November 2014 Blog Posts (67)

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...The Chimes

We have just returned from Llanfechain, right on the border between Oswestry and Welshpool. What a wonderful village hall it is. We had a great reception in a hall as the village was playing football on the pitch next door. The community has pitched together to raise the money to save and re-develop the hall and what a great job they've done. The community flocked to support the show and The Chimes was played to a packed house filled with the villagers from 8 to 80 years of age. Thank you.…


Added by Adrian Metcalfe on November 30, 2014 at 3:31 — No Comments

Anamnesis 25.12 Rehearsal Blog (1)


My name is Luke Bevan and I am currently working with Mercury Theatre Wales on their latest production 'Anamnesis 25.12'. I have joined the company on a placement position that  I found through a post on the National Theatre Wales community. The show itself is looking to be extremely exciting with an amazing script that has been developed over the last year and also a very talented cast…


Added by Luke Bevan on November 29, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

TEAM at The Christmas Bazaar!

Hello everyone,

Myself and Kelly are currently sat at mine having a nice cup of tea,…


Added by Rachel-Helena Walsh on November 29, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Devinda & Laura & Gallery 1

Just had a terrific morning at ‪#‎gallery1‬ with Devinda & Laura at  MOSTYN in Llandudno. Ossian from Catrin Perry's film just happened and will let Ysgol Y Creuddan 6th form know about any NTW events in North Wales in the future. The irrepressible Peter Slania…


Added by Jan Miller on November 29, 2014 at 4:27 — 1 Comment

An Open Letter To Artists Throughout Wales

Yesterday I attended and spoke at the Arts Freedom Wales Symposium at Chapter Arts Centre. The central theme was ‘Is Wales enjoying its right to artistic freedom of expression?’

The afternoon allowed various people to deliver 3 minute presentations about issues allowing or inhibiting their right to artistic freedom of expression. The topics covered were vast and important – too much to fully cover in one afternoon. The opening speech was made by Meltem Arikan, a Turkish…

Added by Chelsey Gillard on November 28, 2014 at 2:00 — 4 Comments

Interested in New Welsh Drama? Tonight FREE Lights Down Listen Sessions:Sherman Cymru

 Terrace by @Dafydd__James @BBCRadioWales @ShermanCymru 27/11/14 6.30 Book Now! … …

Added by Guy O'Donnell on November 27, 2014 at 3:49 — No Comments

Producers Place social/ informal networking

Next  event will be Chapter 8pm, Wed 10 Dec - a social/ informal networking. See you there? 

Added by Laura H Drane on November 27, 2014 at 0:57 — No Comments

Keeping your head up!

Hi so as you might know I'm doing a blog over at my website.

This week I've been writing about keeping your head up while times get tough and giving a few tips of things that have helped me out recently. This industry can be hard so how do you stop it destroying you.

I have no clue or answer but you can read my blog about things that keep me going here. …


Added by Brent Morgan on November 26, 2014 at 15:09 — No Comments

What should TEAM Choir sound like?

What should TEAM Choir sound like?

3rd December 5-7pm

National Theatre Wales office

We're putting together a TEAM Choir in Cardiff (Sorry if you're not local, but watch this space...) to start in the New Year.

We'd like it to be an all-comers choir with an emphasis on joining in, expressing ourselves, playing & creating, whilst increasing our musicality, confidence & general wellbeing.

We say you don't need to be an aspiring Jenkins or Terfel to…


Added by Ben Tinniswood on November 26, 2014 at 7:36 — No Comments

devised theatre at WNO

It's not every show that casts a cheif executive  & artistic director as an actor alongside 4 of thier stage crew, but Unheard Voices - CREW does!

This is going to be an umissable evening which subverts all the usual stereotypes of opera and reveals the amazing stories of those people usually hidden in the shadows of the wings and fly floor. Come and see!…


Added by polly graham on November 25, 2014 at 23:44 — No Comments

National Youth Theatre of Wales 2015 Applications open

Teams from National Youth Theatre of Wales will be travelling the length and breadth of the country, scouting for some of Wales' most talented young performers, designers, stage managers and technicians (for young people aged 16 - 21 years).            

 An online application form for performing and production is available here . You can also download NYTW 2015…


Added by National Youth Arts Wales on November 25, 2014 at 1:52 — No Comments

FGM - The hidden Issue - Looking forward

Collaborating with 15 young  Cardiff teenagers, produced in conjunction between NTW Team and BAWSO. Myself and Dan Ruffstylz have been working to develop a performance that addresses the issue of Female Genital Mutilation. The performance will be held as part of a conference about FGM and arranged marriages that will be held at the Butetown Pavillion on Friday 6th February. (I'll keep you posted with dates and times).

So far we have discussed and debated the issue and…


Added by Rhiannon White on November 25, 2014 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

bidwriting workshop, 2 Dec - only £10/£20 for whole day training!

Bidwriting workshop in Cardiff next week, Tues 2 Dec - only £10/£20 whole day session!

Put on by CULT Cymru: …


Added by Laura H Drane on November 24, 2014 at 22:17 — 1 Comment


Added by anna constantinou on November 24, 2014 at 12:57 — No Comments

jack and the beanstalk

hello i am letting you know about our excitng panto.its on sat 6th december at 2.30pm and 6.30pm.cost £5 adults and £3 children..all profit goes to love in action charity..panto is at the city temple cardiff cf119ad.02920 387741.all the family is welcome .plenty of room..this has been specially written by steven quantick and has never been performed before can also get tickets on the door

Added by anna constantinou on November 24, 2014 at 12:55 — No Comments

June Campbell - Davies / Dancer/ Choreographer/ Teacher/ Filmmaker


Im Cardiff based Dancer/Choreographer/teacher and novice filmmaker, at present im teaching dance/movement at Cardiff Metropolitan University [BA dance course], for the past few years i was teaching at Rubicon dance on their full time dance course and at present teaching Jazz for a few sessions this term at Royal College of Music and…


Added by June Campbell - Davies on November 24, 2014 at 9:31 — No Comments

Art Freedom Wales

All artists, theatre makers, directors, actors please do come and join the conversation!

ArtFreedomWales: Free Speech Hearing

Do you believe in a fundamental right to free expression?

Do you believe everybody has a right to artistic free expression?

Index on Censorship champions the right to think, act and speak freely across the globe.

Following recent free speech hearings in India, Tunisia and Senegal -…


Added by Melin Edomwonyi on November 24, 2014 at 5:41 — No Comments

HUDDLES: Andy Eagle Q&A

Join us for the last half an hour of today's Artist Huddle - Andy Eagle, Director of Chapter Arts Centre is ready for your questions...

Click here and join us now

Added by Rhian Richards on November 24, 2014 at 5:00 — No Comments

What is Welshness to you? Beth yw Cymreictod i chi?

Greetings/cyfarchion. I'm doing some research for a potential NTW project and would love to put a question out there. What is Welshness? What, for you, is the meaning or definition or essence of being Welsh or living in Wales? I'm not looking for paragraphs. Just a few words. Even one word, in either language. One pal whom I asked said simply "an albatross". Someone else said "Knowing the meaning of hiraeth". What's your answer? All contributions extremely welcome, and very liable to end up…


Added by Jasper Rees on November 24, 2014 at 4:40 — 2 Comments

Huddles are GO!

Today we will be holding our first Artist Huddle - designed to support artists with the business side of being an artist.

We'll be joined by two fantastic speakers who will shedding shed on the mysteries of Tax and Company formation. All the places are now gone but you can watch the talks from 1pm via our LIVESTREAM page here: …


Added by Simon Coates on November 23, 2014 at 23:57 — No Comments

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