**My Summer with Rewrite** by Zainab Gill

Throughout my summer with Rewrite, I have participated in Rewrite’s summer theatre production and I have been given the pleasure of attending a further trip to watch the play Yerma at the Young Vic. I was also a participant in the Horniman Museum’s workshop – where I also volunteered to help out at the following week. Through my first experience with Rewrite I had been given the opportunity to work on my performance skills and also perform outside my comfort zone- as I was given a character in which I found quite challenging to perform as. The trip to watch “Yerma” was a truly heart-felt performance in which reflected the life of a women, who unfortunately was struggling to have children. This play allowed me to have more knowledge about an extremely important topic all women who want children, fear about but it also gave me an insight of how to perform better as an actress.


Our final trip to the Horniman Museum was amazing as we were given a workshop in which we played Brazilian instruments such as the Agogô mostly used in samba music and Brazilian dance etc. We were able to view the wonderful art work, gardens and history in the museum and I later had the opportunity of volunteering at a Rewrite workshop to help adults and children have fun at the museum with historical items. In conclusion, I would say the greatest part of being a part of Rewrite’s summer activities was being able to meet new people and gain more amazing friends. Thank you Rewrite for giving me a holiday full of activities I will always remember and be grateful for!


REACT group performs at the Horniman Museum, Saturday 25 June

As part of Refugee Week, our React Youth Theatre will be performing their work at the Horniman Museum.

Date: Saturday 25 June
Time: 3:30pm & 4.30pm
Where: Horniman Museum and Gardens, 100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ

Come along and catch up with the group who will present:

Mornings and Evenings

A work-in-progress about South London told through the eyes of local teenagers.

If you have any questions about this free event, get in touch with the team 07575743103.

Rewrite’s participation in Refugee Week contributes to a wider 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.

Free Writers Anthology Launch – Thursday 23 June

Over the last term our Rewrite Free Writers have been busy working away on new pieces of work and we’d love you to come and join us as we unveil them in a beautiful anthology.

We are bringing together our talented young people, our phenomenal freelance artists, our amazing board members and volunteers and our generous supporters to share the hard work of our young people and celebrate another brilliant achievement.

Please join us for a special sharing of their work, readings from poets and refreshments.

Date: Thursday 23 June
Time: 5.30pm – 6.15pm
Where: TRUNK, Artsworks Elephant, Elephant Road, London, SE17 1AY

Please click here to reserve your tickets or alternatively email [email protected] and we will pop you on the attendance list.

We look forward to seeing you there for this lovely celebration. If you have any questions about the event, please call 07575743103.

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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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.

Creative ESOL Conference

On 29th March 2014 we delivered our first ever conference to disseminate the Creative ESOL model and share knowledge around participatory arts approaches to language learning for migrants and refugees.

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