Technical glitch on Board Member Nomination Forms

Some members have reported some difficulties in submitting the Board Member Nomination form electronically.

If you are experiencing any problems then an email sent out in the format below would be an acceptable alternative.

 To Sue Osmolska  sue.osmolska@btinterrnet.com

I ……………………..(name of nominator) nominate …………………………..(name of person nominated) for the following position(s)……………………………..on the Everyman Board to be considered at the AGM on 23rd September, 2015.

 PS Don’t forget to copy this email to the person nominated (to show proof that they are happy to be nominated) and to ensure that it reaches Sue by no later than midnight on Tuesday 1st September.

Fantastic Opportunity for Everyman members!

As part of our Training and Skills development (“Melting Pot”) at Everyman we have been very fortunate to secure John McGrath as a Guest Speaker at an event to be held on Monday 28 September 7-9.30pm in/or near Chapter.

John – (Founding Artistic Director and Chief Exectuive of National Theatre Wales) has recently been appointed to the post of Artistic Director of Manchester International Festival and will be leaving Cardiff in the New Year.
We are therefore very fortunate that he has been willing to give Everyman an exclusive slot in his busy schedule.

The focus for the evening will be John’s experience of, and approach to, directing; his work at NTW; some practical work (time and numbers permitting) and a Q&A session. It promises to be a stimulating session – invaluable for all theatre lovers.

Attendance is FREE for members but you must email raythomas48@hotmail.com to book your place before Monday 14 September

Formal Notice of Annual General Meeting (23rd Sept) and associated information

This is to formally notify you that the Everyman Annual General Meeting (AGM) for this year will be held in the Everyman Clubroom at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, 23rd September, 2015. 

Please put this date in your diary and make every effort to attend. The AGM is an opportunity for you to catch up with events over the last year and be briefed as to our finances.

It is also an opportunity for members to discuss any resolutions that may be made. The deadline for the receipt of “ordinary resolutions” by our Company Secretary (sue.osmolska@btinternet.com) is Midnight, 1st September. You can also post a hard copy to her at Sue Osmolska (Secretary), Everyman Theatre Cardiff Ltd, Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Cardiff, CF5 1QE.

Finally, of course, we elect our Board at the AGM for the following year. This is your chance to nominate somebody or even to consider seeking nomination yourself. It is the Board that we entrust with our future, so please come and ensure that you cast your vote.

You will see that there are three important attachments to this Notice. Please find these documents below as follows:-

Board Member Info Pack
Everyman Board nomination form
1 SPECIAL RESOLUTION 2015

I hope to see you all at the AGM next month

Arnold
(Everyman Chair)

Romeo & Juliet: Director Advert

Everyman Theatre Cardiff are currently seeking a director for Romeo & Juliet for the Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival 2016.

The Everyman Open Air Theatre Festival is based in the centre of Cardiff and is one of the largest open air theatre festivals outside London. For over 30 years we have been entertaining audiences, over 20,000 patrons per year, with a programme of musicals, Shakespeare, light entertainment and children’s shows.

We are seeking a director with an impressive track record of working with professional and community groups.  You will be committed to working to a high standard and be able to work with people of varying abilities.  You will be able to work with a committed group of volunteers and professional designers and technicians.

If you would like further information about this role or to submit your CV please email festivalchairman@everymantheatre.co.uk.

Clubnights

Our clubnight season runs from September through until May each year. Everyone is welcome to attend these clubnights regardless of whether or not they are an Everyman Theatre member.

Clubnights are run by our membership and provide a weekly opportunity for members to meet up with each other particularly if they are not involved in a production.

We will list the forthcoming clubnights soon but if you have any queries or have some suggestions/ideas then please contact the Clubnight Officer

Season’s Greetings Auditions

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We can now confirm audition information for our November production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Season’s Greetings.

Production dates: Tuesday 24- Saturday 28 November 2015

This production will be directed by Barry Slack.

The arrangements are as follows:

Tuesday 1 September – Surnames A-L at 7.30pm

Thursday 3 September -Surnames M-Z at 7.30pm

No preparation is required as we will be working on scenes from the play. They will be the same scenes as used in my presentation evening (Act One scene 1, p2-5 ; Act One scene 2, p 33-35; Act One scene 3, p 41).

Scenes are taken from the French’s acting edition. I will be in Chapter on each evening at 5.30pm if you want to look at a copy of the text before the session starts – if you don’t already have a copy. There are 9 roles ( 5M, 4F )

If you are unable to make the evening on which your surname falls, then please use the other session.

Recalls, if required will be on Tuesday 8 September at 7.30pm.

Season’s Greetings Information

No need to book a slot, just come along on the night itself!

Early notice of the Everyman AGM – Wednesday, 23rd September, Chapter

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Well here we go again. A successful Festival under our belt and we are about to start another Everyman year.

What better way to do so than with our Annual General Meeting!

But, seriously, our AGM is probably the most important Everyman event of the year; so put it in your diary now.

It’s your chance as a member to catch up with what has happened over the last twelve months and there is much to celebrate.

Go on – propose something

Moreover you have a chance to raise issues that you feel strongly about; this may be improving how we do something or raising a new idea or approach. You can do this by putting your proposal into a resolution (you will need to get a seconder) and sending it to our Company Secretary (see details below).

Just for the purists there are two different type of resolutions. Special Resolutions that relate to possible changes to our Memorandum and Articles (needs 75% support to be passed) and Ordinary Resolutions that more or less cover anything else you want to raise ( 50% majority required for approval). Please note the deadlines listed below.

Why not stand for the Everyman Board?

The AGM is the time and place at which we elect our Board for the coming year. These are the fellow members we trust with “steering the ship” in the right direction.

We are really keen to encourage a wider range of members to put their names forward for consideration. The more representative the Board the better we will understand the needs of all our members and will generate a greater feeling of ownership.

If you are interested in putting your name forward there is an information pack and nomination form and nomination form that will be sent out to you in the next few days as part of your formal notification of the AGM.

This easy to read pack should answer all your questions about applying for, and being, a Board Member. There is no need to panic; you will have until the end of August to submit your name.

Important Deadlines to keep in mind
Special resolutions – Midday Monday, 17th August
Ordinary resolutions – Midnight, Tuesday, 1st September
Nominations for the Board – Midnight, Tuesday, 1st September

Any of the above need to be sent to our Company Secretary at Sue Osmolska