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September 2016

TheatreFest16

TheatreFest16

UK
Isle of Man

Contact: For terms and conditions for the TheatreFest16 play-writing competition visit www.iomarts.com. Entries can be submitted by email to iomartscouncil@gov.im or mailed to Isle of Man Arts Council, Hamilton House, Peel Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5EZ.

Entries invited for TheatreFest16 play-writing competition



Closing date December 31, 2016

Entries are being invited for the TheatreFest16 New Work Award.

The play-writing competition invites writers from the island and around the world to submit a new one-act play based on ‘Journeys’, the theme for the TheatreFest16 programme of three new works making their debut over the weekend of September 23 to 25 at the Studio Theatre, Ballakermeen High School.

The winner will have his or her play performed during TheatreFest17.

Launched in 2015 with the theme of ‘Slavery’ the TheatreFest15 New Work Award went to Steve Harper, a retired BT manager from Norfolk, for Morning Star, a play set in a Bristol inn in 1848.

Mr Harper’s play, described by competition judge Colin Dolley of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators as a work with an ‘intriguing, vibrant script’, ‘sharp dialogue’ and ‘compelling narrative’, will have its debut performance on September 23.

Isle of Man Arts Council vice-chairman Michael Lees said: ‘Steve Harper rose brilliantly to the challenge of what was a very difficult subject to write about and has set a high standard for future New Work awards.

‘We see the play-writing competition not only as an opportunity to encourage new writing talent - be that talent in the island, the British Isles or anywhere in the world – but also to attract established writers, and for the journeys theme to shape and inspire this year’s submissions as powerfully as slavery did last year.

‘TheatreFest is all about “the new”: new works, new places and new people. And by “new people” I mean not only those new to performing or working behind the scenes, but also new audiences and new writers. In short, it’s about new creative opportunities for everyone.’

Organised by the Isle of Man Arts Council, TheatreFest is a five-year project to pioneer and promote new work for the theatre, a legacy outcome from Island of Culture 2014.

Posted 06/08/2016

 

Selsey Musical Productions (SACOS)

Selsey Musical Productions (SACOS
www.sacos.org.uk

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UK
Selsey Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Selsey, Sussex PO20 0QJ

Contact: via website or Facebook

Open Evening



Monday 5th September 2015. 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Have you ever been to one of our shows or concerts and thought I would love to do that. Well now is your opportunity.
Why not come and join us, we are a friendly society and always looking for new members. (Membership is open to anyone of 10 years or older.)
It does not matter whether you have sung or acted before, we welcome everyone from “I have never done anything like this before” to “I am an old pro at this”!
Prefer to work behind the scenes? We are always looking for people who are interested in helping with: sound, lighting; prop’s and scenery; wardrobe and costumes; stage crew; front of house and chaperones to name a few.
So why not come to our open evening and see what we are all about. The evening will start at 8pm with a talk about the upcoming year.
Meet the Director and Musical Director of our 2017 Spring Show “Oklahoma”. They will take us though the Characters and Songs in the show and give us an insight in to what to expect as cast and crew.
Meet the Musical Director of our Christmas Extravaganza and yes I know its only September but we will be singing a Christmas Carol or two......
We will then have an informal open session while we have Tea, Coffee and of course biscuits ~ your chance to talk to existing members, committee members and directors about any questions you may have.
The evening will finish with a little “sing song” just to get a feel of the type of things we do.

Posted 04/09/2016

 

Wilburton Theatre Group

Wilburton Theatre Group
www.wilburtontheatregroup.com

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UK
St. Peter's Hall, Wilburton, Cambs

Presentation Evening



Sat 10th September 7:30pm

Our annual Presentation evening is fast approaching. If you have been involved in any productions with WTG over the past year, then you could be up for an award!
There will also be some light entertainment on the night. If you are interested in performing a song, dance, sketch, poem or have some hidden talent up your sleeve, please contact us to get involved wilburton@gmail.com.
Entry is Free and is always a great night.
Special Guest presenter this year is Ruth McKechnie of Theatretrain.

Posted 08/08/2016

 

Arts Council England

UK
The Harlington, Fleet

Contact: To book a place, please contact David Johnson at david.johnson@artscouncil.org.uk or call David on 0117 989 7764 or www.artswork.org.uk

Grants for the Arts advice session



Monday 12th September 2016 2 – 4pm

So you’ve got a great idea for making great art. What next?

