Man Engine Cymru – Afterdark Finale

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Man Engine Cymru – Afterdark Finale

April 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The Man Engine will be rising up again at Hafod-Morfa Copperworks (as long as the singing is loud enough) for the finale of the Man Engine Cymru – Forging a Nation tour. In a fitting tribute to 300 years of copper smelting, the finale will include sparks and pyrotechnics and of course singing, choirs brass bands and other theatrics.

Gates open at 6.30 with music and entertainment, information, inter-activities marquee, food stalls and rides. Music from The Moriston Rugby Male voice choir, and Andrew Mackay and Carole Etherton singing folk songs about Swansea’s history. And dancing from The Men of Sweyn’s Ey. Come and strike your own Copperworks coin, find out more about the history of the site.

At 7.30, the puppeteers start their preparations with a number of interesting sideshows  the Ostreme Players perform a pageant depicting a day in the life of a copper worker overseen by Captain David Morgan and John Henry Vivian. Look out for a lady called Becca Pee as you explore the site and wait for dusk to fall and the pyrotechnics to start.

The Man Engine is also visiting Blaenavon Ironworks, Big Pit, Cyfartha Castle, Merthyr, Pontypridd, Swansea National Waterfront Museum. Choirs, brass bands and theatrics await at all venues #ManEngineCymru

Book your tickets to meet the mechanical miner and join us in celebrating Wales’s proud industrial history:

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April 12
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Swansea University, City and County of Swansea, National Waterfront Museum


Hafod-Morfa Copperworks
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