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Shortlisted for the Imperial War Museum Film Festival

Digital Drama has been short listed for the Imperial War Musuem Short Film Festival 2017 for ‘Deeds Not Words; The Suffragette Surgeons of WWI’.

In 2017, IWM Short Film Festival has seen nearly 700 entries across 78 different countries, which is a record for the festival. Running since 2001, and now in its sixteenth year, the festival encourages entrants to present imaginative and challenging films relating to IWM’s remit to understand the causes, course and consequences of war.

Matt Lee, IWM Short Film Festival Director says, “The sheer amount of entries for this year’s IWM Short Film Festival was incredible, and it is a testament to the quality of the submissions that we have a shortlist of nearly 40 powerful and provocative films – more than any we’ve ever showcased previously.”

Between Friday 17 and Sunday 26 November, audiences will have the opportunity to view these challenging, thought-provoking and inspirational films, which will be open to the public on a free, drop-in basis. Screenings will take place every day at 12pm, 2pm and 3pm in the Cinema at IWM London, with an additional screening at 1pm on Saturday 18, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November.

By |2017-10-19T13:59:12+00:0019 October 2017|Heritage, Videos|0 Comments

Positive in Prison – Digital Drama’s New Audio Drama

This autumn, Digital Drama will be working with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of Warwick and University of Dublin on a new public engagement project funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The 1980s HIV/AIDS crisis may be recent history, but the experiences of those who lived through it are rapidly disappearing from the public mind.

The project will be part of the Being Human Festival in November 2017 and reintroduce one specific collection of experiences from the late ‘80s, from the HIV/AIDS separation unit in Dublin’s largest prison. Captured through oral histories, these stories are being transformed into a work of audio drama and will be transmitted at event to discuss this history and the process of retelling it with those involved.

 

 

By |2017-08-03T11:01:23+00:003 August 2017|Drama, Heritage|0 Comments

Deeds Not Words is a great success

Deeds Not Words, the immersive drama produced by Digital Drama, was a sell out success for the eight performances in Covent Garden.

Staged in the Swiss Church on Endell Street, Deeds Not Words was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Depicting the lives and work of the the suffragette medics who set up and run the Endell Street Military Hospital, the production had a cast and crew of over 30 and an audience who were immersed in the action in their role as the War Office Committee, assessing a funding increase request but actually seeking signs of suffragette militancy.

After such a positive reception to the play, Digital Drama are planning further performances of Deeds Not Words and will release dates on this website in the autumn.

 

By |2017-08-02T07:58:32+00:0025 July 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deeds Not Words – Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for Deeds Not Words – the interactive drama in Covent Garden – are selling fast. The performance explores the lives of the Suffragettes who ran the Endell Street Military Hospital and the soldiers they treated.

To book your ticket for the 7th or 8th of July, go to Eventbrite and select your performance.

Digital Drama’s short film about the Endell Street Military Hospital can be seen here.

 

By |2017-06-20T17:12:37+00:0020 June 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Banners and Bandages – WWI Suffragette Hospital

Digital Drama has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a multi-media project focusing on the Endell Street Military Hospital.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR IMMERSIVE DRAMA – DEEDS NOT WORDS – GO TO WEBPAGE

Click here to go to the project website pages for history and project blog.

Click here to watch the project film.

Deeds not Words’: Endell Street Military Hospital commemorates the hospital founded by two suffragist doctors  and whose all-female medical staff treated over 26,000 patients and performed more than 7,000 operations between 1915-1919.

Digital Drama, a UK-based media production company, has been awarded a £73,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the project in partnership with the Women’s Library at the London School of Economics. An immersive dramatic event, creative workshops and exhibition and website will be created in July 2017.

CALL TO ACTION…GET INVOLVED

We are looking for volunteers to get involved in performance, stage management and historical research this summer. To find out more about the project and express your interest in taking part, please contact info@digitaldrama.org or call Alison on 07525 205148.

image IWM

 

 

By |2017-06-03T11:51:06+00:0027 January 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments