Lots of Hafod-Morfa Happenings in November …

Dear Friends

Please find attached news from The Hafod-Morfa Copperworks and a list of events coming up.


We aim to submit an application for funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund in December. We are hoping to secure funds to construct the next phase of the long term plan to develop a unique mixed use urban development  and an inspiring space to visit, work, live and learn in.  We want to ensure that we engage as many individuals and groups in the process and particularly in further research, projects and interpretation to bring the site’s past to life.  More detail about the content of the bid will be available at a meeting on the 9th November. In the meantime, we invite your input on four key questions;

Have we got the plan of community engagement in research and interpretation right?

How do we bring the Musgrave Engine back to life and can you help?

Do you have any general comments on the Purcell masterplan  that we should consider?

How should we generate income from tickets to run a visitor centre?

We will shortly be posting more information about these four questions in a private group on the VocalEyes website see here www.VocalEyes.org to be set up soon.  It is free and easy to register and join in a  series of conversations about the future of the city.  The website allows you to rate ideas, make comments, read the comments of others and propose actions and working groups. We hope to make more of this technology as we proceed with the HLF bid.

In the meantime, a report of the Connected Communities Exchange Event can be seen on our website. This reports on the day and proposes a wish-list of community research and activities that we would like to include in the HLF bid. http://www.hafodmorfacopperworks.com/report-of-the-connected-communities-exchange-event/

A video of the event can also be viewed. http://www.hafodmorfacopperworks.com/short-film-about-connected-communities-festival/

The masterplan can be viewed here http://jhurleydesign.com/copperworks-wp/wp-content/uploads/236x297_Hafod_Vision_Document_V7_DIGITAL.pdf


Friends of Hafod-Morfa Copperworks Meeting, Monday 9th November at 6pm at the Landore Social Club

We will be discussing the HLF bid and the questions above.

Tidy-Up Session

A group of the Hafod-Morfa Friends will be meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Monday 2 November for an autumn tidy-up and litter pick of the site – we’d welcome additional Friends and supporters to join us. Supported by Keep Wiles Tidy.

Being Human Festival

Swansea University is delighted to be hosting a festival hub as part of Being Human 2015 http://beinghumanfestival.org/

Two events are based at Hafod-Morfa Copperworks;

Art at the Hafod- The Spirit of Place on Monday 16 November 11.00am-16.00pm offers a chance to respond to this site of rich heritage through observational drawings and painting with guidance from inspirational artist, Dan Llewelyn Hall – http://www.danllywelynhall.co.uk/home.htm

FREE admission. Book now:  http://beinghumanfestival.org/event/art-the-hafod-the-spirit-of-place/  or enquiries to e.canning@swansea.ac.uk

The Young Heritage Apprentice Thursday 12 November, 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

‘The young heritage apprentice’, aimed at 14–18-years-olds, challenges school teams to develop a project associated with Cu @ Swansea, an ambitious heritage-led regeneration initiative focusing on the 12.5 acre site of the former Hafod-Morfa copperworks in the Lower Swansea Valley. It is led by Huw Bowen, professor of public history at Swansea University, in association with the City and County of Swansea. After visiting the site of the copperworks on 12 November, selected teams will present their ideas to a panel of judges on 19 November at the National Waterfront Museum. The day will culminate in an awards ceremony.

Free Admission | Application process applies by contacting k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk

Please contact me for more information about any of the above.

Best wishes,

Stuart Griffin
Hafod Copperworks Development Project
College of Arts and Humanities
Swansea University
Singleton Park

01792 602617

Follow the Cu @ Swansea copper project at www.hafodmorfacopperworks.com

Find us on Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Hafod-Morfa-Copperworks/381169952010109

See photos of the project on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/97373278@N07/sets/

Working Days Monday 9-5, Wednesday 9-5, Friday 9-12.30.


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