Hype: What’s on in Aberystwyth? 14th – 21st October

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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!

      • The fifth series opener of The Walking Dead was watched by 17.3m people, breaking cable viewing records.
      • British Music In (BMI) honoured Daft Punk hit ‘Get Lucky’ with the song of the year award.
      • The British producer and electronic music pioneer, Mark Bell, has died at the age of 43.
      • The makers of Archer are changing the name of the shows spy agency (international secret intelligence service) due to the bad connotations of Islamic state.
      • Assassins Creed Rogue story trailer has been released (see below).
      • Robert Downey Jr joins Captain America 3 to start off the infamous Marvel civil war story line?

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!

Coming up at the arts Centre are a variety of events, firstly theatre: Facade – 14th-15th, Beyond Dreams of Aberystwyth – 16th and Adventures of the Skin Trade – 17th. There will also be four films showing in the coming week, these include: Lucy – 12th-13th which just might be Luc Besson’s comeback thriller. We also have Magic in the Moonlight – 13th-22nd and A Most Wanted Man – 17th-21st. If you’re looking for something different then there is the Welsh Short Story Network – 15th, Bellydance – 16th, Aled Jones, Songs of Hope and Inspiration – 16th and NY MET – Le Nozze Di Figaro – 18th.

At the Commodore Cinema this week there’s Gone Girl – 13th-16th and The Equalizer – 17th-23rd.

Coming up at the Union, is The Exchange – 15th – 10pm,  the weekly Quiz – 16th – 8pm. We also have student favourite #Predrinks – 17th – 9pm. This weekend will also see the Oxjam Takeover event on the 18th at 8pm. Finally, the Union has Texas Hold ‘Em – 19th – 4pm and Sunday Night Movies – 19th – 7:30pm.

With thanks to: Andrew Monk.