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University Women in the Arts’ International Women’s Day Event at the Royal Court Theatre

University Women In the Arts, the one off mentoring scheme to improve the transition for women from studying the arts to working in the arts, has announced its International Women’s Day event for 2018. The event will focus on and respond to the recent discussions on abuse, bullying and harassment in the arts, focusing particularly …

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Play Amnesty: Glasgow Women’s Library call for donations of plays written by women

Glasgow Women’s Library and Stellar Quines have launched a Play Amnesty to showcase female playwriting talent. The Play Amnesty is a call out for plays written by women which can be put on a drama shelf  to be unveiled on the 8 March to mark International Women’s Day. Glasgow Women’s Library and Stellar Quines say: “As we both …

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Orton – a new online resource for writers

Orton is a new online resource that enables writers to develop their work within a community environment. It allows work to be shared and discussed and invites fellow-writers (and readers) to suggest edits, comment on what’s working and give critical feedback on a completed draft or snippet of material. It’s completely free to use and …

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Help us to reach our fundraising target!

As you know, we’re running The Dark Horse Festival next week as part of London Writers’ Week. The festival showcases the best unproduced scripts in London and shows the wide range of London’s playwriting talent. We’re running a fundraising campaign to make sure the festival is as successful as it can possibly be! We’re a non-profit organisation …

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Winner of Kenneth Branagh Award announced – and call for directors!

Three winners of the Windsor Fringe’s Kenneth Branagh Drama Award for New Writing, 2016, have been announced! Congratulations go to Jacky Daly for ‘The Space Between’, David Hendon for ‘Eyes to the Wind’ and Eleanor Clare for ‘Jameson & Son. Funeral Services Since 1888’. Organisers said judges were impressed with the high standard of writing …

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University Women in the Arts announces first public event & partnership with Oberon

UNIVERSITY WOMEN IN THE ARTS ANNOUNCES FIRST PUBLIC EVENT AND NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH OBERON BOOKS University Women in the Arts, the new scheme for female students studying arts subjects at Universities across the UK, has announced its first public event. This will be an In Conversation event with Kate Rowland, founder of BBC Writersroom, the …

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London Playwrights Workshop is looking for an Intern!

Interested in learning about blogging and supporting playwrights? We want to hear from you! London Playwrights Workshop is seeking an intern to support the work of London Playwrights Blog. The post is ideally suited to an emerging writer interested in learning about blogging and getting involved with a non-profit company during its start-up stage. About …

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BBC Comedy Classroom – comedy writing resources for young people

Comedy Classroom is a new BBC initiative designed to get young people writing and involved in comedy. There’s a competition with three different categories but even if you’re not eligible to enter, the scheme’sofficial website is bursting with fantastic videos offering practical advice on writing comedy. David Walliams shares some secrets about crafting a great …

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MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London launch new competition series for students

MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, the Bush Theatre, Writers at Work Productions and Oberon Books launch new competition series for students. The new MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, the Bush Theatre, Writers at Work Productions and Oberon Books have announced that they are …

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