They were amazing... It was gob-smacking... and utter filth.
Ok, I'll explain. We got there and they were all in the sun, thus the Main Stage of the Fair Play festival where we took to the stage at 3.15pm to perform 'Playtime with Us' was on dirt and gravel. We often were on the floor on the dusty ground that became our oxygen.
With Bristol Zoo and urination issues to wanting cake and dying from the sun's heat in the Sahara. We sang and improvised our way through the games… Continue
Added by Nathan Keates on July 25, 2009 at 16:18 —
I hope Nick and the team at the Riverfront wont mind me posting this.
The forms are on the Newport Council Jobs Page
Education & Participation Officer
£22,001 - £23,473 pro rata
The Education & Participation Officer within The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre initiates manages and develops liaison and projects with the formal education sector. You will be required to commence in October 2009.
Added by Guy O'Donnell on July 24, 2009 at 17:15 —
I'm on a Creative Visit with two other artists from Contact in Manchester. We are looking into a potential project in Butetown.…
Added by borhan mohammadi on July 24, 2009 at 14:00 —
Arts Development Officer
(Youth Theatre & Youth Dance) £24,402 - £26,016
Bridgend County Borough’s Arts & Culture Service seeks a dynamic arts practitioner to manage, co-ordinate and create youth theatre and youth dance activity throughout the borough. The successful candidate will also be responsible for developing the award winning Bridgend Youth Theatre and Bridgend Youth Dance in conjunction with the Artistic Director.
For an… Continue
Added by Guy O'Donnell on July 23, 2009 at 21:12 —
Here we go again, good old Sky Arts 1. Not Theatre Live this time, but Theatreland, starts Sky 1, Thursday 30th July at 8.00pm for half an hour.
Part 1 goes behind the scenes at Waiting for Godot at The Haymarket, inc a peek at rehearsals. It looks like a series on the whole of theatre and the problems and realities of running a place, such as The Haymarket. The Radio Times refers to this as 'another straightforward documentary series'.
For anyone interested in all aspects of… Continue
Added by Stephen Alan Whitehead on July 23, 2009 at 20:40 —
August 3rd - 15th. Chapter Arts Centre. Living Pictures are hosting a two week workshop with Bella Merlin (Author of Stanislavsky Toolkit - Nick Hern Books) and movement director Liz Ranken plus Robbie and Elen Bowman. Email livingpictures@btopenworld for more details. 2 places remaining. Text for the project will be Wedekind's Spring Awakening. Open to actors and directors.
Added by Elen Bowman on July 23, 2009 at 20:37 —
And I'll be going with him!
Added by Mathilde Lopez on July 23, 2009 at 17:41 —
Hi, I'm Edith and I'm an intern at NTW. (And I feel like I'm introducing myself at an AA meeting right now!)
Just to clear things up, today is not actually my first day. I just thought it sounded better as a a title than '7th Day at 5.40pm'! Also, it's testament to the fact that I haven't had a moment to post on here since my first day...
I started my 4-week internship here last Tuesday. To be honest, I left the offices on that day thinking that I was in for a really… Continue
Added by Edith Kirkwood on July 23, 2009 at 16:54 —
Roger Williams' DIRTY PROTEST
Theatre-in-the-yurt, Milgi Bar, Cardiff.
Hard work and cups of strong tea have gone into this by curator Roger Williams, directors Steven Fisher and Lee Haven Jones, cast Lee Mengo, Gareth Pierce, Crisian Emanuel and Iola Hughes.
Our talented writers are Tracy Spottiswoode, Helen Griffin, Angharad Devonald, Catrin Clarke, Jon Tregenna and our CHERRY POPPER is Jamie Rees.
7.30 and 9.00pm,… Continue
Added by Ellie Carter on July 23, 2009 at 10:00 —
National Tour of Wales & England from Tuesday 29th Sep - Sat 12th Dec
In a unique and delightful style, Hijinx brings to life the weird and wonderful world of Gulliver's Travels, with its tiny Lilliputians, giants, mad scientists and even talking horses! Inspired by Jonathan Swift's fantastical satire, this biting new play explores the relationship between the mysterious Dr Gulliver and his tormented creator Swift, as they travel through the writer's unruly imagination and try… Continue
Added by Hijinx Theatre on July 22, 2009 at 13:45 —
Cardiff Based theatre company Likely Story are looking for a Director, Writer/Dramaturge and an unconventional Prince Charming to help them devise a new adaptation of The Princess and the Pea. We are planning an innovative production, combining physical theatre, circus and live music.
The show will be aimed at children ages 7+ and the rehearsal period will include development workshops with 7-11 year olds. We have received funding from Arts Council Wales and John Thaw Foundation for… Continue
Added by Hazel Anderson on July 22, 2009 at 10:57 —
Swansea Metropolitan university and Townhill theatre have become major sponsors in this years Fringe festival. Don’t miss this fantastic event!!
Saturday 24th Oct Fringe 2009 Launch
Monday 26th Oct Talent Showcase
Tuesday 27th Oct Comedy Showcase
Thursday 29th Oct Tempus Fugit - Songs from the Waterfront, Owls
Friday 30th Oct Andy Jones Songs from the Waterfront, International Film Night
Saturday 31st Oct Hidden City - Shell Shock Theatre, Glory Box Amy… Continue
Added by Beth Elen Jones on July 22, 2009 at 10:15 —
We need to find some hold music for the company. At the moment we have Christmas music playing which is not cool for this time of year!
If you have any ideas or suggestions about the type of music or a song that you would like to hear when on hold then post your suggestions after this blog.
You can also create your own music or song and post them on here!
It is a competition and the winner will be announced at the end… Continue
Added by Hannah Bevan on July 21, 2009 at 16:09 —
For the last few weeks I have been working at NTW at their offices in the Castle Arcade.
After graduating from uni and not really knowing what to do and where to start my "career" it was great when I received a phone call from Lesa asking if I wanted to come on a placement at NTW!!
So I started my placement bright and early on a Monday morning and was told that I would be in charge of the database!!! 'Exciting!' I hear you say... indeed... I am no way PC literate but I have… Continue
Added by Hannah Bevan on July 21, 2009 at 15:32 —
Come along and see Toad of Toad Hall
this Sat 25th July-1st Aug at St Fagans Open Air Theatre. AA Milne's celebrated adaptation of Wind in the Willows promises to be rollicking good fun with its crazy characters and uproarious comedy. This mad-cap caper featuring foot-tapping songs is guaranteed to provide fun to children of all ages, from 5 to 105!
Performed by Everyman Theatre. Directed by Simon Futty. Music arranged by Alex Joannides.
For more info visit:… Continue
Added by Alex Joannides on July 21, 2009 at 10:46 —
I’m in Wales for the week, hoping to pin down an idea. What am I looking for? Not sure. What’s my idea? I don’t know yet. Where am I going? The Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia, Anglesey, the Pembrokeshire coast. What am I doing here? Looking at the light. Recording the weather. Walking. Thinking. Talking. Hoping to find something. Hoping to pin down an idea.
The week will begin in the Brecon Beacons, somewhere high up. There’ll be flat skies, a cold front (very… Continue
Added by David Harradine on July 20, 2009 at 20:30 —
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
Added by National Theatre Wales on July 17, 2009 at 14:05 —
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:
Have a great weekend.
Added by Neil Bebber on July 16, 2009 at 13:08 —
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
Added by Chris Jenkins on July 16, 2009 at 12:55 —
Cardiff, New Theatre
Plymouth, Theatre Royal
Edinburgh, Festival Theatre
Bath, Theatre… Continue
Added by Ace McCarron on July 15, 2009 at 22:30 —