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Ebrill - Mehefin April - June 2017

Swansea University Singleton Campus

plus live events at

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Croeso i’n tymor newydd!

Welcome to our new season!

Croeso i dymor helaeth arall o ddigwyddiadau yn Y Neuadd Fawr, Campws y Bae a Chanolfan Gelfyddydau Taliesin, Campws Singleton. Rydym yn sicr bod digon i chi ei fwynhau o fewn y rhaglen sy’n cynnwys drama, cerddoriaeth, ffilm, celfyddydau gweledol, a digwyddiadau llenyddol.

Welcome to another bumper season of events at The Great Hall, Bay Campus, and Taliesin Arts Centre, Singleton Campus. We are sure there is plenty for you to enjoy within the programme of drama, music, dance, film, visual arts, and literary events. We are pleased to announce that our website now has a new look! We hope you like it. In particular you will notice information about the Cultural Programme at The Great Hall on a new page. Take a look in the menu bar on the home page to locate events and other information for your visit.

Rydym yn falch o gyhoeddi fod gan ein gwefan wedd newydd! Rydym yn gobeithio eich bod yn ei hoffi. Yn benodol, fe sylwch ar wybodaeth am y Rhaglen Ddiwylliannol yn y Neuadd Fawr ar dudalen newydd. Edrychwch ar y ddewislen ar y dudalen hafan i ganfod digwyddiadau a gwybodaeth arall ar gyfer eich ymweliad.

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music & talks

Sat 1 Apr Nidum Ensemble

Mae Canolfan y Celfyddydau Taliesin yn perthyn i Brifysgol Abertawe ac yn cael ei rheoli ganddi. Cydnabyddir gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru fel Canolfan Ranbarthol y Celfyddydau Perfformio. Taliesin Arts Centre is owned and managed by Swansea University. Recognised as a Regional Performing Arts Centre by the Arts Council of Wales.


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live performance

THUR 1 JUNE Evie Ladin & Keith Terry (USA)

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broadcast events THUR 6 APRIL NT Live Twelfth Night

The new season opens Saturday 11 March.

Some live performances and live screenings are on sale now.

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cinema

MON 10 APRIL Jackie (15)

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exhibitions

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Friday 7 April 7.30pm

Lakmé - Swansea City Opera by Leo Delibes Director - Brendan Wheatley Musical Director - John Beswick This jewel of an opera is best known for the famous ‘Flower Duet’, which has become one of the most familiar numbers any composer, in any genre has ever written, even used by our national airline on TV ads as the peaceful accompaniment to a jetliner floating through wispy clouds! As so often with operas that become famous for a particular tune however, Lakmé contains many other hidden musical gems including the stratospheric and challenging ‘Bell Song’. Like other French operas of the period, it captures the ambience of the Orient seen through Western eyes and, topically for today, tells of religious tensions and conflict leading to personal sacrifice, heartbreak and death. The setting is India during the Raj of the 1880's, sung in English and accompanied by a live chamber orchestra.

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There will be a preperformance talk about the opera and its production given by Artistic Director Brendan Wheatley at 6.15pm

£ 20 Concessions £18


Thursday 13 April 7.30pm George Dillon presents

“Mesmerising one-man show of sheer brilliance!” THE ARGUS

The Gospel of Matthew A stunning virtuoso delivery of the greatest story ever told! Acclaimed by critics and audiences throughout the UK, awardwinning actor George Dillon presents an unforgettable vision of Jesus in a highly intense, very human and occasionally humorous solo staging of the first Gospel, with an original musical score and video background. Short-listed for The Stage’s ‘Best Actor’ Award in Edinburgh, Dillon’s epic, impassioned performance portrays Jesus not as a meek and mild lamb to the slaughter but as a contemporary raging fighter for God. Inspired by an encounter with Bob Geldof at Euston Station and created in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Dillon’s powerful delivery of his own translation is wholly authentic to the original scripture, and his performance of it has won praise from all sides of the faith divide. Since it premiered at the Brighton Festival in 2002, The Gospel of Matthew has been seen over 100 times in the UK, including three runs in Edinburgh and appearances at the Greenbelt, Soul in the City and Pentecost festivals as well as performances in Canada, Poland and Bermuda.

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“The radical message of loving one’s enemies has never sounded so revolutionary, straightforward, obvious and utterly sensible.” THE SCOTSMAN

£ 12 Concessions £10

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Wednesday 19 April 4.30pm

The Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over 30 years with the art, magic, science and fun of bubbles. An Edinburgh Fringe favourite, he has sold out there for the last ten years. Louis explores the breath taking dynamics of bubbles, combining comedy and artistry with audience participation and enough spellbinding bubble tricks to keep everyone mesmerized. From square bubbles, fog and helium bubbles, giant bubbles, volcanoes, tornados and trampolines to people inside bubbles, the Amazing Bubble Man conjures shrieks of laughter and gasps of amazement from all ages. (New this year, live music by Jet Black Pearl).

“The range and beauty of the effects really has to be seen to be believed and anyone who doubts that bubbles can fill almost an hour of stage time will be very pleasantly surprised. Pearl delivers a breath-taking show for those of us who love them.” FEST MAGAZINE

£ 10 Family £35

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STOP PRESS...STOP PRESS...change of date Thursday 4 May 6pm & 8pm Light Ladd & Emberton presents

“This show defied anyone from not being captivated, totally engrossed and at times shocked with its veracity” WALES THEATRE AWARDS 2015

Caitlin Directed by Deborah Light Devised with and performed by Eddie Ladd and Gwyn Emberton

Best Dance Production, Wales Theatre Awards 2015.

Caitlin was the wife of poet Dylan Thomas. At the start of the 70’s, 20 years after he died, she started going to Alcoholics Anonymous. In a circle of chairs, set out for an AA meeting Caitlin makes a determined effort to deal with her tempestuous past. The audience sits in the circle with Caitlin as she re- visits her life with Dylan. It is a relationship fuelled by love, addiction, jealousy and infidelity. As Caitlin and Dylan drink, fight, love and leave each other the unoccupied chairs become part of the action in this physical and powerful duet.

Images by Warren Orchard

£ 12 Concessions £10

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Friday 28 April 7.30pm Saturday 29 April 3pm & 7.30pm An Everyman Theatre Production

Romans in Britain

£ 12 Students £5

By Howard Brenton

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54 BC. A young British priest is about to experience the power and depravity of the invading Roman army. AD 515 and two sisters struggle to cope in the post-apocalyptic world that is the fall of the Roman Empire and the Saxon conquest of England. And in 1980 AD a rogue SAS officer in Ireland begins his mission to assassinate a local IRA cell leader – only to be confronted with visions of the past and the hunger for peace. Howard Brenton’s poetic masterpiece, The Romans in Britain, which deals with what happens when countries invade other countries, is as controversial and tragically relevant as when it was first performed in 1980 at the National Theatre in London. Depictions of violence, strong language and scenes of a sexual nature. Only suitable for those aged 16 and over.

