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Invite your MP to Speak Up for Dance

20 Mar 2019

Wednesday 3 April, 14.30 -16.30 Room R, Portcullis House

On Wednesday 3 April, Pauline Latham MP, Parliamentary Ambassador for the performing arts will be hosting a parliamentary drop in session at Portcullis House. 

Members and representatives from the Association of British Orchestras, One Dance UK, UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre will be present to discuss the performing arts and their own sectors in more detail.  The four membership organisations represent the performing arts across the United Kingdom, and are working together to provide a voice to highlight the achievements of the sector and ensure its resilience in the future, in particular through investment in the talent pipeline, creative education and continued international relationships.

The meeting will be a celebration of the success of the performing arts sector at home and abroad, will raise awareness of the opportunities to build on this in the coming years, and will present an opportunity to raise any issues or concerns facing the dance sector with key influencers and policy makers.

One Dance UK is committed to advocating for dance, and for driving positive change and developments to benefit all who are involved in the sector.  We are calling on our members and supporters to ask their local member of parliament to attend this drop in meeting, show their support for dance and the performing arts and to be part of the conversation. 

What you need to do?

We would like all our members to contact their local MPs and to encourage them to attend this meeting.  To make this as simple as possible, we have created a template letter for members to edit and then send onto their MP’s local office.  You can download the template here.

If you are not sure who your MP is you can find out here, and then simply google the name and find their UK parliament page, which will show their email details for example https://www.parliament.uk/biographies/commons/gillian-keegan/4680

Please copy in comms@onedanceuk.org into your email so that we know who has been invited to attend.