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National Drama also has developed Resources During Lockdown.

Like London Drama, National Drama has also developed support materials for Drama teachers during this lockdown period.
There is a page on their website at Resources and they have a Resources Folder for sahring resources at Resource Folder.
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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.

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Care and Good Use of Your Voice (Members) £50.00 £40.00

Care and Good Use of Your Voice (Members)

Care and Good Use of Your Voice (Members) £50.00 £40.00

Are you looking after your voice? Do you really know how to?

Teachers like actors are professional voice users but unlike actors do not always get any kind of training to help them care for their voice. For teachers the voice is a very powerful instrument for control and for setting an immediate classroom ethos. For drama teachers the voice is even more valuable as a source of signalling mood, commitment, persuasion and for working in role effectively. But do you know how to get the best out of your voice?

This is a practical workshop which traces the theory and practice of voice. From breathing through to articulation you will learn how your voice works, how it can be damaged, how to look out for danger signs and how to gain the most out of your voice while putting the least effort into it.
This is an introduction to the mechanics of the artistic voice and provides training on two levels:
-it provides an awareness of how to operate your own voice in the classroom to full effect;
-it is a robust foundation for more creative vocal work with your classes.

Amanda Kipling is Senior Lecturer leading the PGCE Drama programme at Goldsmiths, where she has worked for twelve years. She is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and presently working towards her doctorate at the University of Chester. Publications include:
Kipling, A. (2011) ‘The Play’s the Thing’ in Coventon, J. (ed) Drama to Inspire: A London Drama Guide to Excellent Practice in Drama for Young People. 95-112. London: Heinemann.
Kipling, A. and Hickey-Moody, A. (2015) ‘The Practice of Dorothy Heathcote as a Pedagogy of Resistance.’ In Hickey-Moody, A. and Page, T. (eds) Arts, Pedagogy and Cultural Resistance: New Materialisms. 59-78. London: Rowman and Littlefield International Ltd.
Kipling, A. (2018) 'How can Dorothy Heathcote's Praxis serve as a Channel for Healing in the Drama Classroom?' In Lawrence, C. (ed) Drama Research Vol 9 (1) April 2018.

Thursday 30th May 2019: 6.30-8.30pm (registration 6-6.30pm)
Venue: Old Diorama, 201 Drummond Street, NW1 3FE (map).

To book or buy at Member rate click Add to basket now. To book or buy at Member Concession rate (teacher-in-training or Unwaged) select from drop down menu.


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Our free CPD events are being organised in partnership with National Drama via Eventbrite - access them 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.