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Jun 4, 2024


Tim Brennan

Carry on Touring’s Ian Smith tells us how easy it would be for the new Government to make a BIG difference in the fir...

May 29, 2024


Tim Brennan

  Post Brexit - Music Touring in the EU isn’t working Carry on Touring’s Tim Brennan explains why? Do you like live ...

Sep 29, 2023

Touring the EU doesn’t have to be a thing of the past, but it could be a damn sight easier.

Tim Brennan

I recently did an EU tour with a band as an LED tech building the big screen backdrop, and the two side screens for...

Apr 21, 2023

Yet Another EU Based Band “Krank” Refused Entry Into the UK

Tim Brennan

We are very sorry that we could not "satisfy" the English immigration authorities yesterday. We are sorry that the authorities do not consider us "top of the game" ....we are NOT the Beatles....we are NOT the Rolling Stones. "Professional musicians?" WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 15, 2023

Where are we regarding post Brexit Creative Touring

Tim Brennan

Essentially the government seem to be burying their heads in the sand and hoping we go away.

Apr 13, 2023

So you want to tour the UK , ok but well, but then, but well but ! A sorry tale of rejection at the UK border

Ian Smith

They had with them letters of invitation which I saw and overall were ok, complete with each persons name and passport numbers. The letters did not mention the PPE route, but otherwise they were ok.

Feb 17, 2023

A solution is possible 90 in 180!

Ian Smith

A blog & Carry On Touring video by Ian Smith, Co founder of CarryOnTouring Hi everyone .. so in Feb 2021 I put fo...

Feb 13, 2023

Parliamentarians Respond to Julia Lopez MP's reply

Tim Brennan

Lastly Lord Clement Jones states that he is "mystified by the assertion assertion that, ‘officials have met with the Carry On Touring group previously’". They have not met with us despite many requests from ourselves to do so.

Feb 12, 2023

Mental Wellbeing within the Creative Industries

Tim Brennan

Like I said earlier mental health affects us in a myriad of different ways, there is always someone to talk to, someone who will listen, maybe suggest ways through.

Dec 31, 2022

Carry On Touring's Tim Brennan comments on the Reply to Lord Clement Jones from DCMS Minister Julia Lopez MP

Tim Brennan

"the UK refused to include a chapter on mobility in the TCA, despite the European Union offering to do so and despite both parties’ agreement – ahead of the negotiations."

Dec 9, 2022

The Rt Hon Harriet Harman MP asks COT to comment.

Tim Brennan

@HarrietHarman recently asked the following parliamentary question to the @DCMS: To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what bilateral arrangements are in place for UK musicians seeking to tour in Belgium?

Oct 16, 2022

Proposal for Event Trucking Cabotage Exemption

Tim Brennan

An  official EU/UK recognised website database is set up. Every transport company that is involved in events has to ...
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