During our first year we offered a programme of ’52 Things’ made with and for the city’s creative community to showcase the fantastic people and places in our city. You can find the full 52 here.

This event is being co-ordinated by What Next? Cardiff.

This May the Welsh electorate will cast their votes in the Welsh Assembly election. With the Assembly determining the Wales-wide budget for the creative industries, arts, culture and heritage this hustings gives those who are interested in these areas the opportunity to find out more about the cultural policies offered by the main political parties.

Representatives from all of the main Welsh political parties were invited to participate in this debate, which will be chaired by Menna Richards OBE.

The following speakers have confirmed attendance:

  • Ken Skates  - Deputy Minister for Culture, Tourism & Sport – Welsh Labour
  • Suzy Davies - Shadow Welsh Culture Minister – Welsh Conservatives
  • Bethan Jenkins - Broadcasting, Sport, Culture and Heritage Spokesperson - Plaid Cymru-The Party of Wales
  • Amelia Womack - Deputy Leader – Green Party
  • Denis Campbell – Welsh Liberal Democrats
  • Alexandra Phillips - UKIP

There will also be an opportunity for the Chair to field questions from the audience, and these will be collected in advance to ensure that a wide range and breadth of topics are covered.

Tickets can be found at: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/culture-hustings-welsh-assembly-election-2016-tickets-22490516741

Thanks to Chapter, National Dance Company Wales, National Theatre Wales, Welsh Museums Federation and Welsh National Opera for their support.

Image: Craig Kirkwood