SED Opportunity Digest – 18 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

Free study day: Rediscover: queer + trans – Wednesday 23 March 2022

In-person at 0.14 Scape, QMUL Mile End

Open to all – Suitable for year 12+ (16+), students, adults and community

Register now

A study day to help bring in queer + trans ideas as tools to discover English literature, drama and creative writing in fresh ways.

Please register every individual attendee through this form or email us for group bookings.

  • English Session – 30 minutes – Surprise guest
  • Drama Session – 30 minutes with Professor Dominic Johnson – Head of Drama and writer of Theatre & the Visual.
  • Creative Writing Session – 30 minutes – with Charlotte Byrne writer of fantasy novel ‘Folked Up’
  • Careers Session – Inclusive Careers You Can Do After Studying English and Drama – 30 minutes – with Careers consultant Charlotte Brown
  • Skills Session – How to write – 30 minutes with Rupert Dannreuther & current studentsPlease ask every individual attendee to sign up through this form or email us via for group bookings.

Book a free place now

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 31/3: Arts and Culture Events Associate

Reference: SH230222ACEA Location: Mile End Hours per Week: 20.0 Job Type: Temporary
Pay Rate: £11.28 per hour

A unique and exciting opportunity for QM Students and recent (post 2019) QM graduates with experience of, or a strong interest in Arts and Culture.

This is an opportunity to be trained in areas of venue/events management and to actively ensure the success of a range of innovative and diverse events.

Apply here

Book ahead for free student tickets: Panel conversation: Explosion of Words An Imaginary Library: Modern Poetry in Translation

Thursday, 7 April

6.30 – 7.45pm

QMUL ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

40 years in the making, Stephen Watts’ ongoing Bibliography of Modern Poetry in English Translation is a monumental body of work spanning nearly 2000 pages. As a living archive of poetry in translation, the Bibliography provides a single reference point showcasing the huge wealth and multiplicity of poetry translated into English that spans across numerous histories, cultures, and contexts.

Bow Arts has curated substantial portions of Watts’ Bibliography into a cinematic photo installation, extending frieze-like over 30 metres of the Nunnery Gallery’s walls. The exhibition combines Swiss artist Hannes Schüpbach’s response to Watts’ work and living spaces with 1600 pages of the Bibliography. More info on the exhibition here:

On 7 April, School of English and Drama’s Nisha Ramayya chairs a panel of speakers, writers and academics, including Stephen Watts, Hannes Schüpbach, Jo Catling and National Poetry Librarian Chris McCabe as they dig into the significance of the Bibliography and its crucial place in a full consideration of modern poetry in translation.

Book tickets here.

Students attend for free.

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Sudip Chakroborthy and Ali Campbell in a fascinating chat about communities, cohesion, plurality and division…an important conversation about what can and cant be mended.

Search on your usual platforms or listen here

Outside QMUL

Free book event in Bow (near QMUL): In Conversation with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Join us on Saturday 19th March for an intimate conversation with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan about the topics discussed in her new book Tangled in Terror: Uprooting Islamophobia.

During the evening we will be unpacking what safety means to us, on our own terms. What it could look like and how we can move to create a safer world.

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a writer, poet, educator and activist, disrupting ideas of history, race, knowledge and violence. Her poetry performances based on her book Postcolonial Banter have millions of views online and she was the National Roundhouse Poetry Slam runner-up in 2017. Suhaiymah has written for the Guardian and Gal-Dem and her work has featured across radio and TV stations. She has been commissioned to write plays by theatres including the Royal Court.

Sign up

BBC Digital Cities – Free Skills Sessions

Wednesday 23rd March: Live and livestreaming fundamentals

Join us to improve your smartphone production skills and learn to livestream correctly. Plus, Katie Thistleton explores the impact of BBC Events & Live TV in the North West.


Thursday 24th March:  Digital storytelling

Join us to find out how to write shortform drama with BBC Writersroom; take a look behind the scenes of young adult scripted TV in the North and discover opportunities for new writers. You can also find out how the media and games industry interact with RTS Futures NI.


Live Art: Histories of the Present – 6-7 April in Glasgow

Live Art: Histories of the Present at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday 6th of April and Thursday 7th of April. Alongside workshops and roundtables, we will host the following presentations:

  • Dominic Johnson, (QMUL) ‘Love On Me: Life and Death in Jon John’s Archive’.
  • Phoebe Patey Ferguson, (Rose Bruford) ‘Too Close for Comfort: Sex, Gossip and Power-Knowledge in Live Art Research’.
  • Heike Roms, (University of Exeter) ‘Live Class: Event as Parallel Institution – Pedagogizing Performance at Cardiff’.
  • Gavin Butt, (Northumbria University) ‘Live Class: Art School and “Militant Learning” in Bradford’.
  • Vanessa Macaulay, (CSSD) ‘Historical Imagination: The Shadows and Gaps in Black Performance’.
  • Harriet Curtis, (De Montfort University) ‘Mess as Live Art Methodology’.

Dazed Studio invites you to

Broadcasts from Tomorrow:

Metaverse: hype or hyperreality?
What is the Metaverse and why should I care?

Dazed Studio presents its latest Broadcast From Tomorrow webinar exploring the reality of the Metaverse, what it means for brands and how Gen Z wants to experience it now.

Presented by Izzy Farmiloe, Strategy Director of Dazed Studio, followed by a Q&A with Ash Koosha, CEO and Co-Founder of Oorbit Inc; Leanne Elliott Young, CEO and Co-Founder and Cattytay, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Institute of Digital Fashion; Negar Shaghaghi, CEO and Co-Founder of auxuman and Richard Hobbs, CEO and founder of Brand New Vision. 

Tune in
Wednesday 30th March 
3pm-3:45pm BST 

Register for free here

Help us stage the 2022 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Want to work for one of the world’s leading literary festivals? We’re looking to welcome six new members to the Book Festival team:

  • Site & Production Coordinator (permanent)
  • Executive Assistant (permanent)
  • Booksales & Retail Buyer#
  • Bookshop Manager
  • Box Office Manager
  • Festival Intern

Read the job descriptions

Join our team as a Freelance PopChange Producer and help us launch our pop culture and social change work in TV and film

PopChange is a pioneering initiative led by Counterpoints Arts exploring how the power of pop culture can be harnessed for social change in order to shift the way we talk, think and feel about migration and displacement in the UK.

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, 12th April 2022, 6pm

Full job description and details for how to apply via link in bio.

"Burn It Down" in orange text overlaid on a black and white photo of people protesting, facing away from the camera holding fists and placards in the air


We’re very excited to announce the line-up of writers and directors for BURN IT DOWN, a series of six newly commissioned script-in-hand performances about urgent political issues.  

Tickets £6 or £5 if booking for two or more events in the series in one transaction.

Closing soon

  • A Business Development and Marketing Officer (full time, permanent)
  • A Freelance Project Manager for our Creative Licence project (part time, freelance)

More info and application details here:

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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