Ali Zay's Blog (6)

My time in Brazil in my own words.

Rio de Janeiro Carnival season 2017!!! I was officially invited to take part in my dear friend Hugo Camarate (President of Vagalume O Verde). After a long 11hr flight from London Heathrow I arrived at GIG airport Rio, Brazil. Hugo met me at arrivals and embraced me the huge smile Brazilians are known for. 

In the taxi to his house he wasted no time telling me what he's been up to and how much work they've been doing since I left them in October. I was super…


Added by Ali Zay on April 10, 2017 at 13:00 — 2 Comments

The Art Of Cultural Exchange!

A cold evening in September my phone rang. It was our previous Artistic director John McGrath, he offered me a great opportunity to take part in an international cultural exchange programme in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - "A Arte de Intercâmbio." (The Art of Cultural Exchange).

I was one of 3 young artists from Britain taking part but what was special for me was that I was the only one representing Wales. As an artist from wales there's only one organisation that I could and would represent… Continue

Added by Ali Zay on February 1, 2017 at 17:15 — 8 Comments

March in and on.

This month of March has been one to remember, just off a leap year and it feels like I've leaped into a whole new world.

Firstly I'd like to mention that I've just had my recall audition for the Royal Welsh to study 3 year BA Acting. How did it go? We'll soon find out as I'm waiting to hear back within the next week or so.

And Finally, this past week I've been working on The Big Democracy Project ran by Gavin Porter. If I was questioning my identity and society before then now… Continue

Added by Ali Zay on March 16, 2015 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Team Panel Introduction Ali Goolyad

Hi My name is Ali Goolyad, Im an aspiring Actor, a poet, community activist and more so a NTW TEAM PANEL member. My journey began in 2010 on the NTW SoulExchange, once I met Mr Devinda DeSilva and My road thus far has been unforgettable.

Im on the TEAM panel because here my voice can be heard, im from Butetown, Cardiff an area which is surrounded by arts and theatre but doesnt engage with people of all walks of life. At NTW the vibe is different and being on the panel I'm empowered…


Added by Ali Zay on December 17, 2014 at 14:30 — 3 Comments

NTW TEAM Panel Intro : Ali G

My names is Ali Goolyad I'm a poet and a group facilitator who loves creativity in every form. I was raised in the most multicultural area in Wales, Butetown also known as Cardiff bay and formerly known as Tiger bay.

In June 2011 my life changed for the better when I got involved with National theatre Wales TEAM. Myself and friends proposed a successful idea to National theatre Wales eventually winning a £175,000 funding prize from Gulbenkian Foundation. Ever since my first… Continue

Added by Ali Zay on January 9, 2014 at 12:50 — No Comments

Lost Love in London

Around a month ago i was invited to perform some poetry in london with Nitro theatre in partnership with Kayd somali arts and culture. Initially i was exited but it started to get a bit nail biting when told the theme was about love. This challenged me but allowed me to be extra creative with my words and emotions.

deadline day counting down, the posters going…


Added by Ali Zay on June 12, 2013 at 10:57 — 1 Comment

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