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National Drama's Annual General Meeting
National Drama's first AGM as a charity was held on Saturday 24th November, 2-5pm, at The Diorama Arts Centre, 201 Drummond Street, Regents Place, London NW1 3FE (map)
The AGM was inquorate so it will be reconvened in the New Year. All reconvened AGM information for members is at ND Reconvened AGM [log in required.]
However, the Election of Officers, conducted by the Electoral Reform Services,  was able to take place and in the contested posts the following people were returned as Officer/Trustees of the charity:
Chairperson: Aine Lark
Vice Chair: Zeena Rasheed
Secretary: Konstantina Kalogirou
Treasurer: Chris Lawrence
Publicity and Marketing: Vivienne Lafferty
Their profiles can be viewed at ND Executive Commitee
The full report of the AGM can be accessed here [log in required].

New Voices: Future Practice in Applied Theatre Symposium
Monday 21 January, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm at Derby Theatre
Are you future-ready?

In the light of the Arts Council’s proposed outcomes for 2030 regarding reimagined community engagement, we invite you to join us to extend and challenge your practice in the field of Applied Theatre.
More information and booking here.


Drama Magazine Vol 24.2
The latest issue of Drama magazine is published now. For more information about joining National Drama to receive it free with your membership go to ND Membership or to take out a paid for subscription go to Drama Magazine.

Welcome to Jessica Hynes – our new Patron

We welcome Jessica Hynes as a new Patron of National Drama, following her impressive and heart-felt Keynote at our ‘Drama Spa’ conference. Jessica has worked prolifically in television, film and theatre but it was her very genuine understanding of the critical importance of drama in schools that resonated with every teacher in the room.

Jessica declared: “I don’t think drama should be saved. It should be compulsory!

Read more about Jessica’s experiences when she visited 20 drama classrooms and why we welcomed her with open arms.

(Ref: ‘Reflections from the Chair’ / DRAMA 24.2)

Jessica Hynes and drama teachers

About National Drama

National Drama, the UK’s leading professional association for drama teachers and theatre educators, is dedicated to ensuring that all children and young people have the opportunity to learn about and through drama.

Learning through drama is a natural human process – our brains are ‘wired’ for it.  We recognise it as a powerful pedagogy and a creative process that provides a compelling means of exploration, expression and making meaning. Through it we learn what it is to be a human being.

National Drama is dedicated to the development, promotion and support of Drama and Theatre both in the UK and Internationally. We are an open and inclusive organisatiuon – One Forum: Many Voices – and we positively welcome as members all those who are interested in drama and theatre in learning contexts whether in the UK or beyond: see our Membership page.

We believe that teachers need to be learning themselves, practically and theoretically – and this is why National Drama arranges high quality Drama and Theatre Conferences and Events and Publications to support Drama practice. Visit our CPD site at ND CPD; our Magazine site at Drama Magazine; our Research Journal at Drama Research and our Shop site at ND Shop for other publications and backnumbers of past issues of Drama magazine.

If you are interested in the same things then why not join us at Join ND? We would love to have you on board!

National Drama is a charity, registration number 1173215.

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