“I’ve just spent a joyful afternoon at a WordPlay workshop [which] I heard about through one of my mates. It takes you out of your comfort zone a bit - writing a play, then hearing your voice - It was a nice way to spend an afternoon and meet some cool people and have a laugh. It was really fun!” - Nick

Upcoming Events

Check this page regularly for updates on our next available workshops.
Please Note: We take photographs at our workshops that we add to our social media sites. If you do not wish for your child to be photographed, please mention when booking.

Friday 2nd June

2pm - 4pm
Suitable for ages 9-14.

WordPlay @ The Woodville, Gravesend

We will be returning to Gravesend's finest theatre, The Woodville on Friday 2nd June to run our radio drama challenge. This 'challenge' is suitable for children aged 9-14 and if you fancy scripting and starring in your own radio play creating DIY sound effects, grab a ticket or two this May half term!

Tickets available £10.50

Visit The Woodville's box office:
The Woodville
Woodville Place
Gravesend
Kent DA12 1DD

Or buy your ticket online:
www.woodville.seatlive.com/Online

Saturday 24th June – 1st July

Suitable for all ages

Independent Bookshop Tour!

During this week we will be teaming up with independent bookshops around the country to celebrate Indepedent Bookshop Week in true WordPlay fashion.... through audio! Our pop-up recording studio will be set up on shop floors and in the streets for customers and staff to big up indie bookstores on our microphones! Throughout the celebrations, you'll be able to hear all the recordings online.

Get in touch to find out where we will be heading!

FREE – Just turn up and support your local bookshop!

Come back again to check where our microphones will be.

Saturday 15th July

12-5pm
All ages welcome.

WordPlay @ WordFEST, Harris Academy Beckenham

Before hitting the village green for some Facebook LIVE reporting at WordFEST, we will be working with pupils of Harris Academy Beckenham training them up to become presenters, reporters and audio producers! At the festival, our young reporters will be roaming the stalls and stages to interview the workshop leaders and artists LIVE on facebook!

Beckenham Greem

Come along for some festive fun!

Saturday 15th July – Sunday 13th August

Suitable for ages 9+

WordPlay @ Foyles, The Storybox Podcast

Our pop-up studio will be returning to Foyles this summer to create a series of fabulous podcast episodes documenting the literary festival in audio. All episodes will be hosted by children & young people attending the festival. Stay tuned for fun quizzes, author interviews and snazzy audio reports! If you would like to be involved in any way, do let us know!

Foyles, Charing Cross Road

Email us if you would like to be involved:
workshops@wordplayeducation.co.uk

Mon 31st July- Fri 4th August

Daily from 10am - 4pm
12-16years.

WordPlay @ Folkestone Quarterhouse – Summer School

Pop-Up Youth Radio Station! Produce & host your own LIVE radio show in just 5 days!
Calling all young YouTubers! Chicken Connoisseurs! Producers! Actors! Radio Enthusiasts! Anyone who talks too much!
We are building a brand-spanking new Youth Talk Radio Station in Folkestone and we need you and your mates to run the show...

From starring in your own live radio play to producing your own chat show, this Summer School will get you passionate about radio! Over the week you’ll get to grips with audio production, build a brand for the station, pre-record show features and book in special guests.
Finally the station goes viral with you broadcasting on Facebook, live from the studio to the world. All the shows will be available to hear back as podcasts on our website.

Tickets available £60

Visit the Folkestone Quarterhouse website to book your ticket: www.quarterhouse.co.uk
Simply search 'Pop Up Youth Radio Station'

Past Events

We have had some fabulous WordPlay challenges in the past - here are just a few! Please visit 'Take a Listen' to catch up on what you missed, or to hear your radio play.

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Saturday 13th May

11am - 7pm
Suitable for all ages.

WordPlay @ Dulwich Festival

The wonderful team at Dulwich Festival have invited us not only to their events happening over the weekend, but we will also be producing a fantastic short podcast to document the festival, including visiting several artists' studios and houses.
Come along and you may see our microphones roaming the streets!

