Connected Communities Open Day Report

The Connected Communities Project has now held two Open Days which have been a great success.
 
The first event which took place at the Pontardawe Spring Festival was blessed with great whether and was bussling with local people and stall holders. The team chatted with members of the local community and different groups and organisations who had great ideas for potential projects.
 
The second event at the National Waterfront Museum at the Local History Live! event had a total of 18 vendors which offered a fantastic opportunity for everyone to learn of ongoing projects and to exchange ideas. Talks during and after the event provided interesting insight into current history projects and heritage activities happening in the local area.
 
Thank you to John Ashley of the Swansea Branch of the Historical Association for his assistance in organising and planning the event.

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2nd Open Day at Local History Live! The National Waterfront Museum, Sunday May 20th, 2.30pm – 5.30pm!

Come and meet our project members to discuss ideas for local history and heritage based activities and research. If you are a member of a local group or you simply have an interest in local history please come along! Our project members will be happy to discuss your ideas and offer suggestions: http://www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/whatson/?event_id=5669

The event is open to everyone and will offer the chance for members of the local community to come along and meet our project members to discuss ideas for projects and research activities focused on the Industrial and post-industrial communities of the Swansea Valley.

The series of open days aims to build collaborations between Swansea University researchers and the local community to potentially turn discussed project plans into funding applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund to gain support for proposed activities http://www.hlf.org.uk/news/Pages/AllOurStories.aspx

Please email Kate on: k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk for further information.