Wednesday 7 January, 8.30am-9.30am

Room 0.52, 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 – We’ll meet at 8.30am with 10 minutes of informal networking or catch up time so grab a coffee and touch base with everyone. Meeting proper will start at 8.40am
  1. WN? updates

Plaid Cymru Roundtable

Senedd Papers

Local Authority Music Services

Cardiff Council

  1. BBC Year of Culture

Information on the Campaign Overview

Current Call to Action

Information on  Culture Diary as a planning tool for events.

Update on latest information form Project Team and thoughts on wider communication and levering best coverage for Wales.

  1. Coming weeks/ nextsix weekblock

7 Jan – networking/ short one-to-ones or update whole group on their upcoming plans, priorities, etc

14 Jan – Provisional, larger more in depth meeting regarding BBC campaign with BBC and S4C colleagues

21 Jan –

28 Jan – Rhodri Thomas/ The Wales We Want – organised through Sara Pepper

4 Feb –

11 Feb –

** new chair for next six week block **
18 Feb (day before TH speech)

25 Feb (week of debates on BBC)

4 March

11 March

18 March

25 March

  1. AOB


Information on venue:

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

The room is to the right 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.