Wednesday saw the first Bringing Gower Home celebratory event in Taibach, Port Talbot. This first group were from the DOMINO Therapeutic Recreation project run by WCADA and what a talented bunch they are. The local press came out to see the results and at one point 12Cafe was so busy it was hard to move and see the photographs.
This celebration of the participants’ favourite photographs encouraged people to share their feelings about the workshop and discuss their photographs. The whole project experience is focused upon developing participants’ life skills; particularly self-esteem. The workshops encourage a connection with the landscape and celebrate what is personally special about the Gower. Feedback from participants and their families has been amazing and the results speak for themselves.
Thanks to everyone who came out on Wednesday. There will be another workshop for DOMINO participants next month. Meanwhile, the next Bringing Gower Home workshop will feature students from Dylan Thomas Community School in Swansea who will be exploring Rhossili. More on that next week and more on the Bringing Gower Home project can be found here.
I am organising, delivering, and supporting 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.