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January 2017

Bulkington Village Centre

School Road, Bulkington, Warwickshire CV12 9JB

Contact: Jos Kemp
Centre Administrator
02476 494094

I wish I'd said

New for January 2017!
Wednesdays 10.30-11.30am
Starts 8th January for 10 weeks
£50 (must be paid in full prior to the course starting)

Would you like to do something different with the support of an experienced practitioner?
Steve McGaw is a local resident and recently retired headteacher.
With a successful career in education and the creative/performing arts, Steve has delivered numerous courses for teachers, adults and senior citizens using the medium of drama and creative writing to explore our feelings to a wide range of issues and topics.

"I wish I'd said".......
this is a new course starting at BVC and we are really keen to get it working. We’ve all said it at some time in our lives. It could be in relation to a missed opportunity during a job interview, a personal point of view not expressed when it was needed, an important conversation with a loved one which is now too late or words of wisdom shared with a family member or friend.

Why not join a fun activity with others where you can explore and share your feelings through creative writing and drama group work within a caring, safe and supportive atmosphere? Activities are easily accessible for all and would include:

· conversations with new friends
· confidence building games
· drama for fun activities
· drama, devising, poetry writing and monologue scripting
· sharing your contribution with the group and, if you wish, to camera as a video diary for you to take away

Steve has been a writer/director/performer with many community groups, adult drama groups and youth theatres and has led several performing arts tours abroad. This course will explore, often through reminiscence, the rich experiences which we all have which make us the people we are today. It will be fun, creative and easily accessible to all; especially for those who can sometimes lack confidence and belief in themselves.

Posted 12/10/2016


Rainbow Youth Drama

Rainbow Youth Drama


Oakham Dance Studios 38a Melton Rd, Oakham, Rutland

Contact: Abigail Rayner
Mobile: 07983 565 042

Drama Classes

9th Jan 4:00-6:00pm 13th Jan 6:30-8:30pm

Posted 03/01/2017


Quince Players

Cordes Hall, Berkshire

Contact via website or social media


Tuesday 17th January 2017 8pm

Find out more about the QP’s and how to get involved, take a look backstage, and meet some members.

Posted 09/01/2017


Shavington Drama Group


Contact: via website, Facebook or Twitter

Annual General Meeting

Thursday January 19th 2017

Shavington Drama Group is holding it's Annual General Meeting to discuss it's plans for the coming year.
We encourage anyone to come along and see what we are all about, whether you wish to be on the stage or not.
We are tight knit, social group who love theatre and a laugh! We put on a play every year in September and also a Charity Show in December.
If you or anyone you know who is 18 or over wishes to become a part of Shavington Drama Group please get in touch for further details.

Annual General Meeting

Posted 05/01/2017


St Mary's Heritage Centre

Oakwellgate: Gateshead: NE8 2AU


Silent Movie Magic

Friday 20 & Saturday 21 January

January Gateshead LIVE

Silent Movie Magic:
GLAS Performing Arts Academy present; a short film festival celebrating the magic of silent films.
St Mary’s Heritage Centre Friday 20 & Saturday 21 January
Silent filmmakers were the pioneers of the cinematic arts. Although the majority of the silent films ever made are lost and gone forever, those that remain are gems from a bygone era. We fondly remember, the melodramatic acting and bold make-up, the sepia toning. It was an era of exploration in film and the actors and directors brought comedy, action and horror to life for audiences from all walks of life.
Sybil Seely and Buster Keaton in One week directed by Edward F. Cline and Buster Keaton, 1920
forty seven
• Silent Horror
Friday 20 January, 7.30pm
The festival begins with a ‘frightfully’ unique night of silent horror. Discover for yourself one of the first horror movies that set the way for modern day horrors, the original screen adaption of the tale of Count Dracula in the film Nosferatu. Live piano accompaniment will add to the ambiance, bringing this all-time classic silent film truly to life.

• Silent film workshop
Saturday 21 January, 2pm
In an era of digital media we often forget where it all began. Join us for a two hour workshop where you will have the opportunity to discover how music and sound effects can influence how we view something on screen. Using excerpts from various silent films we show how the power of music and sound really help to enrich a scene and add meaning to it. We will explore ways of making sound effects (folly artistry) and how to make a simple sound track that will be performed at the end of the workshop.

• Speakeasy Silent Film Screening
Saturday 21 January, 7.30pm
The comedy of silence will take you on a journey travelling back to the 1920s where hard liquor is banned, speakeasies were the norm and silent films were in their prime.
Join us in this immersive event where we will be showing three comedy themed silent films by Buster Keaton accompanied by a live pianist. Arrive early, relax in the bar with 1920s music and watch out for the card tricksters. Dress for the occasion and period clothing is encouraged.
There will be a pay bar at both evening performances.
Suitable for 16 yrs +
To book: 0191 433 4699 or visit:

Posted 08/01/2017


Community Music Wales

New Life Church, Fainwater, Cardiff, Wales


Forum Theatre Training | Hyfforddiant Theatr Fforwm

30th Jan - 3rd Feb 10:00am - 5:00pm

Community Music Wales will run Forum Theatre training in Cardiff. The training is for anyone interested in using theatre as a tool to engage participants in debate and social change with communities; theatre practitioners, social activists, teachers, community workers, youth workers. No experience necessary.

See below for further information.

