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Velvet Ensemble does 'Never, Fear, Love?' as part of WMC's Incubator Project - A Note from V

On Monday this week, we started our new writing process 'Never, Fear, Love?' When devising this process Bethan Marlow and I thought it would be an amazing experience to challenge ourselves, the director and other actors to identify things we have never done, love doing and fear doing professionally, stick them all in a hat and randomly pick one thing per day and have at it! So when Monday finally came around I have to say that I started to question whether this was a good idea or not. Well,… Continue

Added by Victoria John on November 4, 2009 at 19:44 — No Comments


Can we please try very hard not to look like teh Chapter Art centre. I mean I know we are all artisitc but .............. There is a limit .......... there is art and there is art for the sake of being art.

Added by Keith Ingram on November 3, 2009 at 22:41 — 3 Comments


Sandpit. So it has been a while and I was hoping that a few more people would like to play some games. Anyone interested in another get together?

Saturday 7th Hidden City in Swansea part of the Dylan Thomas Fringe might also bee up your street.


Added by Brent Morgan on November 3, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Launch week on the NTW community (take 5!)


Added by Tom Beardshaw on November 3, 2009 at 10:56 — No Comments

Are you in Swansea on Saturday 7 November?

Because I was in Swansea last Saturday 31 October to participate in ShellShock Theatre's lovely pervasive theatre experience: HiddenCity.

ShellShock Theatre are Stephen Donnelly and… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on November 2, 2009 at 16:44 — 4 Comments

Phyl Harries, Alexander Vlahos and Lauren Phillips at the Dylan Thomas Centre

Out of Order Theatre are producing a rehearsed reading of a play based on the life of Dylan Thomas, at the Dylan Thomas Centre on Monday 2nd November at 7.30pm.

“Not a little bright, you kowtowing little cretin, bloody blazing is what you wanted! To shine out above them all, the North Star pointing the way forward.”

“This is the fantasy of the mind of the fantasist and dreamer Dylan Thomas. It is a place of country born shadows, city rough arse-backwards dawn, chittering… Continue

Added by Deborah Espect on November 1, 2009 at 11:33 — No Comments

National Theatre Wales Online Launch - WITH ADDED CHAT!

Next Thursday 5 November is our online launch where we will finally announce our 12 shows in 12 months. We are really excited and hope you are too - and want as many of you to tune in online as possible.

And that's the key word - ONLINE. There will be a live stream online at, our brand new brilliant website!

You do not need webcams or anything extra to be able to watch and participate; just a computer with an internet connection and speakers turned… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on October 31, 2009 at 10:39 — No Comments

The Great Unsung Hero of Welsh Theatre

If you haven't already...

Added by Hywel Morgan on October 30, 2009 at 17:24 — No Comments

Aberdare Playwright Returns from London to the Cynon Valley

Community member Gavin Nelson is the subject of this news article

His new comedy Foursome is on at the Coliseum Theatre in Aberdare on December 16-17.

Added by Catherine Paskell on October 30, 2009 at 14:30 — No Comments

don't forget youth theatre

Youth theatres are part of the tapestry of Welsh theatre - if you want to see what one of them does visit - and look out for our production of Peer Gynt next year.

Added by Ginny Graham on October 30, 2009 at 12:15 — 1 Comment


Cwmni 3D return with an extravaganza of new short plays exploring the theme of angels. Are angels winged creatures sent to protect? Are all angels good? Some say they are ever-present, leaving signs for us in everyday life…

A triple bill of Welsh language plays features on the first two nights, followed by a triple bill of English language plays on Thursday and Friday.

Tue 3 + Wed 4 Nov • 7.30pm • Maw 3 + Mer 4 Tach

Heb fwg heb dân gan Dafydd… Continue

Added by Ieuan Rhys on October 29, 2009 at 15:55 — No Comments

Dylan Thomas Festival, Swansea

This year's Dylan Thomas Festival is underway, and runs at the Dylan Thomas Centre until 9 Novmeber. There's plenty of drama to enjoy: on 28 October Rhodri Miles plays Richard Burton in Gwynne Thomas' new one man show, 'Burton'.

