[40], Rhys Jones met his wife, Jo, a graphic designer, while working at the BBC. He starred as Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Oliver! The blue angled legs were an example of how Gruff Architects added fun elements to the home while solving the practical problems created by the enclosed site. The first series, featuring London, New York City and Paris, aired on primetime ITV in October 2008. [46], In August 2014, Rhys Jones was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian expressing their hope that Scotland would vote to remain part of the United Kingdom in September's referendum on that issue. [41][42] Rhys Jones owned Undina, the 45-foot (14 m), fifty-year-old wooden sailing yacht which was used in Three Men in Another Boat; he spent £500,000 on her restoration and in 2013 stated she was for sale for £195,000, "probably less". The couple have two children, and live between homes in London (previously in Islington, now in a Grade I listed house in London's Fitzrovia in the West End) and Holbrook in Suffolk. Directed by Dylan Goch, Gruff Rhys. [3] Rhys Jones is currently the President of The Victorian Society and regularly fronts media campaigns for the society. Gruff Rhys: In the 16th century, the British were angry that Columbus had already staked a claim in North America.So, after they annexed Wales, they … [25], In 2011, he presented the series Hidden Treasures of Art, which examined the art of Australia, India and Africa over the course of three episodes. "Small London sites can be challenging and always require unique, innovative solutions, above and beyond your average Victorian terrace extension," he added. image caption American producer Boom Bip (left) partners Gruff Rhys in Neon Neon "He has the status and profile to dictate things if he wanted to but he is … The event, which will also feature artists including Gruff Rhys, Jesse Malin, Flogging Molly, Charlotte Church and many more, will run over two nights on January 28 and 29, with tickets now on sale. With Tony Da Gatorra, Rene Griffiths, Gruff Rhys. Rhys Jones was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1984 (1983 season) for Best Comedy Performance in Charley's Aunt and in 1994 (1993 season) for Best Comedy Performance for his performance in An Absolute Turkey. Gruff Rhys in Studio A (photo by Olivia Brewer/WFUV) Gruff Rhys: 2018. [8] He wrote to eight of the Canadians afterwards. After the first series, the pair appeared on the big screen in Mike Hodges' sci fi comedy movie Morons from Outer Space and then in 1989, the LWT production Wilt. [50] In 2009 he was honoured by his father's former university, the University of Wales College of Medicine (now part of Cardiff University). In the studio, Rhys plays songs from his latest solo album Pang!, a worldly collaboration with South African electronic artist Muzi that uses music to connect us beyond the barriers of language. Set Fire To The Strings 13. Rhys Jones says, "I am a strong supporter of the River Stour Trust and everything to do with it. [22], During July to August 2009, Rhys Jones presented the BBC programme Rivers with Griff Rhys Jones. Set Fire To The Stars by Gruff Rhys, released 02 May 2016 1. "But ultimately the core concept was to create a family home and a haven from the hustle and bustle of London life.". In 2002, Rhys Jones starred in a series of adaptations of comedic stories by Nikolai Gogol broadcast on BBC Radio 4 (subsequently re-broadcast on BBC Radio 7 and BBC Radio 4 Extra) under the umbrella title of Three Ivans, Two Aunts and an Overcoat. This angled upper storey projects out from the brick base to the side of the building where it is supported on angled blue columns to create a covered entrance to the house. The riverway is so beautiful and unspoilt, especially with the wildlife and water-lilies and bullrushes, it is just terrific. "[citation needed], In June 2008, it was announced that Rhys Jones was to become the President of Civic Voice, the nationwide charity that campaigns for better places in the built and green environment. The first programme starring Rhys Jones aired in 2008. [33], Rhys Jones released the book in 2003, saying of the experience: "As a child you go out and play and you lose all track of time and space. They eventually sold the company to Pearson for £62 million. He has described their first meeting by saying "The day we met, I was semi naked and she was throwing water over me." They were both about the renovation of a farm in Pembrokeshire which he had purchased with a view to restoring them and giving them a new purpose. But enjoyable none-the-less with windows from the kitchen and dining room capturing little glimpses.". [39], In May 2014, Rhys Jones was executive producer on his production company's debut BBC drama A Poet in New York starring Tom Hollander as Dylan Thomas. He provided the voices on the series of short cartoons Funnybones, for which he also sang the theme tune. 