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Exhibition and Events at Ceredigion Museum

Along with the permanent displays the museum has a lively programme of temporary exhibitions and events.

Exhibitions are free; there is a charge for some events.

Ticket Information 01970 612125

Current Exhibition 

BECAUSE IT'S THERE

20 July - 12 October 2019

10am - 5pm

 


Folk and Roots

 

Aber Folk Club

Gwerin Aber Folk Clwb invite all those who want to sing, play or listen to an evening of live music. For more information visit www.aberystwythfolkclub.co.uk

1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month

Doors open 7pm

Free (donations welcome)

 

Music
16/01/2019 - on going

Yoga Class

THURSDAYS 5.15pm - 6.15pm

Come and rediscover your inner peace in the surrounds of our beautiful old building. We're following the worldwide trend of yoga in museums, and starting a weekly yoga class in the Coliseum.

Please bring a mat if you have one, a bottle of water and a blanket. Suitable for all abilities.

£5

Workshop
02/05/2019 - on going

Drawing from a costumed model

4 May, 3pm – 4.30pm
1 June, 3pm – 4.30pm
3 August, 3pm – 4.30pm

£10 (includes materials)

Improve your drawing skills in the Museum’s atmospheric setting with costumes from the collection to inspire the imagination. Led by artist Ruth Koffer.

All abilities welcome. Open to everyone aged 10+

Workshop
04/05/2019 - on going

Drawing from the Museum Collection

31 May, 10.30am – 12pm
6 July, 3pm – 4.30pm
2 August, 10.30am – 12pm

£10 (includes materials)

Guided by artist Ruth Koffer develop your confidence in your art and immerse yourself in the weird and wonderful.

Workshop
31/05/2019 - on going

Because its there

 

20 July - 12 October 2019

The exhibition ‘Because it’s there’ will examine human exploration: the desire to go beyond the horizon, climb the mountain, venture out across the ocean, fly among the stars, to discover something just because it’s there (or rumoured to be there).

Discover the tools and machinery that made navigation and exploration possible and uncover the stories of the brave people who took bold risks in their pursuit of new discoveries.

10am – 5pm

Free (donations welcome)

Exhibition
20/07/2019 - on going

A Summer’s Night on the Tiles

 

Starting at the Museum, Alison Pierse will take you on a walking tour of Aberystwyth's mosaics. Book directly with Alison www.aberdabbadoo.co.uk

7pm

£8 (includes a drink)

Talk
29/08/2019

A Summer’s Night on the Tiles

 

Starting at the Museum, Alison Pierse will take you on a walking tour of Aberystwyth's mosaics. Book directly with Alison www.aberdabbadoo.co.uk

7pm

£8 (includes a drink)

Talk
12/09/2019

Cerrig Camu

 

7:30pm (doors 7pm)

Earlybird £6/ Door £8

Musicians’ collective Cerrig Camu (Stepping Stones) draws together the traditional and contemporary sounds from home with musical inspirations from abroad. Swirling the songs together in Welsh, Spanish and English this will be an international night to remember.

 

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Music
12/09/2019

8 Days: To the Moon and Back

7pm (doors 6:30pm)

Free

8 days, 3 hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds. That’s the total duration of the most important and celebrated space mission ever flown. Join us for a special screening of a brand new, feature-length BBC 2 docu-drama to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Philip Ralph, the screenwriter of the film & a local mid-Wales resident. Booking essential.

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Film and Theatre
13/09/2019

Pop-up Planetarium

 

Explore the stars up close in our pop-up planetarium.

Booking essential

12 - 3pm (30min sessions)

Free (donations welcome)

 


14/09/2019

Burum

8pm (doors 7:30pm)

Earlybird £10 / Door £14

Burum is a jazz sextet who combine Welsh folk tradition with jazz. The band fuses a deep respect for original folk melodies with the flexibility and dynamics of jazz improvisation - beautiful, melancholic melodies are performed alongside fiery solos and deep grooves.

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Music
20/09/2019

Penglais Musicians: A Showcase

7:30pm (doors 7pm)

Free (donations welcome)


A showcase concert, featuring some of the talented musicians from Ysgol Penglais. The concert will feature a mixture of solo instrumentalists, singers and small ensembles providing a varied programme.

Music
23/09/2019

HAKA JAZZ Coltrane Dedication

8pm (doors 7:30pm)

Earlybird £10 / Door £14

Welsh quintet Coltrane Dedication recognise the emotional power of the later music of John Coltrane. Inspired by these compositions they form a powerful, engaging, impassioned communication through improvised music.

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Music
28/09/2019

Blodau Papur

 

Clwb Ifor Bach are happy to announce the tour of Blodau Papur's new album across various venues in Wales. Alys Williams and her band will be playing Wales' stages, performing songs from her long awaited first album, after the success of her first singles Llygad Ebrill and Tyrd Ata I. This is a chance to experience the anointing voice of Alys Williams and her talented band - Osian Williams, Dafydd Hughes, Aled Hughes a Branwen Williams on some of our country's most famous stages. The band blends blues and funk with wonderful harmonies into a live performance that will guarantee a show not to miss.

8pm (doors open half an hour before)

£12

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Music
05/10/2019

Wildwood Jack

7:30pm (doors 7pm)

Early bird £6.50 / On the door £7.50

Unique acoustic guitar and ukulele duo Wildwood Jack’s melodic songs and outstanding fingerstyle playing draws influences from folk, country and world music. We are excited to welcome them back to Aberystwyth.

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Music
17/10/2019

Penglais Musicians: Ensembles & Instrumentalists

7:30pm (doors 7pm)

Free (donations welcome)

A second opportunity to hear some of the many smaller instrumental and chamber ensembles from Ysgol Penglais. Come and listen to a showcase of talent, as the groups showcase the programmes that they have prepared for the upcoming ‘Music For Youth’ and ‘Urdd Eisteddfod’ competitions.

Music
21/10/2019

Stories, Quilts and a Crankie

26 October 2019 – 4 January 2020

10am – 5pm

Free (donations welcome)

Stories, Quilts and a Crankie is an exhibition of folk art, illustration, quilts, film, storytelling, photography, artist books, and a crankie. With contributors from West Wales and West Virginia the exhibition celebrates the linked historical and contemporary migrations between Wales, Appalachia and beyond.

Exhibition opens 31 October, 6pm

Exhibition
26/10/2019 - 04/01/2020

Storytelling Festival 2019

Full festival ticket £25 / each evening £10 / daytime events free

Celebrate the art of storytelling this Autumn with this jam packed festival. With stories told through voice, song, illustration and more, there will be a tale or two for everyone. www.ceredigionmuseum.wales

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31/10/2019 - 03/11/2019

Gigspanner

7:30pm (doors 7pm)

Earlybird £16 / Doors 18

Reaching beyond the boundaries of folk audiences, multi award winning fiddle player Peter Knight’s trio Gigspanner delights all with their self-penned material rooted in sounds from the British Isles and rhythms from the equator.

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05/11/2019

Orpheus

7pm (doors 6:30pm)

Earlybird £8 / Door £10

Orpheus is an ancient story of love, loss and adventure. A story of this world and the next. Told through a fusion of hair raising spoken word and original, live, soulful music, Orpheus sits in between spoken word poetry, an acoustic gig and a theatre show.

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Film and Theatre
15/11/2019

Father Christmas

7 & 14 December

11am – 3pm

£4.50

Ho, ho, ho Merry Christmas! Visit Father Christmas in his cosy Christmas cottage this winter


07/12/2019

Father Christmas

7 & 14 December

11am – 3pm

£4.50

Ho, ho, ho Merry Christmas! Visit Father Christmas in his cosy Christmas cottage this winter


14/12/2019

Christmas Concert

7:30pm (doors 7pm)

Free (donations welcome)

Get into the Christmas spirit with a cosy evening of Christmas songs and festivities at the Museum with Showtime Singers and the Penglais School Music Department.

Concert
13/12/2019

HAKA JAZZ Christmas Special

7pm (doors 6:30pm)

Earlybird £10 / Door £12:50

Love jazz? Local events company HAKA Entertainment present a real Christmas jazz treat with renowned jazz musicians from Aberystwyth and beyond who will be coming together specifically for this special event.

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Music
14/12/2019

Penglais Musicians: A Christmas Celebration

7:30pm (doors 7pm)

Free (donations welcome)

Join us for an evening of seasonal entertainment, provided by the singers and instrumentalists from Ysgol Penglais.

Concert
16/12/2019

Hornettes Christmas Cracker

8pm (7:30pm)

£12

Join the girls for an evening of festive fun, music, games and much, much more! Dress code: dressed up festive fabulousness or dressed down Christmas casual.

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Music
20/12/2019

Peter Pan (1953)

2pm (doors 1:30pm)

Earlybird £5 / Door £6

50 years ago this Christmas the Coliseum Cinema screened Disney’s Peter Pan. Join us here again this Christmas for fun with a ticking clock croc and some Tinker Bell magic.

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Film and Theatre
22/12/2019

Cabarela Nadolig

7:30pm (doors 7pm)

Earlybird £20 / Door £24

Sweeping across Wales faster than Father Christmas, Cabarela brings us an evening of Christmassy Welsh language filth and wit. Organised by Gigs Cantre’r Gwaelod.

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Concert
22/12/2019