SED Opportunity Digest – 20 June 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Finishing your studies at QMUL or simply want to have a productive summer? Talk to QMUL Careers Consultant: Charlotte Brown: Email her or book an appointment with Careers

Raging Sea

Join us for a celebration of poetry, artworks, performances and storytelling by people with lived experience of migration.

Food, drinks, music, DJs! Tuesday 5th July5pm-late Performances 6pm

The Old Church
Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 9ES
. This event is free but registration is required.

Please register on our Eventbrite here.

This event is a celebration of art, poetry and storytelling by people with lived experience of migration. It features works created in projects organised in collaboration with Hackney Migrant Centre.

Over the past year, the ‘Pathologies of Solitude’ project, based at Queen Mary University of London, held a series of workshops including creative writing and poetry with Rachel Long and Olumide Popoola; print making with Dima Karout; zine making with Migrants in Culture at Rabbits Road Press; storytelling with Stories in Transit, Wafa’ Tarnowska and Debsey Wykes.

The event will also feature a performance by Singing Blankets, a project that combines musical exploration, sewing and ritual.

The exhibition will be open 4th-6th July.

Paid Opportunity for Students to work on Exhibition/Event with Pathologies of Solitude research project

Pathologies of Solitude/Centre for the History of Emotiong have been running a project with Hackney Migrant Centre this year, and we are currently planning our final exhibition/ event on the 4th-6th July.

The ‘Pathologies of Solitude’ project are running an exhibition and performance event on 4th-6th July at the Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street N16 9ES.

Roles:

Exhibition Assistant:

This role will involve helping to set up and take down the exhibits, and to act as custodian of the exhibition during opening times.

  • 4th July 9am – 6pm
  • 5th July 11am – 4pm
  • 6th July 11am – 8pm

Event Assistant:

This role will involve supporting the project team to run our performance event on Tuesday 5th July. We will need people to run the bar, set up the performance space, welcome guests, and provide general support.

5th July 4pm – 11:30pm

We need 2/3 people to cover all these time slots.

Please contact Tasha Pick if you’d be interested: t.pick@qmul.ac.uk

Keywords for Radical Organising: Infrastructure

Wednesday 29 June 2022, 5:30-7pm.

Scape 0.14 – QMUL Mile End Campus.

How do we talk about the networks, communities, and infrastructures that arise from efforts to organise collectively? How does the language we use to describe radical organising affect the way we do it? And what productive conversations can be had when theory and practice are brought into dialogue?

This is the second of three ‘in-conversation’ workshops that bring academics from the humanities and social sciences into conversation with organisers and artists to unpack the challenges and opportunities afforded by different ways of thinking, talking, and theorizing about radical organising. This session will focus on the term ‘infrastructure’. The speakers are: Seb Franklin (KCL), Charlotte Lemanski (Cambridge), Catalina Pollak (Public Interventions) and Gráinne Charlton (organizer).

This is a free in-person event.

Full details and registration via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/keywords-for-radical-organising-infrastructure-tickets-359355852027

There will be one further event in this series – ‘community’ (Wednesday 13 July) – further details here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/keywords-for-radical-organising-series-48447906903.

This series of events is funded by the Raphael Samuel History Centre and School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London. It is organised by Charlotte Jones, Clare Stainthorp, and Katherine Stansfeld (QMUL).

Pride in Writing event with our very own Kit Heyam on 30 June

‘I’ll be reading from and talking about my new book, Before We Were Trans, and there’s a fantastic line-up of other queer authors including Stella Duffy, Laura Kay and Justin Myers. It starts at 6pm, and the venue is The Apple Tree Pop-Up, 30 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DU. It’d be lovely to see any colleagues there if you’d like to join us: you can book tickets via the link above, and there’s a virtual option as well as an in-person one.

(Also, if you happen to be up north for any reason, I’m having a launch party for Before We Were Trans alongside a screening of the trans history film Framing Agnes on 29 June – tickets on the door – and also doing an event at the Thackray Medical Museum on 2 July.)’

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

Professor Corinne Fowler

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

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

Free, but registration is essential.

Book here (rsml2022.eventbrite.co.uk)

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

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

Activist historians with learning disabilities – claiming our own history

Wednesday June 29th, 5.30-7.00 pm. Online

Free, but registration is essential. Email Katy (k.pettit@bbk.ac.uk)

Join us for an exciting and ground-breaking evening where activist historians with learning disabilities talk about their work.

People with learning disabilities have been excluded from their own history more than any other group. A new generation of activist historians are working with co-researchers to lay claim to their history, and tell it their way.

Speakers include:

  • Paul Christian and Sue Ledger – the black history of learning disability
  • My Life My Choice and Lee Humber – participation of people with learning disabilities in World War I
  • The Antonia Grandoni Project team – Antonia Grandoni’s story: bringing the past into the present
  • Nathaniel Lawford and Jan Walmsley – finding Grace Eyre and the origins of Shared Lives
  • Panel presentations followed by audience questions and discussion

Supported by the Raphael Samuel History Centre

Outside QMUL

Paid opportunity with Elevate

Elevate Education are currently looking for engaging and motivated people to join our team of workshop presenters in September.

The role involves delivering hour-long seminars to secondary school students on effective study skills to boost their confidence at school and help them achieve their best. This job ties in perfectly whilst studying for a performance-related degree as you get to perform to an audience every time. Plus, it pays well!

As our team is primarily made up of current university students, the role is designed to fit around your university schedule.

The starting rate is between £46-£51 for a 1-hour session + travel expenses, with the room to move up to £70 as your experience grows. 

You can apply here by clicking this link: go.elevateeducation.com/jumanaelsheikhali

Verb Short Fiction Prize -£500, £250, £100 cash prizes

Sign up to our beta, use Verb app to write a piece of short fiction between 5000-7,500 words and be eligible for cash prizes and a lifetime Verb discount code. No fee, deadline midnight 1st August, 2022.

Find out more

Behind The Artist: Kickstart Your Career in the Music Industry

This month’s talk is focussing on the music industry, looking at roles behind the artist. Presented in partnership with Lewisham Music.

Book here

CILIP LGBTQ+ Network Festival of Pride & Knowledge

21st June,12.30pm. Queer Collections: LGBTQ+ Archives at Bishopsgate Institute (Stef Dickers shares highlights from the collection and the collection’s context in LGBTQ+ History)

28th June  7pm. LGBTQ+ Censorship Panel (a discussion around LGBTQ+ Censorship in Libraries and related areas).

All events are online and can be booked via https://www.cilip.org.uk/events/event_list.asp?show=&group=226845#

BBC Young Reporter – Journalism Workshop

We’re back with another journalism career virtual workshop with @BBCNews!  If you’re 18+ and want to know what working in a newsroom is all about join our #bbcyoungreporterfestival al webinar 

THURS 23 JUNE @ 1200

Book here

Creative Access masterclass in theatre

Working in theatre, or considering a career in the sector? Join us in person at the National Theatre for our masterclass on Tuesday 5 July.

Join us for our next Creative Access masterclass on Tuesday 5th July, in person at the National Theatre. Hear from a range of theatre specialists working at the National Theatre. They will discuss their respective areas of expertise spanning directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, marketing & sales, business planning and governance. Join us for a relaxed panel discussion, networking and refreshments.  

Book here

Closing soon

The DRF David Miller internship programme Deborah Rogers Foundation – London (26/06)

Editorial Intern at Expert Reviews (rolling – apply soon)

Assistant Producer – VICE World News (No deadline apply soon)

Roundhouse Film Fund – Apply by 25 July

Content Curator (Contract) – UK – Reddit (rolling)

Commercial Content Writer – Technology at BAUER Media – 26 June

Behind the Lens Introduction to Live Broadcasting & Film | Apply by Monday 8 August | Age 18-25 

How To Take Up Space Women, Trans and Non Binary People in the Creative Industries
Monday 22 August | Age 18-30 Gain insider tips from Pembe Tokluhan, CEO of Petok Productions on forging a career behind the scenes.

How To Build A Career In Cabaret (and Beyond) with Le Gateau Chocolat – Thursday 11 August | Ages 18-30

BAFTA Breakthrough 28 June

The Sun News Apprenticeships 6 July

EIFF Young Film Critics Programme 30 June

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 30 May 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Drama Research Showcase: What I’m Working OnLunchtime Lectures in June

Please join us for our new series of weekly lunchtime lectures, in which Drama staff discuss the research they are working on.  The lectures will be 25 minutes long and there won’t be any questions or discussion after – just a pleasurable dip into somebody’s research.  Please do join us on Teams to hear about the rich array of research taking place across our department. We really hope that all of our students and staff will join us there.

  • Julia Bardsley –  June 1st, 1pm
  • Dominic Johnson –   June 8th, 1pm
  • Martin O’Brien –  June 15th, 1pm
  • Martin Welton –  June 22nd, 1pm

Mad Hearts: The Arts and Mental Health – Free conference on 10-11 June

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

Book here

This year’s theme is Masked/Unmasked – the wearing of physical masks to face the pandemic is a prompt to reflect on the metaphorical masks we wear to face the world, how we put these on to protect us from an unforgiving social world at the price of hiding the beauty of our differences. Interventions will examine how the arts can help us see behind the masks and sustain a new vision for mental health. 

We welcome service users, mental health professionals, artists and researchers and any members of the general public interested in the way the arts can contribute to mental health.

Highlights

Onsite day – 10 June

  • Theatre Temoin’s work ‘NHS Yarns’ comes to Queen Mary and will be followed by a discussion panel about the pandemic and impact on NHS and other key workers
  • Performances and participatory creative and discussion workshops
  • Exhibition of selected artistic work submitted by conference participants (see here below for how to submit)

Book Day 1

Online day – 11 June – Live Captioning Available

  • Artist’s Keynote:”Birdsong from Inobservable Worlds” by acclaimed arts Dolly Sen
  • Maria Grazia Turri on a sketch for a Manifesto for the Arts and Mental Health
  • Parallel panels including:
    • Autistic unmasking and performing Beingness
    • Phakama on the language of resilience
    • A theatre company unmasking the life and work of a forgotten mad artist from the Faroe Islands
    • Masking and masculinity

Book Day 2

‘How to Read, Write, and Publish’ Workshop at Queen Mary 

Date: Tuesday May 31, 3-5pm 

Location: Arts Two Senior Common Room (on the top floor of the Arts Two building) 

I’d like to invite you to an upcoming workshop led by our IHSS Distinguished Visiting Fellow John Durham Peters. This workshop, aimed at MA students, PhD students, and Early Career Researchers, will focus broadly on ways to improve your writing and address any concerns participants might have about the writing process.  

All are welcome at this event, though please email me (m.rubery@qmul.ac.uk) to let me know you’re coming. 

Professor Peters will also be available during his visit for individual consultations if any of you would like to meet with him. Just send me a note so that I can arrange a time. 

Here’s his bio: 

John Durham Peters is María Rosa Menocal Professor of English and Professor of Film and Media Studies at Yale and is the author of Speaking into the Air: A History of the Idea of Communication (1999), Courting the Abyss: Free Speech and Liberal Tradition (2005), The Marvelous Clouds: Toward a Philosophy of Elemental Media (2015), and Promiscuous Knowledge: Information, Image, and Other Truth Games in History (2020), co-authored with the late Kenneth Cmiel. He taught for thirty years at the University of Iowa before moving to Yale, and he has held visiting fellowships in England, Finland, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, and Norway. He loves several languages, even if that love is not fully requited. For more info, see: https://english.yale.edu/people/tenured-and-tenure-track-faculty-professors/john-durham-peters 

Outside QMUL


THE WHITE REVIEW SUMMER PARTY & ISSUE 33 LAUNCH

Thursday 30 June / Bold Tendencies, Peckham / Doors 6:30 pm, readings from 7:30pm / Tickets

Join us on 30 June for our annual summer party. This year, we’ll also be launching Issue 33 of The White Review. We’ll be celebrating with readings from Fahad Al-Amoudi, winner of the 2022 White Review Poet’s Prize, Claire-Louise Bennett and Amber Husain, followed by drinks at Bold Tendencies. Copies of the new issue will be available to purchase on the night. The event will take place in Bold Tendencies’ covered spaces. The downstairs concert bar will be open for ticket holders from 6:30pm and after the event has finished.

More info

The British Academy Summer Showcase 2022

Friday 17 – Saturday 18 June 2022

The British Academy, London

Join us this June as we throw open our doors for the British Academy’s annual two-day Summer Showcase, a free festival of ideas for curious minds. Alongside a programme of pop-up talks, workshops and performances, 12 of our researchers will bring their work to life – from livestreamed global connections and an immersive VR experience to calligraphy workshops, live woodcarving and a conspiracy kitchen.

FIND OUT MORE AND BOOK YOUR FREE TICKET

Historic England are offering paid summer placements in the built environment & heritage sector


Historic England have offered paid summer placement for 8 weeks in a variety of positions either remotely or in-person at one of their offices around England as part of their Heritage Inclusion Placements Programme.

Not to forget, they will be providing a training bursary – £330 per week if you are outside of London and £380 per week if you are inside London!

Find out more and apply

Artist Support at ArtsAdmin (Aldgate East)

At Toynbee Studios and online, we continue to nurture the vision of artists at all career stages: you can book Creative Support Sessions conversations with our producers; there’s a workshop to help you write your best possible application for Arts Council England’s Project Grants; and our Morning Producers gatherings offer a space for exchange and peer-led support. 

Final call for participants from East and South East Asian backgrounds with a desire to discover their creative voices! 

Unearth your creative voice through a range of writing and performance exercises that will allow you to experiment with diverse forms of storytelling.  

In the 4 workshops, you will be guided by experienced writer, actor and filmmaker Daniel York Loh (below, left) and fellow accomplished theatre director and facilitator Lexine Lee (below, right), who will support you in developing your ideas. You will then have the opportunity to share your work at the brilliant New Diorama Theatre in Euston.

Dates: Sunday 12th June, 11:00-17:00
            Sunday 19th June, 11:00-17:00
            Monday 20th June, 18:00-21:00 
            Tuesday 21st June, 11:00-17:00 (workshop)
                                            20:00- 22:00 (sharing session and drinks)

Location: 12th, 19th and 20th June at Linen Hall, London, W1B 5TE
                 21st June at New Diorama Theatre, London, NW1 3BF 

How To Participate?

To register interest, please complete this short questionnaire . There will be a fee of £20 for all 4 sessions. Places are limited!

CRIPtic x Spread the Word are pleased to announce the new season of CRIPtic x Spread the Word Writers’ Salons – bi-monthly online workshops and readings for d/Deaf and disabled writers. 

The Salon aims to support, develop, promote, and feature underrepresented d/Deaf and disabled writers and be an inclusive space where these writers can be part of a community, learn, have fun and share their work. 

The new season starts in June 2022 and runs through to December 2022. Each Salon will have a workshop with an invited facilitator followed by a reading and Q&A from a guest writer and an opportunity for participants to take part in an open mic (five x five mins slots will be available at each Salon).   

The Salon is open to d/Deaf and disabled writers writing in any genre, new or more experienced and is hosted by Jamie Hale. 

