Hype: What’s on in Aberystwyth? 7th – 13th April

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WELCOME back to Hype, our weekly arts blog, where you’ll be able to keep up to date with the latest and biggest news from the global arts scene, as well as keeping in touch with what’s on in and around Aberystwyth.

You’ll be able to find out the latest and the greatest, Aberystwyth film times and news, rumours, and much more.

Arts News

First up… the biggest headlines from this week!

  • Peaches Geldof dies at the age of 25. The death is being treated as “unexplained and sudden”, at this stage.
  • The next instalment of The Hunger Games has cast Gwendoline Christie (from Game of Thrones – Brienne) as Commander Lyme.
  • Marvel are stated to have planned movies up to 2028.
  • Game of Thrones returned to our screens with another acclaimed episode this week, with HBO GO crashing during the airing (see trailer below).
  • Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies, aged 93. Known for playing Andy Hardy.
  • The second season of Hinterland is set to start filming in autumn, and airing either in late 2014 or early 2015.
  • Transformers 5 tentatively scheduled  to be released 2017. This is with Transformers 4: Age of Extinction out in June this year.

What’s On?

ABERYSTWYTH is, once again, spoiling us for choice in the next week. Here’s just a few highlights to look forward to!

This week at the Commodore, Captain America: Winter Soldier is continuing to be shown. The latest Marvel Cinematic Universe instalment arrived on the 28th March in Aber to rave reviews by students – our full review will be online this week. Once Chris Evans is off our screens, however, our favourite puppets are back: with Muppets Most Wanted, which is due to open this Friday. A sequel to the 2011 film The Muppets , the new film stars Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey in a plot revolving around the Muppets finding themselves inadvertently involved in an international crime caper while on a European tour.

Noah will be coming to the Commodore screens next week, more to follow on this in the next edition of Hype.

At the Arts Centre this week, there are a number of events occurring to keep you entertained. Firstly, the End of Term Party will be on the 9th April, featuring Bandaoke, a live karaoke band that will perform a number of old and new. An extensive song list can be found here. On the theatre side of things, The Forty will be showing on the 11th April at 6pm and 12th April at 7pm. This theatrical event comprises of 40 short plays in approximately 2 hours, written by Aberystwyth Honorary Professor Howard Barker. The scenes show extreme emotions and tension, and is sure something to check out.

There are also a number of films on at the Arts Centre this week. Firstly, The Monuments Men will be showing for those that missed it last month. A full review for the film can be found here. There will also be showings of Only Lovers Left Alivea film starring Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, the films tells the tale of two immortal lovers. This will be showing from 8th-10th April and a full review will go online soon.

The Book Thief will be showing at the Arts Centre cinema on the 11th-17th April. This moving story, starring Emily Watson and Geoffrey Rush, is of a German girl that finds solace by stealing books after she is sent to live with foster parents during World War II. Finally, Mr Peabody and Sherman will be showing between the 12th and 16th April, if you missed it at the Commodore last month. A full review can be found here.

With thanks to: Andrew Simpson, Joe Fairweather, Andrew Monk, Laura Say, Sam Halford and Andrew Noel.