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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. 

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.

Sep 22, 2021

6 hours Dealing with Munich Airport Customs, €429 later, welcome to the new Brexit reality

Tim Brennan

Last week I was asked by my client to fly out to Munich to install two very expensive TVs into their clients HQ, eve...

Sep 18, 2021

Our Open Letter to the DCMS

Tim Brennan

Wow what a week, with the the new appointments in the PM's re-shuffle we now see a new Secretary of State for DCMS Na...

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. 
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