October 2015 Blog Posts (76)

The Signal-Man-Graig Du Theatre Players

I mentioned in an earlier blog that people I spoke with enjoyed a good ghost story and that there were possible stories that could be adapted. Charles Dickens was the one name that frequently came up and it was not just his famous ghost story "The Signal-Man " published in the 1866 Christmas edition of his magazine All The Year Round ; it is allegedly based…


Added by Glyndwr Edwards on October 31, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

Looking for multi-lingual creative to join our R and D

Hi everyone,

We are looking for a creative to come and join us for a week of research and development.
I’m Bethan Marlow and I’m a Welsh writer that’s about to embark on a very exciting r and d week (funded by ACW) at WMC with theatre director Mared Swain and artist and dancer Marega Palser.
Here’a a little information about the project-
Dates- Nov 23-27th, 
Location- Weston studio, WMC.



Added by Bethan Marlow on October 31, 2015 at 4:05 — No Comments

Take part in our film watching survey and you could help influence how we fund film in Wales!

This short survey is conducted by Ffilm Cymru Wales, a public funder dedicated to supporting the film sector in Wales and improving access to film and its benefits for the public of Wales.


We want everyone in Wales to have access to a wide range of films, no matter where they live, their age or their background. We’re currently thinking about how best to achieve this, which is why we need your help. We want to know about how you watch films, where you watch them, and…


Added by Nicola on October 30, 2015 at 0:30 — No Comments

Opportunity: Shared Space Ahead Commission, Haverfordwest

Shared Space Ahead

Confluence is inviting applications from artists with either a performative or combined arts practice to undertake a commission to create and produce a socially engaged and site-specific artwork in Haverfordwest. The commission, which is part of a three-year programme to test new models of…


Added by Rhowan Alleyne on October 29, 2015 at 23:26 — No Comments

Season Scandinavia Part 2 (Featuring Brad Pitt)

Me again!

Throughout this week I've been lucky enough to assist Kay Michael of Empty Deck during their R&D of Cosmic Fear or the Day Brad Pitt got Paranoia.

It's been a wonderful week working on a really cracking script. To celebrate we will be sharing a scratch performance tomorrow at The Other Room and it would be ace to see some of you there. NTW TEAM members look on the group page to get a special ticket offer and then book your tickets…


Added by Chelsey Gillard on October 29, 2015 at 10:19 — No Comments

False Identity - Graig Du Theatre Players

With the controversy still raging over the TalkTalk cyber-attack still in the news, I remembered a short piece "False Identity" that Clare Stelling wrote for the group a while ago. It is highly relevant with the brouhaha about a person's identity and how can you prove this. I have included the extract below. It is probably based on an actual incident. This still goes on today.

Mrs. Mortimer,late fifties, writes at a table in the centre…


Added by Glyndwr Edwards on October 29, 2015 at 9:30 — No Comments

1st Blog Post : Introducing Andy Cragg

Hello all,

Thought I'd introduce myself on this NTW blog system - see what happens!

I'm a Visual Artist : www.andycragg.com

...an artist working with colour, texture and abstract landscape : paintings are influenced by the lines and slices of landscape in its abstract, conjuring recollections and moods of places past, present and invented.

I'm a composer of electronic…


Added by Andrew Keith James CRAGG on October 28, 2015 at 8:39 — No Comments

The Wylfa Ghost - Graig Du Theatre Players


The proposed venue for the rehearsed reading of "Sorrow for my Sons" by the Graig Du Theatre Players is the Maes-yr-haf Hall, Trealaw, Porth. I will post further updates in the near future. Another ghost story, which might interest members, is the curious tale of the Wylfa Ghost, Anglesey

During the construction of the site in the early 1960s for the nuclear…


Added by Glyndwr Edwards on October 28, 2015 at 5:00 — No Comments

Company Workshop with Award Winning Familia de la Noche Theatre

Company Workshop with Award Winning Familia de la Noche Theatre

Award Winning Company Familia de la Noche are running a company workshop at Chapter Arts Centre on Tuesday 24th November, running alongside performances their 5* show The Greatest Liar in all the World.

A bit about the Company:  We are an emerging theatre company based in Carmarthenshire. We have been working in Wales for the past 3 years. We are a…


Added by Becca Cox on October 27, 2015 at 3:21 — No Comments

John Rudlin Masterclass: Commedia Dell'Arte

Wonderful rare opportunity to have a weekend with Rudlin teaching

21st and 22nd November 2015, 10:30am – 4:30pm


Gallery Space, The Island, Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LE…


Added by Nathan Keates on October 26, 2015 at 4:16 — No Comments

The Red Ribbon Story - Venues wanted

The Red Ribbon Story is a live music performance (24 minutes duration) created by myself. It is a live musical accompaniment to a short fiction film. I'm looking to perform around the South Wales area preferably in theatre spaces.

Take a look at the link below for a short video, then anyone would like to get involved or have a chat, email me at arabyartist@gmail.com.

The Red Ribbon Story INFO

Added by David McSault (Araby) on October 25, 2015 at 12:17 — No Comments

Jazz Trumpet Player Wanted

Looking for a trumpet player for a new EP, Tom Waits kinda thing... Get in touch!

Added by David McSault (Araby) on October 25, 2015 at 12:08 — No Comments

Josh "Ted" Edwards. Concept Artist - Graig Du Theatre Players

Josh "Ted" Edwards, currently in his last year of studying art at Cardiff University, is the concept artist for the Graig Du Theatre Players. One of his early influences was studying the work of Alan Lee, especially his illustrations for Castles and his defining images for Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. Interpreting an author's words into a series of pictures is what fascinates Josh the most.

I have included an illustration he painted after reading one of H.P. Lovecraft's…


Added by Glyndwr Edwards on October 25, 2015 at 4:30 — No Comments

Cymru and I in Japan coming to an end

Cymru and I in Japan is coming to an end.  Time last week has passed really fast.  Since our arrival from Nagaoka on Wednesday,  Yo  has been creating, rehearsing and share a little dance inspiration from the journey.



Added by Jorge Lizalde on October 23, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...Brief Encounters

So, we're back! 18,000 miles, 3 countries, 2 airlines, over 1,000 audience members at 8 shows, 650 students in 13 workshops and schools' shows, work in English, Welsh and Spanish, 8 lbs of beef, and 30 (ish!) bottles of red wine. A great experience: thanks to everyone that made it possible; all of our friends - old and new - in South America and Wales Arts International. 

Now it's back to a house move and On Scarborough Front in Swansea schools in November...As Myrtle…


Added by Adrian Metcalfe on October 22, 2015 at 19:48 — No Comments

Mercury Theatre Wales Christmas Placement 2015

Once again Mercury Theatre Wales are offering a placement to join the production team on our forthcoming Christmas show 'Anamnesis 25.12', assisting the Stage Manager and ASM and taking part in rehearsals and production meetings.

The show performs in Cardiff, Cardigan, Merthyr, Swansea and Neath with overall dates, including rehearsals of 18th November - 23rd December and is partly funded by the Arts Council of Wales.

If you would like to be considered for this role and help to…


Added by Bethan Morgan on October 22, 2015 at 3:29 — 1 Comment

Supernatural Cardiff. Graig Du Theatre Players.

My late father worked for many years on the Rhondda Transport as a conductor in the 1960s and he never tired of telling me the ghost stories that he heard from passengers about Cardiff and the Vale. The stories included the ghostly sounds of horses' hooves heard going over the bridge to Cardiff Castle, a spectral coach vanishes as it approaches the castle…


Added by Glyndwr Edwards on October 21, 2015 at 9:30 — 2 Comments

Season Scandanavia

Hello all,

Just want to let you know about some exiting projects that are happening as part of Empty Deck's Season Scandanavia. The Peter Brook Award nominated theatre company are presenting rehearsed readings of some of the best contemporary European work - something certainly not often seen in South Wales. And for those of you who are NTW TEAM members look out for an exclusive ticket offer heading your way!




Added by Chelsey Gillard on October 21, 2015 at 3:32 — 1 Comment

Force of Evil. Graig Du Theatre Players.

Another psychological supernatural drama that is under consideration is "Force of Evil". In a sleepy village in Sussex, the Reverend James Barclay discovers an ancient remembrance is about to reassert itself. Stephen, his son, is missing in action as the Second World War reaches its defining stages. Barclay is dumbfounded when Prentiss appears in Hallow Glen…


Added by Glyndwr Edwards on October 20, 2015 at 9:12 — No Comments

Re-Live looking for artists to collaborate on veterans project

Re-live are working on a year long project with veterans, families and community members. We are exploring coming home from war, how an individual, a family, a community recovers from the shock of war and finds meaning and strength to continue.

We are exploring the possibilities of remembering, recovering and letting go.

We are looking for artists to contribute to this process as part of a development week, Jan 25-29 and potentially after this point as we work…


Added by Re-live on October 20, 2015 at 5:16 — 2 Comments

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