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In the latest of the Europe Forum series, we consider what impact Brexit has had on the world of arts and culture and ask what, if any, opportunities it may provide.

Our guest speakers include Times columnist and former Conservative MP Matthew Parris and artists Manick Govinda and Michael Lightfoot, co-founders of the pro-Brexit association for artists and art workers, ‘Artists 4 Brexit’.

“Given the overwhelming sighs of dismay from Britain’s cultural community since the 2016 referendum, the fledgling Artists 4 Brexit group has become perhaps the most unlikely advocate for divorce from the European Union.” (The Times, 14 February 2018)

Topics to be discussed include:

  • the economic impact of Brexit on the arts world;
  • how Brexit will affect artistic ease of movement; and
  • whether the scale of the disconnect between artists (with 96 per cent against Brexit) and the wider population risks turning people against the arts.

Bright Blue’s think forums are run by our members and are spaces for those on the centre-right and beyond to come together to hear expert speakers and discuss policy after work at the pub.

Date: Tuesday 20th March, 19:00 – 22:00

Venue: Rose & Crown, 47 Colombo Street, London, SE1 8DP

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