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Sept – dec 2018

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contents Eating and Shopping p. 4 Friends of the Arts Centre p. 5 Cinema and Live Screenings p. 6 Performances and Events p. 13 Exhibitions p. 36 Creative Learning – Weekly Classes p. 40 Tickets / Tocynnau: 01970 62 32 32 artstaff@aber.ac.uk www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk Mon - Sat / Llun - Sad - 10am - 8pm Sun / Sul - 1.30 - 5.30pm Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a department of Aberystwyth University and part of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. -----------------------------------------------------------------Aberystwyth Arts Centre is recognised as a Regional Arts Centre by the Arts Council of Wales. -----------------------------------------------------------------The Arts Centre gratefully thanks the following for their financial support: Arts Council Wales, Aberystwyth University and Ceredigion County Council. Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a member of Creu Cymru.

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Design: www.paddyomalleydesign.com Cover artwork: Saoirse Morgan

Special Workshops and Community Projects p. 42 Creative Development p. 44 Creative Studios p. 45 Information p. 46 Diary p. 48

Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre Prifysgol Aberystwyth Aberystwyth University SY23 3DE

The Arts Centre is situated at the heart of the campus of Aberystwyth University. The turning onto campus is from the A487 as you head North out of the main Aberystwyth town centre and is well signposted. Car parking is free from 5pm in the evenings and all weekends. During the day a small fee is charged.

Welcome Welcome to our sparkling autumn 2018 programme with lots of fun and exciting arts events and activities to share. We kick off the season with comedy and the amazing Flawless dance company; then to celebrate the re-opening of our theatre we have a season of inspiring drama and dance with performances like Nye & Jennie and Nyrsus to celebrate the NHS and the pulse-racing MK Ultra dance. Our groundbreaking Theatre for Change series returns with three thought-provoking performances about refugees, migration and colonialism, with talks alongside, including an exciting adaptation of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Alongside this we have an exciting and thought provoking programme of free exhibitions on display in our galleries. Come and join us for Andrew Logan’s infamous Jewellery Show Extravaganza to mark the opening of his solo exhibition, inspired by Comme des Garcons catwalk shows, and you can even volunteer to be a model! Andrew’s exhibition, The Wonderful World of Reflections is a fantastical jewelled treasure trove full of mirrored sculptures, stagedesign, original costumes and memorabilia from his Alternative Miss World. For photography lovers we have exhibitions exploring the landscape - Mike Perry’s major new solo show Land/Sea has a hard-hitting message about the land and marine environments of Wales; artist

Tim Rudman portrays Icelandic seascapes in An Uneasy Calm and our Instagram exhibition Ffoton displays a new hashtag #portrait cymru encouraging photographers to share their creative portraits from around Wales. There’s our ever popular Abertoir Wales Horror Festival and some great music gigs including some of the giants of music from Wales - Meic Stevens, Geraint Jarman and Catrin Finch. There’s much, much more including amazing contemporary dance, family shows, new writing events, as well as our unique community arts programme with something for everybody, not forgetting a Tiger who comes to tea. We finish off the year with our popular preChristmas show, this year a magical version of the well-loved Railway Children. We look forward to seeing you this autumn! Flick through our brochure to find out more! p. 15 Flawless: Chase The Dream – The Reboot p. 19 Theatr na nÓg: Nye & Jennie p. 26 Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru: Nyrsus p. 21 Rose Kay Dance: MK Ultra p. 27 Imitating The Dog: Heart of Darkness p. 36 Andrew Logan: The Wonderful World of Reflections p. 36 Mike Perry: Tir / Môr p. 37 Tim Rudman: Llonyddwch Anesmwyth p. 25 Abertoir p. 22 Meic Stevens p. 24 Geraint Jarman p. 26 Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita p. 31 The Tiger Who Came to Tea 3


eating and shopping If you’re organising an event the Arts Centre’s cafes and bar can accommodate both professional and personal occasions. For further details or an informal chat contact Sarah or one of our catering team on 01970 622992 or email aaestaff@ aber.ac.uk

Conference Menus & Prices https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/media/ departmental/conferenceoffice/pdf/ Conference-&-Events-Menu-2018. pdf We cater for birthday parties

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Mon – Sat 9.30am – 8pm, Sunday 12 – 5pm. Hot food served 12 – 2pm and 5.30 – 7.30pm Mon to Sat. Our lovely cafes offer a selection of home-made salads, hot meals and snacks, plus a range of drinks. Vouchers will be available for a special price meal & drink when purchasing selected event tickets.

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Mon–Fri 12 til late / Sat 5pm til late. You don’t have to be a theatregoer to enjoy our Theatr y Werin bar. Call in any time to enjoy a drink or try a delicious toasty. Happy Hour Monday to Friday 4-6pm

Craft & Design Shop Mon – Sat 10am – 8.15pm. Sun 12 – 5.30pm The Craft & Design Shop offers an excellent selection for all occasions, whether you’re looking to treat yourself or for that special present for a friend or family. Studio ceramics, prints from local artists, Aberystwyth souvenirs plus an excellent range of contemporary homeware, stationery, cards and jewellery.

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Arts Centre Gift Vouchers a perfect gift for an art or theatre lover

Ideas to Inspire - The Arts Centre’s annual extravaganza – over 80 stalls selling a wonderful array of crafts and gifts, many produced by local makers from Ceredigion and mid Wales.  Open from 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 12 to 5.30pm on Sundays. 

A great gift for your friend or a loved one – available for any sum in multiples of £1, £5 or £10 and can be purchased on our on-line ticketing system, our eshop, or in person at the Box office, Craft and Design shop or Bookshop. Can be redeemed at the Box office, Craft & Design shop, Bookshop and Gallery. Look out for the Aber gift card!

Winter Craft and Gift Fair

Collectorplan: an interest free (0% APR) credit service to help you buy contemporary art and craft in Wales

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This is Aberystwyth’s premier bookshop when it comes to range in academic and non-academic titles, stocking an eclectic mix for all tastes! Plus, a speedy ordering service for any special requests.The bookshop is available in the evening to host events such as book launches, poetry events, talks and socials. For further details please contact Hannah Poland bookshop@aber.ac.uk University staff and students - 10% off RRP on all academic books.

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IMAGE/LLUN: KEITH MORRIS

Friends of the Arts Centre Friends of the Arts Centre is a community driven organisation which seeks to support the Arts Centre with various initiatives including funding campaigns and promotional activity. Membership of the organisation is free. The organisation was created from a desire in the community of Aberystwyth to recognise

the Arts Centre as a world-class institution with a huge impact on the local community and beyond. Friends of Aberystwyth Arts Centre seeks to support the Arts Centre in any way imaginable and feasible. Its patrons include Taron Egerton, Jacob Ifan, Gillian Clarke, John Metcalf, Shani Rhys James, David Russell Hulme, Neil Brand, Professor John Andrews and Stephen West. Friends of Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a registered charity. If you would like to become a Friend of Aberystwyth Arts Centre then please sign up at artscentrefriends.co.uk 5


Cinema and Live Screenings

Cinema and Live Screenings

The Arts Centre’s busy cinema showcases a mix of new releases, world cinema, classics, 3D, arthouse cinema and live links to leading arts events from around the world! Our programme is announced monthly so we can access the latest releases – full details are on our website, or pick up our special cinema leaflets. Screenings are daily with regular matinees including our popular Silver Screenings as well as regular Parent & Baby screenings and Relaxed screenings. We are also pleased to offer audio description, HOH screenings and relaxed screenings for customers with additional access needs. Our exciting ‘Live Links’ to productions from the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Bolshoi Ballet and New York Met are proving to be a real hit with audiences – early booking strongly recommended!

SPECIAL SCREENING

THE KING AND I 7pm, Thursday 29 November Recorded as live. 180mins. | £17 (£15) £10 child SPECIAL SCREENING

CLIFF RICHARD LIVE: 60TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR 8pm, Friday 12 October & 3pm, Sunday 14 October. 150min approx | £17 (£15) £10 child Britain’s ultimate pop star, Sir Cliff Richard, is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year! The 60th Anniversary Tour will be broadcast LIVE on Friday 12th October, with special encore screenings on Sunday 14th October in celebration of Cliff’s 78th birthday.

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SPECIAL SCREENING

FUNNY GIRL – THE MUSICAL 7pm, Thursday 24 October - Recorded as live. 160mins TBC | £17 (£15) £10 child Following its record-breaking, sell-out run in London’s West End and national tour, this is the critically-acclaimed musical Funny Girl, featuring Sheridan Smith in “an unforgettable star turn” (The Times). Funny Girl is semibiographical, based on the life and career of Broadway star, film actress and comedienne Fanny Brice, and her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein.

SPECIAL SCREENING

RED 8.15pm, Wednesday 7 November - Recorded as live. 90mins approx | £17 (£15) £10 child Winner of six Tony Awards, John Logan’s Red follows its sold-out runs on both Broadway and the West End. Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting... Stars Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch.

Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars Kelli O’Hara (reprising her Tony Awardwinning performance) and Ken Watanabe. With one of the finest scores ever written, including Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance; and featuring a company of over 50 world-class performers, this is a testament to the lavish heritage of gloriously romantic musical theatre.

OSCAR WILDE SEASON

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST

NT LIVE

7.15pm, Tuesday 9 October. Running time TBC. | Tickets £17 (£15) £10 child

7pm, Thursday 6 September. 120mins TBC | Tickets £17 (£15) £10 child

A new production of one of Oscar Wilde’s funniest plays broadcast live to cinemas from the Vaudeville Theatre in London’s West End. Wilde’s much-loved masterpiece throws love, logic and language into the air. Jack, Algy, Gwendolyn and Cecily discover how un-smooth runs the course of true love, while Lady Bracknell keeps a baleful eye on the mayhem of manners.

Vanessa Kirby and Eric Kofi Abrefa feature in this new production, broadcast live from the National Theatre. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

JULIE

NT LIVE

KING LEAR 7pm, Thursday 27 September. 210mins TBC | Tickets £17 (£15) £10 child Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear is broadcast live from London’s West End. The Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

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Cinema and Live Screenings

Cinema and Live Screenings

NT LIVE

NT LIVE

ALLELUJAH! 7pm, Thursday 1 & Monday 5 November. 170mins TBC | Tickets £17 (£15) £10 child Alan Bennett’s sharp and hilarious new play follows an old fashioned cradle-to-grave hospital in the Pennines as it is threatened with closure. A documentary crew, eager to capture its fight for survival, follows the daily struggle to find beds on the Dusty Springfield Geriatric Ward, and the triumphs of the old people’s choir. Recorded live at London’s Bridge Theatre.

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THE MADNESS OF KING GEORGE III (12A) 7pm, Tuesday 20 November. 220mins TBC. | £17 (£15) £10 child Alan Bennett’s multi-awardwinning drama is broadcast live from the Nottingham Playhouse. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But with the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine him. The cast includes Mark Gatiss in the title role, and Adrian Scarborough.

NT LIVE

ANTONY & CLEOPATRA 7pm, Thursday 6 December. Running time TBC. | £17 (£15) £10 child Broadcast live from the National Theatre, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo play Shakespeare’s famous fated couple in his great tragedy of politics, passion and power.

RSC LIVE

SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE

NY MET LIVE

TROILUS & CRESSIDA

THE WINTER’S TALE (LIVE)

AIDA (GIUSEPPE VERDI)

7pm, Wednesday 5 December. Running time TBC | £17 (£15) £10 child

7.20pm, Thursday 4 October. 180mins approx. | £17 (£15) £10 child

5.55pm, Saturday 6 October. Running time TBC. | £20 (£18) £12 child

Virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie collaborates with RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran to create a satirical futuristic vision of a world resounding with the rhythm of battle, broadcast live from Shakespeare’s home town. The Greek army is encamped under the walls of Troy. With the fall of Troy certain, Troilus vows revenge on Achilles. Recorded from Nov 14th 2018.

Shakespeare’s great play of the irrational and inexplicable illustrates how uncontrollable emotions can range across gender, country, class and age. This new production, directed by Blanche McIntyre, stars Will Keen (The Crown), Priyanga Burford (W1A) and Annette Badland (Father Brown) and is broadcast live from the fabulous Globe Theatre.

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Sonja Frisell’s production alongside Aleksandrs Antonenko and Anita Rachvelishvili. Set in Ancient Egypt with heartstopping music and spectacular set pieces, including the famous Triumphal March, Verdi’s towering masterpiece opens the new Live in HD season with a bang.

RSC LIVE

NY MET LIVE

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR

SAMSON ET DELILA (SAINT-SAËNS)

7pm, Wednesday 12 September. Running time TBC | £17 (£15) £10 child

5.55pm, Saturday 20 October. Running time TBC | £20 (£18) £12 child

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

Tony Award–winning director Darko Tresnjak gives Saint-Saëns’s biblical epic its first new Met production in twenty years. Blessed with immense physical strength, Hebrew leader Samson is sworn to defend his people and his faith from the Philistines. Soprano Elīna Garanča and tenor Roberto Alagna sing the title roles, with Sir Mark Elder conducting.

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Cinema and Live Screenings

NY MET LIVE

NY MET LIVE

LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST (PUCCINI)

MARNIE (MUHLY)

5.55pm, Saturday 27 October. Running time TBC | £20 (£18) £12 child Boasting gunfights, poker games, and stagecoach robbers, La Fanciulla del West combines the action of a great adventure with the emotional punch of Italian opera. Soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek sings the role of the gun-slinging heroine, alongside Jonas Kaufmann as the outlaw who steals her heart. Marco Armiliato conducts.

5.55pm, Saturday 10 November. Running time TBC | £20 (£18) £12 child Based on the novel that inspired Hitchcock’s celebrated thriller, composer Nico Muhly’s Marnie was co-commissioned and co-produced with the English National Opera. Mezzosoprano Isabel Leonard stars in the title role, opposite baritone Christopher Maltman as her husband. Costume design is by Madonna’s collaborator of twenty years, Arianne Phillips, who created every item seen on stage in this stylish, vivid production.

Cinema and Live Screenings

NY MET LIVE

LA TRAVIATA (VERDI) 5.55pm, Saturday 15 December, Running time TBC | £20 (£18) £12 child New Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin launches his tenure by conducting Verdi’s timeless tragedy. Featuring soprano Diana Damrau, tenor Juan Diego Flórez and directed by Michael Mayer, this new production features a dazzling eighteenth-century setting that changes with the seasons.

OPERA AUSTRALIA

LA BOHEME ON SYDNEY HARBOUR 7pm, Thursday 13 September. 150mins | £17 (£15) £10 child From the World’s Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Puccini’s beloved classic has long captivated audiences around the world. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia’s glittering recorded production will be an unforgettable delight.

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ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET

AKRAM KHAN’S GISELLE 7.30pm, Wednesday 19 September. 113mins inc interval. | £17 (£15) £10 child Hailed as ‘a masterpiece of 21st century dance’ from English National Ballet, this awardwinning recorded production has been re-imagined by celebrated choreographer Akram Khan with Artistic Director and Lead Principal of English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo, dancing the role of Giselle. With staging and costumes by Academy Awardwinning Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

LA SYLPHIDE 3pm, Sunday 11 November. 120mins approx. | £17 (£15) £10 child On the day of his wedding, the young Scotsman James is awoken with a kiss from an ethereal winged creature, a Sylph. Entranced by her beauty, James risks everything to pursue an unattainable love… La Sylphide is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets, and a treasure in the Danish Bournonville style.

DON QUIXOTE 2pm, Sunday 2 December. 180mins. | £17 (£15) £10 child Don Quixote and his faithful servant set out on an adventure to meet his ideal woman. Cervantes’ hero comes to life in the Bolshoi’s critically acclaimed staging. Principal dancers Ekaterina Krysanova and Semyon Chudin lead the spectacular cast of toreadors, flamenco dancers, gypsies, and dryads in virtuosic dancing that is quintessential Bolshoi. Captured live on April 10, 2016

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Cinema and Live Screenings

Performances and Events september

LITTLE WANDER

BOLSHOI BALLET LIVE

THE NUTCRACKER 3pm, Sunday 23 December. 150min approx. | £17 (£15) £10 child On Christmas Eve, Marie’s Nutcracker doll magically transforms into a prince and their wonderful adventure begins. The holiday classic returns to the majestic Bolshoi stage for a live broadcast of a timeless story, taking audiences of all ages on a magical journey through a world of enchantment, accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s beloved score.

COMEDY CLUB

THE STORY OF THE BEACH BOYS FESTIVAL OUTDOOR SCREENING

SHAUN OF THE DEAD (15) + ZOMBIE FEST

KOTATSU: JAPANESE ANIMATION FESTIVAL

Friday 12 October, Gates open 6pm, Movie starts at 8.30pm | £10

Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 October | Festival pass: £35 (Under18/student £30)

Details on page 17

Details on page 20

8pm, Saturday 1 September | £22 If you like the Beach Boys® songs, you will love this band! The performers of this extravaganza deliver a stunning show of technicolour harmonies that will take your breath away. Hear the chart hits of America’s biggest pop band ever recorded including: God Only Knows - Good Vibrations - I Get Around - Surfin’ USA - Fun Fun Fun - California Girls Sloop John B and more!

8pm, Thursday, 27 September | £12

ALAN’S FEST

Little Wander, the team behind the Machynlleth Comedy Festival, bring their much-loved comedy club to the Arts Centre each month. Catch some of the UKs finest stand up stars at fantastic value on stage in the Studio.

6.30pm, Saturday 8 September

Headline: Colin Hoult (Anna Mann) “Funnier than almost all other shows you’ll see at this year’s fringe” - The Telegraph

All past and present pupils of Alan Phillips (Ceredigion Music Service Brass Teacher for 35years) are invited to take part in a mass brass band day 12.00pm – 5.00pm. Informal concert 6.30pm All welcome to come and enjoy!

Open: Sunil Patel “Sunil Patel oozes funny like a jammy doughnut running down a diner’s chin” Broadway Baby Mc: Clint Edwards Co-presenter of the Rhod Gilbert Show “Fantastic Observational humour, he is the master of brilliant story-telling” -Carmarthen Journal

YR HWNTWS FESTIVAL

ABERTOIR 13 – 18 November Details on page 25

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8pm, Friday 28 September £12 (£10) Legendary Welsh Language Folk Band “Yr Hwntws” visit Aberystwyth to perform songs from their exciting new album “Y Tribanwr” featuring traditional tribans from South Wales. The triban folk meter is “flexible and lively, with a kick in the tail” and all sung in the old Gwentian dialect. Expect a night of alternative settings for these poetic forms, full of energy and humour, beautifully crafted by world class folk and jazz musicians.

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Performances and Events OCTOBER

Performances and Events OCTOBER

TREE AND WOOD 7.30pm, Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 October | £13 (£10)

CANOE THEATRE AND THEATRAU SIR GÂR

THIS INCREDIBLE LIFE 3pm, Tuesday 2 October | £10 By Alan Harris. Mab has spent her life telling stories. Incredible stories. She was a jet-setting journalist, putting people’s lives into print. As a young boy, her nephew Robert, hung on her every word. He doesn’t listen anymore. Does truth really matter? Let Alan Harris’ latest comedy sweep you off your feet with live music, film and a story that will lift the spirits and warm your heart, MGM style. This Dementia Friendly production will be supported by workshops and activities. Contact us for more information

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Taking place at RSPB Ynys-hir.

AUR CYMRU, WELSH GOLD

MADE IN WALES 7.45pm, Wednesday 3 October | £16 (£12) Made in Wales is a reverent, nostalgic, bawdy and biting celebration of Wales and Welshness in poetry and music from the sixth century to the present day. Performed in Welsh and English and featuring the work of some of Wales finest and best known poets, writers and musicians, Made in Wales takes us on a journey through a Wales of passion and beauty, of lament and rapture, of anger and pain, of yesterday and tomorrow. “Each of the artists is highly talented within his discipline; together, they are dynamite. The rapport between them is palpable and the performance is seamless. World-class.” Clare E Potter

MUSIC CLUB 8pm, Thursday 4 October | £12 (£10) Students £3, Season tickets £50 (£42) Kokoshka Trio: Jamie Campbell (violin), Nathaniel Boyd (cello) and Simon Lane (piano) All three members of the Kokoshka Trio are well known to Aberystwyth audiences both from Music Club concerts and from their participation in Musicfest. They will be playing the Brahms B minor Trio, Shostakovich’s second piano trio and Schubert’s Notturna.

Tree and Wood is a new outdoor, immersive performance by Jony Easterby collaborating with a diverse range of artists and foresters, exploring our relationship with trees and forests. At the onset of darkness in amongst the trees the audience are invited to take a journey through landscape, sound, light, music and song relating to ideas of arcadia, colonisation, deforestation, war, industry and ecological restoration. Known for the quality of his extraordinary immersive sound and light works around the world (including the sell-out success For the Birds), for Tree and Wood he has teamed up with musicians Nathaniel Mann (Dead Rat Orchestra), Emily Williams (Ember) and Matthew Olden.

FLAWLESS

CHASE THE DREAM – THE REBOOT 8pm, Saturday 6 October | £25 (£20 groups) Stars of the smash-hit movies Street Dance 3D 1 & 2 and two-time winners of the World Dance Championships, Flawless came to the fore on TV’s Britain’s Got Talent a few years ago and their popularity has continued to rise ever since. This fantastically high energy, acrobat-fused, FEEL GOOD, family show follows the journey of 10 Big Dreamers, seeking the opportunity to live their ultimate dance fantasy on board the “Intergalactic Dream Ship”.

THE EYE 2018: INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL Friday 5 - Sunday 7 October Over one busy weekend leading UK and international photographers will gather in Aberystwyth for a jam packed programme of talks, discussions, interviews, portfolio reviews and exhibitions.This year’s guests include: Danilo Balducci, Kasia Woskniak, Kate Holt, Sophie Batterbury, Neil Bennett, Niall McDiarmid, Eamonn McCabe, Helen Marshall. www. theeyefestival.co.uk. Photo by Kazia Wozniak

★★★★★ JUST OUTSTANDING!! -The Telegraph

www.treeandwood.org.uk

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Performances and Events OCTOBER

ADVERSE CAMBER PRODUCTIONS ELIO PACE

THE BILLY JOEL SONGBOOK 8pm, Monday 8 October | £24.50 (£22.50) Now in its fifth, hugely-successful year, Elio Pace delivers this sensational show celebrating the phenomenal music of Billy Joel. This powerhouse of a show, features over 30 Joel classics including the massive hits, Uptown Girl, Just The Way You Are and My Life. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this electrifying concert performed by the dynamic singer/songwriter and piano-player, Elio Pace and his magnificent 6-piece band. “Elio rocks!” - Brian May

OUTDOOR SCREENING

DREAMING THE SHAUN OF THE DEAD NIGHT FIELD: A LEGEND OF WALES (15) + ZOMBIE FEST 7.45pm, Thursday 11 October | £10 (£8) Honour, justice, magic and transformation collide in this spellbinding new storytelling and music performance which evokes the ancient Celtic legend of The Mabinogion. Experience a world that’s bristling with life and filled with animals, people and constellations, caught in stories of creation and destruction. Thrilling, funny, powerful and poetic, Dreaming the Night Field features one of Wales’ most engaging storytellers alongside exquisitely haunting live music. An intoxicating performance making ancient voices and landscapes come alive. Performed in welsh. Suitable for ages 12+

Friday 12 October | Gates open 6pm / Movie starts at 8.30pm | £10 Dress up as a zombie or zombie killer and watch Shaun of the Dead on a HUGE outdoor cinema screen! Zombie Fancy Dress. Walkabout Zombie Performers. Live Music from our Zombie Band. Dead good hot food and a fully stocked bar. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on. Available from: www.thelittleboxoffice.com/ cinemaunderthestars/event/ view/87261. Ages: 15+. *Ticket sold on behalf of Slip N Slide Events, event will go ahead in most weather so bring appropriate clothing*

WAXWURX

THE ALLERGIES 10pm, Saturday 13 October | £12 WaxWurx returns!.. and is immensely proud to announce that The Allergies will be rocking the roof off of our awesome Arts Centre! As if this wasn’t enough they’ll have one of L.A.’s finest MC’s, the one and only Andy Cooper delivering his inimitable style alongside. Tickets are incredibly limited for this so get in there early folks, Craig Charles didn’t give them Album of the year 2017 for nothing!

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Performances and Events OCTOBER

PICKLED IMAGE

YANA AND THE YETI 2pm, Sunday 14 October £10 (£6) Pickled Image & Oliviernominated writer Hattie Naylor’s beautiful and dark family play is a tale of survival, friendship, adventure and a Yeti. Yana arrives in a remote snow-bound village surrounded by forest and strange noises. She can’t understand a word anyone says and the other children tease her. Then things get really hairy… With a cast of extraordinary puppets, this is a dark, funny and poignant tale proving that friends can come in the most unexpected shapes and sizes. 8yrs+

SCIENCE CAFE Starting Monday 15 October | 7.30pm | Free A forum for people to meet, drink and chat about the latest ideas in science. Subjects to be covered this spring will include the science of Mars, Infectious diseases and beer! All events take place in the theatre bar on Mondays from 7.30pm. All welcome! 15 October – Matt Gunn (Mars) 19 November (joint event with Royal Society of Chemistry) – Karl Hoffman (Infectious diseases) 3 December - Hazel Davey (Beer)

Performances and Events OCTOBER

IT’S AN ACT

APRIL IN PARIS 7.45pm, Wednesday 17 October | £9 (£6) This superb comedy drama features Bet and Al who lead a quiet, humdrum life in their small rural home until Bet wins a ‘Romantic Breaks’ competition in a magazine. The prize, a holiday in Paris, is their first experience abroad. They bicker over French cuisine, wrestle with their phrasebook, and fend off wouldbe muggers on the Metro in this hilarious depiction of the British abroad. Written by John Godber and directed by Jack Llewellyn.

PLAYPEN BEGINNINGS 7.45pm, Thursday 18 October | £6 PlayPen Beginnings at Aberystwyth Arts Centre is part of an ongoing annual project across Aberystwyth to find and support writers who wish to write for theatre and performance. It encourages new and emerging writers to be inspired and write about the amazing spaces and places we have in Aberystwyth. The evening will present a selection of the beginnings of plays by writers chosen to be supported as they write a full length play. If you are interested in taking part in the project contact playpenaberystwyth@gmail.com. Produced by Scriptography Productions. Image by Boz Groden

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WINTER CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR 19 October – 23 December Ideas to Inspire. The Arts Centre’s annual extravaganza – over 80 stalls selling a wonderful array of crafts and gifts, many produced by local makers from Ceredigion and mid Wales. Open from 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday and 12 to 5.30pm on Sundays.

THEATR NA NÓG

NYE & JENNIE 7.30pm, Saturday 20 October | £12 (£9) A Working Class Tale of Life, Labour & Love. Aneurin Bevan and Jennie Lee were comrades and flatmates who together fought and preached for socialism as they saw it; he the Tredegar firebrand on the Labour backbenches, she the miner’s daughter from Fife who became a Socialist MP before she was old enough to vote. Life together unfolded through the desolate war years, the trials of founding the NHS, and the vicious internal feuds of the 1950’s. From a multi award winning theatre company, comes the story of a partnership that became one of the outstanding political marriages of the twentieth century. Post show talk / Q&A.

HANDSHAKE

RUSSELL WATSON: CANZONI D’AMORE 8pm, Saturday 20 October | £35 (£30) Following a series of sell-out performances in 2015-16, the UK’s best-selling classical crossover artist returns to the stage with his brand-new show Canzoni d’Amore. Captivating to watch and enchanting to listen to, Russell Watson continues to wow audiences with his enigmatic and entertaining live performances. “He sings like Pavarotti, and entertains the audience like Sinatra” – The New York Times

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Performances and Events OCTOBER

KOTATSU

JAPANESE ANIMATION FESTIVAL Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 October | Festival pass: £35 (Under18/student £30) Launched in November 2010 at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff, UK, the festival screens the best in Japanese animation and culture to a wide audience. A ‘Kotatsu‘ is a table unique to Japan, which is draped in a blanket, futon or quilt, and which has a heater underneath. So, come on in, pull the blanket around you and enjoy some of the finest Japanese animation available.

Performances and Events OCTOBER

THEATR BARA CAWS MERELY THEATRE

DWYN I GOF (BRING TO MIND) MACBETH 7.30pm, Tuesday 23 October | £12 (£10) By Meic Povey. Huw and Bet have been married for 40 years and their only child, Gareth, is about to marry Cerys. There are arrangements to be made. Huw insists on taking part, but with his mind slowly disintegrating secrets old and new could be disclosed. A thought-provoking take on this omnipresent topic combines humour and tragedy, in Dwyn i Gof (Bring to Mind) Meic Povey’s last play for Bara Caws. Performed in Welsh.

