June 2009 Blog Posts (61)

Hijinx's Odyssey Theatre has been shortlisted as the only welsh company in the BEST ARTS PROJECT for a National Lottery Award!! We need your votes!


(Hijinx's mixed ability community group)

has reached the semi-finals of THE NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDS

An annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects to celebrate and recognise the difference that they can make to people and communities across the UK!



and we could win £2000 - every vote counts!

Please… Continue

Added by Hijinx Theatre on June 30, 2009 at 21:58 — 2 Comments

Vintage Burlesque Dancing and Cabaret Extraordinaire!

"The Penarth Summer Festival" in conjunction with "Curves for a Cure" Breast Cancer Awareness, are proud to present:


A Night of Vintage Burlesque Dancing & Cabaret Extraordinaire!

Madames et Mousieurs:

Some are born great. Others have greatness thrust upon them. But for a are and noble few, greatness is achieved through growing the finest facial hair the world has ever seen.… Continue

Added by Simon H West on June 30, 2009 at 1:02 — 1 Comment

24h workshop with PeerGrouP in August!

We are offering a Wales based Theatre-maker the opportunity to participate in a 24h workshop this summer with PeerGrouP, an inspired Theatre company based in Holland.

The 24h workshop will take place from 21st to 22nd August in Drenthe, Holland and will particularly focus on listening and responding instinctively to a particular site, its people and activities.

You will, along with other Theatre-makers from all over… Continue

Added by Mathilde Lopez on June 29, 2009 at 7:12 — No Comments

Slung low visit to Alcoa factory

I went to visit the ex-Alcoa aluminium factory with Alan Lane and Ben Eaton from Slung low theatre company.

We wandered through this gargantuan spaces, listening to the fascinating stories of Martin Stephens, who was part of the Alcoa closing team and had, before us and for several months, ambled through the abandoned factory, meeting his sparse security guard colleagues for impressive lunch and tea parties he would cook… Continue

Added by Mathilde Lopez on June 29, 2009 at 5:52 — 4 Comments

Jun 27th, 2009.

@ My diary

Added by Jorge Lizalde on June 28, 2009 at 23:13 — No Comments

NTW members: live in Trafalgar Square???

Anyone out there into a bit of high profile exhibitionism - sorry, live public art / performance? Got a cause to promote? Or a show?

Heard of the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square?

I'm currently helping Artichoke (the producing company behind the Sultan's Elephant and Liverpool's Spider) to raise the profile in Wales of Anthony Gormley's One & Other project which they are also producing.

If you've not picked up on it yet here's what it's all… Continue

Added by Peter Cox MBE on June 28, 2009 at 21:40 — 1 Comment

can I add photos?

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Added by Marcus Romer on June 27, 2009 at 1:58 — 3 Comments

Looking for something different to do tonight? Go and see "The Body Shop"...


I went to see this show on Thursday and it was very funny and disconcerting! It's a rare opportunity to see a "site specific" performance in Cardiff, so definitely worth a look!

Details are here: http://www.theatre-wales.co.uk/news/newsdetail.asp?newsID=3159

If you can't get through on the phone, just turn up at 7.25pm and you should get in on the door!

Have a good weekend,


Added by Neil Bebber on June 26, 2009 at 21:09 — No Comments

FREE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE- Barry, Kings Square 4th July


as part of Theatr Iolo's emergent artist programme, Kylie Ann Smith has devised and choreographed a new outdoor physical dance theatre performance inspired by the themes of REALITY versus VIRTUAL REALITY, youth culture, computer gamming, alter-egos and technology, working with a team of professional dancers and pupils from Barry Comprehensive...

A gang of computer game addicts unexpectantly get sucked into a… Continue

Added by Kylie Ann Smith on June 25, 2009 at 23:00 — No Comments

A new play by Neil Bebber - MICHAEL GROVES (tomorrow and Saturday night at Chapter Arts Centre)


For those of you I haven't already harassed to distraction, my second full length play, MICHAEL GROVES (featuring Phillip Mackenzie) opens tomorrow night (Friday 25th June) for a two night run (if two nights can be considered a run!). More details and tickets are available here:


It's going to rain so come, take shelter and be entertained/moved/disturbed. I'd really value any feedback, too!

Hope to see you… Continue

Added by Neil Bebber on June 25, 2009 at 5:21 — 2 Comments

7 Wonders in 7 Days - Crowdsourcing a round-the-world charity fundraising trip

This is a rather belated post about a social media powered round-the-world charity fundraising trip I’m planning called 7 Wonders in 7 Days.

I’m blogging about it here because John McGrath urged me too! Sorry it’s taken so long, John.

I know John from his days as chairman of the board of Performing Arts Network and Development Agency (PANDA) of which I’m… Continue

Added by Chi-chi Ekweozor on June 24, 2009 at 5:30 — No Comments

Linda Brown Lee

Really enjoying the photographic work of Linda Brownlee

Image shown – From the 'Reborner' series. Via Build

Added by Guto Evans on June 24, 2009 at 1:13 — No Comments

Welcome To Our 500th Member, Glender Charles!

We would like to say "Hello and Welcome" to our 500th member, Glender Charles, who joined our community today, on Wednesday 24th June, at 10.20am!

Glender, the winner of this auspicious title, will receive a glamourous, glittering prize - a bottle of our finest bubbly!

So our community has reached 500 and continues to grow. Who will be our 1000th member? And what do you think their prize should be?

Added by Catherine Paskell on June 24, 2009 at 0:24 — 1 Comment

Looking for assessors for the Total Theatre Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe 6th-19th August

The Total Theatre Awards celebrate the best in physical/visual and innovative theatre at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The process consists of a series of conversations between critics, academics, presenters and artists that are unique in the world. I would love some representation from Wales. The first 12 days of assessment generally involve those earlier in their careers and the judges are esteemed professionals with long experience. We don't pay anybody to take part but can promise insight,… Continue

Added by Pippa Bailey on June 23, 2009 at 11:30 — 2 Comments

National Theatre Wales Newspaper 2009

Out now...

News about us...read all about it...


Added by Lesa Dryburgh on June 23, 2009 at 2:35 — 2 Comments

National Theatre Wales in Cardiff Life

Just a quick post that there's a page in the current Cardiff Life 'Issue 30 Summer 2009' about the NTW launch party, with some photos from the event.

Added by Mei Lewis on June 22, 2009 at 23:38 — No Comments

Road Trip Map - 660 miles

Added by Marc Rees on June 22, 2009 at 23:27 — 3 Comments

Caravans and Welsh Holidays

I came upon this holiday snap in my uncle's facebook account. Since moving back to Wales, the Paskells have all befriended me on Facebook and welcomed me back to the bosom of my hometown... well, they live in Penarth, but I guess that's close enough to Cardiff...

It made me think of Marc Rees' recent road trip around the Welsh coast and his blog on here. How tied we all are as Welsh families to the sea and to the caravan spots that… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on June 22, 2009 at 5:30 — 5 Comments

Please vote for Odyssey Theatre

Hullo everyone

We have fantastic news at Hijinx Theatre - our Odyssey Theatre project is one of the 10 finalists for the National Lottery Best Arts Project award which now goes to public vote as of today. This means we need as many votes as possible to be one of the 3 finalists!

Voting is from 22nd June - 10th July so please, please vote for us via the link below or telephone your vote in. Please also tell all your friends to vote for us too - they can check us out on our… Continue

Added by gaynor lougher on June 21, 2009 at 23:32 — No Comments

Landscapes and Roadtrips

Just back from a couple of days that the Living Landscapes conference organised by Mike Pearson and Heike Roms at Aberystwyth University - theatre artists, professors of performance, geographers and choreographers. Hundreds of them. Landscape is HOT! I went to panels about Walking, Building Sites and Art in Forests! It was challenging and inspiring to hear such a range of thinking and discussion as we develop our 'Theatre Map of Wales'. Some of the students at Aberystwyth were doing… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on June 21, 2009 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

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