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Work For Peace

Added by Gavin Porter on January 9, 2015 at 13:52 — No Comments

You Gotta Have Freedom

Added by Gavin Porter on January 8, 2015 at 15:19 — No Comments

Looking For Ideas in South Wales - The Big Democracy Project

So today we launch the second round if The #BigDemocracy Project and we are looking for ideas from South Wales. I'd love to hear from artists/groups/organisations that are passionate about their community and would like to get involved in the next Assembly, a performance/debate…

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Added by Gavin Porter on December 1, 2014 at 14:16 — No Comments

The Big Democracy Project - Bangor

October 4th saw the first event of the Big Democracy project taking place in Penrhyn Hall, Bangor. It had taken three months to get to this point, from inviting ideas to three ideas being voted on to producing the event.

 

The chosen proposal was put forward by Bethesda…

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Added by Gavin Porter on October 22, 2014 at 12:28 — No Comments

The Big Democracy Project - Performers/Poets/artists - Paid Role

Hi all, I am looking for several artists based in North Wales to be involved The Big Democracy Project. We are producing a performance/debate event (Assembly), which will take place on 4th October in Bangor.

I am interested in working with performers/poets/artists who have the ability to create and devise as part of a team. Having facilitation skills is an advantage as the event is interactive as too is the ability to speak Welsh (although this is not essential).

The…

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Added by Gavin Porter on September 18, 2014 at 11:30 — 1 Comment

The Big Democracy Project - Voting Open

Voting opened last Friday for next stage of the Big Democracy Project. We invited proposals from across North Wales and the three ideas that are now up for public vote are three really strong and relevant ideas. The public will now decide which idea gets developed in an Assembly…

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Added by Gavin Porter on September 1, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

The Big Democracy Project launches #BigDemocracy

Almost everyone I know or speak to feels disillusioned, disengaged, disempowered by the state of our political system, and that it’s broken. I’m really interested in politics and our democratic process, yet the first time I voted was this year, 2014 (I’m 38). Personally, I often feel completely powerless and unable to do anything about the state of my community, my county, my planet. Hopefully, The Big Democracy Project will, in some way, enable me and others people to perform, debate and…

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Added by Gavin Porter on July 21, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Come and join NTW at one of our Creative Visits

Hi all, over the next few weeks we have two different creative visits taking place at NTW offices in Castle Arcade. A creative visit is an opportunity for artists, companies or organisations to come to Wales and tell us a little more about their work.

If you'd like to attend one or more of these visits then email me at gavinporter[at]nationaltheatrewales.org

The first visit is from Matt Peacock MBE, Chief Executive of Streetwise Opera on Wednesday 30th…

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Added by Gavin Porter on July 16, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

I wonder whats your opinion on this article?

I read this article recently and shared it on Facebook and wondered other people thought.

OH COME ALL YE WHITE SAVIORS

Added by Gavin Porter on May 21, 2014 at 12:47 — 1 Comment

Come and join us for a one off show of Common Wealth's new work in progress 'Nationalisation!'.

Come and join us for a one off show of Common Wealth's new work in progress 'Nationalisation!'.

"The piece will be exploring issues of ownership, control and how we take back our Electricity, Water, Gas and Rail. Common Wealth have collaborated with Artists, Musicians, a Choreographer, a filmmaker, poets, a costume designer and the people of Merthyr to create an event that is Part-theatre, part-party, part-gig. …

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Added by Gavin Porter on May 1, 2014 at 10:30 — No Comments

Creative visit from Quarantine on Monday 10th March

Hi all, Monday 10th March at 2pm in our offices NTW will be hosting a creative visit by Quarantine. So if you'd like to hear more about Quarantine and their work please email me gavinporter@nationaltheatrewales.org to let me know that your coming along.

For more info http://qtine.com/

Added by Gavin Porter on March 7, 2014 at 13:00 — No Comments

Creative visit from Benji Reid on Thursday 6th March

Hi all, Thursday 6th March at 2pm in our offices NTW will be hosting a creative visit by Benji Reid. So if you'd like to hear more about Benji and his work please email me gavinporter@nationaltheatrewales.org to let me know that your coming along.

http://www.benjireid.com/

Added by Gavin Porter on February 26, 2014 at 17:10 — No Comments

Cast Your Vote

Have your say on where the next Assembly should be and what the subject should be.

We have shortlisted three brilliant ideas for Assembly and the voting opened yesterday, running through until 3rd March.

Go to…

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Added by Gavin Porter on February 18, 2014 at 14:49 — No Comments

Creative visit from Stewart Laing on Thursday 20th

Hi all, Thursday 20th Feb at 3pm in our offices NTW will be hosting a creative visit by Stewart Laing. So if you'd like to hear more about Stewart and his work please email me gavinporter@nationaltheatrewales.org to let me know that your coming along.

For more info visit http://www.untitledprojects.co.uk/

Added by Gavin Porter on February 17, 2014 at 15:00 — No Comments

Creative visit from Ajay Chhabra on Monday 17th

Hi all,Monday 17th Feb at 4pm in our offices NTW will be hosting a creative visit by Ajay Chhabra. So if you'd like to hear more about Ajay and his work please email me gavinporter@nationaltheatrewales.org to let me know that your coming along.

http://www.nutkhut.co.uk/index.html

Added by Gavin Porter on February 14, 2014 at 12:01 — No Comments

Come along to our creative visit this week from Jony Easterby

Hi all, this week, Thursday 6th Feb at 2pm in our offices NTW will be hosting a creative visit by Jony Easterby. So if you'd like to hear more about Jony and his work please email me gavinporter@nationaltheatrewales.org to let me know that your coming along.

You can visit http://www.jonyeasterby.co.uk/ for more information.

Added by Gavin Porter on February 3, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

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