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Show Culture Some Love - No to austerity & arts budget cuts
Sat 12 March 2016, 11:00 – 17:00 GMT
Show Culture Some Love conference
Saturday 12 March 2016
Venue: Trade Union Congress (TUC)
Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell St, London WC1B 3LS
REGISTRATION STARTS FROM 10AM
This is an event organised under the banner of the Show Culture Some Love campaign by the Southern & Eastern Region of the TUC’s Creative & Leisure Industries Committee (CLIC) and the PCS union Culture Group.
Accessibility details can be found here: http://congresscentre.co.uk/facilitydetails/3/7/35/accessibility.aspx
If you have other access requirements, can you please email SVolunteer@TUC.ORG.UK and will try to plan accordingly. Note that unfortunately we are unable to provide signlanguage interpretor due to the lack of budget.
(1) Opening Session – 11.00-13.00
It’s been claimed that George Osborne’s recent budget has “solved all our problems” in the arts & culture sector. What’s the reality?"
Julie Ward, European MEP in charge of Cultural portfolio
Dr. David Fleming, President of the Museums Association
Clara Paillard, President of PCS Culture Sector
Chair: Nicola Hawkins, Chair, CLIC
- Lunch break & performances 13.00-14.00 -
(2) Workshops sessions 1 – 14.00-15.30
Speakers: Chris Jury, (Writers Guild of Great Britain), “BBC: Love it or Lose it” campaign;
Christina Paine, (UCU/CLIC), “Save the Cass” campaign;
Candy Udwin, (PCS/CLIC), PCS National Gallery dispute
Nia Hughes, BECTU, Ritzy Living Wage Campaign
Chair: Tom Taylor, (Secretary, CLIC).
Speakers: Giovanni Bienne, Chair of the Equity LGBT Committee
Antonietta Torsiello, artist
Karla Sweet - Arts Emergency Creative Producer
Bridget Conor, Kings College London, Senior Lecturer, Culture Media and Creative Industries
Mike Jackson, Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners
Chaired by Rob Lugg - BECTU LGBT Committee Chair, TUC LGBT Committee, Ritzy Cinema Striker
(c) Art & Protest: Art as a weapon
This session will look at how art & creativity can be used in political and campaigning activities and reflect how the Show Culture Some Love campaign can learn from those experiences.
Jess Worth & Danny Chivers, Art Not Oil
Ellen Clifford, Disabled People Against Cuts
Rose Delcour-Min, Tate rep & MA in Visual Sociology, Goldsmiths
Samia Malik, artist
Chair: Hayley Hare, Artist Union England
(d) Defend the arts: No to cuts, closures & privatisation
This workshop will look at the growing crisis developing in relation to the reduction in arts spending and its impact on cuts to local art programmes, closures of cultural venues and the increasing involvement of the private sector.
Speakers: Greg Childs, Children’s Media Foundation)
Jamie Pullman, Organiser for the Musicians' Union
Tracy Edwards, PCS, No backdoor privatisation at V&A Museum
Helen Watson, Friends of Redbridge Music Services
Chair: Jane Perry, BECTU president
(3) Closing Session – 15.30-17.00
This will receive feedback & proposals from the workshops and provide a summary of the day – including taking forward the Show Culture Some Love campaign.
Chair: Tony Lennon, (SERTUC/CLIC)