When: 8.30-9.30, Wednesday 27th March 2019
Where: *final week* at Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, CF5 1QE
Getting There: There are bike stands to the front of the building, and limited car parking on roads nearby and in the free car park to the rear. Buses run regularly along Cowbridge Road East a couple of minutes walk away.
Refreshments: Tea and coffee will be available
Chair: Yvonne Murphy – Independent Theatre Director & Producer & Director of Omidaze Productions

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? website and social media
• What Next? Cardiff website (agendas, members etc
• What Next? UK movement website
• Twitter: @WNCardiff and @whatnextculture #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.
Beth Nesaf? – beth yw’r nod?

Nod bras: dod o hyd i ffyrdd newydd o ymgysylltu â’n cynulleidfa a’n hymwelwyr: y miliynau gynyddol sy’n gwerthfawrogi diwylliant ac yn cymryd rhan ynddo bob dydd ledled y wlad.

Seren arweiniol: annog ein pobl, yn unigolion a chymunedau, i weld cysylltiadau rhwng y llu o wahanol ffyrdd y mae celfyddyd a diwylliant yn effeithio ar ein bywyd a’i wella; annog pawb i gofrestru eu cymeradwyaeth o gelfyddyd a diwylliant, a’u pleser ynddynt, yn enwedig lle y maent dan fygythiad.

Gwefan a chyfryngau cymdeithasol
• Gwefan Beth Nesaf? Caerdydd (agendâu, aelodau ayb)
• Gwefan Beth Nesaf? Prydain
• Twitter @WNCardiff a @wnculture #wnculture
Dalier sylw: Rydym am i bawb deimlo’n rhydd i ofyn cwestiynau a rhannu eu syniadau mewn cyfarfodydd Beth Nesaf? heb orfod poeni y cânt eu dyfynnu mewn mannau eraill neu allan o gyd-destun. Ein disgwyliad cyffredinol yw nad oes neb yn adrodd am y gyfarfodydd neu’n trydaru unrhyw beth personol neu rannu unrhyw beth y gellir ei olrhain yn ôl i unigolyn neu’n rhannu unrhyw gynnwys heb wirio yn gyntaf gyda’r cyfrannwr gwreiddiol.
1. Croeso a chyflwyniadau / Welcome and introductions
2. Finding new ways to achieve the What Next? Aim and Guiding Star

Priority setting and future actions for the Chapter – action plan for the next 12 months. Come join us and help shape how we achieve our aim. The three top priorities we are discussing how, when and where and with who are:
• City Region & A Cultural Strategy
• Making The case for Culture & The Arts – A Manifesto
• Creative Learning & the Cultural Sector
3. Get Creative update
4. Information sharing and forthcoming events & opportunities

The Talking Shop is now open until 20 April Monday –Saturday 9am – 5pm 33 High Street Arcade, Castle Quarter. Next to Burger King on St John Street and opposite Greggs. It is a Cultural Information Centre and needs you to bring the information! Come help Omidaze make the case for arts and culture. Bring your print and information to share with the public.
5. Future What Next? meetings

20/2/19 – 27/03/19 Laura Drane & Yvonne Murphy, Chapter
3/4/19 – 8/5/19 Ffotogallery // SHIFT (17/4/19 John Pugsley & peter kennedy Welsh Government update on Creative Learning, the new curriculum & the Expressive Arts element)
15/5/19 – 19/6/19 British Council Wales (15/5/19 Councillor Wilcox Leader of Newport City Council – Cities and Cultural Strategies)
26/6/19 – 31/7/19 g39
4/9/19 – 9/10/19 Creative Cardiff, City Hall
16/10/19 – 20/11/19 Arts Council of Wales
27/11/19 – 18/12/19 Ty Cerdd & WMC
8/1/20 – 12/2/20 National Dance Company Wales
19/2/20 – 25/3/20 National Museum Cardiff
6. Press Links

Each week Mobius Industries generously provide the press links to WhatNext? – Mobius are a PR and Marketing Agency who work with the most exciting and inventive companies, venues and artists in theatre, dance and comedy.

A new DCMS report into the UK’s live music scene has suggested grime music is at risk of being stifled by ‘institutionalised racism’ https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/grime-music-uk-growth-racism-recording-artists-support-exposure-mp-report-a8829471.html

Meanwhile, the report also included calls from MPs for arts subjects to be included in the English Baccalaureate https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2019/mps-arts-ebacc/

Young Vic releases series of debates focusing on ‘toxic masculinity’ https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/young-vic-theatre-toxic-masculinity-debates-8-club-a4095686.html

Further plans announced for London’s newest theatre, the Boulevard Theatre, to open in Soho this Autumn https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/theatre/boulevard-theatre-king-of-soho-london-arts-venue-a4095321.html

London’s National Portrait Gallery drops £1m grant from Sackler Trust https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/london-s-national-portrait-gallery-rejects-gbp1m-grant-from-sackler-trust

The Ian Charleson Awards shortlist has been announced https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/news/shortlist-ian-charleson-award-2018_48721.html

The Wellcome prize shortlist has been announced, including books celebrating masculinity and mental illness https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/mar/19/books-about-masculinity-transphobia-wellcome-book-prize-shortlist