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Theatre, dance and performance news 2003

Welsh performance News 2003

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 277 main stories for 2003 in our archive

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Dance artists unite for programme
27 December 2003
A UNIQUE programme of contemporary dance, bringing together seven emerging international dance artists from seven different countries, will be staged in Wales next month.
The WACAS awards
26 December 2003
The Western mail awards for atrs and culture (more than a little tongue in cheek!)
Delivering Arts Workshops in Education
22 December 2003
Gwynedd and Anglesey Schools Arts Agency in collaboration with Artslinc are hosting a seminar on delivering arts workshops in education.
Call for Entries (Moving Image)
22 December 2003
Exhibition organisers are currently looking for submissions to be exhibited on a looped DVD projection.
'Dancing in Mind' Conference
22 December 2003
'Dancing in Mind' is an all-Wales conference regarding moving dance forward in education which will be held 30th - 31st January 2004, at the UWIC Cyncoed Campus
Richard Imison Award (Writing for Radio)
22 December 2003
The award, which totals £1,500, is intended to encourage new talent and high standards in writing for radio
Stipends Available for New Media Artists
22 December 2003
The Edith Russ Site for Media Art, in Oldenburg, Germany, is awarding three, six-month stipends, aimed at artists working with new media.
Creative Writing Forum
22 December 2003
The Centre for Creative Writing through Research, at the University of Wales, Bangor, is hosting a one-day meeting for creative writing graduates
Copyright Law Changes
22 December 2003
The law regarding photocopying of copyrighted texts has been changed in accordance with an EC directive. Businesses copying from books, magazines or journals will be in breach of the law unless they have permission from the copyright owner or a license from the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA).
Final theatre decision deferred
18 December 2003
The long-running debate over whether a new theatre will be built in Wrexham has taken a further twist.
RWCMD Spring Prgramme
16 December 2003
The spring season drama events present a diverse programme of cutting-edge writing combined with much-loved classics and the all-time favourite musical, Guys and Dolls.
15 December 2003
Performance and Taster Workshops
15 December 2003
Graeae the UK's leading company of disabled theatre professionals are running a series of 2 day theatre workshops for disabled adults.
Artist-in-residence at Newport Eisteddfod 2004
15 December 2003
Cywaith Cymru. Artworks Wales are initiating an Artist-in-Residence project in collaboration with University of Wales College, Newport and the National Eisteddfod of Wales, which will culminate at the National Eisteddfod in Newport, Gwent in August 2004.
Interactive Fiction Workshops
15 December 2003
'sagas - Writing Interactive Fiction', a joint initiative of European MEDIA Plus Programme Training and Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München, is currently offering two training courses in narrative interactive content
Call for Submissions (Broadcast/Dance)
15 December 2003
'Dance Film Academy' - a new collaboration between the BBC, Arts Council England, and the Scottish Arts Council - is looking for directors and choreographers who have experience working in dance for camera for a new project
Free Grant Locator
15 December 2003
GrantsNet ( ) is a new, free online search facility for grants available to UK businesses and charities
New Report on Audience Data in the Arts
12 December 2003
The consultancy company Catalyst Arts has recently completed a major study commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales, the Scottish Arts Council and Arts Council England, which looks into the ways that information about audiences is used across the whole of the arts infrastructure in the UK.
New Privacy Law
12 December 2003
The Information Commissioner has published a two part report, ‘Guidance to the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003’, outlining the new regulations which come into force on 11th December 2003. The new rules will affect electronic marketing, and other privacy issues in electronic communications.
New link-ups vital to save our theatres
09 December 2003
A LEADING theatre director has pledged to resign his post if his company does not receive more widespread support.
Scottish Children's theatre funding hits grants
07 December 2003
A BITTER row has broken out between theatre companies and the Scottish Arts Council (SAC) over whether a new drive to fund children’s theatre was coming at too high a price.
Call for English-language theatre
04 December 2003
MORE calls have been made for the setting up of a national English language theatre for Wales
03 December 2003
Does Wales need its dramatists? Perhaps this is the week where that question will be answered.
Is curtain falling on Welsh theatre?
03 December 2003
THE state of theatre in Wales will come under scrutiny this week, as many arts experts claim it is make or break time for the genre.
New Chair of National Theatre of Sctland named
03 December 2003
Richard Findlay was yesterday named as the new chairman of the National Theatre of Scotland.
Wrexham theatre plans abandoned
02 December 2003
Plans for a new theatre and conference centre in Wrexham have been abandoned after councillors voted against going ahead with the multi-million pound scheme.
Contact Improvisation Workshop
01 December 2003
The Centre for Performance Research is holding a workshop in Contact Improvisation.
LabCulture Residency Programme
01 December 2003
PVA MediaLab is currently accepting submissions for the LabCulture Residency Programme
Valley Arts Marketing Courses 2004
01 December 2003
Valley Arts Marketing have announced their 2004 training schedule. Courses will take place at Bryngarw House, Bridgend and St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden, Flintshire.
Creative Clusters - Call for Presentations
01 December 2003
Creative Clusters is a conference and network for people working in creative industries development.
Visiting Arts
01 December 2003
Visiting Arts, the national agency for promoting the flow of international arts into the UK (covering the performing arts, visual, applied and media arts, crafts, design, literature, film, and architecture), has launched a new online resource intended to help UK-based programmers and curators present international arts more efficiently.
Symposium at the Centre for Performance Research
30 November 2003
The Centre for Performance Research, in association with the Scenography Department within Theatre, Film & Television Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, is hosting a symposium entitled ‘CRAIG & APPIA: Sculptors of the Modern Stage
International Festival of Performance Art
28 November 2003
7a*11d , a biennial performance art festival based in Toronto, Canada, has announced a call for submissions for its 5th International Festival of Performance Art.
Art, Science and Technology Award
27 November 2003
In collaboration with the ARCO Foundation (known for the annual Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid), the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology has just announced the first Art, Science and Technology Award - ARANEUM.
CCAT - Additional Information
26 November 2003
Several weeks ago, the Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin contained an item entitled ‘New Arts Funding Initiative’ about Cultural Cooperation and Touring, an initiative of Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Wales) & Temple Bar (Dublin).
7:84's new artistic director's reasons to be cheerful
26 November 2003
The way Lorenzo Mele tells it, he’s just got his dream job. His two passions in life are theatre and politics, and he will now get to combine the two.
Perfformio - National Youth Arts Wales
25 November 2003
Perfformio is a new bilingual magazine aimed at highlighting news and arts events that are going on at National Youth Arts Wales.
New Grants  – Cultural Cooperation and  Touring (CCAT)
20 November 2003
Cultural Co-operation and Touring (CCAT), Aberystwyth Arts Centre (Wales) & Temple Bar (Dublin), have announced details of a new initiative aimed at developing relationships between cultural practitioners on both sides of the Irish Sea
new man v new woman: who succeeds and why?
18 November 2003
Shakespeare’s famous battle of the sexes played out in a cinematic piece of theatre
Statement on the Arts Outside Cardiff (Transcript of the Assembly discussion session)
08 October 2003
The Minister for Culture, Welsh Language and Sport (Alun Pugh
Autumn Courses at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
07 October 2003
The Centre for Performance Research presents CROSS-CURRENTS
06 October 2003
For anyone wanting a creative challenge
Free Training Needs and Analysis Consultation
06 October 2003
The Swansea Institute Digital Media Centre offers free training and needs analysis consultation to SME's under the Knowledge Exploitation Fund. (KEF
LabCulture Residency Programme
06 October 2003
PVA MediaLab is currently accepting submissions for its next round of the LabCulture Residency Programme.
New Spam Regulations
06 October 2003
The Government has introduced new measures to tackle the nuisance of spam or junk emails and give phone and internet users more control over how their personal details are used.
Abi Lake presents her new solo performance/installation
06 October 2003
"...Memories can disappear or dissolve within seconds, days, years, or stay with us to the grave. We carry them. We wear them"
One Act Playwriting Competition 2004
06 October 2003
The One-Act Playwright Competition aims to encourage the writing of plays for theatre in English and Welsh.
Québec Residency for Wales based artists
06 October 2003
A three month residency is being offered between January-March 2004 (incl.).
Herculean Opera
06 October 2003
Pontardawe’s Richard Morris and acclaimed mezzo soprano Buddug Verona James, with performers from the Welsh College of Music and Drama and the Vale Consort perform Handel’s epic tale of sexual jealousy, disaster and destruction, Hercules, at Pontardawe Arts Centre on Friday 17th October
RWCMD Leads the Way for New Writing
06 October 2003
As part of the Soho Writers' Festival, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) will be performing Blackout at the Soho Theatre on Tuesday 28 October 2003 and thereby strengthening its successful and innovative collaborative history with the London-based writers' theatre.
Community Performance in the USA
06 October 2003
Community Performance in the USA is a 3 day event that will take place on the green campus of Bryant College, Rhode Island, USA.
Your Last Chance to See …….
03 October 2003
Earthfalls latest touring production I CANT STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN is now on the final leg of its European Tour
£2m investment for regional theatre
02 October 2003
Culture minister Alun Pugh today detailed a £2million package of investment in Welsh arts.
Performers and Artists for Workshop Residency, Cardiff 5-25 January 2004
02 October 2003
"Dream Regime" intercultural workshop residency with Gekidan Kaitaisha (Tokyo)at Chapter, Cardiff, January 2004.
RWCMD Sweeps Linbury Design Prizes
02 October 2003
Icelandic memories?
01 October 2003
Do you know anybody who was posted in Iceland in the forties? Firenza Guidi is looking for stories, memories, pictures or crumbs about Welsh, British, or American soldiers posted in Iceland during WW2
UK Street Arts : The Next Step Forward
30 September 2003
WCVA Training Courses November 2003
30 September 2003
Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) have announced a series of training courses for November.
WCVA Regional Policy Events
30 September 2003
The Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) have arranged a series of regional policy events in partnership with the County Voluntary Councils.
5 Corners -
30 September 2003
Caird Company at the Jerwood Space presents Staged Readings of five new plays from Northern Ireland,Scotland, Wales,Northern and Southern England October – November 2003
29 September 2003
Feasibility Study North & Mid Wales
26 September 2003
The Arts Council of Wales has commissioned a feasibility study to assess the potential for setting up marketing consortia to serve North Wales and Mid Wales regions. The study is being carried out by a team of consultants headed by Angela Tillcock, Arts Consultant and it is hoped will be completed by November 2003
Women’s Arts Association - Permanent Waves
26 September 2003
Women’s Arts Association Permanent Waves are hosting a series of workshops throughout running from September until December 2003.
Laban - Dance Conference
26 September 2003
Registration is now open for the International Association for Dance, Medicine & Science (IADMS) annual conference
First Light Funding
26 September 2003
The First Light fund exists to support the production of films involving young (school age) people in all aspects of production
Developing & marketing local festivals & events
26 September 2003
Pembrokeshire Local Action Network for Enterprise and Development (PLANED) are holding a transnational conference between the 27th and 30th September 2003 on the theme of Developing and Marketing Local Festivals and events.
International Digital Storytelling Conference
26 September 2003
BBC Wales in association with the Welsh Development Agency are holding a Digital Storytelling Conference, which will be the first of its kind in Europe.
Mathew Prichard Awards
26 September 2003
South and Mid Wales Association of Writers (SAMWAW) are calling for entries to the 2004 Mathew Prichard Awards.
Internet Eisteddfod
26 September 2003
The St David’s Society of Georgia USA are inviting entries for the first Internet Eisteddfod that will be organised in the USA. The St David's Society is designed to promote Welsh language and culture in North America, by holding networking initiatives and events.
Wales Theatre Company present Under Milk Wood
22 September 2003
International Theatre Director Michael Bogdanov takes on the exciting task of bringing Dylan Thomas' nostalgic Under Milk Wood prose to life with the newly established Wales Theatre Company - led by Mathew Rhys, in Dylan Thomas' home city, at the Swansea Grand Theatre from the 8th - 18th October.
Torch Theatre's new season goes into rehearsal
20 September 2003
The award-winning Torch Theatre’s 2003/4 season opens with John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’
Actorsworkshop - See No Evil
20 September 2003
where the sky begins: Fan Yma & Aberystwyth Arts Centre
15 September 2003
A site specific performance at LA SCALA (the newly commissioned public sculpture by Mark Pimlott outside the Aberystwyth Arts Centre)
11 September 2003
The Scottish Arts Council is delighted to welcome the Minister’s announcement of significant and sustained funding for a National Theatre of Scotland
Dream comes true for a National Theatre
11 September 2003
THE plan for a National Theatre for Scotland, a dream of dramatists, directors, poets and writers for decades, will be approved today with the announcement of millions of pounds of funding from the Scottish Executive.
£6.5m funds pledge sets scene for Scottish national theatre
11 September 2003
THE dream of a national theatre for Scotland is at last to emerge as a reality with the announcement today of the first tranche of funding for the venture.
National theatre vision realised (in Scotland....)
11 September 2003
Plans for Scotland's first national theatre company have been given the go-ahead.
Artists Working in Criminal Justice System
09 September 2003
The Centre for Applied Theatre Research (CATR) has been commissioned by the Unit for arts and Offenders to undertake a review of literature and practice in the arts and criminal justice sector.
Broadband Business Opportunities Cardiff
09 September 2003
Small and medium sized businesses which are based in Cardiff can become involved in a new pilot scheme. The aim of the scheme is to provide Broadband for all SME's in Cardiff which will ensure Broadband is used to its full potential.
Green Ginger awarded Best Overall Performance
09 September 2003
On its return from a hugely successful tour to Croatia and Slovenia, Green Ginger received news of being awarded the Milan Cecuk Grand Prix for Best Overall Performance at the 36th International Puppet Festival (PIF) in Zagreb.
Gwent Theatre's autumn schedule ....
03 September 2003
ACW Arts Marketing Symposium 2003
02 September 2003
Building on the success of previous years, the Arts Council of Wales has announced that they are organising an Arts Marketing Symposium on Wednesday 12th November 2003 at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold.
National Conference on Art and Market Towns
02 September 2003
Yorkshire based arts organisation Chrysalis Arts will be holding a national conference to highlight how arts can assist with the regeneration and growth of market towns. The conference will take place on the 9th and 10th of October 2003
The Welsh Language Board Small Grants Scheme
02 September 2003
The Welsh Language Board’s Small Grants scheme provides financial support to organisations in the private and voluntary sector who wish to produce bilingual material.
All Aboard
02 September 2003
All Aboard is a 1day course provided by the Arts Marketing Association which is aimed at helping line managers share their vision of customer care with front line staff and to keep them on board
Visiting Arts' Creative Collaborations Awards
02 September 2003
, Visiting Arts and PRS Foundation have announced a new awards programme supporting projects taking place in 2003/2004.
Free access to Oxford Reference Online in Wales
02 September 2003
Normally only available via paid subscriptions, Oxford Reference Online can now be accessed at no charge by people across Wales,
Get Writing - BBCi
02 September 2003
Get Writing is a new initiative from BBCi aimed at developing new writers. BBC Learning has teamed up with BBC One's Canterbury Tales and BBC Radio 4 to offer 5 individuals the opportunity to have a story inspired by the Canterbury Tales, ready on the radio.
WIT's End
02 September 2003
Women In Tune celebrated in style at this year's 6th annual music festival for women and girls, which took place at Llanfair Clydogau (near Lampeter) last week.
'Time Was When...'
27 August 2003
The Pembrokeshire Summer Drama Scheme
Scottish arts community stares into the abyss
26 August 2003
Cash shortages leave theatres dark as devolution fails to live up to its promises
The 2004 call for Culture 2000 is out - at last !
20 August 2003
The 2004 call for Culture 2000 is out - at last ! Deadlines are 30 October (1 year projects) and 14 November (2-3 year projects).
the war is dead long live the war
18 August 2003
A new play from Tredegar born poet and playwright Patrick Jones
Showcase at the Coliseum Theatre
18 August 2003
Theatr na n’Og expand their team
15 August 2003
Neath based Theatre In Education company Theatr na n'Og have just returned from the National Eisteddfod in Meifod, where they worked with 160 children to produce a show which received a standing ovation from nearly 3000 audience members
07 August 2003
Highly respected Theatre In Education Company Theatr na n’Og are giving year five and six pupils across three county boroughs the chance to experience a compelling new play that looks at the pioneering world of photography set against the suffering of the under classes during the protests and near revolt of the Industrial Revolution.
Third Annual Welsh Diversity Awards
04 August 2003
The all Wales Diversity Awards exists to laud individuals and organisations for their positive achievements in the following areas: promotion of diversity; demonstration of a real and practical commitment to the promotion of diversity within their communities.
Mentor Services Listing
04 August 2003
Cultural Enterprise and Arts Training Wales are compiling a list of organisations who provide mentoring across the creative industries
Pentreffest Events Programme
04 August 2003
Pentreffest is an innovative organisation that aims to encourage the development of traditional social dance events as a means of increasing the presence and sense of community.
Cultural Enterprise at the National Eisteddfod
04 August 2003
Cultural Enterprise, the business support agency for the Creative Industries in Wales and Arts Training Wales the agency for the promotion, co-ordination and provision of information on training in the arts in Wales have joined forces for the National Eisteddfod in Montgomeryshire and the Marches.
Arts Council England - Keeping Arts Safe
04 August 2003
Arts Council England in association with the NSPCC, has published Keeping Arts Safe a 60 page document that provides individuals and arts organisations guidance on child protection issues.
Proposed Creative and Cultural Industries SSC
04 August 2003
Employers and employees in the Creative and Cultural Industries are being invited to join in the formation of an organisation which is intended to improve training and skills development within the sector.
Cultural Heritage and Tourism Brochure
04 August 2003
A new Cultural Heritage and Tourism brochure is scheduled for production in October 2003 to coincide with new Trade Partners UK branding. The brochure will showcase the wide range of UK expertise in the cultural sector.
04 August 2003
A fundraising event for a production of Enda Walsh's *Misterman*.
Ooh, er. The Fringe is overcome with smut
04 August 2003
Shock is its stock-in-trade. But this year's display of sheer naughtiness will challenge even the most liberal mind
Night Out for Communities first...
01 August 2003
The Arts Council of Wales have earmarked £20,000 to help organisations in the most disadvantaged wards in Wales to host high quality professional performances in local buildings at hugely discounted prices.
Jump down the rabbit hole…
30 July 2003
This summer the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff will be presenting a production by its annual Summer School, which is supported by Legal & General. The production has been inspired by Lewis Carroll's famous books, "Alice in Wonderland" and "Alice Through the Looking Glass". Alice – A State of Mind will be on the Sherman’s main stage on Friday 29th August and Saturday 30th August 2003 at 7.30pm.
Cultural Enterprise at the National Eisteddfod
28 July 2003
Cultural Enterprise, the business support agency for the Creative Industries in Wales and Arts Training Wales the agency for the promotion, co-ordination and provision of information on training in the arts in Wales have joined forces for the National Eisteddfod in Montgomeryshire and the Marches.
Discussion on the new lottery body
28 July 2003
An opportunity to attend a discussion during the National Eisteddfod at Meifiod
Good Practice guide for SME's
28 July 2003
A new good practice guide has been published that will benefit small businesses coping with regulations administered by local authorities and Government departments
Free workshop for disabled actors
28 July 2003
The Big House Theatre Company, a professional, integrated company based in Manchester has received funding from the Arts Council to hold a week long workshop from 13th to 17th October 2003
Arts & Business New Partners
28 July 2003
New Partners is an investment programme designed to encourage business to work with the arts in innovative and imaginative ways
A Sense of Place
28 July 2003
A Sense of Place is a 4 day international event in Cardiff that will focus upon displacement and integration and the role of the arts and media reshaping societies and identities in Europe. The focus will be on the role of the arts, culture and media.
Frida & Diego – a love story
28 July 2003
Greg Cullen’s award-winning play opens at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre on September 5, 2003, before touring throughout Wales. This is the first tour from NYTW for two years – it also marks Greg’s debut in his new role as artistic director of NYTW.
Venue 13 at the Edinburgh Fringe
26 July 2003
Established in 1996, Venue 13 is small studio theatre at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's Old Town.
Bara Caws Back on the Club circuit!!!!
24 July 2003
Presenting a brand new Club Show."RHYCH WLYB" by Geraint Derbyshire
Tan Dance brings community event to Taliesin
22 July 2003
Swansea based Community Dance organisation TAN Dance, known for it's cutting edge projects and performance work, invites people to share in a world of fear, danger, dislocation and loss but also hope for a better tomorrow in this moving Dance Theatre production.
Summer Improvisation Course
21 July 2003
This 5 day course will focus on improvisation and contact Improvisation, through the medium of dance, designed to enhance a healthy relationship between body and mind
Mentor Services Listing
21 July 2003
Cultural Enterprise and Arts Training Wales are compiling a list of organisations who provide mentoring across the creative industries
17 July 2003
EXUF is a project with basic tendency to infiltrate art into urban life and intensify communication between inhabitants with their city and its infrastructure.
New staff member at Creu Cymru: the Touring Agency for Wales
17 July 2003
Creu Cymru, the touring agency for Wales based in Aberystwyth is delighted to welcome Berith Hjelmgaard to the new post of Theatre Programme Development Officer
Diversions Dance Autumn Tour announced
17 July 2003
Diversions, The Dance Company of Wales, embarks on a busy Autumn 2003 national tour this month
Anna-Marie Taylor
17 July 2003
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Anne-Marie Taylor
Equus and Showtime
15 July 2003
This week, the highly regarded West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Co. will give performances of 2 pieces in South Wales.
Business Advice Services Listing
14 July 2003
Cultural Enterprise has been asked by the Welsh Development Agency to compile a list of all organisations providing business advice and support to the creative industries in Wales
Alyn Waters Country Park Performance Arts Project
14 July 2003
Wrexham Countryside Service are looking for an artist or group for a performance arts project working with visitors and the local community, who are based around Alyn Waters Country Park, Llay, North Wales.
Welsh Broadcasting Trust application deadline
14 July 2003
The Welsh Broadcasting Trust is a registered charity, established to promote and support educational activities in relation to television, film, radio and new media.
Mentor Services Listing
14 July 2003
Cultural Enterprise and Arts Training Wales are compiling a list of organisations who provide mentoring across the creative industries.
Provocative Performance for Aberystwyth
11 July 2003
What Does Radical Behaviour Mean in 2003 and What is the Role of the Artist Post September 11?
Gwent Young People's Theatre present A Midsummer Night's Dream
10 July 2003
An open air production staged in the beautiful grounds of Abergavenny Castle presented by a company of fifty talented, versatile and dynamic young people. Bring a rug and a picnic and enjoy a performance of one of Shakespeare's best known plays.
A Voyage of Discovery
10 July 2003
The British Council showcases new UK talent at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Film Acting Masterclass comes to WALES this September!
08 July 2003
Rare opportunity for producers, writers, directors and actors to attend afive day intensive film acting workshop to work with International tutor, director and writer Simon Cathcart who is shooting a feature film later this year in UK.
07 July 2003
The long- running Welsh drama Playing Burton opens for a six-week run at New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre (IRT) on August 6 through to September 17
Moonstone Screenwriters Lab
07 July 2003
Chance to win a £5000 show reel...
07 July 2003
To celebrate the launch of their web site, Plasticfish Studios are offering to make a full digital film package with a budget of up to £5000 to promote you and your talent to your specific industry.
Literature Training
07 July 2003 is a web site aimed at anyone involved in creating or supporting new writing and literature. The site provides information on a range of training and professional development opportunities available in the UK.
Arts networking in South Wales - consultation
07 July 2003
Valley Arts Marketing (VAM) and Marketing the Arts in Swansea and Carmarthen (MASC) are joining forces to look at the need to provide arts professionals, semi-professionals and arts organisations of all sizes with combined networking and training opportunities across South Wales and West Wales.
Actors Lab - Theatre de Complicite
07 July 2003
Physical theatre company, Theatre de Complicite are staging courses in Physical Theatre for performers.
Does Wales need a National Theatre?
04 July 2003
Terry Hands, artistic director of Clwyd Theatr Cymru, reveals his plans for a "people's theatre" crossing the north south divide
Aberystwyth Arts Centre – Summer Courses.
04 July 2003
Arts Council to cut Lottery grant schemes
03 July 2003
LOTTERY grant schemes are to be closed by the Arts Council of Wales after a decrease in the funds available
Volcano's 'corruption' sees steamy night in Georgia
01 July 2003
VOLCANO Theatre Company has ignited a major debate over censorship in the South Caucus region after becoming the first performing arts group from the UK to be invited by the British Council to tour the area.
Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin
01 July 2003
30 June 2003
30 June 2003
Death and the Maiden....
30 June 2003
3 characters. 2 days. 1 room. Intense, confrontational and emotional!
Is there enough talent coming through from regional theatres?
30 June 2003
Is there enough talent coming through from regional theatres? Director of Creu Cymru, Richard Hogger and Ed Waugh discuss.
Secrets of Sherwood – The Legend of Robin Hood
26 June 2003
Full House Theatre Company Presents Secrets of Sherwood – The Legend of Robin Hood An open-air theatre production touring castle
Shell Connections 2003
26 June 2003
Welsh writers feature in this year's Shell Connections festival
Welsh theatre and performance at the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe
25 June 2003
The fourth British Council Showcase takes place between 18th and 23rd August
Volacano theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe...
23 June 2003
Voacano take two shows north of the border
Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin for 23 June 2003.
23 June 2003
Scriptwriting Courses at Ty Newydd....
21 June 2003
Details of forthcoming courses for writers at Ty Newydd | Manylion cyrsiau ar gyfer dramodwyr yng Nghanofan ty Newydd
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
19 June 2003
19 June 2003
7th Annual Festival of Theatre
19 June 2003
Diversions in Poland
19 June 2003
Diversions, the Dance Company of Wales, will perform alongside companies from all over the world in a dance festival in Poland at the end of June
Theatre at Chapter....
18 June 2003
18 June 2003
A concert performance of 14th Century Liturgical Songs from the Ukraine
18 June 2003
Cultural Exchange - Partner Search Bulletin
17 June 2003
The Partner Search Bulletin aims to assist you in your search either for partners that might be suitable for a project that you are about to set up or for an already existing project idea that you could have a further input in.
Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin for 9 June 2003.
09 June 2003
Do Not Be Disturbed!
06 June 2003
Jarbones Theatre Company burst onto the scene next month with their production of three new works by young artists, all set in a low-cost and rough-edged hotel. L’Hotel will be appearing at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff on 10th July 2003 at 7:30pm
Dylan at the Fringe
06 June 2003
THE nephew of Richard Burton will be staging a Sir Anthony Hopkins-directed one-man show about Dylan Thomas at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Valleys link blamed for culture failure
05 June 2003
Cardiff's attempt to become European Capital of Culture for 2008 failed partly because it did not include the Valleys enough, according to the man who led the judging panel.
Cardiff loses Euro culture bid
04 June 2003
Cardiff has failed in its bid to become European Capital of Culture for 2008.
Cardiff congratulates Liverpool....
04 June 2003
London, 4 June 2003: Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Tessa Jowell, today announced that the city of Liverpool has been awarded the title European Capital of Culture 2008.
Britain to Stage Opera Exploring Islamic Extremism
30 May 2003
LONDON (Reuters) - The usually serene world of British opera is to break radical new ground with a tale of Muslim radicals aimed at showing the human side of terror.
Terrorist opera set to storm the theatre world
26 May 2003
Dic Edwrds writes the lobretto for an Al-Qaeda love story
Reflecting the Nation (?)
25 May 2003
Cyfarwyddwr cyntaf i theatr genedlaethol cymru
25 May 2003
Mae Cefin Roberts wedi ei benodi'n gyfarwyddwr artistig cyntaf Theatr Genedlaethol newydd Cymru.
23 May 2003
Llyn y fan, The Lady of the Lake. One of Wales’ most popular myths and a universal story of love and loss. Now a full-length ballet from the critically acclaimed company Independent Ballet Wales (formally Cwmni Ballet Gwent), showing at the Torch Theatre on Tuesday 17 June at 7:30pm
Leicester's Haymarket to Close
22 May 2003
Leicester's Haymarket Theatre is to close in two months because of debts of £450,000.
Theatr genedlaethol i Sir Gâr
21 May 2003
Mae Sir Gaerfyrddin wedi ei ddewis i fod yn gartref i Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, sy'n gorff cenedlaethol newydd sbon.
Theatre at Chapter this month...
21 May 2003
21 May 2003
Arts training and development agency Arts+Media Training, and leading British theatre company The Wrestling School, join forces to present a four-day residential summer school focusing on the work of playwright Howard Barker.
21 May 2003
New home for a national theatre
21 May 2003
A NEW state-of-the-art National Theatre for Wales is to be built in Carmarthenshire.
Alun Pugh promises cultural stability
20 May 2003
Wales's new Culture Minister Alun Pugh today reaffirmed the Welsh Assembly Government's commitment to its 10-year programme to put cultural issues higher on the agenda in Wales. In his first major speech to the Arts Council for Wales's first National conference, the Minister said that Creative Future will continue to provide the framework for taking forward arts activity over the next few years.
Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin for 19 May 2003.
19 May 2003
New Minister pledges support for Arts Council of Wales
16 May 2003
Alun Pugh AM the newly appointed Minister for Culture, the Welsh Language and Sport will make his first speech in his new role at the “Arts at the Heart” Conference on Monday 19th May.
Arts at the Heart - Celebrating Creativity in Wales
15 May 2003
The Arts Council of Wales’ first Annual Conference, Arts at the Heart - Celebrating Creativity in Wales, takes place on 19th and 20th May 2003 at The Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.
CAITLIN at the Hay festival and Edinburgh Fringe
15 May 2003
The Sherman Theatre Company’s latest production, CAITLIN – a play about Dylan Thomas’ wife – is set to perform at two world renowned festivals this summer.
ACW drama Action plan now available
15 May 2003
14 May 2003
University of Glamorgan student production
Inad Theatre (Theatr Ystyfnig/ Stubborn Theatre)
12 May 2003
From Palestine Beit Jala ger/ near Bethlehem
2003 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland.
12 May 2003
£70,000 grant to stage drama set in nightclub toilets
12 May 2003
Welsh language theatre company Cwmni'r Fran Wen are set to receive in the region of £70,000 of funding from the Arts Council of Wales to stage a Welsh language translation of Willy Russel's Stags and Hens
The Masks know something we don’t
09 May 2003
A series of workshops exploring mask as a tool for actor development.
Free theatre tickets for a year?!
09 May 2003
The TMA (Theatrical Management Association) has launched its campaign to find enthusiastic members of the public to serve as regional panellists for the UK Theatre Awards
New Unzipped dates at the Sherman Theatre
09 May 2003
Talented Student Leaves Classroom for Indian Country
08 May 2003
Siôn Pritchard – a second-year acting student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) – is leaving his classmates behind for a 6-week stint on the professional stage to star in Meic Povey's first-ever English language play – Indian Country
Cardiff 2008 team 'shocked' at decision
05 May 2003
North Wales hopes for spin-offs
05 May 2003
THE capital of culture programme in Liverpool in 2008 could bring spin-offs for nearby North Wales.
Backlash at criticism of culture bid
05 May 2003
THE team behind Cardiff's unsuccessful European Capital of Culture bid yesterday criticised the chairman of the judges for suggesting that it did not significantly include the Valleys in its fight for the title.
Spanish Lies
02 May 2003
Grand Theatre, Swansea, from Tuesday until May 10 and then moves to the Coliseum in Aberdare from May 19 until 24.
The Future of Theatre training in Wales
01 May 2003
CPR Summer Shift 2003
01 May 2003
World Class Theatre Training and Radical Performance Art at CPR's Summer Shift 2003
Dave Edwards to get a great send-off
01 May 2003
Alumni from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama are invited to attend a special tribute this summer.
Indian Country
28 April 2003
Blood, sweat and temptation meet in a story of careless love and fantasy in the 1950s.
Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin for 28 April 2003.
28 April 2003
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Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin for 22 April 2003.
22 April 2003
Stylish, Moving & Seriously Funny
22 April 2003
Carlson Dance Company bring their latest production 'Ella G.' to the Torch Theatre on Saturday 10 May at 7.30pm
CRWYDRO wander
18 April 2003
Crwydro is a process led itinerant arts project and during the following month Crwydro will evolve from a number of permanent and mobile homesteads in the Preseli hills, Pembrokeshire.
The Torch Theatre hosts radio recording of new plays
17 April 2003
BBC Radio Wales has commissioned Haverfordwest-based playwright Dan Anthony to write a series of plays for radio, all connected to the County of Pembrokeshire. These will be performed and recorded in the auditorium of the Torch Theatre on a series of Saturdays in July, to be broadcast on BBC Radio Wales during the Summer.
Report of the Art and the Art and the Assembly Elections , Chapter, Tuesday 15th April 2003
16 April 2003
Another TiW writer has a play on in New York
16 April 2003
Welsh playwright featured in New York festival
15 April 2003
LINGUA - a new play by Welsh playwright Roger Williams - has been selected as a finalist by The Lark Theatre for presentation in their Playwrights' Week 2003.
Bonnie + Clyde.
12 April 2003
Eddie Ladd + Gerald Tyler
Arts and the Assembly Elections: debate at Chapter Arts Centre
10 April 2003
Representatives of the four main parties - including the current Culture Minister Jenny Randerson - discuss their culture policies and answer questions from the audience.
Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin for 7 April 2003.
07 April 2003
Orbit theatre casting for Lord of the Flies
03 April 2003
Arts at the Heart
03 April 2003
The Arts Council of Wales' first Annual Conference, Arts at the Heart - Celebrating Creativity in Wales, takes place on 19th and 20th May 2003 at The Brangwyn Hall, Swansea.
Riot on stage at the Sherman
02 April 2003
An explosive new play that explores the Oldham riots is about to hit Cardiff. Devised and performed by five young Asians who were actually there, Just Before The Rain examines the tensions that fuelled the disturbances
Rambert World premiere for Mold
02 April 2003
Britain’s flagship contemporary dance company, Rambert Dance Company, returns to Mold from 9 to 12 April with a dynamic programme of modern dance created by some of Britain’s finest contemporary choreographers.
ACW Chairman defends his record
02 April 2003
He denies that his new post is a case of "jobs for the boys". He says he has much to offer ACW after spending his career within the creative industries.
Noises Off at the New Theatre
02 April 2003
Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin for 31 March 2003.
31 March 2003
New ACW Chair takes up his post....
31 March 2003
The Arts Council of Wales (ACW) will tomorrow welcome Mr Geraint Talfan Davies as its new Chair. Mr Davies, who was officially appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government following an open competition, will succeed Sybil Crouch, when he takes up the role for a three-year term from 1 April.
ITC Training
30 March 2003
ACE Gives Big Increases to Chichester, NT, Donmar
27 March 2003
The National Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Chichester Festival Theatre, Riverside Studios and the Royal Opera House are amongst the big winners in the new three-year spending plans for the Arts Council England,
A film like Arthur
25 March 2003
A WELSH writer has landed a film contract to make a multi-million-pound comedy movie set in the Valleys
Clwyd Theatr Cymru's plans for Cardiff
22 March 2003
A report on the speaches made after the performance of Oh What a Lovely War! at the New Theatre in Cardiff
The Hobbit
17 March 2003
Following three hugely successful national tours and two acclaimed capacity seasons in London’s West End, the incredible magic of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit is returning by popular demand to the New Theatre for one week only from Tuesday 25 March 2003.
13 March 2003
eLAN Wales host an international theatre conference at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama exploring creative partnerships: March 28 - 29
13 March 2003
Keep an arms length warns Sybil
12 March 2003
THE outgoing chair of the Arts Council of Wales has warned the quango that it must remain at "arm's length" from the National Assembly.
Ways of Seeing: Creativity Exchange Training
12 March 2003
ELAN cordially invites you to an open Forum Discussion
Conference on Career Development and Training
11 March 2003
A two-day event to consider the results of Arts Training Wales’ research into career development and training in the arts workforce in Wales.
Supporting Creativity
11 March 2003
The Final Unzipped!
10 March 2003
The Final Unzipped of the Spring Season will be taking place in Venue 3 at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff next Tuesday 18th March at 7:45pm.
SCOPING STUDY: POLICY REVIEW OF ANGLO-WELSH WELSH CULTURE: Professor Hazel Walford Davies, University of Glamorgan
08 March 2003
New stage reached in work on arts centre
08 March 2003
THE sound of a lone piper heralded another milestone in the construction of Wales's new international arts centre yesterday.
Scoping Study: Policy Review of Anglo-Welsh CultureL: Presentation paper: Janek Alexander (Director - Chapter Arts Centre)
08 March 2003
08 March 2003
08 March 2003
The history of drama is a history of new plays.
Cinema property plan for multimedia centre
07 March 2003
PLANS to establish a multi-million-pound theatre and arts centre in the heart of Merthyr Tydfil may be given a boost on Monday.
The Low Hundreds
05 March 2003
FRIDA KAHLO: painting the stage
05 March 2003
Mexico’s style icon (and subject of an Oscar nominated film) inspires the latest production from the National Youth Theatre of Wales
Arts Council chairman's anger at being replaced
05 March 2003
THE chairman of the Arts Council of Wales has been left "angry and bitter" after being told that she is to be replaced.
The Blue Room
04 March 2003
David Hare’s The Blue Room starring Tracy Shaw and Jason Connery will be coming to the New Theatre Cardiff from Monday 10—Saturday 15 March 2003.
Arts Council of Wales Conference on Career Development and Training in the Arts Sector in Wales
03 March 2003
A two-day event to consider the results of Arts Training Wales’ research into career development and training in the arts workforce in Wales.
Position statement by the Jenny Randerson, the Culture Minister, re: policy review: Anglo-Welsh culture
27 February 2003
To provide a position statement in relation to the Committee’s policy review of Anglo-Welsh Culture
A benefit night for Cruse Bereavement Care
27 February 2003
Volcano's devastating and beautiful new show is an extraordinary musical/theatrical collaboration between Fern Smith and Patrick Fitzgerald.
Pembrokeshire Drama Summer Scheme
25 February 2003
Hot on the heels of last year's drama summer scheme, which culminated in the critically acclaimed 'Terra Incognita' at Carew Castle (based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest", Andy Greenhouse proudly presents the Pembrokeshire Drama Summer Scheme for 2003.
Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin for 24 Feb 2003.
24 February 2003
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A healthy interest in the arts in Wales?
20 February 2003
Diwrnod Dwynwen
13 February 2003
6 dramodydd o dan hyfforddiant Sgript Cymru
Theatre for Change at Aberystwyth Arts Centre
12 February 2003
A new series of theatre performances which bring to the stage stories about the challenges facing all of us at the beginning of the 21st century.
Students get shot at Speakeasy!
12 February 2003
DIRECTOR Michael Bogdanov was disappointed when plans to premiere his new musical in Minneapolis had to be cancelled as there was not enough money to stage the production.
Chapter eListings week of Fri 14 - Thur 20th February 2003
12 February 2003
Theatrum Europa
11 February 2003
What is Europe? Reflecting on Europe as a gateway of diverse cultures from across the world, Chapter is currently presenting a nine-week programme of performances, screenings and events from major artists and new diasporic voices reassessing Europe as a contemporary site of art.
Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin
10 February 2003
CROSS CURRENTS: Spring Tide 2003
10 February 2003
Voice, Dance, Theatre & Performance, Devising & Writing
Spectacle Theatre announce 'Agor Drysau' International Theatre Festival
07 February 2003
'Agor Drysau' is an International Theatre Festival in which theatre companies from France, Denmark, Wales, Belgium and Italy will be taking part to perform for children, young people and families in Wales.
Akira Ito - A tribute
07 February 2003
On February 27th (5-6 pm) a tribute to innovative Japanese-American polymath & choreographer Akira Ito (1951-1998) will be organised at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre.
Arts Training Wales Drama Steering Group meeting in Aberystwyth
07 February 2003
Arts Training Wales is currently undertaking major research on behalf of the Arts Council of Wales and ELWa into the issues surrounding career progression and training in the arts throughout Wales.
TiW reviewer is a prize winner!
05 February 2003
Arts back on track after a momentous 12 months
03 February 2003
IT'S been a momentous 12 months for the Arts Council of Wales and the recent publication of the annual report for 2001/2 gives a welcome opportunity to reflect on the many changes and achievements.
28 January 2003
ACW's annual report highlights change of approach
28 January 2003
THE Arts Council of Wales's latest annual report highlights the quango's work in starting to reform itself.
27 January 2003
Cross-currents is part of the Centre for Performance Research International Performance Workshop programme for 2003.
27 January 2003
THE woman widely credited with leading the successful repositioning of the Sydney Opera House as a creative force in the performing arts has been appointed the chief executive of the Wales Millennium Centre.
Minicab-driver drama heads for Welsh theatres
27 January 2003
THE BBC series Marion and Geoff has been adapted for the stage by its creator and co-writer, and is to be brought to five Welsh venues as part of a UK tour.
The Torch Theatre needs YOU!
24 January 2003
Are you interested in the theatre and in community arts?
Gary Owen’s New Play Opens at RWCMD
23 January 2003
Amser Canser: a newly commissioned Welsh-language play opens at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) on Tuesday 11 February and tours Wales until Saturday 21 February
Janis Joplin and a 30-year dream
23 January 2003
IT'S been 30 years in the making. But Roy Campbell-Moore, artistic director of Diversions Dance, has finally produced a work inspired by the music of '60s icon Janis Joplin
Oh What a Lovely War tours in new production
21 January 2003
Taking the rousing popular songs of World War I as its starting point, this is a biting satire on the pointless futility of war.
Theatr Y Byd rehearsed readings
17 January 2003
Renowned theatre company, Theatr Y Byd, will present rehearsed readings of two new scripts in the Sherman Theatre's Venue 3 in January.
Theatr Y Byd - Script Development Project
17 January 2003
Rehearsed readings of two new plays in development by Gwent-based writers.
Danny and the Deep Blue Sea
17 January 2003
Cultural Enterprise e-bulletin for 13 Jan 2003.
14 January 2003
14 January 2003
Following on from his award of 'Best Actor' in the role of Richard Burton after his New Zealand tour, Swansea-born Ray Henwood has launched his Australian tour to packed houses at the prestgious Sydney Opera House playhouse during a run from December 4th-15th, 2002.
14 January 2003
The New Theatre, Cardiff has a whole host of top quality drama, music, dance and family entertainment this season.
14 January 2003
Unzipped is a new project designed to showcase the newest scripts from the newest writers, performed and directed by young people.
14 January 2003
Mae gan y New Theatre, Caerdydd wledd o ddrama, cerddoriaeth, dawns ac adloniant o’r ansawdd gorau y tymor hwn.
Millennium Centre headache cracked
09 January 2003
FOUR years work by teams of internationally-renowned designers will guarantee the Wales Millennium Centre a "premier division" auditorium, its architects promised yesterday.

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