Our 2020 Cumberland Lodge Annual Dialogue examines the cultural bonds between the United Kingdom’s four nations, and the role that the arts can play in building social cohesion across the British Isles.
This year we are going virtual, as we are unable to gather a physical audience in central London, but we have space for up to 100 people to join us live on Zoom and participate in the Q&A after our panel discussion, and registrations are now open.
What will we be discussing?
With ‘Brexit’ looming, regional devolved powers demonstrating their assertiveness amidst the pandemic, and renewed calls for Scottish independence and Irish unification, many people increasingly feel that the unity of the United Kingdom is at stake.
Hosted in partnership with Goodenough College, London, our discussion focuses on:
- How national identities are expressed within the rich cultural heritage of the UK
- The role of the arts in building bridges within and across communities
- How the power of the arts might be harnessed to unite the four nations across boundaries.
This year’s guest panellists will be announced shortly. They are drawn from each of the four nations and from a wide range of senior positions in the arts.
The panel discussion and question-and-answer session will be chaired by our Chair of Trustees, the Rt Hon the Baroness Prashar of Runnymede.
This Cumberland Lodge Dialogue takes place at 6pm on Thursday 5 November 2020, live on Zoom. We hope to have a small audience taking part in this discussion on site at Cumberland Lodge, but most of our audience and our panellists will be joining us online.
Please register in advance via this link to reserve your place as a non-video participant: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eXEvQD1JQueHpIIp6a_SrQ
No Zoom account is required, and everyone is welcome to take part. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with details of how to join us live, and alerts to remind you, nearer the time.
The discussion will also be live-streamed on our website here, and on our Facebook page if you prefer to simply watch or listen in.