansea@gmail.com

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?
Parking is available in Greenhill Street.

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

Status of organisation: Voluntary/Charity

Opening / Meeting Times: Sunday 28th September 2014 and last Sunday of the month

Membership Costs / Charges: Donations welcome.

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Swansea Hackspace

Description of Organisation: We provide a members run space in the heart of Swansea where people interested in digital art, electronics, science, and general making, crafting, and hacking together technology can meet, share, learn, and work

Address: Swansea Hackspace
4th Floor
11 Wind Street
Swansea
SA1 1DP

Facilities Available:
Workshops, tutorials, shared work space, tools, electronics supplies, 3D Printing

Website: http://swansea.hackspace.org.uk

Contact Name: Justin Mitchell
Position In Organisation: Director
Contact Telephone: 01792 824624

Contact E-mail: info@swansea.hackspace.org.uk

Status Of Organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening Times: Open Night, every monday 7pm-9pm

Company Number: 08777436

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Open Nights are free,
membership is £20 joining fee, £10 pcm.

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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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