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January - April Ionawr - Ebrill 2017

Swansea University Singleton Campus

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Croeso i’n tymor newydd!

Welcome to our new season!

Mae Canolfan Celfyddydau Taliesin a’r Neuadd Fawr yn edrych ymlaen at ddechrau tymor newydd a blwyddyn newydd gydag ystod o ddigwyddiadau diwylliannol ar draws y ddau leoliad.

Taliesin Arts Centre and The Great Hall are excited to open a new season and a new year with a range of cultural events across the two venues.

Canfyddwch fanylion am arddangosfeydd, sinema a digwyddiadau byw yn Nhaliesin sydd y tymor hwn yn cynnwys cynhyrchiad Pink Mist, gan Bristol Old Vic, a ysgrifennwyd gan Athro Creadigrwydd Prifysgol Abertawe ei hun, Owen Sheers. Bydd cwmnïau dawns cenedlaethol Malta a Chymru’n perfformio eu gwaith diweddaraf, a bydd Oriel Ceri Richards yn cynnal arddangosfa o argraffiadau gwreiddiol David Hockney gan gynnwys Grimm’s fairy tales suite of etchings. Trowch i dudalennau 25 - 31 am y rhaglen o ddigwyddiadau yn y Neuadd Fawr, Campws y Bae, Ffordd Fabian. Bydd Clare Teal a’i Cherddorfa Hollywood un deg saith darn yn perfformio yn y neuadd gyngerdd, gan gyflwyno ei sioe newydd sbon. Daw perfformiad cerddorol hefyd gan Sinfonia Cymru, gyda Cherddorfa Prifysgol Abertawe, Pedwarawd Llinynnol Endellion sy’n enwog yn fyd-eang ac ymweliad dychweliadol gan Ensemble Nidum.

Find details of exhibitions, cinema and live events at Taliesin which this season includes the Bristol Old Vic’s production of Pink Mist, written by Swansea University’s own Professor of Creativity, Owen Sheers. The national dance companies of Malta and Wales will perform their latest work, and the Ceri Richards Gallery hosts an exhibition of original prints by David Hockney including his Grimm’s fairy tales suite of etchings. Turn to pages 25 – 31 for the programme of events at The Great Hall, Bay Campus, Fabian Way. Clare Teal and her seventeen piece Hollywood Orchestra will perform at the concert hall, presenting her brand new show. Musical performance also comes from Welsh Sinfonia, with the Swansea University Orchestra, the world-renowned Endellion String Quartet and a return visit from the Nidum Ensemble.

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Sat 1 Apr Nidum Ensemble

Taliesin Arts Centre is owned and managed by Swansea University. Recognised as a Regional Performing Arts Centre by the Arts Council of Wales. 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.


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live performance

FRI 27 JAN Special Consensus

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broadcast events

SUN 12 MAR NT Live Hedda Gabler

The new season opens Tuesday 3 January.

Some live performances and live screenings are on sale now.

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cinema

WED 22 FEB The Innocents (15)

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exhibitions

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FRI 24 FEB – SAT 1 APR David Hockney

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Saturday 14 January 7.30pm

The Eduardo Niebla Experience Eduardo Niebla guitar & composer Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde guitar accompaniment Dharmesh Parmar Indian tabla

‘Poignantly poetic... and truly breathtaking’ SCOTSMAN ‘Exquisite guitar playing’ GUARDIAN

£ 13 Concessions £11

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If you don’t know the stunning guitar playing of Eduardo Niebla, you’re in for a treat. If you are already among his admirers around the world, you know you have something quite extraordinary in store. The virtuoso Spanish guitarist makes music that transcends genres and crosses barriers, fusing flamenco gypsy jazz with an array of classical and Indian colours. Eduardo’s appearances include the Queen Elizabeth Hall London, the Cairo Jazz Festival, the Jaipur Festival India & Glastonbury and he takes to the stage a maestro artist at the top of his game.

‘A stunning collection of originals...showing what Jelly Roll Morton called ‘the Spanish tinge’ is still a potent force”. JAZZ UK

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Friday 20 January 9.30am – 1.30pm The Romani Cultural and Arts Company

Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture National Symposium II Hosted by Taliesin Arts Centre, the symposium will feature artists Artur Conka and Billy Kerry plus guests including Rosamaria Kostic Cisneros, professional dancer, dance historian, critic, and Roma scholar of Coventry University and Isabel Raabe, co-founder together with Franziska Sauerbrey of the office for cultural affairs in Berlin who are also the instigators and coordinators of the international project RomArchive: Digital Archive of the Roma. This varied range of speakers with their diverse areas of expertise will stimulate conversation amongst the audience regarding the contemporary climate of GRT arts and the wider implications for society. This exciting event will take place in the context of the Gypsy Maker 2 project; which aims to stimulate dialogue across communities about the ways in which art continues to inform the lives of individuals and communities today. RCAC has commissioned exhibitions of new work by Artur Conka, Roma, and Billy Kerry, Romani Gypsy and throughout the symposium, new work by both will be on display in Taliesin’s Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery.

‘I’m delighted that Taliesin is hosting the 2017 symposium and helping to break down the ignorance and prejudice that persists about GRT communities. Artists are again at the forefront of busting stereotypes and bringing light and understanding to what remains a serious problem in our society.’ SYBIL CROUCH, HEAD OF CULTURAL SERVICES, TALIESIN ARTS CENTRE

Please book your free place by contacting The Romani Cultural & Arts Company: isaacblake@romaniarts.co.uk

02920 786439

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Thursday 26 January 7.30pm

ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble Triple Bill - Selah, Stabat Mater & Kick the Bucket ‘ŻfinMalta is set to captivate audiences for seasons to come.’ ANNA-MARIE GALEA, THE SUNDAY TIMES OF MALTA

Running time: 1hr 15mins (no interval) £ 14 Concessions £12 Schools £7

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In their first visit to the UK, Malta’s national contemporary dance company, ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble, present a triple bill of works that will take you on a gripping journey of discovery, passion and intricate choreography. The evening will feature works by Artistic Director, Mavin Khoo, in Slabat Mater, alongside Jose Agudo’s Selah and Iván Pérez’s, Kick the Bucket. With an international cast of dancers, ŻfinMalta’s triple bill of distinctive works demonstrates the versatility and diversity of the company within its Euro-Mediterranean context and sensibility. ŻfinMalta is committed to a deep search that goes beyond codified steps and choreography; it’s a particular quality that is invested in striving for a depth that is emotional and pure” Artistic Director Mavin Khoo Catch ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble at Taliesin before they continue their tour at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre.

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Friday 27 January 7.30pm

Special Consensus Long I Ride Greg Cahill banjo / vocals, Rick Faris guitar / vocals Dan Eubanks bass / vocals, Nick Dumas mandolin / vocals Special Consensus are a Grammy nominated Bluegrass band, formed in the Chicago area in 1975 and led for forty years by Greg Cahill. They recently won the IBMA Recorded Performance of the Year Award for “Fireball” from their new album “Long I Ride”. Their acoustic bluegrass repertoire features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass style. The band has released eighteen albums and has appeared on numerous radio and television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry as well as touring internationally to Australia, Europe, South America and the UK. With spotless vocals and playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass. Special Consensus play with boundless energy that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart and gets those toes tapping.

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‘O Brother, that’s good bluegrass.’ SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

£ 13 Concessions £11

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Saturday 28 January 2.30pm & 7pm

Fitzwilliam String Quartet Celebrating the centenary of Swansea University, and the 220th birthday of Franz Schubert Played by the Fitzwilliam Quartet, with pianist Anna Tilbrook 2.30pm - G minor Quartet, D major Sonata, Notturno, interval, Trout quintet 7pm - Quartettsatz, A minor Sonata, B flat Impromptu, interval, D minor Quartet (Death and the Maiden) Now well into its fifth decade, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet is one of the longest established string quartets in the world. The current line-up combines founding member violist Alan George with a new generation of performers: violinists Lucy Russell and Marcus Barcham-Stevens, and cellist Sally Pendlebury. Today, the FSQ performs a wide and diverse range of music from the late 17th century to the present day. It remains one of the few quartets to play on both historical and modern instrument set-ups and has brought over fifty new works to its repertoire. The FSQ will be joined by Anna Tilbrook - one of Britain’s most versatile pianists, and a regular performer at major concert halls and festivals.

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'Touches like these are what give the Fitzwilliam…. the edge over most other quartets in the world.' CUE 'The quartet excelled themselves with Shostakovich’s String Quartet No 3 in F, Opus 73. It was powerful, sensitive and wonderful to hear.' BUXTON ADVERTISER

£ 15 Student £5 £20 when you book for both performances.


Friday 3 February 7.30pm Flying Bridge Theatre Ltd presents

A Regular Little Houdini Written and performed by Daniel Llewelyn-Williams Directed by Joshua Richards
 Newport, South Wales: A tenacious young dockworker’s son, smitten by Harry Houdini’s amazements, dreams of a life of magic – to escape a suffocating, impoverished future and unlock his shackles; the brutal Welsh working-class reality of Edwardian Britain. With his head full of folly, his parents struggle with their son’s eccentricity, but he doggedly trains himself to emulate his hero on the industrial detritus in the bustling docks. His relentless ambition finally brings him face-to-face with the world’s greatest showman - along with one of the most terrifying events in British industrial history. Is it possible to follow one’s dreams in a world where poverty weighs you down like mud? A Regular Little Houdini is an enchanting story that blurs the lines between childhood imagination and the cynicism of adulthood. An extraordinary tale of hope, determination and magic!

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A multi-award winner at Hollywood & San Diego Fringes. An Edinburgh Sell Out. ‘A cracker!’ WESTERN MAIL. ‘Spellbinding’ SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE

Winner of 4 International fringe Festival Awards Winner – Best Solo Show – San Diego International Fringe Festival Winner – Best Performance by an actor – TheTVolution, Hollywood Fringe Festival

£ 12 Concessions £10

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Saturday 4 February 7.30pm

Swinging at the Cotton Club Featuring the Lindy Hop Dance Company & The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra Take a step back into 1920s & ’30s New York City and through the doors of Harlem’s hottest nightclub, The Cotton Club! Swinging at The Cotton Club is the action-packed show celebrating the music and dance of the Cotton Club. Performances by Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Fats Waller would have had the club swinging - whilst dancers such as Bojangles Robinson and the Nicholas Brothers lit up the stage with their breathtaking routines. In this show, the exhilarating dance and music of the Cotton Club is recreated by the fabulous Lindy Hop Dance Company and the show’s special guest tap-dancer. They are also joined by The Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra, featuring American vocalist Marlene Hill and compere/vocalist Megs Etherington.

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‘A positive pleasure to behold’ THE GUARDIAN

£ 18 Concessions £16


Thursday 16 February 7.30pm National Dance Company Wales Spring Tour 2017

Profundis The Green House

‘a feast for the eyes and ears’ DANCE EUROPE

National Dance Company Wales presents an evocative double bill of new work.

£ 14 Concessions £12 Schools £7

Playful, vibrant and provocative. Profundis dares us to ask questions about what things are, and what they are not. Roy Assaf’s thoughtful movement is accompanied by whimsical wordplay and an exotic soundtrack featuring Egypt’s Umm Kulthum. “It’s about Profundis. It’s not about Profundis…”

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What happens when we prune ourselves to perfection? Caroline Finn takes us on a nostalgic journey, asking us to peer into The Green House. On a twisted TV set, characters discover the fine line between fantasy and reality. The Green House is Finn’s second theatrical work as Artistic Director for the Company, following the overwhelming success of Folk in 2016. This performance is most suitable for anyone 12+ years. Visit the website for details about Discover Dance, Watch Dance Class and group workshops.

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Saturday 18 February 7.30pm

(F.E.A.R.) A Mr and Mrs Clark Production Written and Performed by Gareth Clark Directed and Developed by Agnieszka Blonska Choreography by Marega Palser Visuals by Andrew Rock (F.E.A.R.) is a one-man show about constructed fear that asks directly if the world wants us to feel safe. (F.E.A.R.) is a brave, revealing and at times hilarious one-man tour of early childhood memories to midlife identity crisis delivered directly to the audience in a revealing and intimate manner. In this life story, that encapsulates early memories and public information films, a clear and ever more fevered narrative unearths the fears of a middle aged man plagued with the news of Islamic State attacks, the revelations of Edward Snowden, Brexit and of a growing concern for the signs of physical decay.

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‘A powerful blast of theatre’ ★★★★★ THE SPROUT

£ 12 Concessions £10


Wednesday 22 February 2.30pm The People’s Theatre Company Presents

Don’t Dribble On The Dragon By Steven Lee, Directed by Nick Lane My brother has a dragon and he keeps it secretly Within a box beneath his socks. He’s hiding it from me Tom is a toddler with a cool older brother, a secret dragon and a dribbling problem that just won’t stop! When Tom’s endless drooling threatens to tear the brothers’ friendship apart can their dragon’s amazing magic help them put it back together again or will it only end up making things worse? Based on the fabulous new book by Steven Lee and with magic designed by the legendary Paul Daniels, this spectacular musical adventure about growing up and the importance of family is the perfect feel good show for big hearted adults and loving little ones alike. As an extra treat, Steven will be available to sign copies of Don’t Dribble On The Dragon which you can bring with you or buy in the theatre after the show.

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‘Perfect entertainment for adults and children alike!’ THE GUIDE ★★★★★

‘The best children’s show ever!’ WHAT’S GOOD TO DO ★★★★★

For adults and kids of all ages (not recommended for under 2s). Running time approximately 60 minutes. £ 8.50 Family £31

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Friday 3 March 7.30pm

Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

‘Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all’ Q MAGAZINE

Praise for John: ‘Kirkpatrick’s buoyant presence and lust for this music sounds more rampant than ever’ COLIN IRWIN - FROOTS 2009

£ 15 Concessions £13

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National treasures Martin Carthy and John Kirkpatrick visit Taliesin on a rare UK tour. These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions – folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/ singer Kirkpatrick – are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John’s iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey. For more than forty years, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial figures. John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion). He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, Steeleye Span, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings. Pure English folk pedigree!

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Saturday 4 March 7.30pm

Soweto Kinch Soweto Kinch is multi award-winning saxophonist, MC and composer specialising in a trademark style of Jazz, Rap and Spoken Word unlike that of any other performer in the world. Revered among both musicians and rappers alike, Soweto has amassed an unprecedented array of accolades including two MOBO awards, two Urban Music Awards, BBC Rising Star Award, BBC Best Jazz Instrumentalist. He now hosts his very own weekly BBC radio show; Jazz Planet. Soweto Kinch is currently touring his new album ‘Nonagram’ in trio/quartet format with saxophone/vocals, drums, bass and piano. Expect scalding hot hard bop jazz/hip-hop grooves spliced with free flowing fiery lyrics of the likes you’ve never heard before!

‘One of the most eminent saxophonists on the British scene today’ MUSIC OMH ‘Jazz and hip-hop are seamlessly blended without Kinch ever compromising either style’ TIME OUT ‘Contemporary and classic styles. It’s difficult to think of anyone currently able to produce a more convincing and engaging mix than Soweto Kinch’ BBC MUSIC

£ 16 Concessions £14

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Wednesday 15 March 1pm performance in English 4.30pm perfformiad yn Gymraeg

Follow Me

Dewch Gyda Fi

Robert Browning’s epic poem The Pied Piper, is beautifully re-imagined for our time by Olivier Award-winning playwright; Mike Kenny. Jimmy, the sole child survivor, who was unable to keep up with the Piper, retells the story as he now stands for the town’s post of Lord Mayor. Who will follow him? Who will support democracy? Follow Me is performed by Jay Lusted (from the BBC documentary; Born Small: The Wedding) with music created and performed live by Christopher Preece. With music, humour and an innovative soundscape.

Mae cerdd epig Robert Browning, The Pied Piper, am ddiflaniad plant Hamelin, yn cael ei hailddychmygu mewn modd hyfryd ar gyfer ein hoes ni gan y dramodydd ac enillydd Gwobr Olivier, Mike Kenny. Mae Jimmy, yr unig blentyn a oroesodd oherwydd nad oedd yn gallu dal i fyny gyda’r Pibydd, yn ailadrodd y stori wrth iddo sefyll yn yr etholiad am Arglwydd Faer y dref. Pwy fydd yn ei ddilyn? Pwy fydd yn cefnogi democratiaeth? Mae Follow Me yn cael ei berfformio gan Jay Lusted (a welwyd yn ddiweddar yn rhaglen ddogfen y BBC, Born Small: The Wedding) gyda Christopher Preece yn chwarae cerddoriaeth a gyfansoddwyd ganddo. Gyda cherddoriaeth, hiwmor a seinwedd greadigol.

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Running time 50 minutes. Age recommendation 7 years and above. Hyd y perfformiad 50 munud. Argymhelliad oedran, 7 mlynedd ac yn hŷn. £ 8.50 Family £31


Friday 17 & Saturday 18 March 7.30pm Nick Williams presents the Bristol Old Vic production

‘Sends you reeling, misty-eyed, into the night. This must have a further life.’ THE TELEGRAPH ★★★★

Pink Mist By Owen Sheers Directed by John Retallack and George Mann

WHATSONSTAGE ★★★★

★★★★ GUARDIAN, INDEPENDENT, OBSERVER, THE TELEGRAPH, THE TIMES

£ 15 Concessions £12 Veterans £10

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Pink Mist tells the story of three young men deployed to Afghanistan. As the physical and psychological aftershocks of war take their toll on the loved ones they left behind, Arthur, Hads and Taff find their journey home is their greatest battle. Owen Sheers’ Pink Mist was inspired by thirty interviews with returned servicemen and first staged at Bristol Old Vic in 2015. ‘Eye-opening and brilliantly vivid’ (The Times) this ‘beautifully performed’ (Guardian) production matches haunting verse with dynamic movement. The performance on Friday 17 March will be followed by a Q&A with writer, and Swansea University’s Professor of Creativity, Owen Sheers.

‘Pink Mist may be the most important play of the year. It is certainly one of the best.’

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Thursday 23 March 7.30pm

Gerardo Núñez Quartet & Carmen Cortés Famed guitar master Gerardo Núñez is known for his amazing speed and cross-cultural collaborations. His soulful performances; “show brilliancy of means and beguiling charm” and recordings encompass traditional flamenco with innovative jazz and Latin inspired rhythms. Núñez will be joined on stage by the electrifying Gypsy dancer Carmen Cortés renowned for her performances of flamenco puro – the style of flamenco most in touch with its roots and traditions.

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‘Here was thrilling artistry, sublime simplicity, flamenco at its most potent, most compelling.’ CLEMENT CRISP, FINANCIAL TIMES

£ 16 Concessions £15


Saturday 25 March 7.30pm AmserJazzTime at the Royal Welsh College presents

Tim Garland

‘Truly World Class’

Nominated for the 2017 Grammys, Tim Garland’s CD ONE has been widely acclaimed. At its core this stellar quartet features the 26 year partnership with piano phenomenon Jason Rebello. Garland is widely known as being one of the top jazz musicians the UK has ever produced, the passion of his saxophone playing equalling his virtuosity. This all-star band also features Asaf Sirkis on drums, and multi-guitar whizz kid Ant Law. The evening also features a pre-show performance by the next generation of Jazz musicians from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, who bring an energetic exploration and passion to their music.

★★★★★JAZZWISE Supported by the Arts Council of Wales

£ 12 Concessions £10

Foyer performance from 6.30pm.

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Forthcoming Events Wednesday 19 April 4.30pm

The Amazing Bubble Man Louis Pearl has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over thirty 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 breathtaking 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).

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‘Smoky bubbles going up to the ceiling; bubbles that danced and had babies; hundreds of bubbles being turned into a crown on a small girl’s head; and at the end of it all, a good oldfashioned water-gun fight. What more could a kid want?’ HUFFINGTON POST

£ 10 Family £35


Live screenings This winter 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.

Tuesday 17 January 7pm RSC - Delayed Live

The Tempest (12A)

Running time: 2hrs 35mins

Simon Russell Beale returns to the RSC after 20 years to play Prospero in this ground-breaking production directed by Artistic Director Gregory Doran. On a distant island a man waits. Robbed of his position, power and wealth, his enemies have left him in isolation. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. When they wake they find themselves lost on a fantastical island where nothing is as it seems. In a unique partnership with Intel, the production will be using today’s most advanced technology in a bold reimagining of Shakespeare’s magical play, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience.

£ 13 Concessions £11

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Saturday 21 January 7.30pm Ballet Boyz

Young Men (12A) A feature length dance film about war and the men who fight it. Dance film without dialogue. Produced and Directed by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt Choreography: Iván Pérez Composition: Keaton Hensonb Cast: Members of BalletBoyz: theTALENT ‘A match flares and the glow of a solitary cigarette briefly illuminates the face of a teenage boy as he passes it to the waiting figure On his left. The Light passes down the line from soldier to soldier…’ Young Men is a feature length dance film without dialogue shot on location in Northern France, featuring dancers from BalletBoyz® dance company. Based on the hugely successful stage production that premiered at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in 2015, it is choreographed by Iván Pérez with a commissioned score by singer songwriter Keaton Henson. The film has been realised by Balletboyz Artistic Directors Michael Nunn and William Trevitt who were formerly leading dancers with The Royal Ballet. Produced By BalletBoyz Ltd And Manilla Productions In Association With BBC And ARTE Germany Based On the stage production Young Men Which was co-­produced by Sadler’s Wells.

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Running time: 90mins £ 10 Concessions £8


Tuesday 31 January 7.15pm Royal Opera House



Il Trovatore (12A) Opera in four parts Music: Giuseppe Verdi Sung in Italian

Running time: 3hrs (includes 15 minute introduction)

Il trovatore is one of the great operas of the Romantic period, a story of passion and blood, love and vengeance, disaster and murder. New in the 2015/16 Season, this atmospheric and poetic staging by director David Bösch puts the story of passion against the backdrop of war. Fire and snow in the landscape echo the cruelty and love of the story: soldiers and gypsies clash, a mother reveals a terrible secret and two men are engaged in a deadly fight for one woman. The famous Anvil Chorus is just one of the highlights of Verdi’s exceptionally fine music, which captures the shifting emotions of the drama through impassioned love duets, fiery solos and stirring choruses.

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Thursday 2 February 7pm National Theatre Live

Amadeus Music. Power. Jealousy.

