Category Archives: Theatre

[ MOLECULE ] ‘How The Dead Live’ : Participate this week in a work in progress by Stephen Donnelly

As part of the Tin Shed Molecule artist develop programme which aims to develop and nurture performance art from the region.

Resident artist Stephen Donnelly is doing a set of drop in session at The Project Space in Newport this Thursday (24th), Friday (25th) and Saturday (26th) for his work in progress performance How The Dead Live. If you’re interested in meeting up with Steve and having a chat about life, death, memories and loved ones please email him: stepdonn@gmail.com

Stephen writes “I want to use Molecule to develop a new participatory theatre piece which broadens the discussion from just my own experiences to include others and offer opportunities for myself, other participants in the devising process and the audience to share and evoke memories of their lost ones.”

 12009551_10156049419555463_1841055253331548399_n

Read more here

Tagged , , , , ,

Meet the Residents #1: Clary Saddler – “UPRISING”

UPRISING - Information about events with Clary Saddler at The Project Space

UPRISING – Information about events with Clary Saddler at The Project Space

Between Tuesday 7th April to Saturday 9th May, artist in residence Clary Saddler will be launching her project Newport Rising at The Project Space. Delivering a project using relatable themes (e.g. the gang metaphor running parallel to the workshops), Clary hopes the project will inspire people within Newport to get more politically active. Uprising takes place in a dystopian future that exists after the collapse of our own society in a world governed by gang leaders and crime lords. By 2017, the number of people voting declined so dramatically that governments eventually got overthrown by gangs who promised their followers a brighter future but failed to deliver. Now the world is in a constant state of civil war; with each gang invading – seeking new territory. A large underground movement of rebels and political protesters hold secret meetings – identifying themselves by wearing rainbow bracelets. They strive for a democratic future; their motto “the classes against the masses”. They believe they can empower the masses through creative expression. Through a series of participatory arts workshops these sessions will explore themes of democracy through the creation of songs, raps, rhythms & beat-poetry; graffiti art, short films (holding subliminal messages of democracy) and political theatre. This will culminate in a forum theatre style performance entitled Uprising on Saturday 9th May. Timetable: Tuesday 7th April – 9:30 – 12:30 & 13:00 – 16:00 @ The Project Space, Rhythms & music making Wednesday 8th April – 9:30 – 12:30 & 13:00 – 16:00 @ The Project Space, Movie Making, music videos & adverts Thursday 9th April – 9:30 – 12:30 & 13:00 – 16:00 @ The Project Space, Devising forum theatre Friday 10th April – 9:30 – 12:30 & 13:00 – 16:00 @ The Project Space, Devising forum theatre Saturday 11th April – 9:30 – 12:30 & 13:00 – 16:00 @ The Project Space, Devising forum theatre Saturday 18th April – 9:30 – 12:30 & 13:00 – 16:00 @ The Riverfront, Graffiti art (Riverfront) Saturday 25th April – 9:30 -12:30 & 13:00 – 16:00 @ The Project Space Devising forum theatre Saturday 2nd May – 9:30 – 12:30 & 13:00 – 16:00 @ The Riverfront, Rehearsal and tech run Saturday 9th May – 9:30 – 12:30 Dress rehearsal / 13:00 – 16:00 PERFORMANCE – UPRISING @ The Project Space

For further information, please contact the artist at clary@forget-me-not-productions.co.uk or visit www.forget-me-not-productions.co.uk

About the artist: Clary Saddler is a young practitioner who holds ‘old school’ ideals of changing the world through art. Founder and artistic director of Forget-Me-Not-Productions, she is a qualified drama teacher and producer, director, facilitator and tutor. Her background includes 15 years as a professional actor, musician, and singer/ songwriter, and has toured with such companies as Theatre for Youth and Mullet Productions.

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Of Mice And Men – Performance by Tin Shed Theatre

004_untitled-(4-of-40)
FREE – SATURDAY 28th FEBRUARY
Doors 7:30pm – Performance 8:00pm (Booking essential)

Of Mice and Men tells the story of George Milton and Lenny Small, two very different men bound together by providence. Set against the backdrop of the American Great Depression, our hapless protagonists hatch a plan to leave their life of poverty behind and start anew. It seems so simple, and perhaps that’s what is so beautiful about it, but little do they know, fate still has a hand to play.

Booking essential – for tickets and press enquiries, please contact:  tinshedtheatre@gmx.com

Please follow this link for Tin Shed Theatre’s press release. M&M press release

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Newport International Airspace – more workshops coming up!

1486934_523040974469776_443543121_n

Newport International Airspace are a group of professional artists who work collaboratively with others to showcase the talent, space and diversity within and around Newport. The next in a series of workshops, talks and events in the city, (you may well have seen photos from photographer Jo Haycocks’ workshop from last weekend – fully booked before we could promote it!) we’re proud to be supporting their latest workshops in the next coming weeks at The Project Space.

FREE to attend – booking essential, age restrictions may apply. Please contact via http://niabroadcast.com BEFORE attending.

MAKING PERFORMANCE – Saturday 14th February 2015

Gareth Clark is one half of Mr and Mrs Clark, the Newport based performance duo and is running an introductory workshop based on his performance practice. This workshop is ideal for adults and will involve some movement so loose, comfortable clothing is recommended.

MOVEMENT & MARK MARKING – Saturday 21st February 2015

Led by Marega Palser, also of Newport International Airspace, join us for a session of movement and drawing. The session will involve some movement so loose, comfortable clothing again is recommended.

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

MOLECULE: Tin Shed Theatre Company and Dino Rovaretti

94a5a611-e879-4955-b89d-a1ed9054e981

Tuesday 10th February – 7.30pm – £3 tickets (includes a free glass of wine / beer)

The brainchild of Newport’s Tin Shed Theatre CompanyMolecule is a new project development scheme that offers space, resource, opinion, and financial support to artists seeking a platform for work in it’s early, physical stages of development.

The very first Molecule sharing will see Newport born Dino Rovaretti develop a new autobiographical piece of work, entitled: Made Of Paper. Dino Rovaretti is a Newport born Performing Artist who recently graduated from Falmouth University and is currently based in Bristol.
Molecule is open to Welsh and International participants, and aims to assist the creation and development of new work that falls under the category of ‘Theatre’ ‘Performance’ or ‘Live Art’.
Supported by National Theatre Wales:TEAM and The Project Space, Tin Shed Theatre Company aim to run Molecule twice a year. For more information on Molecule, and information on how to pick up tickets, please visit: http://tinshedtheatre.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/molecule-sharing.html
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

National Theatre Wales TEAM – Workshop & Skill Swap

1488317_394308974060759_3339597371753230012_n
SATURDAY 17th JANUARY – 10:15am – 4:30pm
Do you have an idea / script / dream, which you’re not sure how to get off the ground? Are you looking to get involved in new projects and find new collaborators? Are you a theatre-maker who’d like to meet other theatre-makers and play for a day?
If you answered yes to any of these questions – Workout is definitely for you!
Already taken place in Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor, this session is the latest in a series of day long events that gives creative people a chance to get ideas off the ground and meet fellow theatre-makers.

As well as a chance to work on participants’ projects, the day includes a Skill Swap session.  This gives you a chance to find the help you need when you need it, in return for helping others out on their projects. A wide range of skills are encouraged from acting, directing, cake baking to photography, unicycle riding or singing . . .the list goes on! The balloons and sweets come free.

All are welcome at these events – please email team@nationaltheatrewales.org to let them know you’re coming!

Next session: Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff – 21st February 2015.
For more information about TEAM, please visit: http://nationaltheatrewales.org or search for National Theatre Wales TEAM on Facebook.
Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Project Space becomes the fringe venue for #ComedyPort2014

10700316_720365324724969_4779510543070992587_o

Celebrations truly started last night as Tin Shed Theatre passed down the baton of comedy to new performance tri, art and comedy collective Daughters of Albion at the TRASH. Play, Pint and Pie event.

The event was a success with around 30 paid attendees lining up to enjoy lovely food and entertainment for the mere price of foot long subway sandwich 🙂

Today we continue the laughter with a  comedy quiz hosted by Tin Shed and we will end the week of funnies on Saturday with a the official closing party of #ComedyPort2014

Untitled-1

Continue reading

Tagged , , , ,

MATERIALS NEEDED – Can You Help?

Materials Needed - can you help?

The Project Space is a not-for-profit platform for the visual and creative arts. Based on Commercial Street in Newport, we bring creative and visual art directly to the public. We support groups putting on events in our community, sign post other creative spaces across the city, as well as deliver our own programme of performances, exhibitions, workshops and activities in the heart of the city.

