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Do you like to perform? Want to learn how to act for camera? Learn the differences of how you act on stage? Have you always wanted to perform on radio? Or perhaps you've always wanted to do presenting?
Come and join in a new weekly acting class where you can learn many different acting skills. The class will cover character development, stage combat, comedy improvisation, working with scripts, presenting, and performing various styles including Shakerspeare, Pantomime, Shadow Theatre, performance poetry and much much more! We'll even have the chance to make short films and audio projects including radio plays and podcasts at the Multicultural Centre's inhouse Recording Studio!
Each week we'll have lots of fun, focus on various practical challenges and the class can lead to lots of performance opportunities!
Lead by professional actor, writer and director David Pustansky and presented by Sparky Buddy Productions, professional film and theatre production company.
The class is suitable for people of all experience levels, whether you're a complete novice wanting to meet some like minded creatives, or if you're an experienced pro who wants to brush up on some acting skills in a friendly supportive environment.
The weekly adult class takes place every Thursday 7pm-9pm at the Aylesbury Multicultural Community Centre!
Your first class is FREE and then just £5 per session thereafter. We also have some great benefits available – discounts for repeat attendance, for bringing friends and much more!
This new class also compliments new weekly classes in Script Writing and Filmmaking at the Aylesbury Multicultural Community Centre from Sparky Buddy Productions. The classes combined will support each other with cross over opportunities to see more performing arts projects created in Aylesbury.
Interested in writing for stage, screen or radio? Wanna write a blockbuster action movie? Or maybe a new farce or drama for the stage? Are you passionate about poetry? Or wanna have a stab at stand up comedy? Maybe you just wanna write your wedding speech, or a cool new script for your YouTube channel?
Whatever your ambitions, come and join in a new weekly class where you can learn skills in writing scripts across a variety of mediums and genres! This is an exciting new class which covers all kinds of script writing, sets fun practical challenges and can lead to lots of opportunities to have your work performed!
Lead by professional actor, writer and director David Pustansky and presented by Sparky Buddy Productions, professional film and theatre production company.
The class is suitable for people of all experience levels, whether you're a complete novice wanting to meet some like minded creative writers, or if you're an experienced pro who wants to brush up on some writing skills in a friendly supportive environment.
The weekly adult class takes place every Monday 6.30pm-8pm at the Aylesbury Multicultural Community Centre!
Your first class is FREE and then just £4 per session thereafter. We also have some great benefits available – discounts for repeat attendance, for bringing friends and much more!
This new class also compliments new weekly classes in Filmmaking and Drama at the Aylesbury Multicultural Community Centre from Sparky Buddy Productions. The classes combined will support each other with cross over opportunities to see more performing arts projects created in Aylesbury.
Are you a budding filmmaker? Whether you have a 4K Ultra HD movie camera, a DSLR camera with a video mode or a iPhone in your pocket you could be a filmmaker nowadays!
No camera at all? But interested in editing? An eye for lighting? Great at drawing and fancy trying your hand at storyboarding or animation?
Whether you want to produce the hot new indie film, a fun video for your friends or some great online content to get thousands of hits on social media this new class is for you!
This new class features lots of practical tasks and focuses on many aspects of filmmaking from initial concept through to shooting footage and post production. It can even lead to opportunities to be involved in film production projects, and screenings.
Lead by professional actor, writer and director David Pustansky and presented by Sparky Buddy Productions, professional film and theatre production company.
The class is suitable for people of all experience levels, whether you're a complete novice wanting to meet some like minded creatives, or if you're an experienced pro who wants to network and brush up on some filmmaking skills in a friendly supportive environment.
The weekly adult class takes place every Monday 8pm-9.30pm at the Aylesbury Multicultural Community Centre!
Your first class is FREE and then just £4 per session thereafter. We also have some great benefits available – discounts for repeat attendance, for bringing friends and much more!
This new class also compliments new weekly classes in Writing and Drama at the Aylesbury Multicultural Community Centre from Sparky Buddy Productions. The classes combined will support each other with cross over opportunities to see more performing arts projects created in Aylesbury.

Posted 30/09/2017

 

October 2017

Stage 27


www.stage27.co.uk

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UK
Acocks Green Methdodist Church, Shirley Road, Birmingham, B27 7YE

Contact: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact use via Facebook, email us at: info@stage27.co.uk, or call 0751 212 6594

Stage 27 New Members Evening

Stage 27 New Members Evening



4th October 8:00pm

Stage27 are pleased to present our New Members Night.

Sad that Game of Thrones is over, and tired of watching rubbish TV every night? Interested in starting a new hobby in Theatre or Amateur Dramatics?

Are you over 18 years old and fairly local to Acocks Green?

If so, then come along to our New Members Night.

We have a great night planned and look forward to seeing you, you will get to hear about the group and how you can be involved.

Posted 30/09/2017

 

CAODS

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UK
CYGAMS HQ, Meteor Way (off Waterhouse Lane), Chelmsford, Essex

Contact: via website or social media

CAODS Open Evening

CAODS Open Evening



4th October 2017 8:00pm

On Wednesday 4th October CAODS are hosting an evening of drinks and nibbles, for people to find out more about our society and how you can get involved.
Whether you’re a current member, new member, potential member or returning member please come along and have a great night.
Our committee will be there to answer all your questions and show you just how much fun you can have by being a member of CAODS!
Even more exciting, Ray Jeffery, our Director for our next production of ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ will be giving us an insight into what he has in store!

Posted 03/10/2017

 

The Conquest Players

The Conquest Players

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UK
Houghton Conquest Village Hall, Beds

ABBA Night

ABBA Night
POSTPONED



7th October 2107 7:00pm

Licensed Bar
Singalong to your favourite ABBA tunes.
Prizes awarded for best costume and best karaoke singers
Tickets: £7 includes buffet.

Posted 17/07/2017

 

The National Education Show

The National Education Show
www.nationaleducationshow.com

UK
Cardiff City Hall, Wales

Bookings at: nationaleducationshow.eventbrite.co.uk

The National Education Show



13th October

We have seminars that would definitely interest drama groups, as Darcey Bussell from Strictly Come Dancing will be presenting on dance, we also have body-percussion from STOMP-Style Percussionists and Dance and Movement Pedagogy is another topic which may interest drama groups.
The event runs from 9-6 and will have seminars throughout the day.
Please see our website for more information.

Posted 03/06/2017

 

FearFest Evil
www.fearfest-evil.co.uk

UK
Chepstow

Contact: via website, social media or 01291 630 046

The Ultimate Halloween Scare Experience



13th - 31st October

A fully immersive and interactive live horror event set at an abandoned railway line and haunted quarry near Chepstow.
Featuring Trilogy of Horror Scare Zones, Night Creatures, Zombies, Psychic Mediums, Live Freak Show, Death SLide & Hangman's Swing over the quarry, BBQ and more ...

Fear FEst

Posted 07/06/2017

 

Callington Amateur Drama Society (Prim-Raf)

Callington Amateur Drama Society (Prim-Raf)
www.primraf.co.uk

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UK
PrimRaf Theatre, Biscombes Lane, Callington, Cornwall

Contact: 01579 383811 or www.primraf.co.uk

Quiz Night



Saturday 21st Ocy 7:00 for 7:30pm

Our popular Quiz, all welcome. Great Prizes.
Teams of four £2.50pp
Bring your own drinks and nibbles

Posted 13/10/2017

 

Lloyd Theatre Arts

Lloyd Theatre Arts
www.lloydtheatrearts.com

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UK
Beckfoot School, BD16 1AA Wagon Lane. Bingley, Yorkshire

Contact: Fancy it? Please email richard@lloydtheatrearts.com to book your place.

Aladdin Musical Theatre workshop - October half term



23 October to 24 October at 9:00 to 16:30

Join us for a fun filled two day workshop working on Aladdin.
Everyone is welcome aged 5 upwards for what will be a great couple of days working on one of Disney's favourite musicals.
Priced at just £50 for two full days working with our team of professional tutors at Beckfoot School, Bingley.
Tickets: https://www.lloydtheatrearts.com/

Posted 09/10/2017

 

Scene II Performing Arts Academy

Scene II Performing Arts Academy
www.sceneii.net/academy/

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UK
The Arts Centre (Dunmow), 1 Haslers Lane, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 1XS

Contact: To book your FREE place mail@sceneii.net or 01371 878020

OPEN DAY



24th Oct, 14th Nov, 13th Feb

Posted 16/09/2017

 

September 2017

Arts and Sports

UK
Oxfordshire

Contact: see full details at www.artsandsports.org.uk

Creating Musical Theatre

Creating Musical Theatre - Workshops



Saturday 2 September 2017 10am - 4.15pm
Steventon Village Hall, The Green, Steventon, Oxfordshire OX13 6RR
£55 (£100 per pair)

Sunday 3 September 2017 10am - 4.15pm
Abingdon School Sports Centre, Faringdon Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1BQ
£55 (£100 per pair)

We are delighted to welcome Lin Marsh and Selina Marsh to give two one-day workshops on Creating Musical Theatre.
In these workshops participants will be taught how to prepare their voices and bodies for performing effectively in musical theatre, and will be taught a selection of pieces through the course of the day, before giving a brief "show and tell" performance to their families at the end of the day.
The workshops will be suitable for anyone, regardless of ability or previous experience, who is keen to learn about the process of performing in musical theatre.
Saturday 2 September 2017: this workshop is for young performers aged 10-14.
Sunday 3 September 2017: this workshop is for performers aged 15+.
Participants will need to wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for movement indoors. They will need to provide their own packed lunches, though bottled water, tea, coffee etc will be provided. Places are limited to 30 participants per workshop.

Posted 19/07/2017

 

Daniel Twist Drama Club


www.dramaworkshops.club

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UK
Ibbison Court Community Centre, Ibbison Court, Central Blackpool, Lnacashire

Contact: See our Facebook page for more information or call 0800 566 8318 for free. Students can enrol via the website.

Drama Club Workshops

Drama Club Workshops



Saturdays, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Ages 8-15 years
Term starts 2nd September 2017

Two-Day Trial!
First Day Free!
Usual Price £2 per session

Posted 25/08/2017

 

Carlow Choral Society

Carlow Choral Society
www.carlowchoralsociety.net

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Ireland
Cathedral Parish Centre, College St, Carlow

Contact: For more info visit our website.

2017/2018

2017/2018 Open Evening



4th September 2017 7:45pm

Everyone welcome
Meet and greet with tea and treats 7:45pm
Rehearsal 8pm

Posted 23/08/2017

 

Sparky Buddy Productions

UK
Aylesbury Multicultural Community Centre

Contact:
David Pustansky
sparkybuddyproductions@gmail.com

I'm about to start running three new weekly performing arts workshops in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.

The classes are:

Starting September 4th:

Monday Night Script Writing Class: 6.30pm-8pm

Monday Night Filmmaking Class: 8pm-9.30pm

Your first class is FREE and then £4 each thereafter.

You can take both Monday classes for £6.

Drama Workshop

Script Writing
Film Making

Birmingham Hippodrome

UK
Birmingham

Birmingham Hippodrome Heritage Talk - The Birth of the Mega Musical

Birmingham Hippodrome Heritage Talk - The Birth of the Mega Musical



Sat 9 Sep, 1pm - 2pm

Heritage Project Update!

Birmingham Hippodrome has helped make memorable theatre moments for generations of visitors.
Since our opening as the Tower of Varieties and Circus in 1899 we have had a fascinating history, with many changes to the building and the kind of events taking place here over the last 118 years. From crocodile wrestling to The Lion King, there have been variety acts, circus and major touring musicals performed on our stage!
Through the Hippodrome Heritage project, our fantastic volunteer team are bringing our dynamic history to life! Take a look at the exciting opportunities below and find out how you can get involved!

Heritage Open Day
FREE Talk - The Birth of the Mega Musical
Sat 9 Sep, 1pm - 2pm, PwC Suite


Birmingham Hippodrome is inviting audiences to celebrate the theatre's incredible history as part of Heritage Open Days.

From the soaring melodies and epic majesty of Miss Saigon to the magical sets and spectacular special effects of Mary Poppins - nothing sets our temperatures soaring here at Brimingham Hippodrome quite like a 'mega-musical!

With the return of the original Broadway blockbuster, Miss Saigon, Birmingham Hippodrome are hosting a FREE Heritage Talk all about The Birth of the Mega Musical.

Our Hippodrome Heritage volunteers will take audiences on a magical 'musical' tour through the archives, re-tracing the genre's evolution. You'll also be able to look through old programmes and our touch table.

Posted 15/08/2017

 

Performing Stars


www.performingstars.co.uk

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UK
Brewhouse Arts Centre, Leicestershire

Contact: Call 01664 563199 or email info@performingstars.co.uk to book your FREE TRIAL!

FREE TRIAL sessions for anyone aged 4-16yrs



09/09/2017 and every Saturday

Performing Stars Academy are running FREE TRIAL sessions for anyone aged 4-16yrs.

Sessions in singing, dance and drama at the Brewhouse Arts Centre every Saturday!

Posted 08/09/2017

 

Exciting Theatrical Opportunity

UK
Thame Oxfordshire

Contact: For more info please contact:
Charlotte 07816 655815 charlottemirandasmith@gmail.com

Oliver 07800 814661
oliverlongstaff@outlook.com

All The World's a Stage
A Taste of Drama School



7 week intensive course
Sundays 11am - 5pm
10th September - 22nd October 2017

Acting, singing, dancing, spoken voice - 1-2-1 tuition

Posted 05/08/2017

 

Riff Raff Choir

Riff Raff Choir
www.riffraffchoir.co.uk

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UK
Bristol

Contact: Register your interest at www.riffraffchoir.co.uk

Taster Session

Taster Session



Thu 14th Sept 7.30pm

For the first couple of rehearsals of each term, when there are spaces available, we invite new members to come for a taster session (you only need pay for this session, to see if you like it before committing to the term). We teach completely new material in these sessions. We also sometimes run one-off taster sessions. If you would like to give Riff Raff a try, please sign up using the Register Interest form on our website.

