What’s on

Wednesday 15 November, 7.30pm

Abergavenny Film Society presents Under the Shadow (15)

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Focusing on a mother and daughter besieged by forces both worldly and otherwise in a Tehran apartment block, Under the Shadow presents a gripping portrait of an independently spirited woman shackled by sharia law. She becomes more scared of the demonic forces tormenting her daughter than of the lashes threatened by her rulers or of fire falling from the sky. A very impressive feature debut by Iranian director, Babak Anvari, this is thoughtful, provocative and increasingly scary fare which succeeds equally as feminist fable, fractured family drama and full-on fright-fest.

BAFTA Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer in 2017

Tickets: Members are guaranteed a seat if they arrive before 7.20 p.m. Tickets for individual screenings are available on the door for non-members.  Tickets cost £5.00, (£3 for students and other concessions on production of proof of status) and are available on the evening of the screening on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday 17 & Saturday 18 November, 7.30pm

Suitcase Theatre Company presents The Golden Pathway Annual by John Harding and John Burrows.

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Suitcase Theatre Company takes you on a comic journey through time, with George and Enid Peters and their son, Michael. Born just after the end of the Second World War, Michael is a “bulge baby”, and his parents want to do everything they can to help him down the golden pathway to success. We laugh (and sometimes cry) with them as Michael negotiates primary school, the dreaded 11+, grammar school and university. On the way he solves a mystery with the Terrific Three, negotiates the perils of Bob-a-Job week, comes faces to face with one of James Bond’s arch-enemies, and even engages in an anti-Vietnam War protest. But will the golden pathway lead Michael to the glorious future that his parents so desire? An amusing trip through the 1950s and 60s, accompanied by classic tracks from the hit parade, awaits all who book a ticket for this show.

Tickets: £9 (u18s: £6). Please phone 01873 853167 for reservations.


Friday  24 November, 7.00pm

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Sunday 26 November, 8.30pm

Black Mountain Jazz presents Ben Thomas/Jim Bloomfield Quartet

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Bar opens at 8pm.

Tickets: Black Mountain Jazz website


Wednesday 29 November, 7.30pm

Abergavenny Film Society presents La Strada (PG)

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Winner of the first Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1957, Federico Fellini’s heartbreaking tale of broken outsiders has lost none of its power to move audiences. Giulietta Masina plays Gelsomina, a naïve young woman sold, by her poverty-stricken and desperate mother, to boorish travelling strongman Zampanò (Anthony Quinn) to become his wife and to assist him as a street performer as he tours central Italy. Despite enduring terrible abuse from Zampanò, Gelsomina stays with him seeking purpose for her life and, perhaps, some consolation in her art. Fellini creates enduring beauty from a truly tragic tale and Masina’s face is an unforgettable icon of cinema.

Tickets: Members are guaranteed a seat if they arrive before 7.20 p.m. Tickets for individual screenings are available on the door for non-members.  Tickets cost £5.00, (£3 for students and other concessions on production of proof of status) and are available on the evening of the screening on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday 8 December, 7.30pm

Chill with SKYLARK.

A Friday gig in the Theatre. £10. Details to follow.


Sunday 10 December, 7.00pm

Christmas at the Melville with Abergavenny Light Opera Company (ALOC)

Details to follow.


Wednesday 13 December, 7.30pm

Abergavenny Film Society presents My Life as a Courgette (PG)

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Claude Barras brings us a little miracle of gentleness, tenderness and intense, traditional Frenchness in this beguiling story about Icare, a little boy fond of kites and nicknamed Courgette. A terrible accident means that he is taken to a care home in the country where everyone has a grim, secret story and Courgette is an instant target for bullying. The growing awareness of the children that no one really wants them manifests itself in all sorts of tough behaviour but, after a rough start, Courgette makes friends with Simon and Camille. A film about childhood that doesn’t treat viewers like children, this lovable stop-motion animation captures the hard knocks and innocent pleasures of early life better than most live-action films.

Nominated Animated Feature Film Oscar 2017

Tickets: Members are guaranteed a seat if they arrive before 7.20 p.m. Tickets for individual screenings are available on the door for non-members.  Tickets cost £5.00, (£3 for students and other concessions on production of proof of status) and are available on the evening of the screening on a first-come, first-served basis.


Friday 12 January, 7.00pm

2018

Great music and food to share. Bring in the Year with good cheer in the Theatre with the World Dance Band.

Tickets: £8.