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Things I Did The Day After Housewarming

1. Sweated out the last of the Magic Lagyr at the STAR Centre.
2. Scrubbed tomcat wee off the bin with a one part bleach to five parts water solution.
3. Went for a meeting about a TV project with the tallest man in Wales, who told me to cut 18 pages 'but none of the sexy fun! Keep all the sexy fun!'

Added by Gary Owen on May 23, 2009 at 10:50 — 3 Comments

Spreading The Word

Hello all I my name is Guy and I am an Arts Development Officer for Bridgend Council. As an ADO my remit is to encourage and support artistic and cultural activities in any artform. There are ADO's in most local authorities in Wales.



In order to open up Johns core themes of Create, Debate and Respond I would suggest it would be a good idea to create a team of people in order to Spread The Word, throughout the nation.

I am sure that there there are many arts organisations and… Continue

Added by Guy O'Donnell on May 23, 2009 at 6:25 — 1 Comment

Housewarming Party Slideshow

Hi Everyone,

Here is the link to see the Housewarming slideshow.

Link


Hope you like them.

Jorge

Added by Jorge Lizalde on May 22, 2009 at 21:00 — 3 Comments

away from Wales, but Wales not away from me....

84 degrees in Chicago and Gotham City shimmers in the unexpected heat. I'm trying to make the good weather compensation for missing the NTW housewarming - photos and blogs on this newfangled community thang helps, but i still feel like I've missed out...

Over in US for work and play, in Chicago for discussions on a production of my play 'peeling'.

Wales and theatre/performance is very much on my mind, not just because Mr McG suggested i write a US blog, but also as I'm reading Alyce… Continue

Added by Kaite O'Reilly on May 22, 2009 at 18:27 — 3 Comments

Photos from the launch event last night, May 21st

As well as enjoying myself I was there taking photos for Cardiff life magazine, here are some of the pics:











Bunch more here:

http://missionphotographic.com/galleries/ntw/index.html







I left it too late and missed out on… Continue

Added by Mei Lewis on May 22, 2009 at 13:02 — 3 Comments

Create, Debate, Respond

Tonight we are letting everyone know the ideas behind our first year of activity at National Theatre Wales. We have an office party, a bunch of volunteers - our 'TEAM' members - helping us out, a beautiful 'newspaper' developed by our designers Elfen, and of course this online community to help spread the word behind our plans.



We'll be opening our first show in March next year, and for the whole of the year after we will be creating new theatre across Wales - with three main strands… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on May 21, 2009 at 12:30 — 4 Comments

Visual Identity Development

Added by Guto Evans on May 21, 2009 at 10:30 — No Comments

The birth of a new company

It's been an exciting week! I've been working with National Theatre Wales artistic director John E McGrath since last November 2008, dreaming about how the newly forming National Theatre Wales will take it's first steps into the big wide world. Since then, I've met the amazing Board of Trustees who started all this off I'm told as long ago as 2007 (thanks to Phil George), with a first meetng early in 2008. I've watched the staff team grow since January 2009 from one to six people and I've been… Continue

Added by Lesa Dryburgh on May 20, 2009 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

Blog virgin

Hello, I am sneaking my first foray into blog territory whilst no one is looking.
I shall prepare some fine witticisms for next time.....

Added by Marc Rees on May 20, 2009 at 10:35 — 7 Comments

Pointers and requests

Hi everyone. I've written some ideas on how to get started on this site - please take a look. A couple of requests - please can you make sure you've uploaded a photo to your profile and entered some basic info about yourself under "A little about me"? - edit your profile to do this. Many thanks!

Added by Tom Beardshaw on May 20, 2009 at 10:00 — No Comments

Thanks to the Pioneers

Well, the social network is semi-live now, with a few friends and family having passed through the gates of Mighty Native HQ (also known as Carl and Tom, our online designers) to become invited members of the network, trying it out before it goes public on Thursday evening. Hello to all of you and thanks for joining up. As founding members you can do all sorts of marvelous creative stuff here, including starting a forum (and Hello but why has no-one replied to my very interesting forum question… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on May 19, 2009 at 22:08 — 2 Comments

Creative Visit in the Rhondda Valleys

Last Thursday, we had a really exciting creatively-charged day! I went on a Creative Visit to the valleys with John and Renny O'Shea, a really exciting theatremaker who makes up one-third of theatre company Quarantine



A Creative Visit is the first stage in the Research and Development (R & D) of a new project, where we ask artists to explore their ideas for the long and short term. A Creative Visit involves artists spending time with the NTW… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on May 19, 2009 at 17:07 — No Comments

Blogging reference guide and handy hints - text, links, images, video

Below are some hints to help you to blog on National Theatre Wales social network. At the time of writing a few people have written some posts, you can too.



The network is built on a system called Ning and the interface is pretty friendly. Some of this info is available on Ning's own help pages. But I wanted to give it to you directly and intersperse it with some general tips.



Blog?



Blog is short for "web log".



There are conventions and… Continue

Added by Carl Morris on May 19, 2009 at 15:30 — No Comments

New York tips

Hello gang,

I'm in New York at the moment and will be until June. Has anyone got any tips for theatre companies/shows to dig out? I know John mentioned Forum theatre in another blog, I'm going to try and see if they've got anything on. Anyone else????

Also, could Tom and Carl fix it so that if anyone ever starts a blog with 'So' that they get swine flu in their fingers? Thanks.

T

Added by Tim Price on May 19, 2009 at 14:13 — 1 Comment

NT Live - web streaming into cinemas: a good idea from National Theatre (England)?

The Guardian reported at the beginning of this year the National Theatre in England's experiment, as defined by Nicholas Hytner:



"...we felt that somebody has got to try it and if somebody has got to try it then it has got to be us."


The NT will stream live performances to independent art house cinemas. Audiences will pay £10. The broadcast costs are c. £50,000… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on May 19, 2009 at 10:40 — 2 Comments

Learning to Blog at the National Theatre Wales

What's exciting about the National Theatre's approach is their openness to the community around them. This morning we're learning about blogging - getting thoughts up onto the web, responding and debating each other's ideas.



It's great to be present at the birth of something new, and it'll fascinating to see how the conversation evolves over time here. With so many passionate and creative people involved in the Theatre scene in Wales and beyond, I'm sure there will be some awesome… Continue

Added by Tom Beardshaw on May 18, 2009 at 10:15 — 9 Comments

The theatre and Me!

How do I define being a fan of the theatre?



Emersion: You know I love the theatre! I love the feeling of being emersed in someone's creative genius. Seeing the journey unfold of someone's creative idea and not knowing what is going to happen next! This is why I am a huge fan of the theatre!



Escape. This is a another however I work in an environment that is critical, analytical and mainstream business. So to escape to the theatre, to be part of something creative is why I… Continue

Added by Kelly Page on May 18, 2009 at 10:03 — No Comments

Here We Are

We are sitting in a room together in Castle Arcade Cardiff, the rain is beating down on the glass roof above us. Carl says - just write something, your first blog post is going to be embarrassing, but then soon you'll be onto your second and you'll find you have something to say. So here it is! Last week we finally move into our 'shop' in Castle Arcade - a little store next to nail bar just along from the tattoo shop and the pizza store. National Theatre Wales is a theatre without a theatre -… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on May 18, 2009 at 10:02 — No Comments

First Post

I'm very impressed with the way the NTW's social network has censored my profile photo. Keep the bike and the slogan - lose the face.

Added by Gary Owen on May 18, 2009 at 9:57 — No Comments

Blogging

It is 10am on Monday 18 May and National Theatre Wales are learning how to blog. We are sat around a table in our new office, listening to the rain and the clicks of each others' keyboards as we try typing our first tentative paragraphs. I am wondering who will read these and who will respond. I am also looking forward to putting my thoughts down on virtual paper, seeing others' responses and replying to them all!

Added by Catherine Paskell on May 18, 2009 at 9:57 — No Comments

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