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Writing the history of Grangetown workshops

Love and live in Grangetown? Would you like to take part in a writing workshop based on an exciting history project?


Periscopes for the Past is an exciting project looking at the history of Grangetown through five events: Grange Farm, the flooding, Baroness Windsor and the industrial revolution, the Great Wars and the Race Riots.

These events have inspired artworks that will be showcased through historical scenes (dioramas) mounted into five periscopes for you to view in Grange Pavilion’s garden.

In order to celebrate the project and contribute to the exhibition, we invite you to join the author Sophie Buchaillard for a two-hour writing workshop when Sophie will share her experience of writing from historical events and work with you on one of the five themes to bring history to life.

The aim is to create residents’ narratives, poems and short stories inspired by Grangetown’s history which will then be included in the exhibition.

There are three sessions on offer:

15th of May – 10 to 12am

15th of May – 4 to 6pm

12th June – 10 to 12am

How to take part:

Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Register your interest by emailing your name, address and phone number to ThomasL90@cardiff.ac.uk

Please bring your own pen and paper if convenient, though there will be materials to hand at the Pavilion on the day.

Sophie Buchaillard is a local author and radio broadcaster. She writes short stories and novels inspired by historical events. She is a member of the Welsh Writers’ Group A Zoom of Our Own and Associate Member of the Society of Authors. She writes as a contributor in the Wales Arts Review. A founding member of Community Gateway with her husband, she is delighted to be back working in the Pavilion.

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