Welsh dis­play gets £19k

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community -

A FORTH­COM­ING ex­hi­bi­tion on Jewish life in north Wales has re­ceived a £19,000 grant from Bea­con for Wales.

Dr Nathan Abrams and Dr Sally Baker from Ban­gor Uni­ver­sity are plan­ning a tour­ing ex­hi­bi­tion of uni­ver­sity and other venues dur­ing the spring and sum­mer of 2010.

It will in­cor­po­rate screen­ings of the 1998 film Solomon and Gaenor, which ex­plores the re­la­tion­ship be­tween a Jewish/Welsh cou­ple in the south Wales coal­fields in the pre-First World War pe­riod.

At each des­ti­na­tion, Dr Abrams and Dr Baker will run a one-day work­shop, with the help of Jenny Krase, a PhD stu­dent at Ban­gor’s School of Creative Stud­ies and Me­dia. Kosher food will be pro­vided, en­abling vis­i­tors to learn about kashrut.

The or­gan­is­ers are “de­lighted to have won this award which will give us an op­por­tu­nity to not only en­gage with the pub­lic but to present our re­search to a wider au­di­ence”.

Bea­con for Wales’ Dr Rachel Bowen said: “It’s great to see Dr Abrams en­cour­ag­ing lo­cal peo­ple to write their own his­to­ries and bring­ing uni­ver­si­ties and the pub­lic closer to­gether.”

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