Covent Garden chief pleads for EU artists to remain in UKmain
From an article by Alex Beard yesterday in a widely unread freesheet:
We must establish the right to remain for EU nationals currently working in the UK, including the multilingual, highly skilled individuals who contribute to the success of the UK’s creative industries, whether on stage or back- and front-of-house. We owe our past and present success to them and it is only fair that we recognise and repay their dedication and trust.
We have to have a quick and efficient work permit system that promotes a diverse and multilingual workforce and enables creative and cultural organisations to access highly specialist skills. The quality of work on the Royal Opera House stages, for example, is immeasurably enhanced by the ability to draw immediately on a Europe-wide talent pool in the event of sickness.
Full article here.