Wendy, a self-absorbed New York book critic, is shocked into reality by the sudden end to her marriage. Previously dependent on her husband, she must now learn to take the wheel in order to visit her daughter who lives upstate. While her Sikh driving instructor Darwan contemplates an arranged marriage, he watches his pupil fall apart. The two strike-up a friendship that will help them both adjust to new life.
Now in its 2nd year the Maggie’s Culture Crawl is an 8 mile evening walk visiting some interesting places around Swansea Bay. The walks starts at 6pm at Knabs Rock, Mumbles and the first stop is Oystermouth Castle, then on around the Bay to Swansea Museum, then Brangwyn Hall, before the final destination, Maggie’s centre at Singleton Hospital.
If you are interested in the local foods produced in Wales and its border counties then the Mumbles Farmer Market is the place to be. The Market runs every second Saturday of the month selling local produce.
Couple, Lena and Daniel, become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by Pinochet’s secret police and Lena tracks him down to a closed area in the South, called Colonia Dignidad. The colony presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schäfer. Lena’s desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect which nobody has ever escaped from.
From the bitter quest of the Queen of Longtrellis, through two mysterious sisters who provoke the passion of a king, to the King of Highhills obsessed with a giant Flea, Matteo Garrone’s English-language debut interweaves three separate story inspired by the fairytales of Giambattista Basile.
Inspired by their previous History of Opera event series, Bridgett Gill and Brendan Wheatley return to Taliesin for a light-hearted and informative evening, expressing the great enjoyment that can be had with opera.
Perfect for newcomers and regulars alike, Enjoyment of Opera will delve into the world of opera, providing interesting facts and anecdotes to demonstrate the ever changing styles in this wonderful art form. This will involve singing accompanied by piano, including arias and duets by Handel, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi, Mussorgsky and many more.
Actor Jamie Rees regales stories of fifty years in the film industry in this one man show which recalls Hawtrey’s work with the likes of Alfred Hitchcock and starring in films including The Ghost of St Michael’s, Passport to Pimlico and a total of 21 Carry Ons. Hear of his hilarious run-ins with Kenneth Williams and his disdain of the Carry On producers as well as a complex relationship with his senile mother.
Director Michael Moore playfully visits various nations in Europe and Africa as a one-man ‘invader’ to take their ideas and practices for America to show what the USA can learn from rest of the world. Whether it is Italy’s generous vacation time allotments, France’s gourmet school lunches, or Tunisia and its strongly progressive women’s policy, Moore discovers there is much that America should emulate.