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From Dylan Thomas to Boxtrolls - half-term fun at Swansea's Glynn Vivian

Young culture lovers will be inspired by everybody from poetry legend Dylan Thomas to some mischievous Boxtrolls this half-term.


To help keep children entertained during the school holidays - from October 27 to November 4 - the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery plans a wide range of fun.

Halloween will be marked to give parents and grandparents spooky ideas for keeping their young charges safe, busy, stimulated and happy.

On October 31, the gallery's massive drop-in art festival day from 11am-3pm will have a special Halloween theme, with free-entry workshops, activities, films and other attractions.

Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council's cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: "The Glynn Vivian is a beautiful city centre location to spend some quality spare time.

"Half-term will be particularly lovely there because it will offer young children and their families a whole week of fun and creativity."

Swansea's own Dylan Thomas will be represented when the gallery hosts a free-entry drop-in workshop on Saturday, October 27 from 10.30am-1pm.

Artist Mari Hayman, of Swansea, will use the gallery's current exhibition - Dylan Thomas: Music of Colour - to inspire visitors to create their own poems or to quote the master poet by using 3D papercraft.

The following day sees the gallery's family film club show 2014 Ben Kingsley movie Boxtrolls (PG).

This sees an orphan called Eggs living with the Boxtrolls, quirky, mischievous creatures who live underground.

When villainous Archibald Snatcher plans to get rid of the harmless Boxtrolls, Eggs thinks up a plan to save them.

For full details of these and many other Glynn Vivian half-term activities, including backpacks and art gallery trails, please visit the website -


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