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October 2017

Lifting the Lid on Creative Employment

October 18

The Midlands3Cities doctoral training partnership is collaborating with Bird&Gorton (https://birdandgorton.com/) to offer two workshops specifically designed to enable arts and humanities doctoral students to explore careers in the creative and cultural industries. The workshops will provide practical advice and insider insights for students interested in working in and with Theatre and Performing Arts, Museums, Libraries and Galleries, Freelance, Sector Support and Funders, Cultural Festivals, and Film and TV.   The workshops will: ·         Include practical discussion sessions with 6 leaders from…

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#PhDlifehacks: getting to know your library

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Curzon C272, Birmingham City University 4 Cardigan Street
Birmingham, B4 7BD
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Free

From sourcing literature in its various forms and specialist journals from other Universities to using services like EThOS to access theses across the UK, a library is a potentially endless resource that is vital in helping you with your PhD research. In collaboration between The PGR Studio and ADM library specialists at BCU, this workshop is tailored specifically for Arts, Design & Media PhD students to provide more information about using the University’s library for your PhD research. It will also give you a chance…

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BCMCR Research Seminar: Reading the Whiteness of British Asian Literature

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Parkside – P424, Cardigan Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7BD
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BCMCR Research Seminar: Creative Industries: Reading the Whiteness of British Asian Literature Commodified British Asian literary production is an example of the ways in which the state/market has co-opted resistance while appearing inclusive, through multicultural and diversity discourse. While packaged forms of ‘identity’ and ‘difference’ are used to sell these texts, the texts themselves reject ‘identity’ as socially constructed. The texts reflect the state’s integrationist/ assimilationist policies, being founded on the assumption that ‘identity’ needs to be left behind (while a…

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Fierce Festival: Preach R Sun artist talk

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
School of Art lecture theatre, Margaret St
Birmingham, B3 3BX United Kingdom
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Preach R Sun’s work, a combination of protest activism and social critique (described as, Fugitivism and Conjuring) incorporates and fuses art and activism as a means to investigate and interrogate the nature and limits of freedom, while simultaneously posing a direct challenge to systems of oppression and injustice. Sun accomplishes this through implementation of unconventional protest tactics geared towards the conception and fomentation of revolutionary action. And through – what he likes to call – an, ‘ANY MEANS NECESSARY’, interdisciplinary approach…

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Fierce Festival: Rocio Boliver artist talk

October 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
School of Art lecture theatre, Margaret St
Birmingham, B3 3BX United Kingdom
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The acclaimed Mexican performance artist Rocio Boliver will give an illustrated talk about her life and art. Rocio’s story is particularly compelling: once a teenage model Rocio became one of Mexico’s leading News Readers before having to leave the job when news of her pornographic feminist texts spread. Rocio then dedicated her life to Performance Art. Come listen to this brilliant and often hilarious story ahead of Rocio’s performance closing the festival on Sunday 22nd.

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