Hype – 17th – 23rd March

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WELCOME back to Hype, our weekly(ish) 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!

  • Mike Bassett: Interim Manager has been announced as a sequel to the highly popular Mike Bassett: England Manager.
  • The first person shooter Titanfall is released to critical and commercial success.
  • The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala and Miley Cyrus are set to be rerecording a remake of ‘Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band‘ by the Beatles.
  • The next instalment in the Witcher Series, The Witcher 3 has been pushed back to 2015.
  • Hit American drama Pretty Little Liars concludes this week with some much needed revelations.
  • Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (trailer below) and Final Fantasy X HD are set to be released this week, review to follow.
  • Keeley Hawes has been announced as the villain for the next series of Doctor Who.

What’s On?

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

The Arts Centre has got a number of events on this week, starting with the latest instalment of National Theatre Live. Throughout this week, they’re broadcasting the internationally acclaimed War Horse. There’s also a new dance theatre production called My People on Thursday 20th.

Continuing on the theatre side of things, there is an exciting new play coming to Aber from David Greig called The Events, a theatre production that looks at how far forgiveness will stretch in the face of atrocity.

Finally, they’ll be showing a number of hit films, including: The LEGO Movie, Dallas Buyer’s Club and Philomena. There is also a number of films being shown as a part of the Wales One World Festival (which Bay TV will covering), a Film Festival that will be returning to Aber from Friday 21st to Thursday 27th. The highlight of the festival is said to be Nairobi Half Life, an African dramatic thriller that portrays life in the slums of Nairobi.

This week at the Commodore, there is the mystery-thriller Non-Stop. Star Liam Neeson plays an air marshall on a flight which can be considered anything but… uneventful. The next film to open on Friday (21st) will be 300: Rise of an Empire 3D – a sequel to the highly acclaimed 300. Reviews of both these films can be found on our website in the coming days.

On the music scene, the newly formed local band KOPAR are performing this Saturday (22nd) in Scholars at 7:30.

With thanks to: Andrew Simpson, Andrew Noel, Joe Fairweather, Daniel Abbott, Sarah Thornhill and Laura Say.