May 2016 Blog Posts (62)

Before I Leave – A view from the wings

There is a moment, where those of us waiting backstage in the community chorus, see three actors shoot off stage right, shedding jackets, scarves, jumpers and racing round to appear on stage again moments later.  The wardrobe staff grab what they can,  hand out the next layer of clothing and gather up the heaps from the floor. The stage manager listens to her earpiece for the next cue, hand on door, effortlessly ushering someone through. The music rises, the light changes; we can’t…


Added by Nonn Vaughan on May 30, 2016 at 20:57 — No Comments

Audition notice for 'Lovely' by Chris Harris

Ignite Theatre are currently looking for a cast for their next production that is currently in development with local Welsh playwright, Chris Harris, who's previous works include TAITH (Sherman Cymru); Winona (UK Tour); Mutt and Walk on Mars (Aberystwyth Arts Centre).



Cat is a young and vibrant primary school teacher, but a false accusation of assault on a child leads her to fear for her self…


Added by Mark Lloyd on May 29, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Beyond stereotypes: Understanding the ‘Roma’

The Romani Cultural & Arts Company are pleased to welcome delegates on Wednesday 20th July 2016 at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff to a stimulating training session focused on practical steps to working with Roma communities.

Training delivered by Roma, about…


Added by Isaac Blake on May 27, 2016 at 7:49 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

Success is a funny word

And like I've said before, success is individual and comes in many forms.

We are all successes in our own way and through hard hard and belief only more success can follow.

This week Winston Churchill leads the Feel Good with his quote

'Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm'

We are going to come up against hardships and obstacles on our journey but these hardships and… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on May 27, 2016 at 0:11 — 1 Comment

Before I Leave - tomorrow night is our first Preview Night ...!

It seems to have come around so quickly but now, after many weeks of rehearsal we, the singers in the Chorus of Patrick Jones's new play, are about to make our stage debut in front of an audience at the Sherman.

It's exciting, even though the actual stage part of our performance is relatively minimal, because the songs are great, and being part of a team of singers, building towards a show, has a momentum that has to be experienced to be appreciated. We really are all in this…


Added by Erin Martin on May 26, 2016 at 11:00 — 1 Comment

Job Opportunity - Finance Administrator - Jukebox Collective


Location: Cardiff Central

Hours: Part time (8-16 hour week)…


Added by Hywel Jenkins on May 26, 2016 at 5:30 — No Comments

The Blavatsky black sheep

If I were to stand before you and flex my arm, you'd see what can only be described as a "bee sting" of a bicep... but believe me, that's a "Popeye arm" by my standards(!)

My new found upper body strength is the result of quite a few gets ins/outs, as part of our Blavatsky tour!

Minus some tricky bookcase manoeuvring up some bendy staircases, and some close calls with a drill or two, it has been a lot of fun!

Hello, I'm Nadia... and if you meet me and don't recognise me, that's… Continue

Added by Nadia Hamilton-Jones on May 26, 2016 at 4:00 — No Comments

Maddy Costa to run a Theatre Club for Opera for the Unknown Woman, as part of FOV

Maddy Costa will be running a Theatre Club, after the 4.30pm Matinee of Opera for the Unknown Woman, on Saturday 11th June, at Wales Millennium Centre. 

More about Theatre Club: 

Inspired by the classic book club format, Theatre Clubs are a new way to experience unusual…


Added by Kelly Barr on May 26, 2016 at 3:26 — No Comments


The Romani Cultural & Arts Company is excited by the recent £49,800 grant provided by The Heritage Lottery Fund.

The money will pay for our experienced Community Champions from the Gypsy and Traveller communities to carry out extensive fieldwork across South East, South West & Mid Wales. The work will see the gathering of stimulating oral histories,…


Added by Isaac Blake on May 25, 2016 at 5:48 — No Comments

Come Join us for some beautiful coffee at the New Kin+Ilk and listen to Meltem Arikan's talk about reality.

CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types - A free event including a 20 minute talk, plus coffee! 

This month we have writer & playwright Meltem Arikan. 

Arikan has written 8 novels, 1 book of research and 3 plays. She’s received several awards and was short-listed for…


Added by Melin Edomwonyi on May 25, 2016 at 1:25 — No Comments

Roald Dahl School Workshop Opportunities!

Here are the details of the workshops for secondary schools, again, please do get in touch if you would be interested in getting involved:

Summer Term participation opportunity for KS3

Free digital art / science workshop with literacy links delivered by professional artists 

City of the Unexpected
 17 & 18 September 2016

Imagine a city transformed and seen through the eyes of Roald Dahl. 

