And that was the start is the name we’ve given to the first CAT Oral History Project podcast, telling the story of the first year of CAT through the voices of the people who were there at the time. The podcast includes the voices of local people who saw this strange group of people arrive in the Dyfi Valley and some of the workers and volunteers who started the work of transforming the disused quarry. Have a listen here.
Dewch draw i un o’n digwyddiadau hanes llafar ym mis Ionawr. Bydd pob digwyddiad yn cynnwys arddangosfeydd, perfformiad sain a chyfle i recordio eich hanner awr eich hun o hanes gydag un o’n gwirfoddolwyr sydd wedi’u hyfforddi ym maes hanes llafar.
Cysylltwch â firstname.lastname@example.org 01654 705978 am fwy o fanylion.
Dydd Iau, Ionawr 17eg 4yh–9yh Caffi’r Chwarel, Machynlleth Bydd bwyd a diod ar gael
Dydd Sadwrn, Ionawr 19eg 11yb–3yp Canolfan Owain Glyndŵr, Machynlleth Bydd lluniaeth ar gael
Dewch draw unrhyw bryd!
For the past six months I’ve been engaged on an incredibly interesting oral history project about the Centre for Alternative Technology. Next week sees the first fruits of the project launched in Machynlleth, a temporary exhibition and podcast revealing the origins of CAT. Over 15 volunteers and myself have interviewed over 70 people so far, with more to follow, and the process has been absolutely fascinating. This is one of the most interesting things I’ve done in my career, as I’ve personally had the opportunity to interview 30 people. Oral history builds unexpected links between people and provides space for people to have their story heard. This project has revealed many hidden stories about CAT and the people who made it. I’ll post the link to the podcast here next Thursday. Meanwhile check out the details of the events by clicking here and by looking on my news and dates page. I’ll be posting more about the project in the coming months.