SED Opportunity Digest – 28 September 2023 – Jobs, Events & Ideas

TALK TO YOUR CAREERS CONSULTANT Get help finding jobs, making great applications and becoming more confident in interviews. Book an appointment or email your careers consultant Fliss Bush

TALK TO RU ABOUT CREATIVE CAREERS OR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH – Ru is happy to chat any time and create some plans for your future or talk through worries and sign post you to further support. Book an appointment

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Professional & Personal Development Schemes at QMUL

  • Diversity Speaks – Starts 11 October: Group coaching programme specifically for students from ethnic minority backgrounds. Sign up
  • Mindfulness – Free 4 week course for HSS students. Sign up

ArtsOne BLOC Cinema Event:
Black History Month 2023:
Film Screening ‘THE WOMAN KING’and Pizza – Thu 12 October

A film screening of The Woman King + a recorded Introduction from Dr. Reuben Loffman, followed by pizza and refreshments.

Explore: Lunch with HSS Alumni – 17 October

Attend this speed networking event to find out about a wide range of employers, sectors and graduate opportunities available to Humanities and Social Sciences students and graduates, from large graduate recruiters to SMEs and local employers.  

Free Food provided 

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QMUL Autumn Careers Fair 2023

Wed, Oct 18, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – The Octagon, The Queens’ Building

  • gain an valuable insight into a wide variety of industry sectors and companies
  • leave lasting impressions on employers as well learning more about the tips and trick to help you succeed in the application process
  • engage with a broad range of employers, from small businesses to FTSE 100 companies
  • learn more about the opportunities available to you – from early insight programmes to graduate schemes

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Thawra Book Club for BAME Community run by SED Alumna, Asia Khatun

Run by alumna ‘We’ll be reading Jade LB’s Keisha The Sket. Told with the heart and soul of the inner city, with an unforgettable heroine, Keisha the Sket is a revelation of the true, raw, arousing and tender core of British youth culture.

Our in-person book club will be on Thursday 26th October at Penguin Random House HQ, 20 Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London, SW1V 2SA, expect lots of great discussion, good vibes and some bookish goodies!

Book now (last few tickets)

Jobs at QMUL

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Free performance event: A Season of Bangla Drama 2023- Festival Bites

A Season of Bangla Drama 2023-  Festival Bites

  Saturday, 14 October 2023 at 15:00 160 Whitechapel Road – London E1 1BJ – United Kingdom

See three tantalising sketches (open rehearsal) to give you taste of our upcoming theatre festival which Queen Mary is a proud organiser alongside Tower Hamlets council! Production companies Marble Sinew, Mitali Arts Group and Adity Roy Dance CIC present snippets of a dark comedy murder mystery, challenges of old age and a dance drama to champion neurodiversity.

Book a free ticket

TAKE PART in a participatory live art project about living and dying queerly – The Last Breath Society

We are currently accepting proposals to join The Last Breath Society. The deadline for applications is Thursday 5th October.

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Making and Remaking the Jewish East End events

Listening to the Jewish East End: A guided walk | Sunday 8 October, 11.00am-1.00pm | Whitechapel

Explore London’s Jewish East End with Professor Nadia Valman and Dr Vivi Lachs of Queen Mary, University of London, who present a free guided walk through East London’s Jewish past based on their Arts and Humanities Research Council project on English and Yiddish literature and song of the East End from the 1880s to the 1950s.

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Re-sounding the East End | Thursday 16 November, 6.30-8.00pm | Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, London E1

Join us for a discussion with curators and historians Nadia Valman, Tamsin Bookey, Rehana Ahmed and Alan Dein and artists Alastair Levy, Emily Peasgood and Syma Tariq, on their sound art installation ‘Everything Is Different, Nothing Has Changed’, in the context of the East End’s social and public history.

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Oral Storytelling for Heritage Workshop – Saturday, 14 October 2023 10:30

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Join us We’re hosting a new event, and we’d love to see you there. IROKO Theatre Company present a FREE workshop which involves hands-on exploration of oral storytelling performance techniques. Saturday 14 October from 10.30am – 1.30pm Register soon because space is  very limited. We hope you’re able to join us!    

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Free weekly workshops in Film and Music Production at Rich Mix in Shoreditch

New Creates Film Are you interested in creating short films, music videos or other visual content but not sure where to start?

New Creates Music Are you interested in music? Have you thought what it might be like to write your own song? Maybe you’re an upcoming rapper, DJ or producer?

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Young Technicians Programme at Stratford East

The FREE 12-week introductory training course offers 16–21 year olds the opportunity to develop practical skills in stage management, lighting and sound with industry professionals. No experience necessary.

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 Register Now for TheatreCraft 23 on 20 November!

Join Theatrecraft for:  Q&As and Workshops, Backstage Tours, On Stage Demonstrations, Exhibitor Marketplace, featuring more than 70 universities, theatre venues and suppliers to the industry and a 1:1 CV Clinic.

REGISTER NOW for TheatreCraft 2023

Thinking about a career in one of the United Kingdom’s foremost law firms? Applications now open for LawCareersNetLive

Then LawCareersNetLIVE is a must-attend event, looking at the skills, attributes and techniques that are necessary to launch a career at a commercial law firm.

Apply here

Human Rights Lawyers Association Careers Day 2023

The annual HRLA Careers Day will be held at Goldsmiths, University of London and is primarily aimed at students, prospective lawyers and those interested in a career in human rights law. We are grateful to our headline sponsor, the Department of Law of Goldsmiths, University of London for their generous contribution, and for making Careers Day possible. A range of sessions have been organised for the day, including:

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Free ‘LGBTQ Printmaking for Change’ talk 12 October 6-8pm

Via seventeenth-century radicals, eighteenth-century flamboyance and nineteenth-century scandal, to contemporary understandings around diverse gender and sexuality, prints and ephemera, the talk will provide a unique snapshot into a rich and radical history. Through looking at portraits and zines celebrating pioneering activists, writers and artists, as well as highlighting significant Queer spaces in Britain through the centuries, this session will provide an overview of the considerable contribution to printmaking made by the LGBTQIA+ community and its many ancestors.

Book here

More LGBTQIA+ Opportunities…

  • Careers guidance, webinars and inclusive employers at myGwork’s WorkFair 2023 WorkFair 2023 will return on 18 October featuring hundreds of jobs worldwide for students and recent graduates with inclusive employers, alongside empowering careers guidance workshops and webinars – all for free.
  • ACCEPT is an industry leading event for LGBTQ+ students interested in a career in commercial law. To find out more about the event, please watch this video.

Roundhouse Rising Festival x BBC Introducing Live

Roundhouse Rising Festival is delighted to partner with BBC Introducing Live on 14 October to deliver a daytime programme of live panels, panels, performances, feedback sessions designed to empower aspiring artists.

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Free TV Jobs Conference in Newcastle in October – Worth the Trip! – London Dates in January

The National Film and Television School are working in partnership with Channel 4 to bring you exciting career events across the country.  Each event will run over 2 days with one day devoted to Scripted and the other day devoted to Unscripted sessions.Sign up for a full day of interactive sessions offering insights into different television roles, followed by a masterclass and networking session. Sessions will cover a range of disciplines across the world of film and television, allowing you to learn more about the roles and responsibilities within the industry.

To book your FREE place at one of these fantastic national events, please choose from a location below:

Newcastle | 15th – 16th October | Leonardo Hotel

For More Info & To Book Your Place for Newcastle Click Here
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London Film Festival for Free 4-15 October

The festival fun doesn’t stop when the credits roll… Join us for a line-up of free events, including talks, short film screenings, DJ nights, fun family workshops and much more.

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Creating Routes – Free Programme for Global Majority Creatives with Talawa – apply by 16 October

Creating Routes is a free, practical, training programme for Global Majority theatre makers and creatives who want to use their artistic skills in community settings. This programme is a collaboration between Talawa Theatre Company, Emergency Exit Arts (EEA) and Goldsmiths University of London.

Find out more and apply



SED Opportunity Digest – 24 August 2023 – Jobs, Events & Ideas

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

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

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

TALK TO RU ABOUT CREATIVE CAREERS OR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH – Ru is happy to chat any time and create some plans for your future or talk through worries and sign post you to further support. Book an appointment

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Get work experience with QMUL programmes – open now for applications

Student Consultancy Project (SCP)

The Student Consultancy Project gives you the chance to work in multidisciplinary teams solving problems faced by businesses, charities and social enterprises within the UK and Internationally. Gain first-hand experience working with a client whilst receiving support from a Queen Mary supervisor. This programme gives you the opportunity to develop skills you can take forward into any profession – not just consultancy.

QTaster

QTaster helps you explore your career options and gain insight into different companies and roles. It also helps those looking to acquire experience build their network and commerical awareness.

Free Greenwich + Docklands Festival – Directed by Alumnus Bradley Hemmings

GDIF 2023 will bring together UK and international artists in a programme of ground-breaking outdoor theatre, performance, art, dance and circus in iconic public spaces across London. The line up includes our very own Mojisola Adebayo’s show The Architect.

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Want to get into law after your degree? Check out Chambers Student

Chambers Student is the definitive guide to the legal profession. Our interview-based research reveals the truth about life at the leading law firms and barristers’ chambers. Our vivid accounts and detailed analysis combine in the most useful guide a student can access. 

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Call Out for #QTIBPOC Creatives aged 18-35 years

Would you like to be inspired and develop your creativity in a supportive group environment? 

QTIBPOC Creatives are producing a series of bite size short sharp taster workshops in arts and contemporary queer and trans Black culture workshops this summer

Apply here

Jobs at Muslim Council of Great Britain closing soon

TikTok Creative Academy

Supporting people aged 16-24 into a job in the creative industries, in partnership with TikTok.

Apply here

#MerkyBooks New Writers’ Prize – open until 29 August

What’s on offer?

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

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

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for unpublished and un-agented writers aged between 18 and 35 who are currently a resident in the UK or ROI. If you have a manuscript you are working on, or an idea ready to be put onto paper, we want to hear from you.

This year, we are looking for the next Bolu Babalola, Cecile Pin and Caleb Azumah Nelson and are focusing on fiction only, and unfortunately we will not be accepting non-fiction, poetry or children’s books this year.

Apply now

BFI Film Academy accreditation for 2023 BFI London Film Festival now open

BFI Film Academy accreditation for this year’s BFI London Film Festival are selling fast and we only have a limited number. If you’d like to be part of the Festival action make sure to get yours now!

Get access to:
• press and industry screenings during festival dates of 4 to 15 October
• the BFI Film Academy programme of industry and networking events
• panels and talks included in the LFF industry programme
• public weekday matinee screenings via a rush queue, and subject to availability

Passes cost £40 and are available to 18-25 year-olds who are based in the UK and interested in pursuing and progressing a career in the screen industries. Over 25 year-olds in full-time education and in possession of a valid student ID can also apply.

Apply now

James Baldwin Event: I Heard It Through The Grapevine (12*) + Q&A with Dick Fontaine – 11 September

In a Cinema Restored and Open City Doc Festival collaboration, we bring you Dick Fontaine’s charged and intimate portrait of James Baldwin, followed by a Q&A with the director and Haden Guest. 

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU FROM ERIC’S PARTNERS – DOWNLOAD THE ERIC APP

Find these opps in the search section on the ERIC app

MARKETING & PUBLISHING – You don’t need any experience to become Penguin Children’s Books’ next Marketing Assistant! Work on campaigns & learn everything you need to know to get your career started PHOTOGRAPHY – Explore a stunning converted Georgian townhouse and snap some incredible photos on this photography tour! Make sure you get your free ticket for September 15th before they’re gone ALL INDUSTRIES – Learn to deliver your own creative workshops and make money as a facilitator with Roundhouse’s course! Over 5 sessions, you’ll develop all the skills you need to succeed ALL ARTS – Live in Hackney or Tower Hamlets? Apply for Peer Ambassadors! You’ll get paid work experience at a professional art gallery alongside a development and learning programme… for FREE PUBLISHING – Learn all about editorial processes and publishing books as an Assistant with Penguin Michael Joseph’s fiction team! Home to some of the UK’s best-loved writers, this is the perfect place to kickstart your career ALL INDUSTRIES – Want to work in a professional Creative Arts Organisation? Interested in Youth Work? Get paid to oversee work experience for young creatives with this freelance role from Talent Accelerator

Head to the ERIC app to access all these exclusive opportunities

Click here for iPhone users | Click here for Android users

Don’t have the app? Download for free! DOWNLOAD 


SED Opportunity Digest – 20 July 2023 – Concise Version

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

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

TALK TO RU ABOUT CREATIVE CAREERS OR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH – Ru is happy to chat any time and create some plans for your future or talk through worries and sign post you to further support. Book an appointment

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

QMUL Virtual Careers Fair 2023 –  Thu, Aug 3, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Register here (you must be logged in with your QMUL credentials)

Investigative Journalism Masterclass with The Blood Rep Investigations Substack – 29 July

Join QMUL alumnus Tam Hussein to experience a real-life journalism investigation, as you and your team apply open-source investigative techniques to a detailed case-study

Students can get £35 tickets or email Tam for limited free tickets (in exchange for some marketing work).

Book now

WOWZINE ISSUE 2 – SUBMISSIONS INVITED

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

Specific callout for Calling all Trans or Non-binary Creatives and Writers  We want to spotlight the multitude of experiences for trans and non-binary people that respond to themes of Pleasure/Joy/Desire. The selected writer will receive £50 for their completed essay and be published in-print. Deadline: Sunday 30th July 2023.

Submit your work

Be part of The Space Winter Season with your show…

Why should you apply to be a part of our Winter Season? Find out more on our website!

The deadline to submit an application is midnight on Friday 11th of August

More info and apply

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


Workshop: Content Production for Digital Marketing at Roundhouse – 11am-5pm

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M&C Saatchi Open House – Online Advertising Training Programme

M&C Saatchi Open House is a free online training programme open to anyone.  Yes, ANYONE. No matter who you are or where you are, we’re opening our doors for all to experience the joys of the creative communications industry.  We are on a mission to remove barriers to access. Whether you are starting out, shifting your career, returning to work after a break or just finding out more, we can’t wait to meet you during our 8-week programme.

Find out more

Masterclass: Exploring Dystopia in Games at BAFTA – 26 July

In this masterclass hosted by Elle Osili-Wood, you will hear from Gareth Damian Martin and Jörg Tittel as creators of two recently released games which explore dystopian futures from the perspective of a worker.

Book here

TV Production Management Course with Georgina Bobb

£117.66 discounted for our students – Various Dates in September

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Zoom Dive | The impact of generative AI on creative entrepreneurs

THU 27 JUL 14:00 BST, ZOOM  

Gen AI and machine learning are big topics right now – not a day goes by when they aren’t making the headlines. As a creative entrepreneur, you may be worried about the impact of Gen AI and whether it’s a threat or an opportunity for your business. Join us for a talk with Gen AI expert Paul Dowling about how Web 3.0 has revolutionised art in the digital world and the implications Gen AI is having on art today. You’ll also discover how Gen AI will facilitate an explosion of creative talent and how to use Gen AI tools to enhance your own business.  

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Book Fair – Small Press Fest Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 July
12-6pm

Join us for the second iteration of Small Press Fest, an annual fair celebrating small-press and independent publications. Browse through publications, meet artists and publishers, and participate in the activities. This year, the programme also explores solidarity in publishing practices.

From the Lips to the Moon created by Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi brings together performances by Jabbaristan, and poetry by Dzifa Benson, Momtaza Mehri, Maureen Onwunali and Silai. There will be a book launch of Moving Pictures Painted, a sale of aflam vintage posters from the 1950s to 1970s, and a pop up bookshop by Maqam, readings for children by LibLib Publishing and a screening and conversation on DIY cultures festival becoming a solidarity network with Hamja Ahsan.

Featuring tables by aflam, CentreCentre, Chutney Magazine, Discontent, Hamja Ahsan, Khidr Collective, LibLib Publishing, Maqam Books, Small Tune Press, STUART, the87press, alongside a curated table with contributions from Book Works, Hajar Press, LUMIN, Rab-Rab Press, The Book Society Seoul, amongst others.

Check out the full programme for Small Press Fest

Application process for sponsored places for An Introduction to Publishing Course from 29 August

We try to keep our fees as low as possible. But we wouldn’t want them to be a barrier. Which is why there are sponsored places available on all our courses.

Please contact us for more information at info@getintobookpublishing.co.uk

Find out more about the course


SED Opportunity Digest – 6 July 2023 – Concise Version

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

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

TALK TO RU ABOUT CREATIVE CAREERS OR YOUR MENTAL HEALTH – Ru is happy to chat any time. Book an appointment

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Writing Prizes to Enter

The Aurora Prize For Writing seeks outstanding new writing in short fiction and poetry. As well as receiving a £500 cash prize, winners will receive feedback on a piece of work of their choice from a matched literary agent or editor. Deadline: 19th July, midnight

The Morley Prize for Unpublished Writers of Colour is awarded to unpublished aspiring authors of colour. There are two prizes – one for works of Fiction and one for Life Writing and Creative Non-Fiction. Deadline: 14th August

The Oxford Poetry Prize is awarded to a single poem in the English language. The winner of the Oxford Poetry Prize receives £1,000 and is offered publication in Oxford Poetry magazine. Deadline: 31st August

Could you be Roman Road Trust’s Managing Director?

Roman Road Trust (RRT) is a grassroots organisation working to improve Roman Road high street and its community for the benefit of residents and regular visitors. Roman Road is in the heart of London’s East End and home to one of London’s longest-running and largest street markets. RRT’s vision is for a thriving local economy that gives opportunity and space for communities to flourish.

RRT is looking for a Managing Director to lead on the launch, programming and management of The Common Room alongside regular projects. RRT is seeking someone with a passion for our community, local businesses, market traders and achieving positive social impact. Roman Road Trust is small but ambitious. The role needs someone with an excellent ability to self-manage and work independently. This is a freelance and part-time role.

For more information and how to apply visit: https://romanroadtrust.co.uk/managing-director/ 

Deadline for applications: 9:00am on Monday 24th July

Have a question or would like an informal chat about the role? Email Drama grad Rosie Vincent: rosie@romanroadtrust.co.uk

Free Careers Fair at Dreamland Margate – 12-13 July

The UK Creative Festival is committed to helping create pathways into creative industries, ensuring a more diverse and representative workforce.

We invite every young aspiring creative to register for free to attend our creative Careers Fair. Here you can meet the leading companies across all creative industries, advertising, architecture, visual art, crafts, fashion and textiles, design, performing arts, music, photography, film and video, computer games, radio and TV, writing and publishing, heritage, software/electronic publishing, cultural education.

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Shakespeare and the Sea at Royal Museums Greenwich

8-9 September both at the museum and online. The conference features keynote speakers Professor Emma Smith and Professor Steve Mentz along with a host of researchers and academics from across the globe. A full conference schedule can be found here: https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/national-maritime-museum/shakespeare-sea

There is also an opportunity to see a First Folio, on display at the museum until 24 September

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park Summer Fair

The Summer Fair is back!

After some years away due to Covid-19 and all the associated lockdowns, Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park are thrilled to be welcoming the community back for the 2023 Summer Fair!

This will be a day of fun activities, informative tours, stalls for local makers, delicious food and drink and of course a chance to find out more about the work the Friends do at Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park.

Volunteer at The Access Project to help young people

Looking for a rewarding #volunteering opportunity?

We’re recruiting #volunteer A level and GCSE tutors tutors to help young people raise their grades, boost their confidence, and find their future. Find out more and apply now

https://bit.ly/3qFHkr7

Free Zoom Event with TransRadio UK – A Champion for the Community

Join founder and presenter Lucy Clark to discover how Trans Radio UK has developed as a voice, information source and champion for the international transgender community, and how other initiatives focused on supporting the trans community have grown from it, including TRUK United Football Club. It was also announced earlier this week that Lucy has been shortlisted for the National Diversity Awards (Positive Role Model category). 

Get your ticket at the Eventbrite link.

48h only!!! Join Dazed Club to get 50% off membership – only £24 for a year of mags, events, masterclasses & more. Click for info.

Join Dazed Club today to get your first year 50% off – that is only £24 for a year of free magazines, invitations to our events, masterclasses with our talent and exclusive discounts on all your favourite parties, festivals, galleries and more!

Use promo code FLASH when selecting a yearly membership and be quick – the offer ends in 48h!

Sign up here: https://www.dazeddigital.com/dazedclub

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HarperCollins Author Academy 2023

Free training to writers from underrepresented backgrounds. Three courses with 15 spots in each.

Info and apply

Safar Film Festival

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SED Opportunity Digest – 22 June 2023 – Concise Version

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Sekforde Scholarship – 6 Students – award of £20,000 for the 2023/24 academic year (DEADLINE 30/06/23)

Read more and apply

Paid work placements with STEP – Deadline 25 June

Calling all East Londoners aged 18-30, don’t miss out on an incredible opportunity this summer! The application deadline for our popular paid 12-month traineeship is fast approaching. STEP is specifically designed to connect young East Londoners with exciting local creative jobs, equipping you with valuable skills and professionally guiding you towards your first entry-level creative dream role.

In this round, we are excited to announce a special creative takeover featuring roles such as Programming Trainee with Sadler’s Wells, Junior Designer at It’s Nice That, Gallery Assistant at Bow Arts, and Design Assistant at LEUDER. These placements offer a salary of London Living Wage (£11.95) or above. With STEP, you’ll not only grow alongside a community of like-minded individuals but also participate in monthly professional development workshops. Additionally, you’ll be matched with a specialist industry mentor and a career coach who will provide continuous support throughout your creative employment journey, even after you graduate from the programme.

Apply now

Also apply for Creativity Works: Non-Linear free training course is open for early-bird applications! Application deadline: Sunday 20 August 2023 We’re looking for young East Londoners aged 19-24 who want to kickstart their creative career and participate in our brand new, free, 13-week training course! Non-Linear offers a multi-disciplinary programme and covers a variety of creative fields such as Content Creation, Film & TV Production, Podcasting, Music, Art & Design. 

Along the way you will be inspired by well-known creatives, all at the very top of their game, including Campbell Addy, Yinka IIori, Grayson Perry, Thomas Heatherwick, Edward Enninful, Koby Adom, Vanessa Maria, Edem Wornoo, Marina Mansour, and more. 

You also will take part in masterclasses with industry professionals, technical skills-based workshops, guest lectures, inspirational bite-sized industry talks, fascinating field trips as well as a considerable time working within creative businesses to help them solve the real-world creative challenges they face.   

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Building Confidence – Free Workshop on 28 June

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Newham Word Festival

A fantastic free local festival celebrating written and spoken word. Some highlights include:

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Become a Buddy Mentor

Are a friendly Year 1 or Year 2 undergraduate student with strong interpersonal skills? Want to help new incoming students integrate into the Queen Mary community socially, whilst boosting your skills in the process? Become a Buddy Mentor and help new incoming SED first year Undergraduate students transition to university as part of the Buddy Scheme mentoring programme. Becoming a Buddy Mentor will boost your employability skills and be mentioned on your HEAR transcript.

For more information and to apply see here.

Nando Messias: Artist Residency

We are delighted to share news of two free events – a workshop and a performance – that may appeal to those with an interest in gender, queerness, and the archiving of exquisite trans ephemera. We will be welcoming Nando Messias to Goldsmiths to undertake an artist residency with the Staging Decadence project in the first week of July. They will be bringing with them their archive of costume spanning the breadth of their career as a performance maker as it makes its way to The Museum of Transology at Bishopsgate, London. Toward the end of the residency Nando will be sharing a workshop at 2pm on 6 July, which will focus on decadent costume and precarity, and a performance of their new work TransMission: Sissy TV at 6pm on 7 July. Both events will take place in the George Wood Theatre at Goldsmiths. Tickets are free, but booking is essential.

To book for the workshop: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nando-messias-artist-residency-workshop-tickets-656652835307?aff=ebdssbdestsearch 

To book for the performance: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nando-messias-transmission-sissy-tv-tickets-656656526347?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Free Acting workshop on 15 July – Performing arts – intensive workshop – successful auditions

  • To understand the basics of preparing for successful auditions
  • Develop your confidence to deliver a successful audition
  • Prepare a for a minimum of 1 audition
  • To identify and achieve a personal goal, as discussed with your tutor

Enrol here

Events at QMUL

‘Archival Violence’ Masterclass with Prof. Tamar Herzig – 3 July

Outside QMUL

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

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SED Opportunity Digest – 10 June 2023 – Concise Version

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

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

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

Free events you should make the most of the summer with this weekend:

Queer & Now – A free entry (just turn up) festival at Tate Britain including a queer marketplace, performances and talks.

River Stage – the Glory Takeover – Drag and camp classics for free on the Southbank outside the National Theatre

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Peopling the Palaces must end Sunday 11 June!

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

Still to come:

Fragility, Festivals, Funding and other F- words in Live Art

Nando Messias / TransMission: Sissy TV

Ascension by Shaun Caton

Outside QMUL

Are you passionate about helping those experiencing homelessness? 

Don’t miss our upcoming career fair for the homelessness service sector in a month’s time, organised by Greater London Authority, London Councils, HomelessLink, Bloomberg Associates and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP):  Date: Monday 10 July Location: Boxpark, Wembley, HA9 0JTTime: 10am–3pm 

There will be 30+ homelessness organisations, health partners and local authorities with current vacancies in the homelessness sector. Attendees can learn more about a career in the homelessness and rough sleeping sector, meet with employers and learn about specific opportunities on offer. The career fair is open to the public, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Register now to attend and learn about these organisations and their current vacancies:

Register Today

STEP – 12-month paid traineeship for young East Londoners wanting to step into careers in the creative & cultural sectors

This summer, our Shared Training and Employment Programme STEP returns for its 8th iteration as the previously annual paid traineeship getting young East Londoners into local creative jobs will take place more frequently – increasing employment opportunities for young East Londoners aged 18-30 brimming with new ideas, creative energy and timely perspectives – as they’re matched with our committed and every growing partner employers.

  • Museums & Galleries
  • Film, Music, TV, Radio, Broadcast & Production
  • Advertising, PR, Marketing, Print Media & Publishing
  • Theatre & Dance

Find out more and apply

Journalism Hub is packed with resources

You will find information about workshops, work experiences, newsletters, awards, mentoring schemes, funds, networking opportunities, toolkits and more!

See the resources

OPPORTUNITY: Roundhouse workshops

Develop your skills and network in filmmaking, podcasting and media production with the Roundhouses’ captivating workshops.

Dates: 2 June – 10 July

Find out more

How do institutions choreograph us?

ICA, Tuesday 20 June, 1-5.30pm

Booking link: https://www.ica.art/learning/how-do-institutions-choreograph-us 

How is visitors’ movement choreographed while visiting a museum or gallery? And what choreographies go on in the office, the box office, or the street outside? Join us for an afternoon to think through these questions collaboratively, with artists and art professionals’ presentations, collective discussions, and an option to take part in a spatial game, a movement workshop or a guided walk.

The Scheme – Penguin Trainee Scheme

Make your mark by spending six months between Sept 23- March 24 working with the best at the leading UK publisher. You’ll immerse yourself within one of our business areas, geared up to support you as you make decisions for yourself and contribute to our shared mission to make books for everyone.

Apply before 21 June

Decolonizing Sonic Heritage Spaces – Knowledge Exchange Workshop

Monday 19th June 2023, 9.15am to 5.15pm

Department of Performing Arts, City, University of London.

Room AG09, College Building, St John Street, London ECC1V 0HB.

This HEIF-supported knowledge exchange event will bring together curators, heritage professionals, sound artists and scholars to explore sound as a form of public engagement, learning, and critique in heritage spaces, with a focus on centring previously marginalised stories and voices.

All welcome! This will be an in person event.

Advance registration is requested for catering purposes: https://www.city.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/2023/june/decolonizing-sonic-heritage-spaces-a-heif-funded-knowledge-exchange-workshop

Masterclass: Getting The Most Out Of Interviewees & Asking The Right Questions

Book here

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

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SED Opportunity Digest – 30 May 2023 – Concise Version

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Peopling the Palaces starts this Saturday 3 June

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

Book now for these incredible events:

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

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

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

Book here

Mad Hearts: the Arts and Mental Health – Queering Boundaries

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

Book now

Windrush 75 Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book here

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

Interactive Soup @ Theatre Deli Leadenhall – 13 June 2023

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

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Weirdness Salon

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

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

Book here

Outside QMUL

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

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

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

Book now

Undomesticated – Gender Defiance in the Home 

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

Book here

Decode seeks Freelance Relationship Managers

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

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Book ahead: Isabel Waidner Book Launch at London Review Bookshop

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

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Newham Word Festival

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

Book now

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

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

Book now

OV Theatre Makers – Scheme – Apply before 19 June 2023

The training programme includes: 

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

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

Book now

Migration: a public history festival, May to July 2023

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

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

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

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

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

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Sign up to these for interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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SED Opportunity Digest – 13 May 2023 – Concise Version

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Staging Decadence: Dress to Kill

24th May 2023 – 17:00 – 19:30

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

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

Online via Zoom.

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

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

Poster design by Tara Fatehi.

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

More info

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

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

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

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

Become a Buddy Scheme Mentor

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

19-21 May 2023 

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

Book here

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

Monday 12 June, 6.00pm followed by a reception

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

All welcome; registration essential. 

Book here

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

A DAY WITH MICHÈLE BARRETT

Fri, 19 May 2023 09:30am

School of English and Drama

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

Peston Lecture Theatre, Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus.

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

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

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 Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2023 – 15-21 May

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

Worldmaking in Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Outside QMUL

Free online workshop: Career Planning for Screen Industries

Mon 15 May | Zoom

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

Book now

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

Book here

Facet Launch at Alumni run Live Art Space in South London

Image courtesy of June Lam.

RSVP to the inaugural FACET launch event

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

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

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

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

Book here

Judy’s Vintage Fairs at The Mile End Pavilions

Judy's Vintage Fairs and Kilo Sale at The Pavilions

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

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

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

The Vintage Furniture Flea at The Art Pavilion on 14 May

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

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

Genesis Cinema Birthday £2.50 Screenings

Book here

BFI NETWORK Short Film Fund

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

Deadline: Tuesday 23 May

Essential Magazine for those wanting to get into Publishing

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

Read the issue

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

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

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

  • Human Dignity Trust
  • Micro Rainbow
  • House of Rainbow

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

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

See all Queen Mary jobs

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

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 22 April 2023 – Concise Version

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

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

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

3 unmissable updates

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Education: Reimagination, Decolonisation, and Change

Tue, 25 Apr 2023 19:00 – 20:30 BST

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

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

Book a free ticket

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

See the full programme

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

26 April 2023

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

Two exciting volunteering opportunities at GoodWork

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

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

Apply here or read more below

Industry Insights: Representation in TheatreSunday, 23 April 2023

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

Outside QMUL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submit your work via the Submission Form.

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

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Toolkit Workshop Wed 26 Apr 2023

Jerwood Arts and people make it work – Workshop – Online

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

Roundhouse Resident Artist Programme Deadline: Monday 24 April

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

The Space Crone Prize

Deadline for Submissions 30 April

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

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

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

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

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

Sign up

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

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

New Issue of the Publishing Post #69

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

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

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

Read more and book

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

Read more and book

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

Read more and book

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

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

Included with the placement:

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

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

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

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

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

SPRINT: Tue 7 – Mon 27 Mar 2023

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

See the full line up

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

Government Communication Service Apprenticeships 24 April

The Old Vic seeks Front of House Assistants 24 Apr

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

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

NATO Internship Scheme 7 May 

Guardian Scott Trust Bursaries 15 May

Royal Television Society Bursaries 29 June

See all Queen Mary jobs

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

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 5 April 2023 – New Concise Version

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

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

Subscribe to our Llama Jobs Whatsapp Group

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

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

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

3 unmissable updates

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

Care (for your future) Cafe

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

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

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

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

Society Events before end of semester

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

2-26 November 2023

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

Submissions are now open.

Deadline is on Tuesday 25 April at 10am.

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

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

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

no cost in giving programme 

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

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

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

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

V&A Performance Festival 2023

22nd – 30th April 2023

@V_and_A / #VAPerformanceFestival

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

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

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

celebrating the capacity of songs to sound new worlds.

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

Outside QMUL

Free Podcasting Workshops with Spotify – Deadline today 5 April

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

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

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

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

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

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

To sign up please register your interest on our website:

https://www.enactussheffield.org/codecreators

Peckham Fringe 2023

Ribbon Around a Bomb
12 May, 7:30pm  

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

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

View the full programme and book

LAST MINUTE TICKETS TO SEE LOLA + FREE POPCORN

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book here

Black Britain Unspoken w/ Warner Bros. Discovery


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

Free Online Course: Getting into the screen industries

Sign up here

Killing Joy as a Queer Project 

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

Sign up here!

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

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

Editorial Assistant, Woo (ITV) – Deadline 7 April

Digital Marketing Assistant at Unbound – Deadline 9 April

Lyra McKee Journalism Bursary Scheme 2023 – Deadline 9 April

Editorial Assistant – Manchester International Festival – Deadline 9 April

Penguin Summer Internships x 9 – Deadline 11 April

Events Assistant – London College of Fashion – Deadline 18 April

Google News Intitiative Student Fellowships – Deadline 21 April

Jed Mercurio Mentorship Programme (Scriptwriting) – Deadline 21 April

Government Communication Services Apprentice x 40 Deadline 27 April

Assistant Producer at Tamasha Theatre – Deadline 1 May

Creative Access placements at Sky – Deadline 2 May

Graduate Internship Programme at Commonwealth Foundation – Deadline 2 May

See all Queen Mary jobs

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

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 27 March 2023 – New Concise Version

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

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

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

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

3 unmissable updates

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

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SUBTEXTS Presents SEX, RACE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS

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

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

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

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

Details of his talk are as follows:

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

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

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

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

Sign up below…

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

Weds 29 March 2023 – Rehearsal Room 2 + Zoom⁠

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

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

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

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

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

Part of our Legacies and Liabilities? Workshop Series.

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

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

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

Festival of Communities £500 Funding

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

Tower Hamlets Annual Arts Sharing and Networking Event for 2023

Your invitation to our Arts Sharing and Networking Event 2023

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

Book your FREE place now! 

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

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

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

Date: Friday 31 March 2023  

Time: 18.15 

To be followed by Reception 

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

Registration is necessary. 

Interested in performing your show at The Space? Deadline Today

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

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

Book now

Subtexts: Transfixions

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

Queer Affect Studies Reading Group – 5 April

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

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

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

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

Outside QMUL

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

All placements are 2 weeks.

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

Apply via the Penguin Portal

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

                                                                                                   Host: Bella Enahoro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen here

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

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

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

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

APPLY FOR BAFTA CONNECT MEMBERSHIP

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

MORE INFORMATION

Free Online and In-person Courses | Brixton Finishing School

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

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

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

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

More info

FREE EVENTS: Arachne Press events in Lewisham

Memoir and Monologue – part of Arachne Press

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

Exploring Creativity with Arachne Press

13-05-2023 at 2:00 PMCatford Library

FILM & TV Opportunities

HETV: Building Your Career Portfolio

CineCircle Film & TV Job Fair

 Raindance Saturday Film School

FLAMIN Productions – Funding, mentoring and support

ITV Fresh Cuts

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

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

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

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

Free skills programme – Digital Bootcamp

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

Sign up

FREE WORKSHOP: Creative Access in Devised Theatre

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

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

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Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

Style Intern  Condé Nast

International Marketing Intern  Universal Music UK

Sales and Content Intern  SoundCloud

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

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

Visitor Service Assistants at Rich Mix – Deadline 10/04

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

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

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

See all Queen Mary jobs

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 3 March 2023 – New Concise Version

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

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Cost of Living 
  • Community and Belonging
  • Finding Balance

© Eryk Salvaggio

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

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

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

You can see the full programme here 

#Caleb Femi x SLOGhouse

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

Book here

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

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

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

Festival of Communities £500 Funding

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

Tower Hamlets Annual Arts Sharing and Networking Event for 2023

Your invitation to our Arts Sharing and Networking Event 2023

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

Book your FREE place now! 

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

Book here

Outside QMUL

Women’s History Month in East London

Women's History Month in East London

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

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

Issue 66 of careers journal The Publishing Post is here!

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

The Importance of Joy with Ruby Rare and Liv Little.

See full programme

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

Book here

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

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

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

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

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Social Prescribing Day – 9 March

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

Find out more

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

Book here

Cutting East Film Festival returns to Genesis Cinema

Cutting East Film Festival returns to Genesis Cinema

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

Noor Aromas Pre Ramadan Market

Noor Aromas Eid Market

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

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

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

Find out more and apply

Arab Women Artists Now Festival returns to Rich Mix

Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival returns

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

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

BFI NETWORK Shorts Schools begins on Monday 13 March

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

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

Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Entrepreneurs

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

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

Closing Date: 31st March 2023

Apply and find out more

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

Maria Amidu exhibition poster clipped

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

Find out more including workshops

Hackney Empire Artist Development Programme

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

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

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

Plus:

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

Free tours at Tate Britain

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

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

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

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

See all Queen Mary jobs

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



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

Lois Weaver and Air Supply with be hosting a weekly 

Lois Weaver
Lois Weaver

Care (for your future) Cafe

Pinter Studio in Arts One 

 5-7 pm every Wednesday  

8 March and running through to 31 May 

(with the exception of 18 and 26 April) 

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

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

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

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

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

SED Opportunity Digest – 17 February 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

Location:            The Octagon, Mile End campus

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

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

Getting Started in Arts Publishing
Ages 15-24

16 February 2023 | 12.30 – 3.30pm

Enjoy contemporary art and interested in books?

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

Find out more

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

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

Join Enactus Society at QMUL to help change the world

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

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

Find out more



Outside QMUL

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

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

Book now

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

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

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

See the full programme and book here

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


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

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

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

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


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

To learn more about The Brun Bear Foundation please click here

Burnt Roti Party Fundraiser

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

Find out more

Must join newsletter of the week: Creative Lives in Progress

See the latest edition here

MERKYBOOKS Literature Festival at Roundhouse

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

Wednesday 8th February: Introduction to Running Wardrobe in Theatre with Frances Williams
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
Book Now

Wednesday 15th February: Introduction to Digital Illustration with Sascha A. Putri
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
Book Now

Wednesday 22nd February: Introduction to Social Media Management with Charlie Louise Kelly
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
Book Now

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

Wednesday 8th March: Introduction to Backstage Photography with Ambra Vernuccio
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
Book Now

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

Roundhouse Creative Training

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

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

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

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


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

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

APPLY NOW

Come Work With Us: BBC “The One Show”

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

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

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

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

Follow British Council on Instagram for more details

Drama Teaching Career Development Opportunities

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

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

Find out more

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

Bursaries for Producing and Fundraising Masterclasses

Find out more

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

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

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

Live Art Club: Perform with us!

UK, London – England Do you have part of a new idea, an experiment in working with an audience, a way of moving your body, a series of sounds you’re excited by, an unexpected activation of the space, an interruption of tradition, guttural words that want to explode out of you, a re-performance of a forgotten idea?
Do you want to do some thinking through and trying out in a supportive open studio environment?

Sign up through the google form below.

Live Art Club is a monthly open platform for performance art, taking place on the 1st of the month at VSSL – Deptford. It is free to attend and free to participate in. Contact email liveartclubldn@gmail.com
website forms.gle/6K1K9vBupX8MJ2ZNA

This is an unpaid opportunity.

Internships and Grad Schemes in Journalism

Jobs and Opps Closing Soon

Project Manager at ZU-UK – Deadline: 18 Feb

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

Events Officer at UAL Closing date: 23 February

Tate Collective Marketing Officer Closing date 27 February

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

Administrator Edinburgh Book Festival Closing date: 3 March

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 6 February 2023

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

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

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

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

Don’t forget to come to your BREATHING SPACE session this Wednesday!

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

Sign up here

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

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

Book here (login via your QMUL login)

Happy LGBTQA+ History Month!

LGBTQA+ experiences on the Library shelves

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

Registration link for Queen Mary staff (search for LT010)

Registration link for Queen Mary students

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

Film Screening: The Imitation Game

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

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

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

In Conversation with David Lammy MP

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us as a paid graduate intern 

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

Apply to the Frontline programme 

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

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

With this opportunity you can: 

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

Gain useful insights at our career events 

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

Be the first one to apply! 

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

Anti-Racist Shakespeare Titus Andronicus – Free Online

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

Thursday 23 February – 6.00pm

Tickets: Free

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

This event is generously sponsored by Cambridge University Press.

Book here


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

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

See full details

Outside QMUL

Journalism Jobs and Skills Event at City University

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

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

Book here

BFI Future Film Festival

60-Second Film competition – Deadline Sunday 5 Feb

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

Enter the competition

About the festival

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

Some high lights:

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

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

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

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

Find out more and apply here.

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

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

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

SPRINT: Tue 7 – Mon 27 Mar 2023 Tickets £12 (or catch 2 shows in one night for only £16) NW1 residents go for £10 – Students go for £8

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

Applications close Thu 9th Feb at 10am

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

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

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

Online Masterclasses from Punchdrunk Enrichment

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

You have until Tuesday 21 February to apply

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

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

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

Apply now

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

Festivals we’re planning to attend in 2023*

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

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

How to apply

Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more and register

Certain Blacks presents Heroes

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

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£3 Workshops with Raze Collective

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

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

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

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

Female Leadership in Publishing

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

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Free #OpenBooks publishing events coming soon

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

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KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH HOMEGROWN advertising careers scheme

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

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

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

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Help out Everyday Muslim Heritage Project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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