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Borough Drama

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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School Support

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Order in the Chaos
by Danielle Mackenzie

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

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Get 5% discount on all London Drama books at LD Books. (Log in required.) Applies also to members of National Drama and English Speaking Board. Find out more

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Drama Now! Conference 2018

Drama and the Crunch

A two day non-residential Drama Conference
in partnership with the Centre for Arts and Learning and the Department of Theatre and Performance,
Goldsmiths, University of London

Conference Timetable

Thursday 5th April 2018

Times Events
9.30-10am Registration
10-10.15am Welcome and Introduction
10.15-11.45am Workshop 1: Daniel Shindler - Drama and Well-Being
11.45-12noon Coffee Break
12-1pm Keynote Speech: Steven Tucker, Ofsted National Lead 16-19yrs
1-2pm Lunch
2-3.30pm Workshop 2:  Maria Evans: Teaching Shakespeare
3.30-3.45pm Coffee Break
3.45-4.45pm Papers and Presentations: Delegates
4.45-5pm Break
5-6.30pm Performance and Discussion: REAct Youth Theatre
6.30-9pm Evening Meal - Not included in conference fee


Friday 6th April 2018

Times Events
9.30-10am Registration
10-11.30am Workshop 3: Farha Bi: devising the Youth Theatre performance
11.30-11.45am Coffee Break
11.45-1.15pm Workshop 4: Sue Mayo, Goldsmiths: Research in Drama
1.15-2.15pm Lunch
2.15-3.15pm Papers and Presentations: Delegates
3.15-3.30pm Coffee Break
3.30-5pm Workshop 5: Kevin HollandMantle of the Expert
5-6pm Plenary and/or Panel

All participants will be able to attend the workshops of all five session leaders.

Session Leaders have prepared practical material that is cross phase and will be inspirational to you at your level whatever age range you teach.

Coming up

Drama Now! Conference 2018: Drama and the Crunch

Thursday 5th March & Friday 6th April 2018
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London

Early Bird Booking is now available for London Drama's next two day non-residential Conference.
More info and Non Member Booking at Drama and The Crunch Conference
Members Booking (log in needed) at Drama and The Crunch Conference (members)
Concession NM Booking at Conference (NM Concessions)
Member concessions at Conference (Member Concessions)


Drama Networks Survey
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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.