SED Opportunity Digest – 16 May 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.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for the next edition via sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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Professor Thomas W. LaqueurPathologies of Solitude Distinguished Visiting FellowMay 2022 Programme of Events 

Professor Thomas Laqueur, based at Berkeley, University of California, is the author of Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud (1990), Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation (2003), and The Work of the Dead: A Cultural History of Mortal Remains (2015), among many others.

This month, Professor Thomas Laqueur is the Distinguished Visiting Fellow with the ‘Pathologies of Solitude’ project at Queen Mary, University of London. All are welcome to these events, but booking is required. Please register using the links below.

Monday 16th May, 5:30-7pm 

Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia eBook by George Makari ...

Of Fear and Strangers Panel

Online (Zoom)

George Makari, David Feldman, Akshi Singh and Thomas Laqueur discuss the history of xenophobia from its origins to the present day.

All welcome but registration is required.

Wednesday 18th May, 3-6pm

Student Seminar 1: Sites of Memory

Arts Two, 3.20 (QMUL)

A seminar on the histories of iconoclasm, statues in public places, and the legacies of imperialism.

Open to all HSS students and postdocs. Registration is required.

Monday 23rd May, 5-7pm

The Origins and Uses of Humanitarianism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Arts Two, Lecture Theatre (QMUL) 

A symposium with Prof Laqueur, Dr Simon Reid-Henry (Geography), Prof Matthew Hilton (History) and Prof Sophie Harman (SPIR).

Open to all HSS faculty, students, and postdocs. Registration required.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception. 

Tuesday 24th May, 5-7pm

Revisiting Solitary Sex Seminar

Arts Two, 3.20 (QMUL) / Online 

The 2003 publication of Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation stimulated academic and popular discussions about masturbation which have increased our understanding of this under-discussed human behaviour. This paper revisits the arguments of the book in the light of these discussions and considers the implications of solitary sex – its practice, its reputation, its friends and enemies – for the history of human solitariness in general.

Co-sponsored by ‘Pathologies of Solitude Project’, Centre for 18th Century Studies, Sexual Cultures Research Group (SED) 

All welcome but registration is required.

Friday 27th May, 3:30-6:30pm

Student Seminar 2: When Species Meet

Arts Two, 2.17 (QMUL)

A seminar on human-animal relations in the age of the Anthropocene. 

Open to all HSS students and postdocs. Registration is required.

Monday 30th May, 6-7:30pm

Canines in Solitude: The Gaze of the Dog in Western Art

Online (Zoom)

This lecture argues that the gaze of the dog, grounded in evolution and appropriated by visual artists in the western tradition, offers a way of representing being seen – being regarded as worth regard – as a defence against loneliness both as a species and as social beings. 

All welcome but registration is required.

Individual Student Meetings

Professor Laqueur is also available to meet individually with students. Please choose one slot on this Doodle poll: 

https://doodle.com/meeting/participate/id/dwpqRKze

Rediscovering Bow Heritage Trail: introduction workshop

Do you have an interesting story about Bow? Maybe from your recent past, or from your family history? Roman Road Trust is rediscovering Bow Heritage Trail – and we want to hear from you!

When?

  • Friday 20th May, 1-5pm
  • Thursday 26th May, 1-5pm
  • Or drop-in when you can!

Where? In-person at Idea Store Bow, E3 5EU

OR

Join online (please email rosie@romanroadtrust.co.uk to register for an online place)

Book you place via Eventbrite: https://tinyurl.com/6nw3u4tj

Have a question? Please email: rosie@romanroadtrust.co.uk 

Breaking Bread x Logan Dandridge

Join Bread Theatre and Film Company for a film screening and discussion with filmmaker Logan Dandridge.

Bread Theatre and Film Company (IG: bread_london) are delighted to host Breaking Bread with Logan Ryland Dandridge, an experimental filmmaker and Assistant Professor of film at Syracuse University College of Visual & Performing Arts.

Logan Dandridge is an artist from Richmond, Virginia, USA. His films interpret the nuances of African American culture through the poetics and aesthetics of experimental cinema. As a filmmaker, cultural referencing, nostalgia, and religion are themes explored in his work. His research interrogates various histories through a combination of assemblage, superimposition, and multi-channel orientation.

Join us on 27th May at Basement Gallery @candidartstrust at 7.30 pm for a gathering that will provide a chance to see and discuss new work-in-progress that Logan has been developing through the course of his Cavendish Arts Science residency at Cambridge.

More information about Logan’s work can be found on Cavendish Arts Science’s website.

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Calling Writers, Performers & Poets! Perform at Scratch, Crackle & POP!

We welcome you back to Scratch, Crackle & POP!, our seasonal scratch night showcasing the work of writers, performers and poets in the early stages of development, giving audiences a taste of upcoming and developing shows.

Want to get involved?

Applications for the June scratch night are now OPEN.

Please send the following information to emma@poplarunion.com by Monday 16 May for the chance to take part:

• The type & length of piece (must last no longer than 15 minutes)

• Max 100 words description of the piece (this doesn’t have to be too polished and can be a list of ideas, themes or questions you are exploring)

• Links to previous/current work (eg. YouTube/Vimeo/Tumblr etc) or/and social media links (if applicable)

• Basic tech requirements

All applicants shall receive a response by Friday 20 May. The event will take place on Tuesday 14 June.

Outside QMUL

Social Streets

PR and Communications Assistant at Social Streets C.I.C

Social Streets is looking for a PR & Communications Assistant to work alongside the founder and director of Social Streets C.I.C Tabitha Stapely.  

The initial contract is for three months to assist in the promotion of our print publications, our online membership and our work to lobby the government for policy that supports sustainable local journalism. Starting immediately.

Find out more and apply

33 free creative writing workshops in libraries across London in June


City of Stories Home celebrates London’s libraries as places to make and share stories, and is run as a partnership between London Libraries and Spread the Word. 

Throughout June, the City of Stories Home sees 33 free events for writers and readers taking place in every London borough and the City of London to celebrate the launch of the City of Stories Home Anthology. The Anthology features over 70 short stories written by London writers on the theme of home. 63 of the anthology stories features winning and highly commended writers from the City of Stories Home writing competition which was open to London writers who attended a free City of Stories Home workshop in February.

At the events you’ll be able to:

  • Take part in a creative writing taster session;
  • Hear local authors read their stories;
  • Pick up a free copy of the Anthology, and
  • Find out how libraries can support you as a reader and writer.

Book here

An evening of conversation with Merve Emre

As part of this event, Merve Emre will be interviewed by Sarah Edwards, a PhD candidate at UCL studying contemporary feminist essays. The interview will focus on Emre’s upcoming book titled Post-Discipline: Literature, Professionalism, and the Crisis of the Humanities, and the recent publication of The Annotated Mrs. Dalloway (2021). However, the interview will also touch on Emre’s earlier works such as Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America (2017) and her work on the contemporary essay.

The event will take place at 5pm on the 1st June in the ‘IAS Forum’ which is situated within UCL’s Institute of Advanced Studies.

The event is free to attend but you must book a place at this event on Eventbrite prior to attending. The Eventbrite link can be found here.

If you have any questions you would like to ask Merve Emre, please feel free to contact sarah.edwards.19@ucl.ac.uk with your question by 5pm on the 25th May and she will try to incorporate them into the interview.

TALK 2 DAN - Bridge the Gap between Employer & Young Creative

TALK 2 DAN – Bridge the Gap between Employer & Young Creative

Talk 2 Dan in partnership with Camden Open Air Gallery brings you ‘Bridge the Gap between Employer & Young Creative.’

Come meet our media partners ranging from BBC Sport, Roundhouse, Sony Music, BBC Radio 1/1Xtra, BBC Studios Productions, the award winning ERIC app & more!

Sign up

Closing soon

Marketing Assistant to join our Events & Communications team at Dazed Media – Rolling

Content Manager at The Nudge (London city guide) – Rolling

BBC Asian Network Trainee Scheme – 20 May

Box Office Assistant, Punchdrunk London – 25 May 2022

Guardian Media Makers Programme – 30 May

Marketing Assistant at Stanley Arts – 31 May

ARLIS/UK & Ireland – Global Majority Art Librarianship Scholarship 2022 – 5 June

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)



Competition: Your Design On Our School of English and Drama Tote Bag 2022

We’re looking for a new design for our 2022 tote bag which we give away at open days, events and to new students incoming to the School.

It’s time to get arty and inspire the next generation of SED students.

What we’re looking for

  • A black, thick line based design – it could feature a quotation or other text but needs to be blocky and easy to read.
  • Maximum A4 size.
  • A design which represents both English, Creative Writing and Drama would be great.
  • For inspiration see the last winning designs below or look at the entries from 2019 here.

How to enter

To enter send your design as a PDF, JPG or EPS to sed-web@qmul.ac.uk.

To enter you must be a School of English student, staff member or one of our alumni.

What you’ll win

If you win:

  • Your bag will be put into production for our 2022 open days and events.
  • You’ll also win a £50 LovetoShop voucher.

Competition closes: Tuesday 26 May 2022 at midday. A vote by our SED staff team will choose the winning design.

SED Opportunity Digest – 6 May 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.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for the next edition via sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

Don’t forget to register with Creative Access for amazing job opportunities, internships and training

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Humanities Ball in the Octagon on 27 May

We are so excited to announce the collaboration between History Soc, Geography Soc, Peach Magazine, The Print, CUB Magazine, QMTC and English Society to bring you a Humanities Ball on the 27 May!

It will be taking place from 7-11pm in the Octagon, Mile End Campus. 

Dress Code: Formal/Black tie. Cultural clothing is also welcome. 

Ticket Prices: £23 for members of all participating societies and £26 for non-members (this includes non-qmul students). 

Included in the ticket price is a finger buffet, a glass of Prosecco on entry and half a bottle of wine per person (non-alcoholic alternatives will be provided). There will also be a bar to buy additional drinks from. 

The buffet will be Halal and will have Vegetarian and Vegan options. There will also be allergen cards. 

There will be a DJ, a dance floor and a photobooth to capture memories from the evening.

For more information please head to Humanities End of Year Ball (qmsu.org)

Be a part of the Festival of Communities – Festival Crew paid opportunities.

@EngageQM are recruiting a team of Queen Mary PGR students to support the 2022 Festival of Communities on 11-12 June. 

Apply by 13 May 2022 online

Events Roundup

The Trembling Hand — Reflections of a Black Woman in the Romantic Archive

When: 18 May 2022, 19:40 — 21:00 
Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square 

It’s a talk by Mathelinda Nabugodi, a former phd student of Paul Hamilton’s, and I’m sure it will be of much interest.

Book here

Decadence, Paganism, and the Environment – In-Person & Online

QMUL is pleased to host a conversation with Dennis Denisoff (Tulsa), Stefano Evangelista (Oxford) and Alex Murray (Queen’s, Belfast).

Book here

Outside QMUL

Would you like to be part of our Queer Makers Market?! Do you make sexy queer zines?
Design weird & wonderful clothes?
Maybe you’re part of a queer charity or small collective?

If you would like a stall at our Queer Summer Fayre, happening at Hackney Bridge on Saturday 18th June get in touch with us!!!

FILL OUT THIS SHORT FORM TO EXPRESS AN INTEREST 

London Train to Teach event – 11 June

Join us at the London Train to Teach event on Saturday 11 June 2022, from 10am until 2:30pm for support on your journey to the classroom.

Want to know what it feels like to stand in front of a class? Interested in what qualifications you need?

Discover the answers to all your questions and receive tailored information to give you all the confidence you need to decide to become a great teacher.

Sign up to the London event today

Tower Hamlets Business Support

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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 Apply now >

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DIF – Allia Accelerator Challenge Allia is partnering with DIF Capital Partners to support social enterprise and purpose led businesses by providing 6-months of mentoring support from the DIF team and a grant cash prize pool of £30k to be shared with three finalists. All social enterprises, charities, tech for good ventures, and impact businesses are eligible to apply to be part of this unique opportunity. Closing date: 9th May 2022Find out more >

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Free webinar – Harness the Power of Social Media With many small businesses having to rethink their marketing strategy to align with the changing landscape, social media has become more crucial than ever before. This comprehensive London Business Hub virtual workshop is designed to transform your strategy with changing consumer habits and walk you through everything you need to know; from starting a social media campaign, creating online content, engaging with your target audience and evaluating your campaign effectiveness. Packed with tips and insights from our social media expert, you will leave with the knowledge to effectively leverage your social media channels to stay visible, connect with new and existing customers and generate future business opportunities.  Thursday 26th May, 10am – 4.30pmRegister now >

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ommunity Business Crowd Match Programme Community Businesses in England that are crowdfunding new initiatives and projects can receive match funding from Power to Change up to a maximum of £10,000.   The funding can be used to help launch new ideas to help local neighbourhoods, help meet increased demand, save community spaces or help bridge a funding gap.  The match funding will be on a £ for £ basis. Power to Change are particularly keen to support new and existing projects in more deprived areas of the country, and to work with communities experiencing racial inequity across England.  Applications to the Community Business Crowd Match Programme can be made at any time. Find out more >

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Join us at the Creative & Cultural Futures showcase to celebrate the creative minds from The London Borough of Tower Hamlets through an evening of artistic and interactive exhibitions. The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has been working with Allia Impact to provide grant funding to creative freelancers from the borough. The Creative and Cultural Futures project has provided direct support to creative and cultural industry freelancers. Grant funding has been given to freelancers to help them adapt and develop their businesses with additional workshops and 1-to-1 professional support provided by Allia Impact. Participants who came on the programme are from a wide range of creative industries such as artists, musicians, filmmakers, photographers, dancers, and sculptors. Allia Impact in partnership with The London Borough of Tower Hamlets would like to invite fellow creatives and cultural organisations to this showcase to celebrate the end of this 5-month project by giving our participants the opportunity to exhibit their creative projects. Date: Saturday 28th May 2022, 6pm – 9pmLocation: WappArt, Gauging Square, 150 Vaughan Way, London, E1W 2AHBook your place >

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Market engagement sessions for café operators Do you run a food business in Tower Hamlets and are you looking for a new opportunity? The Council is holding market engagement sessions to get feedback from food businesses on the commercial catering offer for the New Town Hall in Whitechapel, and St Georges Town Hall in Shadwell. This is not a tender or a competition, but an exercise to allow the Council to get feedback from the market; to raise awareness and inform upcoming opportunities. Three hour-long sessions are taking place on Thursday 19 May (10-11am, 11am-12pm, 12pm-1pm) at the Town Hall, Mulberry Place, Clove Crescent. Please register your place before Monday 16 May. Book your place >

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Safety App Safe Up is a women’s safety initiative that supports women to get home safe, there are two key aspects of their offer: Members (women) sign up to the app and can find locations (safe spots) when they feel at unease. Businesses can sign up to provide safe spaces for members. Find out more > Useful email contacts: Business SupportHigh Streets and Town CentresHealth and SafetyBusiness RatesLicensingMarkets Register for Enterprise Business Support The council’s Enterprise Team provides a number of projects to support new and established businesses. Register for support. size=2 width=”100%” align=center> Did you know that Tower Hamlets offers other email newsletters to keep you up to date on a variety of topics?   See the list and sign up! 

Calling all local creatives! Women of the Wick is thrilled to launch a new Storytelling Programme for creative freelancers & entrepreneurs followed by a printed zine supported by @foundationforfuturelondon.

Apply now

1-Minute Archive Film Competition

Want to see your short film on the big screen at Sheffield DocFest 2022? We’ve teamed up with The Associated Press to present the 1-Minute Archive Film Competition, and challenge you to make a minute-long film using footage from the AP archive. £1000 cash prize for the winning film; Winning film selected by our 2022 Guest Curator, Asif Kapadia; Top 3 films will screen at this year’s edition of Sheffield DocFest – taking place 23-28 June 2022.  The competition is open to all entrants around the world aged 18 and over. No previous experience is required, so whether you’re a seasoned professional or just interested in trying your hand at something new – get involved!

Deadline: Thursday 26 May, 17:00 BST 

Apply now

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A free mentorship and outreach programme for underrepresented children’s book writers

Find out more

Apply to work as a Community Engagement Guide at Van Gogh House

ArtFund has partnered with Van Gogh House in Brixton, London to bring you five paid opportunities to work with artist Harold Offeh on his upcoming exhibition ‘Nineteen to Twenty’. The exhibition will explore themes of migration within young communities in Brixton, using Van Gogh’s migration from Holland to London at aged 19 as inspiration.   This part-time role will run from September to December and is ideal for those aged 19-24 with personal links to migration, who are keen to connect their experiences to the exhibition while working on a range of responsibilities as Community Engagement Guides.

Help bring an exhibition to life, engage visitors, and share your own experiences of migration as a Community Engagement Guide…

Events at LGBTQ+ Community Centre

Friday 6 May 

11-12 Yoga
12-8 Cafe open for walk-ins
1-4 LGBTQ+ Bridge Group
4-8 Queer photography workshop with Felix Pilgrim
6-8 Meet the community: Wandsworth Carers Centre
 

Saturday 7 May 

11-12 Yoga
12-8 Cafe open for walk-ins 
12:30-3 Open Minds Project: tea and samosas
4-6 Performance: ‘A word of love to the Queer Community’/’Una Palabra de Amor para la Comunidad Queer’
6-8 Garyrabia film screening and Q&A

Sunday 8 May 

11-12 Meditation
12-8 Cafe open for walk-ins 
3-8 LGBTQ+ Board Games Afternoon

Queer book club

Queer Book Club

Sunday 15 May Fairytales For Lost Children – Diriye Osman

Monthly book club focused on queer authors on a range of topics. Each month we’ll discuss a title and offer readers the chance to suggest the next month’s read.

There’s also the opportunity to have a non-alcoholic drink, make new friends and socialise after the book discussion.

Register now

ERIC Careers Workshop Session Recordings

TRAILERFARM A games studio based in Brighton, meet the team and learn about the different jobs in Gaming. They also currently have 3 entry-level opportunities available. Check them out and apply on the ERIC app. Watch the session here.

Financial Times One of the world’s leading news organisations, recognised internationally for it’s authority, integrity and accuracy. Interested in the journalism & media world, this session is worth watching! Watch the session here.

Renaissance Studios Come meet and get to know this female run production
company based in Brixton. They create everything from TV, Film, Ads AND have recently partnered with Netflix & Channel 4 to help create more inclusive & diverse content. They also have their Creative Clinic coming up, full of workshops and events for young creatives 16th-20th of May. Watch the session here.

BBC Sport Part of BBC, BBC Sport covers everything from football to skateboarding, the Olympics to skiing. In this session you’ll meet 4 different people from across the company who share their career journey and how you can get into Media too. Watch the session here.

Framestore Known globally for their visual effects, they have created scenes for some of the biggest productions including Marvel films, Harry Potter, Paddington Bear., the list goes on. In this session you will learn all about the VFX & animation industry and learn how you could work in this growing industry. Watch the session here.

Closing Soon

Hackney Showroom: Marketing Officer (Part-Time) – Closes 23 May

Fierce: Production Coordinator – Closes 23 May

Shubbak: General Manager & Senior Development Manager – Closes 20 May

QMUL: Sustainability Co-ordinator – Closes 22 May


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)



English and Drama Newsletter – May 2022 Edition

Welcome to May in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London.

Get your tickets for:

Pictured above: The School staff at their away day this week.

See our new spoken word campaign videos
championing the value of our degrees.

Left: Fatema (Current English Student)
Right: Elliott (Drama graduate)

Open Events

A paint explosion with white text saying 'Diverse thinking creates brilliant breakthroughs'

Book now for June Open Days

17-18 June – In Person at QMUL Mile End | 18 June – Online

Come and discover our canalside campus to explore what makes English, Drama and Creative Writing at Queen Mary so special.

Book for our June Open Days

Book Ahead

Bollywood Dance Festival

Bollywood Dance Festival


28-29 May – 10:00-22:00 Daily – In-person in the People’s Palace Great Hall at QMUL Mile End

This May, Queen Mary Arts and Culture hosts Europe’s biggest Bollywood Dance Convention, bringing together the best choreographers, YouTubers and influencers from around the world.

Bollywood Dance Festival celebrates all forms of South Asian, Bollywood and Indian classical dance across 24 masterclasses led by a spectacular line-up of Bollywood choreographers and dance icons from India, UK and the USA. The convention is curated and produced by Bollywood Choreographer Naz Choudhury alongside internationally acclaimed dance company Bolly Flex.

Masterclasses will be held in 90-minute sessions throughout the weekend. Pick and choose a masterclass, or stay for the weekend! – classes are open to all, and you don’t need any previous experience with dance to take part.

Book tickets here: http://www.bollywooddancefestival.com/tickets
Enter promo code QMULARTS30 for 30% off all sessions

Click here for clips from featured choreographers including: Karthik Priyadarshan and Mohan Pandey of Kings United India, the World of Dance Champions; from the USA, Youtube dance sensations Anisha Babar and Swara Karulkar; India’s most popular viral dance icons Himanshu Dulani & Alex Badad; classically trained dance sensation Kumar Sharma; popular film TV dancing star Pery Sheetal; south of India reality TV dance icon Naval Arasan from B-Fab; Mumbai’s finest Akanksha Sharma and Muskan Singh, who recently appeared in India’s Best Dancer

For more info, please contact the Arts and Culture team qmul-arts@qmul.ac.uk

Book tickets with code QMULARTS30

Tea: Nature, Culture, Society, 1650-1850

Wednesday 22 – Friday 24 June 2022 – Online (Zoom)

From tea to teapots, taste to trade; this conference will explore natural histories, Chinese porcelain, tea’s impact on literature, and more.

Book ahead

Mad Hearts Flyer

Mad Hearts – The Arts and Mental Health Masked/Unmasked10 June – In-person at QMUL Mile End and 11 June 2022 – Online (Zoom)

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, with a view of imagining a different future.

Book ahead

Events Listings

Queer Ecology Seminar

Wednesday 11 May 2022 – 3-4.30pm – In-person – ArtsTwo Senior Common Room
  In-person seminar on ‘Queer Ecology’ led by Dennis Denisoff, one of our Distinguished Visiting Fellows.

Queer ecology studies engages with the sexual, sensual, and affective relations among the organic and inorganic, while also problematizing distinctions between the natural and unnatural. Sexuality, gender, trans, and affect studies engage with, among other things, animality studies, Anthropocene studies, deep green religion, and notions of urban, frontier, and Indigenous ecologies.

RSVP to Matt Rubery

‘Of Fear and Strangers’ Panel Discussion

George Makari’s book, Of Fear and Strangers: A History of Xenophobia (2021) traces the history of xenophobia from its origins to the present day. To discuss diverse experiences of xenophobia, past and present, Makari will be joined by David Feldman (Director, Birkbeck Institute for the Study of Antisemitism), Thomas W Laqueur (Berkeley), Akshi Singh (Queen Mary University of London). 

This month, Professor Thomas Laqueur is the Distinguished Visiting Fellow with the ‘Pathologies of Solitude‘ project at Queen Mary University of London.

All are welcome but registration is required. Please click here to register your attendance.
 

Book now

Decadence, Paganism, and the Environment – In-Person & Online


  The School of English and Drama at Queen Mary – University of London is pleased to hosta conversation with Dennis Denisoff (Tulsa), Stefano Evangelista (Oxford) and Alex Murray(Queen’s, Belfast).

Please register via the button below to get the Zoom link or a seat in person.

Watch the previous round table on Decadence in the Arts here
 

Book now

Charles Lamb’s Paperwork

Friday 27 May 2022 – Online (Zoom)

On Friday 27 May, Deidre Lynch of Harvard University will present a paper on ‘Charles Lamb’s Paperwork’ at the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar.

All welcome.

Events from around QMUL & Beyond

18 May
The Trembling Hand — Reflections of a Black Woman in the Romantic Archive with Mathelinda Nabugodi (English PhD graduate)

Book here

8 June
A Phenomenology of Misfits | PhD Symposium | University of Greenwich

Book here

14 June
Groundbreakers: A Living Maps Network events programme focused on the history and heritage of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park site for the 10th  anniversary of the Park opening.

Sponsored by the Raphael Samuel History Centre

Book here

News

Daniel Oliver (Drama) will be presenting his board-game about performance art and time travel at CLAY in Leeds on 6 May Find out more

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Michael Craske (English)’s essay on Edmund Gosse’s malign influence on Swinburne studies is available in the latest issue of the International Walter Pater Society’s journal. Read more

Queen Mary Arts and Culture (Run by Aoife Monks (Drama) and Molly McPhee) launches new Assistant Producers programme


Read more

Listen to the BBC series One Direction on the points of the compass
  Author Jerry Brotton (English Department) presents a five-part series exploring each of the four cardinal directions in turn – north, east, south and west – and the possibility that, in the age of digital mapping, we are being left disoriented.

Contributors include: Google spatial technologist Ed Parsons, historian Sujit Sivasundaram, neuroscientist Hugo Spiers, author Rana Kabbani, journalist and editor for Bloomberg City Maps Laura Bliss and many more mapaholics.

Listen now

David Duff at Royal College of Psychiatrists

On 28 April David Duff spoke at the Faculty of Addictions annual conference at the Royal College of Psychiatrists. He was part of an interdisciplinary panel celebrating the bicentenary of the publication of Thomas De Quincey’s Confessions of an English Opium-Eater. His fellow panellists were the historian Lucy Inglis, author The Milk of Paradise: A History of Opium, and the psychiatrist Sir John Strang, Director of the National Addiction Centre, who described De Quincey’s Confessions as ‘the greatest book in the world ever written about addiction’.

David argued that it was also a masterpiece of Romantic literature, inspired by Wordsworth’s autobiographical poetry and by the myth of drug-induced creativity in Coleridge’s ‘Kubla Khan’. David’s PhD student Hannah Donovan is writing about dreams in De Quincey and every year his undergraduates do group projects on the Confessions as part of the Romantics and Revolutionaries module. He was pleased to hear professional psychiatrists expressing similar enthusiasm for De Quincey’s extraordinary book.
 

Alumni Round Up

Chloe Borthwick (Drama BA) is presenting their show Christ Alive! at Camden People’s Theatre. The show is a miraculous encounter with the son of God. The power of comedy music drama compels you.

Not everything is as it seems. This show is less about Jesus, more about faith, love, and expectation. Jesus shows us that miracles can be actualised with simple belief, the glory of song, and a perfectly executed punchline. Crazy holy good.

Get tickets and more information

Best wishes,

Rupert

Rupert Dannreuther

Marketing Manager
sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

Queen Mary University of London
#FutureQMUL

SED Opportunity Digest – 29 April 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.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for the next edition via sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

Don’t forget to register with Creative Access for amazing job opportunities, internships and training

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Want to learn professional filming skills for free?


The Verbatim Formula, a project for care-experienced young people, is creating a short film to inspire more people to become foster carers.

But to be able to do this…we need your help! We are holding 3 workshop sessions in which you get to learn filming skills and share your creative ideas!

1. Film Scripting and Storyboarding workshop: writing and planning the film. (open to 6 young people)

Saturday 7th May, 11-4pm

Location: Battersea Arts Centre

2. Filming weekend: capturing sound and images (open to 6 young people)

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May, 11-6pm

Location: Battersea Arts Centre on Saturday and Sunday TBC.

Interested?

Send @peoplespalaceprojects a DM to get more info and book your place. Photo by @_paula.photography

QUORUM Drama Seminar:

What has theatre ever done for us? A bastard theatre against nation

by Dr Jonas Tinius (Minor Universality ERC/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Wednesday 4 May

Soft start at 18:30 BST with a presentation starting at 19:00 BST via Zoom and in-person in RR2 in ArtsOne on QMUL campus.

For in-person, book on bit.ly/qm0405ip

For online, book on bit.ly/qm0405o

In this talk, I will reflect on more than ten years of engagement with the Theater an der Ruhr, a public-private theatre founded in the early 1980s by the Italian philosopher, actor, director, and clown Roberto Ciulli and two companions, the dramaturge and philosopher Helmut Schäfer and the late stage designer Gralf-Edzard Habben. Since its outset, the theatre has reacted against the aesthetic and political overdetermination of artistic production by a statist cultural logic. This theatre formed labour conditions and a proto-universal stage philosophy of a bastard theatre without fatherland and mother tongue.

Free exhibition near QMUL’s Whitechapel Campus: ‘Damned If I Do’ – A group show of 6 international female artists

Damned if I do; damned if I don’t. A paradox of daily existence surrounding the haunted doublings that emerge from society’s double standards. The virgin-whore, the untouchable priestess, the innocent temptress. A series of female archetypes, their potential power held in check by social conditions. 

The exhibition Damned If I Do challenges the social straightjacketing of the patriarchal system, bringing together work across a range of media by a group of women artists exploring the female experience, the body, and the gaze. The artists challenge and subvert the hypersexualisation of the female body in Western culture, looking to undermine problematic art historical tropes and traditions surrounding the female nude.

Find out more

Talks at other University of London institutions

5 May 2022‘Hear the Bones Sing’: Postcolonial Ghost Plays. A talk by Clare Finburgh-Delijani

19 May 2022. Reimagining the Victorian Past in African and in Black Diasporic Theatre. A talk by Tiziana Morosetti

24 May 2022 Creative Interactions: Practice-based research – Painting, Puppetry and other Pracademics.

26 May 2022. Refracted from the Canon: The Transmuted Form of Europe’s Ambassador to Africa. A talk by Sola Adeyemi

Jobs at QMUL

Careers Assistant Closes 15 May

PAID Artist Development Opportunity with Rich Mix and Elevate East

 ELEVATE EAST ARE OFFERING:

  •  £100 fee, contributing to your creative practice
  •  1-1 in depth conversation + consultation to gauge your needs and wants as an artist
  •  Access to a robust and ever growing east London based and focussed artist network
  • Opportunities to test work or share ideas and feedback in the form of our ‘Basement Chatter’ sessions 
  •  Access to three days of free rehearsal space at Rich Mix (May and June)
  •  Opportunity to perform 15 minute of your work-in-progress at the Stuck In The Lift scratch night at Rich Mix on Sat 18th June.

Details on how to get in touch if people are interested are here (scroll to the bottom of the page): https://richmix.org.uk/stuck-in-the-lift-underground/


Talk: Body Mapping and Social Memory Technology fighting VAWG

Visit our exhibition and participate in the talk about resisting gendered urban violence in Rio de Janeiro and London! At The Exchange, @kingscollegelon 5th May, 6 pm to 8 pm Talk: Body Mapping and Social Memory Technology fighting VAWG

More info: https://lnkd.in/ev99DB-e

Professor Bill Bell (Cardiff University): ‘Mobility and Meaning: Libraries at Sea and the Problem of the Reader’

This talk will examine a range of mobile libraries established between 1830 and 1918 in order to determine whether the intentions of their founders aligned with their use by readers. A quantity of archival evidence exists for the libraries of convicts, soldiers, and polar explorers, for example, relating not only to the imperatives of their organisers but also to the reading practices of their users. How was reading transformed on the move and in the field and what implications does this have for the role of the library in a colonial context? 

This is an in-person event at the Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB, Tuesday 10 May, 5:30PM – 7:00PM 

Booking is required. To book please go to https://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/mobility-and-meaning-libraries-sea-and-problem-reader

Outside QMUL

Tate Modern Lates – This month celebrates South Asian artists and creatives with a programme curated in collaboration with artist Chila Kumari Singh Burman.

Chila Kumari Singh Burman’s Remembering A Brave New World

Join Tate after hours for a mix of art, music, film, conversation and food including:

  • Display: Neon Drama by Chila Kumari Singh Burman
  • Talks: Art Chats Curated by Diet Paratha
  • Workshop: Making with WEIRDO zine
  • Talk: Beyond Bollywood

Book a free gallery ticket to attend

Find out more

Youth Takeover: Mapping the Studio
Sat 7 May, 12-4pm | Free, booking encouraged

What should the studio look like? How do we get there? What happens along the way?

Created by Duchamp & Sons, Whitechapel Gallery’s youth collective, this one day takeover invites you to see the studio through the eyes and ears of young artists. Choose your own path through temporary installations, sound works, activities and spaces for creativity and rest.

This event is open to all ages and marks the culmination of three months of exploration and collaboration between our youth collective, Duchamp & Sons, artist Shepherd Manyika and guest artist Ben Connors.

Pre-booking is encouraged and guarantees free entrance to A Century of the Artist’s Studio: 1920-2020. Walk-ins are also welcome on the day.   Book now!

‘Community Building and Artivism’ is a FREE 3-month programme delivered weekly for 16-25 year olds, with connections to East London.

Each session will be 2 hours of fun and creation! We will conclude the series with 2 full days of art-making. Our programme will use a variety of different methods and creative tools, allowing participants to develop their creative skills, explore personal identities, learn about the power of Artivism (when art and activism combine to bring awareness of social issues), and discuss community issues. All of this will lead to the collaborative creation of an Artivist exhibition, set to open later in the year. 

This project has been developed following the success of our pilot workshop held in July 2021 at the London Festival of Ideas. It will be held in person at St. Margaret’s House. 

Register for the meet and greet on 18 May

Apply here

 Archives Inspire the Arts: a Practical Workshop Tickets, Sat, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 AM | Eventbrite

Archives Inspire  the Arts: a Practical Workshop

For creative practitioners, archives can be a goldmine of inspiration – but knowing where to start can be a struggle in itself. Join writer and director Clodagh Chapman for this practical insight into making new work from history. Aimed at historians and creatives alike, this workshop will arm you with the tools you need to start creating your own work.

This workshop is being run alongside Ladyfriends – a new show about queer history and lesbian period dramas, playing at Camden People’s Theatre on the 6th and 7th May 2022. It’s supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

https://cptheatre.co.uk/whatson/Ladyfriends

GIRES: A Legacy of Kindness project

Are you interested in queer history, heritage and archives? Like meeting new people and increasing your professional networks?

We are looking for volunteers to gather a total of 30 stories about the Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) over summer 2022, for GIRES’ Legacy of Kindness project.

Volunteers will be interviewing a range of people who have been connected with GIRES from the 1990s to present. You will record these rich and vibrant stories to inform the archive, events and exhibition outputs.

Find out more

Closing soon

Visitor Experience Host & Team Leader, The Postal Museum – Closes 9 May

Retail and Administration Assistants (weekends), Horniman Museum and Gardens – Closes 4 May

Gallery Team + Learning Assistant, The Wallace Collection – Closes 29 April

Graduate Drama Assistant, Whitgift School – Closes 3 May

Marketing and Communications Assistant, Rich Mix – Closes 17 May

Comms & Campaigns Officer at Headway East London – Closes 20 May

Marketing Manager Opportunity, Asian Arts Agency – Closes 12 May

Comms Assistant and Digital Comms Assistant British Fashion Council – Closes 9 May

Marketing Coordinator Headspace – Rolling

Digital Editorial Assistants Bloomsbury – Closes 3 May

Insider are looking for a videography and editing fellow to work on their Food Wars series. It pays £23,000pa and it’s a six month contract. – Closes 15 May

Communicate Magazine are looking for a trainee journalist to work on news stories and interviews. Pays £23,000pa – Closes 24 May

This is a fascinating one, as a producer/editor for audiobooks. You start on £20,680pa and this goes up to £21,965pa after probation – Rolling

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)



SED Opportunity Digest – 22 April 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.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for the next edition via sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

Don’t forget to register with Creative Access for amazing job opportunities, internships and training

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

The Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture 2022‘Approaching British Colonial History During the Culture War’

Professor Corinne Fowler

Thursday 23 June 2022, 6.00pm, followed by a wine reception

Peston Lecture Theatre, the Graduate Centre, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End, E1 4NS

Free, but registration is essential. Book here (rsml2022.eventbrite.co.uk)

In this lecture, Professor Fowler addresses the origins and impacts of Britain’s current culture war. She considers how those working on British colonial history – students, activists, academics, museum and heritage professionals – can respond effectively to these fraught public discussions. Her talk will draw on her public history work on the project ‘Colonial Countryside: National Trust Houses Reinterpreted’ and her forthcoming book, The Countryside: Ten Walks Through Colonial Britain (Penguin Allen Lane, 2023).

For information contact Katy Pettit (k.pettit@bbk.ac.uk)

We are delighted to announce ‘Pushing Culture into Politics’, a one-day symposium on Tuesday 28th June 2022 organised by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

We welcome contributions from humanities and social science scholars at all career stages to this interdisciplinary event focused on how research in the humanities can play a role in shaping and propagating radical alternatives to the political status quo.  The day will conclude with a keynote from Gargi Bhattacharyya (Professor of Sociology, University of East London).

More details about the event and applying to contribute can be found here.

The deadline to send a proposal by email to tom.cornford@cssd.ac.uk is Tuesday 3rd May 2022.

We are excited to invite you to the second ECR Work in Progress at the School of English and Drama on the 28th of April at 5.30pm! We will have with us Dr Rebecca Menmuir, please find the abstract of her presentation below:

‘A conspicuous nasus’: sniffing out forgery in the medieval pseudo-Ovidian De Vetula

In British Library, Harley MS 5263, the majuscule ‘O’ of De Vetula’s opening word – ‘Ouidius’– contains an illumination of a familiar figure: Ovidius Naso, made unmistakable by the contouring of what Dorothy Robathan has termed ‘a conspicuous nasus’. Ovid and his nose loom large over De Vetula, and with a book in hand Ovid’s figure is the very image of authority. And yet De Vetula is not genuinely Ovid, but a forgery. In this paper, I investigate a paradox at the heart of De Vetula: the poem strives to be taken as Ovidian at the same time as being an unashamed fake. 

As a popular pseudo-Ovidian poem of the Middle Ages, De Vetula was taken as genuinely Ovidian by many. A fourteenth-century accessus (introduction) of the Metamorphoses uses De Vetula to comment on Ovid’s life, and parts of the poem were even read from the pulpit. The intensely authorial image of Ovid at the beginning of the Harley manuscript contributed to bolstering the text’s authenticity. Moreover, an elaborate accessus and preface trace the text back to Ovid’s own tomb. In these and other ways, the poem casts itself as immutably Ovidian. At other times, however, the poem is an obvious fake. In its language choices, in tracts on medieval mathematics and philosophy, and in the prediction of the birth of Christ, De Vetula flaunts its thirteenth-century contemporaneity. 

This paradox is one seen across pseudepigrapha: Irene Peirano questions the paradox of ‘fakes that flaunt, rather than hide, their own derivativeness’ (The Rhetoric of the Roman Fake, 25). Despite this, the explosion of pseudo-Ovidiana in the medieval period prompts the question: what is it about Ovid in particular that invited imitation? 

Becca is in the first year of her BA fellowship at Queen Mary: her project aims to be a book on forgeries and pseudepigrapha of Ovid from late antiquity to the early modern period, although focusing mainly on the Middle Ages. This follows on from her DPhil, which explored the medieval reception of Ovid’s exile poetry. 

Meeting details:

Time: Apr 28, 2022 05:30 PM London

Link: https://qmul-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/83868072197

Meeting ID: 838 6807 2197

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, DIY sperm banks, pole dancing comedians…all this and MUCH MORE is coming to this years Calm Down, Dear Festival.

If that wasn’t enough excitement, for the very first time you can enjoy a fizzy, fresh and feminist programme curated by the hilarious, genre bending and all-round legendary performance company Figs In Wigs, who performed at the festival’s first outing back in 2013 (talk about a full circle moment!) This year’s programme spans intimate bathroom-based theatre to the vastness of space, from the past of 500 years of violence against women to a future where all men have become extinct.

Now in its ninth year, Calm Down, Dear continues to showcase some of the most exciting and innovative work exploring all forms of feminism. Highlights include Curfew, commissioned by CPT, which explores the sad, frightening, funny, and hopeful verbatim experiences of women and non binary people in public spaces at night. Meanwhile, Mummy Vs uncovers the guilt & parenting tropes in modern Britain told through the personal experiences of one unlikely parent. Returning in film form after being shared at the 2019 festival, Drink Your Pink mixes classical references from Greek mythology and fairytales with the modern world of Instagram, pop music & #MeToo. So come and summer with CPT. We promise surprise, excitement and a well-stocked and fully-airconditioned bar. Join us!

See full programme

Outside QMUL

12 month paid placements through STEP

A twelve-month paid traineeship where young East Londoners are matched with committed local businesses to experience an entry-level role and produce a creative project.

Through STEP, you’ll get paid a London Living Wage or above salary over a 12-month training programme to develop a range of skills and creative approaches. Get your foot firmly in the creative industries, grow as part of a like-minded peer network, take part in monthly professional development workshops, and get a budget to boost your portfolio with a collaborative creative project.  

We’ll also connect you with a specialist industry mentor, provide careers coaching and continue to offer support as part of our creative community after the programme.   

Who can apply?

  • Young people aged 18-30 
  • Residents of Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Newham or Waltham Forest, and went to school or college in the boroughs.  

Who’s involved?

This year STEP are offering up to 30 placements in sectors including – museums and galleries, theatre and performance, fashion and design, film, TV, radio and broadcasting.

Companies offering placements this year include:

BBC, V&A, Sadler’s Wells, London College of Fashion, Bow Arts , University College London, Immediate Theatre, 3 Mills Studios, The Face Magazine, Bullion Productions, Bianca Saunders, PEER, JustSo, Anyways, Wonderhood Studios, Raw LDN  + more to come!

Find out more

Cardboard Citizens is starting a new chapter and, following Chris Sonnex’ appointment as Artistic Director and Joint CEO

The programme includes the world premiere of Bangers, a new play by Danusia Samal, touring to hostels, day centres and prisons, ahead of a three-week run at Soho Theatre this summer; Citz Futures, a new paid placement programme; Cardboard Collective, a performing arts collective for 18 to 25-year-olds; and a relaunched Members’ workshop programme featuring guest artists, Emma Baggott, Anna Jordan and Lemn Sissay OBE

Cardboard Citizens has an incredible history, blazing a trail in the field of arts and social justice, changing lives and challenging perceptions of people affected by homelessness. For the first time in our history, we’re opening up the programme to include people experiencing poverty and inequity, to challenge systemic causes of homelessness in the UK and redress inequality of opportunity in the performing arts industry.  

Theatre and art have the most incredible capacity to change things for the better. It can give people a voice, make them feel seen and enable them to imagine new worlds, that inspire hope or rebellion or growth. 

However, for people with experience of poverty or homelessness, engaging with or working in theatre for can be daunting. With our new programme, we hope to inspire individuals to access incredible theatre and we pledge to enable a new workforce of theatre professionals, opening the way to more welcoming, diverse, and vibrant industry.

You can find out more here »

Too Desi Too Queer 

27 April 
Rich Mix 
Buy Tickets here

An extravaganza of South Asian LGBTQIA+ performing arts and short films, celebrating wellbeing in the community. Spaces are limited, so advance booking is strongly recommended.

Travel back in time to a notorious 1920s Soho nightclub

Best start practising your Charleston, because it’s time to let loose, Jazz Age-style. For one evening only, The National Archives is bringing one of the most outrageous nightclubs of 1920s London back to life. On Friday 20 May, you’re invited to A Night At The 43

For this exclusive Late event, The National Archives — a treasure trove of British history in west London — has joined forces with pop-up speakeasy The Candlelight Club to recreate the raucous atmosphere of The 43, which played host to some of Soho’s wildest parties during the 1920s. Get your gladrags on (flapper dresses and pinstripe suits optional, but encouraged) and prepare for a night of live jazz, cabaret and DJ sets, fuelled by curated cocktails and food by Maids of Honour. In short, it’s the bee’s knees!

More than just a party, A Night At The 43 is a chance to learn more about this vibrant era, via glimpses of The National Archives’ ongoing exhibition The 1920s: Beyond the Roar. One of the figures featured in the exhibition is The 43’s infamous owner, Kate Meyrick, who’ll be brought to life during the Late to chat to guests about her time as the ‘Nightclub Queen’ of Soho. Sounds swell, doesn’t it? Get your £12 tickets today, before they’re all gone.    Let The Party Begin!  

Hackney Wick Community Development Trust – Youth Coordinator

We are looking for someone with experience of inspiring young people (aged 16-24). Someone who cares about the future of Hackney Wick and can work with young people to deliver the circular economy hub and our wider mission of securing space for the community. 

It is a freelance role; 2 days a week; £1000 per month for a year. 

More details in the link below. https://www.wickcdt.org/blog/kafftxw36zcn015m47ul33ysb98ot5

Job opportunity: Youth coordinator for the CDT — Hackney Wick & Fish Island Community Development Trust Inspire young people to have their voice heard on plans for the future of the neighbourhood www.wickcdt.org

Young leaders action group event 

Also, we are meeting with young leaders (aged 16-24) working and living locally and our partners Rise Up East (part of Hackney CVS and Hackney Quest) to discuss the circular economy plans and the future of the neighbourhood. The meeting is 5pm – 6pm on 25th April at Trowbridge Gardens. If you or any of the young people you work with want to join please contact Justine Kenyon j.kenyon@qmul.ac.uk.

English Teaching Positions in Independent Schools for those with degree in English

We have several English teaching positions with leading independent schools in London and the South East of England from September, 2022. These are permanent positions which would entail teaching English up to A level.

Essential: An excellent academic background including an undergraduate degree in English or related discipline.

Desired: A postgraduate degree in English or related discipline (or in the midst of completing one), a background tutoring, or any experience working with children would be a bonus, however, this is certainly not essential.

The successful candidate will be able to convey his/her own enthusiasm, encourage self-motivation, and a genuine love of learning and enquiry to students of all ages. The schools in question would offer support to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), and some of the roles also include assistance with accommodation. Excellent packages are on offer.

If you are enthusiastic about English and would like the opportunity to teach in a top independent school, please forward your CV asap to devra.farhi@harrishill.co.uk or please ask for Devra for an informal chat on: 020 7820 7308 or Mob: 07795 221266.

Join us for our Open House!

Join us on Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd to meet our incoming programming team for this coming year and say goodbye for now to co-Artistic Directors, Niamh and Jo! Blue Elephant’s ethos of supporting bold new work and early career artists remains at the heart of our programming, which will soon be looked after by Guillaume and Alice. After a quiet few months, we can’t wait to be looking to the future more and invite you to come meet us and see if working at the Blue Elephant is for you. Our usual agreements include a 50/50 box office split, bespoke marketing, fundraising and creative support and some free rehearsal space. We champion early career and independent artists, particularly from under-represented backgrounds, and new work. We will rarely programme productions of established scripts or work that has already had significant runs in London. If you’d like to find out more about us, join us on Zoom on Thursday 21st April from 10.30am – 11.30am or come along to the Blue Elephant from 6.15pm on Friday 22nd April.

Click here to book online.

Closing soon

XBOX are hosting a once in a lifetime opportunity to be mentored by key gaming leaders around the world. This opportunity is aimed at getting women into the gaming industry but the program is for everyone interested.

Spiro Digital needs you content creation skills in their Junior Content Creator role! They are a indie London-based production and marketing agency who have worked with some massive British brands such as Nando’s. Find this role on the Content Page on the ERIC App

Ocean Generation are on the lookout for a new Comms & Content Creator . If you have creative and innovative storytelling skills that can communication environmental and social issues, then this role is for you!

Framestore are accepting applications for the London Launchpad Internship 2022. If you’re ready to take the next steps to your dream job in Film, TV or animation, then this is the perfect opportunity for you.

UNDERSCORE Studios are hosting a free screenwriting workshop on May 10th to teach you how to characters with ‘3D personality’ for a more realistic performance.

Globe Community Project need a researcher to work on a short-term local project.

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)



SED Opportunity Digest – 8 April 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.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for the next edition via sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

Don’t forget to register with Creative Access for amazing job opportunities, internships and training

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

QUEEN MARY THEATRE COMPANY NEW WRITERS FESTIVAL IS HAPPENING THIS WEEKEND!


There are FOUR lovely shows for you to come see on the 9th & 10th of April! Please join us in Arts One for 6:30 on both nights to check your tickets.

Head over to our SU page (linked in bio) to buy your tickets. Tickets start at £5 for members with evening bundles at £7 (2 shows) and festival bundles for £13.50 (all 4!) Please check show times below and try to come 15 minutes before your show.

Pitch your Edinburgh Fringe Show to Queen Mary Theatre Company

Pitch your idea

Want to see some brilliant Muslim poets perform their work AND donate money to a brilliant cause?

Thawra is running this Spoken Poetry Night in Ramadan to showcase the work of some of the brilliant Muslim poets that have come their way — and new ones! With 50% of ticket sales being donated to Muslim Youth Helpline, we wanted to further give back to one of the many diverse communities that we wish to represent on our platform.

Get ready for an incredible evening of poetry that explores spirituality, identity, socio-politics and highlights the importance of the literary arts!

Buy tickets here before they run out!

Head over to Diaspora Speaks (qmsu.org) to buy tickets for the Tina Turner Theatre show. Buy tickets at a discount, prices vary for members and non-members. Students, staff, alumni can all join! DM Diaspora Speaks with any questions on their Instagram. Plain text version: Tina Turner Theatre trip. Date: Wednesday 20.04.2022. Time: 7:30 pm. Location 49 Aldwych London WC2 4DF buy tickets on the QMSU site or through the link in the bio (Instagram).

Event featuring our very own alumna Moa Johansson

with echoes: an open studio sharing
moa johannson and an*dre neely
We’re really looking forward to hosting moa johannson and an*dre neely for this relaxed afternoon of hanging out, knitting, crocheting, folding, unfolding, stretching and rearranging fabrics, reading out loud, live digital drawing. an* and moa will be sharing fragments and echoes of the last three years of collective research, and the beginning ideas and materials for an upcoming live work.

Please do RSVP to let us know you are coming. Entry (free) is anytime between 2 and 7pm, and audiences can come and go in that time.
Saturday 23 April, 2-7pm
more info

Live Art Club
monthly open platform
“Do you have part of a new idea, an experiment in working with an audience, a way of moving your body, a series of sounds you’re excited by, an unexpected activation of the space, an interruption of tradition, guttural words that want to explode out of you, a re-performance of a forgotten idea or anything else that might look/feel/taste like Live Art?

We want to see it! Share what you’ve been working on with us at our next event on May 1st.” 

Live Art Club is a monthly open platform for performance art, taking place on the 1st of the month at VSSL. It is free to attend and free to participate in.

Sunday 1 May, 6-9pm
event info
info for artists
RSVP – audience

Outside QMUL

The White Review Short Story Prize 2022, sponsored by RCW, is now open for entries.

The White Review Short Story Prize, sponsored by RCW, is an annual short story competition for emerging writers. The prize awards £2,500 to the best piece of short fiction by a writer resident in the UK & Ireland who has yet to secure a publishing deal. It is supported by the RCW Literary Agency.

Free show: Love Letters to a Liveable Future

Nine performances, Wed 20—Sat 30 Apr

Free | Booking required | Speech-to-text | Audio described

Watch a high-energy performance that reimagines our world at this time of climate crisis. Join us in this collision of cabaret and storytelling, where we’ll flirt, fight, laugh and cry our way towards a world we want to live in.

Local opportunities on Instagram

Closing Soon

PA Media’s Junior Journalist Apprenticeships are now open. You can see all entry-level jobs on MediaBeans here.

Acamar Films is hiring an entry-level Production Assistant to work on the children’s TV series Bing.

Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme 10 April

BBC Three Northern Docs Pitch 19 April

The Economist Digital Internships 20 April

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)



English and Drama Newsletter – April 2022 Edition

Welcome to April in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London.

Booking is now open for:

SAVE THE DATE Peopling the Palaces festival 2022 from 9-19 June 2022. Please get in touch with Lois Weaver if you’d like to take part.

Events

Open Events

A wall with Spitalfields market sign and white text saying ' Everyone could be the one who can bring a story to life'

Final Undergraduate Offer Holder Day

Our offer holder days are a great chance to meet students and staff from the course to get a feel for the course and inspiring community you could join.

DateTimeVirtual/on-campus Wednesday 20 April 10:30-15:30 Virtual – Booking Now Live

Book for April

Book now for June Open Days

17-18 June – In Person at QMUL Mile End | 18 June – Online

Come and discover our canalside campus and discover what makes English, Drama and Creative Writing at Queen Mary so special.

Book for our June Open Days

Events Listings

English Postgraduate Research Seminar – Spring Festival
7 April, Prof. Tiffany Stern
Product Placement and Marketing in the Early Modern TheatreGet a Zoom link here 13 April, S. Pearl Brilmyer When the Native Returns: The Indexicality of Race in Darwin and HardyGet a Zoom link here

Find out more

Free tickets for students: Hannes Schüpbach & Stephen Watts | Explosion of Words

Thursday 7 April 2022 – 6.30-7.45pm  – In Person at Nunnery Gallery in Bow
Chaired by Nisha Ramayya (Creative Writing at QMUL), join a panel of established speakers, writers, and academics including Stephen Watts, Hannes Schüpbach, Jo Catling, and Chris McCabe as they dig into the significance of Watts’ Bibliography and its crucial place in a full consideration of modern poetry in translation.

Book now

Notes on Gesture, Response-ability, and the Interstice – Online

Wednesday 13 April 2022 – Online

Thinking about media such as film, performance, and photography as gestural, Schneider draws on Black Feminist Thought and materialist phenomenology to consider flesh as responsive materiality, given to transposition — the viscous, reverberant, and interstitial substance of our ongoing afterlives in the age of bioeconomic Man. Among artworks and actions addressed may be Glenn Ligon’s Hands, Carrie Mae Weems’s Monument, Laura Aquilar’s Grounded #111, and Schneider’s own daily walk while white to her office through a Triumphal Arch on unceded Narragansett territory. The talk is incomplete, composed of incommensurable parts, and pitched toward discussion.

Book now

The Paradis Files
Commissioned by The Stables for IF: Milton Keynes International Festival
A Graeae Theatre Company production in partnership with BBC Concert Orchestra and Curve Theatre

13-14 April – Southbank Centre

Our QMUL PhD alum Selina Mills has co-written the libretto for an opera named ‘The Paradis Files’, which is touring the UK

An extraordinary blind musician. A family hell-bent on a cure.

In the glittering salons of 18th-century Vienna, Maria-Theresia von Paradis is a star. Pianist, composer, touring musician; this pupil of Salieri and friend (and alleged lover) of Mozart has captivated Europe with her own sensational talent. They call her The Blind Enchantress.

Book now

Latin American Decolonial Feminisms Workshop

Thursday 14 April 2022, 10:00-17:00 – Online

This one-day interdisciplinary workshop on Latin American decolonial and feminist studies brings together doctoral researchers, early career researchers, senior scholars, and activists working on subjects that overlap with this framework in Britain. The workshop will explore both the challenges and the potential of this process, and it hopes to be the basis for the creation of a scholars and activist network.

The event will include simultaneous interpretation into English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Encuentro de Feminismos Decoloniales Lationamericanos

Book now

More Than Skin Deep: Inspiring the Foster Carers of the Future

21-26 April – Online 

The Verbatim Formula is a university research project for care-experienced young people, which uses creative practices such as performance, film and poetry.
 

In our current research we are telling positive stories around experiences and journeys of care. We aim to inspire the foster carers of the future. If you are a foster carer, we would love to hear from you.

Find out more about this research project

Book now

Thawra’s Spoken Poetry Night

Wednesday 27 April 2022 – Online

Want to see some brilliant Muslim poets perform their work AND donate money to a brilliant cause?

Thawra is running this Spoken Poetry Night in Ramadan to showcase the work of some of the brilliant Muslim poets that have come their way — and new ones!

With 50% of ticket sales being donated to Muslim Youth Helpline, Thawra (run by English with Creative Writing grad Asia Khatun) wanted to further give back to one of the many diverse communities that we wish to represent on our platform.

Get ready for an incredible evening of poetry that explores spirituality, identity, socio-politics and highlights the importance of the literary arts!

Buy tickets at the link below before they run out!

Book now

Witnessing: Readings and Conversation, with Andrea Brady and Rachel Zolf

Wednesday 27 April – Online via Zoom with Live Captioning

Join us online for readings and conversations about witnessing. Featuring Andrea Brady and Rachel Zolf. Rachel Zolf, in No One’s Witness: A Monstrous Poetics (Duke University Press, 2021), ‘activates the last three lines of a poem by Jewish Nazi holocaust survivor Paul Celan—“No one / bears witness for the / witness”—to theorize the poetics and im/possibility of witnessing.’ Andrea Brady, in The Blue Split Compartments , ‘draws on chatroom logs, military policy manuals, pattern of life archives, and accounts by witnesses around the world to document the consequences of the perpetual and ‘everywhere war.’

Book now

The C-Word Debates: Class & Stand Up Comedy

Thursday 28 April – 7pm
  Chaired by Eddie Nestor with a panel including comedian Suzi Ruffell and our very own Dr Huw Marsh (English). The panel discuss authenticity and humour.
  As the generation of comics who honed their craft in working men’s clubs move over and stand-up comedy has evolved into huge arenas and big money, is there a danger that working class voices will be squeezed out? 
  Are caricatures like Al Murray’s Pub Landlord who invite audiences to laugh at, rather than with another threat to authentic working-class voices on the circuit.
  In an era of cancel culture are class jokes only allowed to be told by working class comics?  

Book now

Events from around QMUL

7-8 April
Conference – More Than Just a Game 2022: The power of games and interactive entertainment

News

Hanna Silva  is a guest on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb talking about the appeal of risk and chance.

Listen now

The Drop Out - Image from Aeon featuring a colourful mix of people all posed in front of a two storey house

Last few months to submit your work to our Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2022

Read more

Abbie Jukes (English) is starting a PhD and Early Career Research Blog around challenges in academia

Email Abbie or DM on Twitter

The White Review features an interview by Zara Dinnen with Zach Balas
  Artist Zach Blas discusses psychedelics, Silicon Valley futurism and the history of a speculative US military weapon known as the ‘gay bomb’.

Find out more

Alumni Round Up

Laura Mucklow (English BA, 2014) shares her journey into marketing and what she loves most about working for a company that has a ‘start-up mentality’:

“I studied English Literature which places a big emphasis on research, creativity, and finding evidence to support arguments. My role in Marketing now is a mixture of figures, logic, and creativity so it definitely helped steer me into the role.”

Read the whole interview

Cathy Hayward (English and History BA, 1997) recently published her debut novel, The Girl in the Maze, and has a second (and third!) novel on the way. In her profile, Cathy talks about the historical and personal influences in her books, her career in journalism and PR, and shares her advice for anyone interested in writing.

Read Cathy’s profile

Open Calls for Students, Staff & Alumni

Call for Participation – Performance and State Violence Conference

QMUL Mile End campus and online, 15-16 June 2022

Free registration, abstract deadline April 17
Find out more

Artistic Contributions Wanted for Mad Hearts

10-11 June 2022

Submit your creative work

Charlie Pullen’s award-winning essay is published in writes for Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism Charlie writes about progressive art teacher Marion Milner (who taught girls in Derby in the 1910s to paint with their eyes shut) and her relationship with modernist culture and the democratisation of arts education is out now in the latest issue of Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism. This was the article he wrote that won the Raymond Williams Society Simon Dentith Memorial Essay Prize in 2019.

About the journal & how to access

People’s Palace Projects Update
Recently People’s Palace Project hosted Marcus Faustini Secretary of Culture from Rio de Janeiro and met with many key arts organisations and the Greater London Assembly on climate change and the arts.

Find out more about People’s Palace Projects

Funded Queen Mary Partner Summer School Opportunities

Dear students, 

We are excited to announce that we have extended our range of funded Queen Mary partner summer school opportunities for GO summer 2022, and are inviting all students to apply using our application form! Taking place around the world, students can take classes in a wide variety of disciplines, immerse themselves in a new culture, and make friends from across the world! If successful, students will get funding for tuition fees, accommodation and travel expenses.  

The list of destinations we are able to fund this year, complete with the course dates, are listed below:  

Taiwan National Taiwan University 03/07/2022 27/08/2022 
Brazil PUC Rio 07/07/2022 22/07/2022 
South Korea Seoul National University 27/06/2022 30/07/2022 
Australia University Western Australia 04/07/2022 26/08/2022 
France Kedge Business School 06/06/2022 22/07/2022 
The Netherlands VU Amsterdam 04/07/2022 29/07/2022 
The Netherlands Utrecht University  21/06/2022 12/08/2022 

In order to apply, please follow this link to our application form. In addition to providing personal details, students will be required to write a personal statement of no more than 400 words, explaining why they wish to attend and how this opportunity will benefit their post-graduation plans. The application deadline is April 25th, and all successful students will be informed by week commencing May 2nd.  

We will also be holding a Zoom information session about this opportunity on Wednesday April 13th at 2pm, for students who wishes to find out more information or ask any questions! Students will need to join with their Queen Mary email address in order to gain access to the meeting. The details for this Zoom are as follows: 

Topic: GO Summer Information Meeting 

Time: Apr 13, 2022 02:00 PM London 

Join Zoom Meeting 

https://qmul-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/89672908893?pwd=S1hqcCt4Z2lqenZxUStwWHNUK0xxdz09

In the meantime, if you have any other queries, please feel free to email summerschool@qmul.ac.uk or visit the Global Opportunities Office at GC213 in the graduate centre. 

Best wishes, 

Global Opportunities 

SED Opportunity Digest – 1 April 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.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for the next edition via sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Enter the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize

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Got a short story, poem, or essay you’ve been working on? Enter the 2022 Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize, offering an incredible mentoring package for 15 shortlistees, and £1000 for three winners, as well as publication in Wasafiri.

Info here: https://www.wasafiri.org/new-writing-prize/

Lesbian literature at QMUL: Eva Baltasar author of Permafrost on campus 6 April – Free event

Eva Baltasar

New activity!  The brilliant Catalan writer Eva Baltasar will visit us at Queen Mary to discuss her novel “Permafrost”. Isn’t it exciting?!  

6 April  7pm  Mile End Campus, Room 1.28 Arts One.

The event is open and free, but registration is essential

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/eva-baltasar-at-qmul-tickets-293246105997

Huw Marsh at Comedy event at Hoxton Hall

Later this month @QMULsed‘s Dr @huwmarsh will be discussing class in the context of #StandUpComedy alongside the hilarious @suziruffell and @EddieNestorMBE

Book here

Outside QMUL

Summer Internships at Penguin

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You could spend eight weeks on one of our placements and be part of Penguin Random House, the world’s leading trade publisher. 

Whether you’re interested in learning about Editorial, Production, Sales or many of our other teams, you’ll gain skills and knowledge that will equip you for wherever you go next.

You’ll be paid London Living Wage, be part of a team and attend key department meetings to get a better sense of what they do and how they work with other departments.

Apply here

New shows at Camden People’s Theatre

Say Yes to Tess
Tue 5 – Sat 16 April

Say Yes to Tess is a hilarious and uplifting true story of activism, Yorkshire grit and learning to vote for yourself. More.

But What If You Die?
Tue 10 – Sat 14 May

Adam Lenson merges gig, memoir and philosophical enquiry in his solo show to explore the lessons we learn when faced with our own mortality (just when it feels like you’re getting started). More.

Block’d Off
Tue 17 – Sat 21 May

5 characters live in a cycle of deprivation. Struggling with addiction, an increasing retirement age, and poverty that sits in every corner of their lives. Based on real stories in real locations. More.

Stigma 
Wed 15 – Sat 18 June

A queer kid, a horny mascot, a hairy body in a sauna, a gymnast performing at the Olympics, a Hollywood legend. Luis Amália has one hour to perform them all. More.

Communications Manager for London LGBTQ+ Centre

Demystifying unscripted TV

A new programme designed to provide a greater understanding of the world of unscripted TV invites attendees to discover the roles available, what constitutes unscripted TV, and how to get a job within it. Book for the following events:

Closing soon

Marketing and Social Media Officer, The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College

London / Paid / Closes Tue 19 Apr 2022
We are looking for a Marketing & Social Media Officer …

Community Engagement Intern, V&A East

London / Paid / Closes Tue 03 May 2022
One of the Worlds’ most significant new museum projects, V&…

Schools Engagement Assistant, UCL East

London / Paid / Closes Tue 03 May 2022
The UCL East Schools Engagement team is part of the …

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)

SED Opportunity Digest – 25 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.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for the next edition via sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

BreakThrough! Women’s Café Social Knowledge Exchange & Skill Share Session

On Monday an SED alumna Kayleigh Benoit founder of Bind London will be a guest speaker at BreakThrough! Women’s Café called Social Knowledge Exchange & Skill Share Session (open to all women and self-identifying women). She will be joined by law alumna Chierika Onyuku-Opukiri Founder & Creative Director of LYL, but I have tailored the below for SED.

The link to register for the event is: https://breakthroughmarch22.eventbrite.co.uk

BreakThrough! Women’s Café Social Knowledge Exchange & Skill Share Session, Monday 28 March, 5-6:30pm, St Benet’s Chaplaincy Yurt, Mile End Campus

BreakThrough! Women’s Café in collaboration with the School of Business and Management proudly welcomes you all to our March session at St Benet’s, Chaplaincy yurt, Mile End Campus.

We will have special guest speaker and School of English and Drama alumna Kayleigh Benoit founder of Bind London who will be discussing her journey in creating BIND and offering key advice on creating a business, success and more.

You can attend in person or online, please register here: https://breakthroughmarch22.eventbrite.co.uk

Masters Dissertation Workshops

Throughout the Summer, Academic Skills will be running a number of workshops to help you complete your Masters Dissertation. Please note that each workshop runs twice, but the content is the same for each.

Planning Your Masters Dissertation – 6th April, 4-5pm & 12th April, 11am-12pm

There are lots of components to successfully completing a Masters dissertation, and this workshop will help you think about how to plan for what you need to do.

Reading for Your Masters Dissertation – 11th April, 2-3pm & 27th April, 4-5pm

You need to read a lot for you dissertation, and not just for information. This workshop will show you how to approach your reading in an efficient and effective way.

Writing Your Masters Dissertation – 4th May, 4-5pm &  26th May, 2-3pm

Writing you dissertation is about more than just recording the things you’ve read and the experiments you’ve done. During this workshop we’ll discuss things like thinking about your reader, how to be more analytical in your writing, and how to make sure your work flows.

Just Write – 10th May 10am-12pm & 6th June 2-4pm

This two-hour session is a chance for you to get your head down and get some writing done.

Editing & Reviewing Your Masters Dissertation – 25th May, 4-5pm & 3rd June 11am-12pm

Having a well-edited dissertation can make a big difference in terms of grades. Learn what you need to be looking out for when editing & reviewing your work.

Bookings for all events are now open! Please use this form to book onto your chosen workshop: https://forms.office.com/r/42d9FaMnST.

All events will be online. You’ll receive a confirmation email of your booking and a link to the session 48 hours before it occurs. If you have any enquiries about any of the workshops, please email academicskills@qmul.ac.uk

Events in Humanities and Social Sciences at QMUL

Book launch – ‘Performing Copyright Law, Theatre and Authorship’ by Dr Luke McDonagh

School of Law

Monday 28 March 2022, 6-7pm, Online [Details]

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Book discussion – State crime, secrecy and gender in Palestine and Kashmir, with Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian (QMUL) and Mona Bhan (Syracuse University)

Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences

Friday 1 April 2022, 1-2:30pm, Online [Details]

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Lecture – Migrant experiences of mobility and precarity in the Covid pandemic, with Prof Kavita Datta

School of Geography

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 1-2pm, Online [Details]

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Guest lecture – The victim’s role in holding the state accountable, with Prof Marie Manikis (McGill University)

School of Law

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 4-5pm, location tbc [Details]

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Seminar series – QMUL ‘Pathologies of Solitude’: Sarah Knott (Indiana University) on maternity, care and solitude

School of History

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 5-6:15pm, Zoom [Details]

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Centre for Film and Ethics annual lecture – Establishing consent within neuro-normative constructs, with Kate Adams (Project Art Works)

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 6-7pm, People’s Palace (Mile End campus) [Details]

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Guest seminar – Product placement and marketing in early modern theatre, with Prof Tiffany Stern (University of Birmingham)   

School of English and Drama

Thursday 7 April 2022, 5-6pm, Online [Details]

More than a skin deep: What is your dream of care? Event with Drama’s very own The Verbatim Formula

Using dance, verbatim, storytelling & beatboxing, care experienced young people share uplifting and challenging reflections on the care system Performance+Discussion 29 March 7pm @battersea_arts

https://bit.ly/3JuPlI6

Outside QMUL

#CLASS at Hoxton Hall

Celebrated arts venue Hoxton Hall has curated its vibrant new season #CLASS. Inspired by conversations about what class means in 21st century London, this incredible anthology of theatre, music, debate, film and comedy is firmly rooted in the celebration of working-class voices and brings fresh and dynamic entertainment to Hoxton’s doorstep.

Would you be interested in adding this wonderful season to your recommendations?

The highlights of the season include a collaboration with Dr. Martens Tough As You campaign, MOBO-nominated artist Kojey Radical presents Sound Out, a night of homegrown young musical talent from Hoxton. As well as Hoxton Street, inspired by the thrill of the beloved British soap opera, #CLASS also creates space with its C-Word Debates series with genre-defying conversations are led by prolific theatre figures and commentators in the arts, including a Working-Class Representation in Theatre panel helmed by Lyn Gardner.

Find out more

Diverse Libraries – Dealing with Difficult Texts and Promoting Anti-racism – 30 March 2022

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This is the second of a series of free Diverse Libraries webinars offered through a partnership between Penguin Random House, Libraries Connected and the National Literacy Trust.

Sign up

SLAMbition at Stratford East

SLAMbition is a brand new monologue slam-style competition putting a spotlight on the incredible range of deaf, disabled and neurodivergent talent that exists in the arts. More info

ESSEX ON STAGE – Bush Theatre

Supported by Queens Theatre Hornchurch and Matthew Schmolle Productions.

Tickets for all Essex on Stage events are £15 (concessions available) and can be booked at bushtheatre.co.uk or at the Box Office on 020 8743 5050.

See the full Bush Theatre 50 programme here

Literature Matters: RSL 200
Transatlantic Conversations with Bernardine Evaristo and Brit Bennett


Literature Matters: RSL 200
Transatlantic Conversations with Bernardine Evaristo and Brit Bennett
Live from NYPL 

6pm BST/1pm ET, 26 April
(free and online)

To launch the exciting new partnership between New York Public Library (NYPL) and the Royal Society of Literature (RSL), join two of the finest fiction writers working today for an unmissable online conversation.

President of the RSL and Booker Prize winner, Bernardine Evaristo, will be joined by best-selling author of The Vanishing Half, Brit Bennett, for a transatlantic exchange about why literature matters so much to them.

This flagship Literature Matters: RSL 200/Live from NYPL event will be available to watch live, for FREE via Zoom, simulcast to YouTube. Following the live event, the programme will remain viewable on the NYPL website and YouTube channel.

This event is presented in partnership with the New York Public Library.

Photographing Protest at Four Corners

Four Corner Gallery’s new exhibition showcases striking images by photographers who have used their cameras to support political struggle and social change in Britain from 1968 to today. More info

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)

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.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for the next edition via sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

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 sed-web@qmul.ac.uk 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 sed-web@qmul.ac.uk 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: https://bowarts.org/nunnery/explosion-of-words

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 https://bit.ly/3gkJmZJ

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.

BOOK HERE: bit.ly/DigiCitiesVirtual 

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.

BOOK HERE: bit.ly/DigiCitiesVirtual 

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

19 APR – 5 MAY, EVERY TUE & THU

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: http://www.geese.co.uk/about/recruitment/

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)

SED Opportunity Digest – 11 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.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for the next edition via sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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Calling all undergraduate students! Applications for SCP Sprint are now open.

Work on a real-life consultancy project over 8 days that you can use on your CV when applying for graduate jobs

Apply and info

Arts and Culture Events Associate

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Reference: SH230222ACEA Location: Mile End Hours per Week: 20.0 Job Type: Temporary
Pay Rate: £11.28 per hour Closing date: 16/03/2022 Start date: 21/03/2022 End date: 23/12/2022 Sector: Catering / Hospitality / Events


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.

In the Spotlight: SED Drama Alumni Panel – Netflix/Paddington/BBC/Cocorio/Roman Road Trust

Drama alumni panel - read the descriptions below for mini bios.

Wed, Mar 16, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Virtual

Register here

Marketing & PR Intern (Arts Management)

Please email Melanie or talk to her if you’re interested via m.christou@qmul.ac.uk

The purpose of this internship is to offer marketing and PR support to the team at Abundant Art. You will work closely with the team to execute publicity and marketing campaigns for two key events including a film screening and a workshop-based performance with BA Honours students of Trinity Laban. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in arts marketing and performing arts management.

Abundant Art focuses on performing arts delivered through our Artzine, workshops, performances, film making, and heritage programs. We continue to bring a thriving multi-faceted cultural and entertainment scene to our audience through our e-mag. Through our projects, we encourage understanding heritage in a contemporary context and transforming it into a living experience to the younger generation. We strive to make artistic heritage accessible and relevant to people in the most suitable way.  

Application deadline: 26 March, midnight

Pay: London Living Wage, £11.05/hr

Start: late April (5 weeks, two days a week)

More information and to apply: https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=142491&service=Careers+Service

Outside QMUL

Free tickets* to top shows via Central Tickets seat filling

Please note you must pay an admin fee per ticket

Sign up and see the shows available

STAY UP LATE WITH TATE – FREE – 25 MARCH

A Tate Late event at Tate Modern, crowd holding up their phones to capture a performance in purple lighting.

