The Peoples Think Tank


The Peoples Think Tank

The People’s Think Tank is an interdisciplinary group of problem-solvers; artists, NTW TEAM members, members of the communities of Wales

The Think Tank’s aims are to:

  • give a collective voice for the people of Wales, around issues of democracy and politics, arts and culture;
  • pursue tangible outcomes from the Big Democracy Project;
  • encourage a new collective voice; and to
  • help shape the next phase of The Big Democracy Project.


They will do this by:

  • working within the Big Democracy Project to listen and contribute to conversation;
  • learning, analysing, and sharing ideas online;
  • holding periodical online debates;
  • presenting some of their findings to the National Assembly in March 2016;
  • react to government policy, proposals, papers and recommendations; and
  • influencing the direction of the Big Democracy Project;

If you’d like to join the People’s Think Tank, please contact Gavin Porter at or 02920 353 070.

There’s no criteria – anyone can become a member, anywhere in Wales.

Location: Cymru/Wales
Members: 50
Latest Activity: Feb 16, 2017

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When will the Establishment and party leaders hear the cry of the voiceless? 2 Replies

I spoke to a young British man the other day who was born and raised in Wales and who's children are born and raised in Cardiff ' who said to me I'm having sleepless nights lately as I'm worried…Continue

Started by Yusuf salaban mohamed. Last reply by Yusuf salaban mohamed Apr 23, 2015.

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Comment by Gerry Gold on February 16, 2017 at 0:53

As promised ..... new booklet ....

Democracy unchained - just published

sign up here to get involved.......

Comment by Gerry Gold on February 1, 2017 at 7:29

You're not wrong, Rachel!

Try this 

More to come soon

Comment by rachel rosen on February 1, 2017 at 7:05
I think we need the big democracy project more than ever right now.
Comment by Gavin Porter on October 26, 2015 at 6:11

Shutting Down the Rainbow Nation: #FeesMustFall

Students shook the South African nation to its very core this week as protests swept across campuses with the so-called born frees at the helm.

Comment by Bill Hamblett on October 19, 2015 at 1:33

sorry I pressed send by mistake.... community windmill will not get anything like the financial return for it's output making it, and probably any future community renewable energy scheme in UK, non viable. Climate change means us changing, either reactively in a response to it's consequences or proactively in holding back the negative effects. This Government withdrawing from a commitment to renewables is criminally short-sighted, putting them firmly in the “bystanders” camp. So it is very disheartening when politicians throw up their hands and withdraw from positive change. Let us hope that our politicians’ double talking, hypocritical, spin at the summit is seen for what it is and the grown up world (Bigger Democracy) decides on great positive ways forward.

Comment by Bill Hamblett on October 19, 2015 at 1:00

Gavin has pointed to this article about toxic foam and it looks so horrendous but it occured to me that this is a rare occasion when we actually see pollution as most of the time it does not manifest in such a spectacular way. That is until we maybe see a river full of dead fish for instance. it just shows how complex and interrelated the issues are. This Westminster government has just cut the Feed In Tarrif (FIT) on solar pannels and windmills so our proposed local

Comment by Gavin Porter on October 18, 2015 at 23:51

Sweden introduces six-hour working day in a bid to increase productivity and make people happier.

Do we need to work 8hrs a day? Where did this idea come from?

Comment by Gavin Porter on October 14, 2015 at 23:44

I was looking at this article this morning, which is pretty shocking and then started to think about the Climate Summit in December and also how I often get caught up in the isms and schisms of politics when it seems there a bigger issues at play.

I wonder is anyone feels optimistic about the Summit?

Comment by Gavin Porter on October 13, 2015 at 5:08

Rabab Ghazoul and g39 are organising a study group as part of this MOOC, a free, 6-week online course, organised by Creative Time. The course looks at fundamental themes within socially engaged public art practice, through a series of video lectures and presentations by internationally acclaimed artists, curators, critics, and activists. As it’s online, it’s open to anyone in the world.

Comment by Gavin Porter on October 1, 2015 at 4:19

Jeremy Corbyn 1st PM Question Time


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