Arts Council England offers awards from £1,000 to £100,000 through the National Lottery funded Grants for the arts programme to support a wide variety of arts-related activities, from dance to visual arts, literature to theatre, music to community arts.

It’s for individuals, arts organisations, communities and other people who use the arts in their work.

If you’d like to know more about the scheme and how to apply, Simon Jutton, Senior Relationship Manager will be giving an introductory presentation on Monday 12th September at 2pm at The Harlington, in Fleet. Simon will give a presentation about the scheme and how to apply, followed by an opportunity for you to ask questions about your idea and how to make the best possible application. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Posted 26/08/2016

 

The Hackney Players

UK
Morland Community Hall, Gayhurst Road, London E8 2EY

Contact: via website, FB or Twitter

Open Night



Monday 12th Sept 8:00 - 9:00pm

Open Night

Posted 04/09/2016

 

Rickmansworth Players

Rickmansworth Players
www.rickmansworth-players.org.uk


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UK
Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG

Contact: Facebook Event

Gents only singing workshop



13th Sept 21:00

It's free and you don't need any singing experience.

Gents only singing workshop

Posted 01/09/2016

 

The St George's Players

UK
The Honor Oak, London

Contact: If you are going to come along, we'll appreciate it if you can let us know. Thanks!

Read 'Under Milk Wood' by Dylan Thomas



Wednesday 14 September

We will be reading Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas on Wednesday 14 September upstairs at The Honor Oak. We'll meet in the bar at 7.45pm.
This might be our next production, so if you're interested in being involved do come along. Everyone is welcome: no experience is necessary and we'll provide scripts.
Under Milk Wood was originally a 1954 radio drama, commissioned by the BBC. It was later adapted for the stage, and a film version was released in 1972. An omniscient narrator invites the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of the fictional small Welsh fishing village, Llareggub...

Read 'Under Milk Wood' by Dylan Thomas

Posted 07/09/2016

 

The Lir

Ireland
Dublin

Apply: www.thelir.ie

CHARACTER AND SCENE STUDY

THIS COURSE IS A FOLLOW ON FROM THE INTRODUCTION TO ACTING COURSE



Ten weeks Thursdays 15th September - 17th November 2016 7.00pm - 10.00pm €390

This ten week course, a continuation from the Introduction to Acting course, will concentrate on working with a Director on the study of characters and individual scenes from a number of contemporary plays.

Participants will call upon their learnings from the Introduction to Acting course to fully explore and develop character behaviours and traits and by the end of the course each person will possess the skills to better express and portray themselves in the characters within the chosen play.
Students will work closely as a team not only with each other but with the Director, Movement Coach, and Voice Coach. At the end of this 10 week course, students will perform scenes to a selected audience.
Applications are welcomed from those with previous actor training to our 10wk Character & Scene Study course.

Posted 27/08/2016

 

Jay Finocchiaro

UK
Diorama Arts Studios - 201 Drummond St, London NW1 3FE

Contact: theactorspoint@gmail.com

Free Acting Workshop this Weekend!



Days: Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of September (This weekend)
Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm (Saturday and Sunday - 3 hours with a break)

My name is Jay Finocchiaro and I run The Actors Point in Ireland. I will be in London this weekend to give the acting workshop ENGAGE NOW.
On both days, students will review and brush up on their acting for camera technique and audition preparation.
Students will receive a scene to learn on Saturday. On Sunday, they will work on their practised scene and it will be shot.
The filmed scene can be used for their showreel if they / or you wish.
Cost: Free
Here is a link to the Info www.actorsevent.com
Actors interested must email: theactorspoint@gmail.com
They need to send their contact details and a headshot.
RSVP is essential and actors need to be able to attend both days.
Actors who are successful in getting a place shall receive a confirmed email.

Posted 22/09/2016

 

Banbury Cross Players


www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk

UK
The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire

Contact: No need to book - just turn up on the night!

