Met up with Graham Fry at his sea front hotel The Royal Lion, a sturdy statuesque figure who greets us on the doorstep with a tray of home made scones slathered with proper Welsh salty butter.
Graham has owned St Catherines Fort for the last 40 years.
He immediately reports an incident from the night before, bizarrely enough two people were arrested for trespassing on his island, the first time in forty years that the police actually charged someone. We… Continue
On driving into Porthcawl Sian and I immediately fell into nostalgia as we both as kids spent many a summer’s holiday there. Our very red Vauxhall was transformed into a green half-timbered Morris minor packed with five screaming children, a drooling dog, Sian’s mam and dad, beach paraphernalia (including essential stripey wind breaker as Rest Bay was always windy) and a pressure cooker full of steaming stew!
Marc Rees is a fantastic visual artist who produces exciting site-specific projects, curating the work of international and Welsh artists. This week, he is on a 5-day road trip around Welsh coastal towns with his producer, Sian Thomas. Sian is the designated driver. Marc was the designated sandwich buyer.
They are on a Creative Visit for NTW, exploring different places… Continue
We're advertising this week for a Communications Director to join the NTW team. If you're a visionary marketing strategist and want to communicate our message and our work within Wales and beyond then do apply. Advert hereby. For more info email email@example.com - deadline is July 3rd.…
Do you remember the image of Jesse Jackson during Obama's acceptance speech last year? Tears of pride involuntarily rushing to the face of this now-elder-statesman of the Civil Rights era, as a man he had sometimes disagreed with achieved the dream that Jackson had dared voice - a black man in the White House. Most people, whatever their politics, must have had at least one 'Jesse Jackson moment' during the Obama campaign last year; a moment when tears welled up as the significance of it all… Continue
Yes they can!
Since 2003, groups of artists, writers, & scientists
have been sailing to the Arctic to experience
the effects of climate change first hand. No doubt the
coolest - in every sense of the word - artistic responses
to the climate challenge today, these expeditions,
intend to 'stimulate the production of art founded in scientific research' and move the cultural, social, and economic problem of climate change beyond scientific… Continue
Taking Flight Theatre fast approaches its' rehearsal period for A Midsummer Night's Dream to be performed, first off, at its' "spiritual home" at The Stackpole Estate near Pembroke in West Wales.
As well as running residential drama workshops with physically disabled participants, Taking Flight also creat integrated, accessible performances in rural spaces. The National Trust have supported us, amazingly, and are again providing us with accommodation and, more importantly, access to… Continue
New theatre group Teflonstage is premiering 'Lili' at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl on 19th and 20th June at £7.30pm. Tickets £9.50 (concessionary tickets £7.50) Box Office 01656 815995. Director: Jamie Lee of actorsworkshop, Cardiff. Ass't Director: Gary Knowles. Music Dir: Michael Plowman. Choreography: Margaret Lawrence-Waters.
'Lili' relates the story of 'Lili Marlene', a worldwide hit in spite of vigorous opposition from Joseph Goebbels and some from the BBC's Dance Music Policy… Continue
Myself and a few friends at the Sherman are about the embark on a mission to Italy, our aim to bring together Oedipus and Antigone, and create a headache! :o)
This small grain of an idea was created by Phil Mackenzie, and since this little explosion in his head full on many ideas, we have booked our tickets to Italy and are getting ready to perform in a beautiful castle in Bologna. Although we only have 3 weeks till we leave and have not actually started rehearsals yet I have full… Continue
How do you market a new theatre company on a small budget? How do you raise awareness and increase attendance at the opening performance? These are challenges a new theatre company in Australia faced. An independent theatre company called: Spirithouse Theatre Company!
When faced with these challenges they discovered one core insight: People are more likely to watch a play if they know somebody in it!
The concept is really insightful and fresh! It is not about… Continue
Added by Kelly Page on June 9, 2009 at 12:49 —
Thanks to everyone who has joined the 'What Shows Where Debate' (see forums section). It's great to get your ideas, opinions and creative suggestions. We had a very productive away day with the board on Tuesday, looking at the 30 possible projects we have in the mix at the moment, and starting to get a sense of the overall shape of the year's work, if not of individual programming decisions. Lucy and I will be doing a lot of work over the next two months to hammer this input and all your… Continue
The Chat Room is a story telling exercise. Seven characters will sit and each tell you a three -minute story about their life. You, the IKEA customer, are invited to listen to the story. Just sit down on the sofa, have a cake or a drink and hear what the person has to say. The story may resonate with you, or may bore you. It might make you… Continue
On Sunday 7th June at 7.15pm Theatr Iolo is presenting rehearsed readings of two exciting contemporary German plays in translation.
KLAMM'S WAR by Kai Hensel ( translated by Mario Golden and Andreas Robertz)
Directed by Caroline Bunce. Performed by John Norton.
Klamm enters his classroom and is confronted by a wall of silence. His students have declared war, blaming him for what happened to a fellow pupil. Can Klamm defend himself?This elegant award winning monologue… Continue