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Are you interested in the arts or feel passionately about north Wales and the impact of climate change?

Egin is a brand new, international artist residency in Capel Curig, in Gwynedd that places climate change, arguably the biggest issue facing humankind, centre stage.

 

The organisers are looking for 13 ‘Local Connectors’ to get involved. Each Local Connector will be paired with an artist participating in the residency in order to help develop their knowledge and connection with…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on April 7, 2019 at 17:46 — No Comments

A oes gennych ddiddordeb yn y celfyddydau neu’n teimlo'n angerddol dros ogledd Cymru ac effaith newid yn yr hinsawdd?

Mae Egin yn gyfnod preswyl rhyngwladol newydd sbon i artistiaid yng Nghapel Curig yng Ngwynedd, sy'n gosod newid yn yr hinsawdd, y gellid dadlau yw'r mater mwyaf sy'n wynebu dynolryw, ar frig yr agenda.

 

Mae'r trefnwyr yn chwilio am 13 o 'Gysylltwyr Lleol' i gymryd rhan. Bydd pob Cysylltydd Lleol yn cael eu paru gydag artist sy'n cymryd rhan yn y cyfnod preswyl er mwyn helpu…

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Session Notes: How might digital advancements change the identity of theatre?

Name of session

How might digital advancements change the identity of theatre?

Name of person who called the session

Ceriann Williams

Summary of discussion

Ceriann attended the Edinburgh Fringe last year as part of the Total Theatre network and saw a lot of work which was labelled ‘unconventional’ in style. Much of this work was multiplatform and had a digital element and has raised a question about why we see little of these advancements in Wales:

Why do…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 6, 2019 at 13:37 — No Comments

Session Notes: NTW - A Fringe-Festival on the West-End of Wales:

Title: NTW - A Fringe-Festival on the West-End of Wales:

Person who called Session: Thomas Millenium Falcon Morgan Mallitte - NTW TEAM PANEL Member and Actor/Poet from Pembrokeshire.

Who attended the session: 9 people.

Only got 4 people’s details at end. T MFM Mallitte, Naomi Chiffi, Nicole Allard & Mari Hullett + 5 others attended.

Potential Fringe-Festival locations:

Beaches.

● Coastal cruiser already in place to transport people between beaches.

●…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 5, 2019 at 16:52 — No Comments

Session Notes: What does NTW getting it right look like in 2029?

Name of session

What does NTW getting it right look like in 2029?

Name of person who called the session

Lisa

Summary of discussion

TEAM Model. It works. It’s sick.

Successful in engaging people who don’t ordinarily connect with theatre in its traditional model, people who don’t necessarily think that theatre is for them.

Make it a bigger part of what NTW does.

I’d like NTW to better acknowledge other languages that exist in Wales, beyond…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 5, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments

Nodiadau o’r sesiwn: Sut fydd NTW yn gwneud y peth iawn yn edrych yn 2029?

Enw’r sesiwn
Sut fydd NTW yn gwneud y peth iawn yn edrych yn 2029?
Enw’r person a alwodd y sesiwn

Lisa
Crynodeb o’r sgwrs

Y Model TEAM. Mae'n gweithio. Mae'n anhygoel.

Mae'n llwyddo wrth ennyn diddordeb pobl nad ydynt fel arfer yn cysylltu â'r theatr ar ei ffurf draddodiadol, pobl nad ydynt o reidrwydd yn tybio bod y theatr ar eu cyfer nhw.

Ei wneud yn rhan ehangach o'r hyn y mae NTW yn ei wneud.

 

Rwyf am i NTW…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 5, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments

Session Notes: How can more established artists pass on the baton to the next generation?

Creative Conversation Session Notes

Title of session

How can more established artists pass on the baton to the next generation?

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Marc Rees

Who attended the session?

Sorry didn’t note their names

Summary of discussion

Funding for some-kind of mentoring scheme

Part of Project funding should be allocated to include a mentor(s) (I think this is already a requirement ?) problem is…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 5, 2019 at 9:43 — No Comments

Session note: Sustainable Backstage Careers. Volunteering / unpaid work vs Class. “if they help get it made, they should be fairly paid”

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Fiona and Sian

Who attended the session? (You can pass this piece of paper round and ask people to write their name on it.)

Summary of discussion: (Notes, ideas, further questions, conclusions, recommendations for actions to take, contact details of relevant people / organisations etc)

We talked a lot about some of the issues we face

• An expectation to work for free – regardless of age

• Always…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 3, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments

Session note: What do we want from a theatre festival, as makers audiences and as a community

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Alice Downing

Who attended the session? (You can pass this piece of paper round and ask people to write their name on it.)

Lots of fab people, I didn’t get everyones names I'm sorry!

Tasha borton

Pete

Jennifer

Claire bottomly

And more!

( we combined with people wanting to make a west wales fringe fest half way through the discussion)

Summary of discussion: (Notes, ideas,…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 3, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments

Session notes: How can we create a culture of honest and timely criticism?