Past Event

Tickets unavailable

2nd March 2017

Storytelling Soundscape with Hollydale Primary School

To celebrate World Book Day in style this year, we're teaming up with the super cool pupils of Hollydale Primary School to create an audio collage of all things books, reading, writing and favourite characters!

Why not add to the conversation?
Send us an audio description of your favourite author, book, character, reading spot etc!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

13th Feb 2017

Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm

World Radio Day 2017: Anti-Valentines Radio Drama Challenge!

Buck the romantic trends and celebrate Valentine’s Day differently at our fun-filled radio drama workshop for adults.

To celebrate World Radio Day 2017 and commemorate Valentine’s, we will be teaming up with Foyles to challenge you to script, perform & broadcast your very own live radio drama complete with DIY sound effects.

The theme is Anti Valentine, so if you want to turn your most recent tinder date into a horrifying live Radio Play, or you simply need an excuse to leave the house, this challenge is for you! Bring a friend, partner, your granny – anyone!

All plays are broadcast live and will feature on our website after the event.

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

17th – 18th December 2016

11am-4pm

Calling Gravesend – Open Weekend Event

Over the past few weeks, we have been working with LV21 and the residents of Gravesend, Kent collating memories, stories and conversations celebrating Gravesham's cultural and diverse heritage. Join us onboard the ship for a festive weekend which showcases our findings alongside many other fantastic artwork and activities!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

3rd-4th December 2016

1pm-4pm

Calling Gravesend – Through the Ears of Another

We are calling out for young reporters with an interest in sound design to set up a studio in LV21’s Radio Room and help us collect interesting stories from the local community, Gravesend’s past and present residents, through phone interviews and field recordings to create audio stories.

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

28th October 2016

Friday 2pm - 4pm

WordPlay @ SIGNAL Family Support: Autism in Lewisham

We're invited by SIGNAL Family Support in South London for a fab afternoon of radio making. We're challenging small groups of children to script a short story on the theme 'Perfect Day Out' before broadcasting their tale LIVE on the radio!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

23rd August 2016

Tuesday 11am - 1pm (8-11yrs)
2pm - 4pm (12-16yrs)

WordPlay @ The Woodville, Gravesend

We will be running our radio drama workshop in Gravesend's finest Theatre Studio in the depths of The Woodville. If you're aged 8-16 and fancy starring in your own radio play creating special sound effects, grab a ticket for our summer audio workshop on Tuesday 23rd August.

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

20th August 2016

Saturday 1pm-4pm
All ages Welcome

Summer Fun @ St Botolphs Church, Northfleet

An afternoon of fun for all the family presented by Northfleet Big Local!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

18th August 2016

Thursday 2pm - 4pm

WordPlay @ Village Books

Due to popular demand, we are heading back to Village Books in Dulwich to get more kids creating radio plays. Yet again, these will all be broadcast LIVE on air for the staff, customers and passers by to hear!

If you are aged between 8-14 and love writing and performing, join us for a two hour workshop at Village Books on Thursday 18th August and show the village what you're made of!

Yummy home-baked goodies included!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

5th August 2016

Friday 11am - 1pm
or
2pm-4pm

9-14yrs

On the Radio @ Foyles Children’s Storybox Summer Festival

The brilliant bookshop Foyles are once again putting on their fun-filled family-friendly festival - Story Box - inviting families to listen, learn, create and play and WordPlay are lucky enough to be involved! We'll be running two of our radio drama workshops on Friday 5th August on the top floor of Foyles flagship store, located on Charing Cross Road, London.

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

3rd August 2016

Wed 1pm - 4pm

All ages welcome

We’re celebrating Play Day 2016 at South London Gallery

To celebrate Playday - the national day for play in the UK - we will be setting up our pop up recording studio at South London Gallery to create an audio time / sound capsule and recording children's questions, fun facts, songs etc all for their future selves to hear! We will bury the time capsule underground until next year's Playday! Come along, get recording and get digging!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

Tuesday 26th July

11am - 1pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 26th July
Wednesday 27th July
Monday 1st August
Tuesday 2nd August

10-16yrs

Summer Podcast Club @ The Ivy House

We are running a four day summer podcast club for children aged 10-16 at The Ivy House and the theme will be ‘LOCAL’! So we invite the local kids to interpret this any way they like, and working together as a group, they will produce a podcast episode including all the jingles & idents, conducting their own interviews and reports, and making trails/adverts.

