This project used creative activities to explore local stories from WWI. Anita Jenkins worked in Newtown library with the local community, Becky Knight worked with an art group and pupils from Ygsol Bro Ddyfi to create a parachute hanging, Georgette Marshall worked with the Llanfyllin community, Nicola Knapton worked with schools in Welshpool, and open access workshops in Tesco’s and Llys Hafren to create a camouflage net hanging. Blue MacAskill and Jim Elliott created animations with Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd, Llanfyllin High School, Llanfair Caereinon High School and Ysgol Bro Dyfi. These are available to view on our Youtube channel.
We held a 2 week exhibition in Llanfyllin with a stunning performance from the Penybont Male Voice Choir, a one day exhibition in Newtown and a final showcase of all the work in Welshpool.
The research and art works have been collated into a booklet, available to view at area libraries.
The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Arts Council of Wales.
You can view animations, textile hanging, memorabilia and photos from the project by following these links: