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Borough Drama

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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School Support

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Youth Theatres

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Publications

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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FELA! (Members)

FELA! (Members)

FELA! (Members)

Fela! tells the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful and stirring Afrobeat rhythms ignited a generation. The National Theatre is offering members of London Drama an opportunity to explore some of the techniques and traditions behind Fela’s practice before seeing the show.

The pre show workshop run by NT actor, dancer and musician Karlina Grace, will investigate the relationship between politics, music and movement in Fela’s art and the cultural traditions that influenced him. This practical session offers an inspiring taster of skills and ideas from the production to use with your students.

See nationaltheatre.org.uk/felalondon for further information about the production.

See Evening Standard article about Fela Kuti.

Tuesday 9 November
Workshop 5-7pm. Performance 7.30-10pm approx
National Theatre

Photo: (original broadway cast) © Monique Carboni

Creative Lighting (Member Students) Creative Lighting (Member Students)
led by Jon Clark, National Theatre
Saturday 4 December 2010
10am-5pm
Venue: National Theatre Studio, The Cut
more info
The Politics of Performance (Members) The Politics of Performance (Members) (£20.99 £19.94)
by Baz Kershaw
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415057639
more info
The Intercultural Performance Handbook (Members) The Intercultural Performance Handbook (Members) (£20.99 £19.94)
by John Martin
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415281881
more info

Coming up

Physical Theatre with Frantic Assembly

A full day's workshop with the renowned physical theatre company on Saturday 8th July: 10am-5pm at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Frantic Assembly is a recommended theatre company on Edexcel, WJEC and AQA Syllabuses.
This popular workshop is booking fast and places are strictly limited so book now to secure your place.
Non Member Booking at Frantic Assembly;
Non Member Concessions at NM Concessions
Members Booking (log in needed) at Frantic Assembly Members
Member Concessions at Member Concessions.


Surveys

Drama Networks Survey
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GCSE Drama Take Up Survey
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Courses Survey
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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.