Posted 04/09/2017

 

Heswall Operatic Society

Heswall Operatic Society
heswalloperatic.webs.com

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UK
2nd Thingwall Scout H.Q., Seven Acres Lane, Heswell, Merseysode

Contact: Book a table £8.00 - Tel: 0151 648 3457

Heswall Operatic Society's Autumn Fair

Heswall Operatic Society's Autumn Fair



Sat 16th September 10:00am to 1:00pm

Entrance 20p

Posted 08/09/2017

 

BROS Theatre Company


www.brostheatrecompany.org

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UK
The Barn Church, Kew 41 Atwood Ave, Richmond TW9 4HF

Contact: To find out more and to book a place please click here

Workshop - Acting Through Song

Workshop - Acting Through Song



17th September, 2 – 5pm

We are delighted to announce the next BROS workshop will focus on learning the art of Acting Through Song. The workshop will be led by Norman Bowman, who is currently appearing in 42nd Street and will take place at The Barn Church Hall, Kew on Sunday 17th September from 2pm - 5pm.

Workshop OverviewRA well-acted song will move an audience far more than a technically well sung song...think Judi Dench and ‘Send in the Clowns’…. Through a wide variety of both chorus and solo songs, with a focus on numbers from the Musical hit, Les Miserables, Norman will work with participants to develop character through song and the ability to inspire an emotional response from the audience. Songs will be chosen according to participants, so do let us know your vocal range (Soprano, mezzo, alto, tenor or bass).

Who should attend?
The workshop is aimed at both members and non-members and at all levels of ability, just come with an open mind and an enthusiasm to learn!

How much does it cost?
The cost of the workshop is £20 (or £25 to non members) If you are thinking of joining a theatre company like BROS, coming to one of our workshops is a great way to meet some other members - it promises to be a fabulous three hours of fun.

We hope to see you there!

Posted 06/09/2017

 

BCTC - BCDF

UK
Brentwood, Essex

Contact: The 69th BC Drama Festival is still open for applications, please visit www.brentwoodcatholictheatreclub.com for application form!!!

BC Drama Festival



20th -23rd September 2017

The BC Theatre Club have been organising the annual competitive one act drama festival since 1948. This means that this year, the 69th, possibly makes it one of the longest running one act drama festivals' in the UK. We also think that it is one of the friendliest and we welcome old friends, new participants and young performers. Although originally only groups from within the Brentwood Diocese were allowed to enter, the competition is now open to any drama group or theatre company from anywhere in the UK.
This years ticket cost we have managed to hold for the third year at:
Adult Ticket £10.00
Concession Ticket £7.50
Family Ticket (2 Adults, 2 concessions) is just £25.00
Standard Season Ticket (All 5 Sessions at the cost of 4) £40.00
Concession Season Ticket (All 5 Sessions at the cost of 4) £30.00

BC Drama Festival

Posted 07/06/2017

 

Aurora Studios

Aurora Studios
auroradancecompany.co.uk

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UK
Fountain Street, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Contact: Please get in touch via our website or social media to find out more, or click here.

Culture Night: Flash Mob with Q Radio & Aurora - be a part of it!



22nd September as part of Culture Night!

Aurora Studios are teaming up with Q Radio to host a Street Party & Flash Mob
We're sure many of you are busy with your own projects for the evening - we'd be so happy to help you in any way that we can with these events.

However, if you haven't currently got a performance planned (or indeed if you'd like to take part in more than one) we would love for you to join us for our Flash Mob!

Please pass this info on to anyone you think would be interested. No dance experience required!

The event will be family friendly, with a routine to encourage all ages and abilities to participate.
Our first rehearsal is this Friday 4th August, 7-8pm and every following Friday.

We can't wait to see you soon!

Posted 05/08/2017

 

Hoopla Impro

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UK
Capital House, 6th Floor, 42 Weston Street, London, SE1 3QD
Tube: London Bridge

Contact: www.hooplaimpro.com/beginners-comedy-improv-classes.html

Hoopla Beginners Improv Workshop



Sat 23rd Sept; Sat 7th Oct; Sat 21st Oct; Sat 4th Nov and Sat 2nd Dec
11:30am - 4pm

A one-day improv workshop with Hoopla, the UK's first improv theatre. A fun and friendly one-day introduction to improv including Listening, Yes And, Spontaneity, Character, Scenes, Games and having fun improvising. No experience in acting, comedy or improv needed whatsoever. You don’t need to be clever or funny!
Hoopla offers one of the most fun and friendly environments to learn improvisation in the UK. Hoopla creates a friendly, fun and supportive atmosphere in workshops where people are free to play and be themselves.
Price: £35.
Maximum Class Size: 14.
Ages: 18+.

Posted 18/09/2017

 

Banbury Cross Players


www.banburycrossplayers.org.uk

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UK
The Mill Arts Centre, Spiceball Pk Rd, OX16 5QE

Contact: To book your place email our secretary - annie-bennett@tiscali.co.uk call our secretary, Anne Bennett, 01295 273125
The event is FREE but for one night only and places are in demand.
Don't miss out!

2017 / 2018 FREE SEASON PREVIEW EVENT



Tuesday 26 September 2017, 7.30pm

What's occurring?
• Gillian Plowman's "The Allotment"
o See a performance of our Award Winning Festival Play
• Hear from the Directors about their shows this season
o Trish Thompson gets farcically festive about Alan Ayckbourn's Season's Greetings
o Helen Andersen Watson & Kerrie McCormick wax lyrical about David Haig's My Boy Jack
o Ray Atkinson opens the doors on the comings and goings in Alan Bennett's People
o Chrissie Garrett turns on the Irish charm for Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Innishmaan
• Find out about BCP's money-saving Gold Card Holder scheme
• Learn what other events are on the BCP Calendar
• Check out the new seating at The Mill
• Get the BCP inside story from our members over a free glass of wine

Posted 25/08/2017

 

PUTNEY CHARITY POP UP IN AID OF THE GRENFELL FAMILIES

UK
St Mary's Church Putney, Putney High Street SW15 1SN

PUTNEY CHARITY POP UP IN AID OF THE GRENFELL FAMILIES

PUTNEY CHARITY POP UP IN AID OF THE GRENFELL FAMILIES



Friday 29 September 10.30 am - 2.30 pm.

10.30 am - 2.30 pm.

Emily's Family Workshops and Tussie Mussie are hosting a special Putney Charity Pop-Up Event on Friday 29 September to raise money for the Families of Grenfell Tower.

Please come and find us and some really lovely stalls and local traders at St Mary's Church Putney, Putney High Street SW15 1SN from 10.30 am - 2.30 pm.

Entry is £5 per adult. Children are free.
Wandsworth Fire Brigade are joining us.
All funds raised will be donated to the Grenfell Charities.

Posted 06/09/2017

 

August 2017

CTC - The Childrens Theatre Company

CTC - The Childrens Theatre Company
www.thectc.co.uk

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UK
Ipswich Town Hall, Suffolk

Summer School

Summer School



Ages 8 - 16 years
24th - 28th July 2017
Early Bird Offer
£150 / £125

Ages 6 - 7 years
1st - 3rd August 2017
Early Bird Offer
£95 / £75

Posted 05/07/2017

 

Forbes Drama

Forbes Drama
www.forbesdrama.com

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UK
Beckenham Theatre, BR3 5JD

Contact: info@forbesdrama.com or call 07968 002 629

21st century Improvisation classes & holiday workshops

21st century Improvisation classes & holiday workshops



7th - 11th August (screening on the 12th August)
14th - 18th August (screening on the 19th August)

Run by trained actors for ages 7yrs - 16yrs

Posted 17/07/2017

 

Musical Theatre School


www.musicaltheatreschl.co.uk

UK
Marlborough Square Church, Coalville, Leicestershire

Contact: 07969 688215 | musicaltheatreschl@gmail.com

Stage & Street Workshop



22nd-24th Aug 9:00am - 3:00pm

MTS summer workshop 'Stage & Street' for ages 5-17yrs
£40 pp (sibling discount)

Stage & Street Workshop

Posted 11/05/2017

 

July 2017

Loughton Operatic Society


www.loughtonoperatic.org.uk

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UK
LOPPING HALL, 189 High Road, Loughton. IG10 4LF

Tickets: Book online at LOS TICKETS Ticketsource – Please note, a booking fee will be added when booking online.

