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Comment by Terry Victor on March 13, 2012 at 12:37

Urgently looking for as many actors and writers and other creative types who can commit half an hour for an instant performance at the Sherman Theatre next Tuesday evening. The event is part of a worldwide reading of a poem by Liu Xiaobo, the Chinese poet and Nobel Peace Prize winner who is currently imprisoned. As many actors as possible - the more the mightier. Reply here or e: notional.theatre@yahoo.co.uk. ASAP. Ta TVx

Comment by Greg Cullen on March 12, 2012 at 23:29

"Muscle" the Herald Angel Award winning production (Edinburgh Festival 2011) opens at The Sherman on this Wednesday night through to Saturday night. This revamped version with some new stories, characters, actors, animation and visuals promises to be a even better experience. so do come along and have a night of great stories, dance and theatre. www.shocknawe.org.uk

Comment by Matt Ball on March 12, 2012 at 15:09

If you want to know more about the exciting announcement John trailed see his blog here or go to this page on our website.

Comment by Adam Somerset on March 12, 2012 at 11:07

Re: "At 3pm today we'll be making a very exciting announcement for writers in Wales"- three cheers.  

 

I know it’s a theatre site but there was a comment last year about television drama. Highly recommendable shows on a Saturday night at both Chapter & New Theatre but the contributor was staying at home to see “the Killing”.

 

No theatre on a Sunday anyhow- any writers watching “Homeland”?  

Comment by Greg Cullen on March 12, 2012 at 10:38

The Landed Festival (May 5th -6th) in the beautiful Wye Valley near Rhayader is in its second year, having secured a ten year licence. This year they are running a performance tent with a proper auditorium and facilities.  They are looking for people who wish to perform theatre, circus, comedy or who have made short films and would like them shown.  There are no fees, but expect expenses and a great weekend. www.landedfestival.co.uk

Comment by carmen medway-stephens on March 12, 2012 at 9:55

Can't wait, very interesting,

Comment by Matthew Bulgo on March 12, 2012 at 9:39
Very excited to hear this announcement, John. Shall be tuning in!
Comment by John McGrath on March 12, 2012 at 9:23

Hi All.  At 3pm today we'll be making a very exciting announcement for writers in Wales.  The news will be revealed on the home page of this site, as well as through the press, etc. It's an initiative that very much grows out of some of the discussions in this group. I hope it will spark your interest! 

Comment by carmen medway-stephens on March 11, 2012 at 9:48

Dear Writer, We have our second 'New Writers Read Through' at Bridgend College Tuesday the 27th of March at our new theatre 'The Sony Theatre', it begins at 5pm (but you can come along at any point) and the writers will share the work in hope to develop it futher. We would love and appreciate to have your constructive input, so if you can help new writers come along, hope to see you there, Carmen

Comment by Matt Ball on March 2, 2012 at 9:39

Thought this cash award might be of Interest...

The School of Media & Performance at University College Falmouth is pleased to announce the opening of this year's Nick Darke Award. The award will continue to celebrate the best writing for stage, screen and radio with writers having the chance of winning £6000, a £3000 increase on previous years.

This year's judges include; Jeremy Howe, Drama Commissioning Editor for Radio 4; Molly Dineen, a BAFTA and Royal Television Societyaward-winning UK television documentary director, cinematographer and producer; Roger Michell, the theatre, television and film director who directed Notting Hill and Sebastian Born, the Associate Director (Literary) of the National Theatre London.

In the first instance submissions are invited for an outline and 20 sample script pages of work that will be considered by a selection of readers. The eight shortlisted writers will then be judged by a panel before the winner is announced in October 2012.

Writers are asked to submit work on an environmental theme in recognition of Nick's lifelong commitment to this issue. The word environmental may however be broadly interpreted.

Full submission information available to download at http://www.falmouth.ac.uk/nickdarkeaward

 

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