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Oyster Project on show at the National Waterfront Museum

Swansea's TAN Dance will be showcasing an oyster-inspired exhibition at the National Waterfront Museum until Saturday 19 July.

The exhibition The Oyster Project  tells the story of the celebration and demise of the oyster industry in Swansea Bay.

By using a mixture of dance, visual art, colourful heritage, local history and ecological research, TAN Dance aims to bring to life the industry's unique and emotive tale.

Schools, community groups and organizations have all been invited to take part and a series of workshops kicked off earlier this month. The end of the project will be marked by a performance at Swansea's Grand Theatre on Monday 3 August.

"We're delighted to be hosting the exhibition here at the National Waterfront Museum," said Community Learning Officer, Sue James. "The exhibition tells the story of the oyster industry through the medium of art and performance, which is particularly important as the industry is seeing something of a revival at the moment."

The Oyster Project will be on display at the Museum until Saturday 19 July 2009.

Notes to editors

TAN Dance is the Community Dance Organisation for the City and County of Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Borough County Council.

TAN Dance is proud to be a Beacon Company of the Arts Council of Wales and works with a broad range of people in a variety of settings, using dance as a tool for education, integration and social change.

For more information about TAN Dance contact Carol Brown, Artistic Director on (01639) 813428.