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23rd May 2017

General Election 2017: Q&A with the Liberal Democrats

Leading figures from each of the UK’s main political parties will be questioned on their election commitments and plans for the creative sector at a series of events taking place this month.  

Baroness-Bonham Carter, the Liberal Democrats' Lords spokesperson for culture, media and sport and Lord Clement-Jones, the Liberal Democrats' Lords spokesperson for the creative industries and digital infrastructure will speak on the arts and creative industries before taking part in a Q&A session. We expect robust discussion on vital issues including Brexit, culture, industrial strategy and education and skills. 

Date: Tuesday May 23, 2017
Times: 9.30am arrival, 10.00am to 11.00am speech and Q&A, networking until 11.30am
Venue: The Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AT


Federation members receive priority booking for this event. 

Register your interest here. 

Kindly hosted by: 

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26th May 2017

General Election 2017: Q&A with the Scottish National Party


Leading figures from each of the UK’s main political parties will be questioned on their election commitments and plans for the creative sector at a series of events taking place this month.  

Fiona Hyslop MSP, Scottish cabinet secretary for culture, tourism and external affairs and John Nicolson, SNP Westminster spokesperson for culture media and sport will speak on the arts and creative industries before taking part in a Q&A session. We expect robust discussion on vital issues including Brexit, culture, industrial strategy and education and skills. 

Date: Friday May 26, 2017
Times: 9.30am arrival, 10.00am to 11.00am opening remarks and Q&A, networking until 11.30am
Venue: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Buchanan Suite, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY

Federation members receive priority booking for this event. 

Register your interest here. 

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22nd May 2017

General Election 2017: Q&A with the Labour Party

The Creative Industries Federation has decided to withdraw from hosting its planned general election event with Jeremy Corbyn and Tom Watson of the Labour party, scheduled to take place in Hull on Monday May 22.

We had previously agreed with the four largest parties at Westminster - the Conservatives, Labour, SNP and Liberal Democrats - that we would provide an opportunity for each to set out its stall on the creative industries, the arts and cultural education. This would include a short speech by a senior party representative and then a rigorous question and answer session with Fed members and partners.

The series began in London on Wednesday with Matt Hancock, the Digital and Cultural Minister, for the Conservatives. His appearance included nearly one hour of detailed questions on Brexit, the industrial strategy, education in schools, skills, intellectual property, the role of digital and more.

As Labour informed us that they were no longer able to devote a similar amount of time to questioning as the other parties have agreed to, we invited them to reconsider. When we could not agree, we had no choice but to pull out of the event.

The Federation - the national organisation for all the UK's creative industries, cultural education and arts - has a track record for independence and fearlessness. We are, however, non-partisan. We cannot provide a backdrop for campaign events which do not offer the opportunity for proper scrutiny.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused to those planning to attend. We understand Labour plans to go ahead with the event on Monday and if you still wish to attend we suggest you contact the party directly. Our events with the Liberal Democrats next Tuesday and the SNP next Friday will go ahead as planned. 

 

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17th May 2017

Sir John Sorrell's farewell speech - the Fed's first annual creativity lecture

Venue: The Hospital Club, 24 Endell St, London WC2H 9HQ
Date: Wednesday May 17
Time: 6:15 pm - 8.30 pm

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To mark the occasion of Sir John Sorrell stepping down as Federation chair, we are delighted to host him as the speaker for the first in an annual series of lectures on creativity. There is no one better placed to initiate this. 

Sir John will deliver a keynote address in front of leading members from across the arts, creative industries and cultural education. This will be followed by a Q&A and drinks reception.

Attendance at this event is complimentary for members of the Federation.

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17th May 2017

General Election: Q&A with the Conservative Party


Leading figures from each of the UK’s main political parties will be questioned on their election commitments and plans for the creative sector at a series of events taking place this month.  

Minister of State for Digital and Culture Matt Hancock will deliver a speech on the arts and creative industries before taking part in a Q&A session. We expect robust discussion on vital issues including Brexit, culture, industrial strategy and education and skills. 

Matt will then join members for 30 minutes of networking. 

Date: Wednesday May 17, 2017
Times: 10.30am arrival, 11.00am to 12.30pm
Venue: Havas, The HKX Building, 3 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Federation members receive priority booking for this event. 

Register your interest here. 

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3rd May 2017

Unique Breakfast with Karen Blackett, Chairwoman of MediaCom UK

Date: Wednesday, 3rd May 2017
Time: 8.30am to 10.00am
Venue: The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, London, W1J 8LT

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The next event of our in-depth series of policy breakfasts - the Unique Breakfast - will explore the implications of the growing trend of ad-blocking.

Ad blocking is a detriment to the entire advertising ecosystem, affecting mostly publishers, but also marketers, agencies and others whose businesses depend on ad revenue. While the amount of revenue loss is disputed, most in the sector agree that ad blockers threaten to provide content free at the point of use.

With our guest speaker Karen Blackett, Chairwoman of Mediacom UK we will explore the possible actions the industry can take to tackle the problem and what can be done to persuade users to turn off their ad-blocking softwares. 

This event is by invitation only due to the limited number of seats available. If you're interested in attending, please express your interest here but unfortunately we can't guarantee a place. We advise that everyone with a place is expected to take part in the discussion. For all enquiries please click here.

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