Am spending a day at the 'Do the Arts Speak' Digital seminar at Sadlers Wells in London. I was asked to speak on a panel about how National Theatre Wales is using social networking to develop its community. Some of the usual stuff comes up: 'What about people who just want to watch a show' 'how do we guarantee quality'... Not sure they are very interesting questions, and we quickly move on to discuss what is interesting - and how new things emerge when people collaborate and interact. Someone… Continue
My first short film "is elvis there?" is showing at Latitude Festival this Sunday as part of Ditto.tv 's presentation. If you're going to be there (and it doesn't clash with Tom Yorke's set) please come and see it!
If you can't make the festival, you can see it in low-res here:
Over the last few months, I've found it really interesting to unintentionally discover different ethics in other branches of religion. And it's made me review what I think about God. I wrote an essay about who I thought was the greatest Briton; I wrote about Darwin, after much deliberation, and his theory about creation, something I fully believe in. It was mesmerising to see his faith being tested through each new discovery and happening in his life. His take on life itself was very… Continue
Just a reminder that tomorrow lunchtime is the deadline for PeerGrouP workshop offer.
The 24h workshop will take place from 21st to 22nd August in Drenthe, Holland and you will, along with other Theatre-makers from all over the world share and experience PeerGrouP's intensive and immersive approach to Theatre and Performance making.
As if we didn't have enough fantastic opportunities to offer, we are thrilled to be one of the PEACH placements in this year's Cultural Leadership Programme. We are offering a year with us as Associate Producer, to work alongside me and the team in delivering our launch year programme. Info attached here. Placement Associate Producer NTW.pdf
Added by Lucy Davies on July 13, 2009 at 21:38 —
A FESTIVAL GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU BLYSH...
A human balloon, a super sexy torch singer, a group of middle-aged moaning punk rockers and WOW on the Waterfront’s spectacular aerial show are among the weird and wonderful performers taking over the Wales Millennium Centre this summer.
The first-ever Blysh Festival of carnival and vaudeville arts kicks off in colourful fashion at the Wales Millennium Centre from Friday, July 17 to Sunday,… Continue
I am a theatre/performance creator from Canada who is doing a residency at Chapter Arts Centre where I will presenting a performance in Spring of 2010. The piece is entitled "Hamletown" and is experimental mash up of theatre, performance art, rock concert, dance, film and installation.
I am looking for performers for the project that will rehearse in April and May of 2010 with a couple days of workshop in November of 2009. I am extremely open to… Continue
Added by Chad Dembski on July 13, 2009 at 10:31 —
After the success of the RNT's transmisison of 'Live' theatre in Cineworld and other cinemas, now comes another first, this time for Sky digital television: Theatre Live. And for anyone involved in theatre in any way, shape or form, this has to be required viewing.
For those without Sky and Sky Arts 1 in particular the premise is this. Six novelists, with no prior playwriting experience, are asked to write a 30 minute play for televison to be broadcast 'live' on Sky Arts 1, at 9.00pm… Continue
The Mabinogion presented by a cast of 300 teenagers (working with more than 20 artists) with brass and samba bands, interactive digital projections, puppetry, carnival, dance, storytelling, circus, magic and big spectacle.
See www.theatrharlech for info. Starts at 8.30pm in Castle carpark. Running time about 90 minutes.
(Interesting to see how many crossover points there are in this style of theatre with our NTW debates… Continue
Hi I am Guy one of the Arts Development Officers in Bridgend. The council own a building in Porthcawl harbour called the Jennings Building. Its a very large disused warehouse, I use it for painting Bridgend youth theatre scenery. The site is part of the planned regeneration of Porthcawl ,given the current economic climate nothing is likely to happen in the near future.
If any designers or creatives wanting space think it may be suitable for them then please contact me to see if I can… Continue
I have been really interested in the development of the NTW values as evidenced through this site, and have been having a few thoughts. I have worked in the arts in South Wales and NE England and obviously have a keen interest in their development. (there is a wonderful photographic exhibition at the National Museum Cardiff called No Such Thing As Society at the moment )
Wednesday 15 July 2009
The Riverfront, Newport, 7.00 pm
Academi have once again joined forces with BBC Radio 4 to organise the Welsh Heat of their UK Performance Poetry Slam. Heats will be held across the UK in nine BBC regions and will see established slammers battle it out to be crowned heat winner on their home turf. The two winners from each heat will then go on to compete in the semi-finals which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
Back in May the Cardiff Shakespeare Readers spent a glorious evening studying the Sonnets, perhaps the most concentrated form of play-writing in verse since Chaucer. Each sonnet becomes a stepping stone along a young man's path through life; something mirrored by Hogarth in his cartoons of the Rake's Progress a century plus later.
Studying several, but not all, of the sonnets we brought out the truth of them, the hidden meanings which, if they'd been studied that way when I was at… Continue