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WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE’RE HERE | ART PREVIEW

WE’RE HERE BECAUSE WE’RE HERE | ART PREVIEW

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Sat 20 Jan – Sun 15 Apr 1st July 2016 marked 100 years since the Battle of the Somme, where 20,000 British soldiers died in a single day – the single worst military loss of life for Britain. To commemorate this, 1400 volunteers across the UK spent a day as soldiers in […]

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THE SURREALIST MURMURATION | ART PREVIEW

THE SURREALIST MURMURATION | ART PREVIEW

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Until Sat 25 Nov It’s necessary that ‘surrealist’ and ‘murmuration’ are depicted to understand the relevance behind this exhibition by John Richardson and John Welson. A surrealist image attempts to uncover a hidden reality, unveiling some sort of marvellous, unknown phenomenon. Surrealism is an adventure and is not restricted to visuals; it […]

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MOONFALL | STAGE PREVIEW

MOONFALL | STAGE PREVIEW

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Sun 12 November You’ve all heard the one about the Princess who goes to the Moon, right?  The one with epic acrobatic skills? Classic fairy tale from your childhood. Alright, maybe not, but this new show called Moonfall, from the fledgling circus theatre troupe Hikapee does promise us a magical tale for […]

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THE GREAT WHITE MALES: CUNCRETE | LIVE PREVIEW

THE GREAT WHITE MALES: CUNCRETE | LIVE PREVIEW

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Fri 10 Nov Equal parts rock gig and theatre show, Cuncrete is a lurid depiction of alpha masculinity through the unlikely – and yet also not – prism of architecture. Built around self-described “anti-virtuoso house band” The Great White Males, comprised of four drag kings, the performance promises noisy, lo-fi punk music and […]

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HANES: TALES, STORIES, LEGENDS AND MYTHS | ART PREVIEW

HANES: TALES, STORIES, LEGENDS AND MYTHS | ART PREVIEW

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth Until Tue 16 Jan The four month long exhibition will be on display across two of the art gallery’s spaces, and is composed of creations that will be exploring three alternate themes: Wales and Legends, Folk and Fairytales and Mythology. Amongst the exhibition, featured art will include important works from internationally […]

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MORWYN / MAM / HEN WRACH | ART PREVIEW

MORWYN / MAM / HEN WRACH | ART PREVIEW

Aberystwyth Arts Until Sat 23 Sept In Morwyn / Mam / Hen Wrach, artists Teresa Jenellen and Sarah Byfield explore different ideas around the female characters in some of the earliest prose in Britain – The Mabinogion. The tales, which date back to the 12th century, have become a key part of Welsh literary history […]

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THE BIG TRIBUTE FESTIVAL | LIVE REVIEW

THE BIG TRIBUTE FESTIVAL | LIVE REVIEW

The Big Tribute Festival, Aberystwyth Fri 25 – Sun 27 Aug It’s been 10 years since my last festival and, with only hazy memories of portaloo problems and the sound of something that definitely wasn’t rain coming down on my tent, I felt I was ready to give them another go. The Big Tribute Festival […]

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ABERYSTWYTH CYCLE FEST | SPORTS FEATURE

ABERYSTWYTH CYCLE FEST | SPORTS FEATURE

This festival is a celebration of cycling in Mid Wales, including town centre criterium racing, downhill mountain biking and a mass participation ride – the Continental Welsh Wild West Sportive, covering all the best roads in Ceredigion. Aberystwyth Cycle Festival also includes fringe events all week and of course brings you all the thrills of […]

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BRITAIN FROM ABOVE | ART FEATURE

BRITAIN FROM ABOVE | ART FEATURE

Britain From Above is a unique exhibition from The Aerofilms Collection that has captured the time between 1919 and 2006 and condensed it to over one million aerial photographs, allowing attendees to see snippets of time throughout history. The story of Aerofilms Ltd began in London, fascinated with advances in aeroplane engineering, veterans of the […]

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SPACE BALL | ABER SUMMER BALL 2016

SPACE BALL | ABER SUMMER BALL 2016

Aberystwyth Students Union Fri 6 May Set phasers to chunder for a cosmic-themed uni ball open to all, chocked full of funky, poppy bands, punishing and pop-friendly drum’n’bass, as well as just straight-up pop. This night has been concocted in association with Aberystwyth’s long-running promoter Black House, aka ‘Captain’ Kirk Holland, who branched out of […]