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CANOLFAN Y CELFYDDYDAU aberYstwYtH ARTS CENTRE

JANUARYMAY IONAwRMAI 2012

tickets / tocynnau: 01970 62 32 32 www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre


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TIME

SITE P g.

Robin Hood Wardens Panto

Various

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Liberty Tree

7.45pm

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16

The Twice Removed

7.45pm

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15

Andi Osho

7.30pm

T

24

Chinese New Year

12-5pm

Translunar Paradise

7.30pm

FEbRUARY CHwEFROR

TIME

2-3 3 4 4 5 6 7,14, 21,28 7 8 9 9 9 9-10 13-17 15 16-18 18 21 22 23-25 26 28 28 29

Crave Stick & Bone The Johnny Cash Roadshow

7.45pm 8pm

3 T

7

SITE P g. S

7

GH

7.30pm

T

18

Chris Snow

7.45pm

S

21

8pm

GH

25

Pete Firman: Jiggery Pokery Music Club

8pm

GH

32

7.30pm

T

10

Musical Theatre Night

7.30pm

T

11

8pm

GH

31

Philomusica Agor Drysau/Opening Doors Band of the Welsh Guards BBC National Orchestra of Wales

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APRIL EbRILL

24

GH

20

3pm

GH

32

7.30pm

TB

3

7.30pm

The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist

7.30pm

T

7

The Pagan Mystic

7.45pm

S

16

7pm

C

8

7.30pm

T

20

30

Hamlet

26 27 28-30 29-31 30

T

9pm

Frontman Action Hero

28 8pm

GH

30

7.30pm

T

31

8pm

GH

15

Ceredigion Schools Concert

7.30pm

GH

30

Talking Heads

7.45pm

S

10

Iolanthe Showtime Singers

7.30pm

T

11

8pm

GH

21

The Albion Band

TIME

Hats off to Led Zeppelin

8pm

GH

21

Bound Bear Trap Theatre

7.45pm

S

9

27

8pm

GH

26

The Hittites

7.45pm

S

21

Jon Richardson & Shappi Khorsandi

‘Allo ‘Allo Castaway Theatre

7.30pm

T

8

Swinging at the Cotton Club

8pm

GH

22

2pm

T

27

28 30

7.30pm

TB

3

Fala Surion

7.30pm

T

9

MAY MAI

Ceredigion Schools Concert

7.30pm

GH

30

Tales of North Wales

7.45pm

S

16

1-2 3 3-5 3 5 8 9 10 10 11 16 17-19 21 26

Alabama 3 Heather Summers

7.45pm

S

20

National Dance Company Wales 7.30pm

T

18

Going Dark Sound & Fury

7.30pm

T

15

Isis & Hecate

7.45pm

S

16

The Witches Youth Theatre

7.30pm

T

8

The Enormous Turnip

TIME

1 1 1 3 3 4 5 6 6-7 8 9-10 9

7pm

C

9

Nine Mr & Mrs Clark

7.45pm

S

18

Mark Steel’s in Town

7.30pm

T

24

Cwtch Cabaret

The Comedy of Errors NT Live

SITE P g.

7.30pm

T

10

The Armed Man Choral Society

8pm

GH

30

Fujita Piano Trio

3pm

TB

32

7.30pm

TB

3

The Boy With Tape On His Face

8pm

GH

25

Schrödinger Reckless Sleeper

7.30pm

T

15

8pm

GH

9

Sgint

7.30pm

T

10

Spread The Word

7.45pm

S

10

Colin Clubbe Science Café

An Evening with Tony Benn

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The Sooty Show! She Stoops to Conquer The Searchers

1 & 4pm

T

27

7pm

T

11

8pm

GH

22

DiVERSify

7.45pm

S

17

Town With No Traffic Wardens

7.45pm

S

12

8pm

GH

31

Monkeypoet

7.45pm

S

17

Elwyn

7.30pm

T

12

Once a House on Fire

7.45pm

S

13

Aberystwyth Choral Society

Chris Price Science Café

TIME 7.30pm

T

19

Pornography Waking Exploits

7.30pm

T

13

4:48 Psychosis Castaway

7.45pm

S

13

8pm

GH

32

The Unthanks

8pm

GH

22

A Love Like Salt

7.30pm

T

17

Fragments of Ash

7.30pm

T

13

Stewart Francis

7.30pm

GH

26

Fiddlebox

7.45pm

S

22

Allan yn y Fan

8pm

GH

23

The Shoeshine

7.45pm

S

14

Danny Champion of the World

7.30pm

T

14

Bill Perkins Science Café

7.30pm

TF

3

The Games

7.30pm

T

14

2pm

T

27

7.30pm

T

14

27

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark

30

Tick Tick Boom

Fforwm i bobl cyfarfod, cael diod a sgwrsio am y syniadau diweddaraf ym myd gwyddoniaeth. Rhad ac am ddim – croeso i bawb! Mon 6 Feb, 7.30pm Geraint Lewis (National Library of Wales) Science and the Welsh Language Mon 5 March, 7.30pm Colin Clubbe (Kew) Conservation of remote island endemics – a lost cause? Mon 30 April, 7.30pm Chris Price (AU) Mobile Apps Mon 21 May, 7.30pm Bill Perkins (AU) Heavy Metal Banned – old mines and the contamination of local rivers

SITE Pg.

Hofesh Shechter Company

Fundraising Concert

A forum for people to meet, drink and chat about the latest ideas in science. Free, all welcome!

SITE Pg.

1 2 4 18 19 21 25 26-28 26

Travelling Light NT Live

MARCH MAwRTH

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8pm

At Swim Two Boys Earthball

20

7.30pm

Outdoors Rimini Protokoll / NTW

Mid Wales Chamber Orchestra

GH

Black House Geraint Lewis Science Café

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Jeremy Hardy Rosalind Ventris/Daniel Tong

A bERYSTwYTH S CIENCE CAF é

Sunday 29 January Sul 29 Ionawr 12-5pm Free / Am ddim Desig n: w ww .view crea tive.co.uk

JANUA RY IONAwR

CONTENTS CYNNwYS DIARY DYDDIADUR

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THEATRE THEATR

6

ExPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCE PROGRAMME RHAGLEN PERFFORMIO ARbROFOL

15

LITERATURE & STORYTELLING LLENYDDIAETH AC ADRODD STRAEON

16

DANCE & PHYSICAL THEATRE DAwNS A THEATR GORFFOROL

18

MUSIC CERDDORIAETH

20

COMEDY & SPECIAL EVENTS COMEDI A DIGwYDDIADAU ARbENNIG

24

FAMILY TEULU

27

CLASSICAL MUSIC CERDDORIAETH GLASUROL

30

CINEMA & LIVE SCREENINGS SINEMA A DARLLEDIADAU bYw

33

ExHIbITIONS ARDDANGOSFEYDD

34

THE bOx Y bwLCH

38

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE ARTISTIAID PRESwYL

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CREATIVE UNITS UNEDAU CREADIGOL

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bUSINESS COMMUNITY Y GYMUNED FUSNES

40

COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAMME RHAGLEN CELFYDDYDAU CYMUNEDOL

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INFORMATION GwYbODAETH

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CHINESE NEw YEAR CELEbRATION Join in the celebrations to welcome in the Year of the Dragon in the Land of the Dragon! With music, food, and traditional dances – everyone welcome!

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Open Monday to Friday from 12 noon - late S aturday 5pm - late

Barrau Ar agor dydd L lun tan dydd Gwener o ganol dydd - yn hwyrDydd S adwrn 5pm - yn hw yr

The main bar is situated in the relaxed setting of the theatre foyer, and offers a light and comfortable place in which to spend some time. We offer: Hot tasty paninis made to order World beers and a range of Ciders & Perry Selection of wines hand picked by Tanners Wine Merchants Top brand name spirits Fair-trade & Welsh products Hot drinks & liqueur coffees.

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Available for private hire. For more information contact Sarah 01970 622992 email sbh@aber.ac.uk

New this season: Yn Nodweddu:

Lleolir y prif far yng nghyntedd y theatr ac mae’n lle golau a chysurus i ymlacio. Rydym yn cynnig: Paninis blasus yn ôl y gofyn Cwrw’r byd a dewis o Seidr & Perry Dewis o winoedd a ddetholwyd gan Fasnachwyr Gwin Tanners Gwirodydd o’r safon uchaf Cynnyrch Cymreig a Masnach-deg Diodydd poeth & choffis arbenigol.

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Mae’r Bar ar gael i’w hurio’n breifat. Am ragor o wybodaeth cysylltwch â Sarah ar 01970 622992 neu e-bostiwch sbh@aber.ac.uk Throughout the Spring you will find all your reading needs satisfied in store. We stock a huge range of academic and non-academic books and have sections ranging from Ancient History, to Paranormal Romance with everything else in between (for a full list of sections see the Bookshop Blog)! Plus we offer a speedy ordering service for any special requests. O fis Ionawr i fis Mai byddwch yn ffeindio popeth sydd angen arnoch yn y siop. Rydym yn stocio amrediad helaeth o lyfrau academaidd ac eraill ac mae gennym adrannau yn amrywio o Hanes Hynafol i Ramant Oruwchnaturiol (am restr lawn o’n hadrannau gweler Blog y Siop Lyfrau!). Hefyd mae gennym wasanaeth archebu prydlon ar gyfer unrhyw ofynion arbennig. Tel: 01970 628697 Email: bookshop@aber.ac.uk

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caffis

Open Monday to S aturday 9.30am - 8 pm Sunday 12 noon - 5.30 pm

Ar agor dydd Llun tan dydd Sadw rn 9.30am - 8 pm Dydd Sul canol dydd - 5.30pm

Our award winning Cafés offer a selection of freshly made salads, hot meals and snacks, plus a range of coffees, speciality teas and drinks. All this is served in a café that offers stunning views across Cardigan Bay and the town of Aberystwyth. Our Piazza café also offers the added benefit of alfresco dining, weather permitting!

Mae’n caffis poblogaidd yn cynnig dewis da o saladau, prydau poeth a byrbrydau ffres, a gwahanol fathau o goffi, te a diodydd eraill. Ac yn ogystal â’n bwyd, cewch fwynhau’r golygfeydd ysblennydd ar draws Bae Ceredigion a thref Aberystwyth o’r caffi. Mae’n caffi Piazza hefyd yn cynnig y cyfle i fwyta alfresco, os yw’r tywydd yn caniatau!

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CRAFT AND DESIGN SHOP S iop G R E F F T A U A DYLUNIO

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• Poppy Tableware from Dartington Pottery • Peter Pauper Notebooks and Pens • Welsh soaps from Laughing Bird and Cole & Co • Pip Studio – ‘Happy products for Happy people’ • Tin Toys for adult collectors Karen Atherley

Bars

Contemporary Ceramics in the Craft & Design Shop Serameg gyfoes yn y siop Supported by The Arts Council of Wales Cefnogir gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru

Karen Atherley To 14 January / Tan 14 Ionawr The unique figurative style portrays curvy fleshy figures influenced by Greek antiquity and the colours of the impressionists. 20 Welsh Potters A permanent showcase of Welsh ceramics featuring a selection of established and emerging makers inc. Daniel Allen, Justine Allison, Bev Bell-Hughes, Terry Bell Hughes, Lowri Davies, Joe Finch, David Frith, Margaret Frith, Christine Gittins, Virginia Graham, Jennifer Hall, Frank Hamer, Joanna Howells, Claudia Lis, Walter Keeler, Phil Rogers and Tony White.

O pen M onday to Saturday 10am - 8 pm and S undays 12 noon - 5.30 pm Ar agor D ydd L lun tan Dydd S adwrn 10am - 8pm a Dydd S ul canol dydd - 5.30pm

New for 2012 Jewellery in the Craft Gallery: NEWYDD YN 2012 GEMWAITH YN YR ORIEL GREFFT: Rachel Llewellyn To 28 January / Tan 28 Ionawr “I make work that is inspired by the memories, secrets and stories held within everyday objects. I'm particularly inspired by vessels, tools and utensils that people have used everyday… all in all, objects touched by people and the stories of their lives.”

V isit the ne w C raft and D esign shop online www.aber.ac.uk/ artscentre Lots of ne w products , in- store collection and free U K delivery w ith orders of over £49!

Gift Vouchers Tocynnau A nrheg Available in multiples of £1, £5, £10, £25, and £50 so you can buy Aberystwyth Arts Centre gift vouchers whatever your budget.

Collectorplan Interest free credit for purchases of art and craft. Administered by the Arts Council of Wales. Credyd di-log wrth brynu eitemau celf a chrefft o’r Ganolfan.

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Tuesday 7, 14, 21 & 28 February Mawrth 7,14,21 & 28 Chwefror 7.30pm £12 (£10)

National Theatre Wales & R im Ini Proto koll with Aberystwyth Arts Centre and H eartsong C hoir

Outdoors Aberystwyth Arts Centre's Heartsong Choir has been meeting to sing together every Tuesday for over 12 years. Outdoors has taken place on the evening of their choir rehearsal once a week for a year – this is the final month of the project and your last chance to enjoy the ‘Outdoors’ experience. Equipped with iPods and headsets, audience members trace the journeys of choir members to their rehearsal through the town. Outdoors conducts its audience in a joyful fugue of interweaving stories and song; a series of virtual solos, uniting in a choral finale. “Sheer genius” **** Western Mail “Every neighbourhood should try something similar” The Daily Telegraph Mae National Theatre Wales yn cydweithio gyda theatr realiti arloesol Berlin i greu eu comisiwn cyntaf yn y DU - yn Aberystwyth.

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Saturday 7 – Saturday 21 January Sadwrn 7 – Sadwrn 21 Ionawr £14 (£11) Children / Groups (over 20) £9

Warden’s Dramatic Company

The Magical Adventures of Robin Hood Director: Richard Cheshire Musical Director: Elinor Powell Choreographer: Carl Ryan

Richard Cheshire promises to wear a glittering array of costumes as Robin’s mum, Mrs Hood!

Dark and mysterious forces are at work in Sherwood Forest! Whilst good King Richard is fighting overseas, King John is desperately searching for the Golden Crown. He is in league with the wicked witch Morgana and is determined to rule the kingdom using her black magic…. But first they must defeat our hero, the brave Robin Hood, and his band of Merry Men and Frisky Damsels!! With swashbuckling fights, spectacular sets and dazzling costumes, plus plenty of comedy and knockabout fun, it's the perfect family pantomime treat.

Panto blynyddol yr Wardens yn llawn ei hwyl a sbri arferol!

Starring panto favourites Ioan Guile as Friar Nip’n’Tuck, David Blumfield as the dastardly Sherriff of Nottingham, Rachel Crane as the Good Enchantress, Julie McNichols as the evil Morgana, Teresa Jones as Queen Eleanor and of course

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Performances: Sat 7 Jan Sun 8 Jan Weds 11 Jan Thurs 12 Jan Fri 13 Jan Sat 14 Jan Sun 15 Jan Wed 18 Jan Thurs 19 Jan Fri 20 Jan Sat 21 Jan

2.30pm & 7.30pm 1pm & 4pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 11am, 2.30pm & 7.30pm 1pm & 4pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 11am, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Family ticket £38 (maximum 2 adults) available for performances Saturday 7th to Saturday 14th January inclusive.

Tues 31 January Mawrth 31 Ionawr 7.30pm £9 (£8) CC £8.50 (£7.50)

Thurs 2 – Fri 3 February Iau 2 – Gwener 3 Chwefror 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Tues 7 Feb Mawrth 7 Feb 7.30pm £9 (£8) CC £8.50 (£7.50)

Theatr Ad Infinitum

Stick and Bone

T ranslunar Paradise

C rave

Townsend Productions

Translunar Paradise takes you on a journey of life, death, and enduring love. After his wife passes away, William escapes to a paradise of fantasy and past memories, a place far from the reality of his grief. Returning from beyond the grave, Rose revisits her widowed companion to perform one last act of love: to help him let go. Using a live accordion accompaniment, this exquisite piece of mask and movement theatre was a multi-award winning, critically acclaimed sellout at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2011. ‘An admirable, infinitely gentle and wordless story of loss and remembrance’ The Times **** ‘Extraordinarily poignant…beautifully performed….packs a real emotional punch.’ The Guardian Mae’r darn hwn yn mynd â ni ar daith trwy fywyd, marwolaeth a chariad sy’n parhau. Gan nodweddu cyfeiliant byw ar yr acordion, bu’r cyflwyniad hyfryd hwn o theatr fasgiau a symudiad yn llwyddiant ysgubol yng Ngw ˆ yl Ymylol Caeredin 2011.

