Freedom of expression in the arts with Julia Farrington (2014)

Julia Farrington, at the time head of arts at Index on Censorship, examines the impact of gatekeepers, the police, the audience, media, public opinion and arts educators on what is permissible to say or do in the public realm — and in particular the nature of self-censorship that is pervasive in the arts. How is artistic freedom of expression supported, undermined, reported and defended in the UK? This talk includes a discussion of the UK laws on, for example, libel, censorship, and protest, which should be considered of its time; new laws such as the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill of 2022 have changed the legalities of free expression in the UK even further.

This talk was part of Crossing Borders 2014 and was produced in partnership with London Contemporary Dance School.