Friday, April 1
* ”GUYS & DOLLS”, new Showtime Singers production of the quintessential Broadway musical, at ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre tonight, and at 2.30 and 7.30pm on Saturday, April 2.
* ”OLIVER”, student production of the musical at BISHOPS CASTLE Community College with final show tonight at 7pm in the college hall.
* ”BURTON”, Edinburgh Festival hit one man show portraying the life of the great actor Richard Burton featuring Rhodri Miles, at Theatr Brycheiniog, BRECON.
* OLIVIA WILLIAMS, mixed media works on show until April 26 at the Theatr Brycheiniog gallery, BRECON.
* GLENN MORRIS, exhibition of work by the local sculptor inspired by visits to the Arctic, plus Jenny Hare’s paintings of horses, open 10am to 5.30pm every day at ERWOOD Station Craft Centre and Gallery until April 5.
* ”LUCKY SODS”, John Godber comedy about lottery winners, by Guilsfield Amateur Dramatic Society, at GUILSFIELD Community Centre tonight, and Saturday, at 7.30pm.
* SHOWSTOPPER KIDZ, non-stop musical extravaganza by the junior musical theatre section of Llandrindod Theatre Company, at the Albert Hall, LLANDRINDOD WELLS at 7.30pm tonight and Saturday April 2.
* MUSEUM OF MODERN ART WALES, exhibitions at the MACHYNLLETH gallery comprise the new Royal Cambrian Academy exhibition, and Montgomeryshire Society art competition winners. Opening on Monday April 4 will be “Love Dogs” by Stephen West, and new exhibition by Bruce Cardwell.
* JENNY JONES, the well known and popular artist who lives at Garthmyl, new collection that includes rarely seen self and family portraits, on to April 23, at the CountryWorks Gallery, MONTGOMERY.
* ”THE WIZARD OF OZ”, Newtown Musical Theatre Company’s new production of the Judy Garland favourite, at Theatr Hafren, NEWTOWN with final shows tonight and at 2.30 and 7.30pm on Saturday, April 2.
* POETRY EVENING, Ruth Bidgood and Jan Fortune-Wood read from their award winning work, at the Oriel Davies Gallery, NEWTOWN, at 7.30pm.
* ORIEL DAVIES GALLERY, exhibition at the NEWTOWN venue features “Fables from a New World: the life and times of T. H. Thomas, As Imagined by Jennie Savage” on to April 6, Thomas was a 19th century private collector and illustrator whose collections were donated to the National Museum of Wales in 1915. This exciting commission is an installation of sound and labyrinthine spaces.
* PAM JONES PAST & PRESENT, first exhibition of the artist’s own paintings on to early April at the Theatr Hafren bar gallery, NEWTOWN.
* ”THE CHOSEN ONES”, a family birthday barbecue night unveils dark secrets in the life of a prosperous businessman, in new production of the Philip Goodwin play, with final performances tonight and at 2.30 and 7.30pm on Saturday at Theatre Severn SHREWSBURY.
* SHREWSBURY BOOKFEST, visiting authors include Arlene Phillips. Steve “Astrosaurs” Cole, and Andrew Fusek Peters from Lydbury North, on to May 2. Visit www.shrewsburybookfest.co.uk for details.
* QUEEN TRIBUTE BAND, Teller Promotions event at Moltos nightclub, WELSHPOOL.
Saturday, April 2
* PHILOMUSICA OF ABERYSTWYTH, performing Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto, at ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre.
* ”A NIGHT ON THE TILES”, Pen-Ultimate Theatre present a mix of wordplay, digital animation and send ups of heist caper and kung fu movies in screwball comedy of gangsters and Devonshire cream teas, at the SpArC theatre, BISHOPS CASTLE.
* ”THE BARBER OF SEVILLE”, Swansea City Opera present the Rossini opera, at Theatr Brycheiniog, BRECON.
* CRAFT MARKET, new event on the first Saturday of the month from 10am at St Mary’s Church Hall, BUILTH WELLS.
* TASC DANCE, first of 10 workshop days for eight to 18 year old focusing on playing music for dancing to provide opportunities for children and young people in Mid Powys, from 10am at St John Ambulance Hall, LLANDRINDOD WELLS. All instruments and skill levels welcome. Visit www.tradartsupport, org.uk or call Philip Freeman on 01686 688102, or Helen Wilding-Smith on 07772 697401.
