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Patriotic pride in build-up to St David's Day

A SPECTACULAR series of patriotic events has been arranged in the build-up to St David's Day in Swansea.

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A Storys concert at the Brangwyn Hall and a Max Boyce performance at the Grand Theatre are among the treats people can look forward to from February 23 to March 2.

A St David's Day Dragon Party at the National Waterfront Museum and a Welsh Market at Castle Square are among the other activities to have been organised.

Swansea Council is behind St David's Week and has also helped to set up the following events.

* Our National Day exhibition (A Look Back Through Time) at the Civic Centre from 23 February to March 2.

* Welsh Gourmet Night at the Dylan Thomas Centre on February 25 at 8pm.

* Poets in the Bookshop at the Dylan Thomas Centre on February 26 at 7.30pm.

* Paint the Town Red at Castle Square on February 28 from 10am.

* Welsh Market in Castle Square on February 28 from 10am to 5pm.

* Free St David's photo for children at Swansea Market on February 28 from 10am to 5pm.

* Welsh Day at Swansea City FC on February 28 at 3pm.

* Welsh Food and Drink Market at Castle Square on February 28 from 9am to 5pm.

Cllr Graham Thomas, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Culture, Recreation and Tourism, said: "It's a great time to be Welsh nowadays with the success of the rugby team, stars like Katherine Jenkins lighting up the World and our athletes winning gold medals at the Olympics.

"Coupled with our rich history and the contributions millions of people make to Welsh life everyday, this combines to make a country of which we can all be very proud.

"And what better way to show our pride than to take part in a huge range of activities and events planned in the build-up to St David's Day here in Swansea?

"From watching The Storys at the Brangwyn Hall to painting the Castle Square fountain red, sampling Welsh food and wine at the Dylan Thomas Centre and laughing along to Max Boyce at The Grand Theatre, something has been arranged to cater for all tastes and ages.

"It will be a week to remember."

Swansea Council is also urging city businesses to take part in the St David's Week festivities and is offering web support to anyone who participates.

Contact marketing manager Jon Curtis for more information on jonathan.curtis@swansea.gov.uk

The Storys concert is being held at The Brangwyn Hall on February 26 at 7pm.

Tickets cost £12.50 (Booking fee may apply) and are available from Derricks Records on Oxford Street (01792 654226).

They can also be purchased online at www.seetickets.com, www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.ticketlineuk.com

Visit www.saintdavidsday.com for more information on all the Saint David's Week events in Swansea.

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