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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. 

Feb 13, 2022

13 Months Later & the Same Problems Exist – Now Time is Running Out to Find a Workable Solution

Tim Brennan

It’s 13 months now since Britain left the EU, Johnson’s oven ready deal meant that vast swathes of the Creative Industries were left out of the T.C.A. and embroiled with more red tape than you could shake a stick at.

Nov 4, 2021

Tour Manager Kirsten Burrows summarises "And Also The trees" recent mini tour in the EU

Tim Brennan

Note that the £1500 is the UK threshold – thanks to the Carry On Touring / Beak webinar I learned that the EU (or French) threshold is only Euro 1000, so I was very cautious and it shows how the system is not joined up.

Oct 9, 2021

Tallinn Music Week & Conference

Tim Brennan

It's a sad sign of the times that individuals like Ian and myself have to the governments job, they should be the ones attending these events and talking to the EU to find a resolution to the post Brexit creative touring crisis.

Aug 8, 2021

Lina Johansson: Mimbre

Tim Brennan

Through our overseas touring we also know how complicated and costly visa applications are. We had a system of free movement for artists across 28 countries, which was so fruitful, so valuable, so nourishing. And that is now replaced by red tape, complications and massive barriers for touring, recruitment and artistic collaborations.

Jul 21, 2021

Andrew Loretto - Hat Fair and Playmakers Director, Play to the Crowd

Tim Brennan

To a certain extent, I feel once again, as I did as a child, that people are being turned away from their closest borders, diminishing quality of life and the UK’s impact and soft-power dialogue with the EU – and world – stage. It saddens me deeply to think that our EU partners are much less likely to want to work with us due to barriers that have been put in place. 

Jul 6, 2021

Joli Vyann - Touring Indoor & Outdoor Dance-Circus Performances since 2012

Tim Brennan

Our short-term plan is to tour the UK for this year and next year and if the restrictions make it too difficult for a company of our size to continue working in Europe, then we have to consider either creating a double base or completely relocating.

Jun 19, 2021

The Creative Industries Face a New Problem - Techs are Leaving.

Tim Brennan

The Government has failed to provide freelancers in our industry with the robust information they need to make decisions about their job, career and lives. Carry on Touring is helping as much as we can, but it should not fall to us to support the industry where the Government are falling short.

Jun 7, 2021

For those not so visible!

Tim Brennan

As Ian says in his post For those not so visible! not only are UK touring artists and performers being strangled by the new challenges of costs, red tape and bureaucracy, so is the rest of the British culture and media sector. 

May 16, 2021

“Risking it” – Not An Option, We Need Solutions

Tim Brennan

In Italy, individuals may be fined a few hundred Euros for working illegally. If the Italian authorities find that a freelancer entered or stayed in Italy illegally, fines can be up to €10,000.

May 12, 2021

Abi Collins - Street Performer

Tim Brennan

We are only just beginning to understand what Brexit means for artistic exchange; the full effect will only become apparent as borders reopen, travel resumes, and large-scale events can take place again.

Apr 15, 2021

We need a 'cultural passport' for both European and UK professional creatives - Fish

Tim Brennan

We need a 'cultural passport' for both European and UK professional creatives to perform and travel across borders to at least ease some of these problems and allow them to earn a living in their chosen fields.
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