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Drama and Creative Writing

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Young People

How to join
If you are interested in joining React orCreative ESOL or want to know more about Rewrite projects you can get involved in, fill out the contact form. Alternatively, send a text to this number: 07575 743103

"We're treated like grown-ups and we have our own independence. It's fun! Our performances are sophisticated and I've gained more confidence since being in the group."
Mwila, React participant.

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Bespoke Projects
Rewrite has a strong track record of delivering bespoke projects for primary and secondary schools. This has included awareness raising and integration arts projects with young people using drama, storytelling, creative writing and film. We are interested in working with partners to create projects which meet individual needs.

We can work with your school to support students with English as an Additional Language through drama.

We can work with students to devise plays around issues that are important to them and their world.

We can offer creative writing/ literacy projects and workshops.

We can offer one-off workshops on global issues, issues surrounding refugees and asylum seekers, and challenging prejudice and racism.

We can tailor make workshops to curriculum requirements, such as citizenship, PSHE, Black History Month or Refugee Week.

We have formed successful partnerships with many schools and colleges including: Bethnal Green Technology College (where Rewrite were artists in residence, 2002 -2003), Aylwin Girls' School (now Harris Academy Bermondsey), St Saviours and St Olaves School, Sacred Heart School, Walworth Academy, St Michael and All Angels Academy, Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich and Robert Browning Primary School.

If you would like to find out more about the possibilities for a bespoke Rewrite project in your school, please fill out the contact form or call us on 07575 743103.

“The Rewrite drama workshop was dynamic, fast moving and thought provoking. Good relationships and an atmosphere of mutual respect were established. The girls would have loved even more!”
(Paula Willcox, Head of Drama, St Saviours and St Olaves School)

“The project built the confidence of my students to the point where they trusted themselves to create some really accomplished and powerful pieces of writing.”
(Charlotte Tatam, Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich)

“I found that when you know what to write about and your pen starts moving on the paper and the ink starts moving , it can’t really stop! ..... It’s made me feel like I’ve just won a prize. Thank you!”.
(Jemimah, year 8 student)

Referring young people
We have a referral process in place for both React and Creative ESOL via Southwark and Lambeth schools. All places are free of charge. If you would like to refer a young person to one of these projects, please complete the contact form and we will be in touch. Alternatively, call us on 07575 743103.

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We engage volunteers to support all our activities. This includes opportunities to act as a workshop assistant, gain experience in community arts coordination and support productions through technical and design work. If you are interested in getting involved as a volunteer please complete the contact form or call us on 07575 743103.

"Seeing the projects evolve is a lot of fun and I really enjoyed hearing the young people's ideas every week. You can get involved with many different aspects ... from helping out with scripts to set design."
Gemma Cantlow, React volunteer

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Rewrite aims to work with and for the community. Our projects often bring together groups that would not normally interact. We give them the opportunity to work together to challenge negative perceptions and ease community tensions. We have worked with older people, refugee groups, people with disabilities and various other local community groups

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Rewrite, 5 Elephant Lane, London SE16 4JD
tel: 07575 743103
reg charity 1109901