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Borough Drama

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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

Exploring Live Theatre

Exploring Live Theatre

A workshop for teachers created by Theatre Centre and London Drama. Fee of £30 includes Individual Membership of London Drama (value: £25). More details about London Drama here. Members' fee is £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.

Harvest Harvest (£6.99)
by Manjula Padmanabhan
Aurora Metro
ISBN 0-9536757-7-7
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
Participatory Arts with Young Refugees Participatory Arts with Young Refugees
Six Essays collected and published by Oval House Theatre 2009
more info

Coming up

Sticks and Stones: Tackling Bullying Through Drama

Saturday 4th November: 10am-3.30pm
Led by Andy Kempe.
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This practical course will consider how to plan meaningful drama experiences that focus on bullying and its consequences. A wide range of activities and approaches will be employed and suggestions of suitable texts offered. The course will be of value to both primary and secondary school teachers.
Non Member Booking at Bullying & Drama
Members Booking (log in needed) at Bullying & Drama (Members).


London Drama Exam Board Courses Review

Saturday 11th November: 10am-2pm
Venue: Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross

This course takes the form of a meeting with officers from AQA, Edexcel, and Eduqas.
This is an opportunity for the boards to share with you an update of how the first year of the new specification has gone. The speakers will address this subject initially for GCSE and then there will be board specific break out groups for more detailed Q and A afterwards. The model repeats for A level afterwards.
Non Member Booking at Exam Boards
Members Booking (log in needed) at Exam Boards (Members).


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
Has EBacc undermined GCSE Drama take up? Take the survey here.


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


Mapping Drama Practice
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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.