Feel free to come to all four days, or if you're super busy this summer, just take part in one or two sessions.

The complete podcast episode will be posted online for all to hear!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

25th June 2016

Saturday 11am - 4pm

Jumble Trail in Upland Road

We will be running an audio taster stall at this Jumble & Vintage event on Upland Road, East Dulwich.
For a small fee, you will be able to record anything of your choice on our mics and get to keep it afterwards!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

24th June 2016

Friday 10am - 11am

The Home Education Podcast Club

We will be setting up our pop-up recording studio at the East Dulwich Community Centre every 2-3 weeks and with the help of your creative, talkative and inspiring children, we will be producing a regular Home Education Podcast starring 8+ year old future podcast & radio stars!

Tickets for each session costs £5 Pay on the Door, but must be booked in advance. The club will consist of basic audio editing, interviewing each other on set topics, recording sounds to accompany the podcast, and perhaps the odd interview with you, the parents!

The aim of this podcast club is for home educated children to discuss fun topics of relevance and interest and to be informative for parents, so if you would also like to take part, we’re looking for parents to share their top tips, discuss resources they use, talk about upcoming events and outings etc. (Parents take part for free)!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

5th June 2016

Sunday 2pm - 4pm

Sunday Spot at The South London Gallery

To celebrate this year’s Southwark poetry festival, WordPlay are bringing their pop up radio station to the Clore Studio at South London Gallery. Drop by to experiment with sounds and record your own poetic reading, phrase or piece. The session will end with a 30 minute live broadcast of discussion around the recordings, hosted by those taking part. This live transmission will be heard around the South London Gallery as well as being streamed online to the world!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

20th May 2016

Friday 10am - 12pm

Free Taster Session for Home EDs

We are visiting East Dulwich Community Centre for a morning of audio experimenting, script writing and performing on the mics.
Calling all home educators and their children, pop along on Friday 20th May from 10am - 12pm and learn how to write for radio and podcasts.

Pasts Event

Tickets Unavailable

10th April 2016

10am - 12pm

WordPlay @ Village Books

The children of Dulwich will club together to create radio plays which will be broadcast LIVE on air for the staff, customers and passers by to hear!
If you are aged between 8-13 and love writing and performing, join us for a two hour workshop at Village Books on Sunday 10th April and show the village what you're made of!

Yummy home-baked goodies included!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

10th April 2016

2pm - 4pm

WordPlay @ Village Books

The children of Dulwich will club together to create radio plays which will be broadcast LIVE on air for the staff, customers and passers by to hear!
If you are aged between 8-13 and love writing and performing, join us for a two hour workshop at Village Books on Sunday 10th April and show the village what you're made of!

Yummy home-baked goodies included!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

12th March 2016

7pm - 9pm

Board Game Special @ The Field NX

Love board games? Always wanted to star in your own radio play? Come and merge the two in our Radio Drama Making Workshop at The Field. In groups you will script, perform and broadcast your very own live radio drama, complete with sound effects - all influenced by your favourite board game!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

16th February 2016

10.30am-12.30pm

The WordPlay Field

Children get together at The Field (not an actual field): A collaboratively run community space in New Cross to take up the WordPlay challenge!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

13th February 2016

3pm - 5pm

Twisted Valentine @ The Peckham Pelican

Whether you buy a ready meal for one, or you are part of a disgustingly adorable couple, head on down to The Peckham Pelican for a fun-filled radio-drama-making-workshop with the WordPlay team. The theme is Twisted Valentine, so if you want to turn your most recent tinder date into a horrifying Radio Play, or you simply need an excuse to leave the house, this workshop is for you!

Past Event

Tickets Unavailable

20th Jan 2016

10am - 12pm

Upland Stories

WordPlay team up with the most creative home-schooled children around, to get their stories on the airwaves.

School Event

Tickets Unavailable

16th Jan 2016

4pm - 6pm

Sam’s Corner

A get together of a few close friends, writing for radio and performing their hearts out.

Private Event

Tickets Unavailable