April 2013 Blog Posts (97)

Praxis Makes Perfect - Tech Day

I'm gunna begin by saying it's the end of a long gruelling tiring day (no sympathy please.... ok if you really want to :)) so if this blog makes no sense don't blame me, blame NTW for putting me in this position. No.... as much as i grumble and moan because i like to all this is more than made up for by having the chance to be a part of another amazing production by NTW.

This time it's Praxis Makes perfect in association with Neon Neon (i'm sorry if it's all one word). Set in a secret…


Added by John Williams on April 30, 2013 at 12:32 — No Comments

The Second Day of the next (exciting ) phase of my life

It seems like I go on about it all the time but I am still amazed that at the journey that I have gone on over the last three years since the fateful (in a good way) day that I walked into an workshop being held in Butetown Youth Pavilion run by NTW for their 10th show The Soul Exchange. I can remember so vividly how close I came to walking out of that session. Not that it…


Added by Gavin Porter on April 30, 2013 at 2:30 — No Comments

What a first few months...

Hi Everyone,

This is my first blog on the NTW Community pages and only my second day in the NTW offices. I'm here as a new Creative Associate for WalesLab. Don’t worry, Matt Ball is still here, and together we will be working over the coming months to devise, develop and deliver a truly amazing event in the WalesLab DIY festival and …


Added by Simon Coates on April 30, 2013 at 0:58 — 1 Comment


Two male actors - one age range 30-40, one male age range 30-50 - for one night script-in-hand performance at Chapter Arts centre Cardiff. Possibility of full theatrical run thereafter, dates tbc.

Contact Tim Davies here or on 0790 300 88965.

Added by Tim Davies on April 30, 2013 at 0:56 — 3 Comments

Gracious, golden, glittering gleams

Well, contrary to my expectation, I am pink of cheek. Flushed with Welsh sunlight. 
We have spent the day running around the beautiful Gnoll Country Park, the site of our first performances this Frida
y, Saturday and Sunday this week and i have achieved a mild tan. It is a gorgeous place and a perfect setting for our magical woodland romp.

Added by Gillian Dean on April 29, 2013 at 9:10 — No Comments

Wales Lab - Has It Come To This. Blog 3

Added by Brent Morgan on April 29, 2013 at 6:08 — No Comments

hinterlands 2

I am running this workshop for artists, performers, researchers, writers in rural West Wales, exploring the relationships between bodies and environments and creating a collaborative context for creating independent works. Please be in touch with myself or Mel Shearsmith <melshearsmith@blueyonder.co.uk> for further info and booking and see my website www.ailsarichardson.com for more detail,




Added by Ailsa Richardson on April 29, 2013 at 2:52 — No Comments

Review of Welsh National Opera Orchestra, St. David’s Hall Cardiff, Friday 26th April 2013

Welsh National Opera Orchestra, St. David’s Hall Cardiff,  Friday 26th April 2013


The W.N.O. deserves its reputation as one of the finest orchestras in the U.K. and Friday night’s performance proved why it is rated so highly.


The programme consisted of a celebration of the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth and the 100th anniversary of the Paris Premiere of Stravinsky’s Rite of…


Added by Elizabeth Sumner on April 29, 2013 at 2:15 — 1 Comment

The Belles of Santiago

Monday morning and the sun is shining on Buenos Aires. We left Chile yesterday after an amazing five days. Santiago is a booming and growing city and we were treated to a fabulous visit by the British Commonwealth Society. We gave a Shakespeare workshop at The Grange School which was fanatsically creative, and met the Drama teacher there - Annette Owen from Glanamman..The highlights were going to the fire stations of the 14th and 1st districts of Santiago to see the bells that had been…


Added by Adrian Metcalfe on April 29, 2013 at 1:30 — No Comments

Ghost the Musical Wales Millennium Centre 25 April 2013

Unchain the Melodies

The show started seven minutes late and the opening music had to compete with an announcement concerning switching off mobile phones and other such public information. If that wasn’t enough the production has had difficulties from the start. The first two preview performances…


Added by CHRIS HOWELL on April 29, 2013 at 1:14 — No Comments

Wanted: Magician in Residence

Image: 'as if it were the last time' by circumstance

Wanted: an adventurous soul with an appetite for…


Added by Victoria Tillotson on April 29, 2013 at 0:32 — No Comments

Art of Living by The Republic of the Imagination Company

We have approved from Art Council Wales to work on Art of Living project.

Our project have a two stages:

1. Aleksandra Jones will choreograph artist Tanja Raman in a performance Gravida and performed in Chapter Art Center in May.

2. Development of partnership with Valleys Kids and Rhondda Cynon Taf Community Arts.

With both ideas we want to change the image of pregnant women in society by making the following statements.

Pregnant professional dancers should…


Added by Aleksandra Nikolajev Jones on April 27, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Creating Dr Frankenstein's (Travelling Freak Show) Monster

My fingers have been itching to wax-lyrical blog-style about all we've been doing lately, but in doing all we've been doing I have just been, I think, more busy than I have ever been before.

We've been working solidly for two weeks now, re-structuring, re-writing, and creating our latest version of Dr Frankenstein's Monster, played by the multi-talent performer Aled Wyn-Thomas, who really has entered the fold of Tin Shed like a duck to water and has made us see elements of our…


Added by Justin Teddy Cliffe on April 27, 2013 at 2:54 — 1 Comment

Follow Spot Ops for Praxis


We are looking for two follow spot ops for our show Praxis Makes Perfect in Cardiff - you would be needed for the tech on Tuesday 30th all day, for the first dress and public dress on Wednesday 1st (from lunch time) and then for the shows Thursday, Friday, two shows on Saturday and for the final show on Sunday.

If you are interested please get in contact with Ceri James -  cerij@me.com 

Hopefully see you here at our secret…


Added by David Evans on April 27, 2013 at 0:13 — No Comments

Wales Lab - Has It Come To This. Blog 2

Added by Brent Morgan on April 26, 2013 at 7:42 — No Comments

Summercamp on Anglesey - Apply now

Last year we ran the first WalesLab summercamp in Elan Valley, this short video will give you an insight into what it was like:


This year we've gone for a completely different location and wil be heading to the beautiful isle of Anglesey, for a residential camp which will take place from 10th - 22nd June.

We're planning to take up to 20 theatre makers…


Added by Matt Ball on April 26, 2013 at 5:21 — No Comments

Twice-a-decade in Chester...

This June/ July take your twice-a-decade chance to see Chester's theatrical extravaganza - aka the greatest hits of the Bible retold for our times by a cast of hundreds!

Added by Laura H Drane on April 26, 2013 at 1:30 — No Comments

Tir Sir Gar- spare ticket?


Has anyone got a spare ticket for tonight's Tir Sir Gar by Theatre Genedlaethol? It's in Carmarthen...I can give you a lift there and back to Cardiff? Or anywhere along the M4...



Added by Buddug James Jones on April 26, 2013 at 0:06 — No Comments

Moving Poems

Some of my videos, featured on the "Moving Poems" website.


Added by Othniel Smith on April 25, 2013 at 23:20 — No Comments

NEW Critical Chinwag- REVERIE by Yellow Brick

Hi all!

It is time for a brand spanking new Critical Chinwag evening!

The next show we're going to see is 'Reverie' by Yellow Brick on Saturday 1st of June.

Reverie is a new sort of performance- mixture of online storytelling, street gaming and performance and it will take place around different areas of Cardiff Bay. I have no idea…


Added by Buddug James Jones on April 25, 2013 at 23:18 — No Comments

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