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AWL meets at 7.30 pm on alternate Mondays (with breaks at Christmas and in the summer months) in the 4th floor bar at The Polish Centre, 238 King Street, Hammersmith, London W6 0RF. (Please do not use this address for correspondence.)

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What's On?

Next Meetings: 2020

27 January
10 February
24 February
Lady Day by David Pinner Election nominations open
9 March
TBA Closing date for competition submissions
23 March
TBA Election nominations close
6 April
Competition: Theme: Me? Why Me?

Open to AWL Members only.

Write a short play: five minutes minimum and TEN MINUTES MAXIMUM relating to the theme: “Me? Why Me?”.

Closing date for entries: 09 March

Plays should be for a minimum reading time of 5 minutes and a maximum of 10 minutes. If you are not certain just how long your script will take, be advised that an average page (a mixture of longer and very short speeches) in 14pt Times New Roman font, lasts about 1 minute. It is also worthwhile taking a few minutes to time your entry by reading it as if in performance.

Please preface your entry with notes on the characters, a brief summary of the content, and, for purposes of anonymity during selection, submit under a pseudonym rather than your own name.

As we usually receive more scripts than we can schedule on these occasions, entries will be reviewed by a selection panel. Bear in mind that it’s only a bit of fun. It is better not to enter at all if you can’t stand the thought of your play not being selected.

Give AT LEAST TWO copies of your script (more if there are numerous parts to read) to Wally Sewell at an AWL meeting. Wally will keep a register of entrants’ names but will not pass on this information. He will play no part in the selection process.

The same degree of anonymity will be preserved on the evening of the competition itself, when the selected scripts will be presented under pen names until the winners have been decided by vote.

Spring Competition
Note 3-week interval before next meeting
27 April
Note 3-week interval before next meeting
18 May
1 June
15 June
29 June
13 July

Admission Charges

Under 27s

Under 27s (identification required) pay a reduced admission charge of £2. No subscription charges.


Members pay an annual subscription of £10, plus an admission charge of £4.


Our meetings are open to everyone, subject to an admission charge of £6.

Meetings are held in the bar on the 4th floor of the Polish Centre.

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