Continental Drift Event in Brussels

Article posted at 2016-12-08 07:30:25

8th December 2016, 4 - 6:30pm

Bertouille Rotunda, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels

It's a two-hour train ride from London to Brussels and a mere step across the border in Ireland, yet the UK and EU are drifting apart. Since the referendum result, ISIS Arts with our friends and colleagues across Europe have spent the last 6 months reaffirming our connections and building our partnerships, reminding ourselves that our Europe is not bound by the machinations of our political parties nor by the limitations of others' vision.

Artists have always travelled across Europe, from court to court and gallery to gallery sharing ideas that form the Europe we know today. With Culture Action Europe and the European Cultural Foundation, this event will consider the cultural impact of the referendum result, on both sides of this new political divide. From the uncertainty it has brought, to the new models for future relations, from the impact on wider European citizenship to the place for culture in our changing political landscapes. Clymene will be joined by UK MEPs who sit on the Culture Committee in the European Parliament, Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru) and Julie Ward (Labour), and representatives from UK and wider European arts and creative industries' networks - Jeanie Scott, a-n, Bernd Fesel, ecce and European Creative Business Network, Assya Kavrokova, European Citizen Action Service, Friso Wiersum, European Cultural Foundation and Harriet Finney, Creative Industries Federation. Together they will discuss the issues with an audience at Bozar in Brussels.

More information is available on the Facebook page here.

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