Jen Thornton's Blog – March 2013 Archive (4)

Anglesey Adventures Part 2

It's now our third day in Anglesey, where we're meeting people, finding out more about the area and getting ready to share the month of June with the island in our third NTW Residency. This week we're here with the team from HoiPolloi, who are creating the Hugh Hughes production Things I Forgot I Remembered, and we've been to visit the two show venues - Theatr Fach and Ucheldre Arts Centre - to find out a bit more about how they work and how we can work with them. 

Anglesey is also…


Added by Jen Thornton on March 13, 2013 at 11:00 — No Comments

Anglesey Adventures Part 1

This week the Comms team are joining HoiPolloi and producer Lisa in Anglesey for a research trip to find out more about the area in advance of Things I Forgot I Remembered, our Hugh Hughes project which will be staged in Llangefni and Holyhead this June. Catrin and I have just driven up, the 'pretty way', and spent the way…


Added by Jen Thornton on March 11, 2013 at 16:11 — No Comments

An Orchestral Concert for the Deaf

What? That's a bit weird, no? Music for people who can't hear? 

Well, no, actually. The BBC National Orchestra of Wales last week held a short series of concerts especially created for Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing audiences. I was delighted to be able to go to one of them and I had a really great experience.

I'm a classical musician by training, and I really like orchestras, so I go to a lot of concerts. I've never been to one like this before. I'd expected there would be…


Added by Jen Thornton on March 7, 2013 at 13:00 — 3 Comments

De Gabay - Live

We are part of the way through De Gabay, the first show of National Theatre Wales' third season of work. 

A group of young people from Butetown have spent the day reporting on the event and you can see their updates at

They are also Tweeting @CardiffBayNews

Right now you can watch, live, a parliament of poetry and debate taking…


Added by Jen Thornton on March 3, 2013 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

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