LITTLE WANDER

7.30pm, Wednesday 24 October | £12 (£10) £8 groups LOVE • WAR • WITCHRAFT • MURDER • MADNESS A couple’s ambition consumes the kingdom of Scotland. A king’s mind is poisoned by prophecy, power, and paranoia. A nation is led to the slaughter. To protect their world, those who lose the most must rise the highest. “What Shakespeare could and should be in this modern generation. Wonderful, high energy and delightfully easy to understand.” Everything Theatre (on Henry V)

COMEDY CLUB 8pm, Thursday 25 October | £12 Little Wander, the team behind the Machynlleth Comedy Festival, bring their much-loved comedy club to the Arts Centre each month. Catch some of the UKs finest stand up stars at fantastic value on stage in the Studio. Headliner: Mike Bubbins. “If you want an outside bet for stardom, back Mike Bubbins” - The Guardian Open: Ed Aczel “Dead-pan dynamo and very funny.” ★★★★ - The Mirror MC: Laura Lex “A joy...roars of laughter” - The Independent

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ROSE KAY DANCE

MK ULTRA 7.30pm, Friday 26 October | £12 (£10) MK ULTRA will blow your mind. Be dazzled by bright lights, superhuman dancing and pounding music. Relax in the reassuring glamour of beautiful bodies and the glittering lifestyles of music videos. A thrilling tale that explores the conspiracy of mind control hidden in plain sight, MK ULTRA brings together the avant-garde and mainstream to create a world beyond truth or fiction. 14yrs+ “Extraordinary….a supersaturated sensory feast of movement, sound and imagery” ★★★★ The Financial Times

HALF-LIGHT PRODUCTIONS

RUN FOR YOUR WIFE 7.45pm, Friday 26 & Saturday 27 October | £9 (£6) John Smith is your average run of the mill taxi driver. He lives in Wimbledon with his wife Mary… and in Streatham with his wife Barbra. After a heroic act of bravery (and an unfortunate beating from an octogenarian) John, with the help of his deadbeat neighbour Stanley, must successfully evade the enquiries of two local policemen and make sure his wives continue to live in blissful ignorance. Everything catches up to you in the end…

MUSIC CLUB

BRS ENTERTAINMENT

KILLER QUEEN 8pm, Saturday 27 October | £23.50 Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen’s concert since 1993. Their expert musicianship, extraordinary energy and accurate portrayal of the world’s greatest live band have rightfully earned Killer Queen the title of Queen tribute royalty. Thrilling sell-out audiences across the globe from the UK to Moscow and annual tour of USA, Killer Queen recreates the high energy, powerful phenomenon that was Queen live. “This guy is not to be missed” – Editor – Official Brian May Website

3pm, Sunday 28 October | £12 (£10) Students £3 | Season tickets £50 (£42) Jessica Dandy (contralto) and Dylan Perez (piano) Jessica Dandy was the winner of the London Bach Society Singers Prize 2017 and, with accompanist Dylan Perez, of Oxford Lieder Young Artist 2018. She and Dylan will be performing songs by Duparc, Poulenc, Schubert, Schumann and Vaughan Williams. The concert is sponsored by Oxford Lieder as part of its Young Artists Platform Scheme.

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Performances and Events OCTOBER

Performances and Events november

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEA PRODUCTIONS

GET LOST AND FOUND

MISCHIEF AND MYSTERY IN MOOMIN VALLEY 11am & 2pm, Monday 29 October | £10 (£6) Open a book and discover a world where anything is possible. Be sure to pack your imagination and join us on an unforgettable journey to Moomin Valley where everyone is welcome, nature thrives and adventures are plentiful. Magical puppetry, an ingenious set, original music and interactive play will delight young audiences aged 4 to 7 years and encourage them to immerse themselves in a unique participatory storytelling experience. Expect snow, surprises and plenty of Moomin mischief.

BLACK RAT PRODUCTIONS AND BLACKWOOD MINERS’ INSTITUTE PRESENT A COPRODUCTION OF

THE COCKTAIL PARTY

LOOT

7.45pm, Friday 2 & Saturday 3 November | £9 (£6)

7.30pm, Wednesday 31 October | £12 (£10) The team behind last year’s One Man, Two Guvnors present a wickedly delicious, original version of Joe Orton’s dark comic masterpiece. Orton’s classic farce is a glorious mix of lunacy, political incorrectness and macabre humour. Sometimes shocking, sometimes baffling but at all times uproariously funny, this is a theatrical experience not to be missed! Age Guide 14+. Contains adult themes and sexual references. Supported by Arts Council Wales

TURNSTILE

NIGEL HUMPHREYS

GHOST STORIES FOR HALLOWE’EN 7.45 pm, Wednesday 31 October | £9 (£6) Nigel Humphreys hosts Ghost Night - an evening of Ghost Stories read by his ill-fated henchmen conjured from the withering souls of local literati. Tales of the supernatural, some never heard before, written to harass an already gloom-infested room, pump the adrenaline, suspend the thinking mind, put a razor edge on the nerves of those who dare to cross the Round Studio’s threshold. Dare you!

MEIC STEVENS 8pm, Thursday 1 November | £12.50 (£11.50) Without doubt, one of the major figures of Welsh language popular music since the 1970s. Meic has composed and performed a wealth of songs in his own inspired but erratic fashion for four decades, and is still going strong.

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Blood, Sweat & Tea Productions put a spiritual modern spin on T.S Eliot’s classic drawing room play. Edward, a middle aged lawyer, finds himself sole hosting a cocktail party, in the absence of his wife. With the intervention of an unidentified guest, Edward sets into motion a chain of events that questions his free will, relationships and self-obsession.

HANDSHAKE

WALK LIKE A MAN 8pm, Saturday 3 November | £22.50 WALK LIKE A MAN takes you back in time on a musical journey through the incredible career of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. With a repertoire which needs no introduction, WALK LIKE A MAN combines infectious personalities, amazing vocals, slick harmonies and even slicker dance moves to deliver a show full of energy and nostalgia which will leave you wanting more! Don’t miss the ultimate celebration of one of the world’s greatest Rock & Roll bands!

CASCADE DANCE THEATRE IN COPRODUCTION WITH TALIESIN ARTS CENTRE

TUTTI FRUTTI PRODUCTIONS & YORK THEATRE ROYAL

SNOW QUEEN 2pm, Sunday 4 November £10 (£6) By Mike Kenny. Kai and Gerda had been friends for as long as they could remember, until in a whirl of magic and deception, splinters of a magical broken mirror blow in the wind, freezing hearts and changing everything! Mike Kenny has taken Hans Christian Andersen’s most highly acclaimed story and simplified it into a tale for the young. Memorable music and songs accompanied by a typically beautiful tutti frutti design. A one hour show for children aged 3+ and their families.

FRANKENSTEIN 7.30pm, Tuesday 6 November | £12 (£10) Frankenstein; the tale of the monster made of and by man. A cautionary tale, a creation story, an outsider story… a love story. Visceral and engaging, Cascade’s production brings to the stage all the potency, drama and tragic inevitability that has made the original novel beloved of generation after generation. Six performers and two musicians bring to life Artistic Director Phil Williams’ compelling new adaptation of the ultimate gothic fantasy, marking its 200th anniversary. Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery, with additional support from Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Ty Cerdd and Creu Cymru.

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Performances and Events NOVEMBER

Performances and Events NOVEMBER

SUSAN RICHARDSON

WORDS THE TURTLE TAUGHT ME 7.45pm, Wednesday 7 November | £9 (£6) Inspired by Susan Richardson’s fourth poetry collection and her residency with the Marine Conservation Society, Words the Turtle Taught Me is a multi-media performance incorporating ocean-themed story, poetry and art. Fostering engagement with endangered marine creatures, Susan blends science with shamanism, contemporary ecological peril with ancient myth. ‘Vital, glorious, salutary’ – Philip Hoare. ‘Susan is a dynamo of a performer’ – Write Angle

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE 7.30pm, Thursday 8 November | £16 2018 is the centenary of the end of World War 1 and remembrance has a special significance for us all in Ceredigion from where so many gave their lives in that conflict. The concert features the band of the Prince of Wales Regiment, Côr Meibion Aberystwyth and the Royal Marine’s sweetheart Kirsten Orsborn, and will conclude with the Solemn Act of Remembrance.

JEZ DANKS

DAI LEMUR 7.45pm, Thursday 8 November | £9 (£6) Following an accident on his lonely hill farm Dai regains consciousness in unfamiliar circumstances: is it the A & E department of the local hospital – or somewhere else? It soon becomes apparent that he is being faced with an almost impossible choice: does he want to go back in time and try to change the direction his life has taken – or will he take his chances and pass on to ‘another place’? Truly a terrifying ‘Dai-Lemur’

FESTIVAL TURNSTILE

GERAINT JARMAN 7.30pm, Friday 9 November £12.50 (£11.50), £15 on the day

CALAN 8pm, Thursday 8 November | £12 (£10) It’s 10 years since the masters of Welsh folk Calan released their debut album – Bling. It’s fair to say that during those 10 years they’ve blasted their way through the old traditions giving a fresh and contemporary sound to traditional Welsh music. Credited for their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing, they’ve taken Welsh traditional music to international audiences.

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There is no-one who can match Geraint Jarman’s immense and continuing effect and influence on Welsh language music over the past half a century. As a highly original composer, poet, performer and television producer he has had a defining effect on every decade of the story of Welsh language youth culture. Onstage the live Geraint Jarman experience is a blistering, exuberant mix of the classic old and the searching new in a setlist that spans the decades and gives us rock, new wave, reggae, dub, pop and country rock.

ABERTOIR 13 – 18 November This year, Abertoir - Wales’ International Horror Festival - celebrates its 13th year! Starting on November 13th, join us for six days of brand new preview screenings, classics, guests, talks, special events and Q&As. As it’s Abertoir the 13th, we’ll be dishing up a typical Abertoir homage to the Slasher movie in our own unique style! We’re thrilled to announce that our 2018 guest of honour will be Sean S Cunningham! Director and producer of Friday the 13th – which of course we’ll be screening - Sean is one of the most famous names in the slasher genre. As well as taking part in an in-depth interview about his career, Sean will also be sharing his filmmaking secrets in a special workshop. Among the rest of the lineup will be our silent film pianist Paul Shallcross returning for the world premiere of brand new compositions to short silent classics, the brilliantly funny Rob Kemp and his show The Elvis Dead, a live score remixing of Last Man on Earth, an mystery offsite screening, Nicko and Joe’s Bad Film Club, a chance to relive those murderous High School years for an Abertoir “Prom Night”, and of course plenty more that will be revealed soon. Full six day passes will cost only £60 but keep checking www.abertoir.co.uk for more up to date information. We hope you enjoy your vacation at Camp Abertoir!

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Performances and Events NOVEMBER

Performances and Events NOVEMBER

CATRIN FINCH SECKOU KEITA

SOAR MWLDAN

THEATR GENEDLAETHOL CYMRU

NYRSYS 7.30pm, Tuesday 13 & Wednesday 14 November | £12 (£10) By Bethan Marlow. Songs by Rhys Taylor and Bethan Marlow. Original idea by Sara Lloyd and Bethan Marlow. As this year sees the NHS turn 70, we take a look behind the scenes of a busy cancer ward in a hospital in Wales today, with script and songs created from interviews with ‘real’ nurses. A heartfelt depiction of the life and work of these real-life heroes who care for us and our loved ones within a healthcare system that’s under perpetual strain. Director: Sara Lloyd. Nyrsys is presented in association with Pontio. Performed in Welsh. English language access via Sibrwd.

CATRIN FINCH PRESS & MEDIA PACK AND SECKOU KEITA 8pm, Wednesday 14 November | £22 (£18)

This sublime, critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians - Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita - delivers a stunning exhibition of musicianship. Entrancing, mesmeric and ethereal, a thrilling live experience. Their album ‘SOAR’ takes flight on the wings of the osprey, making its annual 3,000mile migration from the coasts of West Africa to the estuaries of Wales. “Hypnotic and ethereal, SOAR is a unique marriage of cultures” Neil Spencer, The Observer ★★★★

IMITATING THE DOG ORCHARD ENTERTAINMENT

HOTHOUSE FLOWERS 8pm, Thursday 15 November | £27.50 Formed in 1985 as a busking duo ‘The Incomparable Benzini Brothers’, the addition of Pete O’Toole led them to change their name to Hothouse Flowers. Championed by the likes of U2, Hothouse Flowers released their debut in 1988 which reached the number 2 slot in the UK charts. Since then they have become one of Ireland’s finest and most successful rock bands.

HEART OF DARKNESS 7.30pm, Friday 16 & Saturday 17 November | £14 (£10) Digital theatre makers Imitating the Dog turn their attention to Joseph Conrad’s extraordinarily influential novel, Heart of Darkness. This bold new staging is a visually rich, multi-layered work which fuses live performance with cinema, soundscape and graphic novel. The story of brutal greed and of the dark heart which beats within us all is retold in a long-forsaken Europe. Post show talk / Q&A. Theatre for Change.

ABERRATION

CABARRATION 7.45pm, Friday 16 November | £12 Join compere Helen Sandler for a wild and wonderful night of queer cabaret! Starring comedian Heidi Regan (BBC New Comedy Award Winner 2017), plus live music, spoken word, circus surprises and charity raffle. Everyone’s welcome, whether you’re gay, bi, straight, trans… or whatever. Dress to impress! Aberration is programmed by Enfys Aber and SpringOut. Details: www. aberration.org.uk. Age guidance: 16+

CHRIS RAMSEY LIVE 2018: THE JUST HAPPY TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE TOUR 8pm, Saturday 17 November | £20 Critically acclaimed and award winning Stand Up comedian, host of his own TV entertainment show and Stand Up show on Comedy Central, Celebrity Juice regular and the only person to ever put Katie Hopkins in her place; Chris Ramsey brings his brand new 2018 live tour to Aberystwyth this autumn following a sell-out spring run. Snap up tickets up as soon as you can!

Post show talk / Q&A

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Performances and Events NOVEMBER

LEEWAY PRODUCTIONS SUPPORTED BY WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BLACKWOOD MINERS INSTITUTE

Performances and Events NOVEMBER

MARKETING THE LAST FIVE YEARS ZHANG PACK XIAN CONDUCTS ROB KEMP: THE ELVIS DEAD 8.30pm, 18 November | £10/£9 Rev up the Delta and come on a trip to a cabin in the Tennessee backwoods via Graceland, to witness: Cult classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley. Every now and then an idea strikes that seems extremely absurd and yet at the same time bizarrely fitting. “Twisted Genius” ★★★★ Sunday Times

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7.30pm, Tuesday 20 November | £12 (£8)

Written and composed by JASON ROBERT BROWN. An international hit, funny and poignant show, featuring catchy and memorable tunes. In this ground-breaking production, the emotionally powerful score is coupled with sign language and beautiful movement by award-winning choreographer, Mark Smith, who is Deaf. This intimate musical charting New Yorkers Cathy and Jamie’s passionate five-year relationship is an affecting tale of love found and lost. Every performance of The Last Five Years is accessible to D/deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audience members, with closed captioning and integrated sign language to be enjoyed by all. Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery. Originally Produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell. Originally Produced by Northlight Theatre, Chicago, USA. Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited

AAKASH ODEDRA

BBC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF WALES

BEETHOVEN

7.30pm, Thursday 22 November | £5-£20 Beethoven Symphony No. 1 Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 1 Beethoven Symphony No. 5 BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Principal Guest Conductor Xian Zhang return to Aberystwyth with the next in their pan-Wales concert series focussing on the symphonic works of the iconic Ludvig van Beethoven. Following 2017’s breath-taking Beethoven programme at the Arts Centre, this visit sees the pairing of Beethoven’s fledgling first symphony with the iconic fifth, unmistakable from the outset. Alongside these is a gem of the woodwind repertoire, Weber’s Clarinet Concerto, performed by BBC NOW’s own Principal Clarinet, Robert Plane.

2MAGPIES THEATRE

VENTOUX 7.30pm, Thursday 22 November | £12 (£8) Ventoux is the story of Lance Armstrong and Marco Pantani on the fearsome Mont Ventoux in the 2000 Tour de France. Their rivalry is restaged by 2Magpies Theatre using breathtaking video accompaniment and a pair of road bikes, asking the question – how far will we go to succeed? “Touching and elegantly controlled” The Scotsman ★★★★

#JESUIS

AILSA MAIR HUGHES & SIANED JONES

TINC Y TANNAU 7.45pm, Friday 23 November | £9 (£6) Beauty and Mischief are at the very heart of Tinc y Tannau. Ailsa Mair Hughes and Sianed Jones sing and play the bass Viola da Gamba at the same time. Together they conjure up rich four part harmonies that are intoxicating on these ancient resonant instruments that can be bowed or strummed like a guitar. They perform playful improvisations, original songs, their own interpretations of 17th Century pieces and unusual setting of ancient Welsh poetry.

7.30pm, Saturday 24 November | £12 (£10) Aakash Odedra’s new production sees him stepping outside his performance role to create a stunning dance production for seven international dancers. Named after the solidarity movement which followed horrific murders at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, #JeSuis is an edgy and thoughtprovoking work. Odedra explores the strangulation of freedom of speech, the rise of xenophobic attitudes and the displacement of people through conflict. Theatre for Change. “#JeSuis isn’t just a stunning piece of contemporary dance… It’s a galling political movement” - ★★★★★ Edinburgh49

CHRISTMAS FOOD FAIR 10am – 4pm, Saturday 24 November 2018 | Free entry The very best of Welsh produce with cheese, meats, fish, wine, cider, pastries, puddings, jams and much, much more. The perfect place to stock up on a few gastronomic goodies in the run up to Christmas.

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Performances and Events NOVEMBER

Performances and Events NOVEMBER

TRAVELLING LIGHT THEATRE

TEDX ABERYSTWYTH 2018 10am, Saturday 24 November | £10 TEDxAberystwyth is an independent TED event. The formula is great speakers with a great idea to share. Be prepared for a very diverse set of expert speakers drawn from art, science, education, Music, real life and beyond. No politicians, we promise. The theme for TEDxAberystwyth 2018 is “The Human Condition!”.

THREE KINGS 2pm, Sunday 25 November | £10 (£6) Three weary travellers from far off lands meet by chance as night approaches, all looking to the darkening skies. As shadows draw in, they eventually overcome their suspicions of each other and exchange stories; stories of loss, stories of love, stories of kings. Three Kings fuses storytelling, song and dance and puppetry in a sparkling show about finding out where you belong, overcoming your differences and listening to the secret stargazer in each of us. For ages 5+

SEEMIA THEATRE

MUSIC CLUB 3pm, Sunday 25 November £12 (£10) Students £3 | Season tickets £50 (£42) Emma Abbate and Julian Perkins (piano, four hands) This well-known and wellestablished piano duo have recently completed a twovolume CD covering the whole of Mozart’s piano duet oeuvre, played on original instruments. They will be playing Mozart’s Andante with Variations, K501 and Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite in its original form, as well as fourhand masterpieces by Dvořák, Schubert and Weber.

EVROS | THE CROSSING RIVER 8pm, Wednesday 28 November | £10 (£6) OLIVIER NOMINEE Follow Doaa, a 19 year old Syrian, on her journey of AWARD hope. Meet the boy from the local garden centre, where all isn’t quite as it seems. Experience the physical descent of a couple whose grief brings them together and tears them apart. Venture into the everyday of families in extreme conditions and follow the performers as they ask; ‘How can we walk in their shoes?’ Devised with generous support from Arts Council England, Arcola Theatre & Theatre Delicatessen.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Post show talk / Q&A. Theatre for Change. Photo by Arash Ashtiani.

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ANDY FAIRWEATHER LOW LITTLE WANDER & THE LOW RIDERS COMEDY CLUB FEATURING THE HI 8pm, Thursday 29 November | RIDERS SOUL REVUE £12 8pm, Thursday 29 November | £25 Andy Fairweather Low came to prominence as the lead singer in Amen Corner. The 60s saw them clock up hit after pop hit. Songs such as ‘Bend Me Shape Me’, ‘Hello Suzy’, ‘( If Paradise is ) Half As Nice’ are internationally remembered to this day. This tour also features the extended line up including the addition of The Hi Riders Soul Revue – an extended brass section and Hammond organ throughout the show. A remarkable band, a remarkable front man.

