字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント ♪ One two three listen ♪ (upbeat music) - Welcome to Real Deal. Real Deal. Real Deal. Real Deal. Real Deal. (upbeat music) Joining me today are The Happy Pear. Welcome to Real Deal. (upbeat music) (applauding and cheering) Welcome to Real Deal, I am Brian Rose, and we are live here at London Real World Headquarters to talk about culture and theatre. Now hang with me for just a second here, because you might think this might not apply to you, but it does, because I really wanna talk about how we can put culture first, and how we can really ensure that London and your city really has a world beating theatre industry. I wanna talk about all the things I've learned in the past week, to really understand the part that theatre and culture plays in our economy. It really is a massive part of any local economy. And I wanna talk about it today, because if we can get our theatres back to work, we can get our economy back on track. And that goes to any city you live in, the culture is such a big, important part of it. And I'm gonna share with you some great knowledge I learned this week. I got to sit down with John Morgan, who's the director of the Theatres Trust here in Britain, who really looks after these buildings, and these cultural venues that really change the game when it comes to economic situation. So I wanna talk about that today. Again, this really applies to you and your city. But I wanna kick it off by finding a little bit about you. Tell me, what is your single biggest economic challenge right now, personally? Whether you're an employee, a contractor, an entrepreneur. Tell me, what is your single biggest challenge? I really wanna hear about that. Second, I wanna know, do you think culture and theatre are important right now, period? Do you think they are important things for us to think about, or should we be locked down worried about other things? Our health or making money, or do you think culture and theatre are important? And finally, I wanna ask you, do you think we need better leadership, and how do we get there? So those are my big questions. Again, type them wherever you're at. However you're watching me now, on Facebook, on YouTube, on Instagram, I'd love to hear your comments, because this is about us all coming together, and getting the best ideas, to help our communities, to help our economies, and help get our cities back on track. That's what I'm really looking to do here. And the problem is is that our governments, they don't always get it. Sometimes they have their own priorities. Sometimes they have their own agendas. And they're not really thinking about the business owners, the theatre goers, the creatives, and that's really important. And I think by having these conversations, and by you even sharing these videos, we can literally see policy change happen within days or weeks, and really change people's economic health, mental health, physical health, it's all related. And I've got some great points about that today. So again, this is a third in the series of me trying to go out in the city of London and speak to people. I've spoken to entrepreneurs, business owners, taxi drivers, community leaders, and now people in the theatre and arts industry, to try to find out what can we do to get things back on track? It's so important, and it's really crucial that we get this thing sorted. And I just wanna talk about that today. But first, I wanna let you know that I am no stranger to going out there and hanging out with some of these cultural venues, because it's a big part of mine interaction. And this is me with my son Kaden, about two weeks ago. And we were supposed to go to the Natural History Museum, but dad screwed up and couldn't get tickets. So I promised him dinosaur bones, and I gave him a lunar lander from the moon. So we went to the Science Museum, and we were showing him around. And I can't emphasise how important this stuff is. You know, for him to have an experience that's not on a screen, watching a cartoon or watching a Netflix movie, to be able to go with his dad, and ask questions. He took my phone, he was taking pictures of all the space vehicles, and the science stuff. You know, it's an important moment. I remember the times I went to museums. I remember the times I went out and saw plays, and ballets and things like that, and they were a big part of me growing up. And actually this Sunday, I will be taking Kaden and his brother Damon to see the dinosaur bones. And the truth is, is that Kaden everyday when I come home says, dinosaur bones, dinosaur bones, because I never showed him the dinosaur bones. So we're going on Sunday to the Natural History Museum. So I'll see you there, if you're there in the afternoon. And it's important to have culture in your city, and I'm a big fan of supporting it, and getting out there and engaging with it. And so, again, for me, it seems to be a really important part of what the city is. And it was funny, because I was looking through some old history here in England. And I came upon this incredible quote from Winston Churchill. And it was during the time of a World War Two, and the Blitz, and someone asked Churchill the question, should we cut funding in the arts, in order to put all of our money into the war effort? And Churchill, you know, in his great character and way of putting back remarks, he said this, and I think this is really powerful. He said, then what would we be fighting for? That's what he said. When asked to cut that budget, and put it into the military, then what would we be fighting for? And that's just such a great point. You know, the culture is what makes our city, our city. Otherwise they all become the same thing because they all have the same Starbucks, they all play the same sports in the same venues. They all have the same chain restaurants, and there's no real culture. And I don't know about you, but I've been to cities where there's no culture, and I don't like it. I don't wanna go back. I wanna see the locals doing what they do. I wanna see arts, I wanna see theatre, I wanna see museums, I wanna see marketplaces. I wanna see small businesses doing what they do. That's why people wanna come to see London. And that's why people from all over Britain wanna come into London, because of the great culture we have. I've been talking last couple of weeks about the small businesses that bring us great culture. Whether it's a tailor who makes my suits, or someone who makes a bespoke cup of coffee for you, that's what really gives the city its life, and that's what builds economies. And that's the way out of this current mess that we're in, in my opinion. And so I love that Churchill quote, I hope it resonated with you. And I went deeper, and started looking at the numbers. And these numbers are gonna absolutely blow you away, because they shocked me. Because I thought theatre and culture was just something nice to have, right? It was just like, oh, I'd like to go to a museum, but I could stay home and watch Netflix. I didn't think it was actually a major part of the economy. But when I looked into it, the numbers were absolutely shocking. 2.7 billion pounds is added to the UK economy because of arts and culture, 2.7 billion pounds, incredible number there. 290,000 people are employed in this sector, or sectors related to the theatre and the arts. 290,000 people. Massive, massive, it's a massive industry. Over 70% of those jobs are at risk right now because of the pandemic and lockdown, and the lack of science based decision making, which I wanna talk about shortly. And finally, that is double the 1.1 billion pounds spent on sports visitors, which we would think that football and rugby and all these other things would be much more important. Actually, it's significantly smaller, which means we need to start paying attention to these things 'cause this is what's gonna get our economy back on track. And so I was lucky to be able to sit down this week with John Morgan, who is the director of the Theatres Trust here in Britain, who really looks after these cultural venues, and has his finger on the pulse of what's happening in the arts community. And we talked about what's happening, and what their struggles are. And so I'd love to play for you a short video of me speaking with John Morgan about this incredible problem we have of trying to solve the issue with our arts and culture. Here he is. Look, it's great to have you here. I've spent the last couple of weeks getting out there and trying to talk to people, to find out how we can get London back to work. You know, as an entrepreneur, I know it's a crucial part of the economy, and also people's mental health, and physical health. And you know, most of the people out there are complaining of a few things.