SED Opportunity Digest – 30 May 2023 – Concise Version

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

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

Don’t forget your careers service is open all year round and can help with finding jobs, making great applications and becoming more confident in interviews. Book an appointment or email your careers consultant Fliss Bush

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Peopling the Palaces starts this Saturday 3 June

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

Book now for these incredible events:

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

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

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

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Mad Hearts: the Arts and Mental Health – Queering Boundaries

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

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Windrush 75 Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interactive Soup @ Theatre Deli Leadenhall – 13 June 2023

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

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Weirdness Salon

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

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

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Outside QMUL

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

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

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

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Undomesticated – Gender Defiance in the Home 

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

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Decode seeks Freelance Relationship Managers

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

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Book ahead: Isabel Waidner Book Launch at London Review Bookshop

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

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Newham Word Festival

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

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

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

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OV Theatre Makers – Scheme – Apply before 19 June 2023

The training programme includes: 

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

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

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Migration: a public history festival, May to July 2023

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

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

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

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

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SED Tote Bag & Merch Competition 2023

Our annual design competition is back and we’re looking for a new design for our 2023 tote bag and other merch, which we give away at open days, events like graduation and to new students joining the School. You have until 5 June to enter your work!

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

What we’re looking for

  • Inspiring quotes, imagery and designs that merge the worlds of literature, drama and creative writing.
  • No bigger than A5 size (or shrinkable to this size)

How to enter

To enter send your design as a black line based PDF, JPG, PNG or EPS file 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 2023 open days and events.
  • You’ll also win a £50 LovetoShop voucher.

Competition closes: Monday 5 June at midday. A vote by our SED staff team will choose the winning design.

For inspiration here are our winners of our 2022 tote bag competition, which we give away at open days, events and to new students incoming to the School.

The first people to get the bags will be our graduating students in July 2023.

SED Opportunity Digest – 13 May 2023 – Concise Version

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Staging Decadence: Dress to Kill

24th May 2023 – 17:00 – 19:30

(Doors will open at 17:00 to explore the space, films and exhibition, the performances and discussion will begin at 18:00)

In person at Queen Mary University of London, Film and Drama Studio, Arts 2 Building, Mile End Road, Bethnal Green, London, E1 4PA.

Online via Zoom.

Book in person tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/staging-decadence-dress-to-kill-tickets-629136021777?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Book online tickets here: 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/staging-decadence-dress-to-kill-online-tickets-629139371797?aff=erelpanelorg

Poster design by Tara Fatehi.

Unmissable SED Careers Event on 22 May with Faber & Faber, The Guardian, Camden People’s Theatre and Arts Council

More info

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Book event: From Sylhet to Spitalfields by Shabna Begum – 19/5, 7pm

Using oral history interviews and archival research, From Sylhet to Spitalfields looks at the Bengali community’s contribution to this little-known episode of East End history, and how it can inform present-day housing struggles.

Shabna Begum is Head of Research at the Runnymede Trust, the UK’s leading race equality think tank.

Jumanah Younis is books editor at Lawrence Wishart and a trainee therapist.

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People’s Palace Projects at Queen Mary University of London, in partnership with the ICA, are proud to present the second edition of ECHOES Indigenous Film Festival.

19-21 May 2023 

Featuring 18 thought-provoking works from 21 filmmakers, representing 13 ethnic groups across 10 regions in Brazil and neighbouring countries Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina. Almost three-quarters of the featured filmmakers are women. 

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Raphael Samuel Memorial Lecture 2023Walking Against the Expulsive Environment: Refugee Tales and the Politics of WelcomeProfessor David Herd

Monday 12 June, 6.00pm followed by a reception

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

All welcome; registration essential. 

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This event is part of Migration: a public history festival, a series of lectures, exhibitions, workshops and walks around London supported by the Raphael Samuel History Centre

A DAY WITH MICHÈLE BARRETT

Fri, 19 May 2023 09:30am

School of English and Drama

This event brings together a range of scholars to reflect on Professor Barrett’s pioneering interdisciplinary research and celebrate her major contributions to literary studies, feminist theory and the history of the First World War. 

Peston Lecture Theatre, Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus.

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Hunker in Your Bunker: Doomsday Prepping in the United States
School of Politics and International Relations

In the middle of the 20th century, the United States asked people to build domestic fallout shelters in case of nuclear war. But the US never had to use these bunkers for their intended purpose. This led to the phenomenon of “bunkerization,” where people started thinking of their homes as bunker spaces. This talk explores the political implications of this trend. Wed, 24 May 2023 5:30pm, The Hitchcock Theatre, Arts One Building, Room G.19,  Mile End Campus. 

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 Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2023 – 15-21 May

  • Tuesday 16th May: NCCH APPG roundtable exploring Leadership and Strategy (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Tuesday 16th May: Creativity in a health crisis: What does the research tell us? (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Tuesday 16th May: Arts & Health Hub present: The Value of Lived Experience (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Wednesday 17th May: Creative Health Sandpit, big London meet-up (Free, at City Hall) BOOK NOW
  • Thursday 18th May: How to establish a Creative Health City Region, perspectives from Manchester (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Friday 19th May: Creativity and Dementia (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Friday 19th May: Writing for Wellbeing. BOOK NOW
  • Friday 19th May: Launch of the ‘Queering Creative Health’ report (Free, in-person at QUEERCIRCLE) BOOK NOW
  • Saturday 20th May: Arts and Health Hub present: Crystallised Intelligence, Long Covid. BOOK NOW
  • Sunday 21st May: Arts and Health Hub present: Crystallised Intelligence: GUTS! BOOK NOW

Worldmaking in Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Outside QMUL

Free online workshop: Career Planning for Screen Industries

Mon 15 May | Zoom

Join us online to learn how best to begin planning your career in the screen industries. Industry expert Sue Russo will talk about where to look for work and the different routes in, shining a light on the networks that you should be a part of. Free to attend.

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THE GALLERY – AN INTERACTIVE FILM + DIRECTOR Q&A AT GENESIS CINEMA

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Facet Launch at Alumni run Live Art Space in South London

Image courtesy of June Lam.

RSVP to the inaugural FACET launch event

FACET is an innovative nine-month project, presented by VSSL Studio in partnership with Arts Council England, designed to centre and elevate queer people and art. From May 2023 to January 2024, VSSL Studio will collaborate with five contemporary visual artists to co-produce a series of five exhibitions, exploring the ever-evolving and myriad spectrum of contemporary queer expression.

Journalism Workshop: Using Social Media Effectively To Find & Promote Your Stories -Carla Jenkins

In a follow-up to our popular social media series, Carla Jenkins will run through:

  • The current social media landscape and which platforms work best for journalists finding stories or promoting work,
  • How to identify trends and emerging stories on social media,
  • Finding interviewees on social media, and best practices for approaching them,
  • How to drive engagement with your published work and grow an audience.

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Judy’s Vintage Fairs at The Mile End Pavilions

Judy's Vintage Fairs and Kilo Sale at The Pavilions

After their successful debut in February, we welcome Judy’s Vintage Fairs back to the Pavilions in Mile End Park. Shop affordable, vintage, handmade and reworked at carefully curated marketplaces.

Judy’s Vintage Market at The Ecology Pavilion on 14 May

From vintage fashion and homewares to handmade jewellery and lifestyle products – unique ideas cross paths with a sustainable ideology, small-batch and preloved.

The Vintage Furniture Flea at The Art Pavilion on 14 May

Voted ‘Best Fair’ by the Vintage Guide to London. Doing away with expensive replicas and focusing on quality and affordability, the Flea provides an antidote; a celebration of mid-century living from the 50s and beyond, the event offers up top vintage traders, all offering furniture and homewares without costing the earth. 

One ticket for 14 May gets you into the events at both pavilions.

Genesis Cinema Birthday £2.50 Screenings

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BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund

The BFI NETWORK England short film funding is now open! Applications for amounts from £5,000 up to a maximum of £25,000, of any length up to a maximum of 15 minutes, can be made.

Deadline: Tuesday 23 May

Essential Magazine for those wanting to get into Publishing

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Issue 71 is here! Follow the link to read, or click here to read articles via our website! 

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International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia Event on May 17th 2023 

Wednesday 17th May – 7.00 – 8.30pm – St Margaret’s House, The Mulberry Hall, 21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL – Free

There will be SHORT FILM SCREENINGS followed by a PANEL DISCUSSION with speakers from:

  • Human Dignity Trust
  • Micro Rainbow
  • House of Rainbow

Please book your free ticket by noon 16th May here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/623502933057

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



Unmissable SED Careers Event on 22 May with Faber & Faber, The Guardian, Camden People’s Theatre and Arts Council

This event is for undergraduate finalists and postgraduate students in the School of English and Drama, and students on the MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health. 

Over the course of an afternoon in BLOC Cinema (Arts One), you’ll have the opportunity to attend sessions on:

  • Pitching your performance ideas to theatres (with The Camden People’s Theatre)
  • Getting into journalism (with The Guardian)
  • Making your first steps in publishing (with Faber & Faber)
  • Getting funding for your project (with the Arts Council)

This is your chance to ask questions, pitch ideas, and find out more about careers in these sectors in a relaxed and friendly setting. 

If this wasn’t enough, we’ll also be hosting a social with free food and drinks immediately following the event.

Sign up, and come along to celebrate finishing your assignments among friends! 

Timings/speaker schedule

  • 2 – 2.30: arrivals and introduction
  • 2.30 – 3.15: first set of two breakout sessions:
    • Arts Council
    • Faber & Faber
  • 3.15 – 3.30: break, changeover
  • 3.30 – 4.15: second set of breakout sessions:
    • Camden People’s Theatre
    • The Guardian
  • 4.15 – 4.45: outro
  • 4.45 – on: social (

https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=11817&service=Careers%20Service

English, Drama and Creative Writing Courses – September 2023 Entry

The courses we’re running for 2023/24 are below. Click the link

Undergraduate (all BA)

Postgraduate (all MA)

We also co-deliver:

MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health

English and Drama Newsletter – May 2023 Edition

May Events

 

THE VERBATIM FORMULA

BATTLES: SLAY YOUR DRAGONS

Fri 5 May 2023 – 17:00-19:30 – In-person at QMUL Mile End
 Care-experienced young people use arts to share experiences of facing the battles and slaying dragons in the care system today
 Join us to discover and celebrate a year-long project. TVF’s care-experienced co-researchers have created this event to share the important parts for them. 

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LEO BAECK INSTITUTE LONDON LECTURE SERIES 2023
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY: MYTHS, IMAGES AND IMAGININGS ABOUT JEWS

THE VIRTUOUS JEWESS – PROFESSOR NADIA VALMAN

Tue 9 May 2023 – 14:30-18:30 = In-person at QMUL Mile End
A lecture series organised by the Leo Baeck Institute London in cooperation with the German Historical Institute London.
 This season’s lecture series ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Myths, Images and Imaginings about Jews’ seeks to explore the connection of visual narratives in the context of beauty, ugliness and morality with representations of Jews and Jewishness in the Western world from the Middle Ages to the present day. We aim to examine the subject from different historical, social and artistic perspectives ranging from medieval mythology to Orientalism, Zionism, Feminism or modern aesthetics, and through the lens of a selection of diverse media including painting, photography and comics. 

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THE QUEEN MARY CENTRE FOR RELIGION AND LITERATURE IN ENGLISH SYMPOSIUM – ‘FORMS OF (UN)BELIEF’ 

Tue 9 May 2023 – 14:30-18:30 = In-person at QMUL Mile End
In this symposium, scholars working on religious belief and unbelief in Britain from the early modern period to the twentieth century (including Nil Palyabik and Suzanne Hobson) will share work-in-progress. Themes explored will include practices of belief; the uses of language; questions of translation; activities in educational and commercial settings as well as professional religious environments; accommodations and clashes between doctrine, philosophy, and everyday life; and the role of Scripture. For full details please see the Eventbrite listing.

[picture credit: Saint Thomas the Apostle puts his finger in the lance wound of the risen Christ. Etching by G. de Lairesse. Wellcome CollectionPublic Domain Mark] 

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QUORUM: DR SYLVAN BAKER

Wed 10 May 2023 – 17:30-19:00 

Let me tell you a story: Heuristic Practice, Research and Participation
 ‘In this conversation, I would like to narratively explore ways in which threads of my research and thinking may offer alternative ways to consider change in applied arts practices, and for whom. Emerging from the idea that change is founded on reflection, understanding and collaboration, I will explore seemingly disparate strands of work to evolve a practice research approach centred around partnership and collaboration – maybe even co-intention?

Thoughts from these musing include: For the practitioners/researchers what might also be at stake in terms of change, as well as the participants in work that intervenes in communities?

To what extent can practitioners genuinely be researchers? 

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ANNUAL CATHERINE SILVERSTONE LECTURE: CLARE HEMMINGS

Thu 11 May 2023 – 17:30-19:00 – In-person at QMUL Mile End
 Clare Hemmings (LSE) presents a lecture at Queen Mary University of London on “Accepting the Gifts: Reading Loss as Queer Feminist Method”. 

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C19 LEGACIES & LIABILITIES: RELIGION, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY
Thu 11 May 2023, 17:30-19:00 – In-person at QMUL Mile End

This research conversation event is part of the series ‘Legacies and Liabilities? Decolonial, Interdisciplinary, and Intersectional Approaches to the Nineteenth Century Now’. It will focus on interconnections between religion, science, and technology, including fact/faith binaries and links with political identity.

We are excited to be joined by a panel of expert speakers:Rachel Bryant Davies (QMUL)Simon Goldhill (Cambridge)Brian Murray (KCL)Clare Stainthorp (QMUL)Jon Topham (Leeds)The roundtable discussion will be followed by an opportunity to continue conversations over refreshments. 

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A DAY WITH MICHÈLE BARRETT
19 May 2023, 09:30-19:00 – In-person at QMUL Mile End
 A day of talks reflecting on and celebrating the pioneering research of Professor Michèle Barrett.

Contributors Include: Nadia Atia, Rachel Bowlby, Markman Ellis, Roberta Hamilton, Ann Rosalind Jones, Clara Jones, Cora Kaplan, David Lammy, Donna Landry, Gerald Maclean, David McDonald, David Olusoga, Anne Phillips, Ellen Ross, Brenda Silver, Anna Snaith, Peter Stallybrass and Victoria Walker. 

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STAGING DECADENCE: DRESS TO KILL

Wed 24 May 2023 – 17:00-19:00 – In-person at QMUL Mile End & OnlineFabulous filigree, garments of disease, rumours of a colossal fatberg clogging the city’s sewers…

For this special Quorum event, we celebrate the materiality of decadence on stage: its spectacular costuming, spatialisation, spillages, eccentricities, and the detailing of voluptuous rot.
 Featuring live performances from Hasard Le Sin, Sadie Sinner and Miss HerNia; screenings of work by jaamil olawale kosoko, Toco Nikaido and Angel Rose; an exhibition of decadent costume by Julia Bardsley; a performative presentation by Adam Alston – and rounded off with a roundtable discussion. Book here

Events Digest

Cultural Heritage and the Climate Emergency In Debate 

Live on People’s Palace Projects Youtube on Tuesdays 9, 16, 23 at 14:00 BST

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 Digital History and Collaborative Research – Online Panel DiscussionTue 23 May from 17:00 An online panel discussion co-hosted by Royal Historical Society and The Living with Machines Project. Speakers: Daniel Edelstein (Stanford University), Maryanne Kowaleski (Fordham), Jon Lawrence (Exeter), Katrina Navickas (Hertfordshire) and Ruth Ahnert (Queen Mary London, chair).

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News

 New Writing Prize

‘I chose Santa Cruz as it’s close to the ocean and the campus is built into the forest.”Hi, I’m Isabella and I’m an English Literature & Creative Writing student, currently on a year abroad programme at UC Santa Cruz in California. We’re only 90 minutes away from San Francisco but we get all the joy of being surrounded by nature.’

See Isabella’s Instagram Takeover 

I don’t know what gender is, but I do, and I can, and we all do’: An interview with Clare Hemmings
An interview with Clare Hemmings,  Professor of Feminist Theory and Head of the Department of Gender Studies at the London School of Economics given by Susan Rudy (English).

A leading figure in UK feminist theory, her research insists that we acknowledge matters of ambivalence and uncertainty in our history-making, storytelling and theorising. 

Read the article 

Brian Dillon (Creative Writing) writes ‘What does the essay do?’ article for TLS
 This article in the Times Literary Supplement focuses on ‘The role, shape and purpose of the essay today’

Read the article 

News Digest

MOJISOLA ADEBAYO (Drama)‘s shows STARS and Family Tree, both written by SED Lecturer Mojisola Adebayo have been nominated for a total of FIVE Offies awards including best play, best lead performer and best video design for STARS and best set design and best lead performer for Family Tree. Both plays tour through May and June and both play texts are now published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama as well. 

ABBIE JUKES (English PhD Grad) publishes her first book ‘An Introduction to Kamila Shamsie’s Home Fire’. 

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SED Opportunity Digest – 22 April 2023 – Concise Version

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

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

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

3 unmissable updates

  1. See Mojisola Adebayo’s ★★★★★ shows STARS at ICA – closes 4 May and Family Tree at Brixton House – closes Sunday 23 April
  2. Don’t miss Nil Palayik’s free book launch for Silent Teachers: Turkish Books and Oriental Learning in Early Modern Europe, 1544–1669’ Sign up for the Book launch and roundtable discussion on Wednesday 26 April 2023, 5:00PM – 7:30PM online or in person at The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB.
  3. MA studentship at Newcastle that might be of interest to UG finalists; it is for Black students looking to do an MA in English –  https://www.ncl.ac.uk/elll/study/postgraduate-funding/ (deadline 9 June).

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Education: Reimagination, Decolonisation, and Change

Tue, 25 Apr 2023 19:00 – 20:30 BST

This event expands on ‘Reimagining Education’, a special issue of Wasafiri guest edited by Darren Chetty, Angelique Golding, and Nicola Rollock that explores this sociocultural moment. From government interventionism to widespread industrial action, how are the forces of change and continuity playing out in education in Britain today?

Chaired by Wasafiri’s Editor and Publishing Director Emily Mercer, we’ll hear from guest editor Angelique Golding and contributors including Sita Balani and Marvin Thompson: artists and educators who work at the site of this tension, whose work goes against the grain, challenges the status quo, and sits within a wider critical praxis of reimagination, decolonisation, and change.

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Sex Panics, Capitalism, and the Global Right: An Evening Symposium with Max Fox, Rahul Rao, and Amy De’Ath

25 April 2023 | 6.00-8.00pm BST | Hybrid event (London or Zoom)

To register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sex-panics-capitalism-and-the-global-right-an-evening-symposium-tickets-601430644247

BIRKBECK SCHOOL OF ARTS – ARTS WEEK – 24-28 APRIL 2023

A week of events showcasing the latest creativity and research from Birkbeck’s School of Arts.

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Accessible social media: What can you be doing? – Tue 25 Apr 2023 – HdK

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NOW Festival at the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick is open now

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So Hot! Feeling the Heat in Contemporary Women’s Writing Seminar Series

26 April 2023

https://ilcs.sas.ac.uk/events/so-hot-feeling-heat-contemporary-womens-writing

Two exciting volunteering opportunities at GoodWork

As we prepare to launch Cohort Two of our Early Careers Programme this September, we are looking for volunteers to help with candidate assessments, once young people applications close on 2nd June!

These opportunities will be virtual and require a time commitment of 4 hours minimum. By volunteering, you will be supporting us to make our programme happen and also gain valuable insight into inclusive hiring processes.

Apply here or read more below

Industry Insights: Representation in TheatreSunday, 23 April 2023

Join leading theatre industry practitioners to discuss representation and diversity in the arts, and how current developments have impacted theatre, challenging assumptions, and celebrating new visions. Will include a Q&A.

Outside QMUL

London Arts and Health – Creativity and Wellbeing Week curated headline events!

