Diana Ford's Blog (18)

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This Autumn Span Arts have three exciting shows coming to South West Wales all of which will be well worth a watch! 

Added by Diana Ford on August 28, 2017 at 19:47 — No Comments

The Sound Project - Performance Workshop!

Open call for Performers! 

Now that the stories have been gathered and scripts adapted,TEAM are offering a free performance workshop which will take place at The Tanyard Youth Project, Pembroke for the final stage of the Sound Project! 


The workshop will be led by Catherine Paskell, …


Added by Diana Ford on June 1, 2017 at 15:54 — No Comments

My TEAM journey

My TEAM journey began in January 2016 when I joined the TEAM panel. How would I describe TEAM? Well it's safe to say it is different for everyone. But even though everyone's TEAM journey is different I think we do share some of these valid factors:

TEAM provides some AWESOME opportunities: After a month of being on the panel a position opened for a blogger on the TEAM production Stories of the Streets. This was the perfect way to begin my TEAM journey, it gave…


Added by Diana Ford on May 9, 2017 at 8:22 — 2 Comments

A fantastic opportunity to bring people together. The Sound Project script writing workshop part two!

Last Saturday saw the second part of The Sound Project's script writing workshop. After leaving the first part of the workshop with a story from the community, seven writers returned to the Monkton Swifts Social Club to develop their scripts with the wonderful Patrick Jones to help them. The day began with biscuits! And not the ones you dunk in your tea, but an exercise that got us to think of the type of biscuit we would be and why. Shortbread, Rich Tea and home made were but a few that…


Added by Diana Ford on April 28, 2017 at 6:56 — No Comments

TEAM Skills Swap at Small World Theatre

As TEAM continue on their journey around the far West of Wales, the first Skills Swap and Workout was held at Small World Theatre in Cardigan last Saturday. Not only was it the first one to take place in Cardigan it was also my first time attending a session.

For those of you who have not attended a session and are unfamiliar with the workshop, this…


Added by Diana Ford on March 9, 2017 at 21:30 — No Comments

The Monkton Sound Project the Next Chapter.

Over the past couple of months I have been meeting people from the community of Monkton. With my average tea consumption increasing by double I have gathered a great collection of stories. The amount of tales that community have come forward to tell has been fantastic and in the process I have met some amazing people and learnt a great deal about Monkton. So the time has come to bring the story collecting to a close and begin the next chapter of the project. …


Added by Diana Ford on February 22, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments

NTW TEAM Workout and Skills Swap West Wales

Next month with will be West Wales' first TEAM Workshop and Skills Swap. It will be run by the lovely Emma-Kayleigh McNab and Peter Scott at Small World Theatre in Cardigan on Saturday 4th March.

Do you have an idea which you'd like to get off the ground?

Are you looking to get involved in new projects and find new collaborators? Are you a theatre-maker who'd like to meet other theatre-makers and play for a day? Answer yes to any of these questions and Workout…


Added by Diana Ford on February 7, 2017 at 16:32 — 1 Comment

Creative writing in Monkton

We had a lovely turn out for the creative writing workshop in Monkton Swifts last Saturday. Hosted by Kelly Jones and Tom Wentworth the workshop focused themes relating to Monkton. There were various tasks which included creating monologues and verbatim exercises. Participants were asked to bring photo's and memorabilia linked to the area which were used in discussion. Here are some shots from the day.…


Added by Diana Ford on February 3, 2017 at 15:25 — No Comments

The Monkton Sound Project

As TEAM Associate I represent West Wales, my role involves promoting the company, introducing people to National Theatre Wales and through TEAM, NTW’s approach to collaborating with communities and getting as many people as possible involved in our work.Through TEAM I am working on the Sound Project which is based in Monkton, Pembrokeshire. 

The Sound Project is a community project about stories of people from Monkton told by someone who thinks they are ‘sound’.…


Added by Diana Ford on January 13, 2017 at 12:30 — No Comments

Critical Chinwag on Birdsong / Can Yr Adar @ Theatr Mwldan.

