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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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Giulia James says: 'London Drama has informed enriched and provided ongoing information CPD and guidance for my post-16 teaching practice.
'I first came across London Drama while enrolled as an MA Student in Performance Studies with Central School of Speech and Drama in 2001. I thought I had stumbled on a treasure chest, as without having to spend many time consuming efforts in searching for relevant resources, I had the opportunity to access, all in one place, so many good quality Books on so many aspects of Drama which were nurtured through sound Educational practice, in the plethora of all aspects of Performing Arts.
'The vast range informing teaching techniques as well as stage craft, showed London Drama’s commitment to established current research, with a true sense of purpose towards strengthening the context of Drama in Education to the world of current performance practice.
'It was refreshing to find a dedicated and well sourced organization, with charitable status, which campaigned through research education and dissemination of good practice, acknowledging and celebrating the importance for ensuring two worlds, often driven apart by ignorance, would collaborate to the mutual advantage of both.
'Becoming a member of London Drama has enabled me to continue the research and teaching work as an alumni of Central School of Speech and Drama while developing and improving my practice, ensuring that my teaching and involvement in Performing Arts continues being informed and relevant to the current cultural evolution.
'Since I started taking part in the practical workshops, I have worked with some of the most influential theatre companies and practitioners that have risen to distinguish themselves in the arena of Performance; the uniqueness of accessible yet challenging training, opportunities for collaborating and networking with other artists, teachers and practitioners, and promoting high standards amongst students, can be witnessed by the different vital genres on offer: from home spun, such as the RSC and many other London Theatres, to avant-garde, site specific and beyond.
'As well as LD, I recommend: The Centre for Performance Research.'
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.