Project Description

Gruff Rhys: Set Fire to the Stars, UK tour

  • Date:

    Thursday 26 January, Stereo, Glasgow
    Friday 27 January, Manchester Dancehouse, Manchester
    Saturday 28 January, New Theatre, Cardiff
    Monday 30 January, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London
    Tuesday 31 January, Hull University, Hull

  • Gruff Rhys performs his recently released soundtrack to the Dylan Thomas film Set Fire to the Stars.

    He will be joined by Y Niwl members, Alun Tan Lan, Gruff Ab Arwel and Siôn Glyn. Topeka, Kansas born drummer Kliph Scurlock and walking brass section Gavin Fitzjohn will also join in the celestial cacophony. During the performances, ace film director Dylan Goch (who cut his teeth mixing VHS tapes at 1990s raves) will re-imagine and remix the said monochrome movie as they play. DJs from the mighty Finders Keepers will be on hand to help create a most memorable musical happening.

    Ticket holders are invited to a screening of the film Set Fire to the Stars (certificate 15). Starring Elijah Wood and Celyn Jones, the Andy Goddard directed film concerns Dylan Thomas’ first week in the US in 1950 and the struggle that his agent had in keeping him on the straight and narrow.

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