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September 2018

Blowzabella

25 Sep 8:00 PM—8:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Roots Unearthed Level 3 Lounge BLOWZABELLA celebrate 40 years of their inimitable, drone-based wall-of-sound with a new album ‘Two Score’, a new book of tunes ‘More Scores’ and gigs and festivals in the UK and the EU. BLOWZABELLA is a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based sound…

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Money for Nothing

26 Sep 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Dire Straits Tribute Show Money For Nothing is a tribute to the Dire Straits like no other before. Prepare to be captivated by the authentic sounds of one of the most successful rock bands of all time. Money For Nothing is a show of the highest quality. Meticulous attention is…

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At Last: The Etta James Story

27 Sep 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Starring the sensational Vika Bull. At Last tells the story of soul legend Etta James turbulent life and features some of her most beloved songs including Tell Mama, Something’s Got A Hold On Me, Sugar On The Floor, the heart rending I’d Rather Go Blind, her iconic signature song At…

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Jurassic Park in Concert

28 Sep 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

The film in full accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra One of the most thrilling science fiction adventures ever made, and featuring one of John Williams’ most iconic and beloved musical scores, Jurassic Park transformed the movie-going experience for an entire generation and became the highest-grossing film of all…

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One Man Stranger Things: A Parody

29 Sep 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Talented Canadian actor Charles Ross single-handedly recreates season one of the Netflix sensation; all the characters, dialogue, special effects, music & eggos in one superb, upside-down show. Charles Ross and TJ Dawe grew up in the 80s, addicted to adventure movies. They went on to co-create a number of parody…

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Let’s Hang On

30 Sep 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons “Oh what a story…Oh what a show…OH WHAT A NIGHT” LET’S HANG ON - The World’s first & longest running tribute to the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons celebrates 10 years at the top! Discover how four New…

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October 2018

Rip It Up the 60s

01 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

New show. New decade. New cast. It’s Rip it Up the 60s! Starring Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold and Louis Smith Following the smash hit success of Rip It Up Dancing Through The 50s last year, Rip It Up brings the fabulous soundtrack of the 1960s to life in an explosion…

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Ocean Film Festival World Tour

02 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Calling all ocean lovers! The annual Ocean Film Festival is sweeping towards Cardiff with a brand new selection of the world’s most amazing ocean films, from both above and below the surface. Brought to you by the team behind the Banff Film Festival UK Tour, this collection of short films…

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Ocean Film Festival World Tour!

02 Oct 7:30 PM—10:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Get ready for a night of inspirational adventure as the Ocean Film Festival World Tour lands at St David's Hall, Cardiff, on Tuesday 2 October. This is a brand-new collection of films starring seafaring adventurers as they surf the world’s biggest waves, row treacherous oceans and venture to spectacular and…

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Ross Noble

03 Oct 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

El Hablador Recommended age limit: 15+ Who is El Hablador? It is Ross Noble. No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it’s Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his…

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BBC NOW Pre-concert Talk

04 Oct 6:30 PM—7:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Discover More: Vaughan Williams travels through time BBC NOW Pre-concert Talk Lefel 1 Jonathan James Presenter The Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis has been an audience favourite ever since its first performance, but why? What makes it so enchanting? We’ll explore how Vaughan Williams blended his beloved Elizabethan…

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BBC Now: Season Opening Concert

04 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Tadaaki Otaka Conductor Sir Thomas Allen Baritone Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel) Whether through folksong or his homage to the chants and echoes of a Renaissance cathedral, Vaughan Williams takes us deep into the…

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Sixties Gold – The Final Tour

05 Oct 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Featuring: The Searchers, The Merseybeats, The Fortunes, PJ Proby, Love Affair’s - Steve Ellis, Vanity Fare Sixties Gold Following last years’ successful tour, Sixties Gold returns with an even stronger line-up of artists that, between them, scored over 50 UK Top 30 hits. With a career spanning 6 decades, The…

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Bowie Experience: The Golden Years Tour

06 Oct 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Bowie Experience is a breathtaking concert celebrating the music of the world’s greatest pop icon, David Bowie. A must see for all Bowie fans, the latest production promises an unforgettable journey of sound and vision, featuring all the hits from A to Ziggy. Bowie Experience continues to amaze audiences with…

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Daniel O’Donnell

08 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

It’s no surprise that Daniel O’Donnell is one of the best loved artistes of our time, both at home and abroad. He has had a remarkable career. He is the only artist in the world to score a hit in the UK album charts every year since 1988, an unprecedented…

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Lunchtime Concerts: Anne Page

09 Oct 1:00 PM—2:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Anne Page, Organ Vierne Les Cloches de Hinckley (Pièces de Fantaisie Op 55) Rogg - Seven Versets on Psalm 92 (melody from the Genevan Psalter of 1562) Andante - Cantabile - Andante espressivo - Vivo - Recitativo - Maestoso e brillante - Andante tranquillo Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue in D…

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nightmusic: Jess Gillam & Friends

09 Oct 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Level 3 Lounge The first saxophonist to make it to the final of BBC Young Musician finalist Jess Gillam is a persuasive advocate for her instrument’s contemporary classical credentials, and a versatile performer in any genre. For her St David’s Hall debut she’s joined by her podcasting companion, pianist Zeynep…

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The Proclaimers

10 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Plus Support - Jack Lukeman It has been 31 years since Scottish twins Craig & Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers emerged. Since then, their enduring appeal across generations has carved a niche for themselves where pop, folk, new wave and punk collide as the emotional honesty, political fire, wit and…

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The Magic of Motown

11 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Celebrating the sound of a generation Music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the unstoppable Magic of Motown show steams into town! Seen by over a million people, it's no surprise that the show is one of the biggest success stories in British theatre history,…

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Van Morrison

12 Oct 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Legendary singer-songwriter Van Morrison shows no sign of slowing down as he continues to work on exciting new material as well as tour dates across Europe and USA. Also, this year is a very significant one as it marks 50 years since the release of his seminal album Astral Weeks.…

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Echo & The Bunnymen

15 Oct 7:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

'The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon' Plus Support - Jonathan Jackson Doors open @ 7pm Following their sold out May tour dates, Echo & the Bunnymen have announced a series of UK and Ireland shows this autumn. The new Echo & the Bunnymen studio album, The Stars, The Oceans…

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London Philharmonic Orchestra

16 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

International Concert Series 2018-19 Conductor Alondra de la Parra Soloist Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Ludmilla 5' Chopin Piano Concerto No 2 32' Tchaikovsky Symphony No 5 44' ‘Mr. Chopin’s works unquestionably bear the stamp of genius’, declared the Warsaw Courier a few months before the premiere of…

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Joan Armatrading

17 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

As the very first UK female singer/songwriter to gain international success Joan Armatrading has spent the last 45 years touring and recording. 2018 brings Joan into her 46th year in music and only the second time that she will be performing a tour completely solo. Joan has written and recorded…

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The Classical Music Road Maps

18 Oct 3:00 PM—3:50 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

History of music in 50 minutes FREE TICKETED EVENT Please book your tickets online or call Box Office on 02920 878444. Lefel 1 Join Jonathan James for a one hour whistle stop tour of 250 years of classical music from Medieval Monks to modern masterpieces. With fun live illustrations on…

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Neil Oliver

18 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places Neil was born to love Great Britain. During his 20 years travelling to every corner, and whilst filming BBC2’s ‘Coast’, he’s fallen in love all over again. From north to south, east to west it cradles astonishing beauty and he’s seen…

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Composers of the First World War: A Commemoration

19 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Composers of the First World War: A Commemoration BUTTERWORTH On Banks of Green Willow VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No 5 IVOR NOVELLO Keep the Home Fires Burning & We’ll Gather Lilacs ARR.LAWSON Tunes from the Trenches SIR ARTHUR BLISS Things to Come (Film Suite) Conductor: Michael Bell MBE Soprano: Ros Evans…

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Level 42

20 Oct 7:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Eternity Tour Featuring Special Guests - The Blow Monkeys Doors open at 7pm | Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult In a career spanning almost four decades, Level 42 have sold in excess of 30 million albums and their impressive back-catalogue includes mega hits Lessons In Love, Something…

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Whitney – Queen of the Night

21 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

A stunning celebration of the music and life of one of the greatest singers of our time. This award winning production features a sensational line-up of musicians and artistes, and together with a powerhouse and breath-taking performance in the spirit of Whitney, deliver a show that exceeds expectation on every…

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James Martin

22 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

On the Road...Again Superstar chef James Martin will be returning to theatres around the country this October following the huge success of his 2016 tour. On the Road… Again will see James bring the experiences of his hit TV shows ‘French Adventure’, ‘American Adventure’ and ‘Saturday Morning with James Martin’…

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City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

23 Oct 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

International Concert Series 2018-19 Conductor Vassily Sinaisky Soloist Louis Schwizgebel, Piano Wagner Overture, The Flying Dutchman 11' Mozart Piano Concerto No 21 29' Sibelius Symphony No 1 38' Premiered to great acclaim in 1899, the opening paragraph of Sibelius’s First Symphony is like no other in its evocative clarinet solo…

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Roots Unearthed: Jamie Smith’s MABON

27 Oct 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Level 3 Lounge * 'TWENTY' ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY! * With a 20th anniversary and a new LIVE album to mark the occasion, Jamie Smith’s MABON are in the mood to celebrate this impressive milestone in 2019; keener than ever to bring their brilliant live show to all corners of the…

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WNO Family Concert

28 Oct 3:00 PM—5:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

A Fang-tastic Feast of Halloween Fun WNO Family Concert The latest WNO Family Concert, on the theme of Halloween, is a terror-ific taster designed to introduce the whole family to the world of opera and classical music. Come along from 1pm to take part in free fun activities throughout the…

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Little Baby Bum

29 Oct 12:30 PM—1:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Half term Step into the magical and colourful world of LITTLE BABY BUM. Join Mia, Jacus, Twinkle and their Nursery Rhyme friends at the world premiere of a brand new LIVE show. An online and digital TV sensation, Little Baby Bum is the world’s largest educational YouTube channel with over…

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November 2018

Soul II Soul

01 Nov 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

30th Anniversary Tour Iconic British band Soul II Soul will embark on a landmark tour of the UK in 2018 marking 30 years of hugely influential success, paying tribute to their legendary debut album, ‘Club Classics Vol 1’. The double Grammy Award winning and five-time Brit Award nominated band will…

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Levison Wood

02 Nov 7:30 PM—9:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Journeys through the Badlands and Beyond In his second adventure-filled live theatre show, Levison Wood will share tales from his most recent journeys across some of the most perilous danger zones on earth. With behind-the-scenes moments from his travels over the Caucasus mountains and his circumnavigation of the Arabian Peninsula,…

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Wales Festival of Remembrance

03 Nov 7:00 PM—9:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

In aid of the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Wales Festival of Remembrance Now in its thirty-eighth year, The Royal British Legion’s Wales Festival of Remembrance, in support of the annual Poppy Appeal, is the nation’s chance to come together to commemorate and honour all those who have lost their…

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WNO Orchestra

04 Nov 3:00 PM—5:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Conductor Tomáš Hanus Soloist Narek Hakhnazaryan, Cello Gustáv Beláček, Baritone Rossini Overture, William Tell 12' Elgar Cello Concerto 30' Janáček The Forester’s Monologue from The Cunning Little Vixen 8' Janáček Sinfonietta 27' Rossini’s graphic Overture conjures a violent storm, an idyllic pastoral scene and, famously, the arrival of the cavalry.…

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The Stylistics 2018

06 Nov 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

50th Anniversary Tour The Stylistics 2018 Plus Support The Stylistics are known instantly for their many recognisable hits such as the Grammy nominated ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’ plus numerous classics including ‘Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love), ‘Let’s Put it All together’, ‘Stop Look Listen’, ‘You are…

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Queen Extravaganza UK Tour 2018

07 Nov 8:00 PM—10:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

The Queen Extravaganza – Produced by Brian May & Roger Taylor With the country currently in the grips of Queen fever once again - fans of their music will no doubt be thrilled to learn that there will be another chance to hear Queen’s greatest hits performed live when the…

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David O’Doherty

08 Nov 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

You Have to Laugh Unhook your mindbras. David O’Doherty is back on tour with a brand-new show made up of talking and songs played on a crappy keyboard from 1986. As seen on BBC2’s Live At The Apollo and Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Age guidance:…

