October 2016 Blog Posts (54)

Going out with a bang on November 5th... Goodbye National Theatre Wales

Dear friends, 

As Head of Communication for National Theatre Wales I am writing this post to let you know that I will be leaving the organisation at the end of this week on 5th November 2016.

We launched the first season of work with a live webcast on the same date…

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Added by Matt the Hat on October 31, 2016 at 16:38 — 1 Comment

Opportunity - Call for Outdoor Arts Commissions 2017

Articulture, in collaboration with a consortium of leading arts organisations, invites artists and arts companies based in Wales from any discipline to request support for the creation and delivery of new outdoor work for presentation and touring to up to eight locations in 2017.

Details here - …

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Added by Articulture Wales on October 31, 2016 at 15:20 — No Comments

Producers Place #producersplacecdf

Producers Place is a loose and unfunded volunteer-run network. We aim to bring together producers in Wales, if they identify with that role, whether or not they have that word in their job title. There is some background info on the network here.
We use the hashtag #producersplacecdf on twitter to spread the word on our monthly co-working at Chapter cafe (first Wed of the month) and anything else…
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Added by Laura H Drane on October 31, 2016 at 14:26 — No Comments

Creative Practitioner Opportunity at Pembrey Primary School

Pembrey Primary School, Ashburnham Road, Pembrey, SA16 0TP

Budget: £5,000 | Project Duration: Nov 2016 – May 2017 | Application Deadline: 03 Nov 2016

We’re inviting applications from Creative Practitioners to work with a class of 41 Year 4 pupils (girls and boys, aged 8-9 at Key Stage 2, 15 on FSM register), some of whom are disengaged with poor oracy skills. Some have wellbeing…

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Added by Sarah Pace on October 30, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

New play reading in Newport

         SCRIBES & NPS Studio Season

present

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Added by Chris Harris on October 30, 2016 at 9:43 — No Comments

Reflections of an Assistant Director

Fantastic blog here by Francesca Pickard, assistant director on our 'Kiss Me Like You Mean It' r&d…

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Added by Angharad Lee on October 28, 2016 at 11:34 — No Comments

Creative Practitioner Call Out- Deadline November 5th

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Added by Angharad Lee on October 28, 2016 at 11:23 — No Comments

PLAYTIME - TAITH: Reflections (Sherman Theatre & Theatr Iolo)

PLAYTIME

TAITH: Reflections

Sherman Theatre, 27th October 2016

 

Yesterday at the Sherman Theatre, it was playtime.

 

Writers, directors and a company of actors came together to present new ten-minute plays to young people aged 10-12. Nervous laughter and anticipation quickly turned into belly laughs as accents, roars, animals…

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Added by Chris Harris on October 28, 2016 at 10:23 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

Whoever said that doing what you want to do was easy? NO-ONE

Why?

Because to follow ones dreams, and to succeed in what you wish to do is not easy. It takes hard work, determination and a lot more.

Are these things achievable? I believe them to be.

As I always say all you need is belief. Belief in yourself and you're half way there.







Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. –Anais Nin









Now I'm not going to lie… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on October 28, 2016 at 8:19 — No Comments

TAITH: Playtime. Part Two

It's the afternoon. The plays have come togethor in the studio.

But in the mainhouse. A different kind of mischief is happening - as 25 or so children have gathered for a workshop with facilitator Tamar Williams.

They're looking at the art of storytelling and the link of storytelling to theatre. At 4pm, they'll get to see the pieces.

The playing continues. 4pm, Sherman Theatre.

Added by Chris Harris on October 27, 2016 at 13:23 — No Comments

TAITH: Playtime: Part One

Today, the Sherman is buzzing.

Rehearsals continue for 'Emperor's New Clothes.' The first week of 'The Borrowers' is in full swing and today, the fourth chapter in the Sherman Theatre's initiative to develop emerging writers has taken over the space. TAITH has begun.



And it's an exciting takeover.



Three plays in three rehearsal rooms with three directors. The brief: three plays for children aged 10-12. Nervous laughter and anticipation has quickly turned into belly… Continue

Added by Chris Harris on October 27, 2016 at 11:19 — No Comments

"Red Dragon and Soil Traveller" got two prizes in Japan!! AND WANTED!!

Hello! I am Yasuro Ito in Tokyo,Japan. How are you in Wales!?

Today, I have a good news!!

We, Underground Airport created a musial play named "Red Dragon and Soil Traveller" which was developed through the Waleslab project…

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Added by Yasuro Ito on October 27, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Projection Mapping R&D for ‘Kiss Me Like You Mean It’ by Chris Chibnall - Directed by Angharad Lee

The law of conservation of energy states that the total energy of an isolated system is constant; energy can be transformed from one form to another, but cannot be created or destroyed.

Little did I know, when I joined Angharad Lee on this second phase of R & D for Chris Chibnall’s Kiss Me Like You Mean It, that within days I would be quoting the first law of thermodynamics. My dad, a scientist, has tried to teach this important rule to all of his…

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Added by Francesca Pickard on October 26, 2016 at 21:15 — No Comments

The Orphan of Gaza - South African play by Eliot Moleba

      

                                    THE ORPHAN OF GAZA                                    

--a play by Eliot Moleba--

 

10th November (7.15pm)

The Studio, Dolman Theatre Newport…

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Added by Chris Harris on October 26, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company - Return Journey

Fancy something different this weekend? Why not download Dylan Thomas' Return Journey for an app with a difference?

Performance, Walking Tour and History Lesson, our promenade (2 miles!) Return Journey in the DT100 year was chosen by BBC Wales as one of the three shows of the festival, and was described as 'a sublime re-telling of the wordsmith's work' by the Evening Post. Now you can have it on your mobile phone.…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on October 26, 2016 at 8:22 — No Comments

Pro-class with Caroline Finn / 27th - 29th Oct

We're looking forward to having the delightful CAROLINE FINN leading pro-class for Groundwork Pro this week. Caroline is best known locally as Artistic Director of National Dance Company Wales but she has led a jet-setting career having studied in New York, worked for companies in Germany and France and freelanced across Europe and South America. 

Her class is a treat,…

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Added by Chloe Loftus on October 25, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

TAITH at The Sherman Theatre

The Sherman Theatre is hosting a brilliant half-term activity this week.  Please go along if you can!

TAITH is our initiative for new writing that develops and showcases innovative and exciting 10 minute plays in Welsh or English. From an open submission process, three writers have been selected with their scripts developed and worked on with professional actors and directors.

This year we have teamed up with Theatr Iolo and Platfform to present three scripts aimed…

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Added by Naomi Chiffi on October 25, 2016 at 11:40 — No Comments

Nordic Larping Wekend is Launched

Hey everyone,



I posted a blog about wanting to organise a Nordic larp weekend in the near future. You can read all about what a Nordic larp is here-



http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/profiles/blogs/fancy-a-nordic-larp





Well......I'm very happy to announce that the near future has arrived! On November 5th and 6th there are three larps for you to come and play… Continue

Added by Bethan Marlow on October 24, 2016 at 9:55 — 1 Comment

Feel Good Friday

This week for me is fairly simple.



Another year has passed and another birthday gone. Time goes by so quickly.

My sister would've been 26 this week just gone but she passed away at 3 months old.

And whilst I don't speak that much about her, the message and quote I found this week is clear as day!







"Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.” – Sadie Delany







Life is indeed short. Wether you live 3 months or 90 years. In… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on October 21, 2016 at 9:02 — No Comments

Watch, make, sing, craft, dance, act, and more? Tell us about your weekend!

Please take a moment to think about any arts and culture you’ve enjoyed between noon and noon 21st - 22nd October in South East Wales, from attending an event, to enjoying music on the radio or online at home. Fill in a quick and anonymous survey at www.24hourculture.wales…
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Added by Laura H Drane on October 20, 2016 at 16:15 — No Comments

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