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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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Borough Drama

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Youth Theatres

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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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STRENGTH: broadsides from disability on the arts £19.99

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STRENGTH: broadsides from disability on the arts £19.99

Foreword by David Puttnam

This remarkable book is the first to focus on disability arts. Drawn from over 50 of the author's speeches, it eschews the historical charity based, patrician assumptions about disabled people and the barriers and prejudices that have kept them invisible in education, the arts and every day life. Instead, it offers readers the excitement and diversity of disability arts and the artistic expression of formerly excluded sectors of society, such as people with learning disabilities and survivors of the mental health system. It is concerned not with their medical impairments but with the insight and originality of their art works that are beginning to fill a space on the canvas of arts history that has too long been blank.

Strength is intended for disabled and non-disabled people, arts professionals, teachers and students of the arts, sociology and humanities, from school to university level. Its wit, warmth and passion will also appeal to a general readership. No college of art, drama school or music conservatoire can afford to ignore its unique material and depth of knowledge.

Liberally and strikingly illustrated, this anthology will appeal specially to those accessing the subject of disability arts and the social model of disability for the first time. Drawn from over fifty speeches commissioned nationally and internationally from the author by bodies as diverse at the Arts Council of England, the British Film Institute, Central Television and the Foundation for Community Dance, it is an unusual mix of fact, shock, humour, reason and story telling.

Paddy Masefield OBE, MA, award winning playwright, innovative theatre director and arts consultant, became a disabled person at the age of 44. Since 1990 he has campaigned for and represented disabled people on boards, committees and enquiries concerned with arts funding and policy making. His influence has been immense across the whole field of the arts and disability.

With funding from Arts Council, England

Reviews
A revealing account of the arts industries' attempts to exclude Disability Arts. Readers will be astonished by the potential of disabled artists to refresh the arts world with a new honesty and insight in this wonderfully illustrated anthology. There is a wealth of extraordinary material. Paddy Masefield's observations are touching, scary, funny, but above all human.
Liz Lynne MEP, Vice Chair of the European Parliament's All Party Disability Intergroup.

The book is more than a personal story; it is also a celebration of the disabled artists and art companies of the period and this is what makes it enjoyable - quality images and descriptions of the work of visual and performance artists.
Community Development Journal

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Antonin Artaud Antonin Artaud (£24.99)
by Edward Scheer (Editor)
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415282550
more info
Creating Democratic Citizenship Through Drama Education Creating Democratic Citizenship Through Drama Education (£20.99)
by Peter O'Connor (Editor)
Trentham Books
ISBN: 9781858564562
more info
Devising Theatre Devising Theatre (£24.99)
by Alison Oddey
Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415049009
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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GCSE Drama Take Up Survey
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Courses Survey
We are always keen to hear what courses we can run for you. Please take our Courses survey here.


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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.