— What’s On —

 

— Nick Harper —

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Nick Harper- LIVE at the Great Orme Brewery

Friday 16th Nov 2017
Tickets £12 ADVANCE
£14 on the Door

Fresh from his critically acclaimed 2018 Edinburgh Fringe sell out stage – our beloved Nick Harper returns to grace Llandudno once again.

Simply put, to miss this one would be a crime to the music scene.

 

To call Nick a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and to call him a guitarist’s guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs. Not forgetting the wild ride that is one of his live shows – from personal introspection to biting political satire via a charmingly caustic wit that would make Groucho Marx proud. He often segues from his own compositions to well-loved covers he makes his own – he takes on Presley, Zappa, Jeff Buckley, Led Zeppelin, Monty Python and Public Enemy (yes, on an acoustic guitar). He also has the alarming ability to break guitar strings almost by sheer force of will… and then change them without dropping a beat. For over a decade, he has been dazzling audiences and reviewers alike with this heady mix of virtuosity, boyish charm, showmanship and sheer bravado. His talent and showmanship were recognised in 2003 with a (Glasgow) Herald Fringe Angel award for excellence in live music during his Edinburgh Festival run. “Harper has so much musicianship in him that it just leaks out all over the place.” The Times

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— Spoken word, poetry, music —

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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VENUE FOR THIS EVENT HAS NOW CHANGED AND WILL BE HOSTED AT THE RCA (ROYAL CAMBRIAN ACADEMY) GALLERY AS PART OF THE CONWY FEAST

DOORS WILL BE AT 6PM – STARTING AT 6.30PM

Entrance will be free with a Conwy Feast wristband

 

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The Ultimate Welsh / Irish / English crossover party – In a brewery

Featuring a night of live poetry and music with:

Stephen James Smith – Acclaimed Irish Spoken Word Poet – Featuring Enda Reilly [supporting musician]

Rhys Iorwerth – Acclaimed Welsh Chair at the National Eisteddfod in 2011

Martin Daws – Former Young Peaple’s Laureate Wales – Welsh / English crossover

Saturday 27th October 2018
Tickets £5 ADVANCE

A wealth of culture, language and music, all housed in the magnificent RCA CONWY – Absolutely not to missed!!

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Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in Ireland today. His poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views. in 2017 he was commissioned by St. Patrick’s festival to write a new poem as a “Celebratory Narrative” of Ireland. The resultant piece ‘My Ireland’ is accompanied by a short film which has been viewed over 300,000 times and was screened at the London film festival. In 2018 he was commissioned by Dublin stadium sponsor Aviva to write a poem to highlight the recent rugby final between England & Ireland on Paddy’s day. The poem entitled “Bring it Home” chalked up over 750,000 views across the weekend – and Ireland won! Stephen has performed at high profile events & venues such as Electric Picnic, other voices, The National Concert Hall in Dublin, The Barbican in London, Vicar Street & the London Palladium (alongside Oscar winner Glen Hansard); The Oscar Wilde Awards in Los Angeles, Glastonbury Festival and many more. Stephen facilitates poetry workshops in schools around Ireland and is artist in residence with Dunamaise arts centre & Laois arts office. His poetry is included on the syllabus at Western Connecticut State University and his work has been translated into multiple languages. His debut collection, “Fear Not”, is published by Arlen House and will be launched on 14 June 2018 in Dublin at Poetry Ireland on Parnell Square.

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Rhys Iorwerth is a poet and author (b. 1983) from Caernarfon in north-west Wales. He was awarded the prestigious Chair at the National Eisteddfod in 2011 for his long poem, Clawdd Terfyn. His first volume of poetry, Un Stribedyn Bach, won the Wales Book of the Year poetry prize in 2015.