Through a live orchestral fusing of soul-folk and jazz, pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock collaborates with Welsh/Bajan songstress Kizzy Crawford to create a special collection of newly composed songs inspired by a Celtic rain forest.  

Created in partnership with RSPB Cymru, the classical ensemble Sinfonia Cymru create unique sounds and visuals that come together to salute all that's beautiful about the natural…


Added by Diana Ford on October 11, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

South West Wales TEAM Associate.

Hello NTW Community!

My name is Diana and as of today I start the role of TEAM Associate in South West Wales. I am very excited to be a part of the NTW crew.

Having joined the TEAM Panel back in January I feel this is a role that I can peruse in more depth and continue my aim of getting more people involved with TEAM and NTW in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion.

As National Theatre Wales is a NATIONAL theatre the vision is to make…


Added by Diana Ford on October 3, 2016 at 6:00 — No Comments

Coast Lines Drawing Exhibition.

Amazing community project organised by Lizzy Stonhold. Over 800 people participated and over 2000 pictures were drawn in areas all over Fishguard and Goodwick in Pembrokeshire. Well worth checking out if your in the area. 



Added by Diana Ford on August 30, 2016 at 15:42 — No Comments

White clothes we need you!

 We are looking for all sorts of white clothes needed for a Phizz-Whizzing, Jumpsquiffling production that will be taking place this September! If you have any you are planning to throw out or send to the charity shop and wouldn't mind sending them our way please contact dianaford.uk@gmail.com. Many thanks! 

Added by Diana Ford on July 27, 2016 at 7:22 — No Comments

Stories Of The Streets. Day #3 The Show.

There had been a big build up to this event which created a buzz in the air. Lots of people were talking about Stories Of The Streets. The National Theatre Wales shone in neon lights as a crowd of over 90 filled the Prince of Wales suit in the Angle Hotel.

Erika accompanied Ben Tinniswood who compered for the evening, together…


Added by Diana Ford on January 31, 2016 at 17:45 — No Comments

Stories Of The Streets. Day #2 Rehearsals.

Given that the title of this production is Stories Of The Streets -  Access All Areas I thought it would be appropriate to focus on the access aspect of the production, I personally have not been involved with any access requirements within a production before so I thought it important to find out a little more about the people behind the captioning, British Sign Language (BSL) and audio description to get a full understanding of their role within the show.…


Added by Diana Ford on January 27, 2016 at 22:00 — No Comments

Stories Of The Streets. Day #1 Rehearsals.

I have always been interested in stories and how important they are for many different reasons. So being my first experience of Stories Of The Streets (SOTS) I was intrigued to know where it all began and how it has evolved to where it is today and what better way than to be given the opportunity to blog about it.

So this blog will come from the words of a SOTS virgin! And I hope that for anyone who hasn’t experienced it and for people that have, this will give you an insight into the…


Added by Diana Ford on January 26, 2016 at 20:30 — No Comments

The First TEAM Panel Meeting

It seemed a lifetime ago since I ventured up to Cardiff for my TEAM panel interview, and before I knew it, I was back in the same room surrounded by an abundance of welsh cakes, smiling faces and the biggest tea pot I've ever seen! The first TEAM panel meeting was about to take place.

It all started with Devinda speaking about TEAM's vision, what it represented and what our roles and responsibilities would be. Once the introduction to TEAM had ended it was…


Added by Diana Ford on January 21, 2016 at 21:30 — No Comments

TEAM Panel!

So here we are 2016! A new start and a new adventure for me as I join The National Theatre Wales Team panel and what can I say, I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of it!

My name is Diana, I live in Pembrokeshire, South West Wales. I’ve always been passionate about directing my creative energy into every walk of life. I also think it is extremely important to nurture this energy in young people and give them positive ways to direct it, shape it, end up with an outcome they can be…


Added by Diana Ford on January 4, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

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