Community heritage

Life-sized statue of a woman in a small, landscaped garden
More than a cell – statue of Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) by Helen Wilson-Roe in Royal Fort Garden, Bristol. Photo: Bhagesh Sachania Photography.


Bringing Henrietta Lacks’ story to life in Bristol

Explore how the University of Bristol is spotlighting Henrietta’s controversial contribution to medicine and inspiring future scientists.
A group of children posing for a photograph, some holding family objects
Children at a workshop held during the project.


Cocorico! Exploring the heritage in our homes

A Congolese community organisation in Swansea brought people together to learn about and share their heritage through personal items.
A group of swimmers in red swimsuits jumping out of the water at Cleveland Pools
Swimmers celebrating Cleveland Pools being open for swimming once again.


Cleveland Pools opens for swimming after 40 years

The UK's oldest open-air swimming pool has reopened, following a £9.3million restoration project that brought the site back to life.
Two people from the City Stories project
Participants of City Stories photography project.


Seven projects to connect communities to local heritage

Discover how stories of Leeds' diverse communities are showcased in a new series of projects commissioned as part of our £2.4million support for the city’s year of culture.
Professor Uzo Iwobi stood outside


Celebrating a heritage hero, Uzo Iwobi OBE

Page last updated: 13 July 2022 Swansea resident Uzo Iwobi has provided an outstanding contribution to heritage in her 30 years living in Wales. Among her many achievements, Uzo founded two charities: Race Council Cymru and the African Community Centre. She is the Specialists Advisor for Equality to