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 will be 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 that were woven into a multi-media community film.

The project  “Merthyr’s Black Gold” looks at the importance that coal played in the development of Merthyr Tydfil in Wales.  Merthyr is seen as one of the, if not the most important location,  for the industrial revolution, but the precious coal deposits are rarely mentioned.

This project will investigated the importance coal played.

The project ran from spring 2018 until Winter 2018 when community screenings are being held.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Ffos y – Fran Community Development Fund have kindly agreed to fund the exciting opportunity.