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An artist of note: Turner and the new £20

5 June 2020

The new £20 note and its subject, JMW Turner, are celebrated in a lecture about Turner as an artist and his understanding of Britain and industry. A minature piece of art and tehnology displayed by our sovereign currency!

Creatives organise to survive

Workers in the creative industries across Britain have sparked their trade unions into urgent action to save jobs for the future, act on behalf of freelancers threatened with destitution and safeguard the pay and conditions of full-time employees who are “furloughed”.

New arts trade union formed

12 September 2016

The Artists’ Union of England, launched in London and Newcastle two years ago with advice based on the Scottish Artists’ Union Rule Book, has just been granted certification.

Opera chorus vote for strike

1 March 2016

Members of the Equity union at the English National Opera in London have voted unanimously to strike over pay cuts and new contracts.

Globe tour guides prepare fresh action over pay

25 May 2015

Guides at London’s Globe Theatre are preparing for their second day of strike action over pay. The 38 tour guides have been in dispute since 2014, fighting for pay parity with similar prestigious organisations.

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