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Guy O'Donnell commented on Ali Zay's blog post My time in Brazil in my own words.
"Fascinating article Ali, thanks for sharing. "
Apr 11
June Campbell - Davies commented on Ali Zay's blog post My time in Brazil in my own words.
"Interesting reading your blog on your visit to Rio de Janiero, I used to work on Cardiff Carnival for many years as dance facilitator and also towards the last few years help  toward designing. Im always interested in collaboration so if your…"
Apr 11
Ali Zay posted a blog post

My time in Brazil in my own words.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival season 2017!!! I was officially invited to take part in my dear friend Hugo Camarate (President of Vagalume O Verde). After a long 11hr flight from London Heathrow I arrived at GIG airport Rio, Brazil. Hugo met me at arrivals and embraced me the huge smile Brazilians are known for.  In the taxi to his house he wasted no time telling me what he's been up to and how much work they've been doing since I left them in October. I was super exited. After a couple of days…See More
Apr 10
Simon Coates commented on Ali Zay's blog post The Art Of Cultural Exchange!
"!!! Amazing. Nice one Ali."
Feb 8
Ali Zay commented on Ali Zay's blog post The Art Of Cultural Exchange!
"Thanks Jen. Dev, its always a pleasure to represent."
Feb 2
Ali Zay commented on Ali Zay's blog post The Art Of Cultural Exchange!
"Thanks Guy."
Feb 2
Jenny McCarthy commented on Ali Zay's blog post The Art Of Cultural Exchange!
"This is awesome Al! Have a safe trip x"
Feb 2
Devinda De Silva commented on Ali Zay's blog post The Art Of Cultural Exchange!
"TEAM International! Thanks for your support over the years Ali and for helping us spread the word on your travels. Enjoy."
Feb 2
Guy O'Donnell commented on Ali Zay's blog post The Art Of Cultural Exchange!
"Thanks for the blog post Ali, sounds great, good luck!"
Feb 1
Ali Zay commented on Ali Zay's blog post The Art Of Cultural Exchange!
"Hi Rachel, this is my first time doing something like this essentially my plan is to document my time there. Using people to tell stories rather make a story myself. So I guess I'm open to any advice one can give."
Feb 1
rachel rosen commented on Ali Zay's blog post The Art Of Cultural Exchange!
"This is really exciting Ali, I would love to help in some way - do you know what kind of help you want? I heard myself saying literally yesterday (at the NTW offices) that we don't know how lucky we are in the UK sometimes, despite all the…"
Feb 1
Ali Zay commented on Gavin Porter's group The Peoples Think Tank
"Some good debates going on. Meanwhile all over the media parties are running wild for votes. I'm yet to find a party who I can wholeheartedly attach myself to. My friends are embarrassed to tell me who they're voting for, to be honest I…"
May 7, 2015
Ali Zay joined Gavin Porter's group
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The Peoples Think Tank

The People’s Think Tank is an interdisciplinary group of problem-solvers; artists, NTW TEAM members, members of the communities of WalesThe Think Tank’s aims are to:give a collective voice for the people of Wales, around issues of democracy and politics, arts and culture;pursue tangible outcomes from the Big Democracy Project;encourage a new collective voice; and tohelp shape the next phase of The Big Democracy Project. They will do this by:working within the Big Democracy Project to listen and…See More
Apr 21, 2015
Rob Keeley commented on Ali Zay's blog post March in and on.
"Great thoughts Ali, and the world would do well to follow them.   Good luck with the audition   Rob"
Mar 16, 2015

Profile Information

What I do:
Writer, Poet , Actor, Drama facilitator.
A little more about me:
I'm a poet and an aspiring actor, I've done a few shows and a few gigs and I'm looking to do much more. NTW TEAM Panel and NTW board.
Location:
UK
Projects I’m working on:
An energy project.
Personal Website/CV:
http://www.alizayblog.wordpress.com
Twitter @username:
@ali_goolyad

Ali Zay's Blog

My time in Brazil in my own words.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival season 2017!!! I was officially invited to take part in my dear friend Hugo Camarate (President of Vagalume O Verde). After a long 11hr flight from London Heathrow I arrived at GIG airport Rio, Brazil. Hugo met me at arrivals and embraced me the huge smile Brazilians are known for. 

In the taxi to his house he wasted no time telling me what he's been up to and how much work they've been doing since I left them in October. I was super…

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Posted on April 10, 2017 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

The Art Of Cultural Exchange!

A cold evening in September my phone rang. It was our previous Artistic director John McGrath, he offered me a great opportunity to take part in an international cultural exchange programme in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - "A Arte de Intercâmbio." (The Art of Cultural Exchange).

I was one of 3 young artists from Britain taking part but what was special for me was that I was the only one representing Wales. As an artist from wales there's only one organisation that I could and would represent… Continue

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 17:15 — 8 Comments

March in and on.

This month of March has been one to remember, just off a leap year and it feels like I've leaped into a whole new world.

Firstly I'd like to mention that I've just had my recall audition for the Royal Welsh to study 3 year BA Acting. How did it go? We'll soon find out as I'm waiting to hear back within the next week or so.



And Finally, this past week I've been working on The Big Democracy Project ran by Gavin Porter. If I was questioning my identity and society before then now… Continue

Posted on March 16, 2015 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Team Panel Introduction Ali Goolyad

Hi My name is Ali Goolyad, Im an aspiring Actor, a poet, community activist and more so a NTW TEAM PANEL member. My journey began in 2010 on the NTW SoulExchange, once I met Mr Devinda DeSilva and My road thus far has been unforgettable.

Im on the TEAM panel because here my voice can be heard, im from Butetown, Cardiff an area which is surrounded by arts and theatre but doesnt engage with people of all walks of life. At NTW the vibe is different and being on the panel I'm empowered…

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Posted on December 17, 2014 at 14:30 — 3 Comments

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At 10:19 on December 1, 2011, Jen Thornton said…

Hi Ali, 

Welcome to the Community! It's great to have you here. 

Make yourself at home and have a look around. I would recommend checking out the De Gabay project group and the Writers Group. Groups are the best place on the community to share ideas and projects with people who have similar interests to you. You can join groups by clicking on the Join button on the top right. 

You can also add community members as friends, and you might want to connect with John McGrath (National Theatre Wales' Artistic Director, and the person who looks after the Writers Group) and Yusuf and Gavin who are looking after the De Gabay project. 

As usual it's best to get stuck in with the community, but give me a shout if you have any questions! 

Jen

 
 
 

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