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WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE NEWS NOVEMBER 2019     

WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE NEWS  NOVEMBER 2019 SCHOOL PUPILS’ FILMS TO BE GIVEN SPECIAL SCREENING
SPECTACULAR ART INSTALLATION THE MUSEUM OF THE MOON COMES TO THE CENTRE
CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
THE BIGGEST DRAG SHOW IN THE WORLD COMES TO THE CENTRE
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SCHOOL PUPILS’ FILMS TO BE GIVEN SPECIAL SCREENING

Four brand new, short films made by pupils from four schools in south Wales will be screened at an event in Wales Millennium Centre on Wednesday 20th November. Digital education company Aspire 2Be were commissioned in 2018 to create a short film promoting The Centre’s ground-breaking Creative Learning programme, for a project called WMC Direction 2020 iBroadcast. Since then, 25 pupils aged 12-15 filmed and edited four short films, developing their personal, broadcast and digital skills.

Those films will be shown for the first time at an exclusive event at the Centre. Each school focuses on a different branch of the Creative Learning programme:

Ysgol Plasmawr – Radio Platfform
Llanishen High Autism Base – Performance Platfform and Sing Proud Cymru
Cardiff West Community High School - Rawffest
Porth Community High School – Together Stronger

Teachers and parents, Creative Learning staff and representatives from Aspire 2Be will attend the special event. The pupils will present their films and answer questions from invited guests.

The Direction 2020 iBroadcast Education project has been a collaboration between the Centre, Aspire 2Be and Sean Holley Media.

Members of the media are warmly invited to attend the screening on Wednesday 20 November, 11.30am-1pm.
RSVP to press@wmc.org.uk.

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SPECTACULAR ART INSTALLATION THE MUSEUM OF THE MOON COMES TO THE CENTRE

You may have seen Gaia, the epic installation of planet earth, floating majestically in our foyer during the summer.

This December Museum of the Moon, by the same artist, Luke Jerram, is here to inspire the same sense of awe and wonder. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, with each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture representing 5km of the moon’s surface.

The moon is accompanied by an atmospheric score by BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones.

Museum of the Moon will be at Wales Millennium Centre 30 November 2019 – 5 January 2020.
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CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

Following a highly successful West End run of two and a half years and a sell-out tour in 2017/18, Paul Blake, Sony/ATV Music Publishing and Mike Bosner in association with Michael Harrison are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming UK and Ireland tour of the Olivier, Tony and Grammy award-winning Beautiful – The Carole King Musical.

Daisy Wood-Davis will play Carole King. She will be joined by Adam Gillian as King’s husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Laura Baldwin as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Cameron Sharp as song-writer Barry Mann, Susie Fenwick as King’s mother Genie Klein and Oliver Boot as music publisher and producer Donnie Kirshner. At certain performances, Carole King will be played by Vicki Manser.

The cast is completed by Toyan Thomas-Browne, Reece Budin, Ronald Brian, Carly Cook, Julia Dray, Jordan Fox, Louise Francis, Chloe Gentles, Katrina May, Grant McConvey, Jacob McIntosh, Samuel Nicholas, Leah St Luce, Mica Townsend and Damien Winchester.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom. Along the way, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation, including one of the best-selling albums of all time, Tapestry, and countless classics such as (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Take Good Care of My Baby, You’ve Got a Friend, So Far Away, It Might as Well Rain Until September, Up on the Roof and The Locomotion.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will be at Wales Millennium Centre 9-14 March 2020.
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THE BIGGEST DRAG SHOW IN THE WORLD COMES TO THE CENTRE

The biggest drag show in the world, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World, returns with an all-new production in 2020.
Acclaimed for their amazing production values, this is the fourth iteration of the groundbreaking tour in the UK and Europe.

In 2020, an experiment gone wrong has sent Drag Race judge and Strictly Dancing star Michelle Visage spiraling through time with no way of returning “home”. Join Asia O’hara Detox, Kameron Michaels, Kim Chi, Monet X Change, Plastique Tiara, Shea Coulee, Vanessa ‘Vanjie’ Mateo, Yvie Oddly and the soon to be announced Season 1 Winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, as they journey through iconic periods of history in the hope they will find their way back to present day.

The 2020 tour steps it up once again, debuting at Europe’s largest arenas with production value rivaling any major pop concert - a first for any drag production. Don’t miss out on the world’s largest drag production as it sashays across the continent.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World will be at Wales Millennium Centre 10 May 2020.
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Amy Deering
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