Monthly Archives: December 2014

Sew Swansea presents repairs and alterations workshop

Learn how to hem skirts, trousers, shorten sleeves, and replace elastic in waistbands. Bring along your clothes to alter and we can show you how to make them wearable again. Bring along your sewing machine or reserve one to borrow from us.

For other courses see our courses page here 

Saturday 31st January 2pm – 5pm

£20 Per Person

At the Environment Centre, contact us for more details.

What a Great Weekend!

It’s all over.. but what a success! We’d like to thank all the stall holders and visitors to the Green Fayre for making it such a great event, and of course the National Waterfront Museum for their hospitality again this year. We thoroughly enjoyed it and hope you did too. We have the figures for roughly how many people attended, and they’re at a record this year of over 1,800 on Saturday and over 2,000 on Sunday!

Remember that if you’re interested in similar events, we run many things throughout the year; events, courses, exhibitions and more. If you haven’t already, join our mailing list for up to date information from the Heart of the Environment Centre.

Bring on next year’s Fayre!






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Happy Christmas from everyone at the Environment Centre!

We wish all our staff, volunteers, trustees, members, partners and visitors a very Happy Christmas and a Successful and Sustainable New Year!

If you want to visit us before Christmas – for that last bit of shopping or a relaxing fairtrade coffee, you have until 4pm on Tuesday 23rd December. We are then closed until 10am on January 5th January 2015.

Have you been to Penllergare? Please fill in their survey!

Since taking over the leases of Penllergare Valley Woods in April 2012, the Penllergare Trust has had the pleasure and big responsibility for bringing this secret and magical place back to life for everyone to enjoy.

As a local voluntary charity, we have worked with over 150 volunteers and dozens of community groups; we have welcomed and accommodated thousands of walkers, joggers, families, cyclists, schools and groups (dogs too!); restored historical features as part of the cultural landscape, and looked after habitats for a wide range of wildlife. 2014 in particular marked an important year with the restoration of the Upper Lake back to its former glory.

With this phase of our restoration project coming to an end and grants inevitably running out, our thoughts are now turning to how we can look after Valley Woods sustainably for the future. We can’t succeed without you! We would highly value your input and feedback about your visits and our progress so far – especially your thoughts and ideas for the future.

We would be grateful if you could spare 5 minutes to complete the following questionnaire (even if you filled in a similar one last year – it will help us to compare results and to ensure that we’re striving for continuous improvement).

Penllergare Visitor Survey 2014 (Click here to complete the questionnaire)