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Bristol French Drama Festival 2016

Saturday, 12 March, 2016 - 00:00
Event Type: 
South West
The University of Bristol

Bristol French Drama Festival – an exciting and creative project for secondary schools in the South West, organised by Routes into Languages South West in partnership with two enthusiastic and experienced French drama teachers – will showcase short productions prepared by French drama clubs in secondary schools on Saturday 12th March 2016 at the University of Bristol.

Foreign language assistants and teachers are invited to organise a French drama club in school for students who are interested in both subjects (French and drama) to run weekly during the lunch break or after school between November - March. They will have 4 months to prepare a 5-10 minute performance on the pre-determined theme - this year the prop to be used is a 'flip flop'!

This will culminate with a fun performance for all – pupils will perform their production on stage and share it with other participants, friends and families at the festival in March! Three prizes will be awarded to winners – for Best Acting, Best Language Skills and Creativity.

To watch the highlights of the 2015 festival, please visit our YouTube RiLSouthWest Channel.

This is a joint event with a Bristol-based company Theatre VO.

Bristol French Drama Festival is supported by Institut Français and this year it will open the Semaine de la Francophonie 2016:

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To help you organise a French drama club in school, we are holding several training workshops for teachers and assistants, which will give you the confidence and numerous ideas on how to run such a club. Training workshops will take place on Wednesday 11th November at the University of Bristol. If you would like to attend a training workshop please register by Monday 2nd November using the relevant link below:



In addition, for teachers who would like to receive a more in-depth training we will also organise a one day training course 'Teaching French through Drama' on Wednesday 13th January at the University of Bristol. If you would like to reserve a place, please register by Monday 4th January using this link.

Booking information: 

If you want your French drama club to take part in Bristol French Drama Festival on 12th March, please register using the link below by Monday 15th February.