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UnHerd: Winston Marshall, Jess de Wahls, Sarah Ditum: free speech in the Arts (highlights video)

31/07/2021

July 30,2021

The musician joined artist Jess de Wahls and Writer Sarah Ditum at an UnHerd Live event with Freddie Sayers. Do we currently enjoy free speech in the arts? In recent years the worlds of publishing, fine art, and music, have been engulfed in controversies over speech and manners. Several high-profile artists have been cancelled — removed from their positions for failing to go along with prevailing political orthodoxies. At a live UnHerd members event this week, Freddie Sayers was joined by musician Winston Marshall, artists Jess de Wahls, and writer Sarah Ditum to ask: what is the state of free speech in the arts? Is there the beginnings of a return of freedom of thought? Each of them has experienced their own version of cancellation, and they shared their experiences and thoughts before a small audience at the Sekforde Arms in Clerkenwell. Don’t miss this highlights video

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