Calling Wales’ young stars! Clwb Theatr Cymru is back this Christmas with sacksful of fun and laughter.
Over this year’s summer holidays, 118 children from across Wales got together on Zoom to perform, dance and enjoy themselves. Now, we’re busy planning new Christmas workshops to bring some festive fun to young performers up and down the country.
Every Wednesday during the Christmas holidays, experts from the arts – Richard Elis and Jalisa Andrews – will lead lively, creative sessions. Sian Elin (our Participation Co-ordinator) will also be there at both sessions to welcome you all.
- 23 December 2020: Create Characters with Richard Elis
- 30 December 2020: Dance with Jalisa Andrews
Clwb Theatr Cymru Nadolig is free to attend and all workshops will be held through the medium of Welsh. The sessions are tailored to primary school children in years 2 to 6 – and it will all take place over Zoom.
We want to make our sessions accessible to all and this means different things for different people. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.
Please get in touch with your local Menter Iaith to keep your place by 14 December 2020. If you don’t know your local Menter, you’ll find a list here.
Clwb Theatr Cymru is a joint project from Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Mentrau Iaith Cymru. For many years, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru has worked closely with Mentrau Iaith in west Wales to provide weekly Drama Clubs. This summer’s Clwb Theatr Cymru was the first time the company worked in partnership with Mentrau Iaith Cymru to bring together every Welsh language initiative throughout Wales, and provide participation work on this scale. We’re thrilled to be working together once again this Christmas.
Watch a video about this summer’s Clwb Theatr Cymru here.
We’re pleased to announce the panel joining us to discuss applications for our Idea Development Bursary: Nia Edwards-Behi, Dan Jones and Denni Turp.
Nia Edwards-Behi works for Aberystwyth Arts Centre as Marketing and Communications Assistant and is co-director of the Abertoir Horror Festival. She has contributed to programmes on BBC Radio Cymru and S4C and has written for Planet Magazine and Wales Arts Review amongst others.
Dan Jones is Artistic Director at The Other Room. He’s directed plays for Critical Ambition Theatre and has worked as Associate and Assistant Director with Difficult Stage, Theatr Clwyd and Pontardawe Arts Centre. Dan is also co-founder of Critical Ambition Theatre and an alumni of West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company.
Denni Turp was raised in London and she now lives in north Wales. Denni is a poet with an MA (with Distinction) from Bangor University. She is also Vice-Chair at Disability Arts Cymru. More information about our bursaries will be released soon. Keep an eye on our website for updates.
We look forward to working with these three panellists to read and discuss applications for our Idea Development Bursary. This bursary offers opportunities for 5 under-represented artists to begin developing an idea for a new play or theatre production with us. This is the first in a series of bursaries that Theatr Gen will be offering artists and theatre workers over the coming months.
To read about our latest bursary, click here.
We’re pleased to announce that artists Mari Elen Jones and Chris Harris have been commissioned to present new work at the Ceangal | Dolen II conference in November. They will join artists from Ireland and Scotland who will each present a new piece in their own Celtic language on the theme of “Connections”.
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is one of 50 arts organisations to be funded to host a Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Fellow.