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Fio commented on abdul shayek's group Word4Word
"Hi  All!  There are some spaces for poets / spoken word artists at an event at Porters bar this Saturday. Frank Thomas will be hosting.  We are bringing people together to talk about race inequality and poverty. 3pm - 7pm. The…"
Oct 13, 2016
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Word4Word

A platform for creative words of any kind to be shared and enjoyed. From spoken word to lyrics to fiction to monologues to mini-devised theatre. We want your interpretation...Supported by NTW TEAMSee More
Sep 28, 2016
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Word4Word

A platform for creative words of any kind to be shared and enjoyed. From spoken word to lyrics to fiction to monologues to mini-devised theatre. We want your interpretation...Supported by NTW TEAMSee More
Sep 15, 2016
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The Mountaintop

Today sees us start rehearsals for 'The Mountaintop' by Katori Hall, the first time the play has been staged in Wales. We are putting it on at The Other Room, taking the play back to an intimate theatre space where it started life.Whilst inevitably there is the first day feelings of nervousness- I am also extremely excited. We have an outstanding team of people from our 2 performers, to our creative team and producers, to all of the supportive staff at The Other Room, to the education and…See More
Sep 7, 2016
abdul shayek shared Yvonne Murphy's event on Facebook
Jun 22, 2016
abdul shayek shared National Theatre Wales's event on Facebook
Jun 17, 2016
abdul shayek is attending National Theatre Wales's event
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Roald Dahl's City of the Unexpected at Cardiff, Wales

September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016
Wales Millennium Centre & National Theatre WalesRoald Dahl's City of the Unexpected17 & 18 September 2016This September, take a trip to Roald Dahl's City Of The Unexpected for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.#UnexpectedCity…See More
Jun 17, 2016
abdul shayek replied to Wyn Hopkins's discussion Actors living in Cardiff in the group Actors
"Hi Wyn  I have a spare room- let me know if your interested, I can send you further details. ashayek@gmail.com"
Jun 9, 2016
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CASTING CALL - Paid Opportunity

Fio are looking to cast 3-4 performers to be part of an exciting site-specific project this summer.  We’re particularly looking for performers who have an experience of outdoor work, audience interaction, improvisation and working in and with participatory groups and settings.  We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds. The project has been shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artist’s of Choice Award. Dates:Rehearsals - 25th July-11th AugustPerformance dates -…See More
May 11, 2016
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Motherlode

Motherlode is a company dedicated to making ambitious theatre of the highest quality. Headed by director Rachael Boulton (Emerging Director National Theatre Wales) with composer Max Mackintosh (winner of best production at Wales Theatre Awards) and Emma Vickery we produce exciting work from Wales that speaks to worldwide audiences.Our work is created in the Rhondda Valley, just next to the Bwlch Mountain. Resident at the Park and Dare Theatre, built in 1914, one of Wales' still standing…See More
Mar 31, 2016
abdul shayek might attend Jane Fallowfield's event

Talawa Script Reading Service at UK wide

January 14, 2016 to January 31, 2016
Sent your script to Talawa:Talawa's history of nurturing and collaborating with outstanding writers like Roy Williams, Derek Walcott, Jackie Kay and Malorie Blackman is well known. Talawa is now developing the next generation of Black British writers such as Arinze Kene, Somalia Seaton, Theresa Ikoko and Inua Ellams.Tell us your storyWe welcome submissions from Black writers in the UK.We have up to 3 script submissions windows per year.The current submission window runs from 1 December 2015 to…See More
Jan 18, 2016
abdul shayek might attend Rogue'z Theatre Company's event
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OTHELLO at Chapter Arts Centre

January 19, 2016 at 7:30pm to January 23, 2016 at 7:30pm
ROGUE’Z THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTSOTHELLOBY WILLIAM SHAKESPEAREJealousy and Vengeance cause the utter destruction of two lovers: Othello and Desdemona, brought about by the machinations of Othello's trusted friend, Iago, the personification of pure evil. A true Jacobean tragedy, OTHELLO has remained Shakespeare's most loved tragedy.Geraldine Watson  (Director of RSC Open Stages 2012 - 14, 2015 - 16) 7-30p.m. 19th - 23rd January 2016 (2-30p.m. Saturday matinee)Tickets £12 . Concessions £9 (…See More
Jan 18, 2016
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Fusion at Butetown Pavilion

October 9, 2015 from 5pm to 6:45pm
Fusion is an all-female group where we learn, explore and express ourselves through different creative mediums open to those aged 11-17.We will be focussing on identity and drawing on our experiences of being female. We will do this through many different mediums including:Drama gamesPoetry/writingMovementDiscussion/debates about current issues effecting young women locally, nationally and globally.So come and join us and share your ‘opinion’ and have some fun!When: Starting Friday the 9th of…See More
Oct 1, 2015
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Sep 22, 2015
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YANC LEARNING GROUP EVENT / DIGWYDDIAD RHWYDWAITH CELFYDDYDAU IEUENCTID CYMRU at University of Wales Trinity St David’s Carmarthen Campus

October 17, 2015 from 10am to 6pm
We are holding our 1ST Artswork Cymru funded Learning Group on Saturday 17th of October at University of Wales Trinity St David’s Carmarthen Campus. The day is an opportunity for Youth Arts Workers to come together and share practice around the theme of working with young people who are hard to reach or display challenging behaviour. To reserve your place on this hands on participatory learning experience email yancinfo@gmail.com. The day…See More
Sep 22, 2015
Frank Thomas commented on abdul shayek's group Word4Word
"Just wrote a little Blog about Word4Word going to Llanelli Give it a read if you fancy :) http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/events/ntwteams-word4word"
Sep 1, 2015

Profile Information

What I do:
Theatre Director
A little more about me:
Hi I’m Abdul - dad, son, brother, West Ham fan & theatre director. In London, I freelanced for a variety of different companies ranging from grassroots community-led organisations to larger national and regional companies.

