What Next? Cardiff
When: Wednesday 6 th December, 8:30 – 9.30am
Where: National Theatre Wales meeting room, 30 Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BW. From the
castle entrance the office door is on the left between Pizza Express and Science Cream. Come on
up the stairs and the meeting room is straight ahead.
There is ample bicycle parking on Castle Street, right opposite the entrance to the castle, outside
the Welsh Crafts shop. We also have a range of bicycles for use by staff and friends of NTW. If it
would help you to borrow a bike for travel to and from What Next? please just speak to Ben or
It is approximately a brisk 5-minute walk from Cardiff Central Station.
The closest car park is Cardiff Westgate Street (http://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a- car-park/car-
parks/cardiff-westgate- street/) – a 1-2 hour tariff is £7.50.
We will provide some tea and coffee but for coffee officianados we can recommend Hard Lines in
Womanby Street or the Cardiff Market and Corner Coffee in the High Street but in true NTW style
there may occasionally be CAKE (or a mince pie perhaps?).
Chair : Michelle Carwardine-Palmer
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
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.
What Next? website and social media
What Next? Cardiff website (agendas, members etc) https://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com
What Next? UK movement website: http://www.whatnextculture.org
What Next? Twitter: Cardiff: http://www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and
#wnculture UK: http://www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wnculture
Please note: We want everyone to feel free to ask questions and share their thoughts at What
Next? meetings without worrying that they’ll be quoted elsewhere or out of context. It’s generally
accepted that no-one reports on the meetings, tweets anything personal or identifiable, or shares
any content without checking first with the contributor.
1. Welcome and introductions
2. Open discussion: Preparation for Cllr Huw Thomas’ attendance on 13th December
3. David Alston: Summary of Valley/Cardiff Creative Conversation meeting and identification
of future WN? discussion topics
4. Open discussion: National WN? Chairs meeting (13 th December) – key messages to relay
from the Cardiff chapter
5. Any Other Business
Suggestion: St Fagans National Museum of History Visit
Suggestion: Bethan Jenkins AM – in her role as chair of the Culture, Welsh Language and
Suggestion: Lizzie Crump, Creative Learning Alliance
Suggestion: UK industrial strategy
Suggestion: Peter Owen, Head of Arts Policy, Welsh Government
Suggestion: Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, Minister for Culture
Suggestion: OECD Evaluation
Future What Next? meetings
29 November – 20 December, National Theatre Wales
10 Jan – 14 Feb 2018, Chapter
21 Feb – 28 Mar 2018, British Council Wales
4 Apr – 9 May NMW
16 May – 19 June, School of Art & Design, Cardiff Met University
Cardiff Council’s Green Paper
Cardiff Council Wellbeing Plan (Draft)