As the election gets close now, we have two opportunities to make the case for arts and culture and also to find out the policies that each party has on arts and culture (some of them don't seem to have any). The fact is that this is a real opportunity for us to speak to politicians while they are keen to listen in order to gain our votes.
The first opportunity is a visit by Chuka Umunna, Shadow Business Secretary on Monday 27th April 2.15pm (many arts and cultural companies are creative businesses) and the second is a hustings with Parliamentary candidates from each of the major parties at Dragon Hall, King Street on Tuesday 28th April 6pm specifically to talk about arts and culture. Please take these opportunities to have your voice heard
See you there!
Chuka Umunna visits Norwich
Big apologies for the short notice but I wanted to invite you to an event tomorrow/today for small business owners, start-ups and entrepreneurs with Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna.
He's visiting Norwich to talk with small business owners about the challenges they face and set out the ways Labour intends to support small businesses to help grow the economy. We'd be delighted if you could attend. The meeting will be held at 2.15pm - 3.15pm tomorrow on Monday 27th April at Dragonfly House, 2 Gilders Way, NR3 1UB.
Please do forward to others who may be interested in attending - I'm keen that people in the tech community get to put their views forward!
The venue is a secure office so please RSVP direct to firstname.lastname@example.org
Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Norwich North
M: 07939 594 634
Arts and Culture – The Political Debate
A conversation with local Parliamentary Candidates hosted by What Next? Norfolk
Tuesday 28 April from 6-7.30pm at Writers’ Centre Norwich at Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich, NR1 1QE
After a successful BBC Get Creative debate back in February on the value of arts and culture in our society where the importance of engaging with our politicians and convincing them of its value was discussed, and the longstanding aim of the What Next? movement - to articulate and strengthen the role of culture in our society, through informed conversations with politicians – What Next? Norfolk are hosting an event with the Parliamentary Candidates for Norwich North and Norwich South to give you the opportunity to ask questions on the future of arts and culture locally, regionally and nationally.
Two links below – the Arts Councils summary of party manifestos and what they mean for arts, culture and creativity and an Arts Professional article about different parties commitment to the arts.
We hope that people will join the audience armed with questions, points and challenges - please share this invitation freely - see flyer attached for more information.
The event is free but please reserve your place by registering on here.
Join the conversation now on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WNNorfolk and on Twitter - #WNNorfolk
Any queries, please do get in touch.
Please note – this event will replace the usual Wednesday morning What Next? Norfolk meeting – so there will be no meeting on Wednesday 29 April in the morning.