Theatre in Wales

Theatre, dance and performance news 1999

Welsh performance News 1999

We have been scouring the media, and keeping our noses to the ground , for news stories related to welsh theatre dance and performance.
Below are the 102 main stories for 1999 in our archive

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Building On Success To Ensure We Meet Future Challenges
27 December 1999
Joanna Weston, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales
Llew Smith claims that the ACW's franchise decision was prejudiced
21 December 1999
A LEAKED report from the Arts Council of Wales has cast huge doubt on the quango’s ability to make fair and impartial decisions, according to Blaenau Gwent MP Llew Smith.
Assembly believes that the Arts Council for Wales should defer its decision on its proposed Drama Strategy
21 December 1999
OPIN-1999-0030 Arts Council for Wales - Drama Strategy
Directors renew call for a National Theatre
18 December 1999
Two of the most respected theatre directors in Wales have renewed their call for a National Theatre in Wales to be set up
Implementation of the Arts Council of Wales Drama strategy
17 December 1999
Welsh Local Government Association co-ordinating committee Secretary's report
Weston Rejects Lord's Call To Resign
17 December 1999
THE beleaguered chief executive of the Arts Council of Wales, Joanna Weston, has hit back at her critics and vowed she won't resign.
'Appalling Difference'
17 December 1999
It would seem that those in the arts are always moaning on about how low the levels of funding are in this country.
Arts Council defends strategy
17 December 1999
The Arts Council of Wales has been defending its controversial new drama strategy.
ITC meeting with Arts Council of Wales
15 December 1999
Writing the Future
14 December 1999
paper as a result of the Writers Guild of Great Britain meeting in Cardiff 11/12/99
Michael Foot Backs Fight To Save Theatre From Closure
10 December 1999
FORMER leader of the Labour Party Michael Foot has thrown his weight behind a campaign to save Gwent Theatre.
BBC Wales reports on the possible appointment of an 'Arts Tzar' for Wales
10 December 1999
The Arts Council of Wales has been meeting against the background of speculation that they will get a tzar.
Arts Czar Wanted To Help Untangle Row
10 December 1999
THE National Assembly is to appoint an Arts Czar to help formulate its arts policy for Wales in the future.
Roy Bohana joins in the criticism of the Arts Council of Wales
08 December 1999
Letter from Roy Bohana, Deputy Director of the Arts Council of Wales 1982-95 and Music Director 1961-97, to the Western Mail:
Lord Islwyn calls on Jo Weston to resign
08 December 1999
House of Lords Debate 8 December 1999
Towards the Provision of a National Theatre for Wales - a Federal System
08 December 1999
An alternative Drama Strategy for Wales - A Ten Year Plan
Art Council 'needs to explain'
08 December 1999
BBC reports that the Assembly Committee responsible for the arts has called on the Arts Council of Wales for an explanation of its controversial drama strategy
Hansard Debate Theatre (Education)
06 December 1999
Full text of the House of Commons debate, sponmsored by Llew Smith, on the implications of the Drama Strategy
Support running out for Arts Council chief executive
04 December 1999
The future of the Arts Council of Wales chief executive Joanna Weston may be in doubt after her own staff threatened to hold a vote of no confidence.
Funding cuts cause Arts Council unrest
03 December 1999
BBC Wales has learned that staff working for the Arts Council of Wales are considering a vote of no confidence in the management of the organisation.
Arts Council Asked For Explanations
02 December 1999
THE ARTS Council for Wales is coming under pressure from the Government to explain its decision not to renew franchises for young people’s theatre to three companies.
PERSONAL STATEMENT BY JEFF TEARE
30 November 1999
Writers Guild of Great Britain condemn the Arts Council Drama strategy
30 November 1999
Arts Council Drama Strategy Row Enters Political Arena
29 November 1999
THE row over the Arts Council of Wales's controversial drama strategy has moved into the political arena with Labour MPs criticising the Assembly Culture Secretary Tom Middlehurst who has asked the arts quango to provide "good news".
Call For Arts Council To Be Disbanded
25 November 1999
THE outgoing theatre programmer at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre has called for the Arts Council of Wales to be disbanded.
