National Youth Arts Wales

Latest News / September 2014

Are you male? Aged 16-20? Want to create risk-taking, energetic theatre?

Frantic Assembly in partnership with NYAW are looking for the next generation of performers. Have you got what it takes?
No experience necessary

FREE workshops in Wales
15.9.2014: Coleg Cambria and NEW Dance (Wrexham)
17.9.2014: Gower College, (Swansea)
18.9.2014: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Cardiff)
27.9.2014: The Dance House, WMC (Cardiff)
29.9.2014: Coleg Cambria and NEW Dance (Wrexham)
12 young men will be chosen to form the Ignition Company, come to London and create a show in a week!
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A Fitting Tribute

The concert-programme for the 114-strong members of the National Youth Orchestra of Wales 2014 includes the world premiere of Bugles Sang by Welsh composer, Christopher Painter.

The piece commemorates the brave men and women who lost their lives in the 1st World War.

Christopher took his inspiration from the poetry of Wilfred Davies and Siegfried Sassoon, together with three stories from the war: The Angels of Mons statues that were said to protect the allied forces; Welsh soldiers singing Cwm Rhondda from the trenches the night before battle; and the story of the Menin Gate through which hundreds of thousands of men passed on their way to the battle of Ypres – The Last Post is still played at the Gate every day.

The premiere performance forms part of this year’s Fishguard International Festival of Music at St David’s Cathedral (30 July), before heading to Sage Gateshead (1 August), St Asaph Cathedral (2 August) and finally St David’s Hall in Cardiff (3 August).

Bugles Sang is a powerful piece, powerfully played by some of Wales’ finest young musicians.

NYOW welcomes Jac Van Steen as Conductor for 2014

The National Youth Orchestra of Wales welcomes internationally renowned Dutch conductor Jac Van Steen for its annual summer residency and concert tour this summer. (more)

Odette Hughes to lead NYDW 2014

Odette Hughes will work with NYDW 2014. Odette is Associate Director of internationally renowned Wayne McGregor | RandomDance. She joined the Company as a dancer in 1997 and since 2007 has been responsible for the Company’s every day artistic supervision.

Kirsten McTernanNational Youth Theatre of Wales (NYTW) is looking for creative and enthusiastic young people who love theatre and performing, and are excited about learning new skills and working with new people!


● 14 – 21 years old
● passionate & curious about Theatre and Performing Arts
● keen to work with world-class theatre professionals
● already involved in drama (performing or backstage)
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