March 2014 Blog Posts (99)

Call for Playwrights in Wales --- Help me turn Hettie's Life Story into a Story also of Our Time

There are a lot of women in Wales who inspire me. One in particular I wrote about for international women's day last year. Here name is  Hester (‘Hettie’) Millicent Mackenzie (nee hughes) and she was the first female professor appointed in the UK. The year was 1904, and she was appointed as a Professor of Education at Cardiff University. 

For International Women's Day in 2013, I was approached by…

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Added by Kelly Page on March 6, 2014 at 5:47 — No Comments

STOP PRESS: TOM

Entertainment of the highest class. A show that would grace any West End theatre.

Review to follow but don't wait for that, go and see it for yourself!…

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Added by CHRIS HOWELL on March 5, 2014 at 20:08 — No Comments

Fundraising and Philanthropy training

 

Arts fundraising training courses, March-June 2014

 

The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme offers people across the arts and cultural sector training, traineeships, coaching, and digital skills development to encourage innovative and effective practice in arts fundraising and encourage a more entrepreneurial approach to income generation.

 

There are 14 training courses happening across England between March and June 2014…

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Added by Michelle Carwardine-Palmer on March 5, 2014 at 18:09 — No Comments

Arts fundraising training courses, March-June 2014

The Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme offers people across the arts and cultural sector training, traineeships, coaching, and digital skills development to encourage innovative and effective practice in arts fundraising and encourage a more entrepreneurial approach to income generation. There are 14 training courses happening across England between March and June 2014 including:

 

Effective Audience & Visitor Fundraising with David…

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Added by Matt Carwardine-Palmer on March 5, 2014 at 18:09 — No Comments

Missing

 

 

It was a day like any other…

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Added by Catherine Dyson on March 5, 2014 at 16:48 — 2 Comments

Review Black Coffee, New Theatre, Cardiff by Barbara Michaels Third Age Critic.

BLACK COFFEE New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: Agatha Christie

Director: Joe Harmston

Designer: Simon Scullion

Ratings: 3.00

Reviewer:  Barbara Michaels, Third Age Critic

Prepare to be transported back to the late 1920s with this, the first play ever written by Agatha…

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Added by Guy O'Donnell on March 5, 2014 at 13:25 — No Comments

Short Film Casting Call - paid work

Short Film Casting Call - The Bat Faced Boy



Tree Top Films are casting their next short film after the success of last year's "The Halfway Place".



"The Bat Faced Boy" focuses on Michael, who, after an inspirational meeting with an enigmatic cult leader, sets out on a mission to cleanse his past.



We're looking to film over 3/4 days in June/July, and will be paying £60 per day…

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Added by Alan Humphreys on March 5, 2014 at 12:53 — 4 Comments

Young Critics Review: Joanna Young presents - RECALL

On Friday the 28th of February at the Sherman Theatre, I attended Joanna Young’s finale piece of her trilogy which was entitled RECALL.

Having met Joanna the previous week and laughing with her that I wasn’t really a huge fan of dance theatre I was instantly drawn to the idea that this was her third show to round off her piece, I was really intrigued to see her grand finale. I also completely loved the design of the…

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Added by Sarah Finch on March 5, 2014 at 11:50 — No Comments

Development opportunities: DEADLINES

Now with the addition of Resident Artist...

A summary of all the deadlines whizzing. 

Summercamp - A residency for up to 20 artists with varied experience and artistic backgrounds to explore ideas, form new collaborations, inspire each other and create exciting possibilities.

DEADLINE - midday on the 14th March…

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Added by Simon Coates on March 4, 2014 at 17:00 — 1 Comment

Ensemble workshop last Sunday

I attended John McGrath's "Ensemble" workshop last Sunday.

Not only was it an opportunity to meet with a lovely bunch of actors of all ages and backgrounds; it was a treat to be taken through the basics of being an ensemble player by the director John McGrath.

Apart from being intelligent and intuitive, John has a calm, relaxed style which encouraged all of of us to be bold and creative, while being a team player.

I had forgotten how satisfying this process can be and…

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Added by Phil Croskin on March 4, 2014 at 13:04 — 1 Comment

The Ballad of Ivor Jones, WalesLab 2014, blog post 3

"We are not so young and unsophisticated as to imagine that the farmers take our boys for love....The primary object of the farmers in taking a boy is that his services be useful to him"



Dr. Barnardo, April 1900, 'Ups and Downs'.





Last week I took part in a BBC Radio Wales interview/feature…

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Added by Nerea Martinez de Lecea on March 4, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

NTW Assembly 'Cradle to Grave'

Only 90 minutes left to cast a vote and it is neck and neck http://nationaltheatrewales.org/cradle-grave

Added by Judy Barnes on March 3, 2014 at 22:38 — No Comments

Adolygiad Young Critics: 'Recall' gan Joanna Young @JoannaYoungCo @SHERMANCYMRU

             

             Mae sioe diweddaraf Joanna Young wrthi’n teitho ar ledled Cymru ag wedi dechrau ar nodyn dda.‘Recall’ yw’r drydydd sioe mewn cyfres o berfformiadau gan Joanna Young a’i chwmni. nod y perfformiad yw i fynd yn ôl at y perfformiad gyntaf o’r gyfres sef ‘Re-creating Pen Gwyn’ ble roedd dawnswyr yn symud…

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Added by Llywela Ann on March 3, 2014 at 22:18 — No Comments

Adolygiad Young Critics: 'Fe Ddaw'r Byd i Ben' gan Dafydd James @SHERMANCYMRU

                 Mae Dafydd James wedi llwyddo i ysgrifennu sioe gyda haenau amrywiol sy’n debygol o wneud i’r gynulleidfa crio a chwerthin gyda’i cynhyrchiad newydd ‘Fe Ddaw’r Byd i Ben’ Trwy deulu’r sioe, mae James yn ceisio tynnu sylw at y pethau pwysig yn fywyd.

        Mae’r sioe yn canolbwyntio ar…

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Added by Llywela Ann on March 3, 2014 at 22:11 — No Comments

National Theatre Wales Assembly

Dear Community

It's near to closing time for the #NTWAssembly vote and we would very much like to win this.  If you are reading this, please go to the web page and vote for us http://www.nationaltheatrewales.org/assembly We are the 'Cradle to Grave' bit and would love the opportunity to discuss positive approaches to ageing.  We have so many ideas for topics and hope the Assembly can explore these.  We want to discuss…

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Added by Judy Barnes on March 3, 2014 at 18:02 — No Comments

What makes a good Ensemble performance? With John McGrath. Artistic Director NTW

Brilliant workshop with John McGrath yesterday, well done to everyone involved!

Added by Johnny Farrell on March 3, 2014 at 10:56 — 3 Comments

La Traviata (WNO) - A Young Critic’s Review

La Traviata – WNO

Wales Millenium Centre

The glamour and tradition of opera is celebrated in WNOs only ‘staple’ offering this season. La Traviata, an opera which fits perfectly within the Fallen Women theme, introduces Violetta, a frivolous, flirtatious courtesan whose lavish life is interrupted by the young, persistent Alfredo, who persuades her to embrace a monogamous existence with him.

Despite her resistance, Violetta lets her heart guide her…

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Added by Harriet Hopkins on March 2, 2014 at 20:43 — No Comments

Mercury Theatre Wales start R&D for their next exciting and immersive production!

Last year Mercury Theatre Wales showcased their tour-de-force production SPANGLED throughout the nation. Exploring the underground club culture of the 90s the immersive, promenade performance really caught the audience up in the action. I myself described it as ‘a truly original and innovative piece of work that is sure to leave the audience with a smile on their face and a sudden desire to don their best shell suit.’ Actor Lee Mengo was also nominated for a Theatre Critics of Wales…

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Added by Chelsey Gillard on March 2, 2014 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

CASTING CALL - MALE LEAD AND EXTRAS FOR SHORT FILM

CASTING CALL - "SHADOW"

SYNOPSIS

Our film will follow Robert, a young man in his mid-twenties, living alone in the inner city. During the day, he works behind the counter at a corner shop; by night, he heads out as 'Shadow', a masked vigilante; scaring off yobs with his paintball gun, feeding the local homeless, and putting up posters in order to promote his other identity. He sees himself as a somebody; helping people out, doing…

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Added by Rees Evans on March 1, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

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