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POST IT!



I am sitting in a white room. There's no padding on the wall (though maybe there should be!) just lots and lots of post it notes! Brainstorming for The Beach has begun.

And so far so good.

Ideas have been flowing, marker pens have been marking, post it's have been stuck and re-stuck and we now have 4 solid themes ready to be honed and discarded and looked at… Continue

Added by Rhiannon Cousins on February 2, 2010 at 12:13 — 2 Comments

Thank you Georgia!

Over the past three months we have contacted over 400 organisations from across Wales including archers & astronomical societies; motorcycle, merchant navy, M

ensa, medieval re-enactment & model railway clubs; Societies of bonsai growers, bowmen, bat watchers & badminton players and cactus enthusiasts, postcard collectors, bee-keepers, quilters, miniaturists, ufologists and not forgetting the George Formby Society, to name but a… Continue

Added by Tom Goddard on February 2, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

Shoot/Get treasure/Repeat by Mark Ravenhill

Mon 1st March-Sat 6th March

7.30pm Chapter Arts Centre,Cardiff.



This epic collage of short plays explores the personal and political effect of war on modern life.The plays were written and performed in 2008 in numerous contexts and venues such as Edinburgh Traverse, Royal Court, National Theatre Studio, The Gate, and on Radio 3.



This production is not only the Welsh premiere, but Mark Ravenhill has also contributed a new concluding epilogue, which is performed for the… Continue

Added by Rachel-Helena Walsh on February 1, 2010 at 20:27 — No Comments

Cer-What?

Calm down, we are simply looking for groups or societies or organisations from across Wales to offer an activity to our travelling band of artists to take part in. For example on one of the days, a group of dancers from Mid-Wales have invited us to come to a practice session where they will dance for us then give us a beginner’s course in a 19th century form of dance. This is not my usual territory but that’s kind of the point.



Before all that takes place the selected artists will be… Continue

Added by Tom Goddard on February 1, 2010 at 9:44 — No Comments

a nice cup of tea - now with music

Descent by djnort…





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Added by john norton on January 31, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

The Arcade Assembly slideshow

Added by Mathilde Lopez on January 29, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

Culture in a vacuum: Welsh arts coverage in the English language media

Worth a read. It's mainly about literature - but I think has a relevance to theatre and what National Theatre Wales is doing.
http://waleshome.org/2010/01/culture-in-a-vacuum-welsh-arts-coverage-in-the-english-language-media/

Added by Carl Morris on January 28, 2010 at 21:30 — 4 Comments

Home - Likely Story's new project

On Saturday 6th Feb, Likely Story will convene for 1 day, emerging at 5pm Sunday 7th Feb to share a brand new short piece about HOME.



We want you, our Facebook friends, to help us create this piece. What reminds you of HOME? What does HOME mean to you?



Submit a bit of text, a picture, a video, an article, a song, a recipe. Anything, really:

-Post it here on the FB event's wall… Continue

Added by Anne Langford on January 28, 2010 at 21:12 — No Comments

constantinou's hair salon (castle arcade) 30th birthday celebration

Join us on sat feb 6th to celebrate 30 years in the hair business.We will be having a party .One lucky person can win the chance of having a free haircut on the day . To win this you must be creative and adventurous with your style .Please phone 02920 390591 to book an appointment .You can also look us up on our website www.constantinouhair.com to find out more about us .

Added by anna constantinou on January 28, 2010 at 18:00 — No Comments

Project High Rise (R&D)

A look at some footage taken over a development period in August 09. Music used is from live improvisations in the room. Session was focused on beefing up story and world of this distopian piece and working with music and character… Continue

Added by DumbWise on January 28, 2010 at 17:43 — No Comments

Story & Song: a benefit in aid of Holme Tower

A benefit in aid of Holme Tower, the Marie Curie Cancer Care hospice.





Featuring



FANNY HOLM

Brilliantly talented singer-songwriter from Stockholm, Sweden, in a rare UK performance to promote newly released CD 'My Escape'

www.myspace.com/fannyholm



DANIEL MORDEN

Top UK storyteller who has performed on BBC radio & all round the world…

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Added by Mab Jones on January 28, 2010 at 17:28 — No Comments

Jam Bones: Manic Monday - spoken word cabaret



Manic Monday is the newest, freshest event from Jam Bones, a literary event organising company run by award-winning, Cardiff-born poetess Mab Jones. Billed as a 'spoken word cabaret', it features performance poets, storytellers, prose artists, comedians, as well as the odd burlesque artist and magician. The first Monday of each… Continue

Added by Mab Jones on January 28, 2010 at 17:28 — 2 Comments

Text & language in devised dance - Professional development day led by Vincent Dance Theatre

Thursday 4th March 2010 - Urdd Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Fee: £20 WID members, £25 non members



Welsh Independent Dance presents a one day dance workshop led by Vincent Dance Theatre exploring text and language in devised dance work. The content of the workshop will be based on the company’s current dance-theatre production If We Go On which features text devised by dance artist Wendy Houston. The workshop will take place in conjunction with the company’s performance… Continue

Added by WID on January 28, 2010 at 15:04 — No Comments

Professional Development Workshop with Bert Van Gorp & Diana Payne Myers

Sat 10th & Sun 11th April 2010 – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff



£20 WID Members £25 Non Members



Welsh Independent Dance is delighted to announce that Bert Van Gorp & Diana Paine Myers will lead a weekend of professional development training.



‘One for the Road’ is a theatre/dance workshop for professional dancers and actors who are 45 and over and are familiar with dance and/or the spoken word on stage in performance.



An ever older growing dance… Continue

Added by WID on January 28, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

Damascus Music Video

Added by DumbWise on January 27, 2010 at 22:34 — No Comments

Damascus Trailer

Added by DumbWise on January 27, 2010 at 22:33 — No Comments

Willy Vlautin @ Balloon

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! Again.



Following the success of our first poetry, prose and people playing music party last November we have kept our word and decided to put on another one. To keep things simple, we are still calling it Balloon.



However, we wouldn’t like to be accused of resting on our laurels. Not only have we moved arena to Cardiff Arts Institute, but we are also taking things international.



Yes grapple… Continue

Added by Matthew David Scott on January 26, 2010 at 19:52 — No Comments

New production opens Friday 29th Jan

The Llanarth Group presents



Told by the Wind

Created by Kaite O’Reilly, Jo Shapland, and Phillip Zarrilli

Artistic Consultants: Mari Boyd (Tokyo) and Peader Kirk (London)





PREMIERE: CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE, Market Road, Cardiff

8pm. 29-30 January (Friday/Saturday); 4-6 February (Thursday-Saturday), 2010. (www.chapter.org)



“..takes the spectator to another time and place...beautiful and powerful… Continue

Added by Kaite O'Reilly on January 26, 2010 at 17:34 — No Comments

The Arcade Assembly proposals

Here are the three videos created at the end of the Arcade Assembly.



Three different shops, three different groups and many ideas.



City Surf



Funky Monkey Feet…

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Added by Mathilde Lopez on January 26, 2010 at 17:01 — 1 Comment

Lotte van den Berg workshop

I'm sure quite a few of you will have seen John and others on this site raving about the superb work of Lotte van den Berg. My friends at brut in Vienna have sent out a call for participants in a 3 day workshop with Lotte and her collaborator Merel de Groot. The workshop runs from 19th - 21st April, is in English, and costs only 40 Euros. There are details of how to apply on Brut's website:…

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Added by David Tushingham on January 26, 2010 at 10:59 — 1 Comment

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