SED Opportunity Digest – 25 March 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Masters Dissertation Workshops

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Events in Humanities and Social Sciences at QMUL

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

School of Law

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

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

Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences

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

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

School of Geography

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

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

School of Law

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

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

School of History

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

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

School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

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

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

School of English and Drama

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

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

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

https://bit.ly/3JuPlI6

Outside QMUL

#CLASS at Hoxton Hall

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

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

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

Find out more

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

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

Sign up

SLAMbition at Stratford East

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

ESSEX ON STAGE – Bush Theatre

Supported by Queens Theatre Hornchurch and Matthew Schmolle Productions.

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

See the full Bush Theatre 50 programme here

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Photographing Protest at Four Corners

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

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

SED Opportunity Digest – 18 March 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

In-person at 0.14 Scape, QMUL Mile End

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

Register now

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

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

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

Book a free place now

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


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

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

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

Apply here

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

Thursday, 7 April

6.30 – 7.45pm

QMUL ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre

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

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

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

Book tickets here.

Students attend for free.

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

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

Outside QMUL

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

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

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

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

Sign up

BBC Digital Cities – Free Skills Sessions

Wednesday 23rd March: Live and livestreaming fundamentals

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

BOOK HERE: bit.ly/DigiCitiesVirtual 

Thursday 24th March:  Digital storytelling

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

BOOK HERE: bit.ly/DigiCitiesVirtual 

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

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

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

Dazed Studio invites you to

Broadcasts from Tomorrow:

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

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

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

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

Register for free here

Help us stage the 2022 Edinburgh International Book Festival

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

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

Read the job descriptions

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

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

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

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

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

19 APR – 5 MAY, EVERY TUE & THU

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

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

Closing soon

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

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

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

SED Opportunity Digest – 11 March 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

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

Apply and info

Arts and Culture Events Associate

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


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

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

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

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

Wed, Mar 16, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Virtual

Register here

Marketing & PR Intern (Arts Management)

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

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

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

Application deadline: 26 March, midnight

Pay: London Living Wage, £11.05/hr

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

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

Outside QMUL

Free tickets* to top shows via Central Tickets seat filling

Please note you must pay an admin fee per ticket

Sign up and see the shows available

STAY UP LATE WITH TATE – FREE – 25 MARCH

A Tate Late event at Tate Modern, crowd holding up their phones to capture a performance in purple lighting.

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

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

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

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

Book your free tickets

Could you be the next Poetry Slam Champion?

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

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

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

Get into TV & Film

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

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

CHECK IT OUT

Work from the Roundhouse

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

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

check it out

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION

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

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

Book your spot

New mentorship scheme for Arab film programmers! 

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

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

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

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

READ THE SAFAR FUTURES OPEN CALL

Application deadlines for Warburg Institute postgraduate scholarships have been extended

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

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

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

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

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

RSVP HERE

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local Events & Workshops

Closing soon

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

SED Opportunity Digest – 4 March 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

Register now

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

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

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

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

Sign up

Outside QMUL

Devoted and Disgruntled Online 2022

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

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

Online, 19-21 March 2022

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

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

Improbable is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England

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

Exploring identities spoken word and poetry workshop

Rio Cinema | Exploring identities spoken word and poetry workshop

Sign up

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

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

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Free workspaces for Tower Hamlets Entrepreneurs

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions are to be received one month in advance.

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

Nextgen

Access to start-up training

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

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

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

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

Closing date: 31st March 2022

Brick Lane Comedy Night

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

Doors open: 7.00 pm

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

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

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

For more details: bricklanecircle@yahoo.co.uk

LIFT

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

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

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

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

Wednesday 16th March 2022, 5pm – 7pm

Register now

New Issue of Publishing Post

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

Womens History Month in Tower Hamlets

Women's History Month

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

Young People’s Zine making workshop at Whitechapel Gallery

Young People's Zine Making Workshop at Whitechapel Gallery

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

GENESIS POETRY SLAM 
Thurs March 3rd at 7PM

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

RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKETS HERE

Closing soon

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


ITV News Traineeships
13 March

Aziz Foundation Scholarships
31 March

Events and Operations Assistant – A New Direction
14 March

Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme

10 April

Workshop, Bow Skills

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

Events & Membership Assistant, The Artists Voice

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

Upcoming Workshops & EventsArts Depot


Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

English and Drama Newsletter – March 2022 Edition

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🇺🇦 We express our solidarity with those in Ukraine. How to help

Welcome to March in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London.

