News

Pinter exhibition at the British Library

10 years on from the death of Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, this display takes you back to the beginning of his playwriting career. From his final play Celebration to the early prose pieces that influenced his dramatic writing, reproductions of his manuscripts and archival photographs offer a glimpse into Pinter’s creative process. Find out which lines, words …

Pinter exhibition at the British Library Read More »

The Bunker to open a free workspace for writers

The  Bunker is establishing a free-to-use writers’ room at its London home, as part of plans announced by new artistic director Chris Sonnex. Sonnex took over the leadership of the theatre in September and is also unveiling his first season, which includes a satirical comedy about refugees in the UK, the Fringe First award-winning Funeral Flowers and …

The Bunker to open a free workspace for writers Read More »

Wales Writer in Residence (National Theatre Wales BBC Cymru Wales) Email now to express interest

BBC Cymru Wales and National Theatre Wales, along with BBC Writersroom, have announced a major new partnership to develop and support new Welsh writing talent. The annual Wales Writer in Residence award is a prestigious new scheme – worth over £12,000 to the winner – to support new writing for broadcast and theatre.  It replaces the biennial Wales Drama Award which has …

Wales Writer in Residence (National Theatre Wales BBC Cymru Wales) Email now to express interest Read More »

BBC Writersroom announces submission window for Script Room Drama 2019

BBC Writersroom’s regular window for unsolicited scripts is open between 5pm on Monday 10 December 2018 and 5pm on Monday 7 January 2019 for Drama scripts (TV, film, radio, stage or online).  Before considering making a submission, you will need to read the  information  on the website carefully. Submissions that do not meet the criteria or are in …

BBC Writersroom announces submission window for Script Room Drama 2019 Read More »

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts

University Women in the Arts, the mentoring scheme to improve the transition from women studying the arts to working in the arts, has announced a series of new partnerships with leading arts and education organisations to help tackle abuse in the arts. The year long project will help female arts students and recent graduates have …

University Women In The Arts Announces Partnerships With Leading Arts Organisations On Project To Tackle Abuse In The Arts Read More »

London Writers’ Week 2018 announces its’ programme

London Writers’ Week is back for 2018 and we’re proud to announce that London Playwrights’ Blog is on board again as a partner! London Writers’ Week, the annual week providing access to and showcasing the best new ideas going on in new writing in the UK and the new writing version of London Fashion Week, …

London Writers’ Week 2018 announces its’ programme Read More »

Twenty-four-hour harassment and mental health helpline launches for theatre professionals

A free helpline set up to provide health and well-being support is now available for theatre industry professionals. The 24-hour service has been set up by the Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, providing a phone and email service from June 14. Called the Theatre Helpline, it is intended to offer confidential support and …

Twenty-four-hour harassment and mental health helpline launches for theatre professionals Read More »