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Friday 5 & Saturday 6 May 7.30pm Cyd-Gynhyrchiad Mappa Mundi Theatr Mwldan Co-Production

The Trials of Oscar Wilde

£ 14 Concessions £12

Gan / By Merlin Holland a/and John O’ Connor

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Thursday 14 February 1895 was the triumphant opening night of The Importance of Being Earnest and the zenith of Oscar Wilde’s career. Less than 100 days later he found himself a common prisoner and bankrupt, sentenced by the Crown to two years hard labour for homosexuality. But what happened during the trials and what did Wilde say? Was he harshly treated or the author of his own downfall? Using the actual words spoken in court, we can feel what it was like to be in the company of a flawed genius - as this less than ideal husband was tragically reduced to a man of no importance. Mappa Mundi give audiences a chance to see the real Oscar for the first time, fighting for his art as well as his life as we get a real sense of Oscar’s intellect at full stretch - his complexity, wit and deep humanity. Co-written by John O’Connor and Merlin Holland; the grandson of Oscar Wilde.

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Thursday 11 May 7.30pm 2Faced Dance present

Run Fight or flight? There is always a choice.

“Exciting, hypnotic and strangely beautiful” THE GUARDIAN

Age recommendation 11+ £ 14 Concessions £12 Schools £7

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A gritty and explosive triple bill from the award winning and physically adventurous 2Faced Dance Company. Featuring three exhilarating commissions by world class choreographers Tamsin Fitzgerald, Lenka Vagnerová and newcomer Rebecca Evans, RUN explores the darker side of humanity, through an explosion of movement, theatre and design. Founded in 1999, 2Faced Dance is one of the nation’s leading, award-winning, male urban contemporary dance companies. This latest, politically charged work, performed by five incredible dancers, has been leaving audiences astounded across the UK. From Above by 2Faced Dance’s Artistic Director Tamsin Fitzgerald is a spectacular work looking at our ability (or inability) to stand up for our own beliefs. Rebecca Evans’ The Other is an elegant and chilling homage to old horror films; a duet where light and dance masterfully interplay. Lenka Vagnerova’s stunning Fallen looks at the mythology surrounding fallen angels and the idea that, cast out from the heavens, they move around us.

“[...]packed with driving physicality” DANCING TIMES

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Thursday 18 May 7.30pm

Calan Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes and step dancing explode into life when CALAN, the energetic young folk band from Wales, take to the stage. They breathe fire into the old traditions with their infectious rhythms and high voltage routines before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs as they explore the legends of Wales’ very own fairy realm with tales of magic, myth and mischief. They have introduced a new generation of music fans to Welsh traditional music – and continue to do so as they tour across Wales, throughout the UK, Europe, North America and beyond. Great fun, a huge sense of humour, and step-dancing from a champion dancer makes for an outstanding show.

“[...]a diverse ride between giddy Welsh reeling, healthy acoustic folk-pop with upfront attitude and brashness of youth.” FROOTS “[...]there’s nowt as dear as folk – especially when played with the grace, daring and sheer joy this multi- instrumental five-piece bring to a winning selection of reels, jigs and hornpipes” THE MIRROR “Folk just got a kick up of the Noughties[...]stunning use of instrumentation, gorgeously crafted songs, sprightly foot-tappers, verve and raw excitement” BELFAST TELEGRAPH

www.calan-band.com £ 14 Concessions £12.50

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Friday 19 May 7.30pm

Liz Aggiss Slap and Tickle Maverick, anarchic, indomitable and fearless: all words that have been used to describe performance artist Liz Aggiss. Born in an era when children were seen and not heard, Liz never had a clue what she wanted to do. She just knew she wanted to be seen and heard. Slap and Tickle is a dark and ribald physical commentary on cultural mores and sexual taboos: a disorientating display of interpretations and contradictions about women, girls, mothers, bitches and senior citizens. Beating a path through the personal and historical, Aggiss creates a feminist soup that lurches from spoken word to expressionist movement, from music hall to radio nostalgia, from costume change to prop manipulation.

“A very funny solo piece[...]no need for Aggiss to bemoan the lack of opportunities facing older women in the theatre, because she puts herself centre stage” THE GUARDIAN

“[...]drenched in raucous, uninhibited humour, all of which nonetheless unmasks a very real world of gendered prejudices”. RÓISÍN O’BRIEN SEEINGDANCE.COM

“[...]sidesplittingly funny, entertainingly choreographed and spectacularly devoid of ordinariness or political correctness”. NIKI MCWILLIAMS THEATRE BUBBLE

“Slap & Tickle is a vaudevillian journey through the Ages of Woman. It’s crammed with musical hall leitmotifs; Aggiss punctuates her subversive nursery rhymes and joyously grotesque phrases with shouts of, “Come on everybody! Let’s have a party![...]There’s a giddy, sinister air to the whole show” KA BRADLEY EXEUNT MAGAZINE

Duration: 60 minutes Age 15+ This performance contains strobe, strong language and balloons. Supported by Arts Council of England, South East Dance, Dance4 and University of Bath

£ 12 Concessions £10

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Thursday 1 June 7.30pm

Evie Ladin & Keith Terry (USA) Dynamic American roots music and dance

FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

£ 12 Concessions £10

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Based in Oakland, California, multi-talented singer, songwriter, clawhammer banjo player and step-dancer Evie Ladin grew up surrounded by traditional Appalachian music and dance, but also brings an urban edge and contemporary vision with her original songwriting and her work in percussive dance. A sensational live performer, Evie was formerly the driving force behind San Francisco stringband The Stairwell Sisters and since 2010 has released three albums under her own name. Keith Terry takes care of percussive duties on double bass, cajon and more, and joins Evie in dance elements of the duo’s shows. Founder of the International Body Music festival and a skilled proponent of the art, Keith has performed at prestigious venues across the world. He and Evie met on the dance floor, and they live a double life between the folk/Americana circuit and the body music scene they helped create – both elements are beautifully integrated into their live show.

“Evie Ladin is a natural entertainer with a gift for infusing folk practices with contemporary verve.” SAN

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Friday 2 June 4.30pm MEI Theatrical and Polka Dot Theatre presents

Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Party See the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies duo and friends live on stage The enchanting world of Sarah and Duck is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning CBeebies show. Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden. Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure.

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 £10 Family £35


Dydd Iau 15 Mehefin 7.30pm / Thursday 15 June 7.30pm

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Music Theatre Wales, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru Gan / by Guto Puw Libreto gan / Libretto by Gwyneth Glyn Yn seiliedig ar y ddrama gan / Based on the play by Gwenlyn Parry. Premier Byd / World Premiere “Tyrd. Mi awn ni i fyny, chdi a fi, law yn llaw hefo’n gilydd, heb ofn, heb ddifaru.” O ieuenctid i henaint, o gariad i anobaith, o chwant i ddadrithiad, dyma opera ddwys a threiddgar, gan gwmni opera newydd mwyaf blaenllaw y DU a’r cwmni theatr cenedlaethol iaith Gymraeg. Yn seiliedig ar waith un o ddramodwyr pwysicaf Cymru, mae Y Tŵr yn astudiaeth craff ar berthynas rhwng dau wrth iddynt ymrafael a chyfnodau allweddol eu byw a’u bod. Personol a byd-eang. Neilltuol a thragwyddol.

We’ll go up, you and me, Together, hand in hand, No fear, no regrets. Y Tŵr explores the journey of two people bound together through life’s struggle, youth to old-age, love to despair, from desire to disillusionment. An intense and searching opera from the UK’s leading new opera company and the Welsh-language national theatre company, based on the work of one of Wales’ most important playwrights. Personal and universal. Particular and timeless.

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Cennir yn Gymraeg gydag uwch-deitlau Saesneg. Sung in Welsh with English surtitles. Cynhyrchiad Music Theatre Wales a Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru wedi ei gyflwyno’n wreiddiol gan Theatr y Sherman a Gŵyl Bro Morgannwg 2017. A Music Theatre Wales & Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru production originally presented by Sherman Theatre and the Vale of Glamorgan Festival 2017. £ 14 Concessions £12 Schools £8

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Friday 16 June 7.30pm Blow the Fuse Records presents

Alison Rayner Quintet A Magic Life Alison Rayner bass Buster Birch drums, percussion Deirdre Cartwright guitar Diane McLoughlin saxophones Steve Lodder piano

★★★★JAZZWISE

“If the first rule of life is to do what makes you happy, this album tumbles and flows with such a spirit, performed by a quintet whose musicality and heart enables it; a celebration of life itself” LONDONJAZZNEWS

£ 12 Concessions £10

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Since its release in November 2016, the new ARQ album ‘A Magic Life’ has had extensive airplay (BBC Radio 2 & 3, BBC Radio London, JazzFM, Radio Kerry, jazzlondonradio, purejazz.com in NYC, Italian Iuslaw web radio) and 4 & 5* reviews in jazz and national press. Alison Rayner was inspired to call the album A Magic Life following two incidents. The loss of a close friend, who wrote in her own epitaph about how magic her life had been; then a chance encounter with a young boy, who asked her; "Is music stronger than magic?". For Alison, music is a merging of magic and logic. This inspired her recent album, and this live tour, in which emerges the connections between memory, mortality, magic – and music.

“A gorgeous album synthesising mood, melody and the interplay between musicians totally at home with each other.”

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Saturday 24 June 7.30pm All-Electric Productions presents

£ 18 Concessions £16

Shake That Thing! The Great British Swing-Dance Show Starring the UK’s premier dance company The Swing Time Jivers, Tony Jacobs' Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra The Little Tuxes Dixieland Band and from the Glenn Miller UK Orchestra special guest singer Catherine Sykes. This brand-new, and unequalled combination creates the most musical, exciting and entertaining song-and-dance show in the UK. Shake that Thing is a dazzling celebration of dance, music and song from the Roaring ‘20s and Fabulous ’30s including the Charleston, the Lindy-Hop, the Black Bottom and much more. The orchestra and dancers pay tribute to the incomparable Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in numbers such as the timeless ‘Cheek To Cheek’ and ‘Pick Yourself Up’.

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Friday 30 June 7.30pm

The Phoenix Choir of Wales The Annual 2017 The Phoenix Choir of Wales return to Taliesin to celebrate a milestone in their history - their tenth birthday! Fresh from performing at the Cornwall International Male Voice Festival, the "Male Voice Choir with a Difference" will continue to break the mould and will be singing a wide and entertaining variety of genres from pop to songs from the musicals. The choir will perform in a number of languages, while also presenting a number of specially commissioned pieces never heard before - as well as some traditional Welsh, of course! This year the Phoenix has the pleasure of being joined by Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter Amy Wadge. While Amy may be most famous for co-writing Ed Sheeran's number one hit "Thinking Out Loud", she is also a talented guitarist and singer and will be performing a number of songs from her extensive repertoire.

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Community Events Saturday 1 April 7.30pm

Swansea University Dance Society Swansea University Dance Society present its anticipated end of year showcase with a performance raising money for Action for Children. One of the university’s largest and most popular societies, with over 400 members, will showcase its talent for two nights only, in front of family, friends, and members of the public. With 19 styles of dance, the evening promises to be a spectacular showstopper to remember! £ 8 Concessions £6

Sunday 9 April 7.30pm The Rising Stars Theatre Company presents

We are not Amused! Queen Victoria finds herself grief stricken after losing her beloved Albert and nothing can amuse her. The people of the palace only talk of money and wealth and this saddens her further. She notices that the real people of the streets are happy despite having very little. She decided to find out their secret. To each person that makes her smile she gives a jewel from her crown. The people do not know that it is her but are overwhelmed by the generosity from a stranger. Along the way she finds friendship and true happiness. Once again, The Rising Stars Theatre Company put an amusing twist on history. Victorian dress optional. £6 follow us

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Community Events Friday 21 April 7.30pm

£ 8.75 Concessions £6.75 Saturday 22 April 7pm Dunvant Male Voice Choir presents

The Welsh Musical Young Theatre Singer 2017

Following the preliminary Competition at Gower School, the four finalists will perform at Taliesin in an evening which also includes performance by the Dunvant Male Voice Choir. The winner will be chosen, and announced, by their highly experience adjudication panel. Many previous winners and contestants, including David Thaxton, Connie Fisher and Catherine Mort, have gone on to take leading roles on the West End Stage. Now in its fifteenth year, the competition is firmly fixed in the Welsh Musical firmament. £ 12 Full time students £6 18

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County Youth Dance Company perform three new contemporary dance works in their annual visit to the Taliesin. With support from sister company West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company, Taliesin and Bishop Gore School CYDC bring together dancers from a number of comprehensive schools and colleges across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. Dancers aged between 13-21 – who have shown a flair for contemporary dance – will perform works created with local choreographers Luke Ganz and Rebecca Edwards. Also included will be work from CYDC Graduates who re-join the company especially for the evening.

Phil Rees

County Youth Dance Company


Tuesday 23 May 7pm

Swansea College of Art Showcase UWTSD presents an evening of short films that celebrates the filmmakers graduating this year from Swansea College Of Art. This compelling selection of films includes terrifying horrors, heartfelt dramas, thoughtprovoking documentaries, laugh-out-loud comedies and more. This showcase is the culmination of three years of study, with months of hard work behind the making of each and every film, and the quality of the films on show is a testament to the diverse talents emerging from the BA Digital Film & Television Production degree in 2017. £3

Thursday 25 May 7.30pm

Lift Dance Company LIFT, the official dance company of NPTC Group of Colleges will return to Taliesin this year with the company’s latest triple bill. The company promises to showcase the best of the college’s youth dance talents, performing work by choreographers; Craig Coombs, Elise Addiscott and Stacey Panico. £ 7 Concessions £5

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Community Events Wednesday 31 May 6pm

Rough Diamonds This year's superb crop of Swansea University Creative Writing MA student performance pieces take to the Taliesin stage. This is a huge event for the students, bringing professional actors to perform extracts from the work of these talented emerging writers. We can promise some big laughs, some powerful political insights and some wonderful dramatic moments. Several past Rough Diamonds debutantes have gone on to have their plays performed professionally in full. See if you can guess which of this year's plays will make it in the wider world. £5

Thursday 22 and Friday 23 June 7.00pm Schools matinees for participating schools at 1.00pm on both days

Primary Dance Project

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Hywel Harris

Taliesin’s Primary Dance project which puts a professional choreographer into five primary schools for a whole term returns with over 200 children and young people working together with their teachers to create an amazing evening of contemporary dance. The show never ceases to amaze with its commitment, talent and sheer excitement. This year Taliesin is delighted that National Dance Company Wales is making an input to the project and the schools will have a chance to meet and work with their dancers and build their own dances around the themes and motifs of one of NDCW’s popular works of the last year – FOLK.