We are very excited to announce our new courses are open for applications for this September:

We are also excited to relaunch:

Main image: Patricia Hamilton at Tate Britain’s Life Between Islands – Caribbean-British Art 1950s-Now. Another image from the day is on display on third floor of ArtsOne and features Althea McNish‘s Tobago as a background for Patricia.

Open Events

Undergraduate Offer Holder Days

Our offer holder days are a great chance to meet students and staff from the course to get a feel for the course and inspiring community you could join.

DateTimeVirtual/on-campus
Saturday 12 March 10:30-15:30 In Person – Last few places
Wednesday 14 April 10:30-15:30 Virtual – Booking Now Live

Book for March & April

Postgraduate Open Evening

Thursday 24 March – In Person at QMUL Mile End and Online

Come to our friendly Master’s event in person and online to hear about what’s on offer for September 2022 entry and talk to us.

Book for the Master’s event

Events Listings

English Postgraduate Research Seminar – Spring Festival

The PGRS Committee is delighted to invite you to our final three online talks of the semester, featuring Oscar Wilde’s stories for children, the ‘cognitive ecologies’ of reconstructed theatres like Shakespeare’s Globe, and the original food, drink, and pamphlets of early modern theatre.
  17 March – Prof. Michele Mendelssohn (Oxford)

‘Nasty, Brutish Short Stories: Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince Reconsidered’Register

24 March – Prof. Evelyn Tribble (UConn)

Reconstructions and Reunions: Cognitive Ecologies, Space, and Skill   
Register

7 April – Prof. Tiffany Stern (Birmingham)

Product Placement and Marketing in the Early Modern Theatre
Register

Rediscover: queer + trans – Year 12 Study Day for Schools and Colleges

Wednesday 23 March 2022 – 2-5pm  – In Person
A-level/BTEC study day for year 12s to help bring in queer + trans ideas as tools to discover English literature, drama and creative writing in fresh ways.

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

Book now

Sarah Knott on ‘Maternity, Care and Solitude’

Tuesday 5 April 2022, 17:00 – Online via Zoom
In the final paper in our 2021/22 seminar series, Sarah Knott from Indiana University discusses histories of motherhood and solitude.

Book now

Witnessing: Readings and Conversation, with Andrea Brady and Rachel Zolf

Wednesday 27 April – Online via Zoom with Live Captioning

Join us online for readings and conversations about witnessing. Featuring Andrea Brady and Rachel Zolf. Rachel Zolf, in No One’s Witness: A Monstrous Poetics (Duke University Press, 2021), ‘activates the last three lines of a poem by Jewish Nazi holocaust survivor Paul Celan—“No one / bears witness for the / witness”—to theorize the poetics and im/possibility of witnessing.’ Andrea Brady, in The Blue Split Compartments , ‘draws on chatroom logs, military policy manuals, pattern of life archives, and accounts by witnesses around the world to document the consequences of the perpetual and ‘everywhere war.’

Book now

Events from around QMUL


3 March

Ukraine – A critical test for the West?

8 March


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

10 March

Film Screening at QMUL: Ultraviolence + live Q&A about resistance to police violence

News

Models Required for Inclusive Fashion Show from Diaspora Speaks

Find out more & apply

The Drop Out - Image from Aeon featuring a colourful mix of people all posed in front of a two storey house

Charlie Williams from QMUL’s Solitudes Project explores the history of the dropout.

Read the article

English alumna Olivia on London Ambulance Service, nursing and running a beauty blog.

Read Olivia’s story

Listen to the latest Craft podcast by Wasafiri Magazine 

Catch English television presenter, photographer and author of Afropean: Notes from Black Europe Johny Pitts on the next episode of Craft Podcast launching very soon. Follow @craft_podcast on Twitter for episodes and updates.

