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Music, film, workshops, heritage and more form the mainstay of varied, month-long programme of events and activities to mark Black History Month 2021.
In addition to the wide array of events listed, Museum of London Docklands have a great programme for Black History Month throughout October.
You can learn about key moments in London’s Black history with an interactive timeline, drop in to a weekend storytelling session with Soup Stories, inspired from the new display ‘Feeding Black: Community, Power & Place’ and explore the stories of past Black Londoners with a digital trail for the who of half term week.
Local organisation Trapped in Zone One are creating two new community murals in Tower Hamlets which showcases the rich diversity of the borough and honour a community champion who is an inspiration to young people in Tower Hamlets. For details to how you can get involved in these FREE creative workshops please visit their website.
Studying at university is quite different from school. Reach! will equip you with the tips and skills you’ll need to succeed with your studies. You’ll learn about UK academic culture, effective study techniques, essay writing, data visualisation, how to recognise disinformation and more. Reach! workshops are organised by the Queen Mary Academic Skills team.
In the session taking place on Wednesday 6 October [at 1pm or 4pm] will focus on Effective Reading & Note-Making, The session runs both in person and online. Visit our Eventbrite page to sign-up.
To find out more about future sessions, take a look at our website.
The Apocalypse Reading Room – Ama Josephine Budge
An installation of books for all ages, exploring ways to reimagine our futures
The Apocalypse Reading Room is an installation by speculative writer and artist Ama Josephine Budge: an on-site library, a world of talking stories in the face of environmental and social transformation, a gathering of all the books we might need to change the end of the world…
Explore the The Apocalypse Reading Room in person at Toynbee Studios in the Arts Bar & Café. This post-apocalyptic library installation is filled with books for all ages and you’re invited to come and read books exploring ways to build, transform, rethink, rewrite and reimagine our futures.
The Apocalypse Reading Room is activated by two artists, Lateisha Davine Lovelace-Hanson and Mohammed Z Rahman, who are taking part in a three-month long residency programme, a series of public events and writing blogs:
- Ama is in the Reading Room and access support is offered on 18 September and 25 September and 12-6pm.
- Read blog by Lateisha: < grief is a grandmother whose burning hands enshrine light >
- Read blog by Mohammed: Smash the Workhouse, Free the Dreamers
Digital Cities Virtual returns on 12 October 2021 for another fantastic lineup of ONLINE events for people working in or interested in TV and related creative industries. We’ve teamed up with top UK media organisations to deliver a varied schedule of amazing FREE events for people who work in, or want to work in, the creative industries. Here’s some sections:
Launch of 2021 Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize
‘Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.’ Silence Dogood, No.8, The New-England Courant (1722).
Each year a question or quote exploring Benjamin Franklin’s relevance in our time is open for interpretation in 1000-1500 words. The competition is open exclusively for young writers, aged 18-25, with a first prize of £750, and a second prize of £500. Winning entries will be posted online at www.BenjaminFranklinHouse.org.
The Franklin quote for interpretation in 2021 is: ‘Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.’ Silence Dogood, No.8, The New-England Courant (1722). Entrants should interpret this quote for its significance today. All entries must be received by 31 October 2021.
Franklin is one of history’s great figures. While he made lasting contributions in many fields, his first passion was writing. He believed in the power of the written word as the bedrock of a democratic society to inform and stimulate debate.
*Entrants must be aged 18-25 years and living in the UK.
Entries of 1000-1500 words must be sent by 31 October 2021 to email@example.com.
Each entrant is asked to provide their name, preferred email, postal address, and phone number within the email with the entry attached as a word document. In addition, entrants should provide their age and place of study (if applicable; if they are not in education, they should provide a biographical note explaining their current acurrent activities). Entrants may submit only one entry; fiction or non-fiction.
OverCome – Autumn 2021 at Battersea Arts Centre
The Battersea Arts Centre autumn 2021 season of live theatre, dance and digital shows celebrates our unique ability to come together, learn and grow. All tickets Pay What You Can.
James Cousins Company Presents:
We Are As Gods
The world premiere of this large-scale immersive experience. Enjoy local food and drink as powerful dance performances weave through the building. Book now.
Peer Assisted Student Support
English PASS 2021 – Thu 7 Oct – 1-2pm – Bancroft 3.40
Join this session PASS to get support from fellow students. Email Amanda for more info or to RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roman Road Trust Opportunities
- Events & Communications Officer job at RRT, Deadline 9:00am on Monday 18th October: https://romanroadtrust.co.uk/jobs-events-communications-officer/
- Neighbourhood Curriculum Workshops: https://romanroadtrust.co.uk/neighbourhood-curriculum-workshops/
Roundhouse Rising Festival 2021 announces full programme including headline sets from Shay D, Grove, Jerkcurb + Natanya, 19th – 23rd October 2021.
The London festival returns to fully celebrate 11 years of championing new music, in association with BBC Music Introducing, Route, Saffron and Daytimers
More panels, masterclasses + workshops launched this year to open up access to the music industry.
Tickets on sale for members on Tuesday 28th September with general on sale Thursday 30th September from roundhouse.org.uk
Wed 20 Oct, 6pm
Do you want to secure a job in the music industry? Participate in this workshop to learn how to get your foot in the door, make connections and launch your career.
Sat 23 Oct, 11.30am
Find out what it takes to create events and festivals in this informative and engaging panel. Gain tips on booking live shows, signing acts, routing tours and more!
Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…
Apples & Snakes Artists Newsletter | Arts Admin E-Digest | ArtsJobs | Creative Access (Jobs) | JournoResources | Lectures.London | MediaBeans (media jobs) | QMUL Careers | Presspad | Tower Hamlets Arts | Write at Home (freelance writing opps)