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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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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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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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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?
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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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South Wales Record Society

The Society publishes a regular series of texts and other works relating to the history of South Wales. For an annual subscription of £3 members receive these at a substantial discount.

Website: www.southwalesrecordsociety.co.uk

Contact Name: Mrs. Rosemary Davies

Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: 7 Gifford Close
Two Locks
Cwmbran
NP44 7NX

Contact E-mail: thesouthwalesrecordsociety@gmail.com

Affiliations/Qualifications: Associate Member British Records Association

Cost of Membership/Charges: £3 Annually in April - Members obtain our publications at a substantial discount

Publications Produced: 18 Books of edited texts relating to the history of South Wales, full list available from secretary.

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The Village Gardeners Newton

We are a new gardening club whith a lively membership. We have talks on all aspects of gardening and lectures on peoples travels to other countries and gardens

Address: The Village Hall
Caswell Rd
Newton
Swansea

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Contact Name: Peter Robinson

Position In Organisation: Chairman

Contact Address: 16 Hendy Close
Derwenfawr
Swansea
SA2 8BB

Contact Telephone: 01792 297681

Contact E-mail: robinsonpete1@hotmail.co.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities?:
Ample parking in St Peters Church grounds and on the road outside the Hall

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

Status Of Organisation: Private (Non-Profit)

Opening Times: We meet on the second Monday of every month at 7.30 pm. doors open from 7.00pm for tea and biscuits

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation?: English

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Membership. £2. per year and £1.50 per meeting

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Ty Croeso

Affiliated with Cyldach Methodist Church.

Tuesday – 10-12: Food Bank

Thursday – 10-12: Welsh Learners

plus occasional courses on apsects of health & well-being, money management and cultural activities

Address: 97 High Street, Clydach

Public Access At This Address: Yes

Contact Name: Rev. Pam Cram
Position In Organisation: Minister

Contact Address: 86 Pontardawe Road, Clydach, Sa6 5PA

Contact Telephone: 01792 845942

Contact E-mail: pcram@headweb.co.uk

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Jazz Heritage Wales

Jazz Heritage Wales is a unique collection of recordings, photographs, books, stage gowns, artefacts and memorabilia, providing full access to students, researchers, media and general public. Talks and lectures can be given for communities groups and academic conferences, and our exhibitions will continue to tour. The performance side will be retained under the women in Jazz banner, running workshops and school tours. JAZZ HERITAGE WALES is supported by the City and County of Swansea, Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council of Wales, SCVS, Communities First, etc.

http://www.smu.ac.uk/jazzheritage/

Contact Name: Ms Jen Wilson

Contact Address: Swansea Metropolitan University,
Townhill Library,
Townhill Campus,
Townhill Road,

Contact Telephone: 01792 482032

Contact E-mail: jazzheritagewales@smu.ac.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Unspecified offstreet parking

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: No access to wheelchair users

Opening Times: 10am to 4pm Daily. Ring for appointment.

Affiliations/Qualifications:Jazz Services Ltd., London Musicians Union, Swansea Council for Voluntary Service, Wales Council for Voluntary Action, Women

Charity Number: 1068022

Publications Produced: Academic Papers and published articles. See website and/or ring for details.

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Women’s Archive of Wales

AMC/WAW aims to raise awareness of Women’s history in Wales, collects and preserves papers etc. relating to women’s lives and activities. Promotes research , organises events and exhibitions.

Address:
c/o South Wales Miners' Library,
Hendrefoilan Campus,
Gower Road,

SA2 7NB

Website: www.womensarchivewales.org

Contact E-mail: info@womensarchivewales.org

The records of the Women’s Archive Wales are deposited in the West Glamorgan Archives Service in the Civic Centre, Swansea, details of the collection can be found at http://www.swansea.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=32314

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Vivian Hall Antiques Club

Vivian Hall antiques club. The club aims to help everyone gain pleasure and knowledge from furniture, pictures, glass & metalware etc; all of which can be found at antiques fairs and shops both locally and throughout the UK. Meetings take the form of guest speakers, often local, who provide talks on a vast range of topics, including local history, using slides or computer presentations. Many bring items with them. They will look at items brought in by members/visitors. Refreshments are always provided when visitors & members can chat with the guest and each other, and there is usually a raffle.

< b >Services Offered: < /b >Meetings take the form of guest speakers, often local, who provide talks on a vast range of topics using slides, computer presentations or items they have brought with them. Many of the speakers are from South Wales or Swansea area and the atmosphere is informal and relaxed. Visitors, holidaymakers from all parts are welcome. A programme is arranged each year which is published on the Hall noticeboard. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. The Vivian Hall is a community hall with all necessary facilities provided.

