We Are Watching by Dan Acher, A picture of a flag with an eye, flying in the wind against a blue sky at Greenwich and Docklands International FestivalWe Are Watching by Dan Acher, A picture of a flag with an eye, flying in the wind against a blue sky at Greenwich and Docklands International Festival

Dealing with Brexit: Open Conversations – free monthly sessions

Our brand new monthly event Dealing with Brexit: Open Conversations, is designed to provide an informal space to encourage information sharing between peers around touring post-Brexit.

Our next online session is Tuesday 16 November, 4 – 5 pm, registrations for this session have now closed, please contact Laetitia@xtrax.org.uk to join the session.

These sessions are an opportunity to ask questions and to hear from professionals of the outdoor arts sector who’ve already had real-life experience of touring in a post-Brexit world and who can share learnings from their experience of navigating the new rules, helping to demystify Brexit.

XTRAX have been working to provide resources and information to UK outdoor artists and professionals on how to continue to work internationally post-Brexit, including a comprehensive guide, survey, list of resources and webinar for artists and outdoor arts professionals. See the ‘Downloads and Links’ section on the right to find out more.

We’re delighted to add our Dealing with Brexit: Open Conversations sessions to this list of resources.

Our guest contributors for the November session are:

An image of Marie Faucher. Marie is a white woman with brown hair tied back in a ponytail. She is smiling and wearing hoop earrings with a red top.

Marie Faucher – Festival Administrator at Greenwich and Docklands International Festival
After finishing her Masters Degree in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy, Marie moved to the UK from France in 2015. She has worked in the outdoor event sector for nine years. Her love of physical theatre, contemporary circus and community engagement projects has developed at organisations in France, Canada and the UK, including Young Musicians of the World, Lieux publics, NoFit State Circus and Bristol Circus City. She joined FESTIVAL.ORG in January 2018, leading on Artist Liaison, accommodation bookings, visa applications, writing licence applications, dealing with all food and bar providers … and Covid tests!

In 2021, GDIF invited 9 European companies to perform at the festival. Marie Faucher led on the artist liaison and sorting out the administrative challenges, and will be offering reflections and insights from her experience in this session.




This work is supported by Platform 4:UK, XTRAX’s Arts Council of England funded project for international collaboration in outdoor arts.


Featured image: We Are Watching by Dan Acher at Greenwich and Docklands International Festival 2021. Credit: Dan Acher