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Joe Lycett

09 Nov 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

I’m About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand-up tour, where he’ll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown,…

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BBC NOW Pre-concert Talk

11 Nov 6:30 PM—7:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Discover More: Britten travels through time FREE TICKETED EVENT for ticket concert holders. Please call Box Office on 02920 878444 to book. Lefel 1 | Duration: Approximately 30 minutes Jonathan James Presenter Like Vaughan Williams, Britten was a master at bridging musical eras. His momentous War Requiem draws on references…

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Britten War Requiem

11 Nov 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Mark Wigglesworth Conductor Susan Bullock Soprano Allan Clayton Tenor Roman Trekel Baritone BBC National Chorus of Wales Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Chorus Britten War Requiem It was a dream commission for the pacifist composer: write a piece to mark the dedication of Coventry cathedral, which had been…

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Gary Numan

12 Nov 7:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

With The Skaparis Orchestra Doors open @ 7pm Synth-pop superstar Gary Numan marks 40 years in the music business with his most spectacular light show for decades. Plus for this special tour he will be joined by the Skaparis Orchestra! Perhaps best known for his No.1 mega hits Cars and…

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Lunchtime Concerts: Odysseus Piano Trio

13 Nov 1:00 PM—2:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Odysseus Piano Trio Robin Green, Piano Sara Trickey, Violin Rosie Biss, Cello Vasks White Scenery (winter) from 4 seasons Lang Undanceable (cello and piano) Kerem Asleep (cello and piano) World Première Kúrtag Jatekok (selection for solo piano) Tabakova Rhodopa (violin and piano) Huw Watkins Piano Trio Formed in 2015, the…

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Royal Welsh College Symphony Orchestra

14 Nov 7:30 PM—9:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

LANDSCAPES Conductor – David Jones Violin – David Adams Ralph Vaughan Williams The Lark Ascending Rhian Samuel Landscapes Ralph Vaughan Williams Symphony No 3, A Pastoral Symphony Lili Boulanger D'un soir triste On a summer evening during the Great War, Ralph Vaughan Williams heard a lone bugler amidst the fields…

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Illegal Eagles

15 Nov 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

The World’s Official No.1 Eagles tribute returns in 2018 for another outstanding show promising more of their trademark musical prowess, acute attention to detail, and incredible showmanship. This phenomenal group of musicians have been touring for over two decades and remain true Eagles fanatics! Their longevity and continued international acclaim…

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Show of Hands

16 Nov 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

'Joint Venture' 2018 Tour Show of Hands The Show of Hands line-up of Steve Knightley, Phil Beer and Miranda Sykes looks a little different for their 2018 Joint Venture tour. Miranda and husband Dan are expecting their first baby in November, and so Cormac Byrne (legendary percussionist of Seth Lakeman…

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Zimmer vs Williams

18 Nov 3:00 PM—5:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

The music of HANS ZIMMER vs JOHN WILLIAMS For one performance only, the very best scores from two of the most revered film composers of all time will be brought to life by the London Concert Orchestra and conductor Pete Harrison. Hans Zimmer and John Williams have worked with some…

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Bjӧrn Again

19 Nov 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

30th Anniversary Tour To celebrate the huge 30th Anniversary of BJÖRN AGAIN, Australian Director and Musician Rod Stephen will be taking the internationally acclaimed show on tour throughout the UK and Ireland in November/December 2018. The show was created and founded in 1988 in Melbourne by Rod Stephen. Designed as…

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Lunchtime Concerts: Ensemble Cymru

20 Nov 1:00 PM—2:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Schubert Octet in F major. D 803 Interval John Metcalf Octet (please note – this concert will exceed 1hr to accommodate John Metcalf’s new work). Ensemble Cymru returns to the Hall with a dream of a programme featuring the famous Schubert Octet, a major accomplishment in chamber music that continues…

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Gwyneth Glyn & Friends

20 Nov 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Roots Unearthed Level 3 Lounge Writer, poet and musician Gwyneth Glyn presents the live experience of her new album Tro with band members Rowan Rheingans, Dylan Fowler and Gillian Stevens. Tro, which is Welsh for ‘turn’, is the first major solo album from one of Wales’ most intriguing and talented…

