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Going out with a bang on November 5th... Goodbye National Theatre Wales

Dear friends, 

As Head of Communication for National Theatre Wales I am writing this post to let you know that I will be leaving the organisation at the end of this week on 5th November 2016.

We launched the first season of work with a live webcast on the same date…

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Added by Matt the Hat on October 31, 2016 at 16:38 — 1 Comment

Snowdon - Wales is a wonder...

Somebody sent me this great photo of Wales from outer space i really love how you can see all of the landscape, valleys and mountains. You can see how impassable mid-wales can be and why the roads twist and turn. 

You can also see how easy it is to be up a mountain, on a beach or walking in a forest...National Theatre Wales…

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Added by Matt the Hat on November 20, 2015 at 11:28 — No Comments

How to stay a Pirate - Six years ago on November 5th we launched our very first season of work.

 

When I meet people working in theatre or the creative industry they often ask me what it's like working for National Theatre Wales and I tell them that NTW gives you the opportunity to be a Pirate.

What I mean by this is that the organisation allows you to take risks, to challenge the status quo, to hijack and steal ideas, to be light, adaptable and to change the course of the ship.

Today marks six years that a bunch of pirates launched the…

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Added by Matt the Hat on November 5, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Could you be a Promoter for Tonypandemonium ?

Do you know the Rhondda like no one else ?

National Theatre Wales want to work with you this Sept/Oct. We’re in Treorchy for the whole of October with our show “Tonypandemonium” handmade at the Park and Dare Theatre. 

We have loads of opportunities to get involved with National Theatre Wales and to play your part. We need someone who can shout loud enough so that everyone knows whats up and has a chance to get involved, but we need your local knowledge…

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Added by Matt the Hat on August 7, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

The Do Lectures - Ideas Change Everything

I have been asked to write a post about the 'Do Lectures' which I attended last weekend. Normally I would shy away from such things as I am not much of a writer, my grammer is bad and my spelling even worse so apologies in advance. I am going to keep it pretty short, 5 simple points and a few photos as that will help pad it out. 

1. The Do Lectures - Talks that inspire action 

The Do Lectures is an annual event that takes place…

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Added by Matt the Hat on May 1, 2013 at 14:30 — No Comments

DE GABAY - March 3rd - Information and Schedule for ticket and non-ticket holders

DeGabay has now sold out, but if you have family and friends who haven’t been able to purchase a ticket they can still attend most of the show.

 

See below for a schedule of ticketed and non-ticketed elements: 

 

Ticket Holders 

  • 10:00 - 11:30 - Check-in at Wales Millennium Centre Foyer to pick up your passport
  • 11:45 -…
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Added by Matt the Hat on February 28, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments

National Theatre Wales Year Three Launch Video

#NTWY3 NATIONAL THEATRE WALES YEAR 3 LAUNCH from National Theatre Wales on Vimeo.

#NTWY3



THURSDAY 24TH JANUARY 2013 - 1PM-3PM 

NTW WAREHOUSE …

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Added by Matt the Hat on January 24, 2013 at 20:30 — No Comments

Shhhh… Something exciting is happening!

As a valued member of the National Theatre Wales Community we’re letting you into a little secret. #NTWY3, our 2013 season of work, will be launched at noon on Thursday 24th January but you can get a sneak peek before then by joining the show groups on the Community and discovering the show #tags this evening. 

We have been working tirelessly to bring you our brand new website, packed with new social features…

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Added by Matt the Hat on January 23, 2013 at 9:00 — 3 Comments

NTWY3 | National Theatre Wales Year Three Animation and Video Competition - Call Out

National Theatre Wales is running a competition to create a video sting for the NTWY3 launch.

 

We are looking for short videos that use the word NTWY3 in the piece. We have been inspired by the original 1980’s MTV video stings (MTV Videos have a scout around the channel) and want to create a range of videos in the same spirit.…

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Added by Matt the Hat on November 28, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Arts Festivals That Break The Boundary Between Audience & Performer

7 arts festivals that break the boundary between audience and performer

To anyone who thinks of arts festivals as a fun bit of window dressing, David Binder’s rejoinder is: look again, and look more closely. In this spirited talk, given at…

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Added by Matt the Hat on November 19, 2012 at 20:59 — No Comments

National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a promoter for #NTW20 'In Water I'm Weightless'

National Theatre Wales are seeking an individual with experience of events promotion and marketing to support our marketing campaign for NTW20 'In Water I'm Weightless' in Cardiff.

The Promoter will be work closely with National Theatre Wales Communications Director, TEAM Co-ordinator, creative teams and venue staff to develop innovative ways to promote our shows locally and to ensure a unique audience experience in line with National Theatre Wales vision, values and…

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Added by Matt the Hat on May 28, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a Promoter for #NTW18 'The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning'

National Theatre Wales are seeking an individual with experience of events promotion and marketing to support our marketing campaign for NTW18 'The Radicalisation Of Bradley Manning' throughout Wales.

The Promoter will be work closely with National Theatre Wales Communications Director, TEAM Co-ordinator, creative teams and venue staff to develop innovative ways to promote our shows locally and to ensure a unique audience experience in line with National Theatre Wales vision,…

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Added by Matt the Hat on February 23, 2012 at 14:58 — No Comments

The Importance of 'What's On ' to the Community

3. WHATS ON

I promised that I would deliver weekly bog posts about the changes to the Community 2.0 weeks turned into months but I promise over these next two weeks I will post two blogs about changes to the 'Whats On' section and changes to the 'Groups' as promised. 

 

This week’s blog is all about the…

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Added by Matt the Hat on February 14, 2012 at 13:42 — No Comments

The Importance of 'My Profile Page'

The first in a series of weekly blog posts explaining 5 key changes we’ve made to the online community.

 

By now you’ve had enough time to navigate yourself around the latest changes of the online community 2.0 this post explains changes to the ‘My Profile’ page.

 

We have added some new profile information questions - to update these settings click on the ‘Edit’ button on the top right of the ‘Profile…

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Added by Matt the Hat on December 15, 2011 at 23:00 — No Comments

National Theatre Wales online community needs your feedback

 

Good morning fellow members,

 

It’s been a pretty active couple of weeks at National Theatre Wales HQ we have been monitoring your feedback, fixing bugs and replying to your emails surrounding the changes made to the community.

 

We had a few minor glitches and initial scary moments over the first couple of days of the launch. The disappearing of the discussions from groups was one of those moments, but a little bit of digital tinkering and we found them…

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Added by Matt the Hat on December 15, 2011 at 11:00 — 2 Comments

Announcement of National Theatre Wales’ online community version 2.0

 

Monday 5th December marks an important (if relatively modest) shift as we launch a number of updates for National Theatre Wales’ online community. These will include a brand new look for the website as well as new functions that will affect the way you engage, debate and contribute to the network.

 

We have monitored the many ways in which you are using the community and have listened to your feedback. We’ve discussed the key…

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Added by Matt the Hat on November 28, 2011 at 19:41 — 3 Comments

National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a Communications Assistant

For more information and application details email

work@nationaltheatrewales.org

 

 

 

 

Added by Matt the Hat on August 19, 2011 at 16:11 — No Comments

Your last chance to book and experience 'Outdoors' this Summer

I wouldn't normally use the community for marketing blurb but this is the last chance to book for 'Outdoors' and I don't want any of you to miss out, this is a seriously good show. We have two shows left that you can book for one for tomorrow 5th July and one for next week on the 12th July both shows have half the tickets sold so you'll need to get in quick and what better way…

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Added by Matt the Hat on July 4, 2011 at 9:30 — No Comments

The Passion - #NTW13 - A transmedia production

 

What started with an idea to tell the story of 'The Passion' online in real time through-out the weekend, grew into one of the most exciting campaigns I have ever worked on.

Michael and Bill's vision to use the town as a set, with the idea to, use it's radio stations, fly poster sites, graffiti artists and video makers to tell the story allowed us to really push the boat out in terms of our thinking.

This viral campaign made the event unique in many ways constantly…

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Added by Matt the Hat on April 26, 2011 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

One last chance to get tickets for 'The Passion'

 

We are offering you one last chance to get tickets to experience 'The Passion' this weekend at 12:00PM Wednesday 20th April an extra 50 tickets for each day will be released to the Box Office but do hurry as they will be in demand.



If you don't manage to get a ticket please remember that you can still experience the majority of the episodes across the three days as they take place in large open public spaces with good visibility for those who do not have tickets.…

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Added by Matt the Hat on April 19, 2011 at 15:29 — No Comments

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