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Damascus Trailer

Added by DumbWise on January 27, 2010 at 22:33 — No Comments

Willy Vlautin @ Balloon

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! Again.

Following the success of our first poetry, prose and people playing music party last November we have kept our word and decided to put on another one. To keep things simple, we are still calling it Balloon.

However, we wouldn’t like to be accused of resting on our laurels. Not only have we moved arena to Cardiff Arts Institute, but we are also taking things international.

Yes grapple… Continue

Added by Matthew David Scott on January 26, 2010 at 19:52 — No Comments

New production opens Friday 29th Jan

The Llanarth Group presents

Told by the Wind

Created by Kaite O’Reilly, Jo Shapland, and Phillip Zarrilli

Artistic Consultants: Mari Boyd (Tokyo) and Peader Kirk (London)


8pm. 29-30 January (Friday/Saturday); 4-6 February (Thursday-Saturday), 2010. (

“..takes the spectator to another time and place...beautiful and powerful… Continue

Added by Kaite O'Reilly on January 26, 2010 at 17:34 — No Comments

The Arcade Assembly proposals

Here are the three videos created at the end of the Arcade Assembly.

Three different shops, three different groups and many ideas.

City Surf

Funky Monkey Feet…


Added by Mathilde Lopez on January 26, 2010 at 17:01 — 1 Comment

Lotte van den Berg workshop

I'm sure quite a few of you will have seen John and others on this site raving about the superb work of Lotte van den Berg. My friends at brut in Vienna have sent out a call for participants in a 3 day workshop with Lotte and her collaborator Merel de Groot. The workshop runs from 19th - 21st April, is in English, and costs only 40 Euros. There are details of how to apply on Brut's website:…


Added by David Tushingham on January 26, 2010 at 10:59 — 1 Comment

Model Boxes and Motorways

It's 10.55 at the NTW office and people are gathering for the presentation of the set design for A Good Night Out in the Valleys. On Friday, Alan delivered a second draft of the script, which I read over the weekend. I'm genuinely very pleased with how it's looking. The first draft already did a great job of catching the spirit of the stories we were told when we did all of our workshops and chats in the Valleys in the autumn. It's full of surreal Valleys energy - with a great sense of language… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on January 25, 2010 at 11:13 — No Comments

Shift Happens - Alt Shift now launched and booking

now booking

Speaker list and programme to date click here

Please pass it on...


Marcus Romer

Artistic Director

Pilot… Continue

Added by Marcus Romer on January 24, 2010 at 11:51 — No Comments

Winter's Weather 1

So I was in north Wales just before Christmas to take some weather readings. Today I've been looking back over the photos and notes from that visit, in preparation for a return at the end of next week. I found this photo, which was taken during an early snowshower, presager of the longer harder whiter winter weather that was to come. Just before it started snowing I'd decided to see how long I could stand the cold in just a T-shirt, recording… Continue

Added by David Harradine on January 23, 2010 at 20:30 — No Comments

Snow Snow Snow

I've been seeking out different people to meet to talk with about the weather each time I'm on a research trip. This month I'm meeting a couple who used to work for the Met Office. This is the email I got back in reply to my request to meet:

"We will happy to meet you on Saturday 30th of January at home, if you’re willing to make the effort to come here. After 3 weeks of drifting snow, the minor road from Marchlyn to Dinorwic past our house (Garreg Wen ) has just been dug out by… Continue

Added by David Harradine on January 22, 2010 at 7:53 — 1 Comment

new entirely video website now live

this is our exploration of new web possibilities

the content of the history and future videos is down to you

rehearsals are in full swing in various locations

performances will be in 10 feet tall

Added by john norton on January 21, 2010 at 21:30 — No Comments

Musicians Wanted!

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

Added by Hannah Bevan on January 21, 2010 at 11:15 — 5 Comments

Hey, I've been given an assignment from college to find out what identity means to different people, anyone have any suggestions? x

Hey, I've been given an assignment from college to find out what identity means to different people, anyone have any suggestions? x Continue

Added by Ruby May Hampton on January 20, 2010 at 20:13 — No Comments

3rd Day

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!

Added by Devinda De Silva on January 20, 2010 at 16:31 — 1 Comment

What Happened Next

TVO presents 'What Happened Next'

The first ten minutes of 6 new plays, 6 writers, 6 directors and you, the audience

The first 10 minutes of a play, a writers idea - you offer your response. Next month .... the next 10 minutes

Chapter Arts Centre 31 January 2010
7.30pm £5 donation for the Refugee Camp we work with in Uganda

come and join in

Added by Suzanne Phillips on January 19, 2010 at 19:54 — No Comments

Looking for TEAM ambassadors for 'A Good Night Out in the Valleys'!

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 — No Comments

This Friday is the Deadline for New Critics Applications! Get them in Now!

The deadline for the NEW CRITICS programme is at noon, THIS FRIDAY 22 JANUARY

You still have a few days to get your applications in to apply for this unique opportunity.

Check out this blog for more info and email for an application pack.

Added by Catherine Paskell on January 19, 2010 at 14:31 — No Comments

Theatr Cynefin visit National Theatre Wales - Come and Meet them too!

Theatr Cynefin is a Sensory Labyrinth Theatre company.

They are coming to visit National Theatre Wales to talk about their work on WEDNESDAY 27th JANUARY. The session will last 2.00pm - 4.00pm in our offices at 30 Castle Arcade, Cardiff.

Theatr Cynefin describe themselves as making "a kind of theatre which employs all the senses and which is performed in purpose built labyrinths with and for communities.

We create… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on January 15, 2010 at 14:30 — 6 Comments

Blaengarw Panto, A Good Night Out!

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 — No Comments

Blaengarw Panto

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 — No Comments

Theatr Powys Community Tour with new family play: Scarecrow

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 for more information and full schedule.

Added by Ian Yeoman on January 14, 2010 at 13:46 — No Comments

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