It’s a two-hour train journey to Brussels from London, a 33.3km crossing of the Channel and a mere step across the border in Ireland. Yet the UK and the EU are drifting apart. The cultural sector has been united in defending the permanence of the UK in the EU. Above 96% of the UK’s cultural and creative practitioners supported to the option to remain  in Europe. We believe this should be acknowledged, because artists help to shape and disseminate the ideas that constitute the basis of Europe. Tonight, we will explore the uncertainty which has given rise to pressures for long-standing bonds and new partnerships, models for possible future UK-EU relations and topics of interest for sectors such as mobility, copyright, access to market and programmes, among others.

4:00 pm Doors open
4:15 pm Opening intervention

Clymene Christoforou - Culture Action Europe board member and ISIS arts Co-director
Jill Evans - Plaid Cymru. Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
Julie Ward - S&D. (Video intervention)
4:45 pm Panel Discussion
Bernd Fesel - Senior Adviser, european centre for creative economy (ecce)
Assya Kavrakova - Director -European Citizen Action Service (ECAS)
Jeanie Scott - Executive Director - a-n
Harriet Finney - Deputy CEO & Policy Director - Creative Industries Federation
Friso Wiersum - Project Officer Communications - European Cultural Foundation
Clymene Christoforou - Moderator
6:00 pm Q&A
6:30 pm Reception
7:30 pm End