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National Drama CPD Events

partnered with London Drama

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Physical Theatre with Frantic Assembly

National Drama is partnering London Drama in its programme of CPD events in London this term: one full day CPD and three evenings. All events discounted to ND members.

The full day workshop with Frantic Assembly takes place on Saturday 6th July 2019, 10am-5pm, venue TBC. Frantic Assembly is one of the most studied theatre companies and have an inimitable style and have long delighted audiences with their bold, collaborative and dynamic approach. Frantic Assembly is a recommended theatre company on Edexcel, WJEC and AQA Specifications. More info and booking at Frantic Assembly.

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Questioning in Drama

Thursday 16th May, 6.30-8.30pm: Venue: Goldsmiths.

This is a practical workshop led by Amanda Kipling, PGCE Drama Course Leader at Goldsmiths, exploring alternatives to the mainstream targeted questioning in the classroom. It explores how theatre and drama engage questioning by their very nature, how drama provides rich material for deep questioning through the art form and the art of hidden questioning.

This course will enable you to
– refresh your questioning and answering techniques;
– deepen dramatic engagement through enquiry;
– refine transitions between activities and so streamline planning.

More info and booking at Questioning.

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Why Teach GCSE Drama?

Wednesday 22nd May, 6.30-8.30pm: Venue: Goldsmiths.

At a time when your results are slipping because of government involvement in the curriculum, written exams and a cohort of SEND and EAL pupils, why teach GCSE Drama?

It’s time to think about moving to Btec where you are back in control of your curriculum: no exams, no set texts, three units based on your strengths with 100% coursework. Course led by Catherine Connor, PGCE Drama Course Leader at UEL. More info and booking at Why GCSE?

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Care & Good Use of Your Voice

Thursday 30th May, 6.30-8.30pm: Venue: Goldsmiths.

Are you looking after your voice? Do you really know how to?

Teachers like actors are professional voice users but unlike actors do not always get any kind of training to help them care for their voice

This is a practical workshop led by Amanda Kipling, PGCE Drama Course Leader at Goldsmiths, which traces the theory and practice of voice. From breathing through to articulation you will learn how your voice works, how it can be damaged, how to look out for danger signs and how to gain the most out of your voice while putting the least effort into it. More info and booking at Voice Care.

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Bursary Award Application

World Alliance for Arts Education (International Conference, Frankfurt)


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Bursary Award to attend World Alliance for Arts Education conference.

National Drama is offering a Bursary Award of £300, for the successful applicant to attend the 9th World Alliance for Arts Education Conference: Arts Education for everybody? Every student? Everywhere? which takes place from 28 October to 1 November 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany. More information at 9th WAAE Conference.

ND is seeking that curious drama/ theatre practitioner who would love to accompany our Chair, Áine Lark, on a trip to Germany for this exciting conference. This World Alliance meeting will explore the outcomes of the 8th WAAE Conference, held in Egypt in March 2019, with a range of organisations championing the arts (listed below) focusing on:

  • Comprehensive studies in all arts fields for students at all levels of schooling as part of a broad and holistic education
  • Out of school experiences in all arts fields for a diversity of learners in communities
  • Interdisciplinary arts experiences including digital and other emerging art forms both in school and out of school

The successful candidate will participate in workshops, talks, papers and other events with practitioners of the arts at an international level. Applications are encouraged from teachers and students of drama/theatre, or theatre practitioners, who would otherwise not have such an opportunity to attend.

The Bursary covers the full programme, hotel accommodation (4 nights in close-by hotels), breakfasts and conference dinner. The successful candidate would be responsible for flight and other personal costs.

How to Apply for the £300 Bursary
Submit a one page (A4) proposal of why and how this bursary will help and support your professional development. Tell us about yourself, your creative ambitions and your work. Send this to by 31st May 2019.

We will confirm your place on or before 15th June 2019.


  • You need to be a member of National Drama (ND)
  • On your return we require a balanced, articulate 3 – 4 page article with photographs sharing your experience with members through our magazine/ website – see your name in print!
  • A reasonable live presence while you are there through twitter and social media
  • A live presentation at our birthday celebration in November (15th – 17th weekend: location TBC) of 20 – 40 minutes
  • Bursary of £300 paid on completion of event

Participating organisations:
WAAE (World Alliance for Arts Education)
IDEA (International Drama and Theatre Education Association)
InSEA (International Society for Education in Art)
ISME (International Society for Music Education)
WDA (World Dance Alliance)

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ISSN 2040-2228

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