What Next? Cardiff


Wednesday 8 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. Updates

BBC Get Creative: Working group looking at dates and content for Wales-focussed weekend. 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 to allow Champions to a) sign-up to WOW24/7 listings engine Line-Up and b) enter Get Creative events, which must be free or cost-recovery. https://lineupnow.com/submit/?origin=www.bbc.co.uk


BBC/ACW Partnership and BBC Charter:

  • Working group to obtain and respond to BBC Commissioning doc and PVP agreement
  • Working group to consider how WN? Cardiff can contribute to BBC Charter.


Capital of Culture (Europe) bid 2023: identify and invite leader from UK cities (Liverpool, Dublin, Glasgow) to speak (Yvette Vaughn Jones)


Connecting with local authorities (list below) how are we actually making contact, what are we saying, when is this happening and how are we feeding back to the group ?

Commonwealth Games: Chris Jenkins, Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Wales Office is happy to come along to a meeting on 15 July. Are we happy to make this the main agenda item of next week’s meeting ? (confirm through Chris Ricketts) Identify and invite member of bidding team to WN? Cardiff. (Chris Ricketts)

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.

  1. Manifestos

WN? Cardiff Manifesto Briefing Doc: Yvonne collating input from group. Please forward thoughts and responses to the draft ‘Manifesto Asks’ document here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7XNgcLXw2ntcW9Ea1JWdUJWTmM or to Yvonne at y.murphy1@ntlworld.com

  • Conservatives: Ceri has invited Suzi Davies to WN? July 15.
  • Plaid: Ceri
  • Lib Dems: Wiard Stark, Chris Ricketts to report back.
  • Greens: David making contact
  • UKIP: David making contact
  • Labour: DM Ken Skates joining future WN? Meeting. Discuss WN? Manifesto Briefing document points.


Supporting documents attached and saved to WN? Google drive here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7XNgcLXw2ntLTBfdF9EZTVvMGc&authuser=2

  • Draft Culture Manifesto asks
  • Draft Cultural Duty
  1. Documents/Topics to be discussed at future WN?
  • 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? meetings:

Prosperity, Resilience, Health, Equality, Communities, Welsh Language, Global Responsibility.

  • 22nd July – Julia Armour (Hull City of Culture)
  • Culture Shift cultureshift.org.uk – when should WN Cardiff discuss this ? Yvonne to liaise with Fern Smith
  1. AOB





Local Authority reshuffling presents an opportunity to be bold


Caerphilly: Sharon Casey (Ruth)

Bridgend: Richard Hughes (Yvonne)

Cardiff: Chris Hess (Dave Baxter)

Newport: Steve Ward (Ruth)

Merthyr: Richard Jones (NTW?)

RCT: Strinda Davies (Anne)

Blaneau Gwent: ?? (Suzanne)

Torfaen: Sally Church (??)

Caerphilly: Kate Strudwick – Head4Arts??

Cardiff City Region: Roger Lewis (ex WRU) (??)




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.

Upcoming events:

Creative Industries Federation latest newsletter, including info. on their forthcoming event ‘The Commercial Case for Investment in the Arts’ on 13th July at the Shard in London.



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.


Culture, Creativity and the Academy: Exploring the New Normal.

14th July: Guildhall School of Music and Drama – London www.theculturecapitalexchange.co.uk/2015/04/15/tcce-annual-conference-culture-creativity-and-the-academy-exploring-the-new-normal


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/