Friday, 4 March 2016

*Show Culture Some Love conference* *Saturday 12 March 2016

*Show Culture Some Love conference* *Saturday 12 March 2016* *Venue: Trade
Union Congress (TUC)* *Congress House, 23-28 Great Russell St, London WC1B

This is an event organised under the banner of the Show Culture Some Love
campaign by the Southern & Eastern Region of the TUC’s Creative & Leisure
Industries Committee (CLIC) and the PCS union Culture Group.
Accessibility details can be found here:

If you have other access requirements, can you please email
SVolunteer@TUC.ORG.UK and will try to plan accordingly. Note that
unfortunately we are unable to provide signlanguage interpretor due to the
lack of budget.
Draft Programme

*(1) **Opening Session – 11.30-13.00*

It’s been claimed that George Osborne’s recent budget has “solved all our
problems” in the arts & culture sector. What’s the reality?"

Speakers: Sonia Boyce, (Professor of Fine Arts, Middlesex University) –

Maria Eagle, (Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport) –

Dr. David Fleming, (President of the Museums Association) – confirmed;

Clara Paillard, (President of PCS Culture Sector) – confirmed.

Chair: Nicola Hawkins, (Chair, CLIC)

-      *Lunch break & performances 13.00-14.00 -*

*(2) Workshops sessions 1 – 14.00-15.30*

* (a) Campaigns *

 Speakers: Chris Jury, (WGGB/CLIC), “BBC: Love it or Lose it” campaign;

Christina Paine, (UCU/CLIC), “Save the Cass” campaign;

Candy Udwin, (PCS/CLIC), PCS National Gallery dispute

Equity speaker , English National Opera

 Chair: Tom Taylor, (Secretary, CLIC).

* (b) Equalities*

Speakers: Giovanni Bienne, Chair of the Equity LGBT Committee

Antonietta Torsiello, artist

Dave O’Brien, Goldsmiths University and lead “Panic” survey - equalities in
the culture sector

Mike Jackson, Lesbians & Gays Support the Miners

Chaired by Zita Holbourne, (artist, PCS NEC / Black Activists Rising
Against Cuts BARAC).

 *(c) Art & Protest: Art as a weapon*

This session will look at how art & creativity can be used in political and
campaigning activities and reflect how the Show Culture Some Love campaign
can learn from those experiences.

Invited speakers:

Jess Worth & Danny Chivers, Art Not Oil

Ellen Clifford, Disabled People Against Cuts

Bob & Roberta Smith, artist

Samia Malik, artist

Chair: Hayley Hare, Artist Union England

*(d) Defend the arts: No to cuts, closures & privatisation*

This workshop will look at the growing crisis developing in relation to the
reduction in arts spending and its impact on cuts to local art programmes,
closures of cultural venues and the increasing involvement of the private

Speakers: Greg Childs, (Children’s Media Foundation)

Jamie Pullman, Organiser for the Musicians' Union

Rob Waters, PCS rep at V&A Museum

Julie Ward, MEP, Labour Party

Chair: Jane Perry, BECTU president

*(3) Closing Session – 15.30-17.00*

This will receive feedback & proposals from the workshops and provide a
summary of the day – including taking forward the Show Culture Some Love

Chair: Tony Lennon, (SERTUC/CLIC)

*Following the conclusion of the conference, there will be a social
event. **(further
details to follow)*
When Saturday, 12 March 2016 from 11:00 to 17:00 (GMT) - Add to Calendar
Where Congress House - 23-28 Great Russell Street, City of London WC1B 3LS,
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