Little Wander, the team behind the Machynlleth Comedy Festival, bring their much-loved comedy club to the Arts Centre each month. Catch some of the UKs finest stand up stars at fantastic value on stage in the Studio. Headliner: Seymour Mace “Sublimely daft stuff from an outsider grandmaster” - ★★★★ - The List ★★★★★ - Time Out Open: Josh Pugh “Pleasingly off the beaten track.” The Londonist MC: Barbara Nice ★★★★★ - Edinburgh Evening News

HAKOUSTIC 3 7.45pm, Friday 30 November | £12.50 (£10) Following the success of the sell-out Hakoustic and Hakoustic 2 events, Aberystwyth based HAKA Entertainment in collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre are delighted to present another night of quality entertainment from both locally based artists and some special guest performers. The evening will be an intimate celebration of acoustic music with ‘cabaret style’ seating and will be hosted by HAKA owners Huw Bates and Kedma Macias.

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA 1pm, 3pm Sunday 2 – 10.30am, Monday 3 December | £12.50 (£9) £8.50 groups of 8+ A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the book by Judith Kerr. Direct from a smash hit West End season, The Tiger Who Came To Tea celebrates 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book! The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, singa-long songs and clumsy chaos!

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Performances and Events DECEMBER

Performances and Events DECEMBER

PHILOMUSICA OF ABERYSTWYTH

TRIONGL

ENTERTAINERS

MARGARET AND THE TAPEWORM

FASTLOVE – A TRIBUTE TO GEORGE MICHAEL

7.45pm, Wednesday 5 December | £9 (£6) Join Triongl for a glass of sherry, a mince pie and a heart-warming tale of tinsel and tapeworms. An uninvited guest lurking at the office buffet brings surprising consequences for love-lorn Margaret and determinedly festive Amber. As this trio collides we discover that, person or parasite, no-one wants to be alone at Christmas. Triongl is a company of 3 women dedicated to producing original theatre with humour and social relevance. Triongl are associate artists on the Peilot Programme at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

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7.30pm, Thursday 6 December | £23 Direct from London’s West End, this is the world’s favourite George Michael tribute show. Get ready for an unforgettable evening celebrating the global superstar that is George Michael. Make new memories whilst reliving old classics. The show features all his hits including Father Figure, Freedom, Faith and many more. This is one showstopping extravaganza you do not want to miss!

ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE YOUTH THEATRE

ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL 7.30pm Friday 7 December; 2.30 &7.30pm Saturday 8 December | £10 (£8) for one session; £18 (£14) for two sessions; £25 (£20) for all three sessions Aberystwyth Arts Centre Youth Theatre proudly presents our annual One Act Play Festival. Join us for an evening of entertainment as our Youth Theatre companies come together, under the scrutiny of our expert panel of judges, to perform several one act plays over two days in our annual festival. Directed by Barrie Stott, Anna Sherratt and Rae Lewis. Programme of events and judging panel to be announced in October 2018.

PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION 8pm, Saturday 8 December £12 (£11); Balcony £9 (£8); Student £3.50; Accompanied Children £2 Pictures at an Exhibition (Mussorgsky / Ravel) Dvorak: Carnival Overture Morfydd Owen: Nocturne Paul Mealor: Euphonium Concerto Soloist: Philippe Schwartz Conductor: David Russell Hulme Aberystwyth’s very own symphony orchestra mixes familiar favourites with new discoveries. Ravel’s brilliant orchestration of Mussorgsky is a classic and set to show the orchestra at its best. Dvorak’s exhilarating ‘Carnival’, one of the most popular of all concert overtures, starts the evening, which marks the centenary of tragic genius Morfydd Owen’s early death with her enchanting ‘Nocturne.’ Welsh composer Paul Mealor shot to fame with ‘Ubi Caritas’ at the last-but-one royal wedding. His tuneful and colourful Euphonium Concerto features the dazzling virtuosity and sublime sound of Phillipe Schwartz – quite simple one of the world’s finest players. Philo’s concerts are great livemusic events. Come celebrate with us.

BALLET CYMRU

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES 7.30pm, Tuesday 11 December | £15 (£12) A brand new ballet by awardwinning Welsh Dance company Ballet Cymru, with recorded narration by Cerys Matthews. Ballet Cymru presents a timeless interpretation of the Dylan Thomas classic A Child’s Christmas In Wales with music by Mason Neely and Wales’ own icon Cerys Matthews. Step into the imagination of a genius and follow us on a journey through snow, cats and melancholy.

GADAEL TIR 7.45pm, Friday 14 December | £9 (£6) Gadael Tir or Leave Land is a show that tells the story of land rights and protest in Wales. The show tells the story of the common folk through singalong choruses of traditional songs; heart wrenching tales of desperation and perseverance; cross-dressing, axe wielding farmers; radical preachers, land workers and unions, all encompassed by a thousand years of history squeezed into one performance. Performed in Welsh.

Featuring choreography by Creative Wales Award winner Darius James and Amy Doughty, and evocative, eloquent costumes Ballet Cymru bring to life this timeless story using the company’s unique blend of classical technique and storytelling.

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Performances and Events DECEMBER

Performances and Events DECEMBER ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE COMMUNITY THEATRE COMPANY

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN 7.30pm, Thursday 20 – Saturday 22 December (& 2pm on the Saturday) | £10 (£8) £32 family ticket ABERYSTWYTH CHORAL SOCIETY

RUTTER MAGNIFICAT 8pm, Saturday 15 December £12 (£11); Balcony £9 (£8); Student £3.50; Accompanied Children £2 Magnificat (John Rutter) Fauré: Cantique de Jean Racine & Pavane Conductor: David Russell Hulme with Sinfonia Cambrensis Aberystwyth’s thriving choral society performs one of the most popular, colourful and exhilarating modern choral works, together with two beautiful well-known settings by Fauré – and more! Large choir, full professional orchestra and top-notch soloists. That’s what we offer right here at the Arts Centre. Where else in West Wales regularly can you find this kind of vivid live-music experience? Enjoy, support and be part of it all. There’s nothing like it!

CEREDIGION SCHOOLS CONCERT 7.30pm, Monday 17 December Ceredigion’s talented young musicians showcase their skills in this seasonal concert. If you are inspired and want to get involved go to www.ceredigion musicservice.org. uk. Tickets are available from Cerdd Ystwyth Music or on the door.

PANTO 2019 – ALADDIN Saturday 5 January to Saturday 19 January | Times vary. Richard Cheshire directs and makes a welcome return as the outrageous Widow Twankey in this year’s Wardens spectacular panto Aladdin. With stunning costumes and sets, jokes a plenty and the band led by the inimitable Elinor Powell, this feel good panto guarantees to brighten up the January blues! Wardens pantos have sold out for the past few years – so book now for the best seats!

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Aberystwyth Arts Centre Community Theatre Company present a festive and original adaptation of E. Nesbit’s classic novel ‘The Railway Children’. Follow the adventures of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis from joyous mischief to heroic escapades in the Edwardian Yorkshire countryside. With a range of wonderful characters, including the surly station-master, Perks, and the mysterious kindly Old Gentleman, at the centre of this heart-warming and compelling story is a tale of family, goodwill and hope against all odds. This production promises to be a nostalgic treat for grown-ups and a magical delight for children and young people the perfect start to Christmas!


exhibitions Sea of Glass 2008. Still from 3.45 min video.

exhibitions Fencing, Treadog Bay, Llŷn Peninsula, Wales, 2016. Digital print

GALLERY 1

IS THIS PLANET EARTH? 14 July -15 September The exhibition Is This Planet earth? brings together sculptures, paintings and video about nature and the landscape, all of it with a technological feel. It focuses on futuristic landscapes and flora and fauna and responds to a recent surge in art of this type. Is This Planet Earth? asks: Why this take on nature, and why now? Is This Planet earth? includes work by artists: Alfie Strong, Dan Hays, Halina Dominksa, Helen Sear, Jason Singh, Katherine Reekie, Patrick Coyle, Salvatore Arancio, Sean Vicary and is a Tŷ Pawb touring exhibition curated by Angela Kingston.

GALLERY 1

GALLERY 1

MIKE PERRY: LAND/SEA 22 September – 17 November This is a major new solo show by Wales-based Mike Perry. His work engages with significant and pressing environmental issues, in particular the tension between human activity and interventions in the natural environment, and the fragility of the planet’s ecosystems.

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TIM RUDMAN: ICELAND, AN UNEASY CALM 15 September – 11 November An exhibition of handmade duo-toned silver gelatine black and white prints, printed in a traditional darkroom from negatives taken in Iceland over a period of eight years. “Iceland, ‘The Land of Fire and Ice’, has a strong and omnipresent ‘Middle Earth’ feel to it, where brooding skies accentuate the dramatic and sometimes eerie landscape where trolls lurk at night and get turned to stone by daylight. It is a land of myth and magic, of fearsome subterranean power and spectacular scenery” - Tim Rudman.

Andrew Logan, Life Birth and Death. ©Sylvain-Deleu

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PAUL R JONES: FRONTIER TERRITORY 17 November – 26 January With a focus on Anglo-Welsh identity at the border between Wales and England this exhibition questions how art practice can challenge, visualise and destabilise the discourses around territory, identity and language, teasing out alternative spaces in which new modes of the political and the social can be proposed, combined or contrasted. Moira Vincentelli, By the Sea, June

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THE PICTUREMAKERS 24 July - 9 Sept

28 November - 9 February

6pm, Saturday 1 December Opening party!- Come and join us for Andrew

Paul R Jones Longing (Piece #2) Banner and megaphone 2017

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ANDREW LOGAN: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF REFLECTIONS Andrew Logan belongs to a unique school of English eccentrics. Considered one of Britain’s principal sculptural artists, his work challenges convention, mixes media and plays with artistic values. Born in Oxford in 1945, Logan qualified in architecture in the 1960s. His work crosses the fields of sculpture, jewellery, stage-design & public art, embodying artistic fantasy in an unprecedented way.

The catch, selenium and thiourea toned silver gelatine.

Logan’s infamous Jewellery Show Extravaganza to mark the opening of his solo exhibition, inspired by Comme des Garcons catwalk shows, and you can even volunteer to be a model! The Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture is a wonderland, a fantastical jewelled treasure trove in rural Berriew and home to a glittering selection of Logan’s signature works: jewellery, original costumes, memorabilia from his Alternative Miss World and much, much more.

The Picturemakers / Y Llunwyr summer exhibition this year has been designed to fit in with the Welsh ‘Year of the Sea’ theme at Aberystwyth Arts centre. We are a collective of 12 visual artists living in mid Wales and not all of us live beside the sea! Each of us has brought our individual interests, techniques and environments to this vast subject. From coastal landscapes of West Wales and further away, paintings of seas placing us at the centre of storms, quiet and busy harbour moments, intricate patterns found at the edge of the sea, drawings specifically depicting snippets of Aberystwyth life, ‘seas’ of grass in Rhayader, or still life images of fish fresh from the deep, to paintings of ‘our’ refugee families enjoying the seaside … we have them all! The theme concentrated our minds & unifies

this exhibition, despite us being a group eclectic in our styles and approaches. We hope visitors will enjoy the show! Further information about our group and illustrations of our work is to be found on www.thepicturemakers.co.uk

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exhibitions Elizabeth Lee

exhibitions Photograph courtesy of National Library Wales

Creating a pot, Ysgol Myfenydd

Helen Pugh, The Temper of Tides

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THE EXPERIMENTALISTS 14 September – 4 November This exhibition has been put together by the students of our popular Experimental Painting and Drawing class. By exploring a wide range of mixed media techniques, applications and ideas, they have each developed their individual practices as shown in the work on display. Work created by the whole group.

ABERYSTWYTH AT WAR 1914- 1919: EXPERIENCE, IMPACT, LEGACY

PIAZZA WINDOW

8 November – 13 January 2019

27 July- 23 September

During 2018, volunteers on this community project, made possible by the Heritage Lottery Fund, have been gathering stories about the impact of the Great War on the community of Aberystwyth and the surrounding areas. This exhibition of artefacts and archives they researched gives a glimpse into a few of these stories and reflects some of the project’s ongoing activities.

The Great Art Quest is a UKwide arts project designed by Children & the Arts to introduce schoolchildren to their local gallery. The works exhibited are a result of their engagement with visual art and storytelling at the Arts Centre The following schools worked with artist, Louise Chennell and storyteller, Euros Lewis: Ysgol Penllwyn, Capel Bangor, Ysgol Penrhyn-coch, Ysgol Craig yr Wylfa, Borth,Ysgol Myfenydd, Llanrhystud.

Buddhists, Cardiff 2018 © Matthew Eynon

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AT THE PLACE WHERE HE LAYS HIS NETS 29 September – 2 December Naming makes things special and when I am here, at the place where he lays his nets, I remember and linger. In this work a variety of materials are manipulated to represent my responses to a specific site.

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CHRISTMAS WINDOW 7 December – 28 January Come and see what delights we will be exhibiting as part of our surprise Christmas window!

FFOTON 26 September – 12 October FOYER WALL

PRECIOUS AFTERNOON 1 August - 23 September Work produced in the screenprinting class run by Becky Knight on Thursdays at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

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In January 2018 Ffoton announced a new hashtag #portraitcymru on Instagram to encourage photographers to share their creative portraits from around Wales. This is a small selection from the ongoing project of over 1000 images posted to date. Ffoton encourage everyone in Wales - enthusiast or professional - to take part! www.ffoton.wales

THE EYE There will be a rolling program of short films, animations and photographs in our mini viewing room.

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CREATIVE LEARNING Weekly Classes We are excited to share our Creative Learning programme with you for the coming term. We think there’s ‘something for everyone’ – from clay modelling to youth theatre, animation to Bollywood dance. We have a thriving Dance School, Stage School and Youth Theatre, as well as regular visual arts classes for adults and children. We also deliver Community Projects, such as APT - a training and participation project for residents of Penparcau, the Great Art Quest – working with local schools and artists, and Gwanwyn – a weekly class for people aged 50+, developing their creativity and sense of wellbeing. We manage Criw Celf Ceredigion – an arts education programme for young people aged 12-18 who are identified as being ‘More Able and Talented’ in the visual arts. The creative learning department are a small team of 3, working with a team of over 40 talented artists and tutors and delivering over 7,000 lessons every year. We generate over 50% of the overall participatory activities amongst the Arts Council of Wales funded venues. Our participants are all ages, from babies taking part in our popular Clwb 123 to a gentleman aged 94 who shared stories from his past as part of the Gwanwyn Club. Many of our participants study for exams in LAMDA, RAD, ISTD, along with our new venture as an Arts Award centre, enabling people aged 5-25 to gain a nationally recognised qualification in a variety of artforms. We’re confident you’ll find the cost of classes very reasonable, classes start from as little as £4.50 a session! Plus we offer an ‘Early Bird’ price for most of our classes! Take some time just for you, or bring a friend and share the fun! It is often possible to join a class after the start date, just drop us a line to enquire. Learn a new skill, develop a craft or become proficient in your preferred artform – all in a friendly, supportive environment, with excellent facilities that are hard to find elsewhere in Mid-Wales. We look forward to welcoming you to Aberystwyth Arts Centre!

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wednesday Student Dance Ballet Dance School Adult Tap (TBC) Open access to the dark room Poetry Group – FREE!

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thursday Experimentation in Painting and Drawing 9.30am – 12.30pm Adults Screen Printing 1.00pm – 4.00pm Adults Dance School 3.30pm - 9.00pm All Ages Acro Arts 4.00pm - 8:15pm Age 3+ Photography for young people 4.00pm – 6.00pm 10 – 16yrs Creative Writing (2): Growing the work 6.30pm – 8.00pm Adults Mixed Media Art Class 6.30pm – 8.30pm Adults Black & White Photography 6.30pm – 8.30pm Adults Pottery – Advanced Class 6.30pm – 9.00pm Adults

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monday Gwanwyn Club 10.30am– 3.30pm Adults 50+ Dance School 3.30pm - 9.00pm All Ages Animation 4.00pm – 6.00pm 8-12yrs Youth Theatre Two (Break a Leg) 4.15pm – 6.15pm Ages 14+ Animation 6.30pm – 8.30pm Ages 13+ Pottery for Beginners 6.30pm – 9.00pm Adults Samba Drumming (TBC) 6.30pm – 8.00pm Ages 14+ Castaway Community Theatre 7.00pm – 9.00pm Adults

tuesday Art and Friendship Group 10:30am – 12:30pm Adults 50+ Pottery for All 12:30pm – 3.00pm Adults Dance School 3.30pm - 9.00pm All Ages Youth Theatre One (Fourth Wall) 4.15pm – 6.15pm 12-13yrs Adult Ballet 7.00pm – 8.00pm Adults Creative Writing: Starting from Scratch 6.30pm – 8.00pm 16+ Pottery – All Levels 6:30pm – 9.00pm Adults Bollywood Dancing 6.30pm – 8.00pm Adults Heartsong Community Choir 7.15pm – 9.30pm Adults 40

Clwb 1-2-3 Club 11.00am – 12.00pm Toddlers & babies 1.30pm – 2.30pm Toddlers & babies Adult Ballet 12.30pm – 1.30pm Adults Theatr Ieuenctid Cymraeg 4.15pm – 6.15pm Ages 12 + Dance School 4.00pm - 9.00pm All Ages

saturday Stage School 9.00am – 4.00pm Ages 5-11yrs Dance School 9.00am – 3.00pm All Ages Life Drawing 10.00am – 12.00pm Adults Clay Modelling 10.00am – 12.00pm 9 – 15yrs 12.30pm – 2.30pm 5 – 8yrs Guitar (TBC) 11am – 12pm All Ages Little Stars Theatre Club 1.15pm – 2.00pm 3-4yrs The Poetry Experience (1st Saturday of each month) 2.00pm – 5.00pm Adults The Word Distillery (3rd Saturday of each month) 2.00pm – 5.00pm Adults All of our classes follow the Ceredigion County Council School Term dates and the majority of our classes run for a block of 12 weeks each term. For further information please contact takepart@aber. ac.uk / 01970 622888 or take a look at our Creative Learning Courses brochure. Available from the Arts Centre and various locations in Ceredigion. 41


Special Workshops & Community Projects LAMDA LAMDA’s performance examinations use drama to develop self-confidence, physical presence and a strong speaking voice. Every year the Arts Centre enters a group of students into the LAMDA Acting examinations. Examinations are usually in April. If you are interested in entering your child for the exam, please contact Laura on 01970 622888 or lao8@aber.ac.uk ARTS AWARD The Arts Centre is a registered Arts Award Centre and we can offer young people an Arts Award training scheme as part of their course here. Arts Award is a nationally recognised accredited qualification. Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible. Arts Award can be achieved at five levels, four qualifications and an introductory award. Please contact Laura on 01970 622888 or lao8@aber.ac.uk for further information. LIFELONG LEARNING Sculpture for Everyone: Clay, CA101 17 October, 31 October, 14 November, 28 November, 12 December Wednesday 10 – 2.30 Tutor: Angharad Taris Fee - £130 10 credits This introductory course in ceramics will allow the student to produce a body of work in ceramic design creating an imaginative response using the theme of the landscape as inspiration. This will cover basic techniques associated with three dimensional work in clay such as slabbing, coiling and working in the round. Students will be encouraged to investigate historical and contemporary references and evaluate the limitations of working in clay. The course will be entirely practical and will incorporate design skills, observational drawing skills to source idea development as well as knowledge of different firing techniques.

