Swansea Grand Theatre

Just 10 minutes walk from our bed and breakfast

http://www.swansea.gov.uk/grandtheatrewhatson

 

Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th May

Madagascar The Musical

 

Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score.

 

Join  Alex  the  Lion (X-Factor 2016 winner Matt Terry),  Marty  the  Zebra,  Melman  the  Giraffe,  Gloria  the  hip  hip  Hippo  and,  of  course,  those  hilarious,  plotting  penguins  as  they  bound  onto  your  stage  in  the  musical  adventure  of  a  lifetime.  

 

Based  on  the  smash  DreamWorks  animated  motion  picture,  Madagascar  -  A  Musical  Adventure  follows  all  of  your  favourite  crack-a-lackin'  friends  as  they  escape  from  their  home  in  New  York's  Central  Park  Zoo  and  find  themselves  on  an  unexpected  journey  to  the  madcap  world  of  King  Julien's  Madagascar.

 

Alex  the  lion  is  the  king  of  the  urban  jungle,  the  main  attraction  at  New  York's  Central  Park  Zoo.  He  and  his  best  friends  -  Marty  the  zebra,  Melman  the  giraffe  and  Gloria  the  hippo  -  have  spent  their  whole  lives  in  blissful  captivity  before  an  admiring  public  and  with  regular  meals  provided  for  them.  Not  content  to  leave  well  enough  alone,  Marty  lets  his  curiosity  get  the  better  of  him  and  makes  his  escape  -  with  the  help  of  some  prodigious  penguins  -  to  explore  the  world.

 

Filled  with  outlandish  characters,  adventure  galore  and  an  upbeat  score,  Madagascar  will  leave  audiences  with  no  choice  but  to Move It, Move It.

 

6.30pm each evening. Mats - Wed 1.30pm, Thu 1.30pm (Relaxed Performance) & Sat 1.30pm

 

 

 

 

Grand Theatre Arts Wings (10mins walk from our B&B) 

 

 

Wednesday/Thursday, 22nd & 23rd May

Decades Of Broadway

 

Gower College Performing Arts Students.

 

Decades of Broadway is an exciting variety of work to showcase the talents of our second year Performing Arts students. This will show the most loved and longest running shows of Broadway and beyond. Our students will celebrate cherished musicals and plays by performing excerpts from the very best that theatre has to offer. This is a chance to see the stars of tomorrow showcase their vast and varied talents in a wide variety of styles. We will span Broadway from the 1930's to present day - come along for this incredible ride!

 

Elsewhere in Swansea

Monday 20th May

A Clockwork Orange

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a hsort drive from our B&B

 

Dir: Stanley Kubrick

 

UK, USA 1971 2hrs 16 mins

 

Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates

 

A dystopian future London is the playground of a teenage gang leader in Stanley Kubrick’s stylish, controversial take on Anthony Burgess’s novel about violence and free will.

 

Controversy led to the film’s withdrawal from British exhibition for over two decades after its release in 1971. It remains a powerful essay on the pleasures and consequences of physical and psychological violence.

 

“Kubrick’s dazzling visual style translates the substance of an ‘unfilmable’ book into the language of cinema. And at the dramatic core of the film is a simply astonishing performance by Malcolm MacDowell as Alex.” EMPIRE

 

Tuesday 21st May

Holy Lands

Taliesin Arts centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our B&B

 

Dir: Amanda Sthers

 

Belgium, Israel 2019 1hr 40mins

 

Tom Hollander, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, James Caan

 

Harry Rosenmerck, an Ashkenazi Jewish American cardiologist, left everything to become a pig farmer in the Holy Land, including his estranged son David, a successful gay playwright, his daughter Annabelle, who is still studying at age 30, and their mother, his ex-wife who decides to revisit their love story after finding out she is terminally ill.

 

“This is my most personal film and it’s the one that made me the proudest because it’s sincere. It reflects my own flaws and vulnerability” Filmmaker Amanda Sthers in VARIETY

 

Audio description available

 

Two screenings: 4.45pm (with open caption subtitles) & 7.30pm

 

Wednesday 22nd May

Wild Rose

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University - 25mins walk or a short drive from our B&B

 

Dir: Tom Harper

 

UK 2019 1hr 40mins

 

Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, Sophie Okonedo

 

Rose-Lynn Harlan is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Fresh out of jail and with two young kids, all she wants is to get out of Glasgow and make it as a country singer in Nashville.

