Taking Part

As well as our programme of professional events, Taliesin appreciates the enormous impact that taking part in the arts can have on people's lives. We try hard to provide opportunities, in particular for younger people, to participate in workshops. Join a master class with a world-class musician, attend a dance workshop with a professional company or ask that burning question in one of our regular Q&A with reputed guests. Keep regularly an eye on our website for up-to-date information on our workshops.

Modern Poetry in Translation - Women of Britain (Thursday 14 March 7.30pm)

An evening of words, performance and cutting-edge literature, not to be missed. As part of Swansea University Cultural Institute's celebration of International Women's Day.

Featuring Clare Pollard, Sabrina Mahfouz, Menna Elfyn and Liz Berry.

Vamos Theatre presents: A Brave Face (Friday 15 March 7.30pm)

Created from two years of research with ex and serving soldiers, families and health professionals, A Brave Face explores Post Traumatic Stress with compassion and fearlessness through wordless, full mask theatre.

Vamos Theatre also presents a fantastic hands-on workshop students to try mask theatre - and it's FREE! 2pm – 4pm, Friday 15 March, Taliesin Create. Maximum 24 places. To book your free place, please email Reg Noyes: r.a.noyes@swansea.ac.uk


Swansea City Opera: Così fan tutte (Friday 22 March 7.30pm)

Swansea City Opera make a welcome return with a production of Mozart’s popular and uproarious comic opera, Così fan tutte. SCO are known for their sparkling performances of comic opera and their Così will be no exception.

With a pre-performance talk about the opera and production by SCO's Artistic Director, Brendan Wheatley - 6.15pm.

National Dance Company Wales (Thursday 4 April)

AWAKENING - Three unique dances to amuse and amaze. 7.30pm

Watch Dance Class: National Dance Company Wales open the doors to Company class. Thursday 4 April 12.45pm (free to ticketholders but booking is required).

Les Océans (Monday 8 April 4pm) - Free to attend

Victim of a recent stroke, Emma has left home to spend her time convalescing on the French island of Belle-Île-en-Mer. A series of strange events occur which leave Emma inexplicably mute and alone as Khassim, her companion, vanishes.

A French short film (25 mins) introduced by filmmaker, Rémi Forte and followed by a Q&A.

WOW 'Wales One World' Film Festival (8-10 April)

WOW features once more an eclectic, intriguing and moving selection of films from around the globe.

Aga 08/04 6pm | The Dead and The Others 08/04 8pm  | Three Faces 09/04 6pm | Dead Pigs 09/04 8pm |  Woman at War 10/04 6pm | Too Late to Die Young 10/04 8pm

Stand-by tickets on the day are only £3 for students!

Every year, a number of events organised and led by Swansea University’s Performing Arts Societies, the University Dance Society and  Creative Writing MA students take place on stage at Taliesin.

Swansea University Orchestra and the Welsh Sinfonia (Saturday 9 March 7.30pm)

The Swansea University Orchestra has a long-term collaboration with the acclaimed Welsh Sinfonia as part of their Crescendo project. This year’s joint concert at the Great Hall features music by Grieg, Verdi, Albeniz and Gershwin, as well as from all eight Harry Potter films...

The Chancellor's Concert (Wednesday 20 March 6.30pm)

The University’s music scholars and friends present an eclectic programme of classical solos, chamber music and jazz in the Great Hall. Our scholarship programme aims to encourage and nurture musical talent among our students, and our annual Chancellor’s Concert showcases their skills...

SU Performing Arts Student Showcase (Saturday 6 April 7.30pm)

Three of Swansea University’s Performing Arts Societies join forces again in the Great Hall to showcase their talents and share their best work. Performers from the Musicians Society, Choral Society and Show Choir will present a varied programme of music from across the ages.

SU Dance Society Annual Showcase (Friday 12 & Saturday 13 April 7.30pm)

More information very soon. Stay tuned!

Alongside these University Societies, support and performances opportunities are being given every year by Taliesin to younger students like:

  • The Neath Port Talbot College through LIFT, the official dance company of NPTC Group of Colleges
  • The County Youth Dance Company
  • Over 200 primary pupils from 5 or 6 primary schools across Swansea, brought together with a professional choreographer and Contemporary Dance students from Gorseinon College for our Primary Dance Project.
  • Swansea College of Art also utilise Taliesin, for example to put on the degree shows for graduating Film and Video students.

The Rising Stars Theatre Company (Sunday 14 April 7.30pm)

More information very soon. Stay tuned!

County Youth Dance Company (Thursday 18 April 7.30pm)

More information very soon. Stay tuned!