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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
Members' Area on this Website
In the Members' Area Members can access special discounts on courses and books as well as keeping up to date with the latest drama news, and accessing a Discussion Group and London Drama blog.
Our regular Newsletter, Dialogue, is published six times a year at the beginning of terms and at half terms with news, drama information, theatre listings etc. In Dialogue you can write reviews, articles and profile your practice sharing with all other members in the London Drama community.
London Drama E-News
Our electronic newsletter, London Drama E-News links members day by day and provides the London Drama community with up to date information about theatre/drama events, discounts on theatre tickets, job opportunities and more.
Members receive copies of National Drama’s publication Drama free with their membership. Drama contains articles, practical ideas for drama, opinions and debate, and book reviews to stimulate and resource your drama teaching. Drama is also an opportunity for you to write about and share your own practice not only with a wider national drama community but also internationally.
We provide the following services to both Members and Non Members:
We run courses and workshops by leading edge practitioners in order to inspire and resource you. Our programme is arranged not just once a year but all the year round and consists of of day workshops and shorter evening courses to suit all needs - all at discounted rates to our members. More here.
We have a comprehensive stock of standard and new books on drama and theatre and play texts for young people which can be viewed and ordered here. Our books are sold at publishers’ cover prices but Members get a 5% discount on all book purchases. Log on to the Members' Area to gain access to the discounted books.
We highly recommend all theatre companies who are members of London Drama. We know them and we know their work and if you are looking for high quality work we can recommend all our Theatre Members to you.
Initial Teacher Training
We are actively involved in initial teacher training with Central School, Middlesex University, the Institute of Education and Goldsmiths College and take an active interest in helping those new to the profession get started in their new careers.
London Drama thrives on making connections. We have many network links across the capital across the UK and internationally. Go to Resources to learn more.
Support, Advice and Information
In addition to all this, because we have a regularly manned office you can get support, relevant advice and information when you need it from our staff and management committee who are all experienced members. Contact Us.
The workshop will be led by Vicki Manderson.
More info and to book at more info/booking.
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.
More info and to book at more info/booking.
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.