As we gear up for the launch of our ‘Made In America’ issue which chronicles all the popular artists who have managed to excel despite growing racist, homophobic and sexist sentiment in the land they call home, we’ve been keeping our ear to the ground to find more creatives/events who highlight and embody this role. Today that comes in the form of “Stand Up for EU Nationals”, a celebration of, and show of solidarity for, EU nationals who (for now at least) call the UK “home”.
As Article 50 is triggered with no guarantees for EU citizens in the UK, this event celebrates their contribution to our community.
In the first half Ian Dunt, author of Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now? and the LSE’s Philippe Legrain will reveal the facts about immigration to the UK and how the press fail to report the enormous economic, cultural and social contributions newcomers make to our country.
In the second half, comedians Shazia Mirza, Sindhu Vee and Grainne Maguire will give their hilarious take on what it’s like to live in Brexit Britain.
The event will also feature an EU citizen picked from a crowdsourcing campaign, who will talk about what it is like to live in the UK, both pre- and post-Brexit.
Come for a night of celebration and laughter, as we refuse to despair in the face of Brexit or give up on our friends and neighbours.
Tickets just £8 (concessions), £12 and £18 for a celebratory night of information and comedy.