Monday, 16 November 2009

A Lame excuse

Well here we have it, I sit at home with a broken leg and finally get a chance to update this blog. Well its been awhile and there is loads to talk about so where shall I begin. Firstly a big thanks to all of you that came to the Owain Glyndwr festival at Ynyswen back in September, a fab time was had by all myself included . Since then I have managed to get a small role on the BBC 1 series "Being Human" which I filmed back in Ocotber. Sadly on the last day of filming I managed to break my Fibula by banging it into a metal pole. It was very painful at the time but I left it and only went to the doctors last week and discovered it was broken.
A big thanks also to all those who came along to the Tawe Tales , Llanguig and Pontardawe Grave tidings performances. Despite my leg I feel they all went very well and I hope you all enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed performing. Good news is that Tawe Tales will now run for a second year following its final first year performance in January. This is a source of great pride to myself as it has been a real success and I have really enjoyed it.
In other news I have a tentative offer to return to the Edinburgh fringe next year so watch this space, and work has now continued apace on the long planned book of short stories entitled "Tales from the New Inn"- this will feature many of the stories that I have written for the Tawe Tales. I will keep you posted. In the meantime think of me stuck at home, and take care of yourselves.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Stories stories and stories

Hello All.

A million apologies for the lack of updates once more and thanks for sticking with me. What a year its been , the Tawe Tales project has been Fantastic with over 1000 people attending the two dates performed so far. The atmoshere in the theatres has been fantastic and I have really enjoyed performing them. The next show in October promises to be the best yet so please contact the Sleeping Giant foundation and get your tickets in quick,.
Also preparations are well underway for my Halloween show at Pontardawe this year so Please get your tickets in early as it could well be a sell out again this year.
Some of you may know but I have also made a short film about the Lady of Lyn Y fan fach. It can be viewed on Youtube and I hope to have it up on the site very shortly. Please please check it out and let me know what you think as I soon hope to release a whole DVD of stories that will be available to buy.
Sadly I will no longer be doing the Storytelling circle in pontardawe from September so now is the time for me to say thanks to all of you who attended over the last year and for all your fantastic feedback and support. I am hoping that soon we will have another group off the ground so please keep an eye on this site.

If any of you are here because of my work with the D6 generation I say thanks for dropping by and welcome to you all.

The site is due a big update in the next day or two so please keep posted .

See you soon


Sunday, 18 January 2009

Turning of the seasons

Hello and happy new Year to you all. Sorry for the lack of updates lately but things have as usual been crazy busy. A big thanks to all of you who came to see Macbeth I hope you enjoyed it as much as I loved being in it, it was a blast.
Anyway on to the new. I am in the middle of sorting out a series of four shows entitled "Tawe Tales"  that I am going to perform in the old theatre in Abercraf over the next year. Each show will be themed on a different part of the year and will feature stories from all over Wales. I am really looking forward to this as the Theatre there is awesome and it has not been used as a performance space for years so it should be great.
Menter Brecheiniog have also comissioned me to produce a short film about the Lady of Llyn Y Fan Fach. Those who saw Vortigerns kingdom will remember the tale and it is very dear to my heart so I am looking forward to this one. For those who are still waiting for the novel of Gethin, Fear not, it has now morphed into a series of short Stories called "Tales from the New Inn " and extracts will be posted here very shortly. 
I also continue running the Swansea Valley storytelling Circle and will shortly also be working on the storydays project which  also looks to be exciting.  ll in all things are very very busy, what with Pobol y Cwm stil ongoing and a load of storytelling dates also booked it seems as if 09 will be my busiest yet. Anyway I hope you are all well and I promise to update very shortly....

Owen  x