Free learning & drama resource – Jacob Wrestles with the Angel

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  The Bishop’s Pilgrimage Day 24th September 2016, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich   Genesis 32, 21-31 – Jacob Wrestles with the Angel  When I was asked to develop a 6 minute piece of drama for the Eucharist on the above day, using the above scripture, I was delighted and a little bit scared in equal measure.  Why on earth was I …

Dramatic Direction of Role Play

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NHS Palliative Care – role-play scenarios I provide support for role-play development.  Below, you will find two examples of (many) scenarios that were developed and filmed for the NHS training department.  My role in this project was the dramatic direction and development of the role-play. These roles were undertaken by students of mine and professional actors. Scenario 1:  Features Gordon Holmes, …

Public Speaking and English Language Tuition

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I am a Speech and Drama Tutor. I provide Public Speaking Tuition for the private and corporate sectors. As a CELTA qualified TEFL teacher I also specialise in providing Public Speaking and English Language tuition to non-native English Speakers. This clip above film is a very short extract from a day’s one-to-one workshop that I provided for the NHS.  We spent …

Parkfield Community School, Birmingham – Voice & Emotional Expression

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Bespoke workshops available upon request.   A pleasure to work at this wonderful inner city school in Birmingham. “… the children obviously warmed to you and were comfortable working with you.  They felt that usually the louder children had more say, but in your workshop all of the children had equal opportunity to share and be heard.  The resources that …

BBC coverage of ‘Open Stagers’

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Beverley Jordan, Artisitic Director of Blank canvas Productions Ltd, was asked to and subsequently spent over 3 years directing/tutoring the ‘Open Stagers’ weekly drop-in classes at The Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich – from it’s very first class back in 2010 until the end of 2013! These classes were set up for the over 55’s and have proved to be a …


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This film is the final part of ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’, an acting for film and script development course developed & run by Beverley Jordan in association with Cinema Plus. This project was directed and filmed by myself & Tracy G Williams (Tracy Island TV) in a professional environment during the summer of 2011. The realised script was shot and edited …

Strange Little Play

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BBC coverage of 10 1/2 hour workshop with Beverley Jordan Director of ‘Blank Canvas Productions Ltd’. Taking a look at absurd behavior traits in modern society and obsessive use of the internet. Stimuli used – Oscar Wilde, Theatre of the Absurd. I enjoyed writing this iambic pentameter for the introduction to this performance: “On this our workshop performance day, I …


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A ‘Living Statue’ street performer encounters some devilish competition. He doesn’t get mad. He just tries to get even… A Blank Canvas Production in conjunction with Tracy Island TV ‘Dead Good’ written by Jack Griggs-Smith. Filmed on Super 8mm. Winner of Honorable Mention Award at 2013 US Super 8 and DV Film Festival

Things Precious Now Lost

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Sometimes the truth is hard to bear… A dark tale about the dangers of sheltering children from reality, based on a short story by Kevin Pickett. Produced and directed by Beverley Jordan, filmed and edited by Tracy G Williams Awarded Honorable Mention Award at the US Super 8 Film and DV Festival 2014. Shot on Super 8 film, Kodak Ektachrome …

Ten and a Half Hours Later

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**maybe not suitable for under 12’s   ‘Ten and a Half Hours Later’ is a twenty-one minute film about 7 strangers whose paths cross everyday but without any conscious awareness. Over a period of ten and a half hours their lives become inextricably linked. The film was born out of a 3 night, 10 1/2 hour, theatre workshop for actors …