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Forthcoming Events Saturday 8 July & Sunday 9 July 11am – 5pm

Dance Days Join us for yet another FREE fun packed weekend as Dance Days takes to the streets with a wider variety of performance than ever before! Taliesin hosts Swansea’s International Dance Festival, joining a global network of CITIES THAT DANCE. PHOTO: Rob Melen

For more details of the weekend line up visit taliesinartscentre.co.uk/ dancedays

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Broadcast events This spring we have a broad programme of Live Stream performances from theatres around the country. Tickets are now on sale for most of these shows. Please visit the website or enquire at the Box Office for information. LIVE SCREENING TICKET PRICES £13, Concessions £11 *Certificates subject to change on all streamed events. Live screening running times are approximate.

Sunday 2 April 7pm Royal Opera House Encore

Madama Butterfly (12A) Opera in three acts Music: Giacomo Puccini Sung in Italian with English subtitles Madama Butterfly is one of the most popular of all operas, with ravishing music and a heartbreaking story of a loving geisha deserted by a callous American husband. Much loved soprano Ermonela Jaho sings the title role for the first time at Covent Garden. The exotic imagery of the Nagasaki setting is drawn from 19th-century Western artists' romanticized views of Japan. Puccini's music brings alive the birdsong of the morning, the ritual of a wedding and the seduction by naval officer B.F. Pinkerton (sung by exciting young tenor Marcelo Puente) of his young, innocent bride. Well known moments include the impassioned aria ‘Un bel di’ (One fine day) as the abandoned Cio-Cio-San clings vainly to her dreams.

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Running time: 2hrs 45mins £ 13 Concessions £11


Thursday 6 April 7pm National Theatre Live

Twelfth Night Tamsin Greig is Malvolia in a new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identity. A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother Sebastian is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love. The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia's upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

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Running time: 3hrs 30mins £ 13 Concessions £11

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Wednesday 26 April 2017 7pm RSC Live

Julius Caesar Angus Jackson directs Shakespeare’s epic political tragedy, as the race to claim the empire spirals out of control. Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. The Rome season in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre opens with the politics of spin and betrayal turning to violence. Following his sell-out productions of Tom Morton-Smith’s Oppenheimer (2014) and James Fenton’s adaptation of Don Quixote (2016), Season Director Angus Jackson steers the thrilling action.

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£ 13 Concessions £11


STOP PRESS...STOP PRESS... change of date Friday 12 May 7pm National Theatre Delayed Live

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Daniel Radcliffe, Joshua McGuire and David Haig star in Tom Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situation comedy, broadcast live from The Old Vic theatre in London. David Leveaux’s new production marks the 50th anniversary of the play that made a young Tom Stoppard’s name overnight. Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

Running time: approx. 3hrs 20 mins £ 13 Concessions £11

Wednesday 24 May 7pm RSC Live

Antony & Cleopatra Following his critically acclaimed productions of Othello (2015) and Much Ado About Nothing (2012). Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. Following Caesar’s assassination, Mark Antony has reached the heights of power. Now he has neglected his empire for a life of decadent seduction with his mistress, Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt. Torn between love and duty, Antony’s military brilliance deserts him, and his passion leads the lovers to their tragic end.

£ 13 Concessions £11

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Saturday 10 June 2.30pm National Theatre Live

Peter Pan Captured live at the National Theatre, a recorded performance of JM Barrie’s much-loved tale. All children, except one, grow up. When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. In return, she is invited to Neverland, where Tinker Bell the fairy, Tiger Lily and the vengeful Captain Hook await. A riot of magic, music and make-believe ensues. A delight for children and adults alike, Sally Cookson (NT Live: Jane Eyre) directs this wondrously inventive production, a co-production with Bristol Old Vic theatre.

★★★★★

“Spellbindingly imaginative. A dazzling production.” RADIO TIMES

Running time: approx. 2hrs 50mins £ 13 Concessions £11

Wednesday 28 June 7.15pm Royal Opera House

Otello Opera in four acts Music: Giuseppe Verdi Sung in Italian with English subtitles World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare's great tragedy of jealousy, deception and murder. Soprano Maria Agresta will be his Desdemona and baritone Ludovic Tézier his nemesis Iago in a new production by Olivier Award-winning director Keith Warner. A major work of opera repertory, Verdi’s Otello draws on the full forces of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera Chorus and this stellar line-up of principal singers. Exquisite duets, emotionally potent solos and thrilling choruses, include Otello and Desdemona’s rapurous duet and the poignant Willow Song. Royal Opera Music Director Antonio Pappano conducts this Italian masterpiece. 26 book by phone 01792 60 20 60

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Swansea University’s newest venue, The Great Hall offers a range of cultural events, complementing the vibrant programme presented by Taliesin Arts Centre. Visit our website for further information about all our arts events www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk

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Saturday 1 April 7.30pm

Nidum Ensemble After their marvellous performance at the Swansea International Festival, the Nidum Ensemble return to the Great Hall with two sublime works for string octet. Mendelssohn’s Octet, written when he was only sixteen years old, has been described as one of the miracles of nineteenth-century music, and remains a much-loved favourite with players and audiences. By contrast, Max Bruch’s Octet was written at the very end of the composer’s life, and not published until after his death in 1920.

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Formed of young professional musicians from across the globe, The Nidum Ensemble is a dynamic, diverse and innovative group passionate about bringing chamber music to audiences across the UK. The group is made up of chamber musicians from orchestras including The London Symphony, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. £15 / £12 concessions  £5 SU student unreserved seating

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Friday 21 April 7pm

National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales Pete Harrison (conductor) George Fradley (piano) The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales, made up of the cream of Wales’s musical youth, present a sparkling selection of modern classics. Centred around Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin’s iconic showpiece for piano which will be performed in its original version for the Paul Whiteman Band, the programme includes works by Hesketh and McNeff plus Judith Bingham’s Three American Icons, a gripping, sometimes disturbing evocation of 50s and 60s culture, of Big Bands, cult TV and Cinema, set against the background of the Kennedy assassination.

