Lottery cash for Welsh memories exhibition

December 16, 2010

Memories of South Wales Jewry will feature in an exhibition and website thanks to a £33,000-plus grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The money has gone to Cardiff Reform Synagogue, which will work with Butetown History and Arts Centre, specialising in using photography and life stories to portray local black and ethnic minority communities.

Cardiff Reform's Colin Heyman said community members "have been deeply involved in Welsh life as writers, actors, taxi-drivers, nurses, engineers, secretaries and charitable workers - not to mention Cardiff City supporters. This award will not only enable us to record their reminiscences but, more importantly, enable us to gain a picture of how the Jewish and Welsh people have interacted over the last 70 years or so."

Jennifer Stewart, head of the Heritage Lottery Fund in Wales, stressed the importance of "recording the memories and stories within our communities. We were really impressed with how volunteers will be involved in the project and the wide range of activities that will be offered so that people can find out more about the history of the community."

The intention is to take the exhibition to venues throughout Wales

Last updated: 3:07pm, December 16 2010