Wild Wild West Barn Dance



1st July 2017

Pull on those dancing boots and come on down for our Barn Dance on Saturday 1st July! – cowboy boots optional, a fun time guaranteed! Tickets £15 including a Wild West supper, don’t forget to head to our LOS saloon at 7pm for a drink to get the party started

Wild Wild West Barn Dance

Posted 16/06/2017

 

Greater Manchester Drama Federation

Greater Manchester Drama Federation

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UK
The Last Drop Hotel at Bromley Cross, Bolton, Lancs.

Contact: Tickets are £35 and all details are from gmdfawardsnight@gmail.com.

The GDMF 2016 - 2017 Full Length Festival Awards Evening

The GDMF 2016 - 2017 Full Length Festival Awards Evening

Saturday 8th July 2017

The nominations are here, congratulations and well done everybody. Please use the excellent search box on the top right hand side of the table to find very quickly what you are looking for. You can search any term at all, eg your society or your name.Searching for "Carmel Technical" will bring up Carmel's Technical nominations.

The nominations and winners for the Adjudicators' awards, Best Pantomime, Best Youth Production, Best Musical Production and Best Drama Productions will all be announced at Awards Night Dinner.
If your Society has nominations would you please observe Rule No.10

A representative of each competing Society must attend the presentation ceremony at Awards Night. If this is not possible, the Federation Hon.Secretary must be informed at least 7 days in advance so that arrangements can be made for a representative to be appointed to accept any awards on the absent Society’s behalf.

Details for advertising in the Awards Night programme are here, this is a great opportuntiy to showcase your forthcoming season / wares / services / props n forcks depts etc.

Member societies, please don't forget the Board Award Nominations, the Criteria are here, but if you wish to make a nomination you really need to get a wiggle on and let Sue have your nomination in the next two or three days at the very outside. Thank you.

Posted 01/06/2017

 

Imagine That

Imagine That
http://www.imaginethatdramaclasses.com/

UK
Devon

Contact: via website or social media

Summer School - Wizard of Oz



Monday the 10th of July - Saturday the 15th of July

Throughout the week students will take part in acting, singing, and dancing classes. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about performing but also meet new friends, learn new skills, and put on a magical show in just 6 days!

Posted 15/06/2017

 

Deborah Leigh

UK
Firstsite, Colchester, Essex

Contact: via email debsalbert.tutor@hotmail.com or Facebook

Stage Makeup Workshop



Thurs 13th July 10.30am-1.30pm

stage make up workshop

Posted 15/06/2017

 

Beeston Fringe Festival

Beeston Fringe Festival

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UK
Beeston, East Midlands

Contact: john@beestonfilm.com

Beeston Fringe Festival



14th-16th July 2017

The inaugural Beeston Fringe Festival invites proposals from professional and community groups, details in the links below:-
Professional www.artsjobs.org.uk
Community www.artsjobs.org.uk

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 john@beestonfilm.com 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

 

Unexpected Opera

UK
Teddington, Middx

Contact: 020 8977 7558 or education@landmarkartscentre.org

Come Sing Opera Choruses

Come Sing Opera Choruses



Sunday 16 July 2:30 - 5:30pm

Finish your singing season with opera fun

Posted 14/07/2017

 

The MTA

The MTA
www.theMTA.co.uk

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UK
Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, London N15 4RX

Contact: Apply here

The MTA Experience Summer Course



17th - 28th July

10 days training
classes with professional faculty
screen acting
3 West End Workshops
1 West End Masterclass
1 class with current MTA students
Free audition place
Only 22 places available
Course costs £600

The MTA Experience Summer Course

Posted 05/03/2017

 

Drama Association of Wales

Drama Association of Wales
www.dramawales.org.uk

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UK
BRONEIRION
Fully residential and for our sole use - a country house party for DAW. Welcoming staff, excellent food catering for everyone and a fully licensed bar, stunning views. www.broneirion.com

Contact: Places are limited, to book yours please contact Sue Jones at vicechair@dramawales.org.uk

Summer School

Summer School



17-22 July 2017

The DAW annual Summer School is an intensive week of theatrical learning, with like-minded people, and led by some of the country’s leading theatrical practitioners. Content is relevant to the amateur theatre community, but challenges existing habits and nurtures new approaches, techniques and practices.
Each year DAW selects a venue which offers the accommodation, workspaces, catering and social evening requirements which go into making a successful Summer School. We work hard in offering these elements at as low a price as possible.
Summer School 2017
17-22 July 2017 "The Art of Performance", Five days of professional training. Where learning is fun, theatre is imaginative and friendships are forged for life.

TUTOR Jennifer Scott-Reid
Jennie has been active in local theatre for over twenty five years, as a performer, director, choreographer and stage manager with extensive festival experience and sucess in both full length and one act festivals. As a member of the Guild of Drama Adjudicators (GoDA), Jennie is an inspirational adjudicator in festivals all over the U.K.
Our assistant tutor is playwright and actress Teresa Hennessy. We are hoping to have a day's workshop tutored by the RSC again this year.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?
We walk before we talk - exploring movement and physicality
Heart and Soul - developing emotion, imagination and intuition
The art of improvisation - making unknnown journeys enjoyable
Who are you - creating three dimensional characters
Making connections - working with others
Communication of thought and intention - finding the 'truth'
Developing approaches to rehearsal - preparation is key
Creating a performance - Live, Laugh, Cry - the joy of theatre
Morning warm-ups, fun evening activities, a fun filled packed week with memories to last a lifetime

Fee: DAW Member £500 - Non Member £550

Posted 11/04/2017

 

Durham Dales


www.durhamdalesfestival.com

UK
Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm School, North East

Contact: via website

Durham Dales Festival 2017



21st July to the 6th August

Events this year include Kevin and Karen Clifton (from Strictly Come Dancing), Die Fledermaus, Whispering Woods, a new mini-opera for children 'Sally's Big Atlantic Adventure', etc.
We would like to put out a general shout to companies and other artists in the area that it is not too late to take part.

DURHAM DALES FESTIVAL 2017

Posted 22/05/2017

 

Stefan Escreet

UK
Old Fire Station, Carlisle

Booking: email radioactingdays@gmail.com
Only 10 places available.

Radio Acting Workshop



Sunday 23rd July 10-5pm

An Introduction to Acting for Radio
This is a practical introduction to how radio drama is made with plenty of chances to have a go and practice the techniques used in the production of professional radio drama.
The morning session introduces the participants to the weird and wonderful world of radio - featuring playful exercises to include all participants.
In the afternoon we will make a short radio play and all participants will receive their own copy of the finished version following the course.
For all fans of radio drama, Archers Addicts, students of performance and amateur performers.

Stefan Escreet was Associate Director at Theatre by the Lake for many years and is a freelance radio producer and director having been a BBC Radio Drama Producer in Manchester working on programmes across the Radio 4 schedule.
He is visiting tutor in Radio Acting for Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre.
£60 including copy of recorded play.
Makes a great gift as an Experience Day!

Posted 26/06/2017

 

SYMT

UK
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

 

CTC - The Childrens Theatre Company

CTC - The Childrens Theatre Company
www.thectc.co.uk

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UK
Ipswich Town Hall, Suffolk

Summer School

Summer School



Ages 8 - 16 years
24th - 28th July 2017
Early Bird Offer
£150 / £125

Ages 6 - 7 years
1st - 3rd August 2017
Early Bird Offer
£95 / £75

Posted 05/07/2017

 

YESS Youths Enriching Stage and Screen

YESS Youths Enriching Stage and Screen
www.yess-stageandscreen.com

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UK
Iver, Bucks

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Workshop



27th/28th July

Does your child want to learn how to act on the big screen? YESS have a new summer course in Iver!

Workshop

Posted 17/05/2017

 

Louth Playgoers Society

Louth Playgoers Society
www.louthplaygoers.co.uk

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UK
Louth Riverhead Theatre, Lincolnshire

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day



Sunday 30th July 1.30pm-4pm

FREE Bouncy castle, face painting, balloon modelling & Theatre Tours

Posted 24/07/2017

 

June 2017

House of Fun Theatre
houseoffuntheatre.weebly.com

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UK
North Cornwall

Contact: Places are limited, so to book, please contact Julie Wheldon (07710 448530) asap!

Finding The Character - A Workshop for Actors

Finding The Character - A Workshop for Actors



Saturday June 3rd

We are very fortunate to be able to host this workshop on Saturday June 3rd in the theatre at a price of £12 per person. The workshop will start at 9:30 and run all day through to 5pm, so is great value for money. Tea and coffee will be available during the day but lunch is not included, so you will need to bring a packed lunch, or at least come prepared to go out foraging for food from one of the local shops!

About Finding The Character
It is generally agreed that one of the most magical experiences for any actor is that moment when the character they are playing truly comes alive; when the performer finds they are saying and doing things that are not in their normal nature because they are speaking from the thoughts of another.
This workshop will examine some of the different strategies we can
use for finding that character and lifting them off the page. It will look at widening the range of characters that we feel we can play and will consider techniques for accessing them.
We will find ways to deconstruct, demystify and analyse a character in order to rebuild them in a way that can be played effectively and with truth.
Using games, exercises, improvisation and script work, we will meet some very interesting people… and then get to take them home!
This workshop is of particular benefit to those who have not had the opportunity for formal training in drama, and is geared both to professional performers and amateur groups.

Posted 14/05/2017

 

Headgate Play Readers

UK
Headgate Theatre, 14 Chapel Street North, CO2 7AT Colchester, Essex

Contact: Just come along

Play Reading - Our Town by Thornton Wilder (Facilitated by Ian Amos)

Play Reading - Our Town by Thornton Wilder (Facilitated by Ian Amos)



4th June at 6:30pm

Why not come along to Headgate Play Readers 4th June at 6:30pm when they will be reading Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN - to an American perhaps the most famous play of the 20th Century. No acting experience is required - just enthusiasm and a love of plays! £2.50 is payable on the night.
This timeless drama of life in the mythical village of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, has become an American classic with universal appeal. Our Town explores the relationship between two young Grover’s Corners neighbors, George Gibbs and Emily Webb, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance, and then culminates in marriage. When Emily loses her life in childbirth, the circle of life portrayed in each of the three acts – growing up, adulthood, and death –is fully realised.
No acting experience is necessary - just a love of plays.

Posted 04/06/2017

 

Greater Manchester Drama Federation


UK
CHADS Theatre, Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport SK8 5AU

GMDF - The 2017 One Act Play Festival



5th – 10th June 2017

The 2017 One Act Play Festival dates are 5th – 10th June 2017 at CHADS Theatre, Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport SK8 5AU and tickets are avaliable from this link. Ticketsource

This year’s Festival is, at the moment (late Feb 2017) , full. Any entries being received at present will be put on a waiting list on a first come first served basis..

The preliminary entry form and rules is here and the entry form proper is here If you are interested in entering the 2017 Festival please complete and return to Paul, the preliminary entry form with your entry fees as soon as possible.

The Stage Manager’s meeting is Sunday 14th May 10am prompt at CHADS Theatre. You will need all your paperwork with you plus the licence to perform. Thank you.

The Running Order for the 2017 Festival is here

GMDF - The 2017 One Act Play Festival

Posted 14/05/2017

 

Oxford Drama Network

Oxford Drama Network

UK
Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon, Oxford

ODN Drama Festival



Mon 5th June - Sat 10th June 2017

Performed in the unique environment of the Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon, 10 plays vie for the top spot. This friendly festival's aim is to bring people together in a celebration of theatre. A short workshop after each adjudication makes this a great learning experience too. GoDA member Jennifer Scott-Reid adjudicates.
Unicorn Theatre, Abingdon. 2 one act plays per evening Mon-Fri, 3 plays called back for Saturday Gala night.
Our adjudicator for 2017 is Jennifer Scott-Reid, a GODA member.
This is a friendly festival and our main aim is to bring people together, both in a celebration of theatre and as a learning experience.
A rare feature of the ODN drama festival is that after each adjudication, there is also a short workshop with the cast!

Posted 17/05/2017

 

The Lighthorne Festival

The Lighthorne Festival
www.lighthornefestival.org.uk

UK
Lighthorne Village Hall, Lighthorne, Warwickshire

Contact: To purchase tickets, contact the Festival box office at: lighthornefestival@gmail.com or telephone: 01926 651411 or www.lighthornefestival.org.uk

The Lighthorne Festival of One Act Plays



The Festival runs on 6, 7, 9 & 10 June 2017

Twelve Amateur Theatre companies perform a dozen plays over four nights. Supper included makes for a great evening out! GoDA Adjudicator, Paul Fowler, presides this year.

Posted 17/05/2017

 

Charnwood Arts

UK
Loughborough’s Queen’s Park, Leicestershire

Contact: If you require further information please do contact us: info@charnwood-arts.org.uk

PICNIC IN THE PARK - AN INVITATION TO TAKE PART



Saturday 10th June, 2017

The 37th Charnwood Arts Picnic in Park

As an arts group, we’d like to invite to promote your work through an activity and/or workshops, or book a stall space to exhibit and share what you do with the people of Loughborough. This year, we would like to dedicate an area in the park to the visual and we’d love to know if you would like to contribute to that in some capacity. We hope that you might use this as an opportunity to promote your group and engage more people in the arts and crafts.

Local performers are also welcome to apply to be part of the entertainment. We need buskers, jugglers, walk about entertainers, brass bands, Morris dancers, steel bands, acoustic groups, choirs and storytellers.

Details are as follows. If you require further information please do contact us:

• Standard space allocated for each stall is 8ft frontage but this can be expanded - just let us know
• You will need to bring your own stall / table / small tent / matting / chairs
• Set-up can begin from 9am and must be finished by 11am
• Stalls are offered free of charge but any donations on the day would be appreciated
• We are sorry to say that there will be no electricity supplied on the day
• You are allowed on to the park to offload (weather permitting) but then all vehicles will have to be removed.
• Parking is available locally in the Bee Hive Car Park.

If you are interesting in participating in this event, please could you return the attached application form as soon as possible.

Many thanks
Terry Allen
Administrator
Charnwood Arts
Download Application form here
Download Picnic Stalls Information here

Posted 18/03/2017

 

Glamorgan Drama League - Cynghrair Drama Morgannwg

UK
The Paget Rooms, Penarth, Penarth, Wales

Box Office: Ticketsource
Tickets: Adult £12 Youth and under 16 £6
If you haven't purchased your ticket already then you could be too late as tehre will be no more tickets available after 6th June.
We are nearly sold out.
No Tickets will be sold on the door.

Glammies Awards Night



Saturday 10th June 2017 7:30pm

Glamorgan Drama League Awards and Presentation Evening, celebrating another tremendous year in Amateur Theatre in Glamorgan. Ticket price includes a buffet. Licensed Bar available.

Glammies Awards Night

Posted 05/06/2017

 

Deborah Leigh

UK
Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford, Essex

Contact: via email debsalbert.tutor@hotmail.com or Facebook

Stage Makeup Workshop

CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST!



Thurs 15th June between 11am-2pm

I'm am putting on a stage make up workshop on Thurs 15th June between 11am-2pm at Cramphorn Theatre, Chelmsford. It's £40pp.

Posted 19/05/2017

 

The Staging Napoleonic Theatre Team
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UK
Richmond, Yorkshire

Booking Form: warwick.ac.uk/fortress

Public Workshop - melodramatic acting techniques



17th June 2017

The Staging Napoleonic Theatre Team based at the University of Warwick, are holding a public workshop at the Georgian Theatre Royal Richmond, Yorkshire, on melodramatic acting techniques, as part of our campaign to spread knowledge of this excitingly unique Georgian genre beyond academic circles. The workshop will end with an open audition for a role in a performance of a 19th-century melodrama, titled The Fortress, that we will be staging at the Georgian theatre Royal in August 2017, during the Georgian Festival.
Combining a range of dramatic genres, including pantomime, farce, tragedy, and sentimental comedy, the melodrama has something to offer everyone. It's foreshadowing of techniques later developed by practitioners including Bertolt Brecht, a figure well studied on A level and BA level Drama and Theatre courses, makes the opportunity to learn more about the genre, and to develop melodramatic acting styles, particularly beneficial to students interested in/already pursuing a qualification or career in Performing Arts.

Posted 01/05/2017

 

Nonsuch

Nonsuch
www.wearenonsuch.com

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UK
Nonsuch Studios, Nottinghamshire

Project Your Poem: Techniques for Spoken Word Performance



Weds 21st June / 6.30-8.30pm
Tickets: £4/£5

Posted 15/06/2017

 

Magpie Performers

Magpie Performers
www.magpieperformers.co.uk

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UK
Bourne Vale Social Club, Halifax Road, Ipswich IP2 8RE

Contact: To book a team contact info@magpieperformers.co.uk

Quiz Night



23 June 2017 7pm

£3 per person
Teams of up to 6 - all ages welcome
Cash Prize for 1st place
Bar open unti 11pm

Quiz Night

Posted 15/06/2017

 

Norton Canes Music And Drama Society
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UK,BR>Harrison's Sports Club Great Wyrley, Staffs WS6 6EU

Tickets £10 (includes entry to the quiz)
Coletter Mumford 07790722312 or Dave Kelly 07769352673
You can buy tickets in advance or on the door

50s to Noughties Concert Quiz



Friday 23rd June 2017 7:30pm

Meatloaf Tribute Band at our Concert & Quiz evening.

50s to Noughties Concert Quiz

Posted 22/06/2017

 

Shakespeare in Italy

Italy
Padua

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

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.
More information can be found on our website, shakespeareinitaly.eu, and do feel free to contact us for any further information.

Posted 08/02/2017

 

May 2017

Anubis Productions

Anubis Productions
www.anubisproductions.co.uk

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UK
Merlin Theatre, Frome, Somerset

Contact: Message me or email to book your place: george.toy@btinternet.com OR tel. 01373836800 or 07825293837

Actors Workshop! Minimum age 14 to adult.



Tuesday 2nd May 2017 from 7pm until 9.30pm

I am an actor, writer, director and actors agent and I will be running an actors' workshop on 'Characterisation' . I have already trialled this session with the 'Mendip Players' in Draycott with great feedback. So whether your a professional, amateur, student or just want to network with other actors, practice your skills and MOST OF ALL HAVE FUN, do book your place.
Areas covered will be:
Vocal warm-up
Physical warm-up
Character improvisation using 'Outward' techniques such as props and costume items.
Sense and emotional memory - all very safe!
Sub Text work: Units, objectives and super-objective.
Creating a character from what you know.
Georgiana Neilson-Toy

£7 per head!

Posted 15/03/2017

 

Jeff Seymour

UK
Holycombe, Whichford CV36 5PG



contact; momccarthy29@gmail.com or Tel; 01608 684997

2 day intensive acting course



May 10 - 12th

Jeff, an acclaimed Hollywood actor/director/writer and teacher is including this “one-off” visit to the Cotswolds in his current world tour. With 0ver 36 years’ teaching experience his classes are not to be missed.

Posted 02/04/2017

 

Callington Amateur Drama Society (Prim-Raf)

Callington Amateur Drama Society (Prim-Raf)
www.primraf.co.uk

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UK
PrimRaf Theatre, Biscombes Lane, Cornwall

Contact: Info 01579 383811

Quiz Night



Sat 10th June 2017 7:00 for 7:30pm

Teams of Four £2.50pp
Bring your own drinks and nibbles

Quiz Night

Posted 03/05/2017

 

Radio Acting Days

UK
The Edge, Chorlton, Manchester

Booking: email radioactingdays@gmail.com

Introduction to Acting for Radio



Friday 12th May 10-5.00pm

This is a practical introduction to how radio drama is made with plenty of chances to have a go and practice the techniques used in the production of professional radio drama.
The morning session introduces the participants to the weird and wonderful world of radio - featuring playful exercises to include all participants.
In the afternoon we will make a short radio play and all participants will receive their own copy of the finished version following the course.
This workshop is for radio drama fans, Archers Addicts, amateur performers and professional actors with no (or very little) experience of radio drama.
Stefan Escreet is a freelance radio producer and director who was a BBC Radio Drama Producer working on programmes across the Radio 4 schedule.
He is also visiting tutor in Radio Acting for Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre.
£60 including copy of recorded play
Only 10 places available.
Makes a great Experience Day gift!
Facebook Page: @RadioActingDays

Posted 01/05/2017

 

Callington Amateur Drama Society (Prim-Raf)

Callington Amateur Drama Society (Prim-Raf)
www.primraf.co.uk

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UK
CADS Prim-Raf Theatre, Biscombes Lane, Callington, Cornwall

Contact: To register for the taster days and the weekly programmes go to www.primraf.co.uk or by telephone: Rachel 07758 292 978 or 01579 362269

Exciting Song, Dance and Acting Opportunities for Youth



Saturday 20th and 27th May

Within the Callington area young people 5 to 18 will have the unique opportunity to take part in a new weekly programme of Drama, Song and Dance. Callington Amateur Drama Society (CADS) has linked up with McQueen’s Dance and Theatre School to organise and run the weekly programmes on a Saturday and expected to commence in June.
Local youth and parents will be able to experience the variety of activities as the organisers are running free Taster Days on Saturday 20th and 27th May. This will be at CADS Prim-Raf Theatre, Biscombes Lane, Callington from 12.00 to 4.00. Age groups range from 5 to 18 years and the organisers plan for the youth group to bring together their own shows and to work closely with CADS for pantomimes and their productions.
McQueen Dance and Theatre School, a community interest company, well established in the North Cornwall areas, will bring new opportunities for local youth in South East Cornwall to have the experience in dance, song and acting and develop a range of theatrical skills.
CADS are particularly pleased with this new and exciting programme giving regular activities for local young people to engage in the world of theatre. Rachel and Mark are the two main principals; both have extensive experience in theatre skills, vocal training, dance, choreography, team and confidence building.

Posted 05/04/2017

 

Woodbridge Drama Festival
www.woodbridgedramafestival.co.uk

UK
Seckford Theatre, Woodbridge, Suffolk

Contact: Tickets: www.woodbridgedramafestival.co.uk
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

 

April 2017

The Lir

UK
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 www.thelir.ie for details.

Posted 09/11/2016

 

New Eltham Community Productions - NECP


UK
The Centre, New Eltham Methodist Church, 435-439 Footscray Road, New Eltham, London, SE9 3UL

To book please call: 020 8300 9027 or email: necpneweltham@yahoo.co.uk

NECP invite you to our fundraising April Fools Quiz Night with Quizmaster Kevin



Saturday April 1st at 7:30pm

Tickets: £6 per person

Tables of 6 max, please bring your own
soft drinks and snacks, the quiz starts at 7.30pm sharp

Get your teams together and it could be you lifting the cup this year!

April Fools Quiz Night

Posted 27/02/2017

 

Carney Academy

Carney Academy
www.carneyacademy.co.uk

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UK
Sandbach Town Hall, High Street, Sandbach CW11 1AX

Contact: Facebook Event
Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk

Carney Academy Cheshire Open Day



April 15th 10:00–13:00

Come and join us for the open day of Carney Academy Cheshire. Carney Academy Cheshire will be running classes for ages 4 through to 19 years old in acting, singing and dance.
You can pop down for five minutes, fifteen or stay for the three hours. There will be a chance to meet our Director Ruth Carney and the teachers at the academy. In addition there will be sample lessons throughout the three hours, so you can get a flavour for the start of term on May 6th. To register your interest please sign up to this free event with the number of places adults and students you would like to take.

Carney Academy Cheshire Open Day

Posted 14/03/2017

 

Bidford Community Library

UK
Warwickshire

Contact: Gilly Stapleton gilly@gjuk.com

Playreading Session



Monday April 24th at 7pm

Play Reading is fun
No experience is needed
Come and read - or just sit and listen
£2 per person (Includes tea/coffee and biscuits)

Posted 05/04/2017

 

Aurora Studios

Aurora Studios
auroradancecompany.co.uk

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UK
Aurora Studios, 28 Fountain Street, Belfast, BT1 5ED Northern Ireland

Contact: Tel: 02895 430320 or info@auroradancecompany.co.uk

Open Day at Aurora Studios - free sessions



Monday 24th April

Free Taster Day!
At Aurora Studios we know you want to take care of yourself, we know you like having fun but we also know sometimes it can be a little daunting or difficult to try something new! That's why we're having a free taster day, so go on! Jump in and try something different, we think you'll love it!
Monday 24th April
FREE TASTER DAY*
12:15 - 12:45 Rebounding
13:15 - 13:45 Dance Fit Cardio
17:30 - 18:30 Dance Fit Cardio
18:30 - 19:30 Dancer Bod: Sculpt & Tone

Just call into the studio or book your place on:
Facebook/aurorastudiosni
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Tel: 02895 430320
info@auroradancecompany.co.uk
*Offer for new customers only

Aurora Studios


Aurora Studios is also available for hire: for functions, parties and fun!
Situated in the city centre & close to public transport links we're the ideal place for you!
Aurora Studios

There are only 10 Early Bird spots left for our 28 Day Summer Body Programme! Don't miss this chance to achieve your goals!
Click here to find out more

Aurora Studios

Can we do something for you?
Here at Aurora we like to help where we can: connecting people, providing a bespoke service or helping you boost your business. Just get in touch - let's work together!

Posted 22/04/2017

 

March 2017

Wilburton Theatre Group

Wilburton Theatre Group
www.wilburtontheatregroup.com

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UK
Cambridgeshire

Contact: To sign up to perform, simply email your name and song of choice to wilburtontg@gmail.com

LIP SYNC BATTLE



3rd MARCH

After the success of last years Lip Sync battle, WTG will be hosting a Speakeasy Lip Sync Battle this year. We are looking for performers and audience members to join us at The King's Head, Wilburton to raise money for our upcoming productions.
Details on our facebook event and on the website

LIP SYNC BATTLE

Posted 08/02/2017

 

Drama Association of Wales

UK
Wales
Drive, Nantgarw CF15 7QQ

Contact: via website or Twitter

DAW AGM



Sat. 4 March 14:00

All members very welcome.
If you need any further information, please let us know.

Posted 21/01/2017

 

CAODS

UK
Meteor Way, Chelmsford, CM1 2

OPEN EVENING



15th March 2017 8:00pm

Inviting all potential/new members, current members, past members and all of those wonderful people who help and support caods!
On Wednesday 15th March we invite all of you to come down and enjoy an evening of drinks and nibbles, to catch up with friends and make some new ones. Learn all about caods and how you can get involved. Our commitee will be there to answer all of your questions and show you how much fun you can have by being a member of caods!
And in preparation for our production of 'All Shook Up' our Director Sallie Warrington will offer an insight into what she has in store!
We look forward to seeing you all there and of course at our next production of 'All Shook Up' Tickets are available NOW from the Civic Theatre Box Office: 01245 606505 or online www.caods.com

OPEN EVENING

Posted 12/03/2017

 

Glenmaddy Drama Society

Ireland
Town Hall Theatre, Glenamaddy, Galway

Glenamaddy 56th Annual Festival 2017



23rd March - 1st April

Glenamaddy 56th Annual Festival 2017

Posted 11/02/2017

 

Village Voices Choir

Village Voices Choir
www.villagevoices.co.uk

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UK
Chase Meadow Community Centre, Warwick CV34 6BT

Contact: Phone Claire 01926 886408 or warwickvillagevoices:gmail.com or social media

OPEN EVENING



Thurs 23 March 2017 7:40pm

Enjoy singing? Performing? Socialising? Supporting local charities?
Then Village Voices could be for you!

OPEN EVENING

Posted 12/03/2017

 

Thinking Actors
www.thinkingactors.co.uk

UK
The Mercure Atlantic Tower Hotel, LIVERPOOL

Contact: Full details and sign up here www.thinkingactors.co.uk

An Introduction to Acting for Film & Television



SATURDAY MARCH 25th 2017

SECURE YOUR PLACE TODAY

Let your career grow with Thinking Actors at MediaCityUK

"What an incredible experience! I have learnt so much from this workshop...Well structured and informative.Thank you!" MH

A fantastic day - lovely people - I learned a huge amount" GB

"A fun and friendly course" MR

"Was immediately put at ease. Found all the information so useful - can't wait to start my acting course next week!". LM

"Amazing!" SB

"Peter was very helpful and full of useful information...I had a really good time!" TR

Thinking Actors Acting COach Class Manchester Workshop MediaCityUK
*See Terms and Conditions
NEW PRICE £95.00 includes edited showreel scene.

