Democracy and the Arts: Artists in a Global World – 28 March 2017 7pm

Democracy and the Arts: Artists in a Global World

is taking place on Tuesday March 28 7pm

at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road (Shoreditch High Street Overground / Liverpool St underground).

The series will explore the opportunities and challenges Brexit poses for people working in the arts. In the first event, speakers will explore the implications of immigration, cosmopolitanism, national identity and borders for the artists and arts.

Tickets are available from the Rich Mix website:

Speaking about this event, Munira Mirza, formerly Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture at the GLA, says: “The June 23rd referendum raised lots of important issues which affect the arts as much as anyone else. The debate about immigration and freedom of movement was one of the most heated, with many Leave voters caricatured as Little Englanders. However, for many people, leaving the EU offers a chance to develop a new approach to internationalism and a more humane and fair immigration system. It’s vital that the arts engage in these discussions, as they testify to the power of global relationships.”

Munira Mirza will be joined by Jo Glanville, director of English PEN, Manick Govinda (Head of Artist Advisory Service and Producer at Artsadmin), Mark Ball (outgoing artistic director of London International Festival of Theatre) and artist Eca Eps (aka Sarah Peace). The panel will be chaired by Alastair Donald (Future Cities Project).

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Immigration Surgery event for international students, 14 Jan 2016

The International Student Administration have organised an event for international students, both full- and part-time, who are in the UK under any kind of visa.  Immigration Officers will be there to give a short presentation followed by Q & A.  There will also be a chance to speak to them confidentially.

This half-day session will be offered in the morning and afternoon of 14 January 2016.

The following issues will be covered:

  • Immigration status in the UK
  • Right to rent
  • Applications / Visa applications / Refusals
  • Visa extensions / Further stay in the UK
  • Employment conditions
  • Tier 4 rules – clarification / Keeping the Home Office up to date
  • Voluntary departures

Further information is available at

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