Application Form here

Please share with your friends and contactsLed by: Iwan Brioc

Cost £195

Application Deadline 22nd Jan 2017

Posted 07/01/02017


February 2017

Music & Drama Education Expo

Music & Drama Education Expo


Olympia Central, London

The UK's largest CPD conference and exhibition for music & drama teachers.

9-10 February 2017

Music & Drama Education Expo, Europe’s leading free CPD event for music & drama teachers.

Taking place on 9 & 10 February 2017 at London Olympia, this free two-day event will offer unrivalled learning and networking opportunities for music & drama teachers, and we’d love for you to be involved! This year will mark our 5th Anniversary and the event will be our biggest yet with more than 2,500 visitors from 40 countries expected.

We've got over 60 sessions this year - that's 44 hours of CPD! In our most international programme yet you'll be hearing from speakers from Europe, the US and Australia; and we have our usual mix of brands, institutions big and small and award-winning educators. This year we're also focusing our efforts on increased networking opportunities - some of this is announced here but there's more to come. Follow us on social media for announcements.

Have you seen the programme for #MDEE 2017 yet?
Click here for free CPD for drama teachers!!

Posted 20/11/2016


Whitefield Garrick


Whitefield Garrick, Bank Street, Whitefield, M45 7TA Whitefield, Bury

Contact via website or social media

Director's Evening

12th of February

Come along to our Director's Evening where we will be announcing our 2017-18 season! You will get the opportunity to express an interest in getting involved (whether that be acting, backstage, etc.) and learn more about the plays and the parts available.

Posted 09/01/2017


April 2017

The Lir

Dublin, Ireland

Contact: via website

Stage Combat course

April 2017

We have a new course on offer! From April 2017, we will be offering Stage Combat - a 10 week part-time course focussed on unarmed fighting skills for film and theatre.
Our Stage Combat course will also hone in on acting skills and the incorporation of fight choreography into dramatic scenes. Exploring topics such as character objective, fight rhythm and staging, actors will learn to create a fight where they are connected and truthful and as such engaging to an audience.
This course also offers the opportunity to earn certification in unarmed fighting. It culminates with an exam in unarmed fighting, providing industry recognised certification through The Irish Dramatic Combat Academy.
See for details.

Posted 09/11/2016


May 2017

Woodbridge Drama Festival

Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Contact: Tickets:
0333666 3366
Box Office opens 15th March 2017

Drama Festival

Sat 28th May - Sat 3rd June 2017

Calling all Amdram groups. Performing a play next Spring? Why not consider taking it on 'tour' to the Woodbridge Drama Festival.
Expenses paid to cover performance licence and van hire.

Woodbridge Drama Festival

Posted 30/09/2016


June 2017

Shakespeare in Italy


Contact: More information can be found on our website,, and do feel free to contact us for any further information.
+44 (0) 1424 254540

3rd Shakespeare in Italy 14 day residential summer course

24th June - 8th July 2017

We are delighted to be organising our 3rd Shakespeare in Italy 14 day residential summer course in Padua, 24th June - 8th July 2017.

The course leaders will be Directors and Actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Here is a brochure about the course, which I hope you find interesting.

Posted 13/01/2017


July 2017

Beeston Fringe Festival

Beeston Fringe Festival


Beeston, East Midlands


Beeston Fringe Festival

14th-16th July 2017

The inaugural Beeston Fringe Festival invites proposals from professional and community groups, details in the links below:-

The inaugural Beeston Fringe Festival, located on the outskirts of Nottingham, will provide an intensive weekend of performances and workshops across a wide range of disciplines – dance, drama, storytelling, poetry, and puppetry. The planned dates are 14-16th July2017. We will work in partnership with a variety of professional and amateur companies to provide over 100 performances and workshops over a summer weekend. The local community and the broader East Midlands region will be given access to a proliferation of performances over a single mile of its high street, using the established cafes and bars as impromptu venues, with larger venues on the street used for key professional performances. Taking place in early July this event will exploit the long summer nights to help generate an exciting innovative event.
Performances will ideally last between 30-60 minutes.
Expenses available.
Performers should send their proposals to including details of the following
Brief description of performance;
Provide a link, where possible, to proposed piece, or previous work;
Running time;
Number of Cast & Crew;
Technical requirements;
Proposed Expenses

Posted 11/01/2017



Guildford, Surrey

Contact: via website, Facebook or Twitter

TWO WEEK Summer School 2017

Monday 24th July - Saturday 5th August 2017

Surrey Youth Music Theatre are pleased to announce that our Summer School this year will be the fantastic 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

Open to everyone, aged 8 - 18 years old, this Two Week Summer School will culminate in a full scale production of Joseph at The Leatherhead Theatre, Surrey.

Our Joseph Summer School will be led by a team of West End Professionals, who will bring together this production over a two week period. We are looking for young people who will bring energy, fun and dedication to the production. Students will be taught Acting, Singing and Dance for the production and at the end of the two weeks, students will take to the stage at The Leatherhead Theatre to perform this full scale musical with professional sets, costumes, lighting and sound for family and friends.

Rehearsal will take place in Guildford from Monday - Friday between 10.00am and 5.00pm, with some additional rehearsals taking place nearer the show. The performance at The Leatherhead Theatre will be on Saturday 5th August. Students will be required at the theatre the whole day.

The Cost of this two week Summer school: £300

Places on the Summer School are strictly limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis. Auditions for principal roles will take place on the first day of rehearsals, and everyone will have the opportunity to audition should they wish too.

To book your place, and to be part of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, visit our website.

Posted 09/12/2016


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