Arts Connection – Cyswllt Celf has received £10,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a project, Generations On – What the Great War Meant to Us to take place across North Powys. Awarded through HLF’s First World War: then and now programme, the project will focus on working with the communities of North Powys to create digital stories and textile art works.
To mark the Centenary of the First World War, the project will enable local people across North Powys to come together to preserve the memories and heritage of the people who lived through the First World War. The project will look at collecting photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, letters and photos of keepsakes, as well as family tales passed down to help them build a clear picture of what life was really like.
With help from professionals, local history societies and historians, the information will be digitally recorded and an on-line archive will be created where everyone can access the information.
Commenting on the award, Siân Walters, the Project Officer for Arts Connection, said: “We are delighted to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery fund and are looking forward to working with a range of people to explore the First World War and hope many people will get involved!”
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