Swansea actor Adrian Metcalfe performs his show, 'Reminiscences of Childhood', on 1 November. It's a funny and moving piece based on Dylan Thomas writing, interwoven with Metcalfe's own prose.

Out of Order Theatre Co present Tail of Two Dogs by… Continue

Added by Dylan Thomas Centre on October 28, 2009 at 16:18 — No Comments

New Website launched for Drama Association of Wales

We are delighted to announce that our brand new website is now live and invite you to come and visit us at

It has news, views, information on the services we provide (including the largest English language drama lending library in the world), and notices of future events in the DAW calendar.

If your group is a member of DAW, please contact us with… Continue

Added by Drama Association of Wales on October 28, 2009 at 15:23 — No Comments

HALLOWEIRD - A night of comedy & spoken wyrd!

A spoken word and comedy night starring DOMINIC BERRY, Manchester's finest spoken word artist and the UK's premiere queer vegan poet! Also: poet DAVID E OPRAVA, comic PSYCHO DAVE, performance poet SUE HAMBLEN, stand-up GARETH BRAND and comic compere MAB JONES.

Only £5 / £4 concs

7.30pm Monday 2nd Novemeber at The Promised Land, Windsor Place, Cardiff

Sponsored by Academi 078 4648…

Added by Mab Jones on October 28, 2009 at 13:44 — No Comments

Anyone want a candle?

We have quite a few candles in National Theatre Wales' offices.

Does anyone want one? Or a bunch?

Please reply below! x

Added by Catherine Paskell on October 27, 2009 at 15:27 — 4 Comments

Is it sad that I am excited by Pret A Manger?

Some have said yes. Others share my enthusiasm for their Meatball wraps (yum!)

I have seen so many changes to my city centre... from Blues moving to Leckwith Stadium to seeing St Davids 2 hosting my favourite convenience food stall, Pret A Manger!

I wondered what for you are the biggest changes in your towns and which are for the best?

Do you have pictures? x…


Added by Catherine Paskell on October 27, 2009 at 13:30 — 5 Comments

It's My Shout Premiere / Awards

Thought I'd post about this here because I'm sure there's a lot of overlap between the people involved in theatre and film making inwales.

As Mathilde Lopez has already mentioned here, It's my shout is a series of short films made annually to give people who want to get into the film industry a chance to work on real films with a full… Continue

Added by Mei Lewis on October 27, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

Welsh Independent Dance: Dance Bytes Work in Progress

Dance Bytes: Work in Progress

An evening of stimulating, new and experimental dance

Friday 27th November 2009

Performances at 5.30pm & 8pm

The Studio at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Tickets £8 (includes a glass of wine after the performance)

Box office 029 2030 4400

Dance Bytes, Welsh Independent Dance's unique choreographic development scheme, provides choreographers with the opportunity to create work through three stages of… Continue

Added by WID on October 27, 2009 at 11:38 — No Comments

Fun and Games in Swansea!

Hello everyone! Some of you might remember our game Phone Box Frenzy, which was played at Septembers Sandpit event. The game was developed whilst we were devising our new show HiddenCity, an interactive theatrical experience which looks at the rapidly changing face of Swansea and sends the audience out to follow clues and find secret performances in the City Centre.

The show will run on Sat 31st October & Sat 7th November and starts @ Swansea MET Dynevor Campus at 12noon, so if… Continue

Added by Stephen Donnelly on October 26, 2009 at 21:34 — No Comments

Somali Week Festival 2009: Poetry, Prose Literature, Plays and Music

Kayd Somali Arts and Culture Presents

Somali Week Festival 2009

Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London, E2 6HG

Friday 23 October to 31 October 2009

Kayd Somali Arts and culture in partnership with REDSEA-ONLINE.COM, and a range of national, international and local community organisations is pleased to present the Somali Week Festival as part of Black History Month.

The SWF is an established festival within the Somali community in… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on October 26, 2009 at 14:11 — No Comments

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