Laura H Drane's Blog (84)

Bidwriting workshop - register your interest

Would you want to attend a bidwriting workshop? 

I've been asked if it might be possible to run an open access version of my long standing session, and split the costs between the attendees, making it much cheaper than if offered as a bookable session (probably £50-60 each if we get 10-12 people). …

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Added by Laura H Drane on October 4, 2017 at 16:41 — No Comments

#CAITLINday on 31 July - who will you champion?

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…

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Added by Laura H Drane on July 28, 2017 at 13:27 — No Comments

Gwirfoddolwyr eu hangen i helpu i brofi prosiect anturus newydd! Volunteers needed to test an exciting new project!



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...

We are looking for…

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Added by Laura H Drane on July 18, 2017 at 21:00 — 5 Comments

Some 13th century castles, a Welsh freedom fighter, and a silent disco...

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…

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Added by Laura H Drane on July 13, 2017 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

CASTING CALL - Light Ladd & Emberton

CASTING CALL

Light Ladd & Emberton (Deborah Light, Eddie Ladd and Gwyn Emberton) are looking for one person who could be:

- An actor/ actress
- A dancer/ physical performer able to do voice/ speaking…
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Added by Laura H Drane on July 3, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Placemaking and collective memories - Harlech and beyond (published on the RSA blog)

https://www.thersa.org/discover/publications-and-articles/rsa-blogs/2017/06/supporting-the-local-arts-in-wales

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. …

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Added by Laura H Drane on June 21, 2017 at 11:48 — No Comments

Croesi traeth... Stories of the past, present and future, dreamt alive on Harlech beach

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,…

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Added by Laura H Drane on June 8, 2017 at 15:39 — No Comments

Harlech stories inc a woman who made a big difference

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…

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Added by Laura H Drane on May 4, 2017 at 7:59 — No Comments

A Baroness and the Commissioner

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.

https://twitter.com/wncardiff

Added by Laura H Drane on May 2, 2017 at 15:48 — No Comments

Laugharne calling this weekend...

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.…

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Added by Laura H Drane on March 31, 2017 at 12:54 — No Comments

Busy ole time... news and what's on in 2017

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: …

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Added by Laura H Drane on March 13, 2017 at 23:00 — No Comments

CAITLIN - ten venue tour across Wales

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... …

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Added by Laura H Drane on February 23, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Casting call - actress/ dancer for R&D in December

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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Added by Laura H Drane on November 21, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Your ACW needs you...

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: 

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Added by Laura H Drane on November 11, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Producers Place #producersplacecdf

Producers Place is a loose and unfunded volunteer-run network. We aim to bring together producers in Wales, if they identify with that role, whether or not they have that word in their job title. There is some background info on the network here.
We use the hashtag #producersplacecdf on twitter to spread the word on our monthly co-working at Chapter cafe (first Wed of the month) and anything else…
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Added by Laura H Drane on October 31, 2016 at 14:26 — No Comments

Watch, make, sing, craft, dance, act, and more? Tell us about your weekend!

Please take a moment to think about any arts and culture you’ve enjoyed between noon and noon 21st - 22nd October in South East Wales, from attending an event, to enjoying music on the radio or online at home. Fill in a quick and anonymous survey at www.24hourculture.wales…
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Added by Laura H Drane on October 20, 2016 at 16:15 — No Comments

Culture hustings for Welsh Assembly elections/ Hystings Diwylliant cyn Etholiad Cynulliad Cymru 2016

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…

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Added by Laura H Drane on March 11, 2016 at 9:50 — No Comments

Performers from Canada, Sweden, Poland and Wales arrive for Welsh tour which promises to be ‘out of this world’ in more ways than one

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…

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Added by Laura H Drane on February 23, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Funny and physical show touring in Feb/Mar

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.…

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Added by Laura H Drane on February 11, 2016 at 9:30 — No Comments

Storify - March for Culture/ hundreds parade through Cardiff

Brilliant storify of the campaign march this Saturday! Please read and share.…

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Added by Laura H Drane on February 8, 2016 at 15:05 — No Comments

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