Catch Waves at SEEN@Swansea

Lifesaving practice, Redhead Beach - 2696

Get an insight into our community’s historic relationship with the beach as part of SEEN@Swansea’s latest exhibition ‘Waves’.

Opening from Saturday 9 February, the exhibition will share a unique selection of local historic photographs and video footage from the National Film and Sound Archive.

Council’s Manager Cultural Services, Jacqui Hemsley, said beaches have helped form our identity as a community.

“Locally we have a unique relationship with the beach and many of us have spent countless hours in the sun and surf, it’s part of our lifestyle here in Lake Mac. Beaches are places of fun, adventure and memories and these items show our connection with the beach through history,” Ms Hemsley said.

“We have some fantastic photos and films of people holidaying in Lake Mac, surfing and life-savers in the 1950s. It’s a great exhibition, particularly if you’re interested to find out how beach fashion, family life and sport has changed in the past 100 years.

“This Saturday we will also be hosting free family activities from 10am to 2pm to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, so I hope you can join us and share your beach memories.”

The Waves exhibition runs from Saturday 9 February through to Sunday 31 March at SEEN@Swansea, located on the first floor mezzanine at The Swansea Centre.  

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