Monday, 23 May 2011

Trinity College 2011 Playwriting Competition

Plays for children and young people can excite and inspire writers, performers and audiences. Now in its second year, the International Playwriting Competition encourages new writing in this field, recognising the very best with cash prizes, performances on the London stage and publication with international distribution. Writers are asked to submit a one-act play that is either:

  • suitable for performers aged 11 years and under


  • intended for an audience aged 12–16 years.

The competition is open to writers of any age, of any level of experience and from any country. All plays must be written substantially or entirely in the English language.

Prizes in each category:

  • cash prize of £1,000 for the winning writer
  • Trinity College London will publish the winning plays in a collection of plays from the competition
  • winning play to be performed at a gala event at a London theatre in January 2012
  • travel and accommodation costs for the writer to attend the gala performance.

In addition, up to six ‘Highly Commended’ awards:

  • cash prize of £500
  • Trinity College London will publish the winning plays in a collection of plays from the competition.

Awards will also be made for The Most Promising Playwright(s) aged 11 years and under and The Most Promising Playwright(s) aged 12–16 years.

For full details see the Trinity College website, or click here to enter the competition.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Big Arts Day Big Choir

This year the Big Arts Day team want to end the day with a spectacular community arts finale involving hundreds, if not thousands, of local people of all ages.

As part of the overall vision they want to create the largest ever community choir in Swindon and they’ve organised a meeting where you can find out more and help them work out if and how they can do this. Everyone is welcome to come and find out more, you don’t have to be part of a choir, just keen to get singing and keen to be involved.

The launch meeting will be held on 18th May 2011 at The Platform, Faringdon Road, Swindon SN1 5BJ from 17.30 to 19.00. Please confirm to Jeanette Ketcher (phone 01793 465023) to let them know if you can come, so they can make sure they have got enough coffee, tea and biscuits ready.

Please help them by spreading the word about this meeting and please do invite anyone else you think would be interested.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Photos: The Importance of Being Arty

You don't have tickets yet for The Importance of Being Arty. Your friends see the show tonight. They come in to school tomorrow and tell you how amazing it was. You want to see it. So does everyone else. Thursday's show sells out. You miss out!

You can prevent this situation!
There are still a few tickets left for both performances.
Come and buy yours today from the Arts Office in the Dance Studio!

The Importance of Being Arty
Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th May
7.30pm - 8.15pm
Tickets: £3 students, £4 adults

Monday, 9 May 2011

Youth Dance Summer School at Gloucestershire Dance

I've just had a mail through to let us know about this years summer school at Gloucestershire Dance , so I thought I'd pass it on! It's a three day workshop in July and looks pretty good, so I'd recommend booking early. See their website for more information.