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November 2018

A Season of Bangla Drama at Queen Mary – 6-11 November 2018

6th November 2018 - 11th November 2018
Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
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November 2018 marks the sixth year of Queen Mary University of London Drama's strategic partnership with Europe’s largest festival of Bengali culture. Selected from November’s events across six Tower Hamlets venues, we cordially invite you to a programme curated by Ruksana Begum (Tower Hamlets Arts) and Ali Campbell (QMUL Drama). Seminar: True News and Fake News hosted by the London Bengali Press Club In an international climate actively hostile to professional journalists, how are we to discern the truth in…

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Queen Mary Writers presents: Nikesh Shukla Reading and In Conversation with Bidisha

13th November 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
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Nikesh Shukla is the author of the novels The One Who Wrote Destiny (2018), Meatspace (2014), and Coconut Unlimited (2010). He is editor of the bestselling essay collection, The Good Immigrant (winner of Reader's Choice at the Books Are My Bag Awards) and was one of Foreign Policy’s 100 Global Thinkers and The Bookseller's 100 Most Influential People in Publishing in 2016 and in 2017. He is co-founder of the literary journal, The Good Journal. Bidisha is a writer, filmmaker…

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‘The Way We Live Now: Credit and Credibility’ Symposium

16th November 2018 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Free

Join us as we explore representations of credit in the arts and humanities from the nineteenth century to the present day. The day-long symposium includes: Talk by Lynsey Hanley, Guardian columnist and author of Estates: An Intimate History (2012) and Respectable: The Experience of Class (2016). Barbara Straumann, University of Zurich, presents her paper on Thackeray's Vanity Fair (1847-8) and cult 1980s film Working Girl (1988). Matthew Ingleby presents his paper: ‘Temporary Accomodations: Credit, Habit and Rent in Little Dorrit'. We host a conversation between artist Hilary Powell, Bank Job, and Sarah Henderson, Economy of Hours. …

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SLAPPIN’ DA BASS – Queen Mary Theatre Company – Friday 16 November 2018

16th November 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Our monthly variety night where you can perform anything you want! We welcome anyone and everyone to join us for a night of singing, dancing, poetry, spoken word, comedy, and any other talents! If you would to perform, please send a message to the Slappin Da Bass Facebook page linked below. If you would like to watch, all that is required is small donation (50p upwards), which will be given to charity. 16th November, Pinter Studio in ArtsOne, 7pm https://www.facebook.com/slappindabasss/…

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Tea’s London Journey: a guided history walk (Being Human 2018) – Richard Coulton and Matthew Mauger

18th November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Free

Connect directly with the sites of London where tea was forged as the national drink of Britain. Walk through the East End docklands and into the City, guided by tea historians from Queen Mary University of London. Our route will follow tea’s journey from the import docks of the East India Company, via London’s forgotten Chinatown in Pennyfields and tea warehouses of the East End, to the wholesale and retail sites in the City. Your guides will reveal hidden gems…

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Panel Discussion for Year 12/13 Students: Is ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ really a feminist text? – Wednesday 21 November 2018

21st November 2018 @ 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
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Experts from our School of English and Drama come together to discuss Margaret Atwood's famous dystopian novel. This panel discussion will explore the extent to which we can describe The Handmaid's Tale as a feminist text. It will challenge many opinions that readers hold regarding the novel, as well as placing it within the current political climate in the UK and USA. You will have the opportunity to question our experts, as well as having the chance to speak with…

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BAME FESTIVAL- Queen Mary Theatre Company – 23-24 November 2018

23rd November 2018 - 24th November 2018
Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
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Reclaiming the voice of the underrepresented. We are excited to present four original shows in the first festival of its kind at QMTC dedicated to uplifting BAME voices. Check our Facebook page or our website for information on shows and tickets. 23rd and 24th November, Pinter Studio in ArtsOne, 7pm http://www.qmtc.co.uk https://www.facebook.com/QMTheatreCo/

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English Master’s Open Event – Wednesday 28 November 2018

28th November 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
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Join us for an evening reception with drinks to find out about our English Master's offering: MA English Literature We can help you get to grips with: How postgraduate study can help with your career. How to fund your studies including grants, loans and how to apply for our Excellence Scholarship. What makes our Masters programmes distinctive. Book a place online here

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February 2019

English and Drama A-Level Revision Day – Wednesday 20 February 2019

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
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English and Drama A-Level Revision Day – Practical Help with A-Level Topics Group sessions with top academics from Queen Mary will look at key A-level English and Drama texts and concepts to help with your revision. Wednesday 20 February 2019 10:00-16:00 Rooms TBC, QMUL – Mile End Free, book online: http://bit.ly/sedrevisionday2019  

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Inaugural Lecture: Barbara Taylor – Tuesday 26 February 2019

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
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Professor Barbara Taylor Chair- Professor Cora Kaplan The philosopher mediating alone in his study is a cliché of western culture. But behind the hackneyed image lies a long history of controversy. Was solitude the ‘school of genius’, as Edward Gibbon claimed, or did it breed irrationalism, dogmatism and melancholy, as Dr Johnson and others insisted?  In the 1730s David Hume suffered a breakdown which he attributed to his solitary philosophising; three decades later, in a much-publicised quarrel with Jean-Jacques Rousseau,…

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