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Museum exhibition to celebrate the Cardiff Story
Trish Higgins and Bruno the Bear - photo by Dan Green
The original BigLittleCity photo exhibition celebrated local characters

Residents of Cardiff are being invited to share their stories, songs, photos and more for a multimedia exhibition to launch a people's museum for the city.

Big Little City will be a key opening attraction of The Cardiff Story, based at the Old Library in The Hayes.

The Victorian grade II listed building currently hosts temporary historical exhibitions and a tourism office.

Artists are being invited to submit proposals by 14 January for the exhibition due to launch in March.

Big Little City was originally a series of photographs by Dan Green of local traders, street musicians and other characters around Cardiff.

Green is now project leader of an expanded exhibition to mark the opening of The Cardiff Story and has invited artists to submit ideas reflecting their perception of the city through any medium.

Animal wall by Cardiff Castle
Wall games: imagining the secret lives of Cardiff Castle's stone animals

"The Big Little City event will showcase Cardiff's creative talent and provide a platform for people's views and expressions of the city," he said.

"The exhibition will be evolving, organically growing and aims to be inclusive to all."

Solo pieces of work will be displayed on a rotation system while members of the public can get involved via a series of group projects.

These include animations imagining the secret lives of the creatures on Cardiff Castle's animal wall and user generated footage of a football being passed around the city.

A hip hop music project will invite local rappers, MCs and DJs to create and remix each other's work, while school groups will take part in workshops to redesign Cardiff's coat of arms.

Big Little City will take up residence in the museum in February, collating and creating work ahead of the exhibition's opening in March.

The new contributions will go on display upstairs while a permanent collection of Cardiff mementoes will be housed in the basement.

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