CA205: Animalia 08/02/2019 03/05/2019 Friday Animalia, is not about making a pottery model of your pet! You will explore the history of constructed animals in ceramics and look at the work of contemporary ceramicists who work in clay and paper-clay as inspiration. By the end of the course, you will produce two preparatory maquettes or miniature models and one finished piece of work. For more information contact: 01970 621580 or learning@aber.ac.uk

UK MUSIC REHEARSAL SPACES Aberystwyth Arts Centre joined UK Music’s Rehearsal Space scheme in 2017. The scheme aims to assist young people across the UK access the right equipment and expertise to help them make music. UK Music is the trade body for the music industry and members are: AIM, BASCA, BPI, FAC, MMF, MPA, MPG, MU, PPL, PRS for Music and the Live Music Group. Further information can be found at: http://www. ukmusic.org/ and for more information on the Rehearsal Space scheme or UK Music’s other work please contact oliver.morris@ukmusic.org FREE rehearsal sessions are available – contact takepart@aber.ac.uk for further details.

YOUTH JUSTICE AND PREVENTION SERVICE We are pleased to be working in partnership with Ceredigion Youth Justice and Prevention Services Structured Activity groups and the Friends of Aberystwyth Arts Centre to run sessions in visual arts, performing arts and new media, as well as a very successful Rock School each week. The groups are open to young people aged 10-17 years and there are opportunities to enrol as a community volunteer to help at the sessions. Contact Jamie Jones-Mead on 01970 633730 for further information.

ARTISTS IN SCHOOLS Set Text GCSE & A Level Workshops A day long workshop working on set text GCSE and A Level drama texts for English and drama. Tailored to meet your school’s needs.

GALLERY EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR SCHOOLS We run an extensive programme of activities for schools including discussion and practical Gallery Education sessions for all key stages working with our exhibition programme; practical and theory Ceramics sessions run in conjunction with the University Ceramics collection; Art Days where schools can bring up to 100 children to the Arts Centre to take part in a variety of activities and shorter sessions designed specifically for Key Stage 1 & 2 pupils. For details of sessions and activities available this term, please contact Rachael Taylor on 01970 622163 / rmt@aber.ac.uk BACKSTAGE TOURS A free session for theatre studies students with Arts Centre creative and technical staff to explain how theatre works both front and backstage. To arrange schools visits, resources and workshops contact takepart@aber.ac.uk

Criw Celf Ceredigion Criw Celf Ceredigion is a project for keen and talented young artists aged 11-18. It involves workshops with professional artists at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Ceredigion Museum and coach visits to galleries and to the University Fine Art Department. See more about Criw Celf by our project partner Oriel Davies at: www.orieldavies.org/en/criw-celf

Prosiect i artistiaid talentog, ifanc rhwng 11-18 oed yw Criw Celf Ceredigion. Mae’n cynnwys gweithdai hefo artistiaid proffesiynol yng Nghanolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth, ac ymweliadau ar goets i orielau ac i Adran Gelf Cain Y Brifysgol. Mae mwy am brosiectau ein partner Criw Celf Oriel Davies ar: www.orieldavies.org/cy/criw-celf

Learners from Ceredigion can apply for a place from June 2018, to begin in October. There are no events during revision/exam periods.

Gall dysgwyr o Geredigion wneud cais o fis Mehefin 2018, i gychwyn ym mis Hydref. Does dim digwyddiadau yn ystod adegau adolygu/arholiadau.

Interested? Ask your Art teacher to nominate you, or contact us for more information. rmt@aber.ac.uk / 01970 622163

Diddordeb? Gofynnwch i’ch athro/awes Gelf enwebu chi, neu cysylltwch â ni am ragor o wybodaeth. rmt@aber.ac.uk / 01970 622163

Supported by: / Cefnogwyd gan:

Image: Criw Celf ‘Making our Mark’ Workshop led by Bethan Page. / Llun: Gweithdy ‘Gwneud ein Marc’ Criw Celf wedi ei arwain gan Bethan Page.

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fform Associate Artists The Arts Centre offers space and resources to a number of associate performing artists and companies. We invite a number of professionals to join us for collaborations, rehearsal spaces, platforms of work, performance opportunities, advice and support. If you’re developing interesting new performance work or writing, let us know and we’ll see if we can help. Contact Gill Ogden ggo@aber.ac.uk Current fform associates include:

CASCADE DANCE

Blood Sweat and Tea productions Cascade Dance Christopher T. Harris Cwmni Ennyn Awaken Productions Half Light Theatre

Damian Gorman – writer in residence Northern Irish poet and playwright Damian Gorman has been described as “Ireland’s best-kept secret”. His work has garnered many awards over the past 25 years, from a Better Ireland Award to an MBE; a Golden Harp to a BAFTA. His verse documentary for BBC 2 - Devices of Detachment - was hailed in the national press as “a television masterpiece”, and Considerations, his recent series of online poems, was described by Neil Astley as “powerful, humane, moving - everything that video poetry should be”. But he says that, “for me - just for me - writing on its own isn’t enough”. And, as well as his own writing, he has worked for many years as an encourager of writing in other people and communities, especially in areas of conflict. This work has been recognised by, among others, the Commission for Racial Equality. He is also working on a large-scale community writing project here in Aberystwyth.

MARKETING PACK

The Arts Centre’s Creu Cymru dance buddies are Gwyn Emberton, Eddie Ladd and Sean Tuan John.

HIJINX ACTING ACADEMY The Arts Centre is pleased to be working in partnership with Hijinx Theatre to provide a structured programme for emerging actors with learning disabilities to enter the theatre profession or to gain life skills through drama. For further details or if you are interested in joining contact: jon.kidd@ hijinx.org.uk 44

The Creative Studios project was designed to develop Aberystwyth Arts Centre’s role as a creative hub for arts businesses, arts development agencies, artists and craft workers. The Creative Studios Project designed by Heatherwick Studio, worth £1 million, has been made possible by support from Aberystwyth University, the Arts Council of Wales Lottery Fund and the Welsh Assembly Government.

Resident Artists and Companies Greenweeds Web Development, Design & Digital Marketing Wardens Dramatic Company MusicFest International Music Festival and Summer School Tim Walley, Designer / Maker Honno Welsh Women’s Publishers

HAUL Arts in Health Trioni Architects Angela Goodridge, artist / maker AMP Media, film makers Cwmni Awakennyn Productions Tom Parry Clocks If you are interested in renting one of the Creative Studios please contact Louise Amery on 01970 622889 / lla@aber.ac.uk 57 45


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RESERVATIONS Tickets reserved in your name can be held for four days, after which point they will be released for sale. Tickets cannot be reserved on the actual day of the event/screening, but must be paid for in full at time of booking. Any tickets not paid for by the day of the event/screening will be released.

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REFUNDS AND EXCHANGES If for any reason you find you are unable to make a performance or screening you have booked seats for, your tickets can be returned up to two days in advance of a performance, and we will issue you with a full credit note. Alternatively we can exchange your tickets for a more suitable performance of the same show or film, or in the event of a full house we will do our best to re-sell your tickets for you at no additional charge (although this cannot be guaranteed). This does not apply to courses. CONCESSIONS Rates are shown in brackets throughout this brochure. The rate is available for: 60+ in full time retirement, under 16s, full time students, unemployed, and disabled people. Babies are welcome at events that have a child’s concession price as advertised. LATECOMERS In order to minimise disturbance to other customers and performers, latecomers may be asked to wait until a convenient moment before being allowed into an auditorium. No refund will be given for customers who miss parts of performances due to lateness. Please note - it is often not possible to admit latecomers to the studio at all once the performance is underway.

hynt Art and culture is for everyone. But if you have an impairment or a specific access requirement, often enjoying a visit to a theatre or an arts centre can be more complicated than just booking tickets and choosing what to wear. Hynt is a national scheme that works with theatres and arts centres across Wales to make things clear and consistent. Hynt cardholders are entitled to

a ticket free of charge for a personal assistant or carer at the Arts Centre and all the theatres and arts centres participating in the scheme. Visit www.hynt.co.uk or www.hynt.cym to find a range of information and guidance about the scheme. You can also find out whether you or the person you care for are eligible to join the scheme and complete an application form. ACCESS FOR DISABLED VISITORS If you would like to check on any access issues before you visit the Arts Centre please call 01970 623232 | artstaff@aber.ac.uk. Parking is reserved next to the main entrance approach for drivers with limited mobility. Two spaces are also available at the rear of the theatre, with level access into the main foyer. Wheelchair access is possible to all auditoria and workshop spaces in the venue. Access at ground level to main foyer and box office, by lift up to the theatre foyer and by stair lift down to the lower level. Guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome. Toilet facilities are accessible on all levels except the lower foyer. Hearing loops are installed in the Great Hall, Theatre and Cinema. Please note: No photography or video equipment is allowed in any performance.

DATA PROTECTION / AMDDIFFYN DATA Aberystwyth Arts Centre, as part of Aberystwyth University which acts in the capacity of data controller, conforms to the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (in force from 25 May 2018) When processing your booking we will ask you for your name, address, email and telephone number. This is essential for processing all non-cash bookings. We will also ask you if you would like to be kept informed about forthcoming events and campaigns at Aberystwyth Arts Centre. We retain personal information for administration, advertising, marketing and fundraising purposes. Depending on what you have told us, we will be i) processing your information on the grounds that it is in the ‘legitimate interests’ of the Arts Centre to do this (Article 6(1)(f) of GDPR) in that the Arts Centre requires the information in order to process financial and other transactions and keep a record of these and ii) processing your information on the grounds that you have provided consent for this processing and for associated communications (Article 6(1)(a) of GDPR). Your information will only be accessed and used by Arts Centre staff. Third parties are occasionally used to provide facilities or services to help process data. For further information please contact Aberystwyth Arts Centre or the University Data Protection Officer at infocompliance@aber. ac.uk

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Autumn 2018 Brochure English  
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