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Madeleine Peyroux

21 Nov 7:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Plus Support - Tom Baxter Doors open @ 7pm | Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult Iconic American singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploring beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns. Madeleine’s stunning latest album is a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty…

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Deacon Blue

22 Nov 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

'To Be Here Someday' Tour Celebrating 30 Years of Deacon Blue Deacon Blue are delighted to announce their 2018 Tour, ‘To Be Here Someday’, a celebration of 30 years of Deacon Blue. The last 5 years have been something of a renaissance for the band, and a prolific surge of…

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Billy Ocean

23 Nov 7:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Doors open @ 7pm Following his sold out tour this year British Soul icon Billy Ocean has announced a huge UK headline tour for November/December 2018 including a date at the Hall! Billy Ocean is the biggest selling black recording star Britain has ever produced and has sold over 30…

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The Four Seasons by Candlelight

25 Nov 3:00 PM—5:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

The Four Seasons has become one of the most celebrated pieces of classical music ever written and remains as popular today as when it was first performed. The verve and virtuosity of the 18th century is brought to life in this enchanting concert staged in an elegant candle-lit style setting…

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Mogwai

26 Nov 7:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

DOORS OPEN 7PM | Under 14s to be accompanied by an adult Plus Special Guests - The Twilight Sad For twenty-two years Glasgow's post-rock pioneers have been a sonic perfect storm, the musical equivalent of both Francis Bacon's horror paintings and William Blake's visions of angels in the trees (or,…

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Lunchtime Concerts: Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir

27 Nov 1:00 PM—2:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral Choir Members of the Concert Orchestra of St John’s College Directed by Jeffrey Howard The Cathedral Choir begins our festive season with a beautiful selection of traditional carols and music for Christmas, with members of the Concert Orchestra from St John's College. Early booking is advised. Tickets*:…

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The Cycling Podcast Live

27 Nov 7:30 PM—9:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

The Cycling Podcast Live Level 3 Lounge Join the team behind The Cycling Podcast for an evening of conversation, gossip and insights into the sport and the places visited by the major races. Hosted by Richard Moore, Lionel Birnie and Daniel Friebe, the world’s leading cycling podcast – with 60%…

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December 2018

Boney M

01 Dec 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

The 40th Anniversary Tour Boney M Plus support BONEY M - One of the most legendary names from the 70s Disco Era, live in a rare show, celebrating 40 years since 1978 when they ruled the airwaves, Rivers Of Babylon became the second highest selling single of all time in…

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Dr John Cooper Clarke

02 Dec 7:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Plus Special Guest - Simon Day DOORS OPEN @ 7PM Iconic punk poet, Dr John Cooper Clarke shot to fame in the 1970s due to his quick-fire, dry, biting and hilarious satirical verse. Known for his tousled hair and sharp suits, Clarke even toured at the height of punk with…

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Love Actually: Film with live orchestra

03 Dec 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Love Actually: Film with live orchestra Following a sold out 2017 tour, Love Actually will once again be screened live across the UK with a full orchestra performing its enchanting score – just in time for Christmas! After the hugely successful sold out first run in 2017, the Liverpool Echo…

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John Wilson & The John Wilson Orchestra

04 Dec 7:00 PM—9:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

'At the Movies' Plus Special Guest Kim Criswell Fabulous new show with hit songs and music from the movies including: 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend', 'South Pacific', 'The Sound of Music', 'ET', 'The Philadelphia Story', 'People', 'The Shadow of your Smile', 'There's No Business Like Showbusiness' plus much more!…

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BBC NOW Pre-concert Talk

06 Dec 6:30 PM—7:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Discover More: Handel's Messiah FREE TICKETED EVENT for ticket concert holders. Please call Box Office on 02920 878444 to book. Lefel 1 | Duration: Approximately 30 minutes Jonathan James Presenter We remember the catchy tunes, the rousing choruses and abiding good spirits of Handel’s masterpiece, but there is so much…

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Handel Messiah

06 Dec 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Handel Messiah Stephen Layton Conductor Katherine Watson Soprano Iestyn Davies Counter Tenor Gwilym Bowen Tenor Neal Davies Bass BBC National Chorus of Wales Handel Messiah Handel needed a change of fortune in 1740. His latest opera had flopped and he was in dire straits. So he turned to oratorios instead…

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Lunchtime Concerts: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Festive Brass

07 Dec 1:00 PM—2:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Festive Brass Conductor, Dr Robert Childs This popular family friendly concert returns to the Hall for another lunchtime filled with traditional carols and festive favourites, guaranteed to have you singing along. The perfect escape from the winter weather and Christmas shopping frenzy! Tickets*:…

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CPO: A Night at the Movies 2018

07 Dec 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

A Night at the Movies 2018 Programme: Back to the Future Star Trek: Into Darkness Jurassic World Star Wars: The Last Jedi The Blues Brothers The Pink Panther Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Moon River) Mary Poppins Beauty and the Beast The Lion King Tom and Jerry La La Land Conductor: Michael…

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The Promise of Christmas

08 Dec 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

With the Promise of Christmas Youth Choir at 3pm and special guest soprano Katy Treharne at 7.30pm Music Directors: Jeffrey Howard & Anne Brown The Promise of Christmas has been a regular part of the Christmas season in St David's Hall every year since 2000. Join us again this year…

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ICS: The Sixteen at Christmas

09 Dec 3:00 PM—5:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Conductor: Harry Christophers Programme: Sweelinck – Hodie Christus natus est, Byrd – This day Christ was born, Howells – Sing lullaby, Palestrina – A solis ortu cardine, RR Bennett – Susanni Piae Cantiones 1582 – Puer nobis nascitur, Traditional – The Saviour’s work (the Babe in Bethlem’s manger laid), De…

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The Rat Pack at Christmas

13 Dec 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

The Rat Pack at Christmas Stephen Triffitt as Frank Sinatra Mark Adams as Dean Martin George Daniel Long as Sammy Davis Jr The Golddiggers and The Manhattan Swing Orchestra Back by popular demand and following sell-out performances across the globe, The Definitive Rat Pack brings you an evening of festive…

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City Voices Cardiff

15 Dec 3:00 PM—5:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

10th Anniversary Christmas Concert Since debuting at St David’s Hall in 2013 City Voices Cardiff have always delighted audiences with their concerts in December offering a wide range of music to get you in the festive mood. So what can you expect from their 10th Anniversary Christmas Concert? Well the…

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The Bootleg Beatles

17 Dec 7:30 PM—9:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

The Bootleg Beatles in Concert The world’s Premier Beatles tribute band continues to draw critical acclaim from across the globe with their stunning recreation of the greatest songbook of all time. Tracing the Fab Four’s journey through the 60s, and with a little help from their Pepperland Sinfonia, every tiny…

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Ballet: Snow Maiden

19 Dec 7:00 PM—9:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Snow Maiden Accompanied by The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia Wednesday 19 Dec 7.00pm Thursday 20 Dec 2.00pm & 7.00pm Protected from the outside world by Father Frost, the exquisite Snow Maiden plays innocently amongst the dancing snowflakes in the enchanted Land of Frost. Based on a traditional…

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Ballet: Snow Maiden

20 Dec 2:00 PM—4:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Snow Maiden Accompanied by The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia Wednesday 19 Dec 7.00pm Thursday 20 Dec 2.00pm & 7.00pm Protected from the outside world by Father Frost, the exquisite Snow Maiden plays innocently amongst the dancing snowflakes in the enchanted Land of Frost. Based on a traditional…

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Ballet: The Nutcracker

21 Dec 2:00 PM—4:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

The Nutcracker Accompanied by The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia Friday 21 December 2.00pm & 7.00pm Saturday 22 December 2.00pm & 5.30pm Sunday 23 December 2.00pm & 5.30pm Monday 24 December 2.00pm This most famous of fantasy ballets for all the family begins as night falls on Christmas…

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Ballet: Swan Lake

27 Dec 2:00 PM—4:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Swan Lake Accompanied by The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia Thursday 27 December 2.00pm & 7.00pm Friday 28 December 2.00pm & 7.00pm Saturday 29 December 2.00pm & 5.30pm The greatest romantic ballet of all time is brought to life by Tchaikovsky’s haunting and unforgettable score. From the impressive…

