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NoFit State Circus Makes Debut In US & China As Company Turns 30

Friday - 12 February 2016

NoFit State Circus Makes Debut In US & China As Company Turns 30

In its 30th anniversary year, the UK’s leading contemporary circus company NoFit State will celebrate two significant milestones in the company’s history as it performs the Asian and North American Premieres of its internationally-acclaimed show, Bianco. The company performs at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium, Hong Kong (17 – 21 February) and at St Ann’s Warehouse, New York City (3 – 29 May).

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Welsh National Opera’s 16/17 season of operas is announced

Thursday - 11 February 2016

Welsh National Opera’s 16/17 season of operas is announced

• Season themes announced • New Music Director Tomáš Hanus to make operatic debut with Company • British Première of AndréTchaikowsky’s The Merchant of Venice • Rebecca Evans makes her role debut as The Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier.

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Welsh Music goes Stateside

Thursday - 11 February 2016

Welsh Music goes Stateside

Corners of America will be turning Welsh this month as musicians from across Wales descend on Texas and Missouri for The House of Songs, Folk Alliance International and South by South West (SXSW).

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Mini-Survey: Creative Professionals and Digital Skills

Wednesday - 10 February 2016

Mini-Survey: Creative Professionals and Digital Skills

Arts Council of Wales is looking at how we can support creative professionals who want to develop their digital knowledge and skills.

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The Book Project

Wednesday - 10 February 2016

The Book Project

Eva Bartussek I Paul Duerinckx I Richard Higlett I Anthony Shapland I Adele Vye I Simon Whitehead I Barnaby Oliver I Craig Wood

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Minister visits school taking a creative approach to numeracy

Monday - 08 February 2016

Minister visits school taking a creative approach to numeracy

Education Minister Huw Lewis will visit a Tonteg school today (Monday 8 February) that is adopting a creative approach to learning by taking numeracy out of the classroom.

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Wales’s Festival of world cinema

Monday - 08 February 2016

Wales’s Festival of world cinema

From the snowy Tibetan mountains, via the south Pacific and the back roads of Brazil to the Tregaron hills, Wales’s travelling festival of world cinema is back with a wonderful selection of films from around the globe. Starting Thursday 10 March, this intriguing, popular and long-running festival gives cinema goers across Wales the chance to broaden their horizons from the comfort their local cinema - and each year has them avidly coming back for more.

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Welsh Projects Hit the Jackpot

Monday - 08 February 2016

Welsh Projects Hit the Jackpot

Newly revealed figures show that more than £67 million of National Lottery funding was awarded across Wales in the last year alone.

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Hijinx in association with BLind SumMiT present Meet Fred, touring South Wales in February & March

Thursday - 04 February 2016

Hijinx in association with BLind SumMiT present Meet Fred, touring South Wales in February & March

Meet Fred. He’s a regular guy who wants to get on in life: get a job, find a nice girl, settle down. The only problem is that Fred is a Puppet, and that’s where his dependency issues start. Day to day life is tough when everything you do relies on three other guys being with you at all times.

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Music Theatre Wales Tour New Full-Length Opera

Wednesday - 03 February 2016

Music Theatre Wales Tour New Full-Length Opera

The Devil Inside, By Stuart Macrae & Louise Welsh will embark on a national tour this month.

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Welsh Film Receives Business Boost

Monday - 01 February 2016

Welsh Film Receives Business Boost

Four Welsh film companies have the opportunity to expand their capacity and growth potential through new Company Support awards from Ffilm Cymru Wales.

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SAVE THE DATE! - RawFfest  / GwylGrai, the new youth arts festival for Wales

Friday - 29 January 2016

SAVE THE DATE! - RawFfest / GwylGrai, the new youth arts festival for Wales

18 – 21 August 2016 at The Riverfront, Newport

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Ministers accept recommendations for Wales’ National Youth Arts Ensembles

Wednesday - 27 January 2016

Ministers accept recommendations for Wales’ National Youth Arts Ensembles

An independent report looking at solutions to safeguard the long-term future of Wales’ national youth arts ensembles has been published today.

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Sound Book Project

Friday - 22 January 2016

Sound Book Project

'Sound Book Project' is a group of collaborating artists and musicians using books as instruments.

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75th anniversary of Swansea's Three Night Blitz

Wednesday - 20 January 2016

75th anniversary of Swansea's Three Night Blitz

Swansea's Three Night Blitz was the worst sustained bombardment during the whole of the war in Wales and devastated the city. Over three nights in February 1941, 230 people were killed and over 400 were injured by incendiaries and bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe over a city illuminated by a full moon and covered in a dusting of snow.

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New Welsh Writing Awards 2016

Wednesday - 20 January 2016

New Welsh Writing Awards 2016

The New Welsh Writing Awards 2016: University of South Wales Prize for Travel Writing has opened for entries on 19 January 2016 and closes at midnight on Sunday 3 April 2016.

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An Invitation… from Jo Fong

Friday - 15 January 2016

An Invitation… from Jo Fong

Jo Fong's hugely enjoyable An Invitation… has started its spring 2016 tour. Having been to the Edinburgh Fringe twice, Glasgow and London it had its Welsh premiere at Chapter in Cardiff on 14 January.

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British Dance Edition Cymru 2016

Friday - 15 January 2016

British Dance Edition Cymru 2016

British Dance Edition, the biennial showcase for British Dance, is being hosted in the Welsh capital city of Cardiff and its neighbouring city Newport, between 15 and 18 March 2016.

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Sherman Cymru Announces New Executive Director: Adam Knight

Thursday - 14 January 2016

Sherman Cymru Announces New Executive Director: Adam Knight

The Chair of the Board of Trustees of Sherman Cymru, David Stacey, today announced that Adam Knight has been appointed as Executive Director of the Company and will take up his post in April 2016.

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Creative and cultural education: four new consortia announced

Wednesday - 13 January 2016

Creative and cultural education: four new consortia announced

Today, four new Regional Arts and Education Networks are announced as part of the major innovative Arts Council of Wales and Welsh Government project – Creative Learning through the Arts – an action plan for Wales.

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