White Rock Project Walk – May 13th

Several members of the White Rock Project team braved the unpredictable weather of late and went on a walk of Kilvey Hill yesterday.

The team visited several sites on the hill that link to the broader White Rock site and project that researchers and celebrates the history of the site, including the site of a former engine house and a flume that links to the site.

From the below pic, it looks like the team enjoyed the walk!

Glynn Vivian Museums at Night

Museums at Night 2014

In the run up to their collaboration for Museums at Night 2014, artist Amy Sharrocks will be appearing at Swansea Museum to discuss DAYTRIP. An invitation to fall. Come along on Thursday May 1st at 7pm to hear the artist discuss her work and receive your invitations to fall.

There are many falls: a general difficulty keeping up, the fall of an Empire, falling asleep, economic slumps and crashes, industrial depressions and recession, falls from grace. Children teach us that falling is a human condition, but somehow we forget that as we grow up…

Ever fallen? No matter. Try again. Fall again. Fall better.

In addition, we’d like to invite you to discuss and talk about her Museum of Water. The Museum of Water is a collection of publicly donated water and accompanying stories. Accumulating over two years in different sites worldwide, Museum of Water is an invitation to ponder our precious liquid and how we use it.
Choose what water is most precious to you. Find a bottle to put it in. Tell us why you chose this water. We will keep it for you.

Help us build a collection of water for future generations to enjoy.

Who is Amy Sharrocks?
Amy Sharrocks is a live artist, sculptor and film-maker who invites people to come on journeys in which their own experience, communication and expression are a vital part.

Find out more about: Amy Sharrocks, Museums at Night , Museum of Water

On behalf of Amy Sharrocks, and Swansea Museum, with support from the City and County of Swansea, we hope that you can come along on 1st May, 7.30pm at Swansea Museum.


‘Memories of Old Clydach’ project celebrates local community’s proud history.

As part of the Connected Communities Project, led by the Research Institute for Arts and Humanities (RIAH), a local community event was held on May 1st to celebrate the ‘Memories’ of Old Clydach’ project.

The project is collaboration between Clydach Heritage Centre, the Connected Communities team at Swansea University and local heritage partners, and is tapping into the local memories of Clydach during World War 2 and during the 1950s, particularly looking at the ways technology has changed.

The community celebration on May 1st brought together the Swansea University team, including postgraduate student volunteers and the Clydach Heritage Centre volunteers, to celebrate the project’s success and outputs in the form of a 1950s style fete, with viewings of the project output: a DVD based upon project research in the form of a pack for local school children.

children in Centre 2 lighter

The project has researched life and community memory in Clydach, conducted by volunteers and Swansea University postgraduate students, and has held several events in the local community where oral histories and items have been gathered from the community. At the event on May 1st the project research was displayed alongside the film, and further memories were gathered from local people to add to the project’s development and continued research.

Huw Bowen in full flight

Professor Huw Bowen talks to the community about the project, including local school children who will use the school packs, an output of the project. 

The school packs and project research will be deposited with local heritage project partners, including archives and libraries.

Please contact Kate spiller, Connected Communities Project Coordinator, for further information: k.spiler@swansea.ac.uk.