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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 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."

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 ...

Oct 10, 2022

A Proposal for a Solution to the Post Brexit Touring Schengen Area 90/180 Issue

Tim Brennan

The 90/180 rule for accessing the Schengen area is a massive problem for creative touring professionals and for othe...

Oct 9, 2022

We Can Still Tour The EU, What's All The Fuss About?

Tim Brennan

We must encourage our emerging talent to continue and undertake touring the EU, it is so important for them, but they need help to navigate the issues, the ultimate solution would be a form of Schengen area waiver that would need careful negotiation. It is possible if the right people are involved in those negotiations.

Oct 8, 2022

Mobility Arrangements. Why did Frost refuse this deal?

Tim Brennan

Today is the best day to drop a little email to your MP about the fact that @DavidGHFrost left Artists, Musicians & Crew high and dry by refusing the deal that the EU offered

Sep 13, 2022

There are lots of Issues Facing Post Brexit Creative Touring within the EU, how can we solve them?

Tim Brennan

In general I believe that the majority of the EU recognise the issues both UK and EU artists, musicians and crew are facing and want to find a solution as much as we do.

Sep 8, 2022

#CarryOnTouring took real life hard hitting evidence to the House of Lords

Tim Brennan

On Tuesday #CarryOnTouring took real life hard hitting evidence to the House of Lords. 
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