Hi-Vis: NRTF Conference
- 02 July
- 03 July
- 04 July
I feel that I am so lucky to be able to do all of this when I am so young.
I am hoping that I can continue Learning and gaining experience so when I leave school I have the knowledge to continue with a career within this field.JUDGES THOUGHTS: Sam is clearly an exceptional young person with a bright future in our industry. I wish him every success in his training and next steps.
QUOTE FROM PUBLIC NOMINATION: "Sam Pullen is an exceptional young man. Since 2017 when he was just 13 he has been helping out at all the Night out Shows we have had at the Neuadd Dyfi. When I say help I really mean help. He helps with the get in with the get out. Rigging lights setting chairs and clearing away at the end. If there is nothing to do he finds something. If it’s raining you will find him outside welcoming members of the audience with an umbrella." Anon
QUOTE FROM NOMINEE: “We’re thrilled to be shortlisted for this award. After many years of working with the Networks and various rural touring companies, it’s a real pleasure to feel that our first adventure with our new company touched audiences in the way it did and brought about this recognition.”
JUDGES THOUGHTS: I enjoyed the description of transforming the space into a theatre, demonstrating that rural touring isn’t always about small, intimate performances.
QUOTE FROM PUBLIC NOMINATION: "This was the largest staged production I have seen in rural venues. Full stage and lighting and sound really transformed the space, which felt like a theatre. The production quality was so high, and acting was superb." Anon
JUDGES THOUGHTS: This is clearly a strong and sustained partnership, delivering major benefits for their communities by working together. I loved the connection with Canada, and the reference to work in French.
QUOTE FROM PUBLIC NOMINATION: "Together the consortium also have worked together to address issues in rural touring, such as finding diverse companies and work and supporting artists to rural tour." Anon
QUOTE FROM NOMINEE: We are really excited to be part of the rural touring awards this year, as they are becoming an established part of the NRTF year. We are really honoured to be shortlisted, as we know how much great work goes on in our sector and we are very much looking forward to meeting up with colleagues and friends at the Award Ceremony
JUDGES THOUGHTS: SOS rural touring: this collaboration has actually saved provision for a community, and pride in that achievement shines through in the nomination.
QUOTE FROM PUBLIC NOMINATION: "Villages in Action was to close. The promoters were very front footed about working with Carn to Cove. Despite capacity worries, the system seems to be working very well. I am proud that people cared enough. I am proud that Cornwall and Devon can work together so well. I am proud that communities care enough to keep work happening across the village halls" Anon
QUOTE FROM NOMINEE: “We are delighted that Inn Crowd has been shortlisted for an NRTF award. Our Inn Crowd partnerships and collaborations make it fabulous to be a part of’. Inn Crowd team
After a career teaching French and Spanish, I stood as a town and county councilor in 1995 and remain a county councilor. I joined the Theatr Twm o’r Nant committee in 1983 and became secretary in 1988. About 12 years ago I successfully applied for grants of £.75m to make the theatre as DDA friendly as possible; our theatre is now flourishing thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers.
Gaynor Morgan Rees - Born and bred in AbercwmIboi, South Wales, I have been working as a professional actress on stage, radio, and television for over half a century. I moved to Denbigh in 1982; I have been a town councilor since 2004 and was mayor in 2012. I met Gwyneth in 1983 and we soon became involved with Theatr Twm o’r Nant. Since the refurbishment of the theatre 10 years ago, I have been the booking officer. The theatre has to be self-supporting since it does not receive any subsidy; we are all volunteers and give up our time for free.
QUOTE FROM NOMINEE: "We are delighted to have been nominated by Night Out Wales with whom we have a close and happy relationship. Without the sponsorship of the Night Out Scheme, we would not be able to hold professional performances at Theatr Twm o’r Nant. We have a full, varied and exciting programme."
"What a surprise and also an honour. With funding for the arts so greatly reduced, we are pleased to be able to do what we can to help promote the arts in Wales."
JUDGES THOUGHTS: They have obviously done an amazing job over 20 years – people like this make the world go around
QUOTE FROM PUBLIC NOMINATION: "For over twenty years formidable double act Gaynor Morgan Rees and Gwyneth Kensler from Theatr Twm o’r Nant in Denbigh have booked performances through the Night Out scheme in both English and Welsh. In the last four years, they have promoted 36 shows (so far) and we anticipate many more to come."
He stumbled across Live & Local in 2012 and immediately knew that promoting professional shows would be a fantastic opportunity to bring great art to his busy community centre. With his fabulous team of helpers, he has put on 44 shows of all genres to almost capacity audiences.
QUOTE FROM NOMINEE: How do I feel? “Thrilled and surprised to be nominated, not just for me, but also for my wonderful team of helpers. Grateful to our audiences who are prepared to give something new a try; to the brilliant performers who thrill and surprise us; and to the fab Head Office staff who are always there to help us.”
JUDGES THOUGHTS: I was particularly impressed by the extent of David’s engagement with companies to expand their thinking about rural venues and audiences. This is a person who clearly lives and breathes rural touring, to the benefit not only of his own community but to people all over the UK.
QUOTE FROM PUBLIC NOMINATION: "David is an outstanding example of a forward-thinking, committed rural touring promoter who goes the extra mile, and his efforts deserve recognition." Anon
12:00 PM 06:00 PM Pontio Centre - Foyer Area
01:00 PM 08:00 PM Idwal - Ground Floor
02:00 PM 02:30 PM Cinema
02:30 PM 03:15 PM Cinema
03:15 PM 04:15 PM Cinema
03:15 PM 03:45 PM Foyer
03:50 PM 04:15 PM Studio
04:20 PM 04:45 PM Studio
04:45 PM 05:30 PM Your rooms or the bar
05:30 PM 07:15 PM The Caban
05:30 PM 07:15 PM Outside PL2 (unless wet, and then we will be inside!)
07:15 PM 07:30 PM Go to
07:30 PM 09:00 PM Bar Uno
07:30 PM 09:00 PM Bar Uno
09:00 PM 10:00 PM Bar Uno
07:00 AM 08:00 AM
08:00 AM 09:15 AM Bar Uno
09:00 AM 05:15 PM Pontio Centre - Foyer Area
09:30 AM 09:50 AM Cinema
09:55 AM 10:20 AM Studio
10:25 AM 10:50 AM Studio
10:55 AM 11:20 AM Foyer
11:25 AM 12:25 PM Cinema
12:30 PM 01:30 PM PL2
12:30 PM 01:30 PM Wherever the balloons are!
01:00 PM 08:00 PM Idwal Building
01:35 PM 02:05 PM Studio
02:10 PM 02:40 PM Studio
02:45 PM 03:45 PM Cinema
03:45 PM 04:15 PM Outside the Cinema
04:15 PM 05:15 PM PL2
05:15 PM 06:15 PM
06:00 PM 06:45 PM Reichel Building
06:45 PM 08:15 PM Neuadd Reichel (Main Room Reichel Building)
08:15 PM 08:25 PM Neuadd Reichel (Main Room Reichel Building)
08:30 PM 09:45 PM Neuadd Reichel (Main Room Reichel Building)
09:45 PM 10:45 PM Penrhyn
07:00 AM 08:00 AM
08:00 AM 09:30 AM Bar Uno
09:00 AM 10:30 AM Pontio Centre - Foyer
09:30 AM 10:00 AM Cinema
10:00 AM 10:15 AM Cinema
10:20 AM 10:40 AM Cinema
10:40 AM 11:40 AM Cinema
11:40 AM 12:00 PM Foyer
12:05 PM 12:35 PM PL2
12:40 PM 01:10 PM PL2
01:10 PM 01:20 PM PL2
01:20 PM 02:00 PM Pick up from outside PL2
01:30 PM 03:00 PM PL2