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EventMan Engine

8 April 2018, 11am
Cost Free
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Join us to see the amazing spectacle that is Man Engine as he makes his FIRST appearance in Wales at Big Pit!

The huge mechanical puppet, which resembles a giant miner, is set to visit seven of south Wales’s most important industrial heritage locations for a week of celebrations from 08 – 12 April 2018.

Animated by a team of more than a dozen ‘miners’, the giant puppet will begin its grand tour of Wales on 08 April, with an opening ceremony at Big Pit National Coal Museum and a parade down to Blaenavon Ironworks, where visitors can ‘meet’ 19th-century industrial hero, Sidney Gilchrist Thomas

Designed to celebrate the rich mining heritage of south Wales, each stop on the Man Engine’s tour of Wales will offer bespoke spectacles, from gripping theatrics and nostalgic choral renditions, to traditional Welsh storytelling and even an awe inspiring after-dark fire show.

After kicking off his tour at Big Pit the colossal engineering miracle will visit Blaenavon Ironworks, Cyfarthfa Park and Castle, Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, the National Waterfront Museum Swansea, Swansea City Centre and the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks as part of his journey across Wales, entitled: “Man Engine Cymru: forging a nation”.

Free, un-ticketed entry will be vailable to visitors at Big Pit and the Gilchrist Industrial Estate in Blaenavon, the National Waterfront Museum Swansea and Swansea City Centre.

Tickets for the events at Blaenavon Ironworks, Cyfarthfa Park and Castle and Hafod-Morfa Copperworks are now available via the Man Engine website. Free tickets are also available for the event at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park.

The Welsh tour is a collaboration among the cultural sector in Wales, with Swansea University working in partnership with the Welsh Government’s historic environment service (Cadw), Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales, four local authorities (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Swansea), Head 4 Arts and Golden Tree Productions.

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