An urgent appeal from Theatr Powys in their campaign against the new drama strategy for Wales
17 November 1999
The Arts Council of Wales (ACW) has recently announced its intention to withdraw all funding (133,916) to Theatr Powys. This decision has been made following their announcement of a new strategy for the provision of professional theatre for young people on a nationwide basis.
ACW announces the TIE franchise
12 November 1999
The Arts Council of Wales (ACW) announced today (Thursday, November 11) that Cwmni’r Fran Wen has been successful in its bid for the funding agreement to provide theatre for young people in North Wales.
Writers Guild of Great Britain vote of no confidence in the Arts Council of Wales
08 November 1999
On Monday the 8th of November, the National Executive of The Writers' Guild of Great Britain in London, passed a vote of no confidence in the Arts Council of Wales
Full text of Llew Smith's Early Day Motion
07 November 1999
WGGB's reaction to ACW announcement on new writing
01 November 1999
WGGB is tremendously disappointed by ACW and their pathetic announcement regarding new theatre writing in Wales. "After all this time and consultation is that all you can come up with?"
Blaenau Gwent Council condemn the Arts Council's cut to Gwent Theatre
29 October 1999
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council has unanimously condemned the decision of the Arts Council of Wales to withdraw funding from Gwent Theatre and is asking for the decision to be postponed until after the inquiry into arts funding by the Welsh Assembly.
Gwent Theatre PRESS RELEASE from LLEW SMITH MP (Blaenau Gwent) and DON TOUHIG MP (Islwyn)
29 October 1999
MPs, LLEW SMITH and DON TOUHIG have been refused access by the Arts Council of Wales to the successful bid by the Cardiff based Company who have been made responsible for developing Theatre in Education in Gwent.
Inquiry into arts funding after double drama blow
27 October 1999
A major review into the arts and the activities of the arts funding bodies in Wales is to be launched by the National Assembly.
Llew Smith intervenes in the House of Commons on behalf of Gwent Theatre
27 October 1999
Loss of franchise for youth theatre slated as 'perverse'
26 October 1999
Gwent Theatre has described the decision of the Arts Council of Wales not to award it the franchise for youth theatre in the east valleys as perverse.
Gwent Theatre calls a press conferenece and pledges to fight against it's loss of grant
25 October 1999
The Welsh Assembly and Parliament are being called on to investigate the Art s Council of Wales funding of theatre for young people. The move follows the failure to award the franchise for the Eastern Valleys to Gwent Theatre which has served the Greater Gwent area for more than 23 years.
ACW announces reorganisation of youth theatre
23 October 1999
Four new companies will take charge of youth theatre in South and Mid Wales, the Arts Council of Wales announced yesterday.
Reform of funding 'is a farce'
22 October 1999
Initial reponses to the ACW's New Writing franchise proposals
Full text of the ACW's press statements on the future of Theatre for Young People
22 October 1999
The Arts Council of Wales (ACW) announced today (Friday, October 22) the companies who will be running its new Theatre for Young People franchises in south and mid Wales.
Arts Council of Wales
21 October 1999
announces its proposals for the New Writing Franchise
Michael Baker of the ACW
23 September 1999
outlines their thinking on the development of Welsh language theatre from Gwynedd (Y Pwerdy)
The Sherman Theatre
18 July 1999
response to the new writing proposals in the Arts Coucil's Drama Strategy for Wales
Ymgynghori ar Ysgrifennu Newydd yng Nghymru
23 June 1999
papur ymgynghorol Cyngor y Celfyddydau
Diwedd y daith i Dalier Sylw?
21 June 1999
Is this the end of Dalier Sylw (in welsh only)
Details of, and guidlines for, the 5 new theatre for young people franchises for Wales
17 June 1999
Guidelines for applications for Fixed Term Funding Agreements to deliver a strategy to provide professional theatre for young people in Wales
New Writing in Wales Consultation document
01 June 1999
This paper takes forward the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) commitment to consult on developing strategies for new writing in the Welsh and English languages as outlined in ACW’s published Drama Strategy paper.
An analysis of responses
01 June 1999
ACW's own report on responses to the Draft Drama Strategy published in January 1999
Press release from Theatre Powys on the cut to their funding
01 April 1999
Graham Laker
01 April 1999
a response to the Arts Council's Draft Drama Strategy, with particular reference to its impact on Welsh language theatre
Atodiad theatr Barn yn holi barn nifer o unigolion am y strategaeth ddrafft
31 March 1999
Mae'r atebion yn adlewyrchu teimladau cryf a chymysg
ARTS COUNCIL OF WALES
26 March 1999
AFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO DELIVER A DRAMA STRATEGY FOR WALES.
Press release from Gwent Theatre on the changes to the Draft Drama strategy
25 March 1999
As a result of responses to the Draft Drama Strategy the ACW has decided to support the current network of eight theatre in education companies for the full financial year to the end of March 2000,
Arts Council of Wales response
23 March 1999
to theatre in education companies following the consultation process
Ian Hill
22 March 1999
poses some questions on the future face of TIE / TYP in Wales
Michael avoids battle
19 March 1999
Welsh secretary Alun Michael has turned down appeals to intervene in the bitter dispute between the Arts Council of Wales and the Welsh theatre industry, which could result in ten leading companies going to the wall.
Fersiwn Cymraeg Ymateb Theatr Powys Powys i'r Strategaeth ddrama
19 March 1999
welsh version of Theatre Powys response
Small World Theatre
18 March 1999
comment on the Draft Drama Strategy for Wales
Erthygl Golwg - Drama ar y Domen
18 March 1999
Yfory, fe fydd Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru yn cyfarfod i drafod y ffordd ymlaen i'r ddrama yng Nghymru. Maen nhw'n bwriadu rhoi mwy o arian i lai o gwmnau. Un fydd yn gwylio'n ofalus yw Hijinx, cwmni sy'n wynebu colli eu grant a gorfod rhoi'r gorau iddi
Arad Goch yn cyhoeddi 'crynodeb' Ymateb i'r strategaeth ddrama
18 March 1999
Arad Goch release a 'summary' of their response to the Draft Drama Strategy for Wales (in welsh only)
International support for Hijinx Theatre
17 March 1999
a letter to Mike Baker from Hijinx's Ukrainian translator
City and Council of Swansea respond to the Draft Drama Strategy
17 March 1999
Made in Wales
17 March 1999
company's ACW Draft Drama Strategy Response
Welsh College of Music and Drama
16 March 1999
responds to the Draft Drama Strategy for Wales
Monmouthshire County Council responds to the Draft Drama strategy for Wales
15 March 1999
The policy review and Finance Committee of Monmouthshire County Council considered the draft strategy at their meeting on 22nd February 1999. The comments below represent the view of the County Council on the Drama proposals
Gwent Conservative candidate supports Gwent Theatre's campaign
12 March 1999
"Gwent Theatre must stay" says prospective Conservative Assembly candidate
Theatre Gorllewin Morgannwg
12 March 1999
RESPONSE TO ACW’s DRAFT DRAMA STRATERGY
Chapter artists respond to the Draft Drama strategy for Wales
12 March 1999
Rian Evans reports on the Arts Council's latest announcements on the funding of the arts in Wales
11 March 1999
The Arts Council of Wales yesterday (10/3/99) published a call to action the national assembly, emphasising what the council sees as the role of the arts in creating a new Wales
Letter to the Western Mail
10 March 1999
from Janek Alexander, Phil Clarke, Gareth Lewis , Chris Ryde and Steve Fletcher
David Adams writes on the impact of the Drama Strategy
10 March 1999
A response from the TMA to the drama strategy
09 March 1999
Taliesin Arts Centre
09 March 1999
responds to the Draft Drama Strategy
Arts Council of Wales Media Release
07 March 1999
At its meeting today, Friday 19th March 1999, the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) reaffirmed its commitment to deliver a drama strategy for Wales.
PAG response to ACW Draft Drama Strategy for Wales
04 March 1999
DALIER SYLW
02 March 1999
YMATEB DALIER SYLW I’R STRATEGAETH DDRAMA
THEATR POWYS RESPONSE THE CONSULTATION PROCESS
02 March 1999
ACW DRAFT DRAMA STRATEGY FOR WALES: Consultation Paper
Newport County Borough Council respond to the Draft Drama Strategy for Wales
02 March 1999
I understand that you have been consulting, amongst other matters, on the future of Theatre in Education. I hope you will be able to take these comments into account. Your proposals are clearly quite radical in their nature and, if implemented, will have far reaching effects
Spectacle Theatre's Response to the Drama Strategy for Wales
01 March 1999
The Management Council of Spectacle Theatre have read and discussed the proposed draft strategy. We regret that we are unable to support this draft strategy and hold major concerns about its potential impact on Drama in Wales if implemented.
Michael Bogdanov's
01 March 1999
personal response to the Draft Drama Strategy
Alun Williams MP puts down an Early day motion at the House of Commons
01 March 1999
DRAFT DRAMA STRATEGY FOR WALES
Derek Cobley responds to the proposed Drama strategy for Wales
28 February 1999
Derek Cobley responds to the Arts Council of Wales ‘ Draft Drama Strategy For Wales Consultation Paper
The Sherman Theatre
27 February 1999
response to the ACW Draft Drama Strategy for Wales
Equity Wales' response to the draft Drama Strategy
26 February 1999
Welsh National Committee of Equity cannot support the proposals contained in the Draft Drama Strategy because the Committee do not believe that they will work in the interests of professional practitioners in Wales.
WAPA responds to the draft Drama Strategy
26 February 1999
Everyone must go
25 February 1999
What do you get when you cross the Manic Street Preachers with a Welsh poet? A highly unlikely stage hit that has punters flying into Cardiff from the States,
Brith Gof respond
25 February 1999
Alison Woods, Executive Director of Brith Gof responds to the Draft Drama Strategy
Theatre Iolo
25 February 1999
respond to the ACW Draft Drama Strategy for Wales
Hijinx Theatre company under threat from the Arts Council funding cuts
24 February 1999
Hijinx Theatre, the only professional english-language touring theatre company in Wales committed to visiting small communities and centres for people with learning disabilities, is under threat of closure
Arts Council of Wales announces new funding for venues in Wales
24 February 1999
The Arts Council of Wales announced yesterday (23/2/99) which organisations will benefit from the three percent increase in it's budget for 1999/2000
Call for consulation on drama strategy
23 February 1999
Many arts organisations in Wales are on tenterhooks waiting to hear what decision the Arts Council will make on its controversial new proposed drama strategy
Writers Guild (Welsh Committee)
22 February 1999
respond to the Draft Drama Strategy for Wales
Charlie Way
16 February 1999
responds to the Draft Drama Strategy
David Adams' full response to the Draft Drama strategy for Wales
12 February 1999
Hijinx theatre faces pre-millenium chop
08 February 1999
It looks like curtains for the company chose to represent Wales theatre in the new Millennium Centre. The award winning Hijinx Theatre faces closure in September after the Arts Council of Wales (ACW) slashed its funding
Alison Woods writes in support of Hijinx Theatre
04 February 1999
I write following publication of the Arts Council of Wales Strategy document. I intend to write a detailed and full response to the document, and am working on that at the moment.
Gwent Theatre responds to the ACW Drama Strategy
01 February 1999
ACW DRAFT DRAMA STRATEGY : CONSULTATION PAPER
Blaenau Gwent respond to the Draft Drama strategy for Wales
01 February 1999
Hijinx response to the Arts Council of Wales drama strategy
29 January 1999
in particular the cutting of their revenue support grant
Response to the new Drama Strategy
28 January 1999
Presenting the arts Group responds to the Arts Council of Wales's new Drama strategy
Independent Theatre Council (ITC)
22 January 1999
response to the Draft Drama Strategy
Arts Council of Wales announces new Drama strategy for Wales consultation document
21 January 1999
The Arts Council of Wales (ACW) is planning to increase its support to two national theatre companies in Wales following the announcement of a new strategy for the future development of drama in Wales
A new book
20 January 1999
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