STEP Conference 2014 - Drama: Soft Subject? Hard Outcomes!
Canada Water Culture Space, Canada Water Library
Southwark Theatres' Education Partnership (STEP)

Join us for the second annual STEP Conference exploring the changing landscape of Drama and its provision in and out of education. Presentations and workshops by: primary and secondary school teachers and theatre partners with a keynote speech from Dr Jonathan Barnes.

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Introduction Andrew Dewdney (Chair of STEP)
Keynotes by Adam Annand and Dr Jonathan Barnes


Session 1A
Unicorn Theatre
The Pardoner’s Tale - the challenge of maintaining the integrity of the theatre experience.
An exploration of the Unicorn’s work with schools and questions raised about the place of theatre in the current educational climate.
Session 1B
Adam Annand (London Bubble)
Early Years - a practical session exploring how to work in partnership with parents and young children. In the hour we will look at building partnerships, drama practice that works in this setting, and how we assess and evaluate this work.
Session 1C

Nicola and Natasha
NQTs in the borough

Session 2A

Half Moon Young People's Theatre
Half Moon's Careers in Theatre programme offers KS4 students a project management style, multi-disciplinary introduction to theatre-making. In this session, Half Moon discuss the programme and ask attendees to question how to re-think the careers advice we all offer young people seeking a career in theatre, and how we ensure students can fully utilise the skills they learn in Drama GCSE.
Session 2B
Huw Tiplady (Grange Primary School)
Setting up a Drama club for Primary. The need and benefits of Primary Drama.
Session 2C
Teresa Early (Artistic Director, Theatre Peckham)
INTO THE BOOK: Working text, and its impact on children and teachers who have taken part in classes, workshops and as audiences for public performance

Session 3A

Young Vic
Session 3B
Creative ESOL: a programme for newly arrived young migrants and refugees to develop English language skills through Drama and the arts.

Session 4A

London Bubble LB+
An interactive workshop exploring the impact of peer-to peer forum theatre
Session 4B
Amanda Kipling Goldsmiths University
Rolling Role

Session 5 Plenary Chaired by Natalie Wilson (Theatre Centre)

Youth Take-over
Shabnam Shabazi

Young artists and emerging theatre companies discuss why Drama is important to them.
After Hours Theatre Company
Spoken Word by Rae Levine
Mistaken Identity

Running Time: 
Friday 31st January
Ticket Price / Concessions: 

£37 for all three sessions, lunch and dinner

£30 for two sessions, lunch or dinner

£20 for one session, no food

Book here.

Address & Telephone Number: 

Canada Water Culture Space
Canada Water Library
21 Surrey Quays Road
SE16 7AR

Transport: Canada Water (Jubilee and Overground) / Buses: 199, 1, 225, 47, 188, 381, C10, P12