The NYWOW has developed an enviable reputation for the performance of new music, premiering a large number of works by leading Welsh composers. It will give the first performance of On This Precious Earth by T yˆ Cerdd’s Composer in Residence, Rhian Samuel which in turn explores the fragility of our planet, revels in the beauty of the Earth and ends in a spirit of hope, generosity and kindness. £10 / £7.50 concessions  £5 Students & under 18 £25 Family

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Wednesday 10 May 7pm

International Dylan Thomas Prize The International Dylan Thomas Prize in partnership with Swansea University – 2017 Award Ceremony and Reception. You are invited to share the moment with the International Dylan Thomas Prize shortlisted authors, and the announcement of the winner of the prestigious 2017 International Dylan Thomas Prize for published writers aged 39 or under.

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Friday 12 May 7.30pm Centenary Lecture Series Curated and introduced by Professor in Creativity, Owen Sheers

Bryan Doerries The Theatre of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today. Bryan Doerries produces performances of Greek tragedies for soldiers returned from conflict, addicts, prison communities, victims of natural disasters, and other vulnerable people. His dramatisations have explored how the story of Sophocles’ Ajax can help today’s soldiers and their loved ones grapple with trauma; why people in the penal system are liberated by Prometheus Bound; and how Heracles has changed the way that some doctors manage end-of-life care. In drawing on such extraordinarily intimate experiences, and in telling his own story of loss and learning, Doerries illustrates the redemptive potential of one of the oldest human art-forms, and the power

of re-enacting. Doerries’ talk will argue that suffering and healing are part of an eternally replicable process, and that the great tragedies of ancient Greece can still light a clear path forward through contemporary society’s most tangled issues. Followed by Q and A and book signing. Books available to purchase on the night from independent bookseller ‘Cover to Cover’. In association with the Storytelling for Health International Conference June 2017. £12 / £5 Students/Schools  unreserved seating Sponsored by

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Saturday 13 May 7.30pm

Ensemble Cymru Sally Beamish Between Earth and Sea Hilary Tann From the Song of Amergin Arnold Bax – Elegiac Trio Mozart – Flute Quartet No. 1 in D Jonathan Rimmer Flute Elenid Owen Violin Lucy Nolan Viola Heather Bills Cello Anne Denholm Harp (Gaynor CemlynJones, International Chair for the Harp) Chamber music champions, Ensemble Cymru, bring their popular Concert Series to The Great Hall, Swansea for the very first time. Showcasing the finest chamber music from Wales and across the world, this concert from Ensemble Cymru is not to be missed! Royal harpist Anne Denholm, principal flautist Jonathan Rimmer and violist Lucy Nolan, take us through evocations of

the natural world with Sally Beamish’s Between Earth and Sea, and From the Song of Amergin by Welsh composer Hilary Tann. This Debussy-style trio will also capture the reflective and poignant lyricism of Arnold Bax’s Elegiac Trio. Violinist Elenid Owen and Heather Bills on the cello will join us for a performance of Mozart’s Flute Quartet No. 1 in D major. What our audience members say… “Ensemble Cymru are a cultural gem” “Wonderful to have such an exciting musical experience so close to home” “A ravishing concert! Stunning music[…] loved it!”

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Saturday 17 June 7pm

Morriston Orpheus Choir Morriston Orpheus Choir is the great exponent of the Welsh male voice choral tradition. This large choir has performed in many great venues including the Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall and routinely draws plaudits wherever it appears. Its most recent triumph was the Centenary of the Battle of The Somme where the 10,000 people gathered at the Thiepval Memorial and the millions more watching on television were brought to tears by the choirs outstanding rendition of Abide with Me.

Morriston Orpheus Choir maintains a massive repertoire of traditional and modern pieces in English, Welsh and other languages and is constantly developing new and impressive pieces. The great Welsh hymn tunes stir the soul and stoke the hiraeth. The popular songs lighten the spirit and bring a smile to the face. Whatever the genre the pieces are performed with feeling and delivered perfectly. The high standards of the Morriston Orpheus Choir are assisted by the excellent musical staff who are all professional musicians and renowned in the Welsh musical scene. £18

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CINEMA TICKET PRICES £7.25, concessions £6.00 Booking for the new season opens on Saturday 11 March. Please inform the box office at time of booking if you would like to use the audio description or audio enhancement facilities. Certificates displayed where available. For details of classification decisions, and further information on film content, please visit www.bbfc.co.uk. Visit our website for updates on certificates & running times.­Please ensure you allow ample time for parking. A map for evening and weekend parking can be found on page 52.

Monday 3 April 6pm

The Colours of the Mountain (cert tbc) Dir: Carlos César Arbeláez Colombia/Panama 2010 1hr 30mins Hernán Mauricio, Ocampo, Hernán Méndez, Nolberto Sanchez with subtitles A charming, gentle tale about a group of village boys caught in the crossfire of civil war. In the lush green Colombian mountains, Manuel, Julian and Poca Luz enjoy a simple life where a football is a treasured gift. With both paramilitaries and guerrillas a regular presence Manuel’s parents argue about leaving but for the inseparable boys the biggest disaster is that their precious football lies stranded in a minefield. Thanks to vivid performances and a well-observed script, this is a poignant portrait of life in the shadow of conflict. “Quietly assured[...]” NEW YORK TIMES Winner Best New Director Award San Sebastian International Film Festival 2010 Winner Audience Award Fribourg International Film Festival 2011 Voices of Resistance Season

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Monday 3 April 8pm

Shadow World (cert tbc) Dir: Johan Grimonprez USA 2016 1hr 30mins Andrew Feinstein, David Leigh, Helen Garlick A smart, hard-hitting look at the global arms trade, the vast sums of money that are made and the corruption that creates. Fascinating interviews reveal the shocking realities of Britain’s central role in this dirty trade that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. Based on Andrew Feinstein’s globally acclaimed book, The film deftly weaves the multiple strands of the horrors of this global story in the hope of creating a better future. “[...]superb, gut-punching exploration of the global arms trade is the sort of catalyst to energize politically-minded viewers.” VARIETY Winner of the Best Documentary Award Edinburgh International Film Festival Voices of Resistance Season

A panel discussion will follow the film (details on the Taliesin website)

Tuesday 4 April 4.30pm

The Future Perfect (PG) Dir: Nele Wohlatz Argentina 2016 1hr 5mins Xiaobin Zhang, Saroj Kumar Malik, Mian Jiang with subtitles Playful, touching and smart, this tale of a young Chinese migrant finding her feet in Buenos Aires covers a lot of ground in its brief running time. Finding a job and learning Spanish are Xiaobin’s first priorities. Both bring with them the dilemmas of human relationships. This delightfully original comedy of manners builds a fascinating exploration of the stories we live by, the limits of language, and why we believe what we do when watching a film. “[...]a delight to find a film that’s so insightful about issues of identity, exile, language and self — and at the same time, so elegantly funny.” JONATHAN ROMNEY Winner Locarno International Film Festival Best First Feature Award 2016 follow us

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Tuesday 4 April 6pm

Neruda (15) Dir: Pablo Larraín Chile/Argentina/France/Spain 2016 1hr 48mins Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal, Mercedes Morán With subtitles It is the late 1940s. The vain, self-publicist and Nobel prize winning poet, Pablo Neruda, is on the run from a Chilean government crackdown. Peluchonneau, the dogged detective on his tail and Neruda become two poles of an intertwined narrative; both determined to create their own myths, one as the smart top detective, the other as a great romantic poet and hero of the people. “[...]a dizzying cinematic adventure filmed with playful virtuosity.” LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Voices of Resistance Season

Tuesday 4 April 8pm

Ambulance

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Dir: Mohamed Jabaly Palestine/Norway 2016 1hr 20mins with subtitles As the last war in Gaza begins, Mohamed Jabaly picks up his camera and joins an ambulance crew. Watching the horror unfold as the dedicated crew speeds to the aftermath of each attack gives him a unique perspective on the heroism and both the suffering and constant resilience of ordinary Palestinians. “[...]creates a wider, more thoughtful portrait of a city under siege and becomes a fascinating testimonial to personal and collective resilience.” SCREEN INTERNATIONAL Voices of Resistance Season

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Wednesday 5 April 6pm

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (12A) Dir: Juho Kuosmanen Finland/Germany/Sweden 2016 1hr 32mins Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff with subtitles Although he has the expectations of the Finnish nation on his shoulders, Olli Maki’s preparations for his shot at the boxing world title seem surprisingly amateurish. When Olli falls in love, it becomes increasingly clear that boxing is no longer his priority. Warm and gently funny with a charming central portrayal of a modest underdog conjures a mood of bittersweet melancholy. “[...]a small marvel of impeccable craftsmanship.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Winner Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival 2016

Wednesday 5 April 8pm

Tomorrow Demain (cert tbc) Dirs: Melanie Laurent, Cyril Dion Rob Hopkins, Jeremy Rifkin, Vandana Shiva France, 2015 1hr 58mins with subtitles An inspiring and timely movie about the work of pioneers who are reinventing agriculture, energy, the economy, democracy and education. From the Bristol Pound and Detroit’s urban farms to Copenhagen, where 70% of the energy consumed comes from non-fossil fuels, this reveals the positive, solutions that already work. A feel-good, feel-active eco-documentary. “[...]required viewing for anyone wondering what they could do to pitch in and save the planet.” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER Winner of the Best Documentary Caesar (French BAFTA) 2016 Voices of Resistance Season follow us

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Monday 10 April 7.30pm

Jackie (15) Dir: Pablo Larraín Chile/France USA 2017 1hr 40mins Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady. Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith and console her children. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, we see a portrait of the First Lady as she fights to establish her husband’s legacy and the world of ‘Camelot’ that she created and loved so well. “Chilean director Larraín's status as the most daring political filmmaker of his generation remains undimmed.“ VARIETY

Tuesday 11 April 7.30pm

Moonlight (15) Dir: Barry Jenkins USA 2016 1hr 51mins Mahershala Ali, Naomi Harris, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Ashton Sanders, Trevante Rhodes, Alex R Hibbert Moonlight chronicles the tender and heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life. From a childhood living with his single, crack addict mother Paula, through young adolescence and on to adulthood, Chiron’s life as a black-American is presented, from growing up in a rough neighbourhood of Miami to experiencing the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.

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Wednesday 12 April 7.30pm

Denial (12A) Dir: Mick Jackson UK/USA 2016 1hr 49mins Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Harriet Walter Based on a true story and the acclaimed book Denial: Holocaust History on Trial, Denial recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. It was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton, to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. “[...]for me this film, telling its story with punchy commitment and force, was a breath of fresh air.“ THE GUARDIAN

BAFTA nominee 2017

Tuesday 18 April 7.30pm

Toni Erdmann (15) Dir: Maren Ade Germany/Austria 2016 2hr 42mins English and German with subtitles Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn Winfried doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines. His surprise visit to Bucharest to see the busy, corporate strategist does not help them to see eye to eye. His practical jokes irritate her as does his taunting of her routine lifestyle and Winfried agrees to return home. Enter Toni Erdmann disguised in a tacky suit, wig and fake teeth, “Toni” proclaims himself to be her CEO’s life coach. The harder they push, the closer they become, and in all the madness, Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life. “[...]surreal and screamingly funny.“ THE TIMES ★★★★★ follow us

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Monday 24 & Tuesday 25 April 7.30pm

The Time of their Lives (12A) Dir: Roger Goldby UK 2017 1hr 50mins Joan Collins, Pauline Collins, Franco Nero Determined to gatecrash her ex-lover’s funeral on the glamorous French hideaway of Îe-deRé, former Hollywood siren Helen escapes her London retirement home with the help of Priscilla, a repressed English housewife stuck in a dwindling marriage. Pooling their limited resources, they hit the road in a race to get to Île-de-Ré, becoming entangled in a love triangle with a reclusive Italian millionaire along the way. On this unforgettable journey, they find true friendship in one another – and have the time of their lives.

Tuesday 2 May 7.30pm

Hidden Figures (PG) Dir: Theodore Melfi USA 2017 2hr 7mins Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner The incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanised the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big. “Both a dazzling piece of entertainment and a window into history” TIME

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Wednesday 3 May 7.30pm

Lion (PG) Dir: Garth Davies Australia/USA/UK 2016 1hr 58mins Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometres across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Calcutta, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home. “A deeply empathetic performance from Dev Patel and an unflinching view of child poverty on the streets of Calcutta provide a winning edge to Lion” THE TIMES Double BAFTA 2017 winner

Monday 8 May 7.30pm

The Eagle Huntress (U) Dir: Otto Bell UK/Mongolia/USA 2016 1hr 27mins Documentary This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family. Through breathtaking aerial cinematography and intimate verite footage, the film captures her personal journey while also addressing universal themes such as female empowerment, the natural world, coming of age and the onset of modernity. “There’s a spirit that soars in this nature doc about a 13-year-old who becomes Mongolia’s first female eagle hunter in 12 generations. You’ll be hooked.” ROLLING STONE

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Tuesday 9 May 7.30pm

Monday 15 May 7.30pm

When Two Worlds Collide

The Lost City of Z (15)

Dir: Heidi Brandenburg & Mathew Orzel USA 2016 1hr 43mins

Dir: James Gray USA 2017 2hr 21 mins Tom Holland, Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson

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In this tense documentary, audiences are taken directly into the line of fire between opposing Peruvian leaders who will stop at nothing to keep their own goals intact. President Alan Garcia, eager to enter the world stage, begins aggressively extracting oil, minerals, and gas from untouched indigenous Amazonian land. He is quickly met with fierce opposition from indigenous leader Alberto Pizango, whose impassioned speeches against his destructive actions prove a powerful rallying cry to his supporters. When Garcia continues to ignore their pleas, a tense war of words erupts into deadly violence.

The incredible true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilisation that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett - supported by his devoted wife, son and aide de camp returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.

