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 in Bath, UK. And you're invited! Tickets for the live show give you six hours of entertainment, an awards ceremony; professional performances of excerpts from selected finalists' scripts ; PLUS two great speakers. However, please note that this event is for adults of 16+ only, since actors will perform excerpts that may include 'offensive' language or sexual content. 

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!) everything, including the fabulous LUCY V HAY of BANG2WRITE, confirmed for 2023!

In 2022, our speakers 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       SPEAKER: LUCY V HAY of BANG2WRITE

12.30       NETWORKING

1                 LUNCH

2                 EXPLAINING THE AFTERNOON - ZANNA CARDASH AND ALEX HOLLISTER   

2.15          SECOND GUEST SPEAKER TBC

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 TO THE RONDO THEATRE

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 . From the A46 and 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.

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

ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT
At the time of writing, bus number 7 runs from Bath's bus station (two minutes' walk  from the train station) to Larkhall. Number 3 stops just five minutes from the theatre on the London Road, as do buses from Chippenham and Devizes. Alternatively, taxis are available to and from Bath Spa train station.

ACCESSIBILITY
The theatre is equipped with an accessible toilet and there are no steps to access the foyer, auditorium or bar. Please let us know in advance if you need a front row seat or wheelchair space.

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. 

POST-FESTIVAL
We’re booking a nearby evening venue for anyone who wants to network and chill (very different to Netflixing and Chilling!) after all the day's excitement.

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

 

 

And a great big thank you to our sponsors: