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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 new book is a collection of practice based accounts by fifteen leading practitioners who have had a connection with London Drama, including Dorothy Heathcote, Jonothan Neelands, Andy Kempe and Daniel Shindler.
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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.
More info and download here
London Drama's non-residential two day Workshop-Conference: Drama Now! ~ and the Way Ahead 2013 takes place on Thursday 11th April and Friday 12th April 2013 at Goldsmiths College, New Cross in partnership with Goldsmiths Centre for Arts and Learning (CAL).
This Conference is the second one that London Drama has organised and builds on the developments and gains made at the 2012 Conference with workshops covering Classroom Drama Methods, After-School Drama, Personal Skills (Improvisation, Voice). At a time when the arts in education are facing even more challenges, the Conference is designed to inspire and support key teaching practices and is an opportunity to meet fellow practitioners from a range of sectors, and exchange ideas for your future career!
Our aim is to bring together a diverse range of Drama, Theatre and Performing Arts teachers and practitioners, who are currently involved in the field of education, from London and beyond in order to enable links and put you in touch with one another to share current projects and practice.
The Conference will provide you with an experience of:
The workshops are designed to be inspirational experiences, appropriate and useful whether you are a Primary or Secondary teacher, in Higher Education or a Young People's Theatre practitioner, company or organisation. You get to experience ALL the workshops. Full schedue at Timetable.
The papers and presentations slots will give you the opportunity to share your work with other drama teachers and practitioners. It will be an exciting and very rich drama experience which should also provide you with loads of new ideas and new materials to try out with your classes. N.B.This option is only available to people who have booked and paid for attendance at the Conference.
There will also be a session to assess Drama in the current context of the new Primary Curriculum plus report-backs on Drama operating outside the National Curriculum in the growing number of Academies and Free Schools.
Non Member booking at Booking.
Non Member Concessions discount booking at Concessions Booking.
We are arranging a workshop with Frantic Assembly for September at the New Diorama Arts Studio, 201 Drummond Street, London NW1. Details soon to be posted here.
Meanwhile, please respond to one of our surveys below..
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.
Take the Survey of Drama Practice: it will only take a minute
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.