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

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

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

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

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

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

AI initiatives desperately need more humanities graduates at the table.

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

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

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

Key points from the report:

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

Read more about the report

SED Opportunity Digest – 27 March 2023 – New Concise Version

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

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

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

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

3 unmissable updates

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

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SUBTEXTS Presents SEX, RACE AND PSYCHOANALYSIS

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

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

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

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

Details of his talk are as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

Weds 29 March 2023 – Rehearsal Room 2 + Zoom⁠

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

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

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

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

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

Part of our Legacies and Liabilities? Workshop Series.

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

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

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

Festival of Communities £500 Funding

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

Tower Hamlets Annual Arts Sharing and Networking Event for 2023

Your invitation to our Arts Sharing and Networking Event 2023

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

Book your FREE place now! 

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

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

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

Date: Friday 31 March 2023  

Time: 18.15 

To be followed by Reception 

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

Registration is necessary. 

Interested in performing your show at The Space? Deadline Today

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

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

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Subtexts: Transfixions

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

Queer Affect Studies Reading Group – 5 April

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

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

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

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

Outside QMUL

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

All placements are 2 weeks.

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

Apply via the Penguin Portal

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

                                                                                                   Host: Bella Enahoro

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen here

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

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

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

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

APPLY FOR BAFTA CONNECT MEMBERSHIP

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

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

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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

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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.
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Wednesday 15th February: Introduction to Digital Illustration with Sascha A. Putri
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Wednesday 22nd February: Introduction to Social Media Management with Charlie Louise Kelly
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Wednesday 1st March: Introduction to Artist Liaison in Music with Felicity Hall
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Wednesday 8th March: Introduction to Backstage Photography with Ambra Vernuccio
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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Wednesday 15th March: Introduction to Publishing and Royalties in Music with Uniq Being
18:00 – 19:30 (GMT). Online over Zoom.
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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)



Cost of Living Update for Students

How Queen Mary Can Help You Save Money

We understand that money is a big issue and barrier to those coming to university and wanted to give a quick guide to ways we can help.

IssueWays Queen Mary Can Support
AccommodationSubsidised accommodation on our one-site main campus in Mile End from £141 pw (shared bathroom) / £171 (ensuite) guaranteed if you apply before 30 June. Accommodation guide   Lots of students commute and live at home but we would recommend working
Food10% off in our local Co-op supermarkets with student TOTUM card   Cheap supermarkets nearby including ASDA, Big Sainsbury’s and LIDL.   Shop local multiple Asian and world foods markets to buy cheap fresh food.  
MoneyQMUL Bursary £1,700 or £1,000 depending on income – automatically assessed if you use funding authority (e.g. Student Finance England) for UK students when you apply.   Part-time jobs available with Queen Mary Student Union paying London Living Wage on campus that fit with your studies   QTemps employment agency for work outside university with student friendly employers as well as opportunities within your career field
Travel30% Off with Student Oyster Card – You can produce a student status letter online to prove your student status.   Cycle to save money we are in Santander Cycle Hire Scheme   Use the bus – There are regular buses from our doorstep that go all over London – slow travel gives you time to read too.

Follow us on social media for opportunities, cheap and cheerful London tips and English/Drama news:

@qmulsed

SED Opportunity Digest – 6 February 2023

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sign up here

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

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

Book here (login via your QMUL login)

Happy LGBTQA+ History Month!

LGBTQA+ experiences on the Library shelves

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

Registration link for Queen Mary staff (search for LT010)

Registration link for Queen Mary students

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

Film Screening: The Imitation Game

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

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

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

In Conversation with David Lammy MP

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join us as a paid graduate intern 

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

Apply to the Frontline programme 

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

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

With this opportunity you can: 

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

Gain useful insights at our career events 

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

Be the first one to apply! 

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

Anti-Racist Shakespeare Titus Andronicus – Free Online

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

Thursday 23 February – 6.00pm

Tickets: Free

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

This event is generously sponsored by Cambridge University Press.

