#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 21 March 2018

Here’s our latest March edition of the best events and opportunities we get sent in and outside the School.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition.


The week ahead

MA Live Art Launch | G.O. Jones Lecture Theatre | Monday 26 March | 7pm | Free

An exciting and unprecedented new MA Live Art will begin in September 2018*, convened by the Drama Department at Queen Mary University, London in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency (LADA).


Shakespeare is Dead? – The Great Shakespeare Debate | Tuesday 27 March | 5.15pm | Free

This house proposes that the inclusion of Shakespeare in the higher education curriculum and theatre and arts programming obstructs decolonization.

Join students, performers, policy makers, scholars, teachers, artists and artistic directors to debate what place Shakespeare has in education and the arts today.


Inaugural Lecture: Andrew van der Vlies | Skeel Lecture Theatre | Thursday 29 March | 6.30pm | Free

How has writing from and about South Africa travelled beyond the borders of the country? How has it made readers feel, and why might this continue to matter? Using key examples from the past 130 years, the lecture will survey the trajectory of South African writing as a category, ask how and why some texts have become well known internationally while others have not, and consider the importance of the personae that South African writers have (or been thought by readers to have) adopted, as well as the significance of the material forms that texts have taken—the guises, or indeed ‘personae’, under which they have travelled. Texts from and about South Africa—not to mention readers encountering them—have had to find ways to grapple with questions about the appropriateness or otherwise of representations of the country’s diverse people and complex politics. (Appropriate can, after all, be an adjective and a verb.) This lecture will therefore also grapple with the politics of speaking—and writing—positions, including this lecturer’s own. It will address South Africa’s often problematic place in postcolonial studies, and will argue for the continuing relevance of the study of the country’s literature here and now.


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Opportunities, Calls for Participation & Volunteering

FREE Young Producers Programme – Young & Serious | Deadline: 26 March

Fri 20 Apr 18 – Sat 24 Nov 18

We are looking for the UK’s most motivated and talented aspiring event producers to become part of our FREE professional development programme, Young & Serious for participants aged 18-25.

Young & Serious is an exceptional opportunity for young people to build their professional network alongside career development, gaining experience of working within the arts, music and events sectors. Participants will have the chance to attend industry events, talks and workshops, work with exciting national & international artists and programme and deliver music activity. Participants will also work towards a Bronze Arts Award accreditation throughout the year.

As part of the programme, young people will be invited to take part in a FREE professional development residency in London (20th-22nd April 2018), which will form an integral part of the year long training course.

To find out more and details on how to apply to take part, please click here serious.org.uk The deadline for applications is the 26th March 2018.


Wilton’s Music Hall – Edinburgh Festival Award 2018 | Deadline 23 April

Wilton’s is looking for small to mid-scale companies (graduate companies only, current student companies will not be eligible) who are creating a piece of new work and would like to enter the Wilton’s Edinburgh Festival Award 2018 scheme.

We are looking for work that will have not have been produced before the Edinburgh Festival, which is new, exhilarating and fits in with Wilton’s mission to produce world-class original, contemporary theatre.

The winner will receive two weeks free rehearsal space in Wilton’s AALP Studio Monday – Thursday (10.00 – 22.00) w/c 16th and w/c 23rd July.

There may also be the opportunity to try out the show in Wilton’s Cocktail Bar or the Hall.

To enter please fill in the application form, available on our website wiltons.org.uk and return it by Monday 23rd April 2018.

The judging panel will be made up of Wilton’s Executive Director Holly Kendrick and Wilton’s Associates Steph Street, Justin Audibert, Rachel Bagshaw and Richard Beecham.


Calls for papers

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