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Paul Merton makes his return to Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Paul Merton makes his return to Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Arts, Comedy, Local November 17, 2013 at 5:00 pm Comments

PAUL Merton is to make his return to Aberystwyth Arts Centre tonight in his improvisation show Paul Merton’s Impro Chums. Talking to Aberystwyth Student Media, Merton explained the premise of his show: “basically we’re on stageRead More

Blue Jasmine: Brilliant, provocative, and… blue

Blue Jasmine: Brilliant, provocative, and… blue

Arts, Film, Local November 17, 2013 at 11:00 am Comments

I WOULD not call myself a Woody Allen fan. It’s not that I dislike him or his style but rather it’s due to the fact I haven’t seen much of his work. Allen’s reputation precedes him,Read More

Captain Phillips: one edge-of-your-seat thrill ride

Captain Phillips: one edge-of-your-seat thrill ride

Arts, Film, Local November 16, 2013 at 6:00 pm Comments

CAPTAIN PHILLIPS. The best way to describe it? One edge-of-your-seat thrill ride. The movie begins with a brief introduction to the character of Phillips, played superbly by Tom Hanks, but as soon as the boat hitsRead More

Bands On Fire: variety and a fiery performance

Bands On Fire: variety and a fiery performance

Arts, Local, Music November 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm Comments

ON NOVEMBER 9th, Rewired music held their debut live music event. Their ‘Bands on Fire’ event, held at The Cooper’s Arms, showcased as of yet undiscovered bands across Britain.  The night consisted of three performances, theRead More

Reginald D. Hunter: a satisfying talk

Reginald D. Hunter: a satisfying talk

Arts, Comedy, Local November 11, 2013 at 8:00 pm Comments

THE TITLE says it all: Reginald D. Hunter in the midst of crackers, as in white people. And that’s exactly what the show is about. But first: the warm-up comic, Pete Johansson. He started off slow,Read More

What’s On – November highlights

What’s On – November highlights

Arts, Editors' Pick, Local November 8, 2013 at 10:00 am Comments

THIS NOVEMBER, Aberystwyth has a lot to offer in the form of events, large and small across a variety of venues: here are a few to look out for. Coming up in the Arts Centre thisRead More

Newton Faulkner: audience charmer

Newton Faulkner: audience charmer

Arts, Local, Music November 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm Comments

IT HAD BEEN a long time since I’d listened to any Newton Faulkner. I was addicted to his first album and then kind of drifted away in my music tastes. But when I saw he wasRead More

Thor: Not reinventing the wheel but, heck, it’s a lot of fun

Thor: Not reinventing the wheel but, heck, it’s a lot of fun

Arts, Film, Local November 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm Comments

THERE’S going to be a point very soon where everyone, if they haven’t already, will have to ask themselves a simple question; How many is too many superhero films? Between DC, Marvel and other developing franchisesRead More

Varsity Open Mic Night – a (somewhat) success

Varsity Open Mic Night – a (somewhat) success

Arts, Local, Music November 6, 2013 at 12:45 pm Comments

SEQUESTERED in a rather cramped-looking corner by the front doors of Varsity, the Halloween open mic setup resided, variously manned, variously noticed. The audience turnout was respectable – it was Halloween, come on – and soRead More

Cloudy with a chance of puns (2!)

Cloudy with a chance of puns (2!)

Arts, Film, Local November 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm Comments

AS MUCH as I would love to fill this review with succulent, juicy and finger-licking good puns, I will save you the constant wincing as you watch as I attempt to crowbar as many terrible foodRead More