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[29], In 2014, Rhys Jones fronted an eight-part ITV documentary series entitled A Great Welsh Adventure with Griff Rhys Jones. Independent Venue Week 2021 announces Gruff Rhys as national ambassador for Wales - The Number One music magazine feat. As well as creating a home for his family, Cannon also used the design to experiment with both the home's form and the materials used to create it. It'll be Alright on the Night returned with Rhys Jones as the new presenter, taking over from Denis Norden. In 2002, he started writing a book called To the Baltic with Bob, describing his adventures on the high seas with his sailing friend Bob, as they make their way to Saint Petersburg, port by port. GRIFF Rhys Jones is a Welsh comedian, best loved for his work with his comedy partner, the late Mel Smith. In the episode, he detailed early memories and stories of his grandparents' fruit and vegetable shop on the high street and his mother's childhood concert performances at Trerhondda Chapel. Gruff Rhys has always been an artist with an international mind. His music career spans several decades and projects, including Super Furry Animals and Gorillaz. Related storyGruff Architects overhauls 1930s London terrace with birch joinery and colourful accents. He followed up the release with a small sampling of dates in his native homeland. Rhys Jones has continued his acting career, having roles in Casualty and Agatha Christie's Marple as well as starring in Russell T Davies' drama series Mine All Mine on ITV. [citation needed], Rhys Jones has written or co-written many of the programmes he has appeared in, and a number of spin-off books. In 2004, he led a demonstration at the Senate House in Cambridge University for the purpose of saving architecture as a degree in Cambridge. [23] which featured on the cover of Radio Times[24], In 2010, Rhys Jones presented a programme called The Prince's Welsh Village that featured Prince Charles. Rhys Jones filled in several minor roles in the first series of Not the Nine O'Clock News, and was brought in as a regular cast member from the second series onwards, replacing Chris Langham. Smith and Rhys Jones were reunited in March 2005, for a Comic Relief sketch, which led to a revival of their previous television series in The Smith and Jones Sketchbook, recorded that same year but aired over twelve months later. Raised in north Wales, he now lives in Cardiff and London with his partner and daughter An evening planned to spend watching his hero Frankie Howerd at the invitation of friends Clive Anderson and Rory McGrath, who were writing the show at the time, resulted in Rhys Jones replacing the show's producer, who had suffered from a stress-related illness from dealing with the comedian. The words ‘wacky’ and ‘profound’ often walk hand-in-hand in the world of Gruff Rhys. This might be a language barrier issue (he's a native Welsh speaker), or perhaps simply a long-standing character trait. Overall the architect hopes that the home will be an interesting place for his family to grow up in. Negative Vibes (Basement Version) by Gruff Rhys, released 11 August 2020 "Pitched Black's legs were a means to resolve the angular upper levels being brought back to the ground and became a deliberate expression of this transition," Cannon said. And in true Gruff Rhys form, it was an entirely Welsh affair. [48] He is also a Fellow of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama,[49] the Royal Society of Arts, and an Honorary Fellow of his alma mater, Emmanuel College, Cambridge. I did a six-month sailing trip to St Petersburg with some mates just to get it back. GRIFF RHYS JONES: Our rivers are in trouble and this distresses me. https://www.ticketmaster.com/gruff-rhys-tickets/artist/1515007 He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner, Mel Smith. in London's West End from 14 December 2009 until 8 January 2011. Wales born pan-disciplinarian Gruffydd Maredudd Bowen Rhys is best known for fronting the mighty Super Furry Animals, but has also produced sterling work with G [33], He was awarded honorary degrees by the University of Glamorgan, the University of Essex[7] and an honorary D.Litt from Anglia Ruskin University. Rhys Jones says that the