Swansea Your Story – Community Workshop – 24.3.13 / 14.4.13

Sunday 24th March, at the Discovery Room on the first floor of Swansea Central Library starting at 2pm. All Welcome.

Who Where and When?

A photograph is said to be worth a thousand words but what’s a photograph without words?

Without knowing any information about a photograph, an image cannot be easily read. It’s useful to know the location, the date and any information realting to an image. Who is in the picture? Why was it taken?  With a little help and knowledge, most of this can be discovered from in the photo itself.  Other photos that show the same location can also help identify vanished buildings or ancestors.

A photograph can be dated by the style of clothes or the type of a car, therefore as part of the workshop we will look at some of the ways to achieve this.  

Swansea Your Story’s collection of old photographs contains many unidentified locations that are believed to be taken in and around pre-war Swansea.

We need your help to add captions and tell the stories of these photos.

You are welcome to bring some of your own photos for identification or just for general discussion. Local photographer and historian Royston Kneath will be on hand to chair the event.

The workshop funded by All Our Stories Heritage Lottery Fund as part of Swansea a Town and City in Photographs.

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery – Community Cafe, 28th February, 2013

Don’t miss Community Café on Thursday 28 February 2013 at 5.30pm as they continue to look into the life of Richard Glynn Vivian.

Art historian Kirstine Dunthorne will be sharing her research on Richard Glynn Vivian’s sketch books, photographs and diaries from overseas in this fascinating insight into his life.

Join in the lively discussions as they consider the future programmes of the gallery and prepare for reopening in 2014.

Tea and coffee provided.

Connected Communities Phase 2 Launch – 27.2.13 – Taliesin, Swansea University!



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

Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea University

2- 4pm, 27th February, 2013 

This special event will celebrate the continued development of local community-based research. The event will highlight the exciting potential for this research to shape the future development of theSwanseaValley; including the regeneration of the Hafod and Morfa Copperworks.

The Connected Communities project, led by Professor Huw Bowen, has built sustainable links betweenSwanseaUniversityand local community groups and continues to support and develop local community research.

The event will include an introductory talk on the future of theSwanseaValley’s industrial past given by Professor Huw Bowen ofSwanseaUniversity’sCollegeofArtsand 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.

Refreshments served from 3.30 pm after the event.

 Free admission

 All welcome

If you have any enquiries regarding this event please contact Kate Spiller, Project Co-ordinator: (k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk).