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Polly March Polly March Updates from the arts journalist on Wales' vibrant arts and culture. Blog posts in total 278

  1. Boxing play to bring audience ringside for knockout performance

    Thursday 20 June 2013, 16:15

    Audiences to a new production by theatre company Broken Souls will get to experience all the blood, sweat and tears of the boxing ring in a one man show that packs no punches.

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  2. National Theatre Wales has two plays shortlisted for drama award

    Tuesday 18 June 2013, 15:20

    Two productions by National Theatre Wales have made it onto the shortlist for the 2013 James Tait Black Prize. Five plays in total were whittled down from a selection of more than 180 for the award's first ever prize for drama, worth £10,000.

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  3. Three new plays inspired by Cardiff's dark corners to be staged at Sherman

    Monday 17 June 2013, 13:49

    Theatre-goers venturing to the Sherman later this month will have the chance to see three new plays performed in one evening. Trwy'r Ddinas Hon consists of three varied and original works that each explore different, unique versions of Cardiff and will be performed in Welsh, with two evenings of subtitled...

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  4. Dancers turn choreographers for new showcase of work

    Tuesday 11 June 2013, 10:53

    They are used to interpreting the visions of others through their dance steps, but now five dancers from National Dance Company Wales are taking on the guise of creator for a new project.

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  5. Biggest ever line-up of events for Cardiff Welsh language festival

    Monday 10 June 2013, 13:30

    Earlier this year the future of the Tafwyl festival was looking bleak, but after the Welsh Government stepped in with £20,000 of extra funding, organisers have steamed ahead with a packed programme of events.

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  6. Sally Moore: You Never Can Tell

    Friday 7 June 2013, 15:22

    The level of detail in Sally Moore's work is such that each fresh look at her paintings reveals hidden delights and nuances not seen at first.

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  7. TV cave girl Igam Ogam takes to the stage for Welsh tour

    Tuesday 4 June 2013, 17:21

    If you've always loved the popular children's TV character Igam Ogam, you'll be delighted to hear that the messy minx has secured her own stage show.

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  8. Play hopes to reveal little-known character of Wallace to masses

    Monday 3 June 2013, 15:55

    This year dozens of events are taking place to mark the centenary of the death of Wales' answer to Charles Darwin - Alfred Russel Wallace.

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  9. Art historian Peter Lord on new picture-led autobiography

    Friday 31 May 2013, 16:26

    For art historian Peter Lord, pictures and the stories behind them hold far more fascination than a linear recollection of his own life and times.

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  10. Mobile cinema brings film back to Upper Afan Valley

    Thursday 30 May 2013, 08:00

    Built at the turn of the last century, the Blaengwynfi Hall was once the cultural epicentre of the upper Afan valley. Now, more than 50 years since the last showing, film is to delight local audiences once more via a mobile cinema programme which aims to put it at the heart of community regeneration...

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  11. New work celebrates the movement of pregnant women

    Friday 24 May 2013, 17:29

    Not so long ago in history a heavily pregnant woman was a rare sight, as she was usually ordered into her "confinement" some weeks before the bump became enormous. Now a new dance piece is aiming to challenge conventional images of pregnancy by featuring two women dancers as they near the final months...

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  12. Poet Rhian Edwards to host spoken word event as residency draws to a close

    Friday 24 May 2013, 14:25

    It's an exciting time for Bridgend poet Rhian Edwards: her first child is due in three months, her first book of poems has been shortlisted for a Wales Book of the Year award and her second collection is coming along nicely.

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  13. Actress Ruth Madoc and director Pia Furtado on the Welsh icon Dorothy Squires

    Tuesday 21 May 2013, 12:57

    A new play about Wales' answer to Edith Piaf opened last week at Sherman Cymru and has so far received standing ovations from audiences.

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  14. Gallery to become living art space inhabited by weird and wonderful creatures

    Monday 20 May 2013, 11:14

    From this week, visitors to the Arcadecardiff gallery in Cardiff's Queens Arcade will be greeted by an interactive digital wonderland where anything is possible.

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  15. Shani Rhys James on her 60th birthday and two new exhibitions

    Friday 17 May 2013, 15:26

    Her bold and chaotic paintings have made her one of the most remarkable and successful artists of her generation, and as the eminent Welsh painter Shani Rhys James turns 60, she admits there is no sign of her slowing down.

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  16. Hugh Hughes to return to native Anglesey as part of National Theatre Wales residency

    Tuesday 7 May 2013, 13:33

    If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing comedian Shôn Dale-Jones assume the guise of Hugh Hughes, then you might want to head to Anglesey next month for his theatrical homecoming.

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  17. Centenary performance takes action into auditorium

    Friday 3 May 2013, 16:18

    This year marks a century since the Park and Dare Theatre in Treorchy, Rhondda, opened thanks to funding from local miners who wanted a centre for the arts at the heart of their community.

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  18. Tim Price on the journey behind Praxis Makes Perfect

    Thursday 2 May 2013, 11:27

    When playwright Tim Price found out he would be collaborating with one of his idols, Gruff Rhys, for a new National Theatre Wales production, he could hardly take it in.

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  19. Audiences encouraged to get typing, building and eating sweets at Mostyn

    Wednesday 1 May 2013, 15:29

    The Mostyn in Llandudno has just launched three new exhibitions: work by the celebrated British photographer Keith Arnatt, an interactive group exhibition and a new gallery initiative set up to nurture emerging artists.

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  20. Boutique comedy festival promises laughter in sweetshops and on steam trains

    Monday 29 April 2013, 11:15

    Now in its fourth year, the Machynlleth Comedy Festival is the little success story which has well and truly put mid-Wales on the comedy circuit.

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