‘A note-perfect production. Fresh, vital and musically inventive.’ DAILY TELEGRAPH ‘A thrillingly fresh and imaginative revival.’ ADAM GILLEN

Running time: 3hrs £ 13 Concessions £11

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Lucian Msamati (Luther, Game of Thrones, NT Live: The Comedy of Errors) plays Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s iconic play, broadcast live from the National Theatre, and with live orchestral accompaniment by Southbank Sinfonia. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

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Tuesday 14 February 7.30pm

Macbeth Theatr Gen Byw Cyfarwyddwr: Arwel Gruffydd Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru mewn partneriaeth â Cadw a gyda chefnogaeth gan Chapter “Hyll yw’r teg, a theg yw’r hyll; Hofran yn yr aflan niwl a’r gwyll.” Mae brenin yr Alban wedi gwobrwyo ei filwr mwyaf disglair yn hael. Ond mae bodau goruwchnaturiol wedi darogan i Macbeth anrhydedd lawer mwy. Pan fo ei wraig ddidostur yn gwirioni ar addewid o bŵer di-ben-draw, gan annog uchelgais cythreulig ei gŵr, mae ar ben arno, ac mae cynllun dieflig y ddau yn troi’n gyflafan waedlyd. Cynhyrchiad safle-benodol Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru – yn fyw o Gastell Caerffili – o glasur Shakespeare wedi ei gyfieithu o’r newydd i’r Gymraeg gan y diweddar Gwyn Thomas. Cast yn cynnwys Richard Lynch (Pobol y Cwm, Y Gwyll) fel Macbeth, a Ffion Dafis (Byw Celwydd, Rownd a Rownd) fel ei wraig ddi-drugaredd. “….y mae pethau Yn ddrwgddechreuwyd, trwy ddrwg yn ymgryfhau.”

Macbeth Theatr Gen Byw Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in partnership with Cadw and with support from Chapter present a live broadcast of Macbeth – a site-specific production, live from Caerphilly Castle in a new Welsh translation by the late Gwyn Thomas. Age: 11+ (The production includes reference to murder) £10 Concessions £8

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Sunday 19 February 7pm National Theatre Delayed Live

Saint Joan Gemma Arterton is Joan of Arc, broadcast from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows the life and trial of a young country girl who declares a bloody mission to drive the English from France. As one of the first Protestants and nationalists, she threatens the very fabric of the feudal society and the Catholic Church across Europe. Josie Rourke (Coriolanus, Les Liaisons Dangereuses) directs Gemma Arterton (Gemma Bovery, Nell Gwynn, Made in Dagenham) as Joan of Arc in this electrifying production. Running time: 4hrs £13 Concessions £11

Sunday 12 March 7pm National Theatre Live

Hedda Gabler “I’ve no talent for life.” Just married. Bored already. Hedda longs to be free... Hedda and Tesman have just returned from their honeymoon and the relationship is already in trouble. Trapped but determined, Hedda tries to control those around her, only to see her own world unravel. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge at the Young Vic Theatre) returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson (Luther, The Affair, Jane Eyre) plays the title role in a new version by Patrick Marber (Notes on a Scandal, Closer). Running time: 3hrs 30mins £13 Concessions £11 24 book by phone 01792 60 20 60


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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Clare Teal The First Ladies Of Swing - Ella, Peggy, Doris & Beyond Clare Teal and her Hollywood Orchestra Conducted by Guy Barker Accompanied by her seventeen piece Hollywood Orchestra, and conducted by world class trumpeter, composer and arranger Guy Barker, award winning singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter, Clare Teal presents her new show Ella, Peggy, Doris – The First Ladies Of Swing & Beyond. This rich, jazz infused repertoire explores timeless classics penned by the legendary musical storytellers of the last 100 years, and celebrates giants of the Great American and British Songbooks through to the work of more contemporary writers along with Clare’s own original compositions.

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As the UK’s Queen of Swing, Clare Teal’s concerts are renowned across the country for their energetic exuberance. This promises to be an evening of inspired music and unbridled entertainment, performed by first class musicians. ‘Absolutely superb’ TIM RICE ‘We love her’ KEN BRUCE ‘She’s a triple threat’ MICHAEL BUBLÉ ‘A sensation in the world of jazz’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

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Welsh Sinfonia and Swansea University Orchestra As part of their Crescendo project, the acclaimed Welsh Sinfonia joins forces with Swansea University Musicians Society to present a programme of classical favourites and film music, conducted by Mark Eager and Dr Ian Rutt.

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Crescendo brings professional players to work and perform alongside aspiring amateurs, helping them build up confidence and musicianship over several years. The project has already been very successful in schools across Wales. Now, Crescendo has come to Swansea University, and this concert is the first fruit of that collaboration.  15 / £12 concessions £ £5 SU student unreserved seating

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Saturday 18 March 7.30pm

The Endellion String Quartet Andrew Watkinson Violin Ralph de Souza Violin Garfield Jackson Viola David Waterman Cello Haydn Quartet in E, Op. 54 no. 3 23’ Mendelssohn Quartet in F minor, Op. 80 25’ Interval Sibelius Voces Intimae, Op. 56 30’

‘the trust and risk-taking that comes from years of playing together — [it] was a true delight.’ STRAD MAGAZINE ‘captivates concertgoers with a remarkable rapport, playing to each other with a sense almost of discovery, communicating to the audience on a level of unusual intimacy.’ THE GUARDIAN

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The Endellion String Quartet - ‘Quartet in Residence’, University of Cambridge - is renowned as one of the finest quartets in the world. Three of its original founding members continue to play in the quartet, now in its 37th season. Ralph de Souza joined them thirty years ago in 1986.

The Endellion has appeared at nearly all of the major series and festivals and broadcasts frequently on BBC radio and television. Highlights include appearances at the Proms, Carnegie Hall, and an annual series at Wigmore Hall. The quartet’s international schedule includes regular tours of North and South America and concerts in Australasia, the Far East, Middle East, South Africa and Western Europe.

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Thursday 23 March 7.30pm Centenary Lecture Series Curated and introduced by Professor of Creativity, Owen Sheers

Testing for truth in a world of fake news The age of information was thought to herald a new age of Enlightenment. New ways of communicating gave everyone a voice and were lauded as the next step in strengthening democracy. Instead we’ve seen the rise of fake news, misinformation and lies. Public forums such as Twitter rife with trolls spewing insults, while authoritarian politicians gain favour. It’s a ‘post truth’ world where facts are whatever people want to believe.

Heather Brooke is an award-winning journalist whose investigative journalism and legal action against the British Parliament for disclosure of MPs’ expenses was the catalyst for the scandal of 2009. £12 / £5 Students/Schools  unreserved seating

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Swansea University Student Showcase Three of Swansea University’s performing arts societies join forces in the Great Hall to showcase their talents and share their best work. Performers from the Musicians Society, Choral Society and Show Choir

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will present a varied programme of music from across the ages, including classical, jazz, and contemporary songs. Come and join us to celebrate our students’ talent and commitment to the music they love. £10 / £8 concessions  £5 SU student unreserved seating

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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.

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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CINEMA TICKET PRICES £7.25, concessions £6.00 Booking for the new season opens on Tuesday 3 January. 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 48. Monday 16 January 7.30pm

Aferim! (18) Dir: Radu Jude Romania 2016 1h 48min 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

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Wednesday 18 January 7.30pm

When the Road Bends Tales of a Gypsy Caravan (PG) Dir: Jasmine Dellal USA UK Netherlands 2006 1h 50min Documentary Maharaja, Esma Redzepova, Taraf de Haidouks An uplifting film which explores the music, lives and heritage of five distinct Gypsy bands from around the world as they unite for the ‘Gypsy Caravan’ concert tour across North America. Their musical styles range from flamenco to brass band, Romanian violin Balkan pop, Indian folk, raga and jazz. With fire in their bellies and soul in their voices, they present an explosion of song and dance that celebrates the diversity of the Romani people and the best of Gypsy music. ‘mind-blowing... fascinating... moving... compelling... see it... see it again’ HUFFINGTON POST

Friday 20 January 7.30pm

Latcho Drom (Safe Journey) (U) Dir: Tony Gatlif France 1993 1h 43min Documentary Tony Gatlif follows a family of travellers over the course of one year. Vivid costuming, music and dance serve as counterpoint to the darker realities of longstanding persecution. Beginning in India and ending with the Gypsies’ eventual arrival in Spain, the film details a richly nuanced nomadic lifestyle in which family, honour and tradition are as essential to survival as water, transportation and food. ‘the movie celebrates, ecstatically, the Gypsy experience’ CHICAGO READER

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Monday 23 January 7.30pm

A Street Cat Named Bob (12A) Dir: Roger Spottiswoode UK 2016 1h 43min Luke Treadaway, Bob the Cat, Ruta Gedmintas Based on his best-selling autobiography, this is a tale about James Bowen, a recovering drug addict living on the streets of London. After a chance encounter with a stray ginger cat who he decides to name Bob, the busker begins to turn his life around largely thanks to this new feline friendship. The two soon become a hit with tourists and onlookers due to the extraordinary trust shown between them, with videos of the pair going viral on the internet. The true story of how one man and his cat overcame adversity to prevail, becoming inspirational figures to many in the process.

Tuesday 24 January 7.30pm

Tharlo (PG) Dir: Pema Tseden China 2016 2h 3min Shide Nyima, Yangshik Tso Mandarin/Tibetan with subtitles Nicknamed “Ponytail” for the long braid down his back, quiet Tibetan shepherd Tharlo can recite the Mao Quotations in Mandarin by heart, but spends most of his time tending his flock, far from the trappings of academia or modernity. But when ordered to acquire an identification card by a local police officer, he meets a young woman who could change all that... but will she? Photographed in arresting black-and-white, Tharlo is a deeply political, romantic and philosophical narrative fable from director Pema Tseden – one of Tibet’s leading contemporary artists. ‘This is a beautifully judged picture from a director to note.’ SCREEN DAILY 34 book by phone 01792 60 20 60


Monday 30 January 7.30pm

The Light Between the Oceans (12A) Dir: Derek Cianfrance UK New Zealand USA 2016 2h 13min Michael Fassbender, Alicia Vikander, Rachel Weisz Tom is a World War I veteran who maintains a lighthouse off the shore of Australia with his wife Isabel, a woman desperate to have a baby. Her prayers are answered when an infant washes up on shore in a rowing boat. Tom thinks they should notify the authorities but ultimately gives in to Isabel’s wish to keep the girl. Fate strikes again when the couple meet the child’s biological mother on the mainland. Now, Tom and Isabel must make a decision that will forever affect the lives of four people.

