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In Conversation with John Kampfner, CEO of The Creative Industries Federati...

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John is Chief Executive of the Creative Industries Federation, actively engaging with Government and Opposition parties in the shaping of post-Brexit policies that directly impact the creative industries in the UK.


John will discuss what his concerns are for the future and what he sees to be hopeful about, the threats and opportunities for post-Brexit Britain’s writers and related industries. John will also discuss the shift to digital and what that means to writers (threats and opportunities); what he sees as the future of writing (what is changing and what will stay the same); how young writers can sustain themselves (if they can, how can they), as well as his own life as a writer.


This discussion is for you if…


  • You're a writer who would like to know more how Brexit is likely to impact you


  • You work in the industry and would like to hear more about Brexit's likely impact on new writing


  • You are an audience member and are interested in finding out more about the Creative Industries Federation and its views


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John Kampfner has been Chair of the Clore Social Leadership Programme since October 2014. He was the founding Chair of Turner Contemporary, one of the UK's most successful cultural institutions, for seven and a half years until December 2015 and was previously a member of the Council of King's College, London.


He is a critically acclaimed author, broadcaster and commentator. His books include, The Rich, published by Little Brown in paperback in July 2015. Before that, he was author of Freedom For Sale (2009) and the best-selling Blair's Wars (2003). He is a regular book reviewer for the Observer.


He began his career as a foreign correspondent with the Daily Telegraph, first in East Berlin where he reported on the fall of the Wall and the unification of Germany, and then in Moscow at the time of the collapse of Soviet Communism. He went on to become Chief Political Correspondent at the FT and political commentator for the BBC's Today programme.


As Editor of the New Statesman from 2005-2008, he took the magazine to 30 year circulation highs. He was the British Society of Magazine Editors Current Affairs Editor of the Year in 2006.


In 2002 he won the Foreign Press Association award for Film of the Year and Journalist of the Year for a two-part BBC film on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, called 'The Ugly War'. His film 'War Spin', exposing the propaganda behind the rescue of Jessica Lynch, received considerable publicity in the US and UK.


This In Conversation event will be chaired by Australian Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, David Evan Giles.


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Date: Thursday July 5th 2017

Times: 2.30pm – 4pm
Location: Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London, N1C 4AA
Price: £10.00 (or included in the Festival Pass or Day Pass)

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