Laura H Drane's Blog (92)

freelancers & artists - feedback on Wales' international showcasing report

Following the recent publication of International Showcasing for the Arts of Wales: Research Report 2018, we invite you to a facilitated discussion for artists, creative professionals, freelancers and independents, hosted by Laura Drane. 


The report was commissioned by British Council Wales and written by Yvette Vaughan Jones of…


Added by Laura H Drane on November 7, 2018 at 15:42 — No Comments

£100 vouchers up for grabs - take this quick quiz...

Theatre Bristol are reviewing our brand and awareness of our services.

We are asking everyone who knows us a lot or a little, or anywhere in between, to complete our short quiz by Monday 8th October. Your answers will help us to ensure…


Added by Laura H Drane on September 25, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments

Dancing the rebellion... Caernarfon, Harlech, Conwy, Abergavenny/ Y Fenni, Cardiff/ Caerdydd

One legend. Headphones. Now dance.

Un chwedl. Clustffonau. Nawr dawnsiwch.


Light Ladd & Emberton

Owain Glyndŵr, the legendary rebel…


Added by Laura H Drane on July 23, 2018 at 16:48 — No Comments

production assistants/ stewards needed (north Wales; paid)

Want to help us dance the rebellion this summer in some of north Wales' most iconic castles?

Light, Ladd & Emberton are retouring smash show Disgo Distaw Owain Glndwr Silent Disco this…


Added by Laura H Drane on July 5, 2018 at 6:21 — No Comments

Your views on CDF... (music, and R&D)

Live or work in #Cardiff city region? TWO super important and short surveys for you to contribute views to:

- MUSIC CITY: #musiccity #dinasgerdd

- R&D for @CreativeCardiff:…


Added by Laura H Drane on March 20, 2018 at 9:46 — No Comments

Producers Place co-working - all welcome

So we are putting a bit of a promotional push behind this as we revamp the format slightly for 2018. 
The idea is to meet every first Wed of the month to cowork; to be mutual support and provide an informal network to connects producers of all artforms/ sectors/…

Added by Laura H Drane on February 2, 2018 at 10:10 — 2 Comments

paid role - Artist Support Associates for Theatre Bristol

Cracking opportunity here to be one of two new Artist Support Associates for Theatre Bristol:

Added by Laura H Drane on January 11, 2018 at 21:00 — No Comments

Croesi Traeth/ Crossing A Beach: the film

Light Ladd & Emberton are pleased to share the findings from Harlech beach process this summer, via a beautiful film by Pete Telfer/ Culture Colony (photo by Warren Orchard).…


Added by Laura H Drane on December 11, 2017 at 9:39 — No Comments

Bidwriting workshop - register your interest

Would you want to attend a bidwriting workshop? 

I've been asked if it might be possible to run an open access version of my long standing session, and split the costs between the attendees, making it much cheaper than if offered as a bookable session (probably £50-60 each if we get 10-12 people). …


Added by Laura H Drane on October 4, 2017 at 16:41 — No Comments

#CAITLINday on 31 July - who will you champion?

Every year since 2014, a day in May has been designated #DylanDay to celebrate the poet Dylan Thomas, following his centenary. In 2014, Light, Ladd & Emberton were commissioned by the National Library of Wales, to make a piece inspired by his wife, Caitlin.


Caitlin was a…


Added by Laura H Drane on July 28, 2017 at 13:27 — No Comments

Gwirfoddolwyr eu hangen i helpu i brofi prosiect anturus newydd! Volunteers needed to test an exciting new project!

Rydym yn chwilio am 20 o bobl rhwng 7 oed a 70+ i ddod i'n helpu i brofi perfformiad anturus newydd cyn iddo agor. Bydd y gwirfoddolwyr yn cael cyfarfod a'r artistiaid, cael rhagolwg o'r sioe a mwy...

We are looking for…


Added by Laura H Drane on July 18, 2017 at 21:00 — 5 Comments

Some 13th century castles, a Welsh freedom fighter, and a silent disco...

It all begins on Harlech beach. There we were in January this year, half frozen in the winter light, and having a production conversation about needing a drone in our next show (Croesi Traeth). And then lo, the very next day, we arrive for rehearsals on the beach and there is a small group of people with a man operating a drone!

Whilst the artists chatted to the operator, I spoke with the small group who turned out to be from Gwynedd Council tourism and marketing team. They…


Added by Laura H Drane on July 13, 2017 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

CASTING CALL - Light Ladd & Emberton


Light Ladd & Emberton (Deborah Light, Eddie Ladd and Gwyn Emberton) are looking for one person who could be:

- An actor/ actress
- A dancer/ physical performer able to do voice/ speaking…

Added by Laura H Drane on July 3, 2017 at 15:00 — No Comments

Placemaking and collective memories - Harlech and beyond (published on the RSA blog)

What are the stories of your home town? Each place has its own myths and infamies, with tales of real people who’ve made their mark, and memories of odd facts which get polished and handed on. …


Added by Laura H Drane on June 21, 2017 at 11:48 — No Comments

Croesi traeth... Stories of the past, present and future, dreamt alive on Harlech beach

This summer, Light Ladd & Emberton are working residentially in Harlech, north Wales to create a new large-scale outdoor production on the beach, weaving together stories from the past, present, future. This includes pioneer dancer and leading Suffragette Margaret Morris, film director Roman Polanski, and the archangel St Michael, amongst others.

It is a very, very large R&D supported by lots of partners including Arts Council of Wales, Ty Cerdd, Creu Cymru,…


Added by Laura H Drane on June 8, 2017 at 15:39 — No Comments

Harlech stories inc a woman who made a big difference

So excited to be working on a project in Harlech with Light Ladd & Emberton, involving the story of a leading suffragette - Margaret Morris, a pioneer and not just in fighting for the rights of women to vote, but as a dancer, choreographer, designer and more.

Remember it was only in 1918 (99 years ago) that some women were first allowed to vote, and…


Added by Laura H Drane on May 4, 2017 at 7:59 — No Comments

A Baroness and the Commissioner

Two cracking speakers the next two weeks at What Next? Cardiff.

Tomorrow/ Wed at Chapter at 8.30am - guest speaker is Eluned Morgan AM. All welcome. Agenda:

And a heads up the week after it's back at British Council Wales office and the speaker is the Future Generations Commissioner, Sophie Howe.

Added by Laura H Drane on May 2, 2017 at 15:48 — No Comments

Laugharne calling this weekend...

An hour and a half from Cardiff. An hour from Swansea and Aberteifi. C'mon, who fancies a jaunt out this Sunday - spring sun, maybe lunch or a drink at Browns, and... an award-winning show about Caitlin and Dylan Thomas, in the town they scandalised and called home.

In a circle of chairs in an Alcoholics Anon mtg, Caitlin deals with her tempestuous past, married to Dylan Thomas.

Only ever 20 ppl per show, and the 4pm show there are still some tickets, 6pm show selling fast.…


Added by Laura H Drane on March 31, 2017 at 12:54 — No Comments

Busy ole time... news and what's on in 2017

Glad to share this including CAITLIN touring by Light Ladd & Emberton; plus #R17 season in Wales; Karol Cysewski and Family Dance Festival; and reflections on #rapturelive R&D: …


Added by Laura H Drane on March 13, 2017 at 23:00 — No Comments

CAITLIN - ten venue tour across Wales

Thrilled that CAITLIN is hitting the road again - ten venues across Wales this spring! Full info:

And two very special shows at Laugharne, where Dylan and Caitlin Thomas lived... …


Added by Laura H Drane on February 23, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

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