Who Do I Think I Was?

This website has been developed as part of the Who Do I Think I Was? project.

Who Do I Think I Was? is a participatory arts and heritage project led by Head4Arts and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)

During the project community groups from across the South East Wales Valleys region used collections held in Gwent and Glamorgan Archives to explore First World War history from a personal perspective.

Inspired by this primary resource material, participants imagined how their lives might have been affected by the conflict if they had been alive a hundred years ago.

Working alongside professional artists, each group has interpreted their research through an art form of their choice, including craft, creative writing, visual arts, drama and film.

All of the creative research collected has been uploaded to this site. We hope that the website will help you find out more about First World War history and will enable you to imagine what your life may have been like during this era.

The work produced was also showcased in a community exhibition which was displayed in Gwent Archives between 13 – 22nd July 2016 and in Glamorgan Archives between 2nd – 12th August 2016.

In the future, we hope to use the material created during this project to write and stage a community play based on World War One history. We will post further information about these plans as they develop...

Participating Groups:

Blaenau Gwent Rhythm and Ukes, Blaenau Gwent Senior Youth Theatre, Caerphilly Parents Network (Nant y Parc & Trethomas), Cwmbran High School, Dowlais Visual Arts Group, Merthyr Tydfil Library Service Community Writing Squad, Thornhill Craft Group (Cwmbran) and Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni.

Find out more about our groups.


Community Artists / Organisations

Breaking Barriers Community Arts 
Phil Carradice
Amy Mackenzie Mason
Kelly Rosser 
Rachel Williams



Who do you think you were - find out here

Camera photo - exhibition launch