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REACT

Enjoy great shows and concerts for less...

Aged 16-25? You could enjoy shows and concerts at both St David's Hall and New Theatre for only £5/£7/£10.

Just join our free music and drama club exclusively for 16-25 year olds. Each show / concert has a limited number of seats at this special "REACT" price.

To join REACT, please complete the attached application form and email to: ntmailings@cardiff.gov.uk 

Once joined, to claim your react discounted tickets (not available online) just call into the Box Office.  The staff will confirm your discount by checking your address details - it's as easy as that.

Please note, our popular REACT tickets are subject to limited availability so don't delay book your tickets today.

Currently, you can enjoy the following shows / concerts at St David's Hall.

TRY JAVANESE GAMELAN WORKSHOP
Saturday 22 September, 10am - 11.30am
LEFEL 1 | Tickets £5

The whole family can enjoy our beautiful bronze Javanese percussion instruments and learn to play a traditional piece.  

The two hour sessions are fun and non-stop hands on, offering something new whether you're a keen instrumentalist or have no previous musical experience.

Our taster workshops are suitable for 7 years upwards, under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

 

 

TRY SHADOW PUPPET MAKING WORKSHOP
Saturday 22 September, 11.45am - 1pm
LEFEL 1 | Tickets £5

Find out about the colourful characters of the Javanese Shadow play. 

In this workshop you can have a go at creating your own versions - tell their stories and bring them to life on the shadow screen. 

Our taster workshops are suitable for 7 years upwards, under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

 

TRY JAVANESE SHADOW PUPPETRY WORKSHOP
Saturday 22 September, 2pm - 3pm
Level 3 - St Asaph Room | Tickets £5

Discover the stories and characters of the world of the Javanese Wayang. Epic Shadow Puppetry performances bring together storytelling, music and the beautiful imagery of the intricate shadow puppets. 

Led by Sujarwo Joko Prehatin a visiting Javanese Puppet Master or Dhalang, this workshop will introduce the skills of shadow puppetry to the complete novice.

Our taster workshops are suitable for 7 years upwards, under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRY JAVANESE DANCE WORKSHOP
Saturday 22 September, 3.15pm - 4.15pm
Level 3 Lounge | Tickets £5

A workshop introducing the basic styles of traditional dance in Java. Dance accompanied by gamelan music is central to the Javanese traditional culture and there are several different styles of dance for both men and women performers. 

Andrea Rutowski will provide a taste of this rich and intricate artform. 

Our taster workshops are suitable for 7 years upwards, under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

 

 

 

 

                

SING-ALONG-A-GAMELAN WORKSHOP
Saturday 22 September, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Lefel 1 | Tickets £5

Ensemble singing plays an important part of traditional Javanese Gamelan music with both male and female parts. 

Join us and learn some of the beautiful traditional and some non-traditional songs that are an integral part of the gamelan sound world.

Our taster workshops are suitable for 7 years upwards, under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

     

MUSIC & DANCE OF JAVA
Sunday 23 September, 3pm
Tickets £5

Celebrating 20 years of Gamelan in Cardiff, Arts Active are pleased to present this exciting concert performed by the Southbank Gamelan Players and Cardiff Gamelan Players. 

Delicate, powerful, intimate, spontaneous: the Southbank Gamelan Players and Cardiff Gamelan will present a rich and varied programme, from the old to the new, from a Javanese welcome dance to the exuberant Pig in the Kraton.

 

 

        

JAMIE SMITH'S MABON
Saturday 27 October, 8pm
Level 3 Lounge | Tickets £10

With a 20th anniversary and a new LIVE album to mark the occasion, Jamie Smith’s MABON are in the mood to celebrate this impressive milestone in 2019; keener than ever to bring their brilliant live show to all corners of the world; and starting with this official launch party at St David's Hall!

Two decades, four continents and around a thousand shows since their first performance, MABON launch their seventh recording, 'TWENTY'.  Recorded live on the road, it features the band's newest music alongside a career-spanning, ‘greatest hits’ roll-call of reworked tracks from their back catalogue.  ‘TWENTY’ reflects perfectly how this band have built their reputation on their exhilarating live performances and deftly worked recordings.

 

 

 

GWYNETH GLYN & FRIENDS 
Tuesday 20 November, 8pm
Level 3 Lounge | Tickets £7

Writer, poet and musician Gwyneth Glyn presents the live experience of her new album Tro with band members Rowan Rheingans, Dylan Fowler and Gillian Stevens. Tro, which is Welsh for ‘turn’, is the first major solo album from one of Wales’ most intriguing and talented artists, with a passion for language, who applies her delicate craft and exquisite gift to this compelling new work. 

  

MARTIN CARTHY & JOHN KIRKPATRICK
Tuesday 15 January, 8pm
Level 3 Lounge | Tickets £10

National treasures Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick embark on a rare UK duo tour. These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions – folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick – are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John’s iconic 1976 Morris tunes album Plain Capers through Steeleye Span to Brass Monkey. 

 

  

MARTYN JOSEPH
Tuesday 29 January, 7.30pm
Main auditorium | Tickets £10

Martyn Joseph is a completely unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night. 

 

 

    

JIM MORAY
Tuesday 19 February, 8pm
Level 3 Lounge | Tickets £10

For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica. Subsequent albums embraced everything from grime to Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop, but at their heart was always Jim’s unmistakeable soulful and yearning voice; singing old songs in a new way. 

 

TRY GAMELAN WORKSHOP
Saturday 23 February, 1-3pm
Tickets £5 | Lefel 1

The whole family can enjoy our beautiful bronze Javanese percussion instruments and learn to play a traditional piece.  The two hour sessions are fun and non-stop hands on, offering something new whether you're a keen instrumentalist or have no previous musical experience.

Try workshops are suitable for 7 years upwards, under 11 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

 

 

JUAN MARTIN
Tuesday 5 March, 8pm
Level 3 Lounge | Tickets £10

A native of Andalucia, Juan Martin is a spectacular flamenco guitarist, twice voted one of the world’s top three exponents by Guitar Player magazine and noted for his rare instinctive musicianship. His sound, whilst lively in timbre, also has a richness, clarity and depth of tone honed from playing in the world’s greatest concert halls including Wigmore, Carnegie and Barbican, and many international festivals. He has recorded 20 albums, mostly as a composer, creating contemporary music that respects the great tradition. Juan was the first and only flamenco guitarist to make a record with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and has played with greats like Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock.

 

FLOOK
Tuesday 30 April, 8pm
Level 3 Lounge | Tickets £10

The flutes of Brian Finnegan and Sarah Allen, the guitar of Ed Boyd and the bodhran of John Joe Kelly weave and spin traditionally rooted tunes into the breath-taking sound of Flook. This group possesses a rare blend of fiery technical brilliance, delicate ensemble interaction and a bold, adventurous musical imagination. 

There is no shortage of virtuosity amongst the members of Flook, but the unique impact of this band stems from the wholly intuitive, almost symbiotic, exchange between the players.

 

 

   


To see what our sister venue New Theatre has to offer REACT members, please click here.

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