February 2010 Blog Posts (70)

hurry up, approach with caution

Heart of Darkness is now running full steam, some shows are now sold out so book via Chapter to avoid disappointment. I won't give away any trade secrets, but here's another audio treat for you

Balaphony by djnort "… Continue

Added by john norton on February 14, 2010 at 16:00 — No Comments

Weekend off from a good night out

Dear Blog,

Alright? How's it hanging? It's been a crazy couple of weeks rehearsing A good night out in the Valleys and I feel there's still more craziness to come. It's all good though, everyone is well up for it and working hard, which is definately a shock to my system. Blackwood is funky and just a short drive from where I live which makes a nice change. There is plenty of tea and coffee put on and enough time for proper fag breaks so I'm happy.



Added by Oliver Wood on February 14, 2010 at 12:03 — 2 Comments

Young Film Maker Wanted!

Competition hosted by The Sprout and the Classical Education Forum.



The CEF is looking for a young, talented filmmaker to help them make a commercial for their growing organisation. With weekly courses, Saturday schools, revision schools and trips, they offer a wide range of different events in and around Cardiff.…


Added by Classical Education Forum on February 13, 2010 at 12:47 — No Comments

update from Julie

The end of another week on 'A Kind of Alaska' and its been an experimental week..with the emphasis on 'mental'..in an entirely positive way. Im the kind of director who comes to rehearsal with good intentions to follow a plan and then ends up pretty much changing it as the day goes along depending on the way the day develops...maybe one day ill go in with no plan at all and feel totally liberated... The rehearsals are still exploratory..im trying to find an emotional reservoire that the…


Added by Julie Barclay on February 12, 2010 at 21:26 — 1 Comment

End of Week 2 on "A Good Night Out in the Valleys"

Hi All

We are now at the end of week 2 of rehearsals for "A Good Night..." and, so far, things are going according to plan (if there is a plan that is... John seems to know what he's doing!).

Before I tell you what we've been up to this week, I would like to point out that Huw was absolutely correct when he said that all the ladies (and quite a few of the men) on this production fancy the a**e off Boyd.... deal with it Rees!!! We're only human after all.

Today's warm up…


Added by Amy Starling on February 12, 2010 at 14:52 — No Comments

Dirty Protest Presents....Out With the Old

Six writers, six plays, one theme. Dirty Protest Presents.....Out With The Old

Skins writers, award-winning playwrights and one cherrypopper will make up the line up for the latest Dirty Protest event this week.

Fresh from a sell-out performance at Camden's Roundhouse the critically acclaimed Welsh theatre company will present a night of new plays for the price of....well just over a pint.

Curated by award-winning playwright Chloe Moss, the writers were each given the…


Added by Claire Hill on February 11, 2010 at 12:00 — No Comments



just joined up, so thought i would put a link out to a few of the short films i have made,

I dont kno if anyone is interested but i will shortly be looking for actors to work on some sketch ideas for my next film project.

more details to come,

if your interested in getting involved or know any1 else who might be please get in touch

Rhodri <billojones>…


Added by Rhodri Jones on February 10, 2010 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

Talking about National Theatre Wales on the web

Hey everyone - some news. We've set up some systems that will monitor any content on the web relating to National Theatre Wales and its productions. It starts with NTW's monitoring webpage on Netvibes which will give you links to any mention of the company in the news, on blogs, Twitter and blog posts here on the community site, as well as videos on YouTube and photos on Flickr.

We've also added a news feed to the groups for each… Continue

Added by Tom Beardshaw on February 10, 2010 at 17:43 — 1 Comment

2nd Week - A Good Night Out In The Valleys

Dear Blog,

As part of the deal for working with the National Theatre Wales, we have been asked to blog about how things are going. So here we go. Yo! How you all doing? I'm doing fine, thanks for asking. With the first week over, and the second week well under way, all seems to be going well. The cast seems to be getting on well, no fights yet! John McGrath and Alan Harris - Top blokes. Having the writer in is a massive help - although all my lines seem to be cut back! Ok…

Added by Huw Rhys on February 10, 2010 at 14:30 — 3 Comments

Wales in the World workshop

Calling all technophiles, performers, writers, do-ers, thinkers and creatives! bloc:

Creative Technology Wales is now coming up with new commissions and we

want to know what you have in mind. I've organized a workshop so we can meet new people, play games, exchange ideas and come up with ideal commissions. I'm bloc's new programme developer and would love to know what projects you are interested in!

The workshop is this Friday 12 February 2010 from 4:30pm – 5:30pm at… Continue

Added by Carolina Vasquez on February 9, 2010 at 18:30 — No Comments

Impress your friends, torment your enemies. (How to design a game)

The fifth NTW production is called The Beach and has the tag ntw05.

Story of the production so far: we went location spotting and summoned that July feeling at 11 different north Wales beaches. (It was December.) We also did… Continue

Added by Carl Morris on February 9, 2010 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

A Quick thank you to....

....everyone who I met on Sat@ the Butetown Youth Pavillion.

Thanks, it was great to meet you all and I look forward to, hopefully, working with everyone on the Butetown Show.

Speak soon, Gavin.

p.s Butetown won 5-0

Added by Gavin Porter on February 9, 2010 at 15:31 — 1 Comment

The Follie Dollies Valentine Cabaret Revue

Hi All

Got anything planned for Valentine’s Night yet?


Then get yourself, your loved one and your friends down to The Glee Club in Cardiff Bay for an event I am helping to organise … and indeed appearing in!

The Follie Dollies’ Valentine Cabaret Revue is a cheeky French-themed cocktail of music and dance… Continue

Added by Simon H West on February 9, 2010 at 10:21 — No Comments

Hey everyone!Kelly from Manchester here.I'm just about to leave Cardiff after a wonderful weekend with Bute town artists.In the sessions we got to know about the community of Bute town through creati…

Hey everyone!

Kelly from Manchester here.

I'm just about to leave Cardiff after a wonderful weekend with Bute town artists.

In the sessions we got to know about the community of Bute town through creative exercises which had us speaking to the people on the streets of Cardiff, and also through conversations over lunch.

It is a personal belief of mine that the best way to get to know a group of people is over a meal so we HAD to give Pizza express a visit… Continue

Added by Kelly Morgan on February 7, 2010 at 19:21 — 1 Comment


This is William Neil (Billyo) and his son Darren Neil.

Here I am on my third visit to Cardiff and to Butetown. I'm on a journey to find The Packet pub. I was told by a taxi driver that I would find some old people there with some old school stories about Butetown and Tiger Bay. Someone gave me the wrong directions but I suppose there's no…


Added by borhan mohammadi on February 6, 2010 at 18:00 — 5 Comments

music for tea drinkers

we open on wednesday

some nights in week 2 are nearly sold out

here's a snippet of the superb and barbarous soundtrak by somatik

Descent by djnort

we may never… Continue

Added by john norton on February 6, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

Weekly Wednesday Workshops - Improvisation

Ludus Ludius Improvisation Theatre co has a new syllabus.

Running workshops and productions amongst other improvised activities.

SIDETRACK: Worskhops for Glamorgan Improvisation Troupe are held at your university (to book on or show interest email…


Added by Nathan Keates on February 6, 2010 at 12:51 — No Comments

Gymnastic antics and electric horseplay

Barmouth uncovered:

My favourite discovery of the week in my ongoing 'For Mountain, Sand & Sea' research has to be an image I found on a Russian web site.

Harold Godfrey Lowe, 5th Captain of The Titanic; who…


Added by Marc Rees on February 5, 2010 at 14:42 — 3 Comments

Told by the Wind - a response

I've posted a piece on my blog about:

Told by the Wind - Llanarth Group. @ Chapter Arts Centre


Added by Juliette Llewellyn on February 5, 2010 at 14:41 — No Comments

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