Catherine Paskell's Blog – August 2009 Archive (5)

Getting Down and Dirty at the Green Man Festival

Last weekend I was at the Green Man Festival, which takes place in the beautiful Brecon Beacons just off the Crickhowell-Brecon A Road. I had gone with Lucy to see one of the loveliest festivals in Wales and to see if there was any way that National Theatre Wales could plug into this activity.

It rained Thursday in fits and starts but was then quite warm and sunny for Friday when the… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on August 23, 2009 at 23:30 — 4 Comments

Is it a job or is it a competition? Equity says X-Factor contestants should be paid

Equity says Reality TV producers on X-Factor are exploiting performers by not paying them an Equity wage. Equity are calling for all contestants who reach the final round to be paid and have legal status as workers.

X-Factor producers say Equity rates "do not apply" because its shows were competitions and not employment.

This BBC news article describes how X-Factor producers justify not… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on August 19, 2009 at 6:27 — 5 Comments

A Midge Summer Nights Dream

It was a beautiful setting. Tall trees, green embankments, mist-covered valleys. It was the Afan Forest Park and I was there on Saturday evening ready for Taking Flight Theatre's production of A Midsummer Nights Dream. As were seemingly thousands of midges, who swooped and dived at… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on August 17, 2009 at 5:25 — No Comments

Online casting for Submarine, the new Michael Sheen film closes Monday

I read this BBC News article this morning.

It describes how filming for Michael Sheen's new film, Submarine, based on the novel by Swansea writer Joe Dunthorne, is casting its young roles online.

They are using an online auditioning site to ask unknown talent to apply for the roles in the film.

Virginia Heath, creative director… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on August 14, 2009 at 0:29 — 3 Comments

Brand New Musical Sells Out Weston Studio So I Have To Queue Around the Mezzanine Level With M&Ms and Rhiannon Davis For Company!

Last Thursday, I was invited to see 'Come Fly With Me', a brand new musical based around Rat Pack Songs, in the Wales Millennium Centre's Weston Studio. I had been to see Rich Tunley's last production, A Midsummer Night's Dream, so… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on August 11, 2009 at 6:30 — 4 Comments

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