Troublemakers' Festival

Thu 13 Jul 2017 to Sun 16 Jul 2017

The Troublemakers’ Festival is about changing the world. More specifically, it’s about changing the world – starting with Swansea High Street.


The festival reimagines the stretch of street between the station and Castle Square as a pedestrian-friendly place where arts and culture aren’t something special, but are part of everyday life. It opens up buildings that people perhaps don’t normally see and uses spaces that perhaps people don’t normally notice.

The Troublemakers’ Festival is for everyone who uses Swansea High Street and cares about its future. It’s for people who live on High Street, work on High Street, shop on High Street, socialise on High Street, pass through High Street. It’s for young people and old people. It’s for art lovers and show-goers and pizza fans and it’s for people who’ve never been to a gallery or theatre in their lives. 

The Troublemakers' Festival will include Mark Thomas, Stella Duffy, Bernadette Russell, Rob Kennedy, Charlie Tolfree, Sol Cinema, Ariane Sherine, Deborah Coughlin, Simone Sheridan, Sarah Corbett and MORE. We'll create a manifesto together, lose at the Unfair Funfair, give books away, have a Tea Party, recreate extraordinary speeches from history, watch films, make art, eat pizza. THE PROGRAMME IS HERE and the FRINGE PROGRAMME IS HERE.


Troublemakers' Festival is brought to you by COASTAL HOUSING and VOLCANO and supported by the Arts Council of Wales, The City & County of Swansea and The Foyle Foundation.

The Last Resort, Sew Swansea, Galerie Simpson, TechHub, Urban Village, Cinema & Co, Oxfam, Castle Square, Elysium Studios & Galleries, UWTSD, PEG Talks, the Environment Centre, the Women’s Institute, Hyst...

Caroline Lane Project Manager email
Carys Seren Mol Project Assistant email
Dan Thompson Programmer
Ben Stimpson Production Manager
Carrie Rhys-Davies Station to Sea Programme Manager
Huw Williams Station to Sea Project Leader (Coastal) email
Victoria Boobyer Marketing & Media email
Claudine Conway Communications email


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