AGENDA 1 July 2015

Wednesday 1 July 2015, 8.30am-9.30am

National Theatre Wales (NB: further info at bottom of agenda)

Chair: Michelle Carwardine-Palmer


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.): https://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com

WN? UK movement website: www.whatnextculture.org

Twitter: 
Cardiff: www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and #wn2015 #wnculture
UK: www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wn2014 #wnculture


AGENDA:
1.       Welcome and Introductions
2.       Updates:

– Working group looking at dates and content for Wales-focussed weekend.

  • BBC/ACW Partnership and BBC Charter:

– Working group to respond 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)
  • Commonwealth Games : Identify and invite member of bidding team to WN? Cardiff. (Chris Ricketts)
  • WN? UK Manchester meeting: See attachments.
  • Taking over Day: See attachment.

3.       Manifestos:

  • WN? Cardiff Manifesto Briefing Doc: Yvonne collating input from group.
  • Conservatives: Ceri has invited Suzi Davies to WN? July 15.
  • Plaid: Ceri to identify who to invite
  • Lib Dems: Wiard Stark, Chris Ricketts
  • Greens: David making contact
  • UKIP: David making contact
  • Labour: DM Ken Skates joining future WN? Meeting. Discuss WN? Manifesto Briefing document points.

Supporting documents can be found in the WN? Google drive here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7XNgcLXw2ntLTBfdF9EZTVvMGc&authuser=2

4.       Welcome Ann Kellaway to present on ACW Statistics

5.      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? meeting:

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

  • Future WN? speaker/topics:

– 22nd July – Julia Armour (Hull City of Culture)

6.       AOB


PLEASE NOTE FUTURE HOST VENUES:

      • BBC NOW 8 July – 29 July

** August break **

      • WNO 9 Sept – 14 Oct
      • Sherman Cymru 21 Oct – 25 Nov
      • Creative Economy, Cardiff University 2 Dec – 16 Dec

Information on venue:
National Theatre Wales will be hosting What Next? through to the 1st July.
Address: 30 Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BW. The arcade is accessible via St Mary and  Castle Streets. Please head straight up the stairs upon arrival.
There is ample bicycle parking on Castle Street, right opposite the entrance to the castle, outside the Welsh Crafts shop.
It is approximately a brisk 5-minute walk from Cardiff Central Station.
The closest car park is Cardiff Westgate Street (http://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/cardiff-westgate-street/) – a 1-2 hour tariff is £6.50.
We also have a range of bicycles for use by staff and friends of NTW. If it would help you to borrow a bike for travel to and from What Next? please just speak to Michaela or Michelle.
Refreshments will not be provided, however Torre Coffee, at 3 Castle Street (one door down from the arcade towards St Mary’s Street) opens at 8am.


Upcoming events:

      • 2 July: Breaking out of the Box 2: An event bringing together theatres, arts centres, performers, producers, companies and other creative professionals working across the performing arts to discuss barriers to access and diversity. We will specifically be focusing on D/deaf and Hard of Hearing performers and audiences.

For more information and to book click here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breaking-out-of-the-box-chwalur-muriau-2015-tickets-17136422501?aff=eac2


 Further Reading

AGENDA 17 June 2015

Wednesday 17 June 2015, 8.30am-9.30am

National Theatre Wales (NB: further info at bottom of agenda)

Chair: Michelle Carwardine-Palmer


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.): https://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com

WN? UK movement website: www.whatnextculture.org

Twitter: 
Cardiff: www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and #wn2015 #wnculture
UK: www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wn2014 #wnculture


AGENDA:
1.       Welcome and Introductions
2.       Updates:

  • BBC Get Creative: Ideas for the finale and any additional Wales-focussed events.
  • The Culture Diary: theculturediary.com
  • Tidal Lagoon Cardiff: There is a private event on 10th July to view the scale of the project. David Evans, Head of Production, National Theatre Wales, will be attending and will report back. An invitation has been extended to Tidal Lagoon to join the What Next? in the future – TBC
  • Letter from the Conservatives – call for manifesto input. Please see letter here.
  • What Next? Young Vic chapter’s Letter to the Treasury. Please see letter here.

3.      Cultural  Manifestos

4.       AOB


PLEASE NOTE FUTURE HOST VENUES:

  • BBC NOW 8 July – 29 July

** August break **

  • WNO 9 Sept – 14 Oct
  • Sherman Cymru 21 Oct – 25 Nov
  • Creative Economy, Cardiff University 2 Dec – 16 Dec

Information on venue:
National Theatre Wales will be hosting What Next? through to the 1st July.
Address: 30 Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BW. The arcade is accessible via St Mary and  Castle Streets. Please head straight up the stairs upon arrival.
There is ample bicycle parking on Castle Street, right opposite the entrance to the castle, outside the Welsh Crafts shop.
It is approximately a brisk 5-minute walk from Cardiff Central Station.
The closest car park is Cardiff Westgate Street (http://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/cardiff-westgate-street/) – a 1-2 hour tariff is £6.50.
We also have a range of bicycles for use by staff and friends of NTW. If it would help you to borrow a bike for travel to and from What Next? please just speak to Michaela or Michelle.
Refreshments will not be provided, however Torre Coffee, at 3 Castle Street (one door down from the arcade towards St Mary’s Street) opens at 8am.
(In true NTW style there may occasionally be CAKE).


Upcoming events:

  •  ACW & Academi Wales event: “Margaret Wheatley: Who do we choose to be for this time?” (The Old Hall, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus, Ceredigion SA48 7ED – Friday 26 June 12.45pm-4.30pm) http://www.artscouncilofwales.org.uk/87538
  • 2 July: Breaking out of the Box 2: An event bringing together theatres, arts centres, performers, producers, companies and other creative professionals working across the performing arts to discuss barriers to access and diversity. We will specifically be focusing on D/deaf and Hard of Hearing performers and audiences. For more information and to book click here.

 Further Reading

  • We have recently welcomed Hannah from Film Hub Wales to What Next? For more information about Film Hub Wales, their objectives, membership and partnership support opportunities, view their info booklet here.

AGENDA 10 June 2015

Wednesday 10 June 2015, 8.30am-9.30am

National Theatre Wales (NB: further info at bottom of agenda)

Chair: Michelle Carwardine-Palmer


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.): https://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com

WN? UK movement website: www.whatnextculture.org

Twitter: 
Cardiff: www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and #wn2015 #wnculture
UK: www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wn2014 #wnculture


AGENDA:
1.       Welcome and Introductions
2.       Updates:

  • BBC Get Creative: – Ideas for the Finale and any additional Wales-focussed events. Martin and Rhodri in next week.
  • Capital of Culture bid
  • BBC/ACW Partnership – WN? Briefing document

3.       Research and Evidence:

  • Partnering with IWA on research project: Emma Evans speaking to Leigh at IWA
  • The Arts in Five Years: Andy. Institute of Public Policy?
  • 24-Hour Culture: Paul Kaynes from National Dance Company Wales talks through his experience with the 24-Hour Culture project in the West Midlands. (Please see documents below in ‘Further Reading’). (15 min discussion)

4.       Manifestos and Policies:

  • Conservatives, Plaid, Lib Dems: Ceri
  • Greens, UKIP: David
  • Labour: Welcoming Ken Skates back next week

7.       AOB


LOCAL AUTHORITY ARTS & CULTURE CONTACTS

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??
Roger Lewis (ex WRU): Leading on City Region


PLEASE NOTE FUTURE HOST VENUES:

  • BBC NOW 8 July – 29 July

** August break **

  • WNO 9 Sept – 14 Oct
  • Sherman Cymru 21 Oct – 25 Nov
  • Creative Economy, Cardiff University 2 Dec – 16 Dec

Information on venue:
National Theatre Wales will be hosting What Next? through to the 1st July.
Address: 30 Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BW. The arcade is accessible via St Mary and  Castle Streets. Please head straight up the stairs upon arrival.
There is ample bicycle parking on Castle Street, right opposite the entrance to the castle, outside the Welsh Crafts shop.
It is approximately a brisk 5-minute walk from Cardiff Central Station.
The closest car park is Cardiff Westgate Street (http://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/cardiff-westgate-street/) – a 1-2 hour tariff is £6.50.
We also have a range of bicycles for use by staff and friends of NTW. If it would help you to borrow a bike for travel to and from What Next? please just speak to Michaela or Michelle.
Refreshments will not be provided, however Torre Coffee, at 3 Castle Street (one door down from the arcade towards St Mary’s Street) opens at 8am.
(In true NTW style there may occasionally be CAKE).


Upcoming events:

  •  ACW & Academi Wales event: “Margaret Wheatley: Who do we choose to be for this time?” (The Old Hall, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus, Ceredigion SA48 7ED – Friday 26 June 12.45pm-4.30pm) http://www.artscouncilofwales.org.uk/87538

 Further Reading

  • We have recently welcomed Hannah from Film Hub Wales to What Next? For more information about Film Hub Wales, their objectives, membership and partnership support opportunities, view their info booklet here.

AGENDA 3 June 2015

Wednesday 3 June 2015, 8.30am-9.30am

National Theatre Wales (NB: further info at bottom of agenda)

Chair: Michelle Carwardine-Palmer


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.): https://whatnextcardiff.wordpress.com

WN? UK movement website: www.whatnextculture.org

Twitter: 
Cardiff: www.twitter.com/wncardiff or @WNCardiff and #wn2015 #wnculture
UK: www.twitter.com/whatnextculture and #wn2014 #wnculture


AGENDA:
1.       Welcome and Introductions
2.       Updates:

  • BBC Get Creative: How to engage and the February 2016 Finale (Yvonne update – 20 mins)

3.       Research and Evidence: recap of discussion held last week and updates from Sub-groups:

  • Partnering with IWA on research project: Emma Evans response
  • Gathering existing statistics (Rhian, Melanie, Ruth, Katrina).
  • Invite Anne Kellaway from ACW to present current RFO statistics at WN? June 17
  • Options for a longitudinal study around The Arts in Five Years: Andy to make personal approach to Ken Skates office to establish if the Institute of Public Policy would conduct a study?

4.       Manifestos and Policies: Update from the ‘Manifesto’ working group (Ceri, Catrin R, Yvonne & Becky) on invitations to Welsh Party culture representatives in the lead up to the Assembly election.

  • Conservatives, Plaid, Lib Dems: Ceri
  • Greens, UKIP: David
  • Labour:

5.       Update on Capital of Culture bid/Connecting with Local Authority culture representatives:

  • Invite Julie Armour from British Council to discuss Capital of Culture and her experience with Hull – 22 July
  • Come up with list of each area to give to Lisa Matthews to connect us with ACW representatives (Brainstorm of contact names below)

6.       Review of BBC/ACW Partnership visit last week. Should we draft a briefing document to forward to them?

  • Suggestion: to create a small working group to respond (Peter Bellingham, David Evans, Michael Garvey, xxx) – to discuss?

7.       AOB


LOCAL AUTHORITY ARTS & CULTURE CONTACTS

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??
Roger Lewis (ex WRU): Leading on City Region


PLEASE NOTE FUTURE HOST VENUES:

  • BBC NOW 8 July – 29 July

** August break **

  • WNO 9 Sept – 14 Oct
  • Sherman Cymru 21 Oct – 25 Nov
  • Creative Economy, Cardiff University 2 Dec – 16 Dec

Information on venue:
National Theatre Wales will be hosting What Next? through to the 1st July.
Address: 30 Castle Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1BW. The arcade is accessible via St Mary and  Castle Streets. Please head straight up the stairs upon arrival.
There is ample bicycle parking on Castle Street, right opposite the entrance to the castle, outside the Welsh Crafts shop.
It is approximately a brisk 5-minute walk from Cardiff Central Station.
The closest car park is Cardiff Westgate Street (http://www.ncp.co.uk/find-a-car-park/car-parks/cardiff-westgate-street/) – a 1-2 hour tariff is £6.50.
We also have a range of bicycles for use by staff and friends of NTW. If it would help you to borrow a bike for travel to and from What Next? please just speak to Michaela or Michelle.
Refreshments will not be provided, however Torre Coffee, at 3 Castle Street (one door down from the arcade towards St Mary’s Street) opens at 8am.
(In true NTW style there may occasionally be CAKE).


Upcoming events:

  •  ACW & Academi Wales event: “Margaret Wheatley: Who do we choose to be for this time?” (The Old Hall, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter Campus, Ceredigion SA48 7ED – Friday 26 June 12.45pm-4.30pm) http://www.artscouncilofwales.org.uk/87538

 Further Reading

  • NEW!  We have recently welcomed Hannah from Film Hub Wales to What Next? For more information about Film Hub Wales, their objectives, membership and partnership support opportunities, view their info booklet here.