Wednesday 12 November, 8.30am-9.30am

Room 0.05, Bute Building, Cardiff University (NB: further info at bottom of agenda)

Chair: Michelle Carwardine-Palmer

With thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for support with the meeting space

The purpose of What Next?

BROAD AIM: to find new ways of engaging with our audience and visitors: the ever-expanding millions who value and take part in the cultural work that happens day-in, day-out up and down this country.

GUIDING STAR: to encourage the people of this country, as individuals and as communities, to see connections between the many different ways art and culture affect and enhance our lives; to urge everyone to register their endorsement of – and pleasure in – their art and culture, especially where these are under threat.

WN? Cardiff site (agendas, members, etc):

WN? UK movement website:


Cardiff: or @WNCardiff and #wn2014

UK: and #wn2014

  1. Welcome & introductions


  1. WN? updates

WN? chapters digest –

Cardiff liveable city workshop from Nesta/ Adam Price –

#lovetheatre 19 Nov –

Sign up to be part of it:

#CultureShift by Emergence, Swansea – How Artists Are Responding to Sustainability in Wales

WN creative democracy attachment – in the run up to the general election

  1. BBC “Year of Culture”

See attachment – discussion about opportunities/ challenges and feedback for WN? about this, and any ideas for our input in Cardiff/ Wales

  1. Coming weeks/ nextsix weekblock

Speakers? Areas of focus?

19 Nov local and national angle (chair: Wiard Sterk)

26 Nov local and national angle – speaker: Code Club (chair: Rhian Hutchings)

3 Dec local and national angle – Michelle Carwardine-Palmer

10 Dec local and national angle, leading to public engagement – Michelle Carwardine-Palmer

17 Dec ideas and actions for public engagement – Jessica Cohen

Xmas/ NY break


7 Jan – chair?

14 Jan – chair?

21 Jan – chair?

28 Jan – chair?

(TBC date for launch of BBC campaign/ end of Jan)

4 Feb – chair?

11 Feb – chair?

  1. AOB

Information on venue:

This will be our new regular space until the end of the year.

The room is to the left and down the stairs when you walk into the building.

There is bike parking next to the building and car parking (paid for) in front of the building. Bus stop also opposite Bute Building.

Refreshments won’t be provided, but there is a coffee shop as well as food and drink machines in the foyer.

More info re: access, transport, catering and coffee facilities etc here:

Many thanks to Sara Pepper and Cardiff University for this support.


WAPA/ Creu Cymru event “Talking Shop” on 21 Nov –

ArtFreedomWales event at Chapter, 27 Nov:

WG Early Years consultation:

Compass Cymru event, 24 Nov – “The Challenge for Progressives”: changing the discourse to make democracy work for you: