FMTW representative Prema Mehta (who was also representing Stage Sight) attended the What Next? Young Vic Chapter meeting this morning along with over 200 others from arts and cultural organisations. The speakers were:

  • David Micklem, discussed Culture Reset and asked us all to share this opportunity widely – it’s an exciting proposition to move away from top down, and suggests more power to grass roots, from the bottom up.

  • Rosie Luff (Public Affairs) gave a political update

  • Jo Stevens (Labour MP for Cardiff Central, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture); talked about her vision and plans to support arts and culture and the creative industries in the UK.

  •  Clare McColgan (Liverpool, Director of Culture, Liverpool City Council);

  • Justine Themen (Deputy Artistic Director and Co-Artistic Director 2021 at the Belgrade Theatre);

  • Daniel Regan, (Arts & Health Hub) and Laura Waters (Co-Chair, National Network for Arts, Design & Heritage in Hospitals)

  • Tina Ramdeen, (Roundhouse)

  • Helen Wilmott, (Made with Many).