A cast of more than 3,500 including 118 hula hoopers, 15 roller derby rollerskaters, 12 bands, 51 circus performers, 17 fantastic foxes, an 800-strong choir, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones and a giant peach appeared in Wales’ biggest ever arts event, Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected, in September. Produced by Wales Millennium Centre and National Theatre Wales, Cardiff’s landmark celebration of its most famous son aimed to put the city firmly on the international map, and gave audiences and participants a weekend to remember for a generation.
Catrin Rogers has been Press & PR Manager at National Theatre Wales since it was launched in 2009. Cardiff-born and Cardiff-bred, she explains how the two organisations staged this ‘surprise’ event to mark the centenary of one of the world’s favourite storytellers, on the streets of the city that made him.
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CIPR Cymru Wales
The CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) Cymru Wales is for professional communicators. Our members work across business, industry, PR consultancies and in government, education, health and other public bodies.
The CIPR is UK-wide and offers training and development leading to professional qualifications that are increasingly demanded by employers. We also strive to ensure high standards of professionalism and conduct among our members.
We have recently celebrated not only our 40th anniversary in Wales, but also the granting of chartered status to our organisation - confirming our position as a leading professional body.
A committee of Welsh PR professionals looks after the interests of CIPR members in Wales - organising annual and monthly events; arranging and communicating training and career development opportunities in Wales; providing a voice for the profession in Wales; communicating national CIPR information to the Welsh membership; and working in partnership with Welsh universities on a number of fronts.