Find out more

New videos

Lucretia McCarthy for LGBTQ+ History Month 2022

English Literature Graduate Simran Singh on her degree & working at Sky

Alumni Round Up

Hugo Aguirre (Drama) is a contestant on Sky Arts’ new series, The Big Design Challenge. This competition will see eight creatives battle different design challenges across five episodes to be crowned “Britain’s next design superstar”. Follow @hugoaguirre_design on Instagram. 

Conor Burke (Drama) is presenting his show Everything is Grand, and I’m Completely OK at The Hope Theatre from 6 March.

Edie Edmundson (Drama) is in Robert Icke’s puppet Animal Farm touring round the UK.

Figs in Wigs (Drama) are presenting their work Little Wimmin as part of WOW – Women of the World Festival on Sunday 13 March 2022.

Ruth Prawer Jhabvala CBE (English MA) is Booker prize-winning novelist, short story writer and two-time Oscar winning screenwriter and is celebrated on Instagram here.

Open Calls for Students, Staff & Alumni

2022 is shaping up to be an amazing year of events. Take part in the following:

Reminder: you can talk to our public engagement team or Rupert to talk through planning events or projects.

New blog posts from the Solitudes project including Akshi Singh and on Talking to yourself
Josh Cohen in Conversation with Akshi Singh

Vanessa Lim, Talking to Myself

Best wishes,

Rupert

Rupert Dannreuther

Marketing Manager
sed-web@qmul.ac.uk

Queen Mary University of London
#FutureQMUL

SED Opportunity Digest – 25 February 2022

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

Thursday 3 March at 5.30pm – 7pm

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

Sign up

Panellists:

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

Outside QMUL

BBC Young Reporter - Media Industry Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Out and About! Archiving LGBTQ+ history at Bishopsgate Institute

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

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

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

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

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

Challenging Eurocentric Dramaturgy
Wed 16 Mar 

The Ethics of New Technologies
Wed 13 Apr

Theatre as Defiance 
Wed 25 May 

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

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

Sign up

Opportunities closing soon

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

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

Bethlem Gallery: Trainee Producer →

The Lyric Hammersmith: Press & Marketing Assistant

Camden Arts Centre: Community and Courses Coordinator

Stanley Arts: Common Festival: Assistant Producer x2

Creative Workshop Facilitators – Youth Programme , Trapped in Zone One

Duty Manager, Rich Mix

Clod Ensemble Reboot: Behind the scenes, screen and lens

London Arts & Health: Creativity and Wellbeing Week 2022

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

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

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

Thursday 3 March at 5.30pm – 7pm

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

Panellists:

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

2022/23 Module Fairs for Current 1st and 2nd Years

Module Fairs are happening on Wednesday 23 February online from 1pm as follows:

Current Year 1 Students

Current Year 2 Students

Visit the SED Module Fair Help Desk – Wed 23 Feb (1-4pm)

SED Opportunity Digest – 18 February 2022

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

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

DIASPORA SPEAKS is hosting a Fashion Show

WE NEED VOLUNTARY:

  • Makeup artists
  • Hairstylists
  • Models
  • Backstage aids

Sign up

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Disability Stereotypes – An in-person Diaspora Speaks event

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

Follow Diaspora Speaks for the latest on this event

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Call out for March awareness days

We want to spread the word about:

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

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

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

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

The role would involve:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Online via zoom

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

LGBTQIA+ Comedy Night in our People’s Palace

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

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

Location: People’s Palace.

Get tickets!

AHRC Boucicault 2020: Circuits of Skill Research Network

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

FRIDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2020

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

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

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

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

This project is supported by:

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

Jobs for graduates and students at QMUL

Placements & Programmes Assistant

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

Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer

School of Geography – Closes 20 Feb

Social Media and Content Coordinator

Students’ Union – Closes 20 Feb

Library Assistant – Environment Team – 2 roles

Student & Academic Services – Library Services – Closes 27 Feb

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

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

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

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

Book here

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

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

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

 Phakama 25 Years

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

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

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

WOW FESTIVAL LONDON 2022

FRIDAY 11 –  SUNDAY 13 MARCH

The line-up also includes:

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

See the full programme

IN-PERSON EVENT: Great Expectations and Furnace Creek

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

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

Book here

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Tower Hamlets Arts Sharing Event on 3 March

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

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

Book your FREE place now 

Outside QMUL

OPEN CALL OPPORTUNITY FOR UKRAINE BASED ARTISTS*

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401 Ink – Publishing Internships

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

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

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

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

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

Details: http://ow.ly/Tpaa50HKCUO

Free event: Getting Started with Research at Wellcome Collection

Monday 28 February 2022, 15:00—17:00

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

Book here

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

Drama Alumnus Hugo Aguirre on Sky Arts’ The Big Design Challenge

Hugo Aguirre is one of the contestants on Sky Arts, which aired the first episode on Valentine’s Day 2022. Watch the series hosted by Lauren Laverne via the button below.

Hugo studied our Action Design module within the BA Drama programme with Jules Deering in QMUL and has an Instagram full of his inspiring work.

English, Drama and Creative Writing Courses – September 2022 Entry

The courses we’re running for 2022/23 are below. Click the link

Undergraduate (all BA)

Postgraduate (all MA)

We also co-deliver:

MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health

SED Opportunity Digest – 11 February 2022

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

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

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Queen Mary Internships

Please login to Target Connect to apply for these roles:

Theatre Management/ Assistant Producer Intern – Told by in Idiot

1 day a week, 10 weeks | Pay: £11.05/hr

Arts Admin Intern – Theatre Peckham

2 days a week, start from March onwards | Voluntary

Academy Production Intern – Theatre Peckham

2 days a week, start from June onwards | Voluntary

Please contact Melanie Christou, the Placements team leader, Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) to register your interest in these: m.christou@qmul.ac.uk

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SED Workshop 3: Presenting Yourself

In this third exclusive SED careers workshop, Career Consultant Charlotte Brown will share insight into how best to present yourself when job hunting. CV, cover letter, interview and networking tips will be discussed to improve your job search strategy and help you achieve career success.

This session aims to help you explore how to present yourself to potential employers, clients, and contacts in a variety of ways. We’ll cover:

  • Skills and how to describe them
  • CVs and applications
  • Interviews
  • Networking

Book now (you must login to Target Connect)

Outside QMUL

Book here

Writing About Arts & Culture with Precious Adesina

Free Workshops Next Week as part of Creative Futures Programme at Hackney Empire

Programme nurturing the next generation of talent. Find out about the whole programme here

Creators Collide – Free workshops next week

Day 1: Music-ology – Monday 14th February at Hackney Empire, Empire 2
12- 4:30pm

A music workshop where you can get vocal tips, boost your confidence, nail your stage presence and connect with other young artists!

5- 6pm

A sit-down Q&A with music industry professionals including a manager, video producer and more.

Day 2: The art of being DRAMAtic – Tuesday 15th February at Hackney Empire, Empire 2
11am – 1pm

Creative writing workshop with gal-dem

2- 5pm

Brush up on your acting abilities with the help of a professional director in this exclusive drama workshop.

5:30 – 6:30pm

A sit-down Q&A with TV, Film and Theatre specialists including an agent, writer and more.

Day 3: Careers Collide – Wednesday 16th February at Hackney Empire, Empire 2

Get exclusive access to creative gamechangers, ask the important questions you want and get the answers you deserve! Hear their journeys – start yours.

1:00 – 2:15pm

Collective Power: creating community in the industry

2:45 – 3:45pm

Don’t stay in your lane: the creatives who do it big

4:15 – 5:30pm

True to self: how authenticity creates change

Day 4: Pure Vibez gig – Thursday 17th February at EartH

A night of pure talent and pure energy. Pure Vibez is back with another gig to end the week off! Sign up below if you would like to perform.

You are welcome to attend Q&As in the evening even if you don’t want to attend the workshops.

If you have any questions please get in touch with us – creative.futures@hackneyempire.co.uk

Artist call out for ‘Calm Down, Dear‘ festival

Camden People’s Theatre have a call-out for their feminist festival: Calm Down, Dear. The festival is curated by our very own drama grads Figs in Wigs!

Artists get:

  • 60/40 box-office split
  • Marketing & tech support
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Networking opportunities with other artists

Deadline: Feb 16

Info and apply here

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British Library Events

Joan Littlewood and Theatre Royal Stratford East

Wed 9 Mar 2022, 19:30 – 20:45

In 2021 we acquired over 25 years’ worth of papers, documents, cast notes and programmes from the archives of Joan Littlewood and Theatre Royal Stratford East. As part of our Theatre Season, delve into these archives to explore both of these histories.

FREE: Breaking the News: The Launch Debate

Thu 24 Feb 2022, 19:00 – 20:00

A lively celebration of regional news and its significance at the heart of communities

Boosting Your Employability With Ease with Felicity Becker

Join John Smith Book Shop for Boosting Your Employability With Ease with Felicity Becker on 16 February 2022 at 14:00.

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Wednesday, 16 February 2022 14:00 Boosting Your Employability With Ease with Felicity Becker Register

Volunteering Opportunity: Make Education Fairer!

CoachBright is a social mobility charity and we are desperately looking for QMUL students to work with school pupils from low-income backgrounds and help them to improve grades, confidence, and access to university. 

As we navigate life in a post-covid world, it’s more important than ever that London’s most disadvantaged pupils are getting the support they need. Join us to help make education fairer!

Our programmes are typically 1hr weekly for 12 weeks or 90min/week for 9 weeks. You’ll receive full training on safeguarding and coaching strategies before being paired with pupils to work together on a subject of your choice.

By volunteering with us, you will…

  • Gain transferable skills in leadership, communication and relationship building,
  • Gain experience in education and working with young people,
  • Get a formal student leadership accreditation to show for it,
  • Gain points towards university student awards, 
  • Choose to work with Primary school, GCSE or A level students,
  • We can also give you references to help with your future steps.

You can apply online at https://www.coachbright.org/joinus (takes 5 minutes!).

As only 17% of children on free school meals go to university compared to 96% of private school children, CoachBright helps those who need it most!

If you have any questions then please get in touch at team@coachbright.org.

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

Interview: Hannah Silva ahead of her drama ‘An Artificially Intelligent Guide to Love’ on BBC Radio 4

We caught up with playwright and QMUL Leverhulme Fellow, Hannah Silva to talk about her new radio play on the algorithm and love.

Hannah will be talking about the play on BBC 4’s flagship arts show Front Row on Tuesday 8 February 2022.

Tell us about An Artificially Intelligent Guide to Love’. What should we expect? 

In ‘An Artificially Intelligent Guide to Love’ I have a conversation with a machine-learning algorithm about love, dating, and my life as a single queer mum. The algorithm’s responses range from the funny and surreal, to the poetic and poignant. When I ask the algorithm questions about love it tells me: ‘I’d suggest that you find out how to answer these questions. This is not just about writing. It is about real life. The answers are in your life.’  

What inspires you to write stories like this? 

I always enjoy finding ways to generate material to work with. In the past I’ve used cut up writing methods a lot, where I splice together existing texts and subvert their meanings. Working with an algorithm is an extension of these procedural writing methods.  

I wanted to think about love with this project because in the past I didn’t think about it, I just fell in it. I wondered what a machine-learning algorithm might be able to teach me about love.  

What advice would you give to emerging writers at Queen Mary? 

Prioritise reading, writing and thinking, and don’t give up.    

SED Opportunity Digest – 7 February 2022

Welcome to our first digest of 2022, full of interesting events, opportunities and schemes that may help you meet collaborators, improve their career prospects or simply broaden your horizons.

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

From QMUL, Partners & Friends

Phakama have a new project for 16-21 year olds this February: Our Stories

Rise Up is a FREE opportunity for young people aged 16- 21 to create, learn, collaborate and express themselves. This is a unique experience for up to ten young people, who will be led by Phakama’s Young Creatives, to take part in a one-week cross-arts project. Using different art forms such as drama, music, creative writing and movement, you will have the opportunity to create your own show and share it with a live audience at Graeae Theatre in East London. No previous arts experience necessary.

Apply to take part

SED Career Workshops

SED Workshop 2: Working for yourself

Are you interested in being a writer or journalist? Or in working as a freelance practitioner in the arts? Perhaps you have thought about setting up your own production company?

If so, come along to this session to get an overview of working for yourself, including:

  • freelancing and owning a business
  • types of business
  • entrepreneurial skills
  • SED-related businesses.

Book now (you must login to Target Connect)

SED Workshop 3: Presenting Yourself

In this third exclusive SED careers workshop, Career Consultant Charlotte Brown will share insight into how best to present yourself when job hunting. CV, cover letter, interview and networking tips will be discussed to improve your job search strategy and help you achieve career success.

This session aims to help you explore how to present yourself to potential employers, clients, and contacts in a variety of ways. We’ll cover:

  • Skills and how to describe them
  • CVs and applications
  • Interviews
  • Networking

Book now (you must login to Target Connect)

SED Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Student Initiative Fund

Find out more & apply

Outside QMUL

Submissions open for Peckham Fringe

Our friends at Theatre Peckham are seeking show submissions for their new performing arts festival Peckham Fringe, which runs Monday 2 May – Sunday 5 June. Everyone is welcome to apply. Submission deadline: Monday 14 February.

More info: https://bit.ly/TP_PF #PeckhamFringe

2 QMUL exclusive internships at Theatre Peckham

Arts admin intern, Theatre Peckham | part-time | flexible start from March onwards

The purpose of this internship is to provide a learning opportunity to the intern by spending time with several departments within the organisation. Before starting the internship, you will be invited to express what areas interest you and the organisation will endeavour to match these with current projects or areas of work that are taking place at the time. Areas include: administration, fundraising, academy, venue operations, assisting the CEO/ Associate Director/ Producer, finances, research, archive and reporting. Each role will be designed to reflect the needs of the student and will be discussed with each successful candidate. This internship is on a voluntary basis and it takes place in a registered charity.

Deadline for applications is 20 February, for more information and to apply please visit this link (https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=138903&service=Careers+Service)

Academy Production Intern, Theatre Peckham | part-time | June 2022 start

The purpose of this internship is to provide a learning opportunity to the intern by providing support to the production team whilst the theatre is hosting shows as part of the National Theatre’s Connections Festival. Theatre Peckham (TP) is a cultural flagship venue that champions artistic excellence and supports young people (YP), particularly those from low economic backgrounds to engage with the arts. You will be expected to undertake a range of duties relating to the support of production and running of a theatre show and working closely under the guidance of the Academy Manager.

Deadline for applications is 20 February, for more information and to apply please visit this link (https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/jobSearch.html?id=138905&service=Careers+Service)

Interested applicants are encouraged to consider booking an application appointment in Careers & Enterprise before applying for these roles.

Are you thinking of starting your own podcast? Apply within!

Acast Amplifier is podcast platform Acast’s first initiative designed to help find and nurture the next generation of audio creators in the UK via grants and training. There’s no better partner for your pod’.

Find out more and apply

Job: Visitor Services Assistants at Rich Mix

Deadline: Mon 14 Feb, 12pm

Rich Mix arts centre and cinema are looking for Visitor Services Assistants to join our Operations team, delivering excellent customer service for all visitors. You’ll work in a variety of roles, ensuring people feel well looked-after and leave with positive memories.   

Find out more

Theatre Royal Stratford East – Future Leaders

Stratford East’s brand-new initiative, the Future Leaders programme is for East London-based 16-25 year olds who are interested in learning about different types of leadership, how cultural organisations are run, and want to have their say in the future of our creative industries.

Find out more and apply

Free ‘Introduction to’ Clod Ensemble Workshops

This programme of workshops is offered exclusively to people who identify as women, trans and non-binary, and are interested in developing a career in backstage roles. The sessions will be free to attend. 

Lighting Design – 16 Feb

Sound Design – 23 Feb

Music Production – 2 March

Being a Production Coordinator – 16 March

Barbaarinta Barbaarta – Nurturing & Guiding Somali Young People from Voice to Agency

Are you between 18-24 years old? From Tower Hamlets and of Somali background? 

Details and sign up

ZU-UK are holding a series of 3 public workshops – THIS IS HOW I DO IT, BABY – in February & March

We would love to see you there.