Posted 24/02/2017

 

February 2017

Clann Machua Drama Kiltimagh

Ireland
Langans Bar, Kiltimagh

Fundraising Table Quiz



3rd of Feb in Langans Bar at 9.30pm

Iggy Bownes will be your host on the night. Entry is €40 per team. Hope to see you all there

Fundraising Table Quiz

Posted 30/01/2017

 

Surrey History Centre

UK
Surrey History Centre, 130 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ND

Contact: More details at www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/life-r-c-sherriff/

From Journey’s End to The Dam Busters: The Life of R C Sherriff, Playwright of the Trenches

From Journey’s End to The Dam Busters: The Life of R C Sherriff, Playwright of the Trenches



Sat 4 February 2017

Get you tickets now for Roland Wales's talk and book launch of the new R C Sherriff biography From Journey’s End to The Dam Busters: The Life of R C Sherriff, Playwright of the Trenches - at Surrey History Centre, Saturday 4 February 2017, 2-3.30pm.
Come and hear Roland Wales, author of the new, definitive biography, talk about the fascinating life of Esher playwright, Hollywood screenwriter and World War I hero, R.C. Sherriff.

Tickets: £5.00, including refreshments

Roland will be selling signed copies of his book on the day, so if you would like to purchase one at the special price of £20, please bring cash or cheque.

Posted 27/01/2017

 

Music & Drama Education Expo

Music & Drama Education Expo
www.musicanddramaeducationexpo.co.uk/london/conference

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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


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

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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

 

ICAT MANCHESTER

The London Independent Centre for Actor Training

2nd Floor Courtlets House, 38 King Street West, Manchester, M3 2WZ

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Action Weekends with ICAT Principal Artistic Director Si Trinder



February 18th-19th 10am-6pm both days
April 8th-9th 10am-6pm both days
November 18th-19th 10am-6pm both days

A first class toolkit- taught in a weekend.
The weekend, led by Simon, is a very high energy, completely practical introduction to Mike Alfreds principles. Participants will walk away with a complete toolkit providing a freedom enhancing approach to performance in any medium. We will look at Actions, Objectives, Points Of Concentration and more using text provided on the day.
Simon is an award winning Royal Shakespeare Company actor. He has worked in mainstream theatre, television, radio and film for 16 years including 13 productions at the RSC and seasons at the Globe and Royal Court. He recently played Trinculo in the RCS's groundbreaking production of The Tempest and series regulars in Ordinary Lies Season 2, Wolfblood and Midwinter Of The Spirit.
Past participants said:
" I've just done a weekend Action course with Simon and I have had the most amazing experience. I've learned so much and I can’t wait to do another one, I’m so grateful!" Actor: Parisa Nikkhah-Eshghi
"The best training I’ve had, I left every session feeling inspired and energized. Simon gives actors the freedom which is vital to unlock their inspiration." Actor: Marlon Solomon
Location: ICAT Manchester, 2nd Floor Courtlets House, 38 King Street West, Manchester, M3 2WZ.
Cost: £80 general admission, £70 ICAT Members and current students.

Posted 27/01/2017

 

ICAT MANCHESTER

The London Independent Centre for Actor Training

Canary Wharf, 30 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9TP

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Objectives and Actioning with Mike Alfred



Sunday February 26th 10am-5pm

Learn from the man himself! This masterclass is a unique opportunity to explore the principles of internationally renowned director, Mike Alfreds. This incredibly simple but powerful Actioning toolkit allows actors to approach any text or scene in a clear, committed and dynamic way.
Feedback from our recent Mike Alfreds summer school:
"This is the kind of coaching that can only be described, in my opinion, as essential to any actor who is serious about their craft." Graham Eaglesham, Actor and Accent Coach.
Location: Deli Studios, Canary Wharf, 30 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9TP
Cost: £50 general admission, £42.50 ICAT Members and current students.

Posted 27/01/2017

 

The Embers Group

The Embers Group
www.theembersgroup.co.uk

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Contact: For more info on how to book your place please visit www.theembersgroup.co.uk

Introduction to Acting



Tues 28th Feb

The Embers Group, Manchester offers a relaxed, fun and supportive introduction to Acting through its new 6 week evening class block.
Starts Tues 28th Feb - £15 per 2 hr class.

Introduction to Acting

Posted 12/02/2017

 

January 2017

Bulkington Village Centre
www.bulkingtonvillagecentre.com

UK
School Road, Bulkington, Warwickshire CV12 9JB

Contact: Jos Kemp
Centre Administrator
02476 494094
bulkingtonvillagecentre@btconnect.com

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
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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


www.quinceplayers.co.uk

UK
Cordes Hall, Berkshire

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OPEN EVENING



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.
ALL WELCOME

Posted 09/01/2017

 

Shavington Drama Group


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UK
Cheshire

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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

UK
Oakwellgate: Gateshead: NE8 2AU

Contact: www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson

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
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• 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.
£10

• 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.
£6

• 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.
£10
There will be a pay bar at both evening performances.
Suitable for 16 yrs +
To book: 0191 433 4699 or visit: www.gateshead.gov.uk/whatson

Posted 08/01/2017

 

Glenamaddy Players


Ireland
Town Hall Theatre, Glenamaddy

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Glenamaddy Players General meeting



Sat 28th Jan at 9pm

If anyone did not receive a text please attend the meeting and ensure that the secretary has your correct contact details.
New members always welcome??

Posted 23/01/2017

 

The London Independent Centre for Actor Training

The London Independent Centre for Actor Training

Deli Studios, Canary Wharf, 30 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9TP

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Action Taster Session



Taster: Saturday 28th January 2pm- 4pm
Course: Saturdays 2pm-4pm from 25th Feb til 25th March (5 weeks)

Take Action this January!
Are you considering a move into professional acting? Perhaps you'd like to see what sort of things training as an actor involves?

The London Independent Centre for Actor Training is running a 5 Week Action Course (5 sessions spread over 5 weeks running from the 25th Feb - 25th March) which will cover basic skills explored in professional acting training.

We welcome all ages (18+) and any level of experience.

If you're unsure if you wish to commit to the 5 Week course, we will also be holding an Action Taster Session this Saturday the 28th January.

ICAT bases it's training heavily on the principles of the acclaimed director Mike Alfreds, which involve examining an actor's objectives and intentions when playing a role in order to be fully alive onstage.
If you'd like to know more about Actioning or about ICAT, please feel free to get in touch with me (london@icat.actor)
Want the secret to making any text spontaneous, dynamic, and above all, truthful?

At ICAT we are huge believers in the principles of action and impulse which forms the basis of much of Mike Alfreds seminal book and working practice Different Every Night. Mike founded both Shared Experience and Method and Madness theatre companies. Described by Ian McKellen as one of Britains top three directors, Mike is our course advisor and has worked with our staff extensively. We base our training upon the principles taught to us by Mike himself, and over the next 5 weeks, we're here to share them with you...

Posted 27/01/2017

 

Community Music Wales

UK
New Life Church, Fainwater, Cardiff, Wales

Contact: admin@communitymusicwales.org.uk

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

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Cost £195

Application Deadline 22nd Jan 2017

Posted 07/01/02017

 


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