Number 174 January 2012
The newsletter of London Drama Book the Conference Now!
London Drama is a member
organisation run by teachers for teachers. We have an Organising
Committee and an Advisory Group.
Drama has always
depended on its practitioners to
move forward. It has never been set up as a top down curriculum requirement. It has progressed because of the social and educational benefits its creative educational practice provides. This has given it a resilience in previous times of crisis - a resilience that is ever increasingly put to the test these days.
We aim to form strategies for the current situation from the experience of members - teachers, drama organisations, theatre companies. We are therefore planning an Enactive Drama Conference for next year: DRAMA NOW - AND THE WAY AHEAD!
It will cover Classroom Drama, School and Youth Theatre Productions, Drama in the Internet Age, and a full and stimulating programme of workshops, papers and presentations.
It will be a practical conference with key inputs from London Drama members: teachers, drama specialists, theatre and youth organisations - demonstrating their practice - evaluating the educational outcomes
for participants to adapt and apply to their own context.
The Conference will be for two days: Thursday 12th April and Friday 13th April 2012 and the venue will be Goldsmiths College. These dates are the last Thursday and Friday of the Easter Holiday 2012 so please put them in your diary now. As well as the six workshops and the Keynote from Cecily O’Neill we have two one hour slots for papers and
presentations so please let us know as soon as possible if you wish to make a contribution to these.
We have created a new section on the London Drama Website: Conference and the structure for the Conference is currently available to browse there. Please watch this section for further details as they are confirmed.
We are very excited about this development for London Drama and are seeing the Conference as a rallying point for all those interested in furthering drama practice in the capital. We do hope that you will wish to take part and make a contribution.
London Drama Committee
AIM: identifying and
strengthening Drama across the wide fields of practice: Primary, Secondary, SEN, Post-16, Teacher Training,
Community and Youth Programmes and Theatre
Thurs 12 April: 10-7.30pm Conference Day One at Goldsmiths College
Keynote: Cecily O’Neill
Workshops from: Andy Kempe Half Moon
Paul Sutton, C&T
6-7.30pm: Performance by students at Corelli College
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Friday 13 April: 10-6pm Conference Day Two at Goldsmiths College
Daniel Shindler, Swanlea School Adam Annand, Bubble Theatre Lucy Cuthbertson, Corelli College
5-6pm: Plenary/Panel * * *
*All attenders do all workshops.*
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