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Publications

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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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Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops £8.99

Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops

Drama Games for Classrooms and Workshops £8.99

This book is the first in a projected series offering a wealth of drama games for people of all ages and abilities. Their aim is to ensure that the drama leader never runs out of fresh ideas. A dip-in, flick-through, quick-fire resource book, packed with 101 lively drama games for use in any classroom or workshop setting.

The games are designed to explore a wide range of core drama skills: energy, focus, teamwork, trust, character, storytelling, imagination and improvisation. Each page features clear instructions on How to Play, notes on the Aim of the Game and advice on age range, number of players, timing and skills developed.

The games are also ideal for directors in the rehearsal room, searching for new ways to energise and inspire actors.

About the Author
Jessica Swale is a director, choreographer and drama tutor with an MA in directing from Central School of Speech and Drama. She has been Assistant Director at the National Theatre, Greenwich Theatre and the Northcott Theatre, Exeter. She has also worked extensively in Children's and Educational Theatre. She lives near Reading in Berkshire.

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101 Drama Games 101 Drama Games (£14.99)
by David Farmer
David Farmer
ISBN: 978-1-84753-841-3
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100+ Ideas for Drama 100+ Ideas for Drama (£16.50)
by Anna Scher and Charles Verrall
Pearson Education
ISBN: 978-0435187996
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100 Ideas for Teaching Drama 100 Ideas for Teaching Drama (£10.99)
by Johnnie Young
Continuum
ISBN: 978-0826485489
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Drama Now! Diamond Jubilee Conference.

Yes! London Drama is SIXTY next year! Come and celebrate our Diamond Jubilee! Book now at hugely discounted Early Bird rates for our non-residential Drama Conference on 16th & 17th April 2014 at Goldsmiths, University of London! A fantastic annual event that will energise, stimulate and inspire you!
Early Bird booking zone ends 31st January 2015.
More info and Non Member Booking here; NM Concessions here.
More info and discounted Member Booking here: Concession Members here.


wjec

Introducing the Welsh Exam Board's Drama GCSE Course.

Friday 30th January 2015: 10am-12.30pm
Led by Pamela Wiener, WJEC GCSE Drama Subject Officer.
Venue: Diorama Arts Studios, 201 Drummond Street, NW1 3FE

Thinking of switching? Come and get authentic and comprehensive information about the WJEC Drama GCSE spec. via this half day session led by Pamela Wiener which has been arranged especially for London Drama.
More info and Non Member Booking here;
Discounted Member Booking here.


Surveys

Drama Networks Survey
Are you in an active local network for drama teachers? Would you like to be? Take the LD Drama Network Survey here


GCSE Drama Take Up Survey
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Courses Survey
We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.


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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.