Address: Vivian Hall, Blackpill, (opposite the Lido)

Contact Name: Mr David Williamson
Position In Organisation: Chairman
Contact Telephone: 01792 368681

Opening Times: Regular meetings first Tuesday of every month except January and August at the Vivian Hall, Blackpill from 7pm until 9pm.

Cost of Membership/Charges: Annual membership is £15 per person or £3 per person per session.

Please Add Any Other Details Publicity Officer
Mr Alan Oliver
01792 551640

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Swansea Eastside Historical Society

Local History Society based in St. Thomas dealing specifially with the history of the eastside of Swansea. We have some 40 members at this present time. We invite speakers to attend on various occasions to discuss local history, these discussions also include many other areas and talks and are usually accompanied by slides or films. Our weekly meetings give members a chance to mix and discuss forthcoming events. New members are always welcome.

Description of Organisation: Talks and lectures on various local history subjects. We run various historical trips during the year and of course the Christmas Dinner not to mention refreshments supplied at every Tuesday morning meeting.

Address: St Thomas Primary and Community School,
Grenfell Park Road,
St Thomas

Contact Name: Mrs Dorothy Edwards

Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact AddressL 26 Glenroy Avenue,
St.Thomas, SA1 8DU

Contact Telephone: 01792 536315

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users without assistance

Opening Times: Every Tuesday morning from 10am to 12noon

Cost of membership/charges We charge a nominal fee per member per week, for details please contact the secretary.

Additional contact:

Please Add Any Other Details: Mr Allan Jones
8 Mackworth Terrace,
St.Thomas,
01792 472158
robertallanjones7483@ntlworld.com

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Historical Association: Swansea Branch

The Historical Association is an independent charity that supports the study and enjoyment of history (including local history). It believes that historical awareness is essential for the 21st-century citizen. The Swansea Branch of the Association is dedicated to promoting history in south-west Wales and presents historical talks at 11am on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea.

Membership fees: £10 for waged individuals; £5 concessionary membership; £15 family/household membership. Membership becomes renewable at the following AGM.

Description of Organisation: An independent charity supporting the study and enjoyment of history. The HA is the voice for history. The HA is a supporter of local history. The Association believes that historical awareness is essential for the 21st-century citizen.

Address: Monthly meetings with guest speakers, generally at the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. Specific dates and times will be made available.

Website: www.haswansea.org.uk

Contact Name: Mr Colin James

Contact Address: 30 Hendrefoilan Avenue,
Sketty,
Swansea
SA2 7LZ

Contact Telephone: 07971 665594

Contact E-mail: haswansea@ymail.com

Branch membership: £10 for waged individuals; £5 concessionary membership;
£15 Family (household) membership
Membership will become renewable on 1 January each year.

Publications Produced: It is intended to issue a newsletter to members on a regular basis.

Please Add Any Other Details: The celebration and communication of historical understanding. Guest speakers at monthly meetings.

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National Waterfront Museum

The National Waterfront Museum tells the story of industry, innovation, local history and national history of  Wales, now and over the last 300 years. Real, everyday objects mixed with the latest interactive multi-media technology bring to life the stories behind the Industrial Revolution that changed the face of Wales. You can be plunged into poverty, wallow in wealth or even dabble with danger! The Museum also boasts an annual fun-packed events programme, check out the website for more details.

Address: National Waterfront Museum,
Maritime Quarter,
Swansea
SA1 3RD

Facilities Available: Cafe, gift shop, picnic area accessible toilet and baby changing facilities. Wheelchairs available on request.

Website: http://www.museumwales.ac.uk

Contact Telephone: 029 2057 3600

Contact E-mail: waterfront@museumwales.ac.uk

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Pay and display car park

Daily 10am - 5pm

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Western Front Association

The Western Front Association is a national / international historical association, with the aim of remembering the Great War and has a south wales branch. The Branch is based Cardiff and we regularly told meetings. We meet at the Fairwater conservative club, Ely Road, Fairwater, Cardiff. All are welcome. We have generally 30 – 40 attendees at each meeting. You do not have to be a WFA member to attend our meetings. If you want to join the WFA go to the Western Front Association website where instructions can be found.

We engage well-known speakers along with Branch members giving talks on a wide range of First world war topics.

Website: www.powell76.talktalk.net

Contact Name: Phillip Davies
Position In Organisation: Secretary

Contact Address: Greenisaf Farm, Llantwit Road, Wick CF71 7QD

Contact Telephone: 01656 890272

Contact E-mail: philgreenisha@btinternet.com

Opening Times: Meetings on a monthly basis on the first Friday of the month

Cost of Membership/Charges: Entrance fee is a donation of £2 to cover the costs and we hold a raffle, the proceeds of which help to add to the funds.

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Library Line

The Library Line is a team of dedicated staff available to assist with your enquiry, whether it be for help with answer to 1 across from the Sunday crossword, with researching homework or assignments, to find contact information for your local MP or details of a UK registered company.  We can also help with using online library resources, give an overview of library facilities and services and point you in the right direction for your family history or local history research. Access is by telephone and e-mail.

www.swansea.gov.uk/libraries

Contact Name: Library Line

Contact Address: Civic Centre,
Oystermouth Road,
Swansea,
SA1 3SN

Contact Telephone: 01792 637503

Contact E-mail: libraryline@swansea.gov.uk

Status Of Organisation: Statutory

Opening Times: Monday - Friday 8.30-4.00

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? English

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Clydach Historical Society

To safeguard and collate the history of Clydach and district. Winter programme of public lectures about local history

Description of Organisation: 3rd Friday evening of the month between September and March

Address: 18 Western Road,
Clydach,
Swansea
SA6 5DY

Contact Name: Mr Ron Thomas
Position In Organisation: Secretary
Contact Telephone: 01792 842373

Cost of Membership/Charges: £3

Publications Produced:
Quarterly newsletters and publications of Old Clydach & District in photographs

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Discovery

Discovery is a charity that aims to enrich the lives of people who are disadvantaged by offering new experiences and opportunities through a broad range of student-led activities in Swansea

Description of Organisation: approx 25 community based projects serving:disadvantaged childrenpeople with disabilitieselderly peoplepeople with mental health issuesminority ethnic groups

Address: c/o Fulton House Swansea University#
Singleton Park

SA2 8PP

Website:http://www.swansea.ac.uk/discovery

Contact Name:Mrs Christine Watson
Contact Telephone: 01792 295743 / 01792 513185
Contact Mobile: 07989 607683

Contact E-mail: c.watson@swansea.ac.uk

Please Describe Any Disabled Access That Is Available: Accessible to wheelchair users without assistance

Opening Times: projects run at a variety of times and places through the week, many at evenings and weekends.

Affiliations/Qualifications:Institute of Fundraising Institute of Leadership and Management. Investing in Volunteers Award May 2007 - 2010. Approved Provider Centre for Intergenerational Practice. Fundraising Standards Board Scheme. Registered with Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales.

Please Add Any Other Details Other contact number: 01792 295823

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Ty Fforest Community House

TyFforest is a community house for the people of Fforesthall and Ravenhill. It is run by volunteers from the local community. We provide activities for children and young people, adult education, volunteer placements to develop your skills, an over 50s club, and plenty more. We also hire out rooms to generate income for our activities. The purpose of Ty Fforest is to improve our area and give people pride in their community.

Description of Organisation: Please see our website for the latest timetable.

Address: 12-14 Rhodfa'r Brain,
Fforesthall,
SA5 5EB

Website: www.tyfforest.ik.com

Contact Name: Mr Graham Davies
Position In Organisation: Chairperson
Contact Telephone: 01792 579572

If Parking Is Available Please Describe Your Parking Facilities? Unspecified offstreet parking

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Department of Adult Continuing Education, Swansea University

Description of Organisation:
Providers of part-time courses for adults in community venues across south west Wales and Swansea University campus

Services Offered: Courses, counselling, astronomy, IT and Multimedia, History, Egyptology, Family History, Local History, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Languages, English Language Creative Writing and Literature, Welsh Language Writing and Literature

Address:
DACE
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP

Website: www.swansea.ac.uk/dace

Contact Name: Department of Adult Continuing Education

Contact Address: DACE
Swansea University
Singleton Park
Swansea
SA2 8PP

Contact Telephone: 01792 602211

Contact E-mail: adult.education@swansea.ac.uk

Opening Times: 9-5 Monday - Friday

What languages Do You Use Within Your Organisation? Welsh / English

Cost of Membership/Charges:
Details of course fees and concessions are available in our brochure.

Publications Produced: brochures detailing courses and fees are available from DACE reception or on the website www.swansea.ac.uk/dace

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Swansea Astronomical Society

Meetings with speakers, which take place at 7pm in lecture room 2 of Fulton House at Swansea University College, are held on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, from October until May inclusive

Services Offered: Advice available on setting up/using own telescope equipment and on astrophotgraphy.

Public Access At This Address: No

Star parties organised at various venues over the winter months.

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

Contact Name: Brian Stokes
Position In Organisation: chairman

Contact Address:
3 Huntingdon Close,
West Cross,
Swansea
SA3 5AL

Contact Telephone: 01792 426850

Contact E-mail: brian.stokes10@ntlworld.com

Status Of Organisation: Voluntary/Charity
Charity Number: 517700

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