FREE SEASON PREVIEW



Tuesday 27 September 7:30pm

See what's on offer in our 2016/2017 Season

Posted 26/09/2016

 

The Brewhouse
www.thebrewhouse.net

UK
Taunton

Contact: via our website here

New youth performing arts group



Wednesday 28 September at 5.30pm

We have started a new youth performing arts group led by Ged, the next session is on Wednesday 28 September at 5.30pm, it’s for young people aged 13+. Young people can work with a professional theatre maker, Ged Stephenson, to explore performing arts, identify your potential and create.
Everyone is welcome, it’s an unauditioned group. Please could you tell your younger group members about our new Brewhouse group, thank you very much.

Posted 22/09/2016

 

October 2016

TheatreFest16

TheatreFest16

UK
Isle of Man

Contact: For terms and conditions for the TheatreFest16 play-writing competition visit www.iomarts.com. Entries can be submitted by email to iomartscouncil@gov.im or mailed to Isle of Man Arts Council, Hamilton House, Peel Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5EZ.

Entries invited for TheatreFest16 play-writing competition



Closing date December 31, 2016

Entries are being invited for the TheatreFest16 New Work Award.

The play-writing competition invites writers from the island and around the world to submit a new one-act play based on ‘Journeys’, the theme for the TheatreFest16 programme of three new works making their debut over the weekend of September 23 to 25 at the Studio Theatre, Ballakermeen High School.

The winner will have his or her play performed during TheatreFest17.

Launched in 2015 with the theme of ‘Slavery’ the TheatreFest15 New Work Award went to Steve Harper, a retired BT manager from Norfolk, for Morning Star, a play set in a Bristol inn in 1848.

Mr Harper’s play, described by competition judge Colin Dolley of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators as a work with an ‘intriguing, vibrant script’, ‘sharp dialogue’ and ‘compelling narrative’, will have its debut performance on September 23.

Isle of Man Arts Council vice-chairman Michael Lees said: ‘Steve Harper rose brilliantly to the challenge of what was a very difficult subject to write about and has set a high standard for future New Work awards.

‘We see the play-writing competition not only as an opportunity to encourage new writing talent - be that talent in the island, the British Isles or anywhere in the world – but also to attract established writers, and for the journeys theme to shape and inspire this year’s submissions as powerfully as slavery did last year.

‘TheatreFest is all about “the new”: new works, new places and new people. And by “new people” I mean not only those new to performing or working behind the scenes, but also new audiences and new writers. In short, it’s about new creative opportunities for everyone.’

Organised by the Isle of Man Arts Council, TheatreFest is a five-year project to pioneer and promote new work for the theatre, a legacy outcome from Island of Culture 2014.

Posted 06/08/2016

 

Ryan Laccohee
www.ryanlaccohee.net

UK
Cambridge

Contact: see website

WANT TO MAKE A LIVING AS A PROFESSIONAL VOICEOVER ARTIST?



Oct 2016

Book now for my Voiceover Skills course, coming soon to Cambridge
Get a broadcast quality voice reel.

Posted 22/09/2016

 

Banbury Cross Players


www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk

UK
Banbury, Oxfordshire

Banbury Cross Players at Canal Day

Banbury Cross Players at Canal Day



2 October 2016

JOIN US AT BANBURY'S CANAL DAY

BCP love October. Those bright autumn mornings - particularly those Canalside. We're delighted to say we'll be out in force again this year at Banbury Town Council's brilliant Canal Day.

Come and pay us a visit - just opposite The Mill Arts Centre. Find out what we'll be up to this Season with our four main productions, as well as our One Act Festival Entry, what we did at the Kings Sutton Scarecrow Festival, and what plans we have to fill in between our main productions with our new BCP Bite Size venture - coming to a venue near you!

As well as our productions, there's so much more to being involved with BCP. We have a thriving social calendar - Christmas meals, summer parties - and we meet every Tuesday for drama workshops, play-readings, quizzes - regardless of what plays are in production.

Learn some new skills - make up, costume, lighting, sound, set design & build. Make some new friends or catch up with some old ones. What's not to love?

See you Canalside on 2 October!

Posted 20/09/2016

 

The Brewhouse
www.thebrewhouse.net

UK
Taunton

Contact: Booking is via our website here or telephone 01823 283244

Theatre Unwrapped



Monday 3 October at 7pm

Theatre Unwrapped is an opportunity to meet the creatives behind our theatre and delve behind the scenes.
The next session is on Monday 3 October at 7pm, and is just £6.
Participants will be able to enhance their theatre-going experience and learn more about the history of the production and its creators. You can mix and mingle with like-minded theatre-goers in this session led by Ged Stephenson. Ever wondered how Western Theatre has developed into what we see today; how many different approaches are there to ‘acting’ and how do these approaches change performances; what’s the difference between a ‘performer’ and an ‘actor’? This session will offer an introduction to some of the ideas of a few influential practitioners of the last 150 years. Come along to this interesting session to listen, contribute, discuss and enjoy!

Posted 22/09/2016

 

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf)

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf)
stf-theatre.org.uk

UK
The Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bristol BS3 1TF

Contact: For further information please contact Hannah Collins Email: office@stf-theatre.org.uk or Tel: 0117 963 3054

stf Workshops

SATURDAY MORNING DRAMA WORKSHOPS



8th October 2016 to the 6th of May 2017

The Saturday Morning Drama Workshops run alongside stf‘s annual seasons and offer students exclusive access to a professional, classical theatre company during our dynamic period of rehearsals and production. Our professional actors work with the students to encourage, stimulate and inspire them to participate in the unique world of theatre, and to embrace the ethos of the company – commitment, respect, and a professional attitude.
Each year participants, aged between 13 – 18 years old, devise their own play, which is performed in the main Tobacco Factory Theatre in front of an invited audience on the final day of the stf season. Afterwards the group are invited to watch the final matinee performance of the season with compliments from stf.

The upcoming season workshops will be running from 8th October 2016 to the 6th of May 2017. Booking is now open and participants can join at any time up until January 2017.

Posted 17/08/2016

 

Bentley Green Players In association with Bentley Green Ladies

UK
Great Bentley Village Hall, Essex

Contact: Tickets £12 available from Deli-licious or call Peter 07503 153960

an evening of 'Mystery'



Saturday 8th October @ 8pm

Bentley Green Players In association with Bentley Green Ladies we would like to invite you to an evening of 'Mystery'
Fish/chicken +Chips supper (veg option)
Bring your own drink
TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE FROM SEPTEMBER

Posted 07/08/2016

 

Abella Barn Dance Band

UK
St Ippolyts Parish Hall, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

Contact: Jan Strapp j.strapp@ntlworld.com

Barn Dance to raise money for The Garden House Hospice



8th October

Hello
My name is Janet Strapp and I perform with a local Ceilidh Band called Abella Barn Dance Band. Last year we organised and performed our own event to raise money for Alzheimer's Research and raised £1,500 from the event. This year our chosen charity is The Garden House Hospice which you probably know is a local charity. Ever the optimist I have set myself a personal target based on last years of £2000. My appeal is may I send you via email a poster to display/promote event in your church as by getting a complete sell out of tickets I will be halfway to my total. If you are able to offer any other suggestions of help it will be truly appreciated. We are also looking for people who can offer a service for our Silent Auction as we raised nearly £500 from this last year. If you would like to look at our facebook page at the pictures from last years event our band is called Abella Barn Dance Band
Event will be on 8th October at St Ippolyts Parish Hall and is a Fancy Dress themed Ceilidh

Posted 22/08/2016

 

Saffron Theatre Workshops

UK
Fairycroft Arts and Media Centre, Audley Road, CB11 3HD, Saffron Walden

Contact: via Facebook or 07531 754959


Acting for Adults

Acting for Adults



29 October at 10:00–17:00

This one-day taster is aimed at people aged 18 plus, of all ability levels, who want to develop their acting and presentation skills. We will explore voice projection, performance techniques, improvisation and interpretation of text. All participants will get the chance to perform and develop their skills. The one day workshop is a taster for a ten week course beginning in January 2017.
£35 (£30 students and unwaged)

Posted 07/09/2016

 

November 2016

TheatreFest16

TheatreFest16

UK
Isle of Man

Contact: For terms and conditions for the TheatreFest16 play-writing competition visit www.iomarts.com. Entries can be submitted by email to iomartscouncil@gov.im or mailed to Isle of Man Arts Council, Hamilton House, Peel Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5EZ.

Entries invited for TheatreFest16 play-writing competition



Closing date December 31, 2016

Entries are being invited for the TheatreFest16 New Work Award.

The play-writing competition invites writers from the island and around the world to submit a new one-act play based on ‘Journeys’, the theme for the TheatreFest16 programme of three new works making their debut over the weekend of September 23 to 25 at the Studio Theatre, Ballakermeen High School.

The winner will have his or her play performed during TheatreFest17.

Launched in 2015 with the theme of ‘Slavery’ the TheatreFest15 New Work Award went to Steve Harper, a retired BT manager from Norfolk, for Morning Star, a play set in a Bristol inn in 1848.

Mr Harper’s play, described by competition judge Colin Dolley of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators as a work with an ‘intriguing, vibrant script’, ‘sharp dialogue’ and ‘compelling narrative’, will have its debut performance on September 23.

Isle of Man Arts Council vice-chairman Michael Lees said: ‘Steve Harper rose brilliantly to the challenge of what was a very difficult subject to write about and has set a high standard for future New Work awards.

‘We see the play-writing competition not only as an opportunity to encourage new writing talent - be that talent in the island, the British Isles or anywhere in the world – but also to attract established writers, and for the journeys theme to shape and inspire this year’s submissions as powerfully as slavery did last year.

‘TheatreFest is all about “the new”: new works, new places and new people. And by “new people” I mean not only those new to performing or working behind the scenes, but also new audiences and new writers. In short, it’s about new creative opportunities for everyone.’

Organised by the Isle of Man Arts Council, TheatreFest is a five-year project to pioneer and promote new work for the theatre, a legacy outcome from Island of Culture 2014.

Posted 06/08/2016

 

Bog Lane Theatre-Ballymahon

Ireland

1 Act Festival



Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of November 2016

We're delighted to announce that our 1 Act Festival will run this year on Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of, November 2016.
This year our Adjudicator will be Mr.Geoff O'Keeffe. A new procedure this year means that all groups must firstly register with the National Secretary, Jackie Scanlon and with their individual registration number on the official application form can then apply to compete to each Festival. The applications are steadily coming in. We hope to have our selection for the festival line-out by the end of September. In the past we've presented new groups and new plays which have gone down well with our audience and Adjudicators. We are delighted to receive an application from any group; those that have been with us before or those that would like to compete in our Festival for the 1st time. All are welcome to apply.

Posted 18/09/2016

 

December 2016

TheatreFest16

TheatreFest16

UK
Isle of Man

Contact: For terms and conditions for the TheatreFest16 play-writing competition visit www.iomarts.com. Entries can be submitted by email to iomartscouncil@gov.im or mailed to Isle of Man Arts Council, Hamilton House, Peel Road, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 5EZ.

Entries invited for TheatreFest16 play-writing competition



Closing date December 31, 2016

Entries are being invited for the TheatreFest16 New Work Award.

The play-writing competition invites writers from the island and around the world to submit a new one-act play based on ‘Journeys’, the theme for the TheatreFest16 programme of three new works making their debut over the weekend of September 23 to 25 at the Studio Theatre, Ballakermeen High School.

The winner will have his or her play performed during TheatreFest17.

Launched in 2015 with the theme of ‘Slavery’ the TheatreFest15 New Work Award went to Steve Harper, a retired BT manager from Norfolk, for Morning Star, a play set in a Bristol inn in 1848.

Mr Harper’s play, described by competition judge Colin Dolley of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators as a work with an ‘intriguing, vibrant script’, ‘sharp dialogue’ and ‘compelling narrative’, will have its debut performance on September 23.

Isle of Man Arts Council vice-chairman Michael Lees said: ‘Steve Harper rose brilliantly to the challenge of what was a very difficult subject to write about and has set a high standard for future New Work awards.

‘We see the play-writing competition not only as an opportunity to encourage new writing talent - be that talent in the island, the British Isles or anywhere in the world – but also to attract established writers, and for the journeys theme to shape and inspire this year’s submissions as powerfully as slavery did last year.

‘TheatreFest is all about “the new”: new works, new places and new people. And by “new people” I mean not only those new to performing or working behind the scenes, but also new audiences and new writers. In short, it’s about new creative opportunities for everyone.’

Organised by the Isle of Man Arts Council, TheatreFest is a five-year project to pioneer and promote new work for the theatre, a legacy outcome from Island of Culture 2014.

Posted 06/08/2016

 


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