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Ballet: Cinderella

30 Dec 2:00 PM—4:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Cinderella Accompanied by The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia Sunday 30 December 2.00pm & 5:30pm Monday 31 December 2.00pm The world’s favourite rags to riches fairy-tale where dreams can come true is a magical mix of Prokofiev’s energetic score, lively choreography and colourful costumes. Whilst her mad/bad stepmother…

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January 2019

Beyond the Barricade

05 Jan 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Beyond the Barricade The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables. Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, and of course ending with a stunning finale from Les Mis. The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss…

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Beyond the Barricade

05 Jan 7:30 PM—9:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Beyond the Barricade The UK’s longest running Musical Theatre Concert Tour features past principal performers from Les Miserables. Delivering over two hours of the best of Broadway and the West End, and of course ending with a stunning finale from Les Mis. The concert features David Fawcett (Valjean) Andy Reiss…

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The Circus of Horrors

11 Jan 8:00 PM—10:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Imagine a brilliant rock show combined with amazing, bizarre & dare devil Circus acts a stella light show and all performed with a forked tongue firmly in each cheek. If Quentin Tarantino had directed Cirque Du Soleil you would be half way there. The Circus of Horrors is back with…

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Michael Starring Ben

12 Jan 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Cuffe and Taylor in association with James Baker Productions presents MICHAEL® STARRING BEN - THE MAGIC OF MICHAEL JACKSON Michael ® starring Ben is a jaw-dropping and magical tribute to the King Of Pop Michael Jackson. As the largest touring tribute to Michael Jackson in the UK today, this award…

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Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick

15 Jan 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Root Unearthed | Level 3 Lounge National treasures Martin Carthy & John Kirkpatrick embark on a rare UK duo tour. These two leading interpreters of English folk traditions – folk guitarist/singer Carthy and squeezebox virtuoso/singer Kirkpatrick – are long-time collaborators in a variety of seminal musical projects: from John’s iconic…

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BBC NOW Pre-concert Talk

18 Jan 6:30 PM—7:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Discover More: The Art of Mahler part 1 Lefel 1 Jonathan James Presenter What makes up the unique appeal of Mahler’s music and why does he attract such a dedicated following? This programme reveals important traits in his Romantic style, as well as giving a glimpse into both his turbulent…

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Stephen Hough plays Beethoven

18 Jan 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Thomas Søndergård Conductor Stephen Hough Piano Catriona Morison Mezzo Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 Mahler Rückert Lieder Mahler Symphony No. 10 Mahler’s set of orchestral songs was the first of its kind. The listener is taken from the everyday pleasure of a smelling a flower to the midnight of the…

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Classic Elvis

19 Jan 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra John Quirk - Conductor Ciarán Houlihan Michael Glaysher Following its outstanding Premiere, Classic Elvis returns to St David’s Hall in 2019 this time with the award winning Irish Tribute Artist Ciarán Houlihan. Once again the show will feature the Graceland Band and the Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra conducted…

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Lunchtime Concerts: Isata Kanneh-Mason

22 Jan 1:00 PM—2:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Isata Kanneh-Mason, Piano Chopin - Complete Preludes Isata Kanneh-Mason, an undergraduate at The Royal Academy of Music, studying piano with Carole Presland, has been awarded the prestigious Sir Elton John Scholarship and performed with Elton John in Los Angeles in 2013. Isata begins her Postgraduate studies at The Royal Academy…

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Capital City Jazz Orchestra with special guest soloist Mike Lovatt

22 Jan 8:00 PM—8:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Capital City Jazz Orchestra with special guest soloist Mike Lovatt Level 3 Lounge In 2007, saxophonist Ceri Rees had a conversation with Alistair McMurchie of Four Bars at Dempseys’ about putting together a big band to play once a month at the jazz club. And so, the 16-piece Capital City…

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The Classic Rock Show

23 Jan 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Guitar Greats ‘The Classic Rock Fan’s Ultimate Live Juke Box!’ From AC/DC to ZZ Top and everything in between, including Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Queen, The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Meatloaf plus much much more. Anthem after anthem, riff after riff, solo after solo, ‘The Classic Rock Show’ brings the…

