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What's On 2016

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.

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Ceredigion Museum
Who, What, WEAR, When?
The changing silhouette and social role of women

“Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make pleats and furbelows, by clothes easy to copy, or by the shortening or lengthening of the skirt.”
Reflecting on this quote by Elsa Schiaparelli (1880 – 1973) this exhibition, centred on costumes from Ceredigion Museum, will explore the relationship between the role of women in society and the changing shape of their fashion from 1850 to 1970.

EXHIBITION: Who, What, WEAR, When?
23 July – 30 October
Fabric Printing
Art Workshop

Take a closer look at the patterns on some of the clothes in the fashion exhibition and get ideas to create your own. Using simple shapes block print your own patterns onto a piece of fabric or small bag you can take home with you. It’s a bit messy and lots of fun!
Suitable for all ages.

WORKSHOP: Fabric Printing
Tuesday 25 October Drop In: 11am - 1pm
Funky Fashion Illustration
Art Workshop

Be inspired by fashion designers from the past and present, from Victorian fashion plates to the illustrations created by contemporary designers. Then, let your imagination run wild as you create an illustration of your dream outfit. You can use the design templates provided or create your own!
Suitable for all ages.

WORKSHOP: Funky Fashion Illustration
Wednesday 26 October Drop In: 11am - 1pm
Buster Keaton in Haunted House and Go West
Silent Film Night Double Bill

US 1925 Dir Buster Keaton 70 mins Live piano accompaniment from Stephen Briggs.
Haunted House Bank teller Buster spills glue on his money, gets himself accused of robbery and winds up in a haunted house full of spooky devices.
Followed by Go West - Buster burlesques the Western in this comedy about a friendless drifter who befriends a cow named Brown Eyes and accompanies her on the cattle train to the stockyards.

£7(£6 concession)
FILM CLUB: Haunted House and Go West
Friday 28 October 7pm
Death at the Coliseum
Murder Mystery Evening

Travel back through time to investigate DEATH at the Coliseum! A playful evening of giant 3D cluedo, based on the history of the Coliseum. Explore the museum, interrogate the suspects, get up close to the collection and find out ‘Who done it!’ Were they pushed, poisoned, stabbed or shot?

£6 (£5 concession and Friends of the Museum )
MURDER MYSTERY: Death at the Coliseum
Saturday 29 October 7pm
Hidden Now Heard
Hidden Now Heard is the first pan-Wales project of its kind that captures a hidden and often painful part of Wales’ history which is at a risk of being lost forever unless recorded.
This exhibition brings together the histories of the ‘big-four’ hospitals in Wales; Hensol Castle, Bryn Y Neuadd, Ely and Llanfrechfa Grange. MENCAP are researching its past history as a hospital for people with learning disabilities. The exhibition will be based on the oral testimony of former residents, staff and those involved in the resettlement of patients from six long-stay hospitals in Wales.
EXHIBITION: Hidden Now Heard
7 November - 24 December
Hidden Now Heard Official Opening
Join us for the official opening of the Hidden Now Heard exhibition.

There will be a buffet and short film screening about people with learning disabilities.

It also offers an opportunity to hear patients from the hospitals talk about their memories.

OPENING: Hidden Now Heard
Friday 11 November 3:30pm
Tea with OscarWilde
Ladies, Gentlemen, etc...
You are cordially invited to join Oscar Wilde as he interviews leading celebrities of the Victorian era, recounts a story or two and invites his audience to get ‘Caught in the Act’!

Performed by Don't Go Into the Cellar

£7 (£6 concession and Friends of the Museum)
PERFORMANCE: Tea with Oscar Wilde
Friday 18 November 7:30pm
Film Night / Walter (1981) 60 mins / Walter and Jean (1983) 60 mins
A man with learning difficulties suffers neglect and ill-treatment, and this is only exasperated when his parents die and nobody seems to know what to do with him. Directed by Stephen Frears starring Ian McKellan.
Followed by the sequel ‘Walter and June’ co-starring Sarah Miles. Picks up Walter’s story nineteen years on. It charts the friendships he has formed, and the tender, life-changing but precarious relationship that develops between Walter and mercurial fellow patient June, as the two leave the confines of the hospital to face an uncertain future in London.
£6 (£5 concession and Friends of the Museum)
FILM NIGHT: Walter / Walter and Jean
Friday 25 November 7:30pm
Adventure Travel Film
Kayaking the Aleutians

Another great adventure film in the company of travel writer Hannah Engelkamp and travel filmmaker Rhys Thwaites Jones.
“In the summer of 2014, Justine Curgenven and Sarah Outen traversed the Aleutian Islands, completing what was, in my mind, perhaps the greatest, as yet undone, technical sea kayak expedition in the world. The film is full of high adventure, a touching friendship, and some of the most magnificent scenery on earth”. -Jon Turk.
Followed by a Q&A from the Director, Justine Curgenven.
£7(£6 concession and Friends of the Museum)
TRAVEL FILM: Kayaking the Aleutians
Friday 2 December 7:30pm
Coliseum Film Club
A Streetcar Named Desire

The 1951 screen adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire stars Marlon Brando as Stanley and Vivienne Leigh as Blanche, and won four Oscars. Brando’s performance in this film is often cited as one of the most powerful and influential performances of all time.

£6(£5 concession and Friends of the Museum)
COLISEUM FILM CLUB: A Streetcar Named Desire
Friday 16 December 7:30pm
Father Christmas Day
Come and meet Father Christmas and his Elves in our Cottage to give him that special request and receive a Christmas gift. He’ll be touching down at our Museum between 11.00am to 12.00pm and 2.00pm to 3.00pm.
Take-part in our festive craft workshop, suitable for all the family, where you’ll create a special Christmas decoration.
The Brenig folk group will also be performing live folk and contemporary music from 1.00pm.
Visit Father Christmas: £3.50
Craft workshop: £2.50.
EVENT: Father Christmas Day
Saturday 17 December 11am - 3:30pm
Coliseum Film Club
Lady and the Tramp

Forty years on we are proud to present The Lady and the Tramp – the last film screened at the Coliseum before its closure in 1976.
Generations of fans have fallen in love with Disney’s masterpiece - an irresistible song-filled adventure about Lady, a lovingly pampered cocker spaniel, and Tramp, a roguish mutt from across the tracks.
Bring your family along to see this Disney classic.

£5(£3.50 concession and Friends of the Museum)
COLISEUM FILM CLUB: Lady and the Tramp
Monday 19 December 2:00pm
Prevous Years