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Castle Square filled with music as Swansea Learning Festival launches

Pen y Bryn School Choir and Swansea's Rock Choir provided the musical backdrop for the launch of the first ever Swansea Learning Festival in Castle Square on Monday.


More than 300 free events will be staged at venues across the city during the six day celebration of the many different learning opportunities available to young people and adults. 

The festival is part of Swansea 50, the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Swansea being declared a city.

As well musical performances at Castle Square there was free art, felting and calligraphy tasters to try, employment advice and a parent's guide to the use of technology in schools.

Swansea schools, colleges, and universities are joining in and dozens of grassroots clubs and organisations are looking forward to welcoming new faces at their events.

The Festival has been organised by Swansea Council's Lifelong Learning Service and is being supported by many other partners.

Swansea Council Leader Cllr Rob Stewart said: "It's fantastic that in a year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary as a city we have the first ever learning festival in Swansea.

"We are just one of three cities in the UK to be designated a Learning City by UNESCO. There are 300 free events taking place across the city so it is a great opportunity for people of all ages to get involved with learning."

The main themes of the Learning Festival include:

  • Talks, Lectures, History and Literature
  • Exhibitions
  • Business Support and Employment Skills
  •  Social, Sports and Recreational
  • For the Family
  • Health, Nature & Wellbeing
  • Digital Technology
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Music and Performance
  • Learning for Life
  • Languages

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