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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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Ideas for Drama KS2 £15.00

Ideas for Drama KS2

Ideas for Drama KS2 £15.00

Ready to Go: Ideas for Drama KS2 focuses on the Drama and Speaking and Listening curriculum providing easy, quick and lively ideas for classroom activities. This book contains short, easy-to-follow drama activities and games which highlight the cross-curricular nature of drama. There are sections on:

introductory warm-up games;
movement games and exercises;
language and vocal skills;
developing creative expression;
and role-play and characterization.


(2 remaining)

Ideas for Drama KS1 Ideas for Drama KS1 (£15.00)
by Alison Chaplin
ISBN: 978-0439017794
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100+ Ideas for Drama 100+ Ideas for Drama (£16.50)
by Anna Scher and Charles Verrall
Pearson Education
ISBN: 978-0435187996
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100 Ideas for Teaching Drama 100 Ideas for Teaching Drama (£10.99)
by Johnnie Young
ISBN: 978-0826485489
more info

Coming up

Report on Drama Now! Conference 2016

'How can drama survive in a hostile environment?'
London Drama's non-residential two day Workshop-Conference took place on Friday 8th & Saturday 9th April 2016 at Goldsmiths University. It featured a keynote and workshop from Jonothan Neelands, and workshops from Jenny Sealey of GRAEAE and three other practical workshops, a performance by Chicken Shed, and papers/presentations from attendees.
Conference report here; presentations here.

Drama Now 2016 was sponsored by Fourth Monkey Theatre Company & The Arts LinkFMlogo ArtsLink


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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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.