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Kirstin – Web Manager

Kirstin, 51 years old, is a web content manager at the ESRF, the European Synchrotron, in Grenoble. She went to France for a ski trip and is still there 32 years later. She loves her working environment – 40 different nationalities working together and the science, she says, is mind-blowing.  Last year she managed to convince her 80-year old mother to move from Norfolk to a small house just around the corner from her.  Her mother is now settling in well and has happily adapted to the French sun, markets and food culture. Until the Brexit vote, she’d never considered taking French nationality.   Now she’s getting all the paperwork together to  request dual-nationality. She’s worried that in the future it might be difficult to stay in France or to defend her interests as a Brit living in France.  She also wants to have the right to vote.  She feels Brexit is a waste of money and effort and is wary of the rise in the populist movements in parts of Europe seeing how they can easily tear people apart rather than unite. She adds that Brexit is sadly not gaining Brits any friends in France at the moment. Kirstin is divorced from her French partner and lives in Grenoble with her almost grown up children who are bilingual.

To hear more about how Brexit will affect Kirstin’s life or to contact her directly, contact us here

*These photographs of everyday European Brits are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift.  For further information on his acclaimed exhibition go to BritsinEurope.com

Jack – Wine Maker

Jack, a 58 years old British winemaker,  bought a vineyard with his wife in Andillac, France to escape a busy life in the city of London. He has weekly French lessons and is falling in love with the French countryside.

To hear more about how Brexit will effect Jack’s life contact us here

*These photographs of everyday European Brits are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift.  For further information on his acclaimed exhibition go to BritsinEurope.com

Uzo – Erasmus student

Uzoamaka, 30 years of age, is a Brit who studied in Germany as part of the Erasmus exchange program for students. She is now studying for a masters degree in Belgium and says she would not have been able to afford to take the same course in the UK.

To hear more about how Brexit will affect Uzoamaka’s life contact us here

*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com

James – Dung Beetle Scientist

James, 31 years old, moved to Lund in Sweden to study dung beetles for his post doctoral research.  This is the first time James has lived abroad. While he’s very proud of his dung beetle research, he says it takes a while to get used to the new language and cultural changes.

To hear more about how Brexit will affect James’s life contact us here

*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com

Jo

Jo, 38 years old, runs an English-speaking scouts group in Copenhagen. She followed her husband to Denmark when he got a new job. They have 4 children and she plays an active part in the social life connected to the international school her kids go to.

To hear more about how Brexit will affect Jo’s life contact us here

*These photographs of everyday Brits in Europe are part of a collaboration with the photographer Charlie Clift and his acclaimed exhibition Brits in Europe.  For further information go to BritsinEurope.com