A taster of just some of our headline events for Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2023 include:

  • Monday 15th May: What is the role of Creativity in a Health crisis? (Free, in person at King’s College London) with very special guests Michael Rosen, Kevin Fenton and more! BOOK NOW
  • Tuesday 16th May: NCCH APPG roundtable exploring Leadership and Strategy (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Tuesday 16th May: Creativity in a health crisis: What does the research tell us? (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Tuesday 16th May: Arts & Health Hub present: The Value of Lived Experience (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Wednesday 17th May: Creative Health Sandpit, big London meet-up (Free, at City Hall) BOOK NOW
  • Thursday 18th May: How to establish a Creative Health City Region, perspectives from Manchester (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Friday 19th May: Creativity and Dementia (Free, online) BOOK NOW
  • Friday 19th May: Launch of the ‘Queering Creative Health’ report (Free, in-person at QUEERCIRCLE) BOOK NOW

Short film submissions now open for the 2024 BFI Future Film Festival! Regular deadline: Friday 4 August

Want to be a part of the UK’s largest festival for young, emerging filmmakers? Want to see your film on the big screen at BFI Southbank? Want to kickstart your career with cash prizes and industry mentoring up for grabs? Submit your short film now to next year’s BFI Future Film Festival! Your film can be any genre, it just needs to have been made in the last two years, be 10 minutes or under in length, and you must have been aged 16-25 when you made the film. If you have any questions, email us at filmacademy@bfi.org.uk

We’ve officially launched the OPEN CALL for submissions for the long-awaited 2nd WOWZINE print magazine.

We’re looking for bold, authentic and first-person-led stories that explore the theme of pleasure through art, food, design, architecture, gender and sexuality from women, non-binary and other marginalised genders. 

Submit your work via the Submission Form.

The deadline for all submissions is 23.59 on Sunday 14th May 2023.

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Toolkit Workshop Wed 26 Apr 2023

Jerwood Arts and people make it work – Workshop – Online

Book onto a half-day workshop to help put ideas around inclusivity into action, and drive positive change in the cultural sector.

Roundhouse Resident Artist Programme Deadline: Monday 24 April

Calling all 18-25 year-old performing artists! Apply to the Roundhouse Resident Artist Programme to develop your artistry, gain industry connections, perform on incredible stages, and level up your career in the creative industries.

The Space Crone Prize

Deadline for Submissions 30 April

“We are excited to announce The Space Crone Prize for speculative and science short fiction. The special one-off prize, established by Silver Press in collaboration with The Ursula K. Le Guin Literary Trust, celebrates the publication of Space Crone by Ursula K. Le Guin, a selection of essays edited by So Mayer and Sarah Shin. “

Free: Sinéad Rushe: Introduction to the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique

Join Olivier-nominated theatre director, Sinéad Rushe, for a hands-on workshop on the Michael Chekhov acting technique.

Free workshop: Pen to Print: An Introduction to Write On! – What Makes a Magazine?

 An insight to the process of putting a magazine together and publishing it

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INTERN TO CEO: LISA TREGALE | 25TH APRIL 2023 | 7PM

Join YPIA for the highly anticipated return of ‘Intern to CEO’, where we’ll hear from those at the top as they share their journey through the arts.

New Issue of the Publishing Post #69

Read it here for inspiration for those aspiring to go into publishing.

The CCL Postcolonial Theatre series, May 2023: South Asia and the Diaspora

11 May 2023. The Performance of Adaptation as a Postcolonial Strategy

Read more and book

18 May 2023. Bazaar Art, Bazaari Women: Nautch, Bibis and Courtesans in Nineteenth Century Kalighat Paintings (Bengal)

Read more and book

25 May 2023. Performance and the Quest for Identity among Communities of Bangladeshi Heritage in the UK

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Skilled Summers are still looking for talented and enthusiastic UK students who are looking to have a life changing experience this summer to get paid to teach their skills, sport or hobby to children at top American summer camps.

This is the last week that the students can apply and we just wanted to put the word out to your university again to see if you have any students who would be interested in taking part for this summer 2023?

Included with the placement:

  • Minimum salary of $2,000
  • Accommodation, food and medical insurance
  • Minimum placement of 9 weeks at camp
  • Travel for 30 days around America after camp
  • Visa paperwork and assistance

Living and working at an American summer camp is a unique experience and can help the students develop their personal skills by putting themselves out of their comfort zones, immersing themselves into a different culture and it is also a great way to boost their CVs and make friends with their fellow campers from all over the world.

We are looking for students with skills in many areas such as land based sports, water sports, outdoor adventure, arts and crafts, mixed media, performing arts, singing, dancing etc. You can pretty much teach anything at summer camp!

Please if you have any students who you think would be interested can you ask them to fill in this interest form via our website – www.skilledsummers.co.uk/apply. Once they have filled in the form they will receive a ‘Welcome’ email with everything they need to know about this opportunity.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me via email at info@skilledsummers.co.uk

SPRINT: Tue 7 – Mon 27 Mar 2023

Tickets £12 (or catch 2 shows in one night for only £16) NW1 residents go for £10 Students go for £8

See the full line up

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

Government Communication Service Apprenticeships 24 April

The Old Vic seeks Front of House Assistants 24 Apr

Sick Artists Club: Open Call, Submissions from Sick and Disabled artists 30 Apr

The Spectator NO CV internship 2023: apply now – Deadline 1 May

NATO Internship Scheme 7 May 

Guardian Scott Trust Bursaries 15 May

Royal Television Society Bursaries 29 June

See all Queen Mary jobs

Updated: Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



English and Drama Newsletter – April 2023 Edition

Welcome to your April newsletter from the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London. 6 Things to Do in April
  1. Offer Holder Day: If you’re an offer holder come to our last date of this year on 19 April 2023. Book here
  2. Summer Open Days: visit our Mile End campus on 16 & 17 June 2023. Book here
  3. Private subject-specific campus tour or 1-2-1: Talk to a human about your course interests. Register here
  4. Apply for our HSS Master’s Black and Global Majority Studentships Read more
  5. Read about how important humanities are: in the Higher Education Policy Institute report which our academic Tiffany Watt-Smith is quoted.
  6. Read our research newsletter: Find out about our world-changing research in this update. Read it here
Lebanon to London: The Creative Journey Amaal Fawzi (pictued above) from BA English with Creative Writing shares her journey in this incredible blog series. Photo from article: Skiing and Swimming: The Lebanese Winter for Tourists Discover the full series April Events Subtexts: TransfixionsWed, 12 Apr 2023 18:00 – 20:00 The Octagon At Queen Mary University Of London 327 Mile End Road London E1 4NS Subtexts: Transfixions is an evening of poetry and literary performances by four mesmerising, artfully and politically charged writers, Hasti, So Mayer, Nat Raha, and Shola von Reinhold. Organised by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London. Free and open to all. Book your free ticket Stars by Mojisola Adebayo13 April-4 May – ICA A new afrofuturist music play about pleasure, desire and female orgasms. STARS is a hilarious and moving mix of celebratory Black queer empowerment and arousal. Performed by one woman and a live DJ, with projected animations, we join in an old woman’s search for her lost orgasm, spanning across outer space, with dustings of African mythology and folklore in an unabashedly queer, feminist rallying call.Read the QMUL news story Book ticketsFamily Tree by Mojisola Adebayo 12-23 April – Brixton House Family Tree is a beautifully poetic drama about race, health, the environment, and the incredible legacy of one of the most influential Black women of modern times. Fearlessly honest, hilarious, and ultimately transformative, this award-winning play is both a remembrance and a celebration. Henrietta Lacks is one of most remarkable people in medical history. Her cells form the basis of the most important medical research and breakthroughs happening today, from cancer to HIV to COVID. But Henrietta never knew any of this. Her cells were taken without her or her family’s knowledge or permission. Henrietta was a Black woman: she is not the only one whose body has been exploited by the medical establishment. Read the QMUL news story Book tickets ‘The Shapes of the State in Early Modern Ireland’ Dr Neil Johnston18 April – Hybrid – 19:00 Speaker: Dr Neil Johnston, Head of Early Modern Records, The National Archives, UK. Abstract: Royal government in Ireland expanded and evolved over the centuries, creating extensive paperwork in the course of its ordinary business. A significant amount of this survived until 1922, forming the core of the collection within the Public Record Office of Ireland. This paper will examine how the offices of state developed, charting their remit, function, and output. Focussing on the seventeenth century, it will consider the ways in which people in Ireland interacted with the state, what records emerged from these interactions, and what records survived down to the twentieth century. The destruction of the collection in 1922 created archival ghosts, where finding aids and publications give partial insights into what was available to researchers. By concentrating on the records of the central executive and the equity courts, this paper will endeavour to provide some insights into new or emerging research pathways for scholars of the period. The event is free and all are welcome. For further info please email IHS Secretary Dr Caoimhe Whelan caoimhe.whelan@qmul.ac.uk 2023 IHS Programme of events: https://www.irishhistoricalstudies.ie/irish-historical-society/ Sign up Book launch: Silent Teachers: Turkish Books and Oriental Learning in Early Modern Europe, 1544–1669 26 April 2023, 17:00-19:30 at The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AB Book launch and roundtable discussion with the author Nil Palabıyık (QMUL) and guest speakers Philip Alexander (Manchester), Theodor Dunkelgrün (Cambridge) and Simon Mills (Newcastle). Silent Teachers considers for the first time the influence of Ottoman scholarly practices and reference tools on oriental learning in early modern Europe. Telling the story of oriental studies through the annotations, study notes, and correspondence of European scholars, it demonstrates the central but often overlooked role that Turkish-language manuscripts played in the achievements of early orientalists. Dispersing the myths and misunderstandings found in previous scholarship, this book offers a fresh history of Turkish studies in Europe and new insights into how Renaissance intellectuals studied Arabic and Persian through contemporaneous Turkish sources. www.routledge.com/9780367359782
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INVITATION – PRE-PREMIERE  “Vale? Is it worth it?  Five artists in the front line against Brazil’s worst environmental crime” 26 April 2023, 16:00 at BLOC Media Studio – Queen Mary University of LondonJoin People’s Palace Projects and Queen Mary University of London for the launch of the documentary Vale? The free screening will be introduced by Paul Heritage (Drama) and Leandro Valiati and followed by a Q&A. Synopsis: Through music, poetry and circus performances, five Brazilian artists talk about their grief, fears and hope four years after the Brumadinho Dam collapsed, killing 300 people. The documentary, directed by Paul Heritage and Marcelo Barbosa (Indianara, 2019)  focuses on the impact of the collapse on the artistic and cultural heritage of this rich mining region in Brazil and asks – Is it worth it?
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An Ambulance to the Future (The Second Chance)Thursday 18 May 2023 – Whitechapel Gallery – £5 Join us for the first event in Martin O’Brien’s An Eternity of Nothingness trilogy made as part of his time as Whitechapel Gallery Writer in Residence. Mixing video, live performance action and parables, this performance imagines a world in which immortality is possible. Drawing on stories of immortal people, it paints the picture of life lived over and over again, a life that doesn’t need water or oxygen, a life without the promise of an end point. It is a meditation on endings and new beginnings. With his usual intensity and wit, this work continues O’Brien’s explorations of the politics of death by asking what the idea of immortality can help us understood about being mortal.
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The Queen Mary Centre for Religion and Literature in English invites you to a symposium on ‘Forms of (un)belief’  Tuesday 9 May 2023, 2.30-6.30pm – Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS, ArtsTwo room 2.17 In this symposium, scholars working on religious belief and unbelief in Britain from the early modern period to the twentieth century (including Nil Palyabik and Suzanne Hobson) will share work-in-progress. Themes explored will include practices of belief; the uses of language; questions of translation; activities in educational and commercial settings as well as professional religious environments; accommodations and clashes between doctrine, philosophy, and everyday life; and the role of Scripture. For full details please see the Eventbrite listing. [picture credit: Saint Thomas the Apostle puts his finger in the lance wound of the risen Christ. Etching by G. de Lairesse. Wellcome CollectionPublic Domain Mark] 
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‘A Day with Michèle Barrett’Friday 19 May at Queen Mary, University of London You are warmly invited to ‘A Day with Michèle Barrett’ on Friday 19 May at Queen Mary, University of London. This event brings together a range of scholars to reflect on Professor Barrett’s pioneering interdisciplinary research and celebrate her major contributions to literary studies, feminist theory and the history of the First World War. The event will include a preview of WoolfNotes, a ground-breaking project led by Prof. Barrett to digitise Virginia Woolf’s extensive reading and research notes. Contributors Include: Nadia Atia, Rachel Bowlby, Roberta Hamilton, Ann Rosalind Jones, Clara Jones, Cora Kaplan, David Lammy, Donna Landry, Gerald Maclean, David McDonald, David Olusoga, Anne Phillips, Ellen Ross, Brenda Silver, Anna Snaith, Peter Stallybrass and Victoria Walker. Download the programme Listen to Professor Michèle Barrett on A Room of One’s Own (BBC Radio 4)
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Events Digest Festival of Education – 18-20 April – Online The Festival will explore the theme of Inclusive Education, addressing the visible and hidden barriers to success and exploring pedagogical approaches that open the doors of opportunity for all. Book here
News
How studying English Literature boosted my career prospects by our English graduate Sofiya Shazal’Fact: studying English Literature is one of the most useful things you can do for yourself — personally and professionally’Read Sofiya’s story
The long line of Black and Asian British literatureSusheila Nasta, Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature at Queen Mary University of London, explores Black and Asian British writing.Watch the video at Expeditions
Jerry Brotton has made 10 part BBC Radio series on the ‘other’ Tudors ‘We Other Tudors’, recounting the lives of ten men and women who settled in Tudor London, including Muslims, Jews, Africans and Native Americans. The series will be broadcast every night at 2245h starting on 24 April on Radio 3. See the programme page
News Digest SITA BALANI: SEXUAL MODERNITY AND THE MAKING OF RACE (pictured above) book launching 16 May. Preorder now ALFRED HIATT CONTESTING AUTHENTICITY: On 30 March 2023, Alfred Hiatt(English) gave a paper on Charles Bertram’s Forged Roman Map of Britain at ‘Contesting Authenticity in Literature, 1200-1700’. MATT RUBERY TALKS READING ON TIKTOK FOR WORLD BOOK DAY: Watch Matt’s TikTok Read more in this news story about Matt’s work Listen to Matt talking on BBC Radio 4 talking about The pioneering New York publisher Marianne Mantell who paved the way for audio books… CALL FOR PAPERS: Conference on UK Spoken-Word Poetries Since 1965 Find out more
Apologies if we missed any listings or made any errors, do let us know and we can post on social media. Also if you have any news for our next newsletter please do reply or get in touch. Best wishes, Ru Rupert Dannreuther Marketing Manager sed-web@qmul.ac.uk Queen Mary University of London #FutureQMUL

SED Opportunity Digest – 5 April 2023 – New Concise Version

Welcome to our latest round up of events, opportunities and schemes that may help you meet collaborators, improve your career prospects or simply broaden your horizons.

DON’T MISS ANY OPPORTUNITIES – GET THEM WHILE THEY’RE HOT!

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

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

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

3 unmissable updates

  1. Last few tickets available for SUBTEXTS: Transfixions evening of politically charged writing next week. Everyone is welcome – snap them up!
  2. Book ahead for Mad Hearts – The Arts And Mental Health: Queering Boundaries conference in June
  3. Last chance to apply for Expeditions Fund – closes 28 April

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Today – Wednesday 5 April don’t miss your chance to meet up with Lois Weaver and the gang…

Care (for your future) Cafe

  • Pinter Studio in Arts One 
  •  5-7 pm every Wednesday  – 8 March and running through to 31 May 
  • (with the exception of 18 and 26 April) 
  • We will be live and in person from 5- 7 in the Pinter but you can Zoom in from 6-7 if you can’t make it to Mile End.  
  • Email L.weaver@qmul.ac.uk for the Zoom link. 

Care (for your future) Cafes are an opportunity for students, graduates, and artist friends to drop in and talk about life and livelihood. It is also an opportunity to get to know Air Supply, which is an informal collection of students and graduates who meet regularly to share support, resources, and their experiences of being independent artists and producers.  

Air Supply will be producing the Peopling the Palace Festival, Queen Mary University of London 5-11 June. 

Café Cafes are a place for people to gather – their wits, thoughts, and comrades in action. They are a temporary venue for communitas, conversation, and activity within a spoken and visible frame of ‘care’. 

Society Events before end of semester

CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS: A Season of Bangla Drama  – 20 Acts of Love

2-26 November 2023

A Season of Bangla Drama will back in 2023 for its 20th anniversary, and we are seeking new writing.

Submissions are now open.

Deadline is on Tuesday 25 April at 10am.

The theme for 2023 is love. These can be applied in a wide variety of ways such as romantic love, love for the environment/climate change, caring or helping someone who cannot do anything back for you, love for  siblings, parent and friends or self-love.  We are looking for play that  show kindness, generosity, gratitude  and celebrating the best qualities of the human race!  The possibilities are endless…

If you would like to get involved in 2023, please download the Expression of Interest form on link below. Please read the guidelines and criteria carefully before filling out and returning the form.  https://bit.ly/41gveXv

It is essential that you send a 3 minute video of a scene from the play you wish to submit via a YouTube or Vimeo link, This can be a reading recorded on your phone, a recording of a Zoom meeting or rehearsal (though you must be send footage as a YouTube or Vimeo link).  Use this opportunity to speak to the panel about your play.  As there is a limitation on words on the form, this is your 3 minute pitch.

no cost in giving programme 

Cost of Living Crisis Eased for Young Black People with poetic unity’s new initiative​

Poetic Unity’s ‘No Cost in Giving’ programme launches 20th March 2023 and will provide young Black/Black mixed people aged 12-30 years old the opportunity to enjoy the cultural highlights of London. With the economic downturn and effects of the pandemic, young Black people have been cut off from experiencing London’s best events.

Free/ discounted tickets will be offered first to members on our exclusive No Cost in Giving mailing list. To sign up to this list email your name, age and contact number with the title ‘No Cost in Giving’ to info@poeticunity.org.uk

Please note these tickets are only for young Black/Black mixed people aged between 12-30 years old. Young people under 18 years old need to be accompanied by an adult on any visit and organisations working with young Black people can also sign up to our mailing list. 

V&A Performance Festival 2023

22nd – 30th April 2023

@V_and_A / #VAPerformanceFestival

The theme for the V&A Performance Festival 2023 is Musicals – inspired by current free display Re:Imagining Musicals in the Theatre and Performance Galleries. Running between the 22nd – 30th of April, the entire V&A will become a stage for contemporary practitioners to animate galleries and atmospheric spaces around the museum for diverse audiences. The wide range of over 50 events encompassing live performances, screenings, talks, tours, demonstrations, and workshops will celebrate, explore and deconstruct musical theatre, revealing the craft behind songs and stories alike.

Highlights of the festival’s weekend programme include performances by Rifco Theatre CompanyHighRise Entertainment and Millennium Performing Arts, a musical drag performance, panel discussions with leading theatre practitioners director Katie Mitchell and actor Mei Mac on sustainability and representation in the theatre, workshops led by the teams of Disney’s Frozen the Musical and the global hit SIX the Musical, an afternoon event dedicated to the work of Stephen Sondheim with masterclass led by Jenna Russell, and  installations commissioned especially for UK Festival of Performance Design and Prague Quadrennial.

During the week, there will be special curator tours across the collections, screenings of musicals from the National Video Archive of Performance, an evening talk with star of stage and screen Bonnie Langford, and a special ‘Sounding Futures’ Friday Late

celebrating the capacity of songs to sound new worlds.

Events free and drop in unless otherwise stated. Learn more via the online programme.

Outside QMUL

Free Podcasting Workshops with Spotify – Deadline today 5 April

Starting in April, we’re hosting workshops around the world for podcast creators to connect, create, and learn from the @SpotifyUK team.

