Taliesin Arts Centre celebrates Award for Live Entertainment
Swansea University’s Taliesin Arts Centre was the proud winner of the Live Entertainment Award at The Wave and Swansea Sound Culture and Lifestyle Awards on 30 September 2010.
Photograph above shows Alison Rees of Tinnopolis (centre) with Stella Rees and Nia Mills of Taliesin Arts Centre.
Swansea University’s Head of Cultural Services, Sybil Crouch, was delighted with the news: "We are absolutely thrilled to receive this award and would like to thank everyone who voted, for their support. We are very proud of the work we do to bring such quality performances to our audiences and we are equally proud of the continuing loyalty which we receive."
Congratulations also go to the university’s museum of Egyptian Antiquities, the Egypt Centre, runners up in Swansea’s Best Visitor Attraction category.
Taliesin Arts Centre, a powerhouse for the arts in this region, is owned and managed by Swansea University and funded by The Arts Council of Wales. Every year this centre of artistic excellence presents over 300 performances and exhibitions of the highest quality in music, dance, theatre, cinema & visual arts, attracting audiences from Swansea, the surrounding region, Wales, and beyond.
With the support of the University, Taliesin has, over the last 25 years, developed into a cultural hub for the region and a major artistic force, loved by artists and audiences alike. Taliesin was awarded “Regional Performing Arts Centre” status in 2005 and given a coveted Beacon Award in 2009 by ACW.
Taliesin continues its good work, this autumn welcoming three internationally acclaimed dance companies for their only appearances in Wales: The Featherstonehaughs, EDITS (7th Oct), Tanzcompagnie Rubato & Mahjong Dance, Look At Me I’m Chinese (21st Oct) and the stunning Akram Khan Company who present Vertical Road (15th & 16th Nov). The venue also welcomes the award-winning Pilot Theatre with a new production of Romeo and Juliet (23rd-27th Nov) and the mighty Jazz Jamaica (4th Dec). Taliesin hopes to go from strength to strength, boosted by this award and looks forward to welcoming many more visitors to future events.
This news item has been posted by Beth Lauder, Swansea University Public Relations Office on behalf of Stella Patrick, Marketing Manager, Taliesin Arts Centre Tel: 01792 602429 Email: S.H.Patrick@swansea.ac.uk