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Add your name to the ever-increasing online list of artists and practitioners – Show how many of us are affected by the shutdown of the Events Industry.

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#WeShallNotBeRemoved is a UK disability arts alliance formed as an emergency response to the pandemic.

#WeShallNotBeRemoved is a forum to advocate, to campaign and support D/deaf, neurodivergent and disabled creative practitioners and organisations through and after Covid19. The aims of the alliance are:

  • To ensure a sustainable future for disability and inclusive arts in the UK through and after the pandemic

  • To amplify the voices of D/deaf, neurodivergent and disabled creative practitioners & disability arts organisations at a time of crisis for the arts and for disabled people

Membership of #WeShallNotBeRemoved is free, open to all individual D/deaf, neurodivergent and disabled creative practitioners and disability/inclusive focused organisations operating in the UK’s creative industries with over 700 members.

Join us!

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The Video Code aims to be a new standard of conduct for video departments in the live entertainment industry.

It will offer a framework to interrupt systemic racism, hold ourselves and others accountable and create a safe environment for those from ethnically diverse* backgrounds.

The Code will support those entering the industry and will evolve over time through a democratic and independently evaluated process. The code is intended to help dismantle racism, bias, discrimination and systemic racism within the industry.


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Survival in the Square 26-31 October - We Make Events

A series of creative activations will take place each day in Parliament Square at 12 noon, culminating in an extended socially distanced showcase of support – “The Bow” at the end of the week – taking place at 5pm on Saturday, October 31st. The aim is to showcase the breadth of live events and the technical supply chain that support them, and that live events need government policies in place to help people to return to work and further financial aid until everyone can return.

More details and registration here  #WeMakeEvents

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STAND AS ONE 29 September - We Make Events

STAND AS ONE! On the 29th of September, leading into the global day of action, a 30-minute silent demonstration will be held outside of UK Parliament in London. Stand together to demand financial support for the freelancers, full time employees & business owners affected by the shutdown of events. You are encouraged to bring a non-political placard explaining your plight. Please join us!

More details and registration here  #WeMakeEvents



We are joining the many calls to extend the furlough scheme and Self-employment Income Support Scheme until Spring 2021 for our sectors. The government must continue to support your industries that have been deeply damaged by coronavirus.

To make our message heard we are organising the Panto Parade on Wednesday 30 September. Pantomime dames who would have been working this Christmas will lead socially distanced bubbles of workers from Cambridge Circus in London to Parliament Square ahead of PMQs. If you would like to join you will need to register.

Find out more and register here.

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#WE MAKE EVENTS - Global Day Of Action - 30 September


On Wednesday 30th September, the #WeMakeEvents campaign goes global!

Around the world at 8pm local time, thousands of buildings, venues and structures will #LightItInRed alongside unique projections, art installations and outreach to government to raise awareness of the live events sector.

This is just one of many creative activations to be announced, so be sure to #StandAsOne with your event industry colleagues in your local city, to ensure your government hears your call for urgent support – together we will make an impact.

The 30th September is only the beginning!

Here’s how you can get involved…

– Register your venue to #LightItInRed:
– Visit the website for further information:
– Follow the hashtag #WeMakeEvents and share our posts. If you would like to get in touch with the team please email
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#LIGHT IT IN RED – 6th July 2020


Light It In Red is a joint project created and managed by Clearsound Productions Ltd, a UK based production company, in a joint partnership with the Backstage Theatre Jobs forum.

Companies from all across the events industry as well as event locations (event centres, convention centres, conference hotels, theatres, concert halls, playhouses and nightclubs) throughout the UK are invited to join together on the night of the 6th of July 2020 in lighting their buildings or buildings in their region red in order to draw attention to the dramatic situation in the event industry. We were the first ones out, and will be the last ones back in.