“Poignant[...]Dramatic” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“A rare piece of contemporary classical cinema”

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Tuesday 16 May 7.30pm

Monday 22 May 7.30pm

A Quiet Passion (12A)

Going in Style (12A)

Dir: Terence Davies UK/Belgium 2017 2hr 5mins Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine

Dir: Zach Braff USA 2017 1hr 36mins Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Alan Arkin, Matt Dillon, Ann-Margret

A Quiet Passion explores Emily Dickinson’s life, from her early days as a schoolgirl, her loves, her struggles and her magnificent poetry, to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognised artist. Shot in Belgium and Massachusetts, the film paints a sympathetic but far from idealistic portrait of one of America’s greatest poets. “I’m thrilled to say that it’s an absolute dropdead masterwork” NEW YORKER

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Lifelong friends Willie, Joe and Al, decide to forget retirement and step off the straight-andnarrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to rob the very bank that absconded with their money. You are never too old to get even.

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Tuesday 30 May 7.30pm

The Sense of an Ending (15) Dir: Ritesh Batra UK 2017 1hr 48mins Jim Broadbent, Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Dockery, Emily Mortimer Tony Webster, divorced and retired, leads a reclusive and relatively quiet life. One day, he learns that the mother of his university girlfriend, Veronica, left in her will a diary kept by his best friend who dated Veronica after she and Tony parted ways. Tony’s quest to recover the diary, now in Veronica’s possession, forces him to revisit his flawed recollections of his friends and of his younger self. Can Tony bear to face the truth and take responsibility for the devastating consequences of actions he took so long ago? “More than anything, The Sense of an Ending reinforces Batra as a keen observer of small moments.” INDIEWIRE

Monday 5 June 7.30pm

The Zookeeper’s Wife

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Dir: Niki Caro USA 2017 (rt tbc) Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the real-life story of a working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing. When their country is invaded, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. Antonina and Jan covertly work with the Resistance. Antonio will put her and her family at risk to save lives, in their Warsaw Ghetto.

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Tuesday 6 June 7.30pm

The Promise (cert tbc) Dir: Terry George Spain/USA 2017 2hr 14mins Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bron Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

Wednesday 7 June 7.30pm

Lady Macbeth (cert tbc) Dir: William Oldroyd UK 2016 1hr 29mins Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family is cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. A unique period drama adapted from Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 Russian novella ‘Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District’. “Florence Pugh announces herself as a major talent to watch in William Oldroyd’s impressively toughminded Victorian tragedy.” VARIETY Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2017 Spotlight programme follow us

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Tuesday 13 June 7.30pm

Mindhorn (15) Dir: Sean Foley UK 2017 1hr 29mins Julian Barrett, Andrea Riseborough, Essie Davies Washed-up actor Richard Thorncroft peaked with hit 1980s detective show ‘Mindhorn’, playing the titular Isle of Man sleuth with a rather unique ability. As a captured MI5 Special Operative, Bruce Mindhorn’s eye was replaced by a super-advanced optical lie detector, which meant he could literally ‘see the truth’. Decades later, when a deranged Manx criminal demands Mindhorn as his nemesis, Thorncroft returns to the scene of his greatest triumphs for one last chance to reignite his glory days, professional credibility and even romance with former co-star/paramour Patricia Deville. “[...]a cult comedy classic in waiting and is almost certainly the strongest contender for funniest film of 2017.” FILM INQUIRY

Monday 12 June 7.30pm

Their Finest (12A) Dir: Lone Scherfig UK 2017 1hr 57mins Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy With London emptied of men, now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole lands herself a job writing copy for propaganda films that need ‘a woman’s touch’. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime. With the country’s morale at stake, Catrin, Buckley and a colourful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. With bombs dropping all around them, Catrin discovers there is as much drama, comedy and passion behind the camera as there is onscreen. “A relentlessly charming romantic comedy” VARIETY “Arterton brings grace and understatement to Catrin's gradual belief in herself and in the magic of movies” HOLLYWOOD REPORTER 46 book by phone 01792 60 20 60


Wednesday 14 June 7.30pm

Aferim! (18) Dir: Radu Jude Romania 2016 1hr 48mins with subtitles Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin Set in 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave Carfin, who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife. Costandin and his son set out to find the fugitive. On their odyssey they encounter people of different nationalities and beliefs. Each harbors prejudices against the others which have been passed down over generations. And even when the slave Carfin is found, the adventure is far from over. The film contains very strong language. “[...]an uncommonly beautiful film[...]that at times evokes the simple beauties of classic Westerns.” ROGER EBERT

Monday 26 June 7.30pm

I Am Not Madame Bovary Wo bu shi Pan Jin Lian (cert tbc) Dir: Xiaogang Feng China 2016 2hr 8mins Chengpeng Dong, Bingbing Fan, Wei Fan with subtitles Li Xuelian and her husband Qin Yuhe stage a fake divorce to secure a second apartment in the city reserved by the government for single people. Qin remarries six months later - as agreed - but to a different woman. Furious, Li files a lawsuit with the county court but loses the case. Refusing to accept the court’s findings, Li appeals, but fails at every turn. After Qin publicly accuses Li of being a “promiscuous woman” because she was not a virgin on their wedding night, Li is driven back to the courts to redeem her reputation. “The more quixotic Lian’s journey becomes, the more you want her to see it through to the bitter end.” LA WEEKLY follow us

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Friday 7 April - Saturday 20 May

Dorian Spencer Davies Dorian was born in Carmarthen and also studied at Dyfed College of Art from 1979-1983. His work over the years has been a mixture of illustration, graphics and painting which he is developing all the time. He has spent most of his life in Pembrokeshire influenced by the beauty and magic of this coastline which can be seen in most of his work. This new show reveals many aspects of his work and styles and his new semi aspect acrylics inspired by the Gower will be on display as well as the work he is known for. "I wanted this show to display the many facets and breadth of my work and influences as well as a contrast of styles. My work is always changing and I think that experimentation of styles and media is healthy and keeps my work fresh and exciting. The Welsh coast is always an important element and influence on me and this will continue to be for many years to come." DORIAN SPENCER DAVIES

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Friday 26 May – Saturday 1 July

A Picture of Swansea An exhibition curated by Swansea University Art Society.

John F Cooper

Jeff Kirkhouse

Artists working in Swansea and the surrounding area together with members of Swansea University’s Art Society respond to the landscape they inhabit. Artworks created in different styles and media are brought together to celebrate the dramatic, the everyday, the beautiful and the unique features that make Swansea, Swansea.

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Exhibitions in the Bar/Foyer at Taliesin Friday 17 March – Friday 21 April

Through the Park to the Beach Students make small fires and runners crunch the shells with rhythmic feet in the faraway purple dusk The beauty of a familiar walk: Through the Park to the Beach is the inspiration for this photographic exhibition by Roxanne Walchester – taken to celebrate Brynmill Park, Singleton and the sea.

Friday 21 April – Wednesday 31 May

Noah Loo: Art Exhibition (from age 6-9) Noah started to draw at five. Expressing himself creatively through pencil drawings, Noah's work was the product of his own imagination. Now, aged 9, his first exhibition will be held in the Taliesin Foyer, featuring elaborate original images and his favourite characters in pencil and ink. Noah's debut exhibition is supported by SHARE.

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Ceri Richards Gallery presents a diverse range of exhibitions throughout the year and provides the opportunity to purchase contemporary art, craft, jewellery and gifts at every price range. The Arts Council of Wales Collectorplan is available and offers interest free credit (subject to status) on contemporary art and craft purchases. Artists and crafts people interested in exhibiting their work can contact the gallery manager by email to - m.heycock@swansea.ac.uk or by phone - 01792 602867.

