Lessons In Time

People Around Here has been delivering community arts initiatives in Cardiff and beyond since July 2006. We use the arts as a vehicle to change lives: to boost confidence, encourage positive community relationships, enable people to learn new skills, and to inspire them to work together to create something they can be proud of. We engage with all ages from primary school children to older people, actively promoting intergenerational community cohesion. We have built a reputation for delivering effective, collaborative community arts projects, professional products and measurable outcomes.


Our Mission Statement is: To educate, enable and inspire communities through delivering outstanding collaborative arts initiatives


Lessons In Time

We are in partnership with Heritage Lottery through the Young Roots program to deliver:

Lessons In Time.


St. Teilo’s High school and local community groups along with University students will be involved in a creative heritage project over 2 years. The  young people will have the opportunity to learn film production skills and create films exploring the heritage of education in their community. They will develop heritage skills through working closely with Cardiff StoryMuseum, learning how to collect oral histories and use other research methods, gain accreditation from Agored Cymru. Working with Communities First and local history groups, they will meet and interview community members about their experiences and memories of school life.


The young people will play a key role in developing Lessons in Time. During the application stage, we are working with pupils from St. Teilo’s High School to develop the project using creative workshops to inspire project planning. When the project is underway, the young people will continue to shape the project and have the opportunity to produce a creative response to their findings with the support of artists, using different art forms to interpret the heritage they have discovered, explore their personal response to it, and share their learning with their peers resulting in community exhibitions and at Cardiff Story Museum.