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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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Drama to Inspire £20.99
Drama to Inspire: a London Drama Guide to excellent practice in drama for young people is a timely selection of practice based accounts produced by fifteen workshop leaders and friends of the long established association for teachers of drama, London Drama. Many of the authors are internationally renowned for their work.
Jonothan Neelands opens with a manifesto for all current teachers of drama.
Andy Kempe explores the ethics and aesthetics of risk-taking in the drama room.
Daniel Shindler writes on the growth of emotional and spiritual health through his project for GCSE ‘Who am I: Roots/Routes’.
Dorothy Heathcote describes a three day long teaching project she undertook in Ankara in late 2009.
Lucy Cuthbertson shares the rehearsal process of Kidbrooke School’s production of Romeo and Juliet, Adam Annand (London Bubble) writes about using a multidisciplinary approach to Key Stage 1 projects and Carey English (Quicksilver Theatre) shows how children’s scripts can be turned into professionally performed plays.
Julia Potts of the Ambassador Theatre Group describes how the theatre’s education work expanded to become the ATG Creative Learning team, working in schools and the community. Amanda Kipling reveals our debt to and use of play theory, while Emma Brown explores the practical 14-19 Creative and Media Diploma.
With a Foreword by Cecily O'Neill and an update on London Drama past and present by the current Coordinator, Chris Lawrence, Drama to Inspire supports teachers of drama, celebrates the diversity of approaches and offers individual teachers a variety of ways forward. It is a must for all who care about where drama can go.
John Coventon is a drama teacher and examiner. A past chair of London Drama, he is a regular contributor to Drama, the magazine of National Drama.
We are arranging a workshop with Frantic Assembly for September at the New Diorama Arts Studio, 201 Drummond Street, London NW1. Details soon to be posted here.
Meanwhile, please respond to one of our surveys below..
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.