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Archebwch unrhyw adeg o’r diwrnod gyda’n system archebu ar-lein newydd. Cliciwch ar y botwm ‘Archebwch Nawr’ ar ein gwefan. www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk Anfonwch y manylion ynglˆyn â faint o docynnau sydd eu hangen arnoch ac am ba ddigwyddiad (enw, dyddiad ac amser) ac os ydych yn derbyn unrhyw ostyngiad. Ychwanegwch £1 at y cyfanswm os hoffech i ni bostio’ch tocynnau atoch. Sieciau’n daladwy i: Brifysgol Abertawe. Anfoner at: Canolfan y Celfyddydau Taliesin, Parc Singleton, Abertawe SA2 8PZ Ar gyfer digwyddiadau yn y Neuadd Fawr, anfonwch at: Y Neuadd Fawr, Campws y Bae, Ffordd Fabian, Abertawe, SA1 8EN Archebwch i Taliesin drwy ffonio 01792 602060 Archebwch i Y Neuadd Fawr drwy ffonio 01792 604900 / 604999

Nid oes modd ad-dalu tocynnau. Mewn achosion brys gellir cyfnewid tocynnau am ddigwyddiad arall, os ydym yn derbyn y tocynnau o leiaf 24 awr cyn y perfformiad. Codir tâl o £1 yr un tocyn am y gwasanaeth hwn. Nid yw’r gwasanaeth hwn yn gymwys i Huriadau Preifat.

Oriau Agor Mae ein Swyddfa Docynnau Taliesin ar agor o Dydd Llun - Gwener: 10am-6pm Dydd Sadwrn: 10am-1pm & 1.30pm-4pm ac ar nosweithiau perfformiad tan 15 munud ar ôl dechrau y perfformiad. Mae Swyddfa Docynnau’r Neuadd Fawr ar agor o ddydd Llun i ddydd Gwener, 10am-6pm ac am 2 awr cyn perfformiad ar nosweithiau a phenwythnosau.

Efallai na roddir mynediad i hwyr ddyfodiaid Llogi Taliesin Mae Taliesin yn cynnig amrywiaeth o gyfleusterau gwych ar gyfer cynadleddau a defnydd preifat o bob math. I gael gwybodaeth am brisiau, neu i drafod dyddiadau posibl a sut i logi’r ganolfan, cysylltwch â Sybil Crouch, 01792 295491

Cyfleusterau i bobl ag anghenion arbennig Rhowch wybod i staff y swyddfa docynnau os oes gennych unrhyw ofynion penodol a byddwn yn barod i’ch helpu.

Mae’r llyfryn tymhorol ar gael mewn print bras, neu yn ddigidol ar gais. Cardiau Rhodd Mae cardiau rhodd ar gael yn y Swyddfa Docynnau i’w defnyddio ar gyfer holl ddigwyddiadau Taliesin a nwyddau’r Oriel.

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Swansea University Campus Pedestrian access

Public Parking (for evenings and weekends) Wheelchair Accessible Parking Pay & Display Cycle stand Entrance

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Book at your convenience with our online booking system. www.taliesinartscentre.co.uk Send booking details. Please add £1 if you would like your tickets posted. Cheques made payable to: Swansea University. For events at Taliesin, send to: Taliesin Arts Centre, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PZ For events at The Great Hall, send to: The Great Hall, Bay Campus, Fabian Way, Swansea SA1 8EN Booking for Taliesin Arts Centre on 01792 602060 Booking for The Great Hall on 01792 604900 / 604999.

Gift cards are available at the Box Office for all Taliesin events and Gallery purchases.

Opening Hours

Parking There is limited free parking plus a Pay and Display car park nearby for cultural events at Swansea University’s Bay Campus. There is free parking on evenings and weekends for cultural events at Taliesin Arts Centre, Singleton Campus.

Facilities for customers with disabilities Please inform the box office staff if you have any particular requirements and we will be happy to help.

Taliesin Box Office is open Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm Saturday: 10am-1pm & 1.30pm-4pm and on performance evenings until 15 minutes after the performance begins. Great Hall Box Office is open Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm and from 2 hours prior to a performance during evenings and weekends, remaining open until 30 minutes after performance begins.

Refunds Tickets are not refundable. In the event of an emergency, tickets may be exchanged for an alternative event, only if we receive the tickets at least 24hrs before the performance. There is a charge of £1 per ticket for this service.

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April Ebrill

May Mai

June Mehefin

7 Lakmé - Swansea City Opera 13 The Gospel of Matthew 19 The Amazing Bubble Man 28-29 Romans in Britain

4 Caitlin 5-6 The Trials of Oscar Wilde 11 2Faced Dance RUN 18 Calan 19 Liz Aggiss Slap & Tickle

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Evie Ladin & Keith Terry (USA) Sarah and Duck Y Twr ˆ Alison Rayner Quintet Shake That Thing! The Phoenix Choir of Wales

broadcast events April Ebrill

May Mai

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12 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are 10 Peter Pan Dead 28 Otello 24 Antony & Cleopatra

Madama Butterfly (12A) Twelfth Night Julius Caesar

June Mehefin

* Certificates subject to change on streamed events.

cinema April Ebrill

May Mai

June Mehefin

3 The Colours of the Mountain (cert tbc) 3 Shadow World (cert tbc) 4 The Future Perfect (PG) 4 Neruda (15) 4 Ambulance (cert tbc) 5 The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (12A) 5 Tomorrow (Demain) (cert tbc) 10 Jackie (15) 11 Moonlight (15) 12 Denial (12A) 18 Toni Erdmann (15) 24-25  The Time of their Lives (cert tbc)

2 Hidden Figures (PG) 3 Lion (PG) 8 The Eagle Huntress (U) 9 When Two Worlds Collide (cert tbc) 15 The Lost City of Z (15) 16 A Quiet Passion (cert tbc) 22 Going in Style (12A) 30 The Sense of an Ending (15)

5 The Zookeeper’s Wife (cert tbc) 6 The Promise (cert tbc) 7 Lady Macbeth (cert tbc) 12 Their Finest (12A) 13 Mindhorn (15) 14 Aferim! (18) 26 I Am Not Madame Bovary (Wo bu shi Pan Jin Lian) (cert tbc)

17 March – 21 April

7 April – 20 May

26 May – 1 July

Through the Park to the Beach

Dorian Spencer Davies

A Picture of Swansea

exhibitions 21 April – 31 May Noah Loo: Art Exhibition

music & talks (The Great Hall) April Ebrill

May Mai

June Mehefin

1 Nidum Ensemble 21 National Youth Wind Orchestra of Wales

10 International Dylan Thomas Prize 12 Bryan Doerries Theatre of War 13 Ensemble Cymru

17 Morriston Orpheus Choir

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Front cover: THURSDAY 4 MAY Caitlin

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Taliesinbrochure  

The April to June 2017 brochure of events at Taliesin Arts Centre in Swansea.

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