Bringing Gower Home To Neath

We’ve been spending the afternoon at Neath Cricket Club with members of the Neath Port Talbot Stroke Group. Here we’ve been looking through their photographs from Oxwich which they took as part of their Bringing Gower Home workshop last week.

I’m always impressed when I meet a group of people who are able to generate their own positivity and good feeling. The camaraderie of Neath Port Talbot Stroke Group is a real inspiration and it’s amazing how everybody here works together to support each other in moving forward. The good vibes of the group really showed when we were out on Gower last week and although parts Gower’s rugged terrain are difficult to navigate for those people with mobility issues, we demonstrated that careful logistics and planning can make the Gower accessible for all.

This afternoon we shared stories of Neath Port Talbot Stroke Group’s Gower experience and participants shared how positive they have felt over the past week thanks to their Bringing Gower Home workshop. This group have real talent when it comes to conceptual photography and self expression. Being in the Gower landscape empowered them to use this wonderful space to build on their photographic skills in telling their stories of surviving stroke. See all their photographs from last week’s workshop HERE.

The workshops encourage a connection with the landscape and celebrate what is personally special about the Gower. 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.

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Paul

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