Iceland Iceland: an opportunity for people to work together, towards enhancing the visual vitality of Volcano Theatre building, such as installation of vertical gardens.
About Story Street:
Last autumn, artist Prue Thimbleby started meeting and talking to traders and business owners on Swansea High Street about what brought them to the area and how they’re finding it here. She captured what they said as digital stories – 2 minute long audio recordings, accompanied by still images. Sometimes funny, often moving, always enlightening, the stories reflect the energy and diversity of the High Street today and the hopes and aspirations of those who work here.
Story Street is part of From the Station to the Sea, one of seven innovative regeneration projects funded by the Arts Council of Wales under their Ideas:People:Places initiative. A partnership between Volcano Theatre and Coastal Housing Group, From the Station to the Sea is all about Swansea High Street – the idea of the High Street, the lived reality of the place, and the possibilities of its transformation.
Storyopolis: building a creative learning environment encouraging childrens’ literacy skills, through use of workshops produced by professional artists.
All events happening in or next door to Volcano Theatre, 229 High Street, Swansea SA1 4JW
Tuesday 13th May 10:30am Drawing workshop with UWTSD
Wednesday 14th May 7:30pm Noson Ffilm / Film Night
Tuesday 20th May 10:30am Drawing workshop with Noel Isherwood Architect
Sunday 1st – 30th June ongoing creative interventions along Swansea High Street
Tuesday 3rd June 6:30pm Public Talk
Wednesday 4th June 9am – 7pm Collaborative Vision and Design Workshops (drop-in anytime)
Wednesday 11th June 9pm Outdoor cinema
Friday 13th June Willow weaving by Prue Thimbleby (all day)
Friday 13th June Exhibition opening and Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore 6pm – late
Saturday 14th June Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore
Sunday 15th June Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore
Monday 16th June Willow weaving by Prue Thimbleby (all day)
Saturday 21st June 11am – 2pm FREE Play Bus
Wednesday 18th June 9pm Outdoor cinema
Wednesday 25th June 9pm Outdoor cinema
Thursday 26th June CIVIC led walk 12- 2pm and Street Art Workshop 5pm
Friday 27th June Willow weaving workshop with Prue Thimbleby 10am-12noon and 2-4pm (limited spaces booking necessary)
Saturday 28th June Artibods seaside crafts 11am – 3pm
Monday 30th June Willow weaving workshop with Prue Thimbleby 10am-12noon and 2-4pm (limited spaces booking necessary)
Tuesday 1st – 30th July ongoing creative interventions along Swansea High Street
Saturday 5th July FREE Play Bus 1pm-4pm PLUS Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore
Sunday 6th July Dylan’s Mobile Bookstore 11am – 3pm
Monday 7th July Down2Earth cob building workshops (limited spaces booking necessary)
Tuesday 8th July Down2Earth cob building workshops (limited spaces booking necessary)
Friday 11th July Willow weaving workshop with Prue Thimbleby 10am-12noon and 2-4pm (limited spaces booking necessary)
Saturday 19th July Artibods 11am-3pm
Sunday 20th July Ministry of Stories midday onwards
Monday 21st – 25th July help the YMCA create a 10metre high public artwork 10am-3pm daily
Saturday 26th Meet the CrowMan, create a foghorn and test it out inside the fog filled wave 11am-3pm
Monday 28th July Willow weaving workshop with Prue Thimbleby 10am-12noon and 2-4pm (limited spaces booking necessary)
Tuesday 5th August Dynamix will be collecting your thoughts
Wednesday 6th August Film Night at the Silent Cinema 9pm til late
Wednesday 13th August Dynamix 12-4pm
Saturday 23rd August Dynamix 11am-3pm
Wednesday 27th August Film Night at the Silent Cinema 9pm til late
CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER
Friday 12th September Tales From The Bunker zine launch party starts 7pm at the Mission Gallery (after party in the High Street)
Saturday 13th September 11am – 2pm Volcano Theatre OPEN HOUSE – come in and explore the world of Volcano
TBC Parkour workshops
Stage II of the Ideas Peoples Places (IPP) programme.
Over thirteen sub-projects have evolved from the Stage I public consultation stage, that have been built around three broad conclusive themes:
- The idea of the High Street as the historical, commercial and symbolic centre of the city.
- The connections between the High St and other places.
- The High Street as a social place and a source of pleasure and well-being.
The Station to the Sea project is a collaboration formed between Volcano Theatre and Coastal Housing, financially supported by the Arts Council of Wales grant namely the Ideas Peoples Places (IPP) scheme. Stage I of the IPP programme involved open consultation with the general public, capturing people’s thoughts, reflections and ideas relating to Swansea High Street, through a series of theatrical events and cultural activities organised daily by Volcano Theatre.