Teaching Drama is delighted to announce that we’ll be partnering up with 2015’s PERFORM, which will be celebrating its fifth anniversary from 13–15 February 2015 at London Olympia. Each year PERFORM runs workshops and seminars for people involved or looking to build a career in the performing arts. 2015’s available sessions exceed 60 in number.
There’s a huge range of workshops
and seminars on oﬀer at PERFORM
TD have worked with PERFORM to create the ‘Teaching Drama magazine workshop series’: a specially crafted programme for teachers which will run on the Saturday (14 February). The first of the three workshops, ‘Contemporary theatre practitioners’, will explore the methods of contemporary theatre companies for inclusion in KS4/5 study programmes to fulfil practitioner-inspired modules. The session will be led by a member of one of the UK’s most innovative physical theatre groups, Frantic Assembly.
The second session in the TD series, ‘Preparing students for written papers’, will be a teachers’ seminar with representatives from the leading exam boards – looking at what students need to do to meet assessment criteria in both written and performance exams at KS4 and 5.
For teachers looking to brush up their technical theatre skills, the third workshop will look at how to make the best use of a limited school lighting rig and what you can do to bring your productions to life with a member from leading entertainment lighting specialists White Light.
As well as TD’s workshop series for teachers, there are other sessions running throughout the three days for teachers, ran by the National Theatre, Trinity College London and Bodens College of Performing Arts. For full details of the programme, visit the PERFORM website.
All of the workshops, each costing £3 for admittance, are now open to book now at www.performshow.co.uk; limited spaces are available, so early booking is advised.
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Backstage Academy is looking to recruit teaching, admin and industry staff ahead of the new term commencing in October 2014. The academy, based at the LS-Live rehearsal studios in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, deliver industry-based training in lighting, sound, staging, live visuals, networks, show control and event planning
Backstage Academy’s courses are validated by the University of Bolton. It runs an FdA in live events production, a BA (Hons) top-up year and, new for 2014, a BA (Hons) in visual production. The academy focuses on employability, practical experience and industry-relevant skills.
Director of courses Robin Watkinson: ‘We are looking to add stage engineering, automation, stage management, film and TV location management, and sports events management to our portfolio of validated courses.
‘We are currently seeking applications from: industry professionals interested in delivering lectures, seminars or masterclasses in their field of expertise; experienced teachers with experience of lecturing and supporting students studying at HE4 or above; and admin staff to support our growing education portfolio.’
The academy has part and full-time positions available, as well as opportunities to run masterclasses. If you are interested in a position at Backstage Academy, submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a sponsor of PERFORM 2012, Teaching Drama is delighted to offer you and your students an exclusive £8 ticket deal for the event.
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PEFORM is for anyone looking for a career in the drama industry; teachers, actors and backstage artists can attend seminars, workshops and talk to the 40 exhibitors in attendance at this years event. There will be leading drama schools such as Central School of Speech and Drama to talk to, along with industry professionals like Equity to offer their advice on future career choices. There are 50 workshops on offer, including a seminar on ‘teaching and the performing arts.’ To find our more visit www.performshow.co.uk
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BETT show 2012
BETT offers over 100 workshops, seminars and discussions – all part of their ‘learn live’ initiative. 650 exhibitors will attend, offering IT solutions for teachers and showcasing the newest products available on the market.
The show is in its 28th year and has approximately 60,000 visitors coming every year. Come and visit for the latest developments in ICT technology for the classroom. Free to attend.
The four day event will be held at London Olympia from 11th-14th January.
To register visit www.bettshow.com
State of the Arts 2012
Hosted by the Arts council and in association with Manchester and Salford City Council’s, along with the BBC, this year’s event will take place at The Lowry – a first for the event which has previously been held in London. Returning for it’s third year in February, the event will focus on the relationship between society and the artist. There will be a number of events, talks, debates and pre-conference entertainment available.
Book before 25th December and receive an early bird discount – however it is still fairly pricey.
Early bird tickets cost £80, full price tickets will set you back by about £110.
But for those who can’t afford the entry the Arts Council are offering 50 bursaries which will
cover: a ticket to State of the Arts including the pre conference arts events, travel and one night’s accommodation. Information about how to apply for a bursary will be announced on their website on Monday 12th.
For more information visit www.artscouncil.org.uk/about-us/conferences-training/state-arts-2012
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