January 2010 Blog Posts (37)


Calm down, we are simply looking for groups or societies or organisations from across Wales to offer an activity to our travelling band of artists to take part in. For example on one of the days, a group of dancers from Mid-Wales have invited us to come to a practice session where they will dance for us then give us a beginner’s course in a 19th century form of dance. This is not my usual territory but that’s kind of the point.

Before all that takes place the selected artists will be… Continue

Added by Tom Goddard on January 31, 2010 at 22:44 — No Comments

a nice cup of tea - now with music

Descent by djnort…


Added by john norton on January 30, 2010 at 23:30 — No Comments

The Arcade Assembly slideshow

Added by Mathilde Lopez on January 29, 2010 at 1:30 — No Comments

Culture in a vacuum: Welsh arts coverage in the English language media

Worth a read. It's mainly about literature - but I think has a relevance to theatre and what National Theatre Wales is doing.

Added by Carl Morris on January 28, 2010 at 10:30 — 4 Comments

Home - Likely Story's new project

On Saturday 6th Feb, Likely Story will convene for 1 day, emerging at 5pm Sunday 7th Feb to share a brand new short piece about HOME.

We want you, our Facebook friends, to help us create this piece. What reminds you of HOME? What does HOME mean to you?

Submit a bit of text, a picture, a video, an article, a song, a recipe. Anything, really:

-Post it here on the FB event's wall… Continue

Added by Anne Langford on January 28, 2010 at 10:12 — No Comments

constantinou's hair salon (castle arcade) 30th birthday celebration

Join us on sat feb 6th to celebrate 30 years in the hair business.We will be having a party .One lucky person can win the chance of having a free haircut on the day . To win this you must be creative and adventurous with your style .Please phone 02920 390591 to book an appointment .You can also look us up on our website www.constantinouhair.com to find out more about us .

Added by anna constantinou on January 28, 2010 at 7:00 — No Comments

Project High Rise (R&D)

A look at some footage taken over a development period in August 09. Music used is from live improvisations in the room. Session was focused on beefing up story and world of this distopian piece and working with music and character… Continue

Added by DumbWise on January 28, 2010 at 6:43 — No Comments

Story & Song: a benefit in aid of Holme Tower

A benefit in aid of Holme Tower, the Marie Curie Cancer Care hospice.



Brilliantly talented singer-songwriter from Stockholm, Sweden, in a rare UK performance to promote newly released CD 'My Escape'



Top UK storyteller who has performed on BBC radio & all round the world…


Added by Mab Jones on January 28, 2010 at 6:28 — No Comments

Jam Bones: Manic Monday - spoken word cabaret

Manic Monday is the newest, freshest event from Jam Bones, a literary event organising company run by award-winning, Cardiff-born poetess Mab Jones. Billed as a 'spoken word cabaret', it features performance poets, storytellers, prose artists, comedians, as well as the odd burlesque artist and magician. The first Monday of each… Continue

Added by Mab Jones on January 28, 2010 at 6:28 — 2 Comments

Text & language in devised dance - Professional development day led by Vincent Dance Theatre

Thursday 4th March 2010 - Urdd Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Fee: £20 WID members, £25 non members

Welsh Independent Dance presents a one day dance workshop led by Vincent Dance Theatre exploring text and language in devised dance work. The content of the workshop will be based on the company’s current dance-theatre production If We Go On which features text devised by dance artist Wendy Houston. The workshop will take place in conjunction with the company’s performance… Continue

Added by WID on January 28, 2010 at 4:04 — No Comments

Professional Development Workshop with Bert Van Gorp & Diana Payne Myers

Sat 10th & Sun 11th April 2010 – Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

£20 WID Members £25 Non Members

Welsh Independent Dance is delighted to announce that Bert Van Gorp & Diana Paine Myers will lead a weekend of professional development training.

‘One for the Road’ is a theatre/dance workshop for professional dancers and actors who are 45 and over and are familiar with dance and/or the spoken word on stage in performance.

An ever older growing dance… Continue

Added by WID on January 28, 2010 at 4:00 — No Comments

Damascus Music Video

Added by DumbWise on January 27, 2010 at 11:34 — No Comments

Damascus Trailer

Added by DumbWise on January 27, 2010 at 11:33 — No Comments

Willy Vlautin @ Balloon

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! Again.

Following the success of our first poetry, prose and people playing music party last November we have kept our word and decided to put on another one. To keep things simple, we are still calling it Balloon.

However, we wouldn’t like to be accused of resting on our laurels. Not only have we moved arena to Cardiff Arts Institute, but we are also taking things international.

Yes grapple… Continue

Added by Matthew David Scott on January 26, 2010 at 8:52 — No Comments

New production opens Friday 29th Jan

The Llanarth Group presents

Told by the Wind

Created by Kaite O’Reilly, Jo Shapland, and Phillip Zarrilli

Artistic Consultants: Mari Boyd (Tokyo) and Peader Kirk (London)


8pm. 29-30 January (Friday/Saturday); 4-6 February (Thursday-Saturday), 2010. (www.chapter.org)

“..takes the spectator to another time and place...beautiful and powerful… Continue

Added by Kaite O'Reilly on January 26, 2010 at 6:34 — No Comments

The Arcade Assembly proposals

Here are the three videos created at the end of the Arcade Assembly.

Three different shops, three different groups and many ideas.

City Surf

Funky Monkey Feet…


Added by Mathilde Lopez on January 26, 2010 at 6:01 — 1 Comment

Lotte van den Berg workshop

I'm sure quite a few of you will have seen John and others on this site raving about the superb work of Lotte van den Berg. My friends at brut in Vienna have sent out a call for participants in a 3 day workshop with Lotte and her collaborator Merel de Groot. The workshop runs from 19th - 21st April, is in English, and costs only 40 Euros. There are details of how to apply on Brut's website:…


Added by David Tushingham on January 25, 2010 at 23:59 — 1 Comment

Model Boxes and Motorways

It's 10.55 at the NTW office and people are gathering for the presentation of the set design for A Good Night Out in the Valleys. On Friday, Alan delivered a second draft of the script, which I read over the weekend. I'm genuinely very pleased with how it's looking. The first draft already did a great job of catching the spirit of the stories we were told when we did all of our workshops and chats in the Valleys in the autumn. It's full of surreal Valleys energy - with a great sense of language… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on January 25, 2010 at 0:13 — No Comments

Shift Happens - Alt Shift now launched and booking

now booking shift-happens.co.uk

Speaker list and programme to date click here

Please pass it on...


Marcus Romer

Artistic Director

Pilot… Continue

Added by Marcus Romer on January 24, 2010 at 0:51 — No Comments

Winter's Weather 1

So I was in north Wales just before Christmas to take some weather readings. Today I've been looking back over the photos and notes from that visit, in preparation for a return at the end of next week. I found this photo, which was taken during an early snowshower, presager of the longer harder whiter winter weather that was to come. Just before it started snowing I'd decided to see how long I could stand the cold in just a T-shirt, recording… Continue

Added by David Harradine on January 23, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

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