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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.
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London Drama members are part of a supportive network of Drama professionals and have access to a wealth of invaluable resources and contacts. We used to be part of the Inner London Education Authority and have over 50 years experience in this specialist field. We know and understand teaching in London Schools. See About London Drama.
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, i.e. 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 Do
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. Our aim is to develop drama practice in order to maintain an active Drama Teaching community.
Categories of Membership
We have several categories of Membership from Teacher-in-Training/Unwaged at £20 p.a. to Theatre Membership (Premium)/Overseas Group Member at £50 p.a.. Membership is for one year from September to September; January to January; and May to May.
What Do You Get?
Find out more about what you get for your membership here.
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 preparataory 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.