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Brexit voters have been portrayed as two-dimensional cardboard cutouts. But those who support Brexit are far more diverse than the media would have us believe. We are a network of artists and other creatives who wish to share, collaborate and provide support for each other. Come along if you are an artist, creative professional or arts supporter in favor of the UK's independence from the European Union. Meetings are relaxed, casual and take place in and around London. Occasionally there will be speakers, gigs or other events. Come along, bring your ideas and enthusiasm.

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The New Authoritarians: Aesthetics And The Politics Of Remain by Marc Glendening

The Wheatsheaf Rathbone Place Fitzrovia , W1T 1JB

The political culture that has sustained liberal democracy in Britain is now eroding. The campaign to block and reverse Brexit is one manifestation of this, together with judicial activism, the attempt to limit free speech, and an emerging culture of intolerance. The Marxian Frankfurt School in the context of the inter-war period sought to explore the cultural factors that had facilitated the rise of and then sustained fascism in Germany and Austria. In particular, Walter Benjamin and Ernst Bloch looked at how the Nazis had ‘aestheticised politics’. The talk will put forward the hypothesis that Britain is also moving towards a post-rational style of politics in which the capacity to provoke emotional and tribe-based responses to political stimuli is taking effect. This is having extremely negative results. Democracy depends upon the maintenance of a self-denying ordinance when confronted by political opposition and the reality of defeat at the ballot box. Combined with the closely associated postmodernist belief that ‘speech is power’, politics is being viewed increasingly as a zero- sum game in which rival forces must be censored and inconvenient electoral results discarded. Brexit is providing a focal point for the emergence of an authoritarian alliance driven by a broad-ranging and unifying pan-Europeanist aesthetic. Marc Glendening is a writer and artist who has been active in pro- independence groups for many years, most recently with the cross- party People’s Pledge. He lives in London and supports QPR. Please expect a thought-provoking talk followed by audience questions and comments. As with all our Brexit Creatives nights there will be plenty of time to socialise in the pub afterwards. Doors open at 7pm and the discussion begins at 7:30, with the bar open until 11pm downstairs. Suggested donation: £3 cash on the door.

Battle of Ideas

Barbican Centre

Join us as we get to grips with a world in flux. This year’s Battle of Ideas festival at the Barbican in London is our 15th annual festival. We’re living in interesting times, and more than ever it feels like we need a space for interrogating ideas, open discussion and civilised debate. A weekend of debates about everything from Brexit to Identity politics to controversies in the arts and much, much more ... It’s a weekend not to be missed. https://www.battleofideas.org.uk NB Earlybird tickets available till September 30.

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Punk, Politics & the People's Vote to Leave the EU

The Wheatsheaf Rathbone Place Fitzrovia , W1T 1JB

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