Live Talks EPS32: London Calling

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For EPS32, we’re thrilled to bring back our experts in residence on all things Brexit and how it affects YOU, the Live Event Worker, Ian Smith of ukeartworks and Tim Brennan, the founder of Carry On Touring.

They’ll share with us the latest news in the seemingly never-ending hurdles that face our industry to make sure you are more than equipped and prepared for the next time you need to cross between the EU and the UK, as well as between anywhere else in the world and the UK. Carnets, work visas, merch claiming, cabotage updates, and UK funding for freelancers in the live events industry based in Britain are just some of the topics that will be covered.

We HIGHLY encourage you to check out both of these websites and come prepared with any questions you may have for these very knowledgable English gentlemen.

Also joining us on Monday, will be the one and only Suzi Green, founder of The Back Lounge and esteemed member of TPG and also, a kickass tour manager, if we do say so ourselves. And we do.

In Suzi’s own words,

The Back Lounge started in June 2020, when, feeling isolated during lockdown and missing my ‘touring family’, I started attending the online COVID ‘Come Together’ support group hosted by Backline in North America. Realising how massively beneficial it was to my well-being, I put a tentative post on Facebook, asking if anyone would be interested in a similar, European-based group and received 50 replies within 24 hours.

She’ll be on to discuss not only a little bit more about what The Back Lounge and TPG are all about and how you can get involved, but also about some very exciting new FREE workshops that she will be hosting along with some very esteemed members of the live touring industry over the next 3 months.

Here’s everything you need to know in the meantime:

This is it – The BACK LOUNGE & Tour Production Group are proud to be hosting 3 workshops in the coming weeks with the aim of MAKING TOURING BETTER. Hosted by industry experts, we’re focusing on sustainability, positive mental health & a more diverse backstage. They’re on zoom and will allow plenty of time for questions & discussion. Here’s to educating ourselves and moving forward 🙏 Register here, they’re FREE! Roadmap to Sustainable Touring – Wed 19th Jan 6pm GMT Better Mental Health on Tour- Thurs 17th Feb 6pm GMT How to be an Ally -Thurs 3rd Mar 6pm GMT

So as you can see, we’ve got a lot to cover!

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