May 2015 Blog Posts (114)

Inspiration Laboratory in Denmark

Last week I was lucky enough to attend the INSP Lab 2 in Denmark, through an opportunity advertised on the NTW community. I've written a blog about my time there, where I worked with 14 other international artists to explore the nature of inspiration. We had a busy 4 days of making, destroying, testing, and inspiring each other. You can read about it here...

Scenography Blog

Added by Alison Neighbour on May 29, 2015 at 20:30 — No Comments

Mother Courage Blues!

Well a week ago tonight was our final performance of Mother Courage and her Children.  I wish we could rewind.  It was an incredible experience.  

But what is even more wonderful is talking to people who came to watch the show.  A drama teacher and fellow dance pupil said to me tonight, how fantastic the show was.  She commented on so much that I wouldn't have thought she would have noticed.  She now wants to be part of NTW, and says that Mother Courage should Tour!!!!

I think…


Added by Andrea Louise Hughes on May 29, 2015 at 17:57 — 1 Comment


Ailsa Richardson - 1800hrs

Ailsa is a performer, maker and facilitator/teacher and has been engaged with making multidisciplinary and site responsive performances and events since 1997. She has performed and directed her own…


Added by 1800hrs on May 29, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

NTW TEAM - Cardiff Sound Collective

Hello everyone!

You may have heard about our Sound Collective that was spear headed by TEAM and Ben Tinniswood. Well our first six week run of learning and composing has finished and we recorded our first piece based around waves at the Penarth Pier Pavilion. We'd like to share it with you and if you like it and would like to join us then then join TEAM and join the TEAM Choir group. I would recommend wearing headphones to get the full stereo experience! Let us know what you…


Added by Christopher Young on May 29, 2015 at 11:12 — No Comments

Today is filming day...

Today NTW production team and Like An Egg Film company are in Ffwrnes Theatre in Llanelli - doing some filming for Iliad...

Here is Keiran setting up on the turntable...

Exciting stuff! #ntwbackstage

Added by Fiona Curtis on May 29, 2015 at 10:49 — No Comments

Meet 1800hrs - HEE RAN LEE

HER RAN LEE - 1800hrs

Hee Ran Lee is a performance artist whose body centered work explores private and public gestures of the Asian female body in the patriarchal power structure and investigates cultural…


Added by 1800hrs on May 28, 2015 at 16:33 — No Comments

147 Questions About Love in Swansea

147 Questions about Love is an intimate, funny, thought-provoking dialogue between a man, a woman and an audience. After performing it at Dance Base at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, Volcano Theatre are bringing it back on home turf for four performances on Tuesday nights throughout June.

I wanted to share the short promo I created for 147 Questions About Love (in Edinburgh). 

Upcoming performances are in The Iceland Building, 27-29 High Street, Swansea…


Added by Erin Rickard on May 28, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments



Heloise is an audio-visual artist whose work looks at the overlooked and says the unsaid. She is currently investigating the possibility of talking with inanimate things. Through exploring the…


Added by 1800hrs on May 27, 2015 at 16:40 — No Comments

The Spirit of London - cover

Cover for "The Spirit of London", the second in my "Spirits" series of ghost novels for the 8-12s.  Now listed on Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwell's!  Details at


I would love to turn it into a play, too! :-)




Added by Rob Keeley on May 27, 2015 at 10:01 — No Comments


Verena van den Berg - 1800hrs

Dutch performance and visual artist. Coming from a contemporary dance…


Added by 1800hrs on May 26, 2015 at 14:30 — No Comments


TIR / CELTIC CONCERTO Review    Ballet Cymru         Sherman Theatre  14 May 2015


Ballet originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th century. Noblemen and women were treated to lavish events, where dancing and music created an elaborate spectacle. In the 16th century, Catherine de Medici, an Italian noblewoman, wife of King Henry II of France and a great patron of the arts, began to fund ballet in the French court. Her…


Added by CHRIS HOWELL on May 26, 2015 at 13:00 — No Comments


Ben Tinniswood - 1800hrs

Ben trained as an Actor in Edinburgh. Since then he's toured Britain & Europe as an Actor & Musician. These days he is also a Theatre & Film Maker, Composer & Comedian. His time at Summercamp '14 added another interest to his…


Added by 1800hrs on May 25, 2015 at 14:08 — No Comments

Devolution and money

I went to Manchester last Saturday to an open panel discussion on ‘National Theatre: Nationhood and Devolution’ organised by The Guardian, thinking that it would be about Wales and Scotland. To my surprise it was about the devolution of power to ‘the northern power house’ and the zillions that the Government are going to invest in the Arts in the North of England. It took place in a brand new cultural centre containing two theatres…


Added by alun howell on May 25, 2015 at 13:37 — No Comments

Moving Rocks - inspiration

Just wanted to acknowledge one of my main inspirations for Moving Rocks, the 2000 work by Slovenian choreographer Iztok Kovac, Dom Svobode.  Here is a link to a clip of the film:

Dom Svobode

I've been pondering over the feedback I got from the lovely audience yesterday, and the question of sound keeps coming back to me.  How different the sounds would have been in an operational quarry.  The sounds I heard…


Added by Kate Lawrence on May 23, 2015 at 17:56 — 3 Comments

Moving Rocks Day 5

Photo: Ray Wood

Artistic interpretation of quarry workers lunch break. .. 

Photo: Ray Wood

The real lunch break.  Wet, wet, wet...  Despina and Cat hanging out having lunch before…


Added by Kate Lawrence on May 23, 2015 at 9:35 — 2 Comments

One Note Missing... (6) And the winner is....

Me, Paul and our Dad are all guitar players. Neither Paul nor my Father could bring themselves to learn how to tune a guitar properly so it was always left up to me to do it. There's still 3 or 4 of Paul's left handed guitars dotted between my Dads and Mothers homes. One was restrung for right-handers when we used it for a Bone Cancer…


Added by Stephen Donnelly on May 22, 2015 at 15:34 — No Comments

help save/redevelop llandudno grand theatre

please read the article

i've been privileged to have been involved from the fringes in this project. i'm really pleased that the new owners of the grand theatre [formerly broadway…


Added by Gavin Mart on May 22, 2015 at 11:33 — No Comments

CASTING: The Insatiable Inflatable Candylion



National Theatre Wales

A theatre-gig from the creative minds behind the award-winning…


Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on May 22, 2015 at 11:24 — No Comments

Mother Courage and Her Children - It's The Final Night!

Added by Leah on May 22, 2015 at 10:00 — No Comments

Light is like: Why R&D

Next week, six months after an initial R&D supported by WalesLab, we return to the rehearsal room to begin a second phase of R&D on Light is like, this time at Pontardawe Arts Centre.

Its amazing how quickly it time has gone - the end of May seemed an age away when we first discussed it, but now its already upon us. The books have been read and the…


Added by Matt Ball on May 22, 2015 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

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