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Comment by Paul-Robbie Stoyle on Monday

Spaces are still available for the next silent writing retreat.

Zenpens is an exciting new writer’s retreat based in Cardiff City Centre. Adapted from the Writer’s Army workshops lead by the New York playwright Anne Washburn, Zenpens allows writers to concentrate solely on their work in meditative silence.

Zenpens is a one-day silent writers retreat. No phones. No social media. No distractions.

Meeting at 9:45 am for a short debrief and writing exercises, we start working in earnest at 10 am until 1 pm. An hour lunch. Then more silent writing from 2 pm until 6 pm.

The most important rule is that everyone starts and leaves at the same time. It’s a quiet space, but most importantly it’s a space where everyone is working steadily together.

We also ask that people not work during lunch. Periods of not working and switching off completely are vital for overall productivity.

What’s on offer?

A supportive space to begin something new or rehash something old.

New networking possibilities.

Writing exercises to boost creativity.

Free tea and coffee facilities.

How much?

Money collected at the retreat is used to pay for the writing space and its upkeep. If you can, please pay the suggested donation of £8 or £5 concession.

This sounds right for me, when’s the next one?

Zenpens will be taking place on the 20th April at the John Dennithorne Room, Quaker Meeting House, 43 Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2GB.

How can I get in touch?  

Spaces are limited, so please email your interest to Paul Stoyle at zenpenssilentretreat@gmail.com or visit https://zenpens-silentwritersretreats.yolasite.com/ for more information.

Best wishes,

Zenpens.

“All know the way, few actually walk it”

-    Zen proverb

Comment by Bethan Morgan on March 12, 2019 at 8:51

MERCURY THEATRE WALES have exciting news:-

With an aim to support freelance practitioners, create connections and share opportunities in Wales, we will be starting a new monthly group SYNERGIZE.

Whether you are a performer, writer, producer or director, you are welcome to our first meeting where we will explore how we wish to work together over the coming months and what we wish to achieve.


The meeting will be held on
MONDAY 25th MARCH 5pm - 7pm in the Community Room, Tesco Extra, Western Avenue, Cardiff CF14 3AT.


Refreshments will be provided and we will ask for a donation of £3 to cover costs.
As we have space for around 30 people, please email your interest to info@mercurytheatrewales.co.uk

Comment by Kristoffer Huball on February 26, 2019 at 16:01

Hi team,

I'll be directing a couple of things at Boom Town in August including a large scale circus piece and the walkabout and balcony work with the Dank Parish in Mayfair. I'm going to be looking to meet some people who might want to come along and play soon, so if you're interested in popping into a rehearsal room with me and coming along to the festival  feel free to drop me a line on kristoffer.huball@gmail.com so I can add you to my list of people interested in getting involved in some walkabout work.

More info on my creative practise here: http://www.kristofferhuball.com

Boom Town 2018 after film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keurCqbgda4

Comment by Paul-Robbie Stoyle on February 18, 2019 at 9:27

Do you dutifully start typing only to be tempted to dive into Instagram, or start cleaning the kitchen, or Skype an old friend…?

Zenpens is an exciting new writer’s retreat based in Cardiff City Centre. Adapted from the Writer’s Army workshops lead by the New York playwright Anne Washburn, Zenpens allows writers to concentrate solely on their work in meditative silence.

Togetherness is a spur . The presence of other writers can allow you to work longer and more productively than you normally would and helps to move you through periods of inattention and malaise.

Cool, so how does it work?

Zenpens is a one day silent writers retreat. No phones. No social media. No distractions.

Meeting at 9:45 am for a short debrief and writing exercises, we start working in earnest at 10 am until 1 pm. An hour lunch. Then more silent writing from 2 pm until 6 pm.

The most important rule is that everyone starts and leaves at the same time. It’s a quiet space, but most importantly it’s a space where everyone is working steadily together.

We also ask that people not work during lunch. Periods of not working and switching off completely are vital for overall productivity.

What’s on offer?

A supportive space to begin something new or rehash something old.

New networking possibilities.

Writing exercises to boost creativity.

Free tea and coffee facilities.

How much?

Money collected at the retreat is used to pay for the space and its upkeep. If you can, please pay the suggested donation of £8 or £5 concession.

This sounds right for me, when’s the next one?

Zenpens will be taking place on the 20th April at the John Dennithorne Room, Quaker Meeting House, 43 Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2GB.

How can I get in touch?  

Spaces are limited, so please email your interest to Paul Stoyle at zenpenssilentretreat@gmail.com or visit https://zenpens-silentwritersretreats.yolasite.com/ for more information.

Best wishes,

Zenpens.

“All know the way, few actually walk it”

-    Zen proverb

Comment by Elise Davison on February 17, 2019 at 21:17
Comment by Ray Thomas on February 17, 2019 at 8:32

A48 Theatre Company - Double-Bill - Samuel Beckett's "ENDGAME" and "MAMGU" - a look at what it means to be a Grandmother these days, developed by the Company. 7 for 7.30pm on Wednesday 20 February - THE DOWLAIS THEATRE, MERTHYR TYDFIL; Friday 22 & Saturday 23 February - THE ATRIUM THEATRE, USW, CARDIFF. Don't miss it!

Comment by Danny Muir on December 2, 2018 at 19:25

Hey everyone, 

We are currently have a script submission email open until January the 15th and are very interested in working with new Wales based writers and creatives, if that sounds like you please get in touch! 

See image below for more details.

Cheers!


Comment by Emrys Barnes on November 22, 2018 at 17:14
After a really exciting ACW-funded first phase in Cardiff and Bulgaria, Projekt Ikarus is looking to recruit a Producer to work with us on the next phase.

Experience of international touring, fundraising and experimental/ physical theatre preferred.

Could this be you, or someone you know? Get in touch: emrysbarnes@gmail.com
xx

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Comment by Bethan Morgan on September 11, 2018 at 22:29
Comment by No Boundaries on August 30, 2018 at 9:39

We are presenting the Cardiff premiere of Philip Ridley's beautiful play VINCENT RIVER in the next few weeks, and are in the process of Crowdfunding in order to make this important play happen in Wales.

We still have a way to go, so would really appreciate any sized donations towards our final target. We understand that not everybody is in the position to donate, so if you are interested in project, and fancy helping out an Emerging Theatre company in staging the best possible production of this play, we would equally appreciate just a share of the Crowdfunder link on social media platforms, to continue to spread the word in the last fortnight of Crowdfunding.

We hope you can help us out. Diolch yn fawr, Luke and the Team.

 

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