Ben Tinniswood
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Ben Tinniswood is attending Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival's event

Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival 2017 at Cardiff

July 15, 2017 to July 22, 2017
2017 is the second year of the Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival. Following in the footsteps of Brighton, London and of course Edinburgh, Cardiff will enjoy an annual shot of affordable theatrical delight from both new and established theatre companies, held in a range of local venues.We have theatre companies from Cardiff and beyond all performing their work in our fair city. We also have Free Fringe events including drag, poetry and a scratch night! More information is soon to come on talks and…See More
Jun 29
Ben Tinniswood is attending Justin Teddy Cliffe's event

APOCALYPSO: The Last Bar On Earth at The Riverfront, Newport

June 19, 2017 at 8pm to June 23, 2017 at 10pm
Critically acclaimed Tin Shed Theatre Co. invites thrill-seekers and deep thinkers to join them at the last bar on earth for an immersive horror-comedy experience like no other…Set In a dystopian future, a city is in ruins and the sanity of it’s inhabitants is questionable. A half-chicken-half-man, and his gas-masked companion sieve, shift and lift large chunks of rubble in search of lost relics, packets of M&M’s, and rare objets d’art.Together, this twisted pair run Apocalypso: The Last…See More
Jun 19
Ben Tinniswood is attending Gavin Porter's event

RATS (Rose Against The System at The Wales Millennium Centre

June 2, 2017 at 7:30pm to June 3, 2017 at 7:30pm
The Butetown Rats have been planning the takeover of Cardiff Bay for generations and now it is time to unveil their plans.A small tail about a young Rat who is about to go through her family's traditional initiation. Her right of passage is to steal something from the humans, that she can not eat, what ever she finds will become her name. Born into a world of set traditions she struggles with her identity.On her adventure she encounters other Rats that show her what freedom is all about.A black…See More
May 23
Ben Tinniswood is attending AVANT's event

Killer Cells at Tour

May 25, 2017 at 7:30pm to June 17, 2017 at 2:30pm
A story of life, loss, resilience and hope.Inspired by first-hand experiences of miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, Killer Cells will reveal the hidden heartache of miscarriage, all while emphasising the resilience, optimism and hope of those who experience it. “… and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”Written and directed by Sara Lewis@Killer_CellsOur upcoming production of Killer Cells will be in multiple Theatres from May... Park and Dare Theatre 25th of May 20177:30pm…See More
May 14
Ben Tinniswood is attending National Theatre Wales's event

We're Still Here at Port Talbot

September 15, 2017 at 7:30pm to September 30, 2017 at 7:30pm
National Theatre Wales & Common WealthCreated by / Crëwyd gan Rachel Trezise & Common Wealth People have forgotten how to say ‘no’. That’s the problem in this country. We are allowed to say ‘no’.Port Talbot steelworks; site of one of the last heavy industries in Wales, and threatened with closure in 2015. The story made headlines around the world, and the Save Our Steel campaign was quick to respond, gathering a momentum that captured the spirit and uncertainty of our times. So what…See More
May 2
Ben Tinniswood commented on National Theatre Wales's group National Theatre Wales TEAM
"Often the best way to explain something like TEAM to people is to tell them your own TEAM story. So, us on TEAM Panel have been doing just that. Here's mine if you'd like to give it a read. Feel free to comment/ask questions about TEAM…"
Apr 18
Ben Tinniswood left a comment for Julia Crocker
"That sounds great Julia. Look forward to meeting you on Monday. "
Feb 16
Julia Crocker left a comment for Ben Tinniswood
"Hi Ben, That is great news that you would like to attend our Create & Collaborate Networking Event on Monday, I will put you down on the list! Can I put you under Industry Creative and NTW team panel member? I look forward to meeting on Monday…"
Feb 15
Ben Tinniswood joined Rachel Pedley-Miller's group

Ponty YMCA stories

Ponty YMCA is set to be re-opened in 2019, hosting a 70 seater, which will support theatre makers.To celebrate the theatre and community events we collecting stories and sharing these in artistic ways.  Looking for volunteers to get involved to share stories, re-tell stories and create art based on these stories. Twitter: @PONTYYMCA#HelpColourInOurStoriesSee More
Feb 11
Ben Tinniswood is attending Rhoda Lane's event

TEAM Workout & Skill Swap! at Small World Theatre/ Theatr Byd Bychan

March 4, 2017 from 10am to 2pm
Do you have an idea which you'd like to get off the ground?Are you looking to get involved in new projects and find new collaborators? Are you a theatre-maker who'd like to meet other theatre-makers and play for a day? Answer yes to any of these questions and Workout is for you!A Skill Swap session gives you the chance to find the help you need... in return for helping others on their projects. From acting to cake-baking, directing to unicycle-riding...The list of skills encouraged is…See More
Feb 10
Ben Tinniswood joined Rachel Kinchin's group

Mary Bijou Cabaret

Mary Bijou Cabaret & Social Club is a collective of international circus and cabaret artists, who create exciting, immersive performances based on a theme of your choice in intimate, alternative spaces. We are currently on a Wales-wide HITCH tour for spring 2015. See More
Feb 10
Ben Tinniswood is attending Julia Crocker's event

Create & Collaborate Speed Networking Event at The Zen Bar, The Atrium

February 20, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm
Create & Collaborate is a networking event that brings together USW students from a range of courses within the creative industries and external creatives.If you’re a creative individual/organisation, we’d likeyou to come along! Whether you have opportunites for collaboration, live…See More
Feb 10
rachael boulton joined Ben Tinniswood's group

TEAM Choir

TEAM Choir is an all comers group for anyone who has a desire to sing.The ability to hold a tune is optional. The desire to explore, create & have fun is essential.See More
Jan 31
Ben Tinniswood might attend chris durnall's event