Wednesday 1 February 7.30pm

Arrival (12A) Dir: Denis Villeneuve USA 2016 1h 56min Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team led by expert linguist Louise Banks is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers – and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. ‘Amy Adams is a miracle worker-she makes us believe in this mesmerizing mindbender about alien communication’ ROLLING STONE ‘makes a moving case that we’ve only scratched the surface of what we think is possible - and what we define as intelligence.’ NEW YORK POST

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Wednesday 15 February 7.30pm

The British Guide to Showing Off (15) Dir: Jes Benstock UK 2011 1hr 37mins Documentary Andrew Logan, Brian Eno, Grayson Perry British artist Andrew Logan, loved the world over by celebrities and misfits alike, takes us under his glittering wing and inside his outrageous, anarchic and spectacular costume pageant: the Alternative Miss World Show. He describes the Show as his most important artwork; a fabulous living sculpture that spans forty years of arts and culture. Using live camera, archive and exuberant animation, the film charts the mounting of the 2009 Show, interwoven with its history, the rise, fall and rediscovery, of both the event and the artist at its centre. ‘Benstock’s sideways look at the world of alternative fashion is funny, fabulous and fittingly batty.’ EMPIRE ‘It’s a real celebration of camp British eccentricity, and it refutes Logan’s assertion that the world has gone totally grey.’ LONDON EVENING STANDARD

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Monday 20 February 7.30pm

Tuesday 21 February 7.30pm

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D (12A)

Manchester by the Sea (15)

Dir: David Yates UK USA 2016 2h 13min Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol There are growing dangers in the wizarding world of 1926 New York. Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets, threatening to expose the wizarding community to a fanatical faction bent on eradicating them. And the powerful dark wizard, Gellert Grindelwald, after wreaking havoc in Europe, has slipped away and is now nowhere to be found. ‘It is best to simply sit back at some point and enjoy the ride.’ ROGER EBERT

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Dir: Kenneth Lonergan USA 2016 2h 17min Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler After the death of his older brother Joe, Lee Chandler is shocked that Joe has made him sole guardian of his teenage nephew Patrick. Taking leave of his job as a janitor in Boston, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-theSea, the fishing village where his working-class family has lived for generations. There, he is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife, Randi and the community where he was born and raised. ‘the best movie of the year’ NEW YORK OBSERVER ‘a film of surpassing beauty and heart’ WASHINGTON POST

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Wednesday 22 February 7.30pm

The Innocents (15) Dir: Anne Fontaine France Poland 2016 1h 55min Lou de Laâge, Agata Buzek, Agata Kulesza French/Polish/ Russian with subtitles In 1945 Poland, Mathilde, a young French Red Cross doctor, is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps. She discovers several nuns in advanced states of pregnancy during a visit to a nearby convent. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters’ fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order. Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities. ‘It gives us war as seen by the women it rolls over and it quietly exults as they help each other back to their feet.’ BOSTON GLOBE

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 February 7.30pm

La La Land (12A) Dir: Damien Chazelle USA 2016 2h 8min Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Amiée Conn Mia, an aspiring actress, serves lattes to movie stars in between auditions and Sebastian, a jazz musician, scrapes by playing cocktail party gigs in dingy bars. As success mounts, they are faced with decisions that begin to fray the fragile fabric of their love affair, and the dreams that they worked so hard to maintain in each other threaten to rip them apart. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and the pain of pursuing your dreams. ‘a lavish song-and-dance musical that dares to swoon the old-fashioned way‘ VARIETY ‘It’s a movie with the potential to make lovers of us all. All we have to do is fall into its arms.’ TIME 38 book by phone 01792 60 20 60


Wednesday 1 March 7.30pm

Allied (15) Dir: Robert Zemeckis USA UK 2016 2h 4min Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war. ‘If you love classic movies and their potential to sweep you up into a world outside of your own experience, this one will rock your world.’ NEW YORK OBSERVER

Monday 13 March 7.30pm

A United Kingdom (12A) Dir: Amma Asante USA UK Czech Republic 2016 1h 51min David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport The true story of Seretse Khama, King of Botswana, and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a bi-racial couple ruling a neighbouring country intolerable. South Africa threatened the British: either thwart the couple or be denied access to South African uranium and gold and face the risk of South Africa invading Botswana. ‘A rousing true love story brings African history to life.’ HOLLYWOOD REPORTER follow us

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Tuesday 14 March 7.30pm

Wednesday 15 March 7.30pm

Silence (cert tbc)

Francofonia (12A)

Dir: Martin Scorsese USA Taiwan Italy Mexico 2017 2h 39min Andrew Garfield, Liam Neeson, Adam Driver

Dir: Aleksandr Sokurov France Germany Netherlands 2015 1h 28min Documentary/Drama Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth

The story of two Christian missionaries who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden. Silence, is the culmination of the celebrated director’s 28-year journey to bring Shusaku Endo’s 1966 acclaimed novel to life.

A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art. The film also explores how the museum avoided being plundered during the Nazi occupation of France, and depicts the ghost of Napoleon wandering among the exhibits. ‘Sokurov has a gift, perhaps unmatched among his international peers, for turning intellectual brooding into visually arresting cinema.’ NEW YORK TIMES

‘Francofonia is a brilliant meditation on art, on war - and what happens to art when nations go to war.’ PHILADELPHIA ENQUIRER

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Monday 20 March 7.30pm

Tuesday 21 March 7.30pm

Sully (12A)

Paterson (15)

Dir: Clint Eastwood USA 2016 1h 36min Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

Dir: Jim Jarmusch France Germany USA 2016 1h 58min Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Helen-Jean Arthur

In January 2009 the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain Chesley Sullenberger, nicknamed “Sully”, glided his disabled airliner onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. Every day, Paterson drives his daily route, overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him. He writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife Laura. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing. Paterson loves Laura and she loves him. He supports her newfound ambitions; she champions his secret gift for poetry. The history and energy of the City of Paterson is a felt presence in the film and its simple structure unfolds over the course of a single week.

