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Joker Training 1: Forum Theatre and the Aesthetics of the Oppressed

There are two places available for people in Wales with experience of Forum Theatre. Please let me know by February 12th - iwan@cynefin.org.uk





1. TIME AND PLACE:



Hosted by C.C. Media Artes, the training will take place in Ohrid, Macedonia, starting on 13th of March 2010 (arrival day) and ending on 21.03.2010 (departure day).





2. CONTENTS OF THE TRAINING:



The training is the first in a series of advanced trainings bringing together European… Continue

Added by Iwan Brioc on February 4, 2010 at 22:08 — No Comments

DESIGN COMMISSION - EBBW VALE COMMUNITY PLAY / COMISIWN DYLUNIO DRAMA GYMUNEDOL GLYN EBWY

DESIGN COMMISSION – EBBW VALE COMMUNITY PLAY (MAEN!)



MAEN! is a bilingual multi-arts community play taking place on the main stage of the Ebbw Vale Eisteddfod site on 29 July 2010 combining stories from the mythological and the real world, interweaving live action and film.



Head for Arts is offering a design commission to develop and deliver set, costumes and properties for this production. Full details of the brief and the application process are available from… Continue

Added by Kate Strudwick on February 4, 2010 at 18:07 — No Comments

See Oedipus | Antigone in the Empty Sherman Building...

We're almost done packing up Sherman ready to move into our temporary offices for the building redevelopment - but before the work starts we have one final show - Oedipus | Antigone - which will be performed in the empty hallways, dressing rooms and stages of the Sherman building. This really will be a unique chance to see the building as you've never seen it before.

Tickets are limited and already largely booked up - book the last few remaining tickets now on 029 2064 6900 (telephone… Continue

Added by Jenny Boyatt on February 3, 2010 at 17:07 — No Comments

Cerbyd Interview part 1

1) What was your inspiration for Cerbyd and why do you think the Welsh art scene would benefit from it?



Tom Goddard: The inspiration for Cerbyd came firstly from our involvement in Garej Art space between June 2007 – August 2008. After exhibiting 120 artists in rolling three week shows over a fifteen month programme, I became most interested in the dialogues created between artist and viewer, particularly from works in progress and their ongoing creative processes. They can suggest… Continue

Added by Tom Goddard on February 3, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

A Kind of Alaska by Harold Pinter performed by Be:spoken Theatre

On March 10-13th there is a production of 'A Kind of Alaska' by Pinter being performed at Chapter Arts Centre in the Theatre by a new company - Be:spoken Theatre. Caroline Bunce , a sublime actress in the play, suggested in her wisdom that I, Julie, merely the director, you understand, create a blog..and that i was responsible for creating such a blog because i was the director... and therefore i havent got much else to do..so here I am.



Weve been rehearsing for about 4 days now and… Continue

Added by Julie Barclay on February 2, 2010 at 22:00 — 5 Comments

You can't possible have all the world's plays at your fingertips - or can you.

I used to be a huge collector of books and plays and reference tomes and anything printed by Penguin circa 1960 etc. The trouble is, one moves around so much (peculiarly been in the same house for 4 years now, a bit of record since leaving home) and it is such a chore keeping boxes and boxes (and I do mean dozens) and moving them or finding a home for them.



But, wouldn't it be magical if the play you wanted to read was just a couple of clicks and a postage stamp or two… Continue

Added by Robert Harper on February 2, 2010 at 13:30 — 3 Comments

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

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