Swansea, a ship & the Ancient Mariner
19th May, 2016 - 21st May, 2016
19 Fai, 2016 - 21 Fai, 2016
Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea SA1 8PL
The beach city of Wales
The Coleridge in Wales festival journey arrives in Swansea SA1 - with an historic sailing ship.
The University of Wales Trinity St Davids, Swansea City Counciland ABP Ports have come together to bring the ship of the Ancient Mariner from the great British adventure poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner to Swansea.
Where: SA1 Waterfront, Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea.
Thursday 19th May
The ship arrives in the evening...
Friday 20th May
9.00 am - a metre cubed of ice is placed on the dockside next to the ship
9.15am – School visit to the boat. Professor Martin Bates will give the students a talk next to the ice.
10.00am - visit to the ship by Swansea City Council & University of Wales Trinity St David's who have sponsored the Swansea visit of the Coleridge in Wales festival.
11.15am - School visit to the boat. Professor Martin Bates will give the students a talk next to the ice.
12.45pm – School visit to the boat. Professor Martin Bates will give the students a talk next to the ice.
1.00 - 2.00pm Quayside performance by Gents jazz band
1.30pm – School visit to the boat. Professor Martin Bates will give the students a talk next to the ice.
Public visiting: 2.30pm - 5.00pm
2.30 – 3.30pm - Readings by Poets on the Hill.
Saturday 21st May
Public visiting. 10.30am - 5.30pm
What is it all about?
The ship of the Ancient Mariner sailed to the South Pole where, in the poem, the Mariner shoots an albatross. Because he has destroyed a beautiful, living thing the winds blow the ship to the Equator where the ship's crew all perish under the burning heat of the sun. The Mariner survives, and is given the ability to be a blessing to the natural world. He returns to the Bristol Channel to tell his story... and give a warning.
The melting ice cap
In Swansea, near the ship, we will be placing a cubed meter of ice. This large ice block represents the melting polar icecaps of our planet. We'll be asking the question: What is the role of Swansea in creating a sustainable future for Wales?
Swansea has a big vision and ambition for the future of the city. We'll be celebrating it. Come and see the ship, learn about the story, and see the melting ice cap.
Coleridge in Wales festival is a celebration of human spirit, imagination, creativity and community in the landscape of Wales.