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FREE WORKSHOPS
with industry professionals

We run at least six workshops a year, often more, inviting a wide range of fantastic guest professionals along to engage and enlighten us in topics including…

 

• The nuts and bolts of scriptwriting

• Writing for specific genres

• Writing for different media

• Adapting others' stories for stage or screen

• Presenting your work and getting commissioned

• Working as a script editor or a staff writer

 

Workshops are usually held on Saturdays at Leeds Playhouse from 11am to 4pm, and they’re absolutely free for members.

WORKSHOP DIARY 2024

Tips & tricks for producing your own work with Dick Bonham

Tuesday 16th July @ 7.30pm
online via video conference

Sending off your scripts to competitions and open submission windows and getting nowt back but tumbleweeds can really start to get you down. If you're thinking you may well be dead before you see your work realised, perhaps it's time to take your fate into your own hands!

Tune in to this insightful online sesh with one of Leeds' most prolific impresarios, the one and only Mr Dick Bonham. Alongside running his own production company Little Mighty, he's also co-founder of The Old Woollen in Farsley, one of Leeds' most hip comedy, music and performance venues.

As always with the workshop leaders/speakers we bring you, he's got decades of experience you can draw upon to get your work on its feet and in front of audiences.

Please register for this event in the 'Events' page of the Members area. A link to join this online session will be shared with attendees the day before the event.

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Writing for television with Ian Kershaw

Saturday 5th October
11am to 4pm @ Leeds Playhouse

It's been seven years since we were last lucky enough to entice the illustrious Ian Kershaw over the Pennines to run a TV-writing workshop for us. Waaaay too long, in our book, but when you've seen his writing CV, you'll understand he's a man in demand!

We'll have more detail on what Ian's planning to cover in his workshop nearer the time. Until then, save the date.

Booking window opens Saturday 21st September via the Events tab in your member account

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HOW TO BOOK

  • Numbers are limited to 20 writers per workshop.

  • To attend, you must be a current paid-up member of Script Yorkshire. Join us!

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  • Tickets are bookable via the events page in your Script Yorkshire account, and the booking window opens on the Saturday two weeks before the workshop date.​

 

  • If the workshop is full, you can add yourself to the waiting list and you'll get an email if someone drops out.

  • If you book a ticket and discover you can no longer attend, please cancel your ticket as soon as you possibly can via your account so another writer will have the chance to come along.

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PAST WORKSHOPS

2024

23 March: How does telly work? with Lisa Holdsworth

18 May: How to write a gripping monologue with Cheryl Martin

11 June: Writing for radio with Jonathan Hall

25 June: Writing for radio with Marion Nancarrow

9 July: Writing for radio with Jonathan Hall

2023

10 January: The Proactive Writer with Jonathan Hall

11 February: Devising theatre with Actors with Lucy Campbell

18 April: Writing for radio with Oliver Emanuel

20 May: Writing & pitching a TV drama series with Jade Jones

17 June: Podcasting for scriptwriters with Pods Up North

14 October: Producing your own work with Gordon Meredith

2022

26 January: Reconnecting With Our Creativity with Script Yorkshire's workshop team

26 March: Writing Film Scripts with Julian Woodford

23 April: How To Put On Your Own Play with Dick Bonham

12 November: Writing a theatre play with Tom Wells

2021

11 & 18 January: How to Catch Ideas with James Moran

15 & 22 February: Shoot Your Script with a Smartphone with Wayne Sables

22 April: Unlock Your Creativity with Emma Adams

22 May: Sitcom writing with Bennett Arron

15 July: The First Ten Pages with Tom Needham

2020

8 February: Has it Got Legs? with Ola Animashawun

29 February: Writing for Video Games with Steve Ince

14 July: Writing for Radio Part 1 with Oliver Emanuel

18 August: Writing for Radio Part 2 with Oliver Emanuel

8 September: Writing for Radio Part 3 with Oliver Emanuel

7 November: How to Start a Podcast with Pods Up North

2018

27 January: Creative Kickstart with Ola Animashawun

10 February: Horror Writing Workshop with James Moran

17 February: Scriptwriting Essentials 1 with Lisa Holdsworth and Alison Hume

17 March: Scriptwriting Essentials 2 with Lisa Holdsworth and Alison Hume

28 April: Thriller Writing with David Allinson

26 May: Plays That Kick Ass with Ola Animashawun

16 June: How to Write for Radio Drama Q&A – Chris Reason, Gary Brown, Kamal Kaan, Everal Walsh

15 September: Using Historical Research in Story-driven Drama with Ciaran Bermingham

3 November: Writing Radio-ready Drama with Stefan Escreet

2017

18 March: Writing for Film with Jimmy Richards

27 May: Script Editing Workshop with Alison Hume

8 July: Adaptation Workshop with Martin Jameson

23 September: Writing for TV with Ian Kershaw and Debbie Oates

11 November: Writing Comedy Workshop with Toby Hadoke

2016

16 January: Creative Workout with Emma Adams

13 February: Producing New Writing with John Tomlinson

7 May: Writing for Radio Drama with Chris Reason

16 July: How to Get Ideas from Absolutely Anywhere with Dan Bye

10 September: Ways to Use Autobiographical Material in Creating Drama with Matt Miller

5 November: Creating Drama from Original Sources with Vanessa Rosenthal

26 November: AGM/Writing and Producing TV Q&A/Christmas social

WORKSHOP ETHOS

It’s very important that our workshops are events at which people feel safe and included and can share their work without prejudice, regardless of their age, race or gender.

 

We ask that our members always show respect to each other in a mutually constructive and supportive way.

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