reason he got the part was not due to his appearance in the initial shows, or his talent, but because producer John Lloyd was going out with his sister at the time. On 29 April 2012, Rhys Jones guest presented an episode of Perspectives on ITV, his chosen subject being Wind in the Willows. After Hours/Tension 8. Welsh musician Gruff Rhys performs live at WGBH’s Fraser Performance Studio in Boston. band & artist news, reviews, interviews, videos & gossip UK & worldwide. It is a great example of why rivers should be open to people...I salute the River Stour Trust for opening the locks...it is supposed to be a river that traffic travels on. Tremble (Down) 5. A timber stair leads up to the first floor bedrooms, while a further guest room and home office are located in the basement. He starred in a number of television series with his comedy partner, Mel Smith. [6] Rhys Jones attended Conifers Primary School in Midhurst, West Sussex, junior school in Epping, Essex, and Brentwood School, also in Essex. With Smith, he co-founded the television production company Talkback Productions, now part of RTL Group and later in 2005, he started the production company Modern Television. Gruff Rhys American Interior Turnstile Music [2014] Fire Note Says: American Interior blends psych, folk, pop, rock and traces of dance music into a potent blend that is uniquely Rhys and completely satisfying. Gruff Rhys is not due to play near your location currently - but they are scheduled to play 7 concerts across 1 country in 2020-2021. [citation needed], In 2013, Rhys Jones presented a documentary about his father's service as a medical officer with the Gold Coast Regiment and the war in Burma,[28] Burma, My Father and the Forgotten Army, was broadcast on BBC Two on 7 July. launch announcement event film here [51][52], Rhys Jones returned to his mother's roots in Ferndale, Rhondda Cynon Taff for the purposes of an episode of the BBC One series Who Do You Think You Are?, broadcast on 20 September 2007. He presented Bookworm from 1994 to 2000, was the presenter of the BBC's Restoration programme and has done a considerable amount of fundraising work for the Hackney Empire theatre conservation project. In 2005, Rhys Jones created his own production company 'Modern Television',[14] which has since made a number of productions with Rhys Jones as presenter[15] and executive producer. Griffith Rhys Jones OBE (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor, and television presenter. He also owns a small pack of alpacas. It also featured a special guest appearance by former comedy partner Mel Smith in a new Head to Head sketch, referring many times to it having been 16 years since their last.[12]. [10], After Cambridge, Rhys Jones then joined BBC Radio Light Entertainment as a trainee producer, with his output including the satirical show Week Ending and Brain of Britain.[11]. Griffith Rhys Jones OBE (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor, and television presenter. Special vinyl releases are made exclusively for the day and many shops and cities host artist performances and events to mark the occasion. Gruff Architects is a London-based studio that was established in 2010. Rhys Jones fronted Greatest Cities of the World, which saw him visiting a different city each week. He later produced Rowan Atkinson's show The Atkinson People for the BBC and has appeared twice on Whose Line Is It Anyway? His documentary series Mountain, for which he climbed 15 British peaks during 2006,[17] was broadcast on BBC One 29 July–26 August 2007. From 2008 to 2016, he presented the television bloopers show It'll be Alright on the Night for ITV, having replaced Denis Norden, who hosted the show for almost 30 years. [citation needed], An active conservationist, Rhys Jones is the president of Civic Voice, the national organisation representing Britain's civic societies. [4], Griffith Rhys Jones was born on 16 November 1953 in Cardiff, the son of Gwynneth Margaret (née Jones) and Elwyn Rhys Jones,[5] a medical doctor. His family moved due to his father's occupation to West Sussex when Rhys Jones was six months old. [38] Since 2007, he has been a Vice-President of the River Stour Trust, a registered charity led by volunteers who are dedicated to the restoration and conservation of the River Stour Navigation for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. In his autobiography, Semi-Detached, he describes how he was charged with helping to look after 600 Canadian schoolgirls, followed by a similar number of younger Scottish schoolchildren, and refers to the experience as being like "St Trinians at sea". It has previously overhauled a 1930s London terrace adding birch joinery and colourful accents and won the award for best architect's website at last year's Archiboo Web Awards. Record Store Day is the one day of the year when over 200 independent record shops all across the UK come together to celebrate their unique culture. Fabio Novembre creates crescent-shaped villa on artificial ... Quarter Glass House by Proctor & Shaw is an angular ... Charred wood clads Meadows Haus in Utah by Klima Architecture. After Hours/Panic 4. Dezeen Daily is sent every day and contains all the latest stories from Dezeen. He presented a documentary series with 5 episodes A Pembrokeshire Farm which was broadcast on BBC4 in July/August 2007. Things are getting worse and worse, while the water companies trumpet that we have never had it so good. In January 2012, Rhys Jones returned to sketch comedy at the BBC alongside "some of the biggest names in TV", including Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hollander and Larry Lamb, for one of a three episode series in which comedy legends take to the stage for a mix of stand-up and sketches. [citation needed], Rhys Jones won Olivier awards for best comedy performance in Charley's Aunt (1984) and An Absolute Turkey (1994), and appeared at the National Theatre as Toad in The Wind in the Willows in 1990. [47], A resident of East Anglia, Rhys Jones was awarded an honorary degree by the University of East Anglia in 2002. "[41] He started running as a leisure pursuit in his early forties. [32] The show began airing in January 2016. Dezeen Weekly subscribers will also receive occasional updates about events, competitions and breaking news. "Unsurprisingly the kids have found ways to use and enjoy the house and nooks and crannies within to their infinite enjoyment.". [36], Rhys Jones provided the voice over for Brentwood School's 450th anniversary DVD, reading a script written by fellow Old Brentwoodian Jonathan Ruffle. Gruff Rhys quite often refers to being 'in his head' – and as such, he notoriously speaks very slowly, pausing for contemplation even in the middle of sentences. [45], A former heavy drinker, Rhys Jones is a teetotaller: "I don't drink so going to a party can become very tedious. monday 25 january – sunday 31 january 2021. over 75 independent uk venues. Gruff Rhys tour dates and tickets 2020-2021 near you. Gruff Rhys is the second ambassador to be announced following Arlo Parks and will represent his home country, Wales. In 1981, Rhys Jones along with Mel Smith founded Talkback, a production company which produced many of the most popular British comedy series of the past two decades, including Smack the Pony, Da Ali G Show, I'm Alan Partridge, They Think It's All Over, QI and Big Train. Gruff Rhys and his band, Super Furry Animals, have rocked my world since 1996 when they released one of the most magnificent debut albums of all time, "Fuzzy Logic", and they, to my astonishment, managed to surpass their stellar first album several times with some truly remarkable, wildly creative pieces of … [9], Rhys Jones read History and English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, graduating with a 2:1. Independent Venue Week names Gruff Rhys as its 2021 ambassador for Wales. [2], Rhys Jones went on to develop a career as a television presenter and writer, as well as continuing with acting work. Architect: Gruff ArchitectsContractor: Marval DevelopmentsStructural engineer: Built EngineersClient: Rhys Cannon & Joanna Brindle. "Our solution was a car turntable right outside the front door, with the building's upper storey floating over the top, creating a multi-purpose covered outdoor area, acting as sometimes parking; garden extension; covered play area and an inviting entrance sequence into the main house.". [43][44] He and Jo are keen gardeners, and he discussed their extensive garden in an October 2015 episode of BBC Gardeners' World, part of which was filmed there. When Smith died in the summer of 2013, Rhys Jones wrote a moving piece about his comedy partner in the Radio Times, saying it was "sheer bliss" to perform with Mel.[13]. [37], Rhys Jones is a Vice-President of the Victorian Society and has done much to publicise their Top Ten Endangered Buildings. The Showcase is part of the internationally renowned music festival, Celtic Connections. On the ground floor, the house's open plan kitchen and living space has large glass sliding doors that open onto the rear garden. Rhys Jones became a regular from the commissioned second series. So as not to overlook the surrounding homes, all of the windows in Pitched Black either face towards the side or the rear, which faces the railway cutting. 11/18/18 Since 2006, Rhys Jones has starred in the BBC's Three Men in a Boat series, alongside Dara Ó Briain and Rory McGrath. Built on the site of a builder's yard behind a row of Victorian terraced houses in Brockley, Pitched Black was designed for one of the Gruff Architects' directors – Rhys Cannon – and his partner. Get Gruff Rhys setlists - view them, share them, discuss them with other Gruff Rhys fans for free on setlist.fm! Rhys Jones came to national attention in the 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones. Thousands more shops celebrate the day around the globe in what’s become one of the biggest … MUsic WEEK JOBS. If ever, God forbid, Welsh psych-pop doyens Super Furry Animals decided to pack up their fuzz pedals, their acerbic, softly spoken frontman, Gruff Rhys, would m For more details, please see our privacy notice. Their final television appearance together was a Head To Head routine for the special of 2012 The One Griff Rhys-Jones. [18], Rhys Jones has also created and presented programmes about Arthur Ransome,[19] Thomas Hardy,[20] John Betjeman[21] and Rudyard Kipling. Set Fire To The Stars 3. Gruff Rhys, 38, is a Welsh musician and member of the rock band Super Furry Animals. He also played Toad in The Wind in the Willows at the National Theatre in 1990, as well as a number of other theatre roles. John Malcolm Brinnin 2. Log Cabin 2 10. Rhys Jones has developed a career as a television presenter, beginning as the co-host on several Comic Relief programmes. In more recent adventures, the three took to the Irish Canals and Rivers on a trip from Dublin to Limerick (Dara's Greyhound Snip Nua also tagged along for the trip), went to Scotland, and sailed along the Balkan coast ending up in Venice for a gondola race. The show looked at lesser known routes around Great Britain. In 2008, he presented two programmes called Losing It which were shown on BBC Two, in which he discussed his own problems with anger management. From 1984, Smith and Rhys Jones appeared in the comedy sketch series Alas Smith and Jones (the show's title being a pun on the American television series Alias Smith and Jones). [10], Rhys Jones was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to the National Civic Society Movement, charity and entertainment. Want to see Gruff Rhys in concert? Wales has been confirmed as the international partner at the Showcase Scotland Expo 2022. We will never give your details to anyone else without your consent. After Not the Nine O'Clock News, Mel Smith and Rhys Jones decided to create and write more material together, and to start a management company. After Hours/Tender 14. His book to accompany the BBC One series Mountain was published in July 2007. In December 2015, it was announced that Rhys Jones would present Griff's Great Britain, a new eight-part series for ITV. independent venue week 2021 announces gruff rhys as their national ambassador for wales. It's harder and harder to attain that blissful state of absorption as you get older. “Gruff Rhys from the Super Furry Animals gets inside the head (and trousers) of a piece of space junk” @ProjectAdrift is a new venture by artists Cath Le Couteur and Nick Ryan exploring the secret world of … As an Independent Venue Week like no other gets underway, Sybil Bell talks taking the annual grassroots venue bonanza online, 2021 prospects and why she's really spoiling us with the ambassadors this year. "The tight site constraints and narrow track access meant that parking and turning a car on-site was always going to be tricky," explained Cannon. Tremble To The Light 6. Rhys Jones came to national attention in the 1980s for his work in the BBC television comedy sketch shows Not the Nine O'Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones. [34], During 1999 to 2001, Rhys Jones featured in television adverts for the Vauxhall range of cars, as a "boffin". A second series featuring Rome, Sydney and Hong Kong was broadcast in April and May 2010. Find information on all of Gruff Rhys’s upcoming concerts, tour dates and ticket information for 2020-2021. John & The Poem 15. "After all this is a house for myself and my family to live in, not a minimalist retreat so more accurately it puts a bit of fun in functionality," he continued. Built on the site of a builder's yard behind a row of Victorian terraced houses in Brockley, Pitched Black was designed for one of the Gruff Architects' directors – Rhys Cannon – and his partner. We will only use your email address