September 2014 Blog Posts (97)

Writing my DGW response play

I got an email last week from the Dirty Protest gang asking me if I'd like to write a short play for their Dirty, Gifted and Welsh event this year. And this is how I felt-


"I remember going last year and really enjoyed it. There were loads of people I knew there".

"Oh god, there were load of people I knew there".

"Shit, there were loads of writers, good writers, that I knew there".

"What if my play's crap?"

"Am I political…


Added by Bethan Marlow on September 30, 2014 at 5:00 — 2 Comments

Youth Arts Network Sharing Day in Llandudno October 18th

Llofnodwch am gyfle i rwydweithio a rhannu sgiliau Celfyddydau Ieuenctid! Dosbarthwch neu anfonwch y wybodaeth hon ymlaen at eich rhwydweithiau a’ch cysylltiadau eich hun, ac ymddiheuriadau os ydych yn derbyn yr un peth sawl gwaith o sawl cyfeiriad.


Sign-up for a Youth Arts networking and skill-sharing opportunity!  Please circulate or forward to your own networks and contacts, with apologies for…


Added by Sarah Jones on September 30, 2014 at 2:52 — No Comments

Omidaze Productions are recruiting

Omidaze Productions are seeking to engage:

A Freelance Production Manager/Lighting Designer


A Part-time Freelance Project Manager

to work on two current projects funded by the Arts Council of Wales.

We will consider applicants applying for both positions.

All applications which meet the criteria set out below will be considered equally.

About the Company:

Omidaze Productions (Oh My Days!) A…


Added by Yvonne Murphy on September 29, 2014 at 23:00 — No Comments

Great article on @BJM_Writer one of the 3rd Age Critics I support. She is an inspiration! Article forms part of Age Cymru’s first ever Age Positive Week

I always regretted not going to university... so I graduated at 73,' the story of Barbara Michaels


Added by Guy O'Donnell on September 29, 2014 at 21:55 — No Comments

Theatr Ffynnon's latest production "Dandelion"

Added by Catherine Capelin on September 29, 2014 at 2:56 — No Comments

Artist? Producer? Venue? Company? Book now, final spaces available [Sat 11 Oct]

Artist? Producer? Venue? Company? Come to  on Sat 11 Oct at Chapter 


Added by Laura H Drane on September 29, 2014 at 1:42 — No Comments

Hiraeth - Fiddler / Violinist Needed for Tour - Paid


I am currently looking for a Fiddler / Violinst who has experience of playing folk and twmpath/ceilidh music for…


Added by Sarah Jane Leigh on September 29, 2014 at 0:09 — No Comments

Dirty, Gifted and Welsh - very short video-essay

Delighted to be one of the playwrights for "Dirty, Gifted and Welsh" 2014.

Asked to contribute a blog post about the writing process.

Made this mercifully brief video-essay.

With music by pygmies.

Added by Othniel Smith on September 27, 2014 at 22:18 — 1 Comment

The Dutch are back in town! Mon 29th Sept, NTW

Hi all!

For the last 2 weeks Sjoerd and Joran from PeerGroup have been living in Rhayader getting to know the locals. 

If you aren't familiar with the dutch company's work, they are a group of artists of all sorts of disciplines who work site-specifically and immerse themselves within…


Added by Buddug James Jones on September 26, 2014 at 8:44 — No Comments


Hi Everyone,

So, it's my last day at NTW today, and I just wanted to say a 'goodbye and thankyou' to you all!

The last two and a half years have been an absolute pleasure, and I've had a ball- getting to know you all, and the glorious people of Wales... From Mountains to Forests, High streets to Arts centres, Warehouses to Waterfalls.. It's been one glorious adventure, I've loved every minute- thank you!

Here are some of my favourite photos from the last couple of…


Added by Katherine Jewkes on September 26, 2014 at 4:10 — 2 Comments

NTW - is like a tea-party!


Added by Leah on September 25, 2014 at 23:42 — No Comments

Sign up for Dirty Gifted & Welsh Scratch Space HERE

Calling all writers! Bring us your Dirty, your Gifted and your Welsh voices!

You can now sign up to Dirty Gifted & Welsh's Scratch Space, where your work can be performed. 

Anyone can sign up to perform or have their work performed. The only thing is that your work must be somehow related to the written word for performance... seeing as DGW is a celebration of new Welsh writing.

We have a Scratch Space in Dirty Gifted & Welsh which will be…


Added by Catherine Paskell on September 25, 2014 at 11:30 — 26 Comments

Ruffstylz changes his name to Flameholder

I won't make an epic out of this but the time has come for change and I'm putting the name Ruffstylz to bed. I'm proud of what I've put out, it's done what it needed to do but I want something that's more me. What I plan to do is release everything that's left in a 'The Death Of Ruffstylz' series. We'll put them out as and when we can, including my best track so far - Horserider, featuring one of my favourite emcees of all time, Gift Of Gab from Blackalicious. I don't know how long it'll…


Added by Dan Lloyd (Flameholder) on September 25, 2014 at 8:31 — No Comments

paid work with good cop bad cop

paid work with good cop bad cop


Cardiff-based company, good cop bad cop, are currently seeking a number of highly experienced tv and film supporting artistes for a unique project co-commissioned by Cardiff Contemporary visual arts festival and Experimentica14. We are looking for men and women of all ages and backgrounds (minimum age 18). Interested parties must be available 4th - 8th November. Further details on application. £70…


Added by Richard Huw Morgan on September 25, 2014 at 4:47 — No Comments

The Cake Blogs continued...

Added by Leah on September 25, 2014 at 0:00 — No Comments

Team workout & skillswap


Added by Tula Miah on September 24, 2014 at 23:58 — No Comments

Tales From The Bunker: Zine Launch Event, 12th Sept, Mission Gallery, Swansea.


Swansea’s High Street, once the backbone of the city centre, is viewed as no-go area for some. With the city centre’s commercial district relocated after the Blitz and the springing up of out-of-town shops from the 80’s onwards the area has slowly suffered, and amid accusations of neglect and mismanagement the area has built a reputation as the disappointing entrance to Wales’…


Added by Stephen Donnelly on September 24, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Actor wanted for Short film (paid)


We are shooting 'Slim Chance' a darkly comedic 15minute short film next month. We already have Melanie Walters and Christian Patterson attached.

We want a youngish (under 40), fit, good looking male actor to play a cocky gym (class) instructor.

This is a one day shoot in Swansea on the 17th October. 

Please message for more details

Many thanks


Added by Christopher Lang on September 24, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments



We're looking for comedians, musicians, stand ups, play makers, sketch artists and others to participate in our big Comedy-Port-Art-Party in the city centre of Newport.

We're making a Pop-Up Venue out of Recycled materials in an empty shop in Newport City Centre to celebrate the return of Newport's very own comedy festival ComedyPort.

TRASH will happen run from the 7th - 11th of October and it'll be a fun, relaxed, scratch/fringe, type…


Added by Justin Teddy Cliffe on September 24, 2014 at 4:50 — No Comments

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