* WHALEBONE, (above right) exciting acoustic music by the rootsy, funky Shropshire trio, at LYDBURY NORTH Village Hall. They perform their own compositions alongside supercharged renditions of traditional music and wild re-workings of rock guitar classics, all played with dazzling musicianship,
* ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR, monthly event at PRESTEIGNE Assembly Rooms from 9.30am to 3pm. For further details call Rosamund on 260777.
* COR MERCHED MALDWYN, the Montgomeryshire ladies’ choir in concert with talented local young violinist Conor Gricmanis, at WELSHPOOL Methodist Church.
* ELIZA DOOLITTLE, first headlining tour date for British songstress at WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun Hall.
Sunday, April 3
* ”LOST & FOUND”, enchanting new show from Travelling Light/Polka Theatre, for children aged three to seven about a boy who found a penguin at his door one morning, at ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre at 2.30pm.
* ROARY THE RACING CAR, live show featuring the children’s TV character at 1pm and 3.30pm at Theatre Severn, SHREWSBURY.
Monday, April 4
* MARCHES COMMUNITY CHOIR, rehearsals every week at 7.30pm on Mondays at BISHOPS CASTLE Community College. Call the choir secretary Philippa Whitaker, on 01588 680312.
* BRECON TOWN BAND, rehearsals every Monday night at Theatr Brycheiniog. Call Dave Jones on 01874 623650 for details.
* SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING CLASSES, at St Mary’s Church Hall, BUILTH WELLS, from 7.30pm with beginners welcome.
* BUILTH WELLS MALE VOICE CHOIR, the choir meet every Monday at 7.30pm for practise in the Greyhound Hotel, Builth Wells. New members welcome.
* ACOUSTIC NIGHTS, singers and songwriters welcome at the Golden Lion Hotel, LLANDYSILIO, every Monday and Wednesday.
* SING YOUR HEART OUT, singing group meeting on Mondays at 7pm at MEIFOD Village Hall.
For all ages, abilities and experience, Call Kath on 01938 500459.
* MID WALES MIXED YOUTH CHOIR, new ensemble already with 40 members aged 16 to 40 practising every Monday from 7.30pm at the NEWTOWN Evangelical Church.
* ”HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARK”, opening night for Icarus Theatre Collective production of the Shakespeare drama, at Theatre Severn, SHREWSBURY. Also Tuesday night and at 2 and 7.30pm on Wednesday, April 6.
* WELSHPOOL CHORAL SOCIETY, rehearsals at the Methodist Churchroom at 7.30pm on Mondays with new members welcome. Currently working on their contribution to the Montgomeryshire County Music Festival at Llanidloes on May 7. For further information contact secretary Johannah Guttridge on 07891445418.
Tuesday, April 5
* HEARTSONG COMMUNITY CHOIR, weekly meetings from 7.15pm at ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre. Contact Gill on 01970 621512. Also now includes the Outdoors project with National Theatre Wales and Berlin’s theatre-makers Rimini Protokol, meeting at the Court Royal Hotel at 7.15pm revealing stories of each choir member on the streets of the town.
* ”WUTHERING HEIGHTS”, award winning Aberystwyth Arts Centre company present Lucy Gough’s adaptation of Emily Bronte’s gothic tale of tortured love, at Theatr Brycheiniog, BRECON on tonight and Wednesday.
Also at Theatr Hafren, NEWTOWN on Friday and Saturday April 8 and 9.
* JAM SESSION, with all musicians welcome every Tuesday from 9pm at the Bell Hotel, NEWTOWN.
* RHAYADER & DISTRICT MALE VOICE CHOIR, rehearsals held from 8pm every Tuesday at the St John Ambulance Building. New CD now on sale and band is always pleased to welcome new members, .
Wednesday, April 6
* ”HAMLET”, opening night for Northern Broadsides/New Vic Theatre production of the Shakespeare drama at ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre, also on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with free post show talk on Thursday, April 7.
* BUILTH WELLS & DISTRICT LADIES' CHOIR, rehearsals every Wednesday at 7.45pm at the Wesley Chapel, Garth Road, BUILTH WELLS. New members welcome. Details and bookings on 01982 552514.
* LLANDRINDOD SILVER BAND, practises at LLANDRINDOD WELLS Primary School, at Cefnllys, with junior band practise at 6pm followed by senior band practise from 7pm. New members are always welcome and some instruments are available for musicians. Call Darcy Morgan on 01597 823260 and more information may be had on the band's website Llandrindod-silver-band.org.uk.
* LLANFAIR CAEREINION MALE VOICE CHOIR rehearsals held at 8pm on Wednesdays at the High School. Call secretary Emlyn Thomas on 01938 820289.