A regular performer of his work at literary events and slams throughout Wales, he was one of the founders of the popular ‘Bragdy’r Beirdd’ poetry readings in Cardiff. He also organises an annual fringe poetic event at the National Eisteddfod each year, drawing large crowds. He participates regularly on the BBC radio series, Talwrn y Beirdd (‘Battle of the Bards’).

Rhys published his first prose volume, Abermandraw, in February 2017, receiving wide critical acclaim. He has scripted two plays for BBC Radio Cymru as well as the Ffordd i Ffrainc documentary (on the Welsh football team’s journey to the 2016 Euros). This was nominated for the best sport programme award at the Celtic Media Festival 2016.

He works professionally as an author and freelance translator, copywriter and researcher. More recently, he has begun teaching ‘cynghanedd’ evening classes in Caernarfon and is currently working on a new novel, a children’s poetry book, as well as his second volume of poems.

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Martin Daws in an original Spoken Word Poet of exceptionally wide range and international experience, Martin Daws’ performances skilfully embody Poetry, Hip Hop and Kalimba. Author of two Spoken Word Poetry book/albums Skintight the Sidewalk (2008) and Geiriau Gogs (2016) and Contributing Editor of collaborative book/album Wales Bird:Aderyn Rhiannon (2017). Young People’s Laureate Wales 2013-16 heading up national poetry projects advocating for the young people’s voices being heard.

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— Willy Porter & Luke Jackson —

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Willy Porter & Luke Jackson – LIVE at the Great Orme Brewery

Monday 22nd October 2018
Tickets £14 ADVANCE
£16 on the Door

Willy Porter and Luke Jackson are two of the brightest stars on the roots, acoustic music scene and come together for this rare evening of awesome guitar playing and well crafted songwriting.

Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. He has shared world stages with music icons Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, and Paul Simon, carving out a successful solo career as an artist who makes music that resonates long after the last guitar chord fades.

Equally accomplished as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, his songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven events–equal parts grit, soul, and muscle–that are electrifying, dynamic, and wholly original in the way that Willy’s voice blends and fuses with his virtuoso fret work.

Willy Porter gifts listeners with an unforgettable ride, embodying the very best of what live music has to offer.

Luke Jackson is a Singer-Songwriter from Canterbury, Kent, who in 2013 was nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for both the Horizon Award for Best Emerging Talent and The Young Folk Category. He was also winner of Fatea’s “Male Artist of the Year 2014” and 2016.

Over the past few years he has steadily been developing a reputation for himself in the Folk & Roots circuits either through his solo shows, many festival appearances or when opening for such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Steve Knightley, Martyn Joseph, Seth Lakeman, Karine Polwart, Oysterband, Paul Brady, Glen Tilbrook and Sarah Jarosz.

One of the great voices of the new youngsters on the folk scene – and a terrific songwriter too – Mike Harding

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— Comedy Night with Tudur Owen —

3rdspace Comedy Night with Street Food Kitchen

Saturday 24th November

FOOD MENU AVAILABLE FROM 7PM 

SEATED FOR COMEDY FROM 8PM TICKETS £12 advance

GROUPS WELCOME – BOOK AHEAD FOR COMEDY TICKETS 

 

Join us for a rip-roaring night of comedy at the brewery featuring:

Tudur Owen

“Great material, great variety, very funny, and very Welsh.”  BBC Wales

One of the winners of the BBC 3 Sitcom writing competion “The Last Laugh” in 2005
Tudur has written numerous Welsh language comedy scripts for Television, Radio and Theatre and has been part of many comedy writing teams for television and radio sketch / satirical shows.

His spoof Royal Wedding Documentary for S4C was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award, and for awards at the Celtic Media Festival

“Great material, great variety, very funny, and very Welsh.”  BBC Wales

One of the winners of the BBC 3 Sitcom writing competion “The Last Laugh” in 2005
Tudur has written numerous Welsh language comedy scripts for Television, Radio and Theatre and has been part of many comedy writing teams for television and radio sketch / satirical shows.

His spoof Royal Wedding Documentary for S4C was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award, and for awards at the Celtic Media Festival

 

 

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— Brit Rock Tour 2018 —

= BRIT ROCK TOUR =

SAT November 17th
DOORS 7PM

Limited availability: Tickets £10

We’re very excited to welcome back the Britrock Film Tour 2018 to 3rdspace for the second year.

Featuring 90 mins of films with our fantastic bar and street food. Perfect.

A cinematic celebration of British climbing, Brit Rock delivers a stunning new line up of compelling stories from the vertical world featuring some of the country’s most popular climbers

Watch the best new climbing films on the big screen including the latest releases from leading filmmaker and founder of the Brit Rock Tour Alastair Lee and from the best of the UK’s adventure filmmakers.

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Brazilian Line –  20 mins, Dir Rob Johnson/Alastair Lee

A maverick bunch of Brits go big wall hunting in Brazil. Lead by pioneering legend Mike ‘Twid’ Turner accompanied by Steve Long and the super strong youth James Taylor and Angus Kille. The team head for the giant monolith of Pedra Baiana dreaming of a new line on perfect rock. From the outset the plan begins to unravel with fuel blockages, wasp attacks, a shortage of equipment and time all pinning back progress in this spectacular, insightful and charming film.

 

Just Anna –  15mins, Dir Alastair Lee

In an era where searching out and developing new routes seems out of vogue: all is not lost as we meet Anna Taylor. This remarkable Lakes-based 20 year old is bucking all the trends with stunning new sport routes and bold traditional lines. Including a nervy introduction to Deep Water Soloing by climbing partner Neil Gresham, the film follows the challenges and difficulties Anna faces as we follow her pioneering journey to confront one of the UK’s great unclimbed lines.

 

North Base – 5mins, Dir Alastair Lee

The ultra-pragmatic Tim Howell is a specialist in climbing cliffs and jumping from the top of them, commonly known as ‘climb to base’. This short film introduces us to Tim’s way of life and his long-term goal of being the first to climb and jump all six of the classic alpine north faces. This epic concept will surely test even Tim’s steely nerves and seemingly inexhaustible energy.

 

Whiz Kid: Rainshadow –  20 min, Dir Paul Diffley

In 2016 at the age of just 17, William Bosi became the youngest Brit to climb the ultimate magic grade: 9a. Whiz Kid: follows William’s journey to climb Steve McClure’s Malham test piece, Rainshadow. Documented in an observational style the film gently reveals what it takes to climb at this level.

 

Free Flow –  7 mins, Dir Paul Diffley

Hazel Findlay enjoys an epic day of mountain running and solo climbing in the Welsh mountains of Snowdonia. Stunning shots combine with a considered soundtrack underpinned by a subtle environmental message.

 

Blood Moon –  20 mins, Dir Alastair Lee

The film follows Robbie Phillips, Calum Cunningham and Alan Carne as they attempt to open a new climb, ground up, on a 700m Big Wall called Tsaranoro Atsimo in Madagascar. The walls of Tsaranoro are as wild and bold as the country, the rock beautifully carved as if by providential hand, and the story… that of a real adventure of friends taking the risks that come hand in hand with pushing boundaries. Once the free climbing begins disaster strikes, Alan takes a bad fall shattering his lower right leg, an epic ordeal unfolds to get Alan from the remote big wall to safety. From here the mood changes, Robbie and Calum are left with some big questions and bigger fears as they must decide whether to continue with their push or give in to their emotions as they learn the hardest way possible what it takes to open a Big Wall on one of the sheerest vertical faces in Africa..

 

Undiscovered –  10min, Dir Chris Prescott

Dave MacLeod has spent the past 25 years putting up cutting edge routes all over the world but most frequently on his native Scottish rock. ‘Undiscovered’ explores the passion for pioneering first ascents and examines the effort that goes into developing new routes as Dave unearths more jewels on the crags that seemingly just keep on giving.

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