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The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama is holding its annual conference at Bristol University, August 19-22. Sessions will include: actor Kim Hicks with All Aboard, a performance based on the diaries of passengers who sailed on the SS Great Britain; writer Pie Corbett on poetry and performance; a Shakespeare workshop with actor Andrew Hilton, and puppeteer Rod Burnett with "The Storyteller's Art" forum. Day rates pound;30pound;45; residential fee: pound;275. Contact Janet Tuckett.

Tel: 0117 957 4878 Email:

"Using drama to teach literacy in primary classrooms" is the theme of a course organised by the National Union of Teachers as part of its teacherstogether programme. Led by drama consultant Jane Holden, it will be held in Liverpool, January 8-9, with a follow-up workshop on March 30. Fee: pound;150; free to members of the National Union of Teachers (includes seminars, subsistence and VAT). Bursaries can be applied for.

Tel: 020 7380 4719 Email:

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