08/07/2019 - 16/08/2019
Glamorgan Archives, Leckwith, Cardiff.
Organised by The National Archives, this small display explores the impact, both national and international, of the 1919 ‘Race Riots’ in Wales.
Learn about the connections between events in Welsh ports and widespread, global unrest during the era. Historical documents in this display show how both the government and the media reacted to unrest in the colonies, and a rising political awareness among the black community.
Thursday 1 August, 2pm
Monday 12 August, 6pm
Cultural Ambition: Diversifying the heritage workforce through collaboration, opportunity and skills
Would you like to be part of the next generation that tells the story of Wales?
Have you thought about a career in museums, castles, archives or cultural venues? If so, the Cultural Ambition Project could be right up your street.
What is Cultural Ambition?
The Cultural Ambition Project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Welsh Government’s Museums, Archives and Libraries Division.
The project is administered and run by Creative & Cultural Skills. Cultural Ambition aims to support young people to gain experience and skills in the cultural heritage sector by creating 33 paid training placements at various sites across Wales.
The project is linked strongly with the Fusion: Creating Opportunities through Culture programme and the Andrews report Culture and Poverty.
How to get involved
This training programme is an exciting opportunity for a young person wishing to learn about working in the cultural heritage sector. Trainees will spend 12 months in three different cultural heritage sites and will receive a bursary of £800 a month for every month of the traineeship.
The programme will cover a variety of skills which will lead to a qualification and increased employability skills.
Trainees would be working towards an NVQ Level 2 Cultural Heritage qualification as part of this traineeship, delivered on-the-job with support from Cardiff and Vale College.
To apply, you’ll need to be:
- Aged 18-24
- Not in education, employment or training
- Not a graduate
There are seven regions across Wales that are involved in the project:
- Cardiff & Caerphilly
- Newport & Torfaen
- Swansea & Carmarthenshire
Please refer to the Trainee Profiles for a breakdown of the cultural heritage sites that are involved within each region, as well as for further information on how to apply.
We are currently recruiting for an October 2019 start date.