The organisers of a £120m national festival to be staged in 2022 have put out a call for creative minds to come up with “daring, new and popular” ideas to bring the UK together after Brexit.
The event, dubbed the Festival of Brexit when it was announced by then-prime minister Theresa May in 2018, now has the working title Festival UK 2022.
Chief creative officer Martin Green is looking for “big ideas” that can help heal the divisions surrounding the UK’s departure from the EU, and showcase British creativity to the world.
He will pick 10 – physical or virtual, happening anywhere and anyhow – to form the festival. They could be staged by people in the worlds of science, technology, engineering, the arts, maths, or a