Wednesday 26 November, 8.30am-9.30am

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

Chair: Rhian Hutchings

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

To discuss:

– Senedd paper update

– Plans for 10th Dec and inviting media?

– The Wales We Want – (with WAPA, RSACymru, etc)

– BBC year of culture update

And for info:

– BBC – request for your help: We are looking to recruit a number of Celebrity Champions for the project – people who are famous in any field – but who have a personal artistic or creative practice which they may not have publicly shared. Do let Jacqueline Rose know if you have any suggestions for this – perhaps patrons or colleagues on your boards?

– Arts Council England Create journal:


Tait Mail:

Some highlights of #lovetheatre day:

  1. Speaker: Craig Thomas, Code Club

A nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. We create projects for our volunteers to teach at after school coding clubs or at non-school venues such as libraries. The projects we make teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites. Our volunteers go to their local club for an hour a week and teach one project a week. We’d like to put a Code Club in every single primary school in the country. There are over 21,000 primary schools in the UK, it’s a big task but we think we can do it!

  1. Coming weeks/ nextsix weekblock

Chairs – Jan onwards?



3 Dec local and national angle – Michelle

10 Dec ** mooted as media and arts/ culture mtg – Michelle **

17 Dec ideas and actions for public engagement and Jan chairs etc – Jessica

Xmas/ NY break

7 Jan –

14 Jan –

21 Jan –

28 Jan –

  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.


ArtFreedomWales event at Chapter, 27 Nov: