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Join the re.volution in Wales: Mission, Models, Money launches here.

You are invited to join the re.volution!

Launch Events for Mission Models Money re.volution project are happening:

19th September Bangor University…


Added by Catherine Paskell on September 5, 2013 at 14:48 — No Comments

The Forge: seeking artists testing work for October

The Forge returns for an autumn session!

And this time, we have a NEW jukebox to ellicit your feedback for the artists showing their work-in-progress.

If you're interested in showing your scratch ideas or work-in-progress, email me so we can talk about what you'd like to do.

If you've got anything theatrical to test, get in touch!…


Added by Catherine Paskell on September 4, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

The Forge returns to Chapter this Thursday.


The Forge returns to Chapter, Cardiff this Thursday 11th April.

7.30pm start in Media Point, Chapter.

£3 pay on the door.


Forge provides a platform for artists across disciplines to showcase their theatre work in development.

This session, we have another diverse range of theatre artists scratching their pieces and asking for…


Added by Catherine Paskell on April 7, 2013 at 16:15 — No Comments

Call for expressions of interest to The Forge scratch night in Chapter

Do you have something theatrical you want to develop?

Would it be useful to show and develop it in front of a live, honest and generous audience?

If you have something you are working on, and would like to show it at The Forge, get in touch. 

The next event for The Forge, a theatrical scratch night and work-in-progress event is at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff on Thursday 11th April.

Previous work developed through The Forge includes new scripts,…


Added by Catherine Paskell on February 11, 2013 at 17:13 — No Comments

The Forge work-in-progress night - this Thursday 17th January

The Forge is back!

After the success of our first night back in November, we are running our second event of The Forge this coming Thursday 17th January, in Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. 

The Forge starts at 7.30pm and is £3 pay-on-the-door. …


Added by Catherine Paskell on January 14, 2013 at 16:30 — No Comments

Fossil Fuel: Day Three of our Waleslab adventure

On DAY 3 of our WalesLab research, we drove around, a lot. We spoke to staff, cast and crew at The Torch Milford Haven, Rosemary of Pendyffryn B&B (who's just become a grandmother!) and the guys at Druidston - about what objects have made them who they are today. Ben also reviews the Toyota…


Added by Catherine Paskell on November 30, 2012 at 14:00 — No Comments

Walk Tall: Day 2 of our WalesLab adventure:

Ben and I spent the first 2 days of their WalesLab project meeting people in West Wales asking them what items or objects have had a significant impact on their lives and who they are today.

We were lucky enough to talk to Macky and he is such a legend that we made this video in honour of him and his…


Added by Catherine Paskell on November 30, 2012 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

Go West: The beginning of my WalesLab adventure.

Ben and I are in the Wild West of Wales this week, as part of our exploration of a new project through National Theatre Wales' WalesLab!


Take a look at this introductory video to find out more about our project and what we'll be up to over the next few…


Added by Catherine Paskell on November 29, 2012 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

The Forge - The First Forge

Thank you so much to everyone who came to Chapter in Cardiff to make The Forge's inaugural event such a success! 

To all the performers, audience members and participants who showed their work, generously gave feedback and openly received it  - thank you! I hope The Forge was fun, interesting and a useful place to see and develop new work and new…


Added by Catherine Paskell on November 21, 2012 at 1:00 — No Comments

The Forge #1 - The First Forge

This Thursday 1st November is The First Forge: the first time The Forge is opening its doors as Cardiff's newest theatrical scratch and work-in-progress night.

After my last blog letting you know about opportunities to get involved in The Forge, we've had some exciting developments and confirmed a brilliant line up of artists…


Added by Catherine Paskell on October 30, 2012 at 22:30 — No Comments

The Forge - Cardiff's new theatrical work-in-progress scratch night

Do you have something theatrical in development? Do you have a performance idea you'd like to "scratch"? 

Would you like the opportunity to try out new work and cultivate a project with a nurturing audience?

If the answer is YES then contact The…


Added by Catherine Paskell on September 24, 2012 at 13:00 — 6 Comments

Be Part of Queer Times!




Be Part of Queer Times - a collaboration between Mardi Gras and Mess Up the Mess theatre company.
Queer Times is an intergenerational heritage arts project encouraging dialogue…

Added by Catherine Paskell on August 17, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Get involved with Coriolanus!

And we have lift off!....

This has been the first week of rehearsals for Coriolan/us, bringing the team behind…


Added by Catherine Paskell on July 12, 2012 at 14:33 — 2 Comments

Dirty Protest Want to Give You Lovely Things!

Rehearsals have started for Dirty Protest's first full length production: After the End by Dennis Kelly.

It will be on at Sherman Cymru between 11-14 July.

Before rehearsals started, director Mared Swain showed us around Sherman Cymru so we had an idea of what to expect when we turn up to see the show. Take a look at the video…


Added by Catherine Paskell on July 2, 2012 at 17:00 — No Comments

What Would Make Haverfordwest Protest?


We've been on the streets of Haverfordwest, letting people know about The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning. We asked the people of "Harford" WHAT WOULD MAKE YOU PROTEST? And here are some of their answers....…


Added by Catherine Paskell on April 13, 2012 at 13:22 — 1 Comment

Cardiff NTW PROMOTER TEAM action!

Tonight was our first meeting for the Cardiff promotions team for The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning (NTW18).

You can see our ideas for how to promote the show and engage audiences in activities around the production above!

From now on, you will hear a lot more from Cardiff TEAM and the volunteers who are supporting all the…


Added by Catherine Paskell on March 21, 2012 at 20:00 — No Comments

Join in! All aboard The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning!



ANSWER: All three will host NTW's next show, The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning.


ANOTHER ANSWER: All are, or are seen as, "FRONTIER TOWNS". Interesting,…


Added by Catherine Paskell on March 20, 2012 at 14:00 — 5 Comments

Top of the Hour: National Theatre Wales' micro radio drama.

Top of the Hour by Cpaskell

At the end of 2011, National Theatre Wales produced a micro comedy drama, broadcast on BBC Radio Wales as part of a review of the year programme called, The Year That Was. The programme broadcast on New Year's Eve 2011 and looked at National Theatre Wales' first year shows as well as the second year of shows ahead…


Added by Catherine Paskell on January 31, 2012 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Adventures with the younger performers in The Village Social


This is me, above, attempting to stay with the amazing Valleys Kids performers from Penygraig youth theatre, as they sat in their mini bus after their appearance in The Village Social last week. I didn't want them to…


Added by Catherine Paskell on November 6, 2011 at 23:30 — 3 Comments

The Village Social in SOAR Penygraig has SOLD OUT!

Tonight in Penygraig, 10 members of Valleys Kids are part of our Woodcraft Folk group performing in The Village Social. 


The Valleys Kids have spent the last week conducting "happenings", to bring the show to life in the community, and start the transition of Penygraig into Cae Bach.


Today they added the words SOLD OUT to their washing line of…


Added by Catherine Paskell on October 25, 2011 at 17:00 — No Comments

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