Lisa Holdsworth

The lack of working-class writers, performers and musicians is the focus of a new Parliamentary inquiry, launched in November 2018 by the Performers’ Alliance All-Party Parliamentary Group.

Speaking at the inquiry launch WGGB Deputy Co-Chair Lisa Holdsworth (pictured above) highlighted the realities of being a freelance screenwriter, from not knowing how to do your taxes to the isolation and fear of working on your own.

Topics such as arts education, access to training and low and no pay are also on the agenda in the review, which has come about because social mobility and class are often forgotten in the current high-profile debate around diversity in the arts.

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