AN ART project in Caerphilly depicting local lives, traditions and stories is being launched today (Wednesday).
Led by Caerphilly Parent Network, the project has won £37,000 of National Health Lottery funding via The Poopie's Health Trustand is set to culminate In a book and exhibition tour.
It Is called Spinning Yarns - Weaving Community, and the idea came from local parents who have set up a steering group which will be running the project from Fochriw Community centre.
Artist In residence Tracey Moberly, from Gllfach, said:
"We have a strong group of local women leading the project and it will be exciting to show off the community stories that go on in the area.
"As part of the project we will be taking Caerphilly residents to an array of locations as it's about education in art."
Residents will interview community members about their own stories and memories of the area.
A photographic project is also being launched with a story through portraits of people inside and outside their houses with either pets, memorabilia or family members.
Michelle Jones of the Parent Network said: "It's gone really well to put all of this project together. We have only got a small budget from our National Health Lottery grant but we are hoping to make It go a long way.
"It is a practical exhibition that will finish by Christmas of next year and will depict what thearea around Fochriw is like and documenting the lives that make it such a
The launch is from 2-5pm. For more, visit http://bit.ly/2d4MPgs
Caption: Tracey Moberly (first from right) and project leader Amanda Jones (fourth from left) with the resident steering group.