Digest 30 May

SED Opportunity Digest – 30 May 2023 – Concise Version

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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From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Peopling the Palaces starts this Saturday 3 June

Peopling the Palaces is back from 3-11 June with performances, talks, screenings, socials and workshops. Al for free. Everyone is welcome.

Book now for these incredible events:

6 June: A Public Studio on Neurological Disease Prevention and Risk Assessment

Sita Balani – Deadly and Slick: Sexual Modernity and the Making of Race (online launch) – 31 May

Published by Verso, Balani’s first book, “Deadly and Slick”, attempts to understand the making of racial categories. The trickery of race comes down to how it is embedded in everyday life through the domain we take to be most intimate and essential: sexuality.

Book here

Mad Hearts: the Arts and Mental Health – Queering Boundaries

This two-day event explores productive, radical, contemporary encounters between the arts and mental health, bringing together clinical, artistic and research perspectives that offer a re-interpretation of contemporary mental health science and practice.

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Windrush 75 Events

  • Windrush 75 Festival at Bernie Grant Arts Centre a week-long programme of film, live music, art exhibitions & Caribbean/African food. Tickets from £5 | FREE for U2s / O65s: http://ow.ly/gP5g50OpXNa

Are you keen to support first years in your School succeed in their study whilst gaining beneficial and evidential employability skills? The PASS mentoring programme can help you do just that!

PASS is a subject-based mentoring scheme, run for first-year students by higher-year undergraduates. PASS is an internationally renowned programme and very well recognised by employers and other universities. Students who work on PASS gain extensive experience in organisation, team management, publicity and most of all clear and tailored communication. This is also a fantastic opportunity to make a positive impact on a new students first year experience at QMUL and share your passion about your subject area.

PASS Mentors are voluntary positions open to students commencing 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate studies. Whilst the position is voluntary, a £40 bursary is available annually for those who complete training and undertake the required number of sessions. This role gives great exposure to team work, communication and organisational skills.

PASS Student organisers is a paid position and is open to students commencing 2nd and 3rd years undergraduate studies too. This position is a paid position and requires further commitment. This role gives great exposure to team leadership and organisational skills.  

  • The PASS programme is now recruiting for next years cohort of mentors (voluntary) and Organisers (paid), further information on the scheme can be found here
  • The PASS mentor application form can be found here
  • The PASS Student Organiser application form can be found here
  • Or alternatively, please do get in touch with the PASS Coordinator, Fathea Khanum on f.khanum@qmul.ac.uk with any questions you may have.

We look forward to welcoming you on to the PASS Team.

Sophia Thakur With Lemara Lindsay-Prince (#Merky Books): In Conversation – 14 June

A deep-dive into spoken word, poetry and the publishing industries.

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QMUL Centre for 19C & Legacies: ‘Legacies and Liabilities? Decolonial, Interdisciplinary, and Intersectional Approaches to the Nineteenth Century Now’

Interactive Soup @ Theatre Deli Leadenhall – 13 June 2023

Interactive Soup is a social event, dinner, and miniature funding platform all-in-one, where those in interactive performance get to meet, talk, eat, and support each other!

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Weirdness Salon

3 June 12.30 – 6pm
East15 Acting School, Corbett Theatre – Loughton

  • Keynote: Professor Dimitris Papanikolaou on Contagious Weirdness, University of Oxford
  • Adam Alston (Goldsmiths, University of London) in conversation with Julia Bardsley (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Phoebe Patey-Ferguson (Rose Bruford College) in conversation with Tammy Reynolds aka Midgitte Bardot
  • Tara Fatehi in conversation with Hamja Ahsan (Shy Radicals) and Greg Wohead
  • Eirini Kartsaki (East15 Acting School, University of Essex) in conversation with Malik Nashad Sharpe aka Marikiscrycrycry
  • Hosted by Eirini Kartsaki

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Outside QMUL

Upgrade Yourself Festival at Somerset House – Free Killer Creative Careers Advice on 2 & 3 June

Connecting aspiring and emerging creatives under 30 access to trailblazing creatives and industry experts via talks, workshops and mentoring sessions including:

Stef Sword-Williams (F*ck Being Humble) – Self Promotion and Networking Masterclass
Montana Hall (Run the Check) – In Conversation: How to Run the Check
Gina Tonic (Polyester Zine) – Pitching Your Work to Creative Publications
Montana Hall (Run the Check) – In Conversation: How to Run the Check
Asher Glean – Content Creation 101
School of Bop Panel – Spinning Many Plates and Alternative Creative Pathways

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Undomesticated – Gender Defiance in the Home 

A series of film screenings, food and facilitated discussion taking a queer twist on the traditional Movie Night at home

Book here

Decode seeks Freelance Relationship Managers

Two freelance relationship managers to join the team supporting disabled creatives to apply to access to work.  Closing – 12 Jun Location – Remote (UK) ££ – £25 per hour

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Book ahead: Isabel Waidner Book Launch at London Review Bookshop

Isabel Waidner (QMUL) will be at the shop to read from and discuss their latest novel Corey Fah Does Social Mobility (Hamish Hamilton), and will be in conversation with academic, performer and activist Diarmuid Hester, whose forthcoming book Nothing Ever Just Disappears Waidner has described as ‘insightful, delightful, and enlightening: an essential entrant into the queer canon.’

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Newham Word Festival

Newham Word Festival features free poetry & storytelling events, authors discussing their books, visual arts, debates, performances and lots more.

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Paid 6-month Scheme traineeship open from 7-28 June 2023

If you identify as being from a lower socio-economic background or are Black, Asian, or from a Minority Ethnic group you should apply…

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OV Theatre Makers – Scheme – Apply before 19 June 2023

The training programme includes: 

– A launch event 
– 14 masterclass sessions led by OV Theatre Makers Director Joseph Hancock and guest practitioners from a range of theatre disciplines
– A scratch night showcasing participants’ work at a professional theatre venue
– Tickets to two Old Vic productions 
– A theatre ticket allowance for other venues 

This six-month programme will run from Sep 2023–Feb 2024.

Book now

Migration: a public history festival, May to July 2023

Walks, exhibitions, creative workshops, screenings, talks, online events, food, and more.

2 July, 11am-1pm: Remembering Rosemary Lane: a guided walk and talk on Irish migrant life in Victorian Whitechapel, Whitechapel.

4 July, 6pmAt the Heart of the Nation: Migration and the NHS, Royal College of Nursing, 20 Cavendish Sq, London, W1G 0RN.

See event details and book here  (www.bbk.ac.uk/research/centres/raphael-samuel-history-centre/public-history-festivals)

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