‘an impressive achievement, a portrait of a good man whose heroism lay in having the right stuff and knowing how to use it.’ WALL STREET JOURNAL ‘One of the best movies of 2016.’ CHICAGO SUN TIMES

‘a film in which the everyday can be turned into something mysterious and even transcendent’ THE INDEPENDENT

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Wednesday 22 March 7.30pm

Fences (12A) Dir: Denzel Washington USA 2016 2h 19min Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Mykelti Williamson Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, a one-time promising baseball player, now working as a refuse collector, struggles to provide for his family and come to terms with the events of his life. Fences is based on the 1983 Pullitzer Prizewinning play by American playwright August Wilson. ‘a showcase for two towering performances it could hardly be improved’ THE GUARDIAN ‘Offers enough dramatic meat, boisterous humor and lived-in performances to hook audiences of all stripes.’ HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

Monday 27 & Tuesday 28 March 7.30pm

T2: Trainspotting (cert tbc) Dir: Danny Boyle UK 2017 Running time tbc Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Kelly Macdonald, Robert Carlyle First there was an opportunity…then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, selfdestruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance.

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Friday 13 January – Saturday 4 February

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is proud to announce a new exhibition featuring the work of artists Artur Conka and Billy Kerry. This exciting installation of specially commissioned artworks is the latest in our groundbreaking Gypsy Maker project—an initiative that supports the development of innovative works by established and emerging Gypsy, Roma and Traveller artists. The Gypsy Maker project expands the work of the RCAC by continuing to engage GRT communities and the wider public in on-going dialogue about the ways in which art continues to inform the lives of individuals and communities today.

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Tuesday 7 February – Saturday 18 February

My One and All: My Swansea Coast

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My One and All: My Swansea Coast is a unique exhibition of film-poem On the Sea’s Land (Ar-for-dir) alongside members of the public’s photographic and poetic responses to connection and relationship to the Swansea and Gower coastline. Originally exhibited at Somerset House, On the Sea’s Land captures poet and Professor in Creativity at Swansea University Owen Sheers’ poetic journey along the Gower Coast, with stunning footage by Benjamin Wigley (artdocs) http://artdocs.co.uk/ The photographic responses have been submitted by people of all ages and backgrounds from the local community. The poetry has been created and developed through a workshop with Owen, and Creative writing students from Swansea University. On The Sea’s Land was commissioned by Trust New Art / National Trust and Sound UK and supported by Arts Council England.

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Friday 24 February – Saturday 1 April

David Hockney Original Prints David Hockney is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. A painter, draftsman, printmaker, photographer, and stage designer, his work is characterised by economy of technique, a preoccupation with light, and a frank, mundane realism derived from Pop art and photography. This exhibition of original prints brings together work from his Grimm’s fairytales suite of etchings, the Cavafy suite and some original posters. These prints bear all the characteristic qualities of David Hockney’s art – a strong interest in storytelling and the interaction of human emotions, the fascination of conveying the supernatural and the psychological in visual terms, and the delight in exploring new ranges of technique with which to set down his perceptions.

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Exhibitions in the Bar/Foyer at Taliesin Tuesday 3 January – Wednesday 1 February

Joujouka: The Place Where The Winds Meet During July 2016, Syd Howells travelled to the village of Joujouka in Morocco’s Rif Mountains to attend the 9th annual festival of the Master Musicians of Joujouka. This exhibition documents the trip and the magical atmosphere of the village which entranced Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones in July 1968.

Saturday 4 February – Friday 10 March

Photographing Antiquity The images displayed in this exhibition are the top thirty images taken in The Egypt Centre’s 2016 photography competition. Photographers were given the opportunity to photograph artefacts out of their cases, working with the challenging lighting conditions in the museum galleries. Information on the included objects will also be displayed.

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.

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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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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 and from 2 hours prior to a performance during evenings and weekends.

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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January Ionawr

February Chwefror

March Mawrth

14 The Eduardo Niebla Experience 20 Gypsy, Roma & Traveller Arts & Culture National Symposium II 26 ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble 27 Special Consensus 28 Fitzwilliam String Quartet

3 A Regular Little Houdini 4 Swinging at the Cotton Club 16 National Dance Company Wales 18 (F.E.A.R.) 22 Don’t Dribble On The Dragon

3 Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick 4 Soweto Kinch 15 Follow Me/Dewch Gyda Fi 17-18 Pink Mist 23 Gerardo Núñez Quartet & Carmen Cortés 25 Tim Garland

broadcast events January Ionawr

February Chwefror

March Mawrth

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The Tempest (12A) Young Men (12A) Il Trovatore (12A)

Amadeus Macbeth Saint Joan

Hedda Gabler

* Certificates subject to change on streamed events.

cinema January Ionawr

February Chwefror

March Mawrth

16 Aferim! (18) 18 When the Road Bends - Tales of a Gypsy Caravan (PG) 20 Latcho Drom (Safe Journey) (U) 23 A Street Cat Named Bob (12A) 24 Tharlo (PG) 30 The Light Between the Oceans (12A)

1 Arrival (12A) 15 The British Guide to Showing Off (15) 20 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 3D (12A) 21 Manchester by the Sea (15) 22 The Innocents (15) 27-28 La La Land (12A)

1 Allied (15) 13 A United Kingdom (12A) 14 Silence (cert tbc) 15 Francofonia (12A) 20 Sully (12A) 21 Paterson (15) 22 Fences (12A) 27-28 T2: Trainspotting (cert tbc)

13 January – 4 February

7 - 18 February

24 February – 1 April

My One and All: My Swansea Coast

David Hockney

3 January – 1 February

4 February – 10 March

17 March – 21 April

exhibitions Gypsy Maker Project

Joujouka: The Place Where The Winds Meet

Photographing Antiquity

Through the Park to the Beach

music & talks (The Great Hall) February Chwefror

March Mawrth

April Ebrill

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10 Welsh Sinfonia and Swansea University Orchestra 18 The Endellion String Quartet 23 Testing for truth in a world of fake news 25 Swansea University Student Showcase

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Clare Teal

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Nidum Ensemble

Front cover: FRIDAY 17 & SATURDAY 18 March Pink Mist

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Taliesin Arts Centtre Jan-March brochure