The following link is an audio recording of the public meeting, information below:
A Manifesto Club and English PEN event, supported by Free Word Centre
Wednesday 17 March, 18:30 – 20:00hrs
FREE WORD CENTRE
60 FARRINGDON ROAD
LONDON EC1R 3GA
As we've highlighted in our Visiting Artists & Academics Campaign, the Home Office's new points-based visa system has meant thousands of international students unable to start their courses on time, cancelled performances artists’ residencies and talks, the growth of suspicion and surveillance on campus, and art hosts being required to spy on their guest artists’ movements. Come and discuss these new rules – and what we can do about them.
Lisa Appignanesi – writer, novelist and President of English PEN
Josie Appleton – Manifesto Club
Lord Clement-Jones – Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport in the House of Lords
Des Freedman - Secretary, Goldsmiths Universities & Colleges Union
Manick Govinda - Artsadmin and Manifesto Club
Helena Kennedy QC – expert in human rights law, civil liberties and constitutional issues
This event marked the occasion of delivering the petition with over 10,100 signatories to 10 Downing Street in the afternoon.
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