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Welsh Government to use the arts to establish an international stage for Wales

The Learned Society of Wales invites you to a discussion at the National Museum that will help develop the international profile of Wales

The role of arts and culture in developing Wales’s international profile will be held at National Museum Cardiff. Image provided by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum of Wales.

The free event wants people to understand how art, heritage and culture can be used to promote Wales to an international power.

The evening discussion, held on 10 December, will refer to the international strategy. In this strategy, the Welsh Government set out plans to make Wales known globally for creative industries like music, television, art and theatre. The strategy suggests making use of these resources, referred to as soft powers, to increase foreign investment and tourism.

Helgard Krause, chief executive at Books Council of Wales, and Llinos Griffin-Williams, executive producer at Wildflame UK, have been announced as panellists with more to be confirmed.

The talk will begin at 5.30 pm and is open to the public. Image of a previous society event provided by the Learned Society of Wales.

“The event will be a lively discussion,” said Dr Sarah Morse, senior executive officer at the Learned Society of Wales. “We would like to hear from audience members and speakers on how Wales can make better use of culture and arts to strengthen its profile.”

Sarah said, “The international strategy offers the opportunity to promote the cultural and historical dimension of Wales.

“The richness of our beirdd a chantorion are not simply tourist attractions; they are at the core of a cultured bilingual nation,” she said. “Our culture is something which we should value, promote and celebrate.”

Creative organisations in Wales are keen to encourage these conclusions and support the development of the government’s international strategy.

Clwstwr is a programme to create innovation in the screen and news sectors across South Wales.

Director Justin Lewis said, “Wales is a place that’s exciting and innovative, somewhere that has to be on people’s maps when they think about what’s going on in the creative sectors.

“We’re absolutely behind this effort and we agree that creative industries are key to that. People connect with creative industries in a way they don’t necessarily connect with others.”

Those wishing to attend the talk are asked to register for tickets before the event.

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