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Show & Tell

By Show & Tell at QMUL
Inspiring Mini Talks from Queen Mary University of London

Show and Tell is a series of short arts and creative industries talks hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London.

Featuring short and engaging talks from academic researchers, broadcasters, creative writers, and theatre practitioners. Show and Tell is a celebration of arts and humanities education and the creative industries for those interested in studying or working in literature, theatre, art, media, and culture more broadly.

If you have any questions please email: showandtell@qmul.ac.uk
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Show & Tell #4 - Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL - Boswood on Arts / McGee on Novels / French on Journalism / Lamont on TV / Harvie on Performance

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Show & Tell #11 - Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL - Wilson on Directing / Miah Personal Trainer / Kassim on Writing / Shahwar on Identiy
Hosted and produced by Saramarie Harvey, this episode features: Sumaya Kassim Writer and Researcher; Zahin Miah Personal Trainer and QM Student; David Wilson Artist and Director  (David Guetta's "Titanium") and Durre Shahwar Writer and Editor. Show and Tell is a series of talks hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London. Featuring short and engaging talks from academic researchers, broadcasters, creative writers, and theatre practitioners. Show and Tell  is a celebration of arts and humanities education and the creative industries for those interested in studying or working in literature, theatre, art, media, and culture more broadly.
55:18
March 29, 2021
Show & Tell #10 - Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL - Connolly on Immersive Theatre / Ajai-Ajagbe Daley on Drama / Bakkar on Writing Muslim Experiences / Kimberly on Queer History / Taylor on Performing
This episode features: Elliott Ajai-Ajagbe Daley: Storyteller and theatre maker; Nafisa Bakkar: CEO at Amaliah and Halal Gems; Neil Connolly: Artistic Director, The Crystal Maze Live Experience/Perfomer; Mzz Kimberley: Actress and singer and Moj Taylor: a professional actor, comedian running ComedyClub4Kids and Executive at PushTalks Show and Tell is a series of inspiring talks hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London. Featuring short and engaging talks from academic researchers,  broadcasters, creative writers, and theatre practitioners. Show and Tell  is a celebration of arts and humanities education and the creative  industries for those interested in studying or working in literature,  theatre, art, media, and culture more broadly. The evening promises to be entertaining and relaxed. Speakers  will each deliver a TED-style talk, and these will be followed by a  chance for guests to ask questions, before the evening ends with  socialising and networking over refreshments. We welcome school  students, teachers, university students and applicants, and everyone  else to come and hear what our speakers have to say.
01:45:08
March 29, 2021
Show and Tell #9h - Comedian Ahir Shah at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood
Ahir Shah: Ahir Shah (BBC Three, Live at the Apollo) is a stand-up comedian and writer based in London. He has been twice nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, in 2017 and 2018. This Show & Tell mini was recorded at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood. Edited by Daniella Harrison.
05:32
March 28, 2021
Show and Tell #9g - Author Gabriel Krauze at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood
Gabriel Krauze: QMUL English graduate and ‘estate-noir’ author Gabriel Krauze (Vice) has just signed with publisher 4th Estate publish his first novel ‘Who They Was’. Gabriel Krauze grew up in London in a Polish family and was drawn to a life of crime and gangs from an early age. Now in his thirties he has left that world behind and is recapturing his life through writing. This Show & Tell mini was recorded at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood. Edited by Daniella Harrison.
05:51
March 28, 2021
Show and Tell #9f - Alain English at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood
Alain English: Scottish actor, writer, autism advocate and performance poet. This Show & Tell mini was recorded at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood. Edited by Daniella Harrison.
10:33
March 28, 2021
Show and Tell #9e - Saramarie Harvey at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood
This Show & Tell mini was recorded at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood. Edited by Daniella Harrison.
06:42
March 28, 2021
Show and Tell #9d - Blanka Douglas at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood
This Show & Tell mini was recorded at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood. Edited by Daniella Harrison.
05:19
March 28, 2021
Show & Tell #9c - Literary Historian Nadia Valman at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood
Nadia Valman: Dr Nadia Valman is a literary historian at Queen Mary University of London who has led various public projects including on the history of Jewish people in the East End, The Royal London Hospital and Brick Lane. This Show & Tell mini was recorded at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood. Edited by Daniella Harrison.
06:40
March 28, 2021
Show and Tell #9b - Aamir Ayyub at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood
This Show & Tell mini was recorded at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood. Edited by Daniella Harrison.
06:10
March 28, 2021
Show and Tell #9a - Chef Nathalie Coleman at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood
Natalie Coleman: Natalie Coleman was winner of MasterChef in 2013. Since winning MasterChef  Natalie Coleman has worked with some of the UK’s best restaurants including Le Gavroche (Michel Roux Jr) and is currently the head chef at immersive dining concept in Waterloo, Hello Darling. This Show & Tell mini was recorded at All Points East: In the Neighbourhood. Edited by Daniella Harrison.
09:17
March 28, 2021
Show & Tell #8 - Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL - Brotton on Elizabethans & Islam / Islam on Mile End Community Project / Ramayya on Poetry / Igoe-Ewer on Community Arts
This episode features: Professor Jerry Brotton Professor of Renaissance Studies and author of ‘This Orient Isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic World’. Moa Johansson (UK/SWE) is a performance artist whose work occupies the space between performance installation, live art, and dance. Her practice investigates theories concerning the body, space, subjectivity and communication in the context of an intersectional, ecofeminist and queer reading. www.mojocompany.org. Nurull Islam is one of the Co-Founders of Mile End Community Project (MCP) a multi-award winning film and media organization with a commitment to helping young people recognise their potential. MCP engages young people through creative learning opportunities, such as peer-led film making, art, and media projects. Dr Nisha Ramayya A poet and lecturer in Creative Writing at Queen Mary, University of London. Katherine Igoe-Ewer Local Producer at The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick. A life-long East Londoner, Katherine joined The Yard in 2016 to set up the theatre’s Local Programme, now running across two community centres and reaching hundreds of young people a year. Show and Tell is a series of talks hosted by  the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London. Featuring short and engaging talks from academic researchers,  broadcasters, creative writers, and theatre practitioners. Show and Tell  is a celebration of arts and humanities education and the creative  industries for those interested in studying or working in literature,  theatre, art, media, and culture more broadly.
01:08:28
February 4, 2021
Show & Tell #7 - Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL - Redstone on being a Trans Artist / Walters on Queer Fun / Bob on Comedy / Lopes Ramos on Immersive / Welton on Movement Research
This episode features: Kit Redstone: Award winning writer (Testosterone). Artistic director of Vacuum  Theatre and hot tempered, belligerent short-arse trans man who wears a  lot of jewellery. Ben Walters:  Writer, producer, programmer, critic and activist living in London. Ben  is a PhD student at Queen Mary interested in queer fun, cabaret and  homemade mutant hope machines — or how participatory performance  practices can materialise better worlds for marginalised people. Kemah Bob (BBC3, The Guilty Feminist) a stand-up comedian, writer, improviser, and drag king from Texas now based in London. Jorge Lopes Ramos: London-based artist, curator and producer working in the intersection  between art, technology and games. Co-founder and director of East  London venue G.A.S. Station (Games and Arts Stratford) and  theatre/digital arts company ZU-UK (Brazil/UK), Jorge also works as  Senior Lecturer at University of East London since 2009. Dr Martin Welton:  Reader (Academic Teaching at QMUL) in Drama at Queen Mary researching Movement and the senses in relation to the theory and practice of contemporary performance. Show and Tell is a new and exciting series of talks hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London. Featuring short and engaging talks from academic researchers,  broadcasters, creative writers, and theatre practitioners. Show and Tell  is a celebration of arts and humanities education and the creative industries for those interested in studying or working in literature, theatre, art, media, and culture more broadly.
01:14:50
February 4, 2021
Show & Tell #6 - Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL - Ahmed on Books / Salmi on Postcolonial Literature / Oldziejewska on Feminist Library / Vallance on Community Arts / Oshodi + Mendl on Theatre
This episode features: Sufiya Ahmed: Sufiya has worked in advertising and in the House of Commons, but is now a full-time author. In 2010 Sufiya set up the BIBI Foundation, a non-profit organisation, to arrange visits to the Houses of Parliament for diverse and underprivileged school children. Charlotta Salmi: Lecturer in Postcolonial and Global Literature at Queen Mary, she works on contemporary literature from around the world, but specifically comics and graphic narratives and how they're used by different social movements. Magda Oldziejewska: Activist, independent researcher and blogger, as well as fundraising coordinator and management collective member at the Feminist Library. Liza Vallance: Artistic Director/CEO at Studio 3 Arts. Liza is a performer, director and writer by trade, having trained at Queen Mary College, specialising in Forum Theatre and Performance Art. After graduating Liza worked with artists and companies including Split Britches and Augusto Boal creating socially and politically-charged work that toured prisons, mental healthcare settings and community spaces as well as theatres, galleries and museums. Maria Oshodi: Freelance writer and Artistic Director and CEO of Extant, Britain’s leading professional performing arts company of visually impaired artists. Kumiko Mendl: Artistic Director of the UK’s award winning British East Asian Theatre Company, Yellow Earth.
01:10:58
February 4, 2021
Show & Tell #5 - Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL - MacQuarrie on Stand Up / Ryan on Venues / Casalini on Art / Dinkin on Comedy and Comms
This episode of our inspiring mini talks series features:  Kayla MacQuarrie: Stand-up comedian who recently performed her award-winning show Traumatised at Soho Theatre. Matti Ryan: Matti Ryan is a performance artist, impresario and the manager of Overlock, a new mixed-arts venue in Hackney. Giulia Casaliniis an independent curator and producer based in London. Since 2012 she is the co-director of the non-profit arts organization CUNTemporary, and artistic director of “Deep Trash” a performance-cum-exhibition club night. Charlotte Dinkin:Stand-up comedian, director, and creative communications consultant. She recently directed Olga Koch’s Edinburgh show Fight, for which Olga was nominated for best newcomer. She’s also just completed an MA in Psychoanalysis.
01:04:15
February 4, 2021
Show & Tell #4 - Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL - Boswood on Arts / McGee on Novels / French on Journalism / Lamont on TV / Harvie on Performance
This episode features alternative performance producer Ema Boswood, English researchers Zoë McGee and Jade French, BAFTA-winning TV writer James Lamont and contemporary theatre professor Jen Harvie. Introduction by Lois Weaver. Hosts Rupert Dannreuther is responsible for marketing within Queen Mary’s School of English and Drama. He has worked for numerous organisations including Cineworld, Hackney Empire, The Yard Theatre and Rose Bruford College. He runs To Do List a website about things to do in London: todolist.london. Charlie Pullen is a PhD candidate and Teaching Associate in English at Queen Mary University of London, where he researches education in the work of various early twentieth-century novelists, including H.G. Wells, D.H. Lawrence, and Dorothy Richardson. His background is in widening participation and outreach and he writes for Times Higher Education. twitter.com/charliepullen_ Show and Tell Panel Ema Boswood Ema Boswood is a performance artist and producer currently based at the Marlborough Theatre in Brighton, which is the only theatre in the UK to primarily programme and commission LGBTQ+ work, with an emphasis on the T & the Q. Ema has worked here for 2 years, starting soon after university and working her way up to a role in the organisation where she oversees the day to day running as well as the planning an implementation one of the UK's first LGBTQ+ touring networks. .emaboswood.com Zoë McGee PhD candidate in School of English and Drama who recently won QMUL’s 3 minute thesis competition with her work on: ‘Meaningful consent in 18th-century female-authored courtship novels’. Jade French Jade French is a PhD researcher and writer and independent curator, based in East London interested in ageing, art and activism. @_jadefrench  James Lamont James Lamont is a 3 times BAFTA winning Film and Television writer who's successes include Paddington 1&2, The Amazing world of Gumball (Cartoon Network), Wasted (E4) and Cuckoo (BBC1) and who's failures include Grimsby, Sherlock Gnomes, The Harry Hill Movie and I Live With Models (Comedy Central). Jen Harvie Professor of Contemporary Theatre & Performance, Queen Mary University of London, and Stage Left podcaster. soundcloud.com/stage_left  Show  and Tell is a series of TED-talk style events where  speakers from the  arts, humanities and creative industries tell their stories at Queen  Mary University of London. Find out more: bit.ly/showandtellqm.
01:06:39
May 1, 2020
Show & Tell #3 - Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL - Bari on Radio + Writing / Adebayo on Theatre / Likorish Quinn on Creative Writing / Barrett on Theatre
This episode features broadcaster Shahidha Bari, theatre artist Mojisola Adebayo, lecturer and writer Karina Likorish Quinn and theatre  director Billy Barrett. Introduction by Jonathan Boffey. Host Rupert Dannreuther Rupert is responsible for marketing within Queen Mary’s School of English and  Drama. He has worked for numerous organisations including Cineworld,  Hackney Empire, The Yard Theatre and Rose Bruford College. In his spare  time he runs To Do List a website about offbeat things to do in London: todolist.london. Show and Tell Panel Shahidha Bari Shahidha  Bari is a writer, academic and broadcaster working in the fields of  literature, philosophy and art. Born in 1980, she was one of the first  ever BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers (2011) and a winner of the  Observer Anthony Burgess Prize for Arts Journalism (2015). She is Senior  Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and Fellow of the Forum for  European Philosophy at the LSE, and writes for the TLS, Guardian and  Financial Times, amongst others. She features frequently on BBC Radio 4,  and currently presents BBC Radio 3’s nightly Arts and Ideas programme  Free Thinking. She lives in London. Mojisola Adebayo Mojisola  Adebayo BA, MA, PhD, FRSL, is a performed and published playwright,  performer, producer, director, workshop facilitator and teacher. She has been making theatre internationally for over 25 years, from Antarctica  to Zimbabwe. Karina Lickorish Quinn Karina is a  Peruvian-British writer and a PhD student and teacher of creative writing here at Queen Mary. She has published short stories and  translations in various journals and is working on her debut novel about  ghosts, guano and two-headed cats. Billy Barrett Theatre-maker, Breach Theatre and MA Theatre and Performance student. Show and Tell is a series of TED-talk style events where  speakers from the arts, humanities and creative industries tell their stories at Queen Mary University of London. Find out more: bit.ly/showandtellqm.
01:16:03
April 1, 2020
Show & Tell #2 - Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL - Nasta on BAME writing / Howes on Research / Rafiq on Podcasts + Law / Shapiro on Caribbean Reseach / Edmundson on Puppetry
Show and Tell is a series of TED-talk style events where  speakers from the arts, humanities and creative industries tell their  stories at Queen Mary University of London. Find out more: bit.ly/showandtellqm. This  episode features Wasafiri magazine editor Susheila Nasta, Medieval  broadcaster Hetta Howes, podcaster Raifa Rafiq, researcher Emma Shapiro  and puppeteer Edie Edmundson. Full biogs below. The show is introduced by Beverley Stewart and hosted by Charlie Pullen from the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary. Charlie Pullen Charlie  Pullen is a PhD candidate and Teaching Associate in English at Queen  Mary University of London, where he researches education in the work of  various early twentieth-century novelists, including H.G. Wells, D.H.  Lawrence, and Dorothy Richardson. His background is in widening  participation and outreach and he writes for Times Higher Education. Susheila Nasta Professor  Susheila Nasta, Prof of Modern and Contemporary Literature at QMUL,  Emerita at Open University is a renowned critic, broadcaster and  literary activist. Editor-in-chief at Wasafiri, the magazine of  international contemporary writing, which she founded in 1984, she has  published widely on South Asian Britain. www.wasafiri.org Hetta Howes Dr  Hetta Howes is a lecturer in Medieval Literature at City, University of  London. Her research specialises in women's devotion in the Middle  Ages, and as a BBC/AHRC New Generation Thinker she is committed to  sharing that research with a wider audience. Raifa Rafiq Raifa  Rafiq is a trainee solicitor at one of the leading international law  firms in the UK. She is also creator and co-host of the Literature and  popular culture podcast Mostly Lit - named by the Guardian and the BBC  as one of the top podcasts of 2017. mostly-lit.com Emma Shapiro After  graduating with a BA in English and French from Queen Mary, Emma  Shapiro was awarded a scholarship to complete an MA in London Studies,  where she specialised in the Trinidadian writer Sam Selvon's London  fiction. Following her studies, Emma worked as a voluntary researcher for the Migration Museum project and as the graduate trainee at Pembroke  College Library, Cambridge, where she curated an exhibition on the poet  and co-founder of the Caribbean Artists Movement, Kamau Brathwaite,  working in collaboration with the George Padmore Institute. Edie Edmundson Edie  is a puppeteer and theatre maker who graduated from Drama at QM in 2015  and went on to train at the Curious School of Puppetry. Since then she  has worked with Emma Rice at Shakespeare's Globe, the Royal Shakespeare  Company and the Puppet Theatre Barge. She also writes and directs her  own work, and is co-founder and associate director of Wondering Hands  Theatre. She is currently puppeteering in 'The Butterfly's Spell' at the  Puppet Theatre Barge and is puppetry director for 'The Comedy of  Errors' at the RSC.
01:15:50
March 1, 2020
Show & Tell #1 - Inspiring Mini Talks at QMUL - Sarah Garnham on Publishing / Bridget Minamore on Writing / Alex Whitley on Dance
This episode features publishing wizz Sarah Garnham, poet Bridget Minamore  and dance artistic director Alex Whitley. Full biogs below. The  show is introduced by Patricia Hamilton, Charlie Pullen and features Rupert Dannreuther from School of English and Drama at Queen Mary. Rupert Dannreuther Rupert  is responsible for marketing within Queen Mary’s School of English and  Drama. He has worked for numerous organisations including Cineworld,  Hackney Empire, The Yard Theatre and Rose Bruford College. In his spare  time he runs To Do List a website about offbeat things to do in London. todolist.org.uk Sarah Garnham Sarah  graduated from QMUL with an English degree in 2016. She now works as a  PR Executive in the busy children's books department at Egmont  Publishing and has worked for other publishers including Penguin Random  House, HarperCollins and Canongate. uk.linkedin.com/in/sarahjanegarnham Bridget Minamore Bridget  Minamore is a British-Ghanaian writer from south-east London. She is a  poet, critic, essayist, and journalist, often writing about pop culture,  theatre, race and class. Titanic (Out-Spoken Press), her debut pamphlet  of poems on modern love and loss, was published in May 2016. bridgetminamore.com Alexander Whitley Alexander  Whitley is a London-based choreographer working at the cutting edge of  British contemporary dance. As artistic director of Alexander Whitley  Dance Company he has developed a reputation for a bold interdisciplinary  approach to dance making. He has also created work for several of the  UK's leading companies including the Royal Ballet, Rambert, Balletboyz,  Candoco and Birmingham Royal Ballet. www.alexanderwhitley.com Show and Tell is a series of TED-talk style events where  speakers from the arts, humanities and creative industries tell their  stories at Queen Mary University of London. Find out more: https://bit.ly/showandtell20.
01:20:46
February 1, 2020