What’s on in Aberystwyth as we run into February?

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Photo – Tomos Nolan

A WIDE variety of entertainment is coming up over the next few weeks in Aberystwyth; not only American Hustle on at the Commodore this week, but much more around both town and campus.

Firstly, the Arts Centre has its usual strong line up of events forthcoming. As we run into February, highlights include:

The latest Hobbit movie, which is still showing in the Arts Centre cinema. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s well worth a watch, as is Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Other films due to begin in the Arts Centre over the next few weeks include Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, 12 Years a Slave, and Nebraska.

The next instalment of National Theatre live is due to start on the 30th January with ‘Coriolanus’, which will run until the 3rd February. In addition to this, the NY Met Opera’s next performance ‘Rusalka’  is on the 8th February .

The National Dance Company Wales are also performing a triple bill on the 6th February. Finally, Tim Fitzingham and Duncan Walsh-Atkins will appear in Flanders and Swann on the 8th February, a genius musical comedy re-enacted as if Flanders and Swann were alive today.

Later in the month, the first big headline comedy performance of the year ‘Jimeon’ is appearing at the arts centre, with his show ‘Yes, yes, whatever?!’ showing on the 19th February.

Elsewhere, we have drama performances from The Nomadic Players (student society) at the Morlan Centre. Their show ‘Dying For It’ will be performed from the 24th – 26th January, with ‘Stags & Hens’ to be performed from the 1st – 3rd February. Tickets cost £5.

The Students’ Union has also recently released their event schedule, with Monday Night Movies restarting from the 27th January. Once the end-of-exam night events have finished, regular events such as Bierkeller (featuring the Amazing Bavarian Stompers) and Comedy Central begin again on the 8th and 11th of February respectively, from 8pm in the Main Room.