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Catch up: Spring Lecture Series Cities of the British Isles: Swansea




This is a recording of the event that took place on Thursday 1st April 2021 at 18.30.  Swansea presented by Catrin Sarah James

The destruction of Swansea in the Second World War, after the three nights blitz of February 1941, left a devastated town centre that had lost its heart, soul and architectural character. Following the war a redevelopment plan was undertaken based on pre-war modernist proposals.

Catrin will look at the post war buildings that brought back civic pride to the city centre. She will also discuss the concrete sculptural mural of 1968 on the façade of the Central Clinic in Orchard Street which is currently at risk. The mural was the work of the sculptor Harry Everington when he was Head of Fine Art at Swansea College of Art in the 1960s.

Members: £3, non-members £5

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