An opportunity for aspiring and emerging young writers to showcase their work. As part of the Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival we will be staging an evening of new work created by young people living in the borough. Winning writers will gain a unique insight into the creative process and the chance to see their work staged by a professional cast and director.

COMPETITION CRITERIA Applicants must be aged 18 or under and live or study in Lambeth. Plays must be between 5 - 10 minutes Cast size between 1 – 4 Theme: Social Media (this can be ‘social’ or ‘media’ or ‘social media’) Submissions open on Friday 11th March and close on Monday 18th April.

MASTERCLASSES We will also be holding free Masterclasses in playwriting and spoken word at Brixton Community Base, Talma Road SW2 1AS in partnership with Brixton Youth Theatre To book visit

PLAYWRITING When: Friday 11th March (6 – 8pm) A free Masterclass in playwriting with Andrew Walsh: an award-winning writer/director with credits across film, television, theatre, radio, animation and videogames.

SPOKEN WORD When: Friday 15th April (6 – 8pm) A free Masterclass in Spoken Word with Elliott Daley aka Word Play. You can follow WordPlay: @WerdPley or

Event details

Friday 11 March 201618:00 - 20:00
Brixton Community Base
Talma Road
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