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Hear directly from the parties about their policies for the arts and culture

Wednesday 26 June 2024
8.30am – 9.45am
Online event, livestreamed
Free and open to all

THE ARTS HUSTINGS 2024 is the only free-to-access national debate on arts, culture and heritage issues at this General Election.

Organised in partnership with What Next? and supported by the Southbank Centre, it aims to get to the heart of key arts policy questions, and to give everyone the chance to be part of the conversation.

Confirmed participants:

  • Sian Mulholland MLA (Alliance Party of Northern Ireland), spokesperson for Children & Young People, Arts & Culture and Communities
  • Lord Stephen Parkinson (Conservative Party), Minister for the Arts, Heritage and Libraries
  • Cllr Jack Lenox (Green Party), spokesperson for Culture, Sport & Digital Inclusion
  • Sir Chris Bryant (Labour Party), Shadow Minister for Creative Industries and Digital
  • Baroness Jane Bonham-Carter (Liberal Democrats), spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Heledd Fychan MS (Plaid Cymru), spokesperson for Finance, Culture and the Welsh Language
  • Grant Costello (Scottish National Party)
  • Claire Hanna (SDLP)

Chaired by Baroness Deborah Bull CBE (Crossbench)

Representatives from the other main UK parties were also invited.

Captions and BSL interpretation available.

The Campaign for the Arts is staunchly non-partisan. We’ll always advocate for the arts, and never for any particular party or candidate.

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