To do this, we need your help; our biggest cost in delivering these events and workshops are materials, most of which we are able to resource, reuse and recycle through out the year. Some items though, we need a little more help to find, either as donations or supplied to us at a reduced rate.

Currently we need:

Plastic bottles

Golf clubs (kids and adult sized)

Old carpet or rugs (in reasonable condition)

Pipes (plumbing or guttering in type, off cuts / surplus only)

Sofas and / or armchairs (in reasonable condition)

If you can help, please get in touch with us at theprojectspacenpt@gmail.com – we’ll happily collect materials at a time convenient to you. Or, if you’re passing, pop in, drop them off and say hello.

All contributions, big or small, go a long way 🙂

Tagged , , ,

STORE at The Project Space – 24th / 27th September 2014

STORE: Wales Tour - A project by Michikazu Matsune & David Subal - tour produced by Migrations © Migrations 2014

STORE: Wales Tour – A project by Michikazu Matsune & David Subal (tour by Migrations) © Migrations 2014

This September in partnership with The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre, The Project Space is proud to welcome STORE to Newport as part of the programmes Welsh tour.

FREE ENTRY – 10am to 4pm – Wednesday 24th – Saturday 27th September 2014

Please note: Cost of performances will vary.


 STORE is a shop. Art is a business. Come and buy performances!

A shopping experience like no other. Fancy a take-away, or a special delivery? How about a cheap copy?

Enter STORE and you are invited to peruse a menu of over sixty mini performances. Choose, and then watch as your purchase is performed especially for you.

STORE is a totally unique experience as Austrian and Japanese artists Matsune & Subal play humorously with the idea of a successful business chain. Prices start at 50p – art really is affordable for everyone.

With over a dozen previous global outlets including Vienna, Paris, Kyoto and New York, STORE now comes to a shop near you – don’t miss it!


STORE is a project by international artists Michikazu Matsune (Japan) & David Subal (Austria), produced by Migrations.

“Migrations presents a series of contemporary dance performances featuring high profile international artists – an exciting window onto today’s contempory dance landscape. I passionately believe you don’t need to be a dance expert to appreciate these works. They simply re-interpret our world, often question it and sometimes offer answers – but always with a fascinating and engaging intensity.”

Karine Décorne, Curator

For more information about Migrations and to find out the latest details on the project, locations and opening times, please visit www.migrations.co

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Big Splash 2014 – Newport’s Family Festival!

The Big Splash - Newport

The Big Splash – Newport

It’s official – Newport’s Big Splash festival will return on Friday 30th May until Sunday 1st June 2014 for a long weekend of family entertainment across the city. With music, circus acts, street theatre, live dance, comedy and a Sunset Spectacular, there’ll be more going on than you can shake a stick at!

In support of this, The Project Space will be playing host to a number of free drop in workshops through out May leading up to the main festival weekend…

Layout 1

3rd, 10th, 17th – Stephanie Roberts, Big Splash Big Smash Mosaic Whale Workshops

Do you remember the Newport Leisure Centre’s Squirty whale?  Well we’ve found him – he’s in need of a make-over and we need your help!  Run by Newport mosaic artist Stephanie Roberts, we will transform this loveable whale and give him a new life.  As well, we’ll be running a competition to come up with a new name for Newport’s Whale – the winner of the best name will launch him at the Big Splash on Saturday 31st May.

For ages 7 years + if accompanied by an adult, or 11 years + if unaccompanied.

For more information about Stephanie Roberts, lease visit her website: http://www.stephanierobertsart.com

24th – Samba Workshops

Between 10am – 4pm, join us in The Project Space and make balloon costumes and musical instruments to get you in the party spirit ready for The Big Splash parade on the festival weekend. With a professional drumming tutor leading the sessions, come along and be part of Newport’s very own Samba drumming band.

For all ages – no need to book.

As well (for some week night fun too!) there will be Samba workshops held on Wednesday evenings at The Princess Tearooms on Cambrian Road to get you in the part mood through out the week!

Layout 1

31st – Big Splash Parade!

Open from 10am, there’ll still be time to pop in and make your costumes ready for the parade from The Project Space to The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre, starting at 1pm!

For more information regarding Newport’s Big Splash Festival 2014, please visitwww.newport.gov.uk/theriverfront, or find them online on Twitter: @newportfestival #bigsplash2014 Facebook: big splash newport or Instagram: @riverfrontarts

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
%d bloggers like this: