#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 25 October 2017

Welcome back for your weekly events and opportunities digest #5 for the autumn semester.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 1 November 2017.



Arts Launch at QMUL | Tuesday 8 November 2017 | 6pm | QMUL – Mile End | Free

Join us for a celebration of the arts and culture at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The event will make the official launch of the university’s arts and culture strategy.

Speakers and performers

  • Colin Bailey, Principal and President of Queen Mary University of London
  • Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A Museum
  • Stella Hall, Co-founder of the Green Room and leading festival director
  • Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England

Performances include: 

  • Lois Weaver, performance artist and Professor of Contemporary Performance at QMUL
  • ‘My Saree’s Story’ by British/Bangladeshi drama practitioner Rokshana Khan
  • The Chinese Music Studio
  • Bangladeshi singer and song writer Saida Tani
  • Poet Nick Makoh
  • Dickie Beau, QMUL Associate Research Fellow and performance artist
  • Pianist Kate Ryder
  • Live jazz music from QMUL’s students.

Decorating Dissidence | 3 and 4 November | QMUL – Mile End | £10

Decorating Dissidence: Feminism, Modernism and the Arts will approach modernism as a longue durée to explore the enduring importance of female contribution to the arts as political protest throughout the twentieth century to now. We aim to intervene in contemporary, interdisciplinary debates concerning the boundaries of modernism and the direction of feminist modernist studies.



QUORUM Postgraduate Drama Seminar: Amy Bryzgel – Wednesday 25 October 2017 | 6pm | QMUL – Mile End, Arts One RR2

Amy Bryzgel (University of Aberdeen) will present ‘Performance Art in Eastern Europe Since 1960.’.

English PGR Seminar Series: Julia Twigg | Thursday 26 October 2017 | 5.15pm | QMUL – Mile End, Lock-keeper’s Cottage

Julia Twigg will present ‘Clothing and the Embodiment of Age Identities: The Cultural Turn in Age Studies’.

#QMSexCult presents: Campbell X in conversation with kitt price | Wednesday 1 November | 6pm | QMUL – Mile End, Arts One Hitchcock Cinema

The Sexual Cultures Research Group present its first event of the new academic year: ‘Queer Poetics and the Disarray of Gender’: a conversation between the filmmaker Campbell X and dr. kitt price. The event will also include screenings of films by Campbell X.


For more SED events see our calendar here


Jobs & Paid Internships

TeachFirst Presentation | Wednesday 25 October | 6.30pm | QMUL – Mile End, David Sizer LT, Bancroft Building

Find out more about teaching with the TeachFirst scheme.

Book here

Casual Bar Staff | Wilton’s Music Hall | Deadline: 20 November

A busy receiving house that hosts a wide range of performances and events as well as being a public bar.

Details here

Opportunities & Volunteering

Volunteer English and Literacy Coordinator at Akwaaba | Deadline: 28 October

Every Sunday, people come from all across London to attend Akwaaba and the English classes we provide. Our members love these classes and we want someone to build on that.

Download the information pack here

Calls for Papers

No listings this week.


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