WAG: Do you want to play a part in shaping a new Welsh language strategy? The Welsh Assembly Government is reviewing its existing strategy, 'Iaith Pawb', which was published in 2003. Heritage Minister Alun Ffred Jones will be visiting different parts of Wales during December & January to discuss what should be in the new strategy - and the future of the Welsh language.
The events will be held on:
* Monday 14 December in Theatr Clwyd, Mold at 7pm
* Tuesday 15 December in the Welsh Assembly Government offices, Aberystwyth at 6.30pm for 7.00pm
* Tuesday 12 January in the Swalec Stadium, Cardiff at 7pm
This is an opportunity for everyone with an interest in the Welsh language to learn more about the strategy, share their views and provide suggestions on its development. The events are open to all so it doesn’t matter if you are fluent, a learner or simply have an interest in the language. Simultaneous translation will be provided.
ACE: The Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) and Arts Council England are hosting a major conference for the arts. Taking place on 14 January 2010, the conference will feature keynote speeches from Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Ben Bradshaw MP, and Shadow Culture Minister Jeremy Hunt MP.
With over 300 practitioners & cultural leaders attending, State of the Arts will examine current & future challenges and opportunities around domestic arts policy, strategy & funding and Britain's position within the global cultural landscape.