MichelleCPNext up in our member profile series is Michelle Carwardine-Palmer, Managing Director at National Theatre Wales.

Pick a show, book, film, exhibition, album, etc has changed your life and tell us about it

The Color Purple and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings had profound effects on me – that despite adversity the human spirit can prevail, overcome and conquer

What’s your ambition for the arts and culture? And how do you think WN? is going to help achieve that?

To be a statutory requirement – we have Health for Body; Education for Mind and should have Arts/Culture for Spirit/Soul to provide perfect balance for the society in which we live

The WN? movement unites us and creates a compelling, dynamic and powerful voice

How would you describe a WN? meeting to someone to encourage them to attend?

It is a room of cultural practitioners with various skills, expertise and experience but who all care and know the infinite value of the arts – driven to ensure they are not sidelined or undervalued