Living History in Cardiff Docklands

Help launch our Living History programme this summer. We provide a welcoming arts & heritage space where diverse communities come together.

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Butetown History & Arts Centre in Partnership with Outside Art World

Support our Living History summer programme and help us secure our future

Established in 1988 and located at the heart of old Cardiff Docklands, Butetown History & Arts Centre provides a welcoming space where Cardiff’s diverse communities can come together, feel at home and share activities and experiences with the wider Cardiff.

We offer:

  • participatory arts and heritage activities
  • exhibitions and information on Cardiff’s unique multi-cultural history
  • educational talks and workshops

We are working in partnership with Outside Art World to raise £10,000 to fund our joint summer programme for 2016. This will pay for arts and heritage workshops that use our unique collection of life stories, paintings and photographs.

Memory based workshops for local people will bring alive our rich collection of photographs and stories and will run alongside art, drama, and storytelling workshops open to all. Participation will bring together old and new communities, engaging all ages in creative activities. Stories from Old Tiger Bay will be used to encourage newer residents and refugees to tell their stories through arts and drama workshops.

Rooted in Cardiff Docklands, we have strong links with the many old and new minority communities of South Cardiff including Sudanese, Somali, Middle Eastern and Asian, for whom our Centre is an important welcoming space and resource for cultural activities and education. The programme will culminate in a Living History street festival.

Your donations will pay for a workshop taster day, 50 half-day workshops and the Living History festival. Costs covered will include tutors, materials, project co-ordination and overheads, volunteer expenses and publicity. 

This project is part of a wider appeal to secure the future of our unique Centre. Without the money to offer activities, we have no future. Please support our work.

Image shown: Siblings Linda, Laraine, Pauline and Ben Bernard playing together.