Book here


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

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

See full details

Outside QMUL

Journalism Jobs and Skills Event at City University

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

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

Book here

BFI Future Film Festival

60-Second Film competition – Deadline Sunday 5 Feb

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

Enter the competition

About the festival

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

Some high lights:

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

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

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

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

Find out more and apply here.

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

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

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

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

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

Applications close Thu 9th Feb at 10am

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

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

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

Online Masterclasses from Punchdrunk Enrichment

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

You have until Tuesday 21 February to apply

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

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

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

Apply now

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

Festivals we’re planning to attend in 2023*

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

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

How to apply

Harper’s Bazaar Short Story Competition

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more and register

Certain Blacks presents Heroes

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

Find out more

£3 Workshops with Raze Collective

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

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

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

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

Female Leadership in Publishing

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

Join here

Free #OpenBooks publishing events coming soon

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

Register your interest

KICKSTART YOUR CAREER WITH HOMEGROWN advertising careers scheme

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

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

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

Apply

Help out Everyday Muslim Heritage Project

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

See more

Email the project

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

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

Sign up

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

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

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

Sign up here

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

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

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

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

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

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

Book now

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

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

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

8 March 2023

4:30-6:30pm

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

Podcast Production Programme

March 2023 at Black Cultural Archives

APPLY NOW

What is the Podcast Production Programme?

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

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

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

Amaliah Book Club: Sister Outsider – Audre Lorde

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

Book here

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

Don’t forget to secure your tickets now 

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

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

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

Join us on 9 Feb @southbankcentre

Info and sign up

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

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

Find out more and apply

Accessibility in the Arts

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

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

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

Hidden Rivers of London

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

LGBTQIA Month Events

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

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

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

Tue 7 Feb 2023, 18:30 – 19:45

Online and in-person (The Royal Society)

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

BOOK NOW

PRIZE FOR POETRY: ENTRIES CLOSE 28 FEBRUARY

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

 ENTER THE PRIZE FOR POETRY

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


The National Archives, Kew, until 6 April

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

Find out more

Special event:

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

Live Art Development Agency Study Room reopening 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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CDMT Careers Conference and Showcase Performance 2023

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

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Opportunities closing soon

Film Submission Deadlines List from Film London Artists Moving Image network

Digital Assistant at the Horniman Museum – Deadline: 8 Feb

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

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

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

Netflix Documentary Talent Fund – Deadline: 16 Feb

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

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

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

Interesting Links


How Great Novels Help Us Change at Conway Hall

Sunday 26 February • 3pm – 4.30pm

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

Book here

SPOTLIGHT ON: RESOURCES FOR CREATIVE HEALTH

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

Access the resource hub now

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

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



Postgraduate Taught Degrees in English, Drama and Creative Writing for September 2023 Entry

We can’t wait to receive your application for our innovative, inclusive and supportive degree programmes. If you have a relevant degree in a relevant subject at a 2:1 level we would love to receive an application from you.

Here’s a list of Master’s programmes you can study with us from September 2023.

Skip to your course: MA English Literature | MA Theatre and Performance | MA Creative Writing

English Literature

Want to work in education, journalism, law, film and TV, teaching or marketing? English gives you the critical confidence to write well and get ahead in so many careers.

The programme will have 4 routes based around:

Modern and Contemporary

18th and 19th Century

Postcolonial & Global Literatures

Theory

Creative Writing

Want to become a writer? Our creative writing courses expose you to new work and challenge your own writing to become a confident creative writer across prose, poetry, non-fiction and many more experimental styles.

Theatre and Performance

Want to work in performance, culture, social justice or build your own business? These Drama courses are a great way to start your bespoke career path.

3 Reasons Why Final Year Students Should Complete Your National Student Survey

  1. Charity: £2 will go to Young Women’s Trust on behalf of each School of English and Drama student completing the survey  and £1 from QMUL as a whole going to YWT too.
  2. £5 Food Voucher: You’ll get a voucher for SU outlets. To claim the voucher, students need to forward the confirmation email received on completion of the survey, along with their name and student ID number, to nss-survey@qmul.ac.uk. The voucher will be emailed to them within two weeks. Your answers and comments to the survey will remain anonymous at all times.
  3. Your feedback matters: Good or bad, your feedback is essential to the university for future improvement and to know any areas of concern.

How do I complete it?  

Ipsos MORI will email you with a link to complete the survey. Later during the survey period, you may be contacted by SMS or phone unless you have opted out of this communication.   

You can complete the NSS at any time online: www.thestudentsurvey.com  

Why should I take part?  

A charity donation of £2 will be made to the Young Women’s Trust on behalf of each School of English and Drama student completing the survey   

You will be entered into a prize draw if you complete the survey by 10 February 

The NSS provides you with the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback on your whole learning experience and make your voice heard on a national platform  

Feedback from the NSS will be used to improve the experience for future students, just as you have benefitted from previous students’ feedback  

Anonymised results are made publicly available through Discover Uni to help prospective students make informed decisions of where and what to study  

For every NSS survey completed, Queen Mary will make a £1 charity donation.

Students’ Union Faculty Vice Presidents and Course Reps were asked to help pick a charity on behalf of their Faculty – for HSS the chosen charity was Young Women’s Trust in addition, the School of English and Drama will match Queen Mary’s donation for every SED student who completes the survey.     

SED have the chance to win £500 – complete your survey by 10 February 2023 

Between 23 January–10 February the School or Institute with the highest percentage of responses during this time will win £500 and, if we win, you can help us decide what to do with it! Make sure you complete the survey before Friday 10 February to help SED win £500. 

You can be entered into the SED prize draw – complete your survey by 10 February 

If you complete the survey by Friday 10 February you can enter the SED prize draw, with the following prizes up for grabs: 

  • 1 x £300 Hotel Gift Voucher 
  • 2 x £100 High Street Vouchers 
  • 10 x £25 High Street Vouchers 

All you’ll need to do is upload evidence of your completed NSS survey to this form by 5pm on Friday 10 February. You can either upload the confirmation email, or a screenshot of the final page saying you have completed the survey. This prize draw is open to SED students only.    

SED Opportunity Digest – 25 January 2023

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

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

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

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Breathing Space image – find out more here

Quick reminders:

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

<< Career Special >>

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

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

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

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

Micro Internships now open

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

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

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

Apply here

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

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

Read the newsletter with all the key info

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

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

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

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

Find out more and apply here

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

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

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

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

Scratch that Itch at King’s Head Theatre

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

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

Book now

In Loving Memory at Bermondsey Project Space- 10 Feb

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

Book here

Outside QMUL

A giant rainbow slinky, illuminated multicoloured in the dark

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

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

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

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

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

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

Find out more

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

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28 Plays Later – Writing Challenge

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

Sign up

Poetry Foyer: Renewal and Reformation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our takeover gives 18-30 year olds:

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

THU 02 FEB, 18.30-22.00
FREE

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

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

Find out more

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

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

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

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

www.wegottickets.com/sarahsiddonsfanclub

Monday 27 March 7pm Hangar Farm Arts Centre

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

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

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

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

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


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

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London Short Film Festival continues until 29 January

See the line up

Future Leaders in the Arts – Free course with Dance Consortium

Deadline 10 Feb

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

Apply here

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

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

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

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

East End History Club – Feeding the Hamlets

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where is Anne Frank

Where Is Anne Frank flyer

Film screening | Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

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

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

Branding 101 – Free mini class

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

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National Student Pride – Tickets from Free & Volunteer

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THIS IS HOW I DO IT, BABY – FREE WORKSHOPS

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

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

Call for Contributions: Art for the Sake of care

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

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

£5 Freelancer Skills Workshops at the Bush Theatre

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

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

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

Tuesday 7th February:

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

Wednesday 8th February:

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

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

The Journo Resources Yearbook 2023

Inside the magazine you’ll find:

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

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

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

Pre-order here

Inclusive Spaces: Housing Inequality and Heritage 

TEXT: The Bartlett Inclusive Spaces

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

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

Register

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

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

Studio (C015)

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

RSVP to Brian Lobel

Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night started in January 2015

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

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

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

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

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

Only £5 entry – Buy tickets here:

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

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

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

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LMA Book Group – Black Teacher by Beryl Gilroy

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

Register here

Closing soon

Fellowship with Princeton University Press – Deadline 29 Jan

Assistant Producer for Told by an Idiot – Deadline 2 February

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

Global Majority Art Librarianship Scholarship 2023 – Deadline 26 Feb

Channel 4 Apprenticeships – Deadline 27 Feb

Helpful articles to read


Copywriting

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

Social Media

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

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

General

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

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

32 Tips For Making An Indie Film

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

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SED Opportunity Digest – 13 January 2023

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

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

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

Quick reminders:

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

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Please join us for the launch of our short open access book, ‘Collaborative Historical Research in the Age of Big Data: Lessons from an interdisciplinary project’ (soon to be available open access by Cambridge University Press as part of the Elements Series). The event will be an online roundtable discussion, led by hosts Professor Jane Winters and Professor James Smithies, with the authors, Ruth Ahnert, Emma Griffin, Mia Ridge and Giorgia Tolfo.

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

The 93% Club

THE STATE SCHOOL MEMBERS’ CLUB

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Autofiction Online Writing Workshop — Durre Shahwar

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

Tue, 24 Jan, 7.00pm, Online.

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Exhibition Launch Event- LINES


School of Politics and International Relations

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

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

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

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Outside QMUL

Magic Me – Join our community project in Bethnal Green!

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

Learning The Ropes – TV Production

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

Important facts 

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

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

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

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

Forward Prizes for Poetry – Freelance Project Support

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

Collage for Writer’s Block

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

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

Tuesday 14 March 2023 6.30 – 8.30pm

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

Book here

Music Social Media workshop

Heavenly Recordings: Music Social Media Workshop

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

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

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

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

Applications are currently open for the 2023 Ivan Juritz Prize!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Max: 30 ppl Price £20 Duration 3 hours

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

Register now

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

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

Book here

OPEN CALL: GUEST WRITERS PROGRAMME

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

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

Applications open: December 12th 2022

Applications close: January 22nd 2023

Decisions announced: February 3rd 2023

Programme start date: 23rd February 2023

APPLY HERE

If you experience trouble accessing this application please contact us.

Hi Community,

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

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

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

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

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

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

YA & children’s fiction scholarship for writers of colour

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

Find out more

Queer Clash Diary – Networking event – Sunday 15 Jan

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

Applications are now open for the Summer Exhibition 2023

Apply here

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

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

Book today – it’s free to attend

Applications open for 6th Stuart Hall Library Artist Residency

Deadline: Sunday 12 February 2023, 11.59pm

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

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

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

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

Supported by Arts Council England.

More info

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

https://invtdu.to/Channel4Events

WRITING & THEATRE – 37 Plays, Open Submissions

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

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

Interested in playwriting? 

Check out this opportunity with 37 Plays

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

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

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

Find out more

Free Exhibition Tours   

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

Closing soon


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

Speak Up Administrator National Theatre – 6 Feb

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

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

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

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



7 Reasons Why Queen Mary Should Be Your First Choice

Here’s 7 reasons why Queen Mary University of London should be your first choice.

Diversity

#1 Diversity: Not just a marketing buzzword but a genuine multicultural hub of students from diverse backgrounds:

  • 92 per cent from state schools;
  • 75 per cent BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic);
  • 49 per cent first into higher education;
  • 35 per cent from households where the annual taxable income is less than £20k,
    qualifying them automatically for the most generous Queen Mary University of
    London Bursary.
Inclusion

#2 Inclusion: We are committed to supporting students to achieve their potential. We support students from various backgrounds including LGBTQI+ people, people with disabilities and learning differences, neurodiverse people, Muslim students and those from the incredibly diverse community we are a part of in central London.

Russell Group

#3 Russell Group Standard Teaching: We are a top quality institution but with a down to earth feel. We pride ourselves on quality of teaching and how our incredible research feeds into inspiring classes and support for your own development.

Making Friends

#4 Make Lifelong Friends: Our friendly community has societies, opportunities to meet your fellow students out of class, peer-support for study, activities for residents, wellness programmes and much more.

Campus vibes

#5 Campus vibe in the middle of the world’s most exciting city: We have an off street campus by the Regent’s Canal. We are close to the city centre with all its attractions but with enough breathing space to relax and study in peace. We have coffee shops, corner stores and so much space to study all over our main Mile End Site. The campus is welcoming and is accessible via public transport from all over London. We have 4 tube lines, the DLR and buses galore including the new Elizabeth Line being a short walk away.

Career focus

#6 Your Career: We are focussed on helping you succeed in any career you want to do. From industry workshops, bespoke placements and 1-2-1 advice we are here to support your dreams. English has a 92% employment rate.

Money and part-time jobs

#7 Money Support & Uni Jobs: We support students from low-income background with a bursary, offer part-time jobs in our Student Union and all over campus as well as guaranteeing affordable first year accommodation.

And here’s three bonus reasons…

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  • #8 FOOD: We have over 4,000 Deliveroo options who deliver here. We are nearby to foodie heaven Brick Lane and one stop from Westfield: Stratford City for food and shopping.
  • #9 COUNSELLING & MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID: We have hundreds of mental health first aiders to help students and staff as well as free courses of counselling and liaison with mental health professionals.
  • #10 FACILITIES: We have a 24 hour library at Mile End, access to the beautiful Senate House Library, BLOC cinema, 2 performance studios and hundreds of student study spaces on campus which you can book online.

SED Opportunity Digest – 4 January 2023

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

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

Free OCN course available for students – Peer Mentoring and Facilitation

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

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

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

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

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

Book a Thursday £3 movie night

Outside QMUL

Cheap Training in Crucial Career Skills at Roundhouse

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

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

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

10 fortnightly sessions starting February 2023 led by Michelle Matherson.

Find out more and apply

Apply by 5th January.

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

APPLY NOW

Application deadline Tuesday 17 January 2023 at 10.00.

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

Roles include:

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

FIND OUT MORE

Writenow Programme for new writers, Penguin Random House

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

Here’s what you’ll get…

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

Deadline: 8th January

Apply now

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

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

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

More info and apply now

The Vogue Business 2022 Talent Competition 

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

Find out how to apply

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

Apply now – Deadline 15 Jan

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

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

Find out more and apply

Free theatre tickets if you write for Headout

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

How will this work?

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

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

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

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

Open Call! Bush Theatre Script Submissions

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

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

Deadline: 9 January

Apply now

Update from BAFTA

  JUST LAUNCHED: THE SHORTS TOOLKIT   

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

APPLICATIONS FOR BFI FLARE ARE OPEN  

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

WINTER WATCHING


MORE FROM OUR YOUTUBE

Inclusive Spaces:

LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories

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

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

Book now

Inclusive Spaces: Trans Visibility and the City

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

Book now

Creative Connect  Advice Sessions

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

Callout: Critics on Criticism – Decentering criticism

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

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

Closing soon

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

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

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

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



SED Opportunity Digest – 10 December 2022

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Duckie featuring QMUL alumni Moa Johansson

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

Read more

Publishing is Power! 3, Dispersal

A street art wall in E1

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

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

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

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

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

Perceptions

Perceptions – MA Creative Writing Event

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

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

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

Cutting East Youth Film Festival is recruiting its programme team!

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

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

@GenesisCinema in March. Apply by Dec 23 at

https://forms.gle/JjJiweFav7dJiZqs9

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

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

Deadline to apply is 19 December

More info

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

Sign up now: shorturl.at/eLPW4

LRBS: Black British Magazines 1948-2000

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

£100 for students

Book here

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

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

NOW ONLINE: Watch Arundhati Roy’s Keynote

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

Watch here for £3 donation

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

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

More info

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

See the events

Women at Work exhibition

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

MORE INFO 

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

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

Find out more

WriteNow

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

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

Find out more/apply

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