As we’re all winding for the Christmas break and tidying our desks, I’ve been looking back at this year…
2011 has been a busy year for us and one of the highlights has been celebrating our 10th anniversary.We also said ‘goodbye’ to the former Head of the Archive, Iestyn Hughes, as he retired back in March, and said ‘hello’ to Dafydd Pritchard, the current Head of the Archive.
Over the past year, we’ve held screenings all over Wales, from Llandudno to Capel Isaac, and from Milford Haven to Newtown, and attracted over a thousand people to these events.
We’ve also worked with students at Coleg Ceredigion to create new films from our amateur film collections, and were awarded the 2012 Olympic Games Inspire Mark for the project.
One of my personal highlights was the screening of the Bandits of Mawddwy films at Dinas Mawddwy in September, which attracted a crowd of around 250 people. The 1936 and 1938 films were also a subject of a special episode of Pethe, which attracted a lot of positive feedback.
I’m now looking forward to 2012 and thinking of new ways to reach new audiences and sharing our collections.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all!