All good things must come to an end…

And so, sadly, our pop up studio in Treherbert has now popped down! Our last day was very busy, with local people coming in for a last look at the space and also coming to collect the items that they had so kindly donated. We had over 600 visits throughout our short stay in this lovely community – and many interesting discussions with local people about how they have witnessed, and lived with, changes in energy production and consumption over their lifetime. We could not have achieved what we did without the help of some key people, who I would like to thank on behalf of the Stories of Change project.

IMG_1447Ian Thomas and his Welcome to the Woods team were tireless in their efforts to let people know about the studio, dropping leaflets through doors and generally encouraging local people to come along. Ian also organised a couple of energy walks from the studio into the beautiful local landscape. Nancy Evans from Artis Community was in the studio each day, offering creative activities for local people and baking bread on the wood fuelled stove. And none of it would have been possible without the vision of Lisa Heledd Jones and her team at  StoryWorks who designed and “dressed” the studio space.

Others , too numerous to mention, gave their time to organise and run activities, make tea, tidy up and generally make the whole event magnificent!

Today the furniture goes back to the excellent local social enterprise Too Good to Waste and the former chapel becomes empty again.IMG_3270

The Stories of Change project will be back in Treherbert again in late September, when we will be running a digital storytelling workshop. But until then – thank you Treherbert for a wonderful two weeks!IMG_1448

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