Asides from the great nightlife, shops, bars and a beach (weather permitting), what does Swansea have to offer us students? Sarah Evans offers her idea of a grand day out.

The Taliesin Arts Centre is located at the heart of Swansea University Campus, making it an ideal location for students.  There is such a wide variety of shows and productions at the Taliesin that there surely is something for everyone. From Jazz shows to Orchestras, intimate plays to massive Shakespeare productions, from Bourne to Bond and low budget art house European films -the Taliesin really manages to capture production art at its finest.

The Taliesin has recently gone digital, meaning they can now expand their shows and opportunities for screenings. With the addition of the digital features they have the ability to have a live showing of a West End Production, so you no longer need to trek all the way to London to see a show. Instead you can have the same experience here in Swansea for half the price. The Taliesin recently showed the newly released Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time as a live showing to a full house.

Speaking to the marketing assistant at the Taliesin it was clear that they were very keen to increase the amount of student interest. “We have events here to suit all tastes – dance, theatre, live music, foreign language films and blockbusters.”

There is now a new offer which gives you the chance to get tickets for only £3 with a valid NUS card (only applicable for specific live performances). This October the Taliesin is host to the only Welsh performance in the national tour of God’s Garden, by the award winning choreographer Arthur Pita. This piece of work is performed by a cast of six dancers, expressing a story rich with themes of sexuality, love and death; it looks to be an exciting and unique performance which will not be one to miss.

By Sarah Evans

For a list of the shows coming up this Oct-Dec visit: http://www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk/index.php

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