* ACOUSTIC SESSIONS, informal folk, blues and jazz every Wednesday from 8.30pm now at the Elephant, LLANIDLOES. Musicians welcome.
* CONCERTO COMPETITION, final of the Shropshire competition for young musicians, at Theatre Severn, SHREWSBURY.
Thursday, April 7
* ”THE LADY IN THE VAN”, Leftfield Productions staging of the Alan Bennett play based on the story of a woman in a camper van who ended up parked in his garden for 15 years, at ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre.
* ALBERT LEE & HOGAN’S HEROES, one of the world’s finest guitar players returns with his band at ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre.
* GUILSFIELD SINGERS, enterprising local mixed choir’s weekly rehearsals at GUILSFIELD Old School now on Thursdays at 7.30pm. Currently rehearsing Vivaldi's 'Gloria', which they will perform on May 14, along with shorter pieces by Pergolesi and Samuel Barber. After that they have their annual Supper Concert on July 2, with the theme 'Favourites Old and New'. For more information ring 01938 559612.
* MID POWYS YOUTH CHOIR, conducted by Eleanor Madoc Davies and accompanied by Bethan Rees, rehearsing every Thursday evening at the Powys Dance Centre, LLANDRINDOD WELLS.
* CANTORION SINGERS, local choir rehearsals on Thursdays from 8pm at the Powys Dance Centre, LLANDRINDOD WELLS.
* LLANWNOG MIXED CHOIR, rehearsals at CLATTER Community Centre on Thursdays at 7.30pm. A varied programme is being rehearsed and new singers are welcome to join. Contact the conductor on 01686 412442.
* MID WALES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, acclaimed violinist Maria Crayford leads soloists in Mozart’s Flute Quartet in D, as well as music by Saint Saens, M Tournier, Beethoven and Francaix, at Theatr Hafren, NEWTOWN.
Also at St Andrew’s Church, PRESTEIGNE on Friday, April 8.
* BRO HAFREN CHILDREN'S CHOIR, rehearsals held every Thursday from 4pm at Treowen School, NEWTOWN. Children aged seven to 11 years are welcome to go along and sing, conducted by Ann Evans. Ring 01686 627076 to register an interest.
* NEWTOWN SILVER BAND, practises at the NEWTOWN Band Room every Thursday from 7.30pm with all welcome, under musical director Steve Edwards. Also Junior Band practises at 6.30pm every Thursday,
* ROLL OUT THE BARREL, popular mix of music and memories in 2.30pm show at Theatre Severn, SHREWSBURY.
Friday, April 8
* PAPPY’S, Midlands live sketch act with their new “All Business” tour, at Globe Theatre, HAY ON WYE.
* HILLBILLY HOOTENANNY, starring Ian Cal Ford and The Railmen, at PRESTEIGNE British Legion Club.
* BEATLES, BLUES & BLUE VIOLIN, Mik Kaminski and Phil Bates from ELO and Electric Light Orchestra Part II and Tina McBain from the Eleanor Rigby Experience, play new settings of Beatles and ELO music, at Theatre Severn, SHREWSBURY.
* KRISTA DETOR, the American singer songwriter involved in the Shrewsbury Folk Festival Darwin Project song cycle, as well as wonderful albums of her own like “Mudshow” and “Chocolate Paper Suites”, returns to SHREWSBURY to play Theatre Severn date.
* MOTOWN NIGHT, live tribute band The Copamos present Tamla Motown and disco classics at WELSHPOOL Town Hall.
* ANDY PARSONS, Mock the Week regular comedian’s ‘Gruntled’ tour date at WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall.
Saturday, April 9
* POWYS DANCE SPRINGTIME SPRINKLE OF SPARKLES, gala night with various age groups and live music at Theatr Brycheiniog, BRECON.
* MONTGOMERYSHIRE COUNTY MUSIC FESTIVAL, mass rehearsal at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, NEWTOWN, from 10am, in preparation for the concert at LLANIDLOES Community Centre on May 7 which will feature Coronation Anthems, and selected choruses from Handel’s Messiah, plus “The Gentle Earth of Wales”, a new work by festival musical director Patrick Larby commissioned to celebrate the Festival’s 90th anniversary in 2011.
For more details contact choir secretary Charles Gratrix on 01686 411028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
* SANDI THOM, concert at Theatre Severn SHREWSBURY for the British singer who hit with “I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker”.
* AN EVENING WITH PAM AYRES, the comic poet returns with her new show at Theatre Severn, SHREWSBURY tonight and Sunday, April 10.
Sunday, March 10
**LEE EVANS, comedian returns for warm-up tour date at Theatr Hafren, NEWTOWN.