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Chelsey Gillard

Who attended the session? (You can pass this piece of paper round and ask people to write their name on it.)

Jeremy Linnell

Othneil Smith

Sherrall Morris

Rob Hale

Catriona James

Mawgaine Tarant-cornish

Kully Thuari

Yvonne Murphy

Julia Tomas

And others

Summary of discussion: (Notes, ideas, further questions, conclusions, recommendations for actions to…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 3, 2019 at 18:30 — No Comments

Session notes: OLD PEOPLE, YOUNG PEOPLE, THEATRE AS A VEHICLE?

What is the name of the person who called the session?

PERI THOMAS

Who attended the session? (You can pass this piece of paper round and ask people to write their name on it.)

8 PEOPLE

Summary of discussion: (Notes, ideas, further questions, conclusions, recommendations for actions to take, contact details of relevant people / organisations etc)

NTW Before I leave- dementia, Manics. (an example of theatre and dementia)

Definition of theatre may have…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 3, 2019 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Session notes: Queer Theatre?

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Jennifer Lunn

Who attended the session? (You can pass this piece of paper round and ask people to write their name on it.)

Jack Hammett, Chelsey Gillard, Catriona James, Daniel S, Ken Griffin, Mari H, Ceriann Williams

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• Doesn’t seem to have…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 3, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments

Session notes: Playwriting is Dead! Long Live Playwrights!

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Peter Cox

Who attended the session? (You can pass this piece of paper round and ask people to write their name on it.)

Jenny, David, Conor, Nick, Louise, Elke, David.

Summary of discussion: (Notes, ideas, further questions, conclusions, recommendations for actions to take, contact details of relevant people / organisations etc)

Issues with Plays in Education.

Plays taught badly in many schools.…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 3, 2019 at 18:00 — No Comments

Session Notes: Experimental, radical and like no one's ever seen before.

Some thoughts about recording your session

What is the title of your session?

Experimental, radical and like no one’s ever seen before.

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Rhiannon White

Who attended the session? (You can pass this piece of paper round and ask people to write their name on it.)

Summary of discussion: (Notes, ideas, further questions, conclusions, recommendations for actions to take, contact details of relevant…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 3, 2019 at 16:02 — No Comments

Session notes: Welsh Language Theatre – Preservation Vs Evolution

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Gethin Evans

Who attended the session? (You can pass this piece of paper round and ask people to write their name on it.)

Elen

Michelle Perez

Sion Pritchard

Raidene Carter

Julia Barry

Rebecca Harris

Gwennan Jones

Summary of discussion: (Notes, ideas, further questions, conclusions, recommendations for actions to take, contact details of relevant people / organisations…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 3, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

Session notes: No longer emerging, what next?

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Hannah McPake

Who attended the session? (You can pass this piece of paper round and ask people to write their name on it.)

Othneil Smith

Pete Rodgers

Duncan Hallis

Yvonne Murphy

Lucy Rivers

Clare Turner

Julia Thomas

Claire Bottomley

Laura Drane

Jennifer Lunn

Daniel

Allie Downing

Summary of discussion: (Notes, ideas, further questions, conclusions,…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 3, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

Session Notes: How can we tell stories that all people want to go to the theatre for and let's stop making theatre for ‘theatre makers’ and start making theatre for people?

What is the title of your session?

How can we tell stories that al people want to go to the theatre for and lets stop making theatre for ‘theatre makers’ and start making theatre for people?

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Sarah jones and Alison John

Who attended the session? (You can pass this piece of paper round and ask people to write their name on it.)

Various students, freelancers, Beth House taking flight, Raidin theatre…

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Session notes: Touring Theatre is broken, how do we fix it? Do people want to go the theatre? Netflix is £5.99 a month.

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Ben, Hijinx

Who attended the session? (You can pass this piece of paper round and ask people to write their name on it.)

Katie Sewell (WMC)

Rob Hale

Louise Collins

Eddie Ladd

Michelle (Theatr Iolo)

Rebecca Smith-William

Brenna Hobson

Summary of discussion: (Notes, ideas, further questions, conclusions, recommendations for actions to take, contact details of relevant people /…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 3, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

Session Notes: Gogledd Cymru/North Wales? Where are we?

Some thoughts about recording your session

What is the title of your session?

Gogledd Cymru/North Wales? Where are we?

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Gwennan Mair

Summary of discussion: (Notes, ideas, further questions, conclusions, recommendations for actions to take, contact details of relevant people / organisations etc)

We made an action plan for change to connect North and South-

• Can we start championing work,…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on March 3, 2019 at 16:00 — No Comments

Session notes: How do we make theatre more accessible for blind and VI audiences?

What is the name of the person who called the session?

Tafsila Khan

Who attended the session? (You can pass this piece of paper round and ask people to write their name on it.)

Beth House (scribe with Taf)

Sara Beer

Sherrall Morris

BSL interps

Steph Back

Sophie NTW

Fran Carphilly Youth Theatre & Rawffest

MAWGAINE NTW

Summary of discussion: (Notes, ideas, further questions, conclusions, recommendations for actions to take,…

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