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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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GEOSTORM | FILM PREVIEW

GEOSTORM | FILM PREVIEW

** Dir: Dean Devlin (12A, 111 mins) Another apocalyptic disaster movie from the people behind 2012, this is more cheesy nonsense with epic special effects, little care for the cost to human life and is even more queasily uncomfortable in the wake of hurricanes bringing disaster to South Asia and America. Charisma vacuum Gerard Butler […]

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RICHARD III | STAGE PREVIEW

RICHARD III | STAGE PREVIEW

  Richard Burton Theatre, Cardiff Thu 19 – Sat 28 Oct Shakespeare’s classic history Richard III comes to the Richard Burton Theatre this October for a limited run. Believed to be one of Shakespeare’s earliest plays, the story depicts the conniving Richard III (Gloucester as he is known in the text) and his cruel and ruthless […]

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J. COLE | LIVE PREVIEW

J. COLE | LIVE PREVIEW

Motorpoint Arena Cardiff Fri 20 Oct After catching the eye of Jay Z with his first three mixtapes, rapper and producer J. Cole  was signed to Mr Z’s Roc Nation label in 2009 and released his first album Cole: The Sideline Story, a year later. The album was an instant smash, shooting straight to number […]

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THE DEATH OF STALIN | FILM PREVIEW

THE DEATH OF STALIN | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: Armando Ianucci (15, 105 mins) From British political machinations in The Thick of It to American politics in Veep, Armando Ianucci now turns his foul mouthed, hilarious satirical gaze on the Russian political scene in 1953. The scramble for power after dictator Stalin’s death is ludicrously documented in this very funny and loosely factual […]

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BIN LADEN: ONE MAN SHOW | STAGE PREVIEW

BIN LADEN: ONE MAN SHOW | STAGE PREVIEW

Sherman Theatre, Cardiff Thu 19 Oct – Fri 20 Oct Osama Bin Laden is not a person that can be discussed without controversy, so for Knaïve Theatre to create a play about his life is no easy ride. However, the solo performance with Sam Redway as Bin Laden, without any false beard or gimmicks, accompanied […]

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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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IN THE FUTURE, THEY ATE FROM THE FINEST PORCELAIN | ART PREVIEW

IN THE FUTURE, THEY ATE FROM THE FINEST PORCELAIN | ART PREVIEW

Chapter, Cardiff Sat 14 Oct – Sun 14 Jan Larissa Sansour’s film, a combination of live motion and CGI, follows a narrative group who make elaborate porcelain deposits underground belonging to a fictional civilisation in an attempt to influence history. The video takes the form of a fictional video essay; a voiceover between a psychiatrist […]

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THE RITUAL | FILM PREVIEW

THE RITUAL | FILM PREVIEW

**** Dir: David Bruckner (15 94 mins) Adam Nevill’s 2011 horror novel gets a slow burn cinematic outing, balancing humour with dark horror under director David Brucker’s eye, who previously brought us The Signal. Concentrating on banter as well as scares, this has Rafe Spall playing a man riddled with guilt over the murder of […]

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VIC GODARD & SUBWAY SECT | LIVE PREVIEW

VIC GODARD & SUBWAY SECT | LIVE PREVIEW

Le Public Space, Newport Fri 13 Oct This month Vic Godard and his band Subway Sect will be bringing their unique blend of punk and traditionalism to Newport’s most exciting new venue, Le Public Space. Formed in 1976 at the advice of Sex Pistols manger Malcolm McLaren, Subway Sect are best known for touring with […]

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