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Writer on Fourth Plinth tonight

Many of you will be aware of the Anthony Gormley Fourth Plinth project in Trafalgar Square. One & Other.

None of you will yet be aware that I've been selected to spend one hour on the plinth between 3.00am and 4.00am Wednesday August 12th. (UK time)

To be honest I didn't know myself until lunchtime yesterday when, at 36 hours notice, I was asked if I would take the place of someone who'd had to cancel their hour. (Clearly somebody with a lot more sense than me -… Continue

Added by Peter Cox MBE on August 11, 2009 at 13:21 — 2 Comments

Come Fly With Me Review: Robert Gould

Friday, August 7, 2009; Posted: 05:08 PM - by Robert Gould

Taken from

Sixties cool, big band swing and quick-fire tongue-in-cheek humour - those are the ingredients that combine to make the hearty musical fare served up for three performances at the Wales Millennium Centre's intimate Weston Studio on August 6-7 - the world premiere of Come Fly With Me, a musical comedy by writers Lee… Continue

Added by Chris Jenkins on August 10, 2009 at 11:57 — No Comments

Weird but Popular...

Travelled over to Newcastle this week to see the new show by Wildworks, the company started recently by Bill Mitchell and Sue Hill, two of the original founders of Cornwall’s Kneehigh. ‘The Beautiful Journey’ was a huge outdoor spectacle set some time in the future where water is scarce, bees have disappeared, cabaret tricks are the… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on August 10, 2009 at 8:30 — 7 Comments

Directors' Week - Workshop with John McGrath

Are you a theatre maker? Sherman Cymru's 'Directors' Week' is offering an opportunity for emerging theatre directors to work with National Theatre Wales' Artistic Director John McGrath. This workshop will offer practical tools and explore different ways of approaching directing. Please send us a paragraph about why you would like to be considered to be part of this one day event, stating your interests and vision as a director, by September 1st to The event takes… Continue

Added by Elen Bowman on August 9, 2009 at 14:43 — 1 Comment

G39 in our shop from tonight!

If you're passing Castle Arcade between 5pm and 6pm tonight do pop into our shop. We will be joyfully launching a collaboration with the Cardiff art gallery and collective G39. The three artists involved are Paul Rees, Richard Higlett and Sam Aldridge.

Curated by g39 for National Theatre Wales, the exhibition shows the work of three artists that deal with artifice and fabrication, blurring the line between fiction and… Continue

Added by Lucy Davies on August 7, 2009 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Chasing the elusive connectivity click ... or, what can social media do for the Arts?

Individuals started it. Media moguls saw the opportunity and started buying-up the platforms. And now, organisations smell an untapped market & people are trying to make money out of it. Making money by restricting access. Making money by selling user applications. Making money by telling people how they can use it to make money.

What am I talking about? I'm talking about the proliferation of social media platforms that have burst into our lives in recent years. But now its got to this… Continue

Added by Deborah Powell on August 5, 2009 at 20:00 — 3 Comments

Inc'ling presentation by CITRUS

CITRUS will present a scratch performance of an aerial-theatre work based on blog/twitter posts during the G20 protests. Wednesday 5th Aug, Wales Millennium Centre @ 6.45pm. Book a seat at

Please come along & apologies for the late posting.

Added by James Doyle-Roberts on August 4, 2009 at 23:08 — No Comments

performers/audience members needed for research period at Sherman


If you are interested in taking part in a research and development period on a production called Siamber Wen using folk song, movement and text, have a look at the link above (posted on behalf of Joe Wild and Laura Moy as they are currently not memebers of the site but i am in the process of convincing them!) and get in touch...

Added by Kylie Ann Smith on August 4, 2009 at 16:07 — No Comments

Does anyone know how to kill seagulls?

No, seriously.

The NTW offices are great and have a huge skylight thing in the ceiling. Consequently we're either deafened by torrential rain or by seagulls that sound more like donkeys.

Now, we can't really do much about the rain, so my question remains: does anyone know who to kill seagulls?

(Legal considerations are optional)

Added by Edith Kirkwood on August 4, 2009 at 12:53 — 9 Comments

"Seven People" the short play becomes "Five People" the short film...

Five People is "premiered" tonight at Chapter Moviemaker. The event starts at 6.15. Would be good to see everybody/anybody/somebody there!

More details here:



Added by Neil Bebber on August 3, 2009 at 16:20 — No Comments

A Play a Week ... Every Week!

This month, I’m off to direct a play for what is the last surviving Equity standard weekly rep season in the country.

The Frinton Summer Season in Essex is now in its 69th year. Every summer, a company of professional actors and directors arrive in this genteel seaside town to rehearse and stage 8 plays in 9 weeks over the summer months. This is my fourth year and I’m staging a thriller called Veronica’s Room by Ira Levin; other shows in the season include One For The Road,… Continue

Added by Simon H West on August 3, 2009 at 15:49 — No Comments

Hijinx's ODYSSEY Theatre has made it to the FINAL of the National Lottery Awards!

Fantastic news! We've only gone and done it! We've reached the FINALS in the BEST ARTS PROJECT category and are the only Welsh Arts company - so no excuses for not voting!! We really need your votes now to get us on the winner's podium, so if you could vote vote vote for us that would be fantastic!! Just go to the link:

and vote!!

Also there's two other Welsh… Continue

Added by Hijinx Theatre on August 3, 2009 at 12:48 — No Comments

Ideal entertainment for the end of the world.

Social acpuncture
interesting stuff.

Added by Phillip Mackenzie on July 29, 2009 at 16:20 — No Comments

Flurry of Florence, Chapter Arts centre THIS FRIDAY and SATURDAY

Ludus Ludius’ Flurry of Florence Improvised Theatre Production

Improvisation at its Bravest: A Full-length play

With the full theatrical experience of a grand story with music, costume, lighting and set that doesn’t normally come with impro. Ludus Ludius creates theatre through improvised playfulness at Chapter Arts Centre on 31st July to 1st August.

Ludus Ludius are an upcoming theatre group that is pure improv to its core. Aspiring to go onstage with… Continue

Added by Nathan Keates on July 28, 2009 at 15:03 — No Comments

NYTW Writing course and WOW on the Waterfront

As I was reading through the blogs I was thinking about what I could possibly contribute? These wonderful stories and reviews and what am I doing at the moment?

What could I tell people about?

After the inital doubt I realised not only do I have quite a bit going on that is interestingly theatre based, (in fact all the interesting things in my life are as it turns out, theatre based) but just today I returned from a fanastic weekend at the Urdd at the Millenium Centre in… Continue

Added by Bethany Seddon on July 26, 2009 at 22:45 — 1 Comment

The Great Welsh Musical?

Spent an enjoyable Saturday evening at Bridgend Youth Theatre's very good production of Gypsy. I have to admit it didn't seem an obvious choice of show for a youth theatre to me - a very American musical featuring a middle aged lead role and a bunch of strippers (the last time I saw it was on Broadway with Tyne Daly in the lead role); but the key to a successful musical comedy production is often sheer discipline and hard work, and Brigend Youth Theatre showed they have the guts and dedication… Continue

Added by National Theatre Wales on July 26, 2009 at 12:00 — 13 Comments

'Playtime With Us' review, Fair Play festival

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 — No Comments

Education and Participation Officer (The Riverfront, Newport)

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

(The Riverfront)

SCP 26-28

£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.

The… Continue

Added by Guy O'Donnell on July 24, 2009 at 17:15 — No Comments

Butetown from an international mancunian perspective

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 — 5 Comments

Arts Development Officer, Youth Theatre and Youth Dance

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 — No Comments

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