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Sandi Toksvig Live! National Trevor

24 Jan 7:30 PM—9:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Sandi Toksvig is bringing her brand new, one-woman comedy show to St David's Hall. Sandi thinks that being called a National Treasure is bit embarrassing and she has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster. Expect tall stories, fascinatingly funny…

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Luther

25 Jan 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

A Celebration of Luther Vandross The World’s premier show in celebration of ‘The Velvet Voice’ experience all the hits from his amazing career, culminating over 40 million album sales and eight Grammy awards including many of the greatest dance anthems and love songs ever written, fronted by international Luther Vandross…

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ICS: WNO Orchestra

27 Jan 3:00 PM—5:30 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Conductor Carlo Rizzi Soloist Alexander Sitkovetsky, Violin Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides Fingal’s Cave 10' Bruch Scottish Fantasy 30' Rachmaninov Symphony No 2 60' Inspired by a visit to Scotland in the summer of 1829, Mendelssohn’s famous seascape is a wonderfully salty portrait of windless calm and a storm-tossed Atlantic swell…

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Lunchtime Concerts: Sean Shibe

29 Jan 1:00 PM—2:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Sean Shibe, Guitar Villa- Lobos Prelude No 3 in A minor Villa- Lobos Prelude No 1 in E minor Villa- Lobos Prelude No 4 in E minor Bach Lute Suite No 2 in a minor BWV 997 Born in Edinburgh, Sean studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and with…

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Martyn Joseph

29 Jan 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Roots Unearthed songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night. 2018 saw him honoured with a…

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Psychic Sally

31 Jan 7:30 PM—9:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

10th Anniversary Tour World renowned psychic, television and theatre star and the UK’s favourite award winning medium Sally Morgan is back and better than ever with her phenomenal interactive stage show. Sally is one of the UK’s most successful touring acts and has been wowing audiences across the country for…

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February 2019

BBC NOW Pre-concert Talk

07 Feb 6:30 PM—7:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

BBC NOW Pre-concert Talk Discover More: Bolero Lefel 1 | Jonathan James Presenter What makes Spanish music sound Spanish? You’ll become an expert in discerning the essential ingredients of Andalusian, Flamenco and Hispano-Arabic music, and seeing how they have been used to great effect by Falla, Ravel and others. FREE…

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London Sinfonietta Synergy Vocals

14 Feb 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

London Sinfonietta Synergy Vocals International Concert Series 2018-19 Reich Clapping Music Reich Mallet Quartet Reich Nagoya Marimbas Reich Music for 18 Musicians (Synergy Vocals) Hailed as one of ‘the most original musical thinkers of our time’, Steve Reich has mesmerised audiences the world over for his pulsing rhythms, shimmering textures…

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Anton & Erin – Dance Those Magical Musicals

17 Feb 3:00 PM—5:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Anton & Erin - Dance Those Magical Musicals West End live on the dancefloor Join the nation’s favourite ballroom couple in their new, show-stopping dance production. The world of Ballroom meets Musical Theatre with stunning costumes & breath-taking choreography set to iconic theatrical favourites: The Phantom of the Opera Mary…

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Jim Moray

19 Feb 8:00 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Roots Unearthed | Level 3 Lounge For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica. Subsequent…

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Trixie Mattel

20 Feb 7:00 PM—9:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

Skinny Legend!!!! Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, HolyTrannity returns to Cardiff with Allstars 3 winner TRIXIE MATTEL for her brand new Show SKINNY LEGEND !!!! Drag queen, actor, and singer Trixie Mattel (born Brian Michael Firkus) first came to fame after coming sixth on the 2015 season of RuPaul's Drag Race.…

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Symphony Orchestra of India

21 Feb 7:30 PM—10:00 PM at ‘St David’s Hall’

International Concert Series 2018-19 Conductor Martyn Brabbins Soloist Marat Bisengaliev, Violinist Weber Oberon Overture Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto No 3 Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade A solo horn ushers in the enchanted soundscape of Shakespeare’s Oberon who Weber vividly brings to life in his final opera, fi rst performed at Covent Garden in 1826.…

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