The Salon is free to attend and will take place on Zoom. The BSL interpreters are Michelle Wood and Jemima Hoadley.  

Find out more

Upgrade Yourself Festival powered by Squarespace on 10-11 June 2022

A photo of a group of young people smiling and enjoying themselves at an event.

We’re hosting our first-ever Upgrade Yourself Festival powered by Squarespace, the all-in-one online platform for creators. The festival grants exclusive access to trailblazing creatives and experts via talks, workshops and mentoring sessions.

For creatives aged 16-24, Upgrade Yourself Festival champions expertise from across the creative and cultural sectors. Guest speakers from Run the CheckMerky Books and the Black Wellbeing Collective share the tools, hacks and skills to tackle issues such as finances and budgeting, burnout and self-care.

Wingstop, Poke House, Proper and Karma Drinks will be providing free food and drink across the weekend.

Get ahead of the curve and book your free ticket now, we’d love to see you there.

Book free tickets

In Conversation: Literature Events at City University of London

21 June, 6-7pm, B104: In Conversation with Ayisha Malik

Ayisha Malik will be visiting us, to read from her work and take part in a Q&A, hosted by Dr Hetta Howes. Ayisha is the author of various novels including Sofia Khan is Not Obliged (described as “The Muslim Bridget Jones”) and The Movement, coming out in June, which explores the power of words – when to shut up and when to speak.  Refreshments will be served in The Pavilion from 5:30-6, and after the event.

More details here: https://www.city.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/2022/june/in-conversation-with-ayisha-malik

14 July, 6-7pm, B104: In Conversation with Danielle Jawando 

Danielle Jawando will be visiting us, to read from her work and take part in a Q&A, hosted by Dr Hetta Howes. Danielle’s debut YA novel And the Stars Were Burning Brightly was shortlisted for numerous awards and her new novel, When Our Worlds Collided, has been described as “a raw, unflinching and powerful story.” Centring on a shooting in Manchester, it explores the deep-rooted prejudice and racism that exists within the police, the media and the rest of society. Refreshments will be served in The Pavilion from 5:30-6, and after the event.

More details here: https://www.city.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/2022/july/in-conversation-with-danielle-jawando

Deadline extended for Creativity Works: Podcasting
Apply before: Tue 7 June, 6PM

Creativity Works: Podcasting is a 6-week immersive training programme for young people aged 18-24. If you are based in London and have an interest in storytelling and presenting then this is your sign to apply! 

This year, you will have the chance to produce your own 5-10 minute podcast with an exciting creative brief set by The Migration Museum, and will learn how to make your ideas a reality!

BBC Academy Fusion invites you to AI 2022: The Conference – Automation, Algorithms and Accountability

Are you aware of what AI is, what it can do or to what degree it’s disrupting the media and journalism landscape?

Brought to you by the BBC Academy, this free online conference will explore the latest developments in the use of automation, algorithms and accountability. 
It will also interrogate the complex moral, legal and ethical issues they raise: the mass capture of personal data, bias, hidden environmental and social costs, 
plus the constant battle against fake news.

Two days of fascinating conversation and debate will feature experts from the BBC, the LSE’s JournalismAI project, global IT giant Accenture, editorial analytics platform, ChartbeatThe Guardian 
and the renowned International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. There will be headline speeches from Storm Fagan, Chief Product Officer for the BBC, 
Ofcom’s Chief Technology Officer, Sachin Jogia, and Michal Pěchouček, CTO at the FTSE 100-listed cyber security company, Avast.

Please share with your communities.

22 – 23 June 2022

TO REGISTER FOR FREE FOR THE CONFERENCE:

Day one: bbc.in/AI2022confD1 / Day two: bbc.in/AI2022confD2

Closing soon

The Mirror are looking for two editorial assistants to join the team for six months across their news and features desks. It pays London Living Wage and is specifically for people from underrepresented backgrounds.

The Times and Sunday Times Digital Production Grad Programme 12 June

The Financial Times are offering a three month contract as an editorial intern in conjunction with the Aziz Foundation, which supports British Muslims. Pays London Living Wage.

LibDems are also looking for two website content interns, who will be paid the Real Living Wage.

Lighting, Sound and Design Assistants, CATALYST An opportunity to work on the Donmar Warehouse’s production of The Band’s Visit. Perfect for underrepresented talent who are looking to take their first steps in the industry but are unsure how to get started. 

Marketing and Comms Coordinator at Theatre Peckham – Closes 15 June.

Channel 4 Production Trainee Scheme 12 June

Channel 4 TV Drama New Writers Scheme 12 June

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 23 May 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

IHSS Annual Symposium 2022: The Humanities (In and After the Pandemic)

When: Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Where: Peston Lecture Theatre, Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS, 

Book now

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The third IHSS Annual Symposium will host Professor Helen Small followed by an in-depth discussion with Professor Simon Reid-Henry.

COVID-19 has seen the Humanities enrolled in the service of science and society. This lecture will consider efforts at articulating the public good of the Humanities in the context of the pandemic crisis and subsequent pressures on the economic and political contexts of university research. Particular attention will be paid to the terms of engagement on which some social scientists and scientists, encountering public resistance to their expertise, have sought assistance from the Humanities. Drawing on recent philosophical writing about styles of reasoning and the limits of disciplinary claims, the lecture will endeavour to explain why (even) high-level efforts at cross-disciplinary collaboration often falter—and identify ways of alleviating the difficulties.

Theodora Van Beek, Drink Your Pink

Calm Down, Dear – Feminist Theatre Festival

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, DIY sperm banks, pole dancing comedians and personal experiences of vaginisimus will all feature in this year’s festival. We have planned Work in Progress Scratch nights, writing workshops, film screenings and tons more. We are extremely proud of this programme and we hope to see lots of our devoted Figs in Wigs followers there, supporting new, exciting and incredible work.

See the full programme

Outside QMUL

We Are Lewisham: Creative Careers Fest

We Are Lewisham: Creative Careers Fest

Exhibitors include: The Albany, BFI Film Academy, Creative Access, ERIC, Film London, Migration Museum and Theatre Craft.

Find out more and book a ticket

16-21: Fly The Flag

A picture of five young people singing in a room

Interested in theatre-making and activism? Join @knockback78 this summer for a project exploring #HumanRights and performance as part of @we_flytheflag 2022, led by @GraeaeJennyS, Artistic Director of @graeae.

Find out more

What is the relationship between sound and social justice?

Featuring rapper & activist: Lowkey MC

 » Tickets are now available via the Brighton Fringe website here«

A two-day event hosting a variety of speakers, panels and workshops including academics, artists, and activists. At the University of Brighton (UK) on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th May. Themes include:

Rap                        Soundsystems                 Mixtapes

          Protest                    Gentrification                  Neoliberalism     

           Borders                  Soundscapes                   Decolonising    

And many more!

You can find the full conference programme here. The conference is in-person, we will be announcing online participation closer to the time, you can keep your eye on the websites for news. 

Your ticket gives you access to all sessions across that day and includes an all vegan/vegetarian lunch.

Organised by Wanda Canton in collaboration with the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics and Brighton Fringe Festival.

Book here

A colourful wall memorial

Join a panel of global city leaders for a masterclass on culture – 29 June 3pm

Global city leaders will explore how culture is addressing urgent challenges at this free online event from the World Cities Culture Forum and University of the Arts London (UAL).

Freedom Seekers of London – 24 May

Performative interventions in the London, Sugar & Slavery gallery through poetry and art

Find out more

Activist/Aesthetics Reading Group

We warmly invite you to join us for the activist/aesthetics reading group, an interdisciplinary effort at the University of Cambridge concerned with the intersections of material culture and political organizing in the 20th century. Our approach is comparative, multi-disciplinary, and discussion based, and we welcome scholars from all backgrounds.

This term we will meet to discuss Painting (25th May), Theatre (8th June), and Textiles (22nd June). Meetings will be held online on Wednesdays at 5pm GMT.

Please find attached our flyer with initial readings (more to come!). Should you wish to join us, please write to ac919@cam.ac.ukto sign up. We hope to see you there!

Closing Soon

Events Coordinator at QMUL – Closes 29 May

Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator at QMUL – Closes 15 June

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 16 May 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Don’t forget your last chance to ask questions on Tue 17 May at 11am before the EC deadline on 23rd May. Join on Teams / Add to Calendar
Enter to win a £50 voucher and get your design on our new 2022 tote bag.
Enter and more info

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

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

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

Monday 16th May, 5:30-7pm 

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

Of Fear and Strangers Panel

Online (Zoom)

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

All welcome but registration is required.

Wednesday 18th May, 3-6pm

Student Seminar 1: Sites of Memory

Arts Two, 3.20 (QMUL)

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

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

Monday 23rd May, 5-7pm

The Origins and Uses of Humanitarianism: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Arts Two, Lecture Theatre (QMUL) 

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

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

This event will be followed by a drinks reception. 

Tuesday 24th May, 5-7pm

Revisiting Solitary Sex Seminar

Arts Two, 3.20 (QMUL) / Online 

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

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

All welcome but registration is required.

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

Student Seminar 2: When Species Meet

Arts Two, 2.17 (QMUL)

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

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

Monday 30th May, 6-7:30pm

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

Online (Zoom)

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

All welcome but registration is required.

Individual Student Meetings

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

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

Rediscovering Bow Heritage Trail: introduction workshop

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

When?

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

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

OR

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

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

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

Breaking Bread x Logan Dandridge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Want to get involved?

Applications for the June scratch night are now OPEN.

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

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

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

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

• Basic tech requirements

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

Outside QMUL

Social Streets

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

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

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

Find out more and apply

33 free creative writing workshops in libraries across London in June


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

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

At the events you’ll be able to:

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

Book here

An evening of conversation with Merve Emre

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sign up

Closing soon

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

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

BBC Asian Network Trainee Scheme – 20 May

Box Office Assistant, Punchdrunk London – 25 May 2022

Guardian Media Makers Programme – 30 May

Marketing Assistant at Stanley Arts – 31 May

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

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 6 May 2022

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Humanities Ball in the Octagon on 27 May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply by 13 May 2022 online

Events Roundup

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

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

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

Book here

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

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

Book here

Outside QMUL

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

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

FILL OUT THIS SHORT FORM TO EXPRESS AN INTEREST 

London Train to Teach event – 11 June

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

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

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

Sign up to the London event today

Tower Hamlets Business Support

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Access to start-up training Want to be your own boss? Access a free e-learning hub to get the resources you need to begin your entrepreneurial journey. Created in partnership with Launch It, the Next Generation programme is part of the UK’s Community Renewal Fund. It aims to give thousands of young people in London, aged 18-24 the support to start a business. Sign up to Next Generation by Enterprise Nation and Launch It to access free training, events, content access to advisers, peer groups, funding and more. Sign up and be in with the chance of winning £2,000 for your start-up Apply now >

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apply now

1-Minute Archive Film Competition

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

Deadline: Thursday 26 May, 17:00 BST 

Apply now

Image courtesy of The Associated Press

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

Find out more

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

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

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

Events at LGBTQ+ Community Centre

Friday 6 May 

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

Saturday 7 May 

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

Sunday 8 May 

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

Queer book club

Queer Book Club

Sunday 15 May Fairytales For Lost Children – Diriye Osman

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

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

Register now

ERIC Careers Workshop Session Recordings

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

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

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

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

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

Closing Soon

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

Fierce: Production Coordinator – Closes 23 May

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

QMUL: Sustainability Co-ordinator – Closes 22 May


Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 29 April 2022

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Want to learn professional filming skills for free?


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

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

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

Saturday 7th May, 11-4pm

Location: Battersea Arts Centre

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

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

Location: Battersea Arts Centre on Saturday and Sunday TBC.

Interested?

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

QUORUM Drama Seminar:

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

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

Wednesday 4 May

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

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

For online, book on bit.ly/qm0405o

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

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

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

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

Find out more

Talks at other University of London institutions

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

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

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

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

Jobs at QMUL

Careers Assistant Closes 15 May

PAID Artist Development Opportunity with Rich Mix and Elevate East

 ELEVATE EAST ARE OFFERING:

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

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


Talk: Body Mapping and Social Memory Technology fighting VAWG

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outside QMUL

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

Chila Kumari Singh Burman’s Remembering A Brave New World

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

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

Book a free gallery ticket to attend

Find out more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Register for the meet and greet on 18 May

Apply here

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

Archives Inspire  the Arts: a Practical Workshop

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

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

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

GIRES: A Legacy of Kindness project

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

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

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

Find out more

Closing soon

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

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

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

Graduate Drama Assistant, Whitgift School – Closes 3 May

Marketing and Communications Assistant, Rich Mix – Closes 17 May

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

Marketing Manager Opportunity, Asian Arts Agency – Closes 12 May

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

Marketing Coordinator Headspace – Rolling

Digital Editorial Assistants Bloomsbury – Closes 3 May

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

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

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

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 22 April 2022

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

Professor Corinne Fowler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meeting details:

Time: Apr 28, 2022 05:30 PM London

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

Meeting ID: 838 6807 2197

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

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

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

See full programme

Outside QMUL

12 month paid placements through STEP

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

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

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

Who can apply?

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

Who’s involved?

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

Companies offering placements this year include:

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

Find out more

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

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

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

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

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

You can find out more here »

Too Desi Too Queer 

27 April 
Rich Mix 
Buy Tickets here

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

Travel back in time to a notorious 1920s Soho nightclub

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

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

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

Hackney Wick Community Development Trust – Youth Coordinator

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

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

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

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

Young leaders action group event 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us for our Open House!

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

Click here to book online.

Closing soon

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

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

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

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

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

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

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 8 April 2022

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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


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

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

Pitch your Edinburgh Fringe Show to Queen Mary Theatre Company

Pitch your idea

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

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

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

Buy tickets here before they run out!

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

Event featuring our very own alumna Moa Johansson

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outside QMUL

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

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

Free show: Love Letters to a Liveable Future

Nine performances, Wed 20—Sat 30 Apr

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

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

Local opportunities on Instagram

Closing Soon

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

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

Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme 10 April

BBC Three Northern Docs Pitch 19 April

The Economist Digital Internships 20 April

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 1 April 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Enter the Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize

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

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

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

Eva Baltasar

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

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

The event is open and free, but registration is essential

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

Huw Marsh at Comedy event at Hoxton Hall

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

Book here

Outside QMUL

Summer Internships at Penguin

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

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

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

Apply here

New shows at Camden People’s Theatre

Say Yes to Tess
Tue 5 – Sat 16 April

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

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

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

Block’d Off
Tue 17 – Sat 21 May

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

Stigma 
Wed 15 – Sat 18 June

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

Communications Manager for London LGBTQ+ Centre

Demystifying unscripted TV

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

Closing soon

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

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

Community Engagement Intern, V&A East

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

Schools Engagement Assistant, UCL East

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

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

SED Opportunity Digest – 25 March 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Masters Dissertation Workshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Events in Humanities and Social Sciences at QMUL

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

School of Law

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

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

Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences

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

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

School of Geography

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

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

School of Law

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

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

School of History

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

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

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

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

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

School of English and Drama

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

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

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

https://bit.ly/3JuPlI6

Outside QMUL

#CLASS at Hoxton Hall

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

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

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

Find out more

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

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

Sign up

SLAMbition at Stratford East

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

ESSEX ON STAGE – Bush Theatre

Supported by Queens Theatre Hornchurch and Matthew Schmolle Productions.