We’re keeping Tate Modern open later than ever with three back-to-back events in celebration of Surrealism Beyond Borders!

Step into the surreal with our first event, featuring tarot, live DJ sets and a special performance by singer-songwriter Celeste.

We’re keeping Tate Modern open later than ever with three back-to-back events in celebration of Surrealism Beyond Borders!

Step into the surreal with our first event, featuring tarot, live DJ sets and a special performance by singer-songwriter Celeste.

Book your free tickets

Could you be the next Poetry Slam Champion?

Deadline: Mon 11 April, 10am | Ages 18-25

Applications are now open to compete in the 2022 Roundhouse Poetry Slam,where young poets from across the UK get the chance to compete for the coveted Roundhouse Poetry Slam champion title, and a cash prize.

This is an oppportunity not to be missed!
Check it out

Get into TV & Film

Deadline: Mon 4 April, 10am | Ages 18-25

Are you currently not in education, employment or training? Kickstart a career in live broadcasting and film with our Behind the Lens programme.

CHECK IT OUT

Work from the Roundhouse

Weekdays, 25th April-22 July | Age 18-30

Use our new shared workspace as your office! Gain access to workshops, 1×1 Surgeries, live talks and networking events – all for free! 

check it out

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION

In celebration of her current exhibition at Tate Modern, you’re invited to tune in to a FREE digital discussion with artist Lubaina Himid and Chisenhale Gallery director Zoé Whitley.

Himid’s a cultural activist and art professor who aims to drive social engagement and amplify overlooked histories. Listen in as the pair chat about her inspiring life and work, plus take part in a Q&A.
Event date: Thursday 10 March, 5.30pm, on Zoom.

Book your spot

New mentorship scheme for Arab film programmers! 

Are you an early-career film programmer who identifies as Arab and lives in the UK? Be part of our new mentorship scheme and work with us on SAFAR Film Festival.

We are looking for 3 enthusiastic film programmers aged 18-30 who will work together to create an event for SAFAR. Over 3 months, you will devise, programme and run the event, taking ownership of it from start to finish. During that period you’ll receive guidance from and work alongside the core Festival team and you will also benefit from 3 dedicated mentoring sessions with external industry specialists.

Interested? Head to our website to check out the full opportunity and apply. The deadline to submit your application is 25 March at 5pm.

SAFAR Futures is supported by the City of London Corporation’s Inspiring London Through Culture fund.

READ THE SAFAR FUTURES OPEN CALL

Application deadlines for Warburg Institute postgraduate scholarships have been extended

The Warburg Institute at the University of London is one of the world’s leading centres for studying the interaction of ideas, images and society. Students of the Warburg Institute have access to some of the best resources for the academic study of the humanities in London. 9 scholarships are available for our MA programmes in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture and Cultural, Intellectual and Visual History. Scholarships are also available for the PhD programme.

MA PROGRAMME FUNDING: We are able to offer seven Peltz-Roden Scholarships for the academic year 2022-23, covering fees up to a maximum rate of the home/EU student fee (£7,680) for a one-year full-time MA course (or £8,630 for the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture). The scholarships are open to students who have applied to study on either of our MA programmes and who are self-funded and domiciled in the UK or European Union. New application deadline: 3 May 2022.

Full details: https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/studying/funding/ma-funding/peltz-roden-scholarships

We are able to offer two American Friends of the Warburg Institute Scholarships for the academic year 2022-23, covering the international student fee (£17,150) for a one-year full-time MA course (or £17,670 for the MA in Art History, Curatorship and Renaissance Culture). The scholarships are open to students who have applied to study on either of our MA programmes, who are self-funded, and who are citizens of a country within North America. The scholarships are awarded on academic merit. New application deadline: 3 May 2022.
Full details: https://warburg.sas.ac.uk/studying/funding/ma-funding/american-friends-warburg-institute-scholarships

Your invitation to a special evening of art-Private view-‘Together’ a cross arts exhibition at October Gallery

RSVP HERE

Orion Publishing are looking for an incredible queer reader, to be the voice of a major new book release this summer!

This is a casting opportunity for queer performers, actors & voice artists interested in reading for a fabulous new audiobook!

The deadline to apply has been extended until 14th March. See all the details about the book itself, what the publishers are looking for and details on the application.

Found Arts Festival is a space for emerging artists to connect and challenge through seeing, doing, listening, discussing and creating.

It runs for six dates across March, starting this Friday!

The festival has been curated for anyone who identifies as an emerging artist in the performing arts industry, with or without training, and is aged 16+. Each day of the festival is designed to stretch creativity and equip participants with practical skills as well as allow space to discuss, connect and network with peers. This will be followed by a quality performance in the evening.
To book please visit this link: https://www.tramshed.org/blogs/found-arts-festival-festival-guide

We are also offering 5 free bursary day tickets each day for emerging artists facing financial hardship. The free bursary day tickets will be allocated on a first come first serve basis – to apply for this please email rebecca@tramshed.org. 

Local Events & Workshops

Closing soon

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)

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.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for the next edition via sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

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 | www.devotedanddisgruntled.com 
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 | www.devotedanddisgruntled.com

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.

nch

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 facilities@nchlondon.ac.uk

Nextgen

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: bricklanecircle@yahoo.co.uk

LIFT

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

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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.

GENESIS POETRY SLAM 
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.

RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE

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)

English and Drama Newsletter – March 2022 Edition

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🇺🇦 We express our solidarity with those in Ukraine. How to help

Welcome to March in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London.

We are very excited to announce our new courses are open for applications for this September:

We are also excited to relaunch:

Main image: Patricia Hamilton at Tate Britain’s Life Between Islands – Caribbean-British Art 1950s-Now. Another image from the day is on display on third floor of ArtsOne and features Althea McNish‘s Tobago as a background for Patricia.

Open Events

Undergraduate Offer Holder Days

Our offer holder days are a great chance to meet students and staff from the course to get a feel for the course and inspiring community you could join.

DateTimeVirtual/on-campus
Saturday 12 March 10:30-15:30 In Person – Last few places
Wednesday 14 April 10:30-15:30 Virtual – Booking Now Live

Book for March & April

Postgraduate Open Evening

Thursday 24 March – In Person at QMUL Mile End and Online

Come to our friendly Master’s event in person and online to hear about what’s on offer for September 2022 entry and talk to us.

Book for the Master’s event

Events Listings

English Postgraduate Research Seminar – Spring Festival

The PGRS Committee is delighted to invite you to our final three online talks of the semester, featuring Oscar Wilde’s stories for children, the ‘cognitive ecologies’ of reconstructed theatres like Shakespeare’s Globe, and the original food, drink, and pamphlets of early modern theatre.
  17 March – Prof. Michele Mendelssohn (Oxford)

‘Nasty, Brutish Short Stories: Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince Reconsidered’Register

24 March – Prof. Evelyn Tribble (UConn)

Reconstructions and Reunions: Cognitive Ecologies, Space, and Skill   
Register

7 April – Prof. Tiffany Stern (Birmingham)

Product Placement and Marketing in the Early Modern Theatre
Register

Rediscover: queer + trans – Year 12 Study Day for Schools and Colleges

Wednesday 23 March 2022 – 2-5pm  – In Person
A-level/BTEC study day for year 12s 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 via sed-web@qmul.ac.uk for group bookings.

Book now

Sarah Knott on ‘Maternity, Care and Solitude’

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 17:00 – Online via Zoom
In the final paper in our 2021/22 seminar series, Sarah Knott from Indiana University discusses histories of motherhood and solitude.

Book now

Witnessing: Readings and Conversation, with Andrea Brady and Rachel Zolf

Wednesday 27 April – Online via Zoom with Live Captioning

Join us online for readings and conversations about witnessing. Featuring Andrea Brady and Rachel Zolf. Rachel Zolf, in No One’s Witness: A Monstrous Poetics (Duke University Press, 2021), ‘activates the last three lines of a poem by Jewish Nazi holocaust survivor Paul Celan—“No one / bears witness for the / witness”—to theorize the poetics and im/possibility of witnessing.’ Andrea Brady, in The Blue Split Compartments , ‘draws on chatroom logs, military policy manuals, pattern of life archives, and accounts by witnesses around the world to document the consequences of the perpetual and ‘everywhere war.’

Book now

Events from around QMUL


3 March

Ukraine – A critical test for the West?

8 March


International Women’s Day: Using the law to protect women’s rights & where the law can go further

10 March

Film Screening at QMUL: Ultraviolence + live Q&A about resistance to police violence

News

Models Required for Inclusive Fashion Show from Diaspora Speaks

Find out more & apply

The Drop Out - Image from Aeon featuring a colourful mix of people all posed in front of a two storey house

Charlie Williams from QMUL’s Solitudes Project explores the history of the dropout.

Read the article

English alumna Olivia on London Ambulance Service, nursing and running a beauty blog.

Read Olivia’s story

Listen to the latest Craft podcast by Wasafiri Magazine 

Catch English television presenter, photographer and author of Afropean: Notes from Black Europe Johny Pitts on the next episode of Craft Podcast launching very soon. Follow @craft_podcast on Twitter for episodes and updates.

Find out more

New videos

Lucretia McCarthy for LGBTQ+ History Month 2022

English Literature Graduate Simran Singh on her degree & working at Sky

Alumni Round Up

Hugo Aguirre (Drama) is a contestant on Sky Arts’ new series, The Big Design Challenge. This competition will see eight creatives battle different design challenges across five episodes to be crowned “Britain’s next design superstar”. Follow @hugoaguirre_design on Instagram. 

Conor Burke (Drama) is presenting his show Everything is Grand, and I’m Completely OK at The Hope Theatre from 6 March.

Edie Edmundson (Drama) is in Robert Icke’s puppet Animal Farm touring round the UK.

Figs in Wigs (Drama) are presenting their work Little Wimmin as part of WOW – Women of the World Festival on Sunday 13 March 2022.

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala CBE (English MA) is Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Oscar winning screenwriter and is celebrated on Instagram here.

Open Calls for Students, Staff & Alumni

2022 is shaping up to be an amazing year of events. Take part in the following:

Reminder: you can talk to our public engagement team or Rupert to talk through planning events or projects.

New blog posts from the Solitudes project including Akshi Singh and on Talking to yourself
Josh Cohen in Conversation with Akshi Singh

Vanessa Lim, Talking to Myself

Best wishes,

Rupert

Rupert Dannreuther

Marketing Manager
sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

Queen Mary University of London
#FutureQMUL