to send you the newsletters you have requested. Dezeen Weekly is a curated newsletter that is sent every Thursday, containing highlights from Dezeen. The star rose to fame in the early 1980s … [16] The series has included the trio rowing the River Thames, as in the 1889 novel, sailing from London to the Isle of Wight for a sailing boat race, borrowing numerous vessels to make their way from Plymouth to the Isles of Scilly. Rhys Jones was himself succeeded in 2018 by David Walliams. After many critically acclaimed singles and full-lengths, Rhys released his solo outing Yr Atal Genhedlaeth in 2005. In April 2001, he was dismissed by Vauxhall, after an embarrassing advert for the Vauxhall VX220. This creates a dramatic view of the house from the street as well as protection for a car turntable. IVW takes place from Monday 25 January to Sunday 31 January 2021. [26], Rhys Jones presented Britain's Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones[27] on BBC One from 30 May to 20 June 2012. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of every email, or by emailing us at privacy@dezeen.com. [43], Around 2011, he bought a 1948 57-foot (17 m) wooden yacht, Argyll, which he races at various regattas, including the Fastnet Race. While there’s an inherently classic (if not almost cheesy) energy to Gruff Rhys sound on his new album, it’s coming from something quite clever. By about 11 o'clock, everybody goes to another planet and you're not there with them, so I tend to avoid that sort of thing. You will shortly receive a welcome email so please check your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of every newsletter. UK studio Gruff Architects has created a four-bedroom house in south London that has a first floor that is clad in black timber and overhangs its driveway. BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Introducing are among the partners for this year’s IVW. in partnership with – arts council england, creative scotland, see tickets, yamaha, fred perry, ppl, the musicians union, the f list, loadin.com independentvenueweek.com #ivw21. The home has a brick ground floor above a concrete basement, with a first floor that is clad in black timber boards and pitched at a 10-degree angle away from the site boundary. "[9], His early life has been captured in his autobiography, Semi-Detached, published in 2006 by Penguin Books. [30], From 10 April 2015, he introduced a five-part documentary series for ITV, Slow Train Through Africa, taking in life on and off trains from Morocco to South Africa, by way of Algeria, Tunisia, Kenya and Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia.[31]. Two years later he presented another 5 episode documentary series Return to a Pembrokeshire Farm which was broadcast on BBC4 in September/ October 2009. The studio used its own CNC machine to cut the formwork for the concrete around the base of the blue legs, as well as the brass details inside the house. The studio wanted to create a family house that was appropriate to its site alongside a railway line and in a conservation area, but also had an element of fun. Log Cabin 3 11. Either way, it … Log Cabin 1 9. "Likely completely excessive! Tremble (Up) 7. John Adoring At Yale 12. The documentary centers on Gruff Rhys's quest to meet up with … Opaque facades hide interior courtyard of Utah’s Host House b ... Tarry + Perry captures monastic qualities of concrete house ... Office of McFarlane Biggar Architects + Designers creates ... Julius Taminiau Architects' timber-clad Rhythm House is ... Case-Real clads House in Higashi-Gotanda in galvanised steel ... Visit our comments page | Read our comments policy, Gruff Architects supports Pitched Black house on bright blue columns, overhauled a 1930s London terrace adding birch joinery and colourful accents, won the award for best architect's website at last year's Archiboo Web Awards. The Welsh artist is best known as spearhead of perpetually wry pop oddballs Super Furry Animals, though his side projects and solo records are just as brilliant, both on a sonic and conceptual level. [35] He officially signed the deal in May 1999. "We had the incredible opportunity to experiment and use Pitched Black as a testing ground for the practice's interests in craftsmanship; materiality and form-finding, using our own in-house workshop and CNC to create bespoke elements that add additional layers of detail to the building.". He presented a seasonal documentary, Charles Dickens and the Invention of Christmas, which was broadcast on 23 December 2007 on BBC One. 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