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Tuesday 15th August 2017

A visit to Swansea Guildhall and Brangwyn Hall,
Meridian Tower & Glynn Vivian Gallery



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Swansea Guildhall and Brangwyn Hall - Architect: Mr Percy Thomas of Cardiff.  Main Contractors: Messrs E Turner & Sons Ltd of Cardiff. Work commenced in 1930, with the foundation stone being laid in May 1932. The Building was opened by Prince George, Duke of Kent, on Tuesday, 23 October 1934. Our tour guide, Lindsay Sleeman will show us the main civic rooms, consisting of the Mayoral Suite, Council Chamber, Brangwyn Hall and the Green Room.
Sir Frank Brangwyn, R.A. (1867 - 1956) is celebrated as one of Britain's most prolific and versatile artists. His work is internationally acclaimed and the huge British Empire Panels in the Brangwyn Hall are amongst the most important examples of his decorative work on a large scale.
The Meridian Tower - currently the tallest building in Wales (107 metres / 351 feet) has spectacular views of Swansea from the Grape & Olive Private Function Room on the 27th Floor, where we will be having lunch.
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery – On arrival we will be welcomed by the  Friends of the Glynn Vivian and the Curator, Jenni Spencer-Davies, who will give a talk on the 6m refurbishment of the Gallery and on the Benefactor, Richard Glynn Vivian.  Following the talk, Friends will be free to wander around the Gallery in their own time, but  Jenni will be on hand to provide further information if required.

The programme for the day:
  8. 45 am   Depart from National Museum, Cathays Park
  9. 00 am   Depart from Wild Gardens Road, Roath Park
10.00 am   Arrive at Brangwyn Hall  - Tea/Coffee/Biscuits
10.30 am   Guided Tour of Brangwyn Hall and Guildhall       
12.15 pm   Depart for Lunch at Meridian Tower
  2. 15 pm   Depart for Glynn Vivian Gallery
  4. 45 pm   Depart Glynn Vivian Gallery
  5. 45 pm   Arrive at Cardiff (approximately)

The cost of the visit, which includes coach, tour of Swansea Guildhall and Brangwyn Hall, tea/coffee/biscuits/Welsh cakes on arrival, two-course lunch (starter & main course, including tea/coffee) at the ‘Grape & Olive’, Meridian Tower and visit to the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, inclusive of all gratuities is 42. If you wish to join this visit, please send a cheque payable to ‘Friends of NMW’, together with the completed form to:
Dr Peter Davies, 54 Duffryn Avenue, Cyncoed, Cardiff, CF23 6JL.  Telephone: 029 2075 1473.
Mobile: 07443 425201  E-mail: drpmdavies@icloud.com

To: Friends of National Museum Wales

Visit to Swansea Guildhall, Brangwyn Hall, Meridian Tower & Glynn Vivian Gallery

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


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Starter Course choice:
  • Superfood salad: Spinach, peppery rocket and watercress with beetroot, avocado and sweet potato topped with blueberries, mixed grains and pumpkin seeds        
  • Soup of the day with warm focaccia bread & Garden Salad  
  • Chilli dusted whitebait with a lemongrass and chilli dressing           
Main Course choice:
  • Asparagus, pea and mint risotto with chestnut mushrooms, pea shoots       
  •  Buttermilk chicken with sweet potato fries, fennel coleslaw, watercress and mayonnaise
  • Gammon steak with a fried free range egg and thick cut chip       
  • Fish cakes with herb mash potato, on a bed of spinach, watercress, peppery rocket and pea shoots    
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