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Arandora Star
By Geinor Styles and Mali Tudno Jones

In partnership with Swansea Museum, National Waterfront Museum and Technocamps
This project will cover the Areas of Learning in the New Curriculum especially ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world.

This emotional story is based on the Italian families who lived and worked here in Wales during World War 2 When Italy entered the war in the summer of 1940, Italians living in Wales and the rest of the UK were branded as enemy aliens.

The play follows the story of Lina, who witnesses her father being arrested and dragged from their café in South Wales.Taken along with 800 Italians bound for an internment camp in Canada, they set sail on The Arandora Star.

On the 1st of July 1940, The Arandora Star, mistaken for a troop ship, is torpedoed by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland, and sunk with 446 Italian men’s lives lost.
The Arandora Star is a true story and will explore the life of immigrants living and working in UK during a time of war and follows Lina’s quest for her father and the truth.

This project will cover the Areas of Learning in the New Curriculum especially ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world.

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