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Connected Communities: Working with the Community to Develop Local Heritage Projects and Research

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For further information please contact Kate Spiller, Project Co-ordinator: k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk

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The project develops community-focused research projects and activities that examine, celebrate and share the legacy and history of the Lower Swansea Valley and communities across Wales. The project offers an exciting opportunity for members of local community and Swansea University researchers and professional partners to work together on interdisciplinary projects, heritage activities and community-focused research. 

Connected Communities supports many local community-led projects, initiatives and activities, including Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) projects that focus on the history and heritage of the Swansea Valley.

We continue to grow….Additional researchers, professional partners and community groups have joined the project to collaboratively design community-focused research including projects on the history of disability and the medical and digital humanities and to support events and festivals lead by Swansea University in areas such as theatre studies, creative writing, heritage tourism and the interpretation of the historic environment.

Hafod-Morfa Copperworks

Connected Communities also enhances a major heritage-led urban regeneration project centered on the Swansea Valley and the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks via community-led activities and research at the site. The regeneration project – Cu @ Swansea – is led by Professor Huw Bowen in partnership with the City and County of Swansea and will breathe new life into the landscape and communities of the Lower Swansea Valley, with the aim of creating a world-class industrial heritage site at the Hafod Morfa Copperworks. For information on the Cu@Swansea Project please visit the Hafod Morfa-Copperworks project website.