#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 15 November 2017

Welcome back for your weekly events and opportunities digest #7 for the autumn semester.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 22 November 2017.



English PGR Seminar Series: Elaine Hobby | Thursday 16 November 2017 | 5.15pm | QMUL Mile End

This week’s paper:

‘Editing the Cambridge Edition of the Complete Works of Aphra Behn


Afterlives | Thursday 16 November 2017 | 7pm | Film and Drama Studio, Arts Two, QMUL

Queen Mary Archives at Queen Mary University of London have recently acquired the Ian Hinchliffe archive. To mark this acquisition, Afterlives is an evening of talks, screenings and performances that will consider archives and legacies in relation to performance art and live art, through the art and lives of four extraordinary and influential artists who died in recent years: Ian Hinchliffe, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Lol Coxhill and Roger Ely.


QM Shakespeare presents: The Taming of the Shrew | Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November | 7.30pm | Pinter Studio

Padua is a brokerage firm. Katharina and Bianca are two sisters with senior positions in the company. It’s 2008. The recession hits. Bianca is well admired by suitors, whilst Katharina is too busy dealing with the struggling financial climate. After her father insists she marry Petruchio, a visiting employee with a hot-tempered nature, she is faced with keeping the company from falling into crippling debt whilst all the while living with a man who gains pleasure from her suffering.

Tickets: £6 (Regular) or £4 (QM Shakespeare members). An annual membership (QM Students) is £3 and this entitles you to discounts to our events.

Cast: Alice Wilson, Aoife Jane, Arjun Takhar, Charlie Spragg, Daniella Harrison, Freya Helton, Hannah Meyer, Marie Sadd, Max Griggs, Maximillian Chapman, Rhea Cosford and Sophie Howard.

Directed by Joseph Winer
Assistant Director: Thyrza Abrahams
Stage Manager: Samantha Yang
Lighting and Sound Design: Jordan Bassett and Stephanie Masserick
Costume Design: Alice Sinis


Writeidea Festival | Friday 17-Sunday 19 November | Ideastore Tower Hamlets | Free

The ninth Writeidea Festival, Tower Hamlets Council’s unique free reading festival, will take place at Idea Store Whitechapel over the weekend of 17 – 19 November 2017.

We have some fantastic speakers again this year including Stella Duffy, Alan Dein, The Gentle Author and Irenosen Okojie. FREE tickets are now available for all the events

See the full programme


Geo-Politics And Fairytales Abound as Part of A Season Of Bangla Drama | Friday 17-Sunday 19 November | Various venues in Tower Hamlets

A Season of Bangla Drama continues this weekend (17th – 19th Nov) with two geo-political plays and one fairy-tale!


Cause2Create: A festival of creativity for good | Saturday 18 November | Hackney Wick | Free

Celebrate creativity for good. Find out how non-profits and individual action are driving social change. Be inspired and empowered by the actions of others. Discover opportunities to use your time and talent to help #createchange.

Download full programme

For more SED events see our calendar here


Jobs & Paid Internships

Casual Box Office Assistants | Wilton’s Music Hall | Deadline: Ongoing

We are looking for friendly team members to join our Box Office and Reception team, providing box office support (both in person and on the phone), as well as welcoming people to our building and dealing with email queries.


Opportunities & Volunteering


Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives – Volunteers wanted!

One project in indexing and another photography based at this amazing archive of local history on the edge of Queen Mary campus.


Calls for Papers

No listings this week.


We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or submitting any personal information.

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