We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to every one of you who's visited us since we opened our doors last week. It's been wonderful to see you all again!
We opened our cinemas with a bumper week of fantastic titles including Nomadland and Sound of Metal, and it was great to see so many happy film fanatics at a number of sold-out screenings. In the Gallery, our long-awaited Artes Mundi exhibition has been enjoyed by so many of you already. Find out about Dineo Seshee Bopape's powerful work in advance of your visit here.
With half-term just around the corner, we've got a selection of fun activities to keep the kids entertained, including an incredible creative competition, where one lucky winner will have their design displayed on the front of our building!
In our cinemas, come and see Dream Horse, based on the true Welsh story about a barmaid who bred a race horse, and Ammonite, about fossil hunter Mary Anning (Kate Winslet) who finds an unexpected love amongst the rocks in Regency England.
We're looking forward to seeing you soon! For information before you visit, head to our website. See highlights of our programme below...
FOR KIDS: HALF-TERM FUN
CALLING ALL YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 5-16 YEARS | Deadline: 16 July
We're celebrating the creativity of children and young people with an incredible opportunity. All children aged 5-16 years are invited to submit an artwork around the theme 'Postcards From The Future'. The winning design will be displayed on the front of our building later this year!
HOOF! | 28 May – 1 June
We've released more performances of HOOF! This half-term, treat your family to a magical outdoor show from Theatr Iolo and Kitsch & Sync. “Fun and surprisingly profound” (The Stage).
IN THE CINEMA:
WOLFWALKERS (PG) | 28 May – 3 June
An English girl discovers a family of shapeshifters in 17th century Ireland. A visually stunning animation that explores friendship and acceptance and mixes the real and magical folklore of Irish identity.
DREAMHORSE | 4 – 17 June
An argument with the head of the local betting syndicate inspires Barmaid Jan to take on a new challenge. Clubbing together with the regulars in the village she invests all their money in an impossible dream – to buy a racehorse. Based on the 2015 documentary on the Cefn Forest syndicate Dream Alliance, this is a funny and touching Welsh story of belief and hard work against the odds.
AMMONITE | 28 May – 3 June
Fossil hunter Mary Anning finds an unexpected love amongst the rocks in Regency England. An intimate and powerful slow-burn love story with moving, unguarded performances.
APPLES | 28 May – 3 June
Amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris finds himself enrolled in a recovery programme designed to help unclaimed patients build new identities.
WATCH AT HOME
THE 8TH | Streaming now
The 8th tells the story of Irish women and their fight to overturn one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the world. After a 35-year struggle the pro-choice side radically shift tactics to try to bring an historically conservative electorate over the line.
IN THE GALLERY
ARTES MUNDI: DINEO SESHEE BOPAPE | Until 5 September
Seshee Bopape has produced a series of new, immersive works whose installation connects African and US locations such as Ghana, James River, Richmond and New Orleans. Clay and soil from these places joins with that from the Île de Gorée off the Senegal coast at Dakar — infamous as a departure point from Africa for the Atlantic slave trade — to create Master Harmoniser, a collection of over 1000 drawings.