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Deeds Not Words Wins at Imperial War Museum Short Film Festival

Digiral Drama’s Alison Ramsey has won one of only 5 awards presented at the Imperial War Museum’s Short Film Festival for Deeds Not Words; Suffragette Surgeons of WWI.

Close to 700 films were submitted this year, with 38 short listed and 5 awards given at the Festival’s launch event at the Imperial War Museum London. Director Alison Ramsey of Digital Drama was awarded  the prize for Best Use of Archive Material for the short film made as part of the larger Heritage Lottery funded project Deeds Not Words exploring the women who set up and ran the first military hospital in WWI in London’s Covent Garden. Particularly praised for bringing these inspiring women’s stories alive through the use of archive media and additional sound, the film features medical historian Dr Jennian Geddes, Annie Fox, granddaughter of a young orderly working at the hospital and is narrated by Women’s Hour presenter Jane Garvey. The film is showing as part of the IWM Short Film Festival in November 2017, will be shown at the Picture House in Soho on the 6th of December and is also available to watch on line below and on the Deeds Not Words project website.

 

By | 2017-11-20T16:40:10+00:00 19 November 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

100 Banners

Digital Drama are creating 100 banners inspired by the suffrage banner collection at the Women’s Library, at the London School of Economics. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund in Greater London, Digital Drama will work with project partners in the region to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act with a series of events in 2018.

By | 2017-10-04T14:59:50+00:00 4 October 2017|Uncategorized|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+00:00 25 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+00:00 20 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.

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By | 2017-06-03T11:51:06+00:00 27 January 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments