Month: May 2015

Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 29 May 2015

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline). Want to be sure you never miss an opportunity?  Sign …

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Workshop from Talawa Firsts: How to Write a Play (£6)

Talawa Firsts: How to Write a Play 11 June 2015, 7-8.30pm Talawa Theatre Workshop description: “Ever thought about writing a play? Come along to this practical session led by Jane Fallowfield (Literary Associate, Talawa Theatre Company) and Nina Steiger (Associate Director, Soho Theatre). Writing exercises and games will help draw out ideas from your head and onto the …

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Painting Pictures With Words Workshop at the Soho Theatre (£30)

Painting Pictures With Words 8 June 2015, 2-5pm Soho Theatre Workshop description:  “Inua is an award-winning poet, playwright and performer who crept into theatre after writing a long one-man show/poem called The 14th Tale. His highly lyrical and visual style of writing grows from a love of language, visual art and communication. At all times, he attempts …

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Good news! It’s not over yet for IdeasTap…

Like most emerging creatives, we were deeply saddened to hear IdeasTap would be closing, but today they’ve shared wonderful news that they will be postponing their closure until 8 July, and will carry on some of their work through a partnership with Hiive. Read the full update here.  

IdeasTap Spa event on writing Standup Poetry and Lyrics

Poetry & Lyrics 11 June 2015 from 10.30am-12.30pm IdeasTap 52 Bermondsey St., London IdeasTap will be running a masterclass with Laurie Bolger on writing poetry and lyrics. Laurie performs her unique style of stand-up poetry to audiences across the UK. Last year she hit Edinburgh Fringe & various UK festival stages as well as performances …

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Play Submissions Helper – 43 Playwriting Contests with June (and early July) 2015 Deadlines

Play Submissions Helper has just published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in June and early July 2015. As usual, we’ve already picked and posted the ones we’ve found most relevant (most of these are based in the US), but if you’d like to peruse the whole list you can find it here. Source:  Play Submissions Helper

Opportunities: Our Pick of the Week – Kevin Spacey Foundation £10,000 Grants for Artists of Choice

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun. This week’s pick: Kevin Spacey Foundation £10,000 Grants for Artists of Choice Description: The Kevin Spacey Foundation is offering grants to one exciting project in each of …

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Sheer Drop running Playwriting Workshop (£30)

Playwriting Workshop with Sheer Drop  Saturday 20th June 2015 from 10am-6pm 6 Frederick’s Place, EC2R 8BT (very close to Bank Underground Station) Got an idea for a play but not sure where to start? Working on a new play and looking for inspiration? Want to step up from writing short plays to tackling a full-length piece? …

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Writer in Residence sought by Putney High School

Applications are invited for the post of Writer in Residence at Putney High School, with effect from September 2015. This is a new post which will enable the successful candidate to take creative writing to a new level in the school. The English Department is a very strong department, consistently sending girls to Oxbridge, with …

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Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 22 May 2015

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline). Want to be sure you never miss an opportunity?  Sign …

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