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 – 11.30-13.00*
It’s been claimed that George Osborne’s recent budget has “solved all our
problems” in the arts & culture sector. What’s the reality?"
Speakers: Sonia Boyce, (Professor of Fine Arts, Middlesex University) –
Maria Eagle, (Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport) –
Dr. David Fleming, (President of the Museums Association) – confirmed;
Clara Paillard, (President of PCS Culture Sector) – confirmed.
Chair: Nicola Hawkins, (Chair, CLIC)
- *Lunch break & performances 13.00-14.00 -*
*(2) Workshops sessions 1 – 14.00-15.30*
* (a) Campaigns *
Speakers: Chris Jury, (WGGB/CLIC), “BBC: Love it or Lose it” campaign;
Christina Paine, (UCU/CLIC), “Save the Cass” campaign;
Candy Udwin, (PCS/CLIC), PCS National Gallery dispute
Equity speaker , English National Opera
Chair: Tom Taylor, (Secretary, CLIC).
* (b) Equalities*
Speakers: Giovanni Bienne, Chair of the Equity LGBT Committee
Antonietta Torsiello, artist
Dave O’Brien, Goldsmiths University and lead “Panic” survey - equalities in
the culture sector
Mike Jackson, Lesbians &; Gays Support the Miners
Chaired by Zita Holbourne, (artist, PCS NEC / Black Activists Rising
Against Cuts BARAC).
*(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
Bob &; Roberta Smith, artist
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
Speakers: Greg Childs, (Children’s Media Foundation)
Jamie Pullman, Organiser for the Musicians' Union
Rob Waters, PCS rep at V&A Museum
Julie Ward, MEP, Labour Party
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