Written on 06-06-2018 by Craig Owen
June has seen the launch of WCIA’s final ‘Wales for Peace Exhibition Tour, in the Ucheldre Centre Holyhead from 6th June – 8th July 2018.
The Heritage Lottery Funded exhibition draws together work over the last 4 years by communities, schools and youth groups, to uncover Wales ‘peace heritage’ – exploring the question “how, in the 100 years since WW1, have the people of Wales contributed to the search for peace?”
Taking Action for Peace, Then and Now
Seven themes look at ‘actions for peace’ through the generations, and their relevance to issues world today, drawing on stories of ‘inspiring internationalists’ and how each sought to build a better world. Using the colours of the 1960s Peace Flag to guide the exhibition design and themes, has produced a very colourful display with a rich tapestry of volunteer generated stories on display, including digital touchscreen and a book of blogs.
Young Peacemakers ‘Art of Peace’
WCIA are particularly delighted to have worked with Ysgol David Hughes in Menai Bridge, to display artistic responses from the recent ‘Young Peacemakers Awards’ – from which students have produced a fantastic booklet sharing the inspiration behind their works.
DOWNLOAD ‘HEART OF PEACE’ BOOKLET – YOUNG PEACEMAKERS ARTISTIC RESPONSES
Celebrating Local Internationalists
Several local organisations from Anglesey and Gwynedd are also celebrated in the exhibition for their contribution towards Welsh internationalism, including campaigning group UNA Menai (United Nations Association), Wales Lesotho Link Dolen Cymru, Gwerin y Coed / the Woodcraft Folk, and Cymdeithas y Cymod / the Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Wales-wide Exhibition Tour
Following display in Holyhead, the exhibition will move on to
- Swansea in September,
- Merthyr Tydfil in October, and
- Cardiff’s Temple of Peace through Nov-Dec 2018
- Storiel in Bangor in March 2019.
- Aberystwyth in May 2019
Smaller ‘community pop-up exhibitions’ are also being shown in:
- Llyn Brenig Visitor Centre, Conwy / Denbighshire (March-May 2018)
- Llangollen International Eisteddfod, July 2018
- Machynlleth, Owain Glyndwr Centre, August 2018.
The Wales for Peace Exhibition in Ucheldre Arts Centre, Holyhead