Taliesin Arts Centre
The Taliesin Arts Centre (Welsh: Canolfan y Celfyddydau Taliesin) is owned and managed by the Swansea University and is located on the university campus in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom. The Centre opened in 1984. Stephen Hawking gave the inaugural lecture at the Centre's opening. It stages its own productions and hosts visiting artists, in addition to being the home of a museum of Egyptian antiquity, the Egypt Centre.
The Centre is named for the ancient Welsh bard, Taliesin.
The Centre hosts a broad programme of events including cinema screenings, an average of ten visiting exhibitions per year, and a variety of live performances, from dance and drama to jazz and world music. Taliesin Arts Centre also houses the Egypt Centre. The two-storey gallery contains an important collection of antiquities from Ancient Egypt.
The Taliesin provides a service to both students and the people of Swansea and acts as a regional centre. Performers in recent years have included Jamie Cullum, Clare Teal, Billy Cobham and Paco Peña.
In addition to hosting regular touring exhibitions, the Taliesin's Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery also stocks a range of greetings cards as well as jewellery, ceramics and other craft items, and includes a café bar
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