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Arts & the Union

Join us for the 2020 Cumberland Lodge Annual Dialogue, examining the role of the arts in connecting the four nations of the United Kingdom.

Thursday, 5th November 2020
6pm on Zoom
Live from Goodenough College, Holborn, London

Cumberland Lodge Annual Dialogue Event Flyer 2020

With ‘Brexit’ looming, regional devolved powers demonstrating their assertiveness amidst the pandemic, and renewed calls for Scottish independence and Irish unification, many people increasingly feel that the unity of the UK is at stake.

  • How are national identities expressed within the rich cultural heritage of the UK?
  • What role do the arts play in building bridges within and across communities?
  • How can the power of the arts be harnessed to unite the four nations across boundaries?

Reserve your free place now: 

Everyone is welcome to join this open panel discussion online, with an opportunity for audience questions. The Chair of Trustees at Cumberland Lodge, The Rt Hon the Baroness Prashar of Runnymede, will be joined by guest panellists from each of the four nations, representing a wealth of experience from within the UK’s arts and culture sector.



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