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Abdul's Stepping into Welsh grounds

Having spent a week in Wales I felt that I needed to tell you all about my amazing and at times extraordinary first week in Wales.

I was given the opportunity through Step Change (programme with the National Theatre in England) to come out to Wales and shadow my mentor John McGrath. John came to London in mid June and I had a meeting with him and we decided that coming to Wales would be a good idea and a great comparison to my first placement in the historically rich and rooted building of… Continue

Added by abdul shayek on July 3, 2009 at 16:26 — 3 Comments

NTW word cloud - commemorating the first 500 members

Here it is!
A word cloud made-up of thoughts offered by the
pioneering members of this community about NTW now
and their aspirations for its future ...

Many thanks to all who contributed &
to Marcus Romer for technical wizardry!

Added by Deborah Powell on July 3, 2009 at 11:00 — 6 Comments

Ice-cream in Milford Haven

Here's John, Lesa and I eating award-winning ice-cream in Milford Haven, after visiting the Torch yesterday. Tough work.

Added by Lucy Davies on July 2, 2009 at 17:20 — No Comments

My journey to see "A Midsummer Nights Dream" by Black RAT Productions

Yesterday I went to see Black RAT Productions' A Midsummer Nights Dream. It was an 11am matinee at the Swansea Grand so I set off on the 9.14am train from Cardiff Central. It was an old-school cattle type train; the last time I was on one of these I was crossing to Oldham on the Manchester Victoria to Rochdale service in January 2008. Good times. Only this time, it was a sweltering day and the… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on July 2, 2009 at 14:11 — 2 Comments


We have all probably been there with a jigsaw !

Added by Guy O'Donnell on July 1, 2009 at 19:00 — No Comments

Hijinx's Odyssey Theatre has been shortlisted as the only welsh company in the BEST ARTS PROJECT for a National Lottery Award!! We need your votes!


(Hijinx's mixed ability community group)

has reached the semi-finals of THE NATIONAL LOTTERY AWARDS

An annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery-funded projects to celebrate and recognise the difference that they can make to people and communities across the UK!



and we could win £2000 - every vote counts!

Please… Continue

Added by Hijinx Theatre on July 1, 2009 at 8:58 — 2 Comments

My Day Job

Evening all

By night I am one of the founders of Dirty Protest, by day I work for Radio Wales. Jamie & Louise and as a ents reporter for the Evening Show

I am always looking for arts stories to look at for interviews, packages, anything you think i should come to etc so have a think about all the things you guys are doing and feel free to tell me all

You can either get me on here or my work address

Obviously I am not… Continue

Added by Claire Hill on June 30, 2009 at 21:04 — 1 Comment

Vintage Burlesque Dancing and Cabaret Extraordinaire!

"The Penarth Summer Festival" in conjunction with "Curves for a Cure" Breast Cancer Awareness, are proud to present:


A Night of Vintage Burlesque Dancing & Cabaret Extraordinaire!

Madames et Mousieurs:

Some are born great. Others have greatness thrust upon them. But for a are and noble few, greatness is achieved through growing the finest facial hair the world has ever seen.… Continue

Added by Simon H West on June 30, 2009 at 12:02 — 1 Comment

24h workshop with PeerGrouP in August!

We are offering a Wales based Theatre-maker the opportunity to participate in a 24h workshop this summer with PeerGrouP, an inspired Theatre company based in Holland.

The 24h workshop will take place from 21st to 22nd August in Drenthe, Holland and will particularly focus on listening and responding instinctively to a particular site, its people and activities.

You will, along with other Theatre-makers from all over… Continue

Added by Mathilde Lopez on June 29, 2009 at 18:12 — No Comments

Slung low visit to Alcoa factory

I went to visit the ex-Alcoa aluminium factory with Alan Lane and Ben Eaton from Slung low theatre company.

We wandered through this gargantuan spaces, listening to the fascinating stories of Martin Stephens, who was part of the Alcoa closing team and had, before us and for several months, ambled through the abandoned factory, meeting his sparse security guard colleagues for impressive lunch and tea parties he would cook… Continue

Added by Mathilde Lopez on June 29, 2009 at 16:52 — 4 Comments

Jun 27th, 2009.

@ My diary

Added by Jorge Lizalde on June 29, 2009 at 10:13 — No Comments

NTW members: live in Trafalgar Square???

Anyone out there into a bit of high profile exhibitionism - sorry, live public art / performance? Got a cause to promote? Or a show?

Heard of the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square?

I'm currently helping Artichoke (the producing company behind the Sultan's Elephant and Liverpool's Spider) to raise the profile in Wales of Anthony Gormley's One & Other project which they are also producing.

If you've not picked up on it yet here's what it's all… Continue

Added by Peter Cox MBE on June 29, 2009 at 8:40 — 1 Comment

can I add photos?

Hi there

I have created a word cloud from your site

how can I share this on your site?

trying to add it here now...



Added by Marcus Romer on June 27, 2009 at 12:58 — 3 Comments

Looking for something different to do tonight? Go and see "The Body Shop"...


I went to see this show on Thursday and it was very funny and disconcerting! It's a rare opportunity to see a "site specific" performance in Cardiff, so definitely worth a look!

Details are here:

If you can't get through on the phone, just turn up at 7.25pm and you should get in on the door!

Have a good weekend,


Added by Neil Bebber on June 27, 2009 at 8:09 — No Comments

FREE OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE- Barry, Kings Square 4th July


as part of Theatr Iolo's emergent artist programme, Kylie Ann Smith has devised and choreographed a new outdoor physical dance theatre performance inspired by the themes of REALITY versus VIRTUAL REALITY, youth culture, computer gamming, alter-egos and technology, working with a team of professional dancers and pupils from Barry Comprehensive...

A gang of computer game addicts unexpectantly get sucked into a… Continue

Added by Kylie Ann Smith on June 26, 2009 at 10:00 — No Comments

A new play by Neil Bebber - MICHAEL GROVES (tomorrow and Saturday night at Chapter Arts Centre)


For those of you I haven't already harassed to distraction, my second full length play, MICHAEL GROVES (featuring Phillip Mackenzie) opens tomorrow night (Friday 25th June) for a two night run (if two nights can be considered a run!). More details and tickets are available here:

It's going to rain so come, take shelter and be entertained/moved/disturbed. I'd really value any feedback, too!

Hope to see you… Continue

Added by Neil Bebber on June 25, 2009 at 16:21 — 2 Comments

7 Wonders in 7 Days - Crowdsourcing a round-the-world charity fundraising trip

This is a rather belated post about a social media powered round-the-world charity fundraising trip I’m planning called 7 Wonders in 7 Days.

I’m blogging about it here because John McGrath urged me too! Sorry it’s taken so long, John.

I know John from his days as chairman of the board of Performing Arts Network and Development Agency (PANDA) of which I’m… Continue

Added by Chi-chi Ekweozor on June 24, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Linda Brown Lee

Really enjoying the photographic work of Linda Brownlee

Image shown – From the 'Reborner' series. Via Build

Added by Guto Evans on June 24, 2009 at 12:13 — No Comments

Welcome To Our 500th Member, Glender Charles!

We would like to say "Hello and Welcome" to our 500th member, Glender Charles, who joined our community today, on Wednesday 24th June, at 10.20am!

Glender, the winner of this auspicious title, will receive a glamourous, glittering prize - a bottle of our finest bubbly!

So our community has reached 500 and continues to grow. Who will be our 1000th member? And what do you think their prize should be?

Added by Catherine Paskell on June 24, 2009 at 11:24 — 1 Comment

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