Swansea celebrates its 50th anniversary as a city

50th anniversary: Get behind Swansea’s city celebrations

The Labour-led council is driving forward the celebrations to mark Swansea’s 50th anniversary of its city status.

There are a series of major events and community celebrations being organised to help the city make 2019 a truly memorable occasion.

Swansea Labour leader Rob Stewart, the Leader of Swansea Council, said: “Swansea is a great Welsh city and we’ve so much to celebrate and to look forward to.

“1969 was a special occasion when The Queen officially bestowed city status on Swansea and 2019 promises to be equally exciting.

“Thanks to the hundreds of millions of pounds of investment coming our way through the City Deal, there’s never been a better time to look forward or to celebrate our past.

“We want all the communities of Swansea to be part of it and organise their own celebrations as well as enjoy the major events we’ve got planned.”

Labour Cllr Robert Francis-Davies, Cabinet Member for Investment, Regeneration and Tourism, said: “Now is a great time for us to celebrate both our city’s heritage and its future.

“As part of the celebrations we’ll be staging a public vote to choose Swansea’s greatest ever icon.

“On top of that there’ll be brilliant events throughout the year including music from the Stereophonics, Jess Glynne and Pete Tong at Singleton Park.

“But the most important part is our invitation to the people of Swansea to get involved in the celebrations by organising their own events whether that’s a local carnival, community shows or their own street parties.

“More than anything Swansea 50 should be a celebration of Swansea by the people of Swansea for the people of Swansea. Everyone can be part of it.”


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