Periscopes to the Past
Periscopes to the Past is a project to create a permanent artistic history trail around the wildflower gardens of Grange Pavilion to showcase Grangetown’s rich and diverse history.
The project has been organised by Grangetown Art Trail, www.instagram.com/artgrangetown, a community project led by residents, Charlotte Brown (historian) and Chris House (artist). The G.A.T have run a number of successful projects locally including the Grangetown Zoo (March 2020) and the Grangetown in Lockdown exhibition (October 2020). They worked in partnership with the Grange Pavilion, who will host the completed periscopes in their grounds.
There will also be five free writing classes, run by Sophie Buchaillard, inspired by the finished periscopes.
Translator, Hammad Rind, will make the project and history accessible to the large number of culturally diverse residents, with project content available in Urdu as well as Welsh and English.
Following an open call asking residents to nominate a piece of Grangetown History to feature in one of the periscopes, the project team commissioned the creation of five periscopes with historical dioramas inside covering the following:
- Grange Farm
- The nineteenth-century floods
- The race riots
- Industrialisation and Baroness Windsor
- The First and Second World Wars
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