Every year since 2014, a day in May has been designated #DylanDay to celebrate the poet Dylan Thomas, following his centenary. In 2014, Light, Ladd & Emberton were commissioned by the National Library of Wales, to make a piece inspired by his wife, Caitlin.
Caitlin was a…Continue
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Rydym yn chwilio am 20 o bobl rhwng 7 oed a 70+ i ddod i'n helpu i brofi perfformiad anturus newydd cyn iddo agor. Bydd y gwirfoddolwyr yn cael cyfarfod a'r artistiaid, cael rhagolwg o'r sioe a mwy...
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It all begins on Harlech beach. There we were in January this year, half frozen in the winter light, and having a production conversation about needing a drone in our next show (Croesi Traeth). And then lo, the very next day, we arrive for rehearsals on the beach and there is a small group of people with a man operating a drone!
Whilst the artists chatted to the operator, I spoke with the small group who turned out to be from Gwynedd Council tourism and marketing team. They…Continue
Light Ladd & Emberton (Deborah Light, Eddie Ladd and Gwyn Emberton) are looking for one person who could be:
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What are the stories of your home town? Each place has its own myths and infamies, with tales of real people who’ve made their mark, and memories of odd facts which get polished and handed on. …Continue
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This summer, Light Ladd & Emberton are working residentially in Harlech, north Wales to create a new large-scale outdoor production on the beach, weaving together stories from the past, present, future. This includes pioneer dancer and leading Suffragette Margaret Morris, film director Roman Polanski, and the archangel St Michael, amongst others.
It is a very, very large R&D supported by lots of partners including Arts Council of Wales, Ty Cerdd, Creu Cymru,…Continue
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So excited to be working on a project in Harlech with Light Ladd & Emberton, involving the story of a leading suffragette - Margaret Morris, a pioneer and not just in fighting for the rights of women to vote, but as a dancer, choreographer, designer and more. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Morris_(dancer)
Remember it was only in 1918 (99 years ago) that some women were first allowed to vote, and…Continue
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Two cracking speakers the next two weeks at What Next? Cardiff.
Tomorrow/ Wed at Chapter at 8.30am - guest speaker is Eluned Morgan AM. All welcome. Agenda: http://bit.ly/1Uwk0Vs
And a heads up the week after it's back at British Council Wales office and the speaker is the Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe.
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An hour and a half from Cardiff. An hour from Swansea and Aberteifi. C'mon, who fancies a jaunt out this Sunday - spring sun, maybe lunch or a drink at Browns, and... an award-winning show about Caitlin and Dylan Thomas, in the town they scandalised and called home.
In a circle of chairs in an Alcoholics Anon mtg, Caitlin deals with her tempestuous past, married to Dylan Thomas.
Only ever 20 ppl per show, and the 4pm show there are still some tickets, 6pm show selling fast.…Continue
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Glad to share this including CAITLIN touring by Light Ladd & Emberton; plus #R17 season in Wales; Karol Cysewski and Family Dance Festival; and reflections on #rapturelive R&D: …Continue
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Thrilled that CAITLIN is hitting the road again - ten venues across Wales this spring! Full info: http://lightladdemberton.com/
And two very special shows at Laugharne, where Dylan and Caitlin Thomas lived... …Continue
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Laura H Drane Associates, working with Angharad Lee
We are about to embark on an exciting exploration of the award-winning collection of poetry, Rapture, written by Carol Ann Duffy. The R&D will happen in Volcano's space on Swansea High St.
We are now looking for an actress who is vivacious, a confident mover and has an openness and willingness to play in the rehearsal room. As this is an R&D, the willingness to play and discover is essential at this stage in…
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Could you be a new Council Member of Arts Council of Wales? Or could you email it to some contacts, or RT and share it?
These are really important appointments and help shape the next 3 years and more for the sectors in Wales.
Full details: http://…Continue
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This event is being co-ordinated by What Next? Cardiff.
This May the Welsh electorate will cast their votes in the Welsh Assembly election. With the Assembly determining the Wales-wide budget for the creative industries, arts, culture and heritage this hustings gives those who are interested in these areas the opportunity to find out more about the cultural policies offered by the main political parties.
Representatives from all of the main Welsh political parties were…Continue
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Dancers from Canada, Sweden, Poland and Wales arrived in Pembrokeshire yesterday to begin the Welsh leg of their tour of a production at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven that promises to be ‘out of this world’ in more…Continue
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Weird science will combine with hip-hop dance this February for an evening that promises to take audiences on a journey from the bottom of the sea to the far reaches of the universe.…Continue
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Saturday was amazing - our own expectations were smashed. Hundreds marched despite the wind and rain and by late Saturday afternoon #cardiffwithoutculture was…Continue
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