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

See the full Bush Theatre 50 programme here

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Photographing Protest at Four Corners

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

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

SED Opportunity Digest – 18 March 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Free study day: Rediscover: queer + trans – Wednesday 23 March 2022

In-person at 0.14 Scape, QMUL Mile End

Open to all – Suitable for year 12+ (16+), students, adults and community

Register now

A study day to help bring in queer + trans ideas as tools to discover English literature, drama and creative writing in fresh ways.

Please register every individual attendee through this form or email us sed-web@qmul.ac.uk for group bookings.

  • English Session – 30 minutes – Surprise guest
  • Drama Session – 30 minutes with Professor Dominic Johnson – Head of Drama and writer of Theatre & the Visual.
  • Creative Writing Session – 30 minutes – with Charlotte Byrne writer of fantasy novel ‘Folked Up’
  • Careers Session – Inclusive Careers You Can Do After Studying English and Drama – 30 minutes – with Careers consultant Charlotte Brown
  • Skills Session – How to write – 30 minutes with Rupert Dannreuther & current studentsPlease ask every individual attendee to sign up through this form or email us via sed-web@qmul.ac.uk for group bookings.

Book a free place now

DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 31/3: Arts and Culture Events Associate


Reference: SH230222ACEA Location: Mile End Hours per Week: 20.0 Job Type: Temporary
Pay Rate: £11.28 per hour

A unique and exciting opportunity for QM Students and recent (post 2019) QM graduates with experience of, or a strong interest in Arts and Culture.

This is an opportunity to be trained in areas of venue/events management and to actively ensure the success of a range of innovative and diverse events.

Apply here

Book ahead for free student tickets: Panel conversation: Explosion of Words An Imaginary Library: Modern Poetry in Translation

Thursday, 7 April

6.30 – 7.45pm

QMUL ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

40 years in the making, Stephen Watts’ ongoing Bibliography of Modern Poetry in English Translation is a monumental body of work spanning nearly 2000 pages. As a living archive of poetry in translation, the Bibliography provides a single reference point showcasing the huge wealth and multiplicity of poetry translated into English that spans across numerous histories, cultures, and contexts.

Bow Arts has curated substantial portions of Watts’ Bibliography into a cinematic photo installation, extending frieze-like over 30 metres of the Nunnery Gallery’s walls. The exhibition combines Swiss artist Hannes Schüpbach’s response to Watts’ work and living spaces with 1600 pages of the Bibliography. More info on the exhibition here: https://bowarts.org/nunnery/explosion-of-words

On 7 April, School of English and Drama’s Nisha Ramayya chairs a panel of speakers, writers and academics, including Stephen Watts, Hannes Schüpbach, Jo Catling and National Poetry Librarian Chris McCabe as they dig into the significance of the Bibliography and its crucial place in a full consideration of modern poetry in translation.

Book tickets here.

Students attend for free.

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Sudip Chakroborthy and Ali Campbell in a fascinating chat about communities, cohesion, plurality and division…an important conversation about what can and cant be mended.

Search on your usual platforms or listen here https://bit.ly/3gkJmZJ

Outside QMUL

Free book event in Bow (near QMUL): In Conversation with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan

Join us on Saturday 19th March for an intimate conversation with Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan about the topics discussed in her new book Tangled in Terror: Uprooting Islamophobia.

During the evening we will be unpacking what safety means to us, on our own terms. What it could look like and how we can move to create a safer world.

Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a writer, poet, educator and activist, disrupting ideas of history, race, knowledge and violence. Her poetry performances based on her book Postcolonial Banter have millions of views online and she was the National Roundhouse Poetry Slam runner-up in 2017. Suhaiymah has written for the Guardian and Gal-Dem and her work has featured across radio and TV stations. She has been commissioned to write plays by theatres including the Royal Court.

Sign up

BBC Digital Cities – Free Skills Sessions

Wednesday 23rd March: Live and livestreaming fundamentals

Join us to improve your smartphone production skills and learn to livestream correctly. Plus, Katie Thistleton explores the impact of BBC Events & Live TV in the North West.

BOOK HERE: bit.ly/DigiCitiesVirtual 

Thursday 24th March:  Digital storytelling

Join us to find out how to write shortform drama with BBC Writersroom; take a look behind the scenes of young adult scripted TV in the North and discover opportunities for new writers. You can also find out how the media and games industry interact with RTS Futures NI.

BOOK HERE: bit.ly/DigiCitiesVirtual 

Live Art: Histories of the Present – 6-7 April in Glasgow

Live Art: Histories of the Present at the University of Glasgow on Wednesday 6th of April and Thursday 7th of April. Alongside workshops and roundtables, we will host the following presentations:

  • Dominic Johnson, (QMUL) ‘Love On Me: Life and Death in Jon John’s Archive’.
  • Phoebe Patey Ferguson, (Rose Bruford) ‘Too Close for Comfort: Sex, Gossip and Power-Knowledge in Live Art Research’.
  • Heike Roms, (University of Exeter) ‘Live Class: Event as Parallel Institution – Pedagogizing Performance at Cardiff’.
  • Gavin Butt, (Northumbria University) ‘Live Class: Art School and “Militant Learning” in Bradford’.
  • Vanessa Macaulay, (CSSD) ‘Historical Imagination: The Shadows and Gaps in Black Performance’.
  • Harriet Curtis, (De Montfort University) ‘Mess as Live Art Methodology’.

Dazed Studio invites you to

Broadcasts from Tomorrow:

Metaverse: hype or hyperreality?
What is the Metaverse and why should I care?

Dazed Studio presents its latest Broadcast From Tomorrow webinar exploring the reality of the Metaverse, what it means for brands and how Gen Z wants to experience it now.

Presented by Izzy Farmiloe, Strategy Director of Dazed Studio, followed by a Q&A with Ash Koosha, CEO and Co-Founder of Oorbit Inc; Leanne Elliott Young, CEO and Co-Founder and Cattytay, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Institute of Digital Fashion; Negar Shaghaghi, CEO and Co-Founder of auxuman and Richard Hobbs, CEO and founder of Brand New Vision. 

Tune in
Wednesday 30th March 
3pm-3:45pm BST 

Register for free here

Help us stage the 2022 Edinburgh International Book Festival

Want to work for one of the world’s leading literary festivals? We’re looking to welcome six new members to the Book Festival team:

  • Site & Production Coordinator (permanent)
  • Executive Assistant (permanent)
  • Booksales & Retail Buyer#
  • Bookshop Manager
  • Box Office Manager
  • Festival Intern

Read the job descriptions

Join our team as a Freelance PopChange Producer and help us launch our pop culture and social change work in TV and film

PopChange is a pioneering initiative led by Counterpoints Arts exploring how the power of pop culture can be harnessed for social change in order to shift the way we talk, think and feel about migration and displacement in the UK.

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, 12th April 2022, 6pm

Full job description and details for how to apply via link in bio.

"Burn It Down" in orange text overlaid on a black and white photo of people protesting, facing away from the camera holding fists and placards in the air

19 APR – 5 MAY, EVERY TUE & THU

We’re very excited to announce the line-up of writers and directors for BURN IT DOWN, a series of six newly commissioned script-in-hand performances about urgent political issues.  

Tickets £6 or £5 if booking for two or more events in the series in one transaction.

Closing soon

  • A Business Development and Marketing Officer (full time, permanent)
  • A Freelance Project Manager for our Creative Licence project (part time, freelance)

More info and application details here: http://www.geese.co.uk/about/recruitment/

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

SED Opportunity Digest – 11 March 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

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

Apply and info

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


A unique and exciting opportunity for QM Students and recent (post 2019) QM graduates with experience of, or a strong interest in Arts and Culture.

This is an opportunity to be trained in areas of venue/events management and to actively ensure the success of a range of innovative and diverse events.

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

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

Wed, Mar 16, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Virtual

Register here

Marketing & PR Intern (Arts Management)

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

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

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

Application deadline: 26 March, midnight

Pay: London Living Wage, £11.05/hr

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

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

Outside QMUL

Free tickets* to top shows via Central Tickets seat filling

Please note you must pay an admin fee per ticket

Sign up and see the shows available

STAY UP LATE WITH TATE – FREE – 25 MARCH

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

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

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

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

Book your free tickets

Could you be the next Poetry Slam Champion?

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

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

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

Get into TV & Film

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

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

CHECK IT OUT

Work from the Roundhouse

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

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

check it out

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION

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

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

Book your spot

New mentorship scheme for Arab film programmers! 

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

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

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

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

READ THE SAFAR FUTURES OPEN CALL

Application deadlines for Warburg Institute postgraduate scholarships have been extended

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

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

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

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

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

RSVP HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local Events & Workshops

Closing soon

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

SED Opportunity Digest – 4 March 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Models wanted! Anyone and everyone! Come and join us to be a part of this super fun event! We want diversity and help us be the most inclusive fashion show ever. ⁠

Register now

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Queen Mary Entrepreneurship Summit 2022 taking place on March 26-27

The event will take place in person at our Mile End Campus!

Create a team of up to 5 people or enter on your own and challenge yourself across five different rounds.

Most importantly… the winning team will receive a £1000 initial funding facility to support their idea.

Sign up

Outside QMUL

Devoted and Disgruntled Online 2022

Devoted & Disgruntled Online 2022: What are we going to do about theatre and the performing arts? (19-21 March)

The 17th annual “unconventional convention” for the theatre and the performing arts industry

Online, 19-21 March 2022

Saturday and Sunday 10am – 6pm, Monday 9.30am – 1.30pm

Tickets are pay what you choose | www.devotedanddisgruntled.com 
0207 240 4556. (If you are using a textphone (or a textphone app), please dial prefix 18001 then the number).

Improbable is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England

“The wonderful Open Space forum to talk about theatre and how to change it” Lyn Gardner in The Guardian@DandDUK | #DandD2022 | www.devotedanddisgruntled.com

Exploring identities spoken word and poetry workshop

Rio Cinema | Exploring identities spoken word and poetry workshop

Sign up

Liberty Festival Youth Curatorial PanelCall for applications from those aged 14-18

Liberty Festival is a free, three-day festival which celebrates the ground-breaking work of D/deaf, disabled, and neurodiverse artists. The Youth Curatorial Panel will be responsible for choosing five artists to showcase their work in the festival. Sessions will take place after school and at weekends during April. People on the panel will be paid. Visit Deptford X’s website for details on how to apply (click below). Closing date Monday 14 March.

nch

Free workspaces for Tower Hamlets Entrepreneurs

Up to 8 desks are available in a communal area on campus on a 12 month contract, with access to high performing WiFi, meeting rooms and tea and coffee facilities.

Location: Devon House, St Katharine’s Way, London E1W 1JP

You will have access Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm to:

  • Free workstation
  • Free wifi & limited printing
  • Free kitchen access
  • Free bookable meeting rooms
  • Free cycle storage
  • Free shower facilities

To submit an application please click on the link below to complete the form.

Submissions are to be received one month in advance.

Applicants are welcome to request a viewing of the space in advance of their application by contacting facilities@nchlondon.ac.uk

Nextgen

Access to start-up training

Want to be your own boss? Access a free e-learning hub to get the resources you need to begin your entrepreneurial journey.

Created in partnership with Launch It, the Next Generation programme is part of the UK’s Community Renewal Fund. It aims to give thousands of young people in London, aged 18-24 the support to start a business.

Sign up to Next Generation by Enterprise Nation and Launch It to access free training, events, content access to advisers, peer groups, funding and more.

Sign up and be in with the chance of winning £2,000 for your start-up

Closing date: 31st March 2022

Brick Lane Comedy Night

Join Brick Lane Circle’s comedy night on 19 March 2022. With the fantastic Mark Silcox, Gbemi Oladipo, Alex Bertulis-Fernandes, Dimple Pau, Impish Scribe, Nabz Pat and Asif Baul MC.

Doors open: 7.00 pm

Show starts: 7.30 pm, ends c. 9-15 pm

Tickets only £6.50 in advance via Eventbrite or £10 at the door

@ Kobi Nazrul Centre, 30 Hanbury St., London E1 6QR

For more details: bricklanecircle@yahoo.co.uk

LIFT

Are you looking for staff in the digital and creative sectors?

Are you looking to diversify your team? Do you need support in areas such as Digital Marketing, Software Engineering, Data Science and Coding? We will have candidates seeking:

  • Entry-level positions
  • Work placements
  • Internships
  • Apprenticeships

Join us by registering for our careers fair using the link below and take advantage of this opportunity to find the best fit for your team!

Wednesday 16th March 2022, 5pm – 7pm

Register now

New Issue of Publishing Post

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Issue 42 is here! Follow the link to read, or click here to read articles via our website! 

Womens History Month in Tower Hamlets

Women's History Month

Highlights of the packed programme include the Photo Show at The Brady Arts Centre (see below), Women In Focus Festival at Poplar Union, Photographing Protest: Resilience through a feminist lens at Four Corners, Arab Women Artists Now Festival at Rich Mix and Josephine at Half Moon Theatre. Check out the full programme. 

Young People’s Zine making workshop at Whitechapel Gallery

Young People's Zine Making Workshop at Whitechapel Gallery

Join this workshop with OOMK exploring all things Zine making. Whether you are interested in design, building narratives, print-making, activism, publishing or something else entirely, this session will walk you through the process of making your own Zine and walk away with the know-how to keep creating in future. This FREE event is open to young people aged 15-24. Booking required.

GENESIS POETRY SLAM 
Thurs March 3rd at 7PM

By some stroke of luck there are still some audience tickets left for this month’s Poetry Slam. One of the friendliest and freest slams in London, grab a cocktail at the bar and watch poets battle it out for a chance to compete at the Hammer and Tongue poetry slam nationals at the Royal Albert Hall in 2023.

RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE

Closing soon

ITV’s Trainee Journalism Scheme is now open! 12 spots available in England, Wales and N.Ireland.


ITV News Traineeships
13 March

Aziz Foundation Scholarships
31 March

Events and Operations Assistant – A New Direction
14 March

Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme

10 April

Workshop, Bow Skills

Building a more environmentally responsible artistic practice with Angela YT Chan.

Events & Membership Assistant, The Artists Voice

The FAC is hiring for a part-time role for a period of six months. To be eligible, you must be aged 16-24, currently out of work and claiming Universal Credit.

