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To: The Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP (Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport) and The Rt Hon Michael Gove MP (Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

Support ENO! Protect jobs in the orchestra, chorus and stage crews

Union members holding banners and placards outside City Hall in London

The Musicians’ Union, Equity and Bectu are asking the Department of Culture Media and Sport, and the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to provide more funding to support ENO while it seeks a new audience.

Sign the petition to support ENO workers and back our collective call.

Why is this important?

English National Opera has been instructed by Arts Council England to leave London and set up a new base elsewhere in the UK in a short time frame while cutting their grant.

This makes it very likely that many jobs in the orchestra, chorus and stage crews, will be lost forever and there will be significantly less opera in the UK as a result.

How it will be delivered

Sign before Wednesday 26 July! Union members will hand deliver this petition to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport at the end of the month.

Image description: photo of union members and London Assembly Members outside London's City Hall ahead of a vote to support English National Opera. Colourful placards say "Save Our ENO," "Choose Opera," "Fund the arts" and "Behind Every Musician." A white dog with a red bandana steals the show in the front row.

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2023-07-20 12:36:15 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

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500 signatures reached

2023-07-17 18:39:43 +0100

100 signatures reached

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50 signatures reached

2023-07-17 17:49:27 +0100

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