Matt Ball's Blog – April 2013 Archive (7)

Summercamp on Anglesey - Apply now

Last year we ran the first WalesLab summercamp in Elan Valley, this short video will give you an insight into what it was like:


This year we've gone for a completely different location and wil be heading to the beautiful isle of Anglesey, for a residential camp which will take place from 10th - 22nd June.

We're planning to take up to 20 theatre makers…


Added by Matt Ball on April 26, 2013 at 5:21 — No Comments

Tokyo - Kobe - Osaka - Tokyo

Whilst i'm in Japan, I'm out and about meeting artists, and giving talks about the work of NTW, and particularly WalesLab.

When we looked at the residency model for this years work, we decided that it shouldn't just include shows but all the other activity the company undertakes. So whilst John is busy directing The Opportunity of Efficiency, and Abdul is making the Assembly, I'm on the road making an…


Added by Matt Ball on April 9, 2013 at 6:30 — No Comments

Some things I've seen

I've been here a week so I thought I'd share my visual diary.

Definitely not Cardiff:

Or maybe:

Welcome to your apartment:…


Added by Matt Ball on April 8, 2013 at 4:30 — No Comments

oprotunities: Outdoor arts + arts & climate change + DIY reminder

DIY 10: 2013 - Call for proposals (Deadline approaching)

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual training and professional development projects for other artists.

20 projects will be supported from July to November 2013. Each project will receive £1,000.

DIY 10 is a LADA initiative developed with: Abandon Normal Devices (North West), Artsadmin (national), Buzzcut with Imaginate (Scotland), Cambridge Junction (East),…


Added by Matt Ball on April 4, 2013 at 12:52 — No Comments

FIrst days / Daze

I'm writing this through a jet lagged fog. So if it's incoherent babble (see food blog) then please excuse me.

It's now 18.30 Wednesday evening Tokyo time so 10.30 in the morning for you lot (Japan really is in the future).

You know that feeling when you're on holiday; that first view of the coastline as the plane gently arcs towards the runway? and how it makes you know your on holiday. I didn't get that. The first I saw of the Tokyo was as the plane wheels hit the tarmac with…


Added by Matt Ball on April 3, 2013 at 14:00 — 3 Comments

Food as a documentation methodology

Whenever I go away I tend to send my long-suffering lady pictures of what I'm eating. I think she finds it ammusing (or at least humours me) so I thought I'd share my food diary with a wider audience.... Sorry.

Premier Inn, Gatwick

Apostrophe, Gatwick…


Added by Matt Ball on April 2, 2013 at 21:30 — 5 Comments

Heading for Japan

Life can be strange.

This time last week I'd nipped home to have lunch with my baby daughter, before heading over to Newport to see Tin Shed's new space in an old MFI. This Monday I'm on  a train to London as the first leg of my Journey to Tokyo.

My only previous experience of Tokyo was…


Added by Matt Ball on April 1, 2013 at 18:59 — No Comments

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