Christmas countdown has begun, soon you’ll be humming Christmas tunes with a spring in your step. In short, there's something for everyone this November starting with the Fireworks Display with Bars and Melody and over 300 fireworks at St Helens. Book your ticket if you haven't already.
To attempt a summary, exhibitions across the city (musuem, Brangwyn, Dylan Thomas Centre), festivals (Dylan Thomas, Remembrance) WW1 commemorative events, plus the Christmas Craft Fair. For art lovers there are talks with resident artists at Glynn Vivian Art Gallery.
And remember, it's not too early to buy that christmas jumper or even to start thinking about the Waterfront Winterland (2 weeks away!) with lovely stalls, fairground and ice rink to get you in the festive mood. For full listings visit Enjoy Swansea online.
At Swansea Museum there's a host of events on including the Sunday (free) film showings and exhibitions plus the A Child's Christmas in Wales exhibition due to open on the 14th November.
A Child's Christmas in Wales is based on Dylan Thomas' memories of childhood Christmases, with paintings inspired by Dylan's work, vintage and antique Father Christmas figures, bisque cake decorations and large, pressed cardboard standees.
This month Brangwyn is host to a large bagful of exciting and varied events. The award winning vintage fair with vintage traders spanning from the 1940s-1990s, with vintage tea party, hair salon & live acts. There's also the Band of the Royal Marines and West Glamorgan Youth Orchestra. Also at Brangwyn, the Festival of Remembrance 8 November to remember fallen heroes of WW1 in the centenary anniversary year at the recently refurbished Brangwyn Hall with a concert in the main hall promising a 'wide repertoire of music'.
Dylan Thomas Festival is underway including the 'Love the Words' exhibition. Here's some of the lineup for the Festival which runs until November 9th (the exhibition goes on longer):
4 Nov Pamela Hansford Johnson
6 Nov The Shadow of his Hand
7 Nov Wordy Shapes of Women
8 Nov Launch of Little Man
9 Nov Brush with Brilliance
9 Nov Tour - Dylan's Swansea
Some describe painting as silent poetry and in the same vein (as our our poetic year of Dylan Thomas celebrations) why not enjoy some of the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery (Offsite) events this month?
Friday 28 and Saturday 29 November sees Swansea Museum transformed into a haven of festive craftiness.
The annual Christmas Craft Fair has lovely artistic crafts available on display from local exhibitors, from creative cards, angels, festive ornaments, handmade decorations and Christmas homeware.