Wales Institute of Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods
Sefydliad Ymchwil Gymdeithasol ac Economaidd, Data a Dulliau Cymru

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News and Events

Our first meeting took place on 22nd June 2017, see our first blog post in the Blog section to find out more. If you have any news items or events you would like us to promote, please send them to Ellie at

EVENT: Inequality and Culture Discussion

30 August 2017, 6-8pm

Edinburgh College of Art

With: Dave O’Brien (on behalf of the special issue editors Kim Allen, Sam Friedman, Dave O’Brien and Anamik Saha)

To mark the publication of a new special issue of Cultural Sociology, Edinburgh College of Art invites you to an evening of discussion, debate, and decision-making, themed around the problem of social inequality and the cultural sector. Academic research, highlighted in Cultural Sociology has shown the inequalities associated with who makes culture in the UK; what is represented on stage, on screen, and in print; and who consumes the culture of our government supported cultural organisations.

The evening consists of a panel of cultural practitioners, hosted by the guest editors of Cultural Sociology, followed by a drinks reception. Speaking on the panel will be Kate Fox, poet, comedian and academic; Clive Gilman, Creative Scotland and Scottish Funding Council; Robbie O’Neil, an actor whose work includes part in Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, and Casualty; and Yasmin Sulaiman, an Editor-in-Chief at The List.

Following discussions and debate with the panel, audience Q&A will consider how we might challenge some of the inequalities confronting contemporary culture.

The event is free.

Book your place.

Read the papers from the special issue (they will be free to access later in August).

EVENT: The Art of Looking at Ourselves

15, 16, 17 September 2017

St Donat's Art Centre, Vale of Glamorgan

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With: Sally Hughes and Iwan Brioc, The Republic of the Imagination

You are warmly invited to take part in The Art of Looking at Ourselves this autumn, in the beautiful setting of St Donat's Arts Centre in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales.

The weekend offers an introduction to the Context Oriented Arts (CoArts) method developed by Iwan Brioc from The Republic of the Imagination.

During the workshop, you will enjoy a range of art and image making, movement and mindfulness activities through which you develop your own 'sensory portal', a site-specific installation.

The weekend culminates in a performance, where you invite friends and family to experience journeying through the sensory portals you have co-created.

Please see more information about the weekend in our brochure.

Book your place.