National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs

Fun, Learning, and Achievement

22 February 2011

Theatre workshops planned for Wales YFC entertainment feast

Theatre workshops have been planned for members and supporters of Wales YFC in conjunction with the Drama Association of Wales and will be held during the new Entertainment Feast weekend on the 12th and 13th of March at the Grand Theatre, Swansea.

Nicola Walker, Chairman of the Wales YFC Training and Promotions Committee Chairman noted, “The aim of these workshops is to help build the members confidence in three different areas, drama script writing, theatre make up and costume. The workshops will be ran in English and Welsh, giving all members an equal opportunity to take part.”

Gwyneth Glyn will lead the drama script writing workshop which will focus on the golden rules of script writing, how to get started and guidelines on format. Originally from Bangor, Gwyneth is a singer, novelist, poet and playwright and she has written for Welsh language television including Pobl y Cwm.

Leading the session on how to apply make up correctly, the necessities in make up kit and theatrical make up will be Elen Thomas. Trained by a BBC trained Makeup artist in Production arts makeup, Elen has since worked on feature films, short films, music videos, theatre productions and a number of commercial and fashion photography shoots.

The golden rules of costume for a range of characters and how to make the best of a budget session will be ran by Iona Williams. She has worked extensively in costume for theatre and television and is currently working with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru on the production “Deffro’r Gwanwyn” which will be touring at venues across Wales throughout March and April 2011.

Speaking on behalf of the Drama Association of Wales, Gary Thomas stated,
“It is great to have the opportunity to work with the YFC and with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in co-ordinating and providing these sessions. The sessions will give young people a taste of the subjects and will hopefully encourage some of them to try writing their own scripts and to be more confident in their costume design and application of stage make up. Who knows – it may be the first small step that leads to a career in the theatre”.
The weekend will also host the Wales YFC Welsh and English Entertainment competition which will be a showcase of YFC talents where members from across Wales will entertain audiences with colourful and professional half hour performances.

Tickets are now on sale from the theatres box office (01792 475 715) and those wishing to attend will be able to purchase a session ticket, a day ticket or a gala ticket for the whole weekend.


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