Application deadline extended until the 5th April 2023. Explore the first round of workshops and apply here: http://spotifystudios.com/spotify-labs

Are you interested in learning Python, one of the most popular programming languages in the world? Do you want to learn from experienced students at one of the top universities in the UK? If so, we have great news for you!

We are excited to offer you a 6-week beginners course in Python programming taught by students at the University of Sheffield. This course is designed for people with little or no experience in coding. You will learn the basics of Python, including variables, data types, conditional statements, loops, functions, and object-oriented programming.

Our course is taught by experienced students who are passionate about teaching and helping beginners learn to code. You will receive interactive lessons and hands-on exercises to help you learn and retain the material. By the end of the course, you will have a solid foundation in Python and be ready to take on more advanced projects.

You will have access to top-quality resources and support throughout the course. Furthermore we will ensure the course is fully flexible with exams and summer approaching.

To sign up please register your interest on our website:

https://www.enactussheffield.org/codecreators

Peckham Fringe 2023

Ribbon Around a Bomb
12 May, 7:30pm  

A creative art history workshop aimed at sharing autistic joy and the incredible life and art of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. 

I  LOVE ACTING, BUT F*** THIS INDUSTRY  
5 – 6 May & 31 May, 7.30pm  A global pandemic that flipped an industry on its head. 3 close friends battling the romance between craft and the disheartening acting industry that pays for it.

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LAST MINUTE TICKETS TO SEE LOLA + FREE POPCORN

  Our preview screening of LOLA is happening at Genesis Cinema tomorrow!

Set in 1941, LOLA follows two music-loving sisters, Thomasina (Emma Appleton, Everything I Know About Love) and Martha (Stefanie Martini, Prime Suspect 1973), who build a machine that can intercept broadcasts from the future. 

Shot on 16mm and 35mm film stock, LOLA is an inventive found-footage sci-fi that explores the making (and remaking) of history and its consequences.

With a limited cinema run, don’t miss your chance to see this time-travelling thriller on the big screen!   £5 TICKETS (INC. FREE POPCORN)    

This is not your normal cinema trip.
This is MASSIVE.  

Free event at SOAS: Hidden Histories: Celebrating through Masquerade – 28 April

Book here

Black Britain Unspoken w/ Warner Bros. Discovery


All black filmmakers please apply here: https://lnkd.in/dsShq2-d to have a new commissioned film published on discovery+

Free Online Course: Getting into the screen industries

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Killing Joy as a Queer Project 

Killing Joy as a Queer Project  “In my recently published The Feminist Killjoy Handbook, I suggest that the feminist killjoy is a queer figure with a queer history. When you reclaim the term feminist killjoy you end up in conversation with other people who, like you, find a potential or promise in that term, how its negativity can be redirected. In this lecture, I explore the queerness of the project of killing joy as a project of redirecting negativity. I develop some of my arguments about ‘the unhappy queer’ from The Promise of Happiness (2010) as well as ‘queer use’ from What’s the Use? On the Uses of Use (2019). In giving the feminist killjoy a queer history, I also show how and why killing joy is a world-making project.” Wednesday 24th of May, 7pm.River Room, Strand Campus.King’s College London.

Sign up here!

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

Video Production Fellow, True Cost (Summer 2023) – Deadline rolling apply now

Editorial Assistant, Woo (ITV) – Deadline 7 April

Digital Marketing Assistant at Unbound – Deadline 9 April

Lyra McKee Journalism Bursary Scheme 2023 – Deadline 9 April

Editorial Assistant – Manchester International Festival – Deadline 9 April

Penguin Summer Internships x 9 – Deadline 11 April

Events Assistant – London College of Fashion – Deadline 18 April

Google News Intitiative Student Fellowships – Deadline 21 April

Jed Mercurio Mentorship Programme (Scriptwriting) – Deadline 21 April

Government Communication Services Apprentice x 40 Deadline 27 April

Assistant Producer at Tamasha Theatre – Deadline 1 May

Creative Access placements at Sky – Deadline 2 May

Graduate Internship Programme at Commonwealth Foundation – Deadline 2 May

See all Queen Mary jobs

Updated: Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



#HumanitiesMatter – HEPI Report says ‘Humanities education is a UK strength’ – Our academics are part of the story

The Higher Education Policy Institute has published a report highlighting the value of humanities education to the UK.

Comment from leading Queen Mary researcher at Alan Turing Institute, Professor Ruth Ahnert

The most exciting research innovations happening at the moment are at the interface between the humanities and sciences. The digital humanities and computational humanities are thriving research areas.

But it’s important not to think of the sciences as the saviour of the humanities in these spaces.

The increasing prevalence of large language models mean that we need critical reading skills at scale, to understand the harmful biases that arise form the vast training data being fed to these machines.

AI initiatives desperately need more humanities graduates at the table.

Professor Ruth Ahnert (QMUL) working on Living with Machines Project at Alan Turing Institute

Cultural Historian Tiffany Watt Smith (Drama)’s work is featured in the report:

Page 15 of the report features our academic Professor Tiffany Watt Smith

Key points from the report:

  • There is a strong correlation between the skills of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) graduates and key skills valued by employers.
  • Eight of the 10 fastest growing sectors employ more AHSS graduates than graduates of other disciplines. A Humanities training may not pay back most quickly in the workforce, but it is likely to give good resilience and longevity for longer term prospects.
  • The number of UK students choosing Humanities subjects suggests they continue to recognise the value of degrees that fit them not narrowly for any one particular career, but which develop the talents and skills needed for a wide range of opportunities.

Read more about the report

SED Opportunity Digest – 27 March 2023 – New Concise Version

Welcome to our latest round up of events, opportunities and schemes that may help you meet collaborators, improve your career prospects or simply broaden your horizons.

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

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

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

3 unmissable updates

  1. Two new study abroad funding schemes are open:
  2. Expeditions Fund – Typical grant £250 – Apply by 28 April
  3. Don’t miss your Drama Alumni Panel Careers event for SED this week on Wednesday 29th March 6-7.30pm Sign up

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

FREE ONLINE PANEL: Why work in the creative industries? – Tuesday 28 March 11-12

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SUBTEXTS Presents SEX, RACE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS

6-8pm, Tuesday 28 March
SCR, Arts Two

Join us for Subtexts: Sex, Race and Psychoanalysis, with readings by Katherine Angel and Sita Balani. Katherine Angel, who is the author of Tomorrow Sex Will be Good Again: Women and Desire in the Age of Consent (Verso 2021), will read from her work in progress, a book entitled Poor Freud coming in 2025/26. Sita Balani will read from their forthcoming book on race and modernity, Deadly and Slick: Sexual Modernity and the Making of Race (Verso, May 2023), to consider ‘dangerous women’ and reactionary nationalism.

Collective Vocalisation and the Anthropological Imagination: Zora Neale Hurston, Jacques Roumain and Ousmane Sembène

PGRS has been badly disrupted this semester because of strikes, and our only session will be on 29 March, 17.00-18.00, with a paper presented by Matthew Taunton (University of East Anglia). This will take place in Rehearsal Room 1, ArtsOne

Details of his talk are as follows:

Collective speech—the act of speaking, chanting, or singing in unison—carries a number of important meanings in modern culture, which my current book project is hoping to map. In the form of prayers, football songs, chants of political protest, and so on, choric utterance is a common feature of modern life, that normally operates (albeit in a variety of ways) as an expression of group solidarity. In this paper I will be exploring how collective speech operates as an object of anthropological investigation.

From the late nineteenth century, anthropologists studying the rituals of indigenous peoples became fascinated by the phenomenon of collective chanting, and European literary writers also pursued this interest in their encounters with (and depictions of) colonial subjects. My paper focuses on three writers—Zora Neale Hurston (USA), Jacques Roumain (Haiti) and Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)—who used the tools of anthropology to investigate the ritual functions of collective vocalisation, producing ethnographies, novels, poems and films that celebrated its role in African folk traditions and their New World derivatives.

As I hope to show, these writers, in distinct and contrasting ways, made collective speech a site of anti-racist and anti-colonial resistance. It is perhaps not surprising that many anthropological descriptions of choral speech involved colonial assumptions and racist tropes: this paper explores how these three Black writers deployed an anthropology of ritual incantation in the service of a critique of racism and colonialism.

As usual, contact us at qmenglishpgrs@qmul.ac.uk if you’re unable to attend in person, but would like to listen in on Zoom. Register to attend on our Eventbrite page. We hope to see as many of you there for the talk – and subsequent bacchanalia – as possible.

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QUORUM with Liv Wynter on Politics, Audiences, and How To Catch A Pig!

Weds 29 March 2023 – Rehearsal Room 2 + Zoom⁠

Join us for an evening where Liv discusses their practice and organising grassroots nights of interdisciplinary performance.

Plus book now for: Costume is a Crime – Wasteful Work Backstage: A Talk by Aoife Monks on 5 April

PASS Study Support Scheme for English Students runs every Wednesday and Friday. Email Amanda to find out more: a.perumal@hss20.qmul.ac.uk

Screening of Idhi Katha Matramena? and followed by the discussion with Deepa Dhanraj about Participatory Filmmaking emerged from Feminism – 29 March

Hybrid roundtable event on Global Interconnectedness and Decolonisation in the 19th Century and Now

Part of our Legacies and Liabilities? Workshop Series.

This public event is free, but registration for both in-person and online attendance is required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/c19-legacies-liabilities-global-interconnectedness-and-decolonisation-tickets-568183230337

This hybrid roundtable event on global interconnectedness and decolonisation will discuss a range of topics, including Globalisation, movement & circulation of people; institutionalised inequalities & diasporic identities; and rhetorics of immigration, belonging, and national identity.

We are excited to be joined by a panel of expert speakers:

Festival of Communities £500 Funding

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

Tower Hamlets Annual Arts Sharing and Networking Event for 2023

Your invitation to our Arts Sharing and Networking Event 2023

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

Book your FREE place now! 

