SED Opportunity Digest – 24 June 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

Last QUORUM of 2021/22: Family Tree by Dr Mojisola Adebayo (QMUL)

Wednesday 29 June | Soft start at 18:30 BST with a presentation starting at 19:00 BST via Zoom 

Mojisola Adebayo (playwright, performer, producer, director and Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Contemporary Performance, at Queen Mary, University of London), will read extracts from her latest play, Family Tree with a discussion about the research process, from and through community gardens in Berlin graveyards, to a former hospital in South London and petri dishes in science labs. This practice-as-research project is part of her White Climate: Afriquia Literatures and Agri/cultural Practices research fellowship, at University of Potsdam, Germany.

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In Conversation with author Danielle Jawando 

14 July, 6-7pm, B104

Danielle Jawando will be visiting us, to read from her work and take part in a Q&A, hosted by Dr Hetta Howes. Danielle’s debut YA novel And the Stars Were Burning Brightly was shortlisted for numerous awards and her new novel, When Our Worlds Collided, has been described as “a raw, unflinching and powerful story.” Centring on a shooting in Manchester, it explores the deep-rooted prejudice and racism that exists within the police, the media and the rest of society. Refreshments will be served in The Pavilion from 5:30-6, and after the event.

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Raging Sea Pathologies of Solitude Project Final Exhibition and Event on Tuesday 5th July

The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street N16 9ES
5pm – Late 
Performances 6pm

This event is free but registration is required. Please book a ticket on our Eventbrite here

This event is a celebration of art, poetry and storytelling by people with lived experience of migration. It features works created in projects organised in collaboration with Hackney Migrant Centre.

Over the past year, the ‘Pathologies of Solitude’ project (QMUL) held a series of workshops including creative writing and poetry with Rachel Long and Olumide Popoola; print making with Dima Karout; zine making with Migrants in Culture at Rabbits Road Press; storytelling with Stories in Transit, featuring Wafa’ TarnowskaDebsey Wykes and Sophie Herxheimer.

The event will also feature a performance by Singing Blankets, a project that combines musical exploration, sewing and ritual.

If you can’t make the in-person event, some exhibition materials will be available on our website.

The exhibition will be open 4th-6th July.

Please check the Eventbrite for opening times.

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Outside QMUL

Museum Lates

The British Museum Fri Jun 24. Free entry, but some tours are ticketed. 

Marking Pride in London 2022, join us to explore and celebrate LGBTQ+ histories, identities and stories from the British Museum collection.

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Tate Modern. Fri Jun 24. Free

Join us after hours as we celebrate LGBTQIA+ artists and creative communities

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V&A Fri Jun 24. Free

Masculinity does not exist, only masculinities. Identity doesn’t exist, only identities. We live in a promising world of gender expression and exploration, where how you define yourself can take on multiple forms. In this plural world, On the Verge explores the tipping point, highlighting the artists, designers, and performers, questioning the norms of masculine and feminine identity and the possibilities to come. Let a thousand genders bloom.

I Can Make You a Man – A guided tour of the Theatre and Performance Galleries 18.45, 19.45, 20.45
Meet at Gallery 102, Leighton

In this performed tour, artist Nando Messias activates selected items in the galleries, mixing personal stories with theatre history. I Can Make You a Man plays with the notion of gender as fiction, how it is constructed —‘made’ — on stage and how gender-nonconformingindividuals are often coerced –
‘made’ – to comply.

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Museum of the Home. Sat Jun 25. £15.

Don your best pyjamas and spend an evening exploring Museum of the Home, as we open our Festival of Sleep with a house party like never before.  
Be first to experience what we have in store for the festival. From our famous Rooms Through Time re-styled to explore folklore, traditions, myths and magic connected to sleep through the centuries, to installations exploring how home environments affect sleep today, there’s so much on offer.

Book ahead for free Liberty Festival: Symposium on 22 July

Join us for an insightful day of presentations and conversations from artists industry and experts as part of Liberty Festival which showcases work by D/deaf and disabled artists, including:

  • Suzanne Alleyne, ‘The Power of Difference’
  • A Manifesto for 2.8 Million Minds
  • Raymond Antrobus
  • An anti-ablist approach to teaching with Paul Morrow

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Student survey on climate anxiety

You are invited to complete an online questionnaire looking at the emotions, coping styles and future plans of UK university students. Data from this questionnaire will be analysed for a MSc dissertation project by Cami Daeninck (Imperial College London), supervised by Dr Ans Vercammen and Dr Vasiliki Kioupi.

Any student currently completing an undergraduate or postgraduate degree within the UK is eligible to complete the questionnaire, which will take approximately 7-9 minutes to complete. Responses will remain anonymous. Respondents are asked to provide consent but can withdraw at any time.

To complete the questionnaire, go to

Should you have any questions, feel free to reach out to co-investigator Cami Daeninck at

All respondents have the option to be entered to win 1 of 4 £10 Grind Coffee e-gift cards!

As the data collection period is brief, we ask you to please complete the questionnaire at your earliest convenience. You are welcome to forward the survey link to any other UK-based students who might be willing to take part.

Events elsewhere

Making History: A Presentation by Neil Bartlett [campus event] – 27 June

Mind the Gap LGBTQIA+ Research Conference – 30 July [online, with in-person London networking] A free, online, interdisciplinary PGR-focused conference on LGBTQIA+ research and community.

ARTIST TALK Mahmoud Khaled Thursday 30 June, 7pm in gallery

Hear artist Mahmoud Khaled and writer Omar Kholeif speak about the new work in the exhibition and Mahmoud’s interest in queering the museological notions of a house museum. 

RSVP artist talk

Closing soon

Assistant Curator, Theatre & Performance at Victoria & Albert Museum – Closes 11 July

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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