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July 2015

Practitioners meet to enjoy outdoor arts encounter @Pontio’s Gwledd Syrcas Feast 2015

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North Wales based artists, arts organisations, arts officers, funders, festival directors, and makers, joined Articulture for their latest outdoor arts encounter in Wales on a laid back sunny Sunday get-together at Pontio’s brand new festival of circus and street arts ‘Gwledd Syrcas Feast’, Bangor, on the 19th July.

The encounter included the premiere of Articulture/Pontio commission ‘Kaboom’ by the extraordinary Wales based performer Hugo Oliveria, as well as other festival shows including ‘Flown’ by Pirates of the Carabina.

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Invitation to Outdoor Arts Encounter @ Pontio’s Gwledd Syrcas Feast, 19 July 2015

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Calling all North Wales based artists, arts organisations, arts officers, funders, festival directors, makers…

Join Articulture for their latest outdoor arts encounter in Wales – a laid back sunny Sunday get-together at Pontio’s brand new festival of circus and street arts ‘Gwledd Syrcas Feast’, Bangor, 19th July, 11am – 3.30pm.

All are most welcome to join in at any point during the day’s events, and bring family and friends.

To book email sarah@articulture-wales.co.uk or call 0777 5781897. 

11am – 12pmSee new workCafé Nero & Bangor High Street

Enjoy a coffee provided by Articulture at, and ‘Kaboom’ by the extraordinary Wales based performer Hugo Oliveria, the latest Articulture commission in partnership with Pontio.

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Guest artist blog – Sunshine, circus and ice cream…reflections of Greenwich & Docklands International Festival 2015

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Ruth Stringer, freelance designer and scenic artist, visited the Greenwich & Docklands International Festival and Xtrax Showcase, along with a team of Wales based artists, arts organisations and arts programmers hosted by Articulture. Below is a detailed account of her experience.

Ruth works in theatre, dance and opera, and trained in theatre design at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, obtaining a post-graduate diploma in 2010 and a MA in 2014. Since graduating, she has worked with companies including National Theatre Wales, The Royal Court Theatre, WIldworks and Soho Theatre. You can find out more about her work at www.ruthstringer.com.

Last weekend the sun decided to join me in the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (GDIF) – three days crammed full of talks, networking, circus, dance and immersive theatre events, happening around Greenwich, home of the Cutty Sark, Greenwich Market and a truly amazing gelato shop (more about gelato later, if that’s your thing).

Picture above – Collectif Malunes hang out in, on and above their caravan in Sens Dessus Dessous, GDIF 2015.

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Guest artist blog – Postcards from Prague

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This year as part of Articulture’s Go See outdoor arts bursary scheme, Alison Neighbour, a theatre designer and scenographer, took part in the Prague Quadrennial Scenography event, a unique live exhibition of world theatre and scenography in June.

Below is a detailed account of her visit, including inspiring workshops and lectures by international artists, and performances she visited.

Alison has a primary interest in outdoor, site specific, and landscape based work, and is excited by the theatrical and scenographic possibilities offered by outdoor settings and found spaces. She founded a company called Bread & Goose in 2009 to pursue this type of work. You can find out more about her work at www.alisonneighbourdesign.com and www.breadandgoose.co.uk.

Once again I planned to write an on-going blog, or create a series of postcards, about my experiences at PQ, but in the midst of such a busy festival (and with poor internet connection in all the venues), it proved impossible, so rather than bite sized chunks, here is my report in all it’s full length glory (you might want to grab a cup of tea before you embark on reading further).

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