A forthcoming exhibition on Jewish life in north Wales has received a £19,000 grant from Beacon for Wales.
Dr Nathan Abrams and Dr Sally Baker from Bangor University are planning a touring exhibition of university and other venues during the spring and summer of 2010.
It will incorporate screenings of the 1998 film Solomon and Gaenor, which explores the relationship between a Jewish/Welsh couple in the south Wales coalfields in the pre-First World War period.
At each destination, Dr Abrams and Dr Baker will run a one-day workshop, with the help of Jenny Krase, a PhD student at Bangor’s School of Creative Studies and Media. Kosher food will be provided, enabling visitors to learn about kashrut.
The organisers are “delighted to have won this award which will give us an opportunity to not only engage with the public but to present our research to a wider audience”.
Beacon for Wales’ Dr Rachel Bowen said: “It’s great to see Dr Abrams encouraging local people to write their own histories and bringing universities and the public closer together.”