#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 25 October 2017

Welcome back for your weekly events and opportunities digest #5 for the autumn semester.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 1 November 2017.



Arts Launch at QMUL | Tuesday 8 November 2017 | 6pm | QMUL – Mile End | Free

Join us for a celebration of the arts and culture at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The event will make the official launch of the university’s arts and culture strategy.

Speakers and performers

  • Colin Bailey, Principal and President of Queen Mary University of London
  • Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A Museum
  • Stella Hall, Co-founder of the Green Room and leading festival director
  • Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England

Performances include: 

  • Lois Weaver, performance artist and Professor of Contemporary Performance at QMUL
  • ‘My Saree’s Story’ by British/Bangladeshi drama practitioner Rokshana Khan
  • The Chinese Music Studio
  • Bangladeshi singer and song writer Saida Tani
  • Poet Nick Makoh
  • Dickie Beau, QMUL Associate Research Fellow and performance artist
  • Pianist Kate Ryder
  • Live jazz music from QMUL’s students.

Decorating Dissidence | 3 and 4 November | QMUL – Mile End | £10

Decorating Dissidence: Feminism, Modernism and the Arts will approach modernism as a longue durée to explore the enduring importance of female contribution to the arts as political protest throughout the twentieth century to now. We aim to intervene in contemporary, interdisciplinary debates concerning the boundaries of modernism and the direction of feminist modernist studies.



QUORUM Postgraduate Drama Seminar: Amy Bryzgel – Wednesday 25 October 2017 | 6pm | QMUL – Mile End, Arts One RR2

Amy Bryzgel (University of Aberdeen) will present ‘Performance Art in Eastern Europe Since 1960.’.

English PGR Seminar Series: Julia Twigg | Thursday 26 October 2017 | 5.15pm | QMUL – Mile End, Lock-keeper’s Cottage

Julia Twigg will present ‘Clothing and the Embodiment of Age Identities: The Cultural Turn in Age Studies’.

#QMSexCult presents: Campbell X in conversation with kitt price | Wednesday 1 November | 6pm | QMUL – Mile End, Arts One Hitchcock Cinema

The Sexual Cultures Research Group present its first event of the new academic year: ‘Queer Poetics and the Disarray of Gender’: a conversation between the filmmaker Campbell X and dr. kitt price. The event will also include screenings of films by Campbell X.


For more SED events see our calendar here


Jobs & Paid Internships

TeachFirst Presentation | Wednesday 25 October | 6.30pm | QMUL – Mile End, David Sizer LT, Bancroft Building

Find out more about teaching with the TeachFirst scheme.

Book here

Casual Bar Staff | Wilton’s Music Hall | Deadline: 20 November

A busy receiving house that hosts a wide range of performances and events as well as being a public bar.

Details here

Opportunities & Volunteering

Volunteer English and Literacy Coordinator at Akwaaba | Deadline: 28 October

Every Sunday, people come from all across London to attend Akwaaba and the English classes we provide. Our members love these classes and we want someone to build on that.

Download the information pack here

Calls for Papers

No listings this week.


We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or submitting any personal information.

SED at Being Human Festival

Being Human Festival 2017 #BeingHuman17 is festival celebrating the humanities.

This year the theme is ‘Lost and Found’ and our School of English and Drama are involved with exciting events and coverage in the following ways:


Shahidha Bari

BBC Radio 3: Free Thinking at Being Human

Tuesday 21 November, 10pm

Shahidha Bari will co-host a special studio discussion looking at how the themes of loss and rediscovery play out in discipline across the humanities, featuring research from

Matthew Ingleby

Bloomsbury and the grounds for philanthropy

November 25, 6:30 pm8:00 pm
Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square
London, WC1N 1AZ United Kingdom
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In this event, Dr Matthew Ingleby will lead a panel discussion exploring the role urban geography has played historically in revising the bounds of human sympathy. Bloomsbury has been associated with philanthropic innovation since 1739, when Thomas Coram established the Foundling Hospital in fields on what was then the northern edge of London. The Foundling was followed by a plethora of pioneering charitable organisations, such as Great Ormond Street Hospital for children (founded 1852), the first of its kind in the UK. Both of these institutions popularised new ways of thinking about the recipients of their care, and each became fashionable within London society partly through their endorsement by cultural celebrities, including the composer Handel and the novelist Dickens.

