The Arena – Pitch Illustration Radio 98.7fm

The Arena – Pitch Illustration Radio 98.7fm

01 Aug 2016, Posted by kate_mercer in Cardiff, Community, Out & About

It was with great pleasure last week I accepted an invite by and Dai Howell to join them with special guest Rowan Lear to talk about photography this week on Pitch Illustration Radio / Radio Cardiff, this episode hosted by James Cocks. The Arena is part of a series of events by g39, curated by Gail Howard, called Tu Fewn / Does That Include Us?

A huge thank to James and Dai for inviting us along to speak – it was a lot of fun, and I hope to do it again soon. On this session, we spoke about the nature and limitations of understanding through photography, including Selfies, the act of photographing, consumer culture and (inevitably) Pokémon Go! If you missed the show, you can listen again by following the link here:

More about The Arena and Tu Fewn / Does that include us? at g39:

Taken from “The Arena: Truth” event page


The Arena is an open expression platform where contributors can talk / sing / read poetry / dance or speak about anything that interests them for a maximum of a ten minutes. Based on the principle that intelligence is not knowledge but understanding, The Arena explores the idea of spreading understanding. These series of events are totally free to attend, and you don’t even actively have to take part – you can listen or take part in the expression of understanding.
The first of four, the first Arena focused on notions of Truth – the next sessions are:
Sat 6th Aug (11 am) – Justice
Sat 13th Aug (11 am) – Beauty
Sat 20th Aug (11 am) – Freedom

If you have any questions or would like to take part in arena, email on
Tu Fewn / Does that include us? is a multi-artform programme of events presented by artists, fascilitators and activists, some who identify as disabled and some who don’t, taking place from now way through into September at g39, curated by Gail Howard. More information on events, timings and locations can be found on their website:

All events are free and wheelchair accessible and unless stated, it in not necessary to book to attend events as part of this programme. Please contact for more information about any specific queries or access requirements you may have.