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Back in 1948, as a nation struggled to overcome the ravages of war, some of Britain’s more visionary towns and cities had the same idea: to launch an annual festival of the arts. Swansea was one of them.
Formerly known as the Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts, Swansea International Festival is now one of the major festival events in Wales. It is well established and respected, with a loyal core audience. It also has a clear purpose: a formal, annual opportunity to celebrate the town and its people, bringing the best of the world to Swansea and sharing the best of Swansea with the world.
As we look to the future, our ambition is to build on our strong heritage, extending the Festival’s appeal and becoming part of the wider fabric of Swansea life. We want to use the arts to fuel pride in our incredible region, engaging with and introducing relevant, inspiring, diverse content to more people.