Art @ the Hafod – Spirit of Place

Being Human, the UK’s first national festival of the humanities, is back for a second year between 12 and 22 November 2015.

Led by Swansea University and as part of the Heritage, Health and Wellbeing series of events, the Art @ the Hafod event will take place at the historic Hafod-Morfa Copperworks on Monday November 16th.

The Copperworkswas one of the primary centres of industry in South Wales and integral to community life in the Lower Swansea Valley. Participants of all ages will get a unique chance to respond to this site of rich heritage through observational drawings and painting. Over the course of the day each visitor will create some investigative drawings from points of interest. At various times, the group will explore the findings, discuss the drawings and what might make a final piece. With guidance from artist, Dan Llywelyn Hall, members of the group can expect to develop their observational skills and confidence with drawing and painting.

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Get Involved! Chips, Curry & Cappuccino Project

Chips, Curry & Cappuccino – The Diverse Food Heritage of Swansea
Chips, Curry and Cappuccino is a diverse food heritage project that will research how diverse food cuisines have become part of the mainstream diet in Swansea. Young people will interview restaurant/cafe owners and elders in various communities to build a bigger picture of how different cultures and communities have passed on their food customs, traditions and heritage making a positive impact on the Swansea and Welsh community.

The main communities that will be focused on during this project will be Chinese, Indian, Italian and Middle Eastern communities in Swansea. However, there will be further scope to research other communities.
This project will provide a fantastic opportunity for restaurant and cafe owners from different cultures and community groups to share their heritage through stories, photographs etc. to our young researchers and to the wider community. Your information will contribute to an exhibition to be displayed in the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea between March and May 2016. The research will also be shared in many primary schools and community spaces through a mobile exhibition. This could be a fantastic way to share your culture and to promote your business or community group to others.
If you would like to get involved with the project by providing information through interviews etc. or would like more information please contact 038366.

Calling All Budding Historians! Could You Be Our Next Heritage Apprentice?


‘The Heritage Apprentice’

Calling all budding historians!

Do you have fresh ideas and a love of history?

Come and take on our ‘Lord Sugar’!

Open to young adults in the 14-18 age categories from all schools, colleges and youth groups from Swansea and its hinterlands, this unique programme offers an opportunity to compete in a team event modelled on the BBC TV series ‘The Apprentice’. Selected school teams will be given a brief to develop a project associated with the Hafod-Morfa copperworks, an ambitious heritage-led regeneration initiative focusing on the 12.5 acre former site of the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks.

Applicants will have a lunch at Swansea University with the Hafod project team followed by a tour of the Hafod-Morfa Copperworks site, led by Professor Huw Bowen, professor of Public History at Swansea University. Teams will have a week to prepare their ideas before presenting them before a panel of judges, including our very own ‘Lord Sugar’. An Award Ceremony will take place at the National Waterfront Museum on November 19th.

This is a unique opportunity to engage with an important local and global historical site and contribute to its development. Applicants will also gain knowledge, transferable skills and experience in the history, business, IT, design and tourism and leisure sectors.

The deadline for applications is 3:30pm, October 14th 2015.

To apply: please send a 150-word summary telling us why your school / youth group is the right team for the programme to Kate Spiller, Project Co-ordinator: Please include email contact address, telephone number, teacher / youth group leader name.

Further information:

Team info – 3 teams of 4 or 4 teams of 3 (1 team per school.)

Schools will be informed by telephone on Friday 16th October if they have been successful.

Event day (lunch and Hafod site tour) November 12th 12 – 2.30 pm.

Award Ceremony at the National Waterfront Museum 19th November 12 – 2 pm.

**Part of ‘Heritage, Health and Wellbeing’, Swansea University’s programme of events for ‘Being Human’, the UK’s second festival of the humanities led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, 12-22 November 2015.