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Entertainment JIM CARTWRIGHT’S comedy


THE HERALD FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9 2016


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Hilarious play comes to Lampeter Madness, love, death and adventure


drama ‘Two’ will be coming to Theatr Felinfach in Lampeter next month, introducing you to 14 diverse characters played by just two actors. Set in a working class pub in the


South Wales valleys, we will meet the characters in an action-packed traditional night at the pub on October 13 at 7.30pm. The story of the different characters


and their relationships will change the pace and take you on a nostalgic rollercoaster ride of emotional highs and lows. The Sunday Times said that Jim


Cartwright’s writing is ‘brilliantly, surrealistically and comically poetic’ and the play has been receiving fantastic review after fantastic review. Jim Cartwright is a multi award-


winning playwright whose work is consistently performed around the world and has been translated into over 35 languages. He has written successfully for


film, television and radio and his stage work has been performed at the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, the West End of London and on Broadway, amongst others. His plays for the Theatre include


‘Road’, ‘Bed’, ‘Two’, ‘The Rise and Fall of Little Voice’, ‘Prize Night’, and ‘Hard Fruit’. He has also worked on ‘Road’,


‘Vroom’, ‘Wedded’, ‘June’, A pint at Felinfach: ‘Two’ comes to Lampeter


‘Vacuuming Completely Nude In Paradise’, ‘Strumpet’, ‘Johnny Shakespeare’ and ‘King of the Teds’ for film and television. His plays are on both school and


university curriculums, and have been constantly in print since 1986. Tickets for the performance, which cost £12 (£11 for members) for


adults, £10.50 for OAP members and £10 for students and children, can be purchased online at theatrfelinfach. cymru or by calling 01570 470697.


Three Legg’d Mare: Catch them at Ceredigion Museum NEXT weekend, Three Legg’d


Mare will be playing a gig in their hometown of Aberystwyth, sharing their traditional songs with a difference. Let Three Legg’d Mare take you


to Wales, England and far beyond with close harmonies and a wide range of instruments next Saturday (Sept 17) from 7pm at Ceredigion Museum. The band were brought together


in 2014 by a common interest in the traditional songs and tunes of Wales, England and far beyond, and the social history and folklore that lies behind them.


Their lively and sensitive


interpretations of old songs of madness, love, death, adventure and everyday life (and some original compositions) are earning them a growing following throughout Wales and the borders. With close vocal harmonies and


instruments including Appalachian dulcimer, fiddle, bouzouki, guitar, mandolin, whistles, concertina, harmonica and bodhrán, the band are one of the best in the county. Tickets for the evening are only


£7 and can be purchased by calling Ceredigion Museum on 01970 633088.


Folk, fun and fundraising They - like their songs - are


unrepenantly irreverent, sometimes saucy and always in a category of their own creating. Aberystwyth’s Brenig, a three-


piece folk group, will also be performing their original folk and contemporary songs, which tell wonderful stories. The band formed in 2012 after


ABERYSTWYTH FOLKUS are


bringing an evening of music and story-telling to Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Wednesday (Sept 14) with performances from some of the best local groups around. A fundraising event for the charity


Cambrian Wildwood, audience members will be helping rewild the Cambrian Mountains while enjoying exciting live performances from Quercus Burlesque, Brenig, Andy Cairns, Milly Jackdaw and Ailsa Mair- Hughes. The Cambrian Wildwood project


will restore the Cambrian Mountains’ native forest and bring back some of its lost animals. The initial focus is on 750 acres of


degraded upland valley and moorland. In time, the aim is to extend the Wildwood by further land purchase to make 7,500 acres (3,000 hectares) and by other landowners participating. Performing on the night will


be the extremely quirky Quercus Burlesque, bringing you stories, rants and musings on such timeless topics as perfume abuse, public transport, pasta sauce and parties gone bad.


meeting in the local folk club, Gwerin Aber Folk. Since, they have been performing songs composed by band member Daniel Laws, travelling all over Wales and The Midlands performing at folk clubs and festivals. With their favourite artists being


Dougie Maclean, Katrine Polwart, Loreena McKennitt, James Taylor, REM, they are inspired by growing up in the 60s and 70s in rural Wales, being part of the strong Midland folk scene, and Irish and Cajun Music. Musician Andy Cairns will also be


taking to the stage, before story-tellers Milly Jackdaw and Ailsa Mair-Hughes share their musical tales.


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