This year’s theme for London Writers’ Week is to provide access to and showcase the best new ideas going on in terms of writing for and using Digital Media in the UK. With the growth of Netflix, Amazon, BBC Three going online and theatre productions use of digital media, we hope the week provides an insight into and advice on some of the best new ideas in the UK.

Just announced: This year’s London Writers’ Week is also a benefit for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, with 100% of profits from the week going to help victims, supported by The Tabernacle, Notting’s Hill theatre and arts centre at the heart of the community – previous events at The Tabernacle include events with Adele, Lily Allen and others. If you are not able to attend the week in person, you can purchase a Donation ticket and receive email highlights from the week.

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July 2017
£15 - £60

London Writers’ Week: Festival Passes

July 3 - July 8
The Tabernacle,
34 - 35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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    This year, London Writers' Week has introduced Festival Passes, to help make the week sustainable but also to keep the week accessible.   If you are going to be attending more than one event, these Festival Passes represent great value for money, for example a Festival Pass used for all 24 events will work out as allowing you to attend each event for only £2.50.   The following Festival Passes are available:   Festival Pass - includes entry…

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London Writers’ Week: Donation Ticket

July 3 @ 8:00 am - July 8 @ 11:00 pm
The Tabernacle,
34 - 35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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London Writers' Week is pleased to announce that London Writers' Week will this year be held as a benefit for victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, with 100% of the week's profits going to help victims. If you are not able to attend the week, you can now purchase a Donation Ticket - in return for a donation to help the victims of Grenfell Tower, London Writers’ Week will email all donation ticket holders top tips and summary highlights from…

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£5

Central Saint Martins: The Future of Writing Training

July 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins,
Handyside Street, Kings Cross
London, N1C 4AA United Kingdom
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  Overview   In this panel discussion, Masters from one of the UK's leading writing courses, the MA Dramatic Writing course at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, will discuss the future of writing training, how to improve arts education and how to protect arts education. With the effect of EBACC on schools and the recent House of Lords' inquiry into the gap between the skills provided by the education sector and the skills needed by the creative industries,…

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£5.00

Pervasive Media Studio: New Ideas in Digital Media

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins,
Handyside Street, Kings Cross
London, N1C 4AA United Kingdom
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  Overview   The Pervasive Media Studio hosts a community of over 100 artists, creative companies, technologists and academics exploring experience design and creative technology. The company is widely regarded as being one of the UK companies leading the way in terms of digital media and this is chance for writers to find out about their work and get new ideas on how to write for digital media.   In this In Conversation event, Pervasive Media Studio producer Victoria Tillotson…

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£5

Showcase: MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins

July 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins,
Handyside Street, Kings Cross
London, N1C 4AA United Kingdom
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  Overview   The MA Dramatic Writing Showcase introduces the work of the graduating students each year from the MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins, the only course in the UK to cover writing for all forms of dramatic writing including theatre, film, television, radio, and digital media.   Over two years the student writers are trained by the professionals leading the way in the industry, including John Yorke, founder of the BBC Writers Academy,…

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£5.00

Launch of The Student Guide to Writing: Web Series

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Tabernacle,
34 - 35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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  Overview   Join Artistic Director of Boundless Theatre Company Rob Drummer and Director of London Writers’ Week Jennifer Tuckett to find out about the second installment of The Student Guide to Writing competition series.   The Student Guide to Writing competition series provides access to step by step lesson plans written by those leading the way in the industry to help you create a piece of work - this year in terms of web series and online drama.  …

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£5.00

In Conversation with Kate Rowland, former Creative Director of New Writing at the BBC, and Executive Producer of the BAFTA nominated “The Last Hours of Laura K”

July 5 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Tabernacle,
34 - 35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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The Last Hours of Laura K

  Overview   In this In Conversation event, Kate Rowland, founder of BBC Writersroom, former Creative Director of New Writing at the BBC, and Executive Producer of The Last Hours of Laura K, will discuss how writers can move into digital media and how The Last Hours of Laura K came about.   Kate will discuss how the four playwrights who wrote The Last Hours of Laura K moved into digital media with the project, how the project was written, filmed,…

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£5.00

In Conversation with writer Al Smith – how to have a career writing across forms

July 5 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Tabernacle,
34 - 35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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  Overview   Writer Al Smith’s credits include Harrogate (Royal Court Theatre), Diary of a Madman (Gate Theatre), Lifelines (BBC Radio 4, best series at the 2017 BBC Audio Drama Awards), plus work for television, film and digital media. Al Smith was also writer and Executive Producer on “The Cut”, one of the first web series projects for the BBC. Join Al for top tips on writing for web series but also on creating a career as a writer that…

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£5.00

Boundless Theatre: Writing for young people workshop

July 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Tabernacle,
34 - 35 Powis Square
London, W11 2AY United Kingdom
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  Overview   Join Artistic Director of Boundless Theatre Company Rob Drummer for a workshop on writing for young people. Between 2011 and 2013, Rob was the principal Dramaturg and Literary Manager for HighTide Festival Theatre and from 2013 to 2016 he was Associate Dramaturg at the Bush Theatre. Boundless Theatre Company is a leading company for young people, which has recently launched The Commissioners programme for young people and whose most recent production Natives achieved 4 star reviews. This…

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£5.00

Boundless Theatre: Showcase of New Ideas on Writing for Young Audiences

July 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins,
Handyside Street, Kings Cross
London, N1C 4AA United Kingdom
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  Overview   Join us for a showcase of Boundless Theatre’s recent exploration of how to write for young audiences. This showcase will feature short plays exploring different ways of writing for young people written by MA Dramatic Writing at Drama Centre London at Central Saint Martins students.   This showcase is for you if…   You're a writer who would like to write for young people   You'd like to find out more about Boundless Theatre   You'd like…

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