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Launching... Groups!

We're launching a new feature called groups on the National Theatre Wales site today. Here's some of our thinking behind it.



This community now has nearly 500 members from all over Wales and the world. We're a diverse bunch in the theatre scene - we have writers, actors, directors, enthusiasts, musicians, other companies, people "formerly known as the audience" and more.



Our aim with this site… Continue

Added by Tom Beardshaw on June 18, 2009 at 22:51 — No Comments

Group Wisdom

The eagle eyed among you have already spotted a new development on the site. GROUPS (yeah kinda like the thing on the facewhatsit site) is a way for folk with a common interest to share info, ideas, advice. GROUPS will be coming online properly in the next few days, but basically you can join ours, or you can start your own. The official National Theatre Wales groups so far are for ACTORS, WRITERS, CREATIVE PEOPLE and TEAM MEMBERS. And no, you don't have to choose between them, you can have as… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on June 18, 2009 at 22:44 — 1 Comment

Day 3 pics

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Added by Marc Rees on June 18, 2009 at 9:17 — No Comments

Day 3 - Road Trip

Sian’s chanting worked, the heavens opened and the boat trip was cancelled.

The visit to the island will have to wait but in the meantime here are a few images of the interior we found on the web.



So onwards to Barmouth via Fishguard through horizontal sheets of rain. We stopped for lunch at Melin Tregwynt and met with Mill owners Eifion and Amanda - the Welsh woolen wunder duo who have reinvented the traditional Welsh blanket, making their beautiful new designs (blankets,… Continue

Added by Marc Rees on June 18, 2009 at 9:05 — 2 Comments

Day 1 pics (properly uploaded this time!)

Just realised that they hadn't uploaded properly so here's the images from Day 1 of our road trip once again ( I am finally getting to grips with the technology...yay!)…

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Added by Marc Rees on June 18, 2009 at 5:07 — 2 Comments

Seven People - The Video Diaries (Part Three)

Need to get something off your chest? Go ahead. Nobody's listening...

Stacey video diary.mov

featuring Stacey Daly.

Added by Neil Bebber on June 17, 2009 at 13:54 — No Comments

more pics

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Added by Marc Rees on June 17, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments

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Added by Marc Rees on June 17, 2009 at 10:22 — No Comments

Day 2 pics

Added by Marc Rees on June 17, 2009 at 10:15 — No Comments

Road Trip - Day 2

Day 2



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

Added by Marc Rees on June 17, 2009 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

A room with a seagull view

Added by Marc Rees on June 17, 2009 at 8:45 — No Comments

Seven People - The Video Diaries (Part One)

Need to get something off your chest? Go ahead. Nobody's listening...

Julie video diary v2.mov

featuring Julie Barclay.

Added by Neil Bebber on June 16, 2009 at 11:55 — 2 Comments

Road Trip - Day 1

1st port of call, Porthcawl



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!



No beach visit yesterday but to the… Continue

Added by Marc Rees on June 16, 2009 at 8:23 — 19 Comments

And They're Off... Marc Rees and Sian Thomas start their Road Trip!





Off they go in their little red hired car...



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

Added by Catherine Paskell on June 15, 2009 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

National Theatre Wales seeks Communications Director

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 work@nationaltheatrewales.org - deadline is July 3rd.…

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Added by Lucy Davies on June 15, 2009 at 15:58 — 1 Comment

Get Organised! (And Change Everything)

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

Added by National Theatre Wales on June 14, 2009 at 15:30 — 5 Comments

Can artists humanise the global environmental challenge?

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

Added by Deborah Powell on June 12, 2009 at 1:00 — 2 Comments

Dream in the woods

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

Added by Taking Flight Theatre on June 11, 2009 at 16:00 — 2 Comments

'Lili' at the Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl

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

Added by Anthony Childs-Cutler on June 11, 2009 at 11:11 — No Comments

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