Free talk on the future of Swansea Valley's industrial past and presentations from community projects

Cymunedau Cysylltiedig: Researching the Industrial and Post-Industrial Communities of the Swansea Valley

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This public event, which is free of charge and open to all, will include an introductory talk on the future of the Swansea Valley’s industrial past given by Professor Huw Bowen of Swansea University’s College of Arts and Humanities. This will be followed by several presentations from six local Heritage Lottery Fund community projects that, as part of the Cymunedau Cysylltiedig project, are producing community-focused heritage research.  The event will conclude with a screening of several short films about the project‌.

Speaker: Professor Huw Bowen, College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University 

Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Time: 2pm – 3pm

Venue:  Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University

Event summary: This special event will mark the next stage in the Cymunedau Cysylltiedig project and will celebrate the continued development of heritage research with a community focus. The event will highlight the exciting potential for this research to shape the future development of the city of Swansea.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) the bi-lingual project, led by Professor Huw Bowen, forms part of the AHRC’s Connected Communities programme ‘Research for Community Heritage’.

Working closely with the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), and other partners, Cymunedau Cysylltiedig has built sustainable links between Swansea University and local community groups and continues to support and develop local community research.

The Cymunedau Cysylltiedig project will considerably enhance the Cu @ Swansea Project, the exciting initiative led by Swansea University in partnership with the City and County of Swansea to develop the 12 ½ acre site of the former Hafod and Morfa Copperworks in the Lower Swansea Valley.

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