Online - London, United Kingdom

Organised by The Guardian

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In this livestreamed event, our panel will be discussing the devastating impact of the pandemic on the arts sector 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, and Elizabeth Newman, artistic director of Pitlochry Festival Theatre - 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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