SED Opportunity Digest – 4 March 2022

Welcome to our latest round up of events, opportunities and schemes that may help you meet collaborators, improve your career prospects or simply broaden your horizons.

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From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Models wanted! Anyone and everyone! Come and join us to be a part of this super fun event! We want diversity and help us be the most inclusive fashion show ever. ⁠

Register now

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Queen Mary Entrepreneurship Summit 2022 taking place on March 26-27

The event will take place in person at our Mile End Campus!

Create a team of up to 5 people or enter on your own and challenge yourself across five different rounds.

Most importantly… the winning team will receive a £1000 initial funding facility to support their idea.

Sign up

Outside QMUL

Devoted and Disgruntled Online 2022

Devoted & Disgruntled Online 2022: What are we going to do about theatre and the performing arts? (19-21 March)

The 17th annual “unconventional convention” for the theatre and the performing arts industry

Online, 19-21 March 2022

Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm, Monday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Tickets are pay what you choose | 
0207 240 4556. (If you are using a textphone (or a textphone app), please dial prefix 18001 then the number).

Improbable is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England

“The wonderful Open Space forum to talk about theatre and how to change it” Lyn Gardner in The Guardian@DandDUK | #DandD2022 |

Exploring identities spoken word and poetry workshop

Rio Cinema | Exploring identities spoken word and poetry workshop

Sign up

Liberty Festival Youth Curatorial PanelCall for applications from those aged 14-18

Liberty Festival is a free, three-day festival which celebrates the ground-breaking work of D/deaf, disabled, and neurodiverse artists. The Youth Curatorial Panel will be responsible for choosing five artists to showcase their work in the festival. Sessions will take place after school and at weekends during April. People on the panel will be paid. Visit Deptford X’s website for details on how to apply (click below). Closing date Monday 14 March.


Free workspaces for Tower Hamlets Entrepreneurs

Up to 8 desks are available in a communal area on campus on a 12 month contract, with access to high performing WiFi, meeting rooms and tea and coffee facilities.

Location: Devon House, St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1JP

You will have access Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm to:

  • Free workstation
  • Free wifi & limited printing
  • Free kitchen access
  • Free bookable meeting rooms
  • Free cycle storage
  • Free shower facilities

To submit an application please click on the link below to complete the form.

Submissions are to be received one month in advance.

Applicants are welcome to request a viewing of the space in advance of their application by contacting


Access to start-up training

Want to be your own boss? Access a free e-learning hub to get the resources you need to begin your entrepreneurial journey.

Created in partnership with Launch It, the Next Generation programme is part of the UK’s Community Renewal Fund. It aims to give thousands of young people in London, aged 18-24 the support to start a business.

Sign up to Next Generation by Enterprise Nation and Launch It to access free training, events, content access to advisers, peer groups, funding and more.

Sign up and be in with the chance of winning £2,000 for your start-up

Closing date: 31st March 2022

Brick Lane Comedy Night

Join Brick Lane Circle’s comedy night on 19 March 2022. With the fantastic Mark Silcox, Gbemi Oladipo, Alex Bertulis-Fernandes, Dimple Pau, Impish Scribe, Nabz Pat and Asif Baul MC.

Doors open: 7.00 pm

Show starts: 7.30 pm, ends c. 9-15 pm

Tickets only £6.50 in advance via Eventbrite or £10 at the door

@ Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury St., London E1 6QR

For more details:


Are you looking for staff in the digital and creative sectors?

Are you looking to diversify your team? Do you need support in areas such as Digital Marketing, Software Engineering, Data Science and Coding? We will have candidates seeking:

  • Entry-level positions
  • Work placements
  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships

Join us by registering for our careers fair using the link below and take advantage of this opportunity to find the best fit for your team!

Wednesday 16th March 2022, 5pm – 7pm

Register now

New Issue of Publishing Post


Issue 42 is here! Follow the link to read, or click here to read articles via our website! 

Womens History Month in Tower Hamlets

Women's History Month

Highlights of the packed programme include the Photo Show at The Brady Arts Centre (see below), Women In Focus Festival at Poplar Union, Photographing Protest: Resilience through a feminist lens at Four Corners, Arab Women Artists Now Festival at Rich Mix and Josephine at Half Moon Theatre. Check out the full programme. 

Young People’s Zine making workshop at Whitechapel Gallery

Young People's Zine Making Workshop at Whitechapel Gallery

Join this workshop with OOMK exploring all things Zine making. Whether you are interested in design, building narratives, print-making, activism, publishing or something else entirely, this session will walk you through the process of making your own Zine and walk away with the know-how to keep creating in future. This FREE event is open to young people aged 15-24. Booking required.

Thurs March 3rd at 7PM

By some stroke of luck there are still some audience tickets left for this month’s Poetry Slam. One of the friendliest and freest slams in London, grab a cocktail at the bar and watch poets battle it out for a chance to compete at the Hammer and Tongue poetry slam nationals at the Royal Albert Hall in 2023.


Closing soon

ITV’s Trainee Journalism Scheme is now open! 12 spots available in England, Wales and N.Ireland.

ITV News Traineeships
13 March

Aziz Foundation Scholarships
31 March

Events and Operations Assistant – A New Direction
14 March

Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme

10 April

Workshop, Bow Skills

Building a more environmentally responsible artistic practice with Angela YT Chan.

Events & Membership Assistant, The Artists Voice

The FAC is hiring for a part-time role for a period of six months. To be eligible, you must be aged 16-24, currently out of work and claiming Universal Credit.

Upcoming Workshops & EventsArts Depot

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

Apples & Snakes Artists Newsletter | Arts Admin E-Digest | ArtsJobs | BBC Academy | Creative Access (Jobs) | ERIC – Career + Opportunities App | JournoResources | Lectures.London | MediaBeans (media jobs) | QMUL Careers | Presspad | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)

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