#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 22 November 2017

Welcome back for your weekly events and opportunities digest #8 for the autumn semester.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 29 November 2017.

Events

THIS WEEK (WEDNESDAY TO WEDNESDAY)

English PGR Seminar Series: Elaine Hobby | Thursday 16 November 2017 | 5.15pm | QMUL Mile End

This week’s paper:

‘Editing the Cambridge Edition of the Complete Works of Aphra Behn’

 

Herpes by Eirini Kartsaki | Friday 24 November 2017 | 7.30pm | Chisenhale Dance Space

From Eirini: ‘A reminder that I am presenting Herpes this Friday at Chisenhale Dance Space, alongside Emma Bennett with What Matter. It’s Fiver Fridays, so please come along’

HERPES is a performance about desire, STI’s and fantasizing about the Duchess of Cambridge. It considers the ways in which we have been told that we either need to have a baby or stop banging the whole world. And if we don’t, we will, of course, get herpes.

HERPES departs from an anxiety to do with growing up and not wanting to settle down, or settle in; it deals with a refusal to get on with it, or get it together; it kind of says: I do not want to pull myself together, I do not want to come to my senses. I want to live my life as if it is mine – but it is mine, it is mine and yet I still struggle to come to terms with it and ignore my mother’s wishes, my father’s hopes for me, which are easily summed up: get a husband, a good job, have a baby, have a mortgage, be sensible, be sensible, be sensible.

 

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

English Tutor Vacancies

You need an A in your A-level English. Pay £12/hour.

 

QConsult: Get paid to do a project with a company or charity| Deadline: 27 November

We are looking for friendly team members to join our Box Office and Reception team, providing box office support (both in person and on the phone), as well as welcoming people to our building and dealing with email queries.

Apply now

 

Bar Staff | Barbican | Deadline 28 November

The Barbican Bars are looking to bring in a number of enthusiastic staff on a casual basis to provide support to the Bar Managers & Supervisors in the running of the Barbican’s Bars.

Apply now

 

Opportunities & Volunteering

Volunteers needed for QM model trial with Dental School

As you will probably know the QM model will eventually include modules that students can take in which they collaborate on projects with those registered in other departments. We have been approached by the dental school about a possible collaboration in which Drama students will work with Dental students on a module that uses forum theatre, role-play, and other theatrical techniques to examine questions of medical consent, clinician/patient interaction and so on. The Dental school are really keen to run a small scale trial of some of this, and have kindly invited Drama students down to Whitechapel to get involved and give some preliminary thoughts to how we might collaborate.

I would be very grateful if this of you working with 2nd and 3rd year students this week could mention it to your classes, and ask any interested parties to please get in touch with me asap.

Interested students will need to attend an induction session on the 28th November (we may be able to arrange other times if necessary), and a workshop at the Dental School in Whitechapel on either Tuesday 5th December 14.00-17.00, Thursday 7th December 9.30-12.30 or 14.00-17.00, or Friday 8th December 9.30-12.30.

If any are interested, please could they email Martin O’Brien by 27th Nov and indicate which of the workshops they might be available for.

QCHALLENGE: become a driving force and develop the leadership skills and networks for your future | Deadline: 3 December

Apply to QChallenge London and you will work in a team to explore a major challenge for a London organisation with a focus on health, housing and transport. As you tackle your assigned challenge, you will meet leaders from global businesses, government and not-for-profits. Designed in partnership with Common Purpose, QChallenge London offers you the chance to engage with the working world and develop the skills, Cultural Intelligence and networks for your future. By participating, you’ll be in the first group of students to experience QChallenge London as it’s trialled for the QMUL Model – QMUL’s ground-breaking cross-curricular programme.

The programme will run from 5th February – 13th April 2018.  This is an unpaid, voluntary programme.

Who can take part?   QChallenge is open to all QMUL undergraduates. Postgraduate students are not eligible to apply.

How can I apply?    To apply, please complete this online application form. Before applying, please read through the key dates featured on our website: http://www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/students/workexperience/items/qchallenge-london.html 

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 3rd December.

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.

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 15 November 2017

Welcome back for your weekly events and opportunities digest #7 for the autumn semester.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

Events

THIS WEEK (WEDNESDAY TO WEDNESDAY)

English PGR Seminar Series: Elaine Hobby | Thursday 16 November 2017 | 5.15pm | QMUL Mile End

This week’s paper:

‘Editing the Cambridge Edition of the Complete Works of Aphra Behn

 

Afterlives | Thursday 16 November 2017 | 7pm | Film and Drama Studio, Arts Two, QMUL

Queen Mary Archives at Queen Mary University of London have recently acquired the Ian Hinchliffe archive. To mark this acquisition, Afterlives is an evening of talks, screenings and performances that will consider archives and legacies in relation to performance art and live art, through the art and lives of four extraordinary and influential artists who died in recent years: Ian Hinchliffe, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Lol Coxhill and Roger Ely.

 

QM Shakespeare presents: The Taming of the Shrew | Friday 17 and Saturday 18 November | 7.30pm | Pinter Studio

Padua is a brokerage firm. Katharina and Bianca are two sisters with senior positions in the company. It’s 2008. The recession hits. Bianca is well admired by suitors, whilst Katharina is too busy dealing with the struggling financial climate. After her father insists she marry Petruchio, a visiting employee with a hot-tempered nature, she is faced with keeping the company from falling into crippling debt whilst all the while living with a man who gains pleasure from her suffering.

Tickets: £6 (Regular) or £4 (QM Shakespeare members). An annual membership (QM Students) is £3 and this entitles you to discounts to our events.

Cast: Alice Wilson, Aoife Jane, Arjun Takhar, Charlie Spragg, Daniella Harrison, Freya Helton, Hannah Meyer, Marie Sadd, Max Griggs, Maximillian Chapman, Rhea Cosford and Sophie Howard.

Directed by Joseph Winer
Assistant Director: Thyrza Abrahams
Stage Manager: Samantha Yang
Lighting and Sound Design: Jordan Bassett and Stephanie Masserick
Costume Design: Alice Sinis

 

Writeidea Festival | Friday 17-Sunday 19 November | Ideastore Tower Hamlets | Free

The ninth Writeidea Festival, Tower Hamlets Council’s unique free reading festival, will take place at Idea Store Whitechapel over the weekend of 17 – 19 November 2017.

We have some fantastic speakers again this year including Stella Duffy, Alan Dein, The Gentle Author and Irenosen Okojie. FREE tickets are now available for all the events

See the full programme

 

Geo-Politics And Fairytales Abound as Part of A Season Of Bangla Drama | Friday 17-Sunday 19 November | Various venues in Tower Hamlets

A Season of Bangla Drama continues this weekend (17th – 19th Nov) with two geo-political plays and one fairy-tale!

 

Cause2Create: A festival of creativity for good | Saturday 18 November | Hackney Wick | Free

Celebrate creativity for good. Find out how non-profits and individual action are driving social change. Be inspired and empowered by the actions of others. Discover opportunities to use your time and talent to help #createchange.

Download full programme

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

Casual Box Office Assistants | Wilton’s Music Hall | Deadline: Ongoing

We are looking for friendly team members to join our Box Office and Reception team, providing box office support (both in person and on the phone), as well as welcoming people to our building and dealing with email queries.

 

Opportunities & Volunteering

 

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives – Volunteers wanted!

One project in indexing and another photography based at this amazing archive of local history on the edge of Queen Mary campus.

 

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.

English and Drama Newsletter – November 2017

Welcome to the November edition of our English and Drama newsletter.

Please do let us know if you have any December news: sed-web@qmul.ac.uk.

Events

FEATURED EVENTS

Arts and Culture

Arts & Culture at QMUL
Thursday 8 November, 18:00-20:00
The People’s Palace, QMUL – Mile End

Join us for a celebration of the arts and culture at Queen Mary University of London. Special guests include our very own Drama Professor Lois Weaver, QMUL Associate Research Fellow and performance artist Dickie Beau.

Speakers include:

  • 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

Masters Open Events
English and Drama Masters Open Events

Drama: Tuesday 28 November, 17:30, Arts Two FADS, QMUL – Mile End
English: Wednesday 29 November, 17:30, Arts Two SCR, QMUL – Mile End

Join us for a drink and discover more about our MA programmes from Early Modern Literature to the latest developments in Live Art.


A Season of Bangla Drama
A Season of Bangla Drama

3-26 November
Various Venues

A Season of Bangla Drama, is now in its 15th year and throughout November, 13 plays with a British-Bengali perspective will bring classic and new stories to life on stages across Tower Hamlets. Physical theatre, dance and music will be used to overcome language barriers and reach new audiences. Queen Mary University of London is a key partner.

 

Other Shylocks
Saturday 4 November
QMUL – Mile End, The Octagon, Queens Building

A symposium presented by the Centre for Global Shakespeare, Queen Mary University of London,
as part of “Shylock in and Beyond the Ghetto” supported by the European Commission under the
Creative Europe programme and sponsored by the Romanian Cultural Institute.

 

Literary Walks Seeing London through Migrants’ Eyes
4 and 18 November, times and locations vary
This autumn Nadia Valman (English) leads a series of free guided walks in collaboration with the Migration Museum Project exploring London through the eyes of migrant writers from the nineteenth century to the present.

November’s events focus on migrants in Bloomsbury and Caribbean migrants in the 1950s. All are welcome but registration is essential.

Also don’t miss The Great Yiddish Parade on 19 November. As part of the Being Human Festival 2017,  Nadia Valman is restaging an 1889 protest march by Jewish immigrants in Whitechapel. Join the choir and band marching to klezmer beats and singing songs written in the 1880s in the East End to rouse workers to join together to fight exploitation. Also participating will be three local schools with whom we’ve been working this term. Anyone interested in the roots of radicalism and the culture of protest in east London is welcome to join the march, or just watch. Register here.

 

QMUL Centre for Sound Cultures Think Tank event
Monday 13 November, 18:30
Arebyte Gallery, Canning Town

This is an open invitation to an exploratory event gathering together interested people in thinking through and defining the future scope of Queen Mary University of London’s newly formed Centre for Sound Cultures.
Email Ella Finer if you’re interested: e.finer@qmul.ac.uk.

 

Afterlives
Thursday 16 November, 14:00-17:30
QMUL – Mile End, FADS, Arts Two Building

Queen Mary Archives at Queen Mary University of London have recently acquired the Ian Hinchliffe archive. To mark this acquisition, Afterlives is an evening of talks, screenings and performances that will consider archives and legacies in relation to performance art and live art, through the art and lives of four extraordinary and influential artists who died in recent years: Ian Hinchliffe, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Lol Coxhill and Roger Ely.

 

Family Album: A 4-way DJ set

Friday 24 November 2017, 17:00

The British Library, Kings Cross

Family Album is 
a 4-way DJ set by Marcia Farquhar and Jem, our very own Ella Finer (Drama) and Kitty Finer, all of whom work with vinyl in distinct ways. Each member of the family will mix sounds that they have individually contributed to the British Library Sound Archive over the years with other records of their own, and other’s, making. Part of the British Library’s Season of Sound.

 

Eirini Kartsaki: Herpes
Friday 24 November, 19:30
Chisenhale Dance Space

Drama’s Eirini Kartsaki presents, HERPES, a performance about desire, STIs and fantasizing about the Duchess of Cambridge. Also don’t miss Eirini’s book launch on Friday 1 December.

News

Daljit Nagra

QMUL Honorary Fellow and Poet Daljit Nagra is interviewed by Rachael Gilmour in this video filmed in Oxford.

The Department of Drama signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Live Art Development Agency on 13 October 2017. Dominic Johnson said ‘The signing of the MOU formalises our relationship, and will hopefully enable and sustain lots more collaborations, opportunities for mutual learning, and related adventures in making, showing and thinking about live art and contemporary performance.’

Zara Dinnen has published a piece about Code on Screen in New Criticals ahead of her book which will launch in January 2018. Follow her on Twitter here.

Links

Audiobooks

1. Jerry Brotton has been recording more handy Hay Levels videos on Youtube. See the latest here.

2. Read a report entitled Creative Hubs and Urban Development Goals (UK/Brazil) led by Morag Shiach.

3. Read Matthew Rubery‘s blog post for World Sight Day online: Remembering The Audiobook Pioneers (pictured above).

New for 2018 entry: Our Degrees Now Can Have a Year Abroad

A year abroad can really open up new opportunities and give you valuable life experience to take into your future career. 

According to the UK Universities International Report (March 2017):

  • Graduates who were mobile during their degree were less likely to be unemployed (3.7% compared to 4.9%), and more likely to have earned a first class or upper second class degree (80.1% compared to 73.6%) and be in further study (15% compared to 14%).
  • Those in work were more likely to be in a graduate level job (76.4% compared to 69.9%) and earn 5% more than their non-mobile peers.

The study abroad experience is intense, and because of this special quality and the quality of emotional investment in this period students are likely to make particularly strong friendships and have particularly memorable experiences. There are all sorts of opportunities that students will find access to because of location or circumstance that they wouldn’t necessarily get in London- one former student was offered a role in a professional production in New York, students on exchange with Howard University have inbuilt work experience and opportunities on Capitol Hill with the US government, students in New York might seek out opportunities with the UN.

We’re delighted to announce that the following undergraduate BA (Hons) programmes now have a year abroad:

Our Current Year Abroad Partners

  1. Columbia University, New York, USA
  2. University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
  3. University of Miami, Florida, USA
  4. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  5. University of Melbourne, Australia
  6. The University of Toronto, Canada
  7. The University of Auckland, New Zealand
  8. The University of Monash– Melbourne, Australia Semester 1 and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Semester 2 [pending approval]

Semester Abroad

Please note we are still offering our Semester Abroad in the second year of all of our courses with the following institutions:

Columbia University, New York; Howard University, Washington DC; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; The George Washington University, Washington DC; University of Miami, FL; University of Richmond, VA; The University of Texas at Austin; University of Melbourne; University of Sydney; The University of Toronto; University of Ottawa, Canada; The University of Auckland, NZ; University of Hong Kong; Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Seoul National University; Waseda University, Tokyo; Renmin University, Beijing.

Advice and Guidance

If you would like any advice on Study Abroad opportunities within the School of English and Drama please contact:

Visit the QMUL Global Opportunities website for more information

Please note study abroad is subject to availability, application and the host University’s own terms and conditions.

And the #SEDstories competition winners are…

#SEDstories ran in Summer 2017 to find the best visual stories from our students’ time studying with us.

All of our SED staff formed the selection panel and the voting happened in October 2017.

Thanks to everyone who entered we will be using all entries to help us give better information to prospective students.

And after adding up all of the votes the winners are:

Big Prize Winner (£250)

Elizabeth Tan

Special commendation (£50 prize)

Meg Hodgson

Andy Bourne

Mt favourite moment from my time at QM is far more than a moment. During the final hellish month of dissertation writing, spending countless hours In the tiniest room in Arts one, arriving at 9am, leaving gone midnight day in day out. The G.03 study group was formed. If you needed to work, study, research or even cry, you knew that you’d never be alone in G.03. Different combinations of people emerged each day, but the support and community was always present. Proofreading, discussion, communal beatboxing, you name it, G.03 had it. Writing a dissertation isn’t easy, but when the going gets tough, the tough get going, and we did. We banded together to drag each other through every seemingly insurmountable obstacle and together we made it. The sense of community and support we founded throughout that month was the epitome of the University experience. Friendships forged in fire are sturdy ones, and ones that I’ll cherish forever. #sedstories #qmul #QM #qmulsed #friendship #uni #blessed #drama #dissertation

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Josie Durney

Daisy Catterall

In my second year I took Renaissance Drama with the wonderful Kirsty Rolfe and for a weeks we had the pleasure to be lectured by Jerry Brotton. His speciality being maps, we had fascinating lectures in regards to mapping the renaissance globe and how early modern london viewed foreigners in plays such as Tamburlaine The Great. In June earlier this summer I went travelling through Italy for three weeks visiting cities from Naples to Rome, Pompei to Venice and while I was in Florence I came across a familiar face, or rather name. In the book shop inside the famous Uffizi Gallery, home to Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’ and Caravaggio’s ‘Medusa’, I came across our very own Jerry Brotton and his publication ‘A History of the World in Twelve Maps’. I couldn’t believe it! My travelling partner and another tourist we had met at the gallery didn’t believe me either that I had been taught by the man himself however on the first page it read ‘Professor at Queen Mary, University of London’. Of course I had to buy the book, and thoroughly enjoyed reading it on the train between Florence and Venice. I could hear Jerry’s voice as I read to myself, recognising his turn of phrase. No matter where you go in the world, QM apparently will go with you!

Alex Legge

Thanks to QM & Air Supply, I now work for artists & organisations that I admired & studied during my time there. Love you QM! #SEDstories ❤️

Runner up prizes (£10 prize)

Lauren Church


Rima Rashid

Your girl just went and graduated! Yesterday was a whirlwind of emotions. Exhaustion from planning a wedding, relief at getting to the ceremony in time, anxious about the future, tears for the memories and pure elation at surviving three years of English at @officialqmul with the most inspiring, intelligent and crazy girls and lads. #QMULgrad ~ If I hadn’t studied here, I would never have become WOKE, never studied postcolonial literature, discovered so many artists of colour and been able to recommend them to you all. So even though the five-figure student debt haunts me, I will always value my time at Queen Mary and and it’s impact on the confident and braver person I am today. ~ My absence here is unforgivable but I have been reading more so some great reviews are coming your way! What have you been reading?

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Eleanor Rose Morrissey

One of my best QM memories: seeing Antony & Cleopatra with brilliant friends at the Globe, laughing as the heavens opened on us in true British style #theatre #shakespeare #theglobe #britishweather


Jessica Kendrixs

Studying English Literature i knew I would come across amazing novels written in periods beyond my life time and in places I never knew existed. I was always amazed by the novels I learnt each year and the beautiful stylistic techniques that each author individually created towards their work. However one book that resonated with me was My Place by Sally Morgan that I studied in Postcolonial Literatures in second year. The autobiography explores the young protagonist Sally telling us about the moment she discovered her aboriginal heritage, and understanding the decisions her mother and grandmother took to provide a safe home for their children. This book explores relationships, something I realised was so important during university, and female empowerment which I am pleased to have discovered a great department that continues to strengthen women (and men) to reach their greatest potential. Sally had an amazing support network with her family and I realised that I have one too with not only my family but the friends I made at university and also in the academics I met across the three years. I learnt a lot about myself but also others around me. My fellow students all see the literary works differently and it amazed me that one book can create hundreds of perspectives. I started university young and naive and looking for a place to belong. Sally at the end of the novel had discovered her place within a community that many have ignored for decades. She cemented the history of Aboriginals and the stolen generations into the public sphere, with Australian school children reading her book in their school curriculum. I discovered my place within the amazing SED community and the school of english and drama have cemented this new breadth of understanding and knowledge into my mind and heart. #SedStories


Zaina Brabani

Books, glorious books! One of the best things about studying English Literature is that so much of our time is spent just reading books, something that we would do as a pastime! Seeing some of the books I’ve read during my time at Queen Mary really makes me realise how far we’ve all come. You don’t always realise how day by day, your thinking is changing, but when I look back at the kind of thinker I was when I first came to QM and how my thinking is now, I realise that a lot has changed.

Besides the books, I love how I’m surrounded by teachers and students who love books and literature just as much as I do, and most of all, that they love to think critically. On no other course could you possibly have passionate, heated discussions about fictional characters! My best memories are having really meaningful discussions which left me thinking long after the lecture/seminar is over. Thank you to all the staff and students who make SED what it is and who have helped me to give expression to my thoughts, feelings and ideas through your inspiration in lectures and seminars.

Lucy Sofrouniou

There was so much reading to do, my cat learnt to become a living bookmark.


Anna Lily Dean


Rosie Vincent

Drama at Queen Mary has taught me to never apologise for my own work. If you come to study here, expect to make pieces that you’re embarrassed to tell your mum about but excited to tell your friend about. For example – An exhibition showcasing 52 vomit images captured on the streets of London. A.k.a. ‘London is Vomit’. ???????????????? #sedstories #bacstransfer #londonisvomit #qmul

Francesca Cross

After spending a year abroad, being a part of QMTC really helped me settle back into QM and meet new people. Being on the committee added a whole new dimension- it was like a full time internship, with all the responsibility that comes with it. Despite countless moments of thinking ‘oh my gosh, Edinburgh isn’t going to happen. I’m going to be the first treasurer in 22 years to not take everyone to Edinburgh fringe’, I managed it! The best thing about the trip was the people. We truly are like a family and certainly made a million memories. I promised myself that during my MA at QM I wouldn’t get involved with QMTC because of the time it takes up but I’m not sure I’ll be able to resist! Now over with the cringey stuff! Let’s end with a few of my favourite quotes from the fringe: ‘I’m on me holibobs’, ‘you can basically do everything’, ‘wooooow’. ❤ u guys xxx #SEDstories #fringe #Edinburgh #qmul #QMTC

Peter Whitehead

The time that the Arthurian Lit lecture had GoT spoiler slides. And that time Run the Jewels explained Hegel. Brilliant. #sedstories https://t.co/EJxuACdk5W

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 1 November 2017

Welcome back for your weekly events and opportunities digest #6 for the autumn semester.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 8 November 2017.

Events

THIS WEEK (WEDNESDAY TO WEDNESDAY)

English PGR Seminar Series | Thursday 2 November 2017 | 5.30pm | The Arts Pavilion, Mile End Park

This week it’s a slightly different PGRS, as you are warmly invited to the attend the launch of ‘Decorating Dissidence: The Exhibition‘ and a round table discussion on the 2nd November. Please note, there is a venue change and this event will be held at The Arts Pavilion, Mile End, E3 4QY. All are welcome.

 

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

Junior Producer and Youth Worker at Duckie | Deadline: 24 November

2 LGBTQ+ and QTIPOC focussed jobs at the Olivier award-winning socially minded events legend.

Apply

Operations Co-ordinator | Limehouse Town Hall | Deadline: 13 November

Limehouse Town Hall Consortium Trust has an opportunity for someone to join us part time for a year to support our work and the day-to-day running of Limehouse Town Hall. The Operations Co-ordinator will have strong project management, administrative and communication skills as well as experience and understanding of arts, culture and organising for change.

Details here

Opportunities & Volunteering

University Challenge Team Trials | 2 November | 11-2pm | Students’ Union Hub

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.

#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.

Events

DATES FOR THE DIARY

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.

 

THIS WEEK (WEDNESDAY TO WEDNESDAY)

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:

#BeingHuman17

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
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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

Free

‘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.

Events

BOOK AHEAD

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.

THIS WEEK

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.

 

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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

London

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

Barking

London

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.

Events

BOOK AHEAD

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.

 

THIS WEEK

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

No listings this week.

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#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 27 September 2017

Welcome back for your weekly events and opportunities digest #2 for 2017-18.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Events

BOOK AHEAD

Literary Walks on Migrant Writers with Nadia Valman | 12, 29 October and 4 and 18 November | Free

Discover more about London’s literary culture and how it has been shaped by generations of migrant writers.

  • Rediscovering Rosemary Lane: Irish Migrants in Victorian London
  • Fragments of Jewish Whitechapel
  • Colonials in the Metropole: Migrant Bloomsbury
  • Left luggage: Reading Sam Selvon in Waterloo Station

 

THIS WEEK

QM Shakespeare Society | Thursday 28 September | 7.15-9.15pm | QMUL – Mile End, Blomeley Room 2, Student Union

‘QM Shakespeare Society has some exciting plans for the upcoming year which we would love for you to get involved with! This includes both performance and academic opportunities, so whether you’re keen to dig into some text, take part in a show or join us for a theatre trip, come along to our Meet and Greet to find out more. We’ll also be giving the details for our upcoming Shakespeare production with information on how you can get involved.’

English Postgraduate Research Seminar: Claire Preston | Thursday 28 September | 5.15pm | QMUL – Mile End, Lock-keeper’s Cottage

Title of paper: ‘Galleries, gardens, collections, closets: the rhetoric of observation in the seventeenth century’

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

QMUL Jobs Market | Thursday 28 September | 5-9pm | QMUL – Mile End, People’s Palace Foyer

The focus of this first of three Jobs Markets will be part-time vacancies, so this is a great opportunity for students who are looking for local work to support their studies.

 

Opportunities & Volunteering

No listings this week.

 

Calls for Papers

No listings this week.

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Meet our new teaching staff: Mojisola Adebayo, Zara Dinnen, Patrick Flanery, Ella Finer, Charlotta Salmi and David Schalwyk

We are delighted to welcome our new teaching staff starting this semester!

We asked them for a quick introduction to their work and expertise, feast on the results below…

Mojisola Adebayo – Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance

I’m a London born performer, playwright, director, producer, facilitator and teacher. I specialise in Theatre of the Oppressed and hold an MA in Physical Theatre. I have worked internationally in theatre, television and radio for over twenty-five years, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. My work has ranged from being an actor with the Royal Shakespeare Company to co-founding VIDYA, a slum-dweller’s theatre company in Ahmedabad, India.

My theatre productions include Moj of the Antarctic: An African Odyssey (Lyric Hammersmith), Muhammad Ali and Me (Ovalhouse) and I Stand Corrected (Artscape, Cape Town). Publications include Mojisola Adebayo: Plays One (Oberon), 48 Minutes for Palestine in Theatre in Pieces (Methuen) and the co-written Theatre for Development Handbook (Pan). My (QMUL) PhD thesis is entitled Afriquia Theatre: Creating Black Queer Ubuntu Through Performance.

I am currently compiling Plays Two and working on her next production, STARS, a play, installation and club night with community based intergenerational workshops with women and girls that explores sex and space travel, orgasm and outer space, the pleasure and power of female sexuality. I am looking forward to working creatively and critically with QMUL to reflect and include the multiple identities of London, in every way. See www.mojisolaadebayo.com for more.

 

Zara Dinnen – Lecturer in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature

I’m joining QMUL having spent four years lecturing at University of Birmingham. Whilst I was there I was working with great colleagues to develop our teaching and research into contemporary literature and culture, and I’m excited to do more of that work here at QMUL with new great colleagues. My own research is about digital media. I am interested in how literature and popular culture tell stories of everyday life lived with new technologies, and how those stories shape the ways we live our digital lives. I write about literature, film, TV, comics, and teach with these different media too. At QMUL I am looking forward to term starting, to new teaching and new spaces and new people.

I am currently watching: all of Netflix.

I am currently reading: Paper Girls vol.3 and Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels

 

Patrick Flanery – Professor of Creative Writing

In the past five years, I have published three novels, the most recent of which, I Am No One, appeared in 2016. I grew up in the U.S., in California and Nebraska and New York, but have lived in the U.K. for the past sixteen years, having come to do a masters and doctorate in English at Oxford. My first degree, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production, was from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Before joining Queen Mary, I spent three years as Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Reading and several years before that I was a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, where I taught Contemporary and Modern Literature and Literary Theory.

At QM, I look forward to building the SED’s Creative Writing pathway into a rich and varied programme that will give students wide latitude to experiment with different kinds of writing over the course of their degree. The guiding principle for the pathway will be to foster a space in which experimentation is valued, and engagement with the world around us—in Mile End, in the East End, in London, in Britain, in Europe more broadly—is celebrated.

 

Ella Finer – Lecturer in Drama, Theatre, and Performance

I’m looking forward to being a part of this extraordinary department and school for the next year: collaborating on, discussing and sharing research, as well as teaching on modules I wish I had taken as an undergraduate. I was an undergraduate myself in Glasgow, where I also did an MPhil researching the gendering of photographic space, resulting in turning a theatre into a camera obscura, a camera and a dark room in succession. I moved back to London to study at Roehampton for a PhD researching materialities of the female voice in performance.

I make work with sound and have installed/performed this work in galleries (including Bloomberg Space, Raven Row, Focal Point, Ikon, Baltic 39) and as part of symposia of my own and others making. My interest in archival practices and “caring for the continuous” has resulted in an event curated for the upcoming British Library’s Season of Sound. Selector Responder: Sounding out the Archives will take place on December 8th with speakers including David Toop, Larry Archiampong, Holly Pester and Nina Power. I look forward to meeting more of you in classrooms and corridors and all best wishes for the new year.

 

Charlotta Salmi – Lecturer in English

I’m the new lecturer in Postcolonial and Global Literature. I’ve just finished a 3 year British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Birmingham, working on violence, advocacy and protest in graphic narratives from around the globe.

In addition to my work on comics, I am finishing a book on borders and conflict in literature from partition areas.

Before starting my postdoc I held a temporary lectureship at QM and I’m delighted to be back in the department!

 

David Schalwyk – Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Centre for Global Shakespeare at QMUL

I am Professor of Shakespeare Studies and Director of the Centre for Global Shakespeare at QMUL.  I was formerly Academic Director of Global Shakespeare at QMUL and the University of Warwick.  Director of Research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. and editor of the Shakespeare Quarterly, and  before that Professor of English and Deputy Dean at the university of Cape Town. I have published some 150 essays and chapters in books, and my monographs include Speech and Performance in Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Plays (Cambridge, 2002), Literature and the Touch of the Real (Delaware, 2004), Shakespeare, Love and Service (Cambridge, 2008), Hamlet’s Dreams: The Robben Island Shakespeare (Arden Shakespeare, 2013), The Word Against the World: The Bakhtin Circle (Skene, 2016). My latest monograph, Shakespeare, Love and Language is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press in 2017.  My translation of Karel Schoeman’s Afrikaans novel, ‘n Ander Land (Another Country) will be published in a new edition in 2018.

I am interested in Shakespeare’s afterlives across the world, love and service in Shakespeare, and literary theory and philosophy, especially the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein, J.L. Austin, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, Stanley Cavell and the theory and history of emotion.  I also have an interest in South African prison writing.

Since I have been at Queen Mary for three years already, having moved into SED this year from Global Shakespeare, I’m looking forward to working in the strong academic and research community that constitutes SED and working with a range of students.

 

 

#SEDdigest – Events and Opportunities Digest – Wednesday 20 September 2017

This is the first events and opportunities digest for new 2017-18 year.

Please do get in touch if you have any listings for our next edition coming out on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

Events

THIS WEEK

CUB Magazine’s Party in the Park | Saturday 23 September | 3-5pm | Mile End Park

CUB Magazine is QMUL’s Arts and Culture magazine – we post weekly online at cubmagazine.co.uk and distribute over 2,500 print editions around campus annually. CUB’s Party in the Park is a great way to meet our editors and find out how you can get involved with the magazine! Find out how to contribute to any of their sections from Arts, London, UniSex, Music, Film, Personal Platform, Style and much more…Find us in Mile End Park by the canal (the opposite side of the canal to France House/Canal Side)

 

Preach the Peach | Tuesday 26 September | 6.30-8pm | QMUL – Mile End: David Sizer Lecture Theatre

PEACH, Queen Mary’s creative writing magazine is hosting its first event of the academic year. It will be a night of tremendous readings from QM writers and poets, along with displays of fantastic art from some of the university’s best artists.

“We want this to be a celebration of your voices, and therefore if you want to get your work heard and seen by the creative community at QM, be it a short story, poem, sketch or portrait, let us know by emailing your name and the title of your piece/pieces to peachmagazineqmul@gmail.com.

The universe is here for you to disturb.”

For more SED events see our calendar here

 

Jobs & Paid Internships

Paid Widening Participation Student Ambassadors needed! | Deadline 25 September

An ideal role for students who are considering becoming teachers or working with young people in the future. This scheme is flexible; projects are offered to ambassadors as and when they are available.

 

Opportunities & Volunteering

Welcome Fair | 10am-4pm | Wednesday 20-Thursday 21 September | SU Hub and around campus

Don’t miss your chance to meet our amazing array of societies, on campus activities and helpful services at Queen Mary.

Almeida Theatre Young Critics Programme | Deadline 2 October

Thanks to Pen Woods for sharing this nice opportunity for aspiring critics aged 15-25.

 

New Creatives Programme at Richmix | Deadline 29 September

‘A year-long programme, introducing 16s – 25s from Tower Hamlets to the arts and creative industries

During the year you will meet and learn from members of the Rich Mix team as well as experts from Rich Mix’s artistic partners.

Our six month taster programme runs from October 2017 – February 2018, during which you will learn the ins and outs of how an arts venue works, how to programme events and curate an artistic programme, how to produce events, how to promote events and use social media and the internet to get the word out there, how to reach new audiences and to connect with schools and community organisations, and how to make it all work financially!

Then, from February until September 2018, there will be an opportunity for 5 participants to gain a Silver Arts Award  and be offered a placement at Rich Mix. The placement will include receiving hands on experience in supporting programming, production and promotion of our annual TAKEOVER – an arts festival for 16s – 25s, as well as an opportunity to shadow our staff and to contribute to creative work that we do

At the end of the year, you’ll be inspired, envisioned and empowered to begin your career in the arts.

We are seeking young people from Tower Hamlets aged 16-25 to apply to become Rich Mix New Creatives. ‘

Calls for Papers

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