Following recent free speech hearings around the world – workshops exploring the conditions necessary for free expression to flourish – Index on Censorship is coming to Cardiff to ask the question: is Wales enjoying its right to artistic freedom of expression?
Some say yes — Wales has a proud cultural heritage, a vibrant bi-lingual arts scene and a closely-knit community. Others cite concerns — too few voices, too little access, complex linguistic battles, poor infrastructure, dwindling resource.
Join voices from across Wales to make your case, to reflect on the opportunities and obstacles and to consider whether Wales could be a world centre for artistic freedom of expression?
WHERE: Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff
WHEN: Thursday 27 November 2014, 2.00-5.30pm
TICKETS: £5 (contribution towards costs) available here
– Freedom of Expression in Wales? Hear from the eyes of artists living in exile.
2.15pm. Evidence: Is Wales enjoying its right to artistic freedom of expression?
– Stories of opportunities, stories of obstacles – submissions invited and from the floor.
3.20pm. Taking Action: Working Groups
– Consider action around promoting Wales’ strengths and tackling Wales’ weaknesses?
4.30pm. Institutional Action: Plenary
– Reflect and deliberate on the afternoon’s discussion with a panel including
ONLINE CONVERSATIONS – #ArtFreedomWales –
Hangout 1. Artists Working In Wales (Click Here for Recap Report)
Hangout 2. Artists Working In Welsh (Click Here for Recap Report and English Translation)
Hangout 3. Young Artists In Wales
Sponsored by Arts Council of Wales and Western Power