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Stories of a Changing Landscape, a Farmer's Perspective

26 October 2022 - 29 January 2023

Milking shed black and white (RDP).

Milking shed black and white (RDP).

"Stories of a Changing Landscape, a Farmers Perspective" documents and celebrates local farming heritage looking at the challenges and successes of working the land and how farming practices have changed over the years, linking to sector specific support services for those who might be struggling silently in order to strengthen, support and create a resilient rural Swansea that has increase health and wellbeing.

The commissioned exhibition, with imagery and sound by documentary filmmaker Florence Browne and photographer, Callum Baker seeks to amplify the voices and experiences of farmers in rural Swansea. It is hoped the exhibition will create a point of connection for agricultural workers struggling with some of the issues explored, and to give the public a glimpse of what life is like for those feeding the nation.

Wednesday 26 October - Thursday 27 October, South Gower Sports Club

10.00am - 6.00pm

13 Salisbury Close, Scurlage, Reynoldston, Swansea SA3 1AZ

Tuesday 1 November - Thursday 3 November, Pontarddulais Institute

11.00am - 5.00pm

45 St Teilo Street, Pontarddulais, Swansea SA4 8SY

Tuesday 22 November - Sunday 29 January, Swansea Museum

10.00am - 4.30pm, Tuesday - Sunday

Victoria Road, Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 1SN

 

This film forms part of the exhibition, which also includes over 50 images showing life in rural Swansea and Gower throughout the last 100 years.

 

More information

Swansea Rural Development Partnership:

A range of resources to help support those suffering with poor mental health have also been developed, for example, the mental health and wellbeing directory: RDP Oral histories project: 'Stories of a Changing Landscape, a Farmer's Perspective'

Image: Sheltered from the downpour, Bethan and John quietly focus on their early morning milking ritual.

 

RDP Oral histories project: 'Stories of a Changing Landscape, a Farmer's Perspective'

The aim of the project is to document the heritage and traditions of farming and land-based work in Gower and Rural Swansea, so that our agricultural past and communities are not lost but understood and appreciated by future generations to come.

Funding for rural areas

Supports businesses, farmers, the countryside, and communities in rural areas across Wales and is extended to 2023.
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