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This event will enable young playwrights to meet and learn from each other as artists and so start a generation of London youth playwrights. More information at LD Playwriting Challenge
Application form at Application Form.
Is your borough organised for Drama? Does it provide INSET or CPD courses? London Drama can support the development of initiatives and programmes for drama in boroughs. Please contact us if you would like more information.
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If your school would like to develop drama training please contact us. We will advise on or provide active resourcing.
Get Into Theatre helps you find out about career opportunities, work experience, training and much more.
'This book is both insightful and informative on the story behind Mark Wheeller's play Too Much Punch for Judy. As a teacher of Drama I can thoroughly recommend this to other teachers, students, practitioners and those who are interested and follow Mark's work.'
Olivia Murphy, Drama and Performing Arts teacher.
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This new practical resource book by Danielle Mackenzie published by London Drama provides teachers with seven exciting units of work and materials designed for the GCSE Edexcel Drama Examintion, New Specification, helping to organise "Order" in all that potential "Chaos".
Published as a downloadable E-Book.
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Get 5% discount on The Story Behind.. Too Much Punch for Judy, Order in the Chaos, and all London Drama books. (Log in required.) Applies also to members of National Drama and English Speaking Board. Find out more
Who We Are
We are the Professional Association for drama teachers, lecturers, teachers-in-training, theatre practitioners and others concerned with any aspect of Drama/Theatre Education. We link Drama across the inner and outer London region. We are a membership organisation entirely financed by voluntary contributions, ie. we receive no core funding from official funding bodies. We are run by a Committee and an Administrator with an office in central London.
What we provide
On this site you can enrol on any of our fantastic low-cost drama courses and workshops – either evening or day courses, led by experts in their field. And you can browse our extensive online bookshop which will eventually contain more than 300 Drama titles and purchase them here online. Here you can also join London Drama and receive all the benefits of membership including discounts on courses and books. You can also participate in the drama community via the online Members' Forum, developing discussion areas, filing resources, receiving assistance and advice from the wider drama circle. (For assistance on how to use and make sense of this site please access our helpful Website Guide.)
What We Are Developing
London Drama has over many years developed and maintained an active network of drama teachers and theatre workers (see About London Drama). Because we are run by drama teachers for drama teachers we know what drama teachers need – good quality practical support, stimulus and new ideas! We see our role as keeping drama teachers in touch with one another via Day Workshops and Evening Courses at which members exchange drama ideas, and curriculum management experience and by organising our Drama Now! Workshop-Conference to bring drama and theatre practitioners together to share insights, research and practice over a two day period.
What Do You Get?
Find out more about what you get for your membership here.
An Active Drama Community
Our aim is to support drama practice in order to maintain and develop an active Drama Teaching community of new and experienced drama and theatre practitioners. If you agree with these aims then why not join us?
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London Drama is a company limited by guarantee reg. no. 2570343 and a registered charity reg. no. 1001819
The workshop will be led by Vicki Manderson.
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If you are thinking of becoming a teacher of drama or have already been accepted onto a training course, PGCE, GTP, School Direct, Teach First etc. then we have a very useful preparatory evening course for you on Tuesday 25th June 2013: 6.30-8.30pm; Venue TBC.
The workshop will be led by Amanda Kipling, PGCE Drama Course Leader at University of London, Goldsmiths, and will give you good practical advice and strategies to path your way.
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Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here.
Has EBacc undermined GCSE Drama take up? Take the survey here.
We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.
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STEP is a borough-wide partnership linking the theatre community and education and youth sector in the London Borough of Southwark.
STEP aims to equalise, extend and deepen the theatre and drama experience of all young people living in Southwark through the development of strategic partnerships between schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations.
STEP's objective is to work closely with Southwark schools, youth and community groups and theatres and performing arts organisations to develop creative approaches to learning and provide innovative projects which stimulate children and young people's personal development and contribute to their educational attainment.
Find out more here.