7 April 2015 at 10.23am | Comment on this article
High profile members of five UK political parties will debate their policies on the arts and creative industries as part of a live-streamed, pre-election event on 8 April, presented with the Creative Industries Federation.
The Culture Debate is chaired by Martha Kearney and features Conservative Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey; Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport Harriet Harman; co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Party Committee on Culture Jane Bonham-Carter; UKIP culture spokesperson Peter Whittle; and Green Party spokesperson for Culture, Media and Sport Martin Dobson.
The event will see members of the panel debate their parties' policies on the arts and creative industries in front of a live studio audience including leading figures from the sector. Audience members - in Covent Garden and watching at home - will have the chance to put their questions to the audience using the hashtag #CultureDebate.
The event has been organized in conjunction with