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Adain Avion arriving in city today
A mobile art space called Adain Avion, that’s been created out of the fuselage of a DC-9 aeroplane, will be arriving in Swansea today.
The fuselage will be pulled into the grounds of Swansea’s National Waterfront Museum by members of Swansea’s WPT Thai Boxing club where it will remain until Sunday July 1.
Scores of free events curated by project director Marc Rees will take place inside and around the plane and across the city during the week. These will include a reading by author Owen Sheers, a flower and produce show with Vetch Veg and a giant tapestry and tupperware tea party around the plane.
Adain Avion is part of the UK-wide London 2012 Festival and is Wales’ major contribution to the Cultural Olympiad, the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic movements.
Cllr Nick Bradley, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, has welcomed Swansea’s involvement in this major Cultural Olympiad event.
He said: "Swansea is the first city in Wales to welcome the arrival of Adain Avion and this reflects our commitment to sports and culture as important elements in regenerating our city.
"This is a unique project that will raise the profile of the arts in Swansea and allow thousands of people to enjoy top-quality, arts-related events in a week of celebration.”
Swansea is one of four locations in Wales that Adain Avion will visit. After Swansea the fuselage moves on to Ebbw Vale, Llandudno and then the National Eisteddfod in Llandow.