Wales is one of the only countries in the world to place value on cultural well-being and as the Welsh cultural season begins, Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, will be highlighting how the Welsh approach can be life-changing for the nation.

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales said:

“The diversity of our culture and Welsh language is what makes Wales an exciting place to live and work and the Well-being of Future Generations Act offers an opportunity to nurture, protect and explore how culture and cultural events such as the Hay Festival and Urdd Eisteddfod can improve a person’s quality of life and strengthen the community.

“A person’s cultural well-being; whether they can access and enjoy the arts, go to the cinema, take part in an art class, join a choir, and feel free to express themselves is key to everyone’s quality of life and is why the arts has a critical role to play when it comes to the well-being of future generations.”

The Commissioner will be attending and speaking at the following events:

5.30pm, Thursday, 1st June – Football Association Wales – ‘Leadership,Teamwork, Empowerment’ – to celebrate strong women in sport and society Sophie Howe will join Lowri Morgan, Adventurer, journalist and presenter, Elin Haf Davies, Adventure, Author and Speaker and La-Chun Lindsay, Managing Director, GE Aviation Wales will lead a series of inspiring leadership, teamwork and empowerment sessions.

1pm Friday, 2nd June – Hay Festival – Sophie Howe talks to Jane Davidson ‘One Year In – Making Progress? – Sophie Howe will discuss with Jane Davidson, the original architect of the Well-being of Future Generations Act how much progress has been made during the first year of its implementation.

2pm, Saturday, 3rd June – Urdd Eisteddfod 2017 – Sophie Howe will attend the Celf a Chrefft award ceremony for all the winners. The theme of this year’s competition was ‘Y Dyfodol’ (The Future).