 

Directed by Tom Harper, Wild Rose is an uplifting story with an original soundtrack about family, dreams and reality.

 

“The film [is] bright and heart-breaking all at the same time” MIRROR

 

Audio description available

 

Two screenings: 4.45pm (with open caption subtitles) & 7.30pm

 

Friday 24th May to Saturday 22nd June

Mohamed Hassan

Elysium Gallery and Bar, 210 High Street - 25mins walk from our guesthouse

 

Mohamed Hassan – Souls

 

Preview Friday May 24th, 7pm

 

Exhibition continues until Saturday June 22nd

 

Gallery open Tues -Sat, 12 – 7pm

 

Originally from Alexandria, Mohamed Hassan has been living and working in Pembrokeshire, in west Wales in the UK since 2007, graduating with a first class honours degree in Photography from Carmarthen School of Art in 2016. Since then he has continued to photograph the human condition both in the studio environment and from real life scenes.

 

The images in this exhibition pay tribute to life in his home country, Egypt where he spent March 2017 in Cairo exhibiting his solo show ‘Witnessing Wales’.

 

‘During this period, my first visit to Egypt since graduating, I began to see my home surroundings through fresh eyes – re-evaluating the environment and people and recognising them as valuable subject matter that could provide a strong and reflective body of work.

 

My aim in this series of images is to transform humble scenes and the real people of Egypt into captivating photographs’.

 

www.mohamedhassanphotography.com

 

Friday 24th May to  Saturday 22nd June

Reflections on identity following brain injury 

Elysium Gallery and Bar, 210 High Street - 25mins walk from our hotel

 

Photographs by survivors of brain injury

 

Preview Friday May 24th, 7pm

 

Exhibition continues until Saturday June 22nd

 

Gallery open Tues -Sat, 12 – 7pm

 

Project manager: Emma Brunton (brain injury survivor) in collaboration with the brain injury service (Swansea Bay UHB), Lee Aspland (Photgrapher), the Health and Well-being Academy (Swansea University)

 

The aim of the exhibition is to make visible some of the hidden challenges people experience following brain injury. Brain Injury can affect every aspect of a person’s life and fundamentally affect their sense of identity. Survivors typically struggle with the question ‘who I am now’. The exhibition attempts to convey conceptually difficult psychological constructs as people experience life post brain injury. The exhibition includes representations of the self before the injury, immediately after and several years down the line. The work displayed attempts to convey people’s experiences using photographs taken by survivors following brain injury, through our use of filters, colour and sizing of photographs. We hope that our exhibition raises awareness of the full emotional impact of this hidden disability.

 

The exhibition will be broadly divided into three sections:

 

Reflections on identity before brain injury

Reflections on identify immediately after brain injury

Reflections on identify long term

This is the first exhibition of our YOURSPACE series of activities. YOURSPACE (in partnership with local community groups) will be a dedicated gallery for showing work, learning new skills and social development. With the support of elysium gallery, this space will be led by the Swansea community. Aimed at community groups who create artwork as a developmental resource, the space will be an outlet for artists and groups on the fringe and champion the creative and independent sectors of Swansea. The space will become a focal point for community creative growth and a place that encourages and celebrates artistic and skills achievement.

 

 

Friday 12th July

The Big Vegan Banquet with Dirty Vegan TV star Matt Pritchard

Brangwyn Hall - 2mins walk just behind our bed and breakfast

 

JR Events & Catering are proud to present "The Big Vegan Banquet" with Dirty Vegan TV star Matt Pritchard!

 

TICKETS: http://www.jr-events.co.uk/vegan-banquet-info/4594562603

 

Event to include:

* Beer or glass of fizz on arrival

* 3 course Vegan banquet

* Live band

* DJ until late

 

Matt will be taking to the stage with anecdotes, stories and tales from behind the scenes of his journey from Dirty Sanchez to Dirty Vegan!

 

Sunday 22nd September

Street Beach Party - Swansea

Swansea University - 25mins walk from our B&B

 

Join this event for more details.

 

The holiday season isn't over yet, have the best start to University with a pop up beach street party with live music, alcohol, hot tubs & tonnes of sand!

 

This is one event not to be missed! - Nothing like this in Swansea!

 

BYO alcohol.

Strictly 18+

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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