Naomi Chiffi's Blog (72)

Roald Dahl School Workshop Opportunities!

We are delighted to be able to offer workshops to primary and secondary schools throughout Wales, which will feed into our fantastic Roald Dahl event in September.  Please see details below and if you are a teacher or youth group leader and you would be interested in booking a workshop, please do get in touch.

Summer Term participation opportunity for years 5 and 6.

FREE art workshop with literacy links, delivered by…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on May 24, 2016 at 15:11 — No Comments

Before I Leave Schools Offers

Our next show, Before I Leave, will be a great experience for anyone age 14+ and we will be hosting post-show talks at the performances on 2nd and 8th of June, which will add further insight to the show.  

If anyone is interested in bringing school or home-educated groups along and would like us to arrange a backstage tour, please do let me know.  

Also, don't forget that you can now apply for the 'Go and See' fund to help with costs - as part of the Lead Creative…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on April 8, 2016 at 14:36 — No Comments

Education: The Video!

For the past three weeks I have had the privilege of working with Kym Epton of Red Cell Films on a short feature about the educational experiences of young people throughout Wales.  We intend to showcase this in the Pierhead Building as part of the BDP Senedd event in March but it has also been of enormous benefit to us in terms of our own consultation process surrounding the development of an NTW approach to education.  I would like to offer my gratitude to all of the participants who each…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on March 1, 2016 at 14:18 — No Comments

Backstage at Candylion

We are thrilled to have been able to work with Ocean Park Academy in Splott on a backstage film about our wonderful Christmas show, The Insatiable, Inflatable Candylion. The end result is fantastic and will be published online very soon.  

In the mean time, please enjoy these brilliant behind-the-scenes shots.…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on February 2, 2016 at 14:39 — No Comments

Call out for Creative Agents

Just to let everyone know that the Arts Council is looking for the next group of Creative Agents.  Please get involved if you feel you are able, and please spread the word if you know of the perfect person for the role!  All details outlined below:

‘Arts Council of Wales are recruiting Creative Agents for the next round of the Lead Creative Schools Scheme. The deadline is15th February. Further details about the scheme, the role and the application form can be…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on January 27, 2016 at 12:15 — No Comments

Rethinking Education: The story so far...

As we begin 2016, I thought it would be a good time to offer an update on the work we have been doing over the past few months in terms of our discussions around education and the practical educational activities we have been able to achieve since last May.  A huge thank you to all of you who have contributed to this work, either in person or online; please don't forget that this discussion is not over - it is very much still alive, so any further thoughts or contributions would be…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on January 19, 2016 at 15:42 — 1 Comment

A huge thank you!

We had a wonderful turn out for our Mid Wales Rethinking Education meeting with many excellent suggestions and ideas, so a huge thank you to everyone who came along.  We are now getting closer to formalising our ideas for an NTW Education model and we are enormously grateful to everyone who has given us suggestions, advice, guidance and support during this process.  If you have anything you would like to add to this conversation please do so via our Rethinking Education group pages.  Also,…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on December 11, 2015 at 12:25 — No Comments

Rethinking Education

I am looking forward to our next regional Rethinking Education meeting tomorrow - this time we're in Mid Wales so if anyone fancies joining us at The Muse in Brecon, please let us know by emailing, as your input would be most welcome.

So far, our discussions have proved very interesting - we've heard about some amazing arts activities for young people happening all over Wales and have listened to many suggestions about how we can engage with this work.…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on November 30, 2015 at 23:00 — No Comments

North Wales Meeting and more!

We held our second regional meeting at the end of October in Wrexham and we were delighted by the number of people who turned up and offered so many excellent ideas.  We heard from lecturers creating amazing, interesting pieces of theatre, from workshop facilitators who are engaging with young people in innovative and imaginative ways, from the local authority who are encouraging arts across all areas of their communities - it was a very positive experience, so a huge thanks to all who…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on November 13, 2015 at 18:21 — No Comments

Regional Rethinking Education Meetings

This week we held the first of our Regional Rethinking Education Meetings.  This was the West Wales group and we met at the fantastic Creative Common in Haverfordwest.  

Steve Blandford kindly gave us an introduction to the work of National Theatre Wales and we spent a productive two hours discussing the amazing creative work of teachers, youth workers and arts practitioners in Pembrokeshire, who all gave us wonderful advice and great suggestions about how to create an effective and…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on September 18, 2015 at 10:05 — No Comments

West Wales Regional Meeting

We have now set a date for the first of our regional Rethinking Education meetings and are looking for contributors to come along and help shape our discussions about NTW's approach to education.  The meeting will be held at the Creative Common in Haverfordwest on 15th of September from 5:30-7:30.  For more information and if you would like to come along, please contact me on

Many thanks! 

Added by Naomi Chiffi on August 4, 2015 at 11:46 — No Comments

NTW and Education - the possibilities!

Last week was my first week with NTW working as Education TEAM Assistant.  I am thrilled to be working with such an amazing, inspirational group of people on a project that looks to be very exciting.

I look forward to being part of a Wales-wide collaborative discussion about ways in which NTW can best approach 'Education' and I look forward to hearing from educators, youth workers, parents and anyone who has an opinion about how best NTW can engage with young people…


Added by Naomi Chiffi on June 15, 2015 at 19:18 — 1 Comment

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