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
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
Theatres As Producers: What I Talk About When I Talk About ProducingTuesday Nov 10th 1100-1530Free, including lunchThe Producers Place network is back with an event in partnership with Aberystwyth Arts Centre.It’s a friendly and informative day-long event for anyone who is interested in or connected to producing in the performing arts, such as independent producers, venue producers, artist producers, artists and companiesTheatres and Arts Centres are producing because there is a shortage of…See More
Since we last met back in November, I've been involved in a research project on performance responding or relating to flooding, which involves a compilation of performance case-studies as well as oral history interviews with people…"
Garfan Yr Odyn are an artistic collective put together by Volcano Swansea. Gafarn Yr Odyn are:- Gareth Chambers,... Rebecca Collins, Tracy Evans, James Gardiner, Tracy Harris, Lisa Hunt, Lowri Jenkins, Kelly Jones, Rosie Leach, Donna Males, Lucy May Constantini, Brent Morgan, Emily Richardson Laurens, Francesc Serra Vila, Morgan Thomas, Lisa Wells Turner.... .....and they would like you to view their work. This will be an Open Studio event.See More
If you are making performance or know someone that is, this could be the opportunity you're looking for.Incubator is a development and sharing platform for artists and companies to create or expand upon new work. It is a chance for artists and companies to develop and perform a performance within the spaces of Wales Millennium Centre.Incubator is currently open to artists and companies with an idea that they would like to develop further. We want to hear from anyone working in Welsh or English…See More
"Hey Kama, I'm sorry it's taken me a while to get back to you! It was great to meet and hang out with you in November, and would be brilliant to meet up again sometime. Over the last month I've been part of a group working with the CAT…"
Feb 13, 2014
Rosie Leach is now a member of National Theatre Wales Community
Refugee Week Wales Coordinator, Welsh Refugee Council. Freelance theatre facilitator, producer and researcher.
A little more about me:
I'm excited by the power of theatre to enliven, provoke and bring people together.
I like to devise, perform and produce theatre that engages with place, listens to unheard voices and transforms them into performance. I work as an oral history interviewer, researcher and dramaturg, and co-founded un-earthed oral history research collective to experiment with bringing interviews into performance.
I co-devised three experimental performances inspired by interviews from the Centre for Alternative Technology oral history archive, with Ariana Jordao, Siriol Joyner and Allan Shepherd.
I've interviewed people affected by extreme weather, and compiled a collection of case-studies of performances for a project called 'Challenging Concepts of ‘Liquid’ Place through Performing Practices in Community Context project.'
I was part of Volcano theatre's Yr Odyn emerging artist cohort, skill-sharing and co-producing a week long open studio in April 2014. In July 2013 I performed in Doin' Dirt Time, with Volcano Theatre, using the recorded delivery technique.
In November 2013 I took part in the NTW and Peer GrouP residency in Rhayader, and devised a short performance inspired by the conversations I had with local people.
I'm interested in exploring how theatre and performance can explore and put ecological principles to practice. I co-founded Green Stage Theatre in 2010 with Lisa Woynarski, and have produced 6 projects including 3 devised community shows, at a city farm, parks and two community gardens, invisible theatre on the tube and a scratch night of new writing at the Rosemary Branch theatre.
I'm interested in theatrical protest and campaigning. I've performed as a banker with Powys Un-cut, a Compost-queen with food waste campaigners This Is Rubbish and an auctioneer with an Oxfam's land-grab campaign.
I'm a keen gardener and enjoy making and watching performance outdoors, with plants, trees and animals part of the dialogue. In 2013 I was Night Out promoter for the Woodland Pavilion outdoor stage, Machynlleth.
Challenging Concepts of Liquid Place
Research into performance and extreme weather with Prof Sally Mackey of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Interviews with people affected by flooding in mid-Wales, Bristol and Somerset.
Highwaterline (Invisible Dust)
Oral history interviews, collected in Bristol and in a flooded living room installation at Glastonbury festival's Greenpeace field, to support this public art project around climate change and flooding in Bristol.
School Feasts (This is Rubbish)
Interactive theatrical feasts and workshops, to be delivered with Waltham Forest schools during October and November 2014.
Holdfast (un-earthed oral history collective)
experimental performance based on oral history interviews.
An exploration of women's voices from the Centre for Alternative Technology on technology, work and wellbeing, performed as part of Machynlleth International Women's Day celebrations (March 2014), Volcano Theatre (May 2014) and The National Library of Wales (July 2014). A collaboration with Ariana Jordao, Siriol Joyner, Yonnie Kwokpickles and Allan Shepherd.
Yr Odyn network:
Volcano Theatre's network of emerging artists, skill-sharing on arts funding, artistic process. Producing and documenting an open-studio event from April 28th to May 4th.
Trans-Plantable Living Room:
a co-created, living performance space built with community gardens; a series of workshops, interviews and interactions: a collaboration between Green Stage, Plantable Performance Research Collective, Tanja Beer, Rabab Ghazoul, Sarah Jayne Leigh, Riverside Community Garden, Adamsdown Environment Action, Edible Landscaping and the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.
Projects I’m working on:
with Welsh Refugee Council: a programme of arts workshops with asylum-seekers, migrants and refugees, leading into the creation of new work for Refugee Week Wales 2018.
Freelance: Theatre workshops exploring relationship with home, trialled at Small Is Beautiful festival, June 2017.