London Drama News

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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Drama Job Vacancies

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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

If your school would like to develop drama training please contact us. We will advise on or provide active resourcing.


Youth Theatres

Get Into Theatre helps you find out about career opportunities, work experience, training and much more.


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


London Drama Members!

Get 5% discount on all London Drama books at LD Books. (Log in required.) Applies also to members of National Drama and English Speaking Board. Find out more


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FELA!

FELA!

FELA!

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.

Read Robin Denslow's article Fela Kuti: Spliffs, Riffs.. and 27 Wives in The Guardian 26 October 2010.

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

Photo: (original broadway cast) © Monique Carboni

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


Surveys

Drama Networks Survey
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Courses Survey
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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.