BBC Writersroom Northern Ireland
BBC Writersroom launched in Belfast in December 2016.
The hope in Belfast is to establish a culture of opportunity for the best writers and creatives from or living in this part of the world. If brilliant writers can see that having their work developed, commissioned and ideally broadcast is a possibility then they will keep writing. Our job is to provide development, help to create partnerships, link up with pan-UK schemes and create bespoke opportunities for our writers.
We champion, develop and support career progression for our best writers whether they’re newcomers or are seasoned professionals.
Through mentoring schemes, industry workshops and networking opportunities, our ultimate goal is helping writers to achieve a TV or radio commission.
We also want to engage with independent production companies and producers to foster and support programme makers and the industry locally.
Soft Border Patrol
Find out more about the BBC Writersroom supported show from Exec Producer Rab Christie
Various deadlines. Green Curtain Theatre will be staging their 3rd festival of fringe plays in the summer and autumn of 2019 in London. The theme of the festival will be “Breaking Away”. They are looking for one act plays on this theme that reflect any aspect of the lives or experiences of Irish people living in multi-cultural Britain. They also have open opportunities for 10 minute monologues/duologues on the theme 'Leaving' and for short plays based on or connected to an Irish song.
Deadline: 7th February 2019. The Northern Writers Awards are for work-in-progress and exist to recognise talent and support new work towards publication or broadcast. There are awards for writers of poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and television at different stages of their careers, including publication, mentoring, developmental support and cash awards to buy time to write.
Deadline: 31st January 2019. Writers are invited to submit plays for the 2019 Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, now in its nineteenth year.
Read these scripts from the BBC Radio Drama archive.
Read these scripts from the BBC TV Drama archive.