Lisa Parry writes:
I'm currently going through a bit of an end of year tidy up, filing reports, sorting out applications, getting stuff read that I said I'd read ages ago... Agent 160 makes up a fair chunk of this paperwork. I'm writing up an Arts Council Wales report form and helping sort out plans we can't really share yet, but it's all very exciting.
2013 was a bit of a quiet year for us. The very nature of the company is that our output can ebb and flow depending on work commitments, family commitments and so forth. And 2013 was a year of babies and a huge number of productions, workshops and readings for us all individually. However 2014 is looking much more active on the 160-front. Our members have met in London and Cardiff (with Skype calls to Northern Ireland and Scotland) with a view to work next year. One of the projects is happening here in Wales and seems a perfect Agent 160 fit.
We're involved in Stella Duffy and Sarah-Jane Rawlings' plans to build a network of Fun Palaces across the country in October 2014. Myself and Samantha Ellis attended an open space event earlier in the year and we've since thrashed out our plans. Much more on this will follow, but in the meantime my blog on the day is here and Samantha's blog on Joan Littlewood is here. The trip and planning sessions were funded by an Arts Council Wales grant for which we're really grateful.
So here's to a fabulous 2014. Keep an eye on this blog - more content about Fun Palaces and much more besides will be added soon - and we hope to see you all in the new year.