Vision Fountain partnered with Cyfarthfa Castle Museum and Arts Gallery to create a unique opportunity for young people in the Merthyr area with funing provided by The Heritage Lottery Fund and Ffos-y-Fran Community Development Fund.
We worked alongside four primary schools in the Merthyr area, Cyfarthfa, Edwardsville, Pant and Ynysowen, two Scout groups and Treharris Boys Club. We held discussion groups and creative workshops with the children and their relatives, collecting audio and visual assets. Collected memorabillia and museum memorabillia were scanned in 3-d and other digital assets were woven into a multi-media community film.
The project investigated the importance that coal played in the development of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. Merthyr is seen as an iron town and the coal deposits are rarely mentioned.
The project ran from spring 2018 until Winter 2018 when community screenings were held in RedHouse, Merthyr and well at community centres and schools.
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Ffos y – Fran Community Development Fund have kindly agreed to fund the exciting opportunity.