Meetings

Inquiry into the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on culture, creative industries, heritage, communications and sport

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

Note: Meeting Agenda can change at short notice. Particularly where future meeting dates are indicated more than a week in advance. Please check before planning to attend a Committee Meeting that the item you are interested in has not been moved.

Meeting: 14/07/2021 - Culture, Communications, Welsh Language, Sport, and International Relations Committee (Item 3)

3 Welsh Government response to the CWLC report on 'Follow-up on work the impact of COVID-19 on sport'

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Meeting: 18/03/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Letter to Deputy Minister for Culture regarding UK Government additional funding for culture

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Meeting: 04/02/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 COVID-19: Impact of the pandemic on sport - discussion of draft letter to the Welsh Government

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Minutes:

Members agreed the draft letter to the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism on follow up work on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in sports, with amendments.

 


Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Impact of COVID-19 on sport: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

Members agreed to write to the Welsh Government on issues raised during the evidence sessions.


Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

COVID 19:- Impact of the pandemic on sport

Steve Phillips, Welsh Rugby Union

Jonathan Ford, Football Association of Wales

Marcus Kingwell, EMD UK

 

Minutes:

Members discussed the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports organisations and participants.

 


Meeting: 21/01/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 COVID-19: Impact of the pandemic on sport

Brian Davies, Sport Wales

Victoria Ward, Welsh Sports Association

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Minutes:

Members discussed the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports organisations and participants.


Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Correspondence with the Welsh Government on freelancer grant fund

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Meeting: 14/01/2021 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Correspondence with the Welsh Government on support for creative industries

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Meeting: 10/12/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Minister of State for Culture and Sport

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Meeting: 10/12/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Consideration of the evidence

Minutes:

Members discussed the evidence.


Meeting: 10/12/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 9)

COVID-19: Impact of the pandemic on the arts - discussion of stakeholder session

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Minutes:

Members agreed the summary of the stakeholder session with freelance workers from the creative industries.


Meeting: 03/12/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

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Meeting: 19/11/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 COVID-19: impact of the outbreak on live music

Paul Carr, University of South Wales

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Minutes:

Members heard a presentation on the impact of the pandemic on live music.

 


Meeting: 19/11/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 COVID-19: impact of the outbreak on live music

John Rostron

Neal Thompson, Focus Wales

Andy Warnock, Musicians’ Union

Spike Griffiths, Forte Project

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Minutes:

Members heard evidence on the impact of the pandemic on live music in Wales.

 


Meeting: 19/11/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 COVID-19: impact of the outbreak on the Welsh language - discussion of draft short report

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Minutes:

Members agreed the draft short report.

 


Meeting: 12/11/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Welsh Government response to the short report on the impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on the Creative Industries

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Meeting: 12/11/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Welsh Government response to the short report on the Impact of the COVID-19 on journalism and local media

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Meeting: 12/11/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Support for news media

Rachel Howells

Emma Meese, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

Karen Wahl-Jorgensen, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

Ifan Morgan Jones, School of Music and Media, Bangor University

Nick Powell, National Union of Journalists

 

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Minutes:

Members heard presentations from the witnesses and discussed support for the news media.


Meeting: 05/11/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

COVID-19: impact of the outbreak on the arts - discussion of evidence from stakeholder session

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Minutes:

Members agreed to postpone this item for a future meeting.


Meeting: 05/11/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Correspondence with Welsh Government on support for culture, heritage and journalism

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Meeting: 05/11/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 COVID-19: impact of the outbreak on live music

Guto Brychan, Clwb Ifor Bach

Samantha Dabb, Le Pub

Dilwyn Llwyd, Neuadd Ogwen

Gary Lulham, Sin City

 

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Minutes:

Members discussed the impact of the lockdown with witnesses.


Meeting: 15/10/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 1.)

1. Culture, Welsh language and Communications Committee workshop on the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the arts.

