Culture in a Pandemic: What Is the Future of the Arts in Britain?
COVID-19 has brought the UK’s world-leading performing arts industry to its knees; theatres, opera houses and concert halls have been at risk of closure, staff and performers are unable to work, and freelancers’ livelihoods are increasingly desperate.
Now that the government has announced a new £1.5bn funding package, our panel – chaired by Guardian chief culture writer Charlotte Higgins, and including Suba Das, artistic director and CEO of High Tide Theatre, violinist Tasmin Little, with one other speaker to be announced – will be discussing whether this package is enough to secure the longer term future of the arts in Britain, and whether it’s time for a radical change to the status quo.
Running time: 60 minutes
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