Each session consists of a practical deep-dive into the methodology and ethos of an invited guest artist – this year’s guests are Silvia Mercuriali (https://www.silviamercuriali.com), Kelly Green (https://www.kellyg.net) & Action Hero (http://www.actionhero.org.uk). The series is aimed at emerging artists, practitioners and researchers, and also serves as a taster for those with an interest in the MA Contemporary Performance course.

The sessions are FREE, but have a small capacity and require sign-up here:

LAH is one of the leading Arts & Health organisations in the UK and we are looking for a new Exceutive Director.

Accountable to: Chair and Trustees of London Arts in Health Forum

Salary: £47,000 pro-rata

Time Commitment: Part-time, three days a week.

Location: Hybrid working: A combination of office and team-working based with homeworking.

Find out more

‘Roma Feminist & Queer Perspectives: Performance, Scholarship, Activism’ 24 & 25 February (online, via zoom). 

Programme information and registration here: https://queerfeministcurrents.wordpress.com/event-four/

Closing soon

Grierson DocLab Training Scheme
11 February

Daily Mail Editorial Scheme
11 February

BBC Studios Assistant Producer Accelerator Programme
13 February

Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Programme
14 February

BBC Journalism Apprenticeships
14 February New

BBC Production Trainee Scheme
14 February New

Telegraph Editorial Graduate Programme
25 February

Bet365 Media Graduate Scheme
27 February

Further sources of interesting events, opportunities and jobs are…

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

English and Drama Newsletter – February 2022 Edition

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Welcome to February in the School of English and Drama.


We’ve already had so much happen in January 2022 including:

  • Celebrating our graduates at graduation ceremony for our class of 2020 and 2021.
  • Our Head of English Suzanne Hobson talks about Modernism on Radio 4 – listen here.
  • Our first in person offer holder day where we welcomed over 70 guests to see what makes English and Drama at Queen Mary so inclusive and special.

Support

We would like to take this opportunity in the year to remind students and staff them of support available inside and outside the college.

Find out about Support for Students and Staff

Main Image from: Danielle De Leon from our English class of 2021 and Founding Editor​​ & Digital Media Team Member at Wonderer Journal.

Open Events

Queens' building on our Mile End Campus, Nisha Ramayya from our creative writing team, our housing team, Michael McKinnie from drama and a student in Shoreditch.
Queens’ building on our Mile End Campus, Nisha Ramayya from our creative writing team, our housing team, Michael McKinnie from drama and a student in Shoreditch.

Undergraduate Offer Holder Days

Our offer holder days are a great chance to meet students and staff from the course to get a feel for the course and inspiring community you could join.

Saturday 12 February 10:30-15:30 In Person – Limited availability

Saturday 13 March 10:30-15:30 In Person – Good availability

Wednesday 14 April 10:30-15:30 – Virtual – Booking opens soon

Book for March

Postgraduate Open Evening

Come to our friendly Master’s event to hear about what’s on offer for September 2022 entry and talk to us about:

Drama

MA Theatre and Performance

MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health

English

MA English Literature:

Book for March

Research Events

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T.MUDD. A Performance-Lecture on Messianic Themes with Associate Professor Brandon Woolf (NYU)

Wednesday 9 February – Soft start at 18:30 GMT with a presentation starting at 19:00 GMT via Zoom 

Tickets are free but please RSVP on Zoom

Abstract:

For a few years now, I’ve been reading and re-reading six particular pages of the Babylonian Talmud, which confront some confounding questions of messianism. I’m not a scholar of Talmud; I really have no business digging around in this foundational tome of rabbinic Judaism. And yet, these six pages persist in their invitation – again and again – to consider catastrophe, caesura, mourning, and morning joe via dialogue, debate, parable, mathematical calculation, geopolitical commentary, conspiracy theory, and seemingly dadaist non-sequitur. T.MUDD is a performance-lecture with new music that moves back and forth between these varying Talmudic registers and modes of address in the hopes of moving us just a little bit closer to (or perhaps way further away from) answering the persistent questions: Just what are we waiting for? And what should we do while we wait – for the end without end?

Brandon Woolf is a theater artist and clinical associate professor at New York University, where he directs the Program in Dramatic Literature. www.brandonwoolfperformance.com

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‘Vegetable monsters and curiosities’: Plant Horror in the Palm House at Kew

Thu 10 February 2022, 17:00 – Zoom

Dr Kate Teltscher

Completed in 1848, Kew’s Palm House was associated with both plant magnificence and plant monstrosity.  From the start, the Palm House attracted considerable attention from journalists and the popular scientific, educational and religious press. 

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The White Review Presents: Art and Literature in Conversation

Thu 10 February 2022, 19:00 – Whitechapel Gallery

Head to Whitechapel Gallery for a discussion to celebrate the latest issue of leading arts and literature magazine The White Review.

Experimental writer Irenosen Okojie, author of the award-winning novel, Butterfly Fish, will be in conversation with editor Izabella Scott (QMUL).

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Dyspraxic Approaches to Teaching Live Art in a ‘Neurodivergent’/ ‘Normodivergent’ classroom 

Mon 7 March – Online via Zoom with Live Captioning

a talk by Daniel Oliver and Sumita Majumdar 

In this session Daniel and Sumita will be reading from, and expanding on, their co-authored chapter ‘Dyspraxic Approaches to Teaching Live Art in a ‘Neurodivergent’/‘Normodivergent’ classroom’, published in Petronilla Whitfield’s edited collection Inclusivity and Equality in Performance Training: Teaching and Learning for Neuro and Physical Diversity (NY: Routledge, 2021). They will share their experiences, detailed in the chapter, of neurodivergent/normodivergent teaching and learning, and build on their argument that these experiences and approaches are ideal when working with Live Art and experimental performance practices. 

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News

  1. SED Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Student Initiative Fund Find out more & apply
  2. Suzanne Hobson talks about Modernism on BBC Sounds Listen on BBC now
  3. Congrats to Balraj and all our other students at #QMULGrad Discover our grad tips
A contemporary cinema with rows of red seats and lit up sides.

BLOC – New Research a new Film & Drama Practice research facility at QMUL

The project will create an integrated suite of facilities that support our research into Film, Drama and associated post-production activities. 

 We’re calling it “BLOC” to speak to building blocks, the grid, connectivity.

One of our aims is to create the most accessible Cinema in a London University, that will make it inclusive for everyone, whether they require physical or neurodiverse support or not.

Find out more

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Wasafiri Craft Podcast

We now have a dedicated page for Craft on the Wasafiri website! Go to http://wasafiri.org/article/podcast/… for all things Craft including full transcripts of every episode and exclusive bonus outtakes.

Listen to the latest episode with Daniel Mella here: https://t.co/EJqxTn4yTa

Phakama have a new project for 16-21 year olds this February: Our Stories

Rise Up is a FREE opportunity for young people aged 16- 21 to create, learn, collaborate and express themselves. This is a unique experience for up to ten young people, who will be led by Phakama’s Young Creatives, to take part in a one-week cross-arts project. Using different art forms such as drama, music, creative writing and movement, you will have the opportunity to create your own show and share it with a live audience at Graeae Theatre in East London. No previous arts experience necessary.

Apply to take part

Julie Rose Bower new projects in ASMR for 2022

In February, for Valentine’s Day, a dance film that Julie Rose has sound designed (dir. Jo Bannon for Candoco Dance Company) is going to have its international debut at Sadlers Wells Digital Stage. Candoco are a disability-inclusive dance company and she has written about my approach to creating a tactile sound design and cultivating an inclusive sound practice for Performance Research’s forthcoming issue ‘On Touch’. This is a very beautiful and erotic piece exploring relationships with objects. My sound design has an ASMR aesthetic and features innovative use of contact microphones.

Follow Julie Rose on Twitter

Souradeep Roy published in new Routledge Anthology

Souradeep Roy’s (PhD Drama, 2nd Year) essay, “Ajitesh Bandyopadhyay, Nandikar, and the World,” which was first published in South Asian Review (2020), was published in the anthology of essays Global South Asia: South Asian Literatures and the World (2022) published by Routledge.

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If you have any news for our March edition, spot any errors or notice we missed anything please do let me know: sed-web@qmul.ac.uk.

Best wishes,

Rupert

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