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The Maritime Quarter Residents’ Association addresses the issues relating to the conditions and amenities in the Swansea Marina area. It aims to connect with and to support and provide a voice for residents in our community. It was formed in 2008, with the backing of Swansea Marina residents and Local Councillors. Read More

Be More Chill at the Dylan Thomas Theatre

Wednesday 25th July 2018 19:30, Thursday 26th July 2018 19:30, Friday 27th July 2018 19:30, Saturday 28th July 2018 19:30, Based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, words and music by Joe Iconis and book by Joe Tracz. Jeremy Heere is an average teenager. That is, until he finds Read More

MQRA July Quiz

Come along to the MQRA Quiz Night Wednesday 25th July 2018 Mustard & Rye in the Maritime Quarter Just £1.50 per person with a maximum of 4 per team. It starts at 8.30pm but why not come early for food – last food orders are at 7.30pm. You might Read More

MQRA Coffee Morning – 18th July

Maritime Quarter Residents’ Association (MQRA) Coffee Morning Our Next Coffee Morning has been arranged for: Wednesday 18th July 2018 – 11.00am – 12.30pm in the Cityside Room (1st Floor), National WaterFront Museum Join us to meet new friends and have a good chat. Our guest speaker will be John Terry who Read More

The Rince Cycle at the Dylan Thomas Theatre

Our next show is ‘Rince Cycle’ by Terry Pratchett from Wednesday 15th August to Saturday 18th August 2018. Tickets are £12 or £10 for concessions. We will be closing the theatre 20 August for our summer holiday and re-opening on 3 September. On the 20th August, we have a Read More

Little Shop of Horrors at the Dylan Thomas Theatre

Thursday 19th July 2018 19:30, Friday 20th July 2018 19:30, Saturday 21st July 2018 16:30, Meek flower shop assistant Seymour, pines for co-worker Audrey, who has an objectionable boyfriend called Orin.  Seymour discovers an unusual plant, which he calls Audrey 2 who feeds only on human flesh and blood. Read More

Swansea Jazz Festival 2018

A date for your diary – The Jazz Festival is returning to Swansea and will run from the 14th to the 17th June 2018. Further details are available at the website Guest LineUp Laurence Cottle Big Band Pete Long’s Bennie Goodman Big Band Derek Nash / Noel McCalla Read More

Disposing of Dog Waste

The MQRA has been informed by the council that dog waste bins in a state of disrepair are to be removed and not replaced . Please dispose of all dog waste bags in standard litter bins in future . Many thanks. Read More

The Mercy

I went to watch the film ‘The Mercy‘ yesterday (26th April 2018), at the Vue Cinema in Swansea. It had just one showing which was at 1.00pm in the afternoon. I was pleasantly surprised that the cost was just £3.99 which included a drink (Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate or Read More

Gigi Gao’s Chinese Restaurant Best in Wales

A Chinese restaurant in the Maritime Quarter of Swansea has been named the best in Wales. Two eateries from Swansea , and one from Cardiff , were shortlisted for the title at the inaugural Golden Chopsticks Awards 2018, which were established to celebrate the best Asian food in the Read More


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation aimed at helping to strengthen data protection for EU citizens and residents both within the EU and the wider world. The GDPR replaces the data protection directive from 1995. It was adopted on 27th April 2016 and comes Read More


From the book by playwright Tim Firth, the show features songs from the ska/pop band, with music and lyrics from Madness and was named after one of the band’s popular hit singles, written by Labi Siffre. It won the Laurence Olivier award for Best Musical, so come on down Read More

Swedish Tall Ship to Visit Swansea

Teachers and students from the Marina Läroverket in Sweden will be visiting Swansea on their Tall Ship Ãlva in April. If you would like further information, visit their website at (providing you can read and understand the Swedish Language). Read More

Tidal Lagoon Project Faces Job Cuts.

The £1.3bn Swansea tidal lagoon faces a major blow as the company behind the scheme braces for significant job cuts if UK and Welsh government talks on the project fail to yield a breakthrough. Tidal Lagoon Power has waited for 15 months since an independent review backed the scheme Read More

Swansea Local Development Plan (LDP) Update

Swansea Local Development Plan (LDP) Update – Examination Stage The Council submitted the Swansea Local Development Plan 2010-2025 (the ‘LDP’) to the Planning Inspectorate and Ministers of the Welsh Government on 28 July 2017 for the purpose of undertaking an independent Examination of the Plan.   Planning Inspectors Rebecca Phillips BA(Hons) MSc DipM Read More

Local Development Plan

The draft LDP is now going through the final stages (see below) and it is important that we make any additional representations that are needed as soon as possible. Once approved, future development will be based on this plan. Please take the time to look at it and if needed, Read More

Abernethy Quay – Council Paving Works

The MQRA has been made aware of the following works which the Council is undertaking on Abernethy Quay in March and April 2017. We would like to thank Sean Carroll, RMG’s Property Manager, for sharing this information with us. Abernethy Quay, Council Paving Works Marina Side of Block Housing Read More