The Nether at Chapter Arts Centre

March 15, 2017 at 7:30pm to March 25, 2017 at 9pm
 Company of Sirens with / a good cop bad cop present the Welsh premier of / yn cyflwyno’r perfformiad cyntaf yng NghymruTHE NETHERThe Nether by / gan Jennifer Haley | Directed by / Cyfarwyddwr Chris Durnall“At the play’s end, the world - both real and virtual simply doesn’t look quite the same”The ObserverFunded by the Arts Council of Wales and the National Lottery / by arrangement with Samuel FrenchCefnogwyd gan Y Loteri Genedlaethol trwy Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru Company of Sirens with…See More
Jan 20
Zoe Philpott joined Ben Tinniswood's group

TEAM Choir

TEAM Choir is an all comers group for anyone who has a desire to sing.The ability to hold a tune is optional. The desire to explore, create & have fun is essential.See More
Nov 22, 2016
Ben Tinniswood commented on National Theatre Wales's group National Theatre Wales TEAM
"STOP PRESS!   Want to be part of team TEAM this weekend at City of the Unexpected?   We need: 3 teams of 6 fit & healthy Adults   To: Join a very high profile segment of this major event -( Can’t say too much here, otherwise…"
Sep 12, 2016

Profile Information

What I do:
Theatre Maker, Musician, Sound Artist
A little more about me:
I love making things. Due to ongoing incompetency in the field of putting up shelves etc, I concentrate on creating with sound & vision.
Projects I’m working on:
Very proud to be an NTW TEAM Panel Member for a third year.

Looking forward to kicking off TEAM 2017 activity with #Pontystories, an all day performance party in celebration of the YMCA, Pontypridd - Saturday 18th Feb, all welcome!

Musician/Composer on "I'll Sing this Song" - TEAM Project with Patrick Jones & the Alzheimer's Society - Download the App from iTunes

Choir Coordinator on "Before I Leave" - NTW

"Shh!" - Co devising with Tracy Harris - Waleslab & Experimentica Festival

"Create Zone" - Audio experiments in Storytelling with Sherrall Morris
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Ben Tinniswood's Blog

Why I'll keep harping on about TEAM

It was, give or take a few weeks, three years ago I had my first TEAM experience, attending a Leadership training course. This morning I received a letter welcoming me as a National Theatre Wales Board Member as TEAM Representative. It’s been quite a journey!

My experience of attending that Leadership Training day in early 2014 explains a great deal about what TEAM is about, what it means to me & why I’m proud to have been able to represent TEAM for the last three years.



Posted on April 18, 2017 at 15:15

Community is not a Dirty Word

Community is not a dirty word”

I wrote those words in my notebook whilst en route to the Acta Community Theatre Festival in Bristol last week.

There can be connotations of the words “Community Theatre” that are less than helpful. As a working professional in Theatre I've frequently come across assumptions that…


Posted on June 20, 2016 at 14:19

Critical Chinwag Thoughts - “Tonight I'm going to be the new me”

I came to this show with that anticipation one has when you've absolutely loved a company's previous work. I was a huge fan of “Gym Party”, which may mean I came to this show with unreasonably high expectations.

Of course, they are two different shows & I shouldn't hold them up against each other. But, some of the themes & ideas followed similar lines, so perhaps they do stand up to comparison.

Both shows set out to challenge, both the…


Posted on April 9, 2016 at 10:09

Critical Chinwag - Come & see "Tonight I'm going to be the new me" - For FREE

Hola TEAMsters,

It’s time to get those Cardiff Chins Critically wagging again!

We’ll be watching “Tonight I’m going to be the new me”  by the ever excellent  Made in China & brought to Cardiff by the equally fantastic Theatr Iolo.

We’ll be going to the performance at 8pm on Friday 8th April at…


Posted on March 23, 2016 at 15:34

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At 14:39 on February 15, 2017, Julia Crocker said…

Hi Ben,

That is great news that you would like to attend our Create & Collaborate Networking Event on Monday, I will put you down on the list! Can I put you under Industry Creative and NTW team panel member?

I look forward to meeting on Monday evening.

May thanks,


At 19:57 on February 2, 2015, Elaine Paton said…

Hi Ben, Sorry I've lost your email and wanted to send you the info on the Riverside Music nights so you can see if it would be of interest to you. Frankie ARmstrong is one of the performers. Mine is  Cheers Elaine

At 18:33 on September 15, 2014, Catherine Paskell said…

Hi Ben - you are the second person to message me that in 10 minutes - I have sent a test email to our account and so far, it has neither arrived, nor bounced back! Can I check that it was you emailed? Sometimes people miss off the 2t's? Otherwise, send me your message to my personal address catherinepaskell (at) gmail (dot) com and at least I'll have it x

At 23:57 on August 8, 2014, Christina Handke said…

On Facebook yet Ben? :P 

At 16:31 on August 6, 2014, Catrin Rogers said…

Hi Ben!

Thanks so much for the lovely message, and glad to be able to bring some light using the dark arts...

Have you recovered from Summercamp yet?

At 20:28 on August 3, 2014, Tina Pasotra said…

Wedding was beautiful thanks Ben : ) see you soon I hope? x

At 17:03 on August 2, 2014, David Evans said…

It was a joy, hope you had an enjoyable time 

See you soon I am sure

At 15:54 on August 2, 2014, Rebecca Louise Collins said…

Goodbyes are over rated let's make it a see you again instead. x

At 12:46 on August 2, 2014, Domenico Farelli said…

Jurassic Park!

At 12:28 on August 2, 2014, Heeran Lee said…
Thanks, Ben! Hope you are safely back home, and see you again soon!

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