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Music and Performing Arts
Spotlight: Music and Performing Arts
Welcome to our summer newsletter

The summer holidays are in sight, but there’s still a lot of goings on in the Performing Arts world. Here’s a quick round up of goings on in the performing arts community this term.

Remember I’m here to help support you. 

If you have any questions or queries about our Music, Drama or Performing Arts qualifications or would like to see something specific in future newsletters please let me know.

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2012 Level 3 Cambridge Technicals in Performing Arts
Cambridge Technicals Prepare for change events

In March 2019, as part of a larger review of post-16 vocational qualifications, the Department for Education (DfE) announced funding in England for the majority of our Level 3 Cambridge Technicals 2012 suite  will be withdrawn from 1 August 2020.

To support you we're hosting a series of  'Prepare for change' sessions in London, Leeds and Birmingham.

The sessions will provide you with a deeper understanding of what the potential changes could mean for your future curriculum and how we'll support you through these changes.

 Book onto Prepare for change session


I was pleased to attend the National Independent Schools' Drama Association (NISDA) conference on the 31 May and can recommend it to Drama teachers as an excellent CPD event, with exciting workshops and performances all included.

See their Twitter feed for pictures!

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TeachMeets for Drama and Music
TeachMeets for Drama and Music

Join me for a Drama TeachMeet on Tuesday 2 July at 16.00 in Sheffield, kindly hosted at Handsworth Grange Community Sports College. 

There is also a Music A Level TeachMeet kindly hosted at Hereford 6th Form College on Friday 30 August. 

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Acting exercises for you to try today from Bloomsbury

'100 Acting Exercises for 8-18 Year Olds ' offers tried and tested acting exercises that are guaranteed to inspire, ignite imagination and encourage confident performances from all your Drama students.

To celebrate the recent publication, Bloomsbury have extracted six of the acting exercises taken from different chapters of the book which the author describes as ‘perfect for a well-balanced lesson’ in their recent blog post.

Give them a try in your lesson.

100 Acting exercises for 8-18 year olds
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National Theatre Connections 2019
National Theatre Connections 2019

Bloomsbury publishes the 2019 edition of National Theatre Connections this month!

Each year the National Theatre commissions 10 new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

The festival exposes students to the world of professional theatre-making, giving them full control of a theatrical production.

This anthology brings together 10 new plays by some of the UK's most prolific and current writers and artists alongside notes on each of the texts exploring performance for schools and youth groups

Order copy of National Theatre Connections 2019

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