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Join Us to be a Drama teacher in China!

Y.H English and Drama is currently looking for enthusiastic drama teachers or graduates who studied drama related degree programme subjects such as Drama, English and Drama, Drama in Education, Acting, etc. The ideal candidates should have a passion to teach drama and be keen to work with students from different culture backgrounds. Previous teaching experiences would be highly desirable, but not necessary.
Full information here.
Contact us at vyiwu@hanlanedu.com
Or email London Drama at londondrama1@gmail.com 


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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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Exploring Live Theatre (Members)

Exploring Live Theatre (Members)

Exploring Live Theatre (Members)

A workshop for teachers created by Theatre Centre and London Drama. Special offer fee for London Drama Members Only £5!.

Theatre Centre will conduct a workshop developing ways in which live theatre can be used to deliver and enhance the GCSE and A level Drama specifications and the National Curriculum, particularly Geography, Citizenship and English.

It is a chance for teachers to meet with theatre professionals to discover together new teaching and directing strategies that can be used in the classroom. The workshop will explore the acting techniques used with young audiences, the shared experience of theatre productions and practical activities to support and develop schemes of work.

Teachers will then have the opportunity to consider their learning in relation to a live performance of TC’s The Day The Waters Came by Lisa Evans.

Theatre Centre
TC produces and tours new writing, developing the next generation of writers and artists working for and with young people. The Company succeeds by investing in the development of new ideas and collaborations to create theatre which is pioneering, truthful and culturally significant. TC puts an emphasis on touring high quality productions into schools and theatres which connect with young audiences, inspire their creativity and reflect their diversity. TC’s productions and projects aim to work with teachers and educationalists in providing young people with a space for learning and artistic achievement. More information on the company can be found here.

The Day The Waters Came
TC last worked with Lisa Evans on her seminal play for young audiences Stamping, Shouting And Singing Home. Her new play for TC is a sister piece, exploring the environmental and social impact of Hurricane Katrina on the communities in New Orleans.

"It’s summer 2005. Maya Marsalis takes you by the hand, sometimes the throat, and leads you through her landscape the day Hurricane Katrina came, the levees broke, the world watched and the US Government did nothing. Go with her, as she shows you how her world and that of thousands of black American citizens changed for ever, the day the waters came.”

Thursday 16 September 2010
at Redbridge Drama Centre
Workshop: 6.00 - 7.30pm
Performance: 8.00 - 9.00pm

Sorry - sold out. Bookings now closed.

Participatory Arts with Young Refugees Participatory Arts with Young Refugees
Six Essays collected and published by Oval House Theatre 2009
more info
I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document... I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document... (£7.99)
by Sonja Linden
Aurora Metro
ISBN: 978-09546912-3-7
more info

Coming up

Questioning in Drama

Thurs 16th May 2019: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Old Diorama NW1 3FE

This is a practical workshop exploring alternatives to the mainstream targeted questioning in the classroom. It explores how theatre and drama engages questioning by its very nature, how drama provides rich material for deep questioning through the art form and the art of hidden questioning.
This course will enable you to
- refresh your questioning and answering techniques
- deepen dramatic engagement through enquiry
- refine transitions between activities and so streamline planning.
Led by Amanda Kipling, PGCE leader at Goldsmiths.
More info & booking at Questioning in Drama
Concession booking also available. Members discount booking at Members.
Eventbrite booking at Eventbrite


Why Teach GCSE Drama?

Wed 22nd May 2019: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Old Diorama NW1 3FE

At a time when your results are slipping because of government involvement in the curriculum, written exams and a cohort of SEND and EAL pupils, why teach GCSE Drama?
It’s time to think about moving to Btec where you are back in control of your curriculum: no exams, no set texts, three units based on your strengths with 100% coursework.
Led by Catherine Connor, PGCE leader at UEL.
More info & booking at Why GCSE Drama?
Concession booking also available. Members discount booking at Members.
Eventbrite booking at Eventbrite


Care & Good Use of Your Voice

Thurs 30th May 2019: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Old Diorama NW1 3FE

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.
Led by Amanda Kipling, PGCE leader at Goldsmiths.
More info & booking at Care & Good Use of Your Voice.
Concession booking also available. Members discount booking at Members.
Eventbite booking at Eventbrite.


Physical Theatre with Frantic Assembly

Saturday 6th July 2019: 10-5pm
Venue: Goldsmiths

This is an opportunity to engage with the work and ideas of this world renowned theatre company. The company run a vast network of workshops, residencies and talks both nationally and internationally and have established a reputation amongst teachers for providing education work of the highest quality.
Frantic Assembly is a recommended theatre company on Edexcel, WJEC and AQA Syllabuses.
Led by a member of the company (TBC)
More info & booking at Frantic Day.
Concession booking also available. Members discount booking at Members.
Eventbite booking at Eventbrite.


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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.