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NEWS: Welsh music company Turnstile announce new Endevant event series

Welsh music company Turnstile are launching a new series of events called Endevant later this year, with the tagline “a small platform to assist a wider debate.”  The series of events are designed to explore how Wales as a country fits into the wider international community in a rapidly changing modern era, through discussion, art and collectiveness.  The events – which are initially consisting of readings, talks and panel discussions – will be recorded in front of an audience before being uploaded as podcasts, and will be divided between the Welsh and English language.

Turnstile have already announced two Endevant events.  The first, on 14th November at Jolyons in Cardiff, will take place in Welsh and sees Jon Gower and Iolo Williams talking about the potential impact Brexit will have on Wales.

The second, taking place at The Cornwall in Cardiff on 21st November, will be lead by Charlotte Church, who is opening a debating platform for everyone to participate in.  She says: “I know that the majority of people feel they are not being listened to, and are becoming increasingly disenfranchised by the Westminster parties and London-centric media outlets […]  I invite all and sundry to The Cornwall in Grangetown, Cardiff, to take part in Pub Politics, a fun and vibrant debating platform for everyone, right, left, centre or N/A.”

A mission statement from Endevant says: “We live in uncertain times.  How we use these times will decide what tomorrow brings.  Amidst the confusion, we felt the need to find a forum – to discuss, evaluate, share and create.  So therefore Turnstile is excited to present Endevant.”

The continued: “Endevant has no manifesto, no party affiliation, only a belief in Wales as a part of a wider European and international community.  Endevant’s mission will be to explore what this now means – and could mean – through discussion, art and collectiveness.  We hope it helps in being a small platform to assist a wider discussion.  Endevant is the Catalan word for ‘forward.’  Not a presumptuous or arrogant ‘forward’ but lending from a language and nation that shares values, problems and concerns.”

Endevant will be announcing more events for 2016 and 2017 in the coming weeks.  Tickets for the first two events go on sale on Friday 30th September.  For more information, visit the Endevant website.

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