Today we were Bringing Gower Home to the residents of Townhill, Swansea. We spent some time in and around the secret bits of Rhossili. If you Google Rhossili you’ll see sweeping cliff tops and beaches but there are people and places in this sleepy little village that are far from the beaten tourist track and well worth exploring.
Bringing Gower Home encourages people to see the world differently through the camera lens. Participants look for the less obvious as inspiration and discover different ways to improve in self-esteem and confidence. It’s always a challenge to make this happen when it’s raining but the Townhill group really pulled out all the stops to make the best of their experience. We’ll be heading back to Townhill next month to share the experience of this group at the Phoenix Centre with friends and family of all the participants. It’ll be exciting to share everybody’s amazing pictures and show off their new-found photography skills.
Bringing Gower Home is a series of one day workshops designed encourage a connection with the Gower and improve confidence in those people who would not normally have the resources to visit. We focus on themes of Natural Gower, The Sea and Gower, Living on Gower, and Historical Gower. 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.