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Cultural Democracy - The Role of Culture in a Brexiting Britain

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Mountford Community Hall, E8 2HY

Cecelia Road

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The art world has never been such a powerful force in the UK as it is now, internationally recognised students from all the world flock to Britain's art colleges, but the question is, is it a force for good? In spite of this apparent abundance of artistic self-expression, the rise of nationalism and the right reveals that many people are feeling disenfranchised and voiceless. These are battles about culture, cultural identity as well as the future of democratic politics. If culture is part of what is at stake then surely cultural policy has a role to play in countering the divisiveness of the narratives that underpin current political developments? So the question is what can culture do? And how can we cultivate a contemporary culture, together, that is by all and for all?

This discussion will invite key speakers who are working on a grass-roots level to nurture culture in all its manifestations, to overcome toxic cultural hierarchies and realise a society where the resources to make culture are more equitably shared to tell us about the work they are doing. We will then form working groups to map out cultural policies that would build towards a more democratic, equal and more radically inclusive cultural landscape.

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