Upcoming Workshops & EventsArts Depot


Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

SED Opportunity Digest – 25 February 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Attention Students – The Next Chapter: SED English Alumni Careers Panel

Thursday 3 March at 5.30pm – 7pm

A live online panel of English alumni working in editing, librarianship, creative writing, media and law. This event will allow you to hear how graduates have progressed in their careers since leaving Queen Mary. You’ll also gain valuable advice and tips about entering the world of work. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about different roles/sectors, make connections, and have your questions answered in an informal and friendly setting. book your place

Sign up

Panellists:

  • Tomiwa Owolade – graduated with a BA in English (2018), went on to study an MA in English at UCL and is now a Writer, Critic and Contributing Editor at Unherd
  • Nikita Saini – graduated with a BA in English (2012) went on to complete a GDL, LPC, LLM at The University of Law and is now a Solicitor for Axis Capital
  • Tasha Mathur – graduated with a BA in English (2014) and now works as a Picture Editor at Sky UK.
  • Phoenix Alexander – graduated with a BA in English (2012), went on to a Masters in English (2013) and a PhD in English and African American Studies at Yale (2019). Now works as a Science Fiction Collections Librarian at the University of Liverpool.
  • Elliott Daley – graduated with a BA in English and Drama (2007) and is now an Author, Actor, Playwright, Director, Poet and Teacher at V&A, Olympics, Lyric Theatre, Brit School and TedX

Outside QMUL

BBC Young Reporter - Media Industry Workshop

Interested in journalism? BBC News workshop on careers in journalism as part of the #BBCYoungReporter Festival!

Live via Zoom at 17:30 on Wednesday 9th March

Tickets are FREE – register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bbc-young-reporter-media-industry-workshop-tickets-269712335857

Calling 15-25 year olds living in and around Tower Hamlets!

As part of When We Speak’s volume series we are hosting The Rights Collective and their workshop on Building a Movement. During this volume,  a London-based South Asian collective will share their experiences of organising and building an activist movement and the challenges of this. Sign up here now! The Rights Collective, is a feminist space for members of the South Asian community commited to collective liberation.

When We Speak is an activist course supporting young people to run their own social change projects. We provide training, specialised coaching, youth led spaces and funding opportunities

Please email: whenwespeak@toynbeehall.org.uk if you would like to receive updates on future events.

Out and About! Archiving LGBTQ+ history at Bishopsgate Institute

28 Feb–21 Mar, The Curve   Bishopsgate Institute stage a take-over of The Curve with an archive installation of objects, ephemera and media highlighting 40 moments and stories in London’s LGBTQ+ history.

International Women’s Day Free Event at Stanley Arts on 8 March

On the 8th of March, Stanley Arts in South London is holding a creative networking events for women and non-binary people bringing together creatives from across Croydon and further afield. Featuring speeches from industry leaders including Carolyn Forsyths from one of the UK’s most preeminent Black theatre companies, Talawa, the event will allow artists, leaders, and creative organisations to network in a safe and inclusive space. Expect ‘speed-networking’, feedback sessions, and buffet style tasty treats! The event is free, but we will be taking donations on the day for Ella’s, an amazing charity that helps survivors of trafficking and exploitation.

Free Zoom events from Young Vic – YV:IDemystify is returning and free tickets are available now.

Want to learn about how theatre is made? Do you have a burning question about dramaturgy, like what is it? Do you want to know how artists incorporate technology or activism into their work? Join one of our free Zoom events aimed at catalysing debate in the theatre sector.

Challenging Eurocentric Dramaturgy
Wed 16 Mar 

The Ethics of New Technologies
Wed 13 Apr

Theatre as Defiance 
Wed 25 May 

Student Publication Association have got a free weekend of training this weekend

The training is tailored to students and recent grads. Sign up here for sessions on investigations, magazines design and more.

Sign up

Opportunities closing soon

CLOSING TODAY: Last call for the Aziz Fellowship with The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. It pays London Living Wage and is a full-time, six month contract for someone from a Muslim background.

The ITV Trainee Production Journalist Scheme is open, with 12 slots available across the country. It pays £24,839pa outside of London and £26,660pa.

Bethlem Gallery: Trainee Producer →

The Lyric Hammersmith: Press & Marketing Assistant

Camden Arts Centre: Community and Courses Coordinator

Stanley Arts: Common Festival: Assistant Producer x2

Creative Workshop Facilitators – Youth Programme , Trapped in Zone One

Duty Manager, Rich Mix

Clod Ensemble Reboot: Behind the scenes, screen and lens

London Arts & Health: Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2022

Sell with Urban Makers at their spring market at the Ecology Pavilion

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

SED Opportunity Digest – 18 February 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.

Two updates this week eh! We’re just catching up with our inbox but always love hearing from you.

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

QMUL’s platform for people of colour, Diaspora Speaks is hosting a fashion show and an event on Disability Stereotypes

DIASPORA SPEAKS is hosting a Fashion Show

WE NEED VOLUNTARY:

  • Makeup artists
  • Hairstylists
  • Models
  • Backstage aids

Sign up

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Disability Stereotypes – An in-person Diaspora Speaks event

  • Friday 25th February 5-8 pm (BST).
  • Disability stereotypes.
  • Quiz, discussion, fun.
  • Location Bancoft 3.27
  • Members free
  • Non members TBC

Follow Diaspora Speaks for the latest on this event

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Call out for March awareness days

We want to spread the word about:

  • World Book Day: 3 March
  • World Poetry Day – 21 March
  • World Theatre Day – 27 March

If you have any ideas or content we could share around these please email: sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

Reminder: Paid Spoken Word Opportunity#HumanityMatters – Spoken Word Artist Wanted

We’re looking for a spoken word artist student at QMUL who could front our campaign around why humanities matter to the world.

The role would involve:

  • Writing a poem/spoken word piece around this topic covering various subject areas.
  • Performing this poem to camera.

The role would be paid – amount TBC. Please let me know if you’d like to be sent the brief: r.dannreuther@qmul.ac.uk

We are thrilled to announce we’ll be having our 10th telephone fundraising campaign this March.  

We are looking for 20 students to join us as callers. We’re offering flexible hours, great pay and the chance to talk to alumni (former students)! 

Visit our website for more information or to apply – we’re looking forward to hearing from you! 

We are now accepting applications. Deadline to apply is midnight on Wednesday 2nd March. 

For more information, contact the Regular Giving team at annualfund@qmul.ac.uk 

Poplar’s ‘Female Husband’: Queer history at the Tower Hamlets Archives

Wednesday 23rd February 2022 – 5.30pm – 7pm = FREE

Online via zoom

Register online here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/259382599337

LGBTQIA+ Comedy Night in our People’s Palace

Friday, 25th February 2022, 19:30-21:30 (doors 18:45)BT

Come and celebrate LGBT History Month with a showcase of some of the UK’s finest queer comedians. Hosted by Mark Bittlestone (@poofsrus) the line up includes Andrea Hubert, Victoria Olsina and Fatiha El-Ghorri. We hope this will be the first of a regular comedy night for Queen Mary students and staff.

Location: People’s Palace.

Get tickets!

AHRC Boucicault 2020: Circuits of Skill Research Network

– led by Aoife Monks and Nicholas Daly invites you to a series of online workshops and events to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Boucicault’s birth (delayed by Covid 19).  These events will investigate the relationship between entrepreneurial values and performance skill, asking how one relates to the other in the theatre by considering the legacies of Boucicault’s theatre practice now.

FRIDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2020

10am-12.30pm (GMT) Online
Stage-Irishness: A Public Inquiry
This inquiry investigates the legacies of Stage Irishness, and whether it should finally be banished from the Irish stage once and for all. Taking evidence from ‘witnesses’ such as historians, critics and performers, this inquiry’s appointed jury will try to come to some conclusions, making recommendations for the casting and performing – or not – of Stage-Irish roles in the future. Jury and Witnesses include: Nicholas Daly, Tanya Dean, Rosaleen McDonagh, Brian Singleton, Kirsten Smith. Click here, to book your place and for further information. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stage-irishness-a-public-inquiry-tickets- 260192551927

2.30-4pm (GMT) Online
Museum of Celebrity and Virtuosity Workshop
Join Aoife Monks, Nicholas Daly, Tracy Davis, Matthew Knight, Simon O’Connor, Marlis Schweitzer, Paul Rae, Mary Ann Bolger, and Sarah Meer among others, to explore the relationship between celebrity and virtuosic performance onstage, and the material cultures that emerge from it.
Click here, to book your place and for further information. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/museum-of-celebrity-and-virtuosity-workshop- tickets-262276795957

5-6.30pm (GMT) Online
Dion Boucicault: Legacies of a Theatre Producer
Join Jen Coppinger, Head of Producing at the Abbey Theatre Dublin, Alexandra Araujo Alvarez, Peoples Palace Projects, London and Róise Goan, Artistic Director, Artsadmin, London to explore the residues of Boucicault’s approaches to producing, asking ‘what would Boucicault do?’ in the face of the challenges facing theatre producers across the world today.
Click here, to book your place and for further information. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dion-boucicault-legacies-of-a-theatre-producer- tickets-262278280397

Boucicault 2020: Circuits of Skill Research Network is a research project exploring what the nineteenth-century stage has to teach us about the sort of art we get when the entrepreneurialism of artists is emphasised, as it is today.

This project is supported by:

Arts & Humanities Research Council, Queen Mary University of London, University College Dublin,
Rutgers University, New Jersey, Museum of Literature Ireland.

Jobs for graduates and students at QMUL

Placements & Programmes Assistant

Careers and Enterprise Centre, Student Services Directorate – Closes 20 Feb

Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer

School of Geography – Closes 20 Feb

Social Media and Content Coordinator

Students’ Union – Closes 20 Feb

Library Assistant – Environment Team – 2 roles

Student & Academic Services – Library Services – Closes 27 Feb

International Women's Day: Using the law to protect women’s rights...

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

Tuesday, 8 March at 5.30PM (GMT) – Face to Face and Online

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, barristers from Field Court Chambers including Rupert’s sister Anna Dannreuther, will consider a hybrid case study with the audience. The aim is to highlight how the law deals with gendered issues and, crucially, where it can go further.

Book here

Producers of the Future: From Keighley to Karachi is a ground-breaking international collaboration between Bradford Literature Festival, UK, and Adab Festival in Pakistan, with the aim of developing female talent and leadership in the arts and culture sector. The development programme featured 10 women selected from Pakistan and Bradford who collaborated digitally to produce a series of online events.

You can watch these films on our YouTube channel by clicking the titles below. Don’t forget to like the videos and subscribe to our channel for more BLF content.

To find out more about our collaboration with Adab Festival, which was part of our 2021 festival programme, visit the Producers of the Future event page. Keep your eyes peeled for our 2022 programme, which we’ll be releasing in the coming months.  

 Phakama 25 Years

2022 kickstarted with our wonderful Environment Day in Brighton, led with students at the Institute of Contemporary Theatre. We engaged artists Mary Chater (Shakespeare in Italy), Rez Kabir (Mukul and the Ghetto Tigers), and Young Creatives Bhavini Sheth and Caterina Tucker. Rez also led on our Café Conversation at Curzon Aldgate where we again explored our place in the world and in the context of climate and environment. Check out this lovely little film to get a sense of what the day entailed!

We also have a small Phakama 25 Years and Beyond Party on February 24th in East London to mark the end of the celebrations and to strengthen our connections with each other through a small evening event. If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Anna, annag@projectphakama.org, stating whether you are an artist or organisation. This event has limited capacity so we will let you know if a space is available.

Constellations – A Creative Get Together 
 
Following Associate Artists Melanie Hering and Ella Fleetwood’s successful project Constellations as part of our Creative Get Together, we are offering the online workshop again and this time in partnership with Sheba Arts. This art and dance/movement-based workshop is aimed at women. To take part, please register on Eventbrite.

WOW FESTIVAL LONDON 2022

FRIDAY 11 –  SUNDAY 13 MARCH

The line-up also includes:

  • WOW London’s artist-in-residence Miss Baby Sol and international artist-in-residence Indonesian rock band Voice of Vaceprot
  • Multi award nominated Laura Mvula and Mercury Award nominated jazz composer and saxophonist Cassie Kinoshi will perform as part of Angela Davis autobiography launch
  • Palestinian singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Rasha Nahas
  • Spoken word artist Rakaya Fetuga performing with Maslaha Muslim girl fencers
  • Pop punk performances from The Tuts frontwoman Nadia Javid and diy band Breakup Haircut
  • The festival will also host two DJ nights featuring female talent in the booth, in collaboration with Spiritland

See the full programme

IN-PERSON EVENT: Great Expectations and Furnace Creek

‘I will be reading from a new novel that gives a twentieth-century queer spin to Great Expectations, after which Dr. Mullan will be engage in discussion of the novel and its Dickensian roots. The event will be of especial interest to students interested in issues of race and sexuality in literature.’

Why does Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations continue to inspire readers and authors today? In this event, John Mullan, Professor of English at UCL, is in conversation with Joseph Boone, the author of a new novel, Furnace Creek, which is inspired by Dicken’s masterpiece. Furnace Creek teases us with the question of what Pip might have been like had he grown up in the American South of the 1960s and 1970s and faced the explosive social issues—racial injustice, a war abroad, women’s and gay rights, class struggle—that galvanized the world in those decades. Advance copies of the novel have garnered high praise from readers. This promises to be a riveting discussion between the novelist and one of our most distinguished literary critics.

Book here

Build your speaking confidence with mentors from top companies like Just Eat, Investec or Google


Apply now for the We Speak Employment programme and improve your speaking confidence and employment opportunities with Mentors from companies like Just Eat, Investec or Google.

During live weekly online sessions, you’ll build your confidence around how to contribute to discussions, speak comfortably at job interviews, and speak in front of groups. Participants who complete the 4-week programme will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

We encourage applications from anyone who feels less confident about speaking, and we create a relaxed and friendly environment for participants. You can apply to join one of our 4-week programmes with online sessions taking place once a week, starting from w/c 7 March.

Submit your details via a short application form: www.wespeak.co/apply

Fill in the 3 minute form as soon as possible! Applications shut on Monday 28 February but we are awarding places as applications come in.

Sharing event flyer

Tower Hamlets Arts Sharing Event on 3 March

Tower Hamlets based artists and arts organisations are invited to our annual sharing event.  This year this free event will be held online on Thursday 3 March.

Speakers include East Bank, Half Moon Young People’s Theatre, Bow Arts Trust, Queen Mary University of London, artists Rahemur Rahman and officers from Tower Hamlets Council’s Arts & Events Team. There will also be time for Q & A.

Book your FREE place now 

Outside QMUL

OPEN CALL OPPORTUNITY FOR UKRAINE BASED ARTISTS*

More in Instagram post below…

401 Ink – Publishing Internships

After trialling our internship scheme last year, we are back with THREE new paid positions across 2022.

  • Remote, UK-based, flexible hours.
  • Fee: £500.
  • Deadline: 6 March.

Full info: http://404ink.com/jobs

Apply now – paid trainee programme producer with Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme, Manchester

Interested in artist development? @RTYDS in #Manchester nurture early-career theatre makers. They’re seeking a trainee programme producer to gain skills in marketing, social media & project management. Apply by 27/02 via @_CreativeAcccess

Details: http://ow.ly/Tpaa50HKCUO

Free event: Getting Started with Research at Wellcome Collection

Monday 28 February 2022, 15:00—17:00

Learn how you can use our library to access Wellcome Collection materials in the open stacks and Rare Materials Room. Four researchers will tell you about how they work with items from the collections to produce artwork, podcasts and academic research papers.

Book here

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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