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FEU event on policies for the arts & the media


Wednesday 22 April 2015


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Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA


In the run up to the general election, the Federation of Entertainment Unions is holding a number of  events around the UK, to discuss the future of the arts and media.

The creative industry as a whole is growing 10 per cent year on year  (three times the rate of the British economy) and has created  employment at six times the rate of the British economy. But what
role does the government have in promoting the arts and media and ensuring there is plurality, diversity and access for all?

Subjects the event will cover are: the future of the BBC under its charter of 2017; the role of public service broadcasting; the crisis in local papers; media ownership; diversity in the arts, in front and  behind the screen and stage; the effect of austerity on the arts and  anything else the members want to discuss.

Chair: Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary.


Chris Bryant, shadow minister for the arts

Martin Dobson, Green party spokesman for culture, media & sport.

Other party speakers tbc

The Federation of Entertainment Unions is a joint-union initiative; it represents workers in TV, theatre, film, music, gaming, cinema, publishing, newspapers, new media and other performing arts. The FEU comprises BECTU, Equity, the Musicians' Union, the National Union of  Journalists and The Writers' Guild of Great Britain.


This event is for NUJ members only. Please consider joining the NUJ if you would like to attend this event.

Further details and contact information

Frances Rafferty

Event website

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