Embracing difference through drama and creative writing

Rewrite fights prejudice and injustice by bringing together young people from different backgrounds through the power of drama and creative writing.

Winners of the Capital Community Foundation Award for outstanding work with young people and a Rising Star Award from the Global Fund for Children.


Latest news from Rewrite…

Creative Writing Competition 2016: Welcome

Refugee vigil Broadmeadows

“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark”
Warsan Shire, ‘ Conversations about home (at a deportation centre)’

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Volunteer reflections: words from Jack Young

Jack is undertaking an MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education at Goldsmiths and has been volunteering on our core Free Writers project and our EYFS Creative ESOL project at Henry Fawcett Primary School where he works. The support he has given our children and young people this term is invaluable and we can’t thank him enough. As one final request we asked him to reflect on his experiences on the projects… Continue reading →

Rewrite at Free Word’s Multilingualism Lab

At the end of November, Rewrite were invited to deliver a Creative ESOL workshop at Freeword’s Multilingualism in Creativity Lab. Continue reading →

#GivingTuesday – help us support newly arrived migrants and refugees today

With rising numbers of new arrivals and increasing cuts to support for young people with English as an Additional Language, there has never been a greater need for our Creative ESOL projects in the community and in schools. Continue reading →

Rewrite projects begin again 29th of September and 1st of October

Creative ESOL and Free Writers kick off again in two weeks at our usual venue Inspire, the Crypt, Liverpool Grove, Walworth Road SE17 2HH. Continue reading →

Refugee Week Performances – 20th of June across London

If you missed our event at Southwark Playhouse on Sunday, you can see React and Freewriters across London on Saturday: Continue reading →

Celebrating Refugee Week 2015 – Rewrite Summer Performance

Refugee Week is a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. Continue reading →

Creative ESOL Sharing, March 17th

Our theme this term at Creative ESOL was fairy tales and immersive theatre. We went on a group trip to see Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales at the Oxo Tower and have been developing a performance piece inspired by what we saw. Continue reading →

Creative ESOL Advanced Training

Canada Water Library
Saturday 14th March 2015, 9.30am to 4.30pm

Rewrite are pleased to announce an advanced level Creative ESOL training course, sharing their innovative practice on language learning through drama and the arts. The one-day course is suitable for anyone involved in language teaching, arts facilitation or supporting newly arrived communities (and is particularly relevant for EAL, ESOL and participatory arts practitioners). Continue reading →

Annual Celebration Event 2014

On Tuesday 18th November 2014 we celebrated another fantastic year of Rewrite activities. The event was held at Lost Theatre, Stockwell and included performances and talks by Rewrite participants, rehearsed readings of the winning entries to our creative writing competition and plenty of food and drink! Have a look at some photos from the evening.