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City centre weekend fun starts with art

It's a Friday night out in Swansea - but not as you know it!


The delights of Wind Street and other nightlife locations are well known - but now the city's stunning Glynn Vivian Art Gallery is offering three hours of new-style socialising.

This Friday's free-entry event - from 5-8pm - features music from Felix Subway, of Swansea band the Lost Tuesday Society, and quickfire presentations by artists from the city's BEEP 2018 Painting Prize.

Artist and BEEP 2014 winner Lee Williams will present his childhood experiences of meeting Welsh painter, Nicholas Evans (1907-2004). There will be fun art workshops for all ages.

Over-18s who attend can buy cocktails, craft beers and ciders served up by popular Brynymor Road venue Hoogah.

Robert Francis-Davies, Swansea Council's cabinet member for investment, regeneration and tourism, said: "We want visitors to enjoy the magic of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery at night so one Friday a month we'll be keeping our doors open a little later,

"We'll be offering live music from local acts and international experimental musicians, there'll be talks and performances from diverse Welsh artists and a whole load of creative activities for everyone to try. Everyone is welcome."

The Alexandra Road venue will also host local food traders so visitors can enjoy a range of cocktails, craft beers and ciders and food served in the gallery garden.

  • Glynn Vivian At Night end of summer social, Friday, August 31, 5-8pm. Free entry, no booking required. Future Glynn Vivian at Night events: September 21, October 26, November 23.

Photo: The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery by night

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