• #Temple80 Events Programme, November 2018

    A month-long programme of events marking WW100, and the 80th Anniversary of the opening of Wales' Temple of Peace: celebrating the extraordinary contributions of ordinary people, who have worked to build a better world.

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  • 1938 Opening of Wales' Temple of Peace 

    On Nov 23rd 1938, Mrs Minnie James from Dowlais turned a golden key to open Wales' Temple of Peace, on behalf of the war-bereaved mothers of Wales and the world. This short video relives the day through press cuttings.

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  • Welsh Book of Remembrance Searchable Online

    The Welsh Book of Remembrance from the First World War, a national treasure housed in Wales’ Temple of Peace in Cardiff, has been digitised and is now publicly searchable online at RememberingforPeace.Wales, following a project involving over 150 volunteers across Wales.

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  • The Story of Wales' Book of Remembrance - Blog for #WW100

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  • Merthyr Tydfil hosts 'Wales for Peace' Autumn Exhibition  

    Cyfarthfa Castle in Merthyr Tydfil is hosting WCIA's Wales for Peace exhibition from October 5th to November 21st 2018 - with a fascinating timeline exploring Merthyr's own homegrown 'Peace Heroes'.


  • 'Now the Hero': Swansea's powerful memorial of Conflict, Protest, Prose and Performance

    As part of Swansea International Festival's 'Now the Hero' programme of arts and culture events marking the centenary of the end of WW1, 'Wales for Peace' looks at actions of peacemakers past and present, through 7 themes. What in the World do you care about?


  • Women, War and Peace in Swansea, Sept 2018

    International photojournalist Lee Karen Stow has spent a decade documenting the personal narratives of women of war and conflict, and women who campaign for peace, from Sierra Leone to Snowdonia and now Swansea. Her powerful portraits and captivating stories are unforgettable.


  • Wales Peace History Conference, 21-22 Sept 2018 

    Marking UN World Peace Day on Friday 21 September, this event brings together leading academics and activists at Wales' Temple of Peace.

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  • Wales' WW1 Belgian Refugees Story

    In September 2018, WCIA joined community partners from Wales in Brussels to share some of the hidden histories that have emerged from our peace heritage - and how these may have shaped aspirations for Wales to become the world's first Nation of Sanctuary.   

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  • A Oes Heddwch?

    100 years pursuing peace at the National Eisteddfod

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  • Wales for Peace @ Llangollen International Eisteddfod

    July 2018: 71 years of Peace and Goodwill

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  • International Women's Day 

    Marking International Women's Day on 8th March, Wales for Peace will be opening our 'Women, War & Peace" exhibition in Oriel Caffi Croesor, Snowdonia with international photojournalist Lee Karen Stow, and members of Cymdeithas y Cymod - the Fellowship of Reconciliation in Wales - with whom we will also launch 'Heddwch Nain Mamgu' (our Grandmothers' Peace) an exciting new 7 year project building on WCIA's heritage work.

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  • Exploring Hidden Histories - Toolkit

    Our 'Hidden Histories' Guide has been put together to guide you through the process of exploring and producing your own projects, with links to useful online references and resources to make it as easy as possible - and to develop fun and transferable skills along the way!

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  • Refugees and Sanctuary

    Refugee Week in June celebrates 'different pasts and shared future'. Explore how Wales has offered sanctuary over the century to victims of conflict from WW1 Belgium, to Syria today - and the campaign to become the world's first 'Nation of Sanctuary'.

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  • Developing a Community 'Peace Trail'

    Caernarfon's ‘Remembering for Peace’ trail has been put together by community groups to inspire a new generation of peacebuilders through local stories.

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Peace Heritage: Exploring Hidden Histories


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Wales for Peace are working with community partners throughout Wales. Find out about public events, exhibitions and activities near you. 



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WCIA’s Wales for Peace team bring a wide range of skills and expertise to support volunteers, schools, youth groups and civil society in exploring Wales’ peace heritage.

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The Welsh Centre for International Affairs is leading a consortium of partners that includes organisations from the peace, heritage, academic and youth sectors.