Stick And Bone are a new international ensemble based in Wales. Their work focuses on dynamic intersections between physical and text-based theatre. Crave, Sarah Kane’s fourth play, is a poetic and musical exploration of trauma and pain. It relies entirely on its poetic language and thrives on minimalist characters and the absence of stage directions. Set in a devastating rut of neither here nor there, our production seeks to explore the characters' physical craving as much as their poetic words. Influenced by Eastern European physical theatre, this version of CRAVE will illustrate both the play's poetic imagery and its unique choreographic potential. Cwmni rhyngwladol newydd, yn gweithio yng Nghymru, sy’n ffocysu ar gyflwyno cyfuniad deinamig o theatr gorfforol a theatr sy’n seiliedig ar destun.

OPEN PLATFORM LL WYFAN AGORED

The R agged Trousered Philanthropists By Robert Tressell New version by Stephen Lowe Directed by Louise Townsend This adaptation of Tressell’s famous novel is a hilarious show about a year in the life of a group of painters and decorators, as they renovate a three-storey town house for Mayor Sweater. These workers are the ‘philanthropists’ who throw themselves into back-breaking work for poverty wages in order to generate profit for their masters. This vibrant, lively story is brought to life by two hugely talented and experienced performers, Neil Gore and Fine Time Fontayne and using comedy routines, entertaining songs and live music from the Music Hall and uplifting hymns from the Chapel sung in graceful harmony. Mae’r addasiad hwn o nofel enwog Robert Tressell yn sioe gyflym ac hynod doniol sy’n rhannu gyda’r gynulleidfa blwyddyn yn hanes criw o baentwyr ac addurnwyr wrth iddynt geisio adnewyddu tyˆ tri-llawr yn y Lloegr Edwardaidd. Sponsored by The RMT, Wales TUC, Unite, GMB, NASUWT, TUC, PCS UCATT & ACCORD

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Thurs 9 February Iau 9 Chwefror 7pm £15 (£13)

NT LIVE

TRAV ELLING LIG H T A live screening direct from the National Theatre in London.

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Thurs 16 – Sat 18 February Iau 16 – Sadwrn 18 Chwefror 7.30pm & Saturday Matinee 2.30pm £7.50 (£6.50)

Ab erystwyth A rts Centre Y outh Theatre

The Witches

Starring Antony Sher. How had a twenty-two year-old pretentious layabout, in an unknown shtetl, along with a Gentile housemaid, made a discovery that would elude every other cinematic pioneer for years to come? In a remote village in Eastern Europe, around 1900, the young Motl Mendl is entranced by the flickering silent images on his father’s cinematograph. Bankrolled by Jacob, the local timber-merchant, and inspired by Anna, the girl sent to help him make moving pictures of their village, he stumbles on a revolutionary way of story-telling. Forty years on, Motl – now the famed American film director Maurice Montgomery – looks back on his early life and confronts the cost of fulfilling his dreams, both to himself and those he left behind. Mae’r ddrama newydd hon yn deyrnged ddoniol a hynod diddorol i’r mewnfudwyr o Ddwyrain Ewrop a wnaeth enw iddynt eu hunain yn ystod oes euraidd Hollywood.

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By Roald Dahl Adapted By David Wood Director: Richard Hull In fairy tales, witches always wear silly black hats and black cloaks, and they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This is about REAL witches. The most important thing you should KNOW about REAL witches is this. Listen very carefully. Never forget what is coming next. REAL witches dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses and they work in ordinary jobs… But be warned… A REAL witch is easily the most dangerous of all the living creatures on earth…

Thurs 23 – Sat 25 February Iau 23 – Sadwrn 25 Chwefror 7.30pm £8 (£6)

Casta w ay C ommunity T heatre

‘ A llo ‘ Allo By Jeremy Croft and David Lloyd Director: David Blumfield The stage version of TV’s ’Allo ’Allo follows the adventures of René, the hapless café owner in wartorn occupied France, as he and his wife, Edith, struggle to keep for themselves a priceless portrait stolen by the Nazis and endeavour to repatriate two British airmen with the help of the Resistance. The Führer is to visit the town. René will need all the wit he can muster to save his café and his life...! Addasiad i’r llwyfan gan Theatr Gymuned Castaway y Ganolfan yn seiliedig ar y gyfres deledu boblogaidd.

Tues 21 February Mawrth 21 Chwefror 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Tues 28 February Mawrth 28 Chwefror 7.30pm £10 (£9) CC £9.50 (£8.50)

Thurs 1 March Iau 1 Mawrth 7pm £15 (£13)

Bear Trap Theatre Company

Cwmni’r Fran Wen

NT LIVE

Fal A S urion

The C omedy of E rrors

Bound Six actors, five chairs, one table and an ocean… Bound follows the fortunes of six trawlermen from Devon as they embark on one final voyage. Compelled by the threat of bankruptcy, ageing fishing trawler ‘The Violet’ is forced out into treacherous weather. Defying storms, friendships and their lives ashore, will they lose more than a way of life?

Ma wrinkles ’da fe pan ma fe’n neud ‘na. Fydde mam wedi’i galw nhw’n Valley Lines: gwmws fel “laughter lines”, ond y wahanol, am bo nhw’n dod o stres a booze a smoco a tlodi a galar a drygs, a popeth arall ‘y ni’r Cymry’n goffod godde jyst er mwyn byw o ddydd i ddydd…

Winner of Fringe First 2010

Cynhyrchiad egniol a thrawiadol yn rhoi golwg gyfoes, llawn hiwmor a di flewyn ar dafod ar ardaloedd trefol ar draws Cymru. Addas ar gyfer cynulleidfaoedd 14 oed +

Chwech actor, pum cadair, un bwrdd a’r môr mawr… stori emosiynol a thrawiadol am anturiaethau arforol yn cynnwys siantis traddodiadol.

A Welsh stage adaptation of the award wining EDS Dylan Thomas collection of short stories ‘Fresh Apples’ by Rachel Trezise.

A sea-bleached tragedy of maritime decline told with traditional sea shanties.

Theatr Ieuenctid y Ganolfan yn cyflwyno darn am wrachod go iawn – y rhai sy’n edrych yn debyg iawn i fenywod cyffredin!

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Cwmni’r Frân Wen Fala’ Surion Addasiad llwyfan Catrin Dafydd a Manon Eames o gyfrol ‘Fresh Apples’ gan Rachel Trezise a enillodd wobr EDS Dylan Thomas yn 2006.

A live screening direct from the National Theatre in London. By William Shakespeare Starring Lenny Henry as Antipholus of Syracuse. Two sets of twins separated at birth collide in the same city without meeting for one crazy day, as multiple mistaken identities lead to confusion on a grand scale. And for no one more so than Antipholus and his servant Dromio who, in search of their brothers, arrive in a land entirely foreign to their distant home. Cyflwyniad o ddrama boblogaidd Shakespeare yn cael ei ddarlledu’n fyw ar sgrîn y sinema yn uniongyrchol o’r Theatr Genedlaethol yn Llundain.

Clive Conway Celebrity Productions Ltd

A n evening with tony b enn We're pleased to have a re-scheduled date for Mr Benn after his autumn performance had to be postponed. An evening of entertaining political anecdotes and frank responses with one of the UK's greatest political figures. Thurs 8 March Iau 8 Mawrth 8pm £16 (£14)

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Sat 3 March Sadwrn 3 Mawrth 7.30pm £10 (£9) CC £9.50 (£8.50)

Cwtch Cabaret Prepare to be entertained as Cwtch Cabaret returns with an even more thrilling alternative cabaret evening. A slice of decadence, with performances from curious circus acts, mesmerising musicians and hilarious comedians. An array of sensational artists, from the juggling and trickery of Luke Wilson, aerial art and acrobatics of vampish siren Petra Lange, humour galore from off the wall comedian Frank Sinazi and the return of the hilarious antics of Chris Lynam and Kate McKenzie. Warning, may contain excitement! Ages 16+ only. Artists subject to change. Noson o adloniant gwahanol a chyffrous! Sgiliau syrcas, cerddoriaeth fyw a digonedd o hiwmor ffraeth! Dim yn addas ar gyfer pobl ifanc o dan 16 oed.

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Fri 9 – Sat 10 March Gwener 9 – Sadwrn 10 Mawrth 7.30pm £12.50 (£11.50) CC £11 (£10)

Sherman Cymru a Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru mewn cydweithrediad â Galeri Caernarfon

Sgint Gan Bethan Marlow ‘Dydi C’narfon ddim yn wahanol i unrhyw le arall, reit?’ Ioan Thomas (gw ˆ r busnes) Yr athro, yr Aelod Seneddol, yr entrepreneur a’r fam sengl. Pan fo’r esgid yn gwasgu, pwy sydd ar ei ennill… a phwy sydd ar ei golled? Barn pwy sydd bwysicaf? Pwy all newid pethau? Daw’r ddrama Gymraeg hon o enau pobl go iawn sy’n dioddef cynni go iawn. Mae’n taflu golwg onest a di-flewyn-ar-dafod ar y wasgfa economaidd ddiweddar, a sut mae’n gallu effeithio ar bawb. Sgwrs yn ôl y sioe nos Wener. When money’s tight, who are the winners… and who are the losers?

Fri 9 March Gwener 9 Mawrth 7.45pm £7.50 (£6.50) CC £7 (£6)

Spread the word project

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Thurs 15 – Fri 16 March Iau 15 – Gwener 16 Mawrth 7.30pm £12.50 (£11.50) CC £11 (£10)

Weds 28 – Fri 30 March Merch 28 – Gwener 30 Mawrth 7.45pm £9 (£8) CC £8.50 (£7.50)

Tw o Gents Productions & UK Arts

Bold Productions & Aberystwyth Arts Centre 

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In the twilight of a pre-colonial Zimbabwe, a world of unyielding beliefs and ritual, where the afterlife and the present co-exist: two young men. Hamlet, a tribal prince, confronts madness vs reason as he returns to find his father murdered, his mother incoherent and a new dangerous chief has taken over. Leartes, falls victim to the new ruler as he must revenge the death of his father. As the corpses mount what danger is lurking in the wings of this small kingdom? Two actors, two props and the convergence of two cultures create an urgent, poetic and spiritual re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic. Post show talk on Friday. Dau actor, dau ddarn o offer a chyfuno dau ddiwylliant a geir yn yr addasiad unigryw hwn o gampwaith clasurol Shakespeare. An evening of script in hand rehearsed readings of four new short plays by local writers. The scripts have been produced as part of the Spread the Word new writing mentoring programme in partnership with Sherman Cymru and led by playwright Sarah Woods.

By Alan Bennett Director: Richard Hull ‘Her Big Chance’: Lesley is thrilled to be cast by a German filmmaker, until she discovers she will be appearing in soft pornography. ‘A Chip in the Sugar’: Graham, finds his life upended when his aging widowed mother is reunited with an old flame who is his exact opposite. ‘Bed Among the Lentils’: Susan, the alcoholic wife of a vainly insensitive vicar, distracts herself from her marriage by conducting an affair with grocer Ramesh Ramesh. A professional production licensed by United Agents.

Cynhyrchiad proffesiynol gyda Richard Hull yn cyfarwyddo yn seiliedig ar fonologau adnabyddus Alan Bennett.

Thurs 29 – Sat 31 March Iau 29 – Sadwrn 31 Mawrth 7.30pm + Saturday matinee 2.30pm £11 (£10)

Mon 2 April Llun 2 Ebrill 7pm £15 (£13)

I olanthe

she stoops to con quer

Director: Anthony Williams

By Oliver Goldsmith

Aberystwyth’s amateur operatic society presents the most subtle of all Gilbert & Sullivan operas. Strephon, an Arcadian shepherd, wants to marry Phyllis, a Ward of Chancery. Phyllis does not know that Strephon is half fairy (just his upper half - his legs are mortal!). But Phyllis’ guardian, the Lord Chancellor, and half the peers in the House of Lords are not impressed by the match. Soon the peers and the fairies are virtually at war. But all is happily sorted out, thanks to the ‘subtleties of the legal mind’.

Hardcastle, a man of substance, looks forward to acquainting his daughter with his old pal’s son with a view to marriage. But thanks to playboy Lumpkin, he’s mistaken by his prospective son-in-law Marlow for an innkeeper, his daughter for the local barmaid. Misdemeanours multiply, love blossoms, mayhem ensues! One of the great, generoushearted and ingenious comedies of the English language, Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer offers a celebration of chaos, courtship and the dysfunctional family.

Cymdeithas operatig amatur Aberystwyth yn cyflwyno opera boblogaidd Gilbert a Sullivan gyda’i thema fugeiliol hyfryd a’i hiwmor gwleidyddol slei.

A live screening direct from the National Theatre in London.

Showtime Singers

Un o’r comediau gorau a mwyaf meistrolgar yn yr iaith Saesneg, mae drama Goldsmith yn dathlu dryswch, carwriaeth a’r teulu camweithredol!

Musical theatre night Choreography by Rachel West. Musical Direction by Ross Doodson.

Sat 17 March Sadwrn 17 Mawrth 7.30pm £8 (£6)

The Arts Centre's Stage School, Youth Theatre and Community Theatre companies join together for a huge community musical theatre event! The evening promises to delight all lovers of musical theatre with hit musical theatre songs from the most popular musicals past and present – performed by the top talents of our resident theatre companies. Ysgol Lwyfan, Theatr Ieuenctid a Theatr Gymuned y Ganolfan yn dod at ei gilydd i gyflwyno sioe theatr gerdd enfawr! Am un noson yn unig! 11.


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Thurs 19 April Iau 19 Ebrill 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Thurs 3 May Iau 3 Mai 7.30pm £9 (£8) CC £8.50 (£7.50)

Thurs 3 – Sat 5 May Iau 3 – Sadwrn 5 Mai 7.45pm £7 (£5)

Weds 9 May Mercher 9 Mai 7.30pm £9 (£8) CC £8.50 (£7.50)

Ab erystw yth A rts Centre Writing for Performance Group

Waking Exploits presents

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Castaway Community Theatre Company Present

Notional Theatre

The To w n With N o T raffic Wardens In 2011 Aberystwyth was besieged by news’ film crews and journalists all hunting down one story – the day the traffic wardens disappeared. As England was thrown into uproar by riots the biggest local news was the number of dolphins in Cardigan Bay. What is it like to live in a town where the tiniest news is distorted out of proportion and where gossip is more prominent than global headlines? Aberystwyth Arts Centres’ Writing for Performance Group present an evening of rehearsed, script-in-hand, interconnected stories exploring news in a small town. The script will be developed and changed in response to any news that happens in the weeks before the reading. Grw ˆ p ‘Ysgrifennu ar gyfer Perfformiad’ Canolfan y Celfyddydau yn cyflwyno noson o straeon cysylltiedig, yn cael eu darllen o sgript, sy’n archwilio newyddion mewn tref fechan.

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Pornography Thurs 26 – Sat 28 April Iau 26 – Sadwrn 28 Ebrill 7.30pm £12.50 (£11.50) CC £11 (£10)

By Simon Stephens Directed by Mathilde Lopez

A Wales Theatre C ompany / Aberyst w yth Arts Centre co-production

Elwyn A modern parable about the nature of happiness starring Russell Gomer and Ieuan Rhys. Directed by Michael Bogdanov 40 something Mummy's boy Elwyn (Russell Gomer) and his room-mate, uncouth reluctant virgin Kelly (Ieuan Rhys), are the Odd Couple of the Valleys: a pair of confused souls taking their first steps in the outside world. After years of isolated life in a mental health institution they have at last been given an apartment by social services. Their mission is to re-assimilate themselves into society – it's either that or a return to the asylum. All they have to do is convince their social worker that they really are 'normal', even if it does feel safer sleeping in a wardrobe…

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Elwyn charts the bumps and stumbles as they make their way back into a world we take for granted. Both humorously touching and heart-warmingly funny, join Elwyn and Kelly as they build new friendships, become accustomed to all things ordinary and start to experience the pleasure of the everyday.

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One unforgettable week in July 2005. Live 8. G8 Conference. London 2012 Olympics. 7/7 bombings. July 2005, Britain feels like the centre of the world. Big events are happening and everyone is talking about them. In less than an hour in Central London, everything will change… A stark and shattering new play by Simon Stephens that captures Britain as it crashes from the euphoria and promise of the 2012 Olympics announcement into the devastation of 7/7. Over 16s Only.

By Sarah Kane Director - David Blumfield

Drama newydd hynod drawiadol sy’n portreadu’r Brydain gyfoes wrth iddi ddisgyn o ewfforia ac addewid Gemau Olympaidd 2012 i hafoc 7/7.

Drama’n trafod materion fel unigrwydd, iselder ysbryd, hunanladdiad ac agwedd cymdeithas at bobl sydd â salwch meddwl.

Based on the cult Oscar nominated Norwegian film Elling an the West End hit show. Touring Wales Spring 2012.

In this uncompromising autobiographical approach to Kane’s elusive and elliptical prose poem, the central character is a woman in the throes of a terrifying psychological ordeal. Throughout the play she confronts a series of figures who try to reason with her: until she ends up attacking her own psyche. Through anger, grief and despair we witness an intense performance in this heroic struggle for life. Over 16s Only.

Monkeywood Theatre Once a House on Fire

Dameg fodern ynglyn â natur hapusrwydd. Stori deimladwy a doniol sy’n dilyn hynt a helynt dau unigolyn anghyffredin sy’n ceisio ailsefydlu eu hunain yn y byd ‘normal’.

Thurs 26 April Iau 26 Ebrill 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Manchester, 1974. In a rainy world of poverty, violence, packing up and moving on, Andy and her sisters escape through stories, games and dreams of a ‘happy family’. But with each new start ending faster than the last, their hopes are stubbed out with their mum’s cigarettes.

Fragments of Ash A devastating look at the Home Front of modern British warfare. In a respectable living room, where military adventures and commonplace memories come and go, an army wife and mother imagines the parallel life in Afghanistan of another mother. The play’s compelling emotional narrative is ripped from the headlines – in this production the news is read by BBC Wales’ Jamie Owen. This is theatre to make you laugh and cry and remember long after the final blackout. Over 16s Only. ‘Spine-tingling and intense’ Three Weeks Golwg teimladwy a phryfoclyd ar effaith rhyfela Prydeinig modern ar y Cartref. Post show talk. Following a sell-out run at The Lowry, Once in a House on Fire, based on the best-selling memoirs of Andrea Ashworth, is an extraordinary story about ordinary people. Yn seiliedig ar y llyfr poblogaidd, dyma stori gwbl anghyffredin am bobl gyffredin.

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Thurs 17 – Sat 19 May Iau 17 - Sadwrn 19 Mai 7.30pm + Saturday matinee 2.30pm £9 (£7)

Sat 26 May Sadwrn 26 Mai 7.30pm £12.50 (£11.50) CC £11 (£10)

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Youth and Community Theatre

Spike Theatre in association with Unity Theatre & The Met

Danny Champion of the World By Roald Dahl Adapted By David Wood Director: Richard Hull Danny adores his life with his father, living in a gypsy caravan, tending their gas station, puttering around the workshop, and occasionally taking off to fly home-built gas balloons and kites. Life is peaceful and wonderful… until he discovers his father’s one vice. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell! Mae Danny’n teimlo’n lwcus iawn nes iddo ddarganfod un gwendid ei dad – a all achub y dydd a ffeindio’i hun yn Bencampwr y Byd?

The G ames An ‘undiscovered’ Aristophanes comedy – the story of three Greek nobodies caught up in a celestial bet between Zeus, Hera and Hercules. The Games incorporates clown, original music, song and shadow puppetry. Contains Nudity. ‘Definitely triple gold’ The Stage ‘Hilarious from beginning to end…’ What’s On Stage This performance coincides with the visit of the Olympic Torch to Aberystwyth! Comedi sy’n cynnwys clown, cerddoriaeth wreiddiol, canu a phypedwaith.

Weds 16 May Mercher 16 Mai 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

SEREN Theatre company

The Shoeshine A two act play telling the tale of Shoeshine, whose post at a railway station allows him to observe 14.

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Weds 30 May Mercher 30 Mai 7.30pm £9 (£8)

T ick T ick Boom

Mon 13 - Fri 17 February Llun 13 - Gwener 17 Chwefror 7.30pm £12.50 (£11.50) CC £11 (£10)

Tues 6 – Weds 7 March Mawrth 6 – Mercher 7 Mawrth 7.30pm £14 (£13) CC £12.50 (£11.50)

Fuel presents Sound &Fury' s

Reckless Sleepers

Following on from their sellout successes, What Was That? Productions tackle Jonathon Larson’s (writer of ‘RENT’) first musical.

G oing D ar k

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Directed by Aberystwyth graduate Alan Mehdizadeh, the show is set in 1990’s New York. Jonny is a desperate musical composer. He lives with his best friend Michael (who is enjoying vast success), and is in love with Susan (who has become ‘sick of competition’ in the dance world). Follow their lives, ups, downs and hear great songs such as ‘Therapy’, ‘Why?’, ‘Jonny Can’t Decide’ and ‘Louder than Words’. Sioe gerdd gyntaf y cwmni hwn. Mae’r sioe yn nodweddu actorion proffesiynol, cerddoriaeth fyw a digonedd o egni ac emosiwn.

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people at times of heightened emotion – during fond reunions and sad farewells. His empathy and quiet wisdom helps those he meets. Mostly unnoticed by passers-by, he quietly observes every last detail. People who visit him may find he knows more about them than they find comfortable…

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How far can you see? A mile? A hundred miles? To the furthest shores of the universe or a far away galaxy? A one-man show devised by Sound&Fury. Using the company’s innovative immersive surround sound design, total darkness and imaginative lighting, it reawakens our wonder at the cosmos and reveals how one man’s vision becomes illuminated by darkness. Post show talk Wednesday. Commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre. Developed as part of Fuel at the Roundhouse and the Jerwood residencies at Cove Park which are supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. Funded by Arts Council England, the Wellcome Trust, the Institute of Physics and the Science and Technology Facilities Council. Supported by the Linbury Prize for stage design.

Sioe un-dyn wahanol sy’n defnyddio dylunio sain, tywyllwch llwyr a thechnegau goleuo dyfeisgar i ail-ddeffro’n dawn i ryfeddu tuag at y cosmos.

Mon 26 March Llun 26 Mawrth 8pm £10 (£9) CC £9.50 (£8.50)

Action Hero

Frontman

Schr ödinger In 1933 Erwin Schrödinger won the Nobel Prize for his contribution to Quantum Mechanics. He theorised a box in which a cat exists as living and dead at the same time. In 1998 Reckless Sleepers built that box – and now over a decade later, they are climbing back inside. In one of the company’s most celebrated performance pieces the impossible is probable: truth and illusion are inseparable. Laws are made bent then broken. It’s a visually mesmerising performance that sways between question and answer, chaos and order, what we can measure and what we can’t. Age: 16+ Duration: 1 hour. Post show talk Tuesday. Dyma berfformiad sy’n mesmereiddio o safbwynt gweledol ac sy’n symud rhwng cwestiynu ac ateb, llanast a threfn, yr hyn y gallwn fesur a’r hyn na fedrir ei fesur.

Thurs 26 January Iau 26 Ionawr 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Pigeon Theatre

The Tw ice R emoved

Backed by an analogue synth and a tambourine, Action Hero perform a defiant, brazen, half-cut version of a faded comeback gig, complete with dry-ice, lip syncs and extreme noise (earplugs provided…)! Balancing between euphoria and a car crash, part-gig, part-performance with a DIY approach to analogue sound, Frontman is the third piece in an unintentional trilogy of work about icons and the iconography of masculinity. For a standing audience who like it loud. Post show talk. Action Hero is a collaboration between artists Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse. Frontman was co-commissioned by Fierce festival 2011 and Inbetween Time Productions. It’s development was supported by Forest Fringe and Residence. Sound support by Alex Bradley.

Yn rhywbeth rhwng cyngerdd a pherfformiad, gyda thechnoleg sain unigryw, dyma’r trydydd ddarn mewn trioleg o waith am eiconau ac eiconograffi gwrywdod. Ar gyfer cynulleidfa sy’n hoffi sw ˆ n uchel! www.actionhero.org.uk 1 woman. 148 biographies. 1 show. The Twice Removed investigates the concept of a ‘biographical’ performance solo, where the artist presents only what other people want. www.pigeontheatre.com 15.


L iterature & S torytelling L lendyddiaeth ac A drodd S traeon

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Thurs 19 January Iau 19 Ionawr 7.45pm £8.50 (£7.50) CC £8 (£7)

Weds 15 February Mercher 15 Chwefror 7.45pm £8.50 (£7.50) CC £8 (£7)

Weds 29 February Mercher 29 Chwefror 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Weds 18 April Mercher 18 Ebrill 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Weds 25 April Mercher 25 Ebrill 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Tues 8 May Mawrth 8 Mai 7.30pm £8.50 (£7.50) CC £8 (£7)

Hugh Lupton & Nick Hennessey

The Crick Crack C lub

Fiona C ollins

D iVERS ify

Monkeypoet

The Devil's Violin Company

L ib erty T ree Tales of Robin Hood and the English Radicals. Performed by Hugh Lupton and Nick Hennessey. To live outside the law you must be honest... For over 600 years stories of Robin Hood have held sway in the English imagination. With Little John, Will Scarlet, Much the Miller’s Son, Friar Tuck and the rest of the Merry Fellowship, Robin Hood inhabits a place in the leafy shadows of our minds – somewhere where it’s always high summer; where venison is always being roasted; where tyranny rides rough-shod over the green freedoms of England and where the wrongs and injustices of the world are mended by subversion and trickery. Hugh Lupton and Nick Hennessey tell and sing their way deep into the secret, dappled heart of Sherwood… and the ancient tradition of English Dissent. Noson o adrodd straeon a chaneuon yn seiliedig ar chwedlau traddodiadol Robin Hwd a’i gyfeillion.

I sis & Hecate Double-Billed By Xanthe Gresham Teetering between the sharply hilarious and the devastatingly provocative, this pair of rollercoaster performances combines mythology, fairytale, and the things people get up to in their pursuit of love, happiness and enlightenment. Gresham delves deep into the Egyptian tale of love versus murder, rape and betrayal. Unsuitable for under 14s. Dau berfformiad difyr yn cyfuno mytholeg, straeon tylwyth teg, rhigymau’r iard chwarae a llawer mwy.

Weds 8 February Mercher 8 Chwefror 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

T he P agan M ystic An evening of esoteria – through prose and poetry an invocation of the pagan mystic from his shadowing world. Local poet Nigel Humphreys presents readings from recent work and attempts to coax the plausible

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S aints, Sinners and Cunning M en : Tales of North Wales Fiona Collins brings stories gathered from hill and dale, ancient tomes, out-of-date newspapers, days out with her Welsh class and trips to pubs, ruins and graveyards. Fiona has been a professional storyteller for over twenty years and is also a prize-winning poet. This show celebrates the publication of ‘Denbighshire Folk Tales’. Adroddwraig straeon broffesiynol â meddwl chwim sy’n defnyddio’i hiwmor i wneud ei straeon ar gyfer oedolion yn ffres, yn gyfoes ac yn bigog. from the improbable. He is joined by two London writers: David Parry who will release from the bottle the dwarf hunchback Caliban who has much to say on the ethics of redemption, Saxon witchcraft and paganism; and Jonathan Wood who will aim to chill blood with his personae – Quentin Astragarth, the cackling Mrs Paterson and the hermetic Curator.

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This event will be an opportunity to hear DiVERSify, an exciting group of poets at their very best, performing truly diverse work inspired by love, war, travel, marital conflicts, human tragedy, social alienation, philosophical themes and more. All the members of Diversify are experienced writers with uniquely diverse voices. Their poetry uses both formal rhyming schemes and verbal experimentation in free verse, ranging from the poignant to the humorous. The event will demonstrate why poetry in all its forms is enjoying a resurgence: it will stand alongside some of the best writing coming out of Wales today. Cyfle i glywed criw o feirdd talentog ar eu gorau glas, yn perfformio gwaith hynod amrywiol a ysbrydolir gan amrediad helaeth o wahanol themâu.

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Welcome ... A double-bill of critically acclaimed shows – packed value for wallettight times! Act 1 – Welcome... to Afghanistan We are now 10 years into the current conflict in Afghanistan.  Feel like we’ve been here before?  A Ripping Yarns-esque play adapted from Lt. Greenwood’s memoir published in 1844. It’s 1839. Britain is going to start a war it cannot win. History repeats itself!  ‘Deadly historical accuracy and wicked barrages of humour.’ The Stage Act 2 – Welcome... to the UK A whistle-stop tour of modern times, likened to Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Bill Hicks and Mark Thomas, this is not for the fainthearted or the dainty eared. ‘Hilarious. Nationalism, economics, Fleet St, giving all an even-handed bashing of wit.’ Citylife Monkey Poet has won 7 fringe awards around the world.  Dau berfformiad comedi o safon uchel ar un noson – byddwch yn sicr yn cael gwerth eich arian! Sioe sydd wedi ennill sawl wobr mewn gwyliau ymylol ledled y byd.

A L ove Li ke S alt 'H ow much do you love me?' Daniel Morden: Story Oliver Wilson-Dickson: Violin Sarah Moody: Cello Luke Carver Goss: Accordion With their distinctive combination of storytelling and music the Devil’s Violin Company weave a powerful and mysterious spell. A Love Like Salt features three fabulous tales that have gripped us for hundreds of years – stories full of passion and longing, drama and danger, stories of love and lust, of life and death. They also happen to be stories that inspired Shakespeare's King Lear, and which can be found deep within the Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Here love is measured in grains of salt... ‘A scintillating combination of music, sound and story’ The Times Suitable for anyone over 12. Cyfuniad hudolus o gerddoriaeth, synau a straeon llawn angerdd a drama. Yn addas ar gyfer rhywun dros 12 oed.

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DANCE & PHYSICAL THEATRE DAWNS A THEATR GORFFOROL

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LIVE LIN KS TO THE B OLSHOI B ALLET Screened in our cinema in hd

Thurs 9 – Fri 10 February Iau 9 – Gwener 10 Chwefror 7.30pm £12.50 (£10.50) CC £11 £10 Groups £8

N ational D ance C ompany Wales Wales’ national dance company makes a welcome return with a ravishing and entrancing triple bill of international work. This programme pushes the Company’s 12 dancers to the limit revealing both their supreme talent and individuality. World-famous choreographer Ohad Naharin contrasts a hypnotic female duet set to Ravel’s famous music in B/olero with a ceremonial dance encapsulating the physicality of the five male dancers in Black Milk. Itzik Galili, renowned for creating passionate and dynamic choreography, returns with another new commission after delighting audiences with Romance Inverse in spring 2010 while Phantoms Of Us is a powerful new work from Eleesha Drennan, accompanied by evocative visuals from artist Sue Williams. Artists and photographers are invited to sketch or photograph the dancers in a special Open Class. Workshops also available, contact participation@ndcwales.co.uk

Croesewir cwmni dawns cenedlaethol Cymru yn ôl i’r Ganolfan gyda thri darn hyfryd o waith ysbrydoledig ar themâu rhyngwladol sy’n gwthio’r ffiniau.

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Thurs 1 March Iau 1 Mawrth 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Mr and Mrs Clark

N ine Directed by Sean Tuan John Design Suzi Dorey A unique piece of interactive dance theatre that uses a combination of performance styles and film to deliver a searching pastiche on modern living in NINE individual scenes. The audience have the power to choose not only the order of the show as it unfolds but also to see sections repeated as many times as they wish to establish and manipulate the underlying narrative. Mr and Mrs Clark make physical theatre with strong dance and music elements. They toured Europe with Welsh Independent Dance and have presented their work at the Weston, Wales Millennium Centre and The Clore Studio in Royal Opera House. Mr and Mrs Clark were part of the National Theatre Wales production, For Mountain Sand and Sea and are associate artist of Volcano Theatre Company. Darn unigryw o theatr ddawns ryngweithiol sy’n defnyddio cyfuniad o ddulliau perfformio a ffilm i gyflwyno portread gafaelgar o fywyd cyfoes mewn naw golygfa.

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Mon 12 - Tues 13 March Llun 12 - Mawrth 13 Mawrth 7.30pm £11.50 (£10.50) CC £11 (£10)

Earthfall

A t S wim T w o Boys To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the novel by Jamie O’Neill, Earthfall revive their award-winning production. Staged entirely in water, and set against the backdrop of the Easter Rising in Ireland, the work juxtaposes the developing love affair between two young men with political turmoil in Ireland and the slaughter on the Western Front – contrasting the dream of national liberation and the search for personal freedom. The production is staged in a slowly filling lake in front of a waterfall, with episodes from the book woven together through a fusion of extreme physicality, original live music and film. ‘Violence, tenderness, passion and humour collide in this super, charged performance’ The Times Llwyfennir y cynhyrchiad hwn yn ei gyfanrwydd mewn dwˆ r gyda’r thema yn cael ei chyflwyno trwy gyfuniad o theatr gorfforol hynod effeithiol, cerddoriaeth fyw wreiddiol a ffilm. Post show talk Monday. Workshops available.

Tues 1 – Weds 2 May Mawrth 1 – Mercher 2 Mai 7.30pm £14 (£13) CC £12.50 (£11.50)

Hofesh Shechter Company Choreography and Music: Hofesh Shechter Uprising In Uprising seven men emerge from the shadows to bombard the stage with furious energy, bonding and sparring, making up and falling out. This highly charged work, set to a throbbing percussive score also composed by Shechter himself, leaves audiences buzzing. ‘Pure Pleasure’ The Herald, 2006 Uprising was made possible with support from the Robin Howard Foundation Commission 2006, Arts Council England and Jerwood Changing Stages Choreolab at DanceXchange.

Sun 11 March Sul 11 Mawrth 3pm £15 (£13) LE CORSAIRE Adolphe Adam A swashbuckling romantic tale of the rescue of a beautiful slave from her tyrannical master by a handsome pirate – with some of ballet’s most famous individual passages, including the famous Pas de Deux. Sun 29 April Sul 29 Ebrill 4pm £15 (£13) THE BRIGHT STREAM Shostakovitch

The Art of Not Looking Back A work by Shechter that is inspired by, and made for, the world-class female dancers of the company. Physical, complex and unrelenting Shechter’s favoured theme of ‘man against the world’ is presented in a different and entrancing light.

One of the funniest ballets ever seen on stage, when a big city dance troupe visits a collective farm to perform for the bemused workers.

‘Shechter is a true original’ The Guardian

Sun 24 June Sul 24 Mehefin 4pm £15 (£13) RAYMONDA Glazunov

‘Beautifully exhilarating, exhilaratingly beautiful!’ Post show talk Tuesday. Workshops available. Dau ddarn dawns cyferbyniol. Yn y darn cyntaf ymddengys saith dyn o’r cysgodion i lenwi’r llwyfan gydag egni crai sy’n syfdanu’r gynulleidfa. Dyfeisiwyd yr ail ar gyfer dawnswragedd gwych y cwmni.

Raymonda tells the tale of a French noblewoman betrothed to a Crusader Knight, and her attempted abduction by a spurned Saracen rival for her affections.

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MUSIC CERDDORIAETH

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Fri 3 February Gwener 3 Chwefror 8pm £18

Sat 4 February Sadwrn 4 Chwefror 9pm-3am £10 adv £12 on door

Thurs 9 February Iau 9 Chwefror 7.30pm £18

Sat 18 February Sadwrn 18 Chwefror 8pm £15

Weds 22 February Mercher 22 Chwefror 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Fri 30 March Gwener 30 Mawrth 8pm £18

T he Johnny Cash R oadsho w

BL A CK H O U S E presents: O N E

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The H ittites

The A lbion Band

Intelligent and witty, soulful and lively, the Hittites have been entertaining audiences in Aber and around Wales with original songs and fine musicianship since 2006. Now, three albums later, they’re here with a line-up that includes Guitar, Vocals, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonicas, Whistles, Low Whistles, Concertina and Bodhrán.

One of the UK’s premier folk rock bands the Albion’s have been around for over 25 years in various forms. 2012 sees a complete ‘reboot’ of The Albion Band with the torch being passed to a new generation of English folk talent. This new line-up recaptures the spirit of The Albion Band's heyday with a rockier, edgier approach to traditional English folk music to produce the new sound of 21st century English Folk-Rock. The band will perform self-penned, re-written and traditional material as well as re-booted Albion Band classics in what promises to be a diverse and energetic live set.

Clive John and The Spirit Band present “The Johnny Cash Roadshow”, the only Johnny Cash show that matters. Delivering all of the hits including Ring of Fire, Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, Man In Black, One Piece at a Time, Sunday Morning Coming Down, Hurt and many of the duets Johnny & June were famous for such as: Jackson, Darling Companion, & Ain’t Me Babe. This is so much more than just a tribute to Johnny Cash, this is the finest celebration of “The Man In Black” there is! The show also features an evocative video projection showing the life of Johnny Cash to accompany each song throughout the performance.

Black House presents: ONE – a brand new music event and community project, uniting the areas promoters to showcase the best events from around Ceredigion in one mammoth night. Stages will showcase Latin Quarter, Shuffle, Swing City, Neutek, Buzz, Skarumba and Electric Vindaloo, bringing you dance music of every kind from all over the world with a festival vibe, from Samba to Swing, Garage to Drum & Bass. For full details and lineup, find us on facebook!

The band are particularly notable for their fusion of styles, lyrics full of ironic intent, their deliberately humorous personas, and their outrageous live performances. Their new album, ‘Shoplifting 4 Jesus’, is due for release at the end of February, an album that was inspired by the London Riots. Wedi’i sefydlu’n wreiddiol yn Brixton, mae’r band hwn yn perfformio cymysgedd unigryw o roc, dawns, y felan a cherddoriaeth werin. Maent yn nodedig am eu gwahanol ddulliau, geiriau ystyrlawn eu caneuon a’u perfformiadau byw trawiadol.

Sioe deyrnged wych i Johnny Cash sy’n dathlu ei waith ac yn nodweddu tafluniad fideo yn dangos clipiau o’i fywyd i gydfynd â phob cân yn ystod y perfformiad.

Thurs 9 February Iau 9 Chwefror 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Heather Summers Eccentric, eclectic, multi instrumental – an astonishingly big sound from one woman and her bagful of tricks, talent and attitude!   20.

Originally founded in Brixton, Alabama 3 perform a unique mix of rock, dance, blues and country and first achieved international fame when their track 'Woke Up This Morning was used as the main theme for TV series 'The Soprano's'.

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One of the UK’s finest tributes to the greatest rock band in the world.  Feel like you’ve travelled back in time when you experience these four top class musicians on stage, recreating Led Zeppelin’s magical concerts! Featuring Peter Eldridge from the West End production of We Will Rock You, Jack Tanner and Kevin Oliver Jones from the world tours of Dancing in the Streets and Thriller Live! this is a stunning tribute to the greatest rock band ever. From Kashmir to Stairway you’ll be blown away by the authenticity of Hats off to Led Zeppelin. ‘One of the best tributes I have seen!’ Come and join the fun…  Un o sioeau teyrnged gorau’r DU i fand roc gorau’r byd. Fe deimlwch eich bod wedi teithio’n ôl mewn amser pan brofwch yr artistiaid talentog hyn yn ail-greu cyngherddau anhygoel Led Zeppelin!  

‘The musical equivalent of an unput-downable novel’ – Dafydd Saer Yn ddeallus ac yn ffraeth, yn llawn enaid ac egni, mae’r Hethiaid wedi swyno gwrandawyr yn Aber a ledled Cymru gyda’u gwreiddioldeb a’u dawn gerddorol ers 2006, gan recordio tair albwm yn y cyfamser. A dyma nhw wrthi o hyd dan ganu Gitâr, Lleisiau, Ffidil, Mandolin, Banjo, Harmonica, Chwibanau, Pibau Isel, Consertina a Bodhrán.

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With the use of live looping, before your eyes and ears, Heather layers up whole soundscapes using an eclectic mix of instruments, styles, vocals, and sounds.  

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Sioe ecsentrig, eclectig ac aml-offerynnol gan un ddynes hynod dalentog!

Chris Snow sings songs for his children to listen to when his atoms

Weds 14 March Mercher 14 Mawrth 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Un o fandiau roc gwerin mwyaf blaenllaw’r DU sydd wedi bod yn perfformio ers dros 25 mlynedd bellach. Dyma’r band ar ei newydd wedd yn difyrru cenhedlaeth newydd o ffans cerddoriaeth werin. www.albionfolk.co.uk

have been converted back into Star Dust. Staged by Julie McNicholls. Chris Snow yn canu caneuon ar gyfer ei blant. Llwyfennir y noson gan Julie McNicholls.

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Weds 4 April Mercher 4 Ebrill 8pm £18

Sat 28 April Sadwrn 28 Ebrill 8pm £20 (£18)

Sat 5 May Sadwrn 5 Mai 8pm £18

THE SEARCHERS

SwINGING AT THE COTTON CLUb

AN INTIMATE EVENING wITH THE UNTHANkS

The Searchers are one of the few British pop groups who have maintained their position at the top for well over 45 years. Second only to the Beatles as Liverpool's fi nest 60's group, they are one of the most infl uential British bands to emerge during the Merseybeat era. With hit singles including “Sweets for My Sweet”, “Sugar and Spice”, “Needles and Pins” and “Don't Throw Your Love Away” plus many more, you're in for a treat! Band eiconig o’r 60au sydd wedi mwynhau gyrfa yn parhau dros 5 degawd bellach! Mae’r sioe yn cynnwys eu holl ganeuon poblogaidd ynghyd â straeon ac atgofi on am eu profi adau dros y blynyddoedd.

Featuring The Jiving Lindy Hoppers and Harry Strutters’ Hot Rhythm Orchestra. Take a step back into 1920s New York City and through the doors of Harlem's hottest nightclub! An action-packed show celebrating the music, dance, and songs of the Cotton Club – New York City’s famous nightclub of the twenties and thirties. In this show, the exciting music and dance routines are recreated by the fabulous Jiving Lindy Hoppers, the world’s premier jazz dance company, and the exciting Harry Strutters’ Hot Rhythm Orchestra – who together communicate the exuberance of the music and dance of the Cotton Club!

Don't miss this opportunity to see The Unthanks close-up and paired down. The Mercury nominated Tynesiders now return to where they began in the guise of their core quintet – for a more intimate and close-up musical and personal experience. Fronted by sisters Rachel and Becky Unthank, they prove that staunch traditionalism and sonic adventure need not be opposites. Special guests will be Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell, performing songs from their debut album ‘Kite’, released Autumn 2011.

‘A positive pleasure to behold’ The Guardian

‘Haunting, original and magnifi cent’ The Guardian

Sioe yn dathlu cerddoriaeth, dawns a chaneuon clwb enwcocaf y ddinas ar ddechrau’r ganrif ddiwethaf.

Pumawd cerddorol creadigol sy’n profi ei bod yn bosibl cyfuno traddodiadaeth gadarn gydag anturiaeth sonig.

Thurs 10 May Iau 10 Mai 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

Adam and George (the Box) Whitfi eld draw on a repertoire that includes traditional Welsh, Irish, American, Klezmer and rock roots.

FIDDLEbOx A four-legged, musical tour-de-force. Vocalists Helen (the Fiddle) 22.

With support from Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell

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Saturday 2 June Sadwrn 2 Mehefin 8pm £35

By arrangement with One Fifteen

featuring GILSON LAVIS

and guest vocalists RUBY TURNER & LOUISE MARSHALL

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Thurs 7 June Iau 7 Mehefin 8pm £14

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THE TOY HEARTS

Un o fandiau Cerddoriaeth Geltaidd mwyaf poblogaidd Cymru.

One of the UK’s hottest acoustic acts, at the forefront of the folk and American country resurgence.

One of Wales’ leading Celtic Music bands.

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JOAN ARMATRADING Plus Special Guest Chris Wood (BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Singer of the Year 2011). 23.


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Thurs 26 January Iau 26 Ionawr 7.30pm £15

Sat 4 February Sadwrn 4 Chwefror 7.30pm £14

Thurs 1 March Iau 1 Mawrth 7.30pm £14 (£13)

Tues 6 March Mawrth 6 Mawrth 8pm £13.50

Weds 14 March Mercher 14 Mawrth 8pm £14 (£12)

Weds 25 April Mercher 25 Ebrill 7.45pm £6.50 (£4.50)

A ndi O sho : All T he Single Ladies

J eremy Hardy

MARK STEEL’S I N T OW N

Lee Martin for Gag Reflex Management

Phil McIntyre Entertainments by Arrangement with Objective Talent

Mon keypoet

Following her smash hit Edinburgh 2011 Show, Andi Osho (BBC2's Mock The Week & Channel 4's Stand Up For The Week) premieres her second stand-up show, a brutally honest dissection of the perils and pitfalls of dating. Clearly Andi hasn’t learned her lesson – in an Edinburgh fringe first, she dragged an audience member on a date after every show, and now she will be reporting back with her results! Over 16s only. ‘Impressive’ Guardian ‘Warm and witty’ Independent ‘Andi Osho sends you out of the show feeling uplifted’ Observer ‘An unforgettable show. Go’ Scotsman

Jeremy Hardy has been a stand-up comic since 1984 and will be one until he dies or wins the lottery. He is best known for his work on Radio 4, notably on Newsquiz, I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue and Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation. In 2010, he published a book, My Family and Other Strangers, chronicling his desperate search for interesting ancestors. ‘In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.’ The Guardian Digrifwr sy’n adnabyddus yn bennaf am ei waith ar Radio 4. Dywedwyd amdano: ‘Mewn byd delfrydol byddai’n enwog iawn, ond byddai byd delfrydol yn ei adael heb ei ddeunydd gorau’!

Digrifwraig ifanc a gwahanol yn cyflwyno ei hail sioe gomedi yn dilyn ei llwyddiant arbennig yng Ngw ˆ yl Ymylol Caeredin 2011.

Following his highly acclaimed, Sony Award and Writers Guild Award winning Radio 4 comedy show Mark Steel’s In Town, writer and standup comedian Mark Steel is back on the road. Bringing an element of Mark Steel’s In Town to each live show, Mark will write material shedding light on the quirkiness and interesting aspects of every town and city he visits, allowing each show to be unique. Mark is committed to performing a routine about the history of every town he’ll perform in. However, he may regret making this promise! As well as Mark Steel’s In Town, Mark has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News For You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz. He’s written several, acclaimed books, including: Reasons To Be Cheerful and What’s Going On and he writes a weekly column for The Independent. Mae’r awdur a’r digrifwr poblogaidd yn ôl ar y ffordd. Mae Mark yn ysgrifennu’i ddeunydd ei hun sy’n adlewyrchu nodweddion diddorol pob tref a dinas ar ei daith – edrychwn ymlaen at glywed beth sydd ganddo i ddweud am Aberystwyth!

T he Boy With Tape On His F ace The silent show that is creating a lot of talk. Mime with noise, stand-up with no talking, drama with no acting. You’ll laugh, you’ll scream and ultimately you’ll end up like The Boy – lost for words. As seen on ITVs Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford and the Comedy Prom. Over 16s only. ‘A truly magical experience’ Chortle.co.uk ***** ‘Utterly spectacular! Endlessly inventive, hysterically funny. Fight for a ticket.’ Time Out ***** ‘The last word in silent comedy’ The Guardian **** Y sioe fud sy’n denu llawer o sylw. Meim gyda sw ˆ n, comedi heb siarad, drama heb actio. Byddwch wrth eich bodd! Dim yn addas ar gyfer pobl ifanc o dan 16 oed.

Pete F irman : Jiggery P ok ery Following a fantastic run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival everyone’s favourite comedic conjuror is taking his hilarious new 5-star show Jiggery Pokery on a national tour. Expect amazing feats that defy logic, a fast and furious delivery of gags and astounding tricks that will leave you dumbfounded for days! As seen on Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford, Saturday Live Again! and For One Night Only, all ITV1, Dirty Tricks and Derren Brown’s 3D Magic Spectacular (Channel 4) and The Secret World of Magic (Sky 1). ‘A gob-smackingly talented magician... equally good at stand up and boasts immaculate timing’ The Metro ‘Funnier than most comedians and more magical than Dumbledore on a good day’ Time Out Yn dilyn ei lwyddiant ysgubol yng Ngw ˆ yl Caeredin eleni mae’r consuriwr digrif poblogaidd yn cymryd ei sioe newydd sbon ar daith genedlaethol. www.petefirman.co.uk

Welcome ... A double-bill of critically acclaimed shows – packed value for wallettight times! Act 1 – Welcome... to Afghanistan We are now 10 years into the current conflict in Afghanistan.  Feel like we’ve been here before?  A Ripping Yarns-esque play adapted from Lt. Greenwood’s memoir published in 1844. It’s 1839. Britain is going to start a war it cannot win. History repeats itself!  ‘Deadly historical accuracy and wicked barrages of humour.’ The Stage Act 2 – Welcome... to the UK A whistle-stop tour of modern times, likened to Lenny Bruce, George Carlin, Bill Hicks and Mark Thomas, this is not for the fainthearted or the dainty eared. ‘Hilarious. Nationalism, economics, Fleet St, giving all an even-handed bashing of wit.’ Citylife Monkey Poet has won 7 fringe awards around the world.  Dau berfformiad comedi o safon uchel ar un noson – byddwch yn sicr yn cael gwerth eich arian! Sioe sydd wedi ennill sawl wobr mewn gwyliau ymylol ledled y byd. www.monkeypoet.co.uk

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Sun 26 February Sul 26 Chwefror 2pm £8 (£6) CC £7.50 (£6.50)

Sun Sul 1pm £12

Stuff and Nonsense

The S ooty Show!

T he E normous T urnip Fri 27 April Gwener 27 Ebrill 8pm £13.50

Thurs 10 May Iau 10 Mai 7.30pm £17.50

Jon Richardson & Shappi Khorsandi

Live Nation & MHA Presents

A double bill from two of the best comedians on the UK circuit! JON RICHARDSON: Funny Magnet The new host of Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week, team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and best-selling author brings his show, Funny Magnet to Aberystwyth. Discussing the everyday items that have a profound effect on his outlook, Funny Magnet sees Jon working his pessimism with some hilarious consequences, and as always with his loveable vivacious delivery. www.jonrichardsoncomedy.com SHAPPI KHORSANDI: Me and My Brother In Our Pants, Holding Hands The star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross and Have I Got News for You is back with a brand new show. A show about a brother and sister who were best friends but also beat each other up. Shappi Khorsandi is one of the hottest comedy prospects in the country. She’s feisty, flirty and effortlessly funny. She handles every subject with a razor sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously dizzy delivery and endless charm. She is also the best selling author of ‘A Beginners Guide to Acting English’. British Comedy Award Nominee 2010. Over 16s only. Noson gyda dau o’r digrifwyr gorau yn y DU ar hyn o bryd! Mae’r ddau yn wynebau cyfarwydd ar raglenni teledu ac mae’n bleser eu croesawu yma i Aberystwyth i gyflwyno eu steil arbennig o hiwmor. 26.

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S tew art Francis: ' Outstanding I n His Field' The star of ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’, embarks on a brand new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show! Over 16s only.

Mr and Mrs Chickweed love to grow gigantic vegetables. Then one day they grow a turnip so HUGE it threatens their tiny house with DISASTER! Quick, can anyone help them pull up the Enormous Turnip?! A brand-new, re-potted version of the world famous children’s story. Addasiad newydd sbon o’r stori fyd-enwog i blant.

1 April 1 Ebrill & 4pm (£10) CC £11 (£9)

The nation’s favourite magical teddy bear appears live on stage in Aberystwyth in a show choc-full of magic and mayhem. A great chance to see this special theatre show featuring the iconic Sooty, Sweep and Soo. Izzy Wizzy Let’s Get Busy! Each performance ends with a chance to meet Sooty in person, and every child will receive a free Sooty sticker and balloon. Mae hoff dedi’r genedl yn ymddangos yn fyw ar y llwyfan yn Aberystwyth mewn sioe llawn hudoliaeth a llanast. Cyfle gwych i weld y sioe theatr arbennig hon yn nodweddu’r Sooty, Sweep a Soo eiconig. Ceir cyfle ar ddiwedd y perfformiad i gyfarfod â Sooty’n bersonol!

‘A brilliant comic brain... this standup cracks some of the best one liners I've ever heard’ Guardian ‘Perfectly crafted gags’ Sunday Times Mae seren sawl raglen deledu yn ymgymryd â thaith newydd sbon gyda sioe newydd ffantastig hynod doniol! www.stewartfrancis.com

Special F amily Performance ‘Mise Can’t Sleep’ Sunday 18 March at 2pm – see page 28 for more details! Presented in association with the Agor Drysau Festival.

Sun 27 May Sul 27 Mai 2pm £8 (£6) CC £7.50 (£6.50)

Blunderbus

The Ow l Who Was A fraid of the D ar k From the best-selling children's book by Jill Tomlinson Adapted for the stage by Lynn Robertson Hay, with music and lyrics by Frank Goodhind Directed by Bill Davies Plop was a baby Barn Owl. He lived at the top of a tall tree, in a field. He was fat and fluffy. He had big round eyes. He had very knackety knees. Plop was exactly the same as every barn owl that has ever been – except for one thing. He was AFRAID of the DARK. With an irresistible blend of live music, puppetry and storytelling, this beautiful new show introduces an old friend to a new generation of theatre-goers. This funny, gentle and reassuring tale is written especially for small people aged 3-7, and grown-ups who sleep with the big light on! Gyda chyfuniad hudolus o gerddoriaeth fyw, pypedwaith ac adrodd straeon, mae’r sioe newydd hyfryd hon yn cyflwyno hen ffrind i genhedlaeth newydd o fynychwyr y theatr. Ymunwch â Plop, y tylluan bach hoffus sydd ag ofn y tywyllwch!

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22.03.12 2pm /*4.30pm (*family performance) 23.03.12 9.15am / 11.30am 2pm / *4.30pm (*family performance)

LA RESERVE (GwARCHODFAN THE RESERVE) 16 Rue de Plaisance www.16ruedeplaisance.org Ffrainc / France Oed / Age: 18 + mis / months A wonderfully interactive piece, with live music and a mysterious soundscape, this is a very exciting performance for early years. Bringing natural objects into the theatre, ‘La Reserve’ brings an old tree alive. With a chance to play, look and feel ‘La Reserve’ is a fantastic experience for children in the foundation phase. Dyma i chi ddrama rhyngweithiol a chyffrous ar gyfer y plant ieuengaf, gyda cherddoriaeth byw a synau anghyffredin. Daw’r sioe a byd natur i’r theatr a gwelir hen goeden yn dod yn fyw. Gyda chyfl e i gyffwrdd, gwylio a chwarae mi fydd yn brofi ad gwych i blant bach oed y cyfnod sylfaen. 28.

20.03.12 1.45pm 21.03.12 10.30am

INSTANT ORCHESTRA Nico and Martin www.nicoandmartin.com Iwerddon / Ireland Oed / Age: 3+ How often do you get the chance to play in a 120-piece orchestra? To jam with friends, family and complete strangers – even if you've never played an instrument before? Instant Orchestra is a fun hour of making music. Everybody has a go and no musical experience is needed. Nico and Martin themselves play an assortment of instruments and the audience get a hands on experience tuning the angklung, a tuned bamboo rattle from Indonesia. Ydych chi erioed wedi chwarae mewn cerddorfa fawr? Wel dyma’ch siawns, mewn awr hwyliog o greu cerddoriaeth. Mae Nico a Martin yn chwarae offerynnau ac yn rhoi cyfl e i’r gynulleidfa ymuno wrth gydganu offeryn arbennig o Indonesia. Does dim angen profi ad na unrhyw wybodaeth cerddorol!

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18.03.12 *2pm (*family performance) 23.03.12 2pm

MISE SCéAL CAILÍN (MISE METHU CYSGU MISE CAN’T SLEEP) Branar www.branar.ie Iwerddon / Ireland Oed / Age: 4+ Mise is a little girl who experiences great adventures as she tries her best to fall asleep! Mise Scéal Cailín is a story about those times when small things happen, and they are small things, but in our heads they grow into a huge problem. Branar brings this adventurous story to life with beautiful puppetry, live music and animation. Stori merch fach o’r enw Mise yw Mise Sceal Cailin, a’r anturiaethau mae’n cael wrth geisio fynd i gysgu! Ambell dro mae rhywbeth yn digwydd, ac er yn beth bach, yn ein pennau ni mae’n troi yn beth mawr. Daw Branar a’r antur yn fyw trwy ddefnyddio pypedau hardd, cerddoriaeth byw ac animeiddio.

22.03.12 10.30am / 1.30pm

EAGLE CALLING HAwk (THE SLEEPOVER) Consol Theatre Gelsenkirchen www.consoltheater.de Yr Almaen / Germany Oed / Age: 4+ Max and Aloysius are best friends – as close as one can imagine. Max is having a sleepover at Aloysius house, and quite simply we see what two kids get up to. Many hilarious confl icts arise as they spend the night racing cars, partying and arguing over who sleeps in the pink duvet! Mae Max ac Aloysius yn ffrindiau gorau, felly aiff Max draw i dy ei ffrind i gysgu’r nos, neu yn fwy gwir, i beidio cysgu. Bydd helynt y noson yn peri i blant a’i rhieni i chwerthin wrth i’r ddau rasio ceir, partio ac ymladd dros bwy sy’n cysgu o dan y douvet pinc!

TOCYNNAU / TICkETS : £3.50-£6 PLANT / CHILDREN £5-£7 OEDOLION / ADULTS ATHRAwON AM DDIM / TEACHERS FREE

21.03.12 2pm /*7pm (*family performance)

AN SEANFHEAR bEAG (THE STORY OF LITTLE OLD MAN / STORI’R HEN DDYN) Branar www.branar.ie Iwerddon / Ireland Oed / Age: 6 - 10 Based on “The Story of Little Old Man” by famous Swedish author Barbro Lindgren. This is a delicate tale of the friendship between a lonely old man and a dog no one wanted, its told with enchanting puppets and live music. Wedi ei selio ar waith Barbro Lindgren y nofelydd enwog o Sweden dyma ddrama hyfryd am gyfeillgarwch hen ddyn unig a ci nad oedd neb eisiau. Gyda phypedau a cherddoriaeth byw mi fydd y perfformiad yn eich hudo.

20.03.12 10.30am / 1pm

Ab3 Norrdans www.norrdans.se Sweden Oed / Age: 7 -12 A dance piece about the number 3 and the diffi culty of being 4, about the things that surround us and why they are there. Fact and fi ction, real and pretend, the very very fast and the infi nitely slow. A visually beautiful, melancholic, mysterious and funny performance that challenges children's imagination. Dawns am y rhif 3 a’r hyn sy’n anodd am bod yn 4, ynglyˆn ar pethau sydd o’n amgylch a pam? Gwir a gau, iawn a ffug, pethau gloi, gloi, gloi a’r anhygoel o araf. Dawns hynod brydferth, llawn dirgelwch a doniolwch bydd yn ymestyn y dychymyg.

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Weds 21 March Maercher 21 Mawrth 8pm £10 (£6)

bAND OF THE wELSH GUARDS CONCERT A special night in the company of the Band of Welsh Guards.

Tues 28 Feb & Tues 27 March Mawrth 28 Chwefror & Mawrth 27 Mawrth

CEREDIGION SCHOOLS CONC E R T CYNGERDD YSGOLION CEREDIGION Tues 28 Feb / Mawrth 28 Chwefror 7.30pm (schools matinee 1.45pm) Ceredigion Schools Symphonic Wind Band, String Orchestra and Harp Ensembles perform a lively mix of light, classical and fi lm music. Tues 27 March / Mawrth 27 Mawrth 7.15pm A wonderful evening of music with Ceredigion Schools Brass Band and North Ceredigion Junior Wind Band and Junior String Orchestra. Tickets available on the door.

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Sat 3 March Sadwrn 3 Mawrth 8pm £9.50 (£8.50), £7.50 (£6.50), £3.50 Accompanied child £2

AbERYSTwYTH CHORAL UNION

THE ARMED MAN A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins Conducted by David Russell Hulme Nearly 150 performers come together to present Karl Jenkins’s brilliant choral work, The Armed Man. This ‘Mass for Peace’, written to mark the Millennium, was composed during the Kosovo crisis and is dedicated to its victims. Using both sacred and secular texts, it is a compelling account of Man’s descent into, and the terrible consequences of war. This powerful work rapidly captured the public imagination and has become a classic of our time. Welsh composer Karl Jenkins has become well-known for music that speaks directly to a wide audience. The Armed Man makes a compelling impact wherever it is heard and the performance by Aberystwyth University Choral Union, with full orchestra and a large choir, will be one to remember. Daw bron 150 o berfformwyr at ei gilydd i gyfl wyno campwaith corawl gwych Karl Jenkins. Bydd y perfformiad hwn gan Undeb Gorawl Prifysgol Aberystwyth gyda cherddorfa lawn a chôr mawr yn un i’w gofi o.

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Sat 10 March Sadwrn 10 Mawrth 8pm £14 (£13) CC £12 (£11)

MID wALES CHAMbER ORCHESTRA Conductor James Slater RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello (1922) STRAVINSKY The Soldier’s Tale (1918) ‘Soldier’s Tale’ is a Faustian fable for our time, telling of a soldier who trades his soul to the devil for the ability to predict the future of the economy. With a narrator and two actors, it combines music, storytelling, theatre and dance and draws on the rhythms and sounds of jazz, tango and Viennese waltzes as the soldier is caught between the temptations of the devil and his love for the princess. Ravel declared his Sonata for Violin and Cello marked a ‘turning point’ in his career. Striking for its harmonic restraint and pared down musical language the Sonata is performed by two of the UK’s foremost chamber musicians – violinist Marcia Crayford and cellist Moray Welsh. Dau ddarn gan Gerddorfa Siambr Canolbarth Cymru: Sonata gan Ravel ar gyfer y Feiolin a’r sielo, a chwedl Ffawstaidd amserol sy’n cyfuno cerddoriaeth, adrodd straeon, theatr a dawns, y cyfan o dan arweiniad James Slater.

Sat 17 March Sadwrn 17 Mawrth 8pm £9.50 (£8.50), £7.50 (£6.50), £3.50 Accompanied child £2

P HILOMUSICA OF A bERYSTwYTH: 4 0 YEARS Celebrity Soloist CATRIN FINCH (harp) Philomusica, Aberystwyth’s own symphony orchestra, celebrates a special birthday. Over its forty years, it has become one of the country’s foremost community orchestras. Accomplished playing and imaginative programming set Philomusica’s concerts apart – and there’s always a brilliant guest soloist on the bill. Most of all, it’s the orchestra’s infectious vitality and musical engagement that brings enthusiastic audiences to these great live music events. Special Celebration Programme to be announced – see the Arts Centre website for details.

Thurs 22 March Iau 22 Mawrth 7.30pm £19 (£16.25), £17 (£14.50) £13 (£11), student £6 Family Ticket £11 (1 adult) / £16.50 (2 adults)

bbC NATIONAL ORCHESTRA OF wALES

Sat 21 April Sadwrn 21 Ebrill 8pm £12 (£11), £9 (£8), £3.50 Accompanied children £2

AbERYSTwYTH CHORAL SOCIETY DVORAK STABAT MATER

SCHUMANN Overture, Genoveva TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto PROKOFIEV Symphony No 1, Classical HAYDN Symphony No 104, London Conductor Jac van Steen Violin Vilde Frang

Aberystwyth Choral Society are joined by professional soloists and full orchestral ensemble for Dvorak's Stabat Mager and arias and choruses from Verdi's Aida, all under the baton of David Russell Hulme.

Two composers shake hands across the centuries with a graceful tribute to Haydn from the young Prokofi ev. In his Classical Symphony, he imagined what Haydn might have written had he lived in the twentieth century. Hear it next to the grandeur and mature wisdom of Haydn's last symphony and the overture to Schumann's only opera, Genoveva. And Vilde Frang is the soloist in Tchaikovsky's much-loved Violin Concerto.

Ymunir â Chymdeithas Gorawl Aberystwyth gan unawdwyr proffesiynol a cherddorfa lawn ar gyfer y perfformiad hwn o dan arweiniad David Russell Hulme.

Dau gyfansoddwr yn ysgwyd llaw ar draws y canrifoedd gyda theyrnged hyfryd i Haydn gan y Prokofi ev ifanc. Yn ei Symffoni Glasurol, dychmygodd beth y byddai Haydn wedi ysgrifennu pe byddai’n byw yn yr ugeinfed ganrif. Gallwch brofi ’r darn hwn ochr yn ochr ag urddas a doethineb aeddfed symffoni olaf Haydn a’r agorawd i unig opera Schumann, Genoveva. Vilde Frang yw’r unawdydd yng Nghonsierto Feiolin poblogaidd Tchaikovsky.

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CINEMA & LIVE SCREENINGS SINEMA a DARLLEDIADAU BYW THE NEW YOR K METROPOLITAN OPERA

2011–2012 S eason All concerts take place at the Arts Centre, with the exception of 29th September, which will be in the Morlan Centre, Aberystwyth. Cynhelir yr holl gyngherddau yng Nghanolfan y Celfyddydau heblaw am y cyngerdd ar 29ain Medi, a gynhelir yng Nghanolfan y Morlan, Aberystwyth.

Thurs 3 May Iau 3 Mai 8pm £15

Fundraising Concert A special evening of music raising funds for Musicfest Student Bursaries and Beacon of Hope. Noson arbennig o gerddoriaeth i godi arian ar gyfer cymorthdal i Fyfyrwyr Musicfest a Ffagl Gobaith.

Sun 5 February Sul 5 Chwefror 3pm R osalind V entris (viola) + Daniel Tong (piano) Sun 4 March Sul 4 Mawrth 3pm Fujita Piano T rio Thurs 15 March Iau 15 Mawrth 8pm Will O inn (o b oe ) + Yshani P erinpanayagam (piano) Given with the support of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust

Book Now for Musicfest Summer School 2012! 21st - 28th July 2012 Summer School Courses are available for the following instruments: Clar i net Tutor: David Campbell Practi cal P s ychology Tutor: Lucinda Mackworth Young S tri n g Cha mber Tutor: Sacconi Quartet Wind Cha mber Tutor: Laurence Perkins S ax op hone Tutor: Gerard McChrystal Harp Tutor: Eleanor Turner Co nd uct i ng Tutor: Toby Purser 32.

Vo c al Co u r s e Tutor: Veronica Veysey Campbell & John Flinders Com po si t ion Tutor: Toby Purser Solo St ri ngs , C e llo a n d Violin : Tutor: Nick Jones (Cello) Bursaries are available for local young musicians, please visit the website for full details: www.abermusicfest.org or contact musicfest@aber.ac.uk for more information

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Live links direct to the New York Metropolitan Opera, screened directly into our theatre and cinema. Sat 21 January Sadwrn 21 Ionawr 6pm T H E ENCH ANTED IS LAND H andel, R ameau, Vivaldi & others

CINEMA

SINEMA

The Arts Centre’s busy cinema showcases a mix of new releases, world cinema, classics, and arthouse cinema. Our cinema is a Dolby Digital cinema which means we can offer High Definition screenings and an increasing selection of 3D films, plus live links to leading arts events from around the world! To find out what is on this spring call (01970) 62 32 32 or check out the website on www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre

Mae sinema brysur Canolfan y Celfyddydau’n dangos cyfuniad o ffilmiau newydd, ffilmiau tramor, clasuron a modern. Mae gennym yr offer digidol diweddaraf sy’n golygu y gallwn gynnig ffilmiau mewn Diffiniad Uchel ac hefyd amrywiaeth o ffilmiau 3D yn ogystal â darlledu digwyddiadau’n fyw o bob rhan o’r byd! I gael gwybod beth sydd ymlaen dros yr gwanwyn, ffoniwch (01970) 62 32 32 neu ewch i’r wefan www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre

March 23 – 29 Mawrth

WOW: Wales O ne World Film Festival ‘See the world from a different angle’ WOW celebrates the best of international film in all its richness and diversity. The 2012 line up is still being booked at time of going to press but will included John Sayle’s new film ‘Amigo’, a thought-provoking film about the Phillipine-American War and a strand of films about food including ‘Think Globally, Act Rurally’ which was a hit in Cannes last year. More details will be announced in the coming months so keep checking the WOW website for the latest updates!

Sat 11 February Sadwrn 11 Chwefror 5pm G Ö TTERD Ä M MERUNG Wagner Sat 25 February Sadwrn 25 Chwefror 6pm ERNANI V erdi Sat 7 April Sadwrn 7 Ebrill 5pm MANO N M assenet Sat 14 April Sadwrn 14 Ebrill 6pm L A TRAV I ATA V erdi

THE COMPLETE RING CYCLE One last chance to see the Met’s spectacular staging of Wagner’s legendary operas – a must for Wagner fans! Sat 5 May Sadwrn 5 Mai D a s Rh e i ngold Mon 7 May Llun 7 Mai D ie W al k ü r e Thurs 10 May Iau 10 Mai Si e g f ri e d Sat 12 May Sadwrn 12 Mai G ö t t e rdämme r u ng

www.wowfilmfestival.com

NEW! Cult Film Season NEWYDD! Tymor Ffilmiau Cwlt

A new series of ‘Cult Film’ screenings, in conjunction with the University’s Theatre Film and TV Dept.

Mon 6 February 8.45pm Back to the Future (PG)

Monday 5 March 8.45pm Oldboy (18)

BOLSHOI BALLET Sun 11 March Sul 11 Mawrth 3pm L E CO RSA IRE Sun 29 April Sul 29 Ebrill 4pm T H E BR IGH T STREA M Sun 24 June Sul 24 Mehefin 4pm RAYMO NDA

Mon 20 February 8.45pm Letter to Brezhnev (15)

Mon 12 March 8.45pm The Big Lebowski (18)

NT LIVE 2012 NT YN FYW 2012 Thurs 9 Feb Iau 9 Chwefror 7pm T ra velli ng L ight Thurs 1 March Iau 1 Mawrth 7pm Th e Com edy o f Err ors Mon 2 April Llun 2 Ebrill 7pm s h e st oo ps t o co nquer 33.


EXHIBITIONS ARDDANGOSFEYDD

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GALLERY 1

ORIEL 1

To 15 January Tan 15 Ionawr

V isitor Ruth Gibson & Bruno Martelli / igloo

Marcus Coates: Dawn Chorus 2007 (details) Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London.

Jean Cooke

Anne Redpath

VISITOR is a touring exhibition produced in association with artsdepot. Commissioned by the Henry Moore Foundation and Arts Council England. Supported by The Banff Centre, Canada.

GALLERY 1 ORIEL 1

25 January - 10 March 25 Ionawr – 10 Mawrth

GALLERY 1 ORIEL 1

21 March – 12 May 21 Mawrth – 12 Mai

Face to Face - The Ruth Borchard Collection

Marcus C oates: D a w n C horus

A fascinating collection of self portraiture which evokes the period in British art shortly after the Festival of Britain. Varying artistic influences are evident: art school academicism, Camden Town, Expressionism, the Euston Road School and Kitchen Sink. Ruth Borchard started collecting these works in the late 1950s by talent spotting at student shows, buying works from artists including Patrick Procktor, Antony Eyton, Antony Green, Euan Uglow and others early in their careers. She set herself a ceiling of 21 guineas for each work, irrespective of the artist’s fame, and usually succeeded.

Dawn Chorus by Marcus Coates uses unique digital methods to explore the relationship between birdsong and the human voice. Working with wildlife sound recordist Geoff Sample, Marcus Coates placed 14 microphones around woodland to record early morning birdsong. From this multi-track recording, each song was slowed down and human participants sang it, filmed in their everyday surroundings including an underground car-park and a bath-tub. The footage was then speeded up, returning the bird mimicry into its ‘real’ register. Coates’ installation is, he feels, quintessentially British, because of our attachment to wildlife. “It’s outside the human lifestyle because we get up too late,” he says. “I wanted to create something you could experience again and again.”

A Northumbria University Exhibition, in association with Kings Place Gallery

Detholiad hynod diddorol o hunan-bortreadau sy’n deillio o’r cyfnod yn dilyn Gw ˆ yl Prydain. Mae nifer o ddylanwadau artistig yn amlwg: academiaeth yr ysgol gelf, Tref Camden, Mynegiadaeth, Ysgol Heol Euston a Kitchen Sink. Dechreuodd Ruth Borchard gasglu’r gweithiau hyn yn y 1950au hwyr, trwy fynychu sioeau myfyrwyr, a phrynu darnau oddi wrth artistiaid megis Mario Dubsky, Peter Philips a Patrick Procktor, ynghyd ag Antony Eyton, Antony Green, Ken Howard, David Tindle, Euan Uglow ac eraill yn gymharol fuan yn eu gyrfaoedd. Talodd uchafswm o 21 gini am bob darn, pa mor bynnag enwog yr oedd yr artist.

Work on loan from the Arts Council collection, Southbank Centre, London

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Defnyddia’r arddangosfa hon ddulliau digidol unigryw i archwilio’r perthynas rhwng sw ˆ n adar a’r llais dynol, yn ffocysu ar y tebygrwydd rhwng ymddygiad adar a dyn. Yn gweithio gyda’r recordydd sain Geoff Sample, gosododd Coates 14 meicroffon mewn coetir i recordio canu’r adar yn gynnar un bore. O’r recordiad aml-drac hwn, cafodd pob cân ei harafu hyd at 16 o weithiau. Bu dynion wedyn yn copio’r caneuon araf hyn, yn cael eu ffilmio yn ystod eu bywyd bob dydd mewn llefydd fel maes parcio, clinic a’r bath. Wedyn fe gyflymwyd y fideo, gan ddychwelyd y caneuon i’w lle ‘real’. Teimla Coates fod ei osodwaith yn hanfodol Brydeinig oherwydd ein perthynas gyda bywyd gwyllt. “Mae hyn y tu allan i’n bywyd arferol oherwydd ein bod yn codi’n rhy hwyr” meddai. “Roeddwn am greu rhywbeth y gellid ei brofi tro ar ôl tro.” 35.


EXHIBITIONS ARDDANGOSFEYDD

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‘Jonny Hannah, A Bed Of Sea & Dead Men's Suits’

David Lloyd, ‘In the flick of a tail’

Chris Moore, Erin O'Connor (Alexandra McQueen Autumn Winter 1999)

Cyril Ruoso, ‘Tiny Warm up’

C A F É gallery O riel y ca F fi

Until 4 February Tan 4 Chwefror

Maciej Bisaga: Don’t b e afraid of your eyes

11 Feb – 7 April 11 Chwefror – 7 Ebrill

double exposure: je wish refugees from austria IN b ritain

GALLERY 2 ORIEL 2

GALLERY 2 ORIEL 2

GALLERY 2 ORIEL 2

14 January – 3 March 14 Ionawr – 3 Mawrth

10 March – 14 April 10 Mawrth – 14 Ebrill

21 April – 10 June 21 Ebrill – 10 Mehefin

Chris Moore: Catw alking

Veolia Environnement Wildlife Photographer of the Y ear 2011

Association of I llustrators: IMAGES 35

This exhibition shows the winning entries from the world’s leading international wildlife photography competition, organised by BBC Wildlife Magazine and the Natural History Museum, London. Its continuing appeal lies not just in the breathtaking imagery and the technical virtuosity displayed but also in the fascinating diversity of life on earth which is represented.

Images 35 is a leading showcase for the range and high quality of contemporary illustration commissioned in the UK today and features new work by luminaries such as Ian Pollock, Simon Spilsbury and David Hughes as well as new talent and work by recent graduates whose ideas are driving future trends. The exhibition provides an overview of the illustrations that were selected by an expert panel of internationally acclaimed judges and published in the 35th Images annual.

Chris Moore began his career aged 18 as a photographer’s assistant at Vogue, working with such luminaries as Henry Clark, Clifford Coffin, Norman Parkinson and Cecil Beaton. Dubbed ‘King of the Catwalk’; Chris Moore has captured images from the ateliers of Paris Couture in the sixties with Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin and Courreges to the extravagant, theatrical spectacles staged by Hussein Chalayan and Alexander McQueen. A Northumbria University Exhibition. Dechreuodd Chris Moore ar ei yrfa yn 18 oed fel cynorthwy-ydd i ffotograffydd ar gylchgrawn Vogue, yn gweithio gydag enwogion megis Henry Clark, Clifford Coffin, Norman Parkinson a Cecil Beaton. Yn cael ei alw’n ‘King of the Catwalk’ mae Chris Moore wedi gweithio gyda dylunwyr ffasiwn megis Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin a Courreges ac hefyd wedi creu delweddau o’r sioeau theatraidd a moethus a lwyfanwyd gan Hussein Chalayan ac Alexander McQueen. 36.

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Mae’r arddangosfa hon yn cynnwys y ceisiadau buddugol yng nghystadleuaeth ffotograffiaeth fywyd gwyllt ryngwladol enwoca’r byd a drefnir gan Gylchgrawn Bywyd Gwyllt y BBC a’r Amgueddfa Astudiaethau Natur yn Llundain. Mae’r arddangosfa’n parhau i apelio nid yn unig am ei delweddau syfrdanol a’r sgiliau technegol a nodweddir ond am yr amrywiaeth anhygoel mewn bywyd ar y ddaear a gynrychiolir.

Mudiad masnach di-elw yw’r Gymdeithas Darlunwyr sy’n cynrychioli darlunwyr ac yn ymgyrchu dros eu hawliau yn y DU. Mae’r arddangosfa hon yn cyflwyno amrediad a safon uchel y darlunio cyfoes a gomisiynir yn y DU heddiw ac yn nodweddu gwaith newydd gan enwogion megis Ian Pollock, Simon Spilsbury a David Hughes yn ogystal â thalent newydd a gwaith gan raddedigion diweddar. Mae’r arddangosfa’n cynrychioli’r darluniau a ddetholwyd gan banel arbenigol o feirniaid blaenllaw rhyngwladol yn y maes.

This exhibition focuses on twenty-five men and women who came to Britain as refugees from Austria. It explores their double exposure both to the cultures of Austria and Britain, as well as to the lenses of a still and video camera, which capture their images as interviewees. 12 - 18 March: Also showing in ‘The Box’, see page 38.

14 April – 16 June 14 Ebrill – 16 Mehefin

First Contact: An intriguing exhibition of works created in the popular black & white photography classes led by Stephen Bailey, Gareth Hughes and Marion Delyth. 37.


ExHIbITIONS ARDDANGOSFEYDD

T H E bOx

A mini viewing room showing artists’ fi lms.

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6:

14 Nov 2011 – 28 Jan 2012 14 Tachwedd – 28 Ionawr

seasOn / tYMOr

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ANTON H E C H T :

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE ARTISTIAID PRESwYL

Y bLwCH

Ystafell wylio fechan sy'n dangos ffi lmiau gan artistiaid.

