Aberystwyth University

Arts Centre Advisory Group Members

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, along with the Institute of Arts and Humanities (Aberystwyth University) are inviting Expressions of Interest from individuals to serve on a proposed newly-configured Advisory Group.  

 

The purpose of the Group will be:

 

  • To advise the Arts Centre on its contribution to the cultural life of Wales, Ceredigion, Aberystwyth and the University;

 

  • To offer strategic input as to the future direction of the Centre’s activities;

 

  • To be an advocate for the Centre in the public life of Wales.

 

How to apply:

Expressions of Interest should be through submission of a CV and brief introduction to your background, skills and attributes.

 

The closing date for Expressions of Interest will be 12.00 noon on 12 July 2018.  EOIs should be emailed to Kath Williams, Institute Manager, Institute of Arts and Humanities at [email protected]

 

To make an informal enquiry, please contact Dafydd Rhys at [email protected].  

For further information visit the University here

Cyrff Ystwyth

 

Cyrff Ystwyth the Ceredigion based inclusive dance company is presenting its annual performance in the Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University on June 7th and 8th.

 

 

This year Arlene James presents her first full length piece of work called Canol Y Byd (The Centre of the World).

Tickets £6.   For more information contact Mags on [email protected] or 01970 628488

WOW Film Festival 2018 opens 13 March

Welcome to WOW Film Festival 2018!WOW Film Festival returns for its seventeenth edition to take you on a journey across the world from the comfort of your cinema seat.


‘Tales from the Silk Road’ is our special focus this year. A cinematic journey across along the ancient trade networks where East meets West, highlights include the delightful Heavenly Nomadic from Kyrgyzstan, the stunning Foxtrotfrom Israel, the charismatic Wajib from Palestine and the exquisite Israfil from Iran.

Also not to be missed are the hugely powerful Aboriginal tale Sweet Country and the surreal art world satire The Square from Sweden.

At our new Cardiff venue, Tramshed Cinema, we will be working in partnership with Cardiff Animation Festival to bring you three stunning new anime – including the eagerly awaited Mary and the Witch’s Flower – which also screen in Aberystwyth.

For the full line of of films and venues, and to book your tickets, head to WOW’s website: www.wowfilmfestival.com/en/films

Festival Dates:

March/Mawrth 13 – 15
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea/Abertawe

March/Mawrth 15 – 21
Canolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March/Mawrth 15 – 29
Kinokulture, Oswestry/Croesoswallt

March/Mawrth 22 – 24
Tramshed Cinema, Cardiff/Caerdydd

April/Ebrill 3 – 12
Theatr Clwyd, Mold/Yr Wyddgrug

Radical Craft

Exhibition Symposium: Explorations in Creativity

Friday 14th July 2017

12 – 5pm

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

This free symposium will further explore themes highlighted in the Radical Craft: Alternative Ways of Making exhibition. 

This symposium, organised by Craftspace focuses on craft, making and materials. Speakers from the UK, Japan and Europe will discuss the significant contribution to creative practice and wider thinking about culture made by artists showing in the exhibition. 

It aims to provide a forum to explore opportunities for strategic collaboration between venues, artists, specialist organisations, groups and studios.

Details at craftspace.co.uk/whats-on/rc-symposium

FREE, booking essential via Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Box Office: 01970 623232  or email [email protected]

There will be a BSL interpreter

Radical Craft: Alternative Ways of Making Exhibition runs at Aberystwyth Arts Centre from 24th June – 2nd September

Literature Wales

Bedwen Lyfrau 2017

Saturday 20 May
10.00 am – 4.30 pm
Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Free

The Bedwen Lyfrau – an annual celebration of Welsh-language publishing – is visiting the seaside town of Aberyswyth this year with an excellent programme of events for all ages. The 2017 festival includes Y Lolfa’s 50th birthday party and a book fair hosted by Cymdeithas Bob Owen / Y Casglwr.
For further information,
visit: bedwen.com

 

‘flora’ Audio Description Talking Pictures

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Every Friday,12noon-1pm. FREE (From 12 July – 17 September)

Providing deeper engagement for blind and partially sighted people to flora through Audio Description Talking Pictures. Audio Description is putting visual images or events into words to improve access for blind and partially sighted audiences.

 

flora is an ambitious contemporary arts project that brings together work by national and international artists to reveal flowers as powerful commentators in art.

From common weeds to exotic cultivars, flowers have been and are embedded in people’s lives across the globe, not least as inspiration to artists. This visually stunning exhibition both in and outside of the gallery presents new and existing work by eleven key artists; Emma Bennett, Michael Boffey, Caroline Dear, Anya Gallaccio, Ori Gersht, Owen Griffiths, Anne-Mie Melis, Jacques Nimki, Magali Nougarède, Yoshihiro Suda, Clare Twomey. These artists offer ways in which flowers make visible cultural, historical, geographic, social and scientific ideas.
OFFICIAL OPENING: Saturday 23 July, 6-8pm
www.floraorieldavies.org

flora is a National Touring Exhibition curated by Oriel Davies and supported by Arts Council of Wales. Touring schools education programme supported by the Ernest Cook Trust.