Introducing Dynamix a Swansea based consultation company that is about exploring serious issues in a fun way.
They are leading a series of free events for everyone to join in and share their thoughts on Swansea High Street, and the journey through the city between the train station and the seaside. Come along to one of the events below to have your voice heard, and to listen to other peoples’.
Tuesday 5th August 2014
Dyfatty Community Centre – our first event will be held here with the aim of engaging with people who use and live on Swansea High Street daily
Wednesday 13th August 2014
Along the High Street – Catch the Dynamix Team roaming the wilderness of Swansea High Street
Saturday 23rd August 2014
Coed Y Ddinas (next to 229 High Street) – Visit the station2sea open space on the High Street
What does an open space really need to bring people together and create a community? What do people need when they are on a journey? Food!
Down2Earth are visiting Swansea High Street to show us how to build an Earth Oven, the perfect addition at the heart of the High Street.
If you would like to watch, learn what an Earth Oven is and how to build it, or to get stuck in and assist in it’s creation then visit us on 7th and 8th July between 10am-4pm.
AND HERE IT IS! Our Earth Oven, thank you Down2Earth and all our lovely volunteers and visitors. All we need now is some Pizza Testers, anyone interested?
CIVIC is a group of architects and artists investigating and reinterpreting the physical space of Swansea city. The group was originally brought together to work towards an exhibition in the Mission Gallery, Swansea (at the end of the High Street stretch in the city’s marina). The exhibition coincided with the news that “From The Station To The Sea” project was beginning and immediately saw lines of enquiry and processes that were in keeping with the plans for Swansea High Street. As their initial investigation of the city focused purely on the centre, the group of contributors were keen to expand their research into the High Street.
The first walk “An Invitation to Loiter on High Street” was coordinated by Jonathan Arndell and Caroline Humphreys. Participants were invited to loiter along the High Street for a short period of time (approximately 20 minutes) afterwards returning to Volcano HQ to reflect on their observations.
“During this time you can observe, eavesdrop, go into the premises immediately in your vicinity, engage with people around you etc. The loiter will be followed by a discussion about your observations and reflections. It may be about place, space and the use of space. It could involve looking at functionality, human relations and communications, invisible borders and boundaries. It may also include a look at the politics and class issues inherent in how space is organised and used. Or whatever else emerges…”
If you were unable to attend the walk, but like the idea of experiencing and sharing your Loiter on the High Street – have a go and send us an email to email@example.com or write it on a piece of paper and drop it in to Volcano 229 High Street.
In particular participants were asked to:
• Observe your immediate environment. What’s around you? What are the aesthetic qualities – old/new, appealing/unappealing, in keeping or alien?
• Who is around you? What are they doing? How are they using the street? Where do you think they are going? What is their physical appearance and demeanour? What is their lifestyle?
• What is the relationship of the person to the High Street environment? e.g. practical, leisure focused, purposeful, passing through, content or otherwise?
• Do different types of people use the space differently? Can you classify them?
• What’s the overall dynamic of the street? Is there one?
• How do you feel? What’s your relationship to the people, space and place? How do the people and the surroundings impact on how you are feeling?
So many people have said how dull, dark and terrible the High Street looks. Its time to take some of that grey away and we want your help!
Calling all young artists and creative people, we want you to work with street artist James Bird and the YMCA to create a 10m tall public artwork to make the journey From The Station To The Sea more enjoyable.
Come along to Volcano Theatre at 229 High Street.
Design workshop: Thursday 26th June 5pm – 7pm
Design workshop: Thursday 3rd July 5pm – 7pm
Week of painting: Monday 21st July – Friday 25th July 11am-4pm
Willow Weaving with Prue Thimbleby
A willow-weaved tree is being created for Swansea High Street at our Coed y Ddinas. We are running free workshops on the 28th and 30th June, between 10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm, for people to join in and weave your own leaves to be added to the tree.
Would you like to learn how to weave in willow?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place!
Travel along From The Station To The Sea and visit our woodland!