I also set up a theatre company which has specialised in working with young people and communities since its inception in 2005. The company has delivered numerous projects and also started to create professional film and theatre productions.

Amongst the many projects YOCA has delivered and produced, the most notable was a short film 'Fiver' which was premiered at the BFI and also a play called 'White Riot' by Natalie Mitchell. After 10 years of the company being known as YOCA, a decision was taken to re-brand and relaunch the company as Fio (which is latin to become/ belong) - it will also be a charity. The company will deliver Projects, Productions and develop People.

My passion for theatre derives from the fact that it had such a profound and significant positive impact on my life. I initially came into the industry through vocational and practical routes - i.e. Youth Theatre and on the job experience, however since have attained a BA Hons in International Theatre Studies at University of East London and also have a 3rd of an MA for a Teacher Artists Partnership Programme with London Institute of Education. I am also a Clore Fellow having done the year long programme in 2013-2014.
Location:
Cardiff
Projects I’m working on:
Various Fio projects including 'Project Fio', Fio Participatory Artists Training Programme and various other things.

I am also working on a couple of smaller projects for other companies.

Finally I am trying to start an international theatre festival here in Wales!
Personal Website/CV:
http://www.wearefio.co.uk
Twitter @username:
abdul_shayek

Abdul shayek's Blog

The Mountaintop

Today sees us start rehearsals for 'The Mountaintop' by Katori Hall, the first time the play has been staged in Wales. We are putting it on at The Other Room, taking the play back to an intimate theatre space where it started life.

Whilst inevitably there is the first day feelings of nervousness- I am also extremely excited. We have an outstanding team of people from our 2 performers, to our creative team and producers, to all of the supportive staff at The Other Room, to the…

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Posted on September 7, 2016 at 8:00

CASTING CALL - Paid Opportunity

Fio are looking to cast 3-4 performers to be part of an exciting site-specific project this summer.  We’re particularly looking for performers who have an experience of outdoor work, audience interaction, improvisation and working in and with participatory groups and settings.  We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds.

 

The project has been shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Foundation…

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Posted on May 11, 2016 at 17:03

Job Opportunity, Executive Director (part-time)

Youth of Creative Arts is seeking to appoint an experienced and motivated Executive Director.

 

This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual to help develop a company which already has a significant track record in delivery and now wishes to build up a more robust and flexible suite of working practices.

 

We already have funding for two projects and are…

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Posted on April 29, 2015 at 17:00

Projects which may be of interest.....

Hello everyone,

Quick blog to tell you a little more about a couple of projects that YOCA is running over the summer.

'Project FIO' - after last year's pilot we are delivering FIO again.  We are now at a crucial phase and looking for young people aged 13-19.  The project aims to engage with young people and show them the variety of opportunities available with the industry.  Not everyone enjoys performing, but…

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Posted on July 31, 2014 at 13:54

Project Fio

So since I finished with NTW a few months back I have been busy quietly thinking about how I takeover the world..................... 

Only playing, I have been busy working on various projects and thinking of how my career unfolds over the coming few years.  There is much to ponder and many opportunities that have arisen and many that have sailed by.  However I am keen to understand and investigate my role and place within Arts and Cultural…

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Posted on June 21, 2013 at 14:46

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At 20:21 on July 12, 2012, Alice Louise Burrows said…

All good cheers! Ah no problem. It was actually my last day in the office today :( I've left a card and some chocolate smiles for everyone (unless they have all been eaten already!) but I'll be coming to IWIW and hopefully Coriolanus so will hopefully see everyone there :)

Xx

At 10:07 on May 11, 2012, Sarah Mumford said…

Hey Abdul, the Assembly voting stops at 12 noon right?! It's all getting very exciting!

At 0:21 on April 24, 2012, Karl Joseph Williams said…

Hi Abdul,

Just wanted to leave a comment to say thank you again for the workshop today - really enjoyed!

See you tommorow,

Karl.

At 20:51 on February 5, 2012, abdul shayek said…

8 over the 1000 mark - nice!!!!!

At 11:55 on February 5, 2012, abdul shayek said…

3 votes off a 1000 on the Assembly site - very pleased - we still have a week to go.

 

At 15:24 on January 12, 2012, abdul shayek said…

I wanted to share this with people as it is a great opportunity.

Applications are now open for Step Change 2012. Please forward on this information to anyone you know who may be interested in applying.

 

The Application form and Information Sheet are attached and also available to download from the National Theatre jobs page. Further information (including pdfs of Case Studies and Information for employers) will be available on the Step Change page.

 

If your organisation is interested in hosting a placement or someone you know would be interested in becoming a mentor, please let me know and I can send you further information.


At 12:54 on January 11, 2012, Sarah Mumford said…

Hey Abdul! Hope all's good, I think there's a problem with the blog (residency week) link on the Assembly page...it won't open. Thought you'd like to know :-) sarah x

At 13:52 on November 23, 2011, Joshua Giles-Burnette said…

Holla at me on Facebook bruv.

At 13:51 on November 23, 2011, Joshua Giles-Burnette said…

Are you working for NTW now then?  I wanted to find out about doing a placement there.

At 13:42 on November 23, 2011, Joshua Giles-Burnette said…

Yeah sweet mate, it's like an instalation piece so you can come and go as you please. Hope to see you there. Josh

 
 
 

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