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Nick Darke Award 2016 open for entries
This year's Nick Darke Award for aspiring writers is now open for entries.
Find out all the information and download an application pack here
, or visit the Falmouth University website
Posted on January 11 2016
Nick Darke Facebook page
To mark the 10 years since Nick's death, a special Facebook page has been created so that you can keep up to speed with all the latest news and events.
Find it here: www.facebook.com/nickdarkeplaywright
Posted on June 22 2015
Nick Darke Award 2014 winner
Mark Jenkin has won the 2014 Nick Darke Award for his screenplay exploring the life of St Ives artist Alfred Wallis.
Posted on October 27 2014
Nick Darke on Youtube
Check out the fantastic selection of online videos of Nick's work that can be viewed on Youtube:
Posted on July 18 2014
Carla Grauls Wins Falmouth’s 2013 Nick Darke Award
London-based writer Carla Grauls has been named winner of Falmouth's 2013 Nick Darke Award.
She received the award and a £6,000 cheque on Saturday 2 November at a ceremony held at Falmouth's Performance Centre. Presented by Professor Geoff Smith Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Falmouth and Jane Darke artist, filmmaker and Nick Darke's wife, the award will enable the development of Carla's stage play Made For Him.
Posted on December 04 2013
Shortlist for Nick Darke Award 2012 announced
Congratulations to the following writers who have been shortlisted for this year's Nick Darke award.
by Fiona Mackie
by Sarah Hehir
Pins and Needles
by Tony Clare
by Francis Turnly
by Polly Wiseman
by Kieran Lynn
All At Once I Saw A Crowd
by Andrea Montgomery
Waterton's Wild Menagerie
by David Bottomley
Posted on August 14 2012
Nick Darke Award 2012
Applications are now being invited for the 2012 Nick Darke Award, a £6,000 grant set up to celebrate the best new writing for stage, screen and radio with an environmental theme.
Full details on the award and how to apply are available here
Posted on March 15 2012
Review of The Tell Theatre’s production of ‘A Respectable Marriage’ and ‘Bud’
Catherine Gerbrands of The Stage
has just submitted an exclusive review of The Tell Theatre's double-bill of A Respectable Marriage
, which runs until Feb 26 2012 at the Waterloo Theatre East.
Read the review in full here
Posted on February 20 2012
One Darke Night - Spring 2012
o-region has just announced the latest dates for their acclaimed show One Darke Night, featuring extracts from some of Nick's famous and lesser-known plays.
Find out the full dates for Spring 2012 in Events
Posted on January 24 2012
New production of Bud
The Tell Theatre Company are producing a new version of Bud as part of a double bill at the Waterloo East Theatre in London, from February 7th - 26th 2012.
7th Feb to 26th Feb 2012
Waterloo East Theatre
Brad Street London SE1 8TN
Tickets £12 (£10 concessions)
(Saturday 11th Feb – Pay What You Can Night)
Box Office : 020 7928 0060 or online http://www.waterlooeast.co.uk
Performances : Tues – Sat at 7.30pm, Sunday at 4pm
Full details can be found on the Tell's website at www.thetelltheatre.com
Posted on January 24 2012
Winner of Nick Darke Award 2011 announced
The winner of the Nick Darke Award 2011 is Rachel Tillotson with her screenplay Bad Stock
Posted on October 13 2011
Nick Darke Award 2011
This year’s shortlisted scripts for the Nick Darke Award are:
Recycle Me/buynothingnewland by Bryony Stokes
I’m a polar bear get me out of here! by Colin Buchan
Ark 31 by Ryan Cope
Pooling around by Graham Higson
Keep calm by Luke Jeffery
Tim Cody by Andrew Midgley
Bad Stock by Rachel Tillotson
Voice by Kate Scott
Posted on July 05 2011
The Big Sing 2011
Join in with this year's Big Sing at Watergate on June 21st 2011 from 7pm.
6 Choirs, St Newlyn East Brass Band, City of Lights artists’ installation, Cornwall Youth Dance company, fabulous food on the beach and after the concert a screening on a giant outdoor cinema of The Wrecking Season by Nick and Jane Darke.
All free but a collection will be taken.
Posted on May 04 2011
One Darke Night
One Darke Night
is an exciting new show based around a compendium of extracts from some of Nick's best plays.Created by renowned Cornish production company o-region, the show opens on Friday 18th March at Epworth Hall in Helston and then goes on tour at village halls across Cornwall...
Find out more in Events
Posted on March 14 2011
The Nick Darke Award 2011
Applications are now open for the 2011 Nick Darke Award, offering a prize of £3000 for the best new writing on an environmental theme.
Find out more about this year's award and download an application pack here
Posted on February 25 2011
The Big Sing on Porthcothan
This Friday sees the culminating event of Darke Visions, with a mass singalong on Porthcothan Beach at 7.00pm. Places are limited so you need to express your interest fast!
See the Darke Visions
pages for the full low-down.
Posted on July 14 2010
Winner of Nick Darke Award 2010 announced
The winner of this year's award is Paradise
by Jessica Fisher. Congratulations to Jessica and all the other shortlisted writers.
Posted on July 14 2010
Nick Darke award shortlist announced
The details of all the scripts shortlisted for this year's Nick Darke award have just been announced - check out the full shortlist here
. Congratulations to all the talented writers on the shortlist and thanks to everyone who entered.
Posted on May 21 2010
Hookline Theatre Company to tour ‘Koyt’
Hookline Theatre Company have recently announced that they will be touring `Koyt` in Autumn 2010. Publicity stuff and details will follow soon - watch this space for details!
Posted on March 22 2010
The Nick Darke Award 2010
Applications for the 2010 Nick Darke award are now open. The deadline for submissions is 12 March 2010 - check out all the award info and download an application pack here...
Posted on January 26 2010
The Riot with Hookline Theatre Co.
Hookline Theatre Company's exciting new touring version of The Riot will be visiting various venues around Cornwall throughout February and March. Check out the Darke Visions
section for full dates and booking information.
Posted on January 18 2010
Never Say Rabbit in a Boat at the HFC
The Hall for Cornwall have announced that they will be holding a rehearsed reading of Nick's first full-length play, Never Say Rabbit in a Boat, on Tuesday 19th January 2010 at 7.30pm. Click here
for more info.
Posted on November 25 2009
, Nick's fascinating radio documentary about life after his stroke, is now reproduced for the first time online at nickdarke.net with the kind permission of the BBC. You can listen to the whole half-hour programme in the Other Work
Posted on November 18 2009
Darke Visions Resource Pack & Nick Darke Shop
Two exciting new additions to the site this week... First up is our brand new educational dance resource pack, developed specially for the Darke Visions Festival and available completely free of charge! Check it out and download your free copy from the Education
Second is our new Nick Darke Shop
, where you'll be able to purchase DVDs, scores, scripts and other items relating to Nick's life and work. So far we've added exclusive downloads of Jim Carey's original scores to some of Nick's best-loved plays - but look out for more items in the coming weeks.
Posted on October 15 2009
Kneehigh reading the King of Prussia
As part of Darke Visions this autumn, the original cast of Kneehigh's production of The King of Prussia are getting back together for a special live reading of the play on Fri 23rd and Sat 24th Oct at the Jubilee Hall in Mevagissey. Tickets can be booked directly through the Kneehigh
site - but you'll need to get in there early, as places are limited!
Posted on September 21 2009
Latest Darke Visions news
The Darke Visions Festival continues to grow in size and scope! We've added loads of new events to the Events Calendar - check out what's on near you and put the dates in your diary...
Look out this week for the premiere of Gonamena, a brand new community play by local writer Simon Parker, performing at the Sterts Theatre
on various dates throughout June and July. Also premiering this week is the St Agnes' Players' production of Nick's environmental classic about the Camelford water disaster, The Man With Green Hair.
Check out the Darke Visions
section for more details on these events and all the other exciting Darke Visions projects.
Posted on June 01 2009
Darke Visions launched at St Merryn School
The exciting new festival of Darke Visions will be launching on 11th March 2009 with a special performance of Hell's Mouth by Cornwall Youth Theatre. The performance will take place at 7.30pm at St Merryn School in St Columb Minor, which Nick attended as a young boy.
Tickets are £7 adult, £6 concessions, £4 for students. For more information please visit www.cornwallyouththeatre.co.uk
Posted on March 11 2009
New events announced for Darke Visions
A host of new events have been announced for Darke Visions, the exciting new eighteen month festival devoted to exploring Nick Darke's life and work. Check out all our latest announcements in the Darke Visions
Posted on March 10 2009
Finally - it's been a long time coming, but at long last we're hugely pleased to announce the launch of www.nickdarke.net
, a brand new website dedicated to the life and work of Cornwall's very own playwright, Nicholas Temperley Watson Darke.
It's a work in progress, and we hope to keep expanding and developing the site over the coming months, so please keep checking back for all the latest news, or sign up to our mailing list to receive regular updates.
Posted on March 10 2009