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Barrie White

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN: CEZANNE, PORTRAITS OF LIFE

(Wem Town Hall, Jan 23)

One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cezanne.

Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musee d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cezanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists –until now.

Filmed in Paris, London, Washington and the south of France.

The screening starts at 7.30pm and will last around 90 minutes and tickets cost £13 for adults and £7 for 19 and under. For more details, call 01939 238 279.

COUNTERFEIT STONES

(Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury, Jan 25)

Why pay a fortune to see ants in a stadium when for a fraction of the price you can get up close and smell the faking brilliance of the Counterfeit Stones?

Their latest shakedown, SATISFiCTION (The Great British Take Off) promises another night of pure, unadulterated Xerox-rock.

Now in their 26th year, these pie-eyed pipers continue to deliver the best Rolling Stones ”rusical” on the circuit.

Packed with big hits, retro fashion, vintage guitars and a huge dollop of “Spinal Tap” humour, it’s SATIS-FiCTION guaranteed. So “Come On” all you Honky Tonks and Get Yer Doo Dahs Out!

Tickets cost £23 and the show starts at 7.30pm – call 01743 281 281 for more details.

SING-A-LONG-A BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

(Crewe Lyceum, Jan 20)

Singalonga Productions invite you to “Be our Guest” at Sing-a-Long-a Beauty and the Beast. Join us as we celebrate the brand new adaptation of Disney’s iconic fairy tale with on-screen lyrics so everyone can join in!.

This is your chance to sing your heart out to the Disney songs of your childhood such as “Be our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston” and not forgetting the “Beauty and The Beast”. Sing along with Emma Watson, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson in this romantic fairy tale and see if you can stop those tears at the end.

Our Singalonga host will start with a pre-show where they will warm up your voices, teach you some hand actions, show you how to use the famous Singalonga props bag during the film and when to Boo the arrogant Gaston and of course judge the fancy dress competition!

For those of you who have been abandoned somewhere on a desert island and don’t know the story… Belle (Emma Watson), a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, is taken prisoner by a beast (Dan Stevens) in its castle.

Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the beast’s hideous exterior, allowing her to recognize the kind heart and soul of the true prince that hides on the inside.

So some along and celebrate this “tale as old as time”, dress as your favourite character and get ready to feel part of a real fairytale.

From £12.50 – for more details call 01270 368 242.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – DEMENTIA FRIENDLY

(Theatr Clywd, Mold, Jan 23)

Three friends struggle to find work in Paris. Things become more complicated when two of them fall in love with the same woman.

Director Vincent Minnelli brings this classic starring Gene Kelly, Leslie Carlson and Oscar Levant.

Theatr Clywd are proud to announce our Dementia Friendly screenings supported by Film Hub Wales and Film Audience Network.

They aim to make cinema accessible to those living with dementia, their families and carers.

The lights are left on low, there are no trailers and the audience members are welcome to move around the space, talk and sing along to musical numbers in the film. Visit our website for further information.

Tickets cost £4 and the showing starts at 11am.

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