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It is with great honour that Locws International are recipients of the first Lord Mayor’s Ambassador Award 2013/14. As recognition for the services provided to children in the City and County of Swansea during the ongoing outreach and education programme, Locws Schools sees primary and secondary schools from the Swansea area take part in site-specific arts projects, Locws Schools is run in conjunction with Arts in Education, City and County of Swansea. The projects are run by artist David Marchant and use Locws International events as inspiration.

The then Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea, Councillor June Stanton presented the award to Locws International and the Locws Schools team in May 2014. Written as a reflection of her year in office, the Lord Mayor mentioned the award in a South Wales Evening Post article:

“Before I finished in office, I had the pleasure of presenting two awards today in recognition of very special work that two organisations undertake for our city. A Lord Mayor gets to present many awards during the year, but never before has a Lord Mayor has presented their own Ambassador Award to recognise those who go beyond expectations. It was so difficult to choose one person or organisation to receive the award, so I chose two! Penybryn Special School and Locws International are two very worthy recipients of becoming the very first organisations to receive the Lord Mayor’s Ambassador Award. They are two very special organisations which have a wide reach across all communities.” The 2013 – 2014 Right Worshipful Lord Mayor of the City and County of Swansea, Councillor June Stanton

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The Locws Schools team receiving the Lord Mayor’s Ambassador Award in the Lord Mayor’s parlour; Lynne Bebb, David Marchant, Lord Mayor June Stanton, Caron McColl, Lord Mayor’s Consort Judith Twining & Carolyn Davies.

Locws International encourages participation and engagement in the arts with its Arts Outreach and Learning Programme, involving communities and people of all ages, backgrounds and interests. We offer a range of Guided Tours, Public Workshops and Competitions that are free to take part in as well as running our longstanding Artist in Residency programme, Locws Schools. We provide educational Resource Packs about the artists we commission and their artworks and there are also opportunities if you’d like to Volunteer for Locws and get involved with the project.

Locws International has been awarded the Lord Mayor’s Ambassador Award for its Outreach and Learning Programmes.

To find out how you can get involved, please click on the links below:

Outreach News
Locws Schools
Guided Tours
Public Workshops
Resource Packs
Volunteer for Locws

An overview of current outreach opportunities:

Guided Tours
Free guided tours around the Art Across The City exhibition, an enjoyable and safe walking tour on which participants can gain inspiration, develop different perspectives on art, and learn about Swansea’s culture and heritage.

  • Groups of up to 30 preferred,                                              but we can cater for more.
  • Tours usually last 1.5 hours,                                                this can vary to meet your requirements.
  • Suitable for all ages from 6yrs up.

Art Workshops
Creative workshops with a professional artist to explore themes inspired by Art Across The City artworks. We cater workshops for different age groups, sessions can be tailor made to meet your requirements.
Popular workshop themes:

  • Maritime heritage and the seaside.
  • Swansea history and culture.
  • Art in the landscape and the city.
  • Literature and Dylan Thomas.

MegaPoem Workshops
Poetry workshops for all ages and abilities. Get involved in writing the world’s longest online poem.
Inspired by the Dylan Thomas 100 centenary, award winning Welsh poet Rhian Edwards has written the opening lines to trigger your imaginations.
To see the MegaPoem, click here.

  • Groups of up to 30 preferred.
  • Workshops last 1 hour,                                                       this can vary to meet your requirements.
  • Suitable for all ages.

For all enquiries and bookings please
Tel: 01792 468979


Online Learning Resources

Our website is full of information to help pupils engage with art. Our online collection includes an archive of over 100 artists and pictures of their Art Across the City artworks, there are videos, interviews, links, our blog and many resources for use in the classroom. You can also find a map that shows locations of all the Art Across the City artworks on display in Swansea.







About Locws Schools

LOCWS International has established an ongoing educational Artist in Residency programme called Locws Schools that sees schools from the Swansea area take part in site-specific arts projects, Locws Schools is run in conjunction with Arts in Education, City and County of Swansea. The projects are run by artist David Marchant and use Locws International events as inspiration.

Locws have been awarded the Lord Mayor’s Ambassador Award for our outreach and education programmes.

See the latest Locws Schools projects here.

For more information and a list of previous Locws Schools participants please continue reading.

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LOCWS International is an award-winning artist-led Charity that was established in 1999 with the aim of making the arts more accessible to the public. Based in the City of Swansea, the Charity has developed a range of educational and participatory activities that enables members of the community to take part in and broaden their understanding of the arts.

Over 18 years the Charity has delivered its Art Across The City programme, which has built up an impressive archive of projects with the delivery of over 100 commissioned public artworks by a range of high profile internationally regarded artists for accessible public spaces across the city. ‘Art Across The City‘ is popular with the public and has considerably helped broaden the cultural profile of the City of Swansea bringing internationally regarded artists to Wales including Jeremy Deller, Bob & Roberta Smith RA, Olaf Breuning, Dorothy Cross and Bedwyr Williams along with many other contemporary artists. The programme makes very bold artistic statements and stands as one of the city’s most eye-catching and well-known cultural events, enabling local people and visitors to enjoy a broad range of stimulating contemporary art in an accessible and appealing way.

Our award-winning Arts Outreach and Learning Programme has enabled thousands of people from across the district to take part and learn about the arts in an open and accessible way. Our Locws Schools Artist in Residency Programme and wide range of educational public workshops have seen young people make their own artworks for public display and our collaborative working as a member of the ‘Swansea Creative Learning Partnership’ has enabled us to reach some of the most disadvantaged communities. Our current outreach activities are seeing us working in partnership Communities First and Adult Learning Wales to support individuals living in the city’s most deprived communities to develop individual pathways into formal learning and/or employment through developing and enhancing their inter-personal and employability skills. The success of the current project to date is such that it is being cited as an exemplar within the Welsh Government’s Fusion Programme which aims to encourage and empower people to take an active part in the arts, culture and heritage. See also an evaluation report that includes our project for the Fusion Programme in its first pilot year in 2015-16 which has been acknowledged as making a real difference to people’s lives.

In 2014 we received a ‘Lord Mayor’s Ambassador Award‘ in recognition of our work with young people and were commended for our “wide reach across all communities”.

Over 18 years, LOCWS International‘s educational, public art and outreach learning programmes have significantly encouraged and empowered people of the region to take an active part in the arts and, with a key focus on accessibility and an evolving fresh approach, the charity has challenged and educated the public, making arts and culture inclusive, enjoyable and accessible across communities.

LOCWS International is a registered charity (charity registration number 1123823)

Director: David Hastie
Arts Outreach Coordinators: Rebecca Rendell and Sian Parker

Howard Morgan (Chair)
Jane Clayton (Treasurer)
Helen Landers

Technical Team
Eifion Porter
Aled Simons
Richard Robinson
Rik Bennett

LOCWS International, PO Box 127, Swansea SA3 9BF