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Video celebrates Swansea's 50th birthday celebrations

Swansea songwriter Michael Mullan has given us a sneak preview of some of the people who are featuring in a video to celebrate Swansea's 50th anniversary as a city.

The video is being made to accompany the song, This is Our City. It includes community projects, groups who volunteer to make our city a safer place, creative organisations who give up their time to empower others, and local heroes who work in Swansea.

The video also captures the area's iconic landscapes.



Michael said: "It has been an incredible effort and one of the iconic images of the video is when  all of the leaders of the main religious denominations in Swansea met together at the Kardomah cafe in Swansea.

"This picture of harmony and togetherness, this image of spiritual cousins talking and laughing together, is a true representation of how we can all live in harmony and understand that the things that make us different, make us the same."

Filming continues with live performances of the song at the St Helen's street party and Windrush concert at the Grand Theatre arts wing.

Michael will be joined in the St Helen's performance by members of Dancerama performing arts school, Dance by Rebecca dance school, the Tenovus Choir and the Talking Hands British sign language choir.

The video will be out on July 1st . 

So far the video has filmed Dance Without Barriers, a group which runs inclusive dance classes for wheelchair users; Surfability, who enable children who are wheelchair users to surf; the Tenovus Cancer care choir; the RNLI mumbles lifeboat crew; the Swansea fire service; the Talking Hands British Sign language group; the Dancerama performing Arts school and Dance By Rebecca Dance school; the Mayor and Mayoress of Swansea, the Can Do Hub who provide access to services for children and adults with additional learning needs; the Elders at the Guru Nanak Sikh Temple in Llansamlet; members of the Sikh Community; members of Swansea mosque; Swansea Council leader Rob Stewart lip syncing in the Guildhall; Swansea Councillors dancing; Swansea Market traders singing along to the chorus and many other groups .

There are also cameo appearances from Swansea Sounds Kev Johns and Jamie, from The Wave's Drivetime show.

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