Play Club 2020: The Selections

Over the bizarre year that 2020 has been, we’ve been running our annual Play Club project. Writers get a play to read one month, and have to respond with their own inspired 10 page plays the following month. From those, we’ve selected 6 winning pieces which will be showcased in this event; ranging from comedic …

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‘Get ‘em in hot water and then get ‘em out again’: 2020 and The Hope of the Narrative

In this guest post by Florence Bell, she discusses how she set up ITCH (www.itchwriting.com), a new approach to writing workshops and how the urge make theatre is still worth pursuing even in these difficult times.  ‘Get ‘em in hot water and then get ‘em out again’. So goes the advice of Frank Craven, actor, …

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: LPW Introduction to Writing for Musical Theatre Workshops

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: LPW Introduction to Writing for Musical Theatre Workshops Description: After the popularity of our Introduction …

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UK Jewish Film – The Pears Short Film Fund

The Pears Short Film Fund at the UK Jewish Film awards two grants of up to £13,500 for the production of a short film – drama, animation or factual – with a Jewish theme of significance to both Jewish and general audiences. The fund focuses on supporting the production and exhibition of short films that reflect …

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Heads Bodies Legs Theatre Company: Molly’s Masquerade – free writing workshops

Heads Bodies Legs Theatre Company is looking for writers to attend a series of free online writing workshops to explore themes primarily around sexuality, LGBTQ+ identity and sex work themes. The writing workshops are part of the Molly’s Masquerade, a Heritage Lottery and Arts Council funded project, which celebrates the history of London’s 18th Century molly …

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We Exist: Online LGBT+ Open Writing and Creative Space

Queer writers, creatives, and artists of any discipline are welcome to drop in on a weekly two-hour Zoom call for dedicated silent creative work every Thursday evening throughout the month of November from 7pm – 9pm GMT. These open creative sessions are offered free and open to all members of the LGBT+ community to attend, …

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Frumpish Theatre accepting 30 minute plays from womxn writers for festival

FRESH is Frumpish Theatre’s first New Writing Festival, dedicated to promoting new short plays by womxn writers. They are looking for nine new 30-minute plays to be performed as part of FRESH. Theyare looking for stories by womxn and non-binary voices, though the cast does not have to be exclusively all womxn. Your piece can …

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Open Culture seeking proposals for Liverpool Light Night

Open Culture are looking for proposals to form next year’s festival programme and showcase the city’s phenomenal year-round arts offer to a diverse audience from across the North West and beyond. LightNight is Liverpool’s annual one-night arts festival offering audiences an unforgettable trail of live and virtual events for all ages including light projections, street …

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Northern Writers Awards 2021

The Northern Writers’ Awards are now open for entry until Thursday 18 February 2021. There are multiple categories and Prizes available. The winners of the 2021 Northern Writers’ Awards will be announced during the week of 21 June 2021. The 2021 announcement may take place virtually. Some winners will be invited to take part in …

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