WHERE? Coffee #1,  Unit 4a, 26-36, Princess Walk Swansea

WHEN? 5-7pm

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Show your support to local young writers and musicians

Stuck for something different to do after lectures which doesn’t involve damaging your bank account or your brain cells?

This Thursday 27th February, The Siren writer and English Literature student Claire Mellor has organised an event of spoken word poetry and music performances at Swansea’s new venue Coffee #1 in the town centre (for those of you who don’t know where it is and, like me, frown at Google Maps as though staring at an instruction manual written entirely in Elvish, it’s next to Zara) and promises to be a real treat for those of you who are already self-confessed poetry/live music fans or just want to come along and see what it’s all about and what some of our English Literature/Creative Writing students at Swansea University have to offer.

In the centenary year of Dylan Thomas and with the Dylan 100 events taking part across the city, it’s great to see a rise in interest in all things literary in Swansea and this is your chance to get a taste of the literary culture. Among those sharing their poetic works are students Catherine Rowland, Jacques Tsiantar, co-editor Zoe Alford and myself. This will be accompanied by musical performances from the talented Carys Lowry-carter and Beth Angharad and Coffee #1 has kindly offered to remain open until late so you can make the most of the experience.

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Attending a Welsh university, it’s worth making the most of Wales’ proud old heritage as a land of poetry and song. This Thursday promises to show how the younger generation keep that passion going.

by Natalie Ann Holborow

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