If you’re a creative person with creative prospects, you’ll know just how hard it is sometimes to get ahead, what with your last fiver going towards that entirely necessary pack of biscuits. As much as being independent is a one-man job, sometimes it helps to unite with others. This week, the ICA are celebrating independence in the arts with Independents Day, a one-day festival on June 6 to explore every aspect of independence integrity and innovation, both financially and expressively. There’ll be a number of esteemed speakers from art, theatre, film, music and publishing, with panel discussions, poetry readings, and big names such as Alan Bennett and Simon Armitage on hand. In the evening, there is a screening of ‘The Killing of A Chinese Bookie’ (above), a neo-noir from a man who knows all about constrained innovation, John Cassavetes.
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