Experience the range of performances including music, theatre and dance

This 2017, join us at St Donats Arts Centre for what promises to be a busy and enchanting programmed of live performances, cinema screenings and community events.  You 're always be assured of a warm welcome here at St Donats Arts Centre so please come and enjoy your favourite artists 'up close and personal' in our very special venue by the sea!

What's On
22 Sep
22.9.17 20:00:00
Outdoor Cinema: The Blues Brothers
Outdoor Cinema: The Blues Brothers
£7.50 to £8.50
After the release of Jake Blues from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit "The Penguin", the last of the nuns who raised them in a boarding school. They learn the Archdiocese will stop supporting the school and will sell the place to the Education Authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within 11 days. The Blues Brothers want to help, and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the the money by staging a big gig. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies along the way. Will they manage to come up with the money in time? Some things to consider for our outdoor cinema screenings: – This is a free seating event, you are expected to provide your own blankets/cushions and dress according to the weather – If you are bringing picnic chairs, we request you sit at the back to avoid obstructing others view – Picnics are welcome with the expectation all rubbish is discarded in bins provided, but there will be a café open should you wish to purchase drinks, alcohol and confectionary – In the event of bad weather, the film may be screened inside our medieval Tythe Barn. Please call on the day if you would like to receive an update on this – Should the film be screened outdoors and the weather changes to rain, the film will not be stopped and will continue to be screened outdoors (excluding extreme circumstances)
30 Sep
30.9.17 19:30:00
The Coal Porters in Concert
The Coal Porters in Concert
£14.00
“…the Coal Porters, a proper band with albums and tours and a fiddle.” – The Guardian, Laura Barton’s Back Page column. The Coal Porters claim to be the world’s first “alt-bluegrass” act, demonstrating the power of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, acoustic guitar and doghouse bass when matched with four-part harmonies and memorable melodies. They have taken this sound around the world featuring on NPR’s Morning Edition in the USA and recording a live session for Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2. And they’ll soon be captivating the crowds at St Donat’s Arts Centre.
07 Oct
7.10.17 19:30:00
The Gary Fletcher Band
The Gary Fletcher Band
£12.00
A founder and ever present member of The Blues Band with Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness and Dave Kelly, Gary’s music straddles blues, Americana and folk. He plays and sings a compelling mix of originals and classic covers using guitar, slide, banjo, mandolin and ukulele. Tonight his band will showcase some truly exceptional players including Tom Leary (Feast of Fiddles, Lindisfarne, Tanna etc) on violin and mandolin and, formerly of ‘Man’, ‘Wild Turkey’ and Welsh favourites ‘The Blues Bunch’, Swansea guitar legend Alan ‘Tweke’ Lewis. Sam Kelly (Tom Robinson Band, Dave Kelly Band) features on drums and, local man from St Athan, the excellent Jack Fletcher plays bass. Gary has appeared with and/or recorded with Peter Green, Maggie Bell, Van Morrison, John Mayall, Long John Baldry, Guy Barker, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Kim Simmonds, Henry McCullough, Zoot Money, Nat Adderley, Guy Barker, the Memphis Horns, Christine Collister etc. He’s released several albums featuring both electric, acoustic lineups as well as the acclaimed ‘In Solitary’ solo offering, which along with the electric ‘Giant From the Blue’ album, secured 4 star reviews from Maverick and R2 magazines. Bob Harris has featured Gary live in the studio on his BBC R2 show several times and had him to play sessions for his YouTube channel ‘Under the Apple Tree’. This promises to be an exciting evening of high quality performances from musicians of considerable pedigree performing top class material.
13 Oct
13.10.17 14:00:00
Tea Dance by Alan Taylor
Tea Dance by Alan Taylor
£5.00
Join us at St Donats Arts Centre for an afternoon of ballroom, latin and popular sequence dancing, hosted by Alan Taylor, in our Glass Room with panoramic sea views. A great day out to meet other couples and brush the dust off those dancing shoes! Ticket also includes a serving of tea or coffee and a cake.
17 Oct
17.10.17 15:00:00
Cafe Concert: Students of Atlantic College
Cafe Concert: Students of Atlantic College
£6.50
Join us for our café concert performed by the talented students of UWC Atlantic College, in our Glass Room overlooking the sea. Your ticket price also includes a serving of tea or coffee and cake.
20 Oct
20.10.17 19:30:00
De Temps Antan in Concert
De Temps Antan in Concert
£12.00
It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear! Songs with a hint of contemporary—dosed with uncontrolled laughter, deep-rooted couplets and sudden, impromptu shifts—that speak to familiar rhythms of the past. Welcome to the original musical stylings of De Temps Antan! Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, our three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. In fact, the only thing missing from this magnificent musical blend is you! So come enjoy an evening unlike any other with De Temps Antan.
21 Oct
21.10.17 19:30:00
Sean Taylor in Concert
Sean Taylor in Concert
£12.00
''An absolutely superb guitarist ... reminiscent of John Martyn" Bob Harris, Radio 2. Sean Taylor is a singer-songwriter who treads the fine line between folk and blues. Having played Glastonbury Festival four times, the Cambridge Folk festival, Celtic Connections and countless other festivals and shows in the UK & Europe, we welcome him to St Donat’s.
02 Nov
2.11.17 19:00:00
Little Shop of Horrors by Stage Door 1
Little Shop of Horrors by Stage Door 1
£7.00 to £9.00
Feed your need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it: BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
03 Nov
3.11.17 19:00:00
Little Shop of Horrors by Stage Door 1
Little Shop of Horrors by Stage Door 1
£7.00 to £9.00
Feed your need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it: BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
04 Nov
4.11.17 14:00:00
Little Shop of Horrors by Stage Door 1
Little Shop of Horrors by Stage Door 1
£7.00 to £9.00
Feed your need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it: BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
04 Nov
4.11.17 19:00:00
Little Shop of Horrors by Stage Door 1
Little Shop of Horrors by Stage Door 1
£7.00 to £9.00
Feed your need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant. The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it: BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
10 Nov
10.11.17 14:00:00
Tea Dance by Alan Taylor
Tea Dance by Alan Taylor
£5.00
Join us at St Donats Arts Centre for an afternoon of ballroom, latin and popular sequence dancing, hosted by Alan Taylor, in our Glass Room with panoramic sea views. A great day out to meet other couples and brush the dust off those dancing shoes! Ticket also includes a serving of tea or coffee and a cake.

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