SEAN VICARY DEPICT! 2010 AND DEPICT! PICkS

HAIDER ALI JAN EMMA HART GUS ALVAREZ

30 Jan - 11 March, 19 March - 21 April

30 Ionawr - 11 Mawrth, 19 Mawrth - 21 Ebrill

J A C O b w H I T T A k E R:

15 FRAGMENTS; TYING TONE ARMS; PANAROUND AND SHAkY b E w I C k C O U R T & T R O L L E Y DANCE

Bewick Court the Musical: Residents of a tower block in Newcastle sing their own stories. The Trolley Dance: Something Epic in the Everyday. A dance work fi lmed with older people in Darlington, as they and their trolleys re claiming a public square. CAROUSEL & ANGELUS POEM

‘Carousel’ creates a ‘virtual orchestra’ for the video; by breaking a score down to individual notes it became accessible to any participant, before being rebuilt in the edit suite. Angelus Septentrio: Combining movement and poetry, a poem by Kevin Cadwallender celebrating Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North is illustrated by human letter ‘sculptures’.

An installation, video and sound artist living and working in West Wales; his work explores nostalgia, music, memory and the aesthetics of sound.

DARwIN ORIGINALS Poetic, unorthodox, political, humorous and unexpected, Darwin Originals is a series of artists’ fi lms inspired by the life, work and legacy of Charles Darwin, commissioned by Arts Admin with DVDance and Channel 4.

Artists in Residence, from the UK and abroad, have their studios in Creative Units 1, 2 & 3 next to the Arts Centre. All residencies take place thanks to additional funding and we are grateful to the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Laura Ashley, Garfi eld Weston, Charles Wallace Trust, Wales Arts International, Meduse Quebec, Finnish Art Studio and Umbrella Arts Australia.

Mae Artistiaid Preswyl o’r DU a thramor yn gweithio mewn stiwdios yn Unedau Creadigol 1, 2 & 3 uwchben y Ganolfan. Cynhelir y cyfnodau preswyl yn sgil ariannu ychwanegol ac ‘rydym yn ddiolchgar i Sefydliad Esmée Fairbairn, Laura Ashley, Garfi eld Weston, Ymddiriedolaeth Charles Wallace, Celfyddydau Rhyngwladol Cymru, Meduse Quebec, Stiwdio Gelf y Ffi ndir ac Umbrella Arts Awstralia.

Lucy Watts: To February Lucy Watts is a graphic artist who ‘searches for a wry truth at the centre of our everyday lives.’

Clare Wilson: To February Clare Wilson is a painter who intends to use her time in Aberystwyth making paintings about the landscape.

Bobby Baker, ‘Emma’: Darwin suffered chronic ill-health for most of his life; Bobby Baker pays tribute to his wife in this fi lm and devises a recipe from Victorian cookbooks.

Lemn Sissay, Curious: Darwin described the Pacifi c as fi lled with “...endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful”. Since the plastic fl oating there now covers an areas larger than the USA, Curious ask what species will be ‘fi t to survive’ in our new environments?

Danny Markey: March – May “I make paintings of the everyday landscape that surrounds me. I mostly work on the spot in front of the subject or from drawings. I often work at night using reading lights and potholers’ torches to paint. The need to work rapidly and to be portable means that my paintings are usually small. In the studio I paint larger works using this outdoor material.

Natasha Rosling: March – May Natasha Rosling lives and works in London. Her large scale installations and performances are underpinned by a fascination with the how the human body negotiates the world – its mysterious entwining of a present physical space with personal and culturally mediated memories.

Alison McDonald, Australia: March – May “My artwork forms an intersection of sculpture, consumer culture, and environmental concerns. The artworks invite the viewer to consider why the art forms are created from multiples of individual recycled materials, embedded with history, and are made of what they are. The recycled materials used play a critical role in conveying the intended connotations.”

All our artists in residence contribute to a blog – visit it at: http://www.aberartists.blogspot.com/ or follow the link from the Residencies page on the Arts Centre website.

RESIDENCY TALkS SPECIAL E V E N T : 1 2 – 1 8 MARCH D O U b L E E x P O S U R E : JEwISH R E F U G E E S F R O M AUSTRIA I N b R I T A I N This fi lm tells the stories of 25 World War II refugees through their own words. See also Café exhibition. 38.

Thurs 8 March: Danny Markey, Natasha Rosling and Alison McDonald, 6pm – Arts Centre Cinema. Free – all welcome. Graeme Miller ‘The Thinking Path’ was fi lmed on the path where Darwin walked daily with his terrier, Polly, and guesses at the diffi culty in reconciling intellectual bravery with compassion.

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Lemn Sissay‘What If?’ looks at our ‘evolution’ since the publication of On the Origin of Species, and asks what if we got it wrong?

ASSOCIATE COMPANIES IN RESIDENCE The following performing artists are resident at the Arts Centre being supported in the creation of new work: Bold Theatre Milly Jackdaw. Stick and Bone theatre company Sean Tuan John dance company is our ‘Dance Buddy’ – a national scheme to support and develop new professional dance in Wales. 39.


A b E R Y S T w Y T H ARTS CENTRE CREATIVE UNITS U N E D A U C R E A D IGOL C A N O L F A N Y C E LFYDDYDAU AbERYSTwYTH

Winner of a Civic Trust Award 2010 and RIBA Award 2010.

RESIDENT ARTISTS AND COMPANIES Aberystwyth Arts Centre Artist in Residence Studios Two UK and one International artist at a time from an open submission to stay and work in Aberystwyth for a three month period.

The Creative Units 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 mix of artists and arts businesses is a unique feature of this development with both new and established occupants interacting together in a stimulating environment to realise their economic and creative potential. The Creative Units 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.

Creative Arts Graduate Incubator The winner of the ‘Year in a Unit’ competition is shoemaker Ruth Emily Davey.

Bwriad yr unedau oedd datblygu swyddogaeth Canolfan y Celfyddydau fel man creadigol ar gyfer busnesau celf, asiantaethau datblygu’r celfyddydau, artistiad a chrefftwyr. Mae’r cyfuniad o artistiaid a busnesau celf yn nodwedd unigryw o’r datblygiad hwn gyda’r sefydledig a’r newydd yn cydweithio mewn amgylchedd ysgogol a chreadigol i gyfl awni eu potensial economaidd a chreadigol.

Catalina Architecture A private architectural practice.

Boomerang+plc Television production company. Pixel Foundry & Culture Colony Ltd Television and video production company.

Mary Lloyd Jones One of Wales’ most well known landscape artists. Lisa Young Contemporary Ceramicist.

Honno Welsh Women’s Publishers An independent cooperative press run by women and committed to publishing the best in Welsh women’s writing. Becky Knight Textile artist with a contemporary take on quilt-making using unconventional materials. Catrin Webster A painter who is interested in looking at and interpreting landscape around us.

These companies and organisations have all supported the Arts Centre this season. Their contribution is greatly valued and their support and enthusiasm for the work of the Arts Centre is much appreciated. If you or your business would like to become involved in the Arts Centre either in terms of corporate sponsorship of a production or festival, support of our extensive education programme or involvement in a joint promotion, please contact the Arts Centre on 01970 622882. 40.

MONDAY DYDD LLUN

THURSDAY DYDD IAU

Salsa Beginners

5.30-7pm

Adults (15+)

Samba Drumming (Beginners)

6.30-8pm

Adults (14+)

Yarn Storytelling (1st Mon of month)

6.30-8.30pm

Adults

Pottery

6.30-9pm

Adults

B&W Photography

6.30-8.30pm

Adults

Castaway Community Theatre

7-9pm

Adults (18+)

Samba a Go Go band

8pm

Adults (14+)

TUESDAY DYDD MAwRTH

Experimentation in Painting and Drawing

9.30am12.30pm

Adults

Screen Printing

1-3pm

Adults

Digilab Open Access

3.30-6.30pm

All ages

Music Theory & Aural Training (Grade 5)

4-5pm

Age 8-18

Glee Singing Club

4.15-5.15pm

Age 11-16

Violin and Viola

4.30pm onwards All ages

Music Theory & Aural Training (Post Grade 5)

5-6pm

Age 8-18

Pottery

12.30-3pm

Adults

Open Access in the Darkroom (Drop-in)

5-8pm

Adults

Clef-Tec Music engraving, CD/DVD/ Blue Ray production and music services.

Digilab Open Access

3.30-6.30pm

All ages

Glee Singing Club

5.30-6.30

Age 7-11

Youth Theatre (YT1)

4.30-6.30pm

Age 12-13

Belly Dance (Beginners & Improvers)

6.30-7.30pm

Adults (16+)

Salsa Improvers

5.30-7pm

Adults (15+)

Pottery

6.30-9pm

Adults

Julian Rudduck Landscape artist.

Dance Till You Drop

6.30-7.30pm

Age 11-18

Practical Music Theory

6.30-7.30pm

Adults (18+)

Animation for Young People

6.30-8.30pm

Age 12-18

PIP Experimental Group

7.30-9pm

Adults

Haul-Arts in Health A voluntary arts group that consists of artists and representatives of arts and cultural organisations and NHS staff.

Pottery

6.30-9pm

Adults

Belly Dance

7.45-9pm

Adults (16+)

Publishing Poetry

7-9pm

Adults (18+)

Heartsong Community Choir

7.15-9.30pm

Adults

FRIDAY DYDD GwENER

Beginners Adult Tap

7.30-8.30pm

Adults (16+)

Ceramic Artifacts CA101

10am-2.30pm

Adults

Adults

Forms from Nature CA210

10am-2.30pm

Adults

Clwb 1-2-3

1.30-2.30pm

Ages 0+

Youth Theatre (YT2 & 3)

4.30-6.30pm

Age 14-18

Chinese Dance

7-8.30pm

Adults (15+)

For information on future unit availability email jyr@aber.ac.uk

Gwnaethpwyd y Prosiect Unedau Creadigol, sy’n werth £1 miliwn, yn bosibl yn sgil cefnogaeth gan Brifysgol Aberystwyth, Cronfa Loteri Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru a Llywodraeth y Cynulliad. Mae cynlluniau ar y gweill i godi dwy stiwdio arall yn 2011, yn sgil cefnogaeth ariannol ychwanegol oddi wrth Lywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru.

AbERYSTwYTH ARTS CENTRE & THE bUSINESS COMMUNITY

REGULAR wEEkLY CLASSES DOSbARTHIADAU wYTHNOSOL RHEOLAIDD

Writing for Performance

7.30-9.30pm

wEDNESDAY DYDD MERCHER

(Improvers & Intermediate)

B&W Photography (Beginners)

1.30-3.30pm

Adults

Dance Till You Drop

4-5pm

Age 7-11

Young Person's Art Class

4.30-6pm

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SATURDAY DYDD SADwRN

Dance Till You Drop

5-6pm

Age 7-11

Life Drawing

10am-12.30pm

Adults

Stage School

Age 9-11

Stage School

Age 7 & 8

Composing and Sequencing on Cubase

5.30-7pm

Age 12+

Dance Till You Drop

6-7pm

Age 11-18

Stage School

Flamenco

6-7.30pm

Adults (15+)

Childrens Clay Modelling

10am-12noon

Age 9-15

Adult Tap Class

7-8pm

Adults (16+)

Guitar (Adults Beginners)

10.15-11.15am

Adults (16+)

Guitar (Adults Intermediate)

11.30am-12.30pm Adults (16+)

Childrens Clay Modelling

12.30-1.30pm

Age 5-8

Guitar (Childrens Beginners)

12.45-1.45pm

Age 10-16

Carlsberg

Clwb Haul

2-3pm

Age 5-8

Autocraft Leisure

Arts & Business Cymru

2-5pm

Adults

Lampeter House

Mid Wales Scaffolding

Poetry Experience (1st Sat of month)

Cambrian Tyres

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

2-5pm

Adults

Hafren Furnishers

Garfield Weston Foundation

The Word Distillery (3rd Sat of month)

Cerdd Ystwyth

Charles Wallace Pakistan Trust

Digital Editing of Photography

2-5pm

Adults

Clwb Haul

3.15-4.45pm

Age 8+

Dilwyn Roberts Architects Birchgrove Eggs

Vaughans

Heathers Café

Llety Parc Aberystwyth Park Lodge Hotel

Finnish Art Studio

Aberystwyth University Sports Centre

Wales Arts International

Joe's Ice Cream

Castell Howell

British Council, Quebec Umbrella

DAILY – Arts Centre Dance School Classes in ballet, modern and tap. Sessions run from 4-9pm Monday to Friday, and from 9am-4pm on Saturdays.

Places on all weekly courses can be booked through the Box Offi ce 01970 623232. To Check details call either 01970 622888 (Visual Arts) or 01970 628562 (Performing Arts).

Age 5 & 6

Gellir archebu llefydd ar yr holl gyrsiau wythnosol yn y Swyddfa Docynnau ffoniwch 01970 623232. Am fanylion pellach ffoniwch 01970 622888 (Celfyddydau Gweledol) neu 01970 628562 (Celfyddydau Perfformio). 41.


SPECIAL COURSES AND EVENTS CYRSIAU A GWEITHGAREDDAU ARBENNIG E aster C eramics M asterclasses

S olo A cting and Voice C lasses Work individually with a director and a voice specialist to improve acting singing or speech skills. Ideal for students who are interested in a career in the performing Arts or entering Drama School. Please contact Richard Hull rjh@aber.ac.uk for further information. Acting – age 12+ and adults Voice – age 5+ and adults

THROWING w ith SVEND B AYER Tues 10 - Fri 13 April 10am - 4pm Cost: £325 (£310) Svend Bayer is known internationally for his large scale wood fired pots. During the course, he will teach the basics of throwing large pots including centering large pieces of clay, and throwing on from coils. Svend Bayer really is a master of large pot throwing, so if you want to extend your skills in this area this is the course for you.

Borth E aster C ourse Mon 2 - Fri 6 April 11am-4pm Ages 7-11 (Primary School) & Ages 11-18 (Secondary School) £55 (£50) A creative and fun dance and drama course led by Choreographer Rachel West and Director Richard Hull in Borth Community Hall. Work on staging different styles of dance and drama sketches each day leading to a final performance at 3pm on Friday 6th April. C L WB H A U L Saturdays 2pm - 3pm 5-8 years & 3.15pm - 4.45pm 8+ 14 & 28 Jan, 11 & 25 Feb, 10 & 24 March, 21 April, 5 & 19 May

HANDBUILDING w ith SANDY BROW N: Ma k ing large things... Tues 10 - Fri 13 April 10am - 4pm Cost: £325 (£310) Sandy Brown is one of Britain’s leading ceramicists producing both domestic and sculptural ware. In this course, Sandy will demonstrate some of the techniques she has developed for making larger ceramic pieces. The course will be a chance for participants to work on a large scale, to be ambitious and adventurous! These courses are very popular – early booking advised. For further information contact: Cath Sherrell 01970 622888 / cxs@aber.ac.uk 42.

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Free arts workshop for children with learning difficulties and/or long term illness and for their siblings. Please register with Jill Piercy 078 079 47 105 / jill@haulartsinhealth.org.uk who will send you details of the workshop programme. Once registered, book sessions in advance at the Arts Centre. Organised in collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

Outreach Samba, Dance or Music workshops for Youth Clubs, the elderly and community groups. Outreach 1-2-3 creative sessions for pre-school groups. Please contact Teresa to book a session trd@aber.ac.uk

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DATBLYGIAD PROFFESIYNOL P ost sho w tal ks

Only C onnect

Pigeon Theatre: The Twice Removed Thurs 26 jan Sound and Fury: Going Dark Weds 15 Feb Fala Surion: Cwmin’r Fran Wen Tues 28 Feb Reckless Sleepers: Schrodinger Tues 6 March Theatr Genedlaethol: Sgint Gwener 9 Mawrth tbc Earthfall Dance: At Swim Two Boys Mon 12 March Two Gents: Hamlet Thurs 15 March Action Hero: Frontman Mon 26th March Hofesh Shechter Company: Uprising Tues 1 May tbc Notional Theatre: Fragments of Ash Weds 9 May

A major interdisciplinary laboratory for artists interested in using the latest cutting edge techniques of live film and sound mixing in their work. The only connect lab will be an intensive 3 week process for a limited number of artists who are working in performance, installation or design and wish to collaborate and experiment. The lab is free of charge and some bursaries are available. To apply to be part of this exciting project please send a CV to Gill Ogden - ggo@aber.ac.uk

C R E ATIVE FAMILY FUN!

Creative dance workshop for dancers with visiting dance company Earthfall – includes improvisation, contact and counterbalance work. Contact Gill Ogden 01970 621512 / ggo@aber.ac.uk for further details.

Sat 28 Jan, 24 Feb & 23 March Arts and craft sessions in the Arts Centre's Ceramic Gallery for families, age 3+, drop in between 10am and 1pm. £1 per child, adults free. For further information, please contact: Louise Chennell, email: loc@aber.ac.uk Tel: 01970 622192 D I G ITAL EDITING O F PHOTOGRAPHS Saturdays 2pm - 5pm £18 (£15 concessions) per session plus the cost of any materials used Tutor: Stephen Bailey and Julian Ruddock These sessions are designed to give all the skills needed to get the best out of your digital camera. S pring Term : Sat 21st Jan Portrait Workshop Sat 28th Jan Photoshop Workshop Sat 4th Feb Digital Cameras on location S ummer T erm : Sat 21st April Photoshop Workshop Sat 28th April Still life photography Sat 12th May Photoshop Workshop

Earthfall Wor kshop for Dancers

Hofesh S chechter Wor kshop for D ancers OPEN PLATFORM LLW YFAN AGORED The Open Platform is a professional development scheme which offers the opportunity to new companies and practitioners in dance, theatre, storytelling or music to show their work free of charge in a professional theatre space. Extra support and feedback is provided to help new practitioners develop their work and stage it in the Performance Studio. Applications to be included in the Open Platform programme are invited. Please contact Gill Ogden 01970 621512 ggo@aber.ac.uk

pip experimental performance group grw p perfformio ar brofol Pip is an open laboratory for theatre and performing art practitioners, students, academics and others interested in exploring contemporary theatre practice through experimental workshops, improvisation and performance. For more information contact Gill Ogden, ggo@aber.ac.uk BBC norman b eaton Fello w ship The Arts Centre and theatres around the UK have been invited to join the BBC in it’s search for new talent. We’re looking for two professional, versatile actors who could work with the BBC Radio Drama Company. Auditions will take place at the Arts Centre on Sunday 22 January 2012. Applicants must also be available for Semi-Finals in London on 14th February and Finals on 19th-20th March 2012. They must also be willing to be based in London from 21st July for 5 months if they are one of the two successful candidates. Actors must be over 18 and must not have attended an accredited drama school course but have some acting experience. The BBC Norman Beaton Fellowship (NBF) is a flagship initiative run by BBC Radio Drama, set up to broaden the range of actors available to Radio Drama producers across the UK by encouraging applicants of all ages from nontraditional training backgrounds. To apply please send a CV (1 side of A4) and a short letter saying why you are interested in this opportunity to Gill Ogden at the Arts Centre (ggo@aber.ac.uk).

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wORk wITH SCHOOLS AND THE COMMUNITY GwAITH GYDAG YSGOLION A’R GYMUNED GALLERY EDUCATION PROGRAMME FOR SCHOO L S RHAGLEN ADDYSG ORIEL I YSGOLION We run an extensive programme of activities for schools including discussion and practical Gallery Education sessions for all key stages 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 specifi cally for Key Stage 1 pupils. Mae Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth yn cynnal rhaglen helaeth o weithgareddau i ysgolion gan gynnwys trafodaethau a sesiynau Addysg Oriel ymarferol i bob cyfnod allweddol gan weithio â’n rhaglen arddangosfeydd; mae sesiynau cerameg ymarferol a theori’n cael eu cynnal ar y cyd â Chasgliad Cerameg y Brifysgol; Diwrnodau Celf lle y gall ysgolion ddod â hyd at 100 o blant i Ganolfan y Celfyddydau i gymryd rhan mewn amrywiaeth o weithgareddau a sesiynau byrrach a fwriedir yn benodol ar gyfer disgyblion cyfnod allweddol 1. For details contact Amanda Jones 01970 621609; email: amj@aber.ac.uk ARTS AND HEALTH RESE A R C H engage Cymru in collaboration with Aberystwyth Arts Centre is running an arts and health research pilot project. Working with Penparcau Progressive Action Group the project will explore the health and wellbeing benefi ts experienced by group members through engaging with galleries and visual artists. The Progressive Action Group's provides a supportive environment for anyone who is affected by Stroke or any other Disability. 44.

TEACHERS NOTES NODIADAU I ATHRAwON

REACH THE HEIGHTS PROJECT PROSIECT CYRRAEDD Y NOD

A downloadable teachers’ pack on how to use the Gallery and how to get the most out of a school visit to an exhibition is available on our website on: http://www.aberystwythartscentre. co.uk/documents/nodiadeterfynoll. pdf

Aberystwyth Arts Centre is part of a major Welsh Assembly Government and Arts Council of Wales initiative called ‘Reach the Heights’. This initiative is primarily aimed at reducing the number of young people in Wales aged 11 - 19 years who are not in education, employment or training, or at risk of being so, and is funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) programme in Wales with the Arts Council of Wales. We are involved in two projects: The ‘Ceredigion Project’, provides a participative arts programme in the performing and visual arts for young people at risk across Ceredigion, delivered by a partnership of arts organisations from across the county - Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch and Theatr Felin-fach, in conjunction with Ceredigion County Council.

If rooms are free, we are happy to allow free use of our workshop spaces for follow up work while still at the Arts Centre. Note: Schools must provide their own materials. Please contact 01970 622888, to check room availability. Mae gennym becyn i athrawon y gellir ei lawrlwytho ar sut i ddefnyddio'r Oriel a sut i fanteisio i'r eithaf ar ymweliad gan ysgol â'r arddangosfa. Mae'r pecyn ar gael ar ein gwefan ar: http://www.aberystwythartscentre. co.uk/documents/nodiadeterfynoll. pdf Os oes 'na ystafelloedd ar gael, 'rydym yn hapus i gynnig defnydd ohonynt yn rhad ac am ddim i gynnal gweithdy tra 'rydych dal yn y Ganolfan. Noder: Rhaid i ysgolion ddarparu eu deunyddiau eu hunain. Ffoniwch 01970 622888 i weld a oes ystafell ar gael. TEACHERS EVENING NOSON ATHRAwON Thurs 19th Jan 4.30pm A chance for teachers to be shown around all the facilities, view the current exhibitions and book sessions. Dydd Iau 19 Ionawr 4.30pm Cyfl e i athrawon weld holl gyfl eusterau’r Ganolfan, i ymweld â’r arddangosfeydd, ac i archebu sesiynau.

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‘Visual Roots Cymru’ supports volunteer placements for vulnerable and hard to reach young people in two visual arts venues, co-ordinated by engage Cymru, and delivered by Aberystwyth Arts Centre and Oriel Myrddin. For more information contact Cath Sherell (visual arts: 01970 622888; cxs@aber.ac.uk) or Gill Ogden (performing arts) 01970 621512, ggo@aber.ac.uk

We are pleased to be the home for Ceredigion Young Writers Squad and Ceredigion’s Activity Project Drama Group. Rydym yn falch i fod yn gartref i Sgwad Sgwennu Ceredigion a Phrosiect Gweithgareddau Grw ˆp Drama Ceredigion.

wORk wITH SCHOOLS AND THE COMMUNITY GwAITH GYDAG YSGOLION A’R GYMUNED A R T ISTS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS A R T ISTIAID MEwN YSGOLION C Y N RADD We come to you! Bilingual creative sessions in schools with professional artists. £3 per head. Contact Teresa Davies trd@aber.ac.uk This term we are offering dance sessions with Rachel West, creative music with Jez Danks and Samba Drumming with Zoe Cryer. Ni sy'n dod atoch chi! Sesiynau creadigol dwyiethog gydag artistiaid proffesiynol. £3 y pen. Cystylltwch â Teresa Davies trd@aber.ac.uk Tymor yma rydym yn cynnig sesiynau dawns gyda Rachel West, cerddoriaeth creadigol gyda Jez Danks a drwmio Samba gyda Zoe Cryer. A R T ISTS IN SECONDARY S C HOOLS A R T ISTIAID MEwN YSGOLION U w CHRADD The following workshops are designed to fi t in with your own teaching programme and set texts for English, PE, Drama or Drama Gymreig. Please contact us to arrange a date. Trefnwyd y gweithdai canlynol I gydfynd â’ch rhaglen ddysgu a’r testunau gosod ar gyfer Saesneg, Drama neu Ddrama Gymreig. Cysylltwch â ni i drefnu dyddiad. • EARTHFALL DANCE WORKSHOP Creative dance workshop with visiting dance company Earthfall – includes improvisation, contact and counterbalance work. Suitable for KS 3 +. Full or half day sessions. Please contact Teresa – 01970 628562 – to arrange a time.

• SET TEXT SHAKESPEARE, GCSE & A LEVEL SET TEXT WORKSHOPS TESTUN GOSOD SHAKESPEARE A day long workshop working on set text GCSE and A – Level texts designed to cater for individual school requirements. Led by Bold Productions Artistic Director Richard Hull. These workshops can be both practical and analytical so are an excellent addition to the studies of English or Theatre Studies students. Gweithdy am ddiwrnod llawn yn gweithio ar destunau gosod ar gyfer TGAU a Lefel A. Bydd y gweithdai yn ymateb i ofynion ysgolion unigol. Gyda Chyfarwyddwr Artistig Bold Productions Richard Hull. Gall y gweithdai hyn fod yn ymarferol neu’n ddadansoddol felly meant yn ychwanegiad rhagorol at waith myfyrwyr Saesneg neu Astudiaethau Theatr. • NATIONAL DANCE COMPANY WALES 6 - 11 Feb Workshops available for schools. Contact Teresa Davies trd@aber.ac.uk for more info.

DOwNLOADAbLE RESOURCES Downloadable workpacks are available from our website for At Swim Two Boys, (Earthfall Dance) and for a number of past productions: www.aber.ac.uk/artscentre Contact Teresa Davies trd@aber.ac.uk to book a schools workshop. OUTREACH COURSES FOR THE COMMUNITY Aberystwyth Business Club and Arts Centre Oral History Archive – Stories Wanted! The digital archive was set up in 2011 with Siopa – a series of stories and images from local people about shopping in Aberystwyth many years ago. A new project on the theme of ‘Gweithio’ – ‘Work’ – is now taking place. Anyone born before 1945 with stories to tell please contact Gill Ogden, 01970 621512, ggo@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. Contact us to arrange a visit. • YOUNG CRITICAL WRITERS’ SCHEME We are pleased to be working with sixth form students to help develop their critical writing skills and offer them the opportunity to view and review at the Arts Centre. We will be visiting schools in the autumn with a free review writing workshop and to recruit young reviewers for the scheme.

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to re-sell your tickets for you at no additional charge (although this cannot be guaranteed).

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.

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.

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 five 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

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.

Archebu tocynnau Gallwn gadw tocynnau a archebir yn eich enw am bedwar diwrnod. Ar ôl hynny, cânt eu rhyddhau i’w gwerthu. Os byddwch yn archebu tocynnau ar ddiwrnod y digwyddiad/ffilm, bydd yn rhaid i chi dalu’n llawn wrth archebu. Os byddwch wedi archebu tocynnau a heb dalu amdanynt erbyn diwrnod y digwyddiad/ffilm, cânt eu rhyddhau i’w gwerthu.

y tocynnau i gyd wedi’u gwerthu, fe wnawn ein gorau i ailwerthu eich tocynnau i chi heb gost ychwanegol (ond ni allwn addo gwneud hyn). Prisiau gostyngol Nodir y prisiau gostyngol mewn cromfachau trwy’r daflen hon. Mae’r pris hwn ar gael i bobl 60+ sydd wedi ymddeol yn llwyr, pobl ifanc o dan 16 oed, myfyrwyr amser llawn, pobl ddi-waith a phobl anabl.

Ad-dalu a Chyfnewid Os na allwch ddod iberfformiad neu ffilm yr ydych wedi archebu tocynnau ar eu cyfer, gallwch anfon eich tocynnau yn ôl hyd at bum niwrnod cyn y perfformiad ac fe anfonwn nodyn credyd llawn atoch. Neu gallwn newid eich tocynnau am berfformiad mwy cyfleus o’r un sioe neu ffilm. Os bydd

Hwyrddyfodiaid Er mwyn tarfu cyn lleied ag y bo modd ar gwsmeriaid eraill a pherfformwyr, gellir gofyn i bobl sy’n cyrraedd yn hwyr aros tan y bydd yn gyfleus cyn mynd i mewn i awditorium. Ni fydd pobl sy’n colli rhannau o berfformiadau am eu bod yn hwyr yn cael ad-daliad.

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. Regular bus services to campus leave from Aberystwyth. Plus the main bus routes North pass the main entrance to campus. For more details contact Arriva on 0871 2002233 or visit www.arriva.co.uk. Train services to Aberystwyth run approx every two hours. For more details call 08457 484950 or use the Railtrack website on www.railtrack.co.uk Lleolir Canolfan y Celfyddydau yng nghanol campws Prifysgol Aberystwyth. Rydych yn troi i mewn i’r campws oddi ar yr A487 ar y ffordd i’r gogledd o ganol tref Aberystwyth. Ceir arwyddion clir. Gellir parcio ger y Ganolfan am ddim o 5pm ymlaen gyda’r nos a thrwy’r amser ar benwythnosau. Codir tâl bychan yn ystod y dydd. Ceir gwasanaethau bws rheolaidd rhwng Aberystwyth a’r campws – ac mae’r prif wasanaethau bws tua’r Gogledd yn mynd heibio i brif fynedfa’r campws. Ceir rhagor o fanylion gan Arriva ar 0871 2002233 neu ewch i www.arriva.co.uk Ceir gwasanaethau trên I Aberystwyth bob rhyw ddwy awr. Os hoffech ragor o fanylion ffoniwch 08457 484950 neu ewch i wefan Railtrack ar www.railtrack.co.uk

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ACCESS FOR DISABLED VISITORS If you would like to check on any access issues before you visit the Arts Centre please call 01970 622882. 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 welcomed. Toilet facilities are accessible on all levels except the lower foyer. Hearing loops are installed in the Great Hall, Theatre and Cinema.

CYFLEUSTERAU AR GYFER YMWELW YR ANABL Os hoffech holi am y cyfleusterau cyn dod i Ganolfan y Celfyddydau, ffoniwch 01970 622882. Mae lle wedi’i gadw ger y brif fynedfa i yrwyr sy’n methu cerdded yn dda. Mae dau le yng nghefn y theatr hefyd, ar yr un gwastad â’r prif gyntedd. Gall pobl mewn cadeiriau olwyn fynd i holl awditoria a gweithdai’r Ganolfan. Mae’r prif gyntedd a’r swyddfa docynnau ar yr un gwastad â’r tu allan a gellir mynd mewn lifft i gyntedd y theatr ac ar lifft grisiau i lawr i’r lefel is. Mae croeso i gwn tywys a chwn cymorth. Gellir mynd mewn cadair olwyn i’r toiledau ar bob lefel ag eithrio’r cyntedd isaf. Ceir dolenni clywed yn y Neuadd Fawr, y Theatr a’r Sinema.

If you would like a copy of this brochure in large print, please call 01970 622889. Pe hoffech gopi o’r llyfryn hwn mewn print mawr, ffoniwch 01970 622889. Please note: No photography or video equipment is allowed in any performance. Sylwch: Ni chaniateir offer ffotograffeg na fideo mewn unrhyw berfformiad. All tickets and discounts subject to availability. All information in this brochure was correct at time of going to press.

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Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a Department of Aberystwyth University. Mae Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth yn adran o Brifysgol Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth Arts Centre is recognised as a Regional Performing Arts Centre by the Arts Council of Wales. Cydnabyddir Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru fel Canolfan Ranbarthol y Celfyddydau Perfformio. The Arts Centre also gratefully thanks the following for their fi nancial support: Ceredigion County Council and Aberystwyth Town Council. Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a member of the Mid Wales Circuit and Creu Cymru. Mae Canolfan y Celfyddydau'n ddiolchgar i'r canlynol am eu cymorth ariannol hefyd: Cyngor Sir Ceredigion a Chyngor Tref Aberystwyth. Mae Canolfan y Celfyddydau yn aelod o Gylch Canolbarth Cymru a Chreu Cymru.


Aberystwyth Arts Centre Spring 2012 brochure