Inspired by…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on May 24, 2016 at 4:18 — No Comments

Roald Dahl School Workshop Opportunities!

We are delighted to be able to offer workshops to primary and secondary schools throughout Wales, which will feed into our fantastic Roald Dahl event in September.  Please see details below and if you are a teacher or youth group leader and you would be interested in booking a workshop, please do get in touch.

Summer Term participation opportunity for years 5 and 6.

FREE art workshop with literacy links, delivered by…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on May 24, 2016 at 4:11 — No Comments

(Applications closed) Job opportunity - TEAM Assistant / Cynorthwy-ydd TEAM

National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint an experienced, highly motivated and energetic individual for the following vacancy.


TEAM Assistant (part time, fixed term)

You will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the work of TEAM –a Wales-wide, internationally recognised community network, which engages with all levels of NTW's activities, rooted in a model of local community leadership.  TEAM members input into all levels of NTW’s work, advocate for…


Added by Hannah John on May 24, 2016 at 3:01 — No Comments

OFFICE ASSISTANT REQUIRED - Cardiff Talent Agency (Part Time)

Part Time Office Assistant – Cardiff Talent Agency

Emptage Hallett Talent Agency are looking for a pro-active and natural multi-tasker, interested in working in the media and arts industry, to take on the role of Office Assistant.

This is a part time position, which may suit a graduate, someone returning to work or a person who already works…


Added by Gemma McAvoy on May 24, 2016 at 2:08 — 1 Comment

CASTING CALL! Golf Course War Machine by Chris Harris @ Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival

We are looking for an actress to be involved with the first production by No Boundaries Theatre.

GOLF COURSE WAR MACHINE, a short play by Chris Harris, will take place as part of the first Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival's Scratch Night at CF24 Project in Roath.

GOLF COURSE WAR MACHINE is the personal protest of a drunken, concert-going Valleys girl called Pip. She's on a pretty bad hangover, and she's set up camp outside the Celtic Manor on the eve of the NATO…


Added by Luke Hereford on May 23, 2016 at 21:27 — No Comments

Leading live literature and spoken word producer seeks associate producer

Adverse Camber productions is one of the UK’s leading live literature and spoken word producers.  We are seeking expressions of interest in an Associate Producer role from an experienced arts producer with a track record in Wales, able to work across touring and outreach / participatory contexts.

The role is focused on developing networks in Wales, initially focused around the performances of the …


Added by Naomi Wilds on May 23, 2016 at 6:17 — No Comments

Are you a performer and a Mum? | Ydych chi'n berfformwraig ac yn Fam?

Are you a female performer? Are you also a mum, foster mum, step mum, carer, adoptive mum? If so Pluen would love to talk to you! 

Cwmni Pluen is developing a new show and as part of the research process we’d love to talk to female performers who are MUMs / MAMs about your experiences of being a mum. We’ll ask you some questions about being a mum and what it feels like, what you like about it and what are the challenges. We want to…


Added by Cwmni Pluen Company on May 23, 2016 at 1:35 — No Comments

Artist Call-Out: Platfform (Theatr Iolo) Year 2

Opportunity Klaxon! We are delighted to announce the second call-out for Platfform, our artist development programme supported by Arts Council Wales and Esmee Fairbairn. This time, we’re looking for a writer and a theatre-maker to explore new ideas for creating theatre with and for young people with our brilliant year two venue partners The Riverfront in Newport and The Welfare in Ystradgynlais.  Everything you need to know is here …


Added by Theatr Iolo on May 23, 2016 at 1:00 — No Comments

Iris Prize - D-Ice and Pansy

Casting Breakdown

Iris Prize Festival are producing their 8th short film. The winner of the Iris Prize receives £30,000 to make a short film in South Wales.

Previous Iris produced shorts include Burger by Magnus Morks and Followers by Tim Marshall, they have had great success around the world and have featured at The Sundance Film Festival 2014 & 2015.

Arkasha Stevenson is a Los Angeles based writer and…


Added by Mathew David on May 23, 2016 at 0:00 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

Sometimes I think 'Wouldn't a time machine solve all our problems'

Just go back and fix whatever went wrong. Problem solved.

Make a different decision, don't take certain things for granted etc

Unfortunately that's not the case.

That being said this weeks Feel Good is from Robert Brault

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." Robert Brault

Sometimes we take… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on May 19, 2016 at 22:00 — No Comments

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