This event is supported by the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (LAHP).

Nadia Valman

Left luggage: reading Sam Selvon in Waterloo Station

Last immigrants arriving off the SS Empire Windrush at Waterloo Station, London.
November 18, 2:30 pm4:00 pm
Waterloo Station, Waterloo national rail station, Waterloo Road
London, London SE1 8SW United Kingdom
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The dramatic backdrop of Waterloo Station, point of arrival in London for Caribbean migrants in the 1950s, provides the setting for this guided walk. Experience the vibrant writing of Trinidadian-born novelist Sam Selvon, who evokes the expectations and apprehensions of new arrivals at Waterloo, as well as feelings of loss and nostalgia. Our stroll around the station and its environs will take in Selvon’s lyrical and witty reflections on London Transport, on railway travel and waiting in stations, on the pleasure of chance meetings and the alienation of encountering a city of strangers. In partnership with the Migration Museum Project.

Assemble at the Left Luggage office, Waterloo rail station. The office is located close to the Waterloo Bridge exit from the concourse.

The great Yiddish parade

November 19, 11:00 am12:30 pm


‘The great Yiddish parade’ is a re-enactment of a protest march by Jewish immigrants in Victorian Whitechapel, demanding better conditions for all East End workers. Experience the urgency, fervour and intensity of political culture in the Victorian East End. Join a band of klezmer musicians and singers performing newly discovered Victorian Yiddish protest songs in their original setting. Participation is warmly encouraged, and song sheets will be provided (no knowledge of Yiddish is required). March from Aldgate to Mile End Waste (about 1 mile), where you will find out more about east London’s forgotten heritage of protest in poetry and song.


Book online via the event title links above for all events.

Masters Open Evenings Announced for November 2017

We are delighted to announce that booking is now open for our autumn Masters open events:

Drama Masters Reception

Tuesday 28 November 2017 – 5.30pm – QMUL, Mile End

Covering for 2018 entry:

MA Theatre and Performance

MSc Creative Arts and Mental Health

MA Live Art (subject to validation)

Book online

English Masters Reception

Wednesday 29 November 2017 – 5.30pm – QMUL, Mile End

MA English Literature:

Book online

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 11 October 2017

Welcome back for your weekly events and opportunities digest #4 for 2017-18.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 25 October 2017.



Bloody Mary | Tuesday 24 October | 7pm | Backyard Comedy Club, Bethnal Green | Free

Are you interested in the performance of comedy? How does gender matter? This night will combine QMUL researchers and performance with professional comics including Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and QMUL MA graduate Elf Lyons. It’s fun and free –  get your ticket from the Backyard Bar website.


The Multiple Meanings of the Mendi | Wednesday 11 October, 12.30-2pm | QMUL – Mile End, Arts One 1.36

A roundtable seminar discussion of the centenary of the sinking of the SS Mendi and its cultural legacies.

QUORUM Postgraduate Drama Seminar: Jen Harvie – Wednesday 11 October 2017 | 6pm | QMUL – Mile End, Arts One RR2

Quorum welcomes Professor Jen Harvie (Queen Mary University of London) for the first research seminar of the academic year 2017-18. All Quorum events are free and open to everyone. Drinks and snacks provided.

Boom! Adversarial Ageism, Chrononormativity, and the Anthropocene in Split Britches’ ‘Ruff’ and Caryl Churchill’s ‘Escaped Alone’

English PGR Seminar Series: Erin Sullivan | Thursday 12 October | 5.15pm | QMUL – Mile End, Lock-keeper’s Cottage

Erin Sullivan (University of Birmingham) will present: ‘The audience is present: aliveness, social media, and the theatre broadcast experience’.


For more SED events see our calendar here


Jobs & Paid Internships

EXPLORING CAREERS IN LAW… FOR NON-LAW STUDENTS | Thursday 19 October | 6.15 – 7.45pm | LAWS 210

This Panel Discussion and Q&A involves recent QMUL alumni from the Schools of History and English & Drama who are currently working as lawyers.

The discussion will focus on what being a lawyer involves, the different routes to achieving a law career and top tips for how to get the career you want… starting from your time at QM.

Book here: https://qmul.targetconnect.net/leap/event.html?id=3697&service=Careers+Service


Opportunities & Volunteering

Market Researcher and Data Analyst | Roman Road Trust | Deadline: Wednesday 25 October

From graduate Rosie Vincent:

“We’ve got a number of positions in Market Research that have come up at Roman Road Trust. It would involve visiting local businesses in pairs to conduct survey work and gather footfall info. We’re looking to take on a few people. The roles will be part time and paid in gift vouchers of their choice – just in time for the festive purchases!”


Paid research collaboration opportunity for second year Single and Joint Honours Drama students | Deadline: Thursday 12 September 2017

Drama has been asked to participate in the development of a new interdisciplinary research-based module based on the collection at Barts Pathology Museum and to identify three second year Drama students (single or joint honours students) who will participate in this paid research project. The aim of this pilot is to develop a module that could be offered as part of the QM Model initiative.

Calls for Papers

No listings this week.


We try and keep these listings as accurate as possible but errors can occur. Please check with the relevant party before going to an event or submitting any personal information.

People’s Palace Projects – October Events

Efêmera play – Southwark Playhouse

In Brazil and the UK violence against women and girls is on the rise; recent research suggests that the majority of Brazilian migrant women have experienced gender-based violence. Efêmera introduces us to two women with a story to tell. They may have the courage to share it with you, they may not. A powerful and delicate piece about how to hold on when life falls apart.

Based on interviews conducted by researchers from the Department of Geography at King’s College London (and previously at Queen Mary University of London), this is a verbatim piece with a twist. It will be performed in London as part of the 10th anniversary of CASA Festival at the Southwark Playhouse and in Rio de Janeiro.

The research is directed by Professor Cathy McIlwaine and co-directed by Professor Paul Heritage in partnership with People’s Palace Projects and the Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) under the Newton Fund. You can read further about the research here.

Efêmera will be presented as a scratch performance as part of CASA Festival 2017.

Tickets can be bought at Southwark Playhouse website.

Cast & creative team: Gaël Le Cornec, Angie Peña Arenas and Rosie MacPherson

Efemera (as part of Casa Festival 2017)
9.30pm on Thursday and Friday 5th and 6th October 20175pm on Saturday 7th October 2017.

Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD

Note: There will be a discussion panel hosted by Cathy Mcllwaine after the 5pm showing on the 7th.


No Feedback free public performances

No Feedback is a theatrical event highlighting the gentle pull of discrimination that tears at the fabric of everyday life. Offering an insight into human nature, it is set against the backdrop of catastrophes both historic and contemporary. By taking Genocide Watch’s ground-breaking research as the backbone of the production, No Feedback intelligently and sensitively asks audiences to consider their own place on the spectrum of how we relate to one another.

Come and play your part in this new kind of theatre experience at two public performances happening in October. Booking is essential.

This project is produced in partnership between People’s Palace Projects and No Feedback Theatre Company.

17th October , 7.30pm –  Mulberry and Bigland Green Centre

15 Richard Street

Commercial Road


E1 2JP


Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/no-feedback-performance-at-mulberry-and-bigland-green-centre-tickets-37121864496


24th October, 7pm – Studio 3 Arts Boundary Road



IG11 7JR


Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/no-feedback-performance-at-studio-3-arts-tickets-38140374888?aff=erelpanelorg


Discussion Exploring Cultural Value in the Creative Economy


Peoples Palace Projects will be hosting a research discussion exploring cultural value and the creative economy as part of the AHRC-funded Relative Values project. It will be an opportunity to meet Prof. Leandro Valiati, one of Brazil’s leading cultural economists, who takes up a post as Visiting Professor in the Economy of Culture at QMUL from beginning of December.


Monday, October 30th, 10.00, at Queen Mary University Mile End Campus, Bancroft Building, room 3.40. 

Please reserve your place here. 


The conversation will focus on Relative Values, an AHRC-funded research project led by Prof. Paul Heritage in partnership with Prof. Valiati. Bringing together academic and non-academic partners, the research asks how we can measure and strengthen practices and policies that maximise the social and economic value of the arts to individuals and society, particularly in peripheral urban environments. The project aims to contribute to understandings about cultural value and to enable the four participating UK and Brazilian arts organisations to collaborate on testing effective ways to show how the arts can be incubators for creative economy initiatives that develop resilient, low-stress communities.


About Professor Valiati

Leandro Valiati has been responsible for setting up research Observatories of the Creative Economy across five different regions in Brazil, developing a series of indicators on a range of economic development and social welfare criteria. His experience includes teaching, consultancy and research in Economy of Culture in national and international institutions, including Brazil’s Ministry of Culture, UNESCO, Brazil’s Economics and Statistics Foundation, the Organisation of Ibero-American States (OEI)  and the University of Valencia in Spain. Leandro is the leading researcher of the Creative and Cultural Economy Study Centre at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and member of the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq).  He is collaborating with Paul Heritage at People’s Palace Projects on two current research projects.


From 1 December 2017, Leandro will take up an Honorary Visiting Professorship at Queen Mary University of London for 2 years, in addition to honorary posts at the Sorbonne and other European institutions.


#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 4 October 2017

Welcome back for your weekly events and opportunities digest #3 for 2017-18.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 11 October 2017.



Wasafiri New Writing Prize Event | 19 October | 6.30-8.30pm | Free

Join Wasafiri for an evening of readings by leading authors and the announcement of the winners of their coveted New Writing Prize.

This free event will take place in the historic People’s Palace in the campus of Queen Mary University of London, a short walk from Mile End station.

Leone Ross, Hannah Lowe and our very own Professor of Creative Writing Patrick Flanery will be reading from their latest works, while Boyd Tonkin will announce the winners.



English PGR Seminar Series: Stella Bolaki | Thursday 5 October | 5.15pm | QMUL – Mile End, Lock-keeper’s Cottage

Stella Bolaki (University of Kent) will present a seminar entitled:’“Intimate Authority”: Artists’ Books on Illness, Wellbeing and Medicine’.

QUORUM Postgraduate Drama Seminar: Jen Harvie | Wednesday 11 October 2017 | 6pm | QMUL – Mile End, RR2

QMUL’s Jen Harvie will present a session entitled  ‘Boom! Adversarial Ageism, Chrononormativity, and the Anthropocene in Split Britches’ ‘Ruff’ and Caryl Churchill’s ‘Escaped Alone’’.


For more SED events see our calendar here


Jobs & Paid Internships

Box Office Manager, LIFT | Freelance Fee Contract | Deadline 13 October at 10am

LIFT has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Box Office Manager to join the LIFT team to oversee all ticketing operations for the next instalment of our biennial festival, taking place across London throughout June 2018. This is a freelance position, working with the team from autumn 2017 – July 2018 (weekly days and hours vary depending on time of year, further details below).

The successful candidate will be a highly organised, bright and driven individual with at least 2 years experience of using Spektrix ticketing system. You will join a small, lively and creative team and report to the Head of Marketing & Digital and the Head of Finance & Operations.

For further details and to apply: http://bit.ly/LIFTjobs


Opportunities & Volunteering

No listings this week.


Calls for Papers

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