From May to the Future

From May to the Future

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm | 15/05/2024

A new gallery exhibition at Glamorgan Archives


Join the team at Glamorgan Archives, Cardiff, for the unveiling of a unique new art installation – ten canvas prints of Cardiff families past and present, each with their own audio minidrama.


The family-friendly launch will include some ‘gathered listening’ to the dramas inspired by the pictures, as well as talks from the artists, historians and archivists behind the project.


From May to the Future combines two halves of a recent community outreach project. In From May to Etta, with Love two local writers Danielle Fahiya and Kyle Lima crafted six 5-minute audio dramas inspired by anonymous portraits from a 1910 photo collection held by Glamorgan Archives.


In From Us to the Future, the contemporary Cardiff families who voiced the historical dramas were given their own portrait shoot, and their voices captured for posterity. Both will be officially archived for future generations. In the meantime, their pictures join their historical counterparts on the walls of Glamorgan Archives, part of a unique installation celebrating Cardiff past and present in all its diversity.


From May to Etta, with Love and From Us to the Future are Applied Stories projects for Glamorgan Archives and The National Archives.


Tickets to the launch viewing on Wednesday 15 May are free but do need to be booked:



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