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28

Nov

The Unique Me

The Unique Me by Dennis Lennon

Below is the review in Arts Scene Wales by Denis Lennon…

Theatr Ffynnon and Theatr Iolo have teamed up to present a beautiful, funny and nostalgic piece of theatre . In their 26th year, Theatr Iolo are an award winning Welsh company with an international reach, bringing Welsh theatre as far as Russia and Korea. They are also known for bringing innovative international theatre to Wales, […]

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14

Nov

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How one of our members @ Theatr Ffynnon is making a difference!

Mark Sibley is one of our more established members/performers from our Risca group and has been working with Theatr Ffynnon for over 8 years. Mark is one of the performers in TF’s dance/movement project “Metamorfoza” which premiered Larvae at Chapter Arts Centre July 2015. Mark has performed in a number of our theatre productions, including “House for Sale” (2013) and Pieces of Hate (2012).

  Mark is an active volunteer with the Royal Gwent Hospital, and attends college at Oxford House in Risca where he is an assistant supporting new students. Mark is passionate about the arts and is always on hand to support up and coming members of Theatr Ffynnon. Ollie Hafod is one of our members from […]

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02

Nov

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The Unique Me

We are getting ready here at Theatr Ffynnon for our rehearsals with Director Kevin Lewis which starts on the 9th of November for “The Unique Me”.

The Unique Me will be performed in Chapter Stiwdio on Thursday 19 & Friday 20 November. Accessible performances: Sign Language Interpreted and Audio Description Pre-show touch tour is available for both performances between 6 & 7pm. Please contact the box office on +44 (0)29 2030 4400

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24

Sep

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Theatr Ffynnon Responds to Decision by Arts Council of Wales to withdraw its revenue funding

Following yesterday’s decision by the Arts Council of Wales to withdraw its revenue funding, Theatr Ffynnon has reiterated its commitment to producing high quality work involving people with learning disabilities and mental health and has welcomed the Arts Council’s offer, to find other ways of helping support Theatr Ffynnon’s artistic programme and vision.

Theatr Ffynnon’s Chair, Hamish Sandison, commented: We take comfort from the Arts Council’s assessment that we offer ‘something different and distinctive,’ and we look forward to working with the Arts Council to deliver on its promise to ‘find other ways of helping’ Theatr Ffynnon deliver on its creative vision. Mr Sandison added: “Following a radical […]

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01

Sep

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A fun day out for Theatr Ffynnon…

…from Hamish Sandison, Chairman of the Board

Theatr Ffynnon works with young people and adults with learning difficulties and mental health issues across South, South East and Mid Wales. The company produces high quality work that both inspires and challenges the many participants/audiences that see our work. It is provocative, innovative and courageous in its devising, creation and delivery. That’s why, along […]

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21

Jul

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Larvae, Wales Arts Review – Jemma Beggs

‘It is a performance not of thought, but of feelings’

We are delighted that Jemma Beggs has reviewed Larvae for Wales Arts Review. You can find her full review here: http://www.walesartsreview.org/theatre-larvae/ Please note that the illustrator referred to in the review was Heather May Williams, not Rosie Faragher,  who kindly stepped in at the last minute.

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07

Jul

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Larvae – Announcement!

Welcome to Theatr Ffynnon, Rosie!

We’re now less than a week away from presenting Larvae at Chapter, as part of the Metamorfoza project. The post show discussion for Larvae is very much a part of the actual performance, allowing us to answer the questions raised by the performers through their movements. We always aim to make it as interactive as […]

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21 Jan

What makes us, a ‘Unique Me’

Our Abergavenny members are currently working with Kevin Lewis, our Creative Associate, on exploring our genealogy and what makes us, a ‘Unique Me’. So far he has been using props and improvisation with the members, to develop ideas about ourselves and our family tree.

Patricia, the Director of Theatr Ffynnon, feeds back on her experience of the sessions so far: ‘I really liked Sophie’s connection with the candle and photos from a period in time. She also held the images for a time as if in some way she wanted time to standstill.’ ‘I particularly liked Adam and the […]

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21

Jan

Larve

From M:Brio to Larvae

‘The universal law of existence is movement…Context Oriented Dance is awareness of movement in the moment of moving’. (Aleksandra Jones).

We’re currently counting down the days until our performance of Larvae at Chapter on the 10th and 11th July. Larvae is the second performance as part of the Metamorfoza project, where our members are using dance and music to explore self-expression. M:Brio, the first stage of the project, was showcased at the Riverfront Arts Centre, […]

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