This session was the first of 4 ‘Learning Sessions’ where the Assembly heard from ‘Expert Witnesses’ (people who have been invited to speak to the Assembly about one aspect or another of the topic in order to help equip participants to address the Assembly question).

The Expert Witnesses’ initial inputs were on video (see below) and they then answered questions from Assembly members in a ‘goldfish bowl’ discussion format.

Our ‘Expert Witnesses’ this week were:

Mary Kramer from Wabash Valley Art Spaces

Mathilde Lopez from National Theatre Wales with Joe Roberts from Natural Resources Wales.

Rob Hopkins from Transition Network, and Author of ‘From What is to What if?’.

Rob Hopkins, Transition Network and Author of “From ‘What is’ to ‘What if?'”

Our Writer-in-Residence, Liz Mytton, wrote some more Haiku verses:

Haiku verses from 28th October session:

When our dreams are green
Fresh realities present
Alternate futures

Jubilee: a call
To celebrate difference by
Skanking in the streets

This impulse to share
Verses, sketches, tales – it cries,
‘Let’s work together!’

Haiku verses from 4th November session:

Why don’t you speak in
Language that we understand
If it’s meant for us?

You must remember
Those who are not yet present
Who whisper in vain

Imagination
A resource in scarce supply
We can’t live without

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