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September 2023

Dear friends and colleagues,

Here at KQ HQ, we're firm believers that old clothes can be made new with a little needle and thread. Just look at how we dress! And like a beloved knitted jumper, our Private Views have been a staple of our events schedule for as long as we care to remember. We've loved bringing Knowledge Quarter staff and public up close with the many extraordinary exhibitions in the area. Still, we thought it was time for a little revamp.

Enter our collaborative Private Views. The new series will feature supplementary contributions from various Knowledge Quarter partners, who'll share their unique perspectives and expertise on exhibition content.

In the first in this upcycled series, we'll be visiting the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, whose spectacular exhibition of items from the Karun Thakar collection exploring how recycling informs many historic Japanese artistic practices, will be supplemented by a talk from award-winning textile artist, Alice Burnhope, joining us from KQ partner Cockpit Arts

We look forward to seeing you there.

With best wishes, 

Knowledge Quarter


KQ Connect


KQ Private View 2.0

Japanese Aesthetics of Recycling at Brunei Gallery, SOAS

Join us for our first collaborative private view, as we visit the Brunei Gallery for their blockbuster new exhibition 'Japanese Aesthetics of Recycling', with talks from our partners at SOAS and Cockpit Arts. Exhibiting over 100 objects from the Karun Thakar Collection, the exhibition includes exquisite examples of ‘Boro’ and ‘sakiori’ textiles, washi and kin-tsugi or gin-tsugi pottery. To give insight into artistic recycling practices today, this event will include a talk from award-winning textile artist, Alice Burnhope, based at Cockpit Studios.

Tuesday 19 September, 09:00-10:30 – SOAS, Brunei Gallery


What's on


London Demo Day 2023 
At this annual event, London’s leading universities come together to showcase their best and brightest startups. Each university will nominate 5 startups, with founder-owned IP, currently in the early growth stage and looking to raise between £100,000 and £1 million. Startups will pitch to leading investors drawn from London's innovation community.
Thursday 14 September, 16:00-20:30 – UCL

London Podcast Festival 
Use code FREEPOD, and get two free tickets to a number of live podcast shows this weekend at the London Podcast Festival. Shows on offer include: Dope Black Mums X Dope Black Dads; Join Jo Elvin; Fingers on Buzzers; The Divorce Social; Jew Talkin to Me; and many others.
Until 17 September – Kings Place

Reweirding: Utopian Dreams on the Streets of London
Author Niall Kishtainy draws us into the imaginative, radical and Utopian worlds of Thomas More, the Diggers, William Morris, and Extinction Rebellion protestors. Kishtainy's book The Infinite City: Utopian Dreams on the Streets of London begins in the sixteenth century and stretches from the contemporary transformation of the East End docklands to the COVID lockdowns. It shows how London’s spirit has been one of visionary imagination amid relentless change and innovation.
Tuesday 19 September, 18:30 – Conway Hall

Are Allergies on the Rise Globally? 
Claudia Hammond and guests discuss the different types of allergies – from food to bee-stings, and examine whether allergies are still on the increase and what can be done to prevent them. Recorded live for BBC World Service as part of ‘The Evidence’ series.
Thursday 28 September19:00-20:30 – Wellcome Collection


Jobs and opportunities

Grants Assistant (Endagered Archives Programme) – British Library
Salary: up to £26k | Closing: 10 September

Early Years Learning Manager – Foundling Museum
Salary: £31.5k | Closing: 11 September

Administrator – British Museum
Salary: up to £23.9k | Closing: 12 September

Senior Media Relations Officer – Anna Freud Centre
Salary: £38.5k | Closing: 15 September

Marketing and Events Executive – LBIC
Salary: up to £38.5k | Closing: 17 September

Global Events Officer – Wellcome
Salary: £30.1k | Closing: 17 September

Marketing Manager – Francis Crick Institute
Salary: up to £49.8k | Closing: 17 September

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  For more information please contact Jodie Eastwood
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