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New events for spring at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
There’s plenty to discover and enjoy this spring as the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery launches its new free events programme for March and April.
This Friday 5 March at 1pm, visitors to the Gallery can expect the unexpected as local performance artist Joan Jones takes to the stage, to perform his bizarre mix of ukulele and yodelling.
The show promises to delight and surprise audiences with its combination of the absurd, glamour and encouraged audience participation, all executed with Jones’ trademark edgy, dark adult pop star humour.
Then on Friday 12 March at 1pm, Swansea Metropolitan University lecturer and artist Paul Jeff will be in conversation with emerging artist and past student Tom Pope. Jeff and Pope will be discussing Pope’s current exhibition, The Escapades of The Higher Man, which is currently being shown at the Glynn Vivian in Room One and continues at the Gallery until April 18.
The Escapades of the Higher Man is Tom Pope’s first major solo exhibition and comprises of a collection of previously unseen photographs taken in Marseille in 2009.
On Friday 19 March at 3.30pm, live music returns to the gallery as the established ‘Free:30 Sessions’, which take place at the end of each month, host Welsh singer / songwriter Jonathan Powell.
Powell’s debut album ‘Forgive This Day’ was launched in Cardiff last summer when he was joined on stage by friend Charlotte Church, who he is currently song-writing for. Catch him for free as he performs songs from his album.
Make a date in your diary for Friday 16 April at 3.30pm as acclaimed British author Niall Griffiths will visit the gallery to read extracts from his current projects, and talk about his work. Griffiths’
Interpretation Officer Gordon Dalton said, “Once again we have a diverse mix of talks and events at the Glynn Vivian, showcasing the very best of emerging and established artists, musicians and authors – all for free.”
For more information on any of the events activities and exhibitions at the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, go to http://www.swansea.gov.uk/
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