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ADULT ALADDIN AFTER DARK | STAGE PREVIEW

ADULT ALADDIN AFTER DARK | STAGE PREVIEW

Pontardawe Arts Centre Fri 15 – Sat 16 Dec Just like pigs in blankets, Bucks Fizz for breakfast and the Dr Who special, a trip to the pantomime is a staple part of the festive period for children and adults alike, and this year the Pontardawe Arts Centre is taking a Christmas classic to a whole […]

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KATHAKALI – THE KALA CHETHENA KATHAKALI COMPANY | STAGE PREVIEW

KATHAKALI – THE KALA CHETHENA KATHAKALI COMPANY | STAGE PREVIEW

Pontardawe Arts Centre Thu 19 Oct A completely immersive Kathakali experience is being brought to Pontardawe Arts Centre by the Kala Chethena company. The sacred southern Indian art of Kathakali is unique, the make-up is as important as the performers in recreating this ancient art form. The company was, in fact, founded 30 years ago […]

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KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN | INTERVIEW Fresh from another win at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman are set to tour again. This time they’re promoting their latest EP Saved For A Rainy Day, a collection of live favourites, covers and rarities, as well as […]

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A GOOD CLEAN HEART | STAGE PREVIEW

Pontardawe Arts Centre Wed 14 Sept This work is a bilingual play, in both English and Welsh, from the award-winning playwright Alun Saunders. It’s a modern tale of two brothers raised separately, in two different families speaking two different languages, a brilliant device to explore the impact of split identity and culture in Wales. Hefin […]

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JENNY ECLAIR | INTERVIEW

JENNY ECLAIR | INTERVIEW   Stand-up comedienne and Grumpy Old Woman (that’s not a snide comment but her job title) Jenny Eclair tells us about her safe word and pulling her pants down.   How is it going? I’m very ill! I’m bearing up but I’ve got post panto flu. I’ve been understudy for Jo […]

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MACBETH | STAGE PREVIEW

MACBETH Witches! Ghosts! Murder! A forest that moves! It can only be Macbeth. Shakespeare’s tale of misplaced ambition, untrammeled desire and psychological horror comes to South Wales stages this month as Pontardawe Arts Centre take their production of Macbeth on tour. This production is part of Pontardawe Art Centre’s Shake it Up – a project […]

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#FLY ON THE WALL | THEATRE PREVIEW

#FLY ON THE WALL | THEATRE PREVIEW

Dynamic Welsh company are destined to be high-fliers

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CRAIG CAMPBELL | INTERVIEW

Wide-eyed Canadian comic, Craig Campbell, is a charismatic comedian with an original stage presence and energetic style of comedy. He Comes to Wales for two dates this February

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GRID57 | ART EXHIBITION | REVIEW

Four emerging Welsh artists tackle everything from mermaids to tap dancing, to mixed results.

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PORTICO QUARTET | LIVE PREVIEW

PORTICO QUARTET Pontardawe Arts Centre Fri 5 Mar words: Tom Hartrey The Portico Quartet have come a long way since their street busking days. After years of playing to minimal recognition across the pavements of Europe, critical acclaim finally reached them after a surprise nomination for 2008’s prestigious Mercury Music Prize. Although not winning the […]