SED Opportunity Digest – 6 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

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 BREATHING SPACE session this Wednesday!

Sign up and you could win some great prizes in our raffle incluing Rupi Kaur’s Healing Through Words book…

Sign up here

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

QMUL Careers Event: Working for yourself – Wednesday 8 February 2-3pm

If you are interested in freelancing, in being in journalism or theatre practitioner, or have a great idea for a business, this session is for you!

Book here (login via your QMUL login)

Happy LGBTQA+ History Month!

LGBTQA+ experiences on the Library shelves

Wednesday 8th February, 1.00pm-2.00pm, Online

Registration link for Queen Mary staff (search for LT010)

Registration link for Queen Mary students

Queen Mary Library Services have organised a session around LGBTQA+ literature in all its forms, to celebrate LGBTQA+ History Month. The session will cover various initiatives, such as the LGBTQA+ collection and the LGBTQA+ online reading lists. There will also be short book talks about inspiring & entertaining resources available from the Queen Mary Library.

Film Screening: The Imitation Game

Wednesday 15th February, 5.15pm-7.15pm, Maths Lecture Theatre (MLT), Maths Building, Mile End

As part of LGBTQA+ History Month, the School of Mathematical Sciences are hosting a screening of the Oscar-winning film The Imitation Game. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, this biopic tells the story of one of the most celebrated LGBTQA+ mathematicians in history. 

Interesting events from the Mile End Institute (School of Politics and International Relations)

In Conversation with David Lammy MP

Thursday, 9 March 2023 at 18:30
Queen Mary University of London – Mile End Road – London E1 4NS – United Kingdom

100 more by 2030! How to create a more gender-balanced democracy

Thursday, 23 March 2023 at 18:00
Queen Mary University of London – 327 Mile End Road – London E1 4NS – United Kingdom

Chaired by Dr Javier Sajuria (QMUL), we will be joined by Frances Scott (the founder and director of 50:50 Parliament), Professor Rainbow Murray (QMUL) and two other respondents to evaluate how much progress has been made in recent years and formulate strategies to rectify the historic underrepresentation of women in public life.

Do you have any plans after graduation? Not yet? Then try graduate opportunities at Frontline!

Frontline is England’s largest social work charity. Everything we do aims to make life better for children who need a social worker. 

Join us as a paid graduate intern 

If you love what Frontline is all about and want your career to make a difference, our graduate internship is for you. The role pays a living wage, develops essential career skills and makes an impact. Join our charity for a six-month internship and help us recruit the next generation of children’s social workers. 

Apply to the Frontline programme 

The Frontline programme offers two years of intensive, paid training and a fully-funded Master’s degree with Lancaster University to develop the skills you’ll need to be a social worker.  

You’ll help protect children living in the toughest circumstances and families struggling with a range of pressures, giving them the support and commitment, they deserve and changing the course of their lives. This is the work that makes a difference. This is social work. 

With this opportunity you can: 

  • Complete a funded master’s degree and earn while you study 
  • Build essential career skills 
  • Gain an insight into social work 

Gain useful insights at our career events 

Our career events will give you an opportunity to learn about benefits of joining the Frontline programme and get top tips for your application. 

Be the first one to apply! 

Register your interest now & receive an email with opening of the application date

Anti-Racist Shakespeare Titus Andronicus – Free Online

[IMAGE] The words ANTI-RACIST TITUS ANDRONICUS in white writing on an orange background.

Thursday 23 February – 6.00pm

Tickets: Free

Join Globe scholars and theatre artists in this free, live webinar to discuss themes of race, identity and social justice in Titus Andronicus.

This event is generously sponsored by Cambridge University Press.

Book here


Join the debate, join the Night of Ideas! Free events including an opener with Zadie Smith

Hélène Duchêne, Ambassador of France to the UK and writer Zadie Smith will open the 7th edition of the Night of Ideas on Thursday 9 February, at the Institut français in London. 

See full details

Outside QMUL

Journalism Jobs and Skills Event at City University

Wednesday, 8th February 2023, 17:00 – 19:00

  • 17.00: Hello from City
  • 17.05: How to shoot a 30 second social video
  • 17.20: Advanced search techniques to find stories and people
  • 17.35: Tips on how to become a foreign correspondent
  • 17.50: Getting stories from data
  • 18.05: 13 ways to kick-start your career in journalism
  • 18.20: Career panel – how to get a job in journalism
  • 18.50: Q&A with Journalism staff and journalism alumni from City

Book here

BFI Future Film Festival

60-Second Film competition – Deadline Sunday 5 Feb

Submit a TikTok video of no more than 60 seconds to be in with the chance of winning some amazing prizes.

Enter the competition

About the festival

The BFI Future Film Festival is the UK’s largest festival for young, emerging filmmakers. The festival runs across four days with events and screenings taking place both online and in-venue at the BFI Southbank, all of which are focused on helping talented young filmmakers aged 16 to 25 to break into the film and screen industries.

Some high lights:

Check out the free online programme | Check out the full programme

The Times Final Year Student Survey – paid work interviewing for The Times

The Times Final Year Student Survey team are looking for students to work as Interviewers on our upcoming project. The role requires them to find 25 final year students at Queen Mary and carry out a short face to face survey about their graduate job hunting experience. The data from this research will directly inform The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2023.

Students are well paid for a few hours of their time and will gain a full CV reference. Applicants must be well-connected with final year students, organised, and confident in talking to fellow students. Places are expected to be filled quickly, so get in contact as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!

Find out more and apply here.

A pink banner with a white logo of Camden People's Theatre and text in capital letters which reads "New adventures in theatre"

Camden People’s Theatre, SPRINT line-up has just been announced! London’s best established carnival of new and unusual theatre brings you 40+ shows from bold emerging artists over just 3 weeks

Since the 90s, this festival has been hurling out fireballs of theatrical brilliance in all directions, many of which have gone on to illuminate UK and world theatre. This year’s roster of new shows, works-in-progress and ideas tottering to their feet is as thrilling as ever – and we can’t wait to share it with you.

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

We’re hiring! Could you be our next Deputy General Manager (Operations)? We’re looking for a highly driven self-starter who works well as part of a committed & collaborative team and who has the organisational ability to support and sustain the work of the 200 artists coming through our doors each year. You do not need to have done this job before.

Applications close Thu 9th Feb at 10am

Seed commissions We’re offering nine £1000 seed commissions (+ a whole bunch of support) to theatremakers from backgrounds currently underrepresented in contemporary theatre: specifically global majority artists, artists with disabilities, d/Deaf artists and/or artists from working-class backgrounds. Applications close Mon 30th Jan at 10am

We’re hiring! Could you be our next Deputy General Manager (Operations)? We’re looking for a highly driven self-starter who works well as part of a committed & collaborative team and who has the organisational ability to support and sustain the work of the 200 artists coming through our doors each year. You do not need to have done this job before. Applications close Thu 9th Feb at 10am

Seed commissions We’re offering nine £1000 seed commissions (+ a whole bunch of support) to theatremakers from backgrounds currently underrepresented in contemporary theatre: specifically global majority artists, artists with disabilities, d/Deaf artists and/or artists from working-class backgrounds. Applications close Mon 30th Jan at 10am

Online Masterclasses from Punchdrunk Enrichment

OFFER:  exclusive 25% early bird discount available on all four original masterclasses. Use the code: EARLYBIRD23 at checkout. Offer ends at midnight on Friday 27th January. Limited places available.

You have until Tuesday 21 February to apply

Jazz World - Glastonbury 2008
Jazz World – Glastonbury 2008 by Sharon Loxton is licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0

Applications to volunteer with Wateraid at some of the UK’s top festivals are now open!

Last year was our biggest festivals season to date, and we’re looking forward to making 2023 just as memorable. From intimate events like foodie-favourite Smoked & Uncut, to epic experiences (yes, including Glastonbury!), there’s something for everyone – and we really hope you can apply to join us.

Apply now

Applications will remain open until 5pm on Tuesday 21 February, and teams are not filled on a first-come-first-served basis. Please make sure you read all the information on our website and our festival volunteering FAQs first, then take your time with your application – we’ll be allocating roles based on your skills, experience, and previous support for WaterAid.

Festivals we’re planning to attend in 2023*

Glastonbury Festival Somerset, 20 – 26 June | Smoked & Uncut: Lime Wood Hampshire, 8 July (Saturday only) or 7 – 9 July (weekend) | Camp Bestival: Dorset Dorset, 27 – 31 July | Glastonbury Abbey Extravaganza Somerset, 5 August | Boomtown Fair Hampshire, 9 – 14 August | Smoked & Uncut: The Pig at Bridge Place Kent, 12 August (Saturday only) or 11 – 13 August (weekend) | Green Man Brecon Beacons, 16 – 21 August | Camp Bestival: ShropshireShropshire, 16 – 21 August | Shambala Northamptonshire, 23 – 28 August | Pilton PartySomerset, September (date TBC)*Dates indicated are dates volunteers will need to be onsite, and are all subject to change and cancellation.

Want to start your own podcast? Get help to do it with BBC Sounds Audio Lab!

How to apply

Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition

The Harper’s Bazaar short-story competition is open for entries! Following their history of supporting original fiction, you are invited to submit your story on the theme of ‘notes’. You could have your work published in the magazine, and win a two-night stay in the Peak District!
Here’s the topline…Deadline: 26 February

 Submit to this short story competition and win an amazing stay!

Introduction to Community Organising with Citizens UK: Intensive One Day Training

Citizens UK are bringing their intensive one day introductory course in community organising to Queen Mary’s Mile End Campus on Wednesday 8th February, 9:15am-5pm.

Community organising training will give you the tools to make change as part of your school, college, university, charity, faith group or community group. Topics covered include: leadership, negotiation, power, storytelling, building public relationships, listening and action!

Find out more and register

Certain Blacks presents Heroes

Rich Mix London, 2 – 27 February 2023 Certain Blacks, the East London arts development organisation founded with the aim of nurturing diverse artists, returns for their 9th festival this February having been awarded Arts Council England Notional Portfolio funding specifically to support diverse-led organisations. Heroes presents performances from artists that inspire, entertain and educate including a night supporting female musicians and an evening curated by the legendary Ruff Sqwad. The festival includes a rare visit from LT Beauchamp (AKA Chicago Beau), an esteemed Chicago blues and jazz innovator who played on the 1970 album Certain Blacks by the Art Ensemble of Chicago from which the London organisation takes its name. Four very different shows at Bethnal Green’s Rich Mix from 2-17 February incorporate adventures in sound and performance, stand-up, theatre, hip hop, spoken word and grime.

Find out more

£3 Workshops with Raze Collective

Each week is a different workshop and different artist perspective to discover! No prior experience or expertise needed, just enthusiasm & good queer vibes!

Kakilang: HOME X Barbican Pit Theatre / Online.  21—25 Feb 2023

Combining theatre, music, gaming and VR technology, discover the virtual world of HOME X live in the Barbican’s Pit theatre or online.

The show connects performers in Hong Kong and London in real-time using depth-sensing cameras that capture 3D video. It explores themes of roots and belonging, destruction and renewal, featuring moving real-life experiences of home and migration. Kakilang (formerly Chinese Arts Now) are an award-winning organisation who produce work platforming East and Southeast Asian artists.BOOK KAKILANG NOW

Female Leadership in Publishing

The FLIP is a non-profit platform to inspire people in publishing with insight and honesty from brilliant women. We want to help build transparency, representation and equality across the industry by shining a light on great examples of success, providing a space to debate challenges and giving a voice to those finding their way in their careers.

Join here

Free #OpenBooks publishing events coming soon

We’re delighted to announce the incredible line-up of panels for #OpenBooks, your first chapter into the book industry. A series of free, accessible online events for young people who are exploring the first steps in their career, OpenBooks launches 22 and 23 February!

Register your interest

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH HOMEGROWN advertising careers scheme

Looking to work in advertising but don’t know where to start? ‘Need experience to apply’ but don’t yet have any experience?London Living Wage not cutting it? Worried about fitting in?

If you’ve ever been made to feel like a ‘Black Sheep’, then BBH wants to hear from you.

Homegrown is BBH’s early careers programme with a difference: a paid 4-month placement in the production, strategy and/or account management departments. We offer a competitive starting salary above the London Living Wage that factors in the higher rental and living costs in London. Plus, you will become part of our exclusive Homegrown alumni network which offers ongoing mentoring.

Apply

Help out Everyday Muslim Heritage Project

Calling aspiring bloggers, event planners, oral history interviewers, storytellers, fundraisers, researchers, social media campaigners, film and audio editors. Volunteer to help with the 10th anniversary event.

See more

Email the project

Pass It On: Making Our Own LGBTIQ+ Archives, with So Mayer and Stef Dickers

Join LGBTIQ+ archive champions So Mayer and Stef Dickers for a hands-on event about queer(ing) archives.

Sign up

How to Become an Actor Session – £10 – Online – 23 Feb

Learn all the secrets of becoming a successful actor in this jam-packed session!

We’ll cover everything you need to know, from mastering the skills to nailing the audition. Expect to leave feeling inspired and armed with the knowledge to kickstart your acting career. See you there!

Sign up here

Melanie Bigold (Cardiff University) ‘Books of her own: Women’s Libraries and Book Ownership in the Long Eighteenth Century’

What role did women play in the expansion and consumption of print culture between 1660-1820? Drawing on evidence of over 300 women’s libraries, including detailed records from fifty women’s book and library lists comprising some 30,000 titles, this paper will offer some preliminary details about what we have been missing in relation to women and their books in the long eighteenth century.

Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, Tuesday 7 February, in person, 5.30-7pm. Registration required.

To book go to: https://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/books-her-own-womens-libraries-and-book-ownership-long-eighteenth-century

Royal Society of Literature Free Online Event – Careers in Literature – 14 March

Hear from a renowned literary agent; a freelance literature programmer and producer; an acclaimed poet who balances a career in marketing with a career in writing; and an editor and academic who works with numerous literary magazines. We hope their journeys will inspire you as you embark on your own career in literature.

Book now

Also free to view are RSL’s Vital Discussion on Demand online discussions, which for the Spring Season include the following:

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

https://ilcs.sas.ac.uk/events/so-hot-feeling-heat-contemporary-womens-writing-launch-event-burning-reading-hot-bodies

8 March 2023

4:30-6:30pm

Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW) Seminar Series.

Podcast Production Programme

March 2023 at Black Cultural Archives

APPLY NOW

What is the Podcast Production Programme?

This programme is an opportunity for young people to get hands on experience in media, production and podcasting. Trainees will be officially trained on the logistics of recording; such as sound quality and handling audio equipment. Editing and production, including learning how to seamlessly edit in Audacity and post production. And marketing and distribution, learn how to identify your audience, create an online presence and monetisation!

Our podcast training programme will train a maximum of 15 young people throughout the duration of March.

If this sounds like something for you, click apply and start your journey into podcasting and media production.

Amaliah Book Club: Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde

We’re bringing together the Amaliah sisterhood to dissect the themes raised in Audre Lorde’s work, including navigating intersectional identities, Black feminism, how to build coalitions, self-love, imperialism, and much more. Yassmin will take us through the night with prompts and questions to guide us through these topics and to understand how embracing our differences can be a vehicle for personal and societal change.

Book here

80+ organisations at the UK’s biggest LGBTQ+ Careers Fair 

Don’t forget to secure your tickets now 

Join our incredible 2023 Careers Fair, this year featuring 55+ employers wanting to talk to YOU! Not only that, but we have our Charity & Community Marketplace, with 25 wonderful organisations offering support across mental health, sexual health, activism plus gorgeous independent LGBTQ+ retail stalls.Check out all our confirmed exhibitors here

2.8 Million Minds: Network building events for art, young people and mental health, in London.

What different ways are young people, artists, health professionals and everyone else using art for mental health?

Join us on 9 Feb @southbankcentre

Info and sign up

The Residency is an artist-led programme equipping emerging Black and Black mixed heritage creatives with the skills to develop creative careers in photography, film-making and music

Take your career to the next level with this programme for emerging creatives, supported by Apple.

Find out more and apply

Accessibility in the Arts

There’s only a week to go until we come together with The Library Presents to bring you an Accessibility in the Arts online seminar.

If you’re an artist or performer who wants to produce work that is accessible for people with protected characteristics, this is for you!

Tickets are available here www.babylonarts.org.uk/events
@thelibrarypresents Arts Council England #inclusiveness #accessibilityinthearts

Hidden Rivers of London

In this three-act performance by Global Generation Fellows of Story Garden, a thriving community garden behind the British Library, performers will share personal water-based memories, reveal the heritage of the river Fleet, and explore its mythology.

LGBTQIA Month Events

Out at Sea Festival 18th February Out at Sea | LGBTQ+ History Month Events London (rmg.co.uk)

Fierce Queens: All Aboard! Cutty Sark | 18+ Fierce Queens: LGBTQ+ History Month Events London (rmg.co.uk)

Global Perspectives: Nation and Migration in (Im)Mobile Times

Tue 7 Feb 2023, 18:30 – 19:45

Online and in-person (The Royal Society)

For the next event in the Global Perspectives series, Professor Brenda Yeoh FBA joins Professor Simon Goldhill FBA in conversation to discuss the relationship between nation and migration and the implications of the migrant-led diversification of populations and societies. Free

BOOK NOW

PRIZE FOR POETRY: ENTRIES CLOSE 28 FEBRUARY

A reminder that the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry 2023 is currently OPEN for entries, until 28 February. With three categories – page, performance and film – a long-list is announced on social media a few weeks after the closing date followed by a short-list in late March. The category winners and overall winner will be announced at the Out-Spoken Awards show at Southbank Centre, central London, on Thursday 6th April 2023. The overall winner will receive £700.

 ENTER THE PRIZE FOR POETRY

Visit Treason: People, Power & Plot – a free exhibition


The National Archives, Kew, until 6 April

From the cook who poisoned the porridge and the young girl tried as a witch, the exhibition showcases moments which have helped shape modern Britain and demonstrates the changing nature of justice through the ages. View a unique selection of history-defining documents, and see the stories of traitors, including Guy Fawkes and Anne Boleyn, brought to life. 

Find out more

Special event:

Treason in the Age of Abolition – Fri 24 Feb Kris Manjapra explores how the meaning of “treason” was reconfigured by Black liberation struggles during the Age of Abolition

Live Art Development Agency Study Room reopening 

The Study Room is our core resource, and it is housed at the LADA space in Bethnal Green. Containing over 8,000 items that include out-of-print books and rare documentation, it is the world’s largest collection of research materials on Live Art.

As of Thursday the 2nd of February 2023, the Study Room is open to visitors on Thursdays and Fridays, offering two 3-hour sessions (11am – 2pm and 2pm – 5pm) which must be booked in advance

Please make sure to read our Covid protocol before arriving at LADA. 

You can find more information about the Study Room and book a visit here.

Mousetrap Theatre Project’s annual Youth Leadership in the Arts Conference is back!    

 

Mousetrap Theatre Project’s annual Youth Leadership in the Arts Conference is back, and it’s coming to the London Coliseum this half term – Wednesday 15 February 10.30am-5pm. Open to anyone aged 15-24. YLAC2023 will be hosted by members of Mousetrap’s Youth Forum. The programme will be focused on Empowerment & Resilience, and will include sessions on wellbeing in the arts, inclusivity, freelancing, overcoming imposter syndrome and much more!

This year’s line-up will include talks, panel discussions, workshops and an opening and closing speech from a VIP guest TBA! Over the course of the day, you will have the chance to listen to lively, inspiring conversations between industry experts, and gain lots of valuable tips and knowledge to help boost your career. Your £5 ticket will grant you access to events in this year’s programme and lunch will be provided. We will email you before the conference to allow you to select which sessions you would like to attend. Click below to find out more and book your place! 

More Info

CDMT Careers Conference and Showcase Performance 2023

The CDMT Careers Conference and Showcase Performance is the UK’s premier event for young people who wish to pursue a career in professional dance, drama and musical theatre!

More info

Opportunities closing soon

Film Submission Deadlines List from Film London Artists Moving Image network

Digital Assistant at the Horniman Museum – Deadline: 8 Feb

In Future List Programme at Livity mentorship, residency, workshops for creatives – Deadline: 12 Feb

V&A Role: Exhibition Research Assistant: Black British music genres and sub-genres – Deadline: 15 Feb

Information Centre Advisor at London College of Communication (UAL) – Deadline: 15 Feb

Netflix Documentary Talent Fund – Deadline: 16 Feb

Stage One Bridge the Gap Placement with Leeds Playhouse – Deadline 27 Feb

Internship Vacancy: History of Parliament contemporary / oral history project – Deadline: 3 March

The Telegraph’s Editorial Graduate Programme – Deadline: 5 March for September start

Interesting Links


How Great Novels Help Us Change at Conway Hall

Sunday 26 February • 3pm – 4.30pm

What can Alice in Wonderland teach us about childhood? Could reading Conversations with Friends guide us through first love? Josh Cohen delves deep into the most memorable and vivid characters in literature, showing us ways to be wiser, more open and more self-aware.

Book here

SPOTLIGHT ON: RESOURCES FOR CREATIVE HEALTH

We have started to collate a fixed resource hub on our website with details of organisations, networks, funding opportunities, and more, to support our members, practitioners, and any organisations working across the Capital. This living resource is just at the start, for the sector and will be regularly updated, however please sign up for our fortnightly newsletter to receive further information on one-off training and funding opportunities.

Access the resource hub now

Artist Cam Portland on hosting art workshops and illustrating for Stormzy’s #Merky Books

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 – 25 January 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.

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.

Breathing Space image - find out more below
Breathing Space image – find out more here

Quick reminders:

  • Go to our first ever BREATHING SPACE event to connect, pause and reflect. Book here
  • Support student Emily Eaglestone to raise money for Room to Read here
  • Last chance to get a Student Art Pass – free entry/discounts/opportunties – Sign up
  • 93% Club – Join the state school old boys network. Sign up
  • 7 CV Tips For Getting Into A More Creative Job Read the article
  • Note takers for National Theatre Drama Teacher conference Download the opp
  • Online Panel in Diversity in Post-Production with Channel 4 today 25 Jan – Join here

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

<< Career Special >>

Sign up to your careers workshops – it’s part of your QMUL journey!

If you aren’t sure what you would like to do, this is great place to start! You’ll be encouraged to consider the shape you want your future to take, and given the tools you need to build an action plan with manageable next steps.

If you are interested in freelancing, in being in journalism or theatre practitioner, or have a great idea for a business, this session is for you!

If you would like to learn more about how to show yourself in the best light to potential employers and clients, come along to this workshop.

Micro Internships now open

We hope you are well.   Are you interested in completing a short internship with a business, charity or social enterprise? Micro Internships are a great way to gain experience in a real-life, professional setting with support and training from Queen Mary careers and internships staff. 

Why should you apply?   Gain real-life work experience and build your CV Increase your employer network Use micro-internship employer as a reference in future applications List the Micro Internship programme on your digital transcript, the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

Apply now!   Applications for our Micro Internships are now open, with the deadline for applications being Sunday 29th January 2023.   You can apply for more than one Micro Internship at a time.  

Apply here

In a society or have an idea to work with the community? Submit your idea to QMUL’s Festival of Communities

Get involved in the Festival of Communities The Festival of Communities is returning this summer, between 10 and 11 June, and there are lots of opportunities for staff and students to take part. Exploring living and learning together in Tower Hamlets, the Festival is a collaboration between Queen Mary and community organisations, with over 8,000 local residents joining us in 2022. Visit the Festival of Communities website for details on how you can be involved. 

Read the newsletter with all the key info

Online workshops: Autofiction with Wasafiri writer-in-residence Durre Shahwar  

Join Wasafiri 2022/23 writer-in-residence Durre Shahwar for this online workshop series focusing on autofiction, self-representation, and prose-writing across and beyond genres. The next workshop will take place on 21 February, from 7-9pm, on Zoom. Read more and book tickets on the Wasafiri website.

Job at Wasafiri Magazine (based at Queen Mary): Digital Coordinator

Wasafiri is seeking to recruit a dynamic new Digital Co-Ordinator to manage our online profile. A lover of literature, committed to diversifying the voices heard in UK and global publishing, the ideal candidate is a creative, highly-organised individual equipped with the skills and track record to confidently lead the expansion of our online presence and reach new audiences, as well as the marketing and social media expertise to grow sales and event attendance.  

Find out more and apply here

“LOUDER!” FESTIVAL ANNOUNCEMENT & PITCH NIGHT
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Introducing “LOUDER!: A festival for the underrepresented”! “LOUDER!” (previously named “BAME Fest”) is a festival to celebrate and shine a light on the beautiful talent that exists from artists within the global majority! A festival to give a platform to
those whose work and voices
may be overshadowed; “LOUDER!” is intended to give
these voices the spotlight
and the space to be LOUDER!

Our pitch night for this festival is coming up on Monday 30th January! If you have a show you would like to pitch, feel free to submit through the form on our Linktree! Check out the post for more info!!

LOUDER! Submission form: https://forms.gle/1jmBapsgMdjRWn93A

Festival Guidelines: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M2VQ2BGjH_U9TjXTq-aCy_M1FrKFT5Et2UhGN9nPbFs

Scratch that Itch at King’s Head Theatre

SCRATCH THAT ITCH is an open-call, work-in-progress night; hosted by the fresh-off-the-boat-from-North-London Drag King, Laz Lightning (QMUL alumna).

Expect an eclectic evening of new writing, music, drag, cabaret, comedy & spoken word, all created by performers who are ITCHING for an audience.

Book now

In Loving Memory at Bermondsey Project Space- 10 Feb

Live performance and film screening exploring, the courageous, hilarious, and deliciously naive transition from childhood to adulthood. A collaboration between artists and pals Bridget Russon (QMUL alumna) and Kate Ireland.

Book here

Outside QMUL

A giant rainbow slinky, illuminated multicoloured in the dark

End Over End by Studio Vertigo is part of Battersea Power Station Light Festival. Image: Janus van den Eijnden

Cheer up January with free light festivals in Canary Wharf and City of London

WINTER LIGHTS: Brighten up these dark evenings with a trip to Canary Wharf to see Winter Lights, a free trail featuring more than 20 glowing artworks. Some will be familiar if you’ve been in previous years, while others are new for 2023. You’ll find them dotted around the area, both inside and outside. FREE, until 28 January

ILLUMINOCITY: We’re into the final week of IlluminoCity, a free light festival featuring two installations in the City of London. It’s your last chance to see glowing, geometric sculptures outside the CityPoint building near Moorgate, and Principal Place near Liverpool Street. FREE, until 27 January

BATTERSEA LIGHT FESTIVAL: Yep, another light festival. This one’s also free (hurrah!) and takes place in and around Battersea Power Station, with eight glowing installations illuminated every evening, and a selection of food trucks popping up to keep you fed and watered while you explore. FREE, until 5 March

#BFIFutureFilmFestival returns 16-19 Feb 2023, both in-person at BFI Southbank and online!

Find out more

One for Grads: Creativity Works: Audio Production – free course for Not in employment, education or training – Deadline 3 Feb

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28 Plays Later – Writing Challenge

Jump in to playwriting with this 28-day challenge! Every day in February you’ll receive a writing brief, then you’ll have 36 hours to write a play in response. Plays can be of any length, genre and language. Register now to develop your skills and build your confidence!

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Poetry Foyer: Renewal and Reformation

Thursday 26 January
6.30pm – 9.30pm
FREE, booking required

Hear some of the best emerging poets on the scene! This will be an evening focused on mindfulness and wellbeing, expect some chill vibes and a chance to take part in some mindful activities. Open mic slots available on the door.

Skilled Summers are looking for passionate and talented drama and acting students to travel to America this summer and get paid to teach their skills to children at a top summer camp.

For more information or to apply then please get in touch with Georgia at georgia@skilledsummers.co.uk.

The Horror Show! X Upgrade Yourself Takeover – Free entry to Somerset House exhibition

A white, blonde haired woman looks to her right at an artwork from The Horror Show! exhibition.

For one night only, get free entry to The Horror Show!, examining how ideas rooted in horror have informed the last 50 years of creative rebellion. We’ll also connect you with like-minded emerging creatives and give access to industry experts, exhibition contributors and Somerset House residents.

Our takeover gives 18-30 year olds:

  • Afterhours access to the exhibition
  • An Upgrade Yourself Live session with Jenkin Van Zyl who offers up advice on how to carve a creative space of your own
  • Plus a DJ set from LO-LOW, networking and bar in the Great Arch Hall.

THU 02 FEB, 18.30-22.00
FREE

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Future Producer School, created by Sheffield DocFest and Bungalow Town Productions, has returned! 

The scheme aims to develop industry partnerships and provide industry knowledge and experience to up-and-coming producers that have the ambition to become international feature documentary producers. The programme consists of: A residential lab 1-1 mentoring, Matchmade meetings and networking Full Industry Pass for Sheffield DocFest 2023 (standard pass price is £330 + VAT) Deadline to apply: 8 February, 17:00 GMT.

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A weekend of complementary performance and film which completes The Sarah Siddon’s Fan Club Theatre collaboration with The United Voices of Africa Association.

Saturday 25th March & Sunday 26th March at 2pm & 4pm

A Theatrical Perambulation, beginning in St Michael’s Square, Bugle Street, Southampton

Bought: A street theatre production about the black history of Georgian Southampton. As well as being a fashionable spa and watering place, the home of the author Jane Austen, painted by John Constable and endorsed by Royalty, the wealth of the residents was based on spoils from West Indian Plantations and East India Company merchandise. This Hidden History tell the story of slaves and deserters, but also of writers, actors and survivors.

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Monday 27 March 7pm Hangar Farm Arts Centre

The Premiere of The Chameleon & The Fly | Six Characters in Search of a History

The Sad Tale of Richard Parker The Sarah Siddons Fan Club present the premiere of “The Chameleon and the Fly” + 2 more local history films (ticketsolve.com)

In collaboration with Southampton Museum Services: Old Town Churches Walking Tour

10 June 11am from Tudor House Museum, Bugle Street, Southampton Tickets £8

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On the Wire: Putting Yourself in the Picture on Thursday 23rd February 7-8pm on Zoom with Andy Kempe, Emeritus Professor of Drama Education at the University of Reading and long standing member of National Drama and Patron of London Drama.


About this session: You will learn how to use the 5Ws of drama to create characters who may have been involved in a real event and be guided towards generating dynamic pieces of dramatic writing by using tightly constrained formats.
Why this session is good to come to: The techniques introduced in this session are easily adapted to different age groups and both real and fictional events. This is a fun session that exemplifies the credo of playwright Noel Greig that ‘Limitation is stimulation’. Session Fee
This session is £10 but discounted to London Drama and National Drama Members to £5. The promo code is available by emailing London Drama at londondrama1@gmail.com

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London Short Film Festival continues until 29 January

See the line up

Future Leaders in the Arts – Free course with Dance Consortium

Deadline 10 Feb

Future Leaders is ideal for people keen to know more about producing, venue and festival programming, artistic management, learning and engagement, tour management, technical management, festival scheduling, public events, tour co-ordination, marketing, digital communications, press and PR, fundraising and more.

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Melanie Bigold (Cardiff University) ‘Books of her own: Women’s Libraries and Book Ownership in the Long Eighteenth Century’

What role did women play in the expansion and consumption of print culture between 1660-1820? Drawing on evidence of over 300 women’s libraries, including detailed records from fifty women’s book and library lists comprising some 30,000 titles, this paper will offer some preliminary details about what we have been missing in relation to women and their books in the long eighteenth century.

Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, Tuesday 7 February, in person, 5.30-7pm. Registration required.

To book go to: https://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/books-her-own-womens-libraries-and-book-ownership-long-eighteenth-century

East End History Club – Feeding the Hamlets

The experimental kitchen at McDougall's flour factory in Millwall, c1964. Ref: LC10435

The experimental kitchen at McDougall’s flour factory, Millwall, c1964. Ref: LC10435

Saturday 4 February | 11am-4pm | Book your free place!

By popular demand, East End History Club is back! As the closing event for our Feeding the Hamlets exhibition, spend a Saturday with us immersing yourself in the history of food production in the East End.

This is the last chance to see the exhibition before it closes. The day will feature….

  • tours of the exhibition at 11am & 2pm
  • a wide range of additional collections about food history available for informal browsing – including newspapers, photos and pamphlets
  • possibly a film screening
  • free tea, coffee and biscuits

Please book in advance so we have an idea of numbers, but feel free to drop in at any point during the event.

Where is Anne Frank

Where Is Anne Frank flyer

Film screening | Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

Thursday 26 January | 6:00-8:30pm | Book your free place!

To mark this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives in partnership with UK Jewish Film is screening WHERE IS ANNE FRANK.

Branding 101 – Free mini class

Branding and design expert Hadrien Chatelet is going to give you a 30-minute whistle stop tour on branding basics for beginners.

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National Student Pride – Tickets from Free & Volunteer

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THIS IS HOW I DO IT, BABY – FREE WORKSHOPS

ZU-UK will hold a series of 3 ‘This Is How I Do It, Baby’ workshops: each is led by a different guest artist/practitioner established as an innovator in their field, introducing participants to their practice, and including a practical exploration of how they make their work.     Join one, two, or all three sessions:

These workshops are FREE and open to the public but require you to register, as capacity is limited.   All workshops take place at BATHWAY THEATRE, Woolwich, London. It is possible to attend just one, some, or all of the workshops.

