Visitors look at a display model of a Saudi Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon jet, manufactured by BAE Systems Plc, at the Armed Forces Exhibition for Diversity of Requirements and Capabilities (AFED) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Image: Mohammed Almuaalemi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Artists pull out of Great Exhibition of the North over arms dealer sponsorship

Group launches petition calling for arts festival to refuse backing from BAE Systems accused of “profiteering from the deaths of innocent children”

Artists are withdrawing from the Great Exhibition of the North (22 June — 9 September) after it recently announced that BAE Systems, Britain’s biggest arms dealer, is one of its main sponsors. …

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