The 2023 Annual Nicolai Rubinstein Lecture in Intellectual History: ‘Sceptical Views of Early Modern Empire in Europe and Beyond: A rereading of Michel de Montaigne’ 

To be delivered by: Professor Sanjay Subrahmanyam (Distinguished Professor & Irving and Jean Stone Endowed Chair in Social Sciences, UCLA)

Chair:  Professor David Armitage (The Lloyd C. Blankfein Professor of History at Harvard University) 

Date: Friday 31 March 2023  

Time: 18.15 

To be followed by Reception 

Venue: Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London 

Registration is necessary. 

Interested in performing your show at The Space? Deadline Today

Our application process is super simple and can welcome shows at various points in their development process! The deadline is NEXT TODAY so don’t wait! https://space.org.uk/perform/

FREE WORKSHOP: Pen to Print: The Road to Publishing Workshop with Claire Buss

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Subtexts: Transfixions

An evening of poetry and literary performances by four mesmerising, artfully and politically charged writers, Hasti, So Mayer, Nat Raha, and Shola von Reinhold. Organised by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London. Free and open to all.

Queer Affect Studies Reading Group – 5 April

Ann Cvetkovich will be visiting QMUL in April and delivering The Centre for the History of Emotions Annual Lecture. As part of her visit, and as a collaboration between The Centre for the History of Emotions (CHE) and the Sexual Cultures Research Group, she is running a reading group on ‘Queer Affect Studies’ for staff and research students in SED. Note that as this is a reading group there will be some advanced reading required.

The reading group will take place on Wednesday April 5 from 4-6pm, after both Departmental Boards and the Staff SpLD training and before Aoife’s Quorum talk kicks off. The room is TBC, but registration is essential, as capacity is limited (to facilitate this being a reading group).

To register, please email me at s.mcbean@qmul.ac.uk (please no reply-alls to this email).

Ann Cvetkovich is currently Director of the Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  She has been Ellen Clayton Garwood Centennial Professor of English and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  She is the author of Mixed Feelings:  Feminism, Mass Culture, and Victorian Sensationalism (Rutgers, 1992); An Archive of Feelings:  Trauma, Sexuality, and Lesbian Public Cultures (Duke, 2003); and Depression:  A Public Feeling (Duke, 2012).  She co-edited (with Ann Pellegrini) “Public Sentiments,” a special issue of The Scholar and Feminist Online, and (with Janet Staiger and Ann Reynolds) Political Emotions (Routledge, 2010).   She has been coeditor, with Annamarie Jagose, of GLQ:  A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. Her current writing projects focus on the current state of LGBTQ archives and the creative use of them by artists to create counterarchives and interventions in public history.

Outside QMUL

Save the date! Applications for our randomly-selected work experience placements taking place in May-July open on 3rd April

All placements are 2 weeks.

https://we.penguinrandomhousecareers.co.uk/how-does-it-work/

Apply via the Penguin Portal

FREE ONLINE EVENT: What is missing from Theatre, Race & Ethnicity Education?

                                                                                                   Host: Bella Enahoro

                                                                              Date March 29th & March 30th  at 11.00 am – 12.00pm

Event Format: At the beginning of the event the host will introduce the key ideas, principles and practices behind the theme of the event and offer provocations for discussion.

There will also be a short extract from a learning module sharing the host’s approach to theatre, race & ethnicity.

There will be opportunities to ask questions of the contributor throughout.

                                                                        Book for Wednesday March 29th  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/582275681237

                                                                        Book for Thursday March 30th  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/582277376307

VISIT: Alice Neel: Bringing the archives to life Curatorial tour with Annabel Bai Jackson – £5 with Young Barbican (Under 26)

LISTEN: Interesting Publishing Jobs Podcast: Publishing Jobseekers Questions and Answers

Listen here

FREE EVENT: More Than Talk Book Launch – What is Scholar Activism? – 20 April at Black Cultural Archives – Free

FREE EVENT: Spineless Wonders: The Zine, Type And Script

This is part of a series of events presenting research on small press publications, raising questions for contemporary and future publications.

FREE WEBINAR: Metaverse update: How are arts and cultural organisations using the technology? – 30 March

APPLY FOR BAFTA CONNECT MEMBERSHIP

Connect is our global BAFTA membership for people actively building their careers and networks in the film, games and television industries. As a Connect Member, you will receive a wide range of support and networking opportunities. This includes a year-round programme of learning and career development activity, plus access to our stunning HQ, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly in London as a meeting and social space. 

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Free Online and In-person Courses | Brixton Finishing School

LAND YOUR FIRST ROLE IN THE MARKETING, ADVERTISING & COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRIES

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POETS PRIZE CLOSING WEDNESDAY: THE WHITE REVIEW POET’S PRIZE 2023

The White Review Poet’s Prize 2023 is now open for entries. This year, we’re thrilled to be able to accept entries from poets based anywhere in the world.

The Poet’s Prize is run in partnership with CHEERIO, and is for English-language poets who are at the crucial stage of creating their debut pamphlet or collection. The Prize was founded in 2017 with support from Jerwood Charitable Foundation. This year’s judges are Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Meena Kandasamy and Deryn Rees-Jones.For the first time, submissions are open to poets resident anywhere in the world, and will close at 11.59 a.m. (GMT) on 29 March 2023. For the full entry guidelines, as well as information on free entries for low income writers, please see our website.

More info

FREE EVENTS: Arachne Press events in Lewisham

Memoir and Monologue – part of Arachne Press

22-04-2023 at 2:00 PMManor House Community Library

Exploring Creativity with Arachne Press

13-05-2023 at 2:00 PMCatford Library

FILM & TV Opportunities

HETV: Building Your Career Portfolio

CineCircle Film & TV Job Fair

 Raindance Saturday Film School

FLAMIN Productions – Funding, mentoring and support

ITV Fresh Cuts

LOCAL NETWORK: Come & find out about the LGBT+ Forum! 

Wednesday 29th March
5.30pm 
Positive East, 159 Mile End Rd, London E1 4AQ
New to Tower Hamlets? Looking for more LGBT+ groups and events? Come and find out about the Tower Hamlets LGBT+ Forum! 

We would like to welcome anyone who is interested in getting involved in the Tower Hamlets LGBT+ Forum to come along  from 5.30pm to find out more over a hot drink. You are welcome to stay for the forum meeting which starts at 6pm. 

Register below or get in touch via lgbtforum@elop.org!

Free skills programme – Digital Bootcamp

  • Getting started on social media
  • Creating a website
  • Developing a digital marketing strategy
  • Creating content
  • Selling online
  • SEO and more

Sign up

FREE WORKSHOP: Creative Access in Devised Theatre

Join theatre company The Not-God Complex, to learn techniques to improve access and neurodivergent representation in performances

FREE WORKSHOP: We need diverse books – Entrepreneurship in Publishing: How to Start Your Own Venture – 28 March – 7.30pm ET (12:30AM UK time)

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Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

Style Intern  Condé Nast

International Marketing Intern  Universal Music UK

Sales and Content Intern  SoundCloud

Step 7: Paid traineeships for young East Londoners – Deadline 31/03

Administrator – job share (2 days per week), St. Margaret’s House – Deadline 04/04

Visitor Service Assistants at Rich Mix – Deadline 10/04

Arts Manager at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children – Deadline 16/4

Migrants In Culture Is Looking for a Designer – Deadline 23/4

Migrants In Culture Is Looking for a Studio Manager – Deadline 23/4

See all Queen Mary jobs

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 3 March 2023 – New Concise Version

Welcome to our latest round up of events, opportunities and schemes that may help you meet collaborators, improve your career prospects or simply broaden your horizons.

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cost of Living 
  • Community and Belonging
  • Finding Balance

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

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

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

You can see the full programme here 

#Caleb Femi x SLOGhouse

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

Book here

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

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

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

Festival of Communities £500 Funding

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

Tower Hamlets Annual Arts Sharing and Networking Event for 2023

Your invitation to our Arts Sharing and Networking Event 2023

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

Book your FREE place now! 

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

Book here

Outside QMUL

Women’s History Month in East London

Women's History Month in East London

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

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

Issue 66 of careers journal The Publishing Post is here!

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

The Importance of Joy with Ruby Rare and Liv Little.

See full programme

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

Book here

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

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

Spaces are limited. To attend, please book your free spot here: https://bit.ly/3IujNTv

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

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Social Prescribing Day – 9 March

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

Find out more

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

Book here

Cutting East Film Festival returns to Genesis Cinema

Cutting East Film Festival returns to Genesis Cinema

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

Noor Aromas Pre Ramadan Market

Noor Aromas Eid Market

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

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

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

Find out more and apply

Arab Women Artists Now Festival returns to Rich Mix

Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival returns

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

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

BFI NETWORK Shorts Schools begins on Monday 13 March

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

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

Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs

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

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

Closing Date: 31st March 2023

Apply and find out more

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

Maria Amidu exhibition poster clipped

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

Find out more including workshops

Hackney Empire Artist Development Programme

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

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

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

Plus:

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

Free tours at Tate Britain

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

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

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

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

See all Queen Mary jobs

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



English and Drama Newsletter – March 2023 Edition

Welcome to your March newsletter from the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London.

3 Wonderful Things to Do in March 2023:

  1. Win a £10 book token: Tell us the book that changed your life and you could win on #WorldBookDay See our Instagram Reel to enter (Closes 17:00 GMT on Friday 3 March 2023)
  2. Come to our Master’s Open Event on 22 March to discuss: 
  3. Book a private campus tour or 1-2-1: Talk to a human about your course interests. Register here

“To this day, when speaking to my students I use Lois Weaver’s slogan, “if they don’t get it, that’s ok”, which is an absolute cornerstone of the way I approach work – and I’m very thankful for that.”

Simon Nader shares his experience of studying a
BA in English and Drama.

Photo by Lorna Fitzsimons

Read Simon’s profile

March Events

Brian Dillon ‘Affinities’ Book Launch

2 March – Burley Fisher Books

Please join us for the launch of Affinities by Brian Dillon at Burley Fisher.

What do we mean when we claim affinity with an object or picture, or say affinities exist between such things? Affinities is a critical and personal study of a sensation that is not exactly taste, desire, or allyship, but has aspects of all. Approaching this subject via discrete examples, this book is first of all about images that have stayed with the author over many years, or grown in significance during months of pandemic isolation, when the visual field had shrunk. Some are historical works by artists such as Julia Margaret Cameron, Dora Maar, Claude Cahun, Samuel Beckett and Andy Warhol. Others are scientific or vernacular images: sea creatures, migraine auras, astronomical illustrations derived from dreams. Also family photographs, film stills, records of atomic ruin. And contemporary art by Rinko Kawauchi, Susan Hiller and John Stezaker. Written as a series of linked essays, interwoven with a reflection on affinity itself, Affinities is an extraordinary book about the intimate and abstract pleasures of reading and looking.

Brian Dillon’s books include Suppose a Sentence, Essayism, The Great Explosion (shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize), Objects in This Mirror: Essays, I Am Sitting in a Room, Sanctuary, Tormented Hope: Nine Hypochondriac Lives (shortlisted for the Wellcome Book Prize) and In the Dark Room, which won the Irish Book Award for non-fiction. His writing has appeared in the Guardian, New York Times, London Review of Books, the New Yorker, New York Review of Books, frieze and Artforum.

Collaborative Historical Research in the Age of Big Data: Lessons from an interdisciplinary project
Living with Machines

Tue 7 Feb, 5pm
Launch of the book, ‘Collaborative Historical Research in the Age of Big Data: Lessons from an interdisciplinary project’ (available open access by Cambridge University Press as part of the Elements Series). The event will be an online roundtable discussion, led by hosts Professor Jane Winters and Professor James Smithies, with the authors, Ruth Ahnert, Emma Griffin, Mia Ridge and Giorgia Tolfo.

Living with Machines is one of the largest digital humanities projects ever funded in the United Kingdom. The project brings together a large interdisciplinary team (39 members over its lifetime to) to leverage more than twenty-years’ worth of digitisation projects in order to deepen our understanding of the impact of mechanisation on nineteenth-century Britain. In contrast to many previous digital humanities projects which have sought to create resources, the project is concerned to work with what was already there, which whilst straightforward in theory is complex in practice. This Element describes the efforts to do so. It outlines the challenges of establishing and managing a truly multidisciplinary digital humanities project in the complex landscape of cultural data in the United Kingdom and shares what other projects seeking to undertake digital history quests can learn from the experience.

This event is part of AI UK 2023. The Alan Turing Institute’s national showcase of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence research and innovation.  

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Cutting East Film Festival 2023
Thursday 23 March, 14:30

Cutting East Film Festival 2023 takes place 10th and 11th March at Genesis Cinema in East London. Participants have programmed, designed and curated this film and arts festival with a great line-up of free activities including films, spoken word, Q&A, and exhibitions for all the family to enjoy. Come along and enjoy the launch in the evening on 10th March and the festival day on 11th March – the programme will be listed here shortly. For further details, head to Cutting East to find out more and please do follow on socials to be kept up to date with all things Cutting East! @cuttingeast

Messy Archives: a Raphael Samuel History Centre Workshop
Thursday 23 March, 14:30

In person only
Room 307, Birkbeck Central Building (formerly Students Union Central) Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY.

Book your place here (messyarchives.eventbrite.co.uk)

Archives are often central to historical production, but what counts as an archive? How have scholars and theorists of history understood the material bases of historical sources? Have these concepts changed with political, social, and environmental transformations? Can our everyday landscapes be read as historical archives? What are the archives of the future and what role do archives play in future-making? This workshop explores these questions, and others, by interrogating the experiences of working with/in various archives and by considering problematics raised in archivisation practices and theories.

kitt price (English) is Senior Lecturer in English at Queen Mary. They are the author of Loving Faster than Light: Romance and Readers in Einstein’s Universe (2012). They have also collaborated with Aleksander Kolkowski on sound installations, performances and broadcasts that reanimate archival sources using sound technologies of the past. Recent work includes ‘Mental Radio’, a radiophonic montage based on broadcast telepathy experiments of the 1920s and 30s. Listen here .

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The Time of Care: Concluding Conference
The waiting is over (?)
Tuesday 28March – Wednesday 29March 2023 at Friends House, London

The Wellcome-Trust funded Waiting Times project would like to invite you to register for our end-of-grant, hybrid conference: The Time of Care: Conclusions from the Waiting Times Project

Waiting Times has explored what it means to wait in and for healthcare by examining lived experiences, representations, and histories of impeded and delayed time and has included work by our very own Martin O’Brien. Martin is the winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Visual and Performing Arts 2022. He will be on research leave August 2022-August 2024. He is currently Whitechapel Gallery Writer in Residence 2023

You can register for online attendance here and in-person attendance here.   

Subversion and survival: navigations through performance and media cultures

Tue 28 March 2023 – Online

Swati Arora (Drama) will talk at this event on: 

Under Cover: Insurgent Methods of Border Crossing I draw on my forthcoming co-edited book on pluriversal conversations on transnational feminisms to assemble a few thoughts on border-crossing – disciplinary, epistemic, and linguistic. What does border-crossing in performance studies look like? The presentation offers a few insurgent methods of subterfuge and survival as we secure justice for our communities while acknowledging the colonial histories of our institutions.

Swati Arora is Lecturer in Performance and Global South Studies at Queen Mary, University of London. Her work exists at the convergence of performance and visual culture, feminist theory, Black Studies, and dramaturgies of urban space in the global South. Most recently, she published ‘Performing Refusal’ (Injury and Intimacy, MUP) and ‘A manifesto to decentre theatre and performance studies’ (STP).   Book hereNews

New Writing Prize

The Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize is now open for submissions until 5pm BST on 30 June. This year’s multi-award-winning judges are Leila Aboulela (Fiction), Diana Evans (Chair), Caleb Femi (Poetry), and Aanchal Malhotra (Life Writing).    

Since 2009 the prize has awarded some of the most exciting new voices in fiction, life writing, and poetry from around the world. Previous winners and shortlistees include Caleb Femi and @azemezi. 

The prize includes publication in Wasafiri, mentoring from The Good Agency and The Literary Consultancy and £1000. 

Find out more

Mojisola Adebayo’s Family Tree starts it’s tour in Coventry this month
“Beautifully poetic … Adebayo’s deft writing and the layered, nuanced performances allowed us to take solace in community and to look forward to a better future.”
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FAMILY TREE is a beautifully poetic drama about race, health, the environment, and the incredible legacy of one of the most influential Black women of modern times. Fearlessly honest, hilarious, and ultimately transformative, this award-winning play is both a remembrance and a celebration. 
Read more in this news piece

Find out about Mojisola’s next show STARS in April at ICA

Sign up for the Black British Queer Plays and Practitioners: An Anthology of Afriquia Theatre (Methuen Drama 2022) Free Book Launch at ICA

Call outs for Participation

Festival of Communities 10-11 June – Confirmed

The call for activities is now open and I encourage all schools, institutes and and teams to take part. It’s a fantastic opportunity to engage thousands of local residents with everything that makes Queen Mary unique: our teaching, research, and a wealth of wider initiatives – everything from environmental sustainability through to arts and culture.  

Staff and students involved in previous years have built new connections with residents and community organisations, gained new perspectives, and learned new skills – all of which can benefit their work. 

The Centre for Public Engagement team will support you in developing activity ideas. Please make use of their information webinars, 1:1 advice sessions, dedicated training, and funding of up to £500 per project. 

Please visit the Festival of Communities website for details on how you can get involved. The deadline for applications is Thursday 30 March

Peopling the Palace(s) Festival – 3-11 June TBC

Call out for performance makers, helpers, researchers and events for this innovative socially-engaged performance festival in Mile End. 

Email Ru to take part: r.dannreuther@qmul.ac.uk

Being Human

This year’s national festival of the humanities will take place 9–18 November, with the theme Rhyme or Reason

Small Awards: apply for funding of up to £3,000 to enable activities (deadline: 5pm, Friday 28 April) 

Hub Awards: apply for a larger institutional grant of £3,000–£8,000 to coordinate multiple activities as a Festival Hub (deadline: 5pm, Friday 28 April) 

Open Call: organise an activity that does not require funding from Being Human (deadline: 5pm, Friday 23 June) 

Being Human Cafés: a simple ‘off-the-shelf’ format for an activity that does not require funding from Being Human (deadline: 5pm, Friday 25 August) 

Further details, and answers to some frequently asked questions are available on the website.  

Applying to Being Human 2023: You can find out more about applying to the festival at our online information session ‘Applying to Being Human 2023’ taking place on Wednesday 15 March, 11:00-12:00. Find out more and sign up

News

Katherine Angel signs deal for new book: Poor Freud
Poor Freud will be an examination of the turbulent history of feminism’s feud with psychoanalysis. It will take stock, anew, of Freud and his fraught legacy in a much-changed world. And it will explore why and how we need to engage with Freud and psychoanalysis today — an engagement that is crucial if we are committed to taking sexual violence and abuses of power seriously. The book will be published by Verso in the UK and Pantheon in the USA.

See Katherine’s staff profile

News Digest

ENGLISH GRAD & ARTIST POLLY MORGAN: The Telegraph feature Polly Morgan (pictured above), who studied English at QM and is now a super successful artist.

Read the piece

ROARING TWENTIES: 
Catch episode 10 of Steven Fry’s ‘Secrets of the Roaring 20s’ on Audible to hear kitt price discussing socialist time travel and queer warping of time and space as the British public attempted to get to grips with Einstein’s new theory of the universe. 

Watch here

PEN: Isabel Waidner is interviewed on PEN America. 

Read more here

AUDIOBOOK PIONEER MARIANNE MANTELL: Matt Rubery is featured in New York Times and Washington Post celebrating the life of record label founder Cadrmon Records who released spoken-word. 

NOW FESTIVAL: Daniel Oliver (Drama) shares new work at this ground-breaking festival in Hackney Wick’s The Yard Theatre.

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ROSIE DASTGIR IN JAPAN:
Rosie heads to Tokyo on a writing /research grant from the Society of Authors for a work in progress: a short hybrid memoir around a grid of IG photos I took when I was stranded in Japan during the first phase of the pandemic in 2020.  

Follow Rosie on Instagram   

Apologies if we missed any listings, do let us know and we can post on social media.

Also if you have any news for our next newsletter please do reply or get in touch.

Best wishes,

Ru

Rupert Dannreuther

Marketing Manager
sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

Queen Mary University of London
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Care (for your future) Cafe – A free chance to talk about life, art and community – 8 March-31 May

Lois Weaver and Air Supply with be hosting a weekly 

Lois Weaver
Lois Weaver

Care (for your future) Cafe

Pinter Studio in Arts One 

 5-7 pm every Wednesday  

8 March and running through to 31 May 

(with the exception of 18 and 26 April) 

We will be live and in person from 5- 7 in the Pinter but you can Zoom in from 6-7 if you can’t make it to Mile End.  

Email L.weaver@qmul.ac.uk for the Zoom link. 

Care (for your future) Cafes are an opportunity for students, graduates, and artist friends to drop in and talk about life and livelihood. It is also an opportunity to get to know Air Supply, which is an informal collection of students and graduates who meet regularly to share support, resources, and their experiences of being independent artists and producers.  

Air Supply will be producing the Peopling the Palace Festival, Queen Mary University of London 5-11 June. 

Café Cafes are a place for people to gather – their wits, thoughts, and comrades in action. They are a temporary venue for communitas, conversation, and activity within a spoken and visible frame of ‘care’. 

SED Opportunity Digest – 17 February 2023

Welcome to our latest round up of events, opportunities and schemes that may help you meet collaborators, improve your career prospects or simply broaden your horizons.

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

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

Reminder: Academic Skills Workshops coming up in Editing your 3rd year dissertation, Crash Course in Referencing, London’s Library Ecosystem, EndNote: A Humanities & Social Sciences Introduction and many more here.

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

Don’t forget to come to your CREATING SPACE session this coming Monday in ArtsOne at 1.15pm!

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

QMUL is hosting an event to bring together QMUL academics, businesses and partner organisations, with invitees from UKRI Innovate to highlight Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. KTPs are a mode of knowledge exchange funding that businesses can utilise to drive business innovation and growth from research. QMUL has a track record in co-creating and being awarded KTP projects particularly from the Faculty of Science & Engineering. We and also Innovate UK are keen to explore and support opportunities from HSS – you are invited to join us and learn more. It is an afternoon event that will share some past and current projects, how the KTP funding works, Q&A and discussion, networking. The event will start with lunch and conclude with drinks and canapé reception.

Location:            The Octagon, Mile End campus

Date and time: Tuesday 7 March 2023, 12:00 – 17:30 GMT

Register:             https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/queen-mary-university-london-knowledge-transfer-partnership-showcase-2023-tickets-516822950357

Getting Started in Arts Publishing
Ages 15-24

16 February 2023 | 12.30 – 3.30pm

Enjoy contemporary art and interested in books?

Join us for this workshop with Whitechapel Gallery’s Head of Publications to discover more about what working in arts publishing involves.

Find out more

Plus don’t miss Whitechapel Gallery’s free Young Creatives Night on 23 February – Book here

First year students don’t miss PASS Drama sessions to connect with your course from next Wednesday 22 February

Join Enactus Society at QMUL to help change the world

Enactus QMUL is part of Enactus UK, the UK’s leading youth social action and youth social enterprise charity, working with thousands of young entrepreneurial spirits hopefully just like you every single year.

So what are you waiting for? Find out more and register at enactusuk.org/join and join the only society that will help you make friends, transform lives and build your future.

Find out more



Outside QMUL

The Guardian has a bunch of two-week editorial and journalism placements for candidates from BAME backgrounds.

On now: BFI Future Film Festival – book their free online programme

Book now

Book now for free events at Deptford Literary Festival in March including…

Disability Poetics Join Daniel Sluman & Khairani Barokka in conversation about poetics of disability & experiences that disabled poets share. BSL interpreted. Book here

  • Queer Poetry at Triangle 
  • Caleb Femi x SLOGhouse present an evening of film, poetry and music
  • Fitzcarraldo Editions present Short Stories with Vanessa Onwuemezi, Anna Wood and Alice Slater 

See the full programme and book here

Creative writers are invited to apply for The Simon Shades Award. The Simon Shades Award was established in the spring of 2019 by Queen Mary alumni Edwin Lampert to honour the life of his very good friend Simon Shades, his generosity of spirit and legacy of contribution to the community.


The Award is an annual, merit-based competition. The goal of the award is two-fold.Firstly, in delivering their project the candidate should have a meaningful experience that is personally and professionally rewarding.

Secondly, the proceeds of the award are intended to fund living expenses and/or tuition fees during the successful candidate’s study.

The first half of the award is paid promptly in support of this aim.
 
The second half of the award is contingent on the successful delivery of the project as formally agreed with The Brun Bear Foundation Trustees.

Interested candidates are invited to familiarise themselves with the work and backstory of The Foundation in advance of applying. 


The award is a one-time award of £1000. It is funded by The Brun Bear Foundation.

To learn more about The Brun Bear Foundation please click here

Burnt Roti Party Fundraiser

‘I’m Sharan Dhaliwal, the editor of Burnt Roti magazine, and we’re looking to hold a party for the South Asian trans and non-binary community. We want to give them a platform to be celebrated and loved since the release of our last issue in 2012.’

Find out more

Must join newsletter of the week: Creative Lives in Progress

See the latest edition here

MERKYBOOKS Literature Festival at Roundhouse

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REBOOT: BEHIND THE SCENES, SCREEN AND LENS – £3 ARTIST DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS WITH CLOD ENSEMBLE

Wednesday 8th February: Introduction to Running Wardrobe in Theatre with Frances Williams
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Wednesday 15th February: Introduction to Digital Illustration with Sascha A. Putri
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Wednesday 22nd February: Introduction to Social Media Management with Charlie Louise Kelly
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
Book Now

Wednesday 1st March: Introduction to Artist Liaison in Music with Felicity Hall
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Wednesday 8th March: Introduction to Backstage Photography with Ambra Vernuccio
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
Book Now

Wednesday 15th March: Introduction to Publishing and Royalties in Music with Uniq Being
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
Book Now

Roundhouse Creative Training

Creating Digital Content For Brands – Ages 18-25 | Thu 9 March, 6pm | £5

Creating Video Projections | Wed 22 – Thu 23 March & Mon 27 – Tue 28 March | £15

One for grads: Intensive – BEHIND THE LENS – INTRODUCTION TO LIVE BROADCASTING AND FILM

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY!
Submissions for New Contemporaries 2023 Programme are open until 2pm, Monday 20 February


There are only a few weeks left to apply to New Contemporaries 2023 Programme. We welcome submissions from emerging and early career artists who are final year students, recent graduates and post-graduate students from UK art school and alternative learning programmes. Internationally renowned artists Helen Cammock, Sunil Gupta and Heather Phillipson will select the artists. 

Find out more about eligibility and application requirements on our website. You can also find a series of accessible audio and visual resources to support you in making your submission.Apply by 2pm, 20 February 2023.

APPLY NOW

Come Work With Us: BBC “The One Show”

Join us as we chat with the BBC and their The One Show team about what it’s like to work behind the scenes of this live, topical show. Get some insights about the roles available and find out if you have the skillset needed to join their team.
23rd February, 8pm
For more info & to register »

INTRODUCING CREATIVE DNA: AFRICA – London Fashion Week INSTALLATION & CREATIVE RESIDENCY PROGRAMME

This London Fashion Week, Fashion Scout’s collaborating with the British Council in an exciting cross-cultural exchange between Africa and the UK.- Creative DNA: Africa. Spotlighting Africa’s emerging talent the installation features seven designers from seven countries across the continent. Celebrate and be immersed in a visual display depicting creations rooted in eco-consciousness, expression, heritage and cultural nuances narrated through intricate textiles and unprecedented talent. In a first during London Fashion Week, the designers from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe will showcase their distinctive designs to the international fashion scene.

Protein Studios, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY
Installation Open: Friday 17 – Sunday 19 February

Follow British Council on Instagram for more details

Drama Teaching Career Development Opportunities

On the Wire: putting yourself in the picture with Andy Kempe on Thursday 23rd February 7-8pm.
Book Club: Lemons,Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons by Sam Steiner on Sunday 26th February 5-7pm.
Teach Meet: KS3 Drama Assessment with Danielle Mackenzie on Thursday 2nd March 6-7pm.
Book Club: A Very Expensive Poison by Lucy Prebble on Sunday 12th March 5-7pm.
Understanding the Neuroscience Behind Challenging Behaviour with Phil Richards on Tuesday 14th March 7-8.30pm.
Using Drama to Teach History at KS3 with Jane Burr on Thursday 23rd March 7-8pm.

Funded BAME PhD studentship in Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University – Deadline 18 March

Find out more

“Pecs Drag Kings”show, photographed by Rah Petherbridge, produced by Ellen Spence.

Bursaries for Producing and Fundraising Masterclasses

Find out more

Webinar: Coffee: through the audience filter featuring our grad Sal Morton who works at Pulsar

Date:Tuesday 21 February 2023
Time:11:00 EST16:00 GMT

The Publishing Post issue 65 is here! Follow the link to read, or click here to read articles via the website! 

Live Art Club: Perform with us!

UK, London – England 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?
Do you want to do some thinking through and trying out in a supportive open studio environment?

Sign up through the google form below.

Live Art Club is a monthly open platform for performance art, taking place on the 1st of the month at VSSL – Deptford. It is free to attend and free to participate in. Contact email liveartclubldn@gmail.com
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This is an unpaid opportunity.

Internships and Grad Schemes in Journalism

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

Project Manager at ZU-UK – Deadline: 18 Feb

Freelance Events Programmer at London Metropolitan Archives – Deadline 20 February Email ideas for LGBTQIA+ events to apply

Events Officer at UAL Closing date: 23 February

Tate Collective Marketing Officer Closing date 27 February

Soho Theatre: Online Content Producer Closing date 2 March 10am

Administrator Edinburgh Book Festival Closing date: 3 March

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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