Happy New Year! 2024 has plenty on offer with our first event just weeks away, it is a great way to start the New Year.
We’ll be celebrating St David’s day culinary style with Croeso 2024 over the St David’s day weekend in March. The city will be buzzing with the cool sound of jazz from 13 to 17 June, when the Jazz festival makes its welcome return. Wales Air show flies in on 6 – 7 July over Swansea Bay and you can swim, run or cycle the Ironman 70.3 Swansea as it races around the city on 14 July! And don’t forget to get your dancing shoes ready for James Arthur at Singleton Park on the 18 of July.
With so much more on the way, keep an eye out for more announcements.
As we move into the New Year, what better time to embrace a fresh start and take some positive steps to enhance your wellbeing.
Swansea Bay is a place of breath-taking natural beauty, with a whole host of attractions which are either low cost or free of charge.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, check out a few ideas below:
Embrace the great outdoors
Swansea Bay boasts an array of stunning beaches, three with blue flag status, rolling hills, and 38 miles of charming coastal paths.
Visit one of our cultural venues
Swansea has a range of free entry cultural venues, including 17 libraries, which offer a great day out for all the family whatever the weather.
Get on your bike!
Swansea Bay is a cycle friendly city with plenty of free-from-traffic cycle routes and is part of the Celtic Trail and National Cycle Network.
Calling all foodies and lovers of all things Welsh! Get the date in your diary for this year’s Croeso event.
The festival which celebrates all things Welsh will take place in St David’s Place (near the former Iceland) from Friday, 1 March – Sunday, 3 March.
Among the chefs confirmed already this year are Jonathan Woolway, John Taylor from the Welsh House, Hywel Griffith and Nathan Roberts.
As well as cookery demonstrations, Croeso will also feature live music, a St David’s Parade, children’s activities and street entertainers.
Keep an eye on our website and socials for all the latest announcements – there’s going to be lots of exciting news.
The 2024 World Triathlon Para Series will return for a third time to Swansea Bay on Saturday 22 June this year.
The event will see the very best paratriathletes from across the world competing for vital Paris 2024 Paralympic Games qualification points in front of a home crowd.
It will also provide an opportunity for disabled people of all sporting levels to engage with physical activity. They will get the opportunity to experience the same course as the elite races, with up-and-coming British paratriathletes racing as well as people new to the sport.
There are also plans for an event for children and young people, introducing them to the sport and giving them the opportunity to be part of this inspiring event.
Be transported by the spectacular sounds at the Brangwyn Hall in 2024.
Coming up this year we welcome back BBC NOW conductors and composers from January to June, starting this Saturday afternoon with the fabulous Jaime Martin Conducts. The award-winning Daniel Martinez Flamenco Company presents Adalucia – Flamenco on the 23 February and, the contemporary choral sensations Valley Rock Voices in June, plus there is plenty more to look forward to in 2024, find out more today!
It’s due to be another exciting year of international sporting events including The Olympics, The Euros, Paralympics Games, Tour de France and Wimbledon, highlighting the best of the best in sport. Why not be inspired and get active with our very own sport and health team this January. There are plenty of exciting activities planned this month, so if pickleball, zumba or pilates tempt you then give them a try.
BBC’s Men Up, recently broadcast on BBC One, mixes drama with humour to tell the poignant story of five ordinary Welshmen who embark on an extraordinary journey when they take part in the trial of a new drug, which would later become Viagra.
Leading the cast of outstanding Welsh talent are Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones), Aneurin Barnard (Dunkirk), Steffan Rhodri (House of the Dragon), and Mark Lewis Jones (Outlander), but we think the stunning locations of Swansea play an equally stellar role in telling this remarkable story.
Check out our blog listing the Swansea locations featured in the film to see if you spotted them all.