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Swansea Guide




Swansea has lots going on for party loving hens, great clubs and bars, fantastic restaurants, festivals galore and top class venues. It also attracts big star names so if you’re planning a Swansea hen weekend its worth checking local listings or asking your GoHen account manager for what’s hot around the time of your visit.

Shows

The Grand Theatre – A fabulous theatre that hosts the biggest touring shows in the UK, musicals, plays, bands and the biggest names on the comedy circuit. Forthcoming acts include;

Comedy


  • Jimmy Carr
  • Fascinating Aida
  • Susan Calman
  • Ceri Dupree
  • John Bishop
  • Ross Noble
  • Alan Davies
  • Dawn French

The Grand also hosts a monthly comedy club if you’re visiting during the week.

Music & Shows


  • Joan Armatrading
  • Burlesque
  • 80’s Mania
  • Russian State Ballet
  • Waterloo – ABBA Tribute Show
  • Pride & Prejudice

See more information on the Swansea Grand Theatre

Brangwyn Hall –Swansea’s largest entertainment venue pulls in the bigger music acts. At the moment the Guildhall’s diary is slightly sparse but big names do rock into town so the listings are worth checking out if you’re serious music fans.

Music


  • Elvis Costello

See more information on the Brangwyn Hall

SinCity –SinCity is Swanseas hottest music venue and largest nightclub mixing top club DJ’s and live entertainment. Top indie bands and revival acts a can both be seen regularly.

Music


  • Wheatus
  • Phil Campbell
  • Neville Staple
  • A Wilhelm Scream

See more information on SinCity

Festivals

April – “Swansea’s Premier Award Winning Festival”, now normally food festivals hand out awards not win them but Swansea’s food festival really is a bit special and the perfect weekend fodder for foodie hens.
More information.

June – Mixing big names with local talent Swansea’s International Jazz festival attracts acts from all over the UK and Europe. More information.

June – Swansea Fringe Festival. You’ll see the next generation of big stars breaking through the comedy ranks alongside big names stars from “off the telly”. Street performers entertain the crowds during the day while pubs, clubs and theatres all host comedy acts, bands and madcaptheatre for what is becoming one of the fringe entertainment festivals in the UK.
More information.

July – Singleton Park – Katherine Jenkins OBE. The delightful sound of mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins will be leaving audiences spell bound in July with live outdoor concerts. A glass or two of wine, a finely filled hamper and you’ve got yourselves a great evening.

September – Singleton Park -  BBC Proms in the Park. Without wishing to push stereotypes it is true that Wales does produce more than its fair share of music greats and the Proms in the Park concert showcases some of Wales’ biggest names of in classical music. If your idea of a great sophisticated evening includes a picnic hamper, strawberries and a chilled glass of two or bubbly or Pimms. The perfect way to enjoy a summers evening with great friends.

Fit for Hen Parties

September sees the Swansea Bay 10km run sweep through the streets of the city. It’s certainly not uncommon these days for hen parties to tackle fun runs in memory of friends or family, while not all the girls will want to run, the hard core few might wish to run for a worthy cause by day and celebrate with the rest of the girls by night. More information.

If 10km seems a bit much then there’s a 5km run also set for September. More information.

Getting to Swansea

By road
The quickest route into South Wales is across the Severn Bridge on the M4, it’s a toll bridge so you’ll need to have a few coins handy (£6.40 at the time of writing) but you only need to pay on the way in to Wales (west bound), its free on the way out, go figure!). The M4 will lead directly to Swansea.
Bank Holidays the toll booth can be chocker so allow extra time for your journey.

By rail
Trains run direct from London’s Paddington Station. Check National Rail Enquiries  for full timetables and prices.


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