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Meeting: 08/10/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 COVID-19: Evidence on the impact of the outbreak on the Welsh language

Eluned Morgan MS, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language, Welsh Government

Bethan Webb, Deputy Director, Welsh Language Division

Jeremy Evas, Head of Prosiect 2050

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Minutes:

Members discussed the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Welsh language.


Meeting: 01/10/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

COVID-19: Evidence on the impact of the outbreak on the Welsh language

Aled Roberts, Welsh Language Commissioner

Dyfan Sion, Strategic Director, Welsh Language Commission

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Minutes:

Members discussed the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the Welsh language with Aled Roberts and Dyfan Sion.


Meeting: 24/09/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

COVID-19: Evidence on the impact of the outbreak on the Welsh language

Efa Gruffydd Jones, Chief Executive, National Centre for Learning Welsh

Tegwen Morris, National Director, Merched y Wawr

Bethan Roberts, Chair, Cymdeithas yr Iaith

Caryl Haf, Vice President, Young Farmers’ Club

 


Meeting: 24/09/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

COVID-19: Evidence session on the impact of the outbreak on the Welsh language

Sian Lewis, Chief Executive, Urdd Gobaith Cymru

Betsan Moses, Chief Executive, Eisteddfod Genedlaethol

Helgard Krause, Chief Executive, Welsh Books Council

Lowri Jones, Chair, Mentrau Iaith Cymru

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Minutes:

Members asked questions on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the promotion of the Welsh language. Members agreed to write to the witnesses with further questions.


Meeting: 24/09/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Response by the Welsh Government to the report of the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee: Impact of the COVID-19 Outbreak on Heritage, Museums and Archives.

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Meeting: 17/09/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from Sport Wales Update on the Sport Resilience Fund

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Meeting: 17/09/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Correspondence with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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Meeting: 17/09/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Response from the Welsh Government to the short report on the impact of COVID-19 on sports

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Meeting: 17/09/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Correspondence with the Welsh Government on funding for the cultural sector

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Meeting: 17/09/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Correspondence with Reach plc on proposed reorganisation

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Meeting: 05/08/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Inquiry into the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on heritage, museums and archives: Consideration of draft report

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Minutes:

Members suggested amendments and chose to agree the final draft via correspondence.


Meeting: 05/08/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

Members agreed to publish a short report on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on journalism and local media. Members agreed to write to Reach plc on the proposed redundancies and reorganisation in Wales.


Meeting: 05/08/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Welsh Government response to the report on the impact of COVID-19 on the arts

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Meeting: 05/08/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

Inquiry into the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on journalism and local media

Martin Shipton and Pamela Morton, National Union of Journalists

 

Minutes:

Members discussed Reach plc’s proposed reorganisations plans and the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak with Martin Shipton and Pamela Morton.

 


Meeting: 05/08/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on journalism and local media

Alan Edmunds and Paul Rowland, Reach PLC

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Minutes:

Members discussed Reach plc’s proposed reorganisations plans and the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak with Paul Rowland and Alan Edmunds.


Meeting: 13/07/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 COVID 19: Evidence of the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak on journalism and local media

Steve Johnson, University of South Wales

Gavin Thompson, Newsquest

Phil Henfrey, ITV Cymru Wales

Andrew Dagnell, Head of Newsgathering ITV News

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Minutes:

Members asked questions of Steve Johnson, Gavin Thompson, Phil Henfrey and Andrew Dagnell.

 


Meeting: 13/07/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 COVID 19: Evidence of the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak on journalism and local media

Stephen Cushion, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

Emma Meese, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

Ifan Morgan Jones, School of Music and Media, Bangor University

 

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Minutes:

Members heard presentations from, and asked questions of, Ifan Morgan Jones, Emma Meese and Stephen Cushion.


Meeting: 09/07/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 6)

6 Inquiry into the effect of COVID 19 on creative arts: discussion of draft report

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Minutes:

Members agreed to update the draft report to reflect the recent announcement of additional funding for the sector.


Meeting: 09/07/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Correspondence with the Welsh Government on support for local media

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Minutes:

Members noted the paper.


Meeting: 09/07/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 COVID-19: Evidence session on the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak on the heritage sector, museums and archives

David Anderson, National Museum Wales

Pedr ap Llwyd, The National Library of Wales

Justin Albert, Director for Wales, National Trust

Andrew White, Director of Wales, Heritage Lottery Fund

 

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Minutes:

Members asked questions on the impact of COVID-19 of the National Trust, National Library for Wales, National Museum Wales and National Lottery Heritage Fund.


Meeting: 25/06/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 COVID 19: Evidence on the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak on public sector broadcasting

Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director, BBC Cymru Wales

Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes, ITV Cymru Wales

Owen Evans, Chief Executive, S4C

 

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Minutes:

3.1 Members questioned the following witnesses about the impact of Covid-19 on public sector broadcasting in Wales:

 

Rhodri Talfan Davies, Director, BBC Cymru Wales

Phil Henfrey, Head of News and Programmes, ITV Cymru Wales

Owen Evans, Chief Executive, S4C

 

 


Meeting: 25/06/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 COVID 19: Evidence on the impact of the COVID 19 outbreak on the creative industries

Sara Pepper, Director of Creative Economy, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

Gareth Williams, Chair, TAC

Pauline Burt, Director, Ffilm Cymru

Mark Davyd, Chief Executive Officer, Music Venues Trust

 

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Minutes:

2.1     Members questioned the following witnesses concerning Covid-19 and its impact on the creative industries in Wales:

 

Sara Pepper, Director of Creative Economy, School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Cardiff University

Gareth Williams, Chair, TAC

Pauline Burt, Director, Ffilm Cymru

Mark Davyd, Chief Executive Officer, Music Venues Trust

 


Meeting: 11/06/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

COVID-19: Evidence session on the impact of Covid-19 on Sport, Panel Two

Jonathan Ford, C.E.O, Football Association Wales

Gareth Davies, Chairman, Welsh Rugby Union

Marcus Kingwell, Chief Executive Officer, EMD UK: The national governing body for group exercise

Minutes:

3.1 Members questioned the following witnesses about the impact of Covid-19 on Sport in Wales:

Jonathan Ford, C.E.O, Football Association Wales

Gareth Davies, Chairman, Welsh Rugby Union

Marcus Kingwell, Chief Executive Officer, EMD UK: The national governing body for group exercise

 


Meeting: 19/05/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Brief from the Arts Council of Wales

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Minutes:

Members noted the brief.

 


Meeting: 19/05/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Correspondence with the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee

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Minutes:

Members noted the correspondence.

 


Meeting: 19/05/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Letter from the Wales Community Radio Network

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Minutes:

Members agreed to write to Wales Community Radio Network confirming that the Committee is writing to the Welsh Government about the issues raised in their letter.


Meeting: 19/05/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 COVID-19: Evidence session with the Arts Council of Wales

Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive, Arts Council of Wales

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Minutes:

2.1 Members questioned Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive of the Arts Council of Wales about Covid-19 and its impact on those working in the Arts in Wales.

 


Meeting: 12/05/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Briefing from BBC Cymru Wales

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Minutes:

Members noted the paper.


Meeting: 12/05/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Correspondence with Media Wales

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Minutes:

Members agreed to write to the Welsh Government about the issues raised in the letter from Media Wales.


Meeting: 12/05/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Correspondence from Wales Community Radio Network

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Minutes:

Members agreed to write to the Welsh Government about the issues raised in the letter from the Wales Community Radio Network. 


Meeting: 12/05/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Inquiry into the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on culture, the creative industries, heritage and sport: agree terms of reference

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Minutes:

5.1 This item was not reached. Members agreed the terms of reference electronically. 

 

 


Meeting: 12/05/2020 - Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 COVID-19: Evidence session with the Welsh Government

Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas – Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

Jason Thomas - Director for Culture, Tourism and Sport

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Minutes:

2.1 Members questioned the Deputy Minister and his officials about Covid-19 and its impact on areas within the Committee’s remit, and his department’s response to date to the pandemic.