Reconnecting with Rotherham’s most famous landmarks.
A new project aims to help communities from Rotherham and beyond reconnect with their local history, celebrate the rich heritage of industry and craftmanship and find new ways to stay local and stay safe as we head into a second lockdown.
The Collaborative Connections project focuses on three major monuments at the heart of three residential communities which have connections spanning the globe. Catcliffe Glass Cone, Keppel’s Column and Waterloo Kiln are all monuments to industry, influence or community that tell a story of our illustrious past but have the potential to be rediscovered and reclaimed by new audiences as we celebrate what is local and unique to us.
The project will explore potential new management models for the site from Friends Groups to Facebook Groups helping to reach out and connect those who see these sites every day with those who haven’t seen them since they were active parts of our industry.
The project will also see three new site specific art works created with the communities who care about them, launching early 2021.
If you would like to take part in activities relating to any of these important historic sites or want to find out more about the opportunity for artists please contact [email protected]
Funded by: Historic England