What Next? Cardiff…
When: Wednesday 7 October 2015, 8.30am – 9.30am
Where: British Council Wales, 1 Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3AQ
Chair: Rebecca Gould, Head of Arts for the British Council in Wales
- Welcome and introductions
- Updates since last meeting / discussion to include;
- Case studies for the Treasury
- Setting-up a Cardiff Family Arts Network
- Bethan Jenkins AM, Plaid Cymru
- Future What Next? meetings
Speakers at future meetings:
- 14 October: Simon Dancey, Global Director, Cultural Skills, British Council confirmed Chair (as Rebecca Gould unable to attend)
No speaker yet confirmed
Sherman Cymru tenure…
- 21 October
Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Wales Office CONFIRMED
- 28 October
Neil Woollard, Head of Local Engagement – DATE TO BE CONFIRMED (Neil available this date, Sherman Cymru to confirm whether this date is suitable) – see below for further information
- Date to be confirmed
Amelia Womack, Green Party Deputy – SUGGESTION
Message from Neil Woollard
“Tidal Lagoon Power has submitted to the UK Planning Inspectorate an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) scoping report looking at Tidal Lagoon development in the area of Cardiff and Newport. The report outlines the scope of the EIA with relevant regulators and provided the opportunity for them to comment. This is very much the entry point to the planning process, and marks the start of over two years of pre-application project development work which we will be undertaking”.
Neil would like to talk to What Next? Cardiff Chapter about the early stages of their project and understand your views and the potential for arts and culture to be a part of the project.
The website for Tidal Lagoon Cardiff can be located at www.tidallagooncardiff.com where you will be able to find more information on the proposals, and will be updated as the project develops.
Cardiff School of Art and Design tenure…
- 20 January
Claudia Castro, a recently graduated International Clore Fellow from Brazil – CONFIRMED
Suggestions from previous meetings:
- BBC Get Creative – date to be confirmed (Yvonne Murphy to discuss further with Lisa Matthews)
- Son of Cardiff City Region: how to get arts/culture represented at Board level
- Equality, Diversity and Social Justice: Time for Positive Action (on Google drive) – speech from Kerry Michael at NitroBEAT
- SUSTAINABILITY DUTY: Identify and invite the lead individuals from the following to future What Next? Cardiff meetings: Prosperity, Resilience, Health, Equality, Communities, Welsh Language, Global Responsibility.
New speaker suggestions welcome.
What Next? future host venues
- 21 October to 25 November, Sherman Cymru
- 2 December to 16 December, Creative Economy Unit, Cardiff University
- 6 January to 10 February, Cardiff School of Art and Design
Cardiff University have kindly offered use of their rooms if anyone would like to chair/co-ordinate meetings, but doesn’t have the space to host meetings.
- Any Other Business
As a reminder…
Arts for Britain
Supporting materials around a campaign are here: Arts For Britain
For key arguments, stats and a one minute elevator pitch, please read the Spending Round Engagement Strategy.
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Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography
1- 31 October 2015
Including the Cardiff Pride of Place Project, the Abacus.
Made in Roath
Saturday 10 October – Sunday 18 October
All events free
Inspiring Curiosity Conference
21/22 October, Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
Welsh Museums Festival
24 October – 1 November 2015
Below message from Heledd Fychan from Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales:
After a successful first year, the Welsh Museums Festival returns in a few weeks. This time it will coincide with October half term, and also Museums at Night. There are two strands to the festival – one public facing in terms of encouraging people to visit their local museums, and the second an advocacy strand targeted at politicians. If you have been working in partnership or collaboratively with a Museum, there could be an opportunity for you to take part in the festival and also use for your own advocacy purposes.
Further information about the festival itself can be found here: http://museums.wales
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Heledd Fychan from Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales: email@example.com
If you are able to help promote the festival on social media, it would be appreciated. The festival hashtags are #gwylamgueddfeydd and #welshmuseumsfest
There is also a thunderclap, please sign up by 24 October 9:30am: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/31977
Museums at Night
30 – 31 October 2015 / 11 – 14 May 2016
Events in Wales
RSA Engage: Cardiff – free
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 at 18:00, National Museum Cardiff
Cardiff Dance Festival
10 – 22 November
Communicating our Culture Bilingually (Free workshop)
Arts Council of Wales is offering arts organisations and practitioners in Wales a one day workshop to understand more about what it means to work bilingually, how to do so effectively and cost efficiently.
- Thursday, 5 November, Mostyn, Llandudno
- Tuesday, 17 November, Arad Goch, Aberystwyth
- Thursday, 19 November, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
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.
What Next? Cardiff website (agendas, members etc): http://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com
What Next? UK movement website: www.whatnextculture.org
What Next? Twitter:
Cardiff: www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and #wnculture
UK: www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wnculture
The British Council will be hosting What Next? for the period 9 September to 14 October 2015.
Venue address: British Council, level two, 1 Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 3AQ (indicated in red on this map)
Access: The building is called “One Kingsway” it’s accessible via the pedestrianised area just off Kingsway.
On arrival turn to the left to take the lift or stairs to level two (no need to report to security staff on arrival, though they’ll be happy to direct you if you’re unsure)
When you arrive on level two, the door to the British Council office is directly in front of the lift, on arrival press the buzzer to the left of the door to be let into the office.
If you take the stairs, when you reach the level two exit, turn to the right until you reach the door to the British Council office, on arrival press the buzzer to the left of the door to be let into the office.
Meeting room: the meeting will be held in room seven, you’ll be shown to the room on arrival.
Refreshments: Tea, coffee, water and pastries will be provided from 8:20am
Contact: British Council in Wales; Rebecca Gould, Head of Arts, 07971 155505 ( Rebecca.Gould@britishcouncil.org ) and Lyndsey Halliday, Project and communication support officer, 07904 689109 ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Bicycle parking: There is ample bicycle parking on the pavement opposite the British Council office, just off Greyfriars road (some by the Slug and Lettuce and some by the Hilton hotel)
Train station: The nearest train station is Cardiff Queen Street, about an 8 minute brisk walk. Cardiff central station is about a 13 minute brisk walk
Car parking: There is on street parking for disabled badge holders only on Greyfriars place. The most convenient car parking for non-disabled badge holders is on King Edward VII Avenue (near to Cardiff city hall) Parking for up to 2 hours is £2.80. The underpass near to the roundabout on King Edward VII Avenue brings you out next to the British Council office (One Kingsway)