Welsh Arts News
- Category: Music
Aberystwyth hosts its first Zero Carbon Concert at lunchtime on Saturday 27th November. The town is perhaps the only place in Wales to be taking part in this worldwide event. Starting at a rather unusual time of 11.45am, the FREE Aberystwyth Zero Carbon Concert takes place in the bandstand on the promenade and finishes about 3pm.
It is one of many concerts being held on that weekend, just before the UN climate summit in Cancun, Mexico. The Worldwide Zero Carbon Concert intends to demonstrate that it is possible to have fun without causing climate change.
Local organisers are planning a multiple line up at Aberystwyth bandstand over lunchtime on Saturday 27th November. Bands that will be rocking the bandstand include Quercus Burlesque, The Unknown, The Present, and The Horizons. The line up will include other performers such as Côr Gobaith and Samba Agogo.
But it does not stop at performers - there will also be stalls and displays promoting ways to reduce our carbon footprint.
Double your Enjoyment at Cardigan Guildhall with an Art Exhibition by Diane Mathias and Helen Elliott
- Category: Events
Two of the country's most sought after professional artists, Diane Mathias and Helen Elliott, are teaming up again for their 7th annual joint show at the Guildhall in Cardigan.
The pair regularly exhibit separately all over Wales and internationally, but their subject is always of their home counties.
Scenes of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire are the focus of their work.
Diane's work sensitively captures the glorious light on the land, in oil and pastel, whilst Helen's colourful 'naive' paintings are known for their humorous portrayals of local life.
Currently Helen's paintings are on show in both Cardigan and Copenhagen.
The exhibition is on for just one week - from Monday 22nd November until Saturday 27th November - at the Guildhall in Cardigan. Helen and Diane will be there to discuss their work.
Daily opening from 10am until 5pm.
Free entry. All welcome.
Cardigan Guildhall, Priory Street, Cardigan, SA43 1PN
Check out Helen's latest paintings at www.helenelliott.net
Contact Diane Mathias on 01559 371608/ 07766 757162 www.dianemathias.com
- Category: Theatre
With society in turmoil, a political leader appoints his hard-line deputy to purge the city of sexual corruption. But, is an iron hand the best answer? And, what happens when personal passion confronts political policy? Justice, morality and gender equality are thrown into the spotlight in this electric take on Shakespeare's powerful social satire.
Sherman Cymru presents William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, directed by Amy Hodge.
Measure for Measure runs from 18th November until 5th December.
Previews: 18th to 20th November
Ticket prices: £14/£12/Under 19s £8 (previews: £12/£10)
Please note that Sherman Cymru is temporarily closed for redevelopment. Measure for Measure will be performed at The Provincial, Cardiff Bay.
Book now at the Sherman Cymru Box Office: 029 2964 6900. Open Monday to Friday, 10am to 2.45pm.
- Category: Artist
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Annual Studio Event and Charity Day
This year, we will be supporting The Beacon of Hope, a local hospice charity. Ten per cent of sales on the day will go directly to this cause. Each year we host an annual 'studio event' in December, where we have complimentary wine and mince pies, special offers, discounts, end of range clearances, and, this year, a new range of paintings and prints as well as a chance to win a signed limited edition print of your choice. We look forward to welcoming you to this years' event on Saturday 11th December between 11am and 6pm - all welcome.
NEW galleries and exhibitions for 2010/11
Things continue apace here at the 'House of Elliott'. This week, paintings have gone to the Association of British Naive Artists' exhibition in St Ives, Cornwall, and an international Naive Art Festival in Copenhagen - wish I could have gone with them, but lots of paintings to do!
- Category: Events
An evening of Art and Performance: Friday 26th November at 7pm in St Peter's Church Hall (on the corner of the High Street and Church Street), Lampeter SA48 7BH
Featuring: Emily Johns' exhibition of paintings 'Conscious Oil'.
Music and poetry from: Esyllt Harker, Maggie Nicols, Dr Vole and others.
Speaker: Diana Marquand, from the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition.
Hosted by the West Wales Interfaith Group.
Entrance by donation.
Contact: Diana 01994 484480 or Avril 01570 421476.
- Category: Music
There are so many activities for you to enjoy during the Christmas period in Swansea. So, we thought we would give you a few dates for your diaries.
On Tuesday 14th December at the Brangwyn Hall, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales performs a varied programme of music with a Christmas theme, including:
Prokofiev 'Lieutenant Kijé Suite:Troika;
Berlioz L'enfance du Christ: Shepherd's Farewell;
John Rutter Shepherd's Pipe Carol;
Blake The Snowman: Walking in the Air;
Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker:Trepak;
Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride
Vivaldi The Four Seasons: Winter
And other seasonal favourites.
Starts at 7.00pm.
- Category: Theatre
The work of Mike Brookes and Simon Banham, from Aberystwyth University's Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, has been acknowledged by the Theatrical Management Association (TMA) with the award for Best Design for the National Theatre Wales' production of 'The Persians'.
The TMA is the UK's major business association for organisations and companies involved professionally in the production and presentation of the performing arts. The award was announced at the TMA Annual Awards 2010 which were held at the Lyric, Hammersmith, on Sunday 7th November.
Simon Banham, Mike Brookes and Professor Mike Pearson, also a member of staff at the Department, played pivotal roles in the production, which was staged at the military training village on Mynydd Epynt in the Brecon Beacons in August 2010.
- Clwyd Theatr Cymru presents Rhian Haf's Schools Residency: Colour, Light and Pattern
- Lewis Weston Dillwyn 'The Militant Botanist' Swansea Porcelain and Botanical illustration
- Professor Dai Smith 'In the Frame: Memory in Society 1910 to 2010'
- Transition Llambed: 2 Competitions
- WAG response to news that Menna Richards is stepping down as Head of BBC Cymru Wales
- Cranford at Swansea Grand Theatre