Call for Contributions: Art for the Sake of care

The Special Issue Art for the Sake of Care for Humanities explores the space between Art Practice Research and Care Ethics/Studies, highlighting how artistic and creative practice researchers contribute to a caring society. By cutting between care ethics, care theory, and art practice research, this special issue emphasizes care through aesthetic, performative and participatory spaces. Our special issue proposes the encounter of care and the arts as inquiry, as critical, dialogic, performative, and healing. Ultimately, we explore how the arts aim to foster solidarity, trust, and equity as pillars of a caring society. 

Contributions are invitation-based for contributors to the Art and Care Platform Series (www.art-and-care.com). The editors are open to considering relevant abstracts (250 words, 4–6 keywords and a short bio by February 1, 2023 to: Merel Visse, mvisse@drew.edu and Dr. Elena Cologni, elena.cologni@aru.ac.uk.)

£5 Freelancer Skills Workshops at the Bush Theatre

In this series of 90-minute workshops designed for theatre freelancers, Bush Theatre staff team will share their knowledge in various areas of the business side of creative life. Each of the workshops will be informative and interactive and aimed at freelancers. 

The Bush’s Library Bar and Café will also be open, and freelancers are encouraged to network. 

There are limited free bursary places available for freelancers who need them. Contact bushgreen@bushtheatre.co.uk for more information on how to apply for a bursary place.

Tuesday 7th February:

  • 11 am Producing WorkshopLed by Oscar Owen
  • 1.30 pm Writers Pitching Skills WorkshopLed by Deirdre O’Halloran
  • 3.30 pm Directors Toolkit WorkshopLed by Daniel Bailey and Lynette Linton

Wednesday 8th February:

  • 11 am Finance Workshop Led by Neil Harris
  • 1.30 pm Fundraising WorkshopLed by Ruth Davey and Eleanor Tindall
  • 3.30 pm Marketing WorkshopLed by Shannon Clarke and Ed Theakston 

Tickets: £5 (£3 concessions) can be booked at bushtheatre.co.uk or at the Box Office on 020 8743 5050.

The Journo Resources Yearbook 2023

Inside the magazine you’ll find:

• 12 in-depth features from our inaugural 2021/22 fellows, looking at everything from life after Twitter and travel journalism, to Islamophobic reporting and creating accessible stories.

• Brand new and updated personal development exercises to help you set achievable goals for your next 12 months in journalism, as well as plan out the stories you really want to cover. • Useful directories of rates, salaries, and other journalism resources you can use to find the support you need over the next 12 months.

• A paper aeroplane to throw social media owners who are throwing their outlet down a pan and other fun surprises…

Pre-order here

Inclusive Spaces: Housing Inequality and Heritage 

TEXT: The Bartlett Inclusive Spaces

Next week, join us to explore the role that community engagement can play in addressing housing inequalities, and ask how communities can be better included in shaping and creating their own housing culture and heritage.
In the first session of 2023, our expert panel of guests will explore the role that architecture, planning and public engagement can play in addressing racial inequalities and differences in housing and living arrangements across ethnic communities.

DATE Wednesday 25 January 2023
TIME 1:00-2:00pm GMT
LOCATION Zoom

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Auntie Sewing Squad: Mask Sewing, Racial Justice and Radical Care

January 24th 19:00 Rose Bruford College, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup, DA15 9DF

Studio (C015)

Kristina Wong is a Pulitzer Prize finalist in Drama. She’s a performance artist, comedian, writer and elected representative who has been presented internationally across North America, the UK, Hong Kong and Africa. She’s been a guest on late night shows on NBC, Comedy Central and FX. She’s been awarded artist residencies from MacDowell, San Diego Airport and Ojai Playwrights Festival. 

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Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night started in January 2015

Come and enjoy poetry and spoken word from new and established poets/writers/creatives for this 8th year anniversary special.  Date: Wednesday 25th January 2023

Time: 7-10pm Venue: The Two Brewers 114 Clapham High Street London SW4 7UJ

Up to 20 poets/writers/creatives will each share their poems/spoken word/song.

The open mic sign up is now done inside the venue at 6:45pm on a first come first served basis. 

Each person who arrives before 7:30pm will be given 2 free raffle tickets for a chance to win fantastic prizes at 9:30pm

Only £5 entry – Buy tickets here:

https://www.outsavvy.com/event/11612/poetry-lgbt-open-mic-night

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

Reading Religion and Spirituality in Jamaican Reggae Dancehall Dance – Spirit Bodies Moving – Free event on 26 Jan

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LMA Book Group – Black Teacher by Beryl Gilroy

Join the LMA Book Group as we read Beryl Gilroy’s 1976 memoir “Black Teacher”.

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Closing soon

Fellowship with Princeton University Press – Deadline 29 Jan

Assistant Producer for Told by an Idiot – Deadline 2 February

Editorial & Social Media Assistant at Kindred Spirit Magazine – Deadline 14 Feb

Global Majority Art Librarianship Scholarship 2023 – Deadline 26 Feb

Channel 4 Apprenticeships – Deadline 27 Feb

Helpful articles to read


Copywriting

Meet the 22-year-old who’s inspiring Gen Z copywriters everywhere – Former QM student Carolyn describes her career inspiring young copywriters.

Social Media

Pep Talk: Dazed’s Ahmad Swaid on working in social media and digital content

Tired of Instagram? We’ve rounded up alternative platforms to showcase your work on

General

Is It My Responsibility to Represent 1.9 Billion Muslims in My Writing?

Dolly Sen takes her first stab at recording oral histories, interviewing LGBT+ in her former stomping grounds of Great Yarmouth for posterity.

32 Tips For Making An Indie Film

Sam Mendes’s Empire of Light starring Olivia Colman sets a new benchmark for mainstream cinema in revealing the barriers for those caught up in psychiatry.

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)



Careers workshops in February 2023 for Students in the School of English and Drama

As a SED student, there are many different career options open to you. You may know exactly what you want to do; you may feel overwhelmed and unsure where to start.

Wherever you are on your career journey, the Careers & Enterprise service is here to help and we are holding a series of online workshops in February exclusively for SED students:

If you aren’t sure what you would like to do, this is great place to start! You’ll be encouraged to consider the shape you want your future to take, and given the tools you need to build an action plan with manageable next steps.

If you are interested in freelancing, in being in journalism or theatre practitioner, or have a great idea for a business, this session is for you!

If you would like to learn more about how to show yourself in the best light to potential employers and clients, come along to this workshop.

All sessions will be held on MS Teams; follow the links above or use the QR codes in the posters to book yourself a place.

SED Opportunity Digest – 13 January 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.

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.

Quick reminders:

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Zoom Book Launch: Collaborative Historical Research in the Age of Big Data: Lessons from an interdisciplinary project – 21 Feb

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Please join us for the launch of our short open access book, ‘Collaborative Historical Research in the Age of Big Data: Lessons from an interdisciplinary project’ (soon to be 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 brought 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 was 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 projects can learn from the experience.

The 93% Club

THE STATE SCHOOL MEMBERS’ CLUB

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Autofiction Online Writing Workshop — Durre Shahwar

WasafiriWhat is autofiction and what is its definition? Is it a hybrid genre, a thinly veiled autobiography, or something else entirely? This workshop will consider various definitions and approaches to provide a general understanding of what autofiction is, its nuances, and why you might write in it.

Tue, 24 Jan, 7.00pm, Online.

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Exhibition Launch Event- LINES


School of Politics and International Relations

LINES: making friends; crossing borders presents the findings of this research in visual form. A unique collaboration between Dr Ryan and Minute Works Studios, the exhibition features eight monochrome posters as well as a visual fieldwork diary from the project. Tue, 31 Jan, 5.00pm – The Bloc Arts One Building, Mile End Campus. 

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Religion, Nakedness and the Human Form
Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences

This lecture explores how Christianity in particular has understood, monitored and sought to control nakedness, demonstrating the remarkable tenacity of these fears over a long period and in a variety of locations. Tue, 31 Jan, 5.00pm – Graduate Centre Mile End Road GC601 Montagu Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London London, Mile End Campus. 

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Outside QMUL

Magic Me – Join our community project in Bethnal Green!

https://magicme.co.uk/join-our-community-project-in-bethnal-green/

Learning The Ropes – TV Production

Learning The Ropes is a 3-day bootcamp followed by industry-led mentoring for  anyone interested in a career in TV and production. 

Important facts 

  • Applications close at 17:00 pm on Sunday 15 January 2023 
  • We will be in touch with next steps by Friday 20th January 2023 
  • The bootcamp commences on Wednesday 25 and concludes on Friday 27th January    2023
  • Mentoring sessions take place on the evenings of the 1 February, 15 March, 26 April, 7 June & 5 July. 
  • For your application to be considered you must be able to commit to all of the dates listed.

Eligibility: To be eligible for the programme you must meet the programme’s eligibility requirements, including your age (18-24) and that you are not in training, education or employment 

Please let us know if you would like this form in a different format by contacting us at goodgrowthhub@anewdirection.org.uk

https://anewdirection.submittable.com/submit/246239/learning-the-ropes

Forward Prizes for Poetry – Freelance Project Support

https://www.forwardartsfoundation.org/workwithus/

Collage for Writer’s Block

Workshop with #LondonWritersAwards alum @magpiecassidy is an imaginative collaging and free writing session to support you to explore new ideas & create fresh approaches for your writing.

Release yourself from the shackles of writer’s block with this mindful art and writing workshop. Based on spontaneous creativity, Project Collage looks to explore your ideas without rules or restrictions. Maybe you’re a writer who wants to do something different?

Tuesday 14 March 2023 6.30 – 8.30pm

£5 | Deptford Lounge, Deptford, London, SE8 4RJ

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Music Social Media workshop

Heavenly Recordings: Music Social Media Workshop

28TH JANUARY 12PM – 2PM | VIRTUAL  Are you a musician who could do with some guidance on how best to utilise your social media? 

Katherine Cantwell is an online coordinator at Heavenly Recordings, managing the labels social media channels and promoting artists.

On 28th January, she is hosting a freevirtual workshop covering; different social media platforms and how to use them, various social media practices, and what works effectively. This is also your chance to receive expert advice on anything you’re struggling with in the world of social media. Limited spaces available

Book here: https://propeller.futureyard.org/programme/direct-input-social-media-workshop/

Applications are currently open for the 2023 Ivan Juritz Prize!

£1000 prize for each winner and a two-week artist residency in Italy, details on how to enter here: https://www.ivanjuritzprize.co.uk/rules-entry/

The Ivan Juritz Prize invites postgraduate students throughout Europe to submit texts, films, musical compositions, virtual documentation of artwork, excerpts of moving image work and proposals for installation and performance. Winners in three categories (Text, Sound, Visual Arts) will be awarded £1,000 each. Moreover, they will be invited to a joint two-week artist residency at Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy, which offers a unique environment for developing new ideas and artistic collaborations.

All shortlisted works will be showcased at the prize-giving ceremony at King’s College London and written up in the journal Textual Practice.

Entrants are encouraged to play with form to make us think, feel and question. The winners will be both of their time and aware of debts to the past. Ezra Pound, calling on the modern artist to ‘make it new’, was, after all, creatively translating the ancient Chinese King Cheng Tang.

All entries must be accompanied by a 150-word artist’s statement, in which you should analyse the role of experiment in your work and, if appropriate, relate your work, whether sympathetically or antagonistically, to the creative experimentation of the modernist era.

Workshop: AI and born-digital archives: Challenges and opportunities 

organised by the AHRC-funded project Unlocking our Digital Past with Artificial Intelligence (LUSTRE) led by Dr Lise Jaillant (Loughborough University).  

LUSTRE seeks to better understand how Artificial Intelligence (AI) can help improve the preservation, access to and usability of government archives produced in digital form.  The Cabinet Office is a collaborative partner in LUSTRE, along with The National Archives and other organisations. 

Through a series of talks and a round table, this day long workshop will delve into the challenges and opportunities that AI offers to the management and use of digital born archives. 

The workshop will be a hybrid event (in London and online) on Thursday 26 January

To attend in person from 10 am to 4 pm GMT, please register using this link:  

To attend online from 10.30 am to 4 pm GMT, please register using this link:  

Poems Beyond Metaphor with Will Harris (Sat. 21 January 2023, 1–4pm UK)

A generative workshop looking at how we read poems and what we expect from them. We’ll explore metaphor and metonym, the limits of sense and non-sense, and experiment with making poems without realising!

Max: 30 ppl Price £20 Duration 3 hours

Will Harris is a London-based writer. His debut poetry book RENDANG (2020) was a Poetry Book Society Choice, shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. He co-edited the Spring 2020 issue of The Poetry Review with Mary Jean Chan. He has collaborated with the artist Aisha Farr, and helps facilitate the Southbank New Poets Collective with Vanessa Kisuule. He co-translated Habib Tengour’s Consolatio with Delaina Haslam in 2022. His second book of poems, Brother Poem, will be published by Granta in the UK and by Wesleyan in the US in March 2023.

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Weds 18th Jan Poetry Launch: Wind, Trees by John Freeman with Gboyega Odubanjo, Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Jason Allen-Paisant

Free winter evening of poetry from writer-editors John Freeman, Gboyega Odubanjo, Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood and Jason Allen-Paisant to break up the long January. Come warm yourselves up with poems, books and conversation.

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OPEN CALL: GUEST WRITERS PROGRAMME

Today, award-nominated dance magazine dance art journal announces an open call for writers to take part in its Guest Writers programme which will run every Thursday from February 2023 – April 2023. This 8-week programme is designed to provide emerging writers aged 18-30 with the opportunities to develop their writing skills and gain experience in arts journalism. 

Through a series of 8 workshops with leading industry journalists and dance practitioners, participants will learn about different approaches to writing about art, focusing mainly on the field of dance. Participants will expand their definition of the reviewer or the art critic and delve into different ways of textually capturing movement. The programme culminates in a paid writing commission of £100 for each participant and a networking event at the Roundhouse in London.

Applications open: December 12th 2022

Applications close: January 22nd 2023

Decisions announced: February 3rd 2023

Programme start date: 23rd February 2023

APPLY HERE

If you experience trouble accessing this application please contact us.

Hi Community,

As we cast positive visions for our futurity in 2023 and beyond, join our proactive input to support the African & Caribbean heritage narrative within the British context and to explore, with the aid of embodied memory, archive and performance, how a community may nurture resilience. 

Decolonising the Archive, welcomes you to participate and witness our Theatre production of POCOMANIA by Una Marson, showing for the first time in Britain after being revived through publication in 201, from a forgotten archive. Hailed as a cultural masterpiece on its Caribbean debut in Jamaica at the Ward Theatre in 1938, due to its insightful discourse around the relationship between African-origin religious ritual forms and cosmopolitan, creolised middle-class identities forging themselves outside and within colonial frameworks.

Pocomania shows for a limited time at Theatre Peckham, 31 January – 5th February in addition to creative workshops held separately (January 14th and February 6th 2023) that will explore in detail the themes, archives and content in the play. 

Kindly see posters attached, spread the word to your students, colleagues, families and friends. Get tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets to wkshop https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/performing-indigeneity-in-a-new-land-applied-theatre-tickets-482883085307

Tickets to play https://www.theatrepeckham.co.uk/shows-events/#

YA & children’s fiction scholarship for writers of colour

If you have the desire to write, a great idea and a compelling voice – and if you’re a writer of colour without the financial means to attend a Curtis Brown Creative course, this scholarship opportunity is for you.

Find out more

Queer Clash Diary – Networking event – Sunday 15 Jan

Info: https://theyardtheatre.co.uk/music/events/yard-winter-warmers/queer-clash-diary/

Applications are now open for the Summer Exhibition 2023

Apply here

Twitter is changing – what could that mean for arts and culture?

Twitter is changing and – in recent months – many are expressing concern about the way the platform is being managed. What impact might this have for arts organisations and artists? 

Book today – it’s free to attend

Applications open for 6th Stuart Hall Library Artist Residency

Deadline: Sunday 12 February 2023, 11.59pm

We are pleased to announce the sixth Stuart Hall Library Artist Residency commencing in May 2023, in collaboration with iniva.

Reflecting on Stuart Hall’s paper ‘Constituting an Archive’, we are inviting an artist to respond to the concept of “the living archive” and consider the multiple ways in which an archive as a site may hold multiple narratives that are contested.

The residency is a funded opportunity for a UK-based artist to pursue research at iniva’s Stuart Hall Library for three months this summer, with the selected artist receiving support amounting to £4,750.

Applications are open now. Head to our website to learn more.

Supported by Arts Council England.

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Channel 4 and the award-winning Emma Butt invite you to join a virtual panel session discussing the importance of diversity in post-production.

https://invtdu.to/Channel4Events

WRITING & THEATRE – 37 Plays, Open Submissions

Want to write a play? Get your work shown here! 37 Plays, led by the Royal Shakespeare Company, is looking for the stories of our times: the comedies, the tragedies and the untold histories. Tell your story and submit your work! The chosen 37 plays will be performed script-in-hand across the UK and online in autumn 2023.

Here’s the topline…Eligibility: AnyLocation: RemoteDeadline: 31 January

Interested in playwriting? 

Check out this opportunity with 37 Plays

Join us THIS THURSDAY 6 – 8 PM for the opening of our new show, A to Zine

From cities as far as Mumbai, Berlin, Ontario, Rotterdam and Limassol, A to Zine brings together over one hundred Zines submitted via our open call. These DIY publications on display offer you an opportunity to delve into the latest expressions of queer culture on topics as varied as: how to look after your mental health online; recover from your first break-up; understand the sociology of bad sex or bake bread with very unusual ingredients. Throughout the month of January, we’ve transformed our gallery to a warm space for you to visit at any time and flick through joyful celebrations of body hair, explore the colours of mushrooms, or chart the dysfunctions of the gender clinic. We’ve also equipped the space with magazines and materials for you to craft your own zines to add to our collection or take home.

Thank you to all contributors whose submissions have made A to Zine possible. Amongst the collective zine makers to also take-up residence in the gallery space will be Camp BooksBlack Fly ZineQueer Street PressROOT-edBlack Hair StoriesPage MastersStrange PerfumeGrrrl Zine. They will lead a series of practical workshops on the history and uses of zine-making.

Find out more

Free Exhibition Tours   

Get a different perspective on our current exhibition, In Plain Sight, with these free tours led by experts from different fields. 

Closing soon


Events Co-ordinator at The Museum of London – 15 Jan

Speak Up Administrator National Theatre – 6 Feb

> Marketing and Communications Manager
> Venue Manager – Bar and Commercial Services
> Administrator
> Freelance Technician
> Casual Worker

Check out https://wiltons.org.uk/about/jobs for full details on how to apply to join our team!

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 | Startup Jobs | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)



SED Opportunity Digest – 4 January 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.

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

Love Queen Mary? Record a Reel for us to help spread the word…

Tag us @qmulsed or email us a vertical story style video file to sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

Free OCN course available for students – Peer Mentoring and Facilitation

The three day course – running 30th, 31st January and 1st February 10am-5pm – will be facilitated  by ‘Tender’ – it offers a unique training programme for young people who wish to learn about domestic abuse and sexual violence and develop the skills to support other young people.

There’s an application process which closes on 11th Jan 2023 – hence needing to advertise now – completed applications should be emailed to: jessica@tender.org.uk

Freelance Sound Artist, QMUL & LBTH Local History Library & Archives

Nadia Valman’s AHRC project is seeking a sound artist to work with oral history material the project has collected. Information is here. The deadline for applications is 9 January 2023.

£3 Thursdays at Genesis Cinema our local incredible indie movie theater

Book a Thursday £3 movie night

Outside QMUL

Cheap Training in Crucial Career Skills at Roundhouse

Deadline 5 January: Introductory Writers’ Group – ‘Ignites your journey to become a writer.’

Talawa returns with the local Introductory Writers’ Group for Black writers who are predominantly from Croydon, or who live, work or study there now. Best of all – it’s free to take part.

If you like to write and want to learn how to develop your ideas we want to meet you!

10 fortnightly sessions starting February 2023 led by Michelle Matherson.

Find out more and apply

Apply by 5th January.

UPGRADE YOURSELF: CREATIVE INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS – SOMERSET HOUSE – DEADLINE 17 JAN

APPLY NOW

Application deadline Tuesday 17 January 2023 at 10.00.

Our Creative Industry Placements offer five, one-year placements (six months at two organisations) that give you the opportunity to really get inside how a creative business is run, from operations through to programming. All participants are paid the London Living Wage, with on the job learning that nurtures, mentors and develops participants, whilst being supported through in depth wrap around training and development. All placements work across Somerset House and are hosted by on-site organisations within our resident creative community.

Roles include:

  • Artillite – Sales Assistant
  • Bread & Butter – Junior Press Assistant  
  • Hofesh Shechter – Project Administrator 
  • ONTHEBEAT – Studio Talent Assistant 
  • Royal Society of Literature – Marketing & Administration Assistant 

FIND OUT MORE

Writenow Programme for new writers, Penguin Random House

Aspiring writer? Need a little guidance? Join this award-winning programme with Penguin Random House! You’ll get the tools, information, and access needed to navigate the publishing industry and launch your career as a successful author. You will be supported on your path, and get insights into the TV Industry too!

Here’s what you’ll get…

  • An invite to a free workshop in early 2023 on demystifying the publishing and TV industries.
  • Shortlisted writers will receive one-to-one feedback on their writing from a Penguin editor, and the chance to get their work in front of BBC Studios.
  • Successful applicants will join a year-long editorial programme, where you’ll partner with a Penguin editor to work on your manuscript and build your understanding of the publishing industry.

Deadline: 8th January

Apply now

The Orwell Society/NUJ Young Journalist’s Award 2023 open for entries

Are you a young journalist, full-time resident in the UK, studying for a journalism qualification or starting out on your journalism career and who would like to win a valuable and prestigious award?

If so, enter The Orwell Society/NUJ Young Journalist’s Award 2023, which offers a prize of £1,500 each for each winner of the two categories stipulated below. In addition, the student winners will each receive an NUJ membership. The runners-up in each category will receive a prize of £500 and winners and runners-up will also receive a three-year free membership of The Orwell Society.

More info and apply now

The Vogue Business 2022 Talent Competition 

Vogue Business launches the third edition of its annual talent competition, this time looking for writing talent across the UK.

Find out how to apply

3-day workshop followed by industry-led mentoring for  anyone wanting to work in TV and production

Apply now – Deadline 15 Jan

Out-Spoken Press Emerging Poets Development Scheme – Deadline 22 February

Out-Spoken Press, together with our partners Spread the Word and New Writing North, are delighted to introduce the second year of our Emerging Poets Development Scheme, offering targeted, integrated support and resources to four emerging poets over the course of a year — including regular one-to-one feedback, together with craft and practical resources — aiming to ready you for publication.

Find out more and apply

Free theatre tickets if you write for Headout

 Content Marketing team at Headout. We are looking to onboard talented writers and West End Theatre enthusiasts for our West End Reviews & News team. Your institution is reputed for imparting world-class education to its students and preparing them for the demands of professional work in the theatre industry. We would love to have your students work with us on our London Theatre Reviews team as writing interns. 

How will this work?

  1. We will pass on a short assignment to you for the students based upon which we will select a few students to intern with us. 
  2. We will sponsor tickets for the selected students to watch West End shows (access to opening nights for some shows as well!) and in return, they would be required to pen reviews for Headout’s London Theatre property – London Theatre Tickets.

If you love theatre, we have the perfect opportunity for you! Complete a short assignment for us and if you get selected, you get to watch some of the best West End theatre shows for free! All you have to do is pen a review of the show for us in return. 

Send an e-mail to vandana.lohia@headout.com for more information.

About Headout
Headout is home to the world’s best real-life experiences – from expert-led tours to incredible landmarks, activities, events, and everything in between. Its mission is to inspire people to get close to the world we live in by building the most seamless and affordable booking platform. So far, Headout has served more than 12 million guests from 195 countries across 81 destinations and is available in 6 languages. It has raised $60M+ from top-tier investors and is headquartered in New York with 9 global offices.

Open Call! Bush Theatre Script Submissions

Have a story to tell? Bush Theatre are looking for scripts! If you are a writer currently unrepresented by an agent, this could be your opportunity to have your voice heard.

  • Experience: No Experience Required. You should be unrepresented by an agent and your work should be unproduced.
  • What You Could Get: A meeting with Bush Theatre to discuss your work. Written feedback. Become a new member of the Emerging Writer’s Group.

Deadline: 9 January

Apply now

Update from BAFTA

  JUST LAUNCHED: THE SHORTS TOOLKIT   

  Following its launch at Guru Live, BAFTA have joined forces with the BFI and British Council to produce a Short Film Toolkit for aspiring filmmakers. Whether you’re just starting out or already making waves in the industry, the Short Film Toolkit is there to demystify the extensive world of shorts and provide a comprehensive digital guide to the short filmmaking process. The first of its kind, the Short Film Toolkit includes insights from over 40 filmmakers, distributors, funders and festival programmers with advice ranging from film festival strategies to funding and marketing recommendations, as well as feature case studies in documentary, animation, fiction, experimental & artist moving image, XR and immersive.   VIEW TOOLKIT

APPLICATIONS FOR BFI FLARE ARE OPEN  

Since 2015, BFI Flare X BAFTA have partnered with BFI Network to produce a professional development programme, which showcases and supports six LGBTQIA+ filmmakers each year working in film and television. Offering a variety of mentoring, wellbeing and career coaching, festival access and membership to BAFTA’s year-round programme of events, this is a unique and phenomenal opportunity for LGBTQIA+ filmmakers to build on their work and elevate their career. Applications are now open for BFI Flare x BAFTA and you can find more information below.   APPLY FOR FLARE

WINTER WATCHING


MORE FROM OUR YOUTUBE

Inclusive Spaces:

LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories

In this event, the editors of ‘Queer Spaces’ will explore the past and present life of LGBTQIA+ spaces from around the word – and their worthy place in history.

DATE Wednesday 22 February 2023 / TIME 1:00-2:00pm GMT / LOCATION Zoom

Book now

Inclusive Spaces: Trans Visibility and the City

This event will explore trans people’s experiences of in/visibility in urban spaces and city life, and the contradictions that can make them simultaneously hyper-visible and hyper-vulnerable. DATE Wednesday 15 March 2023 / TIME 1:00-2:00pm GTM / LOCATION Zoom

Book now

Creative Connect  Advice Sessions

Book a session today, in-person or online, to speak to a member of the team and get some valuable information, advice and guidance to support you in building a career in the creative, cultural and digital technology industries. Including CV, application or interview prep! To use Creative Connect you need to be aged 18 to 24 and living in London.

Callout: Critics on Criticism – Decentering criticism

Critics on Criticism is a section of the Critical Stages/Scènes Critiques Journal that explores the intersections between cultures of critique and those of performance. The Critics on Criticism section of Critical Stages/Scènes critiques is peer-reviewed and published online. We welcome engagements with the digital format and invite contributors to think about access in their submissions, in light of the varied, international readership of the journal. We also welcome formal engagements with the digital platform.

For June 2023 issue ideas, inquiries, abstracts and submissions are to be sent to Diana Damian Martin on diana.damian@cssd.ac.uk

Closing soon

Production Fast Track Apprenticeship at BBC – September Start – Deadline 12 Feb

Production Management Fast Track Apprenticeship at BBC – September Start – Deadline 12 Feb

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 | Startup Jobs | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)



SED Opportunity Digest – 10 December 2022

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

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

Don’t forget 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

Duckie featuring QMUL alumni Moa Johansson

  • Starring The Frank Chickens, Moa Johansson & Guests
  • Strategic Performance Platforms
  • Featuring Dr Duckie, The Iron Lady & Other Tarts
  • Advance tickets are £10 and include a free drink if you arrive B4 3pm
  • Eagle London
  • Main performances start weekly from 3pm
  • Live Art and Light Entertainment
  • Eagle London, 349 Kennington Lane, London SE11, Vauxhall Tube
  • Door Duty £10 (or £5 UB40)

Read more

Publishing is Power! 3, Dispersal

A street art wall in E1

A workshop to which participants bring their poetry to illustrate, format, and print.

11 Dec | Rabbits Road Press 835 Romford Road London E12 5JY | Free

Bring along your poetry to this workshop where you can illustrate, format, and print it on Riso printers at Rabbits Road Press. This is your opportunity to create a DIY publication from start to finish in a lively community hub. You can also make posters and zines based on conversations around the social power of publishing and dispersal for all.

You can attend ‘Publishing is Power: Dispersal!’ as a standalone activity or as part of the wider ‘Publishing is Power’ series.

This is the third in a series of three activities that celebrate the arts, activism and publishing in Tower Hamlets. Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/publishing-is-power-3-dispersal-tickets-406271899187

Perceptions

Perceptions – MA Creative Writing Event

12 Dec | SCR Queens’ Building QMUL | 18:00 | Free

As the inaugural cohort of the MA Creative Writing we are extremely proud to present our work and we hope you can join us! We’ve collaborated on an excellent night on the theme of Perceptions. Explore your senses through our writing and artworks.

Book online here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/perceptions-first-ever-ma-creative-writing-event-tickets-474735876787

Cutting East Youth Film Festival is recruiting its programme team!

London, United Kingdom – March 2015, LBTH – Cutting East Film Festival at Genesis Cinema.

Are you 16 – 21 in #TowerHamlets with skills in filmmaking, creative writing, public speaking, performing arts or music? The fest will take place

@GenesisCinema in March. Apply by Dec 23 at

https://forms.gle/JjJiweFav7dJiZqs9

Mayor of London Culture Team – Thriving through Culture: 2.8 Million Minds – Consultant/Manager

We are looking for a freelance consultant/manager for our Thriving Through Culture: 2.8 Million Minds project to support young Londoners with their mental health.

Deadline to apply is 19 December

More info

Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition kicked off workshops on 14 Nov for #LDN students applying for the 2023 Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition

Sign up now: shorturl.at/eLPW4

LRBS: Black British Magazines 1948-2000

This London Rare Books School online short course offers an introduction to the history of Black British magazines over a fifty-year period. Although magazines are often referred to as ephemera, their materiality, production, and content provide a social and cultural history. The course will consider how the dynamics of magazines show the changes that occurred in Black British life in the period after the Second World War.

£100 for students

Book here

Claire de Rouen Books presents Haunted Houses with Lynne Tillman and Emily LaBarge

I am pleased to invite you to our online event with author and cultural critic Lynne Tillman, whose 1987 novel Haunted Houses has just been republished by Peninsula Press. Lynne will be in conversation with writer Emily LaBarge (Royal College of Art) about the book and her work at large. Thursday December 15, 7 PM. RSVP at lilly@clairederouenbooks.com for the zoom details.

NOW ONLINE: Watch Arundhati Roy’s Keynote

Things That Can and Cannot Be Said: The dismantling of the world as we knew it

Watch here for £3 donation

Spiel Allein: London Contemporary Art Exhibition – Until 14 December 2022 Curated by Wuchao Feng & Yue Yin – Gallery NAT at Gallery 46 in Whitechapel

Featuring 25 artists from around the world and their recent works, the exhibition reflects their experiments and explorations under the theme of personal perspective through contemporary art. 

More info

Spread the Word Announce new season of events for writers including lots of free and online opportunities

See the events

Women at Work exhibition

Women of Bethnal Green at work is a photography exhibition inspired by the working lives of women past and present in Bethnal Green, exhibited at Oxford House until April 2023.

MORE INFO 

Grayson Perry: Inspiration Lives Here
Permanent public sculpture at A House for Artists, Barking, London

Grayson Perry: Inspiration Lives Here
Permanent public sculpture at A House for Artists, Barking, London

Find out more

WriteNow

Penguin are partnering with BBC Studios to give new and under-represented writers the tools, information and access needed to navigate the book and TV industries.

Apply with just 1,000 words for your chance to get published.

Find out more/apply

Tuesday Lates at The Feminist Bookshop: 5pm-9pm

Register here

Outside QMUL

TikTok Scriptwriting Workshop

Monday 30 January 2023 | £5

Develop your TikTok script writing skills and learn how you can enter this emerging field by joining our interactive masterclass.

Who will be teaching?
Surya Varatharajan, founder of Yosanie, the premier web platform enabling creatives to share and discover skit scripts for TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts.

Book now

The A&R Sessions with Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music Presenter) – 14 Dec

The A&R Sessions with Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music Presenter)

Conversations, Q&A and Feedback with some of the biggest Artists/Producers/A&R Scouts/Publishers/Labels/Managers in the Music

Book here

Invisible Disabilities: Second Hand Dance release report looking at  UK festivals and showcases

Read the report

Bush Theatre announces its script submissions window

The Bush Theatre, London has today announced that their latest script submissions window will run from 29 November 2022 until 9 January 2023.  

Film London Labs: The Games Sessions

Programmed in collaboration with Games London, The Games Sessions is for storytellers who are interested in writing for games

Book here

ARTS & CULTURE – Open Call! Curatorial Research Fellowship

Asymmetry are excited to announce their Curatorial Research Fellowship at Chisenhale Gallery, London! Develop practical and critical skills in this early career role.

Here’s the topline…

  • Experience: Some experience required, with a strong motivation and interest in contemporary art.
  • Location: London
  • Fellowship length: 18 Months from 17 April 2023 – 31 October 2024
  • You will develop and contribute to various editorial, communications and social media outputs, thinking critically about the connections between the gallery, commissioned artists and audiences.
  • The chosen curator will have the opportunity to develop their curatorial practice supporting the gallery’s internationally renowned commissions programme.

Deadline: 12th December

Interested in applying for this fellowship? Check it out here

ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PR – Internship at Take-Two Games

Undergrad student looking for more experience? Take-Two Interactive Software offers an exciting opportunity to experience what it is like to work for a leading player in the interactive entertainment industry!

  • Placements are typically offered across Take-Two and 2K in Marketing, PR, Sales, Digital Sales, Business Planning, ERP, HR, Finance, Internal Audit and IT.
  • Placement year 2023 – 2024. 54 weeks.
  • Perks: Gym reimbursement up to £50 per month, an onsite Gym, an Office bar, employee discount programs, free games & events, stocked pantries, a dog friendly workplace and the ability to earn £350+ per year for taking care of yourself and more!

Deadline: Rolling

Would you love to intern with Take-Two Games? Follow the magic

Booking is now open for the London Rare Book School, the London International Palaeography School, and the T. S. Eliot International Summer School!

You can find the full programme on the IES website:

A small number of bursaries are available for each school from our generous donors, designed to help those who could not otherwise afford to attend. To apply for a bursary, please complete the form upon booking.

If you have any questions about the summer schools, booking or the bursary process, please email iesevents@sas.ac.uk.

The T. S. Eliot International Summer School is also running a one-day workshop on ‘Digital Editions: The Case of T. S. Eliot‘ on 17 January 2023. Places are extremely limited, so book now to avoid disappointment! 

ADVERTISING, MARKETING & PR – Brixton Finishing School FREE Programme

Land your first role in the marketing, advertising, and communications industries with this FREE, award winning programme! Work with industry experts, have access top placements, and enjoy one-to-one mentoring with Brixton Finishing School.

  • Location: London
  • Course length: 10 weeks
  • Eligibility: For ages 18-24
  • Assessment evenings for selection run from January – April 2023
  • Course takes place July to September 2023
  • You’ll meet the biggest companies in the industry and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills needed to kick start your career.

Deadline: Rolling

Want to land your first role in the creative industries? Apply here!

PUBLISHING – Work Experience at Penguin Random House UK!

Applications are now open for work experience placements at Penguin Random House! Whether you’ve always known you want to work with books, or simply want to dip your toe in the water, enjoy a two-week virtual placement getting experience in your chosen department.

Here’s the topline…

  • Experience: No Experience Required
  • Age: 18+
  • Salary: National Living Wage
  • Location: Online
  • Internship length: Two Weeks

Deadline: 12th December

Would you love to experience working in a top UK Publisher? Click here

OPPORTUNITY: NHS Untold Film Stories

In 2023, the NHS turns 75. The Arts and Humanities Council, in partnership with the BFI , are funding emerging filmmakers to create new films in response to the BFI National Archive’s NHS on Film collection on BFI Player. Deadline: Thursday 15 December

Read more

Flipside – Free Digital Product Design course

Find out more

Getting into the screen industries

Free e-learning course from ScreenSkills

Do the course

Read the ScreenSkills newsletter for more opportunities

Closing soon

Marketing Officer at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 13/12

Junior Digital Content Producer at London Screen Academy 14/12

Operations assistant at CPL (TV production) 02/01

Trainee Reporter, Financial Times (looking for Muslim applicants) 03/01

Digital Learning Manager at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 05/01

Media Technologist (Digital Environments) at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 12/01

Various roles at ITV Rolling

Broadcast Media Internship at Radio & TV PR Agency Relations Group Rolling apply now

Producers/Journalists for Video Content, SEEN Rolling

Production Assistant (Production) Rolling

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 | Startup Jobs | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)



SED Opportunity Digest – 30 November 2022

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

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

Don’t forget 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

(B)ORDERS CENTRE PRESENTS:
(B)OrderS Inaugural Lecture: Protecting Refugees without Borders   Date: Thursday, 1 December 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 GMT (including light lunch) Venue: Hybrid event: online or in room 313, Third Floor, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

About this event

Register here

Two paid internships!

Fundraising Assistant Intern

The Lincoln Area Regeneration Group (LARG) is run by local residents, for local residents with aims to bring cultural, social, and environmental prosperity to communities living and working within Tower Hamlets. LARG’s charitable objectives are focussed on supporting local people to create opportunities and utilise these initiatives to build strong relationships and cohesive communities. You will be working directly with LARG’s Executive Director to build Poplar Union’s Fundraising portfolio, by researching and writing small grant applications and letters to corporation’s and individual’s seeking donation.

Application deadline, Sunday 4 December at 23.59 https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=160409&service=Careers%20Service

Policy and Public Affairs Intern

I have a voice (IHAV) is a Community Interest Company that empowers people, particularly young people from under-represented groups, to engage with politics through education. The intern will support our youth-led campaign groups to help them develop their plans. Help increase our social media engagement, monitor parliamentary events to help us stay up to date with opportunities to promote our policy positions. Media monitoring and organising events to help promote our policy work.

Application deadline, Sunday 4 December at 23.59 https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/jobs.html?id=160405&service=Careers%20Service

Producing Knowledge with Film January Workshop

Do you want to make a short film as part of your academic research?

Dr Jessica Jacob, School of Geography, is inviting applicants to a training opportunity in filmmaking and film practice in an academic research-based context, to take place on January 17, 18, 19 2023.

  • Your help in circulating this offer through your schools would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Applicants will need to be available for all three days to participate. The workshop will be held on campus in Mile End but there is some scope to attend remotelyThis workshop is open to all staff and students but spaces are limited so if interested please fill in this form by December 16.

For any further questions please contact Dr Jessica Jacobs j.jacobs@qmul.ac.uk

Jessica’s research methods and outputs use filmmaking, creative mapping and other community focused strategies that aim to engage a wider audience within the scope of academic research and knowledge production. She is the founder of AAG Shorts, an annual film festival promoting films by geographers and films about geography. All films are now available online  www.filmgeographies.com

This training opportunity is funded by the Westfield Fund for Enhancing the Student Experience

The Journeys of Saleh bin Osman: An African Traveller in the Imperial Archive

In some of the most widely circulated images of Henry Morton Stanley, the Welsh-American explorer and travel writer poses in opposition to a subordinate black body. Audiences at Stanley’s popular lectures in Britain, Ireland, and North America were treated to a similar spectacle (in press accounts, these individuals are usually described as ‘African servants’ or simply ‘black boys’). Yet some of Stanley’s African ‘valets’ had completed feats of travel to rival the great ‘explorer’ himself. This paper will consider Stanley’s heroic self-fashioning from the perspective of one of these unheralded African travellers. A native of Zanzibar, Saleh bin Osman travelled extensively in India, Africa, Europe and North America. In his short career as a porter, servant, and translator, he navigated competing spheres of Arab, British, German and Portuguese imperial influence in East Africa. Unusually for an African recruit on European expeditions, several documents (published and unpublished) record Saleh’s experiences in his own words (albeit mediated by the racialised conventions of the imperial archive). Yet by concentrating on the traces of Saleh bin Osman’s story, we begin to discern an alternative history of the European encounter with Africa. When the subaltern figure of the ‘African servant’ asserted his limited agency to disruptive ends, both the authority of the white explorer and the racial hierarchies of Euro-American society were briefly unsettled.

And here’s a link to our Eventbrite page. As usual, if you’re unable to make it in person, just send us an email (qmenglishpgrs@qmul.ac.uk), and we’ll arrange a Zoom feed for you.

Outside QMUL

Tower Hamlets Arts, Parks & Events Team are hiring

Casual Events Assistants and Casual Events Supervisors for The Pavilions, Mile End Park, The Brady Arts Centre, Kobi Nazrul Centre and parks. Also a Level 4 customer service apprentice

Full details: https://lbth.alvius.net/2/roles

Jobs at Wilton’s Music Hall

  • Casual Worker – rolling – starting immediately
  • Deputy Technical and Facilities Manager
  • Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Venue Manager – Bar and Commercial Services

Read more and apply

Performance Lates at uber cool new library bar: Reference Point – Thursday 24th

Join us on Thursday for an alchemical journey through fire, water and regeneration. This is the first iteration in what will be an ongoing series with Diasporas Now, showcasing artists from the cutting edge of performance, sound and movement, as well as a line-up of DJs and musicians that will transcend our earthly plane. Not one to miss, free for members but button below for everyone else.

Buy Now

New edition of the Publishing Post

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It’s Wednesday and that means issue 60 is here! 60 whole issues of The Publishing Post! Follow the link to read, or click here to read articles via our website! Check out a sneak peek of the content included in this issue below!

(freelance contract) at Film London as follows:

 Job role: Disability Consultant

Closing date: 10am, Tuesday 20th December 2022

I would be grateful if you could circulate in your networks as per usual, any jobs boards, newsletters and socials. The link to share (with full details for application) are as follows:

Film London website:

https://filmlondon.org.uk/jobs/disability-consultant

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Film_London/status/1595439531863441416

LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/film-london_disability-consultant-film-london-activity-7001210250028576768-_KXs?

Please also note that application is made by submitting: 

  • CV
  • Proposal (outlining relevant experience – further details in Job Description)
  • Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Closing Soon

Marketing Assistant – The London Magazine – Deadline rolling (apply asap)

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 | JournoResources | Lectures.London | MediaBeans (media jobs) | QMUL Careers | Presspad | Run the Check | Startup Jobs | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)



SED Opportunity Digest – 22 November 2022

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

Thanks to our intern Ryan for making this post and creating the rather dystopian main graphic. 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

Quorum with Dr Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal It’s work. So work it

7th December, 2022 | 17:30-19:00 (Presentation will begin at 18:00)

Rehearsal Room 2 And Zoom.

‘It’s work. So work it.’: Corporate drama training in the workplace

This talk will explore the expansion of drama-based training into the workplace, and the recent growth in skills training programs and courses offered by theatres and conservatoires. Examples include (but are not limited to): the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA), Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD) and the Donmar Warehouse. In these training contexts, the skills of professional performers are heralded as enabling managers and workers to craft confident professional performances from their inner material, promising to unleash employee ‘authenticity’ via the use of methods originally developed for performers. The rise of these offerings is fed by the increasing prioritization of effective communicative, ‘soft’ or performance skills at work, creating space for theatre institutions to capitalize by offering short courses that repackage elements of their training as now directly applicable to the non-theatrical workplace. This talk will consider the history of these forms of workplace training, look in detail at their methods and modes of delivery, and ask how the provision of drama-based training shapes modes of employee performance in the contemporary workplace. Dr Jaswinder Blackwell-Pal is a lecturer in Theatre and Performance Studies at Queen Mary. Her research considers performance and emotional labour, and the imprint of Stanislavskian modes of performer training within contemporary work. 

Queen Mary research behind art exhibition exploring politics of privacy and big tech

Just how private are your WhatsApp messages?

A new exhibition combines art with Queen Mary research exploring what privacy means in our increasingly digital world and how the idea can benefit big tech board rooms more than its users. 
 
Dr Philippa Williams and Dr Lipika Kamra are studying how Meta-owned WhatsApp can influence everyone from ordinary people to national governments. They explained: “WhatsApp is marketed as a personal space for communication with trusted contacts, but our research found it’s not safe or secure for all. Our exhibition looks at how privacy is constructed and regulated, and who by – sparking questions like, can we carry on like this, and do we want to?”
 
‘Privacy Techtonics’ is free to visit online at www.otoka.org and in person at Nottingham’s Broadway Gallery from 11 November to 4 December. 

https://lnkd.in/ewrVnGxb

(B)OrderS Inaugural Lecture: Protecting Refugees without Borders

Date: Thursday, 1 December 2022, 10:00 – 12:00 GMT (including light lunch)Venue: Hybrid event: online or in room 313, Third Floor, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

The Role of Law in Bordering, Ordering, and Othering Series The Past, Present and Future of Borders The protection of those in flight is a paramount obligation. It is a duty that transcends borders and formal categories, such as status as a refugee under the 1951 Convention/1967 Protocol, or status as a stateless person under the 1954 Convention, or as a beneficiary of complementary or subsidiary protection, or someone entitled to humanitarian consideration, or someone deemed excluded for reasons of criminality or national security, or someone otherwise extraditable, or one who is trafficked, or the victim of modern slavery, or one who flees famine or drought.

The humanitarian necessity is always there: among the questions facing lawyers, activists, and governments, as the movements of people continue to grow, are the extent to which a “principle of refuge” has normative force, and how, in any event, to galvanize and operationalize the necessary political will so that no more lives are lost, and futures can be rebuilt.


Dr Keith A. Manley, ‘Bodies in Libraries as Viewed by Agatha Christie and “Golden Age” Detective Writers’

The name of Agatha Christie is synonymous with the discovery of dead bodies in libraries, usually in country houses. This paper will consider death amidst the books in Agatha’s novels and her own upbringing amongst books. But Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple will share the limelight with other `Golden Age’ sleuths of the 1920s and 1930s, with guest appearances from Lord Peter Wimsey, Inspector John Appleby, and others. All of them appreciated libraries, and murder of course; not for the faint-hearted. 

The following seminar will be in-person only at 5.30 p.m. in the Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AB. Free to attend, but please book in advance.

To book go to:https://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/bodies-libraries-viewed-agatha-christie-and-golden-age-detective-writers

Win a pair of Beats Headphones and vouchers tomorrow!

EventBrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sed-student-support-workshop-tickets-460697006147

Victorian Christmas Carols in Context

On Wednesday 7 December, join us in QMUL’s beautiful Octagon Room (Queens’ Building) for mulled wine and mince pies from 5:30pm. A programme of secular and sacred carols will begin at 6pm, led by a choir and contextualised with short critical commentaries from QMUL colleagues. All welcome!

Please sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/carols-in-the-octagon-with-qmul-centre-for-c19-its-legacies-tickets-469262586027

Outside QMUL

Free & Cheap Things To Do To Inspire You In London

  1. Go to free events at Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival
  2. Get super cheap tickets at top theatres with our handy guide
  3. Join Senate House library and hang out on their beautiful sofas
  4. Head to the Art Pavilion in Mile End for a free entry festival of print
  5. Visit the free Museum of London Docklands to discover the London, Sugar & Slavery in their permanent collection

Digital Skills Workshops

We are doing our digital skills workshops one more time!

First one coming up is an Adobe Photoshop workshop, which will be delivered by two of our volunteers

The workshop will take place online:

25th November | 10 am – 12pm | Zoom

This workshop is funded by the @heritagefunduk

More info: https://linktr.ee/Feministlibrary

Applications are open now for the Frontline programme 2023. Get paid to train for a rewarding career where the skills you’ll build will help change lives.

Register your interest now: https://thefrontline.tfaforms.net/4767902?tfa_3=Queen%20Mary%20University%20of%20London&tfa_4=Polinta%20Gritsay

This is the work that makes a difference. If you’re looking for a graduate career where your work makes a difference for real people every day, then our two-year Frontline programme could be for you. You’ll qualify as a social worker and complete a fully funded master’s degree with Lancaster University. Once qualified you’ll become an agent of change for the families you work with and your profession.

You’ll develop new skills to empower families to make positive change for themselves,

making children your priority and keeping them safe from harm. You’ll also improve social work through excellent practice, leadership and innovation alongside our Fellowship of social workers dedicated to doing the same. This is the work that changes society. This is social work.

Register your interest now: https://thefrontline.tfaforms.net/4767902?tfa_3=Queen%20Mary%20University%20of%20London&tfa_4=Polinta%20Gritsay

Why you should apply?

  • Earn as you learn with a salary of up to £34,000 in year two.
  • Qualify as a social worker and complete a fully funded master’s degree.
  • Get high-quality training and supervision from experienced social workers,
  • Academics, and coaches in a rich, supportive environment.
  • Become part of the Frontline Fellowship and receive ongoing support and training

throughout your career. Ready to apply? Visit our website and apply today https://thefrontline.org.uk

Closing soon

Project Manager: Full Time & Social Media + Content Manager: Part Time Apply today at DeanStreetSociety.com/careers Deadline: November 27, 2022

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SED Opportunity Digest – 16 November 2022

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

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

Don’t forget 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

Visual and Material Forum: 1 Dec – Wang and Choudhury – Global Histories in Print and Illustration

The Visual and Material Forum has a wonderful interdisciplinary event coming up featuring the research of two QMUL doctoral researchers from different schools. This double-bill research seminar on Global Histories in Print and Illustration will present the work of Ningfen Wang (History) on representations of Black Africans in 17th-century prints, and Aratrika Choudhury (Comparative Literature) on the British Empire and book illustrations.

The event will take place at 3:30-5pm on Thur 1 Dec in the SCR of Arts 2. It will be a hybrid event and it will also be possible to join via Teams. You can find a link and further information about the talks on the QMVMF website: https://projects.history.qmul.ac.uk/visual-and-material-forum/2022/11/04/global-histories-in-print-and-illustration-aratrika-choudhury-qmul-ningfen-wang-qmul/

All are welcome!

Please let me know (emilie.oleron@qmul.ac.uk) if you would like to be added to the Teams event in advance. Otherwise just come to the SCR or click on the link on the day.

Rules: A Short History of What We Live By’ with Professor Lorraine Daston

When: Wednesday 7 December 2022, 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Where: Room 313, Third Floor, School of Law Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road London E1 4NS

Register via Eventbrite.

The School of Law is delighted to be hosting a special book symposium on Professor Lorraine Daston’s Rules: A Short History of What We Live By (Princeton, 2022). The event is organised by Professor Maksymilian Del Mar.

In Rules, historian Lorraine Daston traces the development of rules in the Western tradition and shows how they have evolved from ancient to modern times. Drawing on a rich trove of examples, including legal treatises, cookbooks, military manuals, traffic regulations, and game handbooks, Daston demonstrates that while the content of rules is dazzlingly diverse, the forms that they take are surprisingly few and long-lived.

Outside QMUL

Free Things To Do To Inspire You In London

Unmissable Things To Do in London in November 2022 5

Cinzia Ruggeri: Cinzia says… | Goldsmiths CCA | From 5 November | FREE

Our local art gallery hosts the first major retrospective of Italian postmodernist artist and fashion designer Cinzia Ruggeri (1942–2019). For fans of boundary-pushing art and design which straddles performance and architecture.

And here’s 5 more…

BBC Journalism Advanced Apprenticeship – Deadline 8 January 2023

Expert training for people already demonstrating their journalistic potential and looking to develop advanced journalism skills.

More info

Closing Soon

Festival and Events Officer at Tower Hamlets Council – Deadline: 27 November

Work in Publishing Week is this week

Friday: 5-6pm, Live Twitter Q&A with the Penguin recruitment team Follow the Careers channel here: https://lnkd.in/eAGvHHb5

Watch the ‘How to work in publishing’ webinar below or here

Applications are open for the Lyric’s SPRINGBOARD Training Programme

Applications are open for 18 – 25 year old’s in West London to be the Lyric’s 2023 – 2024 SPRINGBOARD trainees.

SPRINGBOARD is the Lyric’s free part-time training programme that aims to find, inspire and champion the next generation of performers from underrepresented backgrounds. This ground-breaking programme is a performance pathway into employment for people who have zero to little formal drama training.

Apply now

Performing Pandemic Grief: The Arts of Losing

Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, 17-18 November 2022 

This Wellcome ISSF-supported symposium, hosted by Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, explores the role of theatre, performance and related art practices in the experience and expression of grief in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Planned as a hybrid event, taking place online (17 November, via Teams) and in person (18 November, Birkbeck School of Arts), the symposium approaches its subject by bringing together artists, academics, community organisers, health and social care professionals.

The symposium features three strands: 1) invited specialist keynotes, panels and workshops; 2) panel presentations; 3) a Peltz Gallery/Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre new digital artwork commission.  

Schedule and booking 

Day 1, 17th November: https://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=34530

Day 2, 18th November: https://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=34531 

TV & MEDIA – Digital Media Training, MAMA Youth (London)

Calling all young creatives aged 18-25 with a passion for creating compelling content and a desire for a career in media check out this 6 week FREE intensive digital media training delivered by MAMA Youth and BAFTA winning, Licklemor Productions held at the SKY TV Campus!

Here’s what you’ll get…

  • Master the tools and techniques required to succeed in a ‘real life’ collaborative and fast paced environment
  • Practical hands-on experience in digital media content creation at a production company
  • A working knowledge of the multi-disciplinary skills required for employment in the industry.
  • Exclusive access to apply for jobs with their industry partners

Deadline: 21st November Want to get a wide range of digital media training? Apply now!

MUSIC – Label Assistant (Leeds)

Leeds music label Come Play With Me are searching for a local music lover to join their small team as a label assistant! Day to day responsibilities will be focused around supporting the label manager with social media, looking after the online stores, supporting on release cycles for physical/digital releases and the overall preparation for each individual release, alongside opportunities to get involved with the wider activities happening at CPWM.

Here’s what you’ll get…

  • Experience: A passion and knowledge for local music and supporting under-represented people in the industry. Strong communication skills, self disciplined and ready to use initiative and creativity for problem solving.
  • Location: Hybrid between Come Play With Me office (Leeds) & Remote
  • Employment type: 16 hours per week, starts January 2023 for 8 months
  • This role is funded by Arts Council and Youth Music’s Incubator fund, so is only suitable for people aged 18-25.

Deadline: 17th November at 12pm Are you a music lover? Want to work in local music? Shoot your shot!

FILM – Film Trainee Finder 2023-24, Screenskills

Film Trainee Finder run by Screenskills is perfect for anyone searching for an entry-level placement where you can train and learn key skills on an active film production.


Here’s what you’ll get…

  • Experience: None
  • Location: UK Wide
  • Salary: Undisclosed
  • Employment type: April 2023 – March 2024

Deadline: 28th November Kickstart your career in Film by applying now!

ADVERTISING – Design Internship

Sampson May have a 12 week internship programme for innovative, digital-savvy designers who are starting out in the creative sector.. You will end the internship with real-world experience working with a range of clients, across varied projects.

Here’s the topline…

  • Experience: Design graduate
  • Location: London
  • Salary: London living wage
  • Employment type: 12 week internship

Deadline: 30th November Interested in working in brand design? Click here to find out more

Free Entry To UK-Wide Festival Of Journalism 2022

Journalists at every stage of their career are offered free places at The Festival of Journalism 2022, a series of pop-up evenings across the UK offering training, insight, and connections. Coming up in Newcastle and Manchester, each event offers three days of workshops, panel discussions, and practical advice, put together by PA Media Journalism Training, the sister company to PA Media, with support from the Google News Initiative. And, best of all, it’s all free. You can check out the full lineup and get your space here.

Newcastle (Nov 17–19)

Manchester

20th LGBTQ+ Archives and History Conference

This year we are turning the big 20 and we are putting young people at the forefront.

Join us LGBTQ+ Hybrid Conference – LEVEL 20 UNLOCKED for a day of presentations, workshops, round table talks, film screenings, exhibitions and much more. Parts of the conference will be live streamed.

Programme

  • 10:30 – Coffee, Networking, Stalls
  • 11:00 – 12:00 Schools Out
  • 12:00 – 13:00 Gendered Intelligence
  • 14:00 – 15:00 Mosaic
  • 15:00 – 16:00 Positive History: The National HIV Story Trust

Details and tickets:  https://level20unlocked.eventbrite.co.uk

London Metropolitan Archives is open Monday to Thursday, 10am-4pm (including our exhibition: Magnificent Maps of London).

Please check our website for the latest updates before visiting > www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/lma 

SPOTLIGHT ON: FREE LAH AUTUMN EVENTS

17th October 2022 
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Acrylic Pouring for Wellbeing, online workshop with Ninette Osei Wilson.

Ninette Osei Wilson is the recipient of the LAH 2022 Black History Month commission. As part of the commission Ninette will be running a bespoke workshop next week on the 17th of November for ethnically diverse, global majority members. The workshop will work in two stages. Firstly, you can collect art materials from Ninette this Sunday 13th of November in Hackney, East London. You will then engage in an online workshop on the 17th November using the art materials which include canvases and acrylic paints, in your own home.

30th November 2022 – in person at King’s College, London.
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LAH & Centre for the Humanities and Health KCL, present: Kunle Adewale.

Kunle Adewale is Mental Health Champion/Advocate, Social Development Practitioner, Global Leader and the founder of Arts in Medicine Projects and Arts in Medicine Fellowship. He has trained and graduated over 800 students and professionals in the field of arts and medicine from over 40 countries across the globe.

Join him in person for a very special workshop and seminar exploring his practice and research at King’s College London.

3rd December – online.

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Pitstop, Pause and Reflect: with Lewis Pickles FRSA

Mental health is a journey, an exploration, a road to travel along and today we take a moment to pause and reflect: a place to check in with ourselves. A pitstop.

Lewis Pickles is an arts in health and education practitioner working across a number of community and clinical settings.  Join Lewis to develop your own writing and artwork around creativity and mental health, reflecting on this year and looking to the next in our free online workshop. Lewis will then work with The Road team to create a ‘London Arts and Health ‘Pitstop Zine’ which will be showcased on the LAH website in an online digital sharing.

SPOTLIGHT ON: ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH

For They Let In The Light is a new live commission at Chisenhale Gallery by artist and mental health activist the vacuum cleaner (aka James Leadbitter), developed with a group of young artists he met during Spring 2021 at the Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health in Newham, East London.

In his performances, films and site-specific interventions, the vacuum cleaner draws on his own experience of mental health disability, working with young people, health professionals and adults to challenge how mental health is understood, treated and experienced. This project responds to a crisis in young people’s mental health, amplifying the experiences of those uniquely isolated by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns.

For They Let In The Light is being presented at Chisenhale Gallery on the following dates:

Friday 25 & Saturday 26 November, at 7pm

Friday 2 & Saturday 3 December, at 7pm An afternoon of ‘in-conversations’ between artists, curators and thinkers involved in the project will take place on Sunday, 4 December, 2-4pm.

Opportunities from London Arts In Health Forum


The London Community Foundation – Peabody Community Fund
The fund was founded in 2014 and exists to support projects and activities designed to improve the quality of life of Peabody residents and the wider community. The deadline for projects from late March 2023 onwards is Friday 9 December 2022. 

Apply to be an academic consultant on NHS Untold Film stories
Apply to be an academic consultant on Untold Film Stories to: work with a BFI curator to support film teams creating films inspired by the BFI’s NHS on Film archive, and support film teams to deliver community engagement programmes that engage diverse audiences during the filmmaking process.15th December 2022 

The centre for Creative Explorers artist in residence
Applications for the Centre for Creative Explorers artist in residence programme 2023 are now open! Applications are welcomed from creative practitioners from any creative background who have a vision and passion for supporting the empowerment of young people. Friday 18th November. 

Community Programme Manager
Art Explore is looking for an experienced Community Programme Manager with a passion for arts engagement and cultural outreach to build an innovative Community Programme for Art Explora in the UK. Sunday 20th November. 

Environmental Sustainability Specialist
Julie’s Bicycle is looking for an Environmental Sustainability Specialist to join our Creative Green consultancy for 2-3 days a week until April 2023. Julie’s Bicycle (JB) is a pioneering non-profit organisation mobilising the arts and culture to take action on the climate crisis. 23rd November 2022.

Participation and operation Manager 
The Participation and Operations Manager is responsible for delivering the efficient operation of Outside Edge Theatre Company’s office and managing the company’s programme of participatory arts projects across London. This is an exciting opportunity to support the company’s growth and secure a sustainable and long-term future for the UK’s only theatre company and participatory arts charity focused on addiction. Friday 25th November. 

Community Development Officer
The Museum of Brands is looking for a Community Development Officer to deliver the ambitious second phase of our wellbeing project to help engage people living with dementia (including early onset), their carers and families, as well a wider 55+ audience across London with the Museum of Brands. Deadline 5th December.

For They Let in The Light
For They Let In The Light is a new live commission at Chisenhale Gallery by artist and mental health activist the vacuum cleaner (aka James Leadbitter), developed with a group of young artists he met during Spring 2021 at the Coborn Centre for Adolescent Mental Health in Newham, East London. 25th November – 3rd December. 

Kensington & Chelsea Creative Conversation
This Creative Conversation will once again bring together people living, working and learning in the borough. The session will be run using the Open Space format, with no speakers and no presentations. A safe space is created in order for everyone attending to suggest topics to talk through and to enable people to participate in these discussions. This allows you to input into several different conversations in a single session. Tuesday 22rd November. 

RAFTS: Live
Serpentine presents a special one-night concert, bringing to life Rory Pilgrim’s film, RAFTS, beyond the screen. Created over three years with residents of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, RAFTS was made for the exhibition Radio Ballads to explore stories of support in our everyday lives. 26th November.

The Arts and Healthcare in East London – Networking Lunch and Workshop
Are you part of an organisation delivering participatory art activities in Hackney or Tower Hamlets? Or are you a link worker or other health or social care professional interested in fostering links with the local creative sector? Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with Creative Wick, are hosting a catered networking event at our Mile End campus (room to be confirmed), which we’d like to invite you to. The event aims at forging links between local arts organisations delivering social impact. Wednesday 7th December. 

KEEP GOING: Tim Crouch and Andy Smith in Conversation

Thursday the 1st of December at 5pm, The John Thaw Theatre, Martin Harris Centre

KEEP GOING: Tim Crouch and Andy Smith in Conversation

Tim Crouch and Andy Smith have worked together since 2004 making and presenting Tim’s acclaimed and award-winning plays including An Oak Tree, The Author and most recently Truth’s a Dog Must To Kennel. This in conversation event will see them reflect on their practice and explore key elements of their work, including notions of collaboration, context, form and content.

Tim Crouch is a writer and theatre-maker who since creating My Arm in 2003 has had work presented at (amongst others) The Royal Court, The Unicorn, NTS and the RSC as well as touring nationally and internationally. He also created and co-wrote Don’t Forget The Driver, a six-part series for BBC2.

Andy Smith is a theatre-maker whose recent works include COMMONISMSUMMIT, and the ongoing series Plays For The People. He is a lecturer in theatre practice at The University of Manchester.

Dr Andy Smith (He/Him)

Lecturer in Theatre Practice, Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, M13 9PL

My office hour in semester one takes place on Wednesday between 1pm and 2pm will be by appointment only. Please email me to arrange an appointment either in person on the MHC corridor or on ZOOM (link below). If this is not convenient for you please contact me to arrange another time.

ZOOM meeting room

https://zoom.us/j/8833567556

Meeting ID: 883 356 7556

Please be aware that I work part time at The University of Manchester so may sometimes be unable to respond quickly to emails, but I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can. My working days during semester one are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

If you need help regarding mitigating circumstances all the forms and information can be accessed here 

If you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help you can text Shout to 85258 (the UK’s first free 24/7 text service for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere) or call the University’s 24/7 mental health and wellbeing support helpline on 0800 028 3766.

MEDIA – Sky News – Work Experience Programme

Want to do the best work of your life? Make your mark at Europe’s leading entertainment brand. A place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.

Here’s what you’ll get…

– Experience: None necessary
– Location: London
– Salary: Undisclosed
– Employment type: up to 2 weeks

Deadline: 23rd November Get applying!

TV & FILM – HETV Trainee Finder 2023-24, Screenskills

High-End TV (HETV) Trainee Finder is an entry-level placement programme that places trainees on HETV productions to ensure a continued supply of talent, capable of making world-class creative content.

Deadline: 28th November Find out more and apply here!

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 | JournoResources | Lectures.London | MediaBeans (media jobs) | QMUL Careers | Presspad | Run the Check | Startup Jobs | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)



SED Opportunity Digest – 04 November 2022

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

School of English and Drama Research and Events Newsletter – November 2022

Read the newsletter

Breaking Bread with First Nations Words

Date and time: Sun, November 6, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM GMT

Location: Candid Arts Trust. 3 Torrens Street London EC1V 1NQ

Register now

Free event: Black History Walks Volume 1, Queen Mary University Launch

14 November – David Sizer Lecture Theatre

Outside QMUL

Free Creative Careers Events at Barbican

See the programme and book

Simmons & Simmons – London ‘BreakThrough the diversity bias’ Event 10 November INVITE

Simmons & Simmons are hosting a diversity panel event ‘BreakThrough the diversity bias’ alongside the Barclays D&I team and we would be delighted to have you and your members join us on Thursday 10 November at our London office! We know that it can be challenging navigating entering a career in law which is why we have organised this panel event where you can ask questions and learn more about diversity and inclusion from leading members of the Firm and Barclays.

BreakThrough the diversity bias. Simmons & Simmons, panel event at CityPoint, London.
Thursday 10 November, 5.45pm-8.30pm (including time to network).
Panellists:
● Alan Thomas – Trainee for Simmons in Disputes & Investigations.
● Charlotte Aherne – Legal Director, Senior Wealth Management lawyer
at UBS.
● Lucy Glover – Legal Project Managerand Relationship Manager at Barclays.
● Tepo Din – Senior Managing Counsel atBank of New York Mellon.
● And moderated by Joanna Harris -Head of D&I at Simmons & Simmons

Whether you are a law or non-law student, a graduate of any discipline, or if you just want to hear more about commitments to diversity and inclusion – anyone is welcome to attend! Maximum travel reimbursement of £50.

