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Co-founder and joint artistic director Volcano Theatre. Arts Council Wales Clore Fellow 2009/10

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The Kiln - Volcano scheme to support young and emerging artists

Volcano are launching a new scheme for supporting young and emerging artists and companies. Have a look at the link below. The scheme is open to all performing / live artists and companies based in Wales especially those living and working in South / West Wales. Applications will be accepted from 1st February. 



Posted on January 29, 2012 at 3:18 — 1 Comment

Emergence people at Tipping Point event

Emergence our arts and sustainability project here in Wales was very inspired by the work of the people at Tipping Point. You could say we are all part of a broader family of arts ventures that are thinking about things like social justice, activism and climate change. Here is a chance to get to one of their brilliant events.

Some of you will have seen Alan Dix (Director of My LAST CARE) perform his Peachy Coochy piece as part of the Emergence conference at Taliesin Swansea. Also…


Posted on September 21, 2011 at 21:36

At Last Launch of Emergence Document plus FREE BREAKFAST!!

I’ve just read the Emergence document cover to cover. I’m on an interminable train journey travelling back from Machynlleth to Swansea (you know the one!) after a visit to Centre for Alternative Technology to discuss the next phase of Emergence. It feels like an extraordinary  time, poised between reflecting on Emergence past and planning for Emergence future.

Maybe I should say a few things about Emergence to put all this into some sort of context. Last year whilst on sabbatical from…


Posted on September 19, 2011 at 23:38 — 1 Comment

This Imaginary Woman

Next week as part of the Magdalena project celebrations ‘Magdalena@25’ I will be revisiting a show I made with Volcano  almost ten years ago – ‘This Imaginary Woman’. The subject of the show is my mother- about her bringing up 5 kids on her own, her illness with Multiple Sclerosis, her death in 1996 – she is this imaginary woman. The show was created as a ‘song cycle’ in the vein of a Berlinesque ‘Kurt Weil’ type cabaret with influences…


Posted on August 11, 2011 at 2:59

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At 23:25 on October 12, 2011, Rebecca Ball said…

Hi Fern


I just wanted to say hello. I am a fellow clore fellow on placement at NTW. I am doing some work on touring and would love to have a chat to you about volcano if you have time for a chat or a coffee at some point.


All the best






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