Free half term Iron Age fun!
1 February 2013
Half-term activities at Cardiff Story inspired by hidden local history
Half Term Activities: Monday 11th Feb to Friday 15th Feb [11.30am-1pm]
Plus CAER Heritage Project Exhibition: 7 Feb – 6 March, Cardiff Story
CAER Exhibition at Senedd
Families looking for fun and educational things to do this half term should head to Cardiff Story for activities designed by Cardiff University’s School of History, Archaeology and Religion.
Each day of half term week, two different activities will be on offer at Cardiff Story on The Hayes – all inspired by Caerau and Ely Rediscovering [CAER] Heritage Project which is revealing the hidden histories of one of Cardiff’s little known gems, the Iron Age fort at Caerau.
Whether its Writing a postcard from/to the Iron Age, Making your own Iron Age pot; Designing your own tribal logo; Being an archaeologist - recording and drawing real artefacts; archaeological science workshops run by Guerrilla archaeology or Young Indianas – sand pit discoveries for under fives, there’s lots to do and amazing facts from the Iron Age to discover along the way.
Dave Wyatt, co-director of the CAER Heritage Project and a historian at the University, says: ‘Finding something fun and interesting for all ages at half term is not always easy for parents. Families are welcome to try their hand at a range of activities and to discover more about the hidden heritage on their doorstep as part of our exhibition about our project at Cardiff Story.
'Created by the three local schools involved, the CAER Heritage Project exhibition explains what we’ve done so far and is on view until 6th March. Come and find out more about our local Iron Age, Roman and Medieval past, unearthed by a community working together. ’
The exhibition will feature TimeTeam’s programme A Capital Hill screened on 13 January - which followed the community project in its initial stages of archaeological discovery and excavation last year.
Families are welcome to join for any or all of the half term activity days, Monday to Friday of half term [11 – 15 February] from 11.30am to 1pm. No advance booking needed. The exhibition runs until 6 March at Cardiff Story [opening times Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm and Sunday 11pm – 4pm]
The CAER Heritage Project is a joint initiative between Cardiff University, Communities First and the community of Caerau and Ely, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The aim is to explore the rich history and archaeology of the area from prehistory through to modern times, helping to connect the community with its heritage in order to create a heightened sense of place and develop educational opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds. To find out more, head to http://caerheritageproject.com
About Cardiff Story
The Cardiff Story, The Old Library, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1BH
Opening times: Mon – Sat [10am – 5pm] & Sun [11am – 4pm]
Call ahead or email for more details: 029 2078 8334