HERITAGE INTERPRETATION www.creu-ad.co.uk. Communicating local stories Local interpretation. Local interpretive planning and projects help to ~ Deliver local strategies for ~ Tourism Cultural development Community regeneration Build community capacity Using local skills
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Communicating local stories
Deliver local strategies for ~
Build community capacity
Using local skills
Developing new skills
Creating pride ofplace
Bridging cultural differences
Highlighting local values
Setting a framework for the future
At its core, sustainability is about us – humans that interact with and influence our broader environments.
So, when people ask us, ‘what’s culture got to do with sustainability?’, we answer, ‘How can culture be separated from sustainability?
University of New Hampshire, Office of Sustainability
Distinctiveness is about particularity, it is rehearsed in the buildings and land shapes, the brooks and birds, trees and cheeses, places of worship and pieces of literature. It is about continuing history and nature jostling with each other, layers and fragments – old and new.
Farms & farmsteads Fell ponies Fell running
Fells Fences Fens
Fen skating Feral animals Ferns
Ferries Field barns Field maples
Field names Field patterns Fields
Film locations Fingerposts Fish & chips
Flags Flashes Flatners
Floods Fog & mist Folktales
Follies Food Football
Footbridges Footpaths Fords
Forges Fortifications Freshwater fish
Frets Fritillary meadows Frost & frost hollows
Funicular railways Furry dance
Our name, Creu-ad is pronounced 'cray-ad'. It is based on 'creu', the Welsh word for 'create'. Our logo, a heron, is known in Welsh as 'crëyr.'
Find innovative and creative ways to express local identity and a sense of place
Write interpretation plans and find solutions to interpreting natural and cultural heritage and regeneration projects.
Facilitate community story gathering workshops, interpretive art projects and training.
Specialise in using the arts as tools for interpretation
Work bilingually in English and Welsh.
Sennybridge Past & Present
The Ash Path
Mining for History in Cwm Rheidol
The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority and other partners asked Creu-ad to help the community in Sennybridge to look at the changes that have been taking place in lifestyles and local industries.
The project required interpretive media that could be displayed in the village hall.
The results were a series of framed felt backed collages made by people aged between 9 and 90. They were unveiled at a packed community event.
Senior members of the Cwmcarn community helped us with their stories of life when there was still a coalmine above the village.
They were mostly childhood memories of games they played and ways in which they earned some pocket money.
This included gathering and selling blackberries & wimberries.
The Ash Path itself is a well-used track that miners once walked to work. It now has benches and artworks that interpret the stories.
Creu-ad & Blaengar
This event was linked to Plwm or Lead, a Ceredigion project to develop awareness of the lead mining heritage in this area.
The purpose of the day was to gather memories, stories, photographs and other material that could be included in future interpretation projects.
It was important to engage with members of the community and to find out what THEY want to do with this heritage.
Techniques used were scanning material, sound recording, story telling, talks, displays, memory mapping and lots of talking.