The Festival

FUN, TROPHIES AND LIFE-CHANGING AWARDS

 

Put the date in your diary - SUNDAY 11 JUNE 2023, from 11am - 6pm at THE RONDO THEATRE. And you're invited!

If Covid is still an issue, we will also stream the whole event live on YouTube, allowing everyone to watch events unfold, and see (and hear!) our fantastic guest speakers (to be confirmed). In 2022, these were:

JOHN HODGE, BAFTA award-winning screenwriter of films including Trainspotting; T2 Trainspotting; A Life Less Ordinary; The Beach and Shallow Grave, as well as a playwright whose first piece for the stage, Collaborators, won the Olivier Award for Best New Play, on 'What I've learnt After 30 years in this Business.' And DOMINIC MORGAN (aka SCRIPTFELLA), WGA screenwriter and scriptwriting guru, who taught us 'How to Break into Hollywood and Land Paid Writing Gigs', sharing knowledge picked up as a screenwriter in London and LA. He's been optioned or commissioned by over thirty US and UK studios and production companies, including Universal, Working Title, Bold Films, Scott Free, the BBC and ITV.

Additionally, our magnificent S&CO ACTORS, who garner acclaim for their Zoom performances every month, will perform  excerpts from the works that impressed us most, from micros to pilots to features.

OUR SPONSORS

We're delighted to be sponsored by FINAL DRAFT, so winners and runners-up in all categories with 27+ pages receive a copy of FD12. 

We're also looking forward to being joined by producer JONATHAN WILLIS to announce the winners of the S&CO/POSTERITY AWARDS, whereby two writers (or two-strong teams) will be invited to develop their scripts with a view to production - one feature film, one theatre play - in a unique joint venture by Scriptwriters & Co and additional sponsors POSTERITY ENTERTAINMENT.

 

PROVISIONAL RUNNING ORDER

11.15        INTRODUCTIONS - ZANNA CARDASH AND ALEX HOLLISTER

11.30       FIRST GUEST SPEAKER

12.30        NETWORKING

1                 LUNCH

2                 EXPLAINING THE AFTERNOON - ZANNA CARDASH AND ALEX HOLLISTER   

2.15          SECOND GUEST SPEAKER 

3.30          REFRESHMENT BREAK

4                EXCERPTS OF SELECTED SCRIPTS PERFORMED BY S&CO ACTORS

5.30         AWARDS CEREMONY

6               FOND FAREWELLS (OR JOIN US AT THE PUB)!

 

GETTING THERE

Tickets give you six hours of entertainment, an awards ceremony, performances of script excerpts by S&Co Actors PLUS two great speakers!

MINIMUM AGE
This event is for adults only, since actors will perform excerpts that may include 'offensive' language or sexual content.

By bus: First Bus number 7 runs from the bus station (three minutes from the train station on foot) to Larkhall. Number 3 stops just five minutes from the theatre on the London Road, as do buses from Chippenham and Devizes.

WHAT TO BRING
The Rondo bar serves soft and alcoholic drinks, as well as tea and coffee. No food is available, but small local shops and a Coop sell sandwiches and possibly take-aways (with Morrisons and their cafe/restaurant ten minutes away on foot), or you may wish to bring a packed lunch to eat in a nearby park. We'll also book a lovely pub room for the evening for anyone who wants to network and chill (very different to Netflixing and Chilling!) after all the day's excitement.

TRANSPORT/PARKING
There is limited parking on nearby residential streets and in the Oriel Hall car park, mostly free on Sundays.

By car, from Bath: take the A4 London Road towards Chippenham, passing Morrisons on your right, and carry on past a pedestrian crossing. Take the left turn into St Saviour’s Road, carry on past the church and The Rondo will be on your left .

By car, from the A46 and from Chippenham: at the roundabout (at the end of the A46) take the A4 (London Road) towards Bath. Go through the first set of traffic lights. After the pelican crossing, take the first right turn into Beaufort Place. Drive to the end and turn right at the junction. The Rondo will be on your left.

All in all, we're still building an incredible event. And we can't wait to meet you!

 

 

And a great big thank you to our sponsors: