‘Bringing Gower Home’

Bringing Gower Home provided a series of one day photography workshops for groups of 12 participants on the Gower. The day workshop was followed up with a projected display of the participants’ favourite photographs at a venue convenient to the participating organisation. Here, each participant was encouraged to share their feelings about the experience and discuss their photographs with an invited audience. The whole project experience was focused upon developing participants’ life skills, particularly self-esteem.

The workshops encouraged a connection with the landscape and celebrate what is personally special about the Gower. We focused on themes of Natural Gower, The Sea and Gower, Living on Gower, and  Historical Gower. I organised, delivered, and supported this project in collaboration with Gower Landscape Partnership (GLP) which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Natural Resources Wales, City and County of Swansea, and National Trust.

The first round of 10 workshops took place in 2015-2016. You can read about the progress and results from participating organisations on the page for Bringing Gower Home 1. Click here to go directly to this page.

A second round of 10 workshops took place in 2016-2017 for organisations across the Swansea Bay Region. If you have taken part recently in a workshop for Bringing Gower Home 2 then click on one of the links below to share in the experience.

29-Mar-17: NPT Stroke Group Celebration Event (Neath Cricket Club)
21-Mar-17: Neath Port Talbot Stroke Group (Oxwich)

17-Mar-17: Priority Childcare (Reynoldston)

29-Nov-16: Swansea North East Celebration Event (Morriston)
21- Nov-16: Swansea North East Communities First (Oxwich)

15-Jan-17: Swansea Chinese Community Celebration Event (UWTSD)
25-Oct-16: Swansea Chinese Community (Gower Heritage Centre)

27-Oct-16: Melincryddan Celebration Event (Neath Cricket Club)
14-Oct-16: Melincryddan Advice Centre (Llanrhidian)

21-Feb-17: Townhill Celebration Event (Phoenix Centre Townhill)
27-Sep-16: Townhill Communities First (Rhossili)

7-Oct-16: Swansea Carers Celebration Event (Environment Centre)
23-Sep-16: Swansea Carers Centre (Oxwich)

15-Oct-16: ASDES Celebration Event (Swansea)
19-Aug-16: ASDES (CHAPS, Gowerton)

29-Jul-16: WCADA celebration event (Port Tennant)
1-Jul-16: WCADA (Reynoldston)

24-Jun-16: Ysgol Hendrefelin celebration event (Port Talbot)
16-Jun-16: Ysgol Hendrefelin (Gower Heritage Centre)