SED Opportunity Digest – 3 March 2023 – New Concise Version

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.

If you get to the end and apply for an opportunity please let us know and we’ll give you a freebie.

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Don’t forget your careers service is open all semester and can help with finding jobs, applications and interviews. Book an appointment or email your careers consultant Fliss Bush

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Free Online Journalism Masterclass with Ru – Creative Skills Academy – 7 March

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QUORUM with Dr. Dirk Gindt – A Theatrical Truth and Reconciliation Commission: The Decolonial Labour of Contemporary Sámi performance 8 March 2023 17:30-19:00

So Hot! Feeling the Heat in Contemporary Women’s Writing – Launch Event; ‘Burning Up: Reading Hot Bodies’ – 8 March 2023

Establishing a Social Licence for AI: Addressing ethical considerations through trustworthy practice” on Wednesday, March 8  from 12:30 to 13:30 (UK time)

Intimacy and Injury: In the Wake of #MeToo in India and South Africa – 9 March

Life after a Pandemic: The challenges of student life – #UniMentalHealthDay – 9 March

  • Cost of Living 
  • Community and Belonging
  • Finding Balance

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Disincarnate: Art Histories of Nationhood Past, Present, and Future | The Warburg Institute ( – 9-10 March – Free

Celebrating the Creative-Critical: a panel discussion and launch Thursday 9 March 2023

Deptford Literature Festival – All events take place on Saturday 18 March 2023

You can see the full programme here 

#Caleb Femi x SLOGhouse

Caleb Femi (QMUL graduate) x SLOGhouse present an evening of film, poetry and music. Capturing the energy of a South London party/ club, this event will feature a new short, abstract film, exploring the theme of community, accompanied by performances from SLOGhouse poets and DJs including Latekid & fwrdmtnDanielle Wilde and Dillon Kalyabe (QMUL). The film, performances and DJ will draw on the new direction of Caleb’s work, building on the themes of his prize-winning collection POOR and dealing with community, designed spaces, archiving and joy.   The Albany, Deptford 7.30pm – in-person event is BSL Interpreted. 
Livestream is livecaptioned. 
Tickets £10 / Free to Lewisham residents on low incomes

Book here

Magazine Launch: The Posthumanist (Anna Nagele – QM PhD) Issue 2 “Rhythms / Rhythmen” Austrian Cultural Forum LondonMonday, 20 March 2023 (Doors open: 6:30)

FREE BOOK LAUNCH Black British Queer Plays and Practitioners: An Anthology of Afriquia Theatre – 23 March

Funded summer exchange opportunity for 2nd Years in Atlanta (GA), USA at Spelman College – Deadline 30 March

Festival of Communities £500 Funding

Staff and students involved in previous years have built new connections with residents and community organisations, gained new perspectives, and learned new skills – all of which can benefit their work. The Centre for Public Engagement team will support you in developing activity ideas. Please make use of their information webinars, 1:1 advice sessions, dedicated training, and funding of up to £500 per project. Please visit the Festival of Communities website for details on how you can get involved. The deadline for applications is Thursday 30 March

Tower Hamlets Annual Arts Sharing and Networking Event for 2023

Your invitation to our Arts Sharing and Networking Event 2023

The council’s Arts, Parks and Events team are delighted to be back at the Art Pavilion in Mile End Park for the first physical, post-covid networking and sharing event! We have invited a range of speakers to address some of the key issues in 2023 and look forward to bringing together the thriving arts community of Tower Hamlets. The borough remains a hub of activity for the creative sector and home to many emerging and established arts organisations. Many of these will be in attendance to share their expertise.

Book your FREE place now! 

SUPERBLOOM is the student showcase celebrating collaborative working, idea germination and climate activism through creativity.

Book here

Outside QMUL

Women’s History Month in East London

Women's History Month in East London

OITIJ-JO: still from ‘Banglatown’ by Farihah Chowdhury

Contemporary women artists, activists, writers and performers, women’s groups and community organisations present a diverse programme of events and exhibitions in galleries, venues, libraries and institutions across the borough.

Issue 66 of careers journal The Publishing Post is here!

Free Online Events at POW (Power of Women Festival) including:

The Importance of Joy with Ruby Rare and Liv Little.

See full programme

In Conversation with UK Hip Hop Theatre pioneer, Robert Hylton, online event, 6th March, 1.15 – 2.30pm UK time

Book here

‘A Career Accelerator with Sharmadean Reid MBE’ – 6 March

will look to empower young women who may be interested in pursuing a career in tech but may not be sure where to start. We’d like women students in tech to join us for an insightful panel discussion (diving into the details of what a career in tech can look like for women), a Q&A, as workshop on how to sell yourself on your CV, as well as a chance to talk with Sharmadean and the other panellists for some 1-1 advice on career options.

Spaces are limited. To attend, please book your free spot here:

Wednesday, 8 March 2023 14:00 Make Your Own Career Map: Navigating Your Working Life Register

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Social Prescribing Day – 9 March

Coming up next week on the 9th March and there are a myriad of ways to get involved in events happening across London.

Find out more

Free Webinar: The power of email marketing for creative businesses – 23 March

Book here

Cutting East Film Festival returns to Genesis Cinema

Cutting East Film Festival returns to Genesis Cinema

Youth-led Cutting East Film Festival returns to the Genesis Cinema on 10 and 11 March. The festival has been curated by a talented and local group of 16-21 year-olds.

Noor Aromas Pre Ramadan Market

Noor Aromas Eid Market

Noor Aromas, a luxury home fragrance brand, bring their Pre Ramadan Market back to The Ecology Pavilion on Sunday 19 March

2 Bursaries for Outspoken Academy six-week intensive poetry online course

Our six-week long intensive poetry course offers the perfect opportunity for committed poets to work closely with award-winning tutors in a focused, supportive environment and take their poetry practice to the next stage.

Find out more and apply

Arab Women Artists Now Festival returns to Rich Mix

Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival returns

Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival returns for its eighth edition in March. Held at Rich Mix, the festival will showcase music, spoken word, film and comedy from Arab women artists from across the globe.

The festival opens with a special screening of ‘Beirut, The Aftermath’ + Q&A with director Fadia Ahmad. Ahmad’s documentary captures Beirut in the aftermath of the August 4th blast. Through raw testimonials, individuals from all walks of life recount the day everything collapsed, while showing the resilience of a people who don’t want to give up. Book tickets for the opening night or explore the full festival progamme

BFI NETWORK Shorts Schools begins on Monday 13 March

The Shorts School is a FREE four-day online course designed to give you everything you need to know about applying to the BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund, which will reopen later in 2023. Over the course of a week, Shorts School participants will hear insights from BFI NETWORK-funded filmmakers, meet other creatives and participate in roundtables, Q&As, and a networking session to meet peers and potential collaborators.  Find out more and book your place here.

Mothering Performance: Maternal Action Tickets, Wed 29 Mar 2023 at 18:00 | Eventbrite

Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs


Applications for the 30th year of the Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs (DBACE) are now open. This could be your chance to secure: Up to £20,000 investment to start or grow your enterprise.

Membership to MeWe360’s Incubator programme, including 12-months of business support with MeWe360 and Deutsche Bank’s high calibre industry & business mentors. DBACE  also offers a range of fantastic resources to support you with your application.

Closing Date: 31st March 2023

Apply and find out more

living in fear of quicksand exhibition next door to Queen Mary at Tower Hamlets Archives

Maria Amidu exhibition poster clipped

A new exhibition by Maria Amidu  |  3 March – 20 May  | Free entry

Find out more including workshops

Hackney Empire Artist Development Programme

ADP returns, with growing opportunities for young people, including a new Young Writer in Residence placement

The Hackney Empire Young Producers Programme part of the Creative Development strand of Creative Futures, providing participants from under-represented backgrounds across the borough with the opportunity to curate and produce an arts and cultural events programme, using Hackney Empire’s infrastructure, performance spaces and technical support. Further details of the 2023 programme will be announced soon.

Teach Meet: Key Stage 3 Drama Assessment – Thursday, 2 March 2023 18:00 Register


Book Club: A Very Expensive Poison by Lucy Prebble on Sunday 12th March 5-7pm.
Understanding the Neuroscience Behind Challenging Behaviour with Phil Richards on Tuesday 14th March 7-8.30pm.
Using Drama to Teach History at KS3 with Jane Burr on Thursday 23rd March 7-8pm.

Free tours at Tate Britain

LGBTQIA+ TOURS AT TATE BRITAIN Enjoy an exciting free tour of Tate Britain that will take you through the queer histories of iconic artworks in the Tate collection. Find out more LGBTQIA+ TOURS AT TATE MODERN Explore art from the Tate collection through the lens of gender identity and sexuality in one of our free tours. Find out more

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

Curator – Archive Survey Project at National Portrait Gallery – 9 March

Community Host – Queen Mary University of London – QMI Ltd – 12 March

See all Queen Mary jobs

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

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