We are looking for a house band to play the music for 'A Good Night Out in the Valleys'in each of the Institutes. If you are a band or just an individual player it doesn't matter, get in touch! There is also no age limit!!
We will choose five bands who will work with our Musical Director Daniel Lawrence who will direct them through the songs and music.
The venues are Blackwood Miners Institute, Blaengarw Workmen's Hall,… Continue
Here I am, my third day as TEAM Coordinator at National Theatre Wales. I've sat in on auditions, had my first team meeting, learnt about communications and been taken out to lunch. Already feeling like I’ve been here for a while!
We are looking for enthusiastic people to become TEAM ambassadors for our first production ' A Good Night Out in the Valleys'!
An ambassador would represent National Theatre Wales in the various communities across the South Wales Valleys and help spread the word about 'A Good Night Out in the Valleys'.
There will be lots of different ways you can benefit from being a TEAM member and being a part of the TEAM would allow you to shape what National Theatre Wales does in the… Continue
Added by Hannah Bevan on January 19, 2010 at 17:00 —
Alan Harris and I attended Blaengarw's Panto, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rise of the Gobbler.
I haven't attended a Panto since I was little so it was refreshing to have Cyber Men, The Joker, talking vegetables, Del and Rhodney and Darleks in the same production and not get confused by it all. Admittedly there were moments were I didn't have a clue what was going on, but that was the fun of it!
There was an impressive Blodwyn the cow who had to be sold when the President of the… Continue
Added by Hannah Bevan on January 15, 2010 at 0:00 —
Hello, I took a break from re-drafting A Good Night in the Valleys: Go As You Please to go to the panto at Blaengarw Institute tonight and it was brilliant. It was glorious and truly bonkers. It’s the first time I’ve seen a blow up doll, George W Bush and Mother Earth in a panto and it contained a hilarious version of Flash Dance. It was Jack and the Beanstalk, by the way, and me and intern Hannah stayed to do the World In Union dance at the end. Will blog a bit more about the first draft and… Continue
Added by Alan Harris on January 14, 2010 at 23:49 —
Another passionate, humorous, and intensely human play for children and their families, Scarecrow is a brand new production written for Theatr Powys by Chris Cooper.
Coming to South Wales:
Cardiff, Llanover Hall on Tuesday 26th January
Ystradgynlais, The Welfare, Thursday 4th February www.theatrpowys.co.uk for more information and full schedule.
Added by Ian Yeoman on January 14, 2010 at 13:46 —
"ARE SHOPS TOO ARCHAIC A CONCEPT TO SURVIVE THE NEXT DECADE?"
Come and join us next Wednesday at Troutmark bookshop, Funky Monkey Feet and City Surf shop- all in Castle Arcade- to discuss the future of shops at this time of internet shopping and Cardiff city regeneration.
Our experts Jennie Savage, artist and author of the Museum of… Continue
Forest Fringe began in Edinburgh as a space where artists could experiment and play in the midst of the festival. In only three years we’ve created one of the most exciting spaces at the festival, filled with new artistic experiments and unusual encounters, everything from intimate, hidden audio experiences to epic rambling folk operas. Just as importantly Forest Fringe has become a… Continue
Porthmadog, on The Cob, looking towards the mountains.
The arrival of the sky.
The whole sky (the clouds, the light, the mist, the breaks where the blue shows through) moving inland. What are clouds to begin with become ground mist as they reach high ground. Haze clouds hang still over the low tree covered slopes. The sky is mirrored in the marsh water.
The arrival of the sky. The arrival of later’s…Continue
The Classical Education Forum, Cardiff, has just released its 2010 Spring prospectus of weekly courses, saturday schools and trips. As part of this programme we are planning a trip to Aeschylus’ The Persians, Brecon: National Theatre Wales.
Before we all disappear under mountains of presents, love and chocolate, Catherine and I thought you should know about our next Assembly test(Picnic and Respond have fused into one)which will take place on 20th of January 7.30 to 8.45.
Its theme: Are shops too archaic a concept to survive the next decade?
We'll have experts and opera singing to help us thinking, reflecting, choosing and maybe find solution or devise… Continue