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Order

 

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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Drama and The Crunch Conference 2018

Drama and The Crunch Conference 2018

Drama and The Crunch Conference 2018

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th April 2018 at Goldsmiths, University of London

London Drama's non-residential two day Workshop-Conference: Drama and the Crunch will take place on Thursday 5th April and Friday 6th April 2018 at Goldsmiths University of London, New Cross in partnership with Goldsmiths Centre for Arts and Learning (CAL) and the Department of Theatre and Performance.

The aim of our Conference is to inspire you by bringing together a diverse range of Drama, Theatre and Performing Arts teachers and practitioners, who are currently involved in the field of education, from London and beyond in order to enable links and put you in touch with one another to share current projects and practice.

The Conference will provide you with an experience of:

  • A Keynote speech by Steven Tucker, Ofsted lead on 16-19s and ex-Drama teacher;
  • Five practical workshops led by Drama and Theatre practitioners including one by RSC;
  • Two opportunities to present a paper or make a presentation about YOUR work;
  • A performance by Rewrite Youth Theatre;
  • A “marketplace” of opportunities and support through Drama/Theatre organisations in London;
  • A wide range of resources via London Drama Bookstall.
  • Great opportunities to collaborate and network with Drama colleagues;
  • Be stimulated, challenged, supported and inspired!

The papers and presentations slots will give you the opportunity to share your work with other drama teachers and practitioners. N.B.This option is only available to people who have booked and paid for attendance at the Conference. Reserve your presentation/paper session here.

It will be an exciting and very rich drama experience which should also provide you with loads of new ideas and new materials to try out with your classes.

Sorry - Conference cancelled! Book National Drama's Drama Spa Concference on 13th and 14th April instead. More info at Drama Spa.

Drama to Inspire New product Drama to Inspire (£20.99)
by John Coventon
Trentham Books
ISBN: 9781858564760
more info
Drama For Learning: Mantle of the Expert Approach Drama For Learning: Mantle of the Expert Approach (£29.50)
by Dorothy Heathcote
Heinemann USA
ISBN 978-0-435-08643-5
more info
The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (2nd edition) The Frantic Assembly Book of Devising Theatre (2nd edition) (£22.99)
by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 978-1138777019
more info

Coming up

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Masks and Half Masks with Trestle

Saturday 30th June 2018: 10-5pm
Venue: TBC

This fun, accessible workshop from Trestle Theatre Company will help strengthen your practice of using Trestle full masks and half masks as a tool for both theatre and social development. The work consists of experiencing exercises and learning teaching techniques to develop physical awareness, mask performance and creative devising.
More information and book at Trestle
Member booking at Member Trestle.


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Drama Now! Conference 2018: Drama and the Crunch

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

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this Conference because not enough people booked it. However, we recommend atttending National Drama's Drama Spa Conference on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April 2018 at Homerton College, Cambridge. More info here.
National Drama has arranged a special rate of £200 for London Drama Members to attend.
If you would like to book this Conference instead please contact us at londondrama1@gmail.com and we will book you in.


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Organisations

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.