Register here

Film Trainee Finder – Graduate Opportunity

Date 1 Apr 2023, 00:00 – 31 Mar 2024, 23:55 Region UK Age 18+ Application deadline 28 Nov 2022 Career stages Entry, Early Industries Film Funding ScreenSkills funded

ScreenSkills Trainee Finder 2023-24 is now open for applications.

Apply here

What is Film Trainee Finder?

Film Trainee Finder is an entry-level placement programme that places trainees on film productions to ensure a continued supply of talent, capable of making world-class creative content. Participants become part of an industry-recognised group of trainees and receive exclusive access to training placements across the UK.

In previous years trainees have been placed on films including The Batman, Matilda, Jurassic World Dominion, No Time to Die, The Railway Children Return, Mothering Sunday, The Son, Tuesday, The Lost King, Pretty Red Dress, Persuasion, Boys in the Boat, The Eternal Daughter, Benediction, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Dungeons and Dragons, Ali & Ava, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, After Love, Empire of Light and MEN.

Free online symposium: Shakespeare and Race Spoken Word(s)

Book now and find out more

Theatrics of technologies and drama in the classroom

Wednesday 9th November 2-5pm (live and on-line)  

MA Students at University of Derby and Derby Theatre have been conducting Practice as Research with young people in schools using theatre and drama to explore the world of virtual reality and gaming. 

How can theatre and drama support young people to explore the future of technologies pedagogically for both the benefits and challenges to wellbeing? And how can drama enhance the curriculum?

The Symposium will be online or in person in the studio theatre at Derby Theatre, Eagle Walk, Derby DE1 2NF. 

Please book your FREE place via link below: 

https://derbytheatre.co.uk/festival/stories-of-the-city-voices-of-young-people-and-theatrics-of-technologies/

Applications are now open for our new artist development commission, INTRODUCING, produced in partnership with Stanley Arts!

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Listen to a speech version of the commission details here!

We want to support 5 LGBTQIA+ artists in the development of a new idea or work. 

Introducing, is a commission for early-career queer performance makers / live artists whose work involves dance, movement or physical theatre.

In collaboration with our friends at Stanley Arts Croydon, artists will be given money, access to space, one-to-one check-ins, workshops, tailored mentoring, sharing opportunities & peer feedback sessions to develop their new work.

We are looking for bold & exciting new ideas from LGBTQIA+ artists who want to push boundaries in their performance making. Experimenting, exploring, trying new things or alternative ways of making.
Click here to head straight to the application form!
The deadline to apply is Monday 7th November by 5pm.
Commission activity will take place from November-February.

If you have any questions about the application or commission, you can email
fraser@razecollective.com

For more information on the commission details, criteria & application head to
razecollective.com/intro

Apply now for Introducing !

Boost your skills with these free workshops

  • Wednesday, 9 November 2022 14:00The Recovering Pessimists Guide to Optimism – Live longer, live better Register
  • Wednesday, 16 November 2022 14:00 From Surviving to Thriving Register
  • Wednesday, 23 November 2022 14:00 Reflective learning workshop Register
  • Wednesday, 30 November 2022 14:00 Workshopping Critical Thinking: skills and tools Register

Art and poetry in conversation with John Milton and Cornelia Parker

The OU’s Contemporary Cultures of Writing research group are holding the second of three free online seminars with the Institute of English Studies in their November series: Ekphrasis, Creating a space for Art and Literature. 

We would like to invite you to the second seminar on Tuesday 15 November 2022 6pm-7pm:

Details of the event and of how to register can be found at the following link: 

https://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/search-john-milton-and-exploded-form-ekphrasis-cornelia-parkers-cold-dark-matter

The third and final seminar Beyond Ekphrasis featuring Heather Richardson (The Open University) and Maria Isakova-Bennett (Coast to Coast Poetry) will take place on Tuesday 29th November 2022 6pm-7pm. You can also book this event here:

https://ies.sas.ac.uk/events/beyond-ekphrasis

Contemporary Cultures of Writing is a research group at the Open University. You can find more information here: https://www.open.ac.uk/arts/research/contemporary-cultures-of-writing/node/60

The Future is Back is a FREE creative writing and mentoring scheme for LGBTQ+ writers.

Black and brown writers are especially invited to apply. It is funded by Arts Council England, with Spread the Word and Central Islington Library as main partners.

The scheme is to help writers who wish to take their craft to the next level by providing a safe, supportive and stimulating environment, and giving insight into the professional writing world. The Future is Back contributes to global efforts with a dedicated anti-racist focus. It asks you as a creative person to reflect on questions of representation, voice, and anti-racist commitment. Please note that this is a prose writing scheme.Deadline: 27 November,All info on The Future is Back here

Walthamstow’s First Annual “The Midnight Gallery” is being launched at CRATE St James Street on national museum night to celebrate and showcase the art from local artists and wordsmiths!

Whether you’re a budding collector, fellow artists wanting to network, another night owl creative or somebody interested in the spoken word art form this is the place to be on November 1st!

We are inviting artists and creatives to showcase and sell their work as part of the event;

We welcome all types of mediums.
You can exhibit as many pieces as you’d like.

Please ensure works are family friendly or have a disclaimer.
You will be able to keep all your sales, we don’t require any commission.

Deadline is Monday 31st October at 1pm.

Apply now https://forms.gle/5uF2WSvMFX3EdKcv7

More about the event   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/crates-midnight-gallery-featuring-local-artists-spoken-word-tickets-444211176587

BIRKBECK CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY THEATRE EVENTS

Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, 17-18 November 2022 

This Wellcome ISSF-supported symposium, hosted by Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, explores the role of theatre, performance and related art practices in the experience and expression of grief in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Planned as a hybrid event, taking place online (17 November, via Teams) and in person (18 November, Birkbeck School of Arts), the symposium approaches its subject by bringing together artists, academics, community organisers, health and social care professionals.

The symposium features three strands: 1) invited specialist keynotes, panels and workshops; 2) panel presentations; 3) a Peltz Gallery/Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre new digital artwork commission.  

Schedule and booking 

Day 1, 17th November: https://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=34530

Day 2, 18th November: https://www.bbk.ac.uk/events/remote_event_view?id=34531

 

WriteNow is back!

WriteNow is back! This year, Penguin is partnering with leading TV content creator, BBC Studios, to offer writers an opportunity to expand their understanding of both the TV and publishing industries.

Applications are open exclusively for commercial fiction – books with a fast-moving plot and a hook that reels the reader in.

WriteNow is looking for compelling love stories, comedy and family drama, and gripping crime and thriller novels.

Applications open on Monday 7 November and close on Sunday 8 January. It starts with just 1,000 words.             

GET STARTED

https://www.penguin.co.uk/company/creative-responsibility/writenow/this-years-programme


Free event: The War in Court: Inside the Long Fight against Torture

Date: Thursday, 24 November 2022, 17:00 – 18:30 (GMT)

Venue: Room 313, Third Floor, School of Law Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road London E1 4NS

Register now

Free event: Taking the Mic: Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965 Aesthetics, Activisms, AuralitiesFriday 18 November 2022

Keynote Speakers: Jay Bernard FRSL, Berlin and London and Kayo Chingonyi FRSL, Leeds

We are delighted to announce that registration for ‘Taking the Mic: Black British Spoken Word Poetry Since 1965’ is now open via Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taking-the-mic-black-british-spoken-word-poetry-since-1965-tickets-415565596887

Student Art Pass – a year of art + opportunities for a fiver

A Student Art Pass lets you dive into culture on a budget with free entry to hundreds of museums and galleries across the UK, and 50% off major exhibitions.

Plus, you’ll gain access to paid arts opportunities and grow your network by joining the #WeAreArtful @StudentArtPass community. All for just £5 a year.

Available for a limited time.

Get your £5 pass today

Closing Soon

1Xtra’s Where It Begins Work Placement Deadline – 06 November, 2022

Editorial Assistant Fellow at Insider Inc – Rolling (Apply Now)

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 | JournoResources | Lectures.London | MediaBeans (media jobs) | QMUL Careers | Presspad | Run the Check | Startup Jobs | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)



SED Opportunity Digest – 24 October 2022

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Employable Me: Where to Next? 

Wednesday 26th October 2022 5:00pm-6:30pm, Bancroft 113 (Mile End campus) 

As part of QMUL’s Black History Month programme of events, students and staff are invited to an afternoon of networking with QMUL alumni who will be offering insight into post-graduate life and where their degrees have taken them. This session is a great opportunity to network with fellow students and alumni. Refreshments will be available! 

Hosted by Beatrix Andrews, a final year Modern Languages student, hear from an incredible line-up including:  

Dr Maame Nikabs Linguistics PhD, 2020 – Inclusive Language and Culture Consultant  

Deanna Lyncook English and History BA, 2018 – History PhD Student and host of the ‘History Hotline’ Podcast 

Elliott Ajai-Ajagbe Daley English BA, 2008  – Author, Actor, Playwright, Director, Poet and Teacher 

Book a free ticket via Eventbrite or just turn up on the day: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/employable-me-where-to-next-tickets-441618792697.

Personal development workshops for first years

First year students at Queen Mary! Are you interested in personal development workshops to help you make the best possible start at university?

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Book here

Secrets of the London Yiddish Stage: Rehearsed reading with musical interludes of gems from London’s East-End Yiddish theatre.

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 7:30pm

Jewish Museum, Raymond Burton House, 129-131 Albert Street, London NW1 7NB

Free, but registration is essential. Book now (//www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/secrets-of-the-london-yiddish-stage-tickets-400764155377)

Gretchen Gerzina’s Black England, a research conversation

We’re hosting a research conversation on Gretchen Gerzina’s Black England: A Forgotten History, which is reissued this month Wed 26 Oct, 2-3:30pm in assoc with QMUL Postcolonial Seminar. #BlackHistoryMonth

Sign up here

Cultural Advocacy Fellows Symposium Launch: Unexpected Solutions: Inequalities, Policy and the Cultural Sector

27 October, 4-6pm followed by reception, The Octagon, Queens’ Building, Mile End Campus

Queen Mary’s Cultural Advocacy Fellows scheme, a partnership between Queen Mary Arts & Culture and The Mile End Institute, is a coalition of advocates helping to make the case for the creative and cultural sectors in London, nationally and internationally. Over the next three years, our Fellows will work with artists and Queen Mary academics to tackle some of the major challenges facing the cultural sectors. Our Fellows are drawn from organisations such as London Mayor’s Culture Team, Equity, Bectu, Musicians’ Union, Arts Council England, Tower Hamlets Council, Creative Diversity Network, Society of Authors, and the Financial Times.

Join our symposium ‘Unexpected Solutions: Inequalities, Policy and the Cultural Sector’ celebrating the launch of this unique fellowship scheme, a first in Queen Mary’s history.

Spotlight Youth Arts: Creative Youth Work Advocate Roundtables

Following two successful roundtables with partners working in creative practice with young people, Queen Mary Arts & Culture will host a third roundtable on creative youth work on 3 November. The roundtables network Creative Youth Work Advocates – young people being trained as co-researchers – to our project partners, including Rich Mix, Roundhouse, The Yard, The Albany and Sounds Like Chaos. These events form part of a research project led by Spotlight Youth Arts in partnership with Arts & Culture and Arts Council England, on Creative Youth Work: Increasing inclusivity and relevance for young people accessing cultural provision.

This research brings together Queen Mary researchers, youth workers, artists, and young people to develop a methodology for Creative Youth Work. Arts Council England and the research team from the Health Engagement to Avoid interpersonal violent injury in young Londoners (HEAL) project, who are also working with Spotlight, will be attending the session.

Spaces are available to attend the roundtable on 3 November. Register your interest here.

Free Lecture by Prof. Rohan McWilliam: ‘Theatrical Celebrity and the Coming of the Picture Postcard, 1890-1914’

Wednesday 2 Nov 2022, 17:00-19:00

This is the inaugural lecture for the newly established QMUL Centre for the Study of the Nineteenth Century and its Legacies.

Attendance is free and all are welcome. Please sign up via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/events/440230440097/details

This talk examines the way the coming of the picture postcard in the 1890s changed the nature of theatrical celebrity and the relationship between performer and audience. Postcards are an under-used resource for the cultural historian. They were integral to the creation of the image of the star. What we find is the construction of a visual culture that sustained a fan base and predated the cinema. This paper will look at the images of performers who appeared in straight drama and in musical comedy, contrasting the images of actors and actresses. The talk raises issues about celebrity culture, portraiture, performance and sexuality.

Rohan McWilliam is Professor of Modern British History at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, and a former President of the British Association for Victorian Studies. He is at work on a history of the West End of London, the first volume of which was published in 2020: London’s West End: Creating the Pleasure District, 1800-1914 (OUP). Rohan has published widely on the histories of popular politics and popular culture, including his book The Tichborne Claimant: A Victorian Sensation (2007) and articles on topics ranging from Victorian melodrama to the Labour Party in the 1980s.

Event Details:
The lecture will take place in Graduate Centre on QMUL Mile End Campus, and will be followed by a reception with refreshments in the same building.

Accessibility information: https://www.accessable.co.uk/queen-mary-university-of-london/mile-end/access-guides/graduate-centre

Any questions can be directed to nineteenth-century@qmul.ac.uk

Outside QMUL

Free Things To Do To Inspire You In London

  1. Free events at London Literature Festival – until 30 Oct
  2. Free open days at Hoxton Hall – 28-20 Oct
  3. Free Small Publishers Fair at Conway Hall – 28-29 Oct
  4. Free events at Black History Month – until 31 Oct
  5. Book ahead for free events at Being Human Festival – 10-20 November

Writeidea Festival 2022 – 4 – 6 November 2022 – ALL EVENTS FREE

After three years Writeidea returns at a new venue, Bethnal Green Library, in celebration of its 100th anniversary.

Authors for this year include Tez Ilyas, Panikos Panayi, Lesley-Ann Jones, Matthew Green, Jean Fullerton, Rosie Wilby, David Hoffman, Shahida Rahman, Yara Rodrigues Fowler, Hannah Lowe, Jackie Lees, Siobhan MacGowan, Ajay, Chowdhury, Nick Higham, Vivi Lachs, John Grindrod, Tom Chivers, Malcolm Russell, Paul Gorman, Swadhinata Trust, Sarah Lee and Gregor Gall. There will also be a performance by folk singer Rita Tam.

See the full programme

Event: How can social prescribing and palliative care intersect at the end of life? – 23 November 2022

Hannah Thomas is a soon-to-be graduate of the MA Applied Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as a Senior Communities Officer at Birmingham City Council, focussing on cultural communities.

Her artistic practice centres around end-of-life palliative care arts and health practices, in which she collaborates 1-1 with a person in palliative care to develop original audio compositions based on that person’s life. 

This free online workshop will allow you to experience some of Hannah’s artistic practice, as well as engage in debate about cultural social prescribing and palliative care.

Young Gifted and Black at Theatre Peckham

See the full programme

Free Journalism Workshop – remote on 15 November

Tuesday 15 November 2022, 7pm-9:30pm (remote)– News journalism workshop

Book now

Black Theatre Making and Censorship in the Archive:

Online via the British Library and in person at Leeds Playhouse

November 8th @8pm

Black theatre-making is often written out of the archive, credited to white theatre practitioners, or catalogued in ways that make it hard to find. Because Black theatre makers were frequently at the forefront of movements for change, their work was regularly subject to censorship and surveillance and collected in state archives.   

Book free online ticket

Book in person ticket

For more information about the project please contact k.m.dossett@leeds.ac.uk 

Marina Warner, “Viral Spiral: Multiple Shape-shifting from Ovid to Covid” 

The Centre for Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths, University of London, is delighted to announce the inaugural lecture in our Annual Lecture series.

A group of metamorphoses in myths and legends features gods and in between creatures, who are not quite divine and not quite mortal either,  who can change their shape multiple times. For example, Mestra, the daughter of Erisychthon, is given this gift by the gods when her father sells her, and she is able to elude the clients he panders her to.

Marina Warner will explore stories of multiple transformations in and out of different bodies, and reflect on their significance in relation to today’s concerns with fluid identities and interspecies contact and contagion.

24 November 2022, 6.00pm GMT (in person and online).

Attendance is free but booking is required.

Book here to attend IN PERSON (the Lecture will be in the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmiths, New Cross, London SE14 6AD, and will be followed by drinks).

Book here to attend ONLINE.

Visit the Lecture’s webpage for more information and updates.

Launch of our new report ‘Artists, Other Creative Practitioners and COVID-19: Personal Experiences and Policy insights’, 4-6.30pm, Thu 3 November, ⁦‪@MuseumoftheHome⁩, FREE

Sign up here: museumofthehome.org.uk/whats-on/event…

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2023

The Prize is now open! Submissions close 1 November 2022

The prize is free to enter and open to any citizen of a Commonwealth country who is aged 18 and over.  It is awarded for the best piece of unpublished short fiction (2,000–5,000 words). Regional winners each receive £2,500 and the opportunity to be published online by Granta magazine, and the overall winner receives £5,000.

More information

Producing Trans Performance: ‘Transness’ beyond testimony in I, Joan (2022)

Dr Rachel Hann, Northumbria University, Newcastle

https://glasgowtheatreseminar.wordpress.com/

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday 3rd November, 5.30pm in the James Arnott Theatre, University of Glasgow.

Venue directions and access info: https://www.accessable.co.uk/university-of-glasgow/access-guides/gilmorehill-halls

Where possible, we are recording this year’s talks and making them available online for a short period afterwards – for details, please contact stephen.greer@glasgow.ac.uk

Code Creators

We are Code Creators, a student led non-profit project dedicated to teaching Python in a simple way. As you are aware, coding is becoming an increasingly important skill and students with tech skills are 50% more likely to receive positive responses to applications. Whether you are aspiring for a career in data, analytics, starting your own business or traditionally non tech roles, having skills in coding will benefit your career in this digital age.

We provide beginners classes for anyone with an interest in the subject but doesn’t know where to begin. No prior knowledge is needed and by completing the course you will reach a high enough standard to include Python on your CV for any potential job role.

The Course

The course will begin on Sunday 30th of October and run for 10 weeks. 8 of these will include teaching and the other 2 will provide time to work on your own project. The course materials including recordings will be made available to re-watch at any time.

The course costs £30 but if you and a friend sign up together you can both receive 20% off. By purchasing this course 100% of the revenue goes to fund numerous social projects improving lives in the UK and abroad. To learn more about these projects please visit: https://www.enactussheffield.org/

How to sign up?

If you are interested in our Python courses the next stage is to enrol on the link below:

https://www.enactussheffield.org/beginners-course

Or for more information have a look at our website or send us an email:

https://www.enactussheffield.org/codecreators

Closing Soon

NBC Universal Internships – Just posted apply ASAP

Digital & Commercial Co-ordinator, Bauer Media – 27 October

Weekend Community Assistant – 31 October

‘Zombies, Run!’ game writing apprenticeship – 7 November

Paid work placements for entry level journalists – Media Makers by The Guardian – 11 November

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 | JournoResources | Lectures.London | MediaBeans (media jobs) | QMUL Careers | Presspad | Run the Check | Startup Jobs | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)



SED Opportunity Digest – 23 September 2022

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Join award-winning QMUL alumna, spoken word artist, educator, and now author Jaspreet Kaur for a FREE workshop at Universities across the UK.

Through a series of intimate and facilitated workshops, ‘The Brown Girl Like YOU!’ University Tour will provide a safe space for open dialogue about womanhood on themes such as body image, mental health, relationships, and social media.

University is a vital transition point in all our lives and these workshops will provide an opportunity for young South Asians to share their stories, build their confidence, and know that they’re not alone on their journey of navigating their intersectional identities.

Sign up

Queen Mary Arts and Health: workshop with Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner Sanjoy Ganguly

This month, People’s Palace Projects has arranged for the internationally renowned Theatre of the Oppressed practitioner Sanjoy Ganguly to come to London. Dr Ganguly is Artistic Director of the Jana Sanskriti Centre for Theatre of the Oppressed in Kolkata, and has a huge range of experience working across health-related inquiries through performance. 

As our network continues to coalesce, we thought this would be a fantastic opportunity for us to work with Dr Ganguly in workshops on broader questions around how our collective can function meaningfully, the work we would like to do together, how to create and reflect on partnership working for the future – both within Queen Mary and beyond – and how TO practice might help us with evaluative strategies within our work.

With apologies for the short notice, we will be holding two workshops in the w/c 26 September:

  • Tuesday, 27 September, 1-5pm (ArtsTwo Film and Drama Studio)
  • Wednesday 28 September, 1-5pm (ArtsOne Harold Pinter Studio)

In these sessions will be focusing on our collective work in the Arts and Health network together using TO techniques. 

Please use this sign up sheet to let us know which session/s you’d like to attend. If you have any problems filling it out please email Meg (m.clinch@qmul.ac.uk). We’ll be in touch with more information closer to the date of the workshops, but there is no need to prepare anything. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Alumna Meg Hodgson presents: MOONFACE @ Camden People’s Theatre, 7 & 8 October

£8 tickets available now!

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

2022. Shady billionaires make plans to colonise and mine the solar system behind all our backs, and one rocky satellite is dangerously close to the edge. One last cycle to figure out where it all went wrong and how (if) we can course-correct before it’s too late.

Made in collaboration with Professor Ilan Kelman: coordinator of UCL’s Space Health Risks Research group, MOONFACE is a humorous and exuberant love letter to our nearest celestial neighbour and an exploration of how much ‘space’ we all take up in our late-stage capitalist universe. Developed with the support of Camden People’s Theatre, UCL Culture, The London Mining Network and The Yard Theatre. 

Volunteer Opportunity at Half Moon Theatre – Get Experience for your CV

It’s Lydia (studied drama and MSc creative arts and mental health), I am now working at Half Moon theatre just down the road.

We are looking for a volunteer for our Youth Theatre on Wednesday evenings with our Orbit group for school years 10-13. The sessions are from 6:30-8:30pm and take place on Wednesday 28th September – Wednesday 7th December (no session on the 26th October due to half term), some more info can be found here: https://www.halfmoon.org.uk/youth-theatre/

The volunteer will help the young people participate in the weekly youth theatre sessions and generally support the facilitators in any way they need during the sessions. Here are some accounts from previous volunteers

If anyone is interested, they can directly contact Jen jen@halfmoon.org.uk with their CV and/or saying why they would like to volunteer. I have signed Half Moon up to the QMUL volunteering service but as the term starts so soon.

Poplar Union hiring new Front of House Assistants!

This is for you if you have previous customer service experience and/or front-of-house experience.

For more information and details about the role here: https://buff.ly/3C0K4V9

Please apply before 10am Friday 30 September 2022

Free talk

Friends I am working with at Care for St Anne’s in Limehouse are organising a panel event to commemorate the life of radical East End GP David Widgery who died suddenly, 30 years ago.

Some of you may know his book Other Lives, published in 1992. He was a remarkable individual active in all sorts of networks including Rock Against Racism. His book offers a profound sense of the poverty and challenges that much of the East End faced in the 1980s and it gave voice to those whose lives were being marginalised the Docklands regeneration process. Staff working in this department at the time knew David, and he had several links with Queen Mary. I think it will be a fascinating event.

The panel (7pm 28 September 2022, at St Anne’s Limehouse) comprises others who knew David and worked with him.

https://www.careforstannes.org/david-widgery

Fragments Film Festival


THE WOMAN KING

to open Fragments Festival on 29 September!

After its World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival and ahead of its general release in the UK on 7th October, we’re honoured to open this year’s festival with THE WOMAN KING (dir: Gina Prince-Bythewood, USA/Can).

Inspired by true events, it’s the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female warrior unit who protected the African kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s. It follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life. The film stars Oscar® winner Viola Davis as Nanisca alongside Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffin and John Boyega.
BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE

See the full programme

The London Arts & Humanities Partnership is delighted to announce that its AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (CDA) Scheme is open for proposals for studentship projects to commence in October 2023.

As we will be holding the next information session on 14th September 12-1pm, please sign up via the online form to book your place by midday the day before and we will send you the Zoom link to the meeting.

Sign-up to an exciting new training offer in research data visualisation

This offer is exclusive to HSS researchers and people should register directly with me. Numbers are capped at 30.

Dates:    Wed 16 Nov 1.30-4.30 ONLINE

              Wed 23 Nov 1.30-4.30 ARTS ONE: 1,28

              Wed 30 Nov 1.30-4.30 ARTS ONE: 1,28

The emphasis is on developing critical thinking for effective data visualisation and engagement with research. Free online tools and techniques to put this into practice will be signposted, including techniques for gathering evidence of engagement that can be used to demonstrate impact.

Justine Kenyon (she/her) j.kenyon@qmul.ac.uk

Outside QMUL

£5 Skills Course in Creative Content Production at Roundhouse

Take the first step towards becoming a pro content creator! Learn to produce exciting creative content across platforms like TikTok, YouTube and more. Gain tips on how to manage your social media and organically grow your community.

https://www.roundhouse.org.uk/young-creatives/autumn-2022/masterclass-creative-content-production/

HOW TO BUILD EVENTS FOR BUSINESSES

Age 18-30 I Mon 12 Sep, 6.30pm I Free

Like running events? From gigs and festivals to conferences and talks, learn the ins and outs from expert Nadu Placca. 

CHECK IT OUT

Register now for TheatreCraft 22!

Booking is now OPEN for the UK’s largest free theatre careers event!

Book here for your free ticket

Only An Octave Apart at Wilton’s Music Hall

28 September to 22 October

Hot on the heels of a sensational run in New York last year, ‘the greatest cabaret artist of their generation’ (The New Yorker) and ‘the vocally brilliant and dramatically fearless countertenor’ (The New York Times) are bringing their acclaimed show to London.   Only An Octave Apart is Justin Vivian Bond and Anthony Roth Costanzos joyous and surprising musical fantasia, revelling in everything strange and beautiful in the coexistence of contrasts – from Purcell’s 17th century aria “Dido’s Lament” to Dido’s early 2000s hit “White Flag”, from “Autumn Leaves” to “The Waters of March”.   Co-created and directed by Zack Winokur, with music supervision by Thomas Bartlett, arrangements by Nico Muhly, musical direction by Daniel Schlosberg, and costume design by JW Anderson, Only an Octave Apart celebrates the historical and the hysterical, from countertenor to counterculture.

More info

Volunteer with Hanaz Writers

Hanaz Writers is a unique start-up business. It is a group of people who are interested in writing areas. Your background does not matter to us. Any age, gender, education, or experience is welcome to the volunteering scheme.

Hanaz Writer Volunteering place is where volunteers are welcome to collaborate. They can expand themselves in creative writing, editing, and proofreading and gain experience. If the company sees the potential, it offers a job offer.

We aim to aid, advise, inspire and motivate anyone attempting to break into the industry or progress within it.

If you are interested, contact us at info@hanazwriters.co.uk.

New The Publishing

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It’s Wednesday and that means issue 55 is here! Follow the link to read, or click here to read articles via our website! Check out a sneak peek of the content included in this issue below!

Uncovering the Archive Free Workshops at Iniva (Home of Stuart Hall Library)

FREE series of workshops & screenings to existing youth programmes with an aim to engage young people (16-25) primarily from marginalised communities such as Black and QTIPOC/PGM*, working class, migrant and Disabled. ⁣⁣

The intention is to introduce the archive as a resource and archiving as a mode of storytelling available to, and representative of, the identities⁣⁣ and lives of those normally excluded from history making practices. By⁣⁣ working with the collections held both at MDR and Iniva, the programme⁣⁣ aims to offer young people with the tools to confidently explore, interrogate and create the stories they want to tell or wish were told⁣⁣ through engaging activities that center creative play, conversation and⁣⁣ making. By introducing young people to places, digital spaces and people that are made for/representative of them, we hope to empower their claim to history and uphold the integrity of what is important to them.⁣⁣

We recognise that archives are often spaces accessed by people with⁣⁣ privilege ie. wealthy/higher educated/able-bodied/neurotypical, and so a⁣⁣ core objective is to work to open up these spaces through prioritising⁣⁣ access, inclusion and safety. This programme will be facilitated by⁣⁣ creative practitioners from marginalised backgrounds whose practices are informed by disruptive approaches to history telling and making.⁣⁣

Sign up

Closing Soon

TV Internship at Banijay – Deadline 28 September

Fashion Minority Report Internship & Mentoring – Deadline 30 September

Communications Assistant at Tate – Deadline 30 September

British Film Commission Communications Consultant / Manager at Film London – Deadline 4 October

Newsroom Apprentice at Telegraph – Deadline 7 October

Learning Officer at Migration Museum – Deadline 9 October

Creative Engagement Assistant, Marketing Assistant & Event Managers at Jackson’s Lane – Deadlines vary

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 | JournoResources | Lectures.London | MediaBeans (media jobs) | QMUL Careers | Presspad | Run the Check | Startup Jobs | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)



SED Opportunity Digest – 23 August 2022

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Book a careers appointment with Charlotte Brown

Use your TARGET CONNECT login or email charlotte.brown@qmul.ac.uk

SPARK – Free organic fireworks as part of Greenwich + Docklands International Festival curated by QMUL alum Bradley Hemmings

26 – 27 August | 9pm | The Queens House Lawns, SE10 9JH | Duration: 2hours

What to Expect: Family friendly | Sensory spectacle

Find out more

RSL Literature Matters Awards Funding for literary projects – Closes 24 August at 5pm

The RSL’s Literature Matters Awards aim to reward and enable literary excellence and innovation. Each year, after an open call for proposals, the Awards are given to individual writers or other literary creators, recognising their past achievements and providing them with financial support to undertake a proposed new piece of writing or literary project.

Find out more and apply

Outside QMUL

Closing Soon

Campaign Assistant at Sky – Just posted (rolling apply asap)

Team Assistant at Unbound (book publisher) – Just posted (rolling apply asap)

Awards Assistant at BAFTA – Just posted (rolling apply asap) More jobs at BAFTA

Freelance Assistant Producer Talent Pool – BBC Audio – BBC Asian Network – Closes 24 August

Campaigns Assistant at Amnesty International Closes 24 August

Paid intern at United Agents – Closes 24 August

Writer/Editor at Alzheimer’s Society – Closes 25 August

Creative Copywriter Intern at Man Utd – Closes 26 August

Co-creation and content manager, UCL Libraries, Culture, Collections and Open Science – Closes 29 August

Digital Engagement Specialist at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home – Closes 29 August

Arts and Community Producer, Stanley Arts – Closes 30 August

Publicity Assistant, Adult Marketing at Bloomsbury – Closes 30 August

Marketing & Comms Support, Tangle (theatre) – Closes 2 September

Marketing & Communications Assistant at Jane Austen’s House – Closes 4 September

TikTok/Reels Creator, BBC Radio 1 – Closes 4 September

Head of Creative Events (p/t 21 hours per week) – Discover Children’s Story Centre – Closes 5 September

Art Strategy Manager, Bethlem Gallery – Closes 12th September

BAFTA internships – Apply by 4 September

Creative Access have just launched 6 new internships at BAFTA!

If you love film, games or tv, this could be your big chance to enter into the industry. Whether you’re looking for your first professional role, changing industries or returning to work after a break, you could become BAFTA’s next:

  • Events intern
  • PR & communications intern
  • Learning, inclusion & talent intern
  • Partnerships & fundraising intern
  • Sustainability intern
  • Production intern

These internships are for 12 months and are each split between two departments across the organisation.

Apply by 4th September: http://ow.ly/Pm8q50KeWrc

This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Getting started with The Dots – a kind of creative LinkedIn(find work, network, upskill & more!)

Organised by The Dots

Whether you’ve just joined The Dots (welcome!), or you’re looking for some top tips on how to get the most out of it, come join our founder Pip as she shares her tips, new feature releases and industry insights.

About this event:

No matter if you’re a freelancer or full-timer, a junior or you’re established in the industry, join us for an insightful chat full of advice, and a few laughs along the way (if you’ve heard Pip speak before, you’ll know what we mean!).

By the end of the talk, you’ll know how to:

  • Come up higher in search results on The Dots
  • Create a stand-out profile
  • Find your dream job
  • Increase your chances of being headhunted/discovered
  • Get advice and find mentors
  • Connect with like-minded collaborators
  • Upskill and network online

Plus, there’ll be a Q&A session at the end to ask any other questions.

Sign up here: https://the-dots.com/events/getting-started-with-the-dots-find-work-network-upskill-more-11660

V&A Friday Late x GUAP: We Face Forward

To commemorate our landmark Africa Fashion exhibition, we’re partnering with youth-led media platform GUAP for this month’s special Friday Late – showcasing next-generation designers, artists, and more in a museum-wide pan-African takeover.   Join us for an evening of celebrating contemporary African fashion, music and performance.     Friday 26 August, 18.30 – 22.00, Free

VIEW THE PROGRAMME

Merky Books Writers’ Prize – Apply by 10 September

Merky Books is an award-winning book publishing imprint launched by Stormzy and Penguin Random House UK in 2018. It is a home for underrepresented voices and provides a platform where their stories can be told, heard and uplifted. Our aim is to publish the stories that will allow a new generation of writers and readers across the UK to see themselves represented more regularly within the pages of a book.

The winner of the New Writers’ Prize will receive a publishing contract with #Merky Books. All shortlisted writers will also be invited to our Writers’ Camp, where they will be able to participate in writing workshops, panel talks, editorial one-to-ones, and meet the #Merky Books team.

The prize will also aim to provide all applicants with the tools, information and access they need to develop their ideas, progress their writing and set off on the path to publication.

Apply and more info

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