All Party Writers Group Summer Reception

The APWG Summer Reception was held on the 24 May in the Cholmondeley room at the House of Lords and was hosted by Lord Clement-Jones.

 

The focus of the event was on increasing and promoting diversity in the creative industries. Pete Wishart MP, Chair of the Group and Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy both gave speeches. They were followed by Baroness Floella Benjamin who gave a passionate speech on ensuring that the whole of society is properly represented in TV and literature. Writer Shai Hussain ended the presentation with a funny and insightful speech on avoiding stereotypes in TV and literature and normalising representations of characters from BAME backgrounds.