What Next? Cardiff


Wednesday 15 July 2015, 8.30am-9.30am

Grace Williams Studio, BBC Hoddinott Hall (NB: further directions at bottom of agenda)

Chair: Michael Garvey, Director BBC National Orchestra of Wales

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Manifestos

Yvonne Murphy to lead a discussion about the draft ‘Manifesto Asks and Rationale’ document. Current version found here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7XNgcLXw2ntMWlVYVVPNjZCQ28 (please read this document prior to the meeting – if at all possible)

Other political parties are being contacted as follows:

  • Plaid: Ceri
  • Lib Dems: Wiard Stark, Chris Ricketts reported back that Martin (policy officer) invited WN? Cardiff to keep in touch and that the development of the Lib Dems manifesto would be an iterative process heavily influenced by its members.
  • Greens: David making contact – no response as yet
  • UKIP: David making contact – no response as yet
  • Labour: DM Ken Skates is unable to attend any WN? Cardiff meetings at present, but continues to receive invites and the agenda.
  1.    Suzy Davies AM, Shadow Minister for Tourism, Culture and Heritage, Sport, Equalities, and the Welsh Language. Welsh Conservatives
  2. Documents/Topics to be discussed at future WN? Cardiff

22nd July – BBC Hoddinott Hall

Julia Armour, Hull City of Culture

29th July – BBC Hoddinott Hall


9th September – WNO

TBC Roger Lewis, Cardiff City Region (Michael Garvey to invite)

16th September – WNO

TBC Neil Hanratty, Cardiff City Council

23rd September – WNO

TBC Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Wales Office

30th September – WNO

Culture Shift www.cultureshift.org.uk Fern Smith


Future topics/speakers:

  •  Equality, Diversity and Social Justice: Time for Positive Action (attached and on Google drive ) – speech from Kerry Michael at NitroBEAT
  • SUSTAINABILITY DUTY: Identify and invite the lead individuals from the following to future WN? Cardiff meetings: Prosperity, Resilience, Health, Equality, Communities, Welsh Language, Global Responsibility.
  • Graham Sheffield, Head of Arts, British Council. (Rebecca Gould to ask if he would like to speak)
  1. AOB

Chair needed for WN? Cardiff meetings on both 22nd and 29th BBC NOW will host, who would like to volunteer to Chair those two meetings ?

Get Creative Wales weekend; new date; working group to steer activity and ACW support.


BBC Get Creative: Get Creative has now signed a letter of agreement with WOW24/7 which will run a searchable activity finder on its website which lists Get Creative activities and events as run by the Champions. Here’s the link: https://lineupnow.com/submit/?origin=www.bbc.co.uk

 Champions should

  1. a) sign-up to WOW24/7 listings engine Line-Up
  2. b) enter Get Creative events, which must be free or cost-recovery

Please note that this website is for all appropriate activity at any time of the year – not just that which coincides with the Get Creative culmination weekend/s.

BBC/ACW Partnership and BBC Charter:

Working group to consider how WN? Cardiff can contribute to BBC Charter. This is still in draft format and WN? Cardiff is awaiting a final version from Aled Rowlands (BBC) before he leaves his post later this summer.

Capital of Culture (Europe) bid 2023 Connecting with local authorities (list below) Commonwealth Games – all 3 of these topics merged into one discussion about the likelihood of a successful Capital of Culture bid, given the lack of cultural leadership with Cardiff City Council; whether a bid to host the Commonwealth Games would supersede a CofC bid – especially given the requirement for CG to have a cultural programme (following the success of Glasgow 2014); if the proposed changes to local authorities and their potential mergers made redundant the conversations to engage them. The groups discussed whether it would be strategically more appropriate to engage with the Cardiff City Region Board.

 Action: Michael Garvey to invite Roger Lewis to present at a future WN? Cardiff the plans for the City Region in relation to Arts & Culture.

 There was a discussion that outlined the importance of the ‘public service boards’ – the likely future governance structures for local authority areas (in their proposed new format) and the urgency for arts & culture to be represented on these boards. What is the sector doing to ensure it has its voice heard on the boards and that A&C is considered in their formation ?

 Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Wales Office will be attending WN? Cardiff on 15 July – Chris Ricketts to confirm his attendance.

Action: Michael Garvey to ask if Yvette Vaughan Jones has had a response from Neil Hanratty, CCC following the invitation for him to attend WN? Cardiff.

National Survey for Wales: need to feed in to Ann Kellaway by mid-August questions that could be added to the new survey. Anne’s presentation from last week is on the Google drive.

Upcoming events:

Creative Industries Federation latest newsletter:


Creative Cardiff @ The Abacus

Cardiff is a vibrant creative city and we’re working to make it the most creative place it can be: do you want to work with us to make Cardiff a capital of creativity?

Thursday 16th July 2015, 6.30pm-9.00pm, The Abacus, 18-20 St Davids House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1ER. Book your place here: Eventbrite.

No Boundaries Conference

29/30 September, Watershed Bristol


Further Reading:

24-Hour Culture Project – Please see documents here: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7XNgcLXw2ntLTBfdF9EZTVvMGc&usp=sharing

A handy website from Arts Council England on how to talk to MPs about arts & culture: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/value-arts-and-culture/advocacy-toolkit/making-case-local-and-national-government/talking-mps/

Ceri Black recommends this website as a useful source of info. on what policy makers are upto: http://www.wired-gov.net/wg/news.nsf/articles/Minister+accepts+Successful+Futures+recommendations+in+full+01072015154700?open


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.


BBC NOW, Hoddinott Hall, WMC 8 July – 29 July

** August break **

WNO, WMC 9 Sept – 14 Oct

Sherman Cymru 21 Oct – 25 Nov

Creative Economy Unit, Cardiff University 2 Dec – 16 Dec

Information on BBC Hoddinott Hall:

Address: BBC Hoddinott Hall, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL – in the Grace Williams Studio.

BBC Hoddinott Hall stage door is accessible at the back of the Wales Millennium Centre. At that time in the morning the best way of getting into Hoddinott Hall will be by using the access road off Bute Place – follow the short road round to the right and BBC Hoddinott Hall stage door is on the right opposite WNO stage door. Please sign in at the reception desk.

The Grace Williams Studio is located on the 2nd floor of BBC Hoddinott Hall, there is a lift (or stairs) and the security guard on reception will guide you in the right direction.

There is ample bicycle parking along this access road and in the covered disabled car park underneath BBC Hoddinott Hall. It is approximately a brisk 5-minute walk from Cardiff Bay Station (which connects from Queen Street and not Cardiff Central).The closest car park is Pierhead Street (http://www.apcoa.co.uk/parking-in/cardiff/pierhead-street-mscp.html) – a 2 hour tariff is £3.50.

Refreshments will not be provided, however Crema inside WMC on the ground floor opens at 8:30am.