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Take That will play a concert at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, next summer


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Pop legends Take That are coming to play at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea next summer, it has been announced.

The Christmas light switch on takes place ahead of the opening of Winterfront Winterland. The lights will be switched on for Thursday, November 10th. The Winterland Wonderland will open on the Friday, November 18th and will run untill January 8th 2017.

Robert Thomas Velline, known as Bobby Vee, was an American pop singer who was a teen idol in the early 1960s. According to Billboard magazine, he had thirty-eight Hot 100 chart hits, ten of which reached the Top 20.

60's Pop idol Bobby Vee has died

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Vee was born in Fargo, North Dakota, to Sydney Ronald Velline and Saima Cecilia Tapanila. His first single, "Suzie Baby," was written by Vee with a nod to Buddy Holly's "Peggy Sue" and recorded for the Minneapolis-based Soma Records in 1959; it drew enough attention and chart action to be purchased by Liberty Records, who signed him later that year. His followup single, a cover of Adam Faith's UK number-one "What Do You Want?", charted in the lower reaches of the Billboard pop chart in early 1960. His fourth release, a revival of the Clovers' doo-wop ballad "Devil or Angel", brought him into the big time with U.S. buyers. His next single, "Rubber Ball", made him an international star.


Vee's 1961 summer release "Take Good Care of My Baby" went to number one on the Billboard U.S. listings and number three in the UK Singles Chart. Known primarily as a performer of Brill Building pop material, he went on to record a string of international hits in the 1960s, including "Devil or Angel" (U.S. number six), "Rubber Ball" (1961, U.S. number six, Australia number one), "More Than I Can Say" (1961, U.K. number four), "Run to Him" (1961, U.S. number two), "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes" (1963, U.S. number three), and "Come Back When You Grow Up" (U.S. number three). When Vee recorded "Come Back When You Grow Up" in 1967, he was joined by a band called the Strangers. He also recorded, in 1961, a version of the song "Lollipop", originally by Ronald & Ruby, which also became a success.

Vee's career began in the midst of tragedy. On February 3, 1959, "The Day the Music Died," three of the four headline acts in the lineup of the traveling Winter Dance Party; Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper—were killed, along with the 21-year-old pilot, Roger Peterson, in the crash of a V-tailed 1947 Beechcraft Bonanza airplane. (Dion DiMucci, the second headliner, had opted not to travel on the plane.) It crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa, en route to the next show on the tour itinerary in Moorhead, Minnesota. Velline, then 15 years of age, and a hastily assembled band of Fargo schoolboys calling themselves the Shadows volunteered for, and were given, the unenviable job of filling in for Holly and his band at the Moorhead engagement. Their performance there was a success, setting in motion a chain of events that led to Vee's career as a popular singer.

The international chart toppers are booked to play the venue on Wednesday, June 14, with support from fellow nineties pop act, All Saints, as part of their Wonderland tour. Their booking continues to cement the stadium's reputation for attracting big name international artists, following in the footsteps of Kings of Leon, Rod Stewart, The Who and Elton John, who have all played there.


This year alone it has hosted the Manic Street Preachers and Lionel Richie. Take That have had a string of number one albums and singles since forming in Manchester in 1990. They have received eight Brit Awards, including Best British Group and Best British Live Act. They played at Cardiff's Principality Stadium - then the Millennium Stadium - back in 2009 and 2011.


Their singles include Shine, Rule the World, Patience, Pray, and It Only Takes a Minute. Originally a five-piece, they are now performing as a trio, following the departure of Robbie Williams and Jason Orange.............. Tickets are due to go on sale next Friday, October 28.

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ENTRY FREE - Saturday 26th November 2016


The main Swansea Sparkle event will take place at The National Waterfront Museum, Swansea. 10am till 4pm.


There will be over 60 organisatons and groups present throughout the day operating information stands.


The event is focused on promoting partnership working, sharing information, raising awareness of hate crime and most importantly giving people an opportunity to come along and relax in an informal environment.


It is certainly a day not to be missed and the event has become one of the biggest in the LGBT+ calendar with singers also being on during the day this year, along with food and drink.


SWANSEA SPARKLE MAIN EVENT - EVENING - £8 per person - Saturday 26th November 2016 - 7:30pm start till 1am. The main Swansea Sparkle evening will again take place inside The National Waterfront Museum which will have some superb lighting throughout. The night will consist of a range of singers, bands and the annual SWANSEA SPARKLE BEAUTY CONTEST.

Voila_Capture 2016-10-18_09-14-26_am Oriel Science Picture 1: Oriel Science ambassadors outside their gallery at Princess Way, Swansea. icture 2. Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) workshop stand at the Oriel Science Gallery.

Playing with Goo and Glitter, splashing with boats, looking at fancy feathers and building your own Jaguar 2D car – what more could you want during October half-term!

Following on from the success of the recent British Science Festival, Oriel Science in partnership with Swansea University will be putting on some exciting half- term hands-on workshops.  


The Oriel Science gallery, Princess Way, Swansea, SA1 5HE will be open daily from Saturday 22nd October to Sunday 30th October, between 10am and 4 pm.


As well as the current Story of Time exhibition, there will be a daily programme from Monday 24th - Friday 28th October of hands- on workshops for younger visitors offered by S4, the Swansea University Science for Schools Scheme, including:


Goo! - exploring non Newtonian fluids (and glitter)

Boats that Float: a fun, interactive workshop on forces and motion.

Be prepared to get splashed!

Fantastic feathers: how do birds fly? What are feathers for? A hands-on biology, ecology (and colouring) workshop.


In addition, Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) will be hosting  a workshop daily from Saturday 22nd October to Sunday 30th October where children will be able to build their own Jaguar 2D cars and race them down a Formula 1 track at speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.  

The Story of Time exhibition Where does the time go? Can time really fly? Is time just an illusion? The Story of Time exhibition at the new Oriel Science pop-up gallery answers these questions.


Guarded by the Tardis and a Back to the Future DeLorean car, visitors will be able to meander through, interact with, listen, look, touch and generally play around with exhibits around the theme of Time. Discover how the Higgs boson, often called the “God particle”, was first detected in the mock-up of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, see a glacial calving in Greenland, tell the time with tree rings, witness the history of the universe displayed on a 30 metre time wall, and hear the sounds of deep space as you watch a time lapse video of the southern stars. Suitable for all ages, Oriel Science’s mission is to bring the wonders of Science to the public through exhibitions on a scientific theme, which will inspire visitors to think and explore how science and technology impact their daily lives.


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THIS IS SWANSEA WALES is dedicating a page to the talents that live in and around Swansea and district for use by those people organising events and shows.


All you have to do is get a video made in (HD 1080p) of your group or solo singing act and post to U-tube. Please don't use smart phones, try and get it done semi-professionally. Make sure the sound quality is perfect as this is as important as the vision.


We will take a look at it when finished and if its good enough we will add it to our page. When the page is complete we will contact the relevant agency's and organisers to view.


This service is completely FREE to groups and solo singing artist, we will be adding advertising banners to the page for our income.


The page will be called SCENE 2017 so what are you waiting for, thousands of people visit our site each year and its growing. Any queries goto the contact button in the menu bar.


Paul Harris



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Rock Bands Take that

Take That for the Liberty Stadium next summer.

Bobby Vee

Bobby Vee who has died aged 73