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Abercon

A family friendly, joyful day full of anime, creative 
workshops, games and stalls. Anyone who’s a fan of animation - or a bit geeky in general - will love Abercon, our accessible west Wales anime convention. Come in costume to enter the cosplay competition.

Dates & Venues:

Saturday 25 March, 11am - 5pm 

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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Indigenous Languages Event

Come and join us for an afternoon full of film screenings and talks to celebrate Indigenous languages & cultures

 

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Tuesday 28th March

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Under Milk Wood In Paint

The premiere of Under Milk Wood In Paint in Taliesin Arts Centre, in Swansea, will be followed by an evening talk with Alex Williams, the painter behind this amazing version of Dylan Thomas’ most cherished work.

Speaker Bio

Alex Williams was an art teacher before moving to Hay-on-Wye to set up his design and print studio. Alex’s work has been widely exhibited in the UK, and is held in several collections in Los Angeles as well as that of The National Museum of Wales

 

Dates & Venues:

March 29, 8pm Taliesin Arts Centre

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The Bronze Men Of Cameroon

We are happy to welcome the director Florence Ayisi to talk about her film, The Bronze Men Of Cameroon, which screens as part of our Indigenous Languages strand.

All screenings of the film across our partner cinemas in Wales will be followed by Q&As with Florence and WOW Festival Director, David Gillam.

 

Speaker Bio

Born in Cameroon, Florence Ayisi is professor of International Documentary Film at the Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales.

In 2006 her first feature documentary, Sisters in Law screened at WOW Film Festival and was long listed for an Academy Award nomination.

Through her films and her critical practice research Florence aims to decolonise the image of Africa from both Pan-African and woman-centred perspectives.

 

Dates & Venues:

March 6, 7.30pm Kinokulture Oswestry

March 16, 7.30pm Theatr Gwaun, Fishguard

March 27, 8.00pm Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

March 30, 5.45pm Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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Women Against The Bomb

Starring the Greenham Women, our Q&A for Women Against the Bomb could not but involve one of the women themselves.

Rebecca Johnson will be with us to talk more about her experience during the Peace camp as well as her activist work since then.

Speaker Bio

Noted peace activist Rebecca Johnson cut her teeth at the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp, then went on to run Greenpeace’s nuclear test ban campaign until 1992. In 2017 Rebecca won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons).

She is the founder and Director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy, an organization providing research, analysis and strategies for disarmament, peace and security.

Rebecca was heavily involved in the negotiations for the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons that entered into force in January 2021. She currently campaigns with Extinction Rebellion.

Dates & Venues:

March 6, 2.00pm Kinokulture Oswestry

March 27, 5.30pm Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March 28, 6.00pm Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

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