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Adra joins the Open University on a cultural heritage project

Adra is pleased to be a partner with the Open University in Wales on a scheme to connect communities with their heritage.

The Open University has received a grant of £27,925 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to develop an exciting new project called Wales REACH. It will develop a creative arts project and help people in five areas in Wales to explore connections with their cultural heritage.

Areas of Gwynedd with links to quarrying and slate mining are one of the regions that will be part of the REACH programme.

Adra will work with Yr Orsaf, the Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, Amgueddfa Cymru and the Slate Museum in Llanberis.

One session has already been held, with the Archaeological Trust discussing the work they as an organisation has been carrying out in Dinas Dinlle recently.  A second session will take place later this month including a trip to the Slate Museum in Llanberis, where those who attend will have the opportunity to learn more about the industry which has had such an influence on the area where they live.

Adra will work closely with the Open University and partners to bring this project to life through creative writing, music and the visual arts, as well as workshops and exhibitions.

The other areas of Wales included in the project are Butetown in Cardiff, Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Vale of Glamorgan.

Dylan Thomas, Assistant Community and Partnership Manager, said: “This sounds like a really interesting project that will bring people from communities together to work on a creative project that will reflect their cultural heritage.

Adra is very proud to be one of the partners and we look forward to working with other partners to develop this project in quarrying and mining communities across Gwynedd”.