The weekend’s drawing in, so why not start it early by going to one of these great events in North Wales tonight…
: 18:00, Thu 25 Apr – 03:00, Fri 26 Apr
: Central Station, Wrexham
With special guests Deaf Club. Plus Shy The Fight, Baby Brave The Love Bites, Darren Eedens (CAN), Al Lewis, Bring The Soul, Houdini Dax, The Echo The Always, Cara Hammond, The Wobbly Hearts over two stages.
6pm – 3am
: Thu 25 Apr – Sat 27 Apr
: Royal Exchange Theatre
Angela Clerkin in a co-production with Improbable. In association with Ovalhouse
Directed by Lee Simpson, designed by Rae Smith
A taut, tense and funny show about an everyday murder and a mythic bear.
Angela is a solicitor’s clerk. She works with the defence team during criminal trials. The job brings her face to face with people accused of GBH, rape and murder.
In the cells under the Old Bailey, Angela meets her client accused of murder. “It wasn’t me, the bear did it”. He’s obviously lying. Or mad. Without knowing why, Angela finds herself hunting the bear. Until she discovers the bear is hunting her.
: Thu 25 Apr
: Night Day Cafe
With an impressive 60,000+ loyal fans on Facebook and over 1,000 international members of their IAG Army, I Am Giant have amassed a huge worldwide following with four #1 rock singles and a platinum album in New Zealand, music videos featuring skate and surfing icons Tony Hawk and Kelly Slater, opening for Slash in Australia, a UK tour with Taking Back Sunday, performances at Big Day Out in Auckland and Sydney, opening for Stone Temple Pilots in Singapore, touring throughout Asia several times, and playing the prestigious Viper Room and Mercury Lounge in the US.
: 08:00, Thu 25 Apr
: Pontio, Bangor
This concert will explore the vast landscapes of the Baltic States through the choral music of some influential Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian composers. Taking centre stage is the evocative Plainscapes by Peteris Vasks and the beautiful Autumn Landscapes by Veljo Tormis, complemented by shorter pieces by Arvo Pärt and others. Tickets: £10 full price, £7 concessions, £5 students Telephone: 01248 382828, or book online at: www.pontio.co.uk
: 19:30, Thu 25 Apr
: The Bridgewater Hall
Andrew Manze – conductor
Lynsey Marsh – clarinet
Britten Movements for a Clarinet Concerto (completed Colin Matthews)
Beethoven Prometheus: incidental ballet music
Sibelius Symphony No.3
Pre-concert talk at 6.30pm.
After his highly successful Hallé debut last season, Andrew Manze returns to conduct a fascinating and varied programme. Britten’s Clarinet Concerto remained unfinished at his death but thanks to the painstaking reconstructive work of the Hallé’s Composer Emeritus, Colin Matthews, this is a rare chance to hear it.