Category Archives: Leisure Facilities

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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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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