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James Baker commented on National Theatre Wales's group National Theatre Wales TEAM
"Hi TEAM!I'm bringing my show, YOU HAVE TO BE MAD TO WORK HERE AND IT DOESN'T EVEN HELP, down to Cardiff on Thursday and Friday, and I thought I'd pass on the information to you all, short notice be damned."Comic…"
Jul 22, 2015
James Baker is attending Rebecca Louise Collins's event
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Experiments in Aural Attention: Lingering Longer & Listening Away at School of Art

June 5, 2015 at 6pm to June 25, 2015 at 5pm
Experiments in Aural Attention re-stages three practical experiments from a practice-based PhD in order to question how we are together through listening. Listening’s modus operandi is appropriated as an approach to making, reflected in the nature of the experiments that aim to echo the workings of this sense.Aural attention is not only the subject matter of the exhibition but also the method by which it is explored. It actively invites visitors to experience the aural-as-encountered, shaping…See More
Jun 2, 2015
James Baker is attending Ashley Wallington's event
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"All Work and No Play" - Coleg Ceredigion Final Major Project at Emily Davies Studio, Department of Theatre, Film & TV, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth

June 18, 2015 at 7pm to June 19, 2015 at 7pm
‘All Work and No Play’ celebrates Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ by translating it to the postdramatic stage. Jack, Wendy and Danny head to an isolated hotel for the duration of the winter months.Never was cabin fever more apparent. Performed by Sophia Brydie, Sean Gemmell, Chris Jones, Abby Jayne-Kemp, Lief Macias, Stephanie Pearson, Josh Tofani-Smith. Tickets can be reserved by emailing wallingtona@ceredigion.ac.uk or calling 01970-639700. Thursday 18 June 7pm, Friday 19 June 1pm and 7pm.…See More
May 31, 2015
James Baker might attend Rhian Lewis's event
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Transition at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

April 10, 2015 at 3pm to April 11, 2015 at 7:30pm
 National Theatre Wales in association with Theatr Iolo and Run Ragged presentsTransitionThe process or a period of changing from one state or condition to anotherJem is 50 next year. Ella is 11. They are father and daughter.Ella is ballet mad and has just started going on pointe. Jem is a professional, contemporary dancer and doesn’t approve. They have always danced together on the kitchen rug.In Transition, they explore their shifting relationship through dance, conversation and…See More
Mar 25, 2015
Sandra Bendelow is attending James Baker's event
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You Have To Be Mad To Work Here (And It Doesn't Even Help) at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March 25, 2015 from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
My first solo theatre show."Are Alcoholics really better writers? Does depression make your poetry more beautiful? Is bipolar disorder essentially a performance enhancing drug for stand-up comedians?  This one-man show is a mixture of acting, physical theatre and stand-up comedy, using personal (medical) history, conversations with friends and better artists (in various mental states) and some stuff James read in books to investigate the millennia-old phenomenon (Phenomena? No. Phenomenon,…See More
Mar 12, 2015
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Mar 11, 2015
James Baker might attend Rhian Lewis's event
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The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion at Swalec Stadium, Cardiff

December 16, 2015 at 7:30pm to January 3, 2016 at 7:30pm
“A long time ago, In the Kingdom of Candy, a lion once roamed the streets...,Howled on the hour, whined on the minute, roared every second day of the year.” This Christmas, take a trip to Pixel Valley, a magical world filled with positive vibes, colourful, mixed up characters and badminton.   Come on an adventure with Polar Pear, Sledgehog, Cheffyl and the larger than life insatiable, inflatable Candylion… what will become of life in the valley when negative vibes take over the town?Musicians…See More
Mar 5, 2015
James Baker might attend Rhian Lewis's event
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ILIAD at The Ffwrnes, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

September 21, 2015 at 6pm to October 3, 2015 at 7pm
National Theatre Wales in association with FfwrnesILIAD21 September/Medi - 3 October/Hydref 2015A theatrical staging of Christopher Logue's War MusicDirectors Mike Pearson & Mike Brookes“In the beginning there was no Beginning,And in the end, no End…” Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, celebrated for their large-scale interpretations of The Persians and Coriolanus with NTW, will bring their trademark vision to this multimedia staging of the last weeks of the Trojan War.There are four, separate…See More
Mar 4, 2015
James Baker joined Rhian Lewis's group
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ILIAD

National Theatre Wales in association with FfwrnesILIAD21 September/Medi - 3 October/Hydref 2015A theatrical staging of Christopher Logue's War MusicDirectors Mike Pearson & Mike Brookes“In the beginning there was no Beginning,And in the end, no End…” Mike Pearson and Mike Brookes, celebrated for their large-scale interpretations of The Persians and Coriolanus with NTW, will bring their trademark vision to this multimedia staging of the last weeks of the Trojan War.There are four, separate…See More
Mar 4, 2015
Claire Louise Prosser is attending James Baker's event
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You Have To Be Mad To Work Here (And It Doesn't Even Help) at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March 25, 2015 from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
My first solo theatre show."Are Alcoholics really better writers? Does depression make your poetry more beautiful? Is bipolar disorder essentially a performance enhancing drug for stand-up comedians?  This one-man show is a mixture of acting, physical theatre and stand-up comedy, using personal (medical) history, conversations with friends and better artists (in various mental states) and some stuff James read in books to investigate the millennia-old phenomenon (Phenomena? No. Phenomenon,…See More
Mar 3, 2015
James Baker might attend Rhian Lewis's event
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(150) at Royal Opera House Stores, Abercwmboi, Aberdare

June 27, 2015 at 7pm to July 11, 2015 at 7pm
National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in association with S4CCreator & Director Marc ReesWales' two national theatre companies - National Theatre Wales and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru - team up for the very first time, with one of the country's leading artists, Marc Rees, and broadcaster S4C to create a visual and storytelling feast. Performed in English, Welsh and Spanish, {150} will bring to life key moments in the story of the 150 Welsh men, women and children who settled in…See More
Mar 3, 2015
James Baker might attend Rhian Lewis's event
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Mother Courage and Her Children at Merthyr Tydfil Labour Club, Merthyr Tydfil

May 7, 2015 at 7:30pm to May 22, 2015 at 7:30pm
MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDRENby Bertolt Brechtin a translation by John Willettrevised by Ed ThomasDirector: John E McGrathComposer & Musical Director: Dafydd JamesNational Theatre Wales returns to its birthplace in the south Wales valleys for the first production in its fifth season - a bold, anarchic  new version of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 anti-war play performed in and around the Merthyr Labour Club. Hinterland creator Ed Thomas returns to the stage to adapt, NTW artistic director John…See More
Mar 2, 2015
James Baker joined Sandra Bendelow's group
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To Kill a Machine

To Kill a Machine is a new play written by Welsh playwright Catrin Fflur Huws, produced by Scriptography, which will be touring through Wales in May,  it will also be presented at Arcola Theatre in London and it will be presented at Edinburgh Fringe Festival at Zoo: Monkey House.To Kill a Machine is unique and innovative piece of theatre which offers an empowering and heartbreaking story of a man guilty only of knowledge, homosexuality and refusing to live a lie who was turned into a hero,…See More
Mar 2, 2015
James Baker joined Sandra Bendelow's group
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Scriptography Productions

Created in 2012 to support and develop writers in Ceredigion, Scriptography Productions find new platforms for text based work to be produced and encourages cross disciplinary collaborations. It seeks to engage new audiences for work through choice of subject matter and through cross disciplinary, multi-platform work and through enhanced digital engagement. It is an associate company at Aberystwyth Arts Centre.Projects have included Ear Candy a multi-platform audio and digital media writing…See More
Mar 2, 2015
James Baker left a comment for Laura Fay Thomas
"Thanks for the warm welcome! Already signed up for the Aber Artist Huddle, so your assessment of my interest = ACCURATE!"
Feb 3, 2015
Laura Fay Thomas might attend James Baker's event
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You Have To Be Mad To Work Here (And It Doesn't Even Help) at Aberystwyth Arts Centre

March 25, 2015 from 7:45pm to 8:45pm
My first solo theatre show."Are Alcoholics really better writers? Does depression make your poetry more beautiful? Is bipolar disorder essentially a performance enhancing drug for stand-up comedians?  This one-man show is a mixture of acting, physical theatre and stand-up comedy, using personal (medical) history, conversations with friends and better artists (in various mental states) and some stuff James read in books to investigate the millennia-old phenomenon (Phenomena? No. Phenomenon,…See More
Feb 3, 2015

Profile Information

What I do:
Writer/Performer
A little more about me:
I work primarily in text based performance, with Physical theatre elements, largely working solo, but comfortable as part of an ensemble cast or directing.

An Aberystwyth Arts Centre Associate Artist.
Location:
Lampeter
Projects I’m working on:
I'm working on a one-man show about the cultural phenomena of the "Tortured Artist"

I'm writing a full-length play about Sex hook-up websites

I'm developing my stand-up comedy act.
Personal Website/CV:
http://jamesbakerperforms.weebly.com
Twitter @username:
James_Baker

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Two Weeks!

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 11:28

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At 18:19 on February 3, 2015, Laura Fay Thomas said…

Hi James,

Welcome to the TEAM group! Great to have a new TEAM member on board.

Keep an eye out on the TEAM page as this is where we post all our latest news, events and opportunities you can get involved in.

As your involved in the Arts centre, this may interest you: http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/profiles/blogs/artist-huddle-in-aberystwyth

Let me know if you have any questions at all!

Laura

At 14:43 on October 2, 2014, Catherine Paskell said…

Thanks James - the settings must have changed on this Ning, because you used to be able to message anyone when we first set it up back in 2009... sorry about that... but you're in. I've signed you up for the 12.40 slot. Thanks and see you there x

At 15:17 on October 1, 2014, Catherine Paskell said…

Hi James - I can book you in the slot for DGW but please can you also do the following to complete the process:

2. Message me on this community with your name, project title if it has one, and contact details  (to keep your personal details private)

3. Wait for my confirmation and I'll add you to the schedule you see above

Thanks x

 
 
 

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