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'Festival of Brexit'



--- Quote ---‘Festival of Brexit’ falls spectacularly short of 66 million visitor target

The £120m arts festival known as the “Festival of Brexit” has seen just 238,000 visitors, falling far short of organisers’ most ambitious target.

Organisers of Unboxed – the government-sponsored, post-Brexit programme of arts events – had set a “stretch target” of 66 million attendees.

But government figures for four Unboxed events show a total of 238,000 people taking part, according to The House magazine – just 0.36 per cent of the most hopeful target.

Unboxed organisers have now criticised the politicisation of the events, with director Martin Green, saying had been “unfortunate” that the “Festival of Brexit” tag had stuck.

Brexit opportunities minister Jacob Rees